Repub Venality Open Thread: Rand Paul Has THOTS, Y’All!

Yeeeah, not really: Rand Paul is the GOP’s whiny little brother, who gets shoved first through the back door when they need to find out just how mad Mom is about those mysterious neighborhood vandalisms and the resulting ‘drop by’ from the police. Pretty mad, it turns out!

Monday Morning Open Thread: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Speaking of things that don’t completely suck, this seems like a useful tradition, especially right now:

So… I don’t think Mr. H.W.’s readership and this blog’s overlap sufficiently that he’d mind my stealing his idea. I’m thinking I’ll plan a mid-morning? early evening? post every Wednesday (Friday being too busy a day around here), posting something good from my life and giving y’all a chance to add your own stories. Let me know if you have opinions about the timing, or any related suggestions…

Anger can be power

Give to Heidi Heitkamp:

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Give to the Balloon Juice More More More Fund:

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Send some postcards.


Update. Here’s a great article about the hero we need right now.

Aux Armes, Citoyens!

Via valued commenter Marco Polo, a reminder:

🚨🚨🚨 The fate of Kavanaugh may well be decided in the next 48-72 hrs. As of now multiple GOP senators are undecided but they’re getting A LOT of pressure from the WH and leadership to fall in line. Your pressure can make the difference. Pls call your senators 202-224-3121
We should all be doing this of course, and those of the jackals who suffer with Republican “representation” are the tip of the spear on this particular campaign.  It just takes two GOP senators to discover a residual memory that women are in fact people, and this nomination goes the way of the Titanic.
Image: J.W.M. Turner, Shipwreck of the Minotaur, 1810s

Pre-Dawn Open Thread: Another Bannon Comeback Failure

Up with the rocket and down with the stick, as my Irish granny used to say… but the cycles are getting shorter. This particular publicity attempt was over before most people even knew to complain about it…

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Obama Up Now At McCain Funeral

What we’ve been waiting for.



Monday Morning Open Thread: Reasons to Believe

Click on any of the tweets below to read the whole thread…

Same for this tweet-string:

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