Weekend Open Thread

"Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."

–Napoleon Bonaparte

41 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Sunmusing says:

    Napolean didn't know the Koch brothers…

  2. dwyer says:

    Listening to a replay of Grassroots Radio in tne middle of the night, I learned a fascinating fact, new to me.  Delegates to the state Republican convention must pay $60 each to attend.  Alternates pay $40.  These are the people elected to attend the state wide convention.  Evidently, the Republican party raises ovoer $200,000 from this event.  Better than bake sales. 

  3. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    Great song, and pretty good video too.

  4. ct says:

    And Tipton got a primary challenger.  Tea Partier gets on June ballot.  Let's hope he spends up some of Scott's oil and gas and Koch cash.  

    Still, he garnered 33.8 percent of the vote compared to Tipton’s 66.2 percent.

    Immediately after the vote was announced, Cox said he thought he did so well because an increasing number of Republicans feel disaffected by Congress and believe the nation is getting too far away from its constitutional roots.

    “They’re sick of an unlawful and criminal organization running the federal government,” said Cox, who works his family’s peach farm on Orchard Mesa. “I’m going to fight for constitutional government whether or not I won this vote or got on the ballot or not. … Anyone who’s paying attention knows what’s going on with the criminality of our federal government. What is happening must be stopped.”

  5. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    How politics makes us stupid

    Cutting-edge research shows that the more information partisans get, the deeper their disagreements become.

    Presented with this problem a funny thing happened: how good subjects were at math stopped predicting how well they did on the test. Now it was ideology that drove the answers. Liberals were extremely good at solving the problem when doing so proved that gun-control legislation reduced crime. But when presented with the version of the problem that suggested gun control had failed, their math skills stopped mattering. They tended to get the problem wrong no matter how good they were at math. Conservatives exhibited the same pattern — just in reverse.

    When most everyone here is happily agreeing with each other that the facts back them up. Well maybe they truly do… but maybe they don't.

  6. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Nice and quiet at the Dem assembly, just now. The mood seems very upbeat. I am sitting in the Mesa county section. I will try to update with any significant events as they occur.

  7. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Shootings at Jewish Community Center in Kansas City. WTF is wrong with people?

  8. doremi says:

    Unashamed hypocrisy:  Right-wing Compass Colorado lawyer engaged in the same activity that they are charging Hickenlooper with in an ethics complant.  http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25558887/twist-ethics-complaint-against-hickenlooper-be-heard-monday

  9. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    IOKIYAR, doremi.

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