Late Lunch Open Thread

By Brian Beutler

It’s been a pretty depressing news day and I need some uplift. I figure if we’ve just handed the stimulus over to Susan Collins and Ben Nelson, we might as well just hop on board and feed them ideas. So, I was thinking we could start with a carbon rebate: money for polluters of all stripes, including barbecuers and illegal drag racers. Also, money for women who carry their pregnancies to term against their better judgment, and money for doctors who misdiagnose tumors on purpose. Failing that, there’s the Return to Roosevelt option of inciting World War III. What could be more American than that? Consider this an open thread.