• Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post How thoroughly and completed unexpected

    2014-11-24 03:38:20View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow and Krugman. In “Bigger Than Immigration” Mr. Blow says that for conservatives, this debate is really about the fear of seeing traditional power slip away. Prof. Krugman, in “Rock Bottom Economics,” says it’s amazing and depressing that we’ve spent six years at the big zero.

    Here they are. Prof. Krugman didn’t post to his blog yesterday.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. Because we all need some good news once in a while here’s a story from the NYT called “A Lifesaving Transplant for Coral Reefs.” Have a good day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-23 04:37:19View | Delete

    If you want a bit of a giggle this morning the NYT is calling the collection of lunatics and buffoons the Republicans are busy stuffing into the 2016 Clown Car a “Deep 2016 Presidential Field.” Liberal media my butt…

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 23, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-23 03:59:14View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. MoDo is off today, so we’ve got just The Pasty Little Putz, Friedman and Bruni. In “The Making of an Imperial President” The Putz thinks he can explain to us how Barack Obama ended up embracing the executive overreach he once campaigned against. In the comments “Look Ahead” from WA had this [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: The Happy Wanderer

    2014-11-22 04:02:10View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Ms. Collins is off today, so we have just Kristof and Nocera. In “Immigration Enriches You and Me” Mr. Kristof says immigration has not diminished our country, but hugely enriched it. Mr. Nocera considers “Uber’s Rough Ride” and says the car-service app has engineering talent and business savvy. All it lacks is some grown-ups to manage it.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got French toast made with challah this morning. So now the planning for Thanksgiving starts. Have I got everything I need on hand? Should I have both mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, on top of stuffing? (Yes!) Home made or store bought cranberry sauce? (Home made.) And I splurged this year and got little “creamer” onions. Do I have the lemons for Hollandaise sauce for the broccoli? (Yes.) I’m sure I’m missing something and will have to send poor Mr. Marion in Savannah into the store on Tuesday or Wednesday… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post If you can read this

    2014-11-21 04:38:25View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks and Krugman. Bobo has decided to channel MoDo with a movie review, while simultaneously exhibiting his complete lack of understanding of quantum physics. In “Love and Gravity” he burbles that Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” illustrates how modern science has changed the way we look at love, philosophy and religion. In the comments “gemli” from Boston started out this way: “This column takes us on a long, meandering journey through a couple of wormholes to arrive at a political singularity: social engineering projects (i.e., big government) = bad, while webs of loving and meaningful relationships (i.e., local volunteerism) = good. Mr. Brooks has expressed this point in dozens of different ways over the years. It’s as though every one of his columns is entangled with every other one, both in the past and apparently in the future. But this one has a truly ethereal bent. Never has a wistful plea for states’ rights been so cosmic.” Prof. Krugman, in “Suffer Little Children,” says today’s immigrants are the same as our parents and grandparents were. President Obama is doing the decent thing with his immigration initiative.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got your favorite omelet this morning. The temperature was above freezing this morning, a balmy 36°. But the cats are still not amused, at least until the sun comes out and they can find a sheltered spot to bask. I’ve got a LOOONG list of “to-dos” today, so I’m off to get started. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post The First 2016 Candidate Is Jim Webb

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    Barrow was defeated after Georgia carefully re-gerrymandered two districts. He used to be my congresscritter, and I loathed him, but that’s what happened there. He also ran commercials touting how much of a little Republican lap dog he was. Why not vote for a Republican anyway then?

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Just below a gathering of Juggalos

    2014-11-20 04:13:22View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow, Kristof and Collins. In “The Solid South Will Rise Again” Mr. Blow points out the obvious: The region has become so Republican, particularly since President Obama was elected, that there isn’t much left there for the Democrats to salvage. Well, decades of tinkering with gerrymandered districts has helped too… Mr. Kristof has a question: “Do Politicians Love Kids?” He says if American politicians are looking for a genuinely bipartisan issue to work together on, here’s a suggestion: invest in early education. That’ll likely happen when pigs fly. Ms. Collins, in “Tough Times for Penguins,” says that new era of bipartisan cooperation in Washington didn’t last long. Still, we’re doing better than the king penguins.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got waffles with warm maple syrup this morning. So I see that the Teatards are giving us a bit of a peek at who they’re planning on stuffing into the 2016 Clown Car. I’m sure other buffoons will emerge, but that’s a pretty solid crop they’ve gathered in Florida.

    I’m off to take inventory and try to figure out what supplies I’m going to have to lay in for the Great Annual Cookie Bake, which usually begins pretty soon after Thanksgiving. A few weeks ago I actually got a telephone call from a woman I’ve never met asking for a cookie recipe. She’d had my spice cookies at a few church functions and when they didn’t show up for the Fall Fair she called the office and begged for my number! Now that I’ve finished tooting my own horn I’m off to do that inventory. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post White Stuff

    2014-11-19 03:52:32View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Friedman and Bruni. The Moustache of Wisdom asks “Did Dubai Do It?” He says on a visit to Dubai, several conversations pondered whether the crown jewel of the United Arab Emirates caused the Arab awakening. In “From Profits to Politics” Mr. Bruni says Americans soured on government are giving a different breed of leaders a chance.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got banana pancakes this morning. We don’t have the snow, but we’ve sure as hell got the cold. It’s 26° here this morning. January is usually the coldest month, so this winter may get very interesting… Have a great day.

  • Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks and Nocera. In “Obama in Winter” Bobo whines out a question: Why has the Obama administration been behaving so strangely since the midterms? In the comments “Winning Progressive” from Philadelphia has this to say: “Mr. Brooks criticizes President Obama for not standing down and moving even further right to appease Republicans in the wake of the GOP’s electoral victory in the 2014 midterms. But of course Mr. Brooks, and the rest of the media, didn’t demand that Republicans move to the left and appease Democrats after Republicans lost in 2006, 2008, and 2012. Instead, the GOP was given a free pass by the media to move even further to the right and obstruct everything the Dems tried to do.” In “Putin Plays Hardball” Mr. Nocera says he is striking back at a critic of Russian capitalism by putting a dead man on trial.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got apple walnut muffins this morning. It’s 33° this morning, after having been in the 70s yesterday. That’s the sort of temperature swing that makes me ache all over, so I’m shuffling off to the kitchen for more tea. Have a great day.

  • Saudi Arabia involved? Our great and good friends? UNPOSSIBLE… /snark

  • Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow and Krugman. In “Partisanship Breaks the Government” Mr. Blow says the Republicans’ goal is to have a destructive fight. Prof. Krugman considers “When Government Succeeds” and tells us that there is a lot of good news that Republicans don’t want you to notice.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee and tea are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. It would appear that Erdogan is a Republican — he makes grand, sweeping statements that make himself sound important and offers absolutely no facts whatsoever to back them up. He’d fit right in here… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: November 16, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-11-16 04:19:48View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. MoDo is off today, so we have just The Pasty Little Putz, Friedman, Kristof and Bruni. In “The Great Immigration Betrayal” The Putz whines that using executive authority to protect millions of people from deportation is a dangerous idea. The Moustache of Wisdom asks “Who Are We?” and says ISIS forces a [...]

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Late Late Night FDL: Spicy Sauce

    2014-11-15 04:01:33View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Nocera and Collins. Mr. Nocera has a question in “Net Neutrality Rules:” Why is it so hard to achieve a deal when it’s something that everyone wants? Well, Joey, not everyone wants it. There are leading lights [well, dim bulbs...] like Ted Cruz who just HATE it. And I see his name didn’t appear in your piece. In “Congress Extends Itself” Ms. Collins says lots of temporary tax breaks have expired. Do you want them extended? We have a definitive NO from the Koch brothers.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got your favorite omelet this morning. It’s frankly cold this morning, at 34°. It’s never been this cold this early in the year since I’ve lived here, for 24 years. It may be that the seasons are shifting, though. It used to rain all of February, and now that seems to be happening in December. But of course climate change is a huge hoax… Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Seems familiar

    2014-11-14 04:20:51View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Today we have Brooks and Krugman. In “The Agency Moment” Bobo gurgles that a bold letter from George Eliot in July 1852 exemplifies the moment she took the wheel in her life, and that everyone comes to that point eventually. In the comments “gemli” from Boston has this to say: “Even the dead can’t rest when David Brooks needs to argue against maintaining the social safety net. George Eliot and Herbert Spencer, not to mention a few fictitious “guys,” are invoked to flesh out his parable that says we must depend on inner strength rather than a livable minimum wage.” In “China, Coal, Climate” Prof. Krugman says the agreement between China and the United States on carbon emissions is a pretty big deal.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got waffles with warm maple syrup today. I’ve got some work to get finished, so I’m off. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Mission “Accompliced”

    2014-11-13 04:59:56View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Getting here very late today. (Thanks for the massive clusterfk, Firefox…) Today we have Blow, Cohen, Kristof and Collins. In “Race, to the Finish” Mr. Blow reviews how we got to this point where African-Americans vote so overwhelmingly Democratic and are suspicious of Republican motives. Mr. Cohen, in “Mere Human Behavior,” says few resist, and that in a time of terror the mass is enthusiastic, compliant, calculating or cowed. Mr. Kristof considers “Politicians, Teens and Birth Control.” He says teenagers may be terrible at planning ahead, but politicians and our country are, too, by failing to invest in comprehensive sex education and birth control. In “The Lame-Duck Dynasty” Ms. Collins says keeping up with Congress these days is almost like watching a reality TV show. What would we name it?

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got apple walnut muffins this morning. I’m off to get a late start on the day. Have a great one.

  • I thought cow farts pumped out methane…?

  • Good morning, pups. Mr. Bruni is off today, so The Moustache of Wisdom has the place to himself, writing from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In “Freud and the Middle East” he natters on about dreams, nightmares and the war against ISIS. In the comments “Tom Hirons” from Portland, OR has this to say: “Mr. Friedman and Mr. Freud we are in the Middle East because the US military is so big it needs something to do. We don’t need the oil. We don’t need their culture, we don’t need their religion and we don’t need their problems. What we need is a place for our military to play. The US Military likes to fight and Middle East provides a playground for them to play war games. Nah, I am a Nam vet. Pull out today and nobody cares about the Middle East two weeks from now. Just let it be buddy, let it be.”

    Here he is. Prof. Krugman didn’t post to his blog yesterday.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got blueberry pancakes this morning. I’m feeling particularly brain dead this morning, so I’m off for another infusion of tea. Have a great day.

  • Marion in Savannah commented on the blog post Good question

    2014-11-11 04:09:15View | Delete

    Good morning, pups. Mr. Nocera is off today, so all we have is Bobo. In “The Legacy of Fear” he babbles that the post-communist states have not flourished as expected, and that it is much harder to change a culture and a mind than an economic system. There’s not a word about East Germany, however…

    Here he is, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and I’ve got spiced pumpkin muffins this morning. Why not let the Chinese steal our winds? It’s not like this country is actively pursuing a policy of investing in renewable energy… Have a great day.

  • I’m a huge fan of King Arthur flour, which we can get in one of the supermarkets down here. All sorts of varieties — cake flour, whole wheat, bread, rye, etc. And their catalog is dangerous…

  • Good morning, pups. We’re starting off the week with Blow and Krugman reporting on the people who play “Let’s Attack a Democrat.” In “The Obama Opposition” Mr. Blow says Republicans would erase the accomplishments and the man, and Prof. Krugman, in “Death by Typo,” says politics, not legal reasoning, is behind the assault on Obamacare that is now headed to the Supreme Court.

    Here they are, and

    here’s Krugman’s blog.

    The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are ready, and the biscuits are out of the oven. I’m pretty much huddled in the corner and refusing to believe that it’s REALLY time for me to start figuring out what supplies I’ll need to lay in for the annual Christmas cookie bake-a-thon. Where on earth does the time go? (Judy Collins was right…) Have a great day.

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