Thursday Open Thread

“Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.”

–George Orwell

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Eight o'clock and Trump stinks.

    Great God Almighty, 

    Trump stinks!

  2. davebarnes says:

    Can one of you experts point me to information that describes the differences/similarities between Colorado's and Oregon's vote by mail systems?


    • Davie says:

      Go Dems and Unaffiliateds! yes

      • DENependent says:

        Considered on their own, rather than together, the Democratic affiliated and unaffiliated voters are turning in ballots more slowly than Republicans.

        Since yesterday's report
        Dem: 50,148
        Rep: 50,322
        Uaf: 46,905

        It is only a difference of some 174 ballots between Democrats and Republicans, not significant, but the unaffiliated voters turned in 3,417 fewer. However, this represents a slight increase in the unaffiliated share of the ballots turned. They now stand at 29.47% of the total ballots up from 29.16% yesterday. I expect the number of unaffiliated ballots to increase to election day.

        • Davie says:

          I expect the number of unaffiliated ballots to increase to election day.

          I agree — more ballots will come in and be counted before election day cheeky

          But as the experts explain:

          The Boulder County-based polling firm Magellan Strategies reported today that Republicans are about 50,000 returned ballots behind their 2014 pace, while Democrats are about 45,000 returned ballots ahead of their 2014 pace.

          “The enthusiasm gap in favor of Democrats still holds,” Magellan’s report reads, “especially when looking at these ballot returns in comparison to 2014. And Unaffiliated voters are voting at level never before seen in a midterm election in Colorado. 

  3. DENependent says:

    There is a line for APV on the secretary of state's Ballots Received to Date pdf. Only 28 ballots turned in by them. What the heck is that? The American Populist Party seems possible, but not quite the same three letters. I have not been able to find information about what are the official minor parties of Colorado. Whoever they are they are they are tiny, tiny compared to even the Unity party.

    • Voyageur says:

      I think APV is Animal Protection Voters.

      my avatar on pols, Oscar the Platypus, is a long time member.

      • Voyageur says:

        That would be AVP, not the APV Denependent reported.

        . Or did Williams just screw up again?

        • Pseudonymous says:

          Do you mean just like the American Constitution Party is abbreviated ACN?

          These are the parties you can pick from in Colorado.  Please point out the Animal Protection Voters.


          • Voyageur says:

            Well, cn could be used for constitution.  But please show me on your list where anything has the initials APV.   Ain't there.

            • Pseudonymous says:

              Jesus Christ.  The abbreviations don't have to match your preference, they just have to make sense to the folks in the SOS.  Even when you're obviously wrong, you can't just eat it, can you?

              OK, Super Genius, here is the HTML code from the SOS site for changing your affiliation, which I took a picture of above.  This is the code for the drop-down box.  Each option, unsurprisingly, is a choice from that box.  It includes the displayed value (between the opening and closing <option> tags and the value that will be passed into their database to indicate the option chosen "VALUE="  I'll let you do the rest.  Hint, you might want to join the APproval Voting party.

              <select id="editVoterForm:partyAffiliationId" name="editVoterForm:partyAffiliationId" class="w3-select w3-border w3-round" size="1" onchange="mojarra.ab(this,event,'valueChange','@this','editVoterForm:partyPreferenceParent')">    <option value=""></option>
                  <option value="ACN">American Constitution</option>
                  <option value="APV">Approval Voting</option>
                  <option value="DEM">Democratic</option>
                  <option value="GRN">Green</option>
                  <option value="LBR">Libertarian</option>
                  <option value="REP">Republican</option>
                  <option value="UNI">Unity</option>
                  <option value="">  ——–  </option>
                  <option value="UAF" selected="selected">Unaffiliated</option>

              • Voyageur says:

                You're really taking your nasty pills today, aren't you, Sudafed?  It's not a question of whether the abbreviations "match my preference"

                But whether they reflect the party. Maybe their dyslexic heart got AVP as APV or maybe AP is abbreviation for approval. In any case, you have all the charm and graciousness of a buffalo fart.
                Or would you prefer “BFT?”
                Yeah, I thought you would😈

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    Grab your gunz, Nutter!  The ganja is coming! The ganja is coming! As freedom spreads across the Americas…

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