Nov 022012
 

I’m starting early, because I couldn’t sleep, but I know I’ll tire early as well.  I’m current with replies.  Tomorrow appears routine.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:52 (average 4:55).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From MoveOn: Bill Cosby Explains The Sad And Honest Truth About Obama’s First Four Years

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It is true that, far too often, congressional Democrats reacted in fear of how Republicans were trying to paint them. We need more party discipline. A good starting point would be changing the filibuster rules in the Senate.

From USA Today: He may have discouraged a post-storm presidential visit this week, but New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election Thursday.

His big issue: climate change.

"We need leadership from the White House — and over the past four years, President Barack Obama has taken major steps to reduce our carbon consumption, including setting higher fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks," Bloomberg wrote in a column for the Bloomberg News website.

This is probably the most significant endorsement of the entire campaign.

From The New Yorker: A new Mitt Romney is emerging in the closing days of the campaign, aides say: a man who is increasingly “being eaten alive with jealousy” by President Obama’s budding relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

While Mr. Romney has told reporters that he is “totally fine” with Gov. Christie flying around in a helicopter with President Obama, privately he has told aides, “Seeing him with Chris Christie is tearing me apart.”

Poor Little Lord Willard.  I wonder if he thought it was his turn to be the top?

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  8 Responses to “Open Thread–11/2/2012”

  1. I can relate to not being able to sleep — that was me too!  Hence it's 9 am and I have already done the puzzle.
     
    Puzzle — 3:33  At least my boat hasn't sunk yet!
     
    MoveOn — Amen! Bill Cosby.  Nothing we didn't already know but it is good to hear others confirm it.  He's one of my all time favourites.  My grade 11 English teacher went off script for a while — we listened to Bill Cosby records and analysed the humour.  It was fun and a welcomed relief from Shakespeare and Pride and Prejudice.
     
    USA Today — An endorsement from Bloomberg, an independent and former GOP, IS a BIG feather in Mr Obama's cap.
     
    The New Yorker — Well if poor little Willard is so upset about not being the top dog, strap him to the roof of Marine One and he can be head and shoulders above Mr Obama and Chris Christie as they tour New Jersey to survey the damage!
     
    “He’s been calling [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo,” the aide said. “But Cuomo won’t call him back either. It’s all so sad.” — Romney is such a drama queen!  Can't you just feel the love for Romney?!
     
    Cartoon — "I promise change! — "Yup, after I have made a decision I'll my mind just to keep you guessing!  We all must be adaptable!"

     
     

  2. If Pres. Obama is re-elected (as I HOPE … PRAY … EXPECT) – I think this has the potential to be a sea change or paradigm shift or epiphany with staying power.  And the reason is …
     
    The general consensus is that whoever wins, they will preside over a baked-into-the-cake economic recovery. 
     
    Given that Democrats will hold the Senate and most likely substantially close the gap in the House, come the 2014 elections and we could ACTUALLY TAKE THE HOUSE!
     
    Talk about hitting the RESET button!

    • Amen!!!  And another, hopefully we can put Canada's Harper in the historical trash bin come 2015!  Wouldn't that be loverly — progressives in control in both countries!  :smile:

    • My hope is for a House majority and Senate super majority in 2015.

  3. MoveOn ~ Bill Cosby was right. It was obstructionism all the way to see the black man fail.
     
    USA Today ~ All right! Mike Bloomberg finally said something worthwhile!
     
    New Yorker ~ A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.  -   Robert A. Heinlein
     
    Cartoon ~ Next time just put a picture of an etch-a-sketch instead of Rmoney. It's much more pleasant to look at.
     

  4. I agree!

    Indeed!

    Thanks!