Thursday Open Thread

“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”

–Theodore Roosevelt

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    On this day in 1879, in Eugene, Ore., Nothing happened.

  2. davebarnes says:

    November 4, 1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

  3. 2Jung2Die says:

    A man named Nate "Honey Badger" Atkins ran for Mayor of Minneapolis this year. Didn't do so well though. Might be bad news for the Honey Badger political brand.

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    Lost in the noise…unfortunately, explaining this to the four-syllable-limited  “Let’s go Brandon” crowd will be a challenge. 

    Biden's unheralded summit success

    President Biden’s recent international summitry in Europe has gotten lost in the shuffle of continued wrangling in Congress over his legislative agenda and close election contests in Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere. But he and his administration did make some significant foreign policy progress at these gatherings, especially at the G20 summit in Rome. These agreements have the potential to affect the lives of ordinary Americans for the better – but only if President Biden and his team can explain their benefits in terms that the public can easily understand.

    • 2Jung2Die says:

      notaskinnycook posted the latest from Trae Crowder on yesterday's "Hot Button GOP Issues…" diary, great as usual. MB's post touches on another related challenge – Trae was talking about Dems doing stuff, but this post's about how people might learn about Dems doing stuff in spite of the noise machine.

  5. Voyageur says:

    Aaron Rodgers joins the IQ 40 and falling club.  Turns out he lied when he claimed he was "immunized" and was really taking a quack homeopathic remedy.  Yep, now he has Covid.




  6. JohnInDenver says:

    I'm worried ….

    <snark>  It took until 11:44 this morning until I had email from Denver Democrats with the ominous

    After losing races for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, as well as five seats in the House, [Virginia] has gone from blue to red. New Jersey shifted 15 points to the right, with the incumbent Democratic Governor only winning by a razor-thin margin. Colorado has a lot in common with these states, and we could easily lose our majority if we don’t stay engaged and vigilant.

    The price of engaged and vigilant?  The email clarifies

    Contribute to Denver Democrats Today

    Donate $20.00

    [and opportunities continue with links for escalating amounts up to $500]


    Denver County managed to get to 18% participation in this year's elections.  Seems like other Democratic organizations might have at least an equal need and perhaps show better accomplishments.

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