Weekend Open Thread

“In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.”

–Konrad Adenauer

24 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MichaelBowman says:

    Given our Nationalist Christians do love their Leviticus:

    “And if a man from another country is living in your land with you, do not make life hard for him; Let him be to you as one of your countrymen and have love for him as for yourself.” 
    – Leviticus, 19:33-34

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    For all the faux outrage over the Catholic Fridays MeatOut day by the Guv (which by default supports new crop opportunities for our farmers), some eye-popping meat export numbers by the US beef industry. If every single Coloradan was a vegan we’d still sell every pound of our product;

    New figures from the U.S. Meat Export Federation show July beef exports topped $1 billion for the sixth time in 2022 en route to the fifth-largest month on record for volume, continuing the trend of solid export figures throughout the year.

  3. Gilpin Guy says:

    Who knew Adenauer was talking about Ganahl?  Her road solutions are worse than the problems.

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      There are at least a dozen other Republicans who could have presented as a more serious, credible candidate than this moron:

      1.   Cory Gardner

      2.   John Suthers

      3.   Walker Stapleton

      4.   Taller Coffman

      5.   Shorter Coffman

      6.   Scott Tipton

      7.   Wayne Williams

      8.   Jane Norton

      9.   Kevin Priola (but he would have to switch back)

      10.  Don Coram

      11.  Bob Rankin

      12.  Hugh McKean (if only because he is unacceptable to RMGO and the Nevilles)

      13.  Lang Sias

  4. Powerful Pear says:


    No limit in the stupidity of Denver City Council. So much for equity and inclusion. With the national publicity; get ready for another gold rush of addiction and mental illness. 

    • spaceman2021 says:

      Your kvetching rings hollow, as usual.  You were silent on the GOP's $1.9T tax cuts for the rich.  But tell us again your definition of stupidity

    • kwtree says:

      The program you refer to, the Denver Basic Income Project, is a well thought-out program. Their criteria for applicants includes that recipients of the income grants must be connected with a partner social service agency and be addressing their mental health and substance issues, if any. They’re also focusing on homeless women, who are often more vulnerable on the streets. 

      I came out of retirement to work as a teacher  for people with substance issues. The wisdom of these folks is that treatment must come first, or alongside, housing. The community is safer, and unhoused people are safer, when housing is addressed. But it must be in the contextof treatment to be effective.

      Not that you actually care about homeless people – you’re just looking to feel self-righteous and rag on Democrats- as usual. 

    • JohnNorthofDenver says:

      You bitch about the homeless and you bitch about anything being done to address the issue. Let me guess the Republican plan on homeless is… cruelty. 


    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      So, Denver wants to spend some of its American Rescue Plan money helping people who need help. What a novel thought.

      Tell me, P-fruit, were you as upset when Asshole DeSantis squandered some of his ARP money on his publicity stunt flying those refugees from Marxist Venezuela to Martha's Vineyard?

      I don't know if you or Asshole DeSantis realizes it, but now those folks will have their immigration cases heard by a Boston-based immigration court which leans a hell of a lot further to the left than those immigration judges in Texas.

      Be careful what you ask for ….


    • JohnInDenver says:

      And how would you figure out whether a guaranteed income would be less expensive and more effective than the scatter-shot assistance of existing programs, Powerful Pear? 

      I suspect you don’t think the governments ought to be doing ANY of this, apparently believing that everyone can get a job and be self-sufficient, or depend on private charities. But that approach ISN’T being tested anymore, as our society saw how it worked in numerous situations of the 1800s and 1900s. 

  5. DavidThi808 says:

    Something that I think could be very positive for Grand Junction – Creating a Technology & Innovation Hub in Grand Junction

    (comments instantly displayed now per KW's request)

  6. 2Jung2Die says:

    Damn, I'm good:

    "Nothing is more fruitless than talking about how things must or should be, and nothing is more important than finding the way to these far-off goals. Most people know very well how things should be, but who can point the way to get there?”

    C. G. Jung -The Symbolic Life

  7. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    Should we be worried?

    Could A Republican Win Colorado’s Senate Seat? | FiveThirtyEight

    The fact that Bennet had a close call in 2010 was not a surprise given that it was a wave election cycle. If Buck had made one or two fewer unforced errors (rape victim with buyer's remorse, campaigning in cowboy boots instead of heels, being gay is like alcoholism), he might have won.

    But let's not forget that Bennet didn't exactly run away with it in 2016 even though the top of the ticket carried Colorado comfortably and he was running against an odd duck like the unicorn.

    By the way, when was the last time Colorado voters re-elected a senator to a third term?

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