Monday Open Thread

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    • lyn5 says:

      Fuck all these anti-American elites, RINOs and Democrats.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Will need to view the site on the computer as I can’t see anything under your post on my tablet but judging from lyn’s response I assume its not a beautiful bouquet of flowers but a steaming pile of caca. What Helen might call Benedict caca.

      Oh look 👀 the auto select seems to know what caca means. It is showing that little brown emoji as a suggestion.

  1. votermom says:

    It says
    Thus is the latest situation in Kabul Airport. Watch from start to finish

    • Constance says:

      Oh God. What a shit show. I wonder how many US men and women died.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Most of the military I know are rather conservative but also know several of the woke brigade in the armed forces. Including a couple cousins. Mostly army branch. They were all very anti PT. Then they got a wake up call within hours of that bizarre swearing in ceremony. posted, with no warning, to hot spots in Middle East. They have been very quite on politics of late. Even their mothers. Very Very anti PT have been moot on the both the outgoing administration and their formerly beloved Ds. Other than letting me know the unexpected change and new addresses that they had to admit orders were from the new regime, have not said boo about politics and they have been very worried.

    • taw46 says:

      omg, that is hard to watch.

  2. jadzia1971 says:

    Is there any way I can post photos? We have a few new family members that I spent yesterday morning (around 6am) chasing around the neighborhood like the hillbilly that I apparently am.

  3. elliesmom says:

    Last year I helped my grandson with a unit of US history for ninth graders. He’s in a good school, and there was no indocrination in the lessons. The unit was on the period between the French and Indian Wars and the Revolution. The unit was supposed to take the kids a few weeks to do, but there were two things at play here. First, this was the teacher’s first foray into online teaching, and maybe his first experience with it at all. Second, history is my grandson’s favorite subject, and there wasn’t enough “meat” in the assignment to engage him past the teacher’s minimal expectations. So I did what I always do with my grandson- raised the expectations. We looked more deeply into the biographies of the people active in that period to see how the people who would become our Founding Fathers were being groomed by time for their future roles. My grandson learned a lot, and I got a firsthand look at how superficial our history curriculum has become.

    Clarice Feldman posted a link to an article from the Asia Times on her FB page. Clarice is a Sunday columnist at the American Thinker, a site that gets linked here often. I followed it, and it’s a “meeting” with ghost of Cardinal Richelieu about fallen empires. It’s a good read, and I’ll link it, but mostly it got me thinking. Do the kids get a thorough enough history education for something like that to resonate with them. Even with two full years of US history, Vietnam is something they get to in the last couple of weeks of school. How could anyone born after 1955 or so see the comparisons between the Fall of Saignon and Kabul today? While we should certainly teach kids about slavery, and we spend a huge amount of time on it, very little time is spent on the mistakes we’ve made in other areas. Kids learn very little about the political corruption scandals in our past. They might have heard the word “Watergate”, but how about Teapot Dome? They might learn Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel, but do they know why? Nixon had to resign for a burglary. What happened to Burr? I’m willing to bet my grandson doesn’t know.

    https://asiatimes.com/2021/08/cardinal-richelieu-and-the-ghosts-of-empires-past/?fbclid=IwAR1CINKli5wNCC_7-9KBZfY1KPSwObpGmptP2ed7ZmJ8uViE1KiImVJ757g

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  5. DandyTIger says:

    Biden said all of this is mess in Afghanistan is all, you guessed it, Trump’s fault. Trump made an agreement with the Taliban to pull out May 1st, so Biden had no choice but to do what he did. Yeah, makes no sense to me either. But what did anyone expect Biden to say. smh

  6. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/dear_media_you_got_what_you_wanted_and_worked_for_happy_now.html

    maybe they should look at the man in the mirror and ask themselves who they really are?

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    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1911171

    how the Arab world see the US now

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  10. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/16/gen-milley-warns-senators-terror-groups-will-come-back-faster/

    gee you think, FOOL. if you had kept your eye on the ball, instead of political correctness, maybe we would not be in this place

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  12. foxyladi14 says:

    This is more of obamas fundamentally changing stuff.
    More Muslims headed here. 👿
    I know that is a little o, he doesn’t deserve a big one, 😡

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    When Trump took office, he brought American hostages home. That was his first priority. Shit Stain 2.0’s priority was reversing everything Trump did.

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  19. helenk3 says:

    Bid-on will spout off around 3PM eastern today.
    prayers that he will step down

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  22. helenk3 says:

    when the video becomes available ret marine Joey Jones was on outnumbered and talked about the cost of war. I have tears in my eyes. He explained what the Afhganies will live with now and what could be an attack on our country in the future. a real must see

  23. helenk3 says:

    bid-on just got off the helo in DC. It must have hurt those Marines that had to salute this waste of space

    • helenk3 says:

      wonder if the msm piss boys will have the guts to ask real questions or if they will do the usual boot licking

    • helenk3 says:

      just announced that kamella wlll be there. got a real funny feeling about this announcement

      • lateblum says:

        I think he’ll have her there to remind everyone that Kamala will be the next POTUS if he were to step aside. It’s more a threat than anything.

  24. lyn5 says:

    “There are no words for what’s happening in Afghanistan. We are abandoning a nation to Stone Age tribal warlords who operate under the same rules that have driven Stone Age people since the dawn of time. It was always unrealistic to believe we could take Afghanistan on a journey from Stone Age values to the 21st century by having troops in the country and pouring money into the pockets of insatiably corrupt leaders.”

    https://www.bookwormroom.com/2021/08/16/afghanistan-my-take-on-whats-happening-there-and-at-home/

    • lyn5 says:

      Mark Jarrett very intelligently explains how bad our idea was and, once we were in, what a hash we made of even trying to accomplish the goal of bringing instant Enlightenment to Afghanistan:

      The people of Afghanistan had twenty years to experience Afghan government and decide that it was not worth fighting for. The stories are legion: the first president, Karzai, constantly releasing captured terrorist leaders as he dealt directly with the Taliban. President Karzai’s brother being the top gangster of Kandahar. The Afghan Air Force heroin-smuggling ring. The Thursday Man Love sessions for all the pedophiles of the Afghan police and military. The “ghost” soldiers and ever-stolen supplies of the Afghan Army. The massive vote fraud of the Afghan presidential elections. The Afghan judges who gave no justice without a bribe. In sum, the Afghan government had the façade of a constitutional system — but inside its halls, it was a collection of thieves and robbers getting as much as could be gotten while the money was flowing.

  25. jadzia1971 says:

    French print media is reporting (in an article on my city) that restaurants have lost 30-40% of their clients. https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/economie-social/tours-le-pass-sanitaire-est-bien-respecte-dans-les-bars-et-restaurants-mais-les-terrasses-se-vident-1628880592

    Our version of CNN is saying that everybody LOVES the virus passport and restaurants have lost no business at all. You’d think they would try to tell a believable lie, but no.

    I don’t believe that it’s 30-40%. I believe things are far worse than is being reported. Today is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY, nobody is at work. It was beautiful weather. We drove past the local guinguette at lunchtime today–an outdoor restaurant on the banks of the Loire that is INSANELY popular and packed all summer long. There were MAYBE 10 cars in a lot that is designed for about 500.

    • elliesmom says:

      One of the dangers for a restaurant is when they have to send people away, people get used to not eating out. They order meal kits instead of doing takeout and find out it’s easier and cheaper and just as good. Can’t hire a sitter and have a date night at the restaurant? Put the kids to bed early and have a late night supper at home. If they celebrated the last special occasion when they couldn’t go out by putting some candles on the table at home and spent the money they saved on a really good bottle of wine, they might do it next time, too. Getting their customers back is turning out to be harder for the ones near me than the owners expected. No one is angry at the owners. They’ve just discovered other alternatives and found out much money they save by not eating out.

      • 1539days says:

        In the US, it’s a different problem. McDonalds and other franchise restaurants now have to pay $15/hr minimum and they’re still short staffed. I pulled in with two cars in two lanes (4 total) ahead of me for the microphone. I left after 5 minutes of not being able to even place and order. I just picked up a frozen dinner.

        Our state fair (New York has one) is having food vendors dropping out because they can’t even get enough staff to cover the 10 days. Many of them close their brick and mortar restaurants during the fair because they make so much money in a regular year. On the other hand, Wendy’s wants to open up 700 “ghost” kitchens where they make food and hand it off to delivery services, no drive thru or inside seating. This is after them spending millions on in-store kiosks.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Exactly. We are ALL used to not eating out after the restaurants closed for seven months. Perhaps that might have been a good time for the restauranteurs to get off their derrieres and protest. It’s not like they had anything better to do.

  26. lyn5 says:

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-us-government-lied-for-two-decades

    “Using the same deceitful tactics they pioneered in Vietnam, U.S. political and military officials repeatedly misled the country about the prospects for success in Afghanistan.”

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    Twitter isn’t letting non-registered people read tweets and the replies. It puts a pop-up on the screen and when you shut that it goes back to the main TL of tweets.

  31. elliesmom says:

    I’m trying to decide if I have the stomach to watch Biden’s victory speech or not. HeelsUP says she’s going to be there. I’ll probably need a puke bucket. I’m trying so hard to keep myself from asking my liberal friends if they’re happy yet.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’ve heard there were seven people who fell to their deaths when the plane they were trying to get on took off. Ann Althouse says she thought it looked more like a celebration than a panic. How the hell did that woman make it through law school?

      • Myiq2xu says:

        I wasn’t sure about going to law school until I found myself being dragged to court by my 1st ex. Sitting in court and watching real lawyers in action I realized a lot of them were dumbasses.

        I figured if they could do I could do it and so I went.

        • elliesmom says:

          That’s why I pushback when people say parents aren’t qualified to homeschool their kids. Most teachers are pretty stupid. I don’t mean ignorant- although they’re that, too.

        • 1539days says:

          I used to think about getting a JD because engineers with law degrees can make stupid money doing nothing.

      • Cisco says:

        Quotas.

  32. elliesmom says:

    Would you shoot someone for $1000/month stipend and a “Big Brother” type ex-con mentor? Mayor DiBlasio thinks this plan will reduce violence.

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/15/de-blasios-plan-to-give-a-grand-a-month-to-violent-offenders-is-insane/?utm_source=twitter_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

  33. lyn5 says:

    h/t Angie

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    So are my cats.

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  38. helenk3 says:

    In one way I want bid-on to resign. Nixon resigned for a lot less. In another way when you think about it the replacement lineup sucks bid-on harris pelosi, this country is in deep shit right now

  39. Anthony says:

    Biden is blaming everyone but himself. He needs to resign. His entire administration needs to resign. This is straight up bullshit.

    • helenk3 says:

      he still does not get it. It is not ending our involvement in Afghanistan, it is the way he handled the withdrawal. Trump had a plan that would have kept many Afghans and Americans safe. bid-on and the benedicts hatred of Trump made him abandon that plan and institute a disaster that he alone is responsible for. Look in the mirror bid-on face how YOU hurt this country.

      • Anthony says:

        He was VP when bin Laden got killed. If I am to believe what he just said, why didn’t he pull out then? Why did our military leaders fail to train the Afghan troops over the past 20 years?? Are they that incompetent? (Save your breath on the ‘yes’). Face it, folks. We’re fucked.

  40. lateblum says:

    Yup. He is saying he (Biden) had only a binary choice – withdraw troops or fight through the spring. He’s blaming the Afghan troops for not fighting themselves. He is NOT taking responsibility for making poor choices and causing this horrific result.

  41. votermom says:

    I like this comment about Bidumb’s speech:

    this was about the most incoherent gibberish on a serious foreign policy debacle ever spewed – no plan going forward, blame on people long gone, allies who supported us in country dropping off airplanes, helicopters evacuating embassies, ambassadors trapped at airports surrounded by gun fire – and were impressed that the President didn’t fall over at the lectern – we’ve all become Bidenized – any demented buffoon can be President now.
    Posted by: Boswell

  42. elliesmom says:

    I guess Harris was disinvited.

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  47. Mothy67 says:

    I don’t trust liberal media turning on biden. Shades of cuomo. Grabbing a breast was worse than murder? Come on man. Something is fishy.

    • lyn5 says:

      The media have no credibility left.

      • Mothy67 says:

        They ignored everything from his past and now they are critical. He has to go for some reason. Was harris always the goal? Arizona is coming out soon. Do they think him stepping down would placate voters? I trust nothing. The media is bought and paid for. They’d defend biden if they were told to.

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    thread that Twitter prevents me from reading.

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  51. helenk3 says:

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/border-patrol-fake-covid-vaccine-cards?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium

    china not only gave us covid, now they give us fake vaccine cards. how generous of them

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    https://www.cnsnews.com/node/2155011

    I don’t know what they are smoking but they really don’t get it

  54. helenk3 says:

    question
    if the embassy personnel were burning files, how did they miss the files with all the names of the Afghan people that were helping us and now are in the hands of the Taliban? Not too smart were they

  55. helenk3 says:

    There is a guest on Tucker now, a former Navy Seal. He made some really great insight on the failure in Afghanistan. Our military and political leaders failed to study the history of Afghanistan, The Taliban study history and understand their enemy’s weakness. when video is available it is worth watching. good information

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    Poor newsies.

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    He has a lot of good tweets.

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  62. John Denney says:

    How is it that Taliban fighters are so fierce, but the Afghans we trained for 20 years are not?

  63. helenk3 says:

    rambling thoughts
    China infiltrating the benedicts for years. gave us covid that helped bid-on. bid-on screws up withdrawal from Afghanistan, embarrasses the USA to the world. willing to work with talban and gets trillions of dollars of minerals. benedicts undermine just about every government dept and demoralize American citizens.
    my tinfoil hat theory for today

  64. helenk3 says:

    on Gutfeld tonight, I just heard the best comparison to gen Milley. MILLY VANILLI one lipsinked music, the other lipsinked liberal bs

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