Friday Open Thread

“He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.”

–John McCarthy

32 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Red Wine Day.

  2. Voyageur says:

    Sixty seven days until Trump's fall

    When we vote to oust the maroon.

    It can't come too soon, this stinking goon

    Only heeds Vladimir Putin's call.

  3. kickshot says:

    The RNC delegated their development of a platform to Dump. He delivered last night. One of the last lines of his rant:


    "This is the unifying national agenda that will bring our country TOGETHER."

    Transcript at: 


    Read it and be warned.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Michael Steele was interviewed last night and quoted this long, mostly-incoherent response Trump gave in recent interview about his second-term agenda.

      The only phrase that matter: "And we have other things on our plate that we want to do."

      Steele said that everyone should write that down and remember it when they vote. God only knows what the "other things" are.

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Best news item I saw this morning:  USC Dornsife Poll — that is the one in 2016 which “suggested late-breaking support among certain groups that contributed to Donald Trump’s surprise win in the electoral college.”

    They’ve started with their 2020 tracking poll, and initial results show:

    • Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds an 11-point lead over President Trump in the national popular vote. [8/17 was Biden 51-41 Trump; today is 52-40]
    • 88% of voters who backed Trump in 2016 support him today, while 92% of Clinton’s 2016 voters support Biden. 
    • Biden has an 11 percentage point edge among voters who backed third-party candidates in 2016, and a 20 percentage point edge among those who did not cast a vote four years ago because they were too young, prevented from voting, or just chose not to vote that year.


  5. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    Dan Rather money quote on Twitter today:

    " The Trump re-election strategy seems to be to argue that only Donald Trump can save America from Donald Trump’s America. "

    • spaceman65 says:

      The direct filing in the state supreme court was a ridiculous publicity stunt by the racist right.  Anyone who practices in the state appellate courts regularly would laugh at the decision to file an original proceeding.  Corporon, Neville, and Malkin, oh my.  Now they go to trial court, whether state or federal, where this case should've been originally filed in the first place.  What a joke.  But the racist right never ceases to amaze or amuse. 

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