February 10, 2017

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021017)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



  1. What to Do About George Soros


    I say bleed him dry, use the tort system to compensate every person and business his donations to violent groups have harmed. Then after a majority of his victims have been compensated, declare him a domestic terrorist freeze and seize the remainder of his assets.

    Comment by dscott — February 10, 2017 @ 8:57 am

  2. While Kellyanne Conway did err in making in jest a comment to buy Ivanka’s clothing line as a response to Nordstrom’s overtly political based decision, I find it interesting that Elizabeth Warren was not also taken to task for creating controversy to hype her book opening that very day.

    Granted that Sen. Warren was slick and indirect in raising her profile at the precise time of her book going on sale. The difference here is Conway’s error in judgement was in jest and did not financially benefit her, whereas Sen. Warren’s behavior is a deliberate self serving act to enrich herself…typical lib.

    Comment by dscott — February 10, 2017 @ 10:08 am

  3. Anatomy of a Stunt: Sen. Liz Warren Launches Book Hours Before Being Tossed from Senate Floor


    Comment by dscott — February 10, 2017 @ 10:38 am

  4. Here’s a thought on why Trump didn’t send the A team to argue the TRO before the 9th circuit court panel on the immigration ban from 7 highly risky countries:

    I have called Trump a troll, our troll, the Troll Master, or Troller in Chief. The effect of his trolling is to drive the Left to insane extremes. Question? Is this a deliberate ploy to make the left go berserk and thus destroy their credibility with the general public. Baiting the left to lower their mask seems to be a successful tactic.

    Is it probable that Trump baited the left into a SCOTUS fight in order to discredit Democrats and their campaign to stop and obstruct any future nominee by Trump?

    Is it probable that the next SCOTUS nominee after Gorsuch, gets on the Court will have their unobstructed way paved because Democrats have destroyed their own ability to block any nomination?

    Is it probable that Trump has devised a means for liberals to out themselves so badly that the Bill before Congress to split the 9th Circuit Court to create a 12th Circuit Court will now have a better than 50/50 chance of passing?

    It is said you should never get in the way of your enemy when they self destruct. Trump seems to be employing a corollary to that strategy by poking the hornets nest to keep them self destructing. Just saying…

    Comment by dscott — February 10, 2017 @ 11:28 am

  5. Suggestions for the Troll Master:

    Cap on public employee salary and benefits that cannot exceed the VP of US if receiving federal funds.

    The Highest Paid Public Employee in Every State


    Government Agency Scraps Employee Ratings To Avoid ‘Discrimination’


    Comment by dscott — February 10, 2017 @ 11:50 am

  6. I hope you’re right, but I think you’re giving him a little too much credit.

    Comment by Tom — February 10, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

  7. Good thoughts on “inequality”

    Comment by Jim — February 10, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

  8. I’ve have the same amusement watching all this play out:
    “It is said you should never get in the way of your enemy when they self destruct. Trump seems to be employing a corollary to that strategy by poking the hornets nest to keep them self destructing. Just saying…”

    Add the World Wide Wrestling federsation type showmanship.

    Those filters of perspective really change who is being “smart” and who is being played for a stupid move moment.

    Comment by Cornfed — February 11, 2017 @ 12:25 pm

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