Moderator Elections

So, better late than never, here is a new chance for the community to choose those who will sustain, for the next nine months, the petty tyranny, abuse of power, arbitrary decisions, incompetent leadership, favoritism, fair, just, and representative governance of this here establishment.


Choose any three. Don't be too careful. Darts on a board should do just as well. You have till the 28th.


Note: If I missed anybody, or if anybody who is listed wants to be missed, be sure to let me know!

  • Current date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:59pm
  • Opening date: Mon, 11/29/1999 - 10:00pm
  • No closing date.
19 out of 290 eligible voters cast their ballot
Jay C
22% (12 votes)
M Scott Eiland
22% (12 votes)
20% (11 votes)
M Aurelius
15% (8 votes)
9% (5 votes)
7% (4 votes)
5% (3 votes)

This decision is currently closed.

This Open Thread is way better than all those other ones

Really, it's no contest. The other threads never had a chance.

Still deluded after all the intervention in AfPak.

mmghosh's picture

So the NYT has an extensive article about how Osama bin Laden was deliberately protected by the ISI, with the full knowledge of the State.


St. Patrick's Day open thread

Bird Dog's picture

I celebrated by watching Leprechaun's Revenge on SyFy.


Nation Of California Open Thread

You can thank Bloomberg for the upgrade:

Fewer markets are accepting UN Certified Emissions Reductions, credits created from investment in carbon-reduction programs, as nations from China to California adopt their own standards.

Where's the Boeing 777? Open Thread

mmghosh's picture


Terrorists?  Chinese missile?  Russian missile (misfire from Sevastopol)?  North Korean test?  Satellite debris on re-entry?




The Political Marble: BlaiseP reads the Ukraine entrails

HankP says US foreign policy and security policy is still engaged in self-defeating Cold War tactics. As a veteran of an intricate proxy war waged under the larger rubric of the Cold War, I don't share his opinion. But there's lots to agree with in his diary: there are no Good Guys in this squabble, as there were none in mine.

Putin hates gays open thread

Bird Dog's picture

If you say something pro-gay that hits a minor's ears, or even if you wear rainbow-colored suspenders on certain occasions, then you better pay up, bub. 

Philomena Review, including spoilers

Philomena is a complex and emotionally gripping story, excellently acted especially by Judi Dench. 


I was unfamiliar with the film’s central topic – that the Catholic Church in 50s Ireland essentially conscripted many young women who had children out of wedlock, forcing them to work without pay and with no means of paying for their release. Then the nuns in the reform school would sell the young women’s children to rich foreigners, probably on the pretense that the children were abandoned.


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