Friday Open Thread

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”

–Francis Bacon

13 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Am I the only one amused by the fact that today's quote cites Bacon for breakfast?

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:


    Cory's constituents want to know…How long can Cory Gardner continue to dodge his constituents? ,  Can he continue to discount them as "paid protesters"?.

  3. Andrew Carnegie says:

    Or perhaps he saw this ad?

  4. Andrew Carnegie says:

    Or perhaps it was this request?

    I have no idea how Gardner could possibly have concluded that they were paid protesters.

    • CaninesCanines says:

      Sure. I can believe that Gardner saw an ad for summer jobs, working on environmental issues, and that he would infer from that ad that there would be protesters at his winter town hall meeting pissed off about, for instance, the Affordable Care Act. It's not evidence, of course. However I can see how Gardner's mind works. Thanks.

    • Republican 36 says:

      Now show us proof that the citizens who have demonstrated outside Sen. Gardner's office, Congressman Tipton's office, and Congressman Coffman's office were hired and paid by any of these organizations (or others) to do so. I'm sure you can provide such evidence. Right?

    • Curmudgeon says:

      Only if he'd seen these ads at a KC Royals victory celebration.

      You putz. 

  5. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    AC – have you applied? Those "activist jobs" are canvassing/ signature gathering/ fundraising and cold calling gigs.  It's a great way to gain some political experience, but there isn't a big payday involved.  My daughter happens to be one kick-ass cold calling fundraiser….She has a great future in sales, and possibly politics. She and her coworkers have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other worthy organizations this year alone.

    Showing up to talk with your congressman is a strictly volunteer affair. To pass the screening, one has to actually live in Colorado and be a registered voter. But it doesn't matter – cowardly Cory won't talk to his constituents. And he'll continue to spin his refusal by dismissing and discounting the very people he should be communicating with.

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