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Open Thread || Wednesday, June 29, 2016



60 thoughts on “Open Thread || Wednesday, June 29, 2016”

  1. It wasn’t guns this time, was it….

    John Kerry is a fool, offering up that we are still winning, decimating Daesh, aka ISIS.

    Secty Kerry: if it was in your town, would you look at the dead and injured and still say, we’re winning?

    So sad that we cannot see the enemy at the front door and fight them.

    Rudy Guiliani said this morning: the only time we are winning is when they are pushed back into their caves and we keep them there, on defense.

    Be well, be safe WHDers.


    1. As I was reading your post, the thought occurred to me that the Obama Carnival of Freaks and Geeks has been engaging in an 8-year coup against the America Idea and the citizens of this great country. That’s what it’s been like for every American every day for the past 7 years, 161 days and 20 minutes.

      1. Rudy is a gentle man that understands you must fight evil with an iron fist, not rhetoric.

        Kerry’s comment that these acts by ISIS are out of last ditch desperation are fools words. Tell that to the family of James Foley and others.


      2. Rudy is the man. I love him. He would be a wonderful President, not like the spiteful anti-American we have been long-suffering with. Rudy has so much common sense, heart, and is smart as a whip. Too bad the low I.Q.’s are so into socialism and just plain dumb that they want Hillary Clinton, the old bag who lies about everything, greedy old bag, nasty old bag too! She won’t protect us — If God punishes us and she wins, her and Obama will have his third term and the hell with the people like it has been for 7 years with that miserable demon, the ememy within is what he is.

  2. Just heard HRC say DT uses all the big word phobias and dog whistles to stir up the fervor of his supporters.
    Thanks for clearing that up, Hill. /sarc
    Now that we know you think we are insane dogs…makes me want to vote against you all the more.

    1. Hillary is acting more goofy and bizarre with every passing day. She’s turning into a political troll before our very eyes.

    2. I love your post Aileen. You made me laugh. Yeah, we are all mad dogs. The only mad dog is Hillary Clinton. What 69 year old woman would want to be President at that age, guess she has no life with that piggy husband of hers. I want a woman pres some day but one with dignity and character and compassion, not one with a cold heart who left 4 men in Benghazi alone and they were murdered, AFTER THEY BEGGED AND BEGGED AND BEGGED HUNDREDS OF TIMES, MAYBE THOUSANDS OF TIMES (we’ll never know from that liar) they begged for help and she alone refused them with the Obama, guaranteed, thats what happened. Her good friend the Ambassador Stevens, with friends like her, you don’t need enemies. Death is nothing to her, shrugs it off about the Ambassador all the time when questioned.

  3. My news of the day: I did not win the MegaMillions jackpot last night. That’s the bad news. The good news is no one did so I can waste yet another $1.00 for a pipe dream. At some point of constant losing, you’d think I’d say to myself, self, don’t bother buying tickets, but I still do. Oh well.

    Happy Hump Day.

    1. Im with you on the MegaMillions… When I win :-) I will go for my M.A. in “National Security Studies”/”China Studies”

  4. Benghazi — THe MSM has concluded that the Dem. Rpt shows no harm/no foul and the Rep. Rpt. is sour grapes. And that is where it will remain — with a mother of one of the dead proclaiming loudly that Hillary Clinton lied.

    Here are two good articles on Benghazi. Both conclude that no one no how nowhere is ever ever going to tell you where Obama was or what was going on in the WH. Commander in Chief indeed.

    The Atkisson Report is very useful for archiving. It includes links to both the full Democrat report and the Republican report plus the “40-page supplemental report Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mike Pompeo (R-KS) attached to the larger Benghazi report released Tuesday morning. The Jordan-Pompeo report makes clear that the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s State Department impeded the investigation and knowingly misled the public about the 9-11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.”

    Of course, if we had a living responsible WH Press corpse they would hammer this point with Josh E. But we don’t and they won’t. When history addresses the failures of the Obama Administration the MSM will stand out as the biggest accomplice.

      1. Or West Virginia. Or Louisiana. Or Arkansas. Or Maine. Or Kentucky. Or Mississippi. So many of our OWN states have terrible conditions for education.

        Michelle is such a queen wannabe – she revels in all the pomp and circumstance real royals have and thinks she has the right, at our expense, to live it up, behind the mask of global education. I call BS.

        1. …and NO ONE in the US “media”, not even FOX News, will dare report or even mention Michelle the FLOTUS Wookie’s lavish, expensive, questionable travels…

    1. I do think they will cram as much as possible into Malia’s Gap Year. This kind of excess is now free to them and as leaders of the FSA they have to set an example.

    2. Wow, thanks for that link! Leave it up to the Daily Mail to fill us in on Michelle’s travels. Can’t believe Malia’s dress cost $4,295. Her dress was more expensive than her mother’s!

  5. About the cake and ice cream – I stopped at the local Dairy Queen, got the special ice cream cake. mmm.
    Then, I went to the supermarket to pick up the sheet care I had ordered yesterday. mmm
    Alas, as I was leaving the market with the cake, I missed the ramp for handicap carts, thumped over the curb and the cake flipped upside down, landing on the frosting. OK. I managed to right the cake, but the frosting was all on the package, not the, well, cake.
    By the time I got back to my trusty mini-van, the ice cream had become soupy. I know, I know, Phoenix is hot, blah blah blah.
    Now, rather than expect everyone here to pour ice cream stuff over a smashed and frosting-less cake, I took the whole thing home and ate most of it.

    1. Your intentions were good.
      My mother used to say she had an interstate to hell…”the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” My mother-in-law says, “I was going to do it, but then I didn’t!”
      I’m not a big cake fan and I don’t like ice cream much – now strawberry shortcake southern style (strawberries over pie crust with RediWhip) – oh so yummy! Can we have that tomorrow?

      1. Aileen, the eternal optimist. OK. I’ll give it a go – I assume the pie crust is baked first?
        Strawberries are easy – all good to go and RediWhip comes in a can.
        ok. you got it.

  6. WTF? that lazy, biased Shep “liberal” Smith on FNC just got his panties all wet cutting to this useless news conference with Obama & Canada & Mexico up in Ottawa…
    NOT A WORD about “terrorism” or “national security”? (the Mexican president had the cojones to brag about ‘open borders’) issues spoken from these ass-hats in their ‘opening statements’…???

      1. Canada has two official languages, English and French. Politicians must know how to speak French. It’s all due to Quebec having been declared a “distinct society” because…well, because they’re a bunch of whiny crybabies who think they are owed special privileges. We have had two official languages since 1969, under Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the father of our current PM.

        1. Good business for the sign makers though. ;} “Well, sure, I can make your sign at $5 a letter and in two languages.” I remember when that whole sign and language brouhaha was raging there. Got pretty wild for awhile. eh?. Oh, yes. Je me souviens. ;+}

      1. No worries! We are cut from the same cloth in many ways and this proves it. haha
        I’m afraid this meeting signifies the fix is indeed in. What do you think?

        1. Lynchmob has a long history with the Clintons. I am not inclined to look it up at the moment, but it is easily researched. It probably is one of the things that put her in line for the nomination. I think any Clinton fix was in even before this trouble came along.

          Many people see her as above this Eric Holder kind of behaviour. I am not one of those people.

          For me, it is ipso factor that the loyalty of any member of the Obama cabinet, or holding a top position, is to the man and the ideology and not to the country.

    1. How is this not an ethics violation? I don’t believe for one minute that this was a friendly conversation about family.

    2. I mean, that Lynch, just like Obama, the law and justice and investigation are words not for them! She said her and Clinton discussed travel? family? I don’t get it. To even discuss just personal things, doesn’t that ring of bias in the investigation? By talking to Clinton, doesn’t it appear that they are personal friends? And that Lynch would never indite Ms. Piggy, no matter what the FBI tells Lynch and Obama? Again, having a meeting with Clinton shows the personal bias! And Lynch is as spiteful as Obama and thats it in a nutshell. One day they will get theirs, these traitors who do not follow the law. I don’t know why Obama has not been impeached with the whole administration as they are criminals the way they are running things. Every day they break our laws and laugh at the people they are supposed to serve.

  7. SRDem65 Look who’s in town.

    Lynchmob meets with the ex president and cheating husband of a presidential candidate under active investigation and says it was all social.

    I have a bridge to sell for all those who believe this.

    Nice that her hubby gets to tag along –will he playing golf later? Is he an expert on “community policing”? What is “community policing”? Whatever it is Lynchmob is touring the country preaching about it. Do the LEOs get to keep their guns after the lecture?

    1. When I hear of a meeting like the one between Lynch and Billy C, given the recent release of the Gowdy Report and its explosive conclusions about Hillary’s behavior and culpability, and the, er, many other uncomfortable circumstances which currently surround the Clintons–I think the conversation might go like this:

      Billy C.: So Loretta, given these embarrassing photographs we have of you, along with these tape recordings of telephone conversations you wouldn’t want to be made public, do you still intend to bring an indictment against Hillary?
      Loretta: Indict Hillary? Furthest thing on my agenda. Now.

  8. Marcus (I believe it was you — perhaps not) Linked an article about Charlie Rangel. I apparently mistook it for an old charge. Did not realize it is current (old charges — recent action).

    Unlikely anything will happen. But good to see it not dead and buried.

    I am sure Rangel is just quaking in his boots — especially when he sees how harshly Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Jon Corzine, and other of his Democrat pals across the elite have been treated.

    Anyway…here ’tis.

    1. Yep, twas me who posted. It indeed was old news/new development–which goes to show how long it takes justice to reach these political racketeers. Seems like Lady Justice is not only is wearing a blindfold, but seems to have inserted earplugs and taking in a little bribe money as well, perhaps.

      1. I’ve had the same thought about all Congressional hearings. By the time they goof off and make TV appearances and have a BS hearing, etc., etc. – the common voter has forgotten all about the issue. These peeps need to be relieved of duty and allowed to find private industry jobs.

    1. Been watching it on local news here. There’s only about 20 protestors, all from something called The Maine Peoples’Alliance, a community organizer type group, Progressives, college kids mostly. They’re being polite which caused Trump to comment, “They’re the politest group of protestors I’ve seen so far.” ;+}

      The reporters are saying the crowds are very large, inside and outside, and you can see it on television. Almost impossible to find a place to park. The Crown Auditorium (where he was speaking for about an hour–no script, no teleprompter, no cue card) is a YUUGE auditorium–holds thousands. I’ve been to many a basketball game there. The state’s Democrat “leaders” are all running around with their skirts over the heads, saying on television that Trump’s speech was “outrageous”, an “insult to women”, “Trump doesn’t represent the American people”, etc etc etc etc. All the usual talking points. They said all this outside the auditorium while you could see thousands of people filing into the place. Reminded me of Baghdad Bob telling us there no Americans in Baghdad while we could see American tanks rolling right behind him. LOL.

      I think one of my sisters was there, so I’ll call her later after she gets home and ask her how it went.

        1. Yea, Gov. LePage is the real deal. He won re-election as governor handily even though virtually all the newspapers in the state declared a fatwa against him beginning day one of his administration. He’s absolutely fearless, can’t be intimidated, vetoes what the state can’t afford and without hesitation goes after those who try to undermine the State. He’s thinking of running against Angus King, the biggest phony since George Mitchell, Edmund Muskie, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Don’t know how he’d do. The people love him, the media and Democrats hate him. He’s got an amazing history, comes from rock bottom poverty, dysfunctional family of origin, ran away from home at 15 because his father wouldn’t stop beating him up, taken in by a group of prostitutes who gave him food and shelter, a street fighter in his high school days, etc. Ended up successfully running a large chain of stores in New England, good head for business, twice elected mayor of Waterville (a totally Democratic enclave). He’s a tough guy, takes no grief from anyone, and gets the job done. Odd fact, Olympia Snowe’s first husband, Peter Snowe, was his mentor, and got LePage on the right path in life and the rest is history.

          1. Aileen, yes, it’s been in the news here a lot lately, as you can imagine. She’s a terrific, centered lady, big soul, no haughty airs about her at all. All the kids are grown now, including an adopted kid from Jamaica. Not surprised she’s doing this. Their philosophy is, if you want something expensive and nice, work for it. So she is. ;+}

  9. Pay no attention to the bull saying women don’t like Trump….we don’t like him…we love him…finally, a real man in the WH! Been too long…who ever thought a jobs guy would be so sexy…!

  10. I have to laugh when Hillary talks about Trump and going to back to the old days. As if she was some spring chicken with new ideas and energy. She and Bill personify old school Washington politics — corruption and all. She is literally dragging herself across the finish line — or perhaps being carried by her lackeys in the MSM .

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