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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I went there to attend a fundraiser for a guy who has bone cancer. I am a biker and had leathers on of course, also a small swastika pin that was given me by a friend. My friend told me an uncle was owner of that pin and died on the Russian Front during WWII. I wear it so that I can tell people what our country is becoming should they ask. Triple Dickle guys refused to let me in. Someone might be offended they said. Yeah, I am offended. I went around the side of the building (you know, smokers pen) and gave 50 bucks to the guy running the fundraiser and split. Pathetic people running this bar. I was in there at Christmas prior to that and told jokes and stories. Had everybody laughing but that memory is tarnished now by narrow minds of the employees.
Oh, I see "Black Pussy" is playing! I am offended by that racist sounding band name. And it is racist even though they may think it is cute. Put on your white sheets and go to the Dribbling Dickel. It is a dump as well.
So there is money when they say "turn out the lights, let the roads rot because we are poor"! I know people who try to earn $25k a year and cannot. $180k a year means you better be doing good work and that kind of pay is thanks enough. $25k extra for doing what you were hired to do is stupidity. Give it back to the taxpayers now please.
Oil derricks downtown?! Now that would be a sight especially if they were spewing crude everywhere!
But really, these protestors have no clue as to what they are talking about and if they drive to the place of protest then that is a bit contradictory. If they worry about our water it comes from Leadville. There is no ground water near downtown to speak of anyway. Our water is in Rampart Res and those ponds on Pikes Peak. Perhaps they could get the fertilizer at Walmarts parking lots put in better places. That stuff flows with the rain right into Fountain Creek etc.
It is illegal to commit homicide. Who does not know this? That law is clear but broken many times. Adding a million more laws will not stop homicides. Why do some people not grasp that fact? They grasp it, they want something else in reality. Banning certain weapons they say will cut down on homicides. That makes no sense on the face of it.
You cannot make a rational thinking person believe anything that is irrational. A rational person can see and hear irrational people change their words and actions to try to appear rational but they look and sound more irrational than they did before. If you believe police protect you then you should have no qualms about not locking your doors. That would be irrational in reality. Do owners of weapons lock their doors? Of course they do, they do not want to have to shoot someone which be homicide. Self-defense is likely to be tried as a homicide in court. That is the DA's choice and of course the DA is government and the police work for the DA. DAs are not well known for rationality.
The ignorant comments on this page are as most ignorant comments are, very short unfounded statements of derision, such as "gopher" and "joseph". Citing and believing one poll is not an ideal way of forming a belief either. Research before you speak.
Former Sheriff John Anderson began the Concealed Carry program and anyone who is old enough will recall opponents lamenting that it would result in "wild west shoot outs in the streets at high noon" and arguments would be settled with guns! It did not happen and opponents looked silly then as they do now obviously revealing their education was derived from movies and TV shows. I certainly do not want in any way shape or form these people making any decisions that affect my life at any time, ever. Rational thinkers they are not.
While not a big supporter of the state of law enforcement as it has evolved into since the 1960's I have followed the Sheriff's insightful essays in the EPSDs web site. Law enforcement has turned into what they call "para-military" which should not make any true American comfortable. It is no secret that the over-the-top excessive tactics some agencies employ should never occur in this country. Sheriff Maketa finds fault where it lives and that is in society's ignorant demands based in bigotry and prejudice.
"Ignorant" is the word and proven to be true. Just listen or read what those favoring government intrusion into the Rights of citizens. Does anyone else tire of hearing "gun nuts" and the supercilious exhibiting disdain for "rednecks"? Not an intelligent sentence is ever uttered by these opponents of The Right To Bear Arms and as was pointed out: a Congressperson not knowing what a "magazine" is as applied to firearms yet voted on the issue. That is a huge red flag that the real goal is, even though they deny it, is total bans and confiscation.
"Ignorant" in the fact also that American History is not their area of expertise either. The Second Amendment is easily understood but anyone I have challenged to a simple debate declines. I assume they fear looking like a "lunatic" or an "idiot", words also used to describe firearms owners. They do not have any expertise or experience yet loudly make claims of what is what in terms of weapons. If I had the money I could buy a tank or an automatic weapon though they believe I don't have the Right.
If not for The Second Amendment the Right to freely speak, regardless of how ignorant their statements (juvenile name-calling), would cease to exist. Those with a modicum of knowledge can see through their spoken words and easily read between the lines.
The Bill of Rights is not going to adjusted and that should be the motivation for everyone to pursue the solutions to problems in a realistic fashion and stop blaming firearms owners. Firearms owners as a whole should be embraced as they can protect you when police cannot. One officer has over 1,000 citizens to protect yet while in crowd many private citizens have a concealed weapon that will quickly be employed to protect others. An officer is minutes away at best. Gun control works for killers especially where firearms are banned such as a theater in Aurora. No one fired back because of gun control. People died because of gun control. If under attack, dial 911 if there is time. If not run for your life. We all have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers to protect ourselves, family and belongings. We all pump our own gasoline. There is no reason why we cannot have and be capable of handling firearms and we are. Education is the key just as people had to be educated about deep-frying a turkey without burning their neighborhood down.
Why call for bans and regulations when someone kills? It is only motivated by fear and ignorance and perpetuates the invasion of government into our lives. Protect your self and your family. Taking my Rights will not have any positive outcome and things will only deteriorate.
As a footnote to those who say school shootings happen because "God" is banned from schools please read The Bill of Rights. You will find that schools, government etc CANNOT stop anyone from practicing religion anywhere. If you want to pray in school you may do so. I recall many of us praying in school especially before a test. You cannot post the Ten Commandments but you can post all the legislation our government has enacted. That would take a person 1,000 years to read but Thou Shall Not Kill is pretty much ingrained and who needs a reminder? Simply, government or you cannot push your beliefs on others. That is The First Amendment and you will not be changing that one either.
Do not call me a "gun nut" please, even though you are free to do so it only shows your lack of education and does not speak well of the people who "raised" you.
An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject.
"Lost" is the key word. "Junction" should be "junk shun".
A familiarity with known musicians should be required but I have found this not to be true. Perhaps the same old story (30 years and still going) of "no music scene in the Springs" shall never change. Perhaps I am too old now and not a good demographic target, just a target.
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