Richard M. Shirley 
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Re: “This ain’t the Summer of Love

Both the Progressive Mayor of Berkeley CA, Jesse Arreguin and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have denounced Antifa's violent tactics. Arreguin has gone so far as to want Antifa to be classified as a gang or militia. Even Noam Chomsky has spoken out against them. They aren't what the average American want to be associated with, and Democrats, and their media friends, have realized this and will be rapidly tossing the black clad thugs under the proverbial bus.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 08/30/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Reader: We are a nation of sadists and sociopaths

Please Mr. Everhart, stop beating around the bush. What do you really think about our nation?

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 08/11/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

Good luck trying to vote him out. He was almost ousted during last years county convention, but stomped his opponents in the primary and the general elections. He'll only be out of office if he decide to leave or the Republican leadership wants him out.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 05/05/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “More on fatal crash involving El Paso County GOP chairman

It doesn't take a lot of force to dent the bodywork of a newer model vehicle. I doubt the velocity of the SUV would be considered excessive enough to be described as "such speed". That being said, Trevor Dierdorff was certainly at fault, and "careless" would be an excellent description of his actions leading to the accident.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 04/26/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Case file paints picture of a "neighborhood watchman" killing in self-defense

The moment Jesse leaned in through the window of Rogers vehicle and (presumably) tried to grab Rogers gun he made it a self defense act on Rogers part. Rogers is not legally obligated to leave an area just because someone he is in conflict with is there. Why didn't Jesse leave when he saw the gun? Maybe Jack Rogers is getting away with murder, but Jesse Garcia made it easy for him.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 09/16/2016 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Johnny Depp's Pirates schtick fails The Lone Ranger

I don't mind Johnny Depp doing eccentric and quirky per se. After all he does do it well. But it's really misplaced in a film that I think should have been played straight. I think that one of the reasons that the Marvel films have done so well, despite their faults is that they were about heroes. Fallible and (mostly) human, but clearly heroes. George Trendle created two characters with great cultural impact in the 1930's, and both of those characters got lousy movies made about them in the last couple of years. Maybe if the Green Hornet and the Lone Ranger had been played as heroes instead of punchlines, people would have wanted to see them in the movies.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 07/03/2013 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Magpul's next move

Right from the start you lose the argument. If you have to demean those whose position is opposed to yours in order to set up your talking points, you automatically create the perception that the argument is too weak to stand on its own merits.

Of course you can argue that you were just using "humor" to make your point. Here is a tip for you. Humor is generally regarded as being, you know, FUNNY. You might want to keep that in mind.

The only proposed law running frantically through the panic driven Colorado Legislature that could possibly have any effect on future shootings is the bill requiring mental health care providers to inform the authorities if they believe a patient is a possible danger to the public. That certainly could have prevented the Aurora theater shooting. The rest of it is just feelgood foolishness that will do nothing to the criminal and mentally ill segments of society. But they aren't the ones your afraid of, are they?

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 03/01/2013 at 6:15 AM

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