Monday Morning Open Thread: Old Notes, New Jokes

Concerning the late-night Oscars fiasco…

Apart from Mardi Gras preparations, what’s on the agenda as we start the week?

Celebrate our victories, and educate the underinformed…

(Oh, sure, if all you’re interested in is winning elections… )

Sunday Morning Open Thread: If They Can Keep Going, So Can We

New Yorkers are pretty blase about celebrities, but they’re also damned tired of Lord Smallgloves and his hangers-on, it would seem.

What’s on the agenda for the day, and the upcoming week?


Late Night DNC Wrap-Up Open Thread: And Now, Back to Work

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Mission Accomplished, No Casualties

So apparently we have a new chair of the DNC, Tom Perez, and he is a fine man and will make a good chair. He immediately appointed Ellison his co-chair or whatever. This will not stop the idiot left, because poutrage is so much fun and good for attention. Not to mention, while I personally have no problem with Ellison’s religion because as an obnoxious atheist it seems pointless to differentiate between different flavors of make believe, the fact is a large portion of our country would have a problem so this will make it easier in places where Democrats have had trouble as of late.

That won’t stop the manic progressives who decided to turn this DNC chair election into a proxy Clinton/Sanders primary, so just ignore them, mock them, or tell them to fuck off. If Trump isn’t enough to unite Democrats, these fucking people are worthless and we deserve him. I swear to god these Bernie bots read the Charge of the Light Brigade and learned all the fucking wrong lessons.

In other chair related news, the police in Washington, PA called before I left to pick up chairs and informed us they had ABC’s wallet (with everything in it!), so I went the long way to Pittsburgh, picked that up on the way, got the chairs, did a bunch of other chores, and made it home in one piece. Here are the new chairs, although we are re-doing the cushions (and again, that is a royal we which means I will stand and “help” until she just tells me to grab the dogs and to unass her area of operation).

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Out of the Darkness

(Drew Sheneman via

What’s on the agenda for the new day?

Don’t Stop Bludgeoning Them

Well, no shit, really:

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.”

Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.”

Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest.


On Thursday, Boehner said the talk in November about lightning-fast passage of a new health care framework was wildly optimistic.

“I started laughing,” he said. “Republicans never ever agree on health care.”

“Most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act … that’s going to be there,” Boehner concluded.

I don’t care if he and I think it isn’t going to happen, it could, and that is what matters. Keep beating them up. Keep showing up at town halls and jeering them. Keep talking to cardboard cutouts when they are too chickenshit to show up to town halls. Keep organizing, keep yelling, keep beating them about the head and neck. They need to pay an even higher political price for trying to take away your health care than the Democrats did trying to help you gain access to health insurance and health care.

Fuck these people. They’re running scared, and instead of letting up, keep the pressure on and keep nipping at their heels as they try to escape. Sherman didn’t say “well, we’re close to Atlanta, that’s good enough. I think they know we’re serious.” He knew the only thing the confederates would understand was brute force. And these descendants of those assholes are the same god damned way. Keep throwing molotov cocktails and burn the shit down. No one ever told me in basic training it was a bad thing to shoot the people who are trying to kill you in the back as they run. Fuck ’em. Let’s take back the House, the Senate, and the statehouses.

Open Thread: Democracy, Down at the Pointy End

The (lazy, bothsiderist) NYTimes is forced to notice — “At Town Halls, Doses of Fury and a Bottle of Tums“:

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. — Representative Marsha Blackburn may have expected to draw a friendly crowd by scheduling a town hall-style meeting in a Tennessee community that had voted overwhelmingly for President Trump, but she instead faced a hurricane-strength blast of disapproval on Tuesday.

Ms. Blackburn, an eight-term Republican, was sharply questioned about a wide range of issues that have unsettled Mr. Trump’s first month in office, including health care, the environment, education and the president’s links to Russia.

At many moments, her replies elicited boos or shouts to “tell the truth.”…

Ms. Blackburn, who represents a safe Republican seat west of Nashville, was among the latest wave of Washington lawmakers to face angry constituents in what, inevitably but perhaps prematurely, has been called a progressive echo of the Tea Party anger that boiled over in town halls eight years ago.

During the first weeklong recess of the new Congress, many Republicans have chosen not to hold events at all, wary of protests that might greet them…

Apart from cheering democracy, what’s on the agenda for the day?