Tuesday Night Open Thread

Why do a million things that require immediate attention always happen right before a big holiday?

In case I only have time DWTS tonight (which I will put on other threads) here's an open thread for all other topics.

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    I think this is a great idea (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by MO Blue on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 08:35:13 AM EST
    WASHINGTON -- Some progressive organizations have been making a push in recent days for incoming congressional Republicans to drop their government-sponsored health care on the grounds that keeping the plans would be hypocritical.

    The incident started after incoming Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) complained loudly during freshmen orientation that his coverage wouldn't start immediately upon taking office. It took a new turn when Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn) and Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) both said they would, in fact, forgo the coverage. It escalated even further when White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called out Harris for the "irony," and the municipal workers union AFSCME applied a similar charge to the whole GOP shortly thereafter. link

    I hear ya Jeralyn (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 06:18:13 PM EST
    I've been fighting fires too.

    Left work a little early to grocery shop, and logged back in when I got home to find another one smoldering. And few people will be in tomorrow, so there may be some surprises for them on Monday. Oh well, we do what we can do.

    It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without . . . (none / 0) (#2)
    by nycstray on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 07:18:22 PM EST
    a rush project getting set aside by an urgent project and a Monday deadline, lol!~ Thankfully, it's a football project, so I'll just work on it while watching this weekend's games :) And yes, I'm planning for the turkey to be done so that dinner is completely finished/eaten by the time the Jets KO  :)

    I suspect the Dec holiday will follow a similar pattern, as will NYE. Hasn't failed to for years . . .

    It wouldn't be (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 05:56:39 AM EST
    Thanksgiving at my house without a rush to clean at the last moment.

    I've set aside both the urgent (none / 0) (#8)
    by nycstray on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 11:51:35 AM EST
    and the rush to spend the day cleaning and cooking :) I can design in my head while cleaning, which is good because I'm at an absolute blank on the urgent project, lol!~ Usually if I sleep on it, I wake with ideas, but this AM I woke from a dream of warm fussy cashmere knee socks! I guess it was a tad chilly in my house :)

    See the Olmec special (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 08:17:59 PM EST
    exhibit @ LACMA. Worth the extra hour it took to drive home. Exhibit will be in San Francisco next.

    Actor Mark Ruffalo placed terror watch list (none / 0) (#4)
    by shoephone on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 09:44:36 PM EST
    Actor Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror advisory list by U.S. officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling


    Are you surprised? (4.00 / 3) (#5)
    by Inspector Gadget on Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 11:28:13 PM EST
    The whole Patriot Act is designed to keep us in line, isn't it?