Monday Open Thread

“Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.”

–J. K. Rowling

29 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    You guys are good.

    We are only a few minutes into Monday.

    Trump stinks.

  2. itlduso says:

    Yesterday, Chris Wallace interviewed Senator John Kennedy (R-LA, unfortunate name).

    Wallace:  Did Ukraine interfere in the 2016 election.  Yes or No?

    Kennedy:  I don't know and neither do you.

    Wallace: But all of our intelligence agencies concluded that it was Russia.

    Kennedy: But, it could have also been Ukraine.

    We have to start calling this out for what it is.  Heil, Hail, Trump!

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    Like it or not, you already know what’s on the menu this year . . . 

    . . . I’m thinking about maybe staying at home and locking the doors??!


  4. Pseudonymous says:

    How long will people keep lying, to themselves and to us, that we can do anything other than commit to radically changing our energy economy? Just a while longer, just a little cleaner, we just have to go slow.

    Coal Knew, Too: A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.

    Cherry flipped it open to a passage from James R. Garvey, who was the president of Bituminous Coal Research Inc., a now-defunct coal mining and processing research organization. 

    “There is evidence that the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere is increasing rapidly as a result of the combustion of fossil fuels,” wrote Garvey. “If the future rate of increase continues as it is at the present, it has been predicted that, because the CO2 envelope reduces radiation, the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere will increase and that vast changes in the climates of the earth will result.” 

    “Such changes in temperature will cause melting of the polar icecaps, which, in turn, would result in the inundation of many coastal cities, including New York and London,” he continued.

  5. JohnInDenver says:

    This morning, another description of something Cory Gardner COULD be talking about by

    Richard Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, 2001-2005, is the president of the business consultancy Armitage International. Victor Cha, a former member of the National Security Council, 2004-2007, is a professor at Georgetown University and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    WAPO headline:  The 66-year alliance between the U.S. and South Korea is in deep trouble

    Cory?  Two tweets since his "thank you to the veterans" on Veterans Day.  One on Suicide prevention.  One on the Democratic debate proposals which he says would be bad.

    How about his campaign page?  " Your search – "North Korea" – did not match any documents."

    How about his Senate page?  Press release on Nov. 22, 2019 "regarding South Korea's announcement that it would remain in an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan:"

    “The free world must continue to work together to monitor the madman in Pyongyang and his nuclear ambitions,” said Senator Gardner. “This announcement is welcome news, and I applaud South Korea and Japan for their commitment to promoting stability in the region and holding Kim Jong Un accountable for his hostile actions. A strong, trilateral relationship between our three countries can arguably provide the most effective policy tool to deter Pyongyang and to promote lasting peace and security in the region.”

  6. Pseudonymous says:

    Wow, wow wow wow wow.

    • kwtree says:

      Thanks, cook and Psuedo. I do know how to search, but am occupied with other things today. MADCO’s link, the most recent, implies that SCOTUS won’t decide on this issue now, but might in the future, and Psuedo’s post suggests that if that happens, Kavanaugh could side with Gorsuch that basically, no Federal agency can regulate anything. 

  7. kwtree says:

    Pompay-ay-ay-ay ohhhh..Thanks, Stephen Colbert.


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