Thursday Open Thread 

Ulysses S. Grant reading on his porch. Thought to be the last photo taken of him before his death in 1885.

This Afternoon’s Broadcast is brought to you by…

Edwin Starr.

From The Trailer Park - Beyond Glory

A documentary about actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone) and his one-man show which tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Opens in select theaters in October.

Wednesday Open Thread 

Wept when it was all done ...

Jose Fernandez, still at the beginning of what figured to be a stellar career, on and off the field. Thurman Munson, at the end of a stellar career on the field, and, by all indications, on the brink of a successful real estate life off it.

Both always pursuing something seemingly a little beyond their grasp, yet still attainable due to their respective determination, on the sea or in the air.

Both done too soon.

This Afternoon’s Broadcast is brought to you by…

Alan Parsons Project.

From The Trailer Park - Fences

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play about a working-class black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. Washington and Viola Davis reprise their Tony Award-winning lead roles, and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump) co-stars.

Tuesday Open Thread

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Debate Open Thread

Here we go…
[My current plan is a bowl of popcorn and either a Sierra Nevada Octoberfest or Beck’s Oktoberfest or Sam Adams’ Octoberfest (or 1 of each).]

Sic Transit Finis Aetatis

This, http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=366024

post at ace.mu.nu should be read in its entirety, but here’s the takeaway:

“That vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.”

Congress grants the dude immunity so he can save his own skin and he still refuses to show up when they ask him to testify and then, when Congress votes to find him in contempt, the vote is along party lines. It’s not even debatable. His actions are literally in contempt of the Congressional request. It’s not politics. It’s simply the definition of the term. Yet he’s not paying any price and the Congressmen and women who did not vote to find him in contempt will all get re-elected.

Isn’t it enough to steal the country. Do they have to flaunt it too?