Wednesday Open Thread

“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.”

–Denis Diderot

24 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke Cox says:

    I'm not sure, but I don't think Sondland is doing the Whitest House any good this AM.

  2. Pseudonymous says:


    Nikki Haley Used System for Unclassified Material to Send ‘Confidential’ Information

    North Korea had just tested an intercontinental ballistic missilecapable of hitting Alaska, and the Trump administration was scrambling to react. But it seems Nikki Haley, Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, had lost her password for classified communications. 

    That’s why on that fraught July 4, 2017, she was typing away on her BlackBerry 10 smartphone, sending “confidential” information over a system meant only for unclassified material. 

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    It didn’t have to turn out like this. The warning signs have been blinking red for 15 years. 

    Tri-State’s conflicts with members a factor in the downgrade of its credit rating

    Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s growing conflicts with some of its member electric associations have spilled over to its credit rating, which Standard and Poor’s has downgraded.

  4. Voyageur says:

    Huffpo reports 22 trans people have been murdered this year.  21 were black trans women.  The one white trans man was one of 16 people slain in a mass shooting and was only out with close friends, and his trans status was therefore probably not a factor in his murder.

    Whats going on here?  Why is race such an overwhelming factor in anti- trans violence?

    Anyone know of a study on the subject?


  5. MADCO says:

    My copy of the Constitution may be out of date.

    Impeachment appears 6 times.

    The Constitution of the United States, ratified June 21, 1788

    Article 1, Section 1

    The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

    Article 1 Section 3

    The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

    Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

    Article 2 Section 2

    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    Article 2 Section 4

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    Article 3 Section 2

    The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.


    Lots of bs being pushed for what it requires, who decides , who does what etc.

    How does Sondland still have a job?

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