Friday Open Thread

“Silence is better than unmeaning words.”

–Pythagoras

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Hurricane Michael blew so much fresh air into the Washington, D.C. Area this week that the Trumpstink level is down to 2.   Lord be praised.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      QOTD:  Will this be the end of tRump’s and Kim’s love affair?  Will the liddle’ Orange try to go back to Stormy?  How much will it take, this time, for her to take him back? And, is Jared really just Jared in drag? . . . 

      . . . The answers to these, and many other compelling questions of modern American governance, on next week’s sure-to-be-exciting episode of : Gawd I’m So [bleep]ing Tired of This [bleep]ing [bleep] and His [bleep]s!

      Don’t touch that dial!

  2. Duke Cox says:

    I am curious…can congress take away Javankas' top secret security clearance against the will of the president?

    It is going to be interesting to see how Trump pivots after the big show "Donny and Kim do Hanoi", turned into such a flop. Congresses' ability to protect him, their "Wall", so to speak, is rapidly crumbling. The dogs of retribution will be snarling and waiting at every door.

    This is when he internalizes, gets brutal, and declares war on Maduro.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Maybe tRump should pick a more modest target, something in keeping with his skill set and attention span?  

      How about invading some tiny Caribbean island, Grenada again, maybe — it worked before, they’re probably due again, and he might get a hotel, or even another golf resort, out of it?

      WWPD?

    • Pseudonymous says:

      I am curious…can congress take away Javankas' top secret security clearance against the will of the president?

      No.  The classification system, including granting and removal, is of the executive branch– controlled by executive order. iirc.

  3. ajb says:

    According to a friend of mine… Cory Gardner will be speaking to the College Republicans at CU Boulder on Friday, March 1. It is not being publicized; he is being referred to simply as 'a guest speaker'. Hellems 252, 5:30 PM"
    Share it up.

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    And the clueless bleach blonde gals in the Republican chorus, they all sing, “More free stuff, we want the stuff, gotta’ have free stuff” . . .

    Socialism and the Self-Made Woman

    Back to the “potential for upward mobility”: Where do people from poor or modest backgrounds have the best chance of getting ahead? The answer is that Scandinavia leads the rankings, although Canada also does well. And here’s the thing: The Nordic countries don’t just have low inequality, they also have much bigger governments, much more extensive social safety nets, than we do. In other words, they have what Republicans denounce as “socialism” (it really isn’t, but never mind).

    And the association between “socialism” and social mobility isn’t an accident. On the contrary, it’s exactly what you would expect.

    https://nyti.ms/2XwKiPK?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    . . . “oooo we want free stuff, must have more of daddy’s free stuff, give us free stuff! . . .

    (With apologies to Lou and George)

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