Friday Open Thread

“When you’re focused on your enemy, then you are ignoring your allies.”

–Stacey Abrams

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  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Ok, It’s a given that we know how dangerous Ttump was (is), but how effin’ dangerous was Barr?

    Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress

    The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/10/us/politics/justice-department-leaks-trump-administration.html

    Proven — You can be the dumbest person on the planet, but given the awesome power of the office of the presidency, and a few amoral soulless toadies, you can still be the most dangerous.  Children and Nixonians should never be allowed to play with matches, gasoline, guns, nuclear arms, or the (sadly euphemistic) Department of Justice.

  2. davebarnes says:

    Today is Brazilian Navy Day (Portuguese: Data Magna da Marinha do Brasil)

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Good news … only a SMALL portion of Colorado is in "Extremely Critical" fire danger.  The rest of Western Colorado is either "Critical" or "Elevated."

    And the Fire and Smoke Map and National Interagency Fire Center list only one fire in Colorado, the Dragon fire in the far Northwest of the state, south of Rangely.

  4. MartinMark says:

    Wherein "conservative" ad hoc rationalizations degrade into completely incoherent self-contradiction…  Turns out private businesses can decide where to conduct their business…

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    We have kicked these farmers in the teeth since the end of the Civil War; Native Americans since our great genocide. 

    USDA halts minority farmer debt relief after judge’s order

    The judge “recognized that the federal government’s plan to condition and allocate benefits on the basis of race raises grave constitutional concerns and threatens our clients with irreparable harm,” said President and General Counsel, Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is representing the farmers. 

    “The Biden administration is radically undermining bedrock principles of equality under the law. We look forward to continuing this litigation but urge the administration to change course now.”

  6. MichaelBowman says:

    Some fun hemp history as we continue celebrating Colorado Hemp History Week! 

  7. MichaelBowman says:

    White Jesus works in truly mysterious ways…

    ‘Taking back the rainbow’: Freedom March declares move of God among ex-LGBT people

    “We are taking back the rainbow,” Colon said. “It’s His. For us, it’s something beautiful.”

    “We are here and we’re loud, letting the world know that the rainbow is something beautiful,” he added. “And we shouldn’t be ashamed of what it really is.”

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