Friday Open Thread

“A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”

–Harry Emerson Fosdick

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Go Raiders Redux says:

    Trump is Evil I tell ya, Pure Evil!

    and all Republicans are idiots….

    There, Set the tone for you

     

    Carry On….

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Let the word go out throughout the land:

    Trump stinks!

    And Go Raiders is his prophet.

    Stay upwind, America.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get any . . . 

    https://newrepublic.com/minutes/147517/trump-systematically-removing-guardrails-cabinet

    . . . more shitshowy ??!

  4. Hope everyone enjoys a fun St. Patrick's weekend. Get out and support local musicians and bars – many of the local Irish pubs make a majority of their yearly income over this one weekend, and that means real income for musicians and dancers and other entertainers.

    (Yes, I have a vested interest as a musician here – I'm putting in another 3 gigs before the weekend is out, and already kicked it off yesterday evening.)

  5. DavieDavie says:

    Congratulations to all the high school students around the nation that stood up to the NRA and recalcitrant GOP legislators this week!

    1-Mike Luckovich-Atlanta Journal Constitution and Creators.jpg

  6. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    This is interesting.

    Colorado lawmaker accuses fellow Democrat of harassment, bullying in rift that reaches House floor

    It appears the clash spilled out of the committee into a later argument, witnessed by several lawmakers, and on Friday morning Valdez addressed the rift on the floor. A reporter from The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel said on Twitter that he saw sergeants-at-arms separating the two outside of House Democratic leadership’s offices.

  7. Bennet mansplains his gutting of Dodd-Frank:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-congress-isnt-gutting-dodd-frank/2018/03/16/f221c4a6-289b-11e8-bc72-077aa4dab9ef_story.html?utm_term=.27e5cc94f742

    His claim that "This bipartisan agreement… provides much-needed relief to smaller banks and their customers." is easily debunked, and there are other poison pills in the bill which do harm to minorities and members of the armed forces:

    Crapo's amendment, which included numerous other revisions to the bill, passed a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday by a 66-30 vote.

    The amendment would prohibit active duty military from suing credit-reporting companies regarding any problems with the free credit monitoring.

    He is either clueless or complicit. And I don't think he is dumb.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      I’m completely convinced that Thurston has every bit as much deep concern for our community banks and their customers as he has for our domestic buggy-whip industry . . . 

      . . . So, we clearly have no choice now but to burn down the village in order to save it . . . 

      . . . What I don’t understand, apparently, is the difference between mansplaining and Gardnerweaseling?  Perhaps someone could mansplain that for me??

  8. Why didn't we get the same ruling on education funding as Kansas got? Kansas Republicans commission education funding study; surprised at results

    Their State Supreme Court ruled Kansas needed to add $600m to the education budget to meet adequate standards. The figure was based on a 2000 study, adjusted for inflation. But they told the Legislature they could commission a new study if they felt the Supreme Court number was wrong. It was – the study says Kansas should add two billion dollars to the education budget. Legal experts believe the Supreme Court will rely on the new study in upcoming progress reviews.

    Reminds me of our last redistricting fight.

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