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Open Thread: And Now For Something Completely Different

No Rly!

Cuteness roundup!!

I’ll never look at pez quite the same way.

Is that a typo, or is a “corm” a really cute thing I know nothing about?

Now that’s camaraderie.

Sweet as honey.

What could be cuter than a puppy lineup?!

Omg, the wee bear can BEARly stand up! **guffaw**

Something about the shamelessness of animals is so cute and innocent and perfect.

Now a kitty lineup… kinda!

I’m not much for kids normally but… awwwwwww.

**dies of cute overload**

I’m such a sucker for a cute chick.

Fluffy sweetness, a cute attack!

“I’m crushing your head… so adorably!”

“Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet the sun shine…. leeeeeeeeeeeeet the sun shine in!”

Soooooooooo…. What’s the most adoramous pic YOU can find?

All topics welcome (especially cute, sweet, and happy ones!).


  1. Her name is Princess (no relation I imagine, princss ;~) and she joined us at Christmas. We are now outnumbered 6-5 by lower lifeforms.

    Princess is young and just settling into us, but she’s pretty cool so far. She has a cute finger-nibble and Christine already has her – like she does with all animals – in the palm of her hand. :~)

  2. jsfox

    I told you you shouldn’t have asked where’s Sarah’s response to the SOTU address. Now she has gone and responded and we are all subjected to another dose of the unbelievably stupid and historically inaccurate.

    Palin: Sputnik Led to Collapse of Soviet Union

    CBS News (… )

    “Governor,” said Van Susteren. “Last night, there was a lot of discussion about the ‘Sputnik moment’ that the president talked about. Do you agree with him? Do you feel, is this our moment?”

    Palin responded, “That was another one of those WTF moments when [Mr. Obama] so often repeated the ‘Sputnik Moment’ that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. He needs to remember that what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that race to space, yeah, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it led to the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.”

  3. HappyinVT

    General Motors Co has withdrawn its application for $14 billion in subsidized loans from the U.S. Department of Energy, saying it has the financial strength to fund investment in more fuel-efficient and electric vehicles on its own.


    GM had initially seen the Department of Energy loan program as a potential source of financing that could stave off bankruptcy in 2008.


    After eliminating most of its debt in a bankruptcy funded and directed by the Obama administration, GM had about $25 billion of net cash at the end of September.

    Some analysts have said earnings projections for the new GM over the next several years present it with a different problem: where to put a cash pile that Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas estimates could top $70 billion by 2015.


    Somehow I’m sure that government bailout of GM was still a really bad idea.

  4. HappyinVT

    News that South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint will travel to Iowa on March 26 to address a conservative forum organized by Rep. Steve King is sparking another round of chatter that DeMint might launch a dark horse bid for the White House in 2012.


    But the ground may be shifting in DeMint-world, and several of his closest advisers and political confidantes are now telling CNN that he is at least open to a presidential bid if a suitably conservative candidate fails to emerge from the early and wide-open GOP field.

    “I think that you can read into it that he sees he has a role in the process and he hasn’t completely shut the door,” said one DeMint adviser asked about the Iowa foray.

    DeMint currently sees his role in the 2012 process, the adviser said, as “setting the bar high” for the presidential contenders when it comes to advocating for a small government agenda.


    As entertaining, and exhausting, as the Dem primary was in 2008 the 2012 Republican circus looks like it could be a real barn burner.  

  5. spacemanspiff

    is a pretty cool handle. but I’m thinking of switching it up on Dkos 4. Don’t want to use my older account over there either.

    Any ideas on a new handle?  

  6. spacemanspiff

    Now it reads.


    is the…



    Anime Pictures, Images and Photos

    Fucking abs hurt! lol!

    Not the same as saying


    is the


    lol! Wow. Ouch!

    Ok I’l stop now.  

  7. Kysen

    has everyone been watching the mess in Egypt?

    Mubarak spoke a couple hours ago and called for the dissolution of his government (everyone but HIMSELF, of course).

    Rioting continues in near every major city.

    Obama spoke about an hour ago and called both for calm…and for attention to human rights for ALL.

    I don’t know what is being done to protect the historic sites/museums and archeological treasures…but I hope something…is sad and scary to think of the damage that can be done. The offices of high ranking officials have been burned and looted already…so, one can pretty much assume that priceless/irreplaceable art/artifacts have been damaged/destroyed (after all, what would a high ranking government official in CAIRO decorate with?).

    I imagine that Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, etc are shittin’ their collective shorts. And I wonder what Israel thinks?

    I wish I had time to put up at least an open thread, but we are headed out to dinner…anyone up to it?

    Diary or not….what do ya’ll think?

  8. DTOzone

    but boy are my coworkers miserable depressing people. Constantly complaining, whining, and just generally making everyone’s workday miserable. It’s like working in an office full of Debbie Downers.

    On top of that my reporters are a cynical, miserable bunch. I often hear them complaining outside the office, trying to whisper, but they don’t do quiet well. So I hear them, complaining, saying how they get physically sick when they remember they have to go to work, how they wish they were dead. I overheard one of my reporters whisper to another that I was making her do a follow up on a story she wrote because I must have a friend who stands to profit from more attention to the story…which I don’t.

    When I asked one of them to cover local reaction to what’s going on in Egypt by going to Astoria (for those who don’t know NYC, Astoria is a densely populated neighborhood in NW Queens near Manhattan with a large Greek population and other Mediterranean ethnicities, like Egyptians). But they went into tirades that I was asking them to go to Astoria, where parking is hard, after a massive snowstorm with 2 feet of snow on the ground.

    So I went. I’m glad I did. Talking to these Egyptian-American kids (they were mostly kids) who came out and climbed on those mountains of snow waving their flags, talking to them about what’s going on there and what needs to be done, it was so fulfilling. I remembered why I chose this career.  

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