Friday, October 24, 2014

Morning Thread

Are There No Workhouses?

Maybe buy two bags of candy. One expensive for the immediate neighborhood children and one cheap bag for the others. That'll show them. Or, yannow, just buy some candy for all the kids and count your blessings.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Own Goal

Fred Hiatt is not the median voter.

Evening Thread

Enjoy or argue

Happy Hour Thread

I am going to THE THEATRE this evening because that is what snooty educated adults do.

Heartland Traditions

Next they'll teach us about a little thing called "Christmas."

Afternoon Thread

Lived around the corner from the pizza shop in this ad for about 4 years.

Na Ga Ha Pen

I'm still pretty sure that real autonomous cars won't be a thing in my lifetime.


The "war on earmarks" was one of the stupidest things in recent years. Everybody in politics loves mostly pointless goo-goo process issues because they're all non-partisany and responsible, but earmarks are how shit gets done.

Woo Hoo!!!

Well that recession is over!!!

Spain’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region.

Joblessness fell to 23.7 percent in the three months through September from 24.5 percent in the previous quarter, Spain’s national statistics institute INE said in Madrid today. The economy grew 0.5 percent in the period, the Bank of Spain predicts.

Time for more austerity because reasons!


I don't really care about the details of the Palin drunken brawl, but it's worth remembering that for about 2 years much of our elite political press (cough Politico cough) was focused on Palin as the future of American politics. Those same members of the political press, though they don't often admit it, see themselves as guardians, that their role is to promote or nuke candidates based on their private knowledge of their worthiness.

Heckuva job.

Not A Drop

California's major cities might make it (I can never figure out if this is true or wishful thinking) but Sao Paulo has problems...
SAO PAULO — Sao Paulo residents, half of whom are already complaining of hours-long water shortages, were warned yesterday by a top water regulator to brace for more-severe cutoffs.

“If the drought continues, residents will face more-dramatic water shortages in the short term,” Vicente Andreu, president of Brazil’s National Water Agency, known as ANA, told reporters in Sao Paulo as he prepared to speak to the state’s Legislature.

“If it doesn’t rain, we run the risk that the region will have a collapse like we’ve never seen before,” he later told lawmakers.

Hippie Nation

Remember when the hippies took over the country? That was cool, man.

Oh, wait, you don't remember that? You were probably too stoned.

Thursday Is New Jobless Day

283K new lucky duckies.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


disco party

The Age Of Ultron

James Spader still hasn't thanked me for getting him his latest role.

Evening Thread


"You should always check the accuracy of quotes you read on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln

I'm curious about the precise process that led to this.

What a cover.

Print The Press Release

It usually isn't this obvious, which I guess you can appreciate. Sort of.