Open Thread

It’s 95 degrees and the humidity makes it hard to breathe it is so miserable. HAHAHA Al Gore is fat. Where are all the jokers who find it funny when it snows?

In other news, via Digby, some straight talk from the folks at Slate: “Breitbart lied about Shirley Sherrod. Now he’s lying about the NAACP.” That wasn’t so hard now folks, was it?








Open Thread

Here’s some music for an open thread. This video takes a turn at about 1:00 if you can handle the preciousness until then.








Proof of Life

By request:

He’s sort of just cruising around the house looking for ways to be a PITA.

*** Update ***

Argle bargle. blah blah blah

Sweet surrender on the quayside








Open Thread

Tomatoes, basil, and mozz. appetizer, then this:

No starch because those were inch and a half porterhouse steaks from the local general store. Nothing like a steak that you watch the guy fire up the band saw. Green beans were from the garden, and we had a little butter, soy, and some fresh ginger shredded on them.

I’ll be in a food coma for an hour or so.








Open Thread

Brian came up for the weekend, so you all are on your own. There is Laphroiag, there are porterhouses the size of my head, and there may be mayhem.








Open Thread

Jeff Danziger is still the best political cartoonist in America.

Also, Garry Trudeau is stalking Sarah Palin.
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Early Morning Open Thread: Hatch Act! Hatchet Act!

I am not a View watcher, but I am given to understand that Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the agitated blonde in this clip, is considered a reliable regurgitator of this week’s conservative talking points:
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Presumably this is yet another attempt by the RNC and/or the Wingnut Welfare Wurlitzer to find some tarball that will stick to Shirley Sherrod’s reputation, but really — the Hatch Act? I vaguely remember it being invoked against Democrats during the early years of the Clintons, and later against Teresa Heinz Kerry, but it didn’t get a whole lot of traction then, either. And it’s not as though Hasselbeck were liable to run across this not-exactly-a-barnburner topic during her wide-ranging political reading. Heck, half the policy wonks of either party would probably assume the ‘Hatch Act’ legislated ‘Never mention Orrin’s Mormonism outside of the state of Utah.’ And having the Blond Spokesmodel whine about “Is it rich versus poor, or black versus white?”… is that a place to which America’s Property Party really wants our collective imaginations to go?

Also, if a couple of professional comedians can provide more intelligent political analysis than the entire Politico bench…
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