NEW ELEVEN FILMS:
The #AmericanWoman Trailer
As you head out to tomorrow's march, don't forget how badass you are!
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— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) October 1, 2021
Good fortune to those who are participating! I’m guessing other front-pagers will have posts with updates later today.
‘It doesn’t matter whether it’s in six minutes, six days or in six weeks. We're going to get it done': President Biden vowed to get the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed after meeting with House Democrats at the Capitol https://t.co/xF3OD0aNU7 pic.twitter.com/ifCDrTa2lD
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 2, 2021
The nation’s premier (most feared) interviewer:
I think Biden should answer more questions from the press. I also think answering more questions from the press of this quality will do approximately zero good. https://t.co/e8jVI4rSH0
— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) October 1, 2021
Becoming an evergreen tweet for me: Our national press conveys public political debate and negotiation as dysfunction instead of how democracy works. Public differences and hashing out, within parties and between them, are what should happen, not failure.
— Melanie Sill (@melaniesill) October 1, 2021
Making this all about the progressive caucus plays in to “Divided Dems in Disarray: Disastrous” stupidity. Progressive caucus—nearly half the overall caucus—is making sure 96% of Cong Dems _& POTUS_ get what they want, & won’t let 2 Dem senators & 9 House Dems keep it from them
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 1, 2021
reminder: Trump’s GOP basically passed 1 bill in 4 yrs, and press portrayed him as savvy
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 1, 2021
Good Morning Everyone ???
“Welcome to Amsterdam. Touchdown was at 9:47 local time. Please remain in your seats, we still have miles to go.”
I expect some jackals have flown into this airport. Did your plane use this outlying runway?
@debbie: No. I don’t know how Democrats manage not to snap at these shallow questions. It’s exhausting.
@NotMax: Schipol airport is its own universe… you’ll get to the gate – eventually
@NotMax: Decades ago, Schipol was my introduction to mainland Europe. I remember thinking how cool it was – so different from US airports. As I started traveling more for work, I realized that a lot what was different was actually extremely inefficient, particularly that half-assed gate check-in system.
OTOH, they had high-end shops well before US airports that I was used to, and even the the large cafeterias for plebes like me had great food. And they had traveler masseuses, a novelty to me at the time
As to runways that are miles from the terminal – Atlanta has a doozy, and I’m sure there are other large, high-volume airports with those, too.
@Ksmiami: Taxiing often feels like they accidentally landed the plane at the wrong airport and are taking surface streets to finish the trip. It reminds me of a long-ago Art Buchwald column where he joked that by the time you walked to your gate, you were halfway to your destination.
Doing as little as possible is what the GOP aims for.
@NotMax: I never had the pleasure of using that runway. I have been to that airport many times though, mostly before it opened. I seem to recall there was a runway at Washington Dulles where the taxi time was very long. I think the flight schedules had that time accounted for.
If anyone still had any doubts, they’ve now shown us they had no intention of passing the reconcilation bill if they got their infrastructure bill.
The infrastructure bill would have been it, with most of the climate change mitigations stripped out.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Ksmiami: Oh yes. Missed a connection at Schipol once because we taxied for so long.
It is going to be a hot one today in Southern California. I have to be outside most of the day. I will be under a canopy drinking lots of liquids. It is a fall festival event with hayrides, a pumpkin patch, unhealthy food, etc. It should be fun.
Yep. I detest bad faith more than I dislike their conservative outlook.
The moral outrage of people whose too-clever trickery and manuevering failed.
There’s still time for them to start acting in good faith. They could start right now. I think their number is 1.5 – they could make a real offer and use the procedural mechanisms to ensure they follow through with it.
But they can’t be trusted. No based on their behavior the last 6 months.
Heading up to spend the weekend with my dad. Today we are going to do some yard chores – as in I will do some yard chores and he will cheer me on from a lawn chair. Chores will be broken up with nice breaks sitting on the porch drinking coffee.
Tomorrow we are going to go see my dad’s grand band play Oktoberfest in Union. Bunch of the neighbors are going even though they are fake complaining that they usually get to hear them play free. Should be a fun day. The grandband is starting their day tomorrow playing at the start of the Maine Marathon. I don’t think they trust their fingers will work at 8am.
Next weekend oldest and youngest are playing just the two of them at some kind of pop-up music festival in Portland. They’ve been practicing quite a bit this week. My mom is loving it and has taken up dancing in the kitchen.
But how was his tone? I’ve been led to understand that tone is of utmost importance.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@MomSense: That sounds lovely actually.
We haven’t seen our son and DIL in ages. They both work around unvaccinated people and are being careful of us. Which is nice, even if there are days when I feel unwanted.
Yep, same rules. I distrusted progressives in the past when they acted duplicitly and I distrust these “moderate” because they are doing the same.
No one cares about your feefees. Just get it done.
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
I am so angry with the unvaccinated. They are stealing so much from those of us who are responsible while they only care about their own freedumb. We are the ones who have legitimate reason to be protesting and having angry outbursts at public gatherings.
@Kay: I believe this was addressed in the movie “Animal House: “You fucked up, you trusted us”.
Rolls out on October 6. Maybe not everyone’s thing but the promo video is appealingly entertaining. What is it, you ask? It’s Wondercade.
Jeez, it’s pretty damned obvious that they are the ‘few members of Congress block[ing] much-needed results.’ I’d say they’re not fooling anybody, but a good chunk of the MSM still seems to be suckered by their framing.
What a bunch of worthless schmucks.
@Kay: This is out of the Blue Dog Caucuses hands now. Sinema and Manchin are the ones with leverage. The Blue Dogs have no leverage, unless they threaten to withhold their votes on the reconciliation package, which they are not doing and won’t do. I think that as a commenter in the thread below said of Gottheimer’s letter, this is an exercise in saving face.
Oh, crap. Yesterday mentioned the two-part 100th Anniversary of Fleischer Animation airs on TCM today and I think I gave the times as 9.45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
It’s 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Eastern.
Could not be more apologetic. (Stayed up until 3:45 a.m. here to catch it, thinking it aired this morning.)
@lowtechcyclist: The Progressive Caucus has had the implicit support of the White House in this matter, and the Blue Dogs know this. They are just whining, and maybe devoloping messaging for their campaigns next year in purple districts.
Came across this wonderful bit of history today. Hope the link works
@Kay: I want to elect more Dems and then banish Sinema and Manchin from the party – they don’t represent their constituents, they’re just glorified lobbyists
@MomSense: sorry antivaxxer.com is the balm you’re looking for
The unvaccinated have stolen our freedoms. Pity they aren’t smart enough to realize the irony of that.
I wasn’t able to attend the rally in DC. :-(
C-Span has a 97+ minute video.
@NotMax: Very much like Narita (Tokyo). It can seem like a half hour taxi!