Monday Open Thread

“Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.”

–Oscar Wilde

17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    Why did the Chinese balloon ignore Colorado? I though we were a flyover state.

  2. Sunmusing says:

    to all those fuckheads who were at the basketball game, who were chanting "russia, russia russia" while a Ukrainian exchange student was going to the foul line, I want to tell those shit eating scumbags to get the fuck out of Colorado…GET OUT…and fuck off and die if you do not leave…fucking republicans are the enemy of our nation…they keep proving it at times like this…fuck all you republicans…eat shit and die…

    • Duke Cox says:

      May I add my support to the message so eloquently delivered by our friend, Sunmusing? I am beyond sick to my core of the phony conservatism, the xenophobia, the racism, the sexism, the homophobia, and profound greed, that forms the core of the Republican party. 

      The party is beyond salvation and needs to be voted into oblivion. Who is stepping forward to lead the party? DeSantis, Hogan, Sununu, Haley, Christie…??

      Are you fucking kidding me? 

      As our society plunges further into the past, the ugliness that is Republicanism needs to be cast aside. There are still people with noble and honest motives…with a sincere desire to do good for the planet and its people, who align, still, with the party of Trump.

      Those people need to understand, the Republican party is completely dysfunctional and cannot take them back to to their imaginary, free-market, greed-head utopia. 

      The most powerful and insidious factor in the decomposition of what was once a proud, effective, political party is the influence of the evangelical Christian Church. Until that influence is jettisoned, the Republican party is doomed. 

      • Sunmusing says:

        sorry I lost my shit…but I cannot stay silent when I see this garbage…living in and around magats is wearing on me…

        • Duke Cox says:


        • The realist says:

          Agree with you both. I attended a legislative hour in a rural county on Saturday, with the county's two right-wing legislators. I should have recorded it – one insult after another (insult to intelligence, insult to Democrats, insult to any reasonable person). We were treated to such wondrous pronouncements as "the abortion pill and aborted babies are in your drinking water!" and the statement that schools should not be run by the government (met with resounding applause from the right-wing audience). I really don't know if there is a path out of this garbage . . . 

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          I fully agree with your comment that the russia chanters are fuckheads. But how does that then lead to a conclusion that the chanters were Republicans? Remembering my own college days, I'd be more convinced that the idiots were stoned out of their heads by booze and maybe other stuff.

    • Wong21fr says:

      It’s another example of how the CU/CSU student fanbase are just horrible.  They’re right up there with Philly fans went it comes to class.  I mean if you can’t compete as a team, you might as well try and see just how awful of a person you can be as a fan.

      Need another Vietnam to thin out their ranks a little….

      (it’s a Simpsons joke)

  3. ParkHill says:

    Who will win,  Koch or Bannon?

  4. Washopingmylastpostwouldbemylast says:

    Early unconfirmed reports out of Washington DC this morning, released from at least one Republican Congressional office:

    The heroic pilot of the F-22 that downed that Chinese balloon appears to have been George Santos.

    Also this, just now received: 

    George Santos has been asked to, and may actually at this time be on site, leading the team of Navy divers working to recover portions of that Chinese balloon.

  5. ParkHill says:

    "Biden admin offers to brief Trump officials on past Chinese Ballon Incursions." (Politico)


    The Biden administration is willing to brief former Trump officials on newly discovered intelligence that China sent spy balloons into U.S. airspace during their time in charge.

    The offer, described by senior Biden administration officials on Sunday night, comes as former President Donald Trump and senior members of his national security team say they were never briefed on such an incursion by a Beijing-sent aircraft.

  6. ParkHill says:

    Rachel Bitecofer:

    Socialism is the word Republicans use when they're plotting to steal your retirement money. Pass it on.

  7. davebarnes says:

    Coal is dead.

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