Weekend Open Thread

“It’s very irresponsible to deny the reality of a problem to see whether it might stop existing.”

–Carles Puigdemont

32 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    Breaking Think Progress news:  not every Democrat agrees with every Democratic position espoused by Zappatero. The article linked in the post lists one Democratic state representative at one event. Somehow, that is extrapolated to a blanket indictment of a "chronic urge."

    On the other hand, Democrats (unmentioned by Zappatero) are recognizing a link between climate change and fires.

    Polis: With Trump in White House, states must take the lead on climate change

    natural disasters including floods and fires in Colorado are getting worse due to human-caused climate change.

    And the 2018 Colorado Democratic Platform sorta features climate change:


    Part I: Alternative and Renewable Energy, Conservation and Efficiency

    1. We support full-scale commitment to a national policy that prioritizes the development of renewable energy technologies and energy conservation, and ramps down reliance on finite, polluting, and climate-altering fossil fuels.

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    There will be a movement of Trump stink today … Bedminster NJ (Trump property/golf) to Columbus, OH, to Lewis Center, Ohio, and back again.

    Colorado will be upwind and distant enough to be untouched by the direct effects. There is a secondary stink warning from those who have been hugging the *resident and then coming to Colorado. Contagion precautions are advised.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    We are deep into ‘jumped the shark’ territory here.  <eyeroll> <writes check to Karen McCormick> 

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  5. MichaelBowman says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, our stable genius…(and who the f* is 'Mike'? One of the voices in his head???) Donnie prefers his kids in cages. 


    • mamajama55 says:

      Apparently the Yammerer was under the impression that Michael Jordan is a fan of his. Not so much.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Our current *resident is catching some flack on this…. Mike is apparently Micheal Jordan.

      Themes of ridicule include

      * accomplishments of LeBron (especially the school),

      * Twittler's ability to get a name right (both on this tweet AND calling out the wrong name of the Ohio politician he's endorsing in a rally today),

      * Trump's previous tweets supporting LeBron (back when he was playing in Florida),

      * the size of the two men's hands, and

      * relative growth of funds they inherited to what they have now.

  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    News from the Sooner State………..


    I'm relieved to hear that at least he is a good, God-fearing Christian. No word on the pony's religious beliefs.

    I'm sure it is just a coincidence but didn't Trump-Pence receive something like 70% of the vote in Oklahoma?

  7. Davie says:

    We've all seen the graph comparing the growth of deficits and the national debt between Democratic and Republican administrations ('Pubs have us beat hands down on blowing massive wads of taxpayer cash out their asses into the welcoming arms of their wealthy supporters). 

    Here's another one that shows a high correlation in another category.  Why am I not surprised?


  8. Davie says:

    Well, knock me over with a feather!  Cynthia Coffman is the first and only Republican AG to join her Democratic counterparts in suing the Trump administration over 3-D printed guns.

    More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect.

    Mostly Democratic attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons. One Republican — Colorado's attorney general — joined the lawsuit.

    The settlement jeopardizes states' ability to enforce gun laws, including background checks, and puts public safety at risk, the complaint said. The availability of plastic guns threatens safety in prisons and jails and makes air travel more susceptible to terrorist attacks, the states said.

    Between Brauchler's support for the "Red Flag" bill and this new development, I can only think that Colorado's Purple to Blue status is finally influencing our Republican officials to take some commonsense steps towards slowing down preventable gun violence.

    While 3-D printed guns aren't particularly reliable or durable, they only need to be used once to achieve the perverse goals of a whacko or terrorist who otherwise would be stopped by normal security safeguards if they tried to use a standard weapon.


  9. mamajama55 says:

    Doug Bruce Ruined Colorado is a video interview piece by Mike Rubens, featured on the Samantha Bee show last March. I missed this classic the first time. Cameos by Hick, Donna Lynne, Carol Hedges, and of course, the cranky Marshmallow Man himself, Doug Bruce.

    Some gems: "Martin Luther King and I are both (belch) freedom fighters."

    “You are a slave to the government.”

    Talking about infrastructure: “We don’t share it. What you’re talking about are communal, the derivation of which is commune, which is communism.” (Meaningful smirk).

    Offered a hug, Bruce responds: “I wasn’t aware that this procedure was going to involve a homosexual encounter.”

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