Wednesday Night Open Thread

Happy Hallowe’en!

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So, do you have something you’d like to share? A topic to discuss? It’s Wednesday Night Open Thread. And Hallowe’en!

What’s on your mind?

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She Has a Future

When asked about a possible 2020 run, Hillary Clinton said “I’d like to be President

Well, I imagine Venezuela’s hiring as soon as the starving peasantry eat Maduro.

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Sometimes I Just Feel Like Spiderman Simply Makes for a Better Comic Than It Does a Movie, and No One Should Try to Bring Him to Life

[Spider-Man 3 Pitch Meeting] (Viewer #355,035)

Yeah, I remember this mud bucket of bad dancing.

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Link of the Day: Technically, This Belongs in Today’s Straight Line Post

[High Praise! to The Babylon Bee]

Bill Nye To Dress Up As Real Scientist For Halloween

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Grim Reaper to dress as Secretary Mattis for Halloween

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Trump Truths: Hair

People often wonder what’s underneath Donald Trump’s combover. The answer is: more hair. Should one ever fall out, another rises to replace it, like a shark’s teeth. Which also explains his necklace.

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Promoted Comment: Pittsburgh and Concealed Carry

[From Glenda T. Goode (who has a blog)(High Praise!)]

Having carried for years in the past I know that responsible people who are armed within a crowd, who otherwise are unknown to an assailant, can be the greatest deterrent to an event such as what happened in Pittsburgh Saturday. If any individual who is contemplating a violent act upon an unsuspecting congregation knew that it was highly likely that some people present are in fact, ARMED, they would be less inclined to conduct their attack

What the public, the left mostly, does not understand is that a person carrying a sidearm is the same as anyone else in a crowd. In fact, the crowd is safer for their being there. Responsible armed citizens are a tacit bulwark against acts of violence. The people on the left who are against the legal carry of firearms are around people who do so all the time and yet, they have no idea that they are around these people. They suffer no risk in these situations and actually benefit from the implied safety that having a armed individual provides by their presence.

The left considers any firearm dangerous even the ones held by law enforcement and private citizens. This exaggeration defies logic. In almost all cases, it is some deranged lunatic who is more likely to be aligned with the left’s agenda who shoots at a crowd of innocent and unsuspecting people.

If the media stopped aggrandizing every mass shooting in an effort to exploit the deaths of innocents for their political agenda, I believe most of these events would stop happening. I am quite convinced that the promise of notoriety that these events garner for the shooter is the motivating factor for many of them.

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Straight Line of the Day: How Will You Be Celebrating Halloween This Year?

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

How will you be celebrating Halloween this year?

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If I Met This Guy, I’d Buy Him Bacon

[Submitted by Slapout (High Praise!)]

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The Illustrated Frank J: You Can Tell This Is Photoshopped, Because in Real Life the Polar Bear Would Be Eating the Seal

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Random Thoughts: Liking Apples

I’m not sure how worked up to get about lone crazies — like presumably whoever is sending the bombs or the guy who shot up Republicans on a baseball field — as it’s unclear what you can do to stop one of the 400 million people in this country from being crazy.
If people watched their rhetoric, would that help? Maybe. Would be nice regardless, though.

I’m always on the lookout for false flags, which is why I count the stars and stripes of every flag I see. So far they check out.

What I’m really worried about is that we don’t know where 85% of the matter in the universe is. You give scientists one job—keep track of matter—and they can’t even do it. What’s Trump doing about this?

When all the facts come in, I hope they’ll fit my narrative. I don’t know what I’d do otherwise!
Eh, I’m pretty smart; I’ll figure out something.

Man, I’m loving Justified. I just want to binge it all day, but I rarely have time a day for more than one show.

Does Trump known that if he tweets from his iPhone, the Chinese could intercept and read his tweets?

I feel like all you people on the right and left who don’t mail out bombs or ricin just don’t get enough credit, so I just want to say this: Good job!

Journalists aren’t the enemy of the people. The enemy of the people are fire ants. They don’t like people. They sting us. Anyone who is paying attention should know this.

Hey, everyone: Stop what you’re arguing about. I just thought of something important.
What would have happened if the guy had answered “No” when Matt Damon asked “Do you like apples?”?

“Do you like apples?”
“No.”
“Well… um… I got her number, so… I guess… you will not like those apples as well.”

I’m sorry, but the Liam Neeson snowplow revenge movie looks fun and I kind of want to see it.

I’m hoping it’s self-aware enough to have an overt Mr. Plow reference somewhere.
“That name again…”
cocks gun
“…is Mr. Plow.”
fires gun

Michael Avenatti is like a dumber Trump.
That might work for all I know, though.

Candy corn is fine.

You’re not supposed to put a sticker of every crazy thought you have on to the side of your van.
That’s what Twitter is for!

“This too shall pass” should be the motto of politics these days. Whatever you’re screaming about right now you’ll have forgotten about by this time next week.

One crazy guy by himself isn’t much of a data point. Two could still be coincidental. With three, you have more of a pattern.
Preferably, you’d want hundreds over a long period of time to make some really solid conclusions.

I hope James Woods speaks up for Apu. The guy took a bullet for him.

When horrible things happen, that’s when it’s important to be nicer to each other and not meaner to each other.

All scientists agree that music as an art form peaked in the 80s, probably with the song “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.”

We are made in God’s image, and I think a part of that is a sense that many things are very wrong in this world, which is something we try to deal with in our own feeble ways.

Wait—what color dead redemption?

I never paid much attention to Soros. I guess I was kind of dismissive of him after hearing he gave money to Media Matters. That just made him seem like yet another fool wasting money on politics. I mean, those Media Matters jokers can’t even convince themselves of anything.

If you can’t make whatever happened into an argument that reinforces the view you already have, then you’re just not a very good pundit.

“Please add an edit button.”
“Favorites is now Likes with a heart.”
“An edit button.”
“Avatars are circles.”
“Edit button.”
“Names can be longer.”
“Edit button!”
“Getting rid of likes.”
“EDIT BUTTON!”
“Triangle avatars?”

I expect President Trump to make an over the top statement about how bad the press is, and I expect the press to mis-report it.

Antisemitism has always been absolutely bizarre to me; it’s never once in my life occurred to me to be threatened by Jewish people.

Rocky IV is perhaps the most 80s of 80s movies. What else would contest it? Red Dawn?

I’m not usually a gawk at train wrecks kind of guy, but I started following Jacob Wohl. He baffles me. Can anyone explain him? Is he honestly too dumb and too blatant to be a partisan grifter? Is that possible?

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True, But We Took All Their Power Away, So That’s Just As Good

During a recent appearance, former President Obama bragged “nobody in my administration got indicted.”

Sure. Although the guy who appointed him Senator is still doing hard time.

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

Old songs are the best.

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What’s been on your mind? Got something you’d like to share? A topic to discuss? It’s Tuesday Night Open Thread.

Who wants to start?

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“Come As Your Favorite ‘Apt Pupil’ Character!”

An Kentucky man has apologized for dressing himself and his son in Nazi costumes during a trick or treat event.

Sign of the times we live in: I read that whole article just waiting for the reporter to say “but at least he didn’t dress him like Trump”.

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Less Fun When Not Used for Entertainment Purposes Only

[via a tip from my blogless brother Tom]

[Deepfakes – Real Consequences] (Viewer #691,632)

Well… guess government and the media just became even less trustworthy

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Link of the Day: The “They’re Both Trump’s Fault” Narrative in a Nutshell

[High Praise! to Townhall]

Democrats Blaming Normal Americans for Nuts Will Blow Up In Their Faces at the Ballot Box

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