Thursday Open Thread

“A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.”

–Lord Byron

22 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    I’m not on Twitter, but if I were . . . 

    After Devin Nunes Sues a Parody Cow, It Surpasses Him on Twitter

    Consider this: A parody account pretending to be an imaginary cow owned by Representative Devin Nunes, the California Republican, is more popular on Twitter than the congressman, a day after he sued the account (and Twitter) for $250 million.

    This is how politics and humor now play out in the strange world of social media..The parody account @DevinCow had only 1,200 followers on Monday, but it ended Wednesday afternoon with 467,000, surpassing Mr. Nunes’s accountwith its 395,000 followers. And the count was still growing.

    . . . I’d be @DevinCow


  2. Zappatero says:

    Not surprised our boy Hick said something realllly stupid on the teevee. He ain’t presidential, and rather than inflicting his stupidity on the nation, he should find something else to do. 

  3. Voyageur says:

    Sigh.  So my hopes ride with a guy who will be 78 on election day?

  4. ParkHill says:

    WOTD via Brad DeLong: "How to Pay for the Green New Deal"

    Wise from Simon: a "Green New Deal" needs to be not just technocratically efficient but politically popular: Simon Wren-LewisHow to Pay for the Green New Deal: "Tackling climate change is resisted by powerful political forces that have in the past prevented the appropriate taxes, subsidies and regulations being applied. Which is a major reason why the world has failed to do enough to mitigate climate change…. Just as proponents of a Green New Deal are savvy about the need to overcome the resistance of, for example, the oil and gas industry, they also realise that the Green New Deal needs to be politically popular. So the New Deal package has to include current benefits for the many, perhaps at the expense of the few…. If you cannot make the polluter pay, it is still better to take action to stop climate change even if future generations have to pay the cost of that action…

  5. Diogenesdemar says:

    Cheer up ‘V, it could be worse, you could be pinning your hopes on one of Alva’s IT people?

  6. Voyageur says:

    The horror, Dio, the horror.  I'm having major difficulties posting, as I gather you are.  Can you make it through the day without me hectoring you?

  7. Diogenesdemar says:

    It’ll be a challenge, but I’ll struggle through, I’m sure.   But, I have absolutely no idea how all the much less fortitudinous of Alva’s minions here will survive??? . . . 

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