Tuesday Open Thread

“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”

–Thomas Sowell

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MADCO says:

    Because the R’s want him to be.

    They can dump on him as much as they want- no one is talking about Speaker Bachman or Ryan.

  2. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    It seems like a lot of really iffy stuff is going on these days. Ok, life’s iffy (death not so much). Maybe I just woke up feeling iffy.

    The fiscal negotiation going on in Washington: Looks pretty good from a progressive point of view. Yeah, we’re going to win this one. Or not. Will Obama stay on script? Or will he blow it? If he caves… . If he over-reaches… . Whatever. It’ll eventually blow over.

    The Syrian catastrophe (revolution, if you must): How in hell is that going to turn out? At least we’re not (yet) fully embroiled there. But maybe we should show bolder leadership? Stay the hell out and let other Muslim countries handle it? Are we getting it right? If we get it wrong we (and the world) will be paying a huge price for a generation or more.

    Oh, yeah, the Supreme Court thing. That’s got me filled with absolute dread. I feel strongly that the Colorado legislature should go ahead and legalize gay marriage, get it out of the way, and move on. But that’s on the state level, and it’s not a judicial decision. But the Supreme Court? That’s a whole nother thing. WP’s Charles Lane does a good job this morning laying out the pitfalls. http://www.washingtonpost.com/…  Ok, justice delayed is justice denied. But I sure don’t want it to tear this country apart for decades (and decades, and decades) like Roe v. Wade did, just so I can order gilded invitations. (Like that’s going to happen!) What’s right here? If LGBTs have pushed too hard, too fast… . If the court gets it wrong… .

    Maybe if…I take a quick nap and start this day over.

  3. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Just gotta share my favorite commentators’ takes on the subject. Here’s an out-loud yuk-yukker by Trudeau: http://wpcomics.washingtonpost… And a wry smiler by Miller: http://wpcomics.washingtonpost

  4. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    Obama Approves Health Insurance Marketplaces in 6 States

    The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday to health insurance marketplaces being set up by six states led by Democratic governors eager to carry out President Obama’s health care overhaul.

    The six are Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.

    Three cheers for Joan Henneberry

  5. Albert J. Nock says:

    Look who is happy at work.  Fiscal reward versus level of responsibility is what makes people enjoy their work.

    http://www.myplan.com/careers/

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    cold!  Can I, please, go back to bed?

  7. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    I ignored it. Then, less than five minutes later, the doorbell rang. I’m up. Mmmf, mornin’ folks.

  8. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    I’ve forgotten who (He was unknown to me.) or where. Sure wish they’d revolute and install Eric Cantor as speaker. I’d like to see the nasty, conniving, cowardly little weasel flushed out into the open so folks could see the true face of the mean, sneaky, ugly thing the Republican congress has become.

  9. BlueCat says:

    you really think of Cantor. Seriously every adjective you use strikes me as dead on. It makes me cringe that his last name is such a time honored and obviously Jewish one. Between him and Adelson, what a shonda!    

  10. parsingreality says:

    There’s a hell of a lot more to people enjoying their jobs.  A sense of purpose, being a cog in the wheel, being appreciated in many ways.

    Wages are only part of it.

  11. … because my employer respects me, and because I’m doing something that “scratches an itch” – i.e. improving something that I feel needs improving.

    Yes, I get fairly compensated. But that’s just a part of my company’s recognition that I and all of my co-workers are the company’s most valuable assets. I get regular feedback from my employer, recognition for work that I do, and a high trust level in my abilities and work ethic. They believe that we work in order to live, not that we live in order to work.

    I’m happy to be well-compensated, but I’d have gladly traded 10 or even 20 percent of my salary to be in a company that treated me well over one that saw me as just another wage slave.

  12. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    Did I do something wrong, or did their feed go down and nothing happened?

    Anyway, a (potentially) cool site.

  13. Sir RobinSir Robin says:

    It is a cool site.

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