Monday Open Thread

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.”

–Dwight D. Eisenhower

26 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ParkHill says:

    Michael Kofman "actual military expert on Russia" has a 30 minute podcast-interview on "11 Days In: Russia's Invasion Stumbles Forward"

    Kofman's twitter feed is informative as well.

  2. ParkHill says:

    Quote of the day: "Never get into a discussion with a Libertarian or a 7-th Day Adventist" – ParkHill

  3. Duke Cox says:

    So it appears those who were calling Moderatus a Russian were right. 

    Sadly, Powerful Pear is simply a traitor.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Unfortunately, the wording of Article III, Section 3, of the US Constitution, regarding treason, does not appear to agree with you.

      • davebarnes says:

        I am not so sure.

        Fat Donnie from Queens claims “It is now a fact that my campaign was spied on. This is treason that has now been confirmed by John Durham”

        And, we know that the incoherent, inarticulate, incompetent, incontinent, morbidly obese, narcissistic psychopath only tells the TRUTH.

      • Duke Cox says:

        Nitpicking again, eh CHB?

        Niggling details are the refuge of the pointless. 

        He is an enemy of the Constitution and a supporter of violent sedition. My choice of epithet is not a legal indictment..

        He is a fucking traitor because he supports those who tried (and continue) to overthrow the government and prevent the legal and peaceful transfer of power.

        There was a term often used by both sides of the aisle…"the loyal opposition". How many Republicans today are loyal to anything or anyone but the TrumPutin brothers?? 



        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          Not nitpicking at all. I also disagree; when I'm hanging around a certain far rightie bulletin board; with those who call far left progressives "traitors because they support Soros, the Clinton Foundation, the New World Order; and the Deep State."

          Back in the day, the "New World Order" (nWo) was fun because it was a pro-wrestling story line. 

      • Genghis says:

        "One who commits treason" is NOT the only definition of "traitor." I don't wanna get out the dictionary, but I will if I have to! laugh

        • Duke Cox says:

          Perhaps if every nit-picker in the world would pick up their dictionary before picking those nits, we could avoid these tiresome explanations.

          When I look up the word, the first definition doesn’t mention the Constitution.

      • Old Time Dem says:

        Only if the only definition of "traitor" is "someone who commits act described in Art. III, § 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

        As it turns out, the word has other definitions.


        • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

          Oh, but when Elliott had the temerity to point out the third dictionary definition of the word "rape" all hell broke loose on this site.

  4. The realist says:

    Speaking of those who need to be held accountable, Jennifer Rubin has a good column in the Washington Post (not sure if you'll find a paywall). 


  5. DavidThi808 says:

    Congress is really stepping up now. This is terrific. Latest – Congress will draft legislation suspending trade relations with Russia and banning energy imports

    Here's hoping they move quickly on it.

  6. DavidThi808 says:

    My ex (I sold the company a year ago) company's QA team is all in Kharkiv. All of them very nice, smart, and a pleasure to work for. And now their wives & kids are in Poland while they're being issued weapons and are getting ready to fight for their country.

    One of the best marketing people at my country also from Ukraine (married to a woman from Russia). One of my best developers was born in Lithuania but his parents are from the Kharkiv are and he still has family there.

    I spent a week in Kyiv and found the people there without exception to be nice, friendly, and while they complained non stop about the government and the corruption, also seemed to take great pride in what they were building there. The way everyone complained about the politicians reminded me of here.

    And so I am following the war there very intently. And I want our country to do everything it can for them. Every single bloody thing we can. As soon as we can. I'm also donating money everywhere I think it will help.

    And I find myself following the news way too much. But I can't help it. Especially as the Russian army appears to have hit a wall and can't move forward. They can blow the ever-loving shit out of everything, but they don't seem able to move forward.

    So here's hoping the Ukrainians can stop the Russians. And here's hoping the U.S. and others increase the flow of weapons to them Because they're fighting for all of us.

  7. NotHopeful says:

    Nothing here

    • Voyageur says:

      Golly.  Jared Polis did not personally reverse global warming, raise the minimum wage to $200,000 a year , end racism and abolish the designated hitter rule.

      He's a monster!

    • A non-vote is still a vote. If you weigh the candidates and find one (that has a chance of winning) better than the other(s), vote for them – always. Your vote moves the Overton Window for future elections.

      Protest (non-)votes are almost never heard, and not-infrequently result in steps in the wrong direction. (See: 2016)

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      This is precisely the same brilliant thinking that got us four years of Donald Trump.

      What did we hear in 2016?

      “The system is rigged,” first by Bernie Sanders, then seamlessly by Donald Trump.

      “What difference does it make?”

      “But her emails…”

      You’re not hopeful? You are more like a self-fulfilling prophesy of doom.


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