Midday open thread: Smelling fish, Hollywood stars, and waiting in line

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is The trouble with crowdfunding healthcare:

Cue the tiny violins:

The city council of West Hollywood voted unanimously on Monday to permanently remove the president’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, citing the president’s attacks against women and immigrants among the reasons for the resolution’s passage.

Climate change strikes again:

The rising temperatures are prompting fish to migrate to colder waters, even causing them to shrink.

Now climate change is starting to affect their sense of smell, a phenomenon that will worsen in the coming years if global warming continues unabated, according to new research. A sense of smell is indispensable to fish. They use it to find food, detect imminent danger and elude predators, to find safe environments and spawning areas, even to recognize one another.

To lose it could threaten their very survival.


Anyone stuck in hours-long lines at a California Department of Motor Vehicles office has likely wondered at some point whether it’s possible to hire a stand-in.

Now at least some Californians can.

Tonight brings us another exciting election night, with the key special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, a referendum in Missouri to overturn the GOP’s anti-labor “right-to-work” law, and important primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington. You can check out our guide for what to watch here: Polls close in Ohio at 7:30 PM ET, and Daily Kos Elections will be liveblogging the results starting then, as well as live-tweeting.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Wilbur Ross, the Sago Mine Killer, is also a “private equity fund” thief, stealing from clients & “coworkers” alike. Not even evil genius stealing! Just the regular dumb kind! Armando files a #NN18 report & revisits DNC delegate rules & primaries vs. caucuses.

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