Wednesday Open Thread

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

–Vince Lombardi

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  1. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Promises, promises! 

    An angry Republican bigot just promised me that they are leaving Colorado!

    How do I know?  I just received an anonymous, hate-filled letter through the USPS in response to a letter to the editor I wrote that was recently published by the Denver Post.

    The anonymous letter writer is really pissed that we have a gay Governor with kids and a partner in a long-term, committed relationship.  At least he didn't seem to care that Jared Polis is Jewish (although probably just an oversight on their part).

    The letter writer goes on to complain that Polis' policies will result in a massive influx of minority kids from California that will grow up to be "Demos".  Since the letter writer was convinced this is going to be funded at the expense of Republicans, they promised they were going to bug out of Colorado.  

    Just thought I'd pass this along to brighten everyone's day knowing that Colorado is a little bit brighter and kinder with every bigot that chooses to take their hate somewhere else smiley

  2. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    harrydoby: have you contacted the USPS postal inspectors?

    • harrydobyharrydoby says:

      Thanks for the thought, but there were no threats, either to the Governor, his family or me in the letter.  They just needed to release some of their pent-up bile, and raise my hopes they weren't just foolin' about leaving Colorado wink

  3. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    One-time Republican Jennifer Rubin continues to advise Republicans:

    Republicans dismayed with the direction of the party should look at states where the GOP lost House seats and have a Senate race in 2020 (e.g., Iowa and Texas). It is in these states that they can fight Trump loyalists for the direction of their party. Much attention has been focused on mounting a primary (or third-party challenge) against Trump, but equally if not more important is to challenge those Senate Republicans who have become Trump enablers, refused to do rudimentary oversight, piled on as Trump has savaged democratic norms and values, and chosen to defend Trump’s policy objectives (e.g., tariffs) over the economic and other interests of their home-state constituents.

    Who can step up for Colorado Republicans and primary Cory Gardner?

  4. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Bigger than Colorado and an interesting read from Margaret Carlson

    "The guns-blazing takedown from the usually pliant and mostly silent First Lady is the most telling evidence yet that Trump has retreated inside himself and lost control of the forces of chaos and dysfunction he's unleashed. He’s not running the White House. It’s running him, no matter how many people he discards like used Kleenex."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/so-just-what-was-that-melania-power-play-about?ref=home

  5. DavieDavie says:

    First poll on Trump after the mid-terms — looks like a landslide in 2020, with Trump buried underneath

    As speculation for 2020 begins to heat up, a little more than 3 in 10 Americans want to see President Donald Trump win a second term in the White House, according to a new poll.

    A Monmouth University poll out Wednesday found that though the president’s approval rating stands fairly steady at 43 percent, only 37 percent of registered voters want to see him reelected, compared to 58 percent of voters who want someone new in the Oval Office come January 2021.

  6. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    you lazy slugs need to put up a new Big Line

  7. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Next time you go to add that Facebook comment…

    Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

    While Mr. Zuckerberg has conducted a public apology tour in the last year, Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, lobbying a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.

    In Washington, allies of Facebook, including Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate leader, intervened on its behalf. And Ms. Sandberg wooed or cajoled hostile lawmakers, while trying to dispel Facebook’s reputation as a bastion of Bay Area liberalism.

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