Open Thread: Americans in General Not As Dumb As Trump Supporters

Forty-seven percent of adults hold Trump responsible, while 33 percent blame Democrats in Congress, according to the Dec. 21-25 poll, conducted mostly after the shutdown began. Seven percent of Americans blamed congressional Republicans.

The shutdown was triggered by Trump’s demand, largely opposed by Democrats and some lawmakers from his own Republican Party, that taxpayers provide him with $5 billion to help pay for a wall that he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Its total estimated cost is $23 billion.

Just 35 percent of those surveyed in the opinion poll said they backed including money for the wall in a congressional spending bill. Only 25 percent said they supported Trump shutting down the government over the matter…

Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tried to interrupt the brief Republican-run session in the House of Representatives by offering a measure to reopen shuttered government agencies and keep them running through Feb. 8. But he was ignored and his microphone was soon cut off. The House session lasted less than three minutes.

“That was a legitimate request and I should have been recognized,” McGovern told reporters later. “They wouldn’t even recognize me. This is the way they’ve been running this place.” …

Heck, even some Trump supporters aren’t as dumb as the Media Village Idiots still hyping the Oval Office Occupant…

Meanwhile, Area Man who murdered parents demands clemency for being an orphan:

And, of course…



Wednesday Morning Open Thread: We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Deprogramming

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ICYMI: Readership capture…



Late Night Aftermath Open Thread


 
This is good, though…



Cold Grey Pre-Dawn Open Thread: Merry Festivus, Wall Street!


 
You knew Trump was a serial bankrupt when you threw your panties the keys to the economy at him, bankers!



Saturday Evening Open Thread: THANKS, Repubs!

You knew he was a snake — he said so himself, many times! — but I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time…



Saturday Morning Open Thread: Cold Moon

From the Washington Post:

The year’s final full moon rises Saturday evening. Its nickname, the “Cold Moon,” is apt for the first full moon of winter, and it will be bright in the night sky.

The 13th full moon of 2018, “the cold moon gets its name because December is the month when it really starts to get cold,” according to NASA…

This year’s Cold Moon will also be brighter than normal. This is because the full Cold Moon is coming during perigee. Perigee is when the moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth. When the moon is far off, it is in apogee. Perigee also causes higher-than-usual tides, which are ongoing and anticipated in the days ahead…


One positive note, for us sane not-Republicans:



Late Night Open Thread: ‘Adult’ Beverages

*Not* an adult: