Late Night Open Thread

You are not the boss of Mogwai!… or something like that.

Open Thread

Penguins shit the bed in OT. The world is fucked up and cruel.

I have nothing else to say.

Open Thread: “Why Be A Neocon?… “

Because, per Tom Scocca at Gawker, “You Like Being Very Wrong About Everything“:

Slate columnist Reihan Salam has an important message: He still believes in neoconservatism. He concedes, more or less, that the past 13 years of United States foreign policy have been a hideous spectacle of strategic, tactical, and moral failure, all perpetrated in the name of neoconservative ideas. “Given all of this,” he asks, “why am I still a neocon?”

The answer—albeit Salam’s unintentional answer—is that he’s a neocon because he is a sloppy thinker who is deeply confused about history and how the world works. This is a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion of America’s role in global affairs. Neoconservatism is a fantasy, and fantasies are hard to abandon…


Apart from enjoying some well-done invective, what’s on the agenda for the evening?

Saturday Morning Open Thread


It’s been windy for the last couple of days, and this lovely tomato fell off the vine. Which is a pity since it looked like it had a lot of potential.

I’m about to take my mutts for a walk on the beach. What are y’all up to today?

What a Good Day

Got registered at the VA, went to the DMV, and got Shawn’s license all fixed, and now chilling with the dogs. He’s now a WV resident, and I wish I could explain how hard it was to do that. You would have thought I was making Osama bin Laden my roommate.