Tuesday Open Thread

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”

–Groucho Marx

15 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. kwtree says:

    “One cannot be an American by going about saying that one is American. It is necessary to feel America, like America, love America and then work.”

    Georgia O'Keeffe

  2. Duke Cox says:

    We just saw a TV commercial for a diabetes drug and were wondering when they will start advertising their drug as a cure for racism…now that we know your blood sugar level can cause you to say really cruel racist shit about high school girls.

    The marketing possibilities are exciting…and funny.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Panda Day

  4. harrydoby says:

    Moscow Mitch issues another terrorist threat against our democracy.

    Although, his actual objective hasn’t changed since 2009 when he issued the same threat during the Obama years:

    Republicans would bring the Senate to a complete standstill and derail President Biden’s agenda if Democrats took that step.

    • MichaelBowman says:


      Call his bluff.  These hatriots are utterly incapable of governing and they’re too damn lazy to sustain a talking filibuster.  Our 50-plus-one represents a super-majority of Americans.  Deal with your new world MM. 

      • ParkHill says:

        Talking filibuster with a five minute quorum call.

        In other words, the Republicans would need to keep 40 members hanging around because at any moment, the Democrats could call for a vote.

        Late night, maybe 3/4 of the 40 are sleeping it off at their lobbyist houses, so you only need 11 Democrats to call for an end to the debate and pass the damn thing.

        • Duke Cox says:

          It is time. I agree with Michael. Call his bluff.

        • MichaelBowman says:

          I imagine Mitch is soiling his Depends on a regular basis these days. 

          In other (happy) Senate news Governor Newsom has committed to filling Feinstein’s seat with a black woman should she retire early. The wattage on this signaling event is the equivalent of a blowtorch right now in the Golden State.

          • NOV GOP meltdown says:

            By threatening a scorched earth policy, McConnell is telegraphing how important a tool the filibuster is to help him gum up the works and obstruct the business of the Senate for the next few years. All the more reason to take it away from him.

            People who never cooperate threatening to never cooperate. Yawn is right Mr. Bowman.

      • harrydoby says:

        Consider Moscow Mitch's bluff called:

        Biden, for the first time, says he wants to overhaul the filibuster

        “So you’re for that reform? You’re for bringing back the talking filibuster?” Stephanopoulos said.

        “I am. That’s what it was supposed to be,” Biden replied. “It’s almost getting to the point where democracy is having a hard time functioning.”

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    This is worth 3 minutes of your time…

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