Tuesday Open Thread 02-24-15

Good morning 99percenters!

I love the zoo. If I visit a city that has one, there's a good chance I'm going to check it out. The animals are great, but the best part is hearing the questions little kids ask their parents about the animals.

"Dad, if those are lions why don't they have, um, fur all over?" (Child lifts hand and and pretends to outline their face.)

Yes, kids do say the darnest things.

Monday Open Thread 02-23-15

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The ACA: A Gift That Keeps on Giving - Still

The Affordable Health Act is a Rube Goldberg contraption that keeps on giving. The Democrats missed a once in a generation opportunity to correct some of the problems associated with the administration of our health care system. They were tone deaf to public outcries for a single payer system and ignored suggestions that people be allowed to buy into Medicare. The final product was a complicated kludge with high co-pays, high deductibles and high premiums.

Sunday Open Thread 02-22-15

Good morning 99percenters!

Today is the day that Hollywood falls all over itself to congratulate it's own existence. Will the Academy miss new talent again...

This year's nominees for best picture are:

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

Which is your favorite?