Tuesday open thread

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Filed Under Open Thread on Apr 17 

Pulitzers were announced today and, stunningly, Political Derby was shut out again. Matt Wuerker of Politico won for his cartoons, are you a fan?

Also today, The Daily Beast writes about Obama’s cockiness problem. Let’s hope they didn’t file it under “Breaking News.”

Finally, the Romney’s went on the record with ABC News about Seamusgate. Is there anyone out there who will stay home in November over this issue?

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Really weird, I posted on the Rate that ad and you see part of it under Recent Comments but if you click on the thread it had disappeared.

    • Anonymous

      Disqus must be quirky tonight, it’s back.

  • Anonymous

    Really weird, I posted on the Rate that ad and you see part of it under Recent Comments but if you click on the thread it had disappeared.

    • Anonymous

      Disqus must be quirky tonight, it’s back.

  • Sabrina

    It might be because political derby is very one sided and generally not open to varied discussion.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

      Really? We love discussion. However, other than Steve M., most liberals don’t stick around here for more than a week. Steve and I have great conversations all the time. Should we talk about the supposed “pay gap” again? :-)

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

        The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting today that ‘Utah’s wage gap for women is the third largest in U.S.’ However, this  data is always presented in the flawed aggregate, with information on lifestyle choices. Utah families overall have more than twice the national average of children, over 4 per family. This lifestyle choice leads to far different career and work lifestyle choices. But you never see such analysis in aggregate pay data because it does not serve the narrative.

      • Steve M.

        I have to agree with Scott — anytime we see a liberal show up, the comments rarely last more than a week.

        On occaison, Kaiser stands up for the good guys.

    • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Stephen Fountain, Editor

      Ouch – that’ll leave a mark!

    • Anonymous

      Boy, and I was just wondering when troll season is starting, now that the primaries are essentially over.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson, Editor

         Easy there Ted.

        • Anonymous

          I saw Steve M post here somewhere, but can’t find it now. I think that he’s right, in that some liberals that have posted don’t last long. But I am surmising that that is representative with the larger blogosphere swings. We’re not uniquely harsh or closed to discussion; but we do have a much larger moderate to conservative crowd.

          I’ve noticed, in the last 5 years since I started reading and posting at sites like PD, that the stream has flowed in different directions depending on the mood of the nation and the people in charge. In 2007, Bush was excoriated far and wide, and anyone defending him was seen as no better than a pedophile–no offense to the pedophiles. If you defended Bush, get ready for some serious hate mail.

          After the 2008 election, libs seemed to be satiated with victory, and drifted away after taunting about winning. By 2010, the current was completely changing, and today on major sites like Yahoo and RCP, it is flowing seriously against Obama.

          So I think there are larger factors at work.

      • Anonymous

        OK – my bad,  Scott.

  • Sabrina

    It might be because political derby is very one sided and generally not open to varied discussion.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson

      Really? We love discussion. However, other than Steve M., most liberals don’t stick around here for more than a week. Steve and I have great conversations all the time. Should we talk about the supposed “pay gap” again? :-)

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson

        The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting today that ‘Utah’s wage gap for women is the third largest in U.S.’ However, this  data is always presented in the flawed aggregate, with information on lifestyle choices. Utah families overall have more than twice the national average of children, over 4 per family. This lifestyle choice leads to far different career and work lifestyle choices. But you never see such analysis in aggregate pay data because it does not serve the narrative.

      • Steve M.

        I have to agree with Scott — anytime we see a liberal show up, the comments rarely last more than a week.

        On occaison, Kaiser stands up for the good guys.

    • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Stephen Fountain, Editor

      Ouch – that’ll leave a mark!

    • Anonymous

      Boy, and I was just wondering when troll season is starting, now that the primaries are essentially over.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/PD_Scott Scott A. Robinson

         Easy there Ted.

        • Anonymous

          I saw Steve M post here somewhere, but can’t find it now. I think that he’s right, in that some liberals that have posted don’t last long. But I am surmising that that is representative with the larger blogosphere swings. We’re not uniquely harsh or closed to discussion; but we do have a much larger moderate to conservative crowd.

          I’ve noticed, in the last 5 years since I started reading and posting at sites like PD, that the stream has flowed in different directions depending on the mood of the nation and the people in charge. In 2007, Bush was excoriated far and wide, and anyone defending him was seen as no better than a pedophile–no offense to the pedophiles. If you defended Bush, get ready for some serious hate mail.

          After the 2008 election, libs seemed to be satiated with victory, and drifted away after taunting about winning. By 2010, the current was completely changing, and today on major sites like Yahoo and RCP, it is flowing seriously against Obama.

          So I think there are larger factors at work.

      • Anonymous

        OK – my bad,  Scott.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really pay attention to political cartoons, newspapers are dead.

    As far as “Seamusgate” is concerned, it just proves that both of them are abject idiots when it comes to caring for animals.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really pay attention to political cartoons, newspapers are dead.

    As far as “Seamusgate” is concerned, it just proves that both of them are abject idiots when it comes to caring for animals.