Thursday Open Thread

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    So this Hick for Senate thing … It's a consensus, right?

    (Smiles evilly, retreats to lead-lined concrete bunker.)

    • spaceman65 says:

      I think the consensus is that Hick is running based on his statement that he is in fact running.  That's about as much consensus as we'll get at this point.  He doesn't get my vote in the primary, he gets it in the general.  Which will probably be a common theme on this site.  Along with trump stinking.

       

  2. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Note to self:  Avoid electing the village idiot to the Presidency

    After acknowledging his absurd interest in acquiring Greenland, Trump said Sunday that he “may be going to Denmark but not for this reason at all.” Trump’s tweets, however, suggest it was the primary reason. The Post’s reporting further suggests Trump’s intent to procure Greenland was more serious than previously suggested.

    Until Trump’s tweet, the Greenland story had been diverting: Trump is dumb enough to think he can buy Greenland. Denmark said no. No harm came from it. But in canceling his trip, Trump has managed to turn this particular bout of idiocy into something with real-world consequences.

    Tuesday was just another day in which Trump beclowned his administration. In a month, we will probably forget most of these episodes. But they will accumulate. In the process, Trump will beclown not just his own administration. He will be-clown the entire country.

  3. Gray in Mountains says:

    Would you contribute to crowd funding to purchase the USA for Denmark to govern? YES!!!

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    On the outrageous cost The Chosen One inflicts upon the United States (and the world):

    https://newrepublic.com/article/154818/trumps-tax-national-psyche

    . . . ain’t nothin’ ever free!

  5. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    The press is just now wrapping their heads around Trump's madness, and finally using the skills they learned in journalism school to express to the rest of the world what we have known for years.

    Now consider the Greenland purchase in the context of Trump's broader presidency. It meets all the criteria that have come to define his "modern-day presidential" approach to the job.

    *Come up with a totally off-the-wall idea, with a whiff of America-gets-its-way-no-matter-what in there

    *Idea leaks — or the White House leaks it as a trial balloon — to the media, with the caveat that his aides aren't sure if he is serious about it

    *Downplay idea, insisting the media got it wrong — even while leaving the door open to doing the deal if the other side is open to it

    *Take ball and go home when off-the-wall idea is rejected, jeopardizing relationship with longtime strategic ally

    See, the Greenland story really does have it all! It is the Trump presidency in microcosm. He says and does absolutely wild things. Even his top staffers aren't sure how serious he is about it, and, therefore, don't know whether to actually pursue it. The idea leaks to the media and immediately becomes a thing. Trump freelances, making up his views as he goes. A semi-serious conversation about whether any of this is even possible begins even as the intended target starts to freak out. Trump, either spurred or spurned by all of the attention, leans in — to it all. Then it all unravels because, as we later learn, he was winging it all along. There was never any "there" there — just Trump saying stuff.

    (A quick sidebar on the this-is-all-a-strategic-distraction from gun control or immigration, etc., argument: No, it isn't. Is there anything you have seen in Trump's time in office that would lead you to believe that he is capable of that sort of strategic planning and execution? It's readily apparent at this point that Trump is just saying stuff — and then reacting to how those things land with the general public. There is no three-dimensional chess. There's not any kind of chess being played.)

     

     

  6. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    Of course she did….Sarah Huckabee Sanders to become a Fox News contributor. 

  7. RepealAndReplace says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/us/david-koch-dead.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    I realize that Charlie is still around but he isn’t getting any younger. Does anyone know anything about the next generation?

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