Monday Open Thread

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”

–Carl Sagan

31 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. coloradosane says:

    tim-tam , the declining  authoritarian right MINORITY is waging war on the constitution, democracy. These shootings are just a natural vent for perverts with access to weapons that are amplifiers for those with hate driving their weak voices.   

  2. Duke Cox says:

    Kinda thin skinned aren't you tim-tam? For the record, I hope you will acknowledge that I am not one of those shitheads you mentioned. My only comment was that perhaps " Bubba" might save us a few bucks and murder the bastard when he gets to prison.

    Your reaction to V. is not uncommon, but somewhat unwarranted. It is also precisely the kind of response V. likely intended to generate. Don't take him too, seriously.

    You seem to dump everyone on this site into the same box. I'm thinking that isn't really fair. I have been visiting here for over 15 yrs. now, and have seen just about every possible opinion on just about every subject. Emotional and intellectual bruising goes with the scenery here. The overly sensitive don't usually stick around here anyway.

    It would be unwise to expect your admonitions to have much effect. but, of course, you may certainly try. Good luck with that.

    Otherwise. I am glad you participate here.

     

  3. Voyageur says:

    Actually, Duke, I’m not above provoking discussion.  But in my sorrow at the spree I made just two points:

    The murderer should face the death penalty.

    This  is actually legally impossible since Colorado abolished it and it cannot be applied retroactively because ex post facto laws violate the U.S. Constiitution.

    We can, and should, readopt it for hate crime.

    I also urged President Biden to award the Medal of Freedom to the heroic patrons who overwhelmed this goon and saved so many lives.  We should t honor and encourage such self- defense.  Offer group training to victim groups  who ask for it.

    Let me add a third thought.

    Each new outrage triggers calls for new laws,which are seldom passed and even more rarely. enforced.  Colorado’s Red Flag law is a case in point.  A goon acccused of trying to kill his mother with a bomb is arrested after a tense  police standoff — then allowed to traipsewith a handgun and assault style rifle to a public place.

    Enforce the laws we have!

    Yes,that will take more money and the Douglas Bruces of the world want to starve the beast.

    But these ultra rightists are the beast.

    Raise taxes for more and better police, social workers, courts and support personnel.

    We can’t protect everyone in this gun-crazed society.  But we can do far better than we are doing now.

     

     

    • JohnInDenver says:

      I'm still waiting for an explanation of how a day-long stand-off that resolved with jailing and announcement of two counts of Felony Menacing and three counts of First-Degree Kidnapping manage to disappear.  Someone asked the Sheriff's Department, and they politely pointed to the District Attorney's office.  No published response that I've seen as of yet. I'm sure it is a case of them being busy. And apparently, not only were the cases not pursued — but the RECORD of the cases was sealed. 

       

       

      • unnamed says:

        I'm still waiting for an explanation of how a day-long stand-off that resolved with jailing and announcement of two counts of Felony Menacing and three counts of First-Degree Kidnapping manage to disappear.  Someone asked the Sheriff's Department, and they politely pointed to the District Attorney's office.  No published response that I've seen as of yet. I'm sure it is a case of them being busy. And apparently, not only were the cases not pursued — but the RECORD of the cases was sealed. 

        Un-fucking-believable.

    • Duke Cox says:

      I DO get a chuckle out of tim-tam referring to you as "illiterate"…

      As Daffy Duck said, "it is to laugh.!"🙂

  4. DavidThi808 says:

    On a different topic – Five blog entries I found to be a compelling read.

    And kwtree, they aren't all liberal echo chamber repeats. But who knows, you might find one or two of them to raise a point you find worth considering.

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    That makes it the only known race in the country where Darwin cast the winning vote.

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