Monday Open Thread

“The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people.”

–Charles Bradlaugh


32 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    A profoundly troubling thread of tweets from a nurse, beginning

    I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days. The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is …

    … Going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that “stuff” because they don’t have COViD because it’s not real. Yes. This really happens.

    Why do people trust "their" sources of information more than a nurse who is treating them?  What can possibly break through such a bubble?

    • Sunmusing says:

      yeah…My sister in law is a nurse in Chicago, and she broke down into tears talking to my wife about it…the pressure, the sadness, and the feeling of not being able to help are what she is railing against…yeah, our west slope is about to get ugly…

    • Early Worm says:

      If they admit that Covid is real, then they have to admit that Trump lied to them. Then they have to admit that they are patsies/marks/victims of a con. They have to admit that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall, Trump is never going to have a healthcare plan, and that he is a racist. And that they supported him. In Jonestown, 909 people "drank the kool-aid" rather than accept that they had been conned. 

    • kickshot says:

      Send them home with a $500 gift certificate from Party City

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      What can possibly break through such a bubble?

      Bubbles is where you finds ’em . . .

      . . . when Polis was concerned enough to order closures last in March, the state had been seeing a peak of less than 150 reported cases per day, and an unknown positivity rate (due to the lack of available testing).  Today Colorado is officially reporting daily case averages of over 4,400, and a positivity rate of 12.61% for the past seven days.

      So, yeah, bubbles . . .

      . . . cowed to inaction and out-chickenloopering the previous Doolittle Governor.

      Stay the course, Jared . . . 


  2. MADCO says:

     break through such a bubble?


    – 2nd Amendment solution
    – nothng
    – ?


    There is no climate change. 
    If there is, it’s not a problem.
    If it is, it was no human caused.
    Even if it was, there is nothing we can do.
    Even if there was, it would be too expensive.
    Even if wasn’t – it’s Obama’s fault. Or China’s. Or Biden’s. 


    How people choose what to believe and where to draw the line between belief and knowledge is infuriating.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Please fix the login issue.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      So, just howdaya’ think they managed to steal all those votes for Biden, Yog??? . . .

      . . . Leave it alone.  

      (And, maybe try to show some little gratitude for once, huh?)

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      What log-in issue? Happens to me every so often. But my user name immediately pops up and I keep my password handy. Sounds like maybe the problem might be on your end.

      • kickshot says:

        I suspect that passwords (or at least login credentials) are stored in a cookie by on your system. 

        If you clear cookies you have to log in again.

        Are you periodically clearing cookies?

        Do they clear when you quit your browser?


  4. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Fast Food Day. Fat Donnie from Queens' favorite day.

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    Well now, this should seal the fate of the Senate majority: 

  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    for the good of the State of Colorado, Cory Gardner should resign…..

    That way, Governor Polis could appoint Hick to the vacancy and give him a leg up on seniority.

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