I came, I conquered, I left and repeated the pattern elsewhere.
at work (working hard or hardly working)
i won't say my head went spinning off my neck, but overall it was pretty decent. It was actually a treat because it was the first new place i've been to in a while. So in the spirit of being generous, i'll say the food is ok and i dig the name. It's catchy. Maybe if this place can linger a bit longer it'll catch on to the pace and quality preference of Colorado Springs. (and RockMtnGuy, i dig what you've saying, but I urge you to be cautious. Lately i started avoiding Fudruckers when they stated hiring work release candidates in mass. ick*)
...does your little mind every get lonely in your big head?
Wow, i bet that was a big smack in the face for those poor, clueless parents. Anybody that went to high school in Colorado Springs in the last 10 years has heard the same rumors. Particularly the ones that go something like: "the only difference between Cheyenne and the other schools is Cheyenne kids can afford the expensive drugs." And why the hell is anyone surprised at all about any teenager in America that experiments with drugs? Some 75% of pop culture contains blatant drug references. To name a few: that Harold and Kumar nonsense, countless no-talent singers and rappers that spew out the same kind of carbon-copy crap month after month, clothes and accessories sporting Marijuana leaves sold in damn near every retail store in the country, and the list goes on and on. What i find laughable is a short time ago; this stuff was only supported by an underground following. Now it’s become completely mainstream. While these bastard parents are trying to figure out why little Jonny and Jessica are abusing drugs, they’re sending them off to watch some new movie where the actors are running around in brand-name clothes with expensive cars, i-pods and flawless hair while filling every damn scene with a “casual” drag off a joint. Gee, i wonder if the movie producers knew they “accidentally” made a vague connection between looking cool and smoking pot. These dumb mother fuckers need a serious reality check. While everybody was getting their panties in a twist about “smoking cigarettes in restaurants and bars,” pop culture turned the use of marijuana into a widely accepted past time for anyone who wanted to be an “individual.” Yeah, you’re an individual all right, just like everyone else.
Wow, these people really need to be fire blasted off the face of the earth. The collective intelligence is suffering because of them.
if DADT is repealed, that's super. A society needs to evolve in order to persevere, and just maybe the next period in our society will be based on the G-B-L civil rights movement. The whole idea of the military is to take groups of diverse individuals and make them the same. We’re all shit when we start, so we try really hard so one day we might become officers who take shit from officers that out-rank us. (doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, brown, male or female) i don't see how your sexuality might affect combat readiness or your performance at any job. And if someone tries to play some bull shit about the discomfort of sharing close quarters with a gay or lesbian, fuck them up the ass with a razor laced dildo. Trying to play off the G-L-B community as a bunch of rabid, horny animals just makes you look like a stereotype following fool. Statistically, the heterosexual population of Philadelphia, PA has committed more acts of sexual violence than the entire homosexual population of the U.S. So while we’re shedding baseless stereotypes, how about we drop all the crap about flamboyant gay men and masculine lesbians? It’s not like a gay man is going to go through the arduous physical and mental conditioning of basic training, just to turn around as soon as they graduate and try to restyle the uniform or Feng Shui the barracks. And you should be happy a lesbian has some extra testosterone, especially what it comes to manual labor or pulling your ass out of a burning convoy. So you can just shove all that Bruno-QueerEye-Hollywood bull shit right up your ass. I won’t deny that stereotypes exist because they are based on partial truths regarding certain individuals, but what pisses me off is when dumb motherfuckers think those few observations apply to an entire population. To say that gays are immoral just makes you look like an opinionated prick. Anyone who has read the Bible knows that they've done enough bad shit to go to hell, so let’s consider some evaluation of your own life before you try to label others.
To fix the issue of sexual discomfort or fear of assault: all we need to do to keep people in check is increase the severity of punishment for sexual assault. if any act of sexual assault is done to a person, those guilty should be shot in the fucking crotch with a 12 gage shot gun in a public square. As extreme as that might sound, i bet you $5, it'll keep the thought from even crossing your mind. As for cases of verbal or emotional harassment, well what can you do? There’s always some backlash felt when a new civil rights policy is put into effect. I fully recognize the anguish a person can feel because of the narrow mindedness of people that disagree with their lifestyle. But if the need to challenge the system becomes apparent, then people should have to fight. Nothing as large scale as integrating new civil rights should be easy to attain. But fighting for it makes it worth preserving. It’s not going to get better over night.
Well Ethan, look on the bright side; you caused a rocking little pandemonium here. i think Jimmy Urine said it best when he said “…That's what I call entertainment. Causin' problems makes you famous, All the violence makes a statement.” (and I for one thought it was a engaging debate-if not a little torrid but I can’t help it, I’m a scrapper) so f*** those haters. I hope to see another piece from you in the future.
that is fantastic!. cheers
Drew i almost entirely agree with your argument here. Expansion and development are a necessity for an economy to be successful. However, i do worry that the renting costs of condos (specifically) will cause a back draft of subsidized housing units and low rent apartment complexes to shoot up all over. A tremendous number of people cannot afford to write a $1700 monthly rent check. With the increase in low income housing, so follows an increase in low income households-and not just people down on their luck. I’m talking about drug dealers, illegals and burdens of the state living off unemployment and bogus disability and social security checks while pumping out 3 or 4 kids. I think this is one of bigger reasons people worry about Colorado Springs becoming too much like Denver. (aside from the loss of natural beauty and clean smelling air) I think that with the expansion of high class, there is a substantial expansion in the lower class. if lots of nice houses go up in your neighborhood; property values and renters rates increase. then the people who can't afford their payments anymore move into cheaper and cheaper neighborhoods. (and by cheaper I do mean tatty and squalid with a meth lab down the hall and 17 illegals in the one bedroom unit next door) Your argument is good in theory, but my big concern is with the lack of planning that you pointed out, will the city planners have the foresight to anticipate how many people will be flushed out of decent homes into crappy ones?
(keep ‘em coming Drew, this is one of the better articles I’ve read in a while)
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