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It is so refreshing to see a LEE (law enforecement executive) speak with reason about this emotional subject. Bravo, Mike !
You state support for policy that works instead of policy that only feels good. That is great.
BUT..... you will have to explain for me why a 30 round magazine is harmful to society but a 15 round magazine is not. Should we assume that a maniac who would kill people does not know how to change magazines? In 1.5 seconds? Lets stick with reason instead of being persuaded to placate the ignorant with unreasoned concessions. Every unreasoned concession validates their nonesense just a little more.11 months ago
Wow. Way to go Jim !
It is so encouraging to see a departure from the culture of GAGA (go along to get along) that so often sweeps the truth under the rug.
Your directness is inspiring. And... it appears you are factually right, to boot !
Now. How many times does this have to happen before we wake up and form a home-rule government? That would have saved a huge amount of heartache and cost with not only this fisaco, but also past rogue sheriffs and others.
Our BOCC has shown through the years to be competent and responsive. Lets let them form an organization that can manage the county instead of having these unaccountable rogues who get elected then tell us to pound sand.
Is it a coincidence that Sheryl is Administrator of the year? I think not. Not only is she terriffic - She was selected by the BOCC and could be fired by the BOCC. That’s called accountability.
The current government structure is a relic of Colorado's history. Home rule would bring us up to at least the twentieth century.
12 months ago
This is a tough issue.
Too conservative and one is accused of killing business, tourism, and fun.
Too relaxed and we risk a catastrophic wildfire. We know what that's about, don't we?
I think the commissioners are walking the right line. Its impossible for everyone to agree of course. But I am impressed that the commissioners respect the value of outdoor activity, campfires, etc. They are important, and the commissioners generally seem to recognize that.
The commissioner's sensitivity to access to our national forests in Teller County is laudable. Unline the US Forest Closing Service whose job it is to close motorized trails, close campgrounds for more than half the year, and work to keep everybody but their Sierra club soulmates out of OUR forests... the commissioners seem to be on our side.
Thank you guys.
Aug 8, 2011
Freedom includes the freedom to make bad decisions. Specifically, of course, those that do not initiate force against another.
If I am subject to Nannies that decide what personal behavior is best for me, then I am a serf who must bow to the ruling class.
If it is your opinion that I should wear a helmet – fine.
If you want to join an activist group to promote the idea – fine.
If you want to run to the government and use its ultimate force to require a specific personal behavior from me… Well, let’s just say that Marx, Stalin, and Obama are on your side. They are the ruling class that must replace my freedom with their (your) judgment and use the point of a gun to enforce it.
Sorry Ryan. Its freedom or tyranny.
Aug 8, 2011
Cudos for Pat Hill. Her community awareness and dedication helped control a destructive rumor.
Good journalism, Pat. Thank You.
Aug 8, 2011
Here is what drives me nuts.Folks who can't seem to construct an argument without a) resorting to vicious name calling and personal disparaging and b) folks who will not be accountable for themselves. What I mean by the latter is those who won’t use their real names and hide behind the anonymity of the internet.If you can’t make a point without distracting name-calling (Dr. Byrne offers several examples) then I wonder if you even have an argument.For me at least, if all you have to say is vicious name calling and we don’t even know who you are (TCTaxpayer is a good example) – then you have no credibility. I suspect that I am not alone.I believe that these tactics have damaged the TCTP and ruined the credibility of good citizens who might otherwise be taken seriously.Please folks – I propose that we make this forum useful for public discourse. Lets use reason, not disparaging – and lets use our names.My plea for the day..Curt GrinaAug 21, 2010
James,The "alternative" exists precisely because its proponents can see that the Tax Scheme alternative will fail and leave us with nothing.. again. Its sources of risk are daunting as explained here: http://wp-ynot.org/?page_id=429By far, the lowest risk alternative is the TA-Fit.org plan. It is backed by reason, an up-to-date plan, and experienced people with a track record of success. This is in contrast to the anger, accusations of dishonesty, and remarkable naiveté of the Tax Scheme folks.http://ta-fit.org/Do you really want a Rec Center. Then vote NO on the Ballot and lets get on with it. Your participation will be welcom and appreciated.Mar 8, 2010