Entries by Anne Laurie

Late Night Open Thread: What Was Netflix Thinking?…

Oh, my. RT @lambertslovelee: I guess this is why you don't put Christmas lights on a palm tree pic.twitter.com/lozOszYZT5 — Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) December 3, 2013 There were half a dozen commentors asking, as a response to my post on the Mitt documentary, “What was Netflix thinking?” Which reminded me that I hadn’t yet put […]

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Schadenfreude At Its Richest

Via Dave Weigel, who says: Netflix just debuted the trailer for Mitt, its documentary about Willard M. Romney’s failed White House bid. And while it doesn’t contain any revelatory information about the Romney campaign, the trailer does show a side of the ever-composed candidate the electorate rarely saw in 2012. You can’t help feeling a […]

(Ambassador) Baucus Goes to China

Per Politico: … Baucus’s nomination would be considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which quickly approved another senator to a diplomatic post — John Kerry was approved in one month to be secretary of state — earlier this year. Baucus’s departure would open up a key spot running the Senate Finance Committee, one of […]

Good News for Democrats

Clean sweep for Democrats in Virginia as Obenshain will finally concede Attorney General's race http://t.co/qB2g2mQztt — Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) December 18, 2013 From the Washington Post: RICHMOND — State Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (R) conceded the race for Virginia attorney general to Democrat Mark R. Herring on Wednesday, saying his “vigorous and hard-fought fight” is over. […]

Onward to Sochi

Johnny Weir – Poker Face by frutty87 (h/t commentor Felinious Wench) Via commentor LAMH36: The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia’s anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie […]