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November 18, 2011 04:32 PM UTC

Open Line Friday!

  • by: Colorado Pols

“They wanted the cops to bloody ’em up. So some poor Occupier schlub of human debris has indeed been bloodied up somewhere. Look for that photo all over the place. It will be expanded all over the place, too. Let’s see. Yep, they found somebody with blood on ’em on PMSNBC. Bulldozers have been brought in to clear up the filth. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it was not blood on the Occupier on MSNBC but rather ketchup or stage blood, whatever is used.”

–Rush Limbaugh, yesterday


25 thoughts on “Open Line Friday!

  1. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday rejected a Republican suggestion that he seek a federal waiver to rules governing Medicaid to balance the state budget.

    The Democratic governor’s reaction comes amid a standoff with Republicans over suspending a property-tax break for seniors that costs the state $100 million a year. Hickenlooper has said suspending the tax break next year would help avoid further cuts to schools, while Republicans have said the state needs to curb Medicaid spending.

    Read more: Hickenlooper rejects Colorado GOP call to seek Medicaid waiver – The Denver Post

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

    Like attracting the homeless to your neighborhood or business that don’t provide healthcare, previous over zealous Medicaid expansion (2006-present) has now show itself to have damaged the states ability to fund k-12 and now risks further damaging Colorados seniors.

    1. Homeowners pay property tax.

      Unless, …. they get old, then they can pay 1/2.

      Doesn’t matter if they are rich beyond belief, or so poor they actually qualify for medicaid.

      Owens did it – did you blame him for attacking seniors?

      Hey I know – let’s make property taxes voluntary.  

  2. Jan Brewer and her Republican partisans yesterday lost an important decision in the Arizona Supreme Court.  You may recall that a few weeks ago Brewer recommended, and the State Senate voted, to oust the chair of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission after their preliminary Congressional map wasn’t to the GOP’s liking.

    Last night the Court ruled against the action, stating that Brewer failed to show cause for the ouster (the State Constituional provision creating the IRC allows for removal, but only for cause – with some specific definitions of cause).

    With this ruling, the IRC is restored to independence and will probably produce a finalized map in the near future – perhaps as soon as mid-December.

  3. Would any politician propose this to be the law of the land today?

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    1. but it would require an additional two-hundred pages of definitional loopholes and addenda.

      For example, “People”:  Freeborn anglo propery owning males (for no less than four generations) and/or having a gross annual income in excess of $5 million and/or by special recommendation of a memeber of congress upon receipt of sufficient remuneration patriotic consideration and/or corporations . . .

      Think about it.

      1. in realizing that the founders knew it could happen.

        A republic…if you can keep it.

        And others.

        I’m not a fan of Presidential term limits. IN fact, a 3rd Reagan term would have been wayyy better than either Bush deal.

        Anyhoo – it’s a beautiful day where I am. Make it one where you are.

  4. some_text



    Most Americans do no mind some disparity in outcome.

    Most Americans prefer a level playing field and equal opportunity .  

    Most Americans would also like to believe that mobility between the various income  quintiles is only restricted  by hard work and perhaps a little luck. Not condition of birth like last name, or zip code.

    Most of us also believe in progressive taxation- you make more, you pay more. You don’t make much, you don’t pay much.

    Once upon a time, American millionaires, what we should now more correctly call millionaires and billionaires, realized that we were one nation, indivisible under God.  And that if we all benefited together we would stay that way, it made us stronger.  

    But now, the idea is that sure we are equal is fine as long as some are more equal than others.

    We bailed out the banks because they and their wealthy investors and customers crashed our economy.    But there have been no indictments. And no tough new (old) regulation.

    The 1% have been and continue to do great.  Even the other 19% of the top quintile have done ok, though they are feeling some pain now. (If nothing else, that queasy feeling as they realize the floor is collapsing under them and they are about to join the other 80%.)

    But the median household income of approx $42,000  would be very different if over the past 80 years the rising tide lifted all boats.  It would be a little over $90k.

    Where did those gains  go? A flattened, less progressive tax code yielded  a much better improvement in income  for the top 20%, including a MUCH, MUCH  bigger gain in net income for the 1%.

    They should pay their fair share or leave.  Yes, they can emigrate anytime they want.  We stand together, or we fail. A house divided cannot stand.

    No sane Americans mind that some are rich and some are not. No sane American is looking for equality of income or wealth.  Just like no sane American opposes equal opportunity and some semblance of equal gains and fair treatment.

    1. What I’d like to see is the corollary to “Change in share of income vs. 1979” is change in share of taxes paid.

      The rich have gotten richer.  Are they paying proportionally more or less tax in relationship to how their wealth has increased?

    1. How about this –  at Adobe’s pop up urging, I close all browsers and d-load the new Flash. Restart, only works in one browser now.  Buh-bye Safari and Chrome.

      Adobe’s support (paraphrasing) :   it’s me, not them.

  5. TPM

    New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran said earlier this year that her state had a “culture of corruption” and referred 64,000 voter registration records to police that she thought were possible cases of voter fraud. Now a new report from her office proves she was completely right, …

    So yes, Scott Gessler is correct. If they throw the full resources of the state at this problem, they’ll almost certainly be able to find illegal voting on par with New Mexico.

    And how many is that? Well…

    Duran’s interim report now alleges that 104 voters – about one for every 10,577 on the rolls – were illegally registered to vote. Of that group, just 19 – or approximately one for every 57,894 registered voters – actually allegedly cast a ballot they shouldn’t have.

    That’s right, across the state we probably have a whopping 19 people voting illegally.

  6. That’s what Limbaugh is best at. That’s all he does. How anyone thinks that man is decent is beyond me. Anyone who calls someone “human debris” without provocation shouldn’t be allowed to have their own podcast, forget having a radio show.

      1. Don Imus isn’t “allowed” to have his syndicated radio show because of the stupid shit he said.

        Hank Williams Jr. isn’t “allowed” to be Mr. Monday Night Football because of the remarks he made.

        Yet almost every day this kind of mean-spirited stupidity spews from Limbaugh’s pie hole and…. he’s loved for it?

        It’s not the fact that he says stupid shit that bothers me, it’s the fact that there’s thousands of people out there listening to him and nodding their head going, “Rush is so right all the time.” that make me sick.

        My theory is the only people who listen to Limbaugh either agree with him or have a strong opinion on the strengths of the first amendment. I’m one of the latter, so I’m not a fan of any legislation or policy silencing dumbasses. We do that too well in the private sector, sadly enough.

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