Tuesday Morning Open Thread

Tonight the first Democratic debate is being held in Las Vegas. The big unknown is whether CNN will create an animatronic Joe Biden to appear at the debate.

Other possible questions - Mrs Clinton, how do you react to President Obama calling your use of a private email server a "mistake?" My suggested answer - the President also called the Benghazi committee a political hit job.>/p>

To Sanders - why did you just become a Democrat? Not sure how to answer that one.

I'll live blog the debate tonight. It starts at 830 pm I think.

Open Thread.

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    Let's see... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:06:48 AM EST
    Clinton, Sanders, and a Biden hologram or Matz, Granderson, and Cespedes putting Kershaw and the Dodgers to bed?

    I'd like to watch, but I'm afraid the debate doesn't rate...Let's Go Mets!  

    And Utley will be (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:19:41 AM EST
    "in uniform."

    And parked on the bench... (none / 0) (#7)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:30:11 AM EST
    with our lefty on the hill, unless Mattingly sends him up to pinch hit against a righty reliever.  In which case, if it's a close game, I hope we wait till next year to plant a fastball up his arse.  No rush, revenge is a dish best served cold anyways...we've got a NL pennant to win;)

    Gotta agree (none / 0) (#6)
    by jbindc on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:25:27 AM EST
    Debates are only useful where simeone says something outrageous or misspeaks.  No real concrete details are argued and it's turning more and more into theater.

    Go Mets!


    in 1960; the Rick Perry moment (none / 0) (#8)
    by zaitztheunconvicted on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:34:18 AM EST
    In the 1960 debates, Nixon seemed to be sweating and acting under pressure . . . supposedly this helped incline people to vote for JFK

    Since we had the Cuban Missile crisis . . . and since I think that Nixon would have managed to have blown the world to bits

    the debates in 1960 might have been a good thing.

    A few years ago, Rick Perry was on the stage and says there are 3 agencies I am about to get rid of . . . blah, blah and uh, uh . . .

    It was pretty funny . . . but it also indicated that Perry believed so little in his own cause that he did not know it well enough to tell others the story . . .

    In the Repub debates, we have managed to have Fiorina make what seem to be false allegations about some video or videos--though the truth is still being debated--and Trump allege that we shouldn't have her as pres because of how her business did when she was ceo . . .  oh, boy . . .


    Yeah, I'll watch after the Cubs game (none / 0) (#9)
    by ruffian on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:45:36 AM EST
    unless I am celebrating too hard for a downer!

    Go Cubs and Mets! Let's wrap it up tonight with the also-rans and set our date.


    Under GOP debate polling rules (none / 0) (#1)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:01:26 AM EST
    There would only be two candidates on the stage tonight, and only one Democrat.

    ok, different question re becky g song . . . (none / 0) (#2)
    by zaitztheunconvicted on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:05:00 AM EST
    I listen to some "popular" music on the radio.  I am sure if any of the rest of you do so . . . Perhaps you only listen to classical music or to NPR!  (I actually listen to some of those at times also . . . but mostly popular music at this time.)

    Is there any of the rest of those who post here who listen to "pop" music here?  and, if so . . .

    There is the newer song out by Becky G Break a sweat.

    And in the lyrics there are these lines . . .

    Let's go, let's go
    You been talking all damn night, now it's time to show

    And that would be somewhat normal, but when I heard it on the radio-- and before I checked the lyrics online--the word "talking" sounds a bit different.  

    Do you folks here it also, or is my imagination being overactive, or do nearly all of you simply not listen to such new pop songs that come out?

    I hope you can forgive the topic . . . I suppose it rates up there in importance with college football and basketball games . . . and maybe it upsets you less than discussions of private servers or of Jews and gun control and of rushing armed attackers . . .

    Of course, maybe Howard Stern finds a way to corrupt some of the music I heard of siriusxm radio when I am driving . . . maybe there is a vast satanic conspiracy to put inappropriate lyrics in the songs of important role models for youth (Becky G, for example) . . .

    Who needs animatronics? Use an empty chair. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Mr Natural on Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 11:21:13 AM EST