Friday, August 29, 2014

Somebody Listened To Me

Long said a Greatest American Hero remake could be a good show (could suck, too, but the premise is fine). Chuck was sort of a remake, but one with actually flying and less Adam Baldwin would be better.

Happy Hour Thread

Holiday weekend has arrived. Summer as observed is almost over.

Maybe We Take In Some Refugees?

The day the bomb everybody crowd gets on the teevee and suggests we could help people in ways that don't involve bombing them,I might listen.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said.

If only we'd armed those militants when we had the chance...oh, wait.

Quality Lawn Care

I guess it took people nearer to my age getting older to understand how much conservative resentment and anger is just olds hating on young people.

Not all olds, blahblahblah.

Horrible Geraldo

This kind of talk was common when I lived in England. Take a group, imply they aren't "really" American (or English), then set some arbitrary test for them to prove it. In England it was commonly that people of South Asian descent needed to prove they were English by rooting for the England team in cricket matches. It's so stupid.

Senators Behaving Badly

The thing is, I'm sure that plenty of reporters have seen lots of instances of senators and members of Congress behaving "badly" in a variety of ways and have chosen not to report on it. Maybe that's fine. Still the idea that some members of a bunch of rich old entitled mostly white guys in a pretty frat-boyish environment wouldn't say stuff that's at best inappropriate is pretty stupid. Of course some of them are jackasses.

Stupid Traditions

I mean, people can do whatever they want with this kind of thing but it's quite stunning that "Mr. and Mrs. [his name]" is still so ingrained in 2014.

Good Morning

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Late Night

Rock on.

Zephyr Teachout Super Wuster

Really, New Yorkers, consider getting rid of Cuomo. He's like the the worst of 1993 era democrats, with extra evil added. Vote Teachout/Wu for the comedy if nothing else!

Also, too, we're looking at you Rahm...

Thursday Evening

Tomorrow is...

Free Money

Our soon to be ex-governor seems to sorta be doing the right thing, though it might be better to just wait for the next governor and cut out the bullshit.

Wanker of the Day

Nick Confessore.


So, uh, don't go to American University.

Digby and Rick Perlstein

Digby and Rick Perlstein are joining us tonight at 10pm Eastern to talk about The Invisible Bridge. It's his best book yet. (Crass commercialism link.)

Lunch Thread



Workers and customers. More like this.


I was actually in a car this weekend (shudder) and had to pay to park and it was ONE WHOLE DOLLAR PER HOUR. I thought it was pretty absurd that they had the full credit card machine kiosk system to take payment. Hard to believe it's even worth it given capital costs and credit card fees.

Obviously a big problem is this stupid country can't manage to use and circulate dollar coins.