Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving from 1976

By · Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments »

How’s your Thanksgiving so far?

Romney now running for Grand Wizard

By · Thursday, November 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments »

Mittens speaks: Romney Says Obama Only Won Because He Gave ‘Big Gifts’ To Blacks And Latinos. And this on top of Ryan’s complaint about the “urban vote.” I would say something pithy but I used up all my pith in the title of the post. These guys just disgust me.

Too depressing for words

By · Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 · 15 Comments »

National Schadenfreude Day Week now being over, the nation is rudely jolted back into the reality that it has just reelected the most Republican president since the last Republican president: Leaked deal memo for last year’s Grand Bargain: “Obama willing to go quite far”. The money quote: “This is a confidential document, last offer the […]

Post-election links and open thread

By · Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 · 16 Comments »

Here are a few interesting links from the roundup: Thank You, Republican Misogynists, for Handing Democrats Crucial Victories Last Night For Obama, a Bigger Win Than for Kennedy, Nixon, Carter or Bush Obama’s win matched by advances for progressive Democrats Victory Welcome To Liberal America Liberal America? Yes, Obama Won a Mandate A campaign about […]

Election Day Open Thread

By · Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 · 24 Comments »

I thought about titling this post “Voting with Racists,” which you’ll understand when I tell you my story. So I’m standing in line to vote, right? And the guy next to me—white guy in a trucker hat and denim—turns to me and says, “well, this ain’t bad. My buddy went to vote at 6:30 this […]

Republicans will do anything to steal the election

By · Sunday, November 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments »

From ThinkProgress: Last-Minute Ohio Directive Could Trash Legal Votes And Swing The Election. Plus a funny: “This is my picture can.”

I’m alive. Are you alive?

By · Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 · 14 Comments »

So far we haven’t lost power here in Virginia, thank bog. But DC is shut down, New York has been eaten by the ocean, New England is eroding, and there are blizzards to the west. Are you okay?

The death of blogging

By · Friday, October 26th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

A couple of days ago the Daily Beast posted this epitaph: Netroots Bloggers Mark 10th Birthday in Decline and Struggling for Survival. Very interesting article. I hadn’t realized that the Obama team was so…hostile, I guess, to their own supporters in the netroots. Also, is it possible for Markos Moulitsas to open his mouth without […]

This guy

By · Friday, October 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment »

At Fla. fundraiser, Paul Ryan mocks ‘war on women’: FORT MYERS, Fla. — GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Thursday night poked fun at the Democratic argument that the GOP is waging a “war on women.” “Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like […]

Yet another debate

By · Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 · 5 Comments »

I tuned in for a bit but couldn’t stand listening to Romney. The real Reagan was insufferable enough, but this shitty robot imitation of Reagan is just maddening. UPDATE: Actually, I tuned back in and watched. And followed it on Twitter. And later checked the highlights for what I’d missed (though I still haven’t seen […]