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Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

Bob Wyman:

You obviously hate government. There's a word for those who hate government: anarchists.

Throw all the "rogues" overboard if you wish. The result will be a lawless dystopian nightmare. But in your delusional world view, that would be an improvement.

Anger management is a real thing. Maybe you should enroll in a treatment plan for your anger.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/17/2019 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

"If we stop all illegal immigration, be prepared to pay $10-$15 for a head of lettuce. " Bill W and you say I have a "fact free rant". S o you are investing in lettuce futures?
Migrant workers here illegally and not quite slaves work for cents on the dollar and send the cash to Mexico. Without these subhumans then citizens could work these jobs but it would have to be minimum wages or more (a bad idea minimum wage is anyway). It will drive up the cost of produce but the employment created for citizens causes the economy to grow, supply and demand and all that you know...
Too many govt agencies and did I say "rogue"? It would fit many of them. "Global Warming" is being blamed for raging forest fires in recent years but as an outdoorsman I could see many areas of forest land that was littered with deadfall pine and a tinderbox. USFS has been in charge of the forests for 100 or so years and the practice of rushing to stop small fires has finally bit them and Smokey The Bear. Their fire/fuel wood gathering and cutting programs were less than a joke wherein I knew of numerous areas the needed sorely to be cleared but they allotted and acre or two with nothing to cut. Natural occurring fires keep forests from doing what they did recently. Especially the Yellowstone fire that burned hot as hell and created firestorms unseen before that time. I could see that Rampart Range 20 years ago would be wiped out should it ever burn and it looked worse every year. Of course it is now a moonscape due to the fire and the incredible amount of fuel to feed. USFS is not working now then that is good. Government is in charge of all disasters but declines blame for them.
Then we have somewhere around 12000 -20000 federal law enforcement agencies. Put ATF at the top of your ROGUE list. How many terrorist does the airport cops (TSA?) catch? None. How much do they steal from passengers? A lot. In tests how many "devices" do they discover on federal agents posing as passengers? None. Or one. do you want precise numbers? look them up yourself chum p
Trump is one of the very few that is working every day but I do not know where Pelosi went... I hear Hawaii and Puerto Rico but To hell I hope and took Schumer with her.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 01/16/2019 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Does pay equal performance?

I agree 100%.

Strange thing is: the 1% talks about wanting to close the income gap. Every time there is a stab at that, they complain about the resulting inflation. They are right, of course. So the answer is not to raise up the 99% but, rather, to lower the 1% to what the free market would actually dictate. Anyone who thinks all of them have earned what they have, or that it is the result of free-market forces, is delusional. Make it merit-based and tax the shit out of that which is not.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/14/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Reader: Independent journalists still deliver the news

I'd have to vet the integrity of each individual before tossing them a bone. Too young to have carried water for Jr. in the run up to the invasion of Iraq? Chock one up for you. Mia culpa, self-flagellation for having done so, with a promise not to do it again? Chock one up for you. Quit your job when your corporate master tries to steer you away from a truth? Chock one up for you. Spitting on "hard-hitting" puff-pieces about crap that doesn't matter? Chock one up for you. Punching someone in the face as hard as you can when they say you don't support the troops or a POTUS in time of war? Chock one up for you. Call out hypocrisy when "we" whine about foreigners doing X while we do the same thing? Chock one up for you. Refusing to join a "team"? Chock one up for you. Investigating journalism itself, and how it's lost credibility in light of the above? Chock one up for you. Figuring out how to get people like me the word about people like you? Chock one up for you. But I'm a'feared you've got some heavy lifting to regain lost credibility, even if it wasn't your fault. "Follow the money" applies to the Fourth Estate, too. The loss of anonymity, privacy, Publius; it all beats the truth into submission.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/11/2019 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Reader: Calling homeless workers to the Valley

I'm assuming this is tongue in cheek because if it isn't, god (or whomever) help us all that anyone thinks this is even remotely acceptable.

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Posted by mark larez on 01/08/2019 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Reader: Science is science

Please feel free to enlighten the rest of us as to what the writer got wrong. You're obviously smarter and better informed than the rest of us.



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Posted by Christian Anderson on 01/08/2019 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

the problem is that certain people get their news from lying morons. there have been only 6 non-south American people caught coming in from the southern border in the last 6 months... not thousands or hundreds of thousands like our lying p@$$y grabber in chief spouts. we will listen tonight to putin's puppet spout more lies for his big lie... mexico is going to pay for the wall... what a moron!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 01/08/2019 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Doomsday

Very true

Posted by Rottresq on 01/07/2019 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

Actually Christian I agree that the wall is being built for Trumps ego. There is absolutely no national threat coming from the southern borders. However there are still threats from ISIS, from Russia and from North Korea. And just to make it clear up front, I have visited and written to our congressman, Lamborn? the most non-existent congressman in the state? He doesn't listen. Senator Gardner and his staff will pretend they are listening, but it is all a condescending act. And now that elections are coming up and Colorado is swinging Democrat, Cory is beginning to sweat and is trying to disengage from Trump's rhetoric. It is a little too late for that, because those of us who were involved early in Trump's disgraceful try at acting as a President remember every word Cory stated in Trump's defense.

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Posted by Patty Chavez on 01/07/2019 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Reader: Science is science

Odd how you use the term "science", and yet clearly lack any scientific education beyond obsolete grade school level biology.

Kindly get an education before babbling about things you don't understand. It's tiresome.

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Posted by Roxanne Raven Euber on 01/07/2019 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

Border: Don't be stupid by trying to treat the symptoms while ignoring the cause. First, answer two questions (#1 is rhetorical):
1. Why are these people leaving home?
2. Does the U.S. have clean hands when it comes to our relations with these countries, either government or private sector?
I don't want to hear a bunch of back-talk from POS-Limbaugh-types about me being a part of the "blame America first" crowd. They need to answer the question.
***If it turns out we DONT contribute to the problems down there, then I WILL support the wall.***
But if our government or our corporations are still monkeying around (yeah, that is a real phrase that has zilch to do with racism) down there like they have historically, then I reckon the cost thereof should not be externalized onto the backs of the American tax payer. Rather, our corporations (with big government welfare through diplomatic, intelligence, military or etc. intervention on their behalf) should pay the price. And yes, if that means increased costs to us for bananas or widgets or whatever, then we should pay that way, through the markets, not with some stupid wall designed to treat the symptoms of neo-colonialism.
Honest question: Are Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala U.S. allies? How come we don't hear about Venezuelans, Nicaraguans or Cubans invading the U.S.? And if the latter three countries are "failed states", that raises the same question: How much did we have to do with that failure? Was our intervention, to stir their pot, simply retribution for the fact our corporations weren't allowed in to rape those countries?
Finally, if a people want to experiment with socialism and it keeps them from invading us, escaping from the wonderful life they have under capitalist juntas down there, then maybe we should support them instead of undermining their efforts. After all, weve been experimenting with socialism ever since we allowed corporations to socialize their costs; creatures of the state, hiding behind the skirts of big government, with shareholders protected from having to take personal responsibility for their own actions.
I'll take answers off the air and ruminate on them at my leisure. Thanks in advance for any education that might be provided. Always willing to learn. P.S. Smedley Butler is rolling in his grave.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 01/02/2019 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

Bob W:

"are you not aware of government involvement in all things and their knack for making it all worse? There are too many federal employees and too many agencies that are there to justify their jobs and answer to no one. Each of them rogue and the Rule of Law seems to have no meaning much less be law of the land."

Totally unhinged fact free rant. This is your opinion, and it is not related to reality. Since you consider each and every federal employee to a lawless "rogue," I do hope you are including POTUS as a federal employee. As for the rest of them, you have literally no proof for your claim.

If we stop all illegal immigration, be prepared to pay $10-$15 for a head of lettuce. Agriculture will collapse without unskilled farm labor. Construction will slow to a stop.

Feel free to face some facts.…

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/31/2018 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Reader: Stop condoning creekside campers

"the accompanying mounds of garbage and filth"


Later; somebody justifies pooping on the surface of Colorado because they don't have a toilet.

Free homes will not help this in any way. Next up; home too small. Home too hot. Home too cold. Water pressure too low. Can't smoke in free home. Can't grow dope in free home. Free home needs more windows. Windows in free home need free drapes. Blinds in free home fell apart. Free home didn't have good enough carpet. Shower in free home is too small. Free home doesn't have a porch. Free home doesn't have enclosed porch. Free home has no garage. Free home has no skylight. Free home neighbors are too close. Free home doesn't have a nice enough view. Free home can't have pet(s). Free home stove too small. Free home refrigerator too small. Free home bathroom too small. Free home has no storage space. Free home front door is not wide enough. Free home isn't the right color.

Free is a a never ending road to nowhere.

"Homeless need homes, give them homes"

Hey, I need a pay raise; give me a 50% raise, and eighteen weeks of paid vacation. And a three hour work day. And a company car. And a free lunch too. Don't we all want a free lunch?

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Posted by Anthony Springer on 12/30/2018 at 11:34 PM

Re: “Reader: Playing the shutdown game

Jim Griesemer, Professor and dean emeritus, University of Denver are you not aware of government involvement in all things and their knack for making it all worse? There are too many federal employees and too many agencies that are there to justify their jobs and answer to no one. Each of them rogue and the Rule of Law seems to have no meaning much less be law of the land.
Professor, if this were to all stop and immigrants here illegally were all deported then America could start being what it was meant to be. What was it meant to be? I will await your answer.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/30/2018 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Reader: Stop condoning creekside campers

Yes it is easily solved. Homeless need homes, give them homes. City council can start allowing affordable housing construction for those of us who are on the brink of homelessness. Enough with the upscale nonsense.
The overvaluation by zillow of old cheap houses is causing investment companies to buy them for triple the asking price. They will sit empty until a fool comes along and pays asking price unaware they can make an offer. All done with your smart phone.
I saw several posts on youtube video that featured the Springs and some are demanding for homelessness to be illegal! Others want to shoot them. Was that a city council member using a fake name?
Build prisons for the people is how we treat problems and illness these days. We do not help them, we punish them and if you think trash is bad go on down and clean it up, community service...If i was sleeping out in this weather I would worry about trash some other day. And mister homeowner you generate plenty of trash and shit too just because you can flush it you cannot see it but it goes somewhere huh...
Oh and give them homes without the strins attached and use the grant money, ALL of it, that govt sends for homeless on homeless, instead forming a committee to discuss how to spend it after figuring out how much to pay yourselves first.
Also find out what is causing homelessness and tackle those problems first.
Shelters are 'non-profit', yeah, my fat ass...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/30/2018 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Reader: We're officially on climate watch

Chicken Little said the sky was falling and 90% of the barnyard animals agreed not daring to question the majority which might lead to loss of funding. 100 years of watching the thermometer has borne out what evidence?
That greenhouse gases you all fear needs to go huh? CO2 gas and most of the greenhouse gas is H2O vapor, 2 things we need to survive. I am still waiting for the ice-age that predicted in the 1970s.
This galaxy is huge as is this planet and the sun is a monster ball of ire so I suggest you stop driving your deadly hoopty and quit heating your house if you believe the nonsense you spew .Yyou really think you contribute to this "problem"? You contribute stupidity so please do not teach young people your lessons, they may want to have a life unlike you.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/30/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

All the amazing "insights" people are sharing about Trump get more bizarre and this one is in the running for a prize. If you folks think Trump is "crazy" you ought to take stock of your own mental capacity.
Personally I hope it gets built and immigration is stopped for 20 years and the 20 million here are deported. Then watch the economy change. Less welfare and employers will have to pay living wages. Price of goods will go up but citizens will have the money. Democrats cannot import more voters and US dollars will not be sent to mexico.

Now enough of the bullshit. Did the democrats win the House this last month? So what happened to the Fascist vote tampering you all were telling us about?? What ! You were lying about that? Did the Russians fix it so Democrats could control the House?? I demand an investigation!

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 12/30/2018 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

im a single father of 2 kids and i'm on section 8 housing, my lease ends jan.30th 2019 i have a new place to move to but withe government shutdown i cant even get the section 8 office to answer the phone....i don't care about this wall it wont work and there is proof to that fact but i need the government to quit acting like spoiled children and understand that the rest of us need the government back online and running properly. i'm on a time table before me and my children are homeless...........

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 12/28/2018 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Reader: Not my wall

"The real reason Trump wants a wall 30 feet high and thousands of miles long is as a memorial to himself. He envisions something like the Great Wall of China, centuries old, that will be forever known as The Trump Wall." Huh, no kidding? So this friend of yours; is he a member of Trumps cabinet? Known Trump for years? Ever met the man? Where does he get this knowledge? Psychologist? Masters in Human Behavior? Psychic? I'm guessing it's just another expression of hatred through opinion.
I don't like Trump, didn't vote for him (or Hillary, and I did vote). But at the moment he's the only one with a plan. Neither the republicans, democrats, libs or cons have one. One soide wants to let them in for good will and an increased voter base. The other sees them as cheap labor. And neither wants to anger or alienate the latino voting base.
Here's a suggestion: say something smart and constructive instead of spouting reason-less, baseless opinion. Your feelings aren't going to solve anything, just maybe buy you a hug or two and sympathy from one side. When's the last time you wrote your congress-critter? Submitted an informed idea to anyone?
You're entitled to an opinion. Enjoy it, hang on to it, don't expect anyone to care. Get your act together and quit using your brain to simply consume oxygen. Go do something useful.

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Posted by Christian Anderson on 12/28/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Reader: We're officially on climate watch

Mr. Wyman, your resort to name-calling (Chicken Little), and your dodge of the scientific/evidentiary discussion and dignified call to action that Ms. Thompson seeks in her letter this tactic is typical of the President, his followers, and allies, who do more to divide and inflame than to persuade.

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Posted by Tom Hess on 12/27/2018 at 7:00 PM

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