Bill W. 
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Retired attorney and full time theater fan. Former Henry Judge for the Colorado Theater Guild. Reviews are posted at theatercolorado.blogspot.com. Favorite film: "2001: A Space Odyssey." Favorite novel: "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevesky.

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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: “The national emergency

Springer:

"You won't allow your identity to be vetted; and you haven't had your shots; and you may or may not have a horrific criminal record. "

Red herring. The "caravan" is willing to cross at a port of entry and be vetted for all the things you mentioned. As for those who illegally cross somewhere else, the numbers are WAY down from their previous levels. So are apprehensions at the souther border.

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/the-stat…

Crime statistics for those apprehended at the souther border are also WAY down.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-enf…

In FY 2018, 396,579 people were apprehended illegally crossing the southern border. 6,259 of those apprehended has criminal records. That works out to about 1.6%. A random group of Americans has about 6.5% citizens with a felony record. That's nearly 5 times the number of those caught crossing our southern border.

https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-bord…

So yeah. None of us take in total strangers. But given a choice between taking in an unknown American citizen or someone caught crossing our southern border, you'd be statistically wise to take the latter.

Your post, though, is based on a bogus presumption. Nobody is forced, nor expected, to take strangers into their homes. For you to posit otherwise is a a false diversion.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/14/2019 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Jared Polis announces first cabinet picks

Silky:

You're a poor loser. Grow up. You lost. Get over it.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/09/2019 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Climate change is increasingly damaging human health

Jim B:

"Absolute poppycock."

Absolutely useless post. If you disagree with something specific, please explain. If you're just here to insult others, find a different sandbox to play in.

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Posted by Bill W. on 01/04/2019 at 7:26 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.

https://www.cato.org/blog/14-most-common-a…

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

Re: “Colorado Women roared in the midterm elections

Holmes:

"Liberal voters must repent and seek forgiveness!"

Hardly. We still have the freedom to vote for our choices in this country. Your side lost. Get over it. No one needs to "repent and seek forgiveness." Voting for a democrat is not a sin.

It sucks to lose. I get that. But it's our system, for better or worse. But don't insult the people who disagree with you. You'll just make them angry enough to do it again in 2 years.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/10/2018 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Governor-elect Polis announces top staffers

Holmes:

Let those who are without sin cast the first stone.

There is little debate. We're all sinners.

EPIC FAIL.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/10/2018 at 8:15 AM

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