Entries by Anne Laurie

Saturday Morning Open Thread

In the middle of our road trip home today, Sherrod and I started talking about how the first few words of favorite songs can trigger years of memories. Sherrod’s: “Here comes the sun….” Mine: “Screen door slams….” What’s yours? pic.twitter.com/pyc8fDo2ql — Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) August 16, 2019   And now for something completely different… The […]

Cold Grey Pre-Dawn Open Thread: Trump and His ‘Base’ Rally Each Other

Anyone else think it’s odd that a theme of Trump’s rally tonight was, “Even if you hate me, you have no choice but to vote for me”? (With weird anecdote about unnamed billionaire who hates him but is helping him? ??) He. Is. So. Scared. — Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 16, 2019 Trump's remarks tonight […]

Friday Morning Open Thread: Traditional Silly-Season Fare

As August comic subplots go, this one is pretty solid. https://t.co/o2N9p3AUpM — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 16, 2019 To be fair when I’m down in the dumps and feel like no one likes me I go shopping too https://t.co/fXOv1pmfyd — Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 15, 2019 Of course he hasn’t got the funds to […]

Late-Night Mobius Nest of Vipers: Jeffrey Epstein, Keyser Söze

My timeline is half people being shocked and appalled that the president is promoting nonsense conspiracy theories about Epstein's death and half people offering their own nonsense conspiracy theories about it. (Occasionally these are the same people.) — Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) August 11, 2019 v strange that Epstein would off himself considering his bright future […]