Friday Open Thread

“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.”

–Edith Sitwell

31 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Powerful Pear says:

    Natural gas price up 34%. Thank you Democrats for caring soooooo much about seniors and working people.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      I'll fall for it, PP … how did ANYTHING the Democrats have done internationally, nationally, or in the state of Colorado impact the cost of natural gas?

      And checking in … what do you want done about the price of natural gas? 

      And finally, is any legislative body likely to go along with your proposal for what is to be done?

      • DawnPatrol says:

        Hear, hear! Thank you — you said everything I was going to say to Pontificating Prune, and you did so far more genteelly than I would have.

        That said, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for a reply. As so well we all know, GQPers specialize in dropping baseless, fraudulent, fact-free turds and then trollishly running away like scalded apes.

        Providing reasonable, rational answers, explanations, evidence? Not so much. In fact, not at all. Ever. It’s simply not in their debased, corrupted political DNA.

      • Powerful Pear says:

        Really John, you will fall for anything. How about the Biden administration (Democrat) using the EPA to disadvantage the oil and gas industry, so much so that Joe Manchin made regulatory relief a part of his bargain to pass build back broke.

      • MichaelBowman says:

        To take Pfruit’s morning drive-by to it’s logical conclusion would suggest he’s in Vlad’s corner on the Ukraine War? 

        U.S. Natural Gas Production Set A New Record In 2021

        Over the past decade, the U.S. shale gas boom propelled the U.S. into the global lead among natural producers. In 2021, the U.S. set a new all-time high for natural gas production. For the year, the U.S. held a commanding 23.1% share of global natural gas production, ahead of Russia (17.4%) and even the entire Middle East (17.7%).

        Analysis: U.S. LNG exports to Europe on track to surpass Biden promise

        When U.S. President Joe Biden promised European leaders in March that he would help secure new supplies of liquefied natural gas to offset shortages from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, his pledge was greeted with scepticism

        It turns out, however, that Biden’s promise may have been far too modest.

        Through June of this year, the U.S exported about 57 bcm of gas as LNG with 39 bcm, or 68%, going to Europe, Refinitiv data shows. That is compared with 34 bcm, or 35%, of LNG exports shipped to Europe for all of 2021

        American natural gas companies are having a banner year. Pfruit needs to decide whether he thinks a free market is a good thing or a bad thing. Pick a lane  

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      If they would simply affix a hose to your pie hole, Pear, the market would be flooded with natural gas.

    • spaceman2021 says:

      Your lot want to do away with medicare/medicaid and eliminate social security, so as usual your criticism rings hollow.  Also, does this mean you'll support a tax on billionaires and corporate profits.  Oh right, Republican Jesus is against that.  You've become tiresome, even for you.

  2. MichaelBowman says:

    The Kracken is preparing to be unleashed!! We’re about to witness a MAGA shit show to end all MAGA shit shows.  

    It begs the question: how many calls a day does FDFQ get from ClubFed?

    Trump to unleash millions in the midterms in possible prelude to 2024

    “President Trump is committed to saving America, and Make America Great Again, Inc. will ensure that is achieved at the ballot box in November and beyond,” said Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson.



    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Trump has over $200 million sitting in his PACs that he grifted from the marks & sheep, who worship him, since the 2020 election. Much of it was raised to "fight election fraud."

      A better guess is that he'll use a big part of that money to pay off bank loans coming due in the next couple years. Of course, the grift and pleas to donate will continue.

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      I read about the release of the Kracken and my reaction is, meh ….

      I will believe he will spend that type of money on others when I actually see it happen. Remember all his pledges to charities he has made but never fulfilled? It's up there with his buddy, Hershel Walker's, charitable giving.

      To all those naive MAGA candidates waiting for the money spigot to open, I suggest you take to heart a phrase that great liberal RINO, Ronald Wilson Reagan, was fond of:  "Trust but verify."

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Get your tickets here:

  4. kwtree says:

    “ Colorado’s halfway houses are a revolving door to prison.” Denver Post headline on a Propublica story by Moe Clark.

    It’s well-written and researched, but the basic premises are: halfway houses and the community corrections system are primarily for-profit entities , which benefit by keeping folks “ in the system”. Their ineffectiveness and high recidivism rate are explained by the need to keep making money from shoddy addiction and mental health “ treatment”. 

    I am a part of the community corrections system now, as an educational contractor to a contractor. I agree with many of the author’s observations.



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