Friday Open Thread

“What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”

–Henry David Thoreau

35 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. allyncooper says:

    "You don't have to be straight to shoot straight."

    Barry Goldwater

    Goldwater (who ranked as a major general in the Air Force) was advocating for the participation of gays and lesbians in the military in the 1980's. After his retirement from the Senate, he worked for gay and lesbian rights groups to help end discrimination in Arizona.

    Goldwater was also instrumental in pushing for the desegregation of the armed forces after WW2.

  2. Andrew Carnegie says:

    How's that Resistance stuff workin' for ya?

    Fresh off their victory in Kansas, Dems send another strong message in Montana.

    • Voyageur says:

      Deal with it, noodledick. Your dufus dropped 17 points from Trumps average.   Tee hee hee!




    • MichaelBowman says:

      I think most of us here can imagine Buyers Remorse  at a fever pitch by mid-terms.  Enjoy the ride between now and then.  

      • Andrew Carnegie says:

        Most people on Pols can imagine a lot of things.

        When they wake up they have a Republican President, Senate and House.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          One might think that with that concentration in power we'd be seeing so much winning that even your side would be exhausted some 120-ish days in.  We're all exhausted, just not for the reasons we thought we'd be.  

          I think I'll spend the remainder of the day imagining you in drag. 

          • Andrew Carnegie says:


            The feature of our government that is underappreciated by everyone is the built in resistance to change, sometimes referred to as gridlock.  It was created by the founding fathers to be a check and if you are trying to change things it becomes very difficult.  To the extent that the executive has been able to end run it by executive orders they get reversed rather rapidly.  The serious stuff takes ages.


        • JohnInDenver says:

          Yep … Republican President, Senate and House … who still can't pass a budget with any of the Republican platform priorities, pass "day one" repeal and replace ACA legislation, or have a coherent tax policy to guide implementation.

          Just curious … If the Republicans DO pass a budget like Trump proposes and get the tax "reforms" they say they want, do you think the national debt will rise more than or less than $1.5 trillion? And will Republicans be happy by the accomplishment?

  3. Voyageur says:

    Twenty seven leaders of the Free World watched in acute embarrassment Thursday as our minority president rudely shoved others aside before giving a rambling speech during which he forgot to mention, still less affirm, the collective security principle upon which NATO is founded.

    Once again, Trump stinks.

    Stay upwind, my friends.

  4. FrankUnderwood says:

    I'm Back……

    And so is House of Cards next week. Tune in.

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