Friday Open Thread

“The inevitable must be accepted and turned to advantage.”

–Napoleon Bonaparte


21 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Good morning…

    Welcome to the demise of the T***p presidency…

    It has begun.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      MAGA !!!  FOREVER !!!   

      (in the fine print……Moscow Agent Governing America)

      Let's hear from Powerful Pear and Moderatus/PodestaEmails/Stained Blue Dress on this.

      Seen on a comment on Yahoo News this AM. Trump admitted in 2015 that he has a conflict of interest with Turkey due to having Trump properties there. Sounds like Erdogan played him good.

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      WAPO's Rubin is describing impeachment as a "slam dunk" after the memorable press conference of Mick Mulvaney.

      re: Trump choosing Doral for the G-7 meeting and Mulvaney saying they wouldn't release any paper on the process of selection.  I read (and immediately have forgotten where) someone saying the switch had been flipped — Trump now knows he will be impeached and is grabbing everything he can.  If he thinks there is a bulwark of Senators who will not convict him, he has nothing to lose. Impeached with one article or impeached on five — it really won't matter.

      • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:


        What I heard in Mulvaneys' comments….

        "Hey…Look…(they are trained to say that)…The boss said he wants it at his place, he gets it at his place. That's how Putin, Kim, Erdogan, MBS, Duterte, and the rest of his buddies get it, so that's how the boss wants it….and I'm not the one who is gonna tell him no. Get it? Get over yourselves."


  2. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    I just took a moment to go look at active voter registrations on the Secretary of State's site. Comparing 12/1/2018 (report after the last election) to 10/1/2019 (the most recent)

    Democrats   +  16.715   to 1,053,176 — about 30% of the active voters

    Republicans +   7,929   to    997,374 — about 28.5% of the active voters

    Unaffiliated  +112,843  to 1,381,935 — about 39.5% of the active voters

  3. unnamed says:

    Today's the drop dead date for signature gathering for the recall effort farce against Leroy Garcia.  Predictions?

  4. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Looks like Trump has lost the 4 star military vote:

    Mattis went on to say that while he "earned my spurs on the battlefield," Trump "earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor." The jab is a reference to Trump's deferment from the draft during the Vietnam War for bone spurs.

    But in a vastly more serious vein:

    Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President

    If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.

    By William H. McRaven

    Admiral McRaven is a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command.

    These men and women, of all political persuasions, have seen the assaults on our institutions: on the intelligence and law enforcement community, the State Department and the press. They have seen our leaders stand beside despots and strongmen, preferring their government narrative to our own. They have seen us abandon our allies and have heard the shouts of betrayal from the battlefield. As I stood on the parade field at Fort Bragg, one retired four-star general, grabbed my arm, shook me and shouted, “I don’t like the Democrats, but Trump is destroying the Republic!”

    • MADCO says:

      I love and admire General Mattis – have for many years.

      Admiral McRaven is as bad ass an officer as the USA has produced.. ever, anywhere and everyone that knows him knows it.

      You got a situation somewhere in the world that may need the pointy end of a sword type solution – this is your guy.
      It is not about party affiliation – it is plain and simple – swearing to defend the Constitution.  You know it, I know it, I promise you McRaven knows it.

  5. MADCO says:


    Teper' ya ponimayu, pochemu marinovannaya grusha lyubit Gabbard.



  6. MADCO says:

    Romney to Tump (paraphrasing) :

    Turkey?! Turkey bullied you into a weakass retreat?  Grow a pair or get of the way, you spurrywimp!

  7. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

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  8. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

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