Monday Open Thread

“Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.”

–Edmund Burke

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  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day 

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    One of the better recognitions of the Colorado environment,

    As promised, winter returns this week and next to ensure anyone foolish enough to plant apricot trees in the metro area is dutifully shamed and punished. 

    — Dave Perry, Editor, foolishly optimistic and apricotless for 13 years straight

     

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      We started flowers and tomatoes from seeds about a month ago.  They are all still in the house, but we do have cold resistant stuff like lettuce, kale and radishes outside in the garden. Our apple tree hasn't borne any fruit for about 3 years due to late snowstorms, so yes, hopes to plant anything before Mother's Day are constantly dashed. Colorado gardening and planting takes a certain amount of patience.

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Biden Administration is releasing a document on infrastructure, broken out state by state.

    American Jobs Plan: The Need for Action in _______.

    Colorado, beginning on p. 11, has the lead-in paragraphs

    For decades, infrastructure in Colorado has suffered from a systemic lack of investment. The need for action is clear:

    Colorado’s infrastructure received a C- grade on its Infrastructure Report Card.

    There are seven states (and Puerto Rico) below Colorado and the 19 others with a C- rating.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      When a Tabor-lovin’, skirt-chasin’ (or vice versa) Republican Governor chooses for his signature accomplishment of a major interstate expansion, a short-sighted debt-fueled scheme of funding by bonding the state’s federal $$ that would have gone to maintenance or other infrastructure improvements, for twenty years, a C- seems like the very best that can be expected — probably even an undeserved gift?

      You’d probably have to be a President who cut pandemic preparation funding, or a Michigan Governor, et al, who planned to save water supply dollars in Flint, to top that?

      • MattC says:

        What debt scheme was that?

        • Voyageur says:

          I assume dio was referring to Bill Owens' T-Rex project, which was paid for by pledging future federal funds to pay off the costs.

          • Diogenesdemar says:

            Yep.  It’s one of the many Republican ways of fantasy financing — no taxes ever required to pay for shiny toys and adventurism . . .

            . . . War(s) that pay for themselves, walls built and paid from another country’s money, tax cuts for millionaires and corporations that trickle down Laffer rainbows of prosperity, 17-mile interstate highway replacements built for no cost (and you can still keep your $36 Tabor refund) . . .

            . . . in short, lies and looting — mostly from an always-bright future.

            • Conserv. Head Banger says:

              Are you channeling Jon Caldera today?

              • Diogenesdemar says:

                Well, I did flush a Caldara a little earlier this morning, if that’s what you mean? . . .

                . . . It’s “channeling” somewhere, I suppose.
                 

                Actually, quite the opposite — when public things need to be paid for, tax dollars are the one reality-based option for doing so.

                (Nice to see you back more — sorta’)

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