Negotiations over.  Indictment expected today.

This is the guy we should be listening to.

Got an iPad?  Check this out.  Careful, it will keep you up late.

Learn a lesson from my mistake.  Don’t. Feed. The. Trolls.

It’s gonna be a hot one.  Find a pool here.

 

13 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. JMPrince says:

    Yes really. F.I.R.E. is where it’s at Ed. More econ here for the locals at the Cartersville Patch: ‘Higher Taxes and More Jobs?’

    YES. With the requisite cites and stats too. Woo Hoo!
    http://cartersville.patch.com/articles/higher-taxes-and-more-jobs

    JMP

  2. Ed says:

    Really?

  3. JMPrince says:

    ‘Who’s making the money’, from the ESA, as if you need to ask:

    http://www.esa.doc.gov/Blog/2011/05/26/economic-indicator-q1-gdp-and-rise-corporate-profits

    Summer doldrums always need more econ to move us along.
    H/T Echidne

    JMP

  4. JMPrince says:

    Also from afar, what a successful singular protest looks like:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/06/04/brigette-depape-senate-protest-marcelle_n_871331.html?ir=Canada

    In other news from CA, Winnipeg sold out it’s new hockey season inside of a week. Go figure. Hockey night in Canada. Tradition reigns. JMP

  5. JMPrince says:

    Should be a bit snarkish, but it’s certainly not the Onion: An idea every Republican can get behind, as it’s in their platform:

    Saturday June 4, 2011

    “Social ills caused by disobedient wives, say Obedient Wives Club
    By ISABELLE LAI”
    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/6/4/nation/8833848&sec=nation

    Eventually you can only go so far right until you meet up with the other end of the world, with embracing arms. Comforting, eh?

    JMP

  6. JMPrince says:

    In another galaxy far away, there were these drinking songs. It was the ’70’s. ‘Now I’m a broken man on a Halifax pier’ was an ecstatic state to aspire to. He died coming home from TX, Natch.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PQbdmQRwc&feature=related

    The front bit is missing too, but still enjoyable. Still miss Stan. JMP

  7. Julez says:

    Dear Lawd, just read through those comments at PP.. I think half those folks were touching themselves while writing. Sheesh. No minds convinced or changed there.

    I need brain bleach, stat

  8. JMPrince says:

    How inequality affects politics, the transmission belt:
    http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2011/06/02/how-inequality-affects-redistributive-politics/

    Yeah, I know, no fun. There’s Weiner joke above this post by McCaag. JMP

  9. griftdrift says:

    Good luck with that.

  10. Charlie says:

    My plan at the moment is to try and keep “various members” of my party to quit threatening to primary members like Saxby Chambliss who are working on an actual, passable solution that the world financial markets will acknowledge as controlling the debt.

  11. CatherineAtlanta says:

    Yes, Troll. Anyone who suggests the following to solve our current economic woes is no “Great American”:

    1. Department of the Treasury – reduce in size by 50%.

    2. Department of Commerce – eliminate

    3. Department of Education – eliminate

    4. Department of Energy – eliminate

    5. Department of Agriculture – reduce in size by 75%

    6. Department of Health and Human Services – reduce in size by 75%

    7. Department of Housing and Urban Development – eliminate

    8. Department of Transportation – reduce in size by 75%

    9. Department of Labor -eliminate

    10. Department of State – reduce in size by 75%

    11. Department of the Interior – reduce in size by 75% and sell off most federal land holdings.

    12. Department of Homeland Security – reduce in size by 50% or more.

    13. Department of Defense – reduce in size by 25%

    14. Department of Justice – reduce in size by 50%

    15. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to be phased out at the national level over a 20 year period.

    16. Make spending cuts happen any way you want to as long as the deficit is reduced to =/< $200 billion (in real nominal dollars) by year 5 (that's $280 Billion per year in spending cuts – easily doable), the budget is balanced by year 6 and surpluses in the ensuing years devoted to national debt retirement.

    17. Do it all without a nickle increase in taxes.

    What's your plan?

  12. Charlie says:

    Trolls?

    I think Hannity’s term is “Great American”.

    Happy Weekend!