Thursday Open Thread

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”

–Samuel Johnson

54 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    Anyone know what ever happened to Libertad? Has he left us forever…or just on hiatus?

    It is nice not to have to scroll past six of his cut and paste gems on every open thread.

    Still, I miss having him to beat up(figuratively, of course). At least we still have ol’ Nockwurst around.

  2. Sir RobinSir Robin says:

    Denver metro home values are expected to rise by $21.4 billion this year and U.S. homes nationwide are expected to gain more than $1.3 trillion in value in 2012, according to an analysis by Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.

    http://www.zillow.com/local-info/

    A report released Thursday, said that this is the first annual gain in more than five years and the largest since 2005.

  3. dwyer says:

    Okay.  I don’t like what is going on in Washington..I think Boehner is the political equivalent of a cock teaser…..keeps skipping away from commitment at the last possible minute.  I think that one of two things is going on…

    1) He absolutely does not control his caucus and cannot get the votes for anything…

    2) There is some kind of behind the scenes deal with the President that will allow a plan to go through that somehow is face saving for the Speaker.

    I will also repeat that the Obama for America is a very strong national organization that is limited in its power to electing Obama.  The downsize is that when Obama asks for his “base” to wage a campaign in their home districts to support his efforts at avoiding the cliff, they cannot deliver.  

  4. Gray in Mountains says:

    Once again, last night on CNN, Piers Morgan repeatedly confused, and was never corrected, automatic with semi-automatic. He claimed that a semi AR could fire 4-6 rounds a second and up to 100 rounds a minute. Obviously, if it is 4-6 rounds/sec then it would be 240-360 rounds/minute. But, it is simply not true.

    If terms are not clearly defined then something most of us like may pass but within a year or 2 the NRA will be pushing back with fact, real facts, and truth. Then the public support will lessen and repeal will be likely.

    I warn, “semi-automatic” is not the term we want to use. I know that Udall, Manchin and several others know the difference.  

  5. Gray in Mountains says:

    that will only allow the owner to operate a firearm. It would be attacked as being too expensive for sure and may be difficult if, as I frequently do, one is sharing guns at the range. But, if it could be installed in a manner that it had to be turned on and off by the owner it could be valuable. But, I think Lanza was crazy enough to cut his mom’s hand off and take it with him

  6. dwyer says:

    Boehner did not have the votes to pass Plan B.

    So now what?

  7. Gray in Mountains says:

    Though the NRA is largely silent they have a lot of angry members. We may see a lot of folks, ala Tea Baggers, going to DC and packing heat to protest that their constitutional right is being infringed

  8. Gray in Mountains says:

    Though the NRA is largely silent they have a lot of angry members. We may see a lot of folks, ala Tea Baggers, going to DC and packing heat to protest that their constitutional right is being infringed

  9. Gray in Mountains says:

    growth is up for 3rd quarter. Over 3% annually

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