Open Thread For August 21, 2017

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Alumni Return Diplomas To Liberty University.  Protesting Falwell Jr’s support of Trump’s white nationalism position.  It’s Liberty University. What the bleep did they think they signed up for?

RIP Jerry Lewis.  While I can’t pretend to be a fan, this list of movies to stream might help you make up your mind. Gotta say, he was very good in ‘King of Comedy’, a role that Scorsese wanted Johnny Carson to play. France mourns.

Yep, Trump’s Going After Birth Control. Because, you know, Obama did it. His entire motivation is that mic-drop humiliation that Obama dumped on Trump at the correspondents’ dinner.

Icahn Resigns White House Post Just Before Magazine Calls Out Conflict-Of-Interest. ‘Regulations’ advisor seeking to overturn regulation that cost him hundreds of millions of dollars. Here’s the original New Yorker story.

Trump To Circumvent Pardon Process For Arpaio?  Hey, he hasn’t even named a pardons attorney yet.  Going to Phoenix and pardoning Arpaio is an incitement to violence.

Yikes! Trump To Address Nation On Afghanistan Tonight.  Remember, the generals are in charge.

‘Total Eclipse’.  A must-read from Annie Dillard.

What do you want to talk about?


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  1. Paul Hayes says:

    Israel is no longer morally fit to occupy the West Bank. End occupation now.

  2. Jason330 says:

    Obama certainly let Trump have it at that correspondents’ dinner. Of course, Trump had it coming with all of that birther crap. But I doubt Obama would have done it if he had known all of the failures that would mount up to place Trump in the Oval Office.

    If we had known that Trump would fail to have the self awareness to stop himself from running for President… If we had known that the GOP would fail to nominate someone (anyone) else… If we had known the Clinton campaign would suck so hard…. If we had known the US electorate could be such happy-go-lucky dupes, …if we had known any of that, nobody would have spoken Trump’s name in public let alone take the time to raise his profile by picking on him.

  3. Dana Garrett says:

    RIP Dick Gregory also.

  4. We posted a piece on Dick Gregory yesterday.

  5. SussexWatcher says:

    Meanwhile, BHL (or her staff) appears to be in need of spellcheck and grammarcheck training. From Facebook:

    “Over the weekend, I joined Delaware watermen, Governor John Carney, and several legislative collegues for the signing of a bill that will make it easier for watermen to fish collaborativley and increase their catches. Delaware has a proud agricultural heritage, and the waterman are a big part of that. We look forward to continuing to our work with them.”

    the waterman
    to continuing to our work

  6. Jason330 says:

    When did I start writing for BHL?