Weekend Open Thread

“We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.”

–Judy Garland

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  1. kickshot says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/did-the-trump-quid-pro-quo-begin-even-earlier-than-we-thought/2019/10/31/404b1b80-fc28-11e9-8906-ab6b60de9124_story.html

     

    Since the story of aid to Ukraine is just now being exposed, there is little wonder that Mulvaney thought that quid pro quo happened all the time. But why was it just now being flagged by the "deep state"? Was the Sept 25 call the first time that an investigation into Biden became the quo?

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Of course there’s been multiple pro quos . . .

      . . . but as Sondland tried to explain, those pro quos involving Ttump are always, always, always of the “non-corrupt” variety.

      Remember, any pro quo that enriches benefits assists Ttump in making him more quid America great again, is a genius tool to make America great again!

      (Republican talking point for the first week of November 2019 — coming soon from the lips of a weasel near you)

  2. kickshot says:

    This article talks about Leroy Garcia running against Tipton in CD3 but his current Senate is solidly in CD5. Is a move from CD5 to CD3 implied?

  3. kwtreekwtree says:

    Look again. Pueblo is in CD3. 
     

    Also, does anyone else see something odd about the shape of CD3, or am I the only one with my mind in the gutter?

  4. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Trump has committed treason (see Helsinki).
    The penalty for treason is death.
    Trump loves the death penalty (see Central Park 5).
    Trump likes Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.
    Time to execute Trump via the old-fashioned English method: draw and quarter.

     

  5. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    The swirling vortex surrounding the black hole that is the Trump Sad!ministration (h/t JiD) is drawing in a wider circle of enablers

    WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WHO HEARD TRUMP’S CALL WITH UKRAINE LEADER TESTIFIED THAT HE WAS TOLD TO KEEP QUIET. WASHINGTON» Several days after President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine, a top White House lawyer instructed a senior national security official not to discuss his grave concerns about the leaders’ conversation with anyone outside the White House, according to three people familiar with the aide’s testimony.

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Friday that he received this instruction from John Eisenberg, the top legal adviser for the National Security Council, after White House lawyers learned July 29 that a CIA employee had anonymously raised concerns about the Trump phone call, the sources said.

    The directive from Eisenberg adds to an expanding list of moves by senior White House officials to contain, if not conceal, possible evidence of Trump’s attempt to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to provide information that could be damaging to former Vice President Joe Biden.

     

  6. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Just in case anyone had any doubt that the 10 most important priorities on the top of Trump's mind are Trump, Trump, Trump, …

    Trump abandons proposing ideas to curb gun violence

     

  7. MADCO says:

    Stellar Wind.
    Panama papers.

    nothing happened. no one did anything.
    If it or they did – it was perfect.
    Could not possible y illegal. Or even questionable.
    Others did or are doing it.
    Even if, her emails.

    2007 – 2009 it was discovered that the president and other officials had been using a private Internet domain for governmental business and 22 million emails were lost.
    Alberto Gonzales, Monica Goodling, and others.

    I have no point.
    It's part of my charm

  8. itlduso says:

    The Trump contribution envelope that I received has just been picked up by my postal carrier with rocks inside causing a postage expense to the Trump campaign of $2.05.  Thanks to HarryDoby for the idea!

    Resist!

  9. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    I got a really weird mailer today. It's from Coloradans for Prosperity – Ashley Stevens. It's sole CTA is to vote. Nothing about the propositions or who's running.

    It also says I have a grade of B for voting while my neighbors have an A. It's to resident…

    • kickshot says:

      Ashley Stevens is the registered agent for Our Colorado Way of Life She must like your voting record (what she can see of it) and wants you to do more of it.

      Pure GOTV play.

    • harrydobyharrydoby says:

      Addressed to "Resident"?  Low info mailing presuming that 95% of the recipients are low info voters.  The Colorado Sun has more:

      Coloradans for Prosperity, a deep-pocketed group working to pass Proposition CC on November’s ballot, has been sending people a voter “report card” in an effort to boost turnout. 

      Looks like they don't actually know (or care) about your individual voting records, and gave all your "neighbors" an A so that you will be shamed in only getting a "B".

      Colorado’s 2019 general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Turnout thus far among Democratic voters is lagging far behind that of Republicans and unaffiliateds and is also much lower than it was in recent off-year election cycles. 

      As of Thursday night, 173,891 registered Democrats had turned in ballots compared with 223,504 Republicans and 177,252 unaffiliateds.

      In terms of active registered voters in Colorado, 39.69% are unaffiliated, 30.11% are Democrats and 28.43% are Republicans.

      Unless there is a late surge of Democratic voters, it looks like we'll need about a 65/35 split with unaffiliated voters to barely break even.

       

      • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

        According to the Sec of State 2019 Coordinated Election Ballot Return Reporting of 5 Days Out by Major Party

        11/1/2019 (ballots in by Oct. 31)

        DEM  206K (30.11%) — tracking 2017 election numbers pretty closely

        REP   262K (38.35%) — ahead of 2017 by about 25,000

        UAF  208K (30.43%) — ahead of 2017 by about 43,000

         

    • MADCO says:

      Scam

      One was in my mailbox too
      I have voted in every elections since I was 18. Everyone.

    • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

      I got the same thing and so did my wife. Total mass-mailing form letter.

    • davebarnesdavebarnes says:

      I got one of these.

      I am pissed as this woman bitch.

      Send your complaints to ASHLEY STEVENS Phone: 303-733-2956 Email: ASHLEYNDENVER@YAHOO.COM

      I did.

  10. harrydobyharrydoby says:

    Gee, couldn't see this one coming — at least the contractors are making out like, uh, bandits.

    Breach in Trump’s border wall: Smugglers are sawing through new sections in a matter of minutes using a popular cordless saw

    The breaches — large enough for people and drug lords to pass through — have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100.

    When fitted with specialized blades, the saws can slice through one of the barrier’s steel-and-concrete bollards, say agents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the barrier-defeating techniques.

     

     

  11. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    The Bowman’s tale

    Cookie, I’ve

    Been pecking away at 

    The Bowman's Tale (tune of "the boxer"

    – O –

    In the clearing stands a bowman and a farmer by his trade

    This noble archer Bowman deftly slays the Trumpfraud's shade

    He fights the lie, with an arrow cut from truth

    He fights the lie, with a heart that's full of ruth.

    They've tried to slay this bowman

    With their damned AR -15

    But his woven hempen armor

    Turns their fusilades aside

    And each arrow from the bowman
    flies back straight and clean

    For this noble yeoman Bowman
    Is wrought from farmer’s pride.

    He fights the lie, with an arrow cut from truth.
    He fights the lie, with a heart that’s full of ruth.

    Take it away polsters

  12. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Time for a monthly update of the Colorado Active Voters.   Measuring change from 11/30/2018 to 10/31/2019,

    and, the table doesn’t translate into an “edited” comment. See the next.

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