Weekend Open Thread

“The more desperate you are, the more mistakes you make.”

–Canelo Alvarez

41 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Early Worm says:

    Weekend trivia: When Trump loses the popular vote in 17 days, he will join an exclusive club of two time losers (popular vote, major party) in presidential elections. Can you name the last three? Clues – it's been over 60 years, and they were white males. 

  2. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Mulligan Day.

  3. Voyageur says:

    I’d say Stevenson, Dewey (Wilke and Dole only ran once unless you count Dole’s veep run) and the pair of three time losers: Henry Clay and William Jennings Bryan.  So that makes four.


  4. notaskinnycook says:

    Governors, I have a problem. I can't seem to stay signed in.  I'm having to do it every day. Help!


  5. JohnInDenver says:

    2016 final vote total:  2,564,185

    2020 vote as of 10/15:  436,443 — 19 days out from the election. 

    anyone want to hazard a guess about how soon we exceed the 2016 number? 

    Or what the final vote total is going to be?

  6. Genghis says:

    Biden might as well close up shop and head back to Delaware. According to one of the more bugfuck QAnon sects, today's the day Trump announces that the very much alive JFK, Jr. is replacing Pence on the GOP ticket.

  7. CDW says:

    There has been a lot of talk about this president being a transactional president. What exactly is meant by transactional?  What are the alternatives to transactional?  This is an empty word to me in this context…means absolutely nothing. Would appreciate enlightenment here. 

  8. harrydoby says:

    Shameless!  But I love it as would most cat people


  9. Early Worm says:

    More trivial, but no question. Gov., Senators, Congressional delegation, SoS, AG, Treas., State House, State Senate. If all goes as expected, all will be controlled by the Democratic party. Last time that happened was 1938. CO Elected Officials.

    It appears Republicans have never pulled it off. They came close in the early 2000's but for AG Salazar, and in 1971-72, with a split Congressional delegation.

    The Colorado GOP is historically impotent.


    • 2Jung2Die says:

      Don't forget Regents! Anyone wondering about who to toss a little support to down the home stretch might want to consider Ilana Spiegel in the 6th District.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      Colorado is a harbinger of things to come nationally.  We're going to have to stop referring to these whack-a-doodles as The Party of Lincoln (although I have profound respect for The Lincoln Project patriots); those in the Senate sitting in silence while Rome burns are living in a fantasy world where they believe a majority of Americans will forget their acquiescence.  We're going to be stuck with the pall of Trumpism for some time. 

      Exhibit ‘A’:

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      If I remember correctly, the Jefferson County surveyor will be a Republican. Must be good as you Dems didn't run anyone against him.

  10. itlduso says:

    A joke:

    A fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their parents do for a living. All the typical answers came up – mechanic, business, sales, doctor, engineer… and so forth.  

     However, little Justin was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his parents, he replied, "My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes to music in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money."  

     The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and took little Justin aside."Is that really true about your father?"  

     "No," the boy said, "He works for the Republican National Committee and is trying to get Trump re-elected, but it's too embarrassing to say that in front of the other kids.”

  11. itlduso says:

    Good job, Colorado elections officials.  'Tis a privilege to live in Colorado!

    2020 General Election

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    Your voted ballot has been received for processing by Arapahoe County Elections. Thank you for voting!

  12. CDW says:

    Thank you all for responding to my transactional query. Transactional means to me that each of the parties enters into a transaction willingly and hopefully gets something of value to them. I just never thought of mafia tactics as “transactional”.  Applying the term to him seems like a corruption of the idea. 


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