Wednesday Open Thread

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”

–George S. Patton

22 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gray in Mountains says:

    We know we can expect the right to recommend tax cuts for the wealthy, the job creators, as the remedy. And, they will say “It worked when Bush did it” and when we show graphs here, FB and other places, we will be the ones accused of being unwilling to look at all options, etc.

  2. CaninesCanines says:

    “Mitt Romney loses election, but still goes to Disneyland”:

  3. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    This past election I swore I would never contribute to a campaign early in the running. It just begs to be pestered All. Campaign. Long. For more. And more. And more. Oh, well. I just allowed myself to be hustled by a phone fund raiser for Sen. Al Franken’s re-up. Couldn’t resist. He’s one of my progressive faves. For ’14 already! He caught me off guard. Will I never learn?

    Arewethereyet? Arewethereyet? Arewethreyet?

  4. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Slate reports:

    Michigan Considers Fetus Tax Credit Bill After Slashing Tax Credits for Actual Children

    Pro-choicers have been accusing conservatives for decades of valuing fetuses more than actual born children (and exponentially more than post-pubescent women), and now state legislators in Michigan are considering proving them right. The legislature held a hearing on Tuesday for House Bill 5684 and 5685, which would “allow taxpayers to claim a dependency exemption for a fetus that has completed at least 12 weeks of gestation

    So where will the GOP legislators find the money to pay for it?  No problem:

    what makes this even more offensive than the norm of offensiveness we’ve grown used to is that Michigan just slashed a bunch of tax relief for actual children. Michigan Republicans took the hatchet to the Earned Income Tax Credit and child care subsidy, a move that directly hurts families who are trying to house, clothe, and feed children unfortunate enough to have developed beyond the fetal stage into the living, breathing person stage

  5. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    directly proportional to the number of Wall Street thieves we put in prison over the next couple of years.

  6. Albert J. Nock says:

    Don’t worry, be happy.

  7. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    relatively early, on the theory that ”

    Early Money is Like Yeast.”

  8. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    of that old I Love Lucy skit? The one where she tries to bake bread?

    And you’re right. Early money is really important. (See Miklosi, Joe) Anyway, that’s what the delete button is for, right?

  9. parsingreality says:

    And then later, every month.

    Unfortunately, all I got was flat bread.

  10. parsingreality says:


    Let me rephrase: “No one clicks on your videos and links.”

  11. Albert J. Nock says:


    Unless you administer this site, you cannot guarantee nobody clicks on my links.  

    Anyways, don’t you and Krugman have some more money to print…

  12. parsingreality says:

    No one follows up, no comments. Ergo, a reasonable assumption that no one is clicking through.

    You got Mr. Krugman and me.  Same first name, same evil intention to control the world via monetary means.

    Please, buy new aluminum foil.

  13. VanDammerVanDammer says:

    we could do a show of hands of who is dumb enough to follow but that wouldn’t stop you from the cut & paste crap.  ColPos gives you space to stand atop your flimsy discount soap box yelling to educate us all but actually you’ve quickly learned how to make yourself very ignorable.  

    Have a Happy T-day y’all & talk at ya later

  14. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    I just want to say how thankful I am for “the Parsnips and Nockers Show”. Appearing daily at…

    You guys are great.   :)

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hug a Native American today….it’s the least we can do.

  15. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Krugman’s first name is Parsing. Is it of biblical origin? Actually, it sounds sort of Scottish. (We may be related.)   :)

  16. Sir RobinSir Robin says:

    the WH to free Leonard Peltier. He’s an innocent man.

  17. Sir RobinSir Robin says:

    the WH to free Leonard Peltier. He’s an innocent man.

  18. parsingreality says:

    I’ve never hidden my name here.  There was an angry conservative type poster here some years ago and somehow I got so pissed off about allegedly hiding behind a false name I put it all on the table.  Name, address, phone, email, etc.

    Signed, Paul Verizzo

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