"The exasperated folks driving this deal..."
"Their impatience is understandable."
I feel their pain, and there is a name for it: TABOR.
Dealings described above are an attempt by yet another mayor to escape the coffin of TABOR, which destroys the abilities of city leaders to lead and do what they need to do.
"...nobody involved cares what you think" should have been in bold caps. That really sums it all up.
"Republicans, who will be even more firmly linked to uncompromising gunnies. Fine in Colorado Springs, awful nationally." really? Where do you see that? Point being, I don't see any new federal gun laws. They cannot pass congress. So, it appears your assumption is wrong.
Hey scoots, tell me something. How come liberals are so whiny?
Three out of four comments are from right-wing cranks. Typical from our village.
Well Stacey...if that is the case, that the next generation can't cover our benefits, then we'll have to stop giving away in-state tuition to illegals, stop housing and feeding the poor, stop paying for condoms for the immoral...because we paid into the government for benefits and they spent the money on these other things, but still own us for what we gave them the money to cover.
Okayyyyyyy, let's step back just a bit. Your bio here at the Indy states "after failing to graduate from college in 1962", let's be as generous as we can and say that in 1962 you were 17 or 18 out of high school. That makes you 68 or 69 years old! Yeah, that Mayor Bach, what a relic! Just a thought, not all Republicans are old, white haired people and not all Democrats are young hipsters, as I am sure your voting record and mirror can attest to. Some of your opinion on the past may, or may not, be valid but you got all the rest wrong. The future is going to be real interesting for Boomers such as yourself. You expect these young kids (Millenials or whatnot) to pay for your Medicare, Social Security, Medicare Drug Benefit Plan and the rest. It isn't possible. You Boomers vastly outnumber them, and have you seen the education level of these kids? I have seen 4 year degrees that cannot properly use the english language. If you think these sign-twirlers are going to pay that kind of money, I have a bridge to sell you. So they are going to be impoverished and watching you Boomers collecting mad cash from the government, even if you don't need it. This is going to get real interesting in a about 5 years. I know I have my popcorn ready.
Something that you (John) and liberals everywhere seem to miss, conservatives and even Republicans are much broader based than simply religious zealots. Unfortunately, religion does have and has had a loud voice. I think it is time for fiscally conservative Libertarians to step up and save the state and more importantly the country. Liberals have made an abysmal mess of their opportunity and the mostly politically ignorant populace is taking notice.
Well written Mr. Hazlehurst!! Another example of journalism being more than an organized collection of factual information. Here we can be uplifted and inspired by the use of language and the heart.
The L-word: lawsuit!
The teaser said "L-word." So, what's lesbian about Drake power plant ?
And the Sierra Club isn't far removed from Nature Conservancy. They are the "Bain Capital" or "Operation Push" of enviromentalism. They are really looking for a payoff, not enforcement action.
I find the security at DIA much faster in actual minutes spent than Colorado Springs...it 100% because of the attitude of the TSA in Colorado Springs that I go to Denver.
I once told a tsa agent when I was being overly scrutinized what TSA protocol was and handed him the directive from their manual...and he told me didn't care, it was his airport and he was going to run it on his rules...I left never to return.
"Sage" means wise according to the dictionary. It is also a herb. Which one are you Mr. Hazelhurst? Comparing flying and firearms is absurd and it is obvious you struggled with this column. Do you find profundity to be out of reach and feel you are firmly rooted in mundane thought processes?
Stephen, exactly so.
De-regulation is a dangerous concept for any industry, especially transportation, in which case deregulation was a form of ignorance that failed to grasp sophisticated concepts that such services ARE a form of public utility requiring regulatory oversight to assure all of the public are well served at fair prices and without abuses. We were so much smarter in years past; the modern era of American history is turning out to be a disaster, save for a few of the hustlers on Wall Street who fleece the entire nation.
Though the CAB (and the ICC) were hidebound bureaucracies, that could've been easily fixed with new leadership and a revamp of the rules. Instead, the idiot from Harvard (Alfred Kahn) through out the baby with the bath water. The best aviation industry the world has ever seen was sacrificed on the alter of fare wars.
Low fares pleased the masses but the masses are truly ignorant of what's good for their own best personal and national interests, especially in the longer term. We've destroyed most airlines and eventually will get down to a de facto duopoly where two huge airlines achieve sufficient market dominance to allow monopolistic fare prices, at which time profitability will return to the industry so the survivors can avoid bankruptcy. We're almost there and are now seeing fares a good deal higher. I laugh at whiners, the ones who preach that everything should pay its own full cost, but scream like stuck pigs pay about today's airfares which are finally starting to cover the full cost of the service, plus that sacred free market profit factor.
Vaporous dreams of free market theorists that deregulation would give us an industry full of snazzy new start up airlines that serve even tiny towns with sparkling new planes and voluptuous cabin attendants at convenient times of the day has become an apocalyptic nightmare of what a true free market is really like.
The true bare knuckle, fight for your life, no holds barred, free market reality has arrived: bankruptcies, crashes, wage cuts, service cuts, disappearing pension funds (with taxpayers picking up the tab via the PBGC) and the humiliation of hub/spoke flying patterns that treat people like a package on FEDEX, i.e., y'all get to fly via a hub airport before we'll take you where it is you wanna go....so here's a stale bagel, now shut up, sit down, and buckle up.
The same mental midgets that love doug bruce love deregulation. Idiots.
A rail line will soon be open between Denver and DIA, which will launch a building boom along it's path. When the DC area built its Metro Subway, the transit lines helped greatly to transform the region into an economic powerhouse. Expect jobs to go to Denver metro area, not here.
It'll be the final nail in the coffin for COS Airport AND our city's economic future.
Between clownish evangelicals, the idiotic TABOR, and our moron in Congress, our city is a joke to most of the country; a laughing stock of a city in a job-poor nation. Except for economic bottom fishers with low-wage jobs for a dumbed-down tea-party population, no reputable firm will consider moving here.
Airline deregulation, signed into law by Jimmy Carter in 1978, began the impact on dozens if not hundreds of small regional airports that culminates in what we see today at COS airport. The act removed government over fares, routes, and market entry of new airlines from commercial aviation and phased out the Civil Aviation Bureau's regulation powers. The CAB had created a bottleneck of bureaucracy that stood in the way of innovation and service. Deregulation created a free-market environment for air service which delighted all, well, free-marketers and their airlines, increasing competition but eventually eroding service to less-profitable routes and cities. Like ours. Precisely because we did not deregulate phone service and other utilities in the same manor, considering them to be essential life services, people living in rural areas have access to those services. In the case of air service, free-market capitalists got what they wanted, the airlines got what they wanted, and the flying public gets what's left. In our case: bupkis. Coffee and newspapers from the mayor do not constitute the needed economic incentives to both sides of air commerce. They constitute amateur hour.
At least the old group didnt lay down for Bach or his dirty attorney. Watching this Council is like watching paint dry.
bad and boring article, who cares?
Didnt the old Council actually vote at one time to get their own attorney? Chris Melcher put the old Council in terrible positions from almost the beginning of his employment. He has lied, gone directly to press to mislead, attends events he has no business attending, reported as ignoring Council requests for timely information, undermined Utilities and has paid out more taxpayer money to outside law firms then any previous attorney all while losing and settling millions of dollars of lawsuits. He was practically fired from Colorado College for dirty dealings and brought his unethical and scheming ways to the City. He needs to be fired.
"I warned people..." gosh darn it crank, if we would only listen to you...
The funniest comment of the month comes from crank himself, "...there's something smelly going on down there...". Have you figured it out yet old dude?
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