Friday Night Open Thread

Is anyone not sick of hearing about Donald Trump?

There's a new report by the Inspector General finding the DEA misused money for informants. It paid informants $237 million between 2011 and 2015.

We found that the DEA did not adequately oversee payments to its sources, which exposes the DEA to an unacceptably increased potential for fraud, waste and abuse, particularly given the frequency with which DEA offices utilize and pay confidential sources,” the inspector general’s office wrote

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Final: No. 10 Washington 44, No. 7 Stanford 6. (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 01:32:57 AM EST
    After several weeks of dining on cupcakes, followed by last week's overtime scare in the Arizona desert,  the Huskies serve notice to the rest of the Pac-12 and college football that all the preseason speculation about their enormous potential was correct, routing the Cardinal before a very happy packed house of 73,000 in Seattle.

    The Warrior-Wife, (none / 0) (#6)
    by Peter G on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 10:38:55 AM EST
    a Stanford grad, was not happy last night.

    The Warrior-Wife, (none / 0) (#7)
    by Peter G on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 10:38:55 AM EST
    a Stanford grad, was not happy last night.

    Hurricane (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by FlJoe on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 06:35:07 PM EST
    Matthew is one scary storm.

    I'm home sick today (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 30, 2016 at 06:18:12 PM EST
    And limiting my exposure to insane Republicans to ' High Plains Drifter'.

    I hope you don't (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Sep 30, 2016 at 07:51:46 PM EST
    have that nasty stuff that i got before we went to Mexico. It was some kind of cold so bad that all I wanted to do was stay in bed. It's been a long time since I was that sick.

    It's something like that (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 30, 2016 at 08:23:36 PM EST
    Sorry to hear that you had to recover from that on your trip...bleh! Your trip looked spectacular though. I'm missing the game tonight, I'm really missing the band performance and I do my best to pay proper attention to the game.

    Josh plays the suspended cymbal and 'In the Air Tonight' is one of their songs this year so I get to hear him distinctly. He is challenged so much in dexterity but he's a dedicated band member so he has the position. I didn't want to miss a single performance...oh well.


    Feel Better soon (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by BackFromOhio on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 12:15:18 PM EST
    In April I had the first cold/virus/flu i had had in many years - my throat hurt so much I could not sleep, so I dragged myself to the Dr.  Ugh. Rest a lot to get better faster....

    Anybody else watching Quarry? (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Sep 30, 2016 at 08:42:40 PM EST

    So trump probably hasn't paid taxes in 20 years (none / 0) (#10)
    by pitachips on Sat Oct 01, 2016 at 09:13:54 PM EST
    Someone leaked a few pages from his 95 return and he reported a loss of 916,000,000 - carry able forward to offset future income.

    Front page of nytimes

    A net operating loss of over $900 million (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Peter G on Sun Oct 02, 2016 at 03:32:14 PM EST
    in one year sure shows what a great businessman he is!

    His (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by FlJoe on Sun Oct 02, 2016 at 04:00:51 PM EST
    surrogates are calling him a genius, I sht you not.
    "The man's a genius Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and close adviser to Mr. Trump, said on Sunday
    "This is a guy who, when lots of businesses went out of business in the early 1990s, he fought and clawed back to build another fortune, to create tens of thousands of more jobs," Mr. Christie said on "Fox News Sunday."

    "This is actually a very, very good story for Donald Trump."Mr. Christie said

    No, he blew a billion dollars and rebuilt his empire on the backs of his creditors and the contractors that  he stiffed, all the while getting a free ride from the IRS.


    This is a guy (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by Repack Rider on Sun Oct 02, 2016 at 04:49:42 PM EST
    ...who lost most of a billion dollars in a year when the Dow went up something like 37% and every OTHER rich person on the planet made tons of money.

    2% of the countries losses that year were from him (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by ruffian on Mon Oct 03, 2016 at 12:39:24 PM EST
    One man in the world's largest economy accounted for 2% of the losses.

    My favorite tax blogger (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Peter G on Mon Oct 03, 2016 at 01:44:30 PM EST
    (yes, I have one) explains the tax concepts at issue, disagreeing on some points with The Times. The blogger, a tax CPA, is also troubled by the professional ethics of Tr*mp's former accountant speaking to the press, even to verify his own signature. I'm not sure I agree with him on that.

    Giuliani (none / 0) (#16)
    by KeysDan on Mon Oct 03, 2016 at 02:00:52 PM EST
    says that Trump, as president, would be better than having a woman.    An example of Trump being able to get the most bigly talent around him.

    Such a way with words (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Peter G on Mon Oct 03, 2016 at 02:49:12 PM EST
    that Rudy G. Is he really to be held responsible for unintentionally saying what he really means?