Friday Night Open Thread

A major snow storm on May 20? We've got one here. From the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO
650 PM MDT Fri May 20 2022


Heavy snow will continue to spread south across the mountains and foothills this afternoon and early evening. The heavy snow will accumulate on trees, causing some tree limbs to break and produce scattered power outages. Do not park under trees and avoid walking under snow laden trees.

....Consider altering your travel plans. Heavy snowfall is expected to make travel very difficult to impossible.

The snow has been coming down fast and furious since 1:00 p.m. At least it isn't sticking near Downtown yet. Although it will soon turn to sleet, and that's bad for driving.

I hope the weather is more cooperative in your neck of the woods.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    I'm starting to think (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri May 20, 2022 at 09:06:48 PM EST
    Roberts is going to kill the deal.  What an earthquake in wingnut world if he does.  All those state legislatures scratching and clawing to pass insane and punitive laws are going to be so  embarrassed.

    Clarence Thomas calls out John Roberts as Supreme Court edges closer to overturning Roe v. Wade

    Thomas' blunt remarks suggest new antagonism toward Roberts and added to the uncertainty regarding the ultimate ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, expected by the end of June.

    Roberts, with his institutionalist approach, is positioned as the one justice who might generate a compromise opinion that stops short of completely overturning Roe v. Wade, at least this year. That would thwart an outcome that Thomas has worked toward for decades.

    Yeah (none / 0) (#9)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:39:52 AM EST
    they really have backed themselves into a corner on this. Now no matter what they do they have activated millions of women against conservatives because even if they don't overturn Roe now we know that they will do it at some point. And yeah, if I were a conservative I would just give up because if after 1/2 a century and a 6-3 court Roe is not overturned there's no guarantee that it will be overturned in their lifetime.

    I was thinking (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat May 21, 2022 at 08:15:33 AM EST
    if the leak (the original WSJ one) really was from the anti choice people, with the plan of locking in votes of a draft opinion, killing the deal might seem like a very good way to say "don't ever F'ing do that again".

    But (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat May 21, 2022 at 08:48:07 AM EST
    I guess by that logic assuming the second Politico leak was a response from the pro choice side the "don't ever..." thing might get us a decision no one is happy with without killing Roe entirely.

    Which always seemed kind of likely to me.


    You (5.00 / 3) (#8)
    by FlJoe on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:38:45 AM EST
    would think Hobby Lobby would know better than to locate a store in a town called Gaylord
    I would say it was on the ground for about two hours," said Gaylord Mayor Sharrad. "It did wipe out a Hobby Lobby..."
     obviously god was not happy.

    Correction to misinformation posted 5/19 (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by MO Blue on Sat May 21, 2022 at 09:24:58 AM EST
    Cook Political Report did not flip the OR-6 "from lean D to toss up" due to the candidate, Andrea Salinas, being too far left for the district.

    Cook Political Report has maintained OR-6 as "Likely Democratic."
    Cook Political Report

    Her Republican opponent, Mike Erickson, has campaigned on a "strict anti-abortion platform" and supports rolling back women's reproductive freedoms. Yet, in 2008, a woman came forward stating that Erickson gave her $300 and drove her to the abortion clinic for an abortion.
    Woman details abortion, relationship with "pro-life" congressional candidate

    Oregon GOP politico Erickson named in discrimination suit

    Rather than focusing on party infighting, (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by MO Blue on Sat May 21, 2022 at 10:23:41 AM EST
    the Dems need to make this and other like statements the face of the Republican Party in every race from now until November.

    MAGA candidate Jacky Eubanks:

    A Trump-endorsed Republican candidate for Michigan state representative said this week that she would vote in favor of legislation banning all contraception, which she said is against God's "moral order."

    A composite of every Republican politician that has made statements against any form birth control needs to be presented in an ad...The Republicans want to control every aspect of your life.

    Several Republicans in state houses have put forth bills to make it a criminal offense for a women to have an abortion. While these have not passed, they have been presented in several states. A list of all these bills along with the sponsors of the bill should be broadcasted throughout the states. Make these politicians and their statements the face of the Republican Party.

    Rick Scotts proposal to tax low and mid level workers and sunsetting SS and Medicare needs to be highlighted as the face of the Republican Party.

    oh, man (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri May 20, 2022 at 09:04:03 PM EST
    I am sorry about the snow. But thanks for the open thread!!

    Snow in the end of May (2.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Fri May 20, 2022 at 10:03:44 PM EST
    More proof of global warming.

    Was that intended to be snark? (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Peter G on Fri May 20, 2022 at 10:55:21 PM EST
    Because in fact extreme and unseasonable weather events of all sorts are consistent with the alarming slide toward global warming.

    He probably (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:36:48 AM EST
    thinks it. Conservatives tell him there's no global warming so he thinks there's no global warming. Conservatism appears to be very good at creating an army of useful idiots.

    Remember Inhofe and his snowball? (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:47:43 AM EST

    You would think they would give the useful idiots some new material after the regular stuff becomes the stuff of memes and punchlines.

    But it's a sign of the times.  The silliness of the BS doesn't even matter any more.


    Allow me to offer you some better material (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:59:39 AM EST
    it may also get laughed at but it at least has the advantage of being the truth.

    You see, the Atlantic current is slowing.  Just like that crappy movie warned us.  "Global Warming" may indeed save us from another Ice Age.

    You don't even have to mention the part about how Climate Change, melting polar ice, is the reason the current is dying.  If you are a slow reader watch The Day After Tomorrow.  

    The world being saved by Roland Emerich is no more weird that the world being saved from an ice age by global warming.


    'The Day After Tomorrow' film foretold a real and troubling trend: The Atlantic ocean's circulation system is weakening


    Another (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat May 21, 2022 at 07:36:01 AM EST
    conservative fairy tale. We should start cataloging your lies around here. I think every post is a lie.

    Night Sky (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri May 20, 2022 at 09:09:06 PM EST
    On Prime.

    Two of my favorite old timers, Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons in a story about aging and loss with a backdrop of a SciFi thriller.

    Good stuff.