Monday Open Thread

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”

–Charles Dickens

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is Fortune Cookie Day 

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      “Your final years will be spent tediously, without meaningfulness and pitifully desperate for attention.”

      • Duke Cox says:

        “A week ago, last Tuesday, Charlie passed away. 

        He was the only one in here who had a thing to say

        and so I sit in this empty room and watch the roaches crawl,

        and pray to God he’ll find a way to help me end it all.

        Oh, it’s been so long since Mary’s gone, the kids don’t want me, I don’t have a home.

        There is no one around who even gives a damn about and old man and his life.

        The.nights and days become a friendless haze. The smell of this place is ’bout to drive me crazy.

        Won’t someone please come and take me away, I’m just sittin’ here waiting to die

                            Just sitting here waiting to die”.

        The Sad Song…1986….Duke Cox

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    Larry Elder has molded himself into the perfect image of Trump (the only thing lacking was the Russian money to bail him out).  Do as I say, not as I do…

    Inside Larry Elder’s Bad Bets: How The Candidate For California Governor Lost One House And Nearly Lost Another

    [l]ittle is known about Elder’s own finances—which he has managed to keep hidden, having successfully argued in court that the California law requiring the release of gubernatorial candidates’ tax returns doesn’t apply to recall elections

    Los Angeles County records show that Elder launched a series of lawsuits against his lenders over the years. Those suits may have helped prolong the foreclosure process until Elder was able to refinance his mortgage. 

    Elder’s actions—borrowing heavily as the housing market bubbled, facing defaults after the economy crashed and working with lenders to save his home—mirrored those of many Americans at the time, but they stand in contrast to the image of himself he’s sold to the public.  

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Nancy had a spectacular August. 

    House Democrats post record August fundraising ahead of 2022

    The campaign organization aiming to maintain Democratic control of the House in the 2022 midterm races raised $10 million last month, its best August haul ever during a year without a national election.

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    CHB – a nice piece on Kevin Priola: 

    How Kevin Priola became a reliable vote for climate & energy legislation in Colorado

    If firmly a Republican, he has become a reliable ally of Democrats in legislation to accelerate the clean energy transition. He believes climate change must be addressed. As a pro-life Republican, he says, “It’s more pro-life ensuring that our great-grandkids grow up with the same quality of life on the planet that we have.”

  5. JohnInDenver says:

    The Redistricting Commission Staff Plans for Colorado House and Colorado Senate are out, with all the glorious details in a whole series of maps and explanations.  Find what you are looking for at their webpage.

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