Thursday Open Thread

“I don’t think there are any rude questions.”

–Helen Thomas

29 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Does the site ever get useful Facebook responses, or just spam?

  2. Colorado Pols says:

    What, you don’t want to make $35k a month? 

  3. coloradosane says:

    We’ve been warned.  Again.  


    Wildfires in Colorado are growing more unpredictable — officials have ignored the warnings
    A year after the deadly Marshall Fire drove thousands of Coloradans from their homes, the state’s densest communities aren’t preparing for the next climate-driven wildfire

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Time to revist the writing of Ed Quillen, as Michelle Nijhuis does in the Summit Daily.

      Writer Ed Quillen says town and county planners should adopt a new category called the Stupid Zone. You know some Stupid Zone residents, I’m sure: those nearsighted folks who choose to live at the bottom of avalanche chutes, on top of earthquake faults or in the middle of a 10-year floodplain.

      Like me, you might have sighed at their various predicaments, thinking, “Too bad, but didn’t they know what was coming?” This month, as wildfires have exploded all over the West, I’ve come to an uncomfortable realization. I live in the Stupid Zone.

  4. Chickenheed says:

    I am sadly anticipating false equivalencies about Biden and Trump having classified documents to be at least half of what we hear from Republicans for the next 2 years.

    • coloradosane says:

      done……Steve Scalise and rest of carpetbaggers of leadership 

    • NOV GOP meltdown says:

      That and blue helmeted shock troops, Antifa, and the woke mob are coming after your gas stove.

      I would say you can't make this shit up, but you can.

      • joe_burly says:

        Man I know in my head that electric stoves are the way of the future but cooking on gas is just way better. :-/

        • Dano says:

          I have always had an electric stove. I learned how to cook on electric stoves. As I have been single much more of my life than I was not, I cook for myself a lot.

          They are not bad, just different than cooking on gas. Yes, you CAN control the heat, you just have to learn how to, it IS different than doing it on a gas stove. Like any other new tool in life, you just have learn how to use it.

          I have heard people complain about not knowing if the burner is still hot or not after turning it off. IT'S A BURNER, assume it is hot, don't put your hand or plastic on it. Problem solved.

          • joe_burly says:

            Yeah I agree. I haven't had a gas stove for about 10 years so I have adjusted, but it is nice to shut off the gas and go to zero heat instantly without moving your pots around. I haven't used an induction stove. i bet that solves that issue nicely.


            • ajb says:

              Yeah, trying induction is on my to-do list. By all accounts they heat faster, have a consistent temperature (that you can set), cool off quickly, and are a snap to clean (spilled food doesn't bake onto the surface). 

              The downside may be having to buy new pots, other than the cast iron (that we use most days). 

          • spaceman2021 says:

            I've had zero issues cooking on electric.  And the indicator lights tell the user when a burner is hot.  The gas-stove-is-better war cry is overblown.  Moreover, how many of those whiny GOP congressmen actually cook anything ever?


            • joe_burly says:

              Some electric stoves are better than others. I had one that seemed to run on a thermostat so if you turned it down, the heat would stay off for a while until the temp dropped. I had another that seemed to be based on a timer method. So you might turn it down and then see the burner fire up right away. That was really annoying.

              I think the main thing is just adjusting to having to move a pot off the burner when you want it really off the heat. This can be a challenge for some people especially if they are shorter or have muscle weakness for whatever reason. moving two gallons of boiling water over a hot stove is definitely more challenging than switching off the gas.

              I generally agree that it is overblown, but there are real advantages to the gas setup that the electric stove has not quite attained. Not to say we shouldn't get rid of gas stoves, but the complaints are not entirely manufactured.

              • notaskinnycook says:

                I just bought a new gas stove. It's far and away more efficient than the 1940s model now residing under a tarp in the backyard. I learned to cook with gas and I stubbornly insist it's preferable to electric. We couldn't quite afford induction. 

              • Dano says:

                I hardly ever have to move pans around to avoid over heating. If I do, it's only because I forgot to turn off the burner when I should have. I usually choose to  leave a pan on the cooling burner so when I go back for seconds (my bowls are small, almost always have to go for seconds) the food is still warm and doesn't need re-heated.

        • davebarnes says:

          Not true.
          Ignore old-fashioned electric resistance cooktops and go with induction.

          We installed gas when we redid our kitchen because:
          1. We already had gas.
          2. The additional cost for additional power cables would have been over $2K due to having to tear apart our finished basement ceiling.

    • joe_burly says:

      Republicans and CNN. 

  5. Powerful Pear says:

    When Joe Biden started pushing a re-election bid it was predictable that the long knives of the Democrat back benchers would do what ever is necessary to sink the President right off the bat. Hiding Biden stole classified document’s from the White House. Of course Biden is surprised, he is surprised every day he wakes up. 

    All this “Breaking News” is from Democrat sources.

    Who knew Biden was just a place holder propped up by the “Deep State” Democrats?

  6. itlduso says:

    We need a librarian over here!  STAT!

    Can someone explain how it is that US classified documents don't have some Dewey decimal type system to keep track of their location and status?  The question came up during the Trump investigation, and now with Biden.  They literally don't seem to know what classified, including the most secret documents exist and where they are.  I can't imagine how anyone would want to do undercover work for the US government knowing that your information could be misplaced somehow.  Pathetic.

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      The Dewey Decimal System! Where is Andrew Carnegie when we finally needed him for something!

    • Dano says:

      I have a little experience with this sort of thing from a previous part of my life. Anything classified is logged out and back in to whatever repository it is in. The problem is when the people who are supposed to be reviewing those logs don’t. If item 456123 is checked out and not checked back in, there should be an immediate call to whoever checked out 456123.

      Now when checking out such documents to a President or VP (actually their staff), I see the initial reluctance to bust their chops over it, but someone at the repository needs to be taking the bull by the horns and keep up with what has not come back yet, and following up with someone in the Oval Office about getting them back.

      So it is not just on the person in office, who frankly doesn’t do the checking in/out after, they take from a staff person and give back to a staff person. Point is, there is plenty of blame to go around.

      • itlduso says:

        So, you're saying there is a system, but wouldn't it be simple to look now and see what hasn't been checked back in?  It seems that they have no idea what is still missing from Chump or Biden. ??

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