Monday Open Thread

“Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.”

–Khalil Gibran

15 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MADCO says:


    "President Trump authorized the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last summer if an American was killed as the result of increased Iranian aggression, NBC reported Monday, citing five current and former senior administration officials. "

  2. itlduso says:

    Congrats to "JoJo Rabbit" for garnering 7 Oscar nominations, including best picture and best supporting actress (Scarlett Johansson).  It's a special movie that is a cautionary tale about WW2 Germany that should resonate in today's America.

  3. itlduso says:

    It was interesting to note in Sunday's Denver Post that Ray Rivera is a senior advisor to the Bloomberg campaign in CO.  Ray was the CO state director for the '08 Obama campaign and did a phenomenal job.  The Post noted that Bloomberg is staffing up in CO including hiring other top political operatives.  This will be important because Bloomberg has committed to contribute his political network to the Dem nominee, even if it's not him. 

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    I know y'all will be shocked: 

    Grassley says his bill has 60 votes but McConnell won't take it up.

    Drug price outrage threatens to be liability for GOP

    "I made it very clear, just strictly from a political standpoint, that every one of these senators is hearing the same thing I am in Iowa: People are fed up with big increases in drug prices," said Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. 


  5. Pseudonymous says:

    Hahahahahaha.  Jesus Christ we're all going to die.

    SB20-084: Prohibit Requiring Employee Immunization

    The bill prohibits an employer, including a licensed health facility, from taking adverse action against an employee or an applicant for employment based on the employee's or applicant's immunization status. The bill allows an aggrieved person to file a civil action for injunctive, affirmative, and equitable relief.

    • MADCO says:

      it would create a new class of protected citizen.
      I didn't get promoted because I would not get a flu shot. Had nothing to do with me being dumb or gullible – just no flu shot, no promotion

      I didn't get hired because I'm too old ethnic female dumb pure.

    • kwtree says:

      That bill, introduced by the Saine and Marble Brain Trust, has as much chance of making it to the Gov’s desk as a measles virus in a tub of boiling vinegar. 

  6. itlduso says:

    I'm confused:

    1) Reporting last week stated that the military planners presented Trump with the killing of Soleimani  as an extreme option.  They were reportedly shocked that Trump picked that option.  Yet, today it's reported that Trump agreed to that option six months ago after our drone was downed.  He would take out the general if any Americans were killed in the future.  So, why was the first reporting so wrong?

    2) Is Trump's only legal jeopardy that he may have violated the War Powers Act?  Is it legal to take out a military general if we are not at war with his country?  There must be hundreds of generals who have past involvement with military action against the US.  Let's get them all (after I invest in defense industry stocks).

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