In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Open Thread || Monday, June 27, 2016

38 thoughts on “Open Thread || Monday, June 27, 2016”

  1. Here’s this week’s schedule. A light week for Barry while Moochelle, the Moochettes, and Granny are away on vacation:

    Schedule for the Week of June 27, 2016

    On Monday, the President will welcome the 2015 WNBA Champions, the Minnesota Lynx, to honor the team and their WNBA championship victory.

    On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

    On Wednesday, the President will travel to Ottawa, Canada for the North American Leaders’ Summit, where he will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. The Summit is further recognition of the value of a more integrated North America to advance the security and prosperity of the continent. It also highlights the importance of continuing to strengthen the bilateral and trilateral ties between United States, Canada and Mexico. While in Ottawa, the President will also address a joint session of the Parliament of Canada.

    On Thursday and Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

  2. I found the bourbon…..cleverly hidden beneath a stack of old copies of the Weekly Standard, which is dying a slow, inevitable death like the EU.


        1. Darn it. I was going to use them as gifts for the Never Trump crowd.

          Come to think of it, maybe they would clip onto Hillbilly’s Mao jackets? Or perhaps she could wear them as hair ornaments? Drat those rats!

  3. Hillary’s in Ohio today test-driving Elizabeth Warren for VP.
    The Blue Polyester Twins. Yikes.


    Three words: Thelma and Louise.
    I am beginning a special novena today begging for a favor: to make sure Elizabeth Warren is Hillary’s VP choice. It just won’t get any weirder than that. ;+} They can screech in harmony.

    1. Powder Blue Pantsuits + bleached hair + screechy voices = the best team for POTUS and VPOTUS?
      How on earth can anyone vote for these women?

        1. And they both made money in, er, questionable ways. Warren was a house flipper in her earlier days–, buying far too low (even when it meant screwing the desperate owners), do a little fixing up (very little) and selling high (much too high). It’s a tricky business, and most who do it are perfectly fine and ethical. But in Warren’s case, many questions have arisen as to how ethical her business practices were. That’s how she became a millionaire.

          As for Hillary…well, we know the unscrupulous, corrupt and double-crossing life she’s chosen to live since she was a young person. She certainly will only get worse if she becomes POTUS.

          1. Small business Type flippers make money when they can do most of the work themselves. I didn’t know Warren was a flipper but I would bet she doesn’t know a hammer from a screw driver. And if she was a flipper during the mortgage crisis, she did the same thing she accuses DT of doing.

          2. Marcus says:
            June 27, 2016, 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm

            Good Trivia question or just something to irritate the trolls with:

            What do Donald Trump, Valerie Jarrett, and Elizabeth Warren have in common?

            Real Estate dealings.

    1. Great find.
      “Black and Hispanic men are more likely to be stopped by police.”

      Well maybe that is because they are the ones that are committing the most crimes.

      Black on black, black on white, Hispanic gangs.

      Now Obama has increased his effort to hammer the law enforcement society with even more regulations and mandates.

      7 months is a long time yet.
      Who knows what damage he can do to our Nation and it’s laws in that period of time.

      1. I don’t know what you were going to say, but it looks like it might just be faster for Lynchmob to declare that LEOs may no longer use firearms.

        I watch a lot of British detective shows and they always reach for their cell phones. Then guys with guns come if necessary.

        So, just arm the local police with Obamaphones and one and done Lynchmob. Then the entire horde of Obamobot bureaucrats at DOJ will not have to undergo “treatment”.

        1. All I did was paraphrase your link.

          If they continue to PC the LEO, we may be in for some very troubled times.

          I referred to black on black crimes, black on white crimes and Hispanic gangs.

      2. Hmmm. How do you get out of mod if Keith’s gone? It will happen to most of us, and we want to know where the keys are! ;+}

        1. I think Keith is the moderator unless his crack staff has the access to the keyboard.

          His staff however spends most of the day napping.

    1. This is just money for some obots who create this sort of training and inflict it on people.

      Here is the logic:
      “You’re biased.”
      “No, I’m not.”
      “Yes, you are — unconsciously.”

      How does one oppose that assertion? It’s like “have you stopped beating your wife?” — you can’t win.

      1. Well you defeat it by eliminating the people that have caused it.
        The are to be removed from positions whereby they can dictate policy to the Country.

        Now they will still be out there ranting and raving on the MSM, but, they can’t make policy nor can they remove the policies that are put in place to reverse the damage to this Country that they have caused.

      2. It’s like the character Kafka’s novel “The Trial”. He was arrested and not told why, what he was guilty of or why he was being selected for trial. It’s a technique used by tyrants for centuries, and still being used today by the MSM, politicians, in our schools and universities, etc.

        Accuser: “You are having the wrong thoughts.”
        Victim: Which of my thoughts and ideas are wrong? Who decided they were wrong?”
        Accuser: We won’t tell you.”

        And so on.

        Here’s the Sparksnotes summary of The Trial, and you can read the summary of chapters here also. We see it used a lot in the MSM, political correctness crowd, Alinsky-ites, the Obama administration, Hillary and Warren, etc. The book is a road map of the state of mind “they” are trying to create in us so they keep us submissive to their whims and policies.

  4. Funny. EU considering English will not be an official language since UK leaving. Looks like the EU is having a few Obama style stompy foot temper tantrums. I have also seen this referred to as the “French throwing their toys out of the pram”.

    English, for better or worse, is recognized language for international business.

    As an aside when the Soviet Union dismantled there was much understandable clamoring for the newly independent to stop using Russian and start communicating in their own national language. Problem was many in these countries did not know their own language and the language of one country, while similar, say among Slavs or Central Asians was significantly different.

    Anyway, like I said “stompy foot”. Expect more from the EU.

Comments are closed.