Tuesday Open Thread

“One could always do more, faster and cleverer, but democracy has its own rhythm.”

–Lech Walesa

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  1. Genghis says:

    Coronavirus: Putin says vaccine has been approved for use

    Mass vaccination will commence in October. Trump will tell us how his terrific relationship with Putin assures that Americans get access to this wonderful new vaccine, which in turn will get everything back to normal. Americans, the dumbest dumbfucks on earth, will lap it all up.

    But hey, it's all good cuz polls.

    • kwtreekwtree says:

      The picture of the scientists announcing Russia’s new vaccine is peculiar. Two of the “scientists” have no name cards. One looks to be in a prison- type striped shirt with a yellow ID tag on her wrist. Possibly, she was a “volunteer” who took the vaccine. Only one person in the room is masked, and all the “scientists “  are sitting shoulder to shoulder. 
       

      So they are disregarding basic covid19 protocols. Doesn’t inspire much confidence in their work. I’ll stick with Fauci. He seems to think that several vaccine strains are promising for US release by the end of the year. 

    • kickshot says:

      Time to start a new pool.

      How long will it be before we hear Dump's most brilliant refrain:

      "What have you got to lose?"

      • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

        "What have you got to lose?"

        Trump is exploiting his supporters' two greatest fears–foreigners and education–on Hugh Hewitt's radio program this morning: "If I lose the election, you're gonna have to learn to speak Chinese."

        So we're about to lose our Merikan language? 

        • Blackie says:

          Every time I hear that — why is it a major requirement to graduate high school in China, one has to be able to speak/read/write English?

          • RepealAndReplace says:

            Too bad we don't have a similar requirement for English proficiency in the US.

            • VoyageurVoyageur says:

              We're too busy teaching that World War II ended in 1917.

               

              • Genghis says:

                When President Eisenhower delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1988, he precipitated the Battle of Agincourt, which ultimately ended the Russo-Japanese War and at long last brought peace to sub-Saharan Norway.

                • VoyageurVoyageur says:

                  Sounds about right.  Are you headed to Trump's cabinet, Genghis?

                  • Genghis says:

                    Secretary pool, V. What we call the Cabinet, Dear Leader calls the secretary pool. Cabinets, says he, are places where maids store cleaning supplies and food and such.

                    Looks like I'm slated for Secretary of Commerce, a job presently limited in scope to filling orders for those QAnon Trumpy Bears they're selling on Fox News.

            • kwtreekwtree says:

              Actually, we do, particularly for English learners. 
              I’ve had EL students held back from graduation because of lack of proficiency. 
               

              For the regular American student, 11 states still require an exit exam to graduate. Colorado isn’t one of them. Research on required grad tests was a mixed bag; it held back some students but didn’t improve overall outcomes. Nobody’s found a cure for “Senioritis” yet. 
              In Colorado, We do have alternative tests that students must pass prior to graduation to show literacy, numeracy, and workforce readiness. 

      • Genghis says:

        Yesterday we learned the "1917" flu pandemic "probably ended the Second World War," so "What have we got to lose?" can't be far behind.

        I've always enjoyed watching those Drunk History vids. The Frontotemporal Dementia History vids coming from the White House these days are substantially less entertaining.

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Just eighty four days ’til we vote Trump out

    And nail his rear to the wall.

    Live this day in a loving way

    Then eighty three days ’til the Fascists fall.

  3. kwtreekwtree says:

    Another Tuesday evening, another BLM protest in Jeffco. Today, we’re at W Colfax and Wadsworth 5:30- 6:30. Join us – we are peaceful and mostly silent. We wave at traffic. Bring  a Black Lives Matter or other on-message sign. Or just show up or honk as you pass.

  4. MADCO says:

    Senator Warren is awesome

     

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqIOYhWW5I

    Likewise Senator Brown

  5. kwtreekwtree says:

    Hookers for Jesus wins fresh round of funding from Trump administration.

    Yup. Actual headline.

    The group aids sexual trafficking survivors by enrolling them in a rigorous Christian lifestyle.

    I'm all for helping trafficking survivors, but recipients of Federal grants shouldn't be missionaries for one particular religion.

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