The Politics Thread is Sort of On Monday

….rather like Trump thinks “Mad Dog” Mattis is “sort of a Democrat”.   This seems rather hilarious considering  that “in February 2005, comments he made about using force against the Taliban in Afghanistan generated some controversy.  “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway,” said Mattis. “So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up front with you — I like brawling.”[1]”   I know I, as a bleeding heart liberal, constantly think of violence as being fun and a “hell of a hoot.”

What wonderful surprises will this week bring us?  Do we even want to speculate?

Remember not to threaten Mayor McSquirrel, and email the mods if things get hairy.


[1] Martinez, Luis. “Everything You Need to Know About Gen. James Mattis.” ABC News, Dec. 2016,