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October 27, 2011 03:43 PM UTC

Thursday Open Thread

  • by: Colorado Pols

“It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson


28 thoughts on “Thursday Open Thread

  1. One must really wonder just what the Obama crowd is trying to hid with this late night hijacking of the people’s access to their government?

    Where are the screams from the ACLU, the OSW grass tops….?

    Is this driven by Solyndra, are there more Solyndra’s?

    The federal Freedom of Information Act was supposed to be a torch that journalists, advocates and ordinary people could use to cast a light on the operations of their government.

    It’s profoundly disappointing to see the Obama administration proposing changes to FOIA that would allow federal agencies to lie about the very existence of information being sought.

    That’s not progress, and it’s certainly not transparency, a principle the president has repeatedly and publicly pledged allegiance to.

    Read more: Editorial: Proposed FOIA rule changes seek to keep citizens in dark – The Denver Post

    Read The Denver Post’s Terms of Use of its content:

    1. But I easily recall under Ashcroft (and Alberto) the ‘default’ was to deny every request you can; Obama administration changed that back to how it had always been–‘default’ is disclosure.  

      I agree this move is troubling, but–unlike you–I can put it in context.  The National Security Apparatus has always hated FOIA, whether under a Republican or Democrat.  

        1. I, for one, have not been shy about voicing mine re: the current administration.

          O administration deserves whatever grief they get over this one.  

          The Tadpole comes here to stir dissent, as if none of us can recall the past.  The choice remains pretty obvious, and stark, in my opinion.  

  2. The latest initiative intends to address what has long been recognized as the core problem – underwater loans due to devaluation in home prices. But industry analysts are not optimistic this latest effort will be enough to be of much help.

    Some stats on the Las Vegas housing market

    Median home price is now 63% below the 2006 peak.

    80 % of homeowners in Vegas owe more on their loan than the house is worth.

    Default notices increased 190% from July to August.

    Sources:  RealtyTrack and DataQuick

    1. The banks accept the losses and renegotiate the loan against present value. And the banks aren’t going to do that as long as the Feds let them get away with pretending that the loans are worth their face value.

      Or as my wife put it, we’re screwed till ’16 because next year we either have 4 more years of Obama or we have a Republican. Either way, the banks continue to get their way.

    1. even though I wasn’t having problems on other sites. ColPols especially slow when I click on things like “your comments”.  Also, yesterday for a while every time I signed on, as soon as I clicked on anything else, I found myself no longer signed on. Then, a little later, that particular problem disappeared.  

    2. That explains the frequent double posts. I thought it was just my computer. When I post, it seems to not show I posted, so sometimes I click a second time. I wonder if either Pols or soapblox changed its bandwidth or something recently (not a techie, obviously).  

  3. by a lot. I’ve talked to a lot of people in Boulder asking how they’re going to vote. And only 2 are voting for 2B & 2C.

    When I ask about 103 it’s about 90% that say they’ll vote yes and the rest have said they’re still undecided. But this is Boulder so I wouldn’t apply those results to the entire state.

  4. Have you returned your ballot yet? Tomorrow is the last day you can put it in the mail and be sure your vote is counted. Mail it out today or tomorrow, and make sure you vote Yes on 103 for Colorado’s kids, schools, and communities. Please pass it on in any/all ways you can. Thanks.  

  5. Cain: I don’t need to know the foreign-policy details

    “Relative to foreign policy, I don’t need to know the details of every one of the issues we face.

    “We’ve got plenty of experts who can fill in the details,” Cain said at dinner held by the Nueces County Republican Women.

    Later reports have Cain highly recommending “Canadian bacon, black olive, and mushroom” as his favorite pizza combination — “I know what I know.”

  6. that whatever it is he’s been doing in the debates thus far constitutes “participating”?

    Perry may not take part in all Republican debates

    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who admits he is not the “slickest” debater, may not participate in all the remaining 2012 debates because there are so many.

    Perry communications director Ray Sullivan said what many campaigns have been saying privately — that the number of debates is taking away from actual campaigning and that there is no way to do all of them.

    I said it yesterday, but it seems to bear repeating, Rick Perry has got to be getting campaign advice from Sarah Palin . . . “just quit Ricky, it’s so mavericky — let Herb Cain take the heat for a while.”

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