Monday Open Thread

Thank global warming for one hell of a weekend.

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  1. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Ok, now it’s your turn.

  2. parsingreality says:

    Walked 5 miles as a volunteer Beach Bikini Observation Patrol  One thong.  Oh, my.

    I have to admit that when I was young and hated Florida (which is why wifey and I moved to Colorado) I didn’t appreciate the things that were good.

    But come August, you can rub it in.  

  3. BlueCat says:

    was so wildly generous? The whole article is very interesting, not that it contains shockers or a lot that’s stop the presses new but puts together the various threads of the story of this crooked schmuck very nicely:

    WASHINGTON — Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of Congress. According to two GOP fundraisers with close ties to the Las Vegas billionaire, he made good on that promise — and then some. Adelson ultimately upped the ante, spending closer to a previously unreported $150 million, the fundraisers said.

    Adelson, a fierce critic of Obama’s foreign and domestic policies, has said that his humongous spending was spurred chiefly by his fear that a second Obama term would bring “vilification of people that were against him.” As that second term begins, Adelson’s international casino empire faces a rough road, with two federal criminal investigations into his business.

    This coming week, Adelson plans to visit Washington, according to three separate GOP sources familiar with his travel schedule. While here, he’s arranged Hill meetings with at least one House GOP leader in which he is expected to discuss key issues, including possible changes to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the anti-bribery law that undergirds one federal probe into his casino network, according to a Republican attorney with knowledge of his plans.

    During the election, Adelson told Politico that the Justice Department investigation, and the way he felt treated by prosecutors, was a primary motivation for his investment in Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other GOP candidates. He put his money where his mouth was. The two GOP fundraisers, both with strong ties to Adelson, said that the casino mogul dished out close to $150 million, including between $30 million and $40 million to the Karl Rove-founded Crossroads GPS and at least $15 million to grassroots efforts with financial links to Charles and David Koch. Among other major beneficiaries of Adelson’s largess were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which received almost $5 million from Adelson, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, which got the bulk of its $6.5 million budget from him, the fundraisers said.

    The whole thing at:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

  4. BlueCat says:

    a pretty long hot, hazy, smokey summer last year and we’re still not out of  fire season in December so we may not be doing too much of that rubbing it in. Especially if this coming summer is even worse.  

    We did have a nice warm Sunday and I smoked a duck so that was pretty cool. Just try not to think of climate change weather extreme’s(not that a nice warm day in Dec or January is in itself extreme for Colorado) and forget that all these nice warm dry days are part of the serious drought we’re having along with the Mississippi River close to shutting down who knows how much vital traffic and Lake Michigan shrinkage killing a bunch of tourist towns while California is washing away with torrential rains.

    Still, in the spirit of living in the moment (and if we don’t wise up we ‘d better enjoy every good moment we can) enjoy the view at the beach. We sure enjoyed the duck.

  5. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    Are called Astro-Turf.

  6. ajb says:

    and knows Republicans can be bought.

    Dog bites man.

  7. BlueCat says:

    But it’s a nice organized recap of everything Sheldon the Schmuck. And boy, is he ever. A shonda, my grandma would have said.

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