Thursday Open Thread

“Destiny is a good thing to accept when it’s going your way.”

–Joseph Heller

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  1. OpenSpace says:

    Good spot against QAnon Boebert in the third district:

  2. Voyageur says:

    Tune: You’re so vain

    . (33 days to election)


    Trump walked into the GOP

    Like he was walking onto a yacht.

    His combover dipped below one eye.

    And way way too long was his tie.

    He had one eye in the mirror

    And grabbing every pussy he could find.

    And all the girls screamed that they’d be his partner

    And he’d try to rape them, he’d try to rape them.

    Trump’s so vain.

    He probably thinks this song is about him.

    Trump’s so vain, Trump’s so vain.

    America is better without him.

    Oh God yes. Oh God yes.



    He fooled us just four years ago

    When he lost by three million votes.

    But he somehow seized power anyway

    And soon had America on the ropes.

    He gave away the things we love

    Like health care and clean air

    We had some dreams, they were clouds in our coffee

    Then Trump peed in our coffee, he peed in our coffee.

    Trump’s so vain

    He probably thinks this song is about him.

    Trump’s so vain, he’s insane.

    America’s much better without him

    Oh God yes, oh God yes!


    We heard Trump went to Sarasota

    And his horse naturally won.

    It turned out that old Billy Barr

    Doped all the other horses

    Doped all the other horses.

    And then he flew on Air Force One

    To see a total eclipse of the sun.

    He flew back to Mar a Lago

    Where he shot 18 holes-in-one.

    He swears that it happened

    Barr swears that it happened.

    Trump’s so vain, he probably thinks this song is about him.

    Trump’s so vain, he’s insane.

    The whole world is much better without him,

    Oh God yes, oh God yes.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Carly Simon, eat your heart out!

      • Voyageur says:

        I’ve been tinkering with Walk on the Wild Side.  I never saw the unexpurgated lyrics until I googled them, for obvious reasons.


        Quite a complex song, both thematically and musically.  It will be hard to do it justice.

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          "Walk on the Wild Side……."  How will you handle the line: "trimmed his eyebrows and then he was a she. Hey babe. Take a walk on the wild side?"

          Maybe you could work in Eric Trump "coming out" as gay, by mistake, and then having to back track.

          • Voyageur says:

            he was a she is the easy part banger.   I never came to the giving head thing until I looked upmthe lyrics,  radio censors being what they are.  Apparently the unexpurgated version often aired in England where “giving head” is not a synonym for fellatio.


            Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
            Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
            Plucked her eyebrows on the way
            Shaved her legs and then he was a she
            She says, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side”
            Said, “Hey honey, take a walk on the wild side”

            Candy came from out on the island
            In the backroom, she was everybody’s darlin’
            But she never lost her head
            Even when she was givin’ head
            She says, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side”
            Said, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side”

            And the colored girls go
            Do-do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do
            Do, do-do, do-do, do-do-do, do




  3. davebarnes says:

    Just for me, today is International Day of Older Persons.

  4. harrydoby says:

    It really does take a Republican with self-respect and honor to put Trump and his supporters in the proper perspective.

    The first debate between Joe Biden and President Trump was clarifying.

    One candidate earned the grade of B, maybe a C. The other burned down the schoolhouse.

    One candidate urged Americans to vote. The other urged his white-nationalist extremist supporters to “stand back and stand by” for action.

    One candidate attempted to talk about health care and covid-19. The other alleged a deep-state plot involving the Obamas and the Clintons to undermine his power.

    I could go on. But you get the picture. Trying to compare Biden and Trump is like comparing apples and existentialism. Biden is a fairly typical, modestly gifted politician. Trump is a once-in-a-lifetime threat to the future of the republic. Those who still support Trump after the debate have made a decision: They want their president to resemble a drunk British football hooligan.

    Just to be clear — there no both-siderism involved here.

  5. kwtree says:

    Oo. Karma, you sweet bitch, you. Donald J Trump and Melania Trump will quarantine after Hope Hicks tested positive. Per New York Times

    And Wisconsin goes….  “ Super- now will you cancel your bloody big superspreader rallies so our hospitals won’t be completely overwhelmed?

    • Genghis says:

      The Trumps having COVID-19 is entirely plausible seeing as how they've been wholly ignoring even the most basic health and safety protocols for months.

      On the other hand, given the prolonged explosive diarrhea attack that passed for a "debate" the other night, it would not be at all surprising to find that this is a fraud generated to get fat boy some time off. He may be back from "quarantine" in a few days talking about how he's all better, COVID-19 is nothing, took some hydroxybonercream and it cleared right up, I am and will remain the strongest president in U.S. history, etc.

      If he really does have it, I fear for Biden. Fat boy spent 90 minutes the other night launching spittle in all directions.

  6. Voyageur says:

    It’s official.  Trump and Melania have both tested positive for the virus.

    Christ on a pogo stick, what a crazy end game.

    • notaskinnycook says:

      I just came to see if anyone had posted this yet. It’s so sad that they’re sick. But it’ll be okay. It’s no worse than your strenuous flu.cheeky

      • kwtree says:

        I wish our President all the kindness and care he showed for migrant families at the border, all of the mercy and justice he showed the Central Park Five, all of the professionalism and bipartisanship he demonstrated to his entire (uncorrupted) national security team, Hillary Clinton, and journalist Ali Velshi.
        I wish him all of the respect and humanity he showed to the twenty eight women who have accused him of various forms of sexual assault.

        I give him all the compassion and concern for health he demonstrated for the 200,000 Americans dead from Covid19, and for public health in general.


        And I hope that it is indeed an end game. 

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