“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
(D) Joe Biden*
(R) Donald Trump
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Joe Neguse*
(R) Lauren Boebert*
(D) Adam Frisch
(R) Ken Buck*
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(D) Jason Crow*
(D) Brittany Pettersen
(D) Yadira Caraveo
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
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Here's a problem that needs solved: Social Security is still using job descriptions from 1977 to determine eligibility for disability benefits. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/12/27/social-security-job-titles-disabled-applicants-obsolete/
That’s actually not correct. Social Security still uses the Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles that has had some updates. The DOT, however, is considered generally obsolete. There are more recent publications such as county business patterns for the various states.
Last time I checked this was in summer, 2021, to confirm a job title & job description for a non-profit I was doing some work for. Do a browser inquiry for the DOL DOT (spelled out completely) and you should find more current information.
AZ AG recount is complete:
Kris Mayes (D): 1,254,809
Abraham Hamadeh (R) 1,254,529.
280 vote margin
I was just coming to post about this. This recount throws out the window what I always say about recounts: that they don't change many vote totals. This one changed over 200 votes!
It makes me question they original counting process. (I don't know AZ's procedures.)
I had the same response. That’s 623 more total votes than were counted for Mayes and Hamadeh in the canvass. 507 of those were from Pinal County (presently run by Republicans I assume, R58/D41) where Hamadeh gained 392 votes and Mayes gained 115
BTW, 200 is 0.0008% of the total statewide vote.
Apache County also had a pretty substantial discrepancy. Mayes gained 59 votes and Hamadeh gained 13, out of 26,424 total votes for the two candidates.
Where are the Cyber Ninjas when they were needed!
Can any of our west-slopers confirm or deny this? Moddy?
I think I saw a reference on Yahoo News.
Snopes says 'tis so: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/boebert-mexican-restaurant/
Don't forget: Santos created many of his fake biographical details on a laptop.
You know who else had a laptop? Yep, Hunter Biden.
Here, fixed it for you, George (or whoever you are)
A tweet for everything.
Biden and the Dems need to tell the House Rs to go pound sand until they clean up their own house, first.
Has it occurred to anyone that Elon might have purchased Southwest Airlines and didn’t tell anyone? What a cluster…
It would make a lot of sense.
And he plans to install Full Self Driving (FSD) software on all the planes!
As this continues to intrigue people, there are more and more elements emerging. SOME may be criminal — others are "free speech" that probably are not matters for criminal or civil court action, or even FEC action.
AP's headline this afternoon:
And of course, wanna-be Speaker McCarthy isn't speaking.
It's like it was better for Dems that Repugs won that seat since Santos became a millstone around their neck.
The locals (ie the Dems) in Santos' district should launch a recall. In this case, that is the most appropriate way to handle it.
No can do: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501738/
Yeah, I saw that after I mentioned it. Too bad.
However, the concept of recalling a member of Congress has not been tried yet. Some states (including Colorado) do have provisions for it on their books. But there is a legal question if such provisions are constitutional. No case has been tried yet to answer that question. There exist legal opinions by think tanks and attorneys general going both directions.
Perhaps we should try to recall Boebert (on the grounds it is now obvious she is a Russian operative) to test the constitutionality.
All that aside, New York does not have provisions for recall at all, so for Santos it is a moot point.
Congressional Research Service says Federal elected officials are not subject to recall. https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/RL30016.html
In short, elected officials at the Federal level are not subject to recall elections. No ifs, ands, or buts.
Here are some links to about the restaurant. Still would like to hear from a local.
Laugh time – Musk got a margin call on the stock borrowed to fund his purchase of twit. Barron's has the report.
Pam, what's a "margin call", and how does this make Musk look ridiculous? Just don't know the vocabulary.
You can subscribe to the Wall Street Journal and educate yourself.
Barnes, clearly you don’t know what a margin call is, since you chose to promote the wsj instead of defining the term. ( The condescending mansplaining was just gravy- I get it).
So since I had more time to research this evening, let me enlighten you.
The original story was not in Barron’s, which is behind a paywall, but in fintel, quoted:
Or, as LBPoS wrote, Musk will have to pony up a lot of cash.
So now you know. You’re welcome.
Barnes is just being a twit. You don't need a WSJ description to find out. Look up Margin (finance) on Wikipedia.
Of course I being a twit. I fail to understand how anyone over the age of 25 could not know what a margin call is.
"how anyone over the age of 25….." Maybe people who have never had enough money to be able to "play" in the stock market.
I'm late today and just seeing this. I actually did know the answer. When I was in high school, our American history teacher had us play a stock market game for a week so we'd really grok the Crash of '29.
"grok"….. Ahhh. Another one who remembers "Stranger in a Strange Land," by the late and great Robert Heinlein.
He has to pony up a lot of cash.
Today's most thoughtful post anywhere on the internet: Big Tech Facing Creative Disruption
From Tina Nguyen @ Puck
‘Puck’ is a pay site. The Greene-Boebert feud can be tracked on Yahoo News. Greene is also now feuding with Tulsi Gabbard over her dismantling of George Santos on Fox News.
Heaven forbid we should pay for news!!!
David, I pay $15.99 per month for the Denver Post online. I pay for subscriptions to print editions of The Economist, Washington Examiner, National Review, Mother Jones, The Week, and Wired. I think that is sufficient.
To re-balance your portfolio, I would drop National Review & Mother Jones, and add either WaPo or NYT, and TPM. The Colorado Sun is increasingly valuable as great news source.
Talking Points Memo is the best investigative news site going. Fortunately Vox.com has the best long-form articles aside from The Atlantic, but it is free.
I finally dropped the Times after one too many idiotic "balance" article, and far too many "beat sweeteners"
I was reminded today that I also get Reason, when the current issue arrived at my p.o. box.
I had the Times for a couple years, but seldom read the stuff. I was real fortunate to get a competent person when I called in to cancel. No more out of state newspapers. I like the Sun. But to get the reporters I want; like Jason Blevins; the cost would have exceeded what I pay for the Post when I last checked.
I like the current mix and not inclined to switch.
Banger, If you pay for the Denver Post, you have full digital access to the Washington Post. Makes sense, now that so much of the D. Post’s content is syndicated from there and the N.YT.
That's interesting to know. I'll investigate after the holidays and computer changeover on Tuesday (data migration from old to new).
This is brilliant – Political Fundraising Emails Must Be Destroyed
Beautiful strippers? Must be a rare breed, I've never seen one (not female at least).
I got to know a beautiful stripper in Casper Wyoming, back in the eighties. I was singing at a place called, "the Sage Club".
Such a fond memory…of her…not the bar.😏😄
This may be the best thing on the interwebs today. If you didn’t watch Greta tackle Tate’s small dick energy on Twitter, the guy today is understanding that “karma can be a bitch”…
‘Toxic’ influencer Andrew Tate is arrested in human trafficking raid at his luxury villa in Romania after PIZZA BOX in his smug video clap-back at Greta Thunberg gave away his location
It's true….everything Trump touches, dies.
His Wiki has been updated:
Yes. Greta wins the end-of-year internet title once again!
Previously she won for her interview with Trevor Noah after sailing to New York.
Look who's quoted in this story from NBC. So this is where Marilyn
MuskratMusgrave landed. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3786449-republicans-rethink-abortion-strategy-after-bruising-midterms
Musty is still searching for that one true issue that will make people vote for Republicans again. It wasn’t guns, except for that tiny minority that has huge arsenals that they think Pelosi is coming for. It wasn’t abortion, cause most Republican women need abortions at some point in their lives, like everyone else. Plus they don’t actually care about real, as opposed to hypothetical, babies.
Fear of blurring gender lines hasn’t proved to be a vote-getter, either, with most people knowing a gender-bender of some variety.
Musty will have to adapt her messaging to ginning up fear of brown people taking over. That seems to be the main talking point left for Republican operatives.
What she really means is re-thinking how they package a 'sale' to the sane middle. Something just believable enough it can grab a few votes, enough for them to reclaim power and then go on about ignoring the overwhelming majority that rejects their (faux) pro-life ideology.