Tuesday Evening Open Thread: Ban Sidhe

Ask me, I’d say he was undergoing advanced hair repair therapy, because in press photos from the weekend his latest dye job was matching offputtingly well with the fluorescent-lime bracelets and trinkets in the audience. (Dude: Use some of the cash you’re grifting from the RNC to pay a skilled wig crafter, and save us all a lot of ugliness, okay?)

But maybe he is feeling a cold trickle of electoral doom down his spine…

Apart from politics, what’s on the agenda for the evening?

(via NYMag — yes those are Kara Walker shadow puppets!)

Monday Morning Open Thread: Moving Forward

For a bracing start to the new week, from the Washington Post, company paper in the town where the monopoly industry is national politics:

Hillary Clinton’s increasingly confident campaign has begun crafting a detailed agenda for her possible presidency, with plans to focus on measures aimed at creating jobs, boosting infrastructure spending and enacting immigration reform if current polling holds and she is easily elected to the White House in November…

While careful not to sound as if she is measuring the draperies quite yet, Clinton now describes what she calls improved odds for passage of an overhaul of immigration laws — the first legislative priority she outlined in detail last year — and what could be a bipartisan effort to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, airports, rail system and ports.

She also could be immediately confronted with a choice about a Supreme Court vacancy that could set the tone for her relationship with Congress, and she plans to immediately champion new measures on campaign-finance reform and ending legal immunity for gun manufacturers.

Her campaign’s to-do list includes assembling a Cabinet that has women in roughly equal numbers to men and that otherwise reflects American diversity, and lobbying has intensified for those and scores of other jobs that Clinton would fill in her administration.

Some Clinton boosters remain concerned that, with an election focused so heavily on Trump’s deficiencies, she could enter the White House without a clear mandate. But Clinton’s team is hopeful that a trouncing of her Republican opponent in November could soften the ground for a robust set of proposals that could be implemented both with and without congressional action…

Apart from dodging the Media Village Idiots groping for their fainting couches, what’s on the agenda for the day?

Sunday Morning Open Thread


All-American koan:

What’s on the agenda as we wrap up the weekend?

Overnight Open Thread

Have at it!



Mid to Late Evening Open Thread

Not much seems to be going on, but we’re overdue for a fresh thread. Have at it!


Overnight Open Thread With Music

Last night while I was poking around YouTube looking for the Irish Rover music I posted I came across something I’d never heard before. The Blues Brother’s doing Sink the Bismark. It was supposed to be part of the set they played at Bob’s Country Bunker, but it was cut from the movie and never shown. Not wanting to mix and match last night, I decided to save it for tonight. So have at it!

And in the spirit of this election season:

Overnight Open Thread: Music!

Here’s some music to take you into the wee hours!