Thursday Open Thread

“The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.”

–Robert Louis Stevenson

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    • coloradosane says:

      We did in our vote.  Changed from DEM to UNAFFILIATED then got REP ballots and voted for one person  DON CORAM.  

      Only option available to get rid of Boobert.  Too late to change your registration but in our circle most of our DEM and UNAFFILIATED voting friends did too.  

    • coloradosane says:

      PS we are in south central part of Booberts giant district and south and eastern folks despise her. Will they vote her out, TBD soon! 

      • Duke Cox says:

        Let's see…Democrats are pouring money into getting rid of Pew Pew. Hmmm. Who do we hate more than anyone…even Boebert?

        Democrats!! The Dems must really fear her…etc. etc.

        It ain't rocket science. Wanna guarantee a massive turnout for Boebert? Keep it up.

  1. Powerful Pear says:

    Just paid my Xcel gas bill. Last year the price per unit was $1.01, this year, $2.06.

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    I know this is a little early, but for the next legislative session I would like to see them pass the following legislation.

    1. Provide Clear Guidance Bill – At my previous company we asked the DOR if a product we sold was taxable. It was support (service) & updates (product) combined. Their reply was we had to decide and if they disagreed, they would sue us. I remember talking to a legislator who told me that farmers were asking about use of something and were told the same thing – if they used it then the state would decide if they would sue. The list goes on.
      What businesses & people want in a lot of these case is to just be told what to do. Tax, don't tax – either is fine. Use the whatever or use a specific alternative – just tell us what. This guess and face a lawsuit if we then decide to disagree is business antagonistic.
    2. Jungle Primary & IRV voting – Colorado is going to become bluer and bluer. And as that happens we'll get more and more safe seats. A jungle primary leaves voters with more of a choice as this happens. And IRV gives voters the ability to vote for the candidate they truly prefer, then as their 2nd the one of the two top people they are least upset with.
    3. Constitutional Convention – Right now we face no big constitutional issues. Money is so good we're issuing TABOR refunds. And that is the best time to rework the constitution. If we do it in the middle of a crisis, that crisis tends to force changes built specifically for the crisis that don't stand the test of time. And for Republicans they should be very much in favor of this because every year that goes by the state gets bluer and in the future they'll have less impact on a convention.
    • JohnInDenver says:

      Hope you'll talk to your state legislators and urge them to study up on these.

      1. sounds like a great idea — surely the state government has better things to do than second guessing companies who are asking for a decision up front.

      2. I'm not certain that jungle primaries & IRV (instant run-off) voting work to produce the results you seem to expect.  Got an example where both are used?

      3. The Colorado Constitution is a tangled mess, requiring things that are not getting done.  But I'd want to know a whole lot more about process before I'd encourage anyone to make the effort to start from scratch.  And expecting Republicans to support it now because they will have less impact in the future isn't how the Republicans in my neighborhood think about things.

  3. Dano says:

    100% agree with 1 and 3. #2 has to be done with input from all sides – it is very easy to get unintended consequences from both jungle primaries and IRV voting. I would want a study commissioned by the legislature first to examine all the variables and then recommend the best action to take.


  4. westslope says:

    Instead of starting over on the state Constitution, which would be incredibly risky, the lege should start over on the DOR.

    A more screwed-up agency can’t be imagined.

    Agree with Dano on voting change,.


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