Saturday, August 30, 2014

Late August Night

Saturday Night

Rock on.

Happy Hour

As a country, with all the money we spend on weapons, we may not be able to afford nice things, as Atrios posted earlier. I, however, can still afford a bottle of wine. The time has come.

Afternoon Thread

Might just be a nap day.

Money Well Spent

Why we can't have nice things.
The U.S. has launched at least 110 airstrikes in Iraq since Aug. 8, U.S. military official say, and it now has hundreds of military advisers and other personnel on the ground there to assist Iraq in its fight against Islamist extremists.

How much is that costing U.S. taxpayers? An average of $7.5 million per day since mid-June, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said Friday. After more than three weeks of airstrikes and humanitarian operations in Iraq, that likely easily exceeds $600 million.

Give it another six months.


Well not so much actually.

All I've been reading is how the GOP is demographically doomed and trapped by its base. Good time for Dems to differenitate, right?

(I've obviously given up on the doing the right thing part.)

Overnight Thread

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...