Monday Open Thread

“Excessive fear is always powerless.”


35 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is Vanuatuan Constitution Day. Commemorates the signing of the Constitution of Vanuatu on this day in 1979.

    You assignment is to find Vanuatu on the globe.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Don’t need to look. Vanuatu, located north of New Caledonia, was formerly known as the New Hebrides Condominium, ruled jointly by Britain and France. Pentecost Island, located within Vanuatu, is considered as the home/origin of land diving, later known as bungee jumping. Hint for your future: one usually can’t fool stamp collectors with geography quizzes. 

      Now, back to all the political fun and games.

  2. Duke Cox says:

    Trumplican© troops are circling the wagons and slamming all the shutters. 

    The OD is moving to the Whitest house clinic. They cannot control the information flow from Walter Reed. 

    Follow the kids…Smelly Annes’ daughter is infected.
    We wonder about Amys’ brood.

  3. 2Jung2Die says:

    Well, Kayleigh's got it too, and that's what will make the news, but my heart goes out to the at-risk scribes and the unknown workers who will go straight to the stat sheet as collateral damage.

    • kwtree says:

      Yes, that’s who’s getting my “thoughts and prayers”: the valet, Michael Luna, the unsung maids and cooks and clerks and aides who manage Trump’s affairs in the White House; and the anonymous nurses and laundry workers and janitors who have to manage his stay at Walter Reed. The long-suffering Secret Service Agents who had to accompany the Mango Maniac on his Vanity Voyage yesterday. 

      Not the narcissist who, if he didn’t cause the pandemic, at least exacerbated it through negligence and prioritizing his power and appearance at the expense of public health.

    • Duke Cox says:

      We are reminded that Kayleigh has a small child at home, as well.

      One hopes for the innocent ones.

  4. Genghis says:

    The Vichy Times wants to know why Biden is being so "cagey" about his health.

  5. OrangeFree says:

    I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020

    Called it.  

    • Genghis says:

      For election purposes, the spin goes something like, "President Trump has personal experience dealing with COVID-19, a valuable commodity Sleepy Joe does not have." Whether it works remains to be seen. Americans are, after all, quite stupid.

    • kwtree says:

      Donald John Trump on bad acid. Oh joy. According to the Baltimore Sun,
      The steroid DJT is taking, dexamethazone is a) typically used for severe covid19 cases, like with damaged lungs, and b) 

      “The thing about steroids is they can have psychiatric side effects at almost any dose,” said Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, a psychiatrist with the Mayo Clinic who authored a paper on the subject.
        In some cases they may cause psychiatric effects, leading to feelings of grandiosity and mania, or even delirium and psychosis.

      Like Trump on…well, on steroids.

  6. kwtree says:

    Rant re: school COVID testing

    I got Conman Cory’s constituent newsletter, in which he promised:

    Washington, D.C. – Following a request from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the Trump Administration announced today it will send 100 million rapid point-of-care COVID-19 tests to states with the encouragement that states use these tests to support in-person education. Earlier this month, Gardner wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting that schools be included in future state distribution plans for rapid COVID-19 testing.

    So….100 million rapid tests (promised) for schools to support in-person education.

    1. Why should anyone believe this promise? When millions of PPE pieces were promised to nursing homes and hospitals, Trump cronies actively hijacked the PPE, (and presumably profited) by selling or offering it to cronies. People in Gardner’s own NE Colorado area died because COVID spread rapidly in nursing homes and meat and dairy plants. Cory said zip zilch nada. Or rather he bragged about providing tests that never arrived. 

    2. Where were these rapid tests last March, when they might have made a difference? Schools across the country shut down, families were left in the lurch, educators lost their lives. Cory did zip zilch nada.

    3. Right now, most public  schools are doing basic COVID prevention: Kids are in “cohorts”, so only half are in class in person at a time, everyone’s temp gets checked when they walk in the building, everyone’s masked, most instruction is online. This works pretty well for the high and middle achievers. The poorest kids, the struggling kids, are by and large not being served. They don’t have good internet or devices or family support to do school remotely. There will be a generational achievement gap that is going to get much larger. What will Cory, or goddess forbid Trump do to provide “catch up” funding and policies for that vast underclass of kids? ( Zip zilch nada). 

    There are schools in Jeffco that have 8 freaking confirmed cases of COVID right now. Average is about 3. Are they going to get any of these 100 million promised rapid Covid19 tests? What will they get from this administration and their junior Senator? Z….z……n.
    /rant over, for now.


  7. libdujour says:

    Hey out there. I’m new to this site. Anyone out there from eastern Colorado?  Looking forward to meeting other rural Coloradoans cuz I’m kinda going crazy out here 😳

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