Tuesday Open Thread

“It’s time for Big Bird to earn his wings and learn to fly on his own.”

— Rep. Doug Lamborn


45 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Zappatero says:

    CO Dems: Do not let the CD-5 Republican disaster pass unchallenged.

  2. Davie says:

    Fascinating poll of non-voters today.  Bottom line reasons — discouraged, disillusioned or apathetic.

    Yesterday, Suffolk University and USA Today released a fascinating poll of these likely nonvoters. “Every other poll conducted this election cycle will express the views of registered and likely voters,” the organizations explained. “This is a poll of everyone else.”

    Many nonvoters “say they have given up on the political parties and a system that they say is beyond reform and repair.” (Why? I think the stagnation of living standards is the main answer.) They also have a decidedly negative view of Donald Trump’s performance.

    Here’s what the poll found


    Oh, yeah, and they think Trump stinks!

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    It’d be hard to top that Lamborn quote, but here’s another thought from the Retrograde universe:

    I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.”  

    (Kentucky Retrograde Republican Governor Matt Bevin on the subject of . . .

    . . . teacher strikes?!)

    We Don’t Need No Education


  4. Davie says:

    Trump's vetting process for Cabinet appointments (how deeply and often the candidate's nose finds its way up his ass) appears to be backfiring once again:

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is examining allegations that President Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department oversaw a hostile work environment as the White House physician and allowed the overprescribing of drugs, according to congressional officials briefed on the committee’s work.

    They have also received claims that Dr. Ronny L. Jackson drank too much on the job.

    The allegations, which have been under investigation since last week, forced the postponement of Dr. Jackson’s confirmation hearing, planned for this Wednesday as senators scrutinize the nominee’s time leading the White House medical staff. Officials familiar with the allegations against Dr. Jackson declined to offer precise details but said that they suggest a pattern of behavior, not just one or two isolated incidents.

  5. Voyageur says:

    A whack job Zappy is.  

    Stinks Trump does.

    Tired of the pair of them, Yoda is.

    • unnamed says:

      Purism leads to absolutism. 

      Absolutism leads to griping.

      Griping leads to not voting.

      Not voting leads to the dark side.

      The dark side leads to Donald Trump being "President".


  6. Pseudonymous says:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Inside A Divisive Fight Over How A Top Progressive Think Tank Handled Sexual Harassment

    But only an hour after the Access Hollywood tape was made public, top officials at CAP received an exit memo from a young woman who'd just quit detailing the sexual harassment she experienced from Benton Strong, a manager on her team — harassment, she wrote, that management already knew about — and how she faced retaliation for reporting it.

    In the email, the junior staffer, who asked that BuzzFeed News refer her to as Mary, which is part of the woman’s formal name, wrote that “on several occasions, myself and others on the team felt as if reporting had been a mistake and that the retaliation, worsening of already tenuous team dynamics, and treatment by supervisors outweighed the seemingly positive act of reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.” When contacted about this story, the woman confirmed the authenticity of the exit memo, but declined to comment further, except to respond on Saturday to a statement from CAP.

    “CAP’s culture obscures its mission,” Mary wrote, toward the end of her memo. “All of this to say, I surely expected better out of an organization that housed a national campaign on sexual assault.”

  7. MichaelBowman says:

    Did we lose Moddy in that rapture-thingy yesterday? 

  8. Pseudonymous says:

    Democrat Amy Padden suspends her campaign to become Colorado’s attorney general, backs Phil Weiser

    “It is not because I am afraid of the fight ahead – I have never backed away from a fight and never will,” she said in a statement. “But I have decided that it is best if I carry on this fight in a different way.”

    "I have never backed away from a fight," Ms. Padden said, slowly backing away.

  9. RepealAndReplace says:

    Is it my imagination or does Owen Hill look a lot like Ross Geller on "Friends?"

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