Overnight Open Thread

This has been a pretty good week for Trump. I hope he has a big finish planned for mañana.

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129 Responses to Overnight Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

  3. Mothy67 says:

    Ugh

  4. Dora says:

    What about the dog? The Soviets also sent up the first dog!

  5. Dora says:

    The fact that Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts should be horrifying to everyone. The fact that it takes a court to okay telling it should be even more horrifying.

  6. swanspirit says:

    Such a satisfying read!

    https://theminnesotasun.com/2019/07/18/commentary-the-congresswoman-representing-
    somalia/?fbclid=IwAR0odExraZaThzCb5_JpXorO-x7wGld_qLSQdijyhA7lc7Vg3yZQFgHe3dI

    This part was especially good!

    It is worth describing here a peculiar phenomenon that most Americans have never heard of, known to Jewish immigrants from the USSR by a mocking Russian word razocharovanty—“the disappointed ones.” These were people who had difficulty fitting in at the social level they were once used to—without passable English, the “careers” that were open to them were mostly at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. And so the razocharovanty wanted to go back to the USSR. As Joe Biden would say, “no joke.”

    They didn’t hate America, but they didn’t see themselves as part of the American future, either. They missed their motherland, warts and all—and with rose-colored glasses, the warts didn’t look so warty. Nostalgia isn’t rational—it’s an emotion that exists outside rationality.

    And then, miraculously, they got their wish! As a propaganda ploy, the Soviet government permitted the razocharovanty to return! They even chartered a plane to take them back—all roughly 200 of them. The Soviet state restored their pensions (maybe $50 a month in those days) and gave them apartments to live in (no small thing, in a land of socialist scarcity where the government devoted all its energies to building tanks and missiles).

    Within months, almost all of the razocharovanty were back in Brooklyn. Spending time in the Soviet Union was the single best way to cure nostalgia. America, suddenly, looked better than ever.

  7. Dora says:

    Stop! How much more of this crap do we have to take?

  8. Dora says:

  9. DeniseVB says:

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    A number of things bothered de Tocqueville about democracy. One of them was that in a society made up of equal citizens, the majority is always right. To de Tocqueville, a majority of equals, just like a single all-powerful ruler, could abuse its power. In a democracy, de Tocqueville argued, this abuse becomes the “tyranny of the majority.”

    De Tocqueville did not claim that the tyranny of the majority as yet existed to any great degree in America. Still, he saw evidence of it developing. For example, de Tocqueville found that in the North, free black males who had the right to vote often were discouraged from voting by the white majority.

    De Tocqueville maintained that even freedom of speech, guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, was affected by majority opinion.

    “I know no country,” he wrote, “in which, generally speaking, there is less independence of mind and true freedom of discussion than in America.” He added that the lack of great writers in the United States was due to the absence of “freedom of spirit” brought on by a majority intolerant of minority views.

    “If ever freedom is lost in America,” de Tocqueville warned, “that will be due to the … majority driving minorities to desperation….” De Tocqueville did identify certain elements at work in American democracy which checked the formation of a tyranny of the majority. Among these elements were the large number of independent associations, the press and the courts.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Leftists want “tyranny of the majority” to be the law.

      • Somebody says:

        Disagree, I don’t believe at this point the leftist viewpoint is in the majority. I think they just want tyranny. They want to control virtually every aspect of our life. They want to dominate us via guilt.

        You’re successful, be you shamed, pay you’re “fair share”. The earth is in danger, how dare you want to cool your home, be shamed. You’re white therefore you are guilty of all past sins of all white men in the history of the world, be shamed. You’re Christian, be shamed for you are evil. You’re Jewish, be shamed for you are evil. You’re straight, be shamed you sicko. You want borders, be shamed you xenophobic deplorable. Etc., etc.

        Tyranny of the minority, IMO. Although the minds of so many have been poisoned, hence the 32% that believe any criticism of a person of color is racist. 32% is probably the percentage of true believers, sadly it’s a pretty easy jump from there via shaming, playing on guilt/emotions or promising free stuff.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

  12. taw46 says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      What a fucking maroon. Trump isn’t Superman.

      He’s Batman.

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          Is that video from when he was giving people rides in his helicopter at the Iowa state fair?

          All the other candidates try to act like they’re just regular folks, and Trump is there asking “Who wants to ride in my private helicopter?”

          IIRC, the media were saying that Trump made a foo-paw by arriving in a helicopter because Iowans don’t like candidates who put on airs. Then BOOM! – storyline changed.

          • votermom says:

            yes it is from the Iowa State Fair

          • Somebody says:

            The media expected him to put on jeans and boots, stufff his face with corndogs, help muck barns and go duck hunting. 😂 He didn’t play that game, still doesn’t. He is who he is, he’s comfortable in his own skin.

            He’s never pretended to be something he’s not. Although my CA liberal sister will swear different. She’s hung up on his morality and previous infidelity, which is rich coming from a Clinton fan girl 🙄 She insists he lied to evangelicals that he’s not religious, again quite rich coming from her.

            I pointed to Falwell and others saying they weren’t electing a Sunday school teacher, rather a President, a leader. I also pointed out his policies and where he’s kept promises made regarding religious freedom, etc. She concedes, “Well that’s true, but he’s a hypocrite. There is nothing Christian about that man, he’s a bully, he’s mean and vulgar. He wouldn’t know the teachings of Christ if they slapped him upside his inflated orange head” 🙄 I simply replied in my best church lady voice, “Well isn’t that special” 😛

      • Somebody says:

        He told us so.😉

  13. taw46 says:

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Yesterday, before stepping onto the trap door and falling into the spam filter, the late unlamented “Maddog” asked a question:

    Why is socialism un-American?

    Socialism is an authoritarian form of government where all power is centralized. The American way is to decentralize power using the Separation of Powers and Federalism. The American way is for the People to control government, Under socialism, goverment controls the People.

    Socialism is a failed ideology. America is for winners.

  15. Dora says:

    They are obviously out to destroy the State of California!

  16. lyn says:

    Children colored the frames.

  17. Myiq2xu™ says:

    When the mom finally showed up they gave her the girls. Now the mob is claiming victory.

    If Mom had come for them the first time they called her the girls would have been home a lot sooner.

    • lateblum says:

      The kids were traveling with their cousin whose passport was questioned. The children then called their mother who was afraid that she would be arrested and deported because she was undocumented, so she refused to go to O’Hare to get the girls. Many hours later, after being reassured that they would not be arrested, thenparents went to the airport to pick up the girls. But it’s Trump’s fault that the ppl at the airport refused to let the minor aged girls wander off on their own or call an Uber or whatever. smh

  18. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Of course she supports them – they’re socialists.

  19. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Okie-dokie, I’m off to see the podiatrist. The VA hooked me up with a local doctor so I don’t have to drive to Fresburg. Wish me luck!

    • Somebody says:

      Good luck! Even if it doesn’t go as planned, it’s Friday so all is not lost!!

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Well, I’m back.

      A while back my local VA doctor told me I needed to see a podiatrist at the VA hospital in Fresburg. I asked him about the new local referral program if you live 50 miles or more from the nearest VA hospital. I live 56 miles away. About a month ago I got a call from some company that handles the VA referrals. They asked me a bunch of questions and said they would arrange an appointment.

      A couple weeks ago I got another call from them, this time telling me I had an appointment. I wrote it down as 8:45 am on Aug 19th. A couple days ago I got an automated call reminding me that I had an appointment on JULY 19th. I thought I must have gotten the date wrong or something. I got another call yesterday telling me the same thing.

      I got up early, took a shower, shaved my cheeks and groomed my chin whiskers. I put on my best shirt (Ralph Lauren Polo shirt) and cargo shorts. I was wearing flip-flops because I knew I would have to take them off, but I wore clean white socks with them. That’s the most dressed up I’ve been all year. I looked like a banker.

      I go to the address I was given, found the right office, and went up to the receptionist window. “Your appointment isn’t until AUGUST 19th” the receptionist tells me, looking at me like I’m an idiot.

      Serenity now. Serenity now. SERENITY NOW!

      • Somebody says:

        Odd, was the reminder call from the podiatrist or from the VA? If it was from the podiatrist, I’d call to confirm any appointment rather than rely on their calls. Might be a good policy going forward.

        PS You should have worn your dress flip flops h/t Rick Wilson

    • blowme0bama says:

      Hope you get to keep your feet.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      And if they “free them”, what then? Will they take them into their homes? Of course not.

    • Somebody says:

      Talcum X couldn’t free himself from a wet paper bag, no pun intended. Let alone free anybody else, he’s just trying to stir shit to remain relevant.

    • SHV says:

      “Instead, they are actively & openly pushing for violent revolution.”
      *****
      That’s both end of the current socio/political spectrum. “Kill the Trump/Nazi’s vs “Good Luck, we have all of the guns”

      I haven’t read how these people think the reality of armed “civil war” would work out in the US…to what end point? The only recent example in a “Western” Country is the Siege of Sarajevo during Bosnian War, which lasted four years. I recently read a book by a “survivor” and the recurrent theme was the “smell”, uncollected garbage, raw sewage, un-buried dead animals and people. Living with a small group, no heat, water, electricity; looking for food and water at night, the day was too dangerous from snipers, etc., etc. His final words of advice was that you really can’t “prep” because there is always a person or group that is stronger/more vicious that will take your stuff and “you can never have enough ammunition”.

  21. helenk3 says:

    http://www.fox9.com/news/how-defrauded-minnesota-tax-dollars-can-end-up-with-terror-

    this article is from last year. I have read nothing about it stopping. Made me wonder in between trashing Trump and America has omar funneled money back to this bunch so they can continue to fund terrorist?

  22. helenk3 says:

    Also was thinking this week about when backtrack sent the shuttle to LA instead of Housten. I always heard Housten we have a problem, never LA we have a problem. Backtrack was being his usual bitchy, self and sending to a state that swallowed his bs rather than a state that questioned him

  23. Dora says:

    Photos: Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle snag secluded Hamptons estate

    Donald Trump Jr., and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle have further solidified their tabloid-tracked romantic relationship with the multimillion-dollar purchase of a multi-acre estate in one of the more prestigious communities in the Hamptons. The semi-rural, pond-front spread was last listed at a smidgen less than $4.5 million and an anonymous but apparently well-placed source snitched to the open-eared property gossips at the New York Post the real estate heir and GOP politico closed on the Bridgehampton, New York, spread at $4.4 million.

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/07/13/donald-trump-jr-and-kimberly-guilfoyle-snag-secluded-hamptons-estate-2/

  24. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/07/19/angela-merkel-justin-trudeau-back-squad-after-trumps-go-back-tweets/

    we should care what these two think why? neither one is a credit to their own countries

    • lateblum says:

      I recall AOCs mother saying some things about Occasionally Coherent and how she never paid any attention to politics before this.
      Or maybe it was Kamala’s mother who said something.
      Somebody said something is all I know.

  25. helenk3 says:

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    NAACP in 1956

    • Anthony says:

      That wasn’t an op-ed. It was a slop-ed. “Economic inequality” is shorthand for “I’m too lazy to get a job, so I’ll just lay in bed all day and rob a corner store at night”

    • John Denney says:

      One group supports Can-Do attitude, the other doesn’t and wants you dependent upon them, effectively saying, “You’re a loser without us.”

  26. helenk3 says:

    Iran takes another British ship in strait of Harmuz

  27. Dora says:

  28. lyn says:

    I survived the periodontist, but four teeth didn’t. LOL. Still numb.

  29. Dora says:

    If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

    ===

    Michelle Obama named 2019’s most admired woman in the world in new poll
    https://www.ktbb.com/post/?p=804130

  30. Mothy67 says:

    People act so shocked when I very plainly and directly state I do not like muslims. I don’t and I never bring it up, but when asked (today it was about omar and husbro) I respond clearly. It’s not like they like me.

    • John Denney says:

      A very sweet friend of mine from India is always positive and never says bad things about people except that Muslim neighbors back in India, “were not nice people.”

  31. lyn says:

    Thread.

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