Monday Open Thread

“No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”

–Isaac Asimov

23 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    Definitely not an endorsement of Bernie, but some food for thought:

  2. Genghis says:

    Say what you will about Sanders, but his campaign certainly knows how to make it rain. The campaign raked in $46.5 million last month alone, far ahead of second place (the Warren campaign at $29 million) and light years ahead of everyone else.

    On an unrelated note, for all y’all fans of Swedish prog/metal — and there are surely thousands of you on this here site — Opeth and Graveyard are playing at the Mission Ballroom tonight.

  3. Genghis says:

    My brother-in-law was supposed to arrive yesterday to attend the American Physical Society's international convention in Denver. The convention was canceled "out of an abundance of caution and based on the latest scientific data available regarding the transmission of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)."

    • notaskinnycook says:

      There's a lot of that happening. Conventions, cruises, business meetings. The hospitality industry is beginning to feel it, and soon, we all will, as room and restaurant taxes begin to plummet. I have a friend in the travel industry who has done little but cancellations and refunds for a couple of weeks now.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Yep.  If Reverend Pence doesn’t get this thing sufficiently  miracled in another week or two, the ultra-wealthy in this country are desperately gonna’ need another yuge emergency tax cut . . . 

      • harrydoby says:

        Europe is getting the worst of it, but we're not far behind.  It's all the talk at the weekend conference in SFO that my wife is attending.

        Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism industry.

        Tourism accounts for 13% of the economy in Italy, with its art museums, archaeological sites and architectural treasures. More than 5.6 million Americans visit Italy every year, representing 9% of foreign tourists.

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    I was in downtown Denver last night and happened to see a funny Bloomberg ad on one of those electronic billboards (without the quotes).

    “Trump Skis in Jeans.” 

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Certainly the kind of proletariat fashion faux pas that any self-respecting billionaire Aspen vacation compound owner would rather just die to avoid . . . 
       

      . . . you can take the douchetool outta’ New Yahk, but . . .

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      There was a " Trump Skis in Jeans " bumper sticker at about the fourth pole on the Alpenglow chairlift at Eldora for a while.  Never ceased to make me chuckle, even though as a kid I skied in jeans.

  5. Blackie says:

    The bump-stock ban was upheld by the Supreme Court this morning and it is now in full effect.

    How did Trump get this past the NRA? 

    • JohnInDenver says:

      I don’t know that Trump did much of anything on bump stocks other than mouth the words printed on a piece of paper and sign what was put in front of him.

      The attorneys who argued the case no doubt looked at the 2008 Heller majority opinion, found Scalia’s standard for allowable weapons of “in common use,” and decided 600-700,000 sold didn’t make them “common” in our nation of 350-400 million firearms.

  6. Pseudonymous says:

    Klobbered.

    Amy Klobuchar ends presidential campaign

  7. MADCO says:

    Today (before) 

    Sanders 60
    Biden 53

     

    Warren 8 

    Pete 26
    Amy 7

    Everyone else 0 

  8. Pseudonymous says:

    Welp.

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