Skip to main content

   Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT)

We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30am Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - permanently or just once in awhile. With the Auto Publish feature you can set it and forget it. Sometimes the diarist du jour shows up much later: that's the beauty of Open Thread...it carries on without you! Volunteer in the comment threads.

Click on the MOT - Morning Open Thread if you'd like us to show up in your stream!

From Mike Browne, One Wisconsin Now:

Hi Friend:

His plan was to divide and conquer. And, no question, Wisconsin is divided like never before.

But we’re not about to be conquered at One Wisconsin Now. Not by Gov. Walker.

And not by the out-of-state billionaires and special interests that bought this election.

Gov. Walker and his right-wing noise machine are going to tell us we ought to keep quiet, that buying this election gives them a “mandate”. But we’re not going away or giving up the fight for a brighter future.

We won’t sit quietly as Gov. Walker and his corrupt cronies loot the public treasury and try to dismantle what makes Wisconsin great.

And we’re going to keep fighting for a Wisconsin that protects people’s rights, provides equal economic opportunity for all and that takes care of children, seniors and the less fortunate.

Thanks for all you do and let's keep fighting!

Mike

In Other News:

Mitt Romney Hints At New Auto Bailout Position

Romney said that Democrats were “distorting” his position by saying he would have let the major auto companies go under, arguing that he merely thought they should go through bankruptcy first before receiving government aid. [...]

“Romney would fail a first year finance class at Harvard Business School,” Rattner told TPM. “There is absolutely no difference between the government guaranteeing loans (DIP or otherwise) and just lending the money directly, as Presidents Bush and Obama did.”

~OO~

How The Transit Of Venus Helped Unlock The Universe

In an age when the size of the observable universe is known to a few decimal places, today's Transit of Venus offers a good opportunity to reflect on just how far we've come.

Less than 250 years ago, the brightest minds of the Enlightenment were stumped over how far the Earth is from the sun. The transits of the 1760s helped answer that question, providing a virtual yardstick for the universe.

Commence jibbering and jabbering!

Oh, and Happy Hump Day from Daisy and Lilly!

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site