Friday Open Thread ~ 1798 Style

Hey kids, not much has changed, so tighten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride to November😀

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173 Responses to Friday Open Thread ~ 1798 Style

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Just thought I’d get the party started🙂

    Funny thing I read on the twitter this morning: “Pope Francis has performed his first miracle, he got Ben Shapiro to defend Donald Trump” 😉

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Maybe we should restart the Whig Party and nominate Scott Walker as our candidate?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I follow a few of the major cities’ pd’s on FB. They are a hoot and a good source of information that the media glosses over.

      • elliesmom says:

        Bangor, Maine is a fun one. Their advice about how to handle snow is really funny, but it’s packed with good stuff to know.

      • 49erDweet says:

        FB search for and follow the Dutch Harbor Police Log. Might be Unalaska. Same thing. The log keeper’s command of the English language is spectacular. Each report is sprinkled with ruffians, rapscallions and miscreants. Comes out about every two wks.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Students at Rutgers University were so traumatised by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to their campus that they had to hold a group therapy session, campus newspaper The Daily Targum reports.

      According to the paper, students and faculty members held a wound-licking gathering at a cultural center on campus, where students described “feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.”

      “A variety of different organizations and departments were present to listen, answer questions and show support” to the apparently weak and vulnerable students, who just a few days prior had disrupted Yiannopoulos’ event by smearing fake blood on their faces and chanting protest slogans.

      One student at the event told the Targum that they “broke down crying” after the event, while another reported that he felt “scared to walk around campus the next day.” According to the report, “many others” said they felt “unsafe” at the event and on campus afterwards.

      “It is upsetting that my mental health is not cared about by the University,” said one student at the event. “I do not know what else to do for us to be heard for us to be cared about. I deserve an apology, everyone in this room deserves an apology.”

      A number of organizations were at the event to offer support to the poor, traumatised students. These included Psychiatric Services, the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, and the Rutgers University Police. However, as far as we know, none of the protesting students were institutionalized, arrested for vandalism, or for assaulting the peaceful attendees of Milo’s talk with red paint.

      Rutgers students are displaying clear-cut signs of the crybully phenomenon, whereby the regressive left feels victimized, traumatized and attacked even while they are viciously attacking others. In the case of Milo’s talk at Rutgers, there is no question that their behaviour encompassed vandalism at the very least. Yet the students still believe themselves to be victims — so much so that they set up therapy sessions and complain about their mental health.

      • Ann says:

        The Onion, right!? *slaps forehead*

      • elliesmom says:

        The flagship Rutgers campus has about 6500 students. The article doesn’t give any indication of how many people showed up to be consoled. Video of the protest showed the rest of the audience applauding when the BLM folks were forced to leave. I’m beginning to believe the special snowflake set is actually a very small subset of the kids on college campuses today. Most of the kids have their heads down, are going to class, and are working hard. The kids I troll are pretty disgusted with “safe spaces”, too. The “feel the Bern” political leaning is real, but until I see them out in big numbers ringing doorbells and manning phones, I’m not buying them as a force to be reckoned with-yet. While the kids I troll will argue me silly about why Bernie is the best candidate, not one of them has volunteered to work on his campaign. By the time I was the age of the youngest ones in the group, I had more than one national political campaign under my belt. One of the “kids” has even run for local office himself, but he’s not out there campaigning for Bernie. Super Tuesday isn’t that far off.

        • Jadzia says:

          Every American college professor I know–and I know quite a few, all of them very left-learning–is disgusted by the special-snowflake stuff.

      • mcnorman says:

        Good gawd, what a bunch of bedwetters. Perhaps next time, they should pass out the Depends alongside the tissue boxes.

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    • DeniseVB says:

      More troop deaths under Obama than Bush. They keep forgetting that pesky detail.

      I protested the Iraq war and people asked how I could protest a war and be married to a Marine (then retired, I couldn’t be a radical left wing-nut while he was on active duty). I asked him “Does it bother you I do this?” He said, “it’s why we fight wars to protect your freedom to act like an asshole in public”. 🙂

      • taw46 says:

        I like him 😉.

      • elliesmom says:

        When I talk about things she says about him with Elliesdad, I call him “General Denise”.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Well, I am the Power behind the Throne😉 He retired as a Colonel because he kept turning down orders to DC. He hates politics and still blames St. Reagan for the Beirut Barracks bombing, he finally bailed before Clinton was inaugurated.

          If you look up Eisenhower’s warning about the military industrial complex, that’s what has been happening for decades. For the first time since I’ve known him, he perks up with Trump’s enthusiasm to bring back the MacArthurs and Pattons to lead the military. If he can achieve that, we might be able to save the country. Peace through strength is an attainable goal, you just have to put a bombastic asshole in charge, not these lily livered PC career politicians.

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  6. Dora says:

    Leave it to Judge Jeanine to speak her mind. Don’t you just love this woman?🙂

    Judge Jeanine Destroys Lying Traitor Nikki Haley

    Said Paul Whittaker, CEO and lifetime republican, “What Nikki failed to realize is that the entire country wants Trump as President and an attack on Trump is an attack on the people.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I used to really like Nikki until she caved on the flag nonsense.

    • lyn says:

      Exactly. The anti-Trump elites and status quos are hating the people of our country.

    • gram krakka says:

      From your link….

      “Said Paul Whittaker, CEO and lifetime republican, “What Nikki failed to realize is that the entire country wants Trump as President and an attack on Trump is an attack on the people.

      The people have no loyalty to the republican party and are only voting republican because Trump is running as one. If he were to go democrat, we’d all follow.” he stated.”

      That is a pretty scary statement. No candidate for any public office, even dog catcher, should be exempt from rigorous vetting. The demonization of anyone who dares to criticize Trump is troubling.

      • DeniseVB says:

        They are attacking his supporters. There’s a few of my fellow “ignorant,uneducated, racist bigoted, sexist” DJT fans who comment here too. Trump’s been vetted in the media and tabloids for over 30 years, a lot longer than Obama was.😉

        • 1539days says:

          But that’s also a problem. Where’ the line between examining Trump’s qualifications and attacking Trump? I asked on my blog if there’s one Republican Trump respects who isn’t a Trump supporter. I think the answer is no for similar reasons.

          • mothy67, says:

            The Donald has been relentlessly attacked since he announced. He responds. The establishment of both parties has ignored the will of the people. They are now paying a price.
            Walker never would have withstood the party apperatus. Were it not for Trump would Bush have waltzed to a coronation? Are Carson and Cruz allowed to continue for so long because Donald blew the roof off.
            I cannot support anyone who supports amnesty. Cruz seems unstable and smarmy.

      • lyn says:

        Trump is being rigorously vetted and hated by the establishment. That is more troubling, and the establishment also is demonizing Trump supporters. When these asshats say that Trump won’t be the nominee, what exactly does that mean?! It means that they are going to ignore the voters.

    • lyn says:

      JJ is the best!

    • AFVet says:

      Love it !
      Thanks Dora.
      I’m going to post that around the net.

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Let’s see, Dem FDR snubbed him and Hitler congratulated him? #BLM rocking the 30’s ! I noticed “Race” opened in our local theater today too. I don’t recall the Obamas having a WH screening for this? They do love their black role models, like Beyonce. Cough.

      I know they partied with the champion hockey team Chicago Blackhawks yesterday. Wonder if anyone clued them in it wasn’t a skin color?

      • votermom says:

        Yes, history is full of surprises.
        I guess Hitler was concerned with appearances, and overall Germany won the most medals anyway.
        Owens actually became a Republican after 1936 and helped some campaigns I think.

  14. Dora says:

    Love this picture. 🙂

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    • votermom says:

      I noticed that Trump read his response to the Pope Commie. He rarely does that – must be treading very carefully.

      • Somebody says:

        I noticed that too and quite frankly was relieved he was being measured. Come to think of it, all the people claiming he’s too hot headed or loud mouthed and how could handle being POTUS……everybody just got an example, but we’re too focused on the trees to see the forest or maybe the forest to notice the tree or something.

        Trump was just challenged by a leader of another state on a very personal level. His response was quite measured, let’s see if it stays that way. However, in the next debate when that question comes up Trump should just point back to the Pope comments.

      • DeniseVB says:

        An adviser gave him good advice, READ this carefully, it’s the Christ~freaking~Pope, not the time to go off message even a little bit trumpy.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, let’s peek into the Cruz-Rubio factions on twitter. #War

  17. Dora says:

    Another amazing crowd! Wow! Don’t worry – this is the last picture. At least until his next rally this afternoon. 🙂

  18. DandyTIger says:

    Funny, I must say…

  19. helenk3 says:

    Justice dept files motion to compel Apple to open phone.

    I am not sure how I feel about this. One part of me says open it so we can get the info. another part of me, remembers what Ben Franklin said

    those who are willing to give up freedom for safety, get neither freedom or safety

  20. Dora says:

    Another reason to vote for The Donald.

    All-Muslim enclave in South Carolina called ‘Holy Islamville’ claim they “don’t feel safe because of Donald Trump”

    If you don’t know anything about the suspicious jihadist-linked ‘Holy Islamville,’ check out the video and links below before you read this story.

    • mothy67 says:

      Like that’s gonna hurt him in the polls.

    • taw46 says:

      A Sheikh from Pakistan controls 28 of these compounds in the US? they are five miles from a nuclear station? The FBI knows about them? There have been some links to terrorism? WTF? I know that area well, as I grew up in SC. It is just south of Charlotte, not too far from a rather wealthy area.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I love Terrell. He’s a retired math teacher, which explains the aftermath. His son wanted him to go full mainstream a fews years ago, did he ever set that up? He refused because he thought it would distract from his “hobby” of making these fabulous memes.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Some people traveled all night for the Scalia viewing, the Obamas breeze in for a minute or two, probably shutting down the lines and Penn Ave for an hour or so.

  22. mothy67 says:

    There were moments when Bush seemed distracted, off his game, or barely able to conceal his unhappiness. At one point, a little girl asked, in a sweet child’s voice, “What’s your favorite book?”

    “My favorite book?” Bush said. “Art of the Deal.”

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Perhaps he should have tossed that question to sister-in-law Laura.
      Plus, did he just endorse Trump?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Sounds like it🙂 Loooong before Trump2016, I sent my daughter Art of the Deal when she opened her bike shop in 2008. Her shop was made possible by a venture capitalist thinking a hot girl turned mechanic would be a good investment. I wanted her to be smarter than that guy. She paid him back in 3 years with interest.

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  24. helenk3 says:

    Later tonight the movie The Bedford Incident will be on tv. This was a movie that scared the hell out of me. All I could think of was that yes this could happen

  25. helenk3 says:

    WW2 women pilots denied the right to be buried at Arlington Cemetery . Right was granted and then the Army took it away.
    These women did their part to help the country. Most of the fools in charge today, could not touch what they did. This is a disgrace.

  26. helenk3 says:

    more Clinton e-mails released. DOES include classified ones

    • helenk3 says:

      US State Department releases 1,116 pages from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email account; 64 upgraded to confidential, no ‘top secret’ upgrades – NBC News
      End of alert

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Speak about sheeple, I join their ranks at this steeple that I can see over the trees across the lake….

    Confirmed to attend the Presidential Forums at Regent University for Trump (2/24), Cruz (2/26) and Carson (2/29). So excited. The main events sold out by the time I could find the website, the chapel pictured above is for the overload crowd of each event and will be simulcast live. For free. A 5 minute drive from my house, priceless.

    • helenk3 says:

      report back on what goes on

      • DeniseVB says:

        Prepare to get sick of me next week and on Leap Year day.🙂 I did miss the Jeb and Kasich’s forums last month. Now I’m regretting that. I do enjoy *live* political events, even in the free “steerage” seats in front of a jumbotron. Doubt Sanders or Hills will do this, and if they did, I’d probably sign up for those too. It’s what political junkies do😉 And Regent is a neighborhood convenient event so, I probably won’t even think about attending the major venue events elsewhere in the city/region leading up to Super Tuesday. Interesting that Carson and Cruz just latched on, no sign of Rubio being scheduled. Pat Robertson’s been recruiting the candidates since last summer for his forum series.

  28. helenk3 says:

    a deck of cards could determine some Nevada caucus results.

    gee first coin tosses and now a deck of cards. Remember the good old days when votes decided elections?

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  31. Dora says:

    Too Funny.

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