Entries by Anne Laurie

Wednesday Afternoon Open Thread: Mr. Klassy

Every Trump anecdote is the generic New Yorker cartoon with the caption "Christ, what an asshole." https://t.co/qp31Kn4OcA — Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) September 17, 2019 In response, Jake Tapper retweeted this 2016 clip: .@realDonaldTrump reacts to Cokie Roberts' question about kids using his name to taunt other kids https://t.co/1gW6cBnjiQ — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 9, 2016

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: PERSIST

Soon to be identified, again, as History’s Greatest Monster: Asked if he’d run for 2nd term, Jimmy Carter, 95. said “I hope there’s an age limit.” Even if he were only 80 “I don’t believe I could undertake the duties I experienced when I was president.” He didn’t mention Sanders, 78, or Biden, 76, per […]

Excellent Read: “Mitch McConnell: The Man Who Sold America”

Further proof of my assumption that ‘Moscow Mitch’ is for rent by anyone — he just hates the moniker because he resents the brand-damaging implication that his loyalty is linked to any ideology beyond ‘Mitch McConnell deserves to be Majority Leader for life’. Bob Moser, for Rolling Stone: Fittingly enough, it was hot as blazes […]

PHRASING! Open Thread: “Water Sports”

Not the Onion: Secret Service wants jet skis to protect Trumps: "The first family is very active in water sports" https://t.co/MFuTJWAOEr — Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 16, 2019 Proximate excuse cause: New: Alt-right grifter Jacob Wohl and all-but-admitted white nationalist Nick Fuentes are planning a “free speech” rally on some sort of yacht in Miami next […]