Friday, July 30, 2021

Friday Night

Rock on.

Happy Hour Thread

Get happy.

But Mah Pillow

Guy's been propping up Fox primetime singlehandedly.

But Do They Want To See Them

We'll see!
The income tax returns of former President Donald Trump can be released by the IRS to Congress, the Department of Justice said Friday.

The DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel said that Congress had made a request with a legitimate legislative purpose to see Trump’s tax returns.

I Say This At Parties Regularly

But this is the important bit. Lock them all up!

The Good News

UK (delta infested before the US) covid cases are falling and at least stabilizing, and while hospitalization numbers did unsurprisingly climb, they didn't climb very much relative to the number of caeses Vaccines seem to be effective enough against severe illness, and for whatever reason delta seems to be fizzling out.

All Our Dreams Torn Asunder

Happy to be wrong, but even I felt a jolt of optimism when the administration hit the ground running and they were telling everyone they'd learned from Obummer's mistakes. In that giddy moment I would have called you a pessimist for suggesting we would be here at the beginning of August.


Some of them are.

Morning Thread

Gotta get down on Friday.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday Night

Rock on.

Your Moment of Zen

Thursday Happy Hour

Thirsty Thursday.

All According To Plan

Nothing I type on this very fine blog will make a difference, but I was assured that the two-track DEAL and reconciliation would go through and, well, I don't feel so assured! I really don't like being proved fucking right most of the time.


One reason to do what they did is because they wanted to do it, another reason (as is obvious by the associated orchestrated publicity) is to impress the hell out of people. I suppose I'm not the target audience, and some people are really impressed, but it seems like old-dude-with-a-lambo territory. Really cool, old man.

Better ways to impress, I think, if you have that much cash...

(yes I know this is about now old news)

Scuttling The Good Stuff

The Rs defied my expectations and pushed forward with the BIPARTISAN bill, but quite obviously they decided this was their best way to try to scuttle the good (reconciliation) stuff. They might have some help!

Infrastructure Summer

Busy with life hassles, so outsourcing to dday.

Thursday is New Jobless Day

400K new lucky duckies. Still high!

Thursday Morning

Seems like every week has 2 of these now.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wednesday Night

Rock on.

Happy Hour Thread

Get happy.

Time Tax

My one big idea for a longer piece or book would have been something along these lines, about how contemporary life is filled with hassles that even the not quite rich enough or prety damn rich crowds can't pay their way out of easily. Unavoidable even for those with some money, and crushing for those without.

Lunch Thread