Cobb County Democrats hold their annual JJ Fundraiser this saturday… please consider attending and supporting the work of the Cobb Dems. Details here.

He may not have a certificate of live birth, but yes the President has a computer, and an Ipad.

It seems it’s “Opening Day” in ball parks around the nation. I don’t know what this means, but I saw it on Twitter.

Speaking of Twitter.. that Bronx Zoo Cobra has over 150,000 followers. People are silly, but I’m one of them.

{UPDATE} The Cobra has been found inside the reptile house this afternoon. She’s safe and sound. Of course we assume it’s her and not an impostor.

The picture.. yes, they are shoes! More fabulousness here.

What’s your prediction on Sunday Sales? Up or Down?

Other stuff.. that’s what the comments are for.


12 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. JMPrince says:

    As Willie Sutton might say, ‘You go where the money is’? Just a thought.

  2. Tim Cairl says:

    April Fools?

  3. Cranky says:

    So I see out new DPG Treas. has gotten accepted to the Kennedy School.. now unless they have a remote campus here in GA, it certainly doesn’t do us much good to have him in Boston.

    Congrats, it’s very prestigious, but not tremendously helpful for us trying to rebuild the party here.

  4. JMPrince says:

    Still more useful updated info on ‘Why my mortgage Mod was not accepted’, the Rest of the Story is here via

    “Lawsuit Reveals How a Middleman Is Blocking Mortgage Modifications for Homeowners” by Paul Kiel:

    “Pamela Jeter of Atlanta, Ga., has been trying to get a mortgage modification for more than two years. She seems like an ideal candidate. She has shown she can stay current with a reduction in her monthly mortgage payments. Everybody would seem to win. Even the investors who ultimately own her loan think she should be able to get one. So, why is Jeter facing foreclosure?” [More details @ Link]

    And yes, this is one reason why the economy is recovering so slowly. House lock and good people just broken by this malfeasance & outright fraud. And I’m not alone in thinking this:

  5. JMPrince says:

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Via Bloomberg:
    “Libya-Owned Bank Drew at Least $5 Billion From Fed”

    If you’re a vicious Arab potentate that’s getting aid from US? Watch Out! Years or Decades later we’re coming for you.
    Almost reassuring somehow, but always expensive. JMP

  6. Gunner says:

    I have been waiting for the Rikki-Tikki-Tavi twitter account. Oh yea. They found the snake today. Alive and well. The snake account was great while it lasted. It says something about social media that in a few days @BronxZoosCobra gained a larger social media audience than every newspaper in Texas.

  7. Tim Cairl says:

    omg, the loose snake tweeting was the highlight of my day! soooo funny.

  8. Ed says:

    I’ll be learning about bonsai!

  9. EGaluszka says:

    I had almost forgotten about the JJ on Saturday. Great.

  10. Ed says:

    Hey spring training: **** you it’s opening day.

  11. Steve Golden says:

    Heard that the House wants some things from the Senate if Sunday Sales is to get out of Rules.