Friday Open Thread

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”

–Malcolm Forbes

41 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. The Gilpin County ballot count might be delayed. Clerk's house is being guarded by four Moose. Ah, Colorado.

  2. Powerful Pear says:

    What could go wrong with this idea?

    Foolish humans think they understand and can control the natural world.

    A better idea would be to attach solid rocket boosters to each windmill and set them off at the same time. By increasing the rotational speed of the earth the sun would have less time to heat the surface.

    Thank you, I’m accepting nominations for the Nobel Prize for Kookiest stupid human idea.

  3. Powerful Pear says:

    I got my red cup yesterday. Little did I know, it gave me a 10-cent discount on each fillup. Will my good fortune never cease?

    • DavidThi808 says:

      I’ve made it a rule not to reply to you (because you’re a despicable troll). But making an exception here – this is awful. How can we hold ourselves out as an ideal to the world when we do this?

    • JohnInDenver says:

      a;  Biden has said he is SCRUPULOUSLY hands off when it comes to legal matters.  Until there is some indication that Biden broke his practice, any flak on this goes to DoJ (and in this case, the State Dept. legal team) for making the call, not Biden.

      b.  Precedent is clear — we do not use US courts to go after other nation’s heads of state … if we did, there would be a LONG list of suits against against any number of heads of state.  Virtually anyone claiming asylum for having a “well-founded fear of persecution” could add on a civil suit saying the head of state was the decision maker for the policies that forced them out.

      c. And for what it is worth, we use that stance to say that foreign courts have no jurisdiction over OUR head of state, so there is no meaningful court action charging our President or Congressional leaders, and if that were to change, there would be LOONNNNGGGGGGGGG lines of people claiming compensation from the US leaders.

  4. ParkHill says:

    How to easily become a billionaire… h/t Joey Politano

    1 – Create your own cryptocurrency
    2 – Issue 1 billion coins to yourself
    3 – Trade one coin to a sockpuppet account fro $1

    Mark-to-market… you are now a billionaire.

    I guess Elmo Mush is showing us a reverse underwear gnomes business plan.

  5. Sunset Side says:

    And filed paperwork to run again in two years.  

    • Dano says:

      Good! Maybe "the pundits" won't be so quick to write CD3 off next time around. Letting people know there is chance to unchain themselves from the Unhingled One will encourage better turn out. (being a Presidential year will help with that too)

      • Duke Cox says:

        In the meantime, let us remember which party she represents. I don't know a single Democrat who is embarrassed by her. She will, over the course of the next session, do nothing except showboat, evangelize, rage and spit…to no effect.

        I believe her greatest achievement will be to help facilitate the dismemberment of the Republican caucus…I'm OK with that.

  6. DavidThi808 says:

    From the NY Times

    About 30 minutes later, Mr. Musk sent another email saying he wanted to learn about Twitter’s “tech stack,”

    Anyone who develops software knows how crazy this is. How on earth can you know who to layoff if you don’t know the tech stack? This is blithering idiot level of stupidity.

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