Wednesday Open Thread

Who is behind the attack at the airport in Turkey? Many signs point to ISIS, but they haven't taken credit. Here's why they may not claim credit.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has filed two temporary writs of amparo against extradition -- both were granted on a temporary basis. There are varying reports of the grounds for the amparo on the San Diego case. I've read the "sinthesis" on the Mexico court website and can't figure out what it says, even with Google translate.

Not much has changed in the Presidential campaign. Here's ABC's list of potential veep choices for Hillary and Donald Thump. (I'm calling him Thump instead of Trump this week because I think he's going to land with a dull thud in November. I also don't like sending more web traffic his way than I have to.) Nate Silver today says Hillary has a 79% chance of winning in November.

I've never even heard of some of ABC's picks. Right now I'm thinking Hillary will pick Elizabeth Warren, who I think would be a great choice. I also like Julian Castro. If Thump picks Chris Christie, at least we don't have to worry about Christie being Attorney General. I didn't care for Jeff Sessions when he was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama -- I'd like him even less as VP, but Thump isn't going to win so I don't think it matters much.

Hillary spoke in Denver yesterday, right in my neighborhood. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see her.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Veepstakes (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 04:34:36 PM EST
    I've seen Tom Perez on a couple of the shows and think he is very smart, funny, good listener and arguer. I bet he is good on the stump. Reservations are whether he has a good enough resume to qualify for taking over as POTUS, which Hillary says is her main criteria. But I think he may be the July surprise, while all the speculation is about Warren and Kaine.

    This is funny (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 05:06:39 PM EST
    Ha ha (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 05:35:21 PM EST
    I noticed that, but my mind registered that it was a scabbard without a sword in it, in the video though you can see the wolf head on the sword's grip.

    Ha! that's hysterical. (none / 0) (#5)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 05:45:23 PM EST
    No, I did not notice it at all.

    More GoT thoughts... (none / 0) (#6)
    by ruffian on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 06:02:57 PM EST
    Olenna seems to forget that she poisoned Cercei's son on his wedding day...if Cersei knew that she would have made sure Olenna was in the sept too.

    Tommen really did betray Cersei in a lot of ways. The more I think about it the more surprised I am she did not let hime go to the sept. She already had her coronation outfit picked out. Maybe she was going to take the throne even if Tommen had lived.


    She did not seem very (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 06:30:48 PM EST
    Upset or surprised did she.   And she had the Mountain keep him in the room so he had a perfect ring side seat.  That sequence, Tommens suicide was so well done.  I watched it several times.  You see him looking out the window then you see him step away from the window and remove his crown.   The camera does not move.   It stays locked on the window.  You know what's going to happen.    Is he backing up to take a run at it?  Then he steps back into frame and does his rather graceful dive.

    So well done.


    I'll have to check him out (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 05:37:01 PM EST
    I don't care for Kaine, never have. If Liz wants the job great. I'd rather take the Senate back though and have her run it.

    Bar complaint against Marilyn Mosby (none / 0) (#7)
    by McBain on Wed Jun 29, 2016 at 06:20:38 PM EST
    About time.
    According to the complaint, filed by Prof. John F. Banzhaf, Mosby violated multiple provisions of the Maryland Lawyer's Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) including withholding exculpatory evidence, making improper public statements and continuing to prosecute a case after there is insufficient evidence to support a conviction.

    Banzhaf was involved with the disbarment of Mike Nifong.