New Year’s Weekend Open Thread

"To touch a sore is to renew one's grief."

–Terence

31 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Zappatero says:

    Let the games begin!

  2. BlueCat says:

    Looks like Modster and the rest of our other voices are on holiday or have disappeared altogether.  Not sure who we'll be playing those games with.

  3. marklane1351 says:

    2016 is a presidential.year. This is when Democrats come out in force. Michael Bennet is a stronger candidate than Mark Udall by far. He will not be beaten by a Tea Party whack job. Guess what after 2016 he will not vote with Obama. The Republicans have to bury that dead horse. The smart Republicans do not want to ditch the Affordable Care Act unless they can bring their own plan, which will bear a strong resemblance to the ACA if it has any chance of passing. Put up or shut up gentlemen

  4. JeffcoBlue says:

    How the hell does the leg session start NEXT WEEK? I'm not ready for this shit.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      what is there to get ready for?  The House will pass stuff that the Senate will never pass.  And vice versa.  And on the off chance that something weird did get through both houses, the gov can veto.  The only thing that must be done is the budget.  And even when they've had 3-3 splits on JBC, they usually work something out.

      Get a bag of popcorn and enjoy the show.  But don't take it too seriously.

  5. mamajama55 says:

    Progressives aren't happy with Obama's Treasury nominee, Antonio Weiss. And why should we be? Just because he speaks financial mumbo-jumbo and calls job outsourcing and tax evasion "corporate inversion" doesn't mean that he will be looking out for our interests.

    See Steve Kornacki's takedown here, and below.

     

    • BlueCat says:

      We'll see if Obama caves to unhappy Dems again.  Attacks led by Warren among others have been pretty effective in a few other situations. And I think that's a good thing. I get tired of trying to convince 20 and 30 somethings that it matters whether they vote or not. So many just say Dems work for the corporate interests instead of for our interests just as much as Rs do so why should I bother? Dems need to show them there really is a reason to bother. I wish Obama would keep that in mind before he makes these decisions. I'm glad to see the pro- working middle income wing refusing to roll over.

  6. FrankUnderwood says:

    Because it's his turn, that's why

    Great news!  Mike "I didn't major in math, I majored in miracles" Huckabee is leaving Faux News in preparation for running for president next year!

    Some might say, "Mike who?"  But remember, it's his turn.  For the last 48 years every Republican nominee except one, George W. Bush in 2000 (and we all remember how that turned out), has been a guy who ran one or more times before.  Huck was the big winner of the Iowa caucuses in 2008; that quadrennial event dominated on GOP side by the folks wearing tin foil hats.

    By getting into the mix, Huck will keep the nod from going by default to Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mittens or Nwt Gingrich.  It's their turns, too.
     

    • BlueCat says:

      I looked it up just to make sure that was a real quote and…. yep.  What a perfect candidate for the Create Your Own Reality, What Global Warming, What Evolution, Trickle Down Works Party.

  7. taterheaptom says:

    And they come with their Rock and their Roll!

    "A number of our Grand Valley churches seem to have abandoned services of reverence and respect for our creator and savior in favor of abrasively loud rock and roll music and speakers and preachers who behave as though they were stand-up comedians. I’m sorry, but entertainment is a far cry from worship."

     

  8. BlueCat says:

    Gallop, which hasn't been very kid to Obama in a very long time, crossed over into positive territory for him yesterday. Yes, it's just one poll nd the other that's had him positive  several times recently is the silly Razzie, but his RCP average is improving little by little since the election and his  executive action on immigration, his opening the door to normalization of relations with Cuba and other actions, announcements and  statements of opinion. So it doesn't look like the GOTP campaign to paint him as the what me worry vacationing dictator is having the desired effect.

    Gallup

    Approve 48, Disapprove 47

     

     

  9. MichaelBowman says:

    The Pueblo Chieftain published my guest essay on the Keystone today  (in its entirety 🙂 )

  10. mamajama55 says:

    yes The Chieftain gets it right once in awhile. I think that they'd be interested in posting some "hempen" news, as well. Their readership wants to know more about hemp.

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