This article is all about "Identity Politics"--the belief that to be effective, a candidate must be a member of a specific group.
Since when does being qualified and capable have anything to do with gender, age or race? Those people who think that there is something wrong with a candidate because they are white, 60+ and male are the very same intolerant bigots that they so piously decry. But . . . they get to feel good about themselves by claiming to be "progressive". Funny!
Is it too much work to do your homework and vote for a candidate based on their qualifications and record? I guess it's so much easier to just fall back on stereotypes and identity politics--and you get to be seen as progressive, too!
I agree... "must focus their attention now on their own party as it is most probably full of scoundrels already." And as it has been since the days of Babylon.
Dave Naumann expresses the noble sentiment that "the people of this country" ought to "start demanding more accountability out of their representatives." Yet, in a bizarre twist of logic, instead of writing to his representative, he writes to the Indy to condemn Jim Hightower for trying to do exactly that--hold our representatives accountable.
Thank you for a great write up on an amazing man. Al Brody and his wife Tamara have really gone above and beyond for our community! He loves to push the boundaries of what could and should be, but his positions are always well thought out and he advocates for them with humor and respect. Heal up quick, Al!
Three years later... good riddance to Bach. He is not running for Mayor again because he cannot win, due to his own actions and words. There is justice after all. :)
Wonderful event for ACF Pikes Peak Chapter to give back to our neighbors in Colorado Springs!
The world is full of scoundrels who put self-interest above patriotism, and America, unfortunately, is no exception. Scoundrels looking to gorge themselves at the public trough, having no real convictions, will join the dominant political party of the day, paying lip service to the party line, just to get elected and re-elected.
It is true that Democrats suffered the most when they were in the ascendancy, but the shoe is on the other foot now. Republicans, who won elected offices on promises of ending corruption, must focus their attention now on their own party as it is most probably full of scoundrels already.
Wait, I just figured it out! The definition of "is." It's, Democrats do it, too!
Just with their pants down.
President Clinton was caught with his pants down. In the Oval Office not less. To get some he has to hassle a college kid. What a Stud! Crappy lair though. Just what is the definition of is?
It would be nice to have some speedy, convenient, mass transit. But I'm not willing to live in a multi-million person metro area to have it. "Booming" cities, suburban expansion, and even infill to a degree, are all throwbacks to an old paradigm - the paradigm of growth. Yet in Colorado we have it on good authority there is not water to meet the needs of the huge population that results from continuing this "boom" mentality.
It's time for our state, and even the town of Bedrock, to reject the last century's growth paradigm. It hasn't balanced the city budget or even filled the potholes in decades. Let's have some new thinking about having a beautiful city that's great to live in and meets our needs. The drug of growth is not going to deliver on that. It hasn't for decades; we're just slow to recognize it because that mythology is so strong (and an addict always thinks another hit will ease the pain of withdrawal). More rooftops drain our city of money faster than they fill it. Even poaching jobs from other cities and states has its problems - typically people and rooftops follow those jobs, and we don't need a bigger population that costs more to serve than it is willing to pay in taxes.
"Why not a comprehensive light-rail system,..."
Why not? Simply put: TABOR, destroyer of governments / infrastructure.
There will be no rail system here, and at best a pitiful bus system.
ONLY hope is get rid of TABOR and let government do its job.
According to the Republican propaganda machine, Democrats are wrong at best and evil at worst. The Republican Party encourages citizens to reject Democratic Party politics and vote Republican as the best way to put an end to Democratic shenanigans. Yet, whenever Republicans are caught with their pants down, their first line of defense is to bawl, "Democrats do it, too!"
Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson spoke of the "interwar period," - that kind of thinking is precisely why the US is a mess. We can continue to spend blood and treasure on endless wars.
10 to 1 Mr. Hightower believes Democrats do not do the same thing.
Keep dreaming John.
Want to end prohibition? It's time. Join us for Colorado Springs' 1st Hemp Fashion Show with award winning local designer, Ms. Leslie Ms. Lexi and BMAV at America's Original Cannabis Club. Join us. It's time...fashion time.
State sheriffs enforcing federal law is not as cut and dried as either side is making it out to be. Sheriffs do indeed enforce federal laws except in cases where the federal government has sole jurisdiction.
This article made me want to go for a run. Tonight the trails are mine!
Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials who prefer to ruin peoples lives over Marijuana possession rather than solve real crimes who fund their departments toys and salaries with monies acquired through Marijuana home raids, seizures and forfeitures, - Your Days Are Numbered. Find new careers before you don't have one.
Fear of Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is unfounded. Not based on any science or fact whatsoever. So please prohibitionists, we beg you to give your scare tactics, "Conspiracy Theories" and "Doomsday Scenarios" over the inevitable Legalization of Marijuana Nationwide a rest. Nobody is buying them anymore these days. Okay?
Furthermore, if all prohibitionists get when they look into that nice, big and shiny, crystal ball of theirs, while wondering about the future of marijuana legalization, is horror, doom, and despair, well then I suggest they return that thing as quickly as possible and reclaim the money they shelled out for it, since it's obviously defective.
The prohibition of marijuana has not decreased the supply nor the demand for marijuana at all. Not one single iota, and it never will. Just a huge and complete waste of our tax dollars to continue criminalizing citizens for choosing a natural, non-toxic, relatively benign plant proven to be much safer than alcohol.
If prohibitionists are going to take it upon themselves to worry about "saving us all" from ourselves, then they need to start with the drug that causes more death and destruction than every other drug in the world COMBINED, which is alcohol!
Why do prohibitionists feel the continued need to vilify and demonize marijuana when they could more wisely focus their efforts on a real, proven killer, alcohol, which again causes more destruction, violence, and death than all other drugs, COMBINED?
Prohibitionists really should get their priorities straight and/or practice a little live and let live. They'll live longer, happier, and healthier, with a lot less stress if they refrain from being bent on trying to control others through Draconian Marijuana Laws.
(With apologies to Fibber McGee and Molly...)
That ain't the way I heared it, Sonny. The way I heared it, one lawyer says to the other, he says, "If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts; if you don't have the facts, argue the merits; and if don't have the facts or the merits, argue like hell!"
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