Thursday Open Thread

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

–Edmund Burke

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  1. Genghis says:

    On today's installment of At Least He's Not YOUR Elected Representative, Arizona state Rep. Joseph Chaplik (R-Of Course) sez if masks are so goddamn important and effective, we would have worn them in the 80s because of HIV and AIDS.

    Check and mate, libtards!

  2. MattC says:

    "…unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

    I see excrement sandwiches to the horizon and every day taking another bite.

  3. Genghis says:

    Oh, and today's the day Donald Trump is installed as the 19th POTUS. The U.S. became a corporation during the Grant administration, ya see, so all the subsequent presidents were not really presidents at all but more like CEOs. Today, the corporation will be dissolved and the True Presidency restored.

    But don't take my word for it. Ask QAnon, a/k/a Protocols of the Elders of Zion for the 2020s. They'll tell ya all about it.

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Magellan Strategies is handing out a freebie …

    Colorado February Issues Survey
    Release Part 2 

    Hello! Today we have released the second part of our voter opinion survey. The issues covered include regulation of social media companies, voter trust in government, the media, and opinions of democracy, socialism, capitalism, and stock markets. You can download the complete survey toplines, presentation, and crosstabs by clicking HERE.

    • kwtree says:

      Interesting poll. I’m glad to see democracy in high favor. Most people seem to want regulation on social media, although it seems there would be widely varying criteria on what constitutes “misinformation”.

      • Duke Cox says:

        I noticed in some of the salad created by Pew-Pew the expression, "liberal-spending"….hyphenated. Used to describe Boulder, as I recall.

        The hyphen seems to to open up all sorts of possibilities. And questions.

         

  5. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Grammar Day

  6. itlduso says:

    Ending a US Senate filibuster requires a 60% vote.  Today, 50 Democratic senators represent 63% of the US population.  A bill cannot be wildly liberal if it is to obtain the votes of all 50 Democratic senators.  Those Democratic senators include moderates such as Joe Manchin, Kristen Sinema, and even our own two moderate senators, Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper.   If viewed by US population, 50 Democratic votes exceeds the Senate filibuster rule.  As it stands, the filibuster rule promotes tyranny of the minority by giving outsize power to senators from small states such as Wyoming, North Dakota, etc.  The US Senate was intended to be the cooling saucer of legislation, not the frozen wasteland that subverts the will of the people.

  7. MattC says:

    "…outsize power to senators from small states."

    Exactly as their God intended. 

     

     

  8. skeptical citizen says:

    Today is also Fauxnauguration Day

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