As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

109 Responses to Saturday Open Thread || November 7, 2015

    • I can agree with that point only up to the fact that our only knowlege of DrCarson’s background is what he wrote in his book and it’s not looking good for him.
      I believe he lied, continues to lie, has buffed up his persona and just made a muddle of everything.

      Instead of claiming something like journalistic license or just jazzing up a boring story, he claims it’s all the truth.

      • I don’t have a dog in this fight. But what exactly did he say that is a lie rather than either an exaggeration or a mishandling of the situation as it was. The fact that CNN can’t find more than 9 people on the personal violence incidents or a poor explanation of the WP discussion I don’t see a lie.

        Going back to sins of my father or whatever that piece of garbage is called, is not helpful now, but I think we can unpack the lies there.

        Carson is an odd man, granted, with the ego of a Surgeon that’s what I see.

        • The Mannatech nonsense was a lie–he did way more than give paid speeches. Since he insists he did try to hit his Mom with a hammer, I guess I have to go with it, LOL. Moms–we never get a break just a skull fracture.

      • I’m still a recovering Democrat, now Independent and it’s so much fun to watch politics with a much more open mind. I like ALL the GOP candidates, ALL are more qualified than Hillary…or Obama. So I’m enjoying the ride.

        Carson won my heart a few years ago wiping the smirk off Obama’s face at that prayer breakfast. :)

    • How horrible. But, now I know why I only saw a brief mention of it, and no photos of the two cops who were just arrested last night. Had the six year old and his dad been black and the cops white, this would be the biggest story ever and there would be massive protest/riots.

    • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308046/Two-Louisiana-city-marshals-charged-fatally-shooting-six-old-autistic-boy.html

      Two Louisiana police officers charged with murder after shooting dead a six-year-old autistic boy were moonlighting for a controversial local marshal agency, it has emerged.

      Lt. Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, a reserve officer, were arrested Friday night by the Louisiana State Police after the shooting death of Jeremy Mardis and the wounding of his unarmed father, Chris Few, in the central Louisiana town of Marksville on Tuesday.

      It has since been revealed, the pair – along with another officer at the scene – were moonlighting as marshals who work for the city courts and serve warrants, carry firearms and have police powers.

      The local agency is run by school bus driver city marshal Floyd Voinche.

      Mayor John Lemoine, says Voinche, who has served as marshal for the past 12 years and was recently re-elected unopposed, has recently begun overstepping his authority.

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308853/Dump-Trump-Dozens-activists-gather-outside-NBC-s-New-York-studios-protest-against-Donald-hosting-Saturday-Night-Live.html

    Hundreds of Latino protesters have gathered outside NBC studios in New York this evening just yards away from where Donald Trump is preparing to host Saturday Night Live.

    The controversial Republican frontrunner will take his second turn at hosting the sketch show this evening, after being invited on following a hugely successful appearance by Hillary Clinton last month.

    However, Trump’s appearance on the show has drawn anger from the Hispanic community, with pressure groups handing a petition containing half a million signatures to network bosses, asking for his appearance to be cancelled.

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    Pics at the link. Too bad it’s not raining in NYC tonight.

  2. Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump
    I am at the Saturday Night Live Studio – electricity all over the place. We will be doing a “tweeting” skit, so stay tuned!
    7:17 PM – 7 Nov 2015 ·

    • So, the WSJ is going after Carson now:

      The most recent story under question is a harrowing tale he told last month of protecting his white high school classmates the day after Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968.

      Violent race riots hit the neurosurgeon-turned-politician’s predominantly black Southwestern High School in Detroit.

      Carson, who was a junior lab assistant with a key to the school’s biology lab, sheltered his frightened friends from violence by bringing them into the workroom, he told the Wall Street Journal.

      The Wall Street Journal spoke to half a dozen of Carson’s former classmates and a the candidate’s former physics teacher, but none of them remembered the incident.

      ‘It may have happened, but I didn’t see it myself or hear about it,’ Gregory Vartanian, who was in the junior ROTC in high school with Carson, told the Wall Street journal.

      Another story featured in Carson’s book is one in which he was named the ‘most honest’ student in a Yale psychology class during his junior year at the university.

      Carson wrote that his Perceptions 301 professor told the class that their exams had ‘inadvertently burned’ and they would have to take a harder test. All of the 150 students but Carson walked out of the room.

      The professor came toward me. With her was a photographer for the Yale Daily News who paused and snapped my picture,” Carson wrote. “’A hoax,’ the teacher said. ‘We wanted to see who was the most honest student in the class.’”

      Carson’s photo never ran in the student paper, and sources told the Wall Street Journal that Yale did not offer a Perceptions 301 course while Carson was studying at the University.

  3. Thanks goodness it’s over. I’ve watched more commercials tonight than I’ve seen this entire year. What is this show, about 40 minutes?

    The best skit was in the beginning of the show, the one set in President Trump’s Oval Office in 2018. Second to that, maybe the restaurant skit where Donald sat it out and live-tweeted about the various cast members. After that, each skit got progressively worse and it seemed like it was taking forever to end.

  4. Re.. Gitmo from Rep. Mike McCaul

    Mike McCaul (R TX) thinks there will be exec action on Gitmo and thinks the American people will rise up in protest. So, once they vote against it and Obama goes his own way — “it’s difficult to stop him” heh, from McCaul, defaulting once again to the American people.

    So, I guess we are on our own.