Entries by Anne Laurie

Sunday Morning Garden Chat: Report from the Midwest

From “long time reader, infrequent commenter” Misamericanthrope: Guess it’s time for my annual garden review and thought I’d share with the community. I’d give my efforts this year a solid ‘B’ (an improvement over last year’s ‘C’!). I went over board again with the Coleus. Some years I don’t get many and I end up […]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Truth Is On Our Side

It is the most GOP thing in the world to create the Kimmel test for p.r. reasons, fail it, and then blame Jimmy Kimmel for being political. https://t.co/jJ6SmON5DL — Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) September 22, 2017 From the Washington Post: With just eight days to go before Sept. 30, the deadline after which Republicans will lose […]

Russiagate Open Thread: Pence, Also Dirty?

Chris Christie on MSNBC is essentially throwing Mike Pence under the bus for involving Mike Flynn in the transition and the WH — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 20, 2017 Anybody seeing news stories about this? Reminder, Christie was running transition efforts & had picked @RepMikeRogers to head national security efforts till sidelined. https://t.co/58rw01WgaK — mieke […]

Friday Morning Open Thread: Doting on His Dotard

Louie Gohmert, at pro-Moore event in Montgomery, says Trump has "gotten some bad advice. But he's a faster learner than anybody I've seen" — Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) September 22, 2017 To be fair, I'm pretty sure Gohmert only hangs around with idiots. https://t.co/GKVZmOgIhc — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) September 22, 2017 . Seems like I […]

Puerto Rico: Hard Blows / Blowhards

Entire island of Puerto Rico without power. https://t.co/5dk5T2BcaC pic.twitter.com/KGT3LJgVMk — Fox News (@FoxNews) September 21, 2017 Flooding possible for the ENTIRE island of Puerto Rico… https://t.co/Nzvu8lg6bX — Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) September 20, 2017 These are some of the images coming out of Puerto Rico. This is the town of Utuado. The island is devastated. pic.twitter.com/2eXaU8i28L […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: Possibly Hopeful Prediction…

Networks shun Spicer due to "a lack of credibility." (cc: Hollywood) https://t.co/4XCXSSyJHp via @nbcnews — Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) September 20, 2017 … Since Spicer exited the White House, his representatives have been holding individual conversations about the possibility of President Donald Trump’s former flack joining one of the major TV networks, which include CBS News, […]

Late Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Interesting Analogy…

Amazing quote from @ChuckGrassley here: Despite many reasons to oppose Graham-Cassidy, GOP must support it to uphold campaign promises. pic.twitter.com/aLDyl4XhtI — Jason Noble (@jasonnobleDMR) September 20, 2017 So many of the people voting for this bill probably won't be alive in 2025. It's kinda like a legislative murder-suicide. https://t.co/MPuSsYcaAE — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) September 20, […]