Entries by Anne Laurie

Late Night QFT Open Thread: “Trump’s GOP, Party of Corruption”

It is not underscored often enough: insider trading is not just about greed. There are victims. Chris Collins and family avoided $760,000 in losses—by foisting the losses off on unsuspecting buyers of the stock who lacked the insider info. This was a mugging. — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) August 11, 2018 Tina Nguyen, at Vanity Fair […]

Open Thread: #UniteTheRight, A Little Clot of Pishers

A band of racists outnumbered by the police officers who are there to protect their free speech rights. https://t.co/Qd5MWzQGcZ — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 12, 2018 Never have so may protected so few who have accomplished so little. https://t.co/6f3hyqFOtf — WhiteAnxietyHat (@Popehat) August 13, 2018 Local news in the Washington Post, “White-supremacist rally near White […]

Our Failed Meritocracy / Media: “OMGarosa!!!

(This was scheduled to pop up at 10am this morning, but FYWP… ) Biggest reveal on the tape is that she was ostensibly a senior WH staffer and her first discussion w the chief of staff was when he fired her https://t.co/ctli9v5ocH — Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 12, 2018 Strange that people aren't focusing on […]

Monday Morning Open Thread: Reasons to Believe

WATCH: Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, remembers her daughter — and what her daughter stood for in #Charlottesville — on the 1-year anniv. of her death. pic.twitter.com/W76fl51czf — NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2018 There are some good people in the world. The guy accused of starting the Holy Fire in Orange County, CA […]

Late-Night Horror-Farce Open Thread: Orange Is the New “Glow”

A senior White House official tells @NYMag, “there is no tanning bed in there,” in response to Omarosa claiming that Trump installed a tanning bed in the residence. The official added that there’s “never been any request” to install a tanning bed either. — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 10, 2018 If there *is* a tanning […]

Sunday Evening Open Thread: It’s All Fun & Games…

I don’t think all Trump-supporting activists are racists, but I am coming around to the view that many of them are morons. https://t.co/OQsBd5frTV — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 11, 2018 As we speak, Mike Pence is frantically Googling “how to get into a biker gang”. pic.twitter.com/Cvwx2oC3MP — The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 12, 2018 […]

Sunday Morning Garden Chat: This Year’s Project…

  … from indefatigable gardener & photographer Ozark Hillbilly: This year’s main gardening project started last year just before the Eclipse, when I tore up the old worn out flagstone path with a skidloader. The skidloader had a 6’wide bucket. The new concrete sidewalk being only 3′-6” wide, that left me with 2′-6″ to play […]