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

23 Responses to Sunday Open Thread || August 21, 2016

  1. Hi guys, Hope everyone is having a good Sunday. Went to the beach early for a swim, and then catch up reading. Two things that might be of interest that I learned or got from elsewhere.

    If you are a CS Lewis fan and have a Kindle, vol 1 and 2 of his Letters are for sale at 1.99 /ea Amazon (not much but you could get them through WHD).

    And the other thing is Trump’s speech to the African American community in Milwaukee. I really didn’t give it the proper amount of attention earlier in the week. Here is a good link from the Bookworm that includes the video and transcript. The transcript is made me pay close attention to the words. It also argues against all those who say Trump shoots from the hip, isn’t organized and doesn’t have a plan.

    Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness.

    http://www.bookwormroom.com/2016/08/17/video-the-honest-campaign-speech-that-every-american-and-especially-every-black-american-needs-to-hear/

  2. Last weeks release of Soros docs show him running Obama and the ambassador to the Ukraine.

    Goal to over throw the government of the Ukraine —- and they did that!

    Not our job to attack other counties!

    Vote Trump

  3. Right now – the Drudge headline photo is priceless – interrupt yourself here and go see it while it’s still up.

    In other news (but not news at all) Hillary lied – Colin Powell did NOT advise her to use a private server.

    • Yes, they are diving for dollars, for sure. I signed up to get emails from the DNC, the Clinton campaign, etc. just to see what they are up to. These days I’m getting 7-10 emails every day from them begging for money. Ahhhh, loving the sweet smell of Clinton financial desperation in the air these days. Apparently, she’s dead broke again.

      I wish Hillary would send me a quid pro quo deal like she did to desperate people who wanted extra-special treatment when she was SOS. Nothing I want from her, so no deal will be offered, I reckon.

    • Another thing that I thought was just funny. Apparently over the weekend Cher the aging Indian songstress sent her small private plane to fly Hillbilly 20 miles to Nantucket. Not a pretty picture and I have no idea how Hil’ boarded or deplaned. I suspect that is secret.

    • Pretty funny. Drudge is on a roll.

      Also on Drudge this link — the Muslim Huma, “Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female US president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11.”

      Huma defends her work, and her mother’s positions. Great a mother who supports Muslim subjugation of women, and a husband who is a public sexual pervert.

      If HRC wins, no point in fumigating the WH from it current renters. Same or worse is moving in.

      http://nypost.com/2016/08/21/huma-abedin-worked-at-a-radical-muslim-journal-for-10-years/

      The MSM will not pick this up, but perhaps Trump will expose the HRC on her claims to be for all women (all on his own because typically the Republicans are no where to be seen unless Trump hits a note they approve of).

      http://nypost.com/2016/08/21/huma-abedin-worked-at-a-radical-muslim-journal-for-10-years/

  4. Speaking of Hillary’s corrupt and desperate campaign tactics, here’s an eyeopener you may have seen:

    “Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/18/hillary-campaign-vows-to-destroy-opposition-website/

    If that doesn’t send chills down your back, nothing will. The fundraising letter comes after Steve Bannon, chief executive of Breitbart News was brought into the Trump
    campaign. They’re getting ready for their version of Kristallnacht on conservative media. Let’s stay on top of this.

    Clinton’s deputy communications director Christina Reynolds didn’t help when she added this to the issue:

    “Breitbart is something different,” she says. “They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.”

    They’re on the march, folks. Keep your eyes open for more like this to come from Hillary supporters.

  5. Copied from a friend’s comment elsewhere…nothing to do with politics and I don’t know who the original author is: brought tears to my eyes. There are still good and Godly people in this world. Anyone who has a child who is “lost” will understand why this woman did what she did.

    Found comment: “I work in a decent sized, local, indie bookstore. It’s a great job 99% of the time and a lot of our customers are pretty neat people. Any who, middle of the day this little old lady comes up. She’s lovably kooky. She effuses how much she loves the store and how she wishes she could spend more time in it but her husband is waiting in the car (OH! I BETTER BUY HIM SOME CHOCOLATE!), she piles a bunch of art supplies on the counter and then stops and tells me how my bangs are beautiful and remind her of the ocean (“Wooooosh” she says, making a wave gesture with her hand)

    Ok. I think to myself. Awesomely happy, weird little old ladies are my favorite kind of customer. They’re thrilled about everything and they’re comfortably bananas. I can have a good time with this one. So we chat and it’s nice.

    Then this kid, who’s been up my counter a few times to gather his school textbooks, comes up in line behind her (we’re connected to a major university in the city so we have a lot of harried students pass through). She turns around to him and, out of nowhere, demands that he put his textbooks on the counter. He’s confused but she explains that she’s going to buy his textbooks.

    He goes sheetrock white. He refuses and adamantly insists that she can’t do that. It’s like, $400 worth of textbooks. She, this tiny old woman, bodily takes them out of his hands, throws them on the counter and turns to me with a intense stare and tells me to put them on her bill. The kid at this point is practically in tears. He’s confused and shocked and grateful. Then she turns to him and says “you need chocolate.” She starts grabbing handfuls of chocolates and putting them in her pile.

    He keeps asking her “why are you doing this?” She responds “Do you like Harry Potter?“ and throws a copy of the new Cursed Child on the pile too.

    Finally she’s done and I ring her up for a crazy amount of money. She pays and asks me to please give the kid a few bags for his stuff. While I’m bagging up her merchandise the kid hugs her. We’re both telling her how amazing she is and what an awesome thing she’s done. She turns to both of us and says probably one of the most profound, unscripted things I’ve ever had someone say:

    “It’s important to be kind. You can’t know all the times that you’ve hurt people in tiny, significant ways. It’s easy to be cruel without meaning to be. There’s nothing you can do about that. But you can choose to be kind. Be kind.”

    The kid thanks her again and leaves. I tell her again how awesome she is. She’s staring out the door after him and says to me: “My son is a homeless meth addict. I don’t know what I did. I see that boy and I see the man my son could have been if someone had chosen to be kind to him at just the right time.”

    I’ve bagged up all her stuff and at this point am super awkward and feel like I should say something but I don’t know what. Then she turns to me and says: I wish I could have bangs like that but my darn hair is just too curly.“ And leaves.

    And that is the story of the best customer I’ve ever had. Be kind to somebody today.”