Jerry Roskin is not what he says he is. Watch your money and watch your back. As far as the "Open Mic" he uses weak PA equipment and is disorganized.
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Joe Atencio! You have a little crush on Tosches don't you? I should point out that The Independent is not a "funny" paper and it is not really a newspaper either. The advertisements therein confirm that it is not even independent! Tosches does not tell or write jokes. He writes one joke each week which is called a "column" but it should not be confused with "humor".
Elaine Brush obviously has a derision for The First Amendment as well. Who does she think she is to tell another person that their comment "went over the line"? Her complete lack of knowledge is indicative of the proliferation of stupidity and ignorance. A recall election is how this system is supposed to work and once again the Socialists feathers are showing as she bemoans the recalled acting on their own agenda not their constituents as being the right way. Could you be little bit more wrong Ms Brush? Yes! The expression commonly said is "An armed society is a polite society". Anti-Bill of Rights people show that they have no compunction about being impolite. All the Elaine Brush' are free to leave and settle in a country that suits them but none are free to take anyone else' Rights away. A random act by a lunatic does not make gun owners guilty of anything. Mind and tend to your own as a lunatic's family should have done and then the problems are handled before they become tragedies. Nobody else, not even police will ever protect you Ms. Brush and that is the simple fact so many of your kind fail to grasp. By the way, the use of firearms in self-defense occurs every single day in America far out-numbering the illegal use. Do some research please. Using a firearm in self-defense is the second to last thing anyone wants to do, dying being the last thing.
"This whole city could really become sort of a high-altitude Austin," ??? Or to be more precise it should say "There is no way in hell that this town could be anything like Austin, not in a million years. Ft.Lupton maybe, if it tried really really hard, maybe.
Do you think maybe an entity calling itself a newspaper might be able to get an accounting of what is supposed to be PUBLIC knowledge and how the PUBLIC'S money is being spent? Laying off PUBLIC employees and outsourcing their jobs after promises of job creation is not a red flag to anyone? Eliminating positions then recreating them with different titles and hiring associates to fill the new "positions" has a definition, (guess what it is?) "Well we asked and they said no so we will review a restaurant instead"
Tackling problems that plague this city such as smoking in the park and training employees what to do when a crazed gunman enters the city administration building have been top priority since... when?? How much was spent on new security systems for that building? Special clearance needed to go from one floor to another? A big screen TV for what purpose? A PUBLIC employee acting as personal bodyguard because... why??
Not to worry though as any allegations of government misconduct will be investigated and found to be without merit by the government so move along, nothing to see here.
Has anyone seen the checkbook lately??
"Ken Lewis called it quits"- makes it sound like he was totally exhausted, fed up and frustrated working with junk and weeds. Perhaps more appropriate wording would be that he retired to his "ranch" after his years of employment with city government.
Salary and benefits paid out to civil servants is generally quite generous and he will be quite happy as a "gentleman rancher". He performed his job in a professional manner and when I met him about a year ago he seemed relaxed, was casually dressed and had no indications of being a put-upon, underpaid burnout as the paragraph above might insinuate!
I assume that Rocky is speaking to me and displaying HIS lack of comprehension. Iknowhuh is littering this section with the same disability and even more so. If you refuse to protect yourself and your family then it sucks to be you. I would say that the refusal of family members to ignore the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia in their midst and take no action, not even locking up their firearms is the core of the rotten apple. So when the patient loses all touch with reality and displays more and more violent tendencies the lack of knowledge by the family and friends turn their backs. There is reason number one for being armed. That police are never around and are not obligated to intervene until the shooting stops. Aggressive medical treatment is the first better idea. Acute paranoid schizophrenia must be seen for what it is and confined to hospital and being treated is my second better idea. So a mass shooting is now perhaps stopped before the fact. Why is this so hard for some to understand? Because they want gun confiscation, no ifs and or buts. There are plenty of us level headed people around who are armed. We do not settle arguments with firearms. Gun control I will tell you again DOES NOT WORK! Do not suggest that it does. Banning capacities will finally end up with with single shot weapons. Just who is going to or has been protecting me? I do. The fact that there are numerous people carrying ought to make you feel safer. These people know what they are doing and if I hear "wild west" one more time then I will say good luck to you and try to duck. The Earp brothers and others like them were schemers who became marshals simply to get pay-offs and kick-backs. The had laws of no firearms for anyone in town. They were thieves and killers and they were the police. The ATF is a corrupt violent gang and along with the FBI trigger happy snipers they violate Rights, falsify evidence and use entrapment to conduct there business. Another reason to stay armed. Liberals have an aversion to Freedom since the days they lived in communes. The top hippie bought land and invited everyone to live together in peace and give their money to the top hippie. He paid for the land and members all drifted away.
You made other erroneous comments such as "like yourself"that sell firearms to anyone and I don;t give a crud about the "village". Wrong on the first one but I am beginning to tire of the shallow minds here. I am pleased with the recall of those two which you all think was silly. That shows how little you understand about anything. I do not want clueless citizens playing their selfish games with my life and my Freedom to protect myself. Drop your children off and speed off to your selfish destination. You are not going to create utopia or succeed in changing The Constitution. That is a fact. Build your houses in forests and at the bottom of narrow canyons and you know what will happen eventually don't you? But you build anyway. Just not enough clear thinking here is there?
@happyfew: Your spelling and grammar are embarrassing you. Also, your lone "fact" is not. Your use of the term "village" just as Tosches does (much too often) indicates an inability to think for yourself, you are influenced by him and therefore not qualified to speak for a "majority" or a minority. (Remember when Tosches thought he was Hunter Thompson?) In fact you could easily be a danger to yourself and to others. My advice, which you will ignore, is to try to think, especially before you speak. Also visit the library as they have many books written by people who know how and the bonus is that you have to be quiet in a library.
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