Thursday Open Thread

“The secret of success is constancy to purpose.”

–Benjamin Disraeli

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is No Homework Day


  2. MattC says:

    I do not understand Covid in India.

    Florida, Texas and even Douglas County have ended the pandemic by just declaring it over. India persists in not making the announcement. 


    Given the amount of coastline, India might also take note of Florida ending climate change.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    MyKevin™ may not be that everyman's politician schtick he's trying to sell the sheeple: (I don't think *ucker is going to buy his story that he's moving back to the couch in his office)

    Kevin McCarthy says he rented a ‘room’ — in a 7,000-square-foot penthouse

    I’ve rented a room from Frank for a couple of months, but don’t worry, I’m back to — going back to where I normally am, on my couch in my office. But, yes, we pay fair market rate.”

    “Kevin McCarthy promises Republicans he shares their values,” Carlson said. “He tells them he’s on their side. He says he will fight for them against permanent Washington, the forces that would like to destroy their lives … and at the end of the day, Kevin McCarthy goes home to Frank Luntz’s apartment in Penn Quarter and laughs about it.”

    So what kind of apartment is this?

    It’s a 7,000-square-foot space — a combination of four penthouse apartments — with what appear to be homeowner’s association (HOA) fees of nearly $5,000 per month.



  4. MichaelBowman says:

    Huh.  Turns out we can have both a robust plant-based protein industry and a robust meat sector.  Who'd have thunk?  Who's going to tell Sonnenberg?

    US beef and pork exports set new records in March

    The U.S. exported $801.9 million worth of beef in March. It was the first time that monthly exports topped $800 million and it was also a 14% increase from March of last year. As to volume, the U.S. shipped 124,808 metric tons in the month – “the second largest of the post-BSE era,” USMEF said in reference to a 2003 detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in the U.S.

    U.S. plant-based food retail sales jumped 27% in 2020

    The growth rate for the U.S. plant-based food market more than doubled in 2020, as sales surged 27% to $7 billion, according to the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute (GFI).

    Plant-based food sales rose nearly twice as much as overall U.S. retail food sales, which climbed 15% in 2020 as COVID-19 lockdowns nationwide forced temporary closures of restaurants and spurred consumers to stock up on groceries, PBFA and GFI said Tuesday. What’s more, dollar sales growth for plant-based foods proved to be consistent across the country, with the market posting gains of over 25% in all U.S. census regions.

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    Nothing says "I'll be a politician for the working class" like hanging around in my private jet hangar and complaining about how there are too many poor people?  Can someone Venmo this trainwreck a $20 bill so she can buy a clue? 

  6. kwtree says:

    Today is Watch Joy Reid Shred Tucker Carlson Day.

    *ucker likes to call Reid the "Race Lady" , for some reason. She finally responded. It's delicious.


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