Wednesday Open Thread

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  1. Voyageur says:

    Today's Trumpstink Report is dedicated to Denny Pedant, whose own posts are much more ponderous and pompous but which reach the same conclusion.

    Trump  stinks!

    Great God Almighty.

    Trump stinks!

  2. ParkHill says:

    Google: "Drunk Donald Trump" 

    That's all.

  3. ParkHill says:

    The segment of the populace that doesn't consider politics a spectator sport, start paying closer attention after Labor Day. Looks like they're starting to be "woke". Trump's unfitness for being president, and the Republican Party's collapse into Trumpism is moving the needle in the opinion polls. 

    This morning's poll aggregation at shows Democrats with an 82% likelihood of winning the house. The odd are: 80% chance of 17 to 60 seats, and 10% chance of more than 60 seats.

    Closer to home, 538 shows Diana Mitch Busch only 1.7 points behind Scott Tipton for the win in CO-03.

    • The realist says:

      Diane Mitsch Bush can win CD3. If progressives turn out the vote, a whole lot of decayed GOP-ers will be history.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      One can be an optimist, ParkHill. I also recall 538 had Hillary winning until the bitter end.

      I've seen another poll showing 199 seats safe or leaning Dem; and 193 seats safe or leaning Repub. 40+ seats were toss-ups, many of them open seats. The math does appear to be trending Dem.

      I suppose it's a wild-assed dream that Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) will be the new chair of House Natural Resources instead of Mr. Anti-Public Lands Rob Bishop (R-UT). But I'm hoping.

      • ParkHill says:

        To be a Democrat is to be forever a pessimist. I'd rather be a disappointed optimist than a dispirited pessimist. If we vote; we win. And, that is the crux of the matter. Some of our strongest support groups have a tendency to low turnout.

        For more optimism, see the Axios link, below. 


      • DENependent says:

        538 had Hillary Clinton with a 71% chance of winning up to the very end, which is different than saying that she would win. And error bars on every battleground state that showed it possible for Trump to win.

        Quoting from their guide page: "Think probabilistically. Our probabilities are based on the historical accuracy of election polls since 1972. When we say a candidate has a 30 percent chance of winning despite being down in the polls, we’re not just covering our butts. Those estimates reflect the historical uncertainty in polling."

        They pegged her as a 81.4% to win the popular vote and a 10.5% chance of winning the popular vote and losing the electoral college, which is what did happen.

        So Diane Bush winning CD-3 is the less likely, but possible outcome just the same as Trump winning the last time around. If the election were held today she would have a slightly better chance at 41.6% using their formula, though only 11.1% in the pure polls forecast.

  4. Duke Cox says:

    Murder at Mesa College?

    TV reports this morning indicate the discovery of a deceased adult at the engineering dept.building this morning. The GJPD is being very tight- lipped about this so far. The Mesa spokesperson who appeared this morning was David Ludlam, of COGA fame. Mr. Ludlam is very influential at CMU (Colorado Methane University).

    Apparently, there was considerable damage to the interior of the building…the deceased was not a student.

    Stay tuned…. 

  5. unnamed says:

    We interrupt the debate over the effectiveness of "Trump Stinks" to bring you this special announcement from Jason Crow:

  6. Powerful Pear says:

    Can someone at Colorado Pols get in touch with ProgressNow Colorado, so ProgressNow can let Melissa know that Wing Stop is now paying $15.00 per hour. The ProgressNow solution is $10.20 per hour.

    MJ lectured me that the $.90 increase from last year really means a lot to a person on minimum wage. If $.90 is material, then an extra $4.80 means Melissa can get that “extra stuff” she has been working toward. 

    Thank you President Trump for providing an opportunity for Melissa to earn an extra $4.80 per hour, she deserves it! Perhaps Melisa will realize that ProgressNow is no friend to those living at the poverty level. The poor are a tool of ProgressNow and other KOOK Democrat groups who want political power to limit freedom and liberty.

    • Voyageur says:

      Doesn't the fact that the deficit is $1.2 trillion at the peak of the economic cycle bother you just a bit, Pear?


    • mamajama55 says:

      Wingstop still pays servers and cashiers about $10-12 hour. That $15 an hour you cited is for the General Manager.

      President Trump is against Federal minimum wage laws, ("Wages are too high!" when he's not trying to portray himself as a friend of the working man,  and has fought them for his hotels and casinos. It's why he hires so many immigrants, and why his hotels had to unionize to get decent wages and working conditions. MAGA!!!!

      Really, Pear. This stuff is not hard to check. Step up your game.

      • Powerful Pear says:

        So are you saying Melissa isn’t smart enough to be a general manager at WingStop?

        Liberal solution: Minimum wage law, $10.20 per hour

        Free market solution: Supply and demand, $15.00 per hour.

        Thank you President Trump for creating an economy where Melisa and others can prosper! And Melissa, I’m pulling for your success also. So sorry ProgressNow kicked you to the curb.

        • mamajama55 says:

          I'm saying that your original post was deceptive. You implied that all Wingstop workers were now getting $15 an hour, thanks to #rump, and you didn't even bother answering my assertion that $rump has been all over the map on wages, but mostly he has said that "wages are too high".  Nor that he likes to personally hire immigrants, and what you think of that. Nor that the workers at his hotel had to form unions in order to get decent wages.

          However, I'm sure that Progress Now Colorado is happy that you are such a devoted reader. Did you wish Alan Franklin a happy birthday?

          • Powerful Pear says:

            My posting is not deceptive. That’s only one of the many signs advertising $15.00 per hour. I know it’s irritating when the left’s false narrative is blown up and you have to come to grips with central government failure.

            Thank you President Trump for making America great again, even for the people who wish it wasn’t so.


  7. Pseudonymous says:

    This is the part of the horror movie where you realize the murderer is calling from inside the house.

    WITH CONTROL OF THE HOUSE IN PLAY … DEMOCRATIC TEXAS REP. HENRY CUELLAR invited supporters to a breakfast fundraiser for REPUBLICAN TEXAS REP. JOHN CARTER this morning in San Antonio at Mi Tierra Cafe. The invite sent from a Cuellar political staffer links to a “John Carter Conservative for Congress” contribution page with donor levels up to $2,700.

    IT’S INCREDIBLY RARE for any lawmaker to help raise money for someone of the other party. BUT CUELLAR RAISING MONEY FOR CARTER is even more shocking considering the Texas Republican is in a surprisingly tight race against Democratic standout candidate MJ HEGAR.

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