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February 05, 2024 12:14 AM UTC

Monday Open Thread

  • 23 Comments
  • by: Colorado Pols

“I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.”

–Abraham Lincoln

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23 thoughts on “Monday Open Thread

  1. Great piece in today's WaPo on former Senator Norma Anderson and her part in the effort to prevent Trump's presence on the Colorado ballot.

    When Trump was the party’s presidential nominee in 2016 and 2020, she voted for third-party candidates. She quit the Republican Party in 2018 because of Trump but rejoined it in 2021. “I thought, you know, I’m the Republican. They aren’t,” she said.

    She said her Republican friends have supported her decision to join the lawsuit. “There’s other Republicans that think I’m a RINO,” Anderson said. “It doesn’t bother me.”

    She is realistic about her chances of success (I personally believe the decision is already a foregone conclusion in Trump's favor, SCOTUS will just backfill whatever legal justification they think will seem somewhat plausible).

    Anderson said she understood she might lose the case, but believed that bringing the lawsuit was worth it regardless.

    Either way, she said, the challenge will help more people “realize how serious January 6th was and the fact that dear Donald was part of it.”

    1. re:  "When Trump was the party’s presidential nominee in 2016 and 2020, she voted for third-party candidates. She quit the Republican Party in 2018 because of Trump but rejoined it in 2021. “I thought, you know, I’m the Republican. They aren’t,” she said."

      Norma is a dreamer … and probably not the only one. I wonder if the coming elections for the US House nominees will cement in the notion of the strength of the MAGA in taking over the Republican line. 

      1. You are right. Norma may be a dreamer but she is not the only one. There is a lot of friction inside the Republican Party right now. I suppose the same can be said of the Democrats with some Muslim Americans distraught over the Israel/Hamas war. That said Republicans are mean about their differences which are personal rather than policy.

      1. My county, Anne Arundel, has a required registration of pets, but not the caretaker role.  The big difference is no fees after you are 65 years old.  That way being a cat lady is cheaper.  I know compliance is horrible, but at least it tries. It also registers service dogs so you get a nice tag for the clanker collection to rattle away at 3am.

    1. AKA … how to make a state of lawbreakers. I don't know what the compliance rate with the various municipal and county registrations is now …. but I doubt it comes close to the 50% mark.

      I don't know if there is a better way already in use somewhere.  I think there would be better approaches … such as a "tax" on animals getting veterinarian service, charged on the first visit each year.

          1. Of course, cats are Republicans. Everyone knows that dogs have owners, but cats have staff. We are servants to two of the critters and I can tell you they think they’re superior to us. The kitty in my avatar is our dear departed Lilith and she was definitely queen of the house

    2. Another brain fart piece of legislation.

      Here's a suggestion:  If you care about your pet, go to the vet and get Fido, Fluffy, or Spot tagged with one of those electronic tracking devices?

      No need for another government agency to be brought in for pet management.

        1. I will second that. Virtuosity was no stranger to the Hee Haw stage. However. throwing shade at hillbillies is a low-class option enjoyed by oh, so many prejudiced and sanctimonious Yankees.
          So…shows like Hee Haw become fodder.

           

           

        1. I thought so, too.  But I imagine if he wants to stay in the DA's office in the 23rd, he may have made a deal with Brauchler to not run in exchange for being picked as a chief deputy DA.  

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