Thursday Open Thread

“The fool within himself is the object of pity, until he is flattered.”

–Richard Steele

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    Morning ….

    pets got me up early … way too  early … so I got a jump (or a stumble) on my usual routine.

    Mike Coffman got some notice in a Washington Post article: The GOP is buying the House. Literally.  Analyzing the source of political donations, the article points out

    Some of the most vulnerable Republicans do almost entirely without small donors: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.), 2.29 percent; Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.), 5.5 percent; Rep. Peter J. Roskam (Ill.), 4.75 percent; and Rep. Bruce Poliquin (Maine), 1.08 percent. Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.) gets 66 percent of his funds from PACs.

    … There is reason to think that money in politics, usually not a campaign issue, could resonate this year. A Washington Post-University of Maryland poll last year found that it was the No. 1 cause cited for causing dysfunction in politics. “Wealthy political donors” was the second-most-cited cause — ahead of people with extreme views, social media and the news media.

  2. Voyageur says:

    It looks like a rough day ahead for stinky boy and his minions.


  3. Duke Cox says:

    Grassley is an ass.  It is in his name.

  4. Genghis says:

    Today we may well get some clues as to how rapidly the U.S. is devolving as a nation. For those who prefer to read rather than watch and listen, SCOTUSblog is live blogging the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing here.

  5. OrangeFree says:

    Pretty much how I feel about what's going to happen today…


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