Monday Open Thread

“Fascism is very much a mob movement.”

–P. J. O’Rourke

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  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Hark, what stink doth flow from the Capitol steps?

    It is the Nevilles.

    And they are downwind of Trump.

    Do they not recall

    The fate that must befall

    Those who kiss that rancid Orange butt?

    Madco, tune your bongos

    For it is time to slime their crime.

     

  2. DavieDavie says:

    In light of the successful passage of draconian anti-abortion laws in other states, this article in the Colorado Sun is a useful reminder that Colorado's own Taliban Party are just as vicious, if not more so than their counterparts in other states.

    The governor’s new effort won’t deter Republican lawmakers in Colorado from pushing forward more legislation to limit abortions.

    State Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, sponsored House Bill 1103 earlier this year to impose restrictions greater than the ones in Alabama.

    The Alabama law applies to “an unborn child in utero,” which experts consider a step down the line from fertilization, as stated in the Colorado bill.

    The potential punishments for Alabama doctors who perform an illegal abortion include a life sentence or 10 to 99 years in prison. The Colorado bill called for life in prison or the death penalty.

    The party-line vote shows access to an abortion its not permanently secure in Colorado, and they want to repeal a major restriction that still exists.

    Political cartoon

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      They knew this was an exercise in futility. That is why the Pro-Birthers asked a moron like Saine to carry the bill. If they were serious and believed that it might actually get somewhere, they would have Patrick sponsor it.

      • DavieDavie says:

        It's no coincidence that each of these bills were all introduced this year.  And these are just the ones that have gotten widespread publicity.  I suspect most, if not all 50 state legislatures had similar versions introduced, irrespective of their chance of passage.  Much like ALEC-written legislative initiatives GOP lemmings flood states with each session.

        • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

          Is there anyone left in this country who believes that honesty and integrity has anything to do with GOP politics?

          • DavieDavie says:

            The Taliban Party is feeling their oats now that they've started packing the courts with their own Federalist Society fanatics, and in particular with Kavanaugh making it a 4 1/2 person radical majority (Chief Justice Roberts being the "swing" vote).

      • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

        Someone needs to tell Lori Isn't that Colorado was the first state to legalize abortion (in 1969) and we sure as hell ain't goin' back!

  3. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    New CO Oil&Gas Commission members appointed by our Socialist Governor.

    Looks balanced to me.

  4. Genghis says:

    That vacationing Lakewood, CO cop who drew her weapon and threatened to blow the head off a 17-year-old brown kid for Running to Catch a Bus While Hispanic in Jackson, WY has gotten sued. Here's hoping the kid prevails and that the cop ends up forking over a cut of every paycheck she receives for the rest of her life.

  5. DavieDavie says:

    *rump might be feeling a little tug on the string the House majority is tying around his scrotum devil

    Federal judge declines to block congressional subpoena seeking years of Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm

    U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta of Washington refused to halt the records request to Mazars USA from the House Oversight and Reform Committee but stayed his order seven days to allow President Trump’s lawyers time to appeal.

    Trump and some of his businesses challenged the records request in a lawsuit that contends that the House is not entitled to investigate his past personal finances. The ruling comes in one of the first courtroom challenges to subpoenas by Congress asking judges to weigh in on the constitutional separation of power between the executive and legislative branches.

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