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June 04, 2024 08:02 AM UTC

Tuesday Open Thread

  • by: Colorado Pols

“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson


20 thoughts on “Tuesday Open Thread

  1. This item is not directly political, but Pols is, collectively, the best source of information I trust.

    I saw, this morning, a note on a Wegovy television ad saying you should contact them at their website before you consult with your "heath care professional". I have never seen that statement before.  What happened to "ask your doctor if this is right for you"?  It is not OTC.


    1. Blame the Supreme Court for elevating commercial speech to core First Amendment protection and rendering TV ads a stream of misleading pharmaceutical pitches for drugs most people can't afford because "freedumb"


    2. There once was a time when pharmaceutical companies targeted their advertising to medical professionals who in turn decided whether a particular drug was efficacious for treating a patient. Granted, they still spend a lot of $$$ on free samples, junkets, three-martini lunches, etc. 

      But since we live in our modern DIY society, why not cut out the middle man, tell the patient directly about all the benefits of a particular med, cram all the risks into one long, run-on sentence about possible side effects, and include the tag line, "Talk to your doctor about whether XXX is right for you" as the PR firm shows someone enjoying a wonderful, carefree life.


      1. This was definitely one of the worst things to emerge from the late '90s. Having people come to see their doctor and demand a drug they saw on T.V. or in a magazine. Doctors hate it. There can be numerous reasons a patient ought not take a particular drug, and people can be awfully hard-headed when the doctor refuses to prescribe it.

  2. Well, this certainly puts a kink in someone's corpulent ass. Not a good look for the USA at all, but then again the orange turd never has been…


    Countries that don't allow convicted felons to enter:

    1. Argentina
    2. Australia
    3. Canada
    4. China
    5. Cuba
    6. India
    7. Iran
    8. Israel
    9. Japan
    10. Kenya
    11. Macau
    12. New Zealand
    13. South Africa
    14. Taiwan
    15. United Kingdom
    16. United States

    Countries that will deny entry to felons if discovered:

    1. Brazil
    2. Cambodia
    3. Chile
    4. Dominican Republic
    5. Egypt
    6. Ethiopia
    7. Hong Kong
    8. Indonesia
    9. Ireland
    10. Malaysia
    11. Mexico
    12. Morocco
    13. Nepal
    14. Peru
    15. Philippines
    16. Singapore
    17. South Korea
    18. Tanzania
    19. Tunisia
    20. Turkey
    21. Ukraine
    22. United Arab Emirates
    1. So, hypothetically speaking, after he has been sentenced but while on appeal bond, if Trump should find himself traveling to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria or some other country in central Europe in search of his prospective fourth wife, can Customs and Border Protection deny him re-entry into the US?  {EXTREME SARCASM INTENDED}

        1. Oh, that's right! Grandpa was banished from the Fatherland because he violated the Kaiser's conscription laws. And in so doing, establishing a time-honored family tradition of draft evasion for the Drumpfs (i.e., Trumps).

  3. I know y’all will be shocked, but after suffering the grievance of Orange Jesus (Festivus came early this year) related to his “they want to put me in jail four days before the convention!!” , turns out his own attorneys asked for that date per court transcripts. Apparently the attorneys are busy with a couple of matters Trump-related in other courts between now and then. 

    In other news, 7-11 will be selling Slurpees for 34 cents on July 11 for anyone wearing orange.  Kidding. Sort of.

  4. Here’s to wishing all homophobes a super uncomfortable month ahead. The commentary is from a God-fearing CD-4 resident, notwithstanding the fact the Federalist bigots are quoting the wrong chapter of Genesis (they’re off by about 13 chapters) but who’s counting?

    1. The reaction is bogus …. The great flood was the result of “The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.” Nothing specific to sex of ANY variety, and much broader — some commentaries say the wording covers unplanned AND planned acts, actions done and actions only in thought.

      Genesis 9 is accurate enough:  in English translation it says

      13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind.

      God leaves PLENTY of room for judgment and resulting punishment.  “I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

      Or, as the song puts it:   “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time.”


      1. If you ever want to rearrange your brain, read The Legend of Gilgamesh (Penguin Clasics). From ancient Sumeria, it contains a flood story that pre-dates Christianity and Greek myth. Addresses the fundamental question of what it means to be mortal (Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with judgement of Judeo-Christian god.)

      1. The only way Qbert loses is if the others agree that only one of them will remain in the race.  This is trump 2016 all over again, when the GOP could have beaten him if they'd only had one candidate challenging him in the primaries.  But ego knows no bounds and since each of these non-Qbert candidates think he or she is the right person for the district–and unwilling to realize that he or she will not win in a diluted primary–they cannot agree that defeating Qbert is more important for the common good than their own egos.  If we can only convince Qbert to someday run for Senate, where she can get her ass kicked and be gone.

    1. How the hell is Sonnenberg polling at only 4%? He must have really pissed off a lot of people to get their.

      I realize that Boebert has more name recognition than Sonnenberg may have, but he does have SOME recognition.

      Wasn't his state senate district about 25% of CD 4?

      And I find it hard to believe that Holtorf is polling as high as 4%. Me thinks this poll is an outlier.

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