Category Archives: Open Threads

What’s Up, Imran?


There’s a break in the Awan Scandal. What’s that you say? You never heard of the Awan Scandal? That’s no surprise, because it involves Democrats, whom the media bend themselves into pretzels to avoid exposing to due scrutiny.

Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles airport by the FBI, going on the lam, exiting the country, stage left (or right, depending upon his ultimate destination, which was probably his native Pakistan).

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Suspicious Minds

So many of us have suspicious minds. What activates suspicion? Unlikely coincidences. Seemingly unrelated events that coincide or quickly follow, one after another. Put it together and what have you got?

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The Ever-Moving Vast Russian Collusion Goalpost

This past week’s events have well illustrated the calumny implicit in the mainstream media’s coverage of the Vast Russian Conspiracy Narrative with which they smear President Donald J. Trump, his administration, and now his family.

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Be Careful What You Wish For, Mainstream Media

Finally someone in Congress  has seemingly grown the necessary spherical items to tell it like it is to the mainstream media, which have gone delusional and illusional (to borrow from Kellyanne Conway) about alleged Russian “collusion” with President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Some Real News to Counter Fake News

A few real news stories to take your mind off the fake news. These stories are not fiction; no names have been changed to protect anyone, and no editing of unseemly words was done to protect your sensibilities. Sorry.

First up, analysis of an eye-opening (and orifice opening) event at a vegan restaurant in Memphis, TN.

Recently a diner at the restaurant wrote an online review that was, shall we say, less than appetizing. According to the diner

During my visit, a bare butt naked baby was running around, stood up on a table with its black, they’re-so-dirty feet, and bent over to show me its butthole. I wish I was exaggerating. This is like, while I’m eating, and it’s the owner’s kids.

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Presidential, and Former Presidential, Behavior

What is appropriate behavior for a president? That topic is much in the news lately. Consider these excerpts from a most-excellent article by Victor Davis Hanson, on the topic of President Trump’s tweets: [emphasis added to quotes]

Start with the given that there are now regrettably few accepted norms of presidential behavior. Trump’s occasional uncouthness is a symptom, not a catalyst, of the times. Bill Clinton redefined presidential behavior when he had sexual relations with a 22-year-old, unpaid intern (so much for power imbalances as sexual harassment) in the presidential bathroom off the Oval Office, lied about his recklessness to his family and the country, smeared Monica Lewinsky, and then wheeled out to the Rose Garden feminist cabinet officers like Madeline Albright and Donna Shalala to deny and defend his unsavory predatory behavior. After that sordid episode, the apologetic Left lost all credibility as an arbiter of presidential norms. …

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Happy Independence Day 2017 — Weekend Open Thread

On Tuesday we celebrate the founding of our nation. The Fourth of July commemorates

the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

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