Friday Open Thread


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  1. DeniseVB says:

    Today’s schedule and GOLF this weekend with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe. Diplomacy!

    Trump Schedule || Friday, February 10, 2017
    Posted on February 9, 2017, 11:20 pm by Keith Koffler • 21 Comments
    9:00 am || Recieves his daily intelligence briefing
    9:30 am || Tapes the weekly address; Diplomatic Room
    10:00 am || Meets with Sen. Mitch McConnelll
    Noon || Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe
    1:00 || Holds a joint press conference with Abe; East Room
    1:35 pm || Has a working lunch with Abe; State Dining Room
    3:00 pm || Departs White House
    5:45 pm || Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida
    8:00 pm || Has dinner with First Lady Melania Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and Mrs. Abe

    • AFVet says:

      I’d like to be a fly on the wall during the McConnell meeting.

    • CiscoKid says:

      And nothing on local tv about Trump meeting Japanese PM.
      Just the important 💩, Kellyanne, Nordstrom, and the TRO on Trumps EO.
      Over and over.
      I wonder what the First Lady will be wearing?
      I’m becoming a fan.

      • Lulu says:

        Lucky Abe gets invited to Mar-A-Lago. I guess golf tomorrow. Not many world leaders will get that I would guess.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I will give my local news crews a little credit – they only sent push notifications about the Japanese Prime Ministers arrival and noon meeting today and nothing yesterday or today other than local news that had merit. They have been very quiet this week – I am wondering of people complained about all the stupid notifications the little stations have been sending as if they were junior high girls having a slumber party.

  2. Dora says:

    Don’t forget.

    I’m sure it can be seen from the Clown Motel, if that’s where you happen to be..


  3. DeniseVB says:

    I saw an update on the news, she did get into the school at another entrance.

  4. elliesmom says:

    While Betsy DeVos might not be welcome in a DC public school, I bet she’d be popular at a parents’ meeting if she advertised she’d be handing out applications for vouchers. One of the first things Obama did was cancel the popular voucher program in the city. If he had been anyone else, he would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    FFS Jake, this is news ?

  6. votermom says:

    read this if you haven’t yet

  7. CiscoKid says:

    Say team.
    The White House website has a spot way up in the right hand corner that reads, “get in touch”
    You can send Trump a email.
    Drop him a few lines showing your support.

  8. NBD says:

    Jeezus! Now the Dims are going after Flynn:

    Don’t these fools have anything better to do?

    • elliesmom says:

      No, they don’t. That’s the problem. They are incapable of doing anything worthwhile.

    • AFVet says:

      Character assassination is about the only weapon they have.
      Their methods have ruined just about everything they touch.

    • kanaughty says:

      Is ot not his job now to talk to russia? No one in this admin has said russia is persona non grata. Yet the last admin got tons of secret communication time with our real enemy iran, plus secret talking to communist cuban leaders. This may have been a prob for obama admin, but trump wants to work with russia. That’s his policy and is no secret to his voters. Fuck these hypocritical dems.

      • blowme0bama says:

        No, I think they’re alleging Flynn, while serving under Obama, had conversations with Russian reps to adivse how they could skirt Obama imposed sanctions levied in retaliation for “muh Russian hacking”.

  9. Dora says:

    My comment at 10:05 AM is still in moderation. Help!

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  11. DeniseVB says:

    Today on Today in Vulgar Lena Dunham news:

  12. taw46 says:

    Melania has been busy. Once she takes all the trash out, we will see her more often.

  13. kanaughty says:

    This clown motel made me laugh 🙂 i wonder how colorful the interior design is. Or if this “fun” brand makes it look harmless but a ton of sex actually happens there more than normal hotels 😉

  14. Dora says:

    Melania was there.

  15. Dora says:

    They get along so well. 🙂

  16. taw46 says:

  17. Ardee:

    Trump voters need to face reality.

    It’s not that he doesn’t want to change the country and make you love him. It’s that he’s simply incapable of doing it.

    According to this post at Politico, Trump is having a hard time adjusting to the demands of the position. For example:

    Trump often asks simple questions about policies, proposals and personnel. And, when discussions get bogged down in details, the president has been known to quickly change the subject — to “seem in control at all times,” one senior government official said — or direct questions about details to his chief strategist Steve Bannon, his son-in-law Jared Kushner or House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump has privately expressed disbelief over the ability of judges, bureaucrats or lawmakers to delay — or even stop — him from filling positions and implementing policies.

    Ahh, yes, the “baffle them with bulls%^*” maneuver. I’ve seen that in many a presentation by someone who clearly doesn’t know his stuff.

    The White House is leaking like a sieve, staffers’ morale is at an all time low and there are a series of palace intrigues going on since the inauguration.

    If this is how he runs his businesses no wonder he’s been bankrupt more than once.

    And now he’s threatening to make some changes to keep us safe. I already feel safe. Crime is at an all time low, terrorism isn’t likely to take out a city and I’m not worried about illegal aliens raping and pillaging because, as far as I know, that doesn’t actually happen.

    Anyway, what’s wrong with the Patriot Act except for absolutely everything?

    He’s starting to round up illegal aliens as well. This week, ICE has stepped up its efforts with “unusual intensity”

    I’m guessing that all those leaks are not coming from Trump loyalists.

    • Somebody says:

      This is a theme developing within certain elements of the media. Dead spin has a horrible article basically saying Trump think being POTUS is too hard. I’ve seen several claiming in one way or another that DJT is incompetent, out of his league, tantrum throwing, complete buffoon or has early stage Alzheimer’s.

      Yawn, the left portrays a Republican POTUS as stupid, incompetent, infirmed. Claims an evil shadow President is really in charge. You’d think they could come up with something more original.

  18. AFVet says:

  19. votermom says:

    atty klown, what does this mean?

    • ecoast says:

      Federal law provides that for courts with more than 15 judges, an en banc hearing may consist of “such number of members of its en banc courts as may be prescribed by rule of the court of appeals.” [4] So far, only the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with 29 judges, uses that procedure, and its en banc court consists of 11 judges. Theoretically, the Ninth Circuit can hear the case with all judges participating. In practice, however, such a hearing has only been requested five times; the requests have all been denied.[5][6][7]

      One of the judges (or whatever the minimum required for an en banc) asked for an en banc panel review of the 3-member panel decision.

      • votermom says:

        so, probably nothing will happen?

          • But wait. What ecoast posted seemed to refer to the 29 judge ruling as the request that was denied 5 times. I read the most recent order requesting briefs by next Thursday. It appears the 11 judge en banc panel will proceed. Am I wrong in this interpretation?

          • Lulu says:

            I think you are right. The decision had glaring factual errors in it and ignored major statutes and precedent. It was amateurish and their questioning during the hearing was cringe-worthy. It seems to me some on the court are either embarrassed or see they are setting themselves up for a major drop in status and respect.

    • taw46 says:

      vm, anytime you can’t get hold of one of our wonderful attorneys here, you can always follow Gabriel Malor on Twitter. He talks a lot about this case (he is an attorney).

    • blowme0bama says:

      It means that a larger panel of the 9th Circuit decided that they will take it upon themselves to reconsider the Order of the three judge panel which refused to lift the Stay. The reconsideration by a greater number of judges is referred to as en banc. I think that’s a good sign, but there could be some possible leftie procedural doctoring going on behind that: what, I don’t know – maybe nothing.

  20. AFVet says:

    Newt Gingrich shares a bit of history.

  21. Apparently the homeless in Merced are gonna have a protest so they can demand respect.

  22. Dora says:

  23. Dora says:

    Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…

    Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en blanc hearing to review its own decision.

    Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

  24. mothy67 says:

    I am committing suicide.
    Life is over. I walked in on my dad watching Funny Girl.
    Nothing makes sense
    (Suicide is a joke still fucked up my James Dean looking dad is watching Barbra Streisand)

  25. AFVet says:

  26. Venus says:

    The Admin over at (which called Trump winning the nomination long before even Scott Adams did) and who endorsed Trump over Hillary (my, how times have changed, as the name of the site implies — they were all in for Hillary in 2008), has this to say about the one sane judge on the 9th circuit asking the others to consider en banc rehearing:

    What does this all mean? Is the Ninth Circus afraid of what has been unleashed by it’s mad war against separation of powers and at least one judge is blinking, afraid or concerned by the implications of what the Ninth Circus has done? Or is the fear of President Trump forcing the Ninth Circus to reconsider their craziness? Or is the Ninth Circus afraid that President Trump’s alleged plans to fight the case in the lower court and the court of public opinion and thereby this new order is a way to force President Trump to stay at the appeals level and on to the Supreme Court before Justice Gorsuch appears on the high court?

    We won’t speculate as to those questions. But we do know who will win and who will lose: President Trump will win and the Ninth Circuit will lose. Why do we say that with such assuredness? Because President Trump has a lot of cards to play while the Ninth Circuit – with it’s ridiculous ruling which gave standing to non-citizens in other countries and gave legal standing to the complaining states without real grievances – played it’s last hand.

    Eventually this all goes to the Supreme Court, unless the Ninth Circus surrenders, and President Trump has the appointment trump hand. The Ninth Circus is in for a world of hurt, possibly including getting smashed to bits, and of course the Congress can always cut the court budget giving the Ninth Circus and the Judicial Branch a good lesson in separation of powers.

    What would we like to see happen in our entertainment fantasies? It would be fun if Attorney General Jeff Sessions would reply to the court with a letter saying “listen you dumbass motherf*cker refugees from Barnum & Bailey, you will get an asswhipping ejamacation on separation of powers when we bust up your little clown tent and start to pass legislation with Article III, Section 2 “exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make” which strip you of judicial review and then you can chew on your own butts for taking on President Trump before I was in office and he had to fight you alone you jerkoff lunatics, and let me also tell you you goddamned motherfu*king ….”

    • taw46 says:

      I love Admin. I read him/her just about everyday.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Admin is great. But does that Wobbie person ever shut up?

        • mothy67 says:

          I think he has very interesting mind. Problem with that site is no reply to comments. I love admin. Always check for new thread. I feel like I’m going to school. I start at the bottom. If its an old thread and read up. Wbb is often responding and therefore his comments make no sense.
          Was very odd the last few months of general to follow the few that adhered to hillary to uppity woman. They made no sense. It was fandom. 2016 was polar opposite of hrc 2008. Had hills people simply paid attention to His44 we would have Madame President. Why did her people so completely disregard a very erudite blog. I dig Althouse because she throws stuff out there without much comment to get responses. I think its a ninja teacher trick. I watched as comments gradually moved to Trump. Hillary spent a billion did she not have staff to check the pulse of blogs? She was so busy fighting Bernie that Trump built an army in plain sight. Her judgement was dreadful. Thank God she will never be president.

  27. AFVet says:

    Spicer isn’t afraid of calling out Obama.

  28. AFVet says:

  29. Venus says:

    Can someone explain how the NeverTrumps can be 100% laughably wrong about Trump all through the primaries (he won’t win a primary! he won’t win the nomination! he won’t get to 1250 in a floor vote!) and the GE (he’ll lose in a landslide to Hillary! he has no path to 270!) and as President (his SCOTUS pick will be just as bad as Hillary’s! He won’t keep 1 of his campaign promises!) have NO SHAME or self-awareness to admit they’ve been dead wrong and instead continue to attack Trump and believe every un-sourced rumor the NYT or WaPo prints? (newest one being tweeted by Gabe Malor & NumbersMuncher/Josh Jordan is Maggie Haberman – the woman at NYT who *started* the fake “Trump throws baby out of rally” story — saying that the Trump staff is in “misery”).

    Seriously, can NeverTrumps just not face the fact that they have lost all credibility and they no longer have anything to say about Trump worth hearing or are they just plain dumb? Did their failure to get Hillary elected shatter their cognitive dissonance and send them into a spiral of psychosis?

    Thanks in advance for your response.

    • jenlyn says:

      Well I called it back when they announced Obama as a viable candidate way back when I was still a Democrat God was I a fool. I called it the emperor’s got no clothes in fact he’s Buck Naked syndrome I think we’ve gotten so dumb and so narcissistic and so self-centered as a culture and I’m defining the American culture here that stupid became the new Norm. Then we got Obama. Then we got Obama again. I read the paper I watch the news and I just watch people in general and I’m amazed at how truly ignorant and embarrassingly stupid and unbelievably uncouth this culture is just go to any American Mall or movie theater hang out on any school playground go to any restaurant it’s an assault to the eyes the heart the brain the soul. I left the feminist movement over 20 years ago because I came to the conclusion that women were their Own Worst Enemy they’ve only gotten worse IE more stupid I couldn’t get five women to March and protest when OJ got away with murder or Clarence Thomas was allowed to sit on the Supreme Court but you had millions of women wearing pink pussy hats because Trump said that women let him touch them mostly because he’s rich he said the truth they got upset and they called it feminism. It was not feminism and it was stupidity. We have like 10 black pimps leading like a million black pimp pastors making money screaming about fake racism when really the only problems facing the Black Culture is lack of culture. Black Entertainment Channel is the most racist thing white people could ever dream up and instead black people dreamed it up and watch it and think it’s great. So we have women who endorse and promote violent racist pornography who call themselves feminists we have black people behaving in a way that diminishes their very being calling us racist and then you have the Never trumpers which is a group of self-indulgent holier than thou Beyond narcissistic spoiled rotten children who need to be ass whipped for about 10 years who are fighting for their lives quite simply. They will not stop unless forced to they will not surrender in less beaten down and they will never admit they’re wrong ever. Each bring to the table an existence defined by an inability to be responsible for anything. Trump stands for exactly what they hate the most whether it’s the criminal the millennial the crazed faux feminist the fake race pimp all of them are bound by the fact that their lives depend on blaming others for their inability to be responsible. This call for responsibility by Donald Trump is why millions of people marched and make fools of themselves on the 21st of January self interest drove them off their couches and onto the streets. I doubt any other call would have been is near effective as the one that simply said it is time to be responsible. Silly me I had always thought that empathy love or the need to help others would compel action but no I was so wrong. These people are pissed off because their lazy self-indulgent evil existences have been called out and they’re pissed and they’re not going to stop being pissed that’s why we’re going to have to beat them back. Whether it is with police batons parents seeing their children out there deciding to act like parents and give him some ass whippings or jail sentences these assholes are never going to stop. A better name for them would be spoiled rotten assholes and how do you deal with a spoiled rotten a****** you whip their ass and you ignore them. We have a big monster that is not going to go away easily we have millions and millions and millions of people who have for probably the last 50 to 70 years been getting Dumber and more self-indulgent and just more evil. It’s not going to be easy but we’re going to have to slay this monster and not it’s not going to go away nicely.

      • DandyTIger says:

        I love a good rant. Nicely said.

      • swanspirit says:

        Thanks, I needed that!

      • Lulu says:

        Yes! yes! Yes!
        I noticed too that all of the Broncobama early opinion leaders were assholes with similar personality disorders. Their prime tactic was bullying. Bronco is a nasty bully. His fawning nasties picked right up on it and did it too. The media, Dem party, bureaucracy, courts, social media was bullying and trash talking all the time. It was very childish and nasty. It really appealed to the arrested developmentally misfits and losers who are now the core of the Dem Party since all of the adults were thrown out (a threat to all bullies) and/or left voluntarily and joined the other clique.

        Donald Trump was the anti-bully to the bullied and bullied the bullies right back. Taking him on directly failed. And is still failing so they do the bully’s backup which is sneaky attacks, belittling, tattling (leaking), going to teacher and lying (lawfare) etc. It is junior high all over again. When you have a bunch of bitchy, hateful, out of control 13 year old girls what do you do? Send in a large, loud, aggressive, intelligent, snide, funny 15 year old boy. If a boy is not available an 18 year old girl who is meaner can be substituted but she will probably have something better to do.

  30. DandyTIger says:

  31. Lulu says:

    “And we’re told that it’s more than just fantasy football for liberals who have nothing else to look forward to,” the New York Daily News reported on Friday.
    Should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) run for president in 2020, it’s rumored that both Clinton and Kennedy would vie for the vacant Senate seat.”

    Whut? The Dems have to make up stories about the three of dumbest Dems around to divert themselves and self comfort. Maybe one of these prizes can run for governor when Cuomo is hauled off for corruption to the pokey. Instead of a magical black man they are looking for a “magical” fairy princess to lead them out of the wilderness. Instead of facing what is they are in fantasy land with what if. Caroline and Chelsea are two of the dumbest and most boring clunkers out there from dead dynasties. And Gillibrand vs Lizzie Warren for the Dems is just too bizarre after another fake, Hillary, got clobbered.

  32. mothy67 says:

    I implore you all if you have the time to read a little Flannery O’Connor. In “Good Country People” the narrator takes on the name Hulga to sound as ugly as she can. She studied philosophy and looked down upon the simple folk. She has a prosthetic leg. Door to door bible salesman figuratively rapes her. I see parallels with the election. Hillary was almost demanding she be president. Crafty guy came along and used plain speak. He left her naked on a roof without her fake leg (media). I adore Flannery but she is dark. Brilliant mind trapped in a diseased body instead of whining she wrote.

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