Monday Open Thread

“It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.”

–Sting

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is National Fruitcake Day

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    Rug-roh. Now they’re turning on Jesus…that must have been a pretty fine snow storm in his nose when he prophesied this doozy.<sigh>

    When you’re born 10 feet from home plate and you think you’ve hit a home run… 

    The Gospel of Donald Trump Jr.

    Throughout his speech, Don Jr. painted a scenario in which Trump supporters—Americans living in red America—are under relentless attack from a wicked and brutal enemy. He portrayed it as an existential battle between good and evil. One side must prevail; the other must be crushed. This in turn justifies any necessary means to win. And the former president’s son has a message for the tens of millions of evangelicals who form the energized base of the GOP: the scriptures are essentially a manual for suckers. The teachings of Jesus have “gotten us nothing.” It’s worse than that, really; the ethic of Jesus has gotten in the way of successfully prosecuting the culture wars against the left. 

     

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Poor, poor, Donnies . . .

      . . . all they ever wanted out of their deal from white transactional prosperity Santajesus . . .

      . . . was an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock . . .

      . . . and to take over the world.

      (They were even willing to let Santajesus keep a few of those shithole countries . . .)

       

       

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    I'm wondering if the urban / rural divide in Colorado is going to again spark an actual movement to get votes on separation, the way it described in Oregon: 

    The Atlantic: "Modern America’s Most Successful Secessionist Movement"

    Rural Oregon, he insisted, should break its ties with the urbanites of Portland and liberals of Salem, and join Idaho. “The political diversity in this state is becoming unpalatable,” he argued. “Rural Oregonians in general and Eastern Oregonians in particular are growing increasingly dismayed by the manner in which Oregon’s Legislature and Oregon’s urban dwellers have marginalized their values, demonized their lifestyle, villainized their resource-based livelihoods, and classified them as second-class citizens at best.”…..

    [a unique argument … civil extortion, I suppose]... The Greater Idaho movement’s more avid supporters say Darrow’s idea is the only thing keeping them from an insurrection. “A flash point is coming,” Gilson told me. “People are ready to fight; I’m hoping that it’ll be a push for Move Oregon’s Border—that it won’t be violent. Moving the border is a civil answer. Eastern Oregon is known for its guns.”

     

    • ParkHill says:

      I'm waiting for rural Weld County to secede from Urban and Suburban Weld County.

      I mean, have you been to Greeley, recently? It's turning into a hip little college town, with coffee shops, brew pubs, gender neutral bathrooms; Oh, and lots of diversity.

      • kwtree says:

        Greeley / Evans 6 is one of  the most diverse school districts in Colorado already… dozens of nationalities and languages from all the different refugee groups.

        It’s kind of ironic that Weld and Douglas Counties are so politically conservative and intolerant of immigrants, yet the coming generations of citizens are so diverse. Perhaps that is where all the white fear of “replacement” is coming from.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      He’s managed to maintain his wrecking ball for almost a year since he made that statement (2/21). Let’s hope his days are numbered. If you’re listening Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper be advocates for the return of Postal Banking. 

      • JohnInDenver says:

        And while they help out the Postal Service by allowing / mandating new revenue streams including postal banking, let's slip in the opportunity for marijuana businesses to access banking services.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      That article has the dateline of "Updated Feb. 24, 2021 4:16PM ET / Published Feb. 24, 2021 4:09PM ET."   All three of the new governors were confirmed and began their service on June 15, 2021. 

      Now, Biden has nominated two more:

      November 19, 2021 •

      Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate two leaders to the bipartisan United States Postal Service Board of Governors to replace outgoing Governors Ron Bloom and John Barger.

      • Daniel Tangherlini, Nominee for Governor, United States Postal Service
      • Derek Kan, Nominee for Governor, United States Postal Service

      NPR's analysis of the nominations

      It's up to the Board of Governors to name the postmaster general. If Biden's new nominees are approved, the board will maintain its current composition of four Democrats, four Republicans and an independent. But by replacing Bloom, Biden may have tilted the balance on the board in favor of a new postmaster general.

  4. kwtree says:

    Officer-involved shooting in Lakewood tonight

    An update: Five dead in Denver and Lakewood, including the suspected shooter.
    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/12/27/lakewood-shooting-police-belmar-wadsworth-alameda/

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