Thursday Open Thread

“The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.”

–Ann Landers

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  1. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Seb "Dr" Gorka trying his best to spin DT Jr's Russian meeting. Anderson Cooper is having none of it. Here's part 1 of yesterday's CNN interview:


    Gorka's the best spokesperson the White House has right now. Gorka has a wonderful voice with a great accent; he's confident, glib, doesn't hesitate to bully and distract, good on TV. Also completely full of shit, a known Nazi sympathizer, and an Islamophobe.

    Anderson calls him on his BS: "You're responding, you're not answering." "I'm just going to ignore the insults {about CNN being fake news}…" "You're just shaking shiny objects to try to divert people…" This is what real journalists do. As opposed to what right wing hacks do in Colorado, given the same opportunity, as KVOR's Tron did in his sycophantic Gorka interview last May.

  2. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Because why the hell not?  Is there even a low-bar anymore? Ladies and gentlemen, the Drumpf Brain Trust:

    Kid Rock tweets tease US Senate run in Michigan

    Musician Kid Rock on Wednesday has become the latest "Rock" celebrity to express interest in jumping into politics.

    "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… The answer is an absolute YES," he tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

    In a follow-up tweet, the 46-year-old Michigan native added: "I will have a major announcement in the near future."

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      Is it my imagination or does Kid Rock have a wide stance standing in front of that picture?

    • DawnPatrol says:

      Wow — that's a whole lotta stupid goin' on there.

      It is absolutely disgusting to think of these grubby, corrupt, exceedingly low-class, two-bit pea-brained imbeciles — including trump and his crime family — prowling around and sullying our nation's White House. The whole place is going to need to be sanitized, fumigated and sandblasted, top to bottom, once these creepy lowlife bottom-feeders are driven out.

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    Today's the Big Day…..

    Will Yertle be able to round up that 50th vote he needs to open debate? At last count, there were 50 opposed (46 Dems, 2 indies, Susan Collins and Rand Paul). Will Dean Heller stand with Rand and Susan? Stay tuned……

  4. DawnPatrol says:

    Dear God. Check out the extent of the despicably dirty, profoundly corrupt criminal enterprise known as the trump Mafia — er, White House. And remember: this is just what is already publicly known at this point. There's vastly more yet to be revealed through the various investigations:

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

      This is an excellent read. Thanks for the link, DP.

      I am glad this shit is being divulged….and, as you say, there is much more to come, I believe. I think it is time to clean the White House with the fire hose of a new election for President. Pence is as dirty as any of them. 

      I think it is not inappropriate for Americans to demand a new Presidential election in 2018. They can pay for it with the money earmarked by congress for Donalds' Southern Wall. 

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      It's really hard to imagine (if you're a complete dunderhead — Republicans may apply below … ) why Donnie DrumpfenCorleoneBluth & Co. would be so deeply terrified at have any of the four decades of dealings with Russians, or the release of his tax returns, looked into by anyone independent, huh????

      Can you say "asset seizure", "forfeiture", "conspiracy", or RICO . . . ????

    • DavieDavie says:

      Wow — damning info on Trump.  Russian puppet for the last 30 years:

      But even without an investigation by Congress or a special prosecutor, there is much we already know about the president’s debt to Russia. A review of the public record reveals a clear and disturbing pattern: Trump owes much of his business success, and by extension his presidency, to a flow of highly suspicious money from Russia. Over the past three decades, at least 13 people with known or alleged links to Russian mobsters or oligarchs have owned, lived in, and even run criminal activities out of Trump Tower and other Trump properties. Many used his apartments and casinos to launder untold millions in dirty money. Some ran a worldwide high-stakes gambling ring out of Trump Tower—in a unit directly below one owned by Trump. Others provided Trump with lucrative branding deals that required no investment on his part. Taken together, the flow of money from Russia provided Trump with a crucial infusion of financing that helped rescue his empire from ruin, burnish his image, and launch his career in television and politics. “They saved his bacon,” says Kenneth McCallion, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Reagan administration who investigated ties between organized crime and Trump’s developments in the 1980s.

      It’s entirely possible that Trump was never more than a convenient patsy for Russian oligarchs and mobsters, with his casinos and condos providing easy pass-throughs for their illicit riches. At the very least, with his constant need for new infusions of cash and his well-documented troubles with creditors, Trump made an easy “mark” for anyone looking to launder money. But whatever his knowledge about the source of his wealth, the public record makes clear that Trump built his business empire in no small part with a lot of dirty money from a lot of dirty Russians—including the dirtiest and most feared of them all.

      Thanks for the link DawnPatrol

  5. FrankUnderwood says:

    Has anyone else noticed the absence of the Putrid Pustule?

  6. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Andrew, Prune, Moderatus, will love this. No link, but it's easy to find. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) advocates paying for Trump's border wall by re-allocating money from Planned Parenthood and food stamps. He thinks people are too obese anyway.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      A legislator from an agricultural state coming out against spending money on food stamps…….an unnatural act for sure.

      BTW, wasn’t Steven King from Iowa – not to be confused with the wing nut from Mesa County or the famous author – Tom Tancredo’s handpicked successor as head of the House Xenophobic Caucus?

  7. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    ” He thinks people are too obese anyway.”

    Especially the ones with obese "calves"…..

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