Open Thread by $8 blue check mistermix| December 26, 20134:14 pm| 20 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailTime for another one.
I wonder what Canadian Superman would be like.
@Corner Stone: Cold.
The Second Amendment wishes us all a Merry Christmas.
@schrodinger’s cat: Are Canadians typically emotionally distant?
@Corner Stone: I once went to Quebec City in December and believe me it was much colder than Maine. I was cold in the gear that kept me toasty in Maine.
Good job Bobo. Go get a treat.
The Quiet Death Of Long-Term Unemployment Insurance In 2013
It’s a HuffPo link, so be warned.
“Now, with Congress in recess, long-term unemployment insurance will come to an end for 1.3 million Americans, potentially costing 240,000 jobs, according to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers. Was it inevitable? Or was it a case of political mismanagement? “
@Corner Stone: isn’t the Fortress of Solitude somewhere up in Canada already? Maybe he has dual citizenship. Or triple if you count his cultural Kryptonianism.
it still gets too dark too early in winter.
What if he believed in a Free Quebec? Or after 9/11 what would happen if he crossed American airspace? Or after we invaded Iraq would he consider the US to be a rogue nation and rip the top off the WH and pull GWB out using the Mother of All Wedgies?
Anonymous At Work
Great article on the use of Scalia’s dissent in gay rights cases against his position.
Basic premise is that Scalia’s attempts to bait the liberals on the court make for great support for why gay marriage should be expanded.
MSNBC should never, ever have Gov Ed Rendell on its air again.
Rev Al is just not a very good interviewer.
@Corner Stone: Yes, yes, and yes!
I turned it off just as he was being introduced. But generally speaking, based on his previous appearances, I agree with you. Did he say (or fail to say) something especially significant tonight?
@SiubhanDuinne: I blanked out some of it but he did suggest the Democrats should do whatever they can to force a vote on extending UI benefits. Make the R’s get on record for saying No to some of the most vulnerable Americans.
On that specific issue, I agree with him.
But his sheer hypocrisy in being a large and in charge presence in the whole Fix The Debt BS makes me want to throw something every time I hear his folksy, raspy, bought and paid for voice.
Alan Dershowitz is now on MSNBC saying all the exact same things the BJ Sophisticates say re: Snowden.
Hope that feels good.
Could Josh Marshall be any more of a Media Whore ™ at this point?
What a useless, pathetic hack.
@Corner Stone: He’s always been … well, let’s just say “cautious.”
West of the Rockies
I’ve asked once or twice over this last year, but don’t recall receiving an answer. Does Freddie DeB. post here anymore? I don’t recall seeing his/her byline in many months, but perhaps I am somehow magically looking at all the wrong times.