night owl chat, part 2: James Joyce

…yes I said yes I will Yes.

To those of you who will sleep, sleep well.

To those of you wending your ways through your days, do so with passion.

84 Responses to “night owl chat, part 2: James Joyce”

  1. April 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm

  2. 18 vcprezofan2
    April 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for the late threads, LL!
    G’night one and all – have to go prepare for tomorrow and I’m already fighting sleep. Have a good Wednesday, when it comes?

    • 19 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      G’nite & sleep tite vc. Don’t let the WHPC bite.

      • 20 vcprezofan2
        May 1, 2013 at 12:08 am

        Just finished my preparation for tomorrow. I’m outta-here! Ta-ta, and when you settle in for the night, don’t you be consulting with WHPC either. 😀

  3. April 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

  4. April 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  5. April 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    OK think I am about to cry uncle….GN TOD.

  6. 24 amk for obama
    April 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Fistfights break out in Venezuela’s parliament over the recent disputed presidential election, leaving several lawmakers bloodied and bruised.


  7. 32 dotster3
    April 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    After just reading that “at least” 9 people were shot in Chgo tonight—–1st warm night—-I then see that a 2 yr. old Ky. girl was shot and killed by her 5 yr. old brother today. He was playing with his 22 rifle he got as a gift. It was kept in the corner. Shouldn’t a parent be arrested for all this horrific foolishness and negligence which resulted in this horrible tragedy?

    • 33 Lovepolitics2008
      April 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Five-year-old kid given a .22 rifle as a gift, a .22 rifle especially made for kids. Good God. This is NUTS. NUTS !!!!!!

    • 36 theo67
      April 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      This has to be a crime on the part of the parents! Why is a five year old getting a gun as a gift anyway?! Are those parents crazy? What’s wrong with these people? Now their baby is dead.Very sad.

      • May 1, 2013 at 12:07 am

        And their little boy will have to live with the knowledge that he killed his sister for the rest of his life. The NRA gives the impression that guns are no big deal; everyone should have one. Far from promoting responsible gun ownership, they want to put no restrictions on anyone owning one and the result is one little life taken and one little life ruined. The parents are suffering, but I think they should be prosecuted for child endangerment at least.

        • 38 theo67
          May 1, 2013 at 1:08 am

          I totally agree.

        • 39 nathkatun7
          May 1, 2013 at 4:10 am

          ” The NRA gives the impression that guns are no big deal; everyone should have one.”

          Yes indeed maryl1! I get so tired of hearing gun advocates repeat the nonsense: ” guns don’t kill; people do.” Does any one think this poor 5 years-old boy would have killed his sister if his idiot gun enthusiast parent/parents hadn’t given him a real gun as a present? By the way, whatever happened to water guns as toys?

    • May 1, 2013 at 12:51 am


    • May 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

    • 42 jackiegrumbacher
      May 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

      There are no words, dotster. Only a person with no brains whatsoever would give a 5-year old a 22 rifle. And it was KEPT IN THE CORNER? Is that so the kid could have easier access when he got annoyed at his sister? Or his parents? Yes, the parents should be charged. This is gross negligence and child abuse. It’s no different than hustling your child onto a busy highway and telling him/her to go play with the cars. But it’s Kentucky, so the father of this dead child, will probably be congratulated for “making a man” of his son. Because, after all, it’s the ability to kill, not the ability to think and love, that makes a man.

  8. 43 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Unfortunately, her office is not up for election this cycle…

  9. 44 amk for obama
    April 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Mexico’s Congress passes a bill aimed at making the telecoms industry more competitive, in a move that could challenge the world’s richest man.


  10. 45 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 1, 2013 at 12:04 am

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      May 1, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Alycee, Pilaggi is one of the most corrupt officials in the state and that’s saying something. If this doesn’t get rammed through before 2014, we need to redouble our efforts to oust “One-Term Tom” Corbett so that at least this obscenity would be vetoed by a Dem governor. But we absolutely need a new state legislature. The people of PA are actual “victims” of the state and the legislature is intent on creating maximum harm.

      In the meantime we have to guard against the jackbooted attempts by the Republicans in every state to steal the White House once again. For them, only rural votes count because they’re more likely to be white. This really is a battle of good and evil, democracy and tyranny.

  11. May 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Giving up and going to bed. 7:30 meeting tomorrow. Hidey-ho, neighbors.

  12. May 1, 2013 at 12:12 am

    All right all, off to read and doze off. See everyone on the flip side.

  13. 49 jacquelineoboomer
    May 1, 2013 at 1:27 am

    This is cool:

    • 50 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      May 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

      Is NC12 a ‘safe’ district?

    • 54 nathkatun7
      May 1, 2013 at 4:16 am

      “FHFA was created on July 30, 2008, when President Obama signed into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.”

      Surely this is an error! In July 2008, Bush was still President.

      • 55 Jovie
        May 1, 2013 at 6:30 am

        The enabling law establishing the FHFA is the Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008, which is Division A of the larger Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110-289, signed on July 30, 2008 by President George W. Bush. One year after the law was signed, the OFHEO and the FHFB shall go out of existence. All existing regulations, orders and decisions of OFHEO and the Finance Board remain in effect until modified or superseded.[5]

        On the day of the law’s signing, former Director James Lockhart stated:[6]

      • 56 jacquelineoboomer
        May 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

        Wow. President Obama was signing laws before he was president. Who knew?

        Mornin’, nathk!

  14. May 1, 2013 at 3:40 am

  15. 59 CEB
    May 1, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Good morning everyone. My, how delightfully busy the TOD village was last night while I was off in the land of Nod!

    Special note for LL: I love your many contributions here: the intellectual, the humorous, and the musical. Additionally, I was a library-nerd in high school and college, so I appreciate how much you love your job. If I were more like Chips, I would propose!
    Off to work; have a great May Day everyone.

  16. 60 amk for obama
    May 1, 2013 at 6:10 am

    • 61 Jovie
      May 1, 2013 at 6:27 am

      The house is the problem, they are ruining America. And the Senate tries, but when they get word from Boner that the House can’t pass it, the Senate runs for the Hills.
      Also, Rubio just said that the gang of eight bill will not pass the House. And the House bill does not have a pathway to citizenship.

      The President has 2 issues, gun control and immigration to run on in 2014. Now, if he can just get the democrats in congress and the liberal media on board?

  17. 63 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Ahh, good!

  18. 64 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

    This is actually good news, because its jobs being created in America and a Chinese company moving here. That’s a change. Oh and green jobs! Win win!

  19. 65 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Maureen dowd is freaking out on the president again this morning. Saying basically the president is responsible for congress.
    Sorry, but she is a Beeatch!

  20. 67 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 7:16 am

  21. 68 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 7:25 am

    This morning in print and in the news channels, everything is the Presidents fault, everything.
    He is being swiftboated. Again!

    • 69 kathryn kivett
      May 1, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Good Morning…..WOW are you spot on…..Hero of the day…ABC guy who asked PBO if he had enough juice….can just see him doing that to Bush..either one……and second runner up…..Maureen Dowd….new Teaparty hero………those WHPC have missed their callings…hear National Enquirer is hiring….they would fit in so well.

    • 70 globalcitizenlinda
      May 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

      I guess these people never learn, PBO will just brush them off and move on

  22. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    May 1, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I think the press constantly referring to the fact that PBO was “forced” to diversify his cabinet due to pressure from the press and CBC is unfair – but will be repeated again if he nominates Cong Mel Watts as reports indicate.

    I wonder why it is not mentioned that a number of leaders, in the pool from which PBO would be selecting, have been accused of taking actions that compromised their reputation as good public servants

    • 72 hopefruit2
      May 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Thank goodness PBO doesn’t give a kangaroo’s bottom what the “press” or CBC claims when making his cabinet decisions. Just like he didn’t give a hoot about the NYT/Mrs. Ezra Klein’s BS about not having women in his cabinet.

      Those decisions are made well in advance – all kinds of different folks are vetted before the final is chosen. PBO doesn’t just wake up one week and pick a female or person of color just because person X or Person Y threw hysterics on cable TV.

  23. 73 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Spread this around to who may need it.

  24. 74 Jovie
    May 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

    • 75 globalcitizenlinda
      May 1, 2013 at 8:24 am

      gop is so reactionary that they are going to miss PBO’s offer of a potential entitlement reform compromise – just so that they can spite him

  25. 76 Lovepolitics2008
    May 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Wow, the Beltway pundits are beginning to call the President “a Lame-Duck”, 6 months into his second term ???!!!

    I’m speechless.

    Why is there this absolute inability to recognize that the problem is the radicalization of the GOP and their decision to obstruct everything ?

    What enrages me the most is that republican obstructionism is working BECAUSE the media , for more than four years now, has given republicans cover for their behavior.

    • May 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

      The media is sooooo out of touch with reality. They tried calling him “Lame-Duck” in early 2010 after Scott Brown won the special election in MA. How did that work out? Where is Scottie now?

  26. 78 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2013 at 8:34 am


  27. 81 hgerhard
    May 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

    The Massachusetts Special Primary is history. I am quite happy this morning. Just a heads up: our Republican obsessed media will try to paint the Republican winner, Gabriel Gomez, as the new Scott Brown. He is a former Navy Seal and he got an amazing 51% of the Republican vote in a three-way race. That’s true, but before you get too concerned, take a look at the numbers. With 100% reporting: Gomez 51% and 96,073 votes – Markey 57% and 309,488 votes. Voter turnout was not great, but that is usually the case in special elections. We still have a lot of work to do between now and June 25th, but Ed Markey’s prospects are bright. He will be a great Senator and help the President.

  28. 82 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

    HEADLINE: Hospitals See Rapid Progress in Reducing Infections, Other Preventable Problems: Association credits statewide improvement to federally backed initiative under Affordable Care Act

    // New Jersey hospitals are celebrating a major drop in hospital infections and other preventable problems last year, due to a federally funded initiative that’s part of the Affordable Care Act.

    The effort, led by the New Jersey Hospital Association, is aimed at improving the quality of care offered at hospitals by reducing preventable illnesses that originate in healthcare facilities. These problems are a major cause of concern at hospitals and reducing their occurrence is a goal of federal health reform. The association has been holding face-to-face learning sessions in which doctors and nurses share their experiences in reducing the spread of infections, readmission rates, and other preventable problems.

    “It’s really bringing together clinicians and focusing on what are the best practices,” said Aline Holmes, director of the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety and a registered nurse. It took only one year for hospitals to achieve broad-based improvements, according to an association report released yesterday. The initiative, known as Partnership for Patients, was launched at the beginning of 2012 and is scheduled to continue through the end of this year. //


  29. 84 hopefruit2
    May 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

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