RegionName: Bijou Basin
Working @ Being Retired
Found it by accident on a real estate buying trip, ended up living here. Having lived for over 50 years in CA and eaten 5-star Mexican food, I give Amandas a 4. Good, but not excellent. Was disappointed when we first went there that there was no carnitas! How can you have a Mexican restaurant without pork? However, the rest of the menu was decent, I'd say 3-stars.
Well, sometines good things happen. Amandas now has carnitas, and decent carnitas at that, my rating is now a 4. If they want a fifth star, they need to begin making their own chips, serve them warm and improve the dipping salsa. prices are reasonable, booze is tasty, good margaritas. Parking on weekends is horrible. Outdoor dining next to the creek a plus, if you can avoid the T-storms.
The one thing malignant narcissists never consider, is that other people also think. Joe Arpaio, Darryl Gates, Terry Maketa... the list is long and undistinguished.
Slowly but surely Colorado law enforcement is being pulled kicking & screaming into the 21st century. A comparison: CSPD & El Paso County Sheriff are where LAPD was in the Rodney King era. Three or four more chiefs/sheriffs from now, several hundred thousand more in excessive force lawsuits, as well as employee workplace harassment cases and possibly a Justice Dept. oversight ruling and civic leaders will realize its cheaper to pay a little more in salaries, and training. Then attract & recruit the best and eliminate the problem officers/deputies.
The Christopher Commission found that the same 5-7% of officers in the LAPD generated 80+% of the complaints. Hire quality personnel, supervise them effectively, and save money. With the further benefit being, those same quality personnel you have hired will advance through the ranks and become the next generation of supervisors, watch commanders, division captains, Chiefs & Sheriffs. Statements of support and platitudes from elected officials has never worked and will never be enough. Does this mean more taxes, for the salaries & improved retirement benefits? Of course. You can have it like it is - marginal or you can have it good & accountable - you decide.
Basic investigation 101: When an officer is a victim, they should never/ever be the investigating/reporting/booking/transporting officer. They should be interviewed like any other victim and give a statement.
Mr. Bogdanovich is correct about the cinema we see today, be it feature motion pictures, or TV serialized dramas. They are aimed at very small specific audiences, and therefore are repetitive. Very few feature motion pictures today are plot/dialog driven. They rely on CGI, special effects, car crashes and explosions. I personally find them boring.
I was raised on the fringes of "the business." My father worked as a business agent for several motion picture unions, and during the last season of the TV show The Outer Limits, (the original B&W) he was involved in production, and script approval. He was a movie fan, but only of well crafted, dialog driven intelligently made movies. He instilled that love in me, taking me to screenings of classics whenever he knew of their showing. Before I was 15, I had seen Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane, Now Voyager, Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Inherit The Wind, I treasure those movies, they truly are as my Dad would say, as we walked out of the theatre, or put down his popcorn bowl at home, "now that's a movie you should watch once every year!"
Nine paragraphs to say I didn't like it? Must be paid by the word. Be honest, how many knew what a Dobro was, I'll confess I had to look it up. So, I guess I learned something in addition to the fact that the reviewer did not like the film. At least I think he didn't like it. There is nothing like clarity in the written word.
I've read with interest Mr. Lane's reporting on this issue and by e-mail have encouraged him to follow-up. First the subordinate lies. Now his boss is covering. How about a county board hearing? Put them both under oath and ask some simple questions.
This clown Gardner even refuses to give his age! Something is rotten at the clerk/recorder's office.
Larry Liston & Douglas Bruce.
Two sides of a counterfeit coin.
As a recent (2 1/2 years ago) transplant from that evil domain most native Coloradians call the Peoples Republic of California, I too was over-joyed to see Doug Bruce defeated. However, did anyone notice the percentages? Yes he was beaten, but not by much. That tells me his brand of search and destroy politics is alive and well in the minds of his supporters.Judging from the size of his ego and level of his narcissism he will be back. He is one of those people who can never go away.
I'm a registered Democrat but not a rabid liberal and have in my day voted for Republicans even if I did mark the ballot with my left hand. Bruce is also a California transplant from the 1970's proposition 13 Howard Jarvis days. That little ballot item caused more trouble in California than all the fires, earthquaks and mudslides together. I strongly urge voters to visit California and see if you like what you see. If you do then vote for the people like Bruce who caused it.
Colorado is a beautiful place, like California was. Do not make the mistakes we did. As old Ben Franklin said taxes are inevitable and will always rise, the trick is to spend that money wisely. People like Bruce want to march society backwards. I for one, think that is the height of ignorance.
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