Tuesday Open Thread

“We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”

–Winston Churchill

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. gertie97 says:

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    No parades or bars or even Mass for the faithful, but later today those of us who are so inclined will enjoy a wee dram.

     

    • DENependent says:

      Later? I'm having a beer with lunch. Scottish, but close enough.

      Shame that I don't have any cabbage, though. I usually like to have cabbage, potato, and onion soup at this time of year.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Thanks.  You too.

      Nearly completely forgot that I’ve still got a corned-beef brisket in the freezer from last year; I just took it out.   Won’t get it thawed in time to cook for today, but maybe this weekend.

      (I probably wouldn’t normally count four days late as St. Patrick’s Day, but well, what’s “normal” now anyway? . . .  Maybe I’ll call around and see if I can find a neighbor who’ll leave me a wedge of cabbage on their porch? . . .)

    • Went over to Clancy's Irish Pub in Wheat Ridge today and snagged a corned beef dinner and shepherd's pie combo for take-out. I'm having my St. Pádraig's Day in style, if not with as many people around me.

    • MADCO says:

      Go raibh maith agat!

       

      i.e.  Ta.

       

      Is it wrong that my grandmother taght me that "wee" means something like 4 four or more and my grandfather taught me that "dram" means something bigger than a pint?

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    Coronavirus testing . . .

    . . . is there an App for that?

    Yet?

    Inside the Coronavirus Response: A Case Study in the White House Under Trump

    [Spoiler Alert: The punchline: . . .]

    “But after Mr. Trump delivered an error-ridden Oval Office address last week, the president followed it with an appearance Friday in the Rose Garden in which he said Google had developed a coronavirus testing website that did not exist. Mr. Kushner was deeply involved in both efforts, and had sold his father-in-law on the website as a smart concept.

    By Sunday evening, Mr. Trump was raging to aides that the press coverage was terrible after the promised national website failed to materialize. And on Monday, after Mr. Pence had been praised for his calm demeanor, Mr. Trump decided to answer questions from reporters himself.

    “They’re working hand in hand,” Mr. Trump said in a White House news conference, flanked by members of the task force. “I think they’re doing really a great job.”

    As for his own performance during the crisis? “I’d rate it a 10,” Mr. Trump said.” . . . 

    [. . . ba-dump dump]

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/politics/kushner-trump-coronavirus.html

    Elections have [^dire] consequences . . . 

  3. Genghis says:

    The Illinois primary is a full-on dumpster fire.

  4. We're losing Congressional representation fast. Visits by an infected constituent have both Sen. Gardner and Rep. Crow under self-quarantine. No idea if it's the same constituent in both cases, but at a guess that's a "yes". Both men are okay so far.

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