Sunday Open Thread

It's a beautiful day here, I'm headed out to enjoy it. I hope to be back for the "white carpet" at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Goolsbee: Unemployment will (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by oculus on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 05:37:21 PM EST
    remain high.  See TL sidebar, to which I got a message:  access denied!

    Managing expectations... (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by ruffian on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:03:50 PM EST
    It's not just for primary season anymore.

    It's not a bug (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by scribe on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:32:32 PM EST
    It's a feature.

    The three of you are killing me here (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:45:45 PM EST
    Is John Boehner a RINO? (none / 0) (#1)
    by steviez314 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 02:00:32 PM EST
    On FTN:

    "If the only option I have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, I'll vote for them," Mr. Boehner said, in response to questioning by the television show's host, Bob Schieffer, who pointedly asked if Republicans were willing to hold the tax breaks for most Americans "hostage" to insist on continuing the lower rates for the highest earners.

    See, that "hostage" framing was good.

    If Dems had Budo, they'd make this the Basic Repug (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Ellie on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:55:07 PM EST
    Using the Repug-friendly/CW model -- ie, picking the most outrageous, even nonexistent character fabricated by themselves, to equal ALL Dems and forcing leadership to "answer" for it -- then this dude would typify the average or moderate Repug.

    from The Young Turks channel

    (I can't help it; I'm still laffing about this clip)


    He got his clarification on his opportunity (none / 0) (#15)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 08:13:26 PM EST
    Whew!  Josh and dad were watching that recent documentary on America today.  They ran all the episodes back to back for hours, and when it got to the Civil War my husband began to explain to Joshua that war is the step after nonviolent politics fails.  War is when we begin negotiating with violence.  This guy, where politics is concerned he can obviously get right up to that line between violent politics and nonviolent politics :)  He is even able to get right up to that line campaigning.

    Meaning.... (none / 0) (#5)
    by ruffian on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:08:25 PM EST
    If everything I can do both above board and below does not delay any action until I am Speaker...

    Kind of like- I'll release the hostage when the SWAT team shoots me.


    I keep thinking of that scene in Blazing Saddles (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by steviez314 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:25:13 PM EST
    where Cleavon Little holds a gun to his own head and says "nobody move or I'll shoot the N..."

    Let's see how fast (none / 0) (#8)
    by scribe on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:31:31 PM EST
    the Tea Party deploys a primary challenger or otherwise tries to make the tan-man cry.

    Giants 3, Pads zip, top of the (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 03:49:26 PM EST
    third.  What happened to the highly vaunted pitchers' battle?

    What happened to that Division lead? (none / 0) (#7)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:29:22 PM EST
    Rox win 10 in a row (that # sounds familiar...) in walk-off fashion.  1.5 games back and closing!

    See you guys tomorrow at Coors!


    We got a phone call from (none / 0) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:51:38 PM EST
    GameStop tonight.  Halo: Reach was supposed to be available at midnight, if one of us was having trouble sleeping we probably would have gone to get it for Joshua tonight.  According to the phone call though Halo: Reach will not be avaiable for pick up at least from this GameStop until tomorrow at midnight.  Joshua is very upset, he now has to wait 24 hours longer he says.  Then his dad says, "Just think Joshua, people who don't have to go to school or have a real life will get it at midnight tomorrow and have already beaten it by the time you get out of school on Tuesday and can play it for the first time."  And then Joshua starts trying to beat up his own father.

    Has he figured out yet (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by andgarden on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:57:54 PM EST
    that anticipation is the best part?

    Because it usually is. . .


    Sadly....not yet (none / 0) (#16)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 08:15:11 PM EST
    New series of 'Inspector Lewis' starts tonight (none / 0) (#14)
    by ruffian on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 07:58:16 PM EST
    On Masterpiece Mystery. Life is worth living.

    We've already seen the first two (none / 0) (#17)
    by caseyOR on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 09:50:05 PM EST
    episodes of the new Inspector Lewis series. No spoilers from me, but I will say, they do not disappoint.

    I love how in the British crime series' the police do not have guns; there are no big chase scenes; and the arrest is always so civil on everyone's part. "I say, you seem to have got me, Inspector," seems to be the general tone.


    Yes, the adrenaline level is kept to a minimum (none / 0) (#18)
    by ruffian on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 09:20:37 AM EST
    It really was just what I needed last night.

    Lewis and Hathaway are so well matched, and I love what they are doing with the medical examiner, coming up with new hidden talents for her every show. And the reference to Morse's Wagner at the very end was a nice touch.