Wednesday Open Thread

Keep the party going.

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Merry Trumpmas !

Good Evening TCHers, here’s my contribution to T.O.O.T….Open Thready!

Stealth Magnolia

Our first Trumpmas together, yay, we made it ! Never give up, our media has been doubling down on stupid, that’s not our problem, it’s theirs.

Have a great holiday season y’all, see ya’s on the 2018 side ❤

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It must be the last minute because I have a bunch of stuff to do.

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Did anyone watch LOOK AT MEgyn Kelly today? She picked a bad day for her exclusive nothingburger.

When they said a famous chef was getting caught up in Pervnado I would have guessed Boyardee, not Batali. I’m pretty sure there won’t be any sex scandals involving Paula Deen but I have been wrong before.

How do movies that haven’t even been released yet get award nominations?

I’ve never been a fan of Mike Huckabee but he must have done something right with Sarah. Or maybe his wife deserves the credit. Either way, I like this chick.

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Another Monday Open Thread

The good news is Anthony got his hair cut and it looks fabulous.

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I Really Hate Mondays Open Thread

Morton Downey Jr. was a visionary who was ahead of his time. Discuss.

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Winning Bigly

Earl Ofari Hutchinson (one of Zsa Zsa’s snowflakes) haz a sad.

Sadly, Trump Is Winning

This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit: Trump is winning. In the brief space of a week, he won a brief court fight to shove Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mulvaney wasted no time in unhinging a spate of consumer protection rulings, regulations, and personnel hires made during the Obama years.

His SCOTUS pick, Neil Gorsuch, eagerly cast a vote to impose the Muslim travel ban. His EPA head, Scott Pruitt, delivered a couple million acres of public monument land in the West to oil, gas, and coal industry developers. Trump busily continues to pack the federal judiciary with a parade of ultra-conservative, strict, constructionist Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia clones.

He switched gears and backed alleged pedophile Alabama judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, who almost certainly will win. The Republican National Committee, which had practically declared Moore a pariah, quickly jumped in and said it would back him. He got another sweet perk when Senate Democrats turned with a vengeance on Minnesota Senator Al Franken and virtually ordered him out of office. His subsequent resignation got rid of a pesky thorn for Trump. Franken had a big voice, lots of name recognition and popularity, and was not afraid to take shots at Trump.

He pooh-poohed the guilty plea of his former National Security Advisor Mike T. Flynn as no big deal while shouting “no collusion, no collusion” and got away with it.

He got his tax heist for the rich and corporations through the Senate, and as an extra bonus, brought his long-held dream of dumping the Affordable Care Act closer to reality when the Senate tacked on a provision to the bill wiping out the mandate requirement. When the markets took another tick up he crowed even louder that he was the man who brought the good times rolling to America. As always, he did all this with the sheepish connivance of much of the mainstream media, which is always off to the races in giving round-the-clock coverage to his self-serving, vapid tweets as if they were the word from the Mount.

Trump’s biggest win, though, has come on three fronts. One is the GOP. It can rail and curse at him publicly and privately, but it needs Trump. He is more than the titular head of the GOP. He is the point man for GOP policy and issues and, in a perverse way, the spur to get action on them.

I’m still not tired of all this winning. How about you?

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