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  1. Duke Cox says:

    How can it not be clear to everyone? The Orange Destruction and his horde of orcs are sharpening their broadswords…and I am not speaking figuratively.

  2. JohnNorthofDenver says:

    If there is a take away from the Democrats Rules and Bylaws Committee calendar for the primaries… Colorado should pass a law now to be the first caucus in the nation. 

    • 2Jung2Die says:

      Minor correction, Colorado's a presidential primary state now, not a presidential caucus state.

      And I guess if we got the first primary, we'd get more visitation from candidates early on. They'd all have to sample Rocky Mountain Oysters instead of Iowa corn dogs.

      • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

        But who can forget the photo of Marcus Bachman, Michelle's husband, apparently fellating a corndog during her campaign in Iowa.

      • JohnNorthofDenver says:

        Colorado could change the law on a dime to bully the parties to put us earlier.

        It’s basically the New Hampshire problem.

        The Rules and Bylaws primary schedule puts South Carolina first New Hampshire law requires NH first and I don’t think the party will set aside those delegates.

        We have a better argument it’s a tight state to campaign to in the front range and our brand nationwide is rugged independent bla bla. 

        Do we really care if it’s a primary? We flip back to caucus to grab a bit more is that so bad?

        • 2Jung2Die says:

          A lot of people would squeal if there was a serious effort to go back to a presidential caucus. I've never minded caucuses personally, but they do take time, they're arcane procedurally, and most people have their mind made up about their candidate of choice already so why spend a couple hours in a crowded building when you can just cast a ballot at home?

        • Dano says:

          Caucuses are damnable creatures! They are fraught with local corruption, incompetence, and plain old errors. Let the trained election officials handle it. 

          Also, only Ds and Rs get a say in caucuses, Us (the largest voting block) get to vote in primaries and will give a better sense of viability of the candidates.

          • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

            Yes, only the hard-boiled extremists on each end of the ideological spectrum can afford to spend 3+ hours on a cold winter night haranguing one another over platforms planks and which candidates are sufficiently ideologically pure to make the primary ballot.

            The rest of us would rather be home watching the Crown on Netflix.

            • 2Jung2Die says:

              The 3+ hours is if you're just attending caucus. If you're a party official or caucus volunteer, it's more like 10-20 or even more thanks to planning, training, set-up, and anything left to do at the end of the night. 'Tis a PITA!

        • JohnInDenver says:

          No doubt the law COULD be changed.  But "In 2016, voters passed Proposition 107. "  And getting legislators to pass and Polis to sign something so recently decided by voters might be an uphill fight.

  3. DavidThi808 says:

    People are not rational beings, they’re rationalizing beings. ALL OF US, but some more than others.

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      Yes, but after he gets convicted and sentenced on that first first-degree murder charge, which carries a sentence of life without parole, he will never serve a day of any of the sentences on the other charges.

      I invite Voyager to chime in with the argument in favor of capital punishment at this point.

      • Voyageur says:

        Chimeth I do.  Mass killers get a kill one get 50 free discount in Colorado.  Murder with a hate crine enhancement should be a death penalty.

      • DaftPunk says:

        Do accused murderers get punished with mis-pronouns prior to conviction?  That's quite the right-wing trope.

        • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

          While we are discussing whether this individual deserves to be executed or locked up for the rest of their life, you are fixated on the mis-pronouns. Even kwtree didn't catch that mistake and go off on it.

          If it makes you happy, I fixed it for you.

          Yes, but after he gets THEY GET convicted and sentenced on that first first-degree murder charge, which carries a sentence of life without parole, he THEY will never serve a day of any of the sentences on the other charges.</p>

          <p>I invite Voyager to chime in with the argument in favor of capital punishment at this point.</p>

          • DaftPunk says:

            Fixated, no, but it’s important to people; maybe not to you.

            • Voyageur says:

              If it's important to this hate-mongering man, good. He him his, he his his, he his.  In my view five  murders forfeits your right to political correctness.

              • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

                There is a scene in the movie The Hunt where one of the MAGA deplorables says to the other deplorable, “You aren’t going to kill a woman, are you?”

                The first deplorable turns to the woman and says, “Do you want me to spare your life because you are a woman?” to which the PC woman says, “No.” So he kills her.

                Fealty to political correctness sometimes comes with a steep price.

                • kwtree says:

                  Perfect example of how Hollywood shapes our perceptions of reality, thus generating talking points for right wing and center-left activists who both hate progressives. ( Because all things "meet in the middle", doncha know. ) "I saw it in a movie – therefore it must be true."

                  There is no equivalent example of deadly "fealty to political correctness" in real life. 

  4. Voyageur says:

    Herschel stinks.

  5. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    Move over Chem Trails Kelli, we now have Chem Trails Doug ….

    GOP's Doug Mastriano rants about 'chemtrails' after election loss (msn.com)

    Wasn't this the crackpot who was going to go into the desert – in central PA, I imagine – to pray and to fast for 40 days before the gubernatorial election?

  6. Dano says:

    AT LONG LAST!!!! CONVICTION!!! 17 counts of tax fraud!

    The end of Donald Trump is in sight!

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/06/politics/trump-organization-fraud-trial-verdict/index.html

    It was against his company and not him personally, but the noose just tightened dramatically.

  7. Rockhound says:

    Joyce Rankin, member of the state board of education representing CO-3, announced her resignation today.  I believe she's married to ex-Sen. Rankin who just did the same last week (the site ran a story about it).  I'd assume there's a connection for the close-in-time retirements, but not sure what it may be.  Write it up, Pols.  

    • Dano says:

      I read a story in the CS Gazette, it did not give a reason for the resignation. But I think it was in error when it said the replacement, who will be picked by GOP  CD-3 vacancy committee will have to stand for election in 2023. I am pretty sure they will serve until 2024 and then stand to election to fill rest of the term which ends in Jan. 2027.

    • Duke Cox says:

      My guess is Mrs. Rankin has been on the receiving end of some pretty rude behavior from her party and professional colleagues since her husband made his choice. 

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