Open Thread - Thurs 31 Aug 2023: With Friends Like This

With Friends Like This:

A long time ago, supposedly, Donald Trump and the Clintons were friends. Good friends, especially Donald and Bill. They golfed together, ate together, socialized together. The Clintons went to his wedding!

Pic sez it all, really (image from Politico article linked below)

Getting a little tired of General Akbar

I'm sick of repeatedly saying it's a trap.
I'm sick of constantly saying that the only meaningful formula of capitalism is unit price minus unit cost times total sales, where total sales is determined by the ability and willingness of the customer base. The lower the price the higher your sales, but this only matters if the higher sales results in higher profits.