Tuesday Open Thread

“We investigate in secret so that we don’t smear innocent people.”

–James Comey

27 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Trump stinks.

    Hell, even his baker stinks!

    Have a despicable day, bigot boy.

    Your leader stinks and you could use a bath yourself.

    Stay upwind, America.

    • Zappatero says:

      Trump winning the propaganda war in Special Counsel probe. Message to Democrats: Get a message for this Existential Threat to our Democracy

      The other side—the accurate perspective—isn’t that complicated. In 2016, Vladimir Putin’s regime mounted information warfare against the United States, in part to help Trump become president. While this attack was underway, the Trump crew tried to collude covertly with Moscow, sought to set up a secret communications channel with Putin’s office, and repeatedly denied in public that this assault was happening, providing cover to the Russian operation. Trump and his lieutenants aligned themselves with and assisted a foreign adversary, as it was attacking the United States. The evidence is rock-solid: They committed a profound act of betrayal. That is the scandal. 

      If our Professional, Elected Representatives in DC can’t, or won’t, do the disgusting and repetitive dirty work of explaining this to their Constituents, as they’ve been sworn to do, then they are failing us and The Constitution they’re pretending to protect.


      • JohnInDenver says:

        Fortunately, we don't do criminal investigations by popular will. Citizen outrage, whether for or against the Special Counsel, is a wavering reed.

        Until there is a report, a final set of indictments, or a brief statement which says "there isn't enough here to proceed with criminal matters," the impact of public opinion doesn't matter a great deal.

        Until we find out whether the *resident will or won't allow the Special Counsel to continue his work, will or won't respond to whatever subpoenas may be issued, will or won't testify, will or won't use busyness, Executive Privilege, failing memory or Fifth Amendment to avoid comment during an interview or grand jury proceeding — in short, until we know what will actually be DONE instead of the current speculation about process, development of a report, and reaction of those in Congress is merely stirring the pot.

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          Jack Phillips will be happy to bake the cake for Trump's next wedding as long as Trump can produce five witnesses to confirm, under oath, that Trump did not have any gay "episodes" when young. You know, that "youthful experimenting thing,” also known as “one and done.”

  2. ElliotFladen says:

    Watched debate last night.  Don’t get why some of you Dems think Kennedy is most electable in a general.  Wife and I thought she was terrible. 

    • Pseudonymous says:

      Apparently I borked my text when I posted the video.  This is an ad for a progressive NY congressional candidate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, made by a new progressive media firm out of Detroit.  She's running against an incumbent Dem, who happens to be the Democratic Caucus chair.

      Entrenched white politicians talk a lot about lifting up minority voices, but their enthusiasm typically ends at the idea of stepping aside to make room for new, different faces.  Isn't 20 years in a seat really enough?  But, since politicians seem loathe to limit their own time at the trough, perhaps it's time for more folks like Alexandria to step up and encourage them.

      • MichaelBowman says:

        Speaking of 'limiting their time at the trough', only our old drug warrior Senator Grassley could take an inquiry on agricultural hemp and turn it into a discussion on drugs.  I think he missed the memo where even Kansas and Oklahoma legalized this year. We're now at 39 legal states. 

        PS: No, Senator, no one found this information helpful at all. 

      • The realist says:

        That really is a great political ad. We need ads like this in Colorado – and candidates like this.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      Wow.  That is a GREAT ad.  

      It doesn't take 100 years to do this.  It takes political courage. 


  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Which little voice in his very good brain thought this was a good idea? 

    Trump Goes to War With Philly; Immediately Loses


    We'd better hope that Trump doesn't get us into a war because he can't even seem to win against an American city. He's like, "We're on the same side but I'm in charge." And the cities are like, "Arm the missile defense systems. There will be no further communications." Little Kevin Hart is out in these streets doing Hamilton raps and hyping himself up.

    Even Ben Franklin's disease-riddled ghost was like, "Hey, scumbag: get bent."

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    What's good for d'inesh is good for the d'papadopoulos?

    Papadopoulos's wife asks Trump to pardon her husband in Mueller probe

    Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that her husband was “dedicated and committed” to the Trump campaign. She said his “freedom is challenged” after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last October amid the probe into Russia's election interference. 

  5. Pseudonymous says:

    Error leaves 118,000 voters in California off rosters in Los Angeles County

    Voters whose names did not appear on the roster were supposed to be given provisional ballots, but clearly that did not happen in some cases. The department received calls and complaints throughout the afternoon, several hours before polls closed.

    While all registered voters can still cast a provisional ballot before the polls close at 8 p.m. PT, the irregularity could potentially cause major headaches in counting votes in the governor's race and the highly competitive contest in the 39th Congressional District, which is represented by retiring Congressman Ed Royce.

    Royce's district includes the southeast corner of Los Angeles County, as well as portions of Orange County and the southwest corner of San Bernardino County.

    Several Democratic strategists noted that many Hispanic voters live in that area of the 39th District, which could impact the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's chosen candidate Gil Cisneros.

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