Monday Open Thread

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  1. Dora says:

    Come on Boris! Do it!

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    Boris Johnson STILL hasn’t decided if he’ll quit and deliver killer blow to Theresa May after David Davis resignation

    The Prime Minister could now face a leadership challenge from Leave-backing MPs furious at the soft Brexit plan agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6728248/david-davis-resigns-theresa-may-brexit-plan/

  2. foxyladi14 says:

    Have a Blessed Happy Monday! Be safe and, Cool. 🤗

  3. BjornTheBorg says:

    Question time for the PM in Commons: May is trying to salvage her government, but she’s not really getting anywhere. The deal that led to the resignations of Davis and Johnson is too weak for the “Hard Brexit” Tories, but anything closer to what they want is unacceptable to most voters. The real issue seems to be the Irish border. May needs the support of Northern Irish Unionists to keep her government together, but a full Brexit and a hard Ireland/UK border are very unpopular in Northern Ireland. Things look pretty sad for her: it reminds me of the speech she gave a while back when the signage behind her started crumbling as she droned on and on. It looks like Trump might not have a PM to visit on the 13th.

    • lyn says:

      Their visit with the Queen may be longer.

    • Somebody says:

      Didn’t the voters approve Brexit?

      Perhaps a hard Brexit is unacceptable to most of Parliament, who at this point has the ball. The actual voters and citizens I think would narrowly favor a more hardline stance and exit.

      • BjornTheBorg says:

        It’s really murky and there’s not a whole lot of good polling on the issue: the results depend on how the question is phrased. Generally speaking, the most popular alternative is the “Norway Model” or “Soft Brexit” that would keep a good deal of the EU regulations in place. The really hard alternative is not terribly popular, and negotiations with Brussels on just how to manage the Brexit are dragging on with no end in sight.

        • Lulu says:

          Horseshit. Brexiteers want a hard Brexit to stop the open borders and blackmail money going to the EU technocrats to pay themselves for making more regulations. The UK is the wallet of the EU. They are sick of it. Let Merkel and Macron pay for it if they can after their NATO bill is paid in full. The “polling” is the same crap put out showing Brexit would lose.

          • BjornTheBorg says:

            How much polling have you seen on the issue? The most recent survey from opiniumresearch.com showed the Norway model “EEA with restrictions” rating 57% acceptable, 29% unacceptable, while the hard Brexit “WTO rules” was acceptable to 37% and unacceptable to 48%. The hard Brexiteers among the Tories definitely want the hard Brexit, but it’s completely unclear whether public opinion would support that. May is trying to have it both ways, but that’s pretty clearly not working out.

          • Underwhelmed says:

            The EU has morphed into some grossly evil swamp. That a nation like Britain, with all its history, could allow itself to be put in a position where some unelected bureaucrat in Brussels gets to tell them what kind of vacuum cleaner they’re allowed to use? That is one of great tragedies. I can’t comprehend how they have let themselves be so ruined, in every way.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Long ago I realized that keeping up with American politics is exhausting enough. Trying to figure out the politics of other countries is just too much work, and since I don’t trust the media anyway . . .

      • DeniseVB says:

        Good points and why I appreciate Lulu and others sharing the info without the media filters. My only shiny object to follow in the UK are the Balloon Wars as the oppo is putting up a Baby Mayor Kahn balloon. (I doubt either will fly near the Trumps as air space is usually very restricted for our Presidents’ foreign visits).

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          Am I the only whose had the thought of a Baby James Kirk balloon screaming “Khan” as a fun twist on the Battle of the London Dirigibles Of course it needs to be the real deal. .

  4. lyn says:

    Not all Democrats are sociopaths, but all sociopaths are Democrats.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      I’m not a Democrat, but I used to be.

      I am feeling much better now. The new medication really helps.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I bet you’d have some good advice for Alyssa. This thread is a riot……..

  5. Cisco says:

    Ok, time for a combat jump.
    I don’t want another damn Bengazi.
    Get our people the ef’ outa there.
    https://www.weaselzippers.us/390355-u-s-embassy-in-haiti-warns-americans-to-shelter-in-place-some-trapped-in-hotel-as-violent-protests-escalate/

  6. DeniseVB says:

    This woman is so vile, or at least trying to out-vile Samantha Bee. The “jokes” are in the article as proof, I may never eat another Breakfast McMuffin again 😛

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  9. DeniseVB says:

    True story 😉

  10. Dora says:

    You youngsters may not remember him.

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  12. DeniseVB says:

    Good doggy 😀

  13. Cisco says:


    h/t waltherppk @ CTH👍

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    • lyn says:

      Hate never gets put back into the bottle. Democrats are worse than all America’s hate groups combined.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Time for the NeverTrumpers to put on their big boy pants and fight the real evil to our country – The Democrats. Didn’t Chuckles Schumer recently claim that not allowing illegals to vote is racist ? It’s just getting too absurd to be shocked any more.

  15. Cisco says:

    Trump announcement of SCOTUS tonight and surprise 🙄 this shit starts again
    https://nypost.com/2018/07/09/trump-is-being-sued-by-his-former-chauffeur/

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  18. lateblum says:

    I just read that an 8th boy has been rescued from the cave. Earlier I thought I’d heard that they were stopping with the 7th due to nightfall.
    Here is a link from the NYT with some info about the cave and rescue that I had not seen before just now.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Good article from a Canadian ….

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  21. lyn says:

    What a cute Munchkin!

    • Cisco says:

      Well there will be a plentiful pool of illegal’s to vote Dem, that’s for sure.

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  23. Cisco says:

    For Herr Hogg.
    Not all are as dumb as him.
    Although Hogg is a good shakedown artist like fake ” father” pfleger of Chicago.
    https://www.guns.com/2018/07/09/march-for-our-rights-activists-rally-in-downtown-chicago-video/

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  26. Dora says:

    It’s only racist when the USA does it.

    • dm says:

      If I am not mistaken, I read several months ago that we gave them money for their border project.

  27. helenk3 says:

    What is the over/under on Kavanaugh being the pick? I do not know a lot about him, but it worries me that he is a DC insider and bushie pick.
    does anyone here know more about him?

    • DeniseVB says:

      According to the Paparazzi Mainstream Media, all the “suspects” homes have been staked out, I believe is was Kavanaugh who was the only one seen leaving in a security motorcade heading towards the WH. 😀

    • Cisco says:

      I listened to the announcement and I was alarmed when Kavanaugh mentioned something about Kagan giving him some sort of recommendation.
      I’ll have to go back and listen more closely.

  28. helenk3 says:

    thought some of the grillers here might like this

    • lateblum says:

      Helen, This was awesome! I don’t grill, but my son does. I watched him struggle with turning bratwurst on Sunday. I’m gonna send him this…. I loved how much easier and more interesting the foods were —- especially the salmon (my personal fave.
      Thanks! ❤

  29. helenk3 says:

    liberal thinking today

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  32. blowme0bama says:

    Don’t like his connections, but he should sail through with them.

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  35. mothy2017 says:

    RD seems almost rational about nominee. ??????
    Yes I went there.

    • lyn says:

      Trump didn’t want a bad fight, IMHO.

      • Venus E. Lee says:

        No, it’s going to be a bad fight. They will attempt to ‘Bork’ whoever Trump picked. Trump wanted to make sure the Dems make even a bigger, more obvious spectacle of what hate filled lunatics they are, exposing their ‘true faces’ to even more normies, & thus ensuring Rs remain in control of the House & Senate (by a bigger margin) in November.

        • lyn says:

          Oh, I agree with you that Trump will expose the Democrats as those craven political animals who will Bork an excellent jurist.

          • SHV says:

            “exposing their ‘true faces’ to even more normies, & thus ensuring Rs remain in control of the House & Senate (by a bigger margin) in November.”
            ****
            I think that is his reasoning. Pick the best Jurist, ie 12 yrs and 300 decisions and let the Dems go crazy blocking a qualified judge who doesn’t look like wacko like Bork. I can’t see the votes being there for confirmation during this Congress and Trump will hammer that home for the Nov. 6 elections. No Dem will vote for confirmation; the three that voted for Gorsuch were released by Schumer after the Repubs had 51. This go around, J. McCain not there or Cindy a No, lame duck Flake said he would not vote for any Trump Judicial nomination so 49 votes and if that is the count, Collins and Murkowski likely will vote No. (Interesting that talking heads discuss McCain, Rand Paul, Collins and Murkowski but no mention of Flake, who, IMO is the key vote.)

  36. Underwhelmed says:

    Another excellent, thoughtful and intelligent piece of writing, full of hard truths.

    https://www.newcenter.ca/news/2018/1/28/justin-trudeau-and-the-politics-of-fear-division-and-hate

  37. DeniseVB says:

    Well, the Rent-A-Mob crowd was out in full force with their handy pre-printed posters ready for who ever the pick was going to be. 😉

    • lateblum says:

      Can you imagine the money spent for each of the 4 most likely candidates? there is serious $$ against anythingTrump. I hope they burned millions unnecessarily.
      Bastages.

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  41. Myiq2xu™ says:

    All the excitement wore me out. I fell asleep and missed the announcement. Do we have a body count yet?

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    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I wish I could telecommute tomorrow. I am the only one in for my little agency this week as the others are out on family emergencies and I will be surrounded by crazies in Virginia who love McAwful and Timmy {Kaine} and will follow their lead without even firing up a single little gray cell of thier own. At least with the neighbors I can run the trash out under the cover of darkness.

  44. SHV says:

    I wonder if the Dems will hammer Kavanaugh about his role with Ken Starr??? That will be interesting information for the younger members of the Snowflake #MeToo generation!

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  47. NewOrleans says:

    Dems have gone full fruitcake. It’s glorious to watch.

    And it’s only Monday!

    • Island Girl says:

      Incredibly entertaining! And they get to fly away tomorrow from all the loons..long hot summer indeed.

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  49. mothy2017 says:

    Seems quite few dims are worried that President Trump is erasing some guy barry’s legacy. It’s actually kinda of embarrassing for the guy.

  50. Dora says:

    It must have been scary out there last night.

    • lateblum says:

      I watched Shannon Bream last night and wondered whether she felt threatened. I was actually concerned for her well being.

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