Thursday Open Thread

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

–Albert Einstein

31 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Andrew Carnegie says:

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    Alo Konsen @OhioCoastie

    .@HillaryClinton I have no student debt, & there are no emojis for "Prosecute Hillary Clinton for corruption."

    3:12 PM – 12 Aug 2015

  2. davebarnes says:

    Good news.
    http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/08/12/judge-tosses-rmgos-first-amendment-suit-over-campaign-spending/122597/
    "Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and Colorado Campaign for Life won’t be able to sue watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch in a fight over campaign spending during the 2014 Republican primary."

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Irony: meet Carly's BFF

    Give Bibi the Nobel Peace Prize

    Make no mistake, Washington and Tehran were the driving forces behind the Iran deal. If anything, Netanyahu miscalculated just how far Obama would go in making this deal. But there’s little doubt that the prime minister’s relentless focus on the nuclear issue set the stage for an American president to do something about it and provided him with additional tools to do it. Perhaps it would be unrealistic for any Israeli prime minister to celebrate this deal, let alone take credit for helping shape it. The agreement is just too problematic, from where the Israeli government sits. And this prime minister truly believes that. Indeed, of all the possible outcomes to the Iranian nuclear story, Netanyahu could not have envisioned a worse one: an agreement he both loathes and, truth be told, unwittingly enabled.

    • BlueCat says:

      It continues to amaze me that  almost no one, including in this article, ever mentions the fact that Israel is a nuclear power already and has been for about half a century and everyone knows it. That everyone is supposed to both officially not know it and know it at the same time because it would hardly be a useful deterrent if Israel's enemies didn't know about it. It's a "secret" whose entire value consists of it being no secret. It's stunning how this is just ignored as if it isn't relevant to the situation when what on earth could possibly be more relevant?  Even when discussing the "existential threat" Iran represents to Israel, no one mentions Israel's nukes. Isn't it long past time to drop the Kabuki? 

  4. Robb says:

    Did we ever figure out where the heck the "Boulder State" was? Because it's becoming a thing.

  5. flatiron says:

    Hickenlooper drinks Animas River water to make a point

    http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20150812/NEWS01/150819894/Hickenlooper-drinks-Animas-River-water-to-make-a-point-

    wonder how it compares to fracking fluid?

     

    • Progressicat says:

      Chernobyl just called.  They have some tomatoes they'd like Hick to try.

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      With apologies to Life Cereal's Mikey.   Give it to Hick – he'll drink anything!  

    • ajb says:

      I know a lot of this is tongue in cheek, but the sky hasn't fallen in Durango. 3 million gallons amounts to less than 15 minutes of flow of the Animas River (about 500 cu. ft. per sec.). It's a single transient event. If there's any contaminated sediment, it's going to blow through in the first high water event. Year after year, this stuff has been leaking into the river, creating a chronic problem that is probably much more dangerous. Maybe now, people will treat it seriously. 

      And for those who care, the Snake River, passing through Keystone, probably carries more heavy metals than the Animas through Durango. It goes straight into Denver’s Water supply.

      But this is no Summitville.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Our science-challenged  Governor DoLittle has devolved into a bad joke …

      … here's a bowl of lead-paint chips, clown.  Eat hearty!

      If he's alive in 24 hours, must be completely safe, right?

      • Progressicat says:

        Or maybe it doesn't affect him because he's already dead!

        Brought to you by Zombie Hickenlooper for Governor, 2018.  It's not a third term if you're undead.

      • BlueCat says:

        It really did surprise me that after the Frack cocktail fiasco, a particular fluid that was not in fact being used in fracking at the time, he thought this was a good idea and apparently had no clue it would be like painting a giant kick me sign on his back. He's the last person on earth anyone takes seriously in the look at what I'm drinking now dept. 

  6. Zappatero says:

    Psychotic Republicans to start making fun of Jimmy Carter's liver cancer in 3…2…1…

    and special mention to all those elected Dems who stuck up for the president and the truly Christian ideals that he has followed many, many years.

  7. FrankUnderwood says:

    Wonderful news from Colorado Court of Appeals where the homophobic bakery lost its appeals today in the gay wedding cake case. 

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