Weekend Open Thread

Hope y'all are enjoying the summer as best you can.


Can summer evening chill jazz increase your enjoyment? Only one way to find out:

(This is an early "fusion jazz" album from '69 -- overshadowed by Miles's other fusion albums around the time, "Miles Ahead" ('68) and "Bitches Brew" ('70). It's my fav. among the 3.)

Liveblogging the bombing of Gaza.

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I know we all want to live in alternate worlds but this is JPost's official liveblog of the Gaza bombardment.  Some illuminating comments, and some curious parallels which seem to have bypassed OpEds in the JPost.



Men's Rights Open Thread

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“Women don’t marry men in unemployment lines,” he said. The audience nodded in agreement.

Weekend Open Thread

Leave any thoughts below, and here's some very chill jazz music for a relaxing summer weekend:


Eleven days at the SC

The last week and a half has been very,  very good for those in favor of limited government and a robust Bill of Rights.   We have no "Gloating" category so this diary will have to go under "Politics".


Global Temps Continue to Sizzle...Welcome to Hot....Open Thread


The average temperature of Earth’s surface last month exceeded all other Mays before it, since recordkeeping began in 1880, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.


The monthly temperature was 1.33 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average May. That may not seem like much, but on a planetary scale, it’s huge. It ties the highest departure from average for any single month, in weather records that predate electric lights in Manhattan.


Summer solstice open thread

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Summer solstice begins tomorrow at 3:58AM PST. In my neck of the woods, sunrise is at 5:12am and sunset is 9:14pm, getting light around 4:30am and getting dark by around 10:00pm. I love this time of year.

June 6, 1944

We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field,

as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

Save The Margins Open Thread (with added basketball)

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ATTN: BlaiseP and Jordan: much as we appreciate your discussing petrodollars and reserve-currency issues in our hallowed confines, the discussion on the "Strategery" thread is crashing up against the RH margin at a rare clip: so here's a wide-open new thread to hash it out in!


Systemic [Update: Shinseki out]

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The latest IG report on the VA concludes, in part, the following:

Allegations at the Phoenix HCS include gross mismanagement of VA resources and criminal misconduct by VA senior hospital leadership, creating systemic patient safety issues and possible wrongful deaths. While our work is not complete, we have substantiated that significant delays in access to care negatively impacted the quality of care at this medical facility.

But it ain't just Phoenix.

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