106 thoughts on “Open Thread for June 12. 2015….”

  1. I have a proposal for Daylight savings time. I would put New England and the New York City area on Atlantic Standard Time year round. I would put everything from Pennsylvania, Western New York to the Mississippi River on Eastern Standard Time year round. From the Mississippi River to the Rockies they would be on Central Standard Time year round and from the Rockies to the Pacific they would be Mountain Time year round. No more changing the clocks.

  2. After a failed amendment and a failed motion to recommit with instructions, the Intelligence Authorization Act passed the House this afternoon on a largely party-line vote. Among Republican dissenters were Justin Amash, Raúl Labrador and Walter B. Jones; among Democratic supporters were
    Sanford Bishop, Dutch Ruppersberger, James Langevin and Tammy Duckworth.

    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 369
    (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

    H R 2596 RECORDED VOTE 16-Jun-2015 5:53 PM
    QUESTION: On Passage
    BILL TITLE: Intelligence Authorization Act

    Ayes Noes NV
    216 _25 4 – Republican
    _31 153 4 – Democratic

    247 178 8 – TOTALS

    Details: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll369.xml

  3. Blackhawks win the cup 2-0.

    James, how about posting an article to celebrate the Hawks third cup win in six years?

    1. …from the State Journal-Register….

      Our Opinion: Mark Kirk’s filter problem

      History has shown you never know what might come out of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s mouth. It could be a falsehood, a stretch of the truth or a really bad attempt at humor.
      Lately, odds are it may be something insensitive. Not good for a Republican who is up for re-election in 2016 and is considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable senators.
      Kirk was captured by a live mic on Thursday calling fellow Republican senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham a “bro with no ho.” Graham, a bachelor, had joked in an interview about having a “rotating first lady” at the White House should he be elected, and those comments were published Tuesday.
      Kirk, whose comments were made during a Senate committee meeting, then added, “That’s what we’d say on the South Side,” apparently a reference to some of Chicago’s racially diverse neighborhoods. “Ho,” for those who may be puzzled, is slang for prostitute….

      More @ http://www.sj-r.com/article/20150613/OPINION/150619740

            1. It looks like the guy is actually gonna run…..

              Boy is the GOPer’s Presidential Sweepstakes gnna be entertaining!

    1. Donald Trump will declare $9 billion in assets as he reveals 2016 plans

      Donald J. Trump, the billionaire real estate mogul, on Tuesday will release a summary of assets that total about $9 billion as part of his likely entry into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to people familiar with his plans….

      More @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/exclusive-trump-will-declare-9-billion-net-worth-as-he-reveals-2016-plans/2015/06/15/a00e74c0-137c-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpol&wpmm=1

  4. Blackhawks – Lightning, no score in the middle of the second.

    Lighting goalie Bishop looking very good. Blackhawks goalie Crawford looking shaky, but still no goals.

    Incredible series for hockey lovers.

  5. Working at a full-time job on the very same day that one of my teams can win a championship is new for me. These last few minutes…. I guess it’s a milestone for both me and the teams.

  6. I mulitasked while having it on mute with closed captioning.

    (By the way, closed captioning makes a ton of mistakes and apparently does not speak Spanish.)

    All I could really make out of it was that Jeb looked more energized and confident than he might have before and the crowd, which looked heavily Hispanic, seemed extremely fired up and ready to go.

    Barbara Bush was there as well.

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