Thursday Open Thread

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”

–Horace Mann

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Sunmusing says:

    From what I can gather, Colorado republicans are scum…proven daily…

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Spoken like a true Christian.

      • ParkHill says:

        This evening, the House of Representatives voted on a proposal to appropriate $28 million in emergency funds to address the baby formula shortage. Two Democrats did not vote, 219 Democrats voted yes. Twelve Republicans voted yes and 6 did not vote. The rest, 192 Republicans, opposed the bill. It now goes on to the Senate.

        • Thorntonite says:

          But the 192 Republicans are against abortion, so you know they love babies.  They just prefer them skinny.

        • And the cherry on the Sunday (suppress your surprise), Rep. Lauren Boebert was one of 9 Republicans to vote against a companion bill that allows the government to temporarily waive formula sole supplier conditions in state WIC contracts. Yes, Q-Bert voted to deny babies in 2/3 of the states from receiving their formula, just because the state’s supplier had to close a plant due to health violations.

      • ParkHill says:

        The House also voted today on the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, which steps up the sharing of information about domestic terrorism among government departments and creates an interagency task force to analyze and combat white supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of the uniformed services and federal law enforcement agencies. The House passed the bill by a vote of 222 to 203. All the no votes came from Republicans; all the Democrats voted in favor. It now goes on to the Senate.

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    Pretty cool story.

    After almost 80 years, roses from Colorado’s Amache internment camp may bloom again

    It was during an archaeological dig that the rosebush was discovered. Bonnie Clark, an archaeologist with the University of Denver, and her team were on-site at Camp Amache when they found the bramble crawling across the remnants of a barracks doorway in 2012. It had survived a dark time in American history and the unforgiving extremes of Colorado’s southeastern plains. 

    During World War II, the U.S. government sent some 10,000 Americans of Japanese descent to the camp near the Kansas border, which is formally known as The Granada Relocation Center. The land recently became a national historic site.

    Clark, who leads the DU Amache Research Project and Field School, believes people who were imprisoned at the camp planted the roses. 

    “It's hard to know which family planted them,” she said. “But most of the people who lived in the block where we found them at Amache were from Los Angeles.”

    • kwtree says:

      Roses are fabulous. The really old ones have a root system like a tree- deep and wide. Once established, they are almost impossible to destroy unless you pave them over. I'm sure they were a symbol of resistance and resilience for the Amache internees. 

      • notaskinnycook says:

        My grandparents grew and sold roses after they took early retirement in the late '60s. Their whole yard was a rose garden. They had concrete planters all over. I kinda felt sorry for the people who bought their house in the late '00s. If they wanted a lawn, they had a lot of work to do.  

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