Open Thread

You’ll be happy to know that San Francisco has created Poop Patrols to pick up all the feces flooding the streets of San Francisco. With a little luck, they’ll be able to head off any coming cholera epidemic. Reminds me of the old joke: what did Socialists use for light before candles? Electricity.

OTOH, modern Capitalism is Jeff Bezos worth $150 billion and trying to influence our national political decisions in a way which favors him. Seriously, guys, start looking into Distributism. It is the only way out of this mess.

The Louisiana AG has excluded Citibank and BofA from a $600 million finance program for roads – because they are anti-gun. Good. Time to start punishing corporations for taking sides in politics.

Our Perfect and Wonderful CIA which we May Never Question blew it’s communication security and allowed the Chinese in. I’ve been of the opinion that the CIA has been penetrated by enemy agents since Day One. I just can’t forget that the CIA vetted itself in it’s original hires and there was no assurance that those doing the vetting weren’t enemy agents.

Pearl Jam has provided a massive, in-kind donation to Trump’s 2020 re-election effort.

The MSM, in an effort to allay concerns that it is united in attacking Trump, coordinated an attack on Trump in the editorial pages of about 300 newspapers.

8 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. jdge1 August 17, 2018 / 2:30 am

    I hope we see a lot more push-back like this.

    • jdge1 August 17, 2018 / 2:46 am

      Guess I need to read Marks’s comments before posting.

  2. Cluster August 17, 2018 / 9:32 am

    And what did liberals use for transportation before bicycles? ……… Cars

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded to Wednesday’s reported terror attack by suggesting that vehicles be banned in certain parts of the city, particularly near the government buildings where Parliament meets.

  3. Retired Spook August 17, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    After his miserable performance in the 2016 presidential election, Nate Silver is hedging his bets in the 2018 mid-terms.

    Democrats are favored to gain control of the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast model. But — a very FiveThirtyEight-ish sentence follows — the range of possible outcomes is wide and Democrats’ prospects are far from certain. Relatively small shifts could allow Republicans to keep control of the House, or could turn a blue wave into a tsunami.

    It’s often been said that the November mid-terms will be a referendum on Trump. IMO, it will be a referendum on which is the stronger influence on peoples’ voting patterns, hate or fear — that is hatred of Trump by the Left or fear that a Democratic majority will reverse the positive things Trump has accomplished. We’ll have the answer in 81 days.

    • Cluster August 17, 2018 / 2:46 pm

      Nate Silver also predicted that Hillary had a 92% chance of winning……

  4. Jeremiah August 18, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Tribal people of South Africa are more civilized than San Francisco.

    • M. Noonan August 18, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Indeed – in fact, I know a Nigerian man, member of my Knights of Columbus council, who is a greater credit to Western Civilization than the majority of people living in San Francisco.

      • Jeremiah August 18, 2018 / 8:17 pm

        Exactly. 👍

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