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

41 Responses to Saturday Open Thread || October 22, 2016

  1. Football, our national anthem, and the political opinion polls:
    Hello, NFL. Football fans are only interested in the game, not an individual’s opinion of America. When contract players refuse to respect our flag and our anthem, we will express our lack of respect for them by turning to another sport or program.
    Hello, High-school football players. If you wish to disrespect our flag and anthem, then expect all of your efforts to be the next Brady to be ignored and your games to be canceled.
    Hello, polling people. We’re wondering who it is you’re asking how they plan to vote in November. While we see thousands of supporters flocking to Trump rallies, and dozens of supporters at Clinton rallies, we wonder if any of them are polled. We wonder why someone would vote for MrsClinton when they don’t care to cross the street, so to speak, to listen to her or wave her cardboard slogans.

    • Well done.
      There is a time to take a stand for the country that we live in.
      That time is now.
      If they want more of the present, so be it.
      Trump is offering a future that they can be proud of, far better than we have now.

    • “If not now, when?”
      “If not us, who ?”
      The time is now folks and it is us that get to change the course of this great Republic and thusly save it.
      We are now given the chance that history rarely grants, the ability save a Nation and its people.
      That ability is by voting.
      VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

  2. I love that he is making this address at Gettysburg. I am surprised that Obama has not ordered the National Park Service to bar him and his supporters.

    I am also guessing that the media and HRC will accuse him of fomenting civil war. Especially if he loses and commits the outrageous act of challenging the election.

    Pretty sure there will be all kinds of black or African American and slavery or oppression talk tossed about as well.

    The fact that these projected scenarios are not a joke but a real possibility saddens me.

    If Hillary would do it, it would be all healing , patriotic, uniting us blah blah blah.

  3. James O’Keefe is flashing an ace: Bombshell video to drop Monday, Hillary and Brazille both implicated, and oh by the way, dead man’s switch if something happens to him.

    Drink up, Cankles! They don’t serve gin in Leavenworth!

  4. Have you ever had that dream?
    That dream of danger, your life is in immediate peril?
    You run, but it’s like running in quicksand or gravel. You get no traction and cannot get away from the threat to your life.
    You call 911. Your fingers fumble and you dial the wrong number or get the local pizza joint. You re-try. This time, you get ‘the number you have reached, is no longer in service’ recording.
    It goes on and on like this until you either wake up or are dead.
    This is how I feel about my Country right now.
    We have a Justice Department that refuses to do its job.
    A largely friendly to the dem candidate, ok, complicit, media that refuses to look up and see what is going on around them. Investigate? Heck, they won’t even acknowledge any wrong doing.
    Is anyone paying attention and just what are we going to do about this?! What happens when voting no longer works?
    Enough is enough.

    • If Donald looses then we have lost the country…..voting is useless and only a scam, to make believe we have a voice.

      Bow to the crooks that are taking our money and giving us nothing but problems.

      • The thing that worries me is the electoral vote.
        It appears to me that Trump has the popular vote at this point.

        “If Donald looses then we have lost the country…..”

        Damn right.

  5. I think Trump is doing a great job, Summary of what I have heard:

    –Constitutional limit on all congressscretins
    ==Hiring freeze for the bureaucracy
    –5 year ban on former congress folk working for lobbyists, lifetime ban for anyone working in the white house on lobbyiug for foreign governments

    These are achievable goals I think. With a lot of hard work, and if we are committed to cleaning up and paring down the power of the federal government. It’s easy to see why government officials, including Republicans, fear Trump.

  6. Meanwhile, the Obummers took advantage of that huge tent that was set up on the South Lawn for the State Dinner earlier this week and had another party for several hundred “celebs” and pals last night:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3860554/Obama-White-House-hosting-final-musical-event-BET.html

    President Barack Obama said he is sad that one of his and the first lady’s favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended on Friday.

    Obama and his wife, Michelle, have reserved certain evenings over the past eight years to celebrate music that has helped shape America.

    They held big blowout concerts spotlighting classic, country, blues, Broadway, gospel, Motown, Latin and jazz either inside the White House or out on the lawn.

    The tradition ended on Friday as Obama kicked off his final musical night, BET’s Love and Happiness event in a tent on the South Lawn.

    He joked that he wouldn’t be singing any Al Green — despite the concert title and also noted he would not be twerking.

    ‘There will be no twerking tonight. At least not by me. I don’t know about Usher,’ he said.

    When Obama sang the opening lines of Green’s Let’s Stay Together at a fundraiser at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in January 2012, the video went viral.

    ‘We’ve had Bob Dylan and we’ve had Jennifer Hudson. Gloria Estefan and Los Lobos. Aretha, Patti, Smokey,’ Obama said to open the show.

    ‘I’ve had Paul McCartney singing ‘Michelle’ to Michelle and Stevie singing Happy Birthday.’

    ‘We’ve had Buddy Guy and Mick Jagger getting me to sing Sweet Home Chicago,’ he continued.

    ‘So this has been one of our favorite traditions, and it’s with a little bit of bittersweetness that this is our final musical evening as president and first lady.’

    Jill Scott opened with a booming version of her hit Run Run Run.

    The show was also featuring performances by Usher, The Roots, Bell Biv DeVoe, Janelle Monae, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams and Kiki Sheard.

    Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy and Angela Bassett were also appearing.

    Terrence J, the former host of BET’s 106 & Park, and actress-comedian Regina Hall were the presenters.

    Obama described the ability to summon celebrities as ‘one of the perks of the job that I will most, along with Air Force One, and Marine One,’ the presidential helicopter.

    ‘You know, if you can just call up Usher and say, “Hey, come on over…”‘

    (snip)

    Guests of President John F. Kennedy even did the ‘twist’ in the East Room, ‘which may not sound like a big deal to you, but that was sort of the twerking of their time,’ Obama told the star-studded audience of several hundred people, seated in an elaborate tent that was used earlier in the week for the Obamas’ final state dinner.

    (snip)

    BET said it will broadcast the show on November 15.

  7. OT. Here is the take on Mosul from Michael Totten. It is short, and relatively optimistic about the defeating ISIS there. Syria, less optimistic.

    Note his assessment of Intel received terrorists and coming to the US. This is encouraging, except for the fact that Obama’s people will have to use it. And I am not convinced they will.

    Any good news for the people in Mosul — eventually. I hope few people are left because the fighting will be brutal.

    http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/battle-mosul