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May 19 2017

Open Thread


Via Turning Point USA and Charlie Kirk.

47 Responses to “Open Thread”

  1. Hist Ed says:

    A really small military.

  2. Bodhisattva says:

    The Continuing Huma-Weiner Saga – You’ve probably heard the first part by now, no doubt it’s been posted here and might have even earned it’s own thread by now. But have you heard “the rest of the story”? Here are 2 additional chapters:

    Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a teenage girl.

    The downfall of Anthony Weiner shames his mentor, Chuck-You Schumer.

    Huma calls it quits, finally – unlike HER MENTOR Hillary, who not only “stood by her man”, but also viciously and repeatedly attacked his victims, further victimizing them, kicking them while they were down, all the while claiming to be a champion of all women, particularly women who suffered abuse – as long as the abuser wasn’t HER HUSBAND!

  3. Bodhisattva says:

    On second thought, hold the nachos!

    5 confirmed cases of botulism from Northern California gas station food

  4. Bodhisattva says:


    Cher admits what we knew already – her music SUCKS!

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    And of course the NY SLIMES tries to present Trump’s trip as “running away”…

    How many times did Obama run away from scandals? Nearly every time he left the White House, for any alleged reason!

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    Arizona Democrat candid about his many sordid sexual practices in an interview with Desi Lydic…

    “There’s going to be a Republican governor for a long time,” Lydic predicted.

    Dyer and Lydic then took to the streets, disclosing his sexual history and asking if voters would support him. None of the interviewed Arizonans said they would.

  7. Bodhisattva says:

    And now from the WTF! Department:

    Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

  8. Bodhisattva says:

    And from the “Why am I NOT surprised” Department:

    Journalists’ brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

    The results showed that journalists’ brains were operating at a lower level than the average population, particularly because of dehydration and the tendency of journalists to self-medicate with alcohol, caffeine, and high-sugar foods.

  9. Bodhisattva says:

    With PHOTOSHOP (and other still photo editing software) you could no longer believe what you saw on the internet when it came to still images.

    With SOUND FORGE, PROTOOLS (and other audio editing software) you could no longer believe what you heard on the internet when it came to sound bites.

    Now the same is true for supposedly live video:

    AI can doctor videos to put words in the mouths of speakers

    Artificial intelligence can put words right into your mouth. A new system takes a still image of a person and an audio clip, and uses them to create a doctored video of the person speaking the audio. The results are still a little rough around the edges, but the software could soon make realistically fake videos only a single click away.

    It works by first identifying facial features using face-recognition algorithms. As the audio clip plays, the system then manipulates the mouth of the person in the still image so that it looks as if they are speaking. Very little pre-processing is required, so all of this can be done in real time.

  10. Bodhisattva says:


    Something fishy happened this week at Stanford Avenue Elementary School in Oroville.

    A typical Tuesday took a turn for the weird just before noon when the campus was suddenly covered in dead fish.

    They were everywhere, all over the playground, in drinking fountains – and as one custodian discovered, even on the roof.

    School officials aren’t sure if it was some kind of prank or if it really rained fish.

    Thunderstorms and wind spouts can sometimes pick up small fish from a waterway and carry them elsewhere, sometimes far from waterways.

  11. Bodhisattva says:

    I don’t get why this guy is being charged – he was doing “it” a favor, right? Maybe a charge of “practicing medicine without a license” or “doing surgery without a license” or whatever, but not assault!

    Police say a man faces felony assault charges after he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman.

    According to court paperwork, James Pennington, 57, confessed to removing those testicles. Police called Pennington after the victim was taken to an area hospital. Pennington willingly agreed to a police interview on May 17, at the District 3 headquarters.

    He has since been arrested and is being held without bond.

    Records say during that interview, Pennington told investigators he agreed to perform the medical procedure at the victim’s apartment in Denver.

    Detectives say the surgical kit contained a scalpel, lidocaine, medical dressings, and other medical equipment.

    Records state Pennington “used the scalpel and surgically disconnected and removed the victim’s 2 testicles and then sutured the opening back up.”

    The victim’s wife was with her during what was described in court paperwork as a 90-minute-long procedure. Pennington then told the couple to call 911 if complications developed.

    The victim’s wife told police after changing her dressing, a large amount of blood poured out of the wound so she called 911. Responding paramedics called police.

    The probable cause statement says, “the testicles could not be re-attached due to time delay of a procedure to 911 call.”

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  13. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:


  14. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Good. Put all those overpaid Hollynazi hacktors out of work!

  15. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    I dunno.. there’s worse things than sex with multiple women..

  16. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    It’s telling that Huma filed the day Weiner made the deal. Looks like her MB handlers decided that there is no more exploitable value in him that would serve their interests.

  17. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    the enemy was unable to reach our shores at the time, LIB.
    Now they come in aided and abetted by an army of libs and activist judges.

  18. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    Remember the good oId days when liberals just LOVED and COLLUDED (Ted Kennedy) with Russia?

    Because this is what they have in mind for America!

  19. Cryin' Chuck U ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ says:

    LOL the only reply I see is a blocked user.. looks like a lib has its panties in a wad..

  20. StephaneDumas says:

    That meme reminds me of that 2010 web animated movie “The American Dream” decried by the trigglypuffs of Rationalwiki as conspiracy theory.

  21. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    Now they collude with and arm ISIS. The enemy of Christian Americans has ALWAYS been the friends of the party of Ted Kennedy and its latest face – Schumer, Pelosi, Obama, Clinton.

  22. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    Reading the comments on this video, many just think that if they avoid signing their souls away for “free” money they will be insulated from the effects of economic terror. Sadly, they do not see the effects this economic crime has on everyone in the form of inflation, property tax theft, etc. The cost of things one cannot avoid doing without turns EVERYONE into a slave.

    The best way to resist is to take as much debt as they will give and make certain to die in as much debt as possible. He who dies with the most debt wins.

  23. Mr. Freemarket says:

    That’s progress for you.

    Plus the government only consumed about 3% of GDP.

  24. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The teenage gal may have self-identified as a 34 year old woman. So what’s the problem?

  25. Mr. Freemarket says:

    I suspect that Cher is as much a Native American as is Lizzy Warren.

  26. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Finally….some democrats can be made to appear smart.

  27. KHarn says:

    We were not the “world’s policeman” back then. At most, we were concerned with Central and South America and the Caribbean sea.
    The National Guard and State Militias provided the bulk of our armed forces until the 1950’s.

  28. Occam's Stubble says:

    Strange for people who worship a pedophile. I’ll bet it was because he’s Jewish.

  29. Occam's Stubble says:

    That still managed, five years later, to save Europe in WWI.

  30. Occam's Stubble says:

    The federal government got much of its funding from excise taxes on alcohol. The progressives were already planning to, like good little eugenicists, take our booze away so they needed another funding source for the federal government. They also needed to get the states out of the decision-making process, hence the 16th and 17th amendments.

  31. KirklesWorth says:

    Liberal Websites Current Last 5 Articles

    ABC News
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    Melania Trump forgoes head scarf in Saudi Arabia
    Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia, kicking off 1st foreign trip as pres.
    State of emergency declared in Ind. county due to flooding
    WATCH: New images show Times Square horror

    Former Trump campaign aide seeks legal help — from Trump
    What’s the real value of US foreign aid?
    Saudi Arabia, US companies reach $55 billion in deals
    Smerconish to Trump: Here’s some advice
    Photos from the wedding

    Daily Kos
    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A Chaotic week for Trump and more to come
    In Saudi to talk weapons, Trump doesn’t Twitter-scold Melania for uncovered hair as he did Michelle
    Open thread for night owls: Lieberman at top of the list for FBI director? Say it ain’t so, Joe.
    The Fox News regimen of ignoring Republican scandals is biting them in the ratings
    Comey agrees to testify in open session at Senate Intelligence Committee—date TBD

    Huffington Post
    15 Times Queer Christians And Their Allies Fought The Good Fight For Equality
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    Mother Jones
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    WATCH: Professor Allan J. Lichtman: Impeachment should proceed only when a “severe abuse of power” threatens society
    Silicon Valley’s CEO worship problem
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    The Scales Have Tipped on Fish and Pregnancy
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    U.S. and Saudi Arabia Sign $110 Billion Arms Deal
    Melania and Ivanka Trump’s Outfits in Saudi Arabia Contradict President Trump’s Old Tweet
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    President Trump Receives Warm Welcome in Saudi Arabia
    Princess Charlotte and Prince George Looked Adorable at Pippa Middleton’s Wedding

  32. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Simple truth is you can’t participate in a really big war without a central bank and income tax. And what is the fun of having a world war if you don’t take part?

  33. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Yes there is… the diseases you get from having sex with multiple women.

    Then again, paying child support to multiple women is also a lot of fun.

  34. geeknerd says:

    Gov: You’re not loaning enough to blacks and Hispanics. You must be redlining!
    Bank: But, we can’t ask the race of applicants; we can only go on their credit worthiness.
    Gov: Don’t care. Loan more to blacks and Hispanics or face out wrath.
    Bank: We don’t have a choice; we must lower credit worthiness standards for everyone to get more black and Hispanic customers.

    Accounting: We’ve got too many loans to people who might not be able to make the payments. We’ll end up with no income and have to take a loss on a bunch of houses we can’t sell.
    Manager: We have to mitigate this risk. Let’s bundle this sub-prime loans to spread out the risks.

    Gov: You tricked people into getting loans they could not afford to pay!
    Bank: But we had to, or else you’d say we were redlining!
    Gov: Tough shit! We’re shutting you down.

    Bank: We can’t win for loosing! What are we going to do?
    PR: Try giving a pile of money to this Democratic candidate’s re-election campaign.
    Bank: We’ll take a loss, but it’s better than going under.

  35. Occam's Stubble says:

    The fun part of a world war is all the power you get to aggregate in DC and people will go along with you. After the war, you get to keep all that power.

  36. Bodhisattva says:

    No it’s a spambot with an ad.

  37. seaoh says:

    If you even for a moment thought of buying this please see a therapist and get some medication. and PLEASE DON”T VOTE

  38. markflag says:

    Everyone at Harvard graduates with honors. Some of the worst grade inflation in the country. A student has to work hard not to graduate with honors. Honors from Harvard mean absolutely nothing. It is a participation trophy.

  39. Hist Ed says:

    After creating a huge army that was mostly paid for with an income tax.

  40. KHarn says:

    And war bonds, which introduced lower and middle class people to the stock market, paving the way for the investment insanity of the ’20’s. .

  41. Bodhisattva says:

    Until they open their mouths in a live setting with an audience and prove otherwise.

  42. Bodhisattva says:

    sex with multiple women… in several cases RAPE OF several women, just made Bill Clinton more desirable to some, apparently. Moonbats!

  43. Bodhisattva says:

    Condoms solve both those problems…

  44. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Only for those who use them.

  45. Mr. Freemarket says:

    People forget what life was like before the war. Clearly we have forgotten freedom.

  46. Juliaekull says:

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