Tuesday Open Thread

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

–Martin Luther King, Jr.

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. itlduso says:

    Morgan Carroll just announced on her Facebook page that she is running for CD-6.

    Yay!!  This is going to be Fun!

  2. notaskinnycook says:

    That is good news. And here's something to brighten Michael Bowmans day: http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_28442945/anti-pot-taboo-shrinks-race-white-house

    It's about time.

     

  3. ajb says:

    Nice article in NYT about Colorado's long-term contraceptive program:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/06/science/colorados-push-against-teenage-pregnancies-is-a-startling-success.html?_r=0

    So, of course, the National Review attempted a hit piece on the program:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/agenda/385884/no-one-program-did-not-reduce-colorados-teen-pregnancy-rate-40-percent-callie-gable

    But you should read the comments. The author gets eviscerated by the reviewers.

  4. Zappatero says:

    Bankers' Fever yet to be broken. Atrios:

    I get annoyed when people talk about the legal constraints that central banks face because "do whatever the fuck they want just call it an emergency" seems to govern their actual behavior when necessary.

    Greece is a tiny part of the Eurozone. The ECB could have taken over their debts without causing inflation. They could've mailed giant checks to every citizen of Greece without causing inflation. They could have made the lives of actual people infinitely better at essentially no cost.

    But Teh Moral Hazard!!! The only moral hazard issue we see these days is that big banks lend without fear of default, knowing well that they – not the people – will be bailed out. Both could be bailed out, of course, but apparently that's not an option. Because serving the people is not what these institutions are for.

    See, helping real "people" would be socialism*. Saving Banks (run by a group of "special" people) from their bad decisions (made by those very same "special" people) is a given. But rather than thinking they are "too big to fail', we should see ending the tyranny of the bankers as putting them out of their, and our, misery. 

    We'd all be better off.

    * – Privatizing the profits, and "socializing" the costs of these banks, or any business given preference by government, is not Socialism. I swear, it's not!

  5. Robb says:

    Shenanigans, I say! laugh

    Jefferson County "Students First," the pro-Board-Majority nitwits you'll remember from way back, have outdone themselves — hijacking the well-established anti-Board-Majority hashtag #standup4kids this week to misrepresent themselves as being in favor of the recall, all in an effort to raise money:

    Of course, clicking those two identical links takes one to their generic donation page, which is so generic it — surprise — doesn't mention their huge role in helping get the board majority elected. To say nothing of the fact that board member Julie Williams' father-in-law Tim Neville sat on the board of JeffCoSF

    The actual donation page to support the recall effort, as a few Twitter users point out, is https://fundly.com/jeffco-united-for-action

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