Entries by Anne Laurie

Friday Morning Open Thread: Not THIS Guy

The media didn't normalize Trump, the Republican Party did. If Trump had run this exact campaign as an independent he'd be polling 10%. https://t.co/iSSCQ9vsoT — Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) September 30, 2016 Even the devoutly ‘nonpartisan’ USA Today: In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. […]

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: “This was not a bad performance”

!!! Trump tells @steinhauserNH1 that he is proud of his birtherism!: "I tried and I was able to do it so I’m very proud of that." pic.twitter.com/V0yLJqF2U9 — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 29, 2016 Adam Gopnik, in the New Yorker, “The Problem with Trump Isn’t His Debating Skills“: … Talking, again, about President Obama’s birth […]

Open Thread: Some of Us Don’t Deserve Nice Things

Third-party challengers: First, as tragedy… Here's the video— Gary Johnson says he's having an "Aleppo moment" when he can't name a world leader he respects: https://t.co/7oRLTW5Jep — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 28, 2016 I actually feel sorry for Bill Weld, who’s probably the last surviving Honorable Republican Pol. The fact that an "Aleppo moment" is […]

Emergency Kitten Bleg – Pasadena Area

From “long time BJ lurker” Chaz: My kids just discovered that a stray cat that hangs out around my house had 3 kittens. We caught them and will clean them up but we’re looking for owners. Not sure about the sexes – I’m not getting too close until they’ve been deloused and such. We live […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Who Are You Gonna Believe?

… the record, or my lyin’ ego? First three fully post-debate national polls have Clinton +5, +4, +3. So I'll daringly assert she might settle into a 3-5 point nat'l lead. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) September 29, 2016 Someday we’ll all get tired of mocking the Debacle, but zingers like “Trump’s face looked like someone […]

Long Read: “The Sandy Hook Hoax”

If you stare too long into the abyss… Reeves Wiedeman, in NYMag: “Lenny Pozner used to believe in conspiracy theories. Until his son’s death became one“: On December 14, 2012, Lenny Pozner dropped off his three children, Sophia, Arielle, and Noah, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Noah had recently turned 6, and […]

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Going Low

Trump talking to the Polish-National Alliance today in Chicago: "These are great people." pic.twitter.com/cLeTjkbWk0 — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 28, 2016 Meanwhile, per TPM: Eric Trump on Wednesday joined Donald Trump’s surrogates in applauding the Republican nominee for not bringing up Bill Clinton’s sex scandals during the Monday debate, even saying that the moment is […]