Tuesday Open Thread

“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.”

–Josh Billings


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  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Spirit of 1776 . . .

    Speaking of which, please spare a thought for another tragic victim of 6 January: Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli. He’s the 33-year-old shirtless QAnon follower who was running around the Capitol wearing horns and brandishing a spear. His mother told reporters the poor little insurrectionist – who she described as a “patriot” – hasn’t eaten since Friday because the detention centre won’t feed him an organic diet. “He gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food,” his mother explained. The situation, I’m sure you’ll agree, could not be more Orwellian. But, of course, it’s nowhere near as bad as what Melania has been through.

    . . . Mommmmyyyy !!!

    Oh, the humanity!

    • Voyageur says:

      Tell Moose Head to eat shit.  That's organic!

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      After many identities of these stormers have been revealed, I can't help but see what a collection of self absorbed shitheads, bigots, dumbfucks and general losers these people are. I wish we could cede a small island to this bunch so they can create their model society, and then watch them all die from exposure and starvation in their utopia because they can't get their shit together. 

      1776 ? Not nearly.  March of the fucking deplorables. Fuck every one of these people – they are America's dead weight.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        @NOV GOP: "I wish we could cede a small island to this bunch……"

        See if the French might be willing to do a partial lease for Grande Terre, in the Kerguelens. The "boogaloos" will love it.

        • Voyageur says:

          What, Devil's Island isn't available?

          • Diogenesdemar says:

            Gitmo’s on a very nice island.  We’ve already got some great infrastructure.  Ttump’s always wanted to keep it open, even expand operations there.  And, it’s not American soil, so American courts mostly can’t touch him there, certainly not those pesky liberal state courts.  Seems only fitting that we let him and all his friends enjoy some of that world famous American-judicial-system-free Caribbean hospitality that they’ve worked so hard to earn . . . 

            Whadaya say? — let’s Make Gitmo Great Again!!!

    • MattC says:

      I thought in Arizona they get balogna sandwhiches. And pink underwear.

  2. itlduso says:

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick rejected Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom award.

    Yay, Belichick!  Strange bedfellows indeed.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Today is Curried Chicken Day 

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    McCarthy leading….from behind. Five. People. Are. Dead.

    In a tacit break with Trump, House Republicans will not formally lobby against his impeachment.

    The decision by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, constituted a subtle shift away from Trump. In the past — including the last time Trump was impeached — McCarthy and GOP leaders lobbied Republicans intensely to stand behind him.

    • Voyageur says:

      On the other hand, it’s meaningless this round.  Trump will be out of office long before the Senate takes up a second impeachment.  It would make far more sense to censure him and then move on with the people’s business.

      • kickshot says:

        The country needs closure. There is no requirement that the conviction on impeachment charges happen during active tenure. What seems to be most important is to get to the point where a majority vote can bar dump from holding any future office and losing the benefits of governmental support such as staffing, pension and protection, etc after removal from office.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          Grandpa Kkkrazypants is doubling down at the Alamo.  Does he think a second helping of impeachment means he gets to be Vice-President on January 20??

        • Voyageur says:

          Sorry, Kicky, that's not closure.  You must have two-thirds for conviction — which you won't get — before you can try to ban him from future office.  

          Censure him and then prosecute his ass in 8 days, when he loses his federal immunity.  And prosecute him in New York too.

          Bigly prison time for Stinky Boy  — that's closure.

          • notaskinnycook says:

            You might be surprised, V. There are already a few Senators who are leaning toward conviction. I imagine that number may grow during the speechifying before the impeachment vote. Already, it seems few will defend him or object. He's hemorrhaging support in Congress.


            • NOV GOP meltdown says:

              Yes, Skinny, Dump is indeed hemorrhaging support. Just look at the developments of today…

              McCarthy announces he won't lobby against impeachment

              Liz Cheney announces she is in full support of impeachment

              Mitch announces he is "pleased" with the impeachment progress, says he'll never speak with Trumpy again, but remains cagey on his vote.

              Rep. Katko is the first R in Congress to sign on he'll vote to impeach.

              Don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…


            • Voyageur says:

              I've been wrong before and lived to tell about it, your skinniness.  Gotta admit Liz Cheney surprised me.  Trump's continued stupidity also amazes me.  He went down to Alamo, Texas today.   Doesn't he know who lost at the Alamo?

              Tee hee.


      • MichaelBowman says:

        The upside is it’s going to force them to go on record; to each his own.  That will be useful information in the mid-terms and 20204.  They can impeach today – force the recorded votes – and move on with the people’s business. 

        I have a hunch the business interests/donors who are pulling the strings right now have something to do with this.  They want to have some kind of road map as to where their money is going to flow over the next four years. 

      • MichaelBowman says:

        I respectfully disagree this effort is meaningless (watch the second video first). 

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    If *I* can't have a cookie *no one* gets a cookie. 

  6. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    I would like to throw out there that voting to impeach now and then putting a vote to convict by the Senate on the shelf for a later time is not a good idea.  There will never be as much support to convict by the American public as there is right now, while this tragedy, and Trump shitting on the Constitution and our form of government, is fresh in everyone's minds. 

    You wait a month or two and Republicans will treat it as old news, sour grapes, whatever, and they will have success with that given the short attention spans in our country.  Strike now while the iron is hot.

    • kwtree says:

      Agree. Now is the time to hold these criminals to account. A month from now, Republicans will be fully engaged in criticizing Biden/Harris and trying to block their agenda. 

  7. MichaelBowman says:

    Have you seen this man? (hint, he’ll be the one wearing his TeamUSA Olympic jacket in the Capitol Rotunda). An interweb search indicates he’s a Team Member of the Colorado Springs real estate group Hoff & Leigh. Today he appears to have earned the empty space between John and Mitch (listed alphabetically by first name) in the team listing. 

  8. QuBase says:

    I know just about every pithy quote ever uttered has been attributed wrongly to Mark Twain, but this one in bona fide: "Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it."

  9. MichaelBowman says:

    Kimberly was right … THE BEST WAS YET TO COME.

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