Monday Open Thread

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

–Abraham Lincoln

27 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    November 8, 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    Whose going to break the news to little Josh? 

  3. kwtree says:

    COVID gets redder. Per NYT:

    In October, 25 out of every 100,000 residents of heavily Trump counties died from Covid, more than three times higher than the rate in heavily Biden counties (7.8 per 100,000). October was the fifth consecutive month that the percentage gap between the death rates in Trump counties and Biden counties widened.


    • MattC says:

      Is there a single electoral vote put in play ?

      • kwtree says:

        How would we know? 
        I think we’re more likely to see impacts of Covid voter die-offs at the state level, with hospitalizations 5x more likely for unvaccinated people. 
        But it will be a long term trend. Per CDPHE

        Por ejemplo: 

        Mesa County vaxxed 56% – 83 cases per 100,000 people

        Delta County vaxxed 54% –  74 cases per 100,000 people

        Fremont County vaxxed 53% – 108 cases per 100,000 people,

        Denver County vaxxed 86% – 37 cases per 100,000 people

        Jefferson County vaxxed 82%- 43 cases per 100,000 people

      • JohnInDenver says:

        Demographics are notable, but clearly not the only factor.  But consider:  Biden won popular votes by less than a 3% margin in:

        Arizona by 10,457 (0.31%) –11 EC

        Georgia by 12,670  (0.24%) — 16 EC

        Wisconsin by 20,682 (0.63%)– 10 EC

        Nevada by 33,596 (2.39%) — 6 EC

        Pennsylvania by 81,660 (1.16%) — 20 EC

        Trump's only less than 3% win was North Carolina and its 15 EC, by 74,483 votes (1.35%),

        AT 250 deaths per week in Arizona (the rate for the last month or so), I know which side of demography I'd like to be on in 2024.


  4. Voyageur says:

    Over the weekend a new member of our family arrived.  Harriet Tailwagger is a red heeler Australian cattle dog.  Her guardian in Oklahoma is now in a hospice and Harriet, about 50 pounds and 6 and a half years old, misses her.  But she quickly learned to sleep on our bed and loves to snuggle with me on our couch.   She is very smart and loving.  There are still a few good things in this world and most of them say "meow" or "woof."

  5. MichaelBowman says:

    Any over/under on whether Moddy falls for this? You have to hand it to them, they gin up the propaganda machine and the sheep come-a-runnin’ 

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