Tuesday Open Thread

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

–Soren Kierkegaard

35 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    Replete with Stinkiosity.

    • Voyageur says:

      Trump stinks.  The traitor formerly known as Bradley Manning is back in prison under the sobriquet of Chelsea,  Hickenhooper is tied with Sen. Gillibrand in a new Iowa poll .– at 0 percent.

      Things seem to be getting back to normal.

      • deathpigeon | they/them says:

        Her name is Chelsea.

        • Voyageur says:

          When the traitor in question was giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war, their name was Bradley.

          • deathpigeon | they/them says:

            Firstly, no it wasn't. She went by Chelsea even when she revealed US war crimes. Secondly, it's actually really fucked up to call trans people by their deadnames when referring to them in the past. I mean, not as fucked up as US soldiers mowing down civilians, including journalists, but still fucked up.

            • Voyageur says:

              You are wrong.  The traitor enlisted in the Army as Bradley.  He committed treason as Bradley.  He was indicted and convicted as Bradley.  The traitor only adopted the name Chelsea after being sent to prison.  He lived as an openly gay man for about four or five years before opting for a female name and identity.  So the traitor formerly known as Bradley Manning is a precisely correct term.

              I will concede that the person now picking up the soap with that shit-eating grin is named Chelsea.

              • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                Her name is and was Chelsea. The correct term is "Chelsea Manning".

              • Curmudgeon says:

                 I will concede that the person now picking up the soap with that shit-eating grin is named Chelsea.


                ColoradoPols is not your personal erotica site.

                • Voyageur says:

                  And you will concede that's your idea of erotica?  Very good, Curmy!

                  • Curmudgeon says:

                    Dude, don't back away from your obsession with Manning's orientation, gender, and genitalia.  You're the one writing the porn, not me. 


                    • Voyageur says:

                      You're the first one to bring up genitalia.  Think about that a lot, do you, pervy boy?

                      Or are you just thinking back to your glory days as an altar boy?

                    • Curmudgeon says:

                      You can't think I take any of your insults seriously.  For Christ's sake, have you even read what you "write"? 

                      Are you trying to insult me by implying I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse by the Catholic Church?  That's humor to you? 

                      Or do you think being a sexual abuse survivor makes someone weak, or that they asked for it somehow? I was, if it gives you a giggle. Beaten and raped when I was ten. But I was never Catholic. Anything else you want to know, to give you a giggle?

                    • Voyageur says:

                      You know, Curmy, you ought to stop the game of prowling around and making random insults.  You're no good at it and after a while, your tears foul the keyboard.  Your next dozen insults are free– I'm going to try to ignore your sad little life.

                    • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                      V, you, of all people, aren't really in a position to tell people not to go around making random insults.

                    • Curmudgeon says:

                      I'm okay with my life, V…everyone can see your words.  I'm comfortable with mine.  Isn't it about time for you to insult MJ or DP now? Tell us all again how you're not the one dispensing insults.

                    • Voyageur says:

                      You miss the point, dead bi rd.  I write good insults.  You and Curmy suck at it!

                    • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                      No you don't, V. Lol. Your insults are consistently awful.

                    • Voyageur says:

                      Sez the kid who loves traitors!

                    • deathpigeon | they/them says:

                      A great example of what I mean. That was uninspired and uncreative. There's no zest to your insults. They're a series of bland nothingness that serve to confuse more than insult.

                    • Curmudgeon says:

                      Yes, making fun of people whose crime is being different than you is a sign of real wit. 

              • MADCO says:

                Will you just call some "cracker" and get it over?

  2. MADCO says:

    Hey- Legislature insiders

    there was someone from the Capitol on the news this morning talking about a bill regarding red lights that never change that would allow motorcycles to cross against a red when the light will never change.

    What is that bill? Where is it in the process?

    Why do we only get big coverage when the uninformed appear to testify about things proposed bills don't do?
    I would be happy to make up some headline grabbing rumours about common sense red light laws. Who do I contact?

  3. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Strange sighting in mid-morning this past Sunday: homeless guy with sign begging at the stoplight intersection of State Hwy. 141 and US 50, about 5 miles south of Grand Junction. I would have expected him to be on the Main St. pedestrian mall in downtown Junction, where there would be more people.

    • gertie97 says:

      That traffic light is a long one so it might be lucrative. On a Sunday morning nothing will have much traffic. The sign-flyers for some reason have better luck at traffic lights that with pedestrians. People on Main Street generally ignore them, and on a Sunday you could fire a cannon and not hit a soul.



      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        You could be right. I don't go through that light often enough to time it. When I pulled up at the light (on 141), I got the green left turn arrow in about 15 seconds.

  4. MADCO says:



    Rich people's kids can just go to college wherever they want?!


    To whom is this news?


    Rich people don't get bumped from flights!

    Rich people don't have lead in their water!

    Rich people have access to whatever medical services they want!

    Rich people have better cars and houses.

    Rich people…. are rich 

    • Voyageur says:

      Hell, if you're rich enough you can buy your way into Wharton for your idiot son.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Well, fuxsakes, they gotta’ use that tax cut money for something . . . 

      . . . it takes longer than you imagine to build a pair of really decent matching his & hers luxury yachts.

      You really want ‘em to just keep pissing all of it away on happy endings at Asian massage parlors? What’s that gonna’ do to improve our trade defecits?

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