You know that this was inevitable.
If you’re one of the few people who don’t at this point, well.
One of the greatest sitcom sequences ever.
Look. These people?
Police in New York arrested a number of protesters on Thursday who were apparently part of a movement to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in order to demonstrate against the failure to indict Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. At least seven people were detained, according to the New York Post, which had warned in its front page today about a “plot against Snoopy.” The seven people who were arrested were apparently part of a group of people who overturned a trash can and tried to “run toward the floats,” according to WPIX-TV. “But an hour later, there was no sign of turmoil along the parade route,” notes theNew York Daily News.
Don’t be these people. Not because they were ever likely to seriously disrupt the parade, mind you. No, you don’t want to be these people because they’re, well, dweebs.
[I had more, but why enable them?]
Fair enough, fair enough. Personally, I’m trying to decide what else to stuff the Cornish game hens with tomorrow. I know about the lemon, of course.
I hope everybody has somewhere to go, and that you’ve already gotten there because there will be Crazy People On The Roads. Our own plans got reconfigured because of all the snow that got dumped last night on our idyllic West Virginia vacation spot; but, hey, no travel now and no cooking in a strange kitchen.
It’s as true a thing as a thing could be, in fact.
How do you know you’re at your parents’ house? The wifi password is long, complicated & written on a piece of paper no one can find.
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) November 26, 2014
How absolutely brilliant of the President: “The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an emerging deal that would restore several lapsed tax breaks, bringing into the open tensions between President Obama and the top Senate Democrat.” I need hardly note that this is not actually ‘brilliant’ of President Obama, yes? – In fact, it’s a little petulant, and dumb. It’s also demonstrating that Harry Reid turns out to have a noticeably tin ear, as well: from where I’m sitting, getting a veto override on this one wouldn’t be that problematical. Reid only needs about half of his caucus to follow him to get that override, after all.
Ach, well, I guess that we’ll have to do things the hard way. That’s all on Barack Obama, mind you.
PS: The actual tax credits and whatnot are almost irrelevant in this context, but I will note that if Obama does veto this deal and it doesn’t get overridden then we will have an excellent chance at killing wind subsidies once, and for all – and that the Republican party can in no way be blamed for that happening. So, hey, win-win for me.
Courtesy of the indispensable AOSHQDD comes the first early voting numbers for Louisiana’s Senate runoff numbers, and if the trends hold they’re gruesome for Mary Landrieu. The summary: about 136,000 people did early/absentee voting as of 11/25/2014. 72% of those voters were white, 25% black, the rest ‘other.’ If the numbers found here are accurate, Landrieu got 94% of the black vote in the primary… and 18% of the white vote. Some back of the envelope calculations later… if the same electorate that voted in the general election also votes in the runoff, Bill Cassidy is ahead of Mary Landrieu, 62-38 (if you spot all of the Other votes to Landrieu the win goes ‘down’ to 61/39).
Those are a lot of assumptions, mind you. The racial breakdown of the vote is largely based on the CNN exit polls; and, of course, local Democrats are going to go do their level best to increase black turnout. But even if the Democrats manage to get a runoff electorate that’s 30% black Mary Landrieu still loses. Badly (59/41)*. This is so much of a looming disaster for the Landrieu campaign that I’m actively slightly suspicious of it. No way is she losing this badly, right?
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Seriously, though, DOOM.
*I didn’t even bother to factor in the ‘Other’ votes, that time. The only difference would be in in how far the rubble bounced.