State of the State Open Thread

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  1. MichaelBowman says:

    Are there any bills being proposed by Republicans to ban plant-based foods in this session? 

    Asking for a friend (and a few farmers).

  2. Genghis says:

    Far too prolix. According to dumbass piece of shit Hugh McKean, the state of the state can be fully described in one word.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      McKean??? . . .

      . . . that rapist*???

      (*I heard it from a lawyer recently.  According to his dictionary — the raping of our children and grandchildren of their futures makes it so.

      Hoisted on his own rapier . . .)

  3. ElliotFladen says:

    Looks like an event with a high risk of COVID transmission. Gets me nervous for those who were present.

  4. kwtree says:

    Jared knocked it out of the park on his State of the State speech. No great oratory (but you need a Neguse for that). He did sing some silly songs and made some lame Dad jokes. But he is, after all, a dad.

    His libertarian streak was in full flower with the first half of the speech all about how the past year has seen legislation implemented about saving money : cutting taxes ,cutting rates ,cutting fees, and how he wants to expand cost-cutting this year. He even sang a song about it, “50 ways to save you money”. (Later, he sang some lines from Taylor Swift. I kid you not. ) No wonder Hugh McKean has the sads about Jared and the Dem legislators copying his homework. 

    His proposed budget , and legislative priorities included crime fighting and youth mental health programs- Thus showing he’s already on the issues Ms. Ganahl has tried to capitalize on in her run for Governor.

    In some genius rhetorical jiu-jitsu, Polis framed all the “socialist” reforms as “saving people money”, which they obviously do. Insulin for $100/month is cheaper than $2000/month. Free PreK is cheaper than private childcare programs costing $800- $1500/month. Etc.

    Polis has disappointed me with his mediocre meandering on environmental regulation and air quality. I am skeptical about all this tax cutting that he says won’t affect essential services. But he has been on the money with universal preK, which will help my grandkids; with allocating COVID funds to provide free at home tests for any who ask, and more. I get that others helped to promote and implement these policies, and will hopefully implement them fully, not the Governor alone. 
    But this was truly a speech to bring people together on pocketbook concerns. Good job, Governor.


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