Monday Open Thread

“The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it’s a disaster is a very, very fine line.”

–Roald Dahl

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Lifelong Democrat and billionaire forced to go full Third Way by a Democratic party he no longer recognizes.  What did it take?  A few politicians merely suggesting that tens of millions of folks should be able to see a doctor and maybe get paid enough to barely scrape by.

    Howard Schultz Weighs 2020 Campaign, Drawing Mockery from Trump

    “When I hear people espousing free government-paid college, free government-paid health care and a free government job for everyone — on top of a $21 trillion debt — the question is, how are we paying for all this and not bankrupting the country?” Mr. Schultz said.

    “It’s as big of a false narrative as the wall,” he added. “Doesn’t someone have to speak the truth about what we can afford while maintaining a deep level of compassion and empathy for the American people?”

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      This is good news. The threat of him running may keep the Democrats from going off the deep end.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        "going off the deep end……."  All the talk about the Congressional Progressive Coalition and their desires brings to mind George McGovern and the 1972 campaign. Too much "progressive stuff" in 2020 could allow the Dems to seize defeat from the jaws of victory.

        Speaking of "deep ends," my property tax bill for 2019 arrived end of last week and shows about an 18% increase over the 2018 bill. Almost all of the increase comes from the school mill levy increase in Jefferson County. One can hope that the school board will spend their new money wisely. Unfortunately, the past 15 years of history, excepting the period when the far right wingers controlled the board, says otherwise.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      To start, we could try making a few billionaires pay some taxes, maybe, Howard??

      Keeerist, Wilbur Ross in a coffee mug . . . 

    • deathpigeon | they/them says:

      Oh no! A billionaire things bland, moderate social democracy is too far left! What a shocker.

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    Speaking of the Third Way…

    Opinion: Facts, not ideology should drive Colorado’s energy transition

    Cheri Jahn, Special to The Colorado Sun

    • deathpigeon | they/them says:

      Ok, but "facts" and "ideology" aren't really separable in this way. We can all be operating off of the same set of facts, but our ideological positions are what allow us to interpret those facts into concrete policy.

      Indeed, without some sort of ideological position, it's impossible to interpret facts to create policy, and anyone telling you they're just working off of facts and not ideology is lying to you or lying to themselves.

  3. Diogenesdemar says:

    Stable fucking genius deal-maker . . . 

    Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy $11 Billion, C.B.O. Says  

    https://nyti.ms/2S75xrK?smid=nytcore-ios-share

    . . . MAGA!

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