Monday Open Thread

“Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.”

–Emma Goldman

28 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Sausage Pizza Day 

  2. MattC says:

    Kari Lake might be crazy, but she is popular in Arizona R circles. Still, #1 priority is re-elect Senator Kelly.

    "… candidate for Arizona governor claimed that the Capitol rioters were "invited in by Capitol Police," …

    "They haven't been charged with a crime, and they were invited in by Capitol Police," Kari Lake said …


  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Happy Columbus Indigenous Peoples Day. If I see a storefront with a Columbus Day Sale banner can I just walk in and take what I want? 

    • kwtree says:

      Only if you plant a flag first, and claim it for the King (or Queen). Then, it's all good. 

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Only if you can sail away, MichaelBowman … theft and sticking around long term requires a more intensive effort.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        I prefer not to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. To do so means I endorse human sacrifice by the Aztec & Maya; child sacrifice by the Inca; infanticide by various North American nations, etc.

        Nor do I celebrate Columbus Day for reasons already familiar. It would have been better to have just a generic Discovery Day. The Vikings came around 1,000 CE. The Chinese may have been on the West Coast early in the 15th century. Phoenicians may have found North America a couple millenia ago. With so many myths and legends in circulation, who knows what went on around here besides peoples migrating from Siberia. Then there are the schools of thought espoused by the likes of Thor Heyerdahl, Erich Von Daniken, etc.

    • Duke Cox says:

      How DO people celebrate Columbus Day? Get lost in the supermarket looking for the spice aisle?cheeky

      (stolen from fb)

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    In 2006, only a third of Americans could name all three branches. In that same year an even great share couldn't name any.  The silver lining? We're more politically literate than ever!

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    An interesting read from the Texas Tribune (it's uncanny how God's will always seems to line up with their world view)

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    I know, I know, I know already . . . 

    Texas Gov. Abbott issued an executive order banning private companies from mandating COVID-19 vaccines

    . . . “Greg Abbott is not a real Republican.”

    Got it. Check.


    • kwtree says:

      Wait- what happened to “Gubmint should leave bidness to do its bidness without all that regulatin’?

      A person could get whiplash trying to keep up.

      • Diogenesdemar says:

        Hey, it’s not like any of them bidnesses who might require employee vaccinations are doing that because they have any really important reasons, . . .

        . . . like it’s a religious belief. 

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