The Tour de France started this weekend. Did you watch any of it? We did, mostly because it was hot outside and I love a tourism ad for Belgium and France featuring young men in tight shorts.

I don’t think this is how you win moderate votes.

Today is the last day to register to vote if you want to participate in the July 31st Primary. Print out a form, fill it out mail it in today! Or stop by a Post Office or Library and fill it out and mail it in TODAY.

Probably the reason TomKat broke up.

Can someone please explain why a Florida newspaper features a great article on the new GA laws going into effect today? Where is the dead tree press in GA? Anyone.

What’s on your mind?



7 Responses to Monday Open Thread Holiday Week Edition

  1. JMPrince says:

    BTW: Some of the briefest glances at the varied economic struggles behind the American Revolution are highlighted here:

    See also the much less well known ‘War of Regulation’ that had nothing much to do with St. Ronnie Ray-Gun either:

    Once upon a time people fought for good government & more & better regulation and less personal corruption. Believe it or not. Happy July 4th to all! JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    About the same things I’ve been saying about it since I arrived when you were likely in grade school still. SSDD. As I said, nothing much new here.

    In other more substantial, consequential & real news:

    “2 of the Last 3 GOP Presidents Signed Larger Tax Increases Than Obamacare” The Atlantic: (Maybe the largest since 1993 however)

    Romney’s next big problems with Bain, his lies about same & the abortion issue tied to it:


  3. JMPrince says:

    Things you wish weren’t more or less true, but somehow are:

    “Conservative Southern Values Revived: How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have Come to Rule America”
    By Sara Robinson, AlterNet

    Yeah biased, and it’s much more complicated than that. But it’s there from the start, and it’s always been with us.

    One of the more hopeful interpretations of the ACA outcome:
    “The Court Affirms Our Social Contract”
    By Jack M. Balkin for The Atlantic
    The health-care case wasn’t about broccoli or the Commerce Clause. It was about ratifying a change in our nation’s social policy.


  4. ire says:

    He also won it!

  5. ire says:

    A Slovak one the first stage of le Tour!