Midday open thread

  • Today’s comic is The rise and fall of the goatee by Jen Sorensen:
    The rise and fall of the goatee
  • Today marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • For over 100 blogs posts a week on the Occupy movement, follow the Occupy Wall Street and OWS tags, as well as the Occupy Wall Street group, right here on Daily Kos.
  • The Daily Kos Photo Cooperative begun earlier this year is up and running full steam. Check it out. Use photos from the co-op in your posts. Add your own photos at our dedicated site for others to use in their posts. – Meteor Blades
  • Try not to think about this too much:

    Before announcing his presidential bid, Newt Gingrich commanded a $ 50,000 fee when appearances were booked through his Washington, D.C. agent. [...]

    The standard Gingrich “contract addendum” stipulates that a client has to provide the politician with a “non-smoking one-bedroom suite.” It also notes that the Gingrich accommodation should be outfitted “preferably with two bathrooms.”

  • Deadbeat dad Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) must have heard there was free food—surprised he didn’t send his kids:

    Today’s lesson in priorities from Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): Joint address to Congress by the president about the number one issue of the day, jobs? Waste of time. The ritual White House Christmas Party where you get to pose with the president for a staged photo? Sign me up.

  • Threw the book at him and then some:

    CHICAGO — Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that President Obama left behind when he moved to the White House.

  • Fox moron Sean Hannity agrees with all-purpose moron Donald Trump that Bill Ayers wrote President Obama’s first book.
  • Oh, how sad. The birthers don’t like being ignored:

    The release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate in April hasn’t stopped Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s The Birth Certificate?, from pushing his fanciful case that President Obama was born outside of the United States, and yesterday he appeared in Crosstalk with Vic Eliason on Voice of Christian Youth America where the two complained that no one cares what they have to say anymore. Eliason lamented that people “call us just a bunch of crazies, radicals, birthers” and said that people like himself “get a label, an epithet that kind of raises a shadow over” their arguments. Corsi assured him that “Barack Obama’s nativity story and his life story” have all been “fabricated,” and claimed that the alleged “cover-up” is a “serious issue.”

  • Rumors are swirling over evidence for the elusive Higgs Boson, even more tantalizing, CERN announces an upcoming major announcement, and Matt Strassler guesting blogging at Discover Magazine brings us up to date on the state of Higgs detection. — DS
  • You have to read this to believe it—a 1,615 word email to a spurned investment banker (warning: don’t touch your hair!).




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Midday open thread

  • Today’s comic is The rise and fall of the goatee by Jen Sorensen:
    The rise and fall of the goatee
  • Today marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
  • For over 100 blogs posts a week on the Occupy movement, follow the Occupy Wall Street and OWS tags, as well as the Occupy Wall Street group, right here on Daily Kos.
  • The Daily Kos Photo Cooperative begun earlier this year is up and running full steam. Check it out. Use photos from the co-op in your posts. Add your own photos at our dedicated site for others to use in their posts. – Meteor Blades
  • Try not to think about this too much:

    Before announcing his presidential bid, Newt Gingrich commanded a $ 50,000 fee when appearances were booked through his Washington, D.C. agent. [...]

    The standard Gingrich “contract addendum” stipulates that a client has to provide the politician with a “non-smoking one-bedroom suite.” It also notes that the Gingrich accommodation should be outfitted “preferably with two bathrooms.”

  • Deadbeat dad Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) must have heard there was free food—surprised he didn’t send his kids:

    Today’s lesson in priorities from Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): Joint address to Congress by the president about the number one issue of the day, jobs? Waste of time. The ritual White House Christmas Party where you get to pose with the president for a staged photo? Sign me up.

  • Threw the book at him and then some:

    CHICAGO — Rod R. Blagojevich, the former governor of Illinois, was sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions, including trying to sell or trade the Senate seat that President Obama left behind when he moved to the White House.

  • Fox moron Sean Hannity agrees with all-purpose moron Donald Trump that Bill Ayers wrote President Obama’s first book.
  • Oh, how sad. The birthers don’t like being ignored:

    The release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate in April hasn’t stopped Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s The Birth Certificate?, from pushing his fanciful case that President Obama was born outside of the United States, and yesterday he appeared in Crosstalk with Vic Eliason on Voice of Christian Youth America where the two complained that no one cares what they have to say anymore. Eliason lamented that people “call us just a bunch of crazies, radicals, birthers” and said that people like himself “get a label, an epithet that kind of raises a shadow over” their arguments. Corsi assured him that “Barack Obama’s nativity story and his life story” have all been “fabricated,” and claimed that the alleged “cover-up” is a “serious issue.”

  • Rumors are swirling over evidence for the elusive Higgs Boson, even more tantalizing, CERN announces an upcoming major announcement, and Matt Strassler guesting blogging at Discover Magazine brings us up to date on the state of Higgs detection. — DS
  • You have to read this to believe it—a 1,615 word email to a spurned investment banker (warning: don’t touch your hair!).




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