Tuesday Open Thread

“The deterioration of a government begins almost always by the decay of its principles.”



33 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. itlduso says:

    Congrats again to Rep. Jason Crow for a powerful national media interview, this time on Morning Joe this morning.  He tore apart Trump’s impulsive decision to withdraw troops from Syria leaving the Kurds exposed and vulnerable to Turkish attacks (and threatening the release of thousands of ISIS prisoners).  Crow also wisely refused to take the bait to call for the impeachment of Trump now.  Instead, he called for an orderly process to investigate and obtain facts before voting on impeachment.  Such a refreshing and welcome change from Mike “Weasel” Coffman.

  2. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Quick —  Call Dan Haley stat!  The devastation of the Colorado Oil & Gas industry wrought by SB-181 is nearly complete!  Oh, the horror!

    A global job-placement and recruitment company specializing in the energy and manufacturing industries has opened an office in Denver on the strength of the oil and gas activity in northern Colorado.

    Airswift, which has 70 offices in more than 50 countries, opened an office in downtown Denver about six weeks ago, drawn by “the buzz” about the Denver-Julesburg Basin, said Paul Carr, the company’s regional manager in the Rockies.

    “Our industry is all about spotting trends, about spotting where the next big project is going to be,” Carr said. “There was a lot of buzz about how the D-J Basin could be the next Permian, so we started working with a few clients up here and saw a big gap in the market.”

    Colorado oil production is expected to continue setting annual records for at least the next half-dozen years, according to BTU Analytics. Production is forecast to jump about 39% from 2018 to 2024, when the consulting firm expects nearly 250 million barrels of oil to be extracted.


  3. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Halliburton in Grand Junction is announcing big layoffs, nationwide apparently. At least their press release blamed "market forces" instead of regulation.

    Hydraulic fracturing has continued apace as the thousands of drilled holes get fracked over and over until they are " finished".

    It is just impossible to sustain a Natgas price that makes Piceance Basin gas profitable. It has hovered at or below $3.00 / mcf for most of the last few years. The cost of production here, last I heard was about twice that. Were it not fot some oil and gas liquids, there would be no profit to be had at all in Northwest Colorado. Weld county and the other fields, I know nothing about.

    I think Halliburton and other completion firms are looking elsewhere for profits. Schlumberger left long ago, as far as I can tell.

  4. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    CPR report has

    • Sen. Cory Gardner … brought in $2.45 million during this latest fundraising period…. more than $6.5 million on hand
    • Former Gov. John Hickenlooper … raised $2.1 million.


  5. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    My mom just announced that she is not running for re-election. Hawaii will be poorer for losing her in the leg.


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