Wednesday Open Thread

“Excessive fear is always powerless.”

–Aeschylus

21 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke Cox says:

    Good morning, Polsters….a quick question to start off the day and move our little Moddy down the page…

    Is there a more vapid and less inspiring talking head on TV than Nicole Wallace?

     

  2. Andrew Carnegie says:

    Will Mrs. Anthony Weiner sing?

     

    As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.”

    The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications – more sensitive than previously known.

    The notice came as the State Department inspector general’s office acknowledged that it is reviewing the use of “personal communications hardware and software” by Clinton’s former top aides after requests from Congress.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article30714762.html#pq=gh8YAu#storylink=cpy

     

  3. Andrew Carnegie says:

    They found what?

  4. davebarnes says:

    How will "peak oil" impact Colorado? I have no idea, but you should read this.

    https://medium.com/@amorylovins/the-troubled-oil-business-21ad430eff10

  5. Zappatero says:

    The Teflon Governor highlights our obscene obsession with big-time sports:

    Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker will sign a bill Wednesday finalizing his controversial plan to spend $250 million in state, county and city funds — plus tens of millions more in interest and future tax breaks — on a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Walker has characterized the plan to replace the existing 27-year-old NBA arena as beneficial to taxpayers, arguing that the state would lose even more money if they declined to do so. But voices from across the political spectrum are blasting the plan, saying that pouring money into private sports stadiums is a terrible investment, and arguing the team’s Wall Street billionaire owners should shoulder the burden, since they’ll be reaping the profits.

    This is a classic example of rich guys socializing the costs and risk while making sure they'll profit off the deal no matter what happens.

    And this is the kind of thing government devises and encourages while screwing the Middle Class. And this is the kind of thing Bernie is talking about that Bennet thinks is a-OK Super. And this is why Bernie is getting the reception he is while Bennet shakes in his boots when looking at the next election.

    • BlueCat says:

      Your inability to criticize anyone for anything without tacking on another attack on Bennet, Obama's near policy double, is getting to be pretty LOL hysterical, Zappy. Also very similar to the right’s penchant for blaming anything, including acts of nature, on Obama. And considering what the Repugs are offering to run against him, I doubt there's a lot of boot shaking going on in the Bennet camp either. It’s getting to where you might want to consider therapy.

  6. mamajama55 says:

    Pols, you asked us to tell you when we see outdated posts and comments. In the "recent comments" thread is one from "Tipton's anti-environmental record" by ct from 2011, with a comment that alternately appears and disappears, depending which page you refresh.

  7. Diogenesdemar says:

    Damn …

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/us/jimmy-carter-says-he-has-cancer.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

    In a statement, Mr. Carter said that recent liver surgery revealed cancer that had spread to several parts of his body.

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