Bill W. 
Member since Aug 23, 2011

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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: “Andre Spencer resigns as superintendent of District 2

Solar:

Unhinged.

You might want to seek treatment for your anger. Seriously.

Posted by Bill W. on 05/09/2018 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Doug Lamborn promises he'll appeal in effort to get onto primary ballot

Herm:

"Does it make you wonder about the integrity of the District Court that first found for Lamborn?"

Nope. That's the way it's supposed to work. Initial decisions at the District Court level can be appealed, and sometimes overturned.

This is just the judicial system working as intended.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/24/2018 at 9:37 AM

Re: “UPDATE: The secret life of Gordon Klingenschmitt

Kindler:

You're in a pretty exclusive club: those who don't find Admiral Klinger odious.

That Gordon Klingenschmitt can run for office and repeatedly get elected tells us everything we need to know about El Paso County elections. You can be disgraced, court martialed, kicked out of the Navy, and even called out by your GOP colleagues and still get elected.

https://www.denverpost.com/2015/03/26/gop-…

Klingenschmitt is living proof that there is no Republican crazy enough to lose an election in El Paso County.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/21/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “The Denver Post must be owned by Coloradans, local leaders say

Ucan:

"they are more concerned with agenda pushing than being a valuable member of the fourth estate."

It's called Freedom of the Press. It's in the Constitution. Check it out. If you don't like the First Amendment, you might want to relocate to a country more consistent with your principles. Iran? North Korea? Cuba? Syria? The list is pretty long...

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/16/2018 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Lessons from the March for Our Lives

Mr. K:

Thanks for the clarification. Sloppy writing results from sloppy thinking, and RkyMtnFun's sloppiness was on full display. Mr. Fun, however, did try to explain it, and I didn't have a big problem with his explanation:

"And yes, there are many errors, I wrote this very ealry this morning after working a 50hr week and my phone seems to think its knows how to write what I want to say!"

I rarely attack anyone for their grammar/spelling mistakes. Every time I do it seems like I wind up with some stupid editing error in my own post.

Whether he's a Russian troll or not, I called him out on the substance of his posts. "Socialism" is a scary word in the right wing fever swamp, but like everything else there, it has nothing to do with the facts.

That said, though, I like to keep things civil. Name calling and insults are the last resort of those who cannot argue the facts. I try to stick to the facts, even though most around here would rather obscure, deny, and ignore the facts. I usually quickly regret it when I slip over the line and stoop to that level.

What always surprises me is that a lot of CSIndy commenters are just here to blow stuff up. They have plenty of friendly outlets in El Paso County to express their views, but they choose to hang out here and and lob grenades at the rest of us. I don't go to the Gazette web page to comment on their editorials. I don't have that kind of time to waste.

Unlike Mr. Fun, I'm real. I have a photo of myself and an accurate profile. I don't try to hide who I am. I take personal responsibility for what I say here. I think the Indy could (and should) do a better job of policing the empty profiles of those come here just to cause mischief.

Perhaps I take Fun too seriously by engaging him on the facts. But if he's going to come in here and spew conspiracy crap ("socialism" is the problem), he should expect to be called out. And that's what I did.

Bill

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/03/2018 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Lessons from the March for Our Lives

Fun:

As to your item #3, I think we both agree on the problem of wealth inequality. It's a demonstrable problem for our country, and it's getting worse. But we disagree on the cause. You think it's creeping socialism. I am certain that it's a direct result of runaway capitalism.

As for the fear that we are moving closer to socialism and/or communism, we may again agree on the danger but disagree on the cause. You see liberals as pushing the nation to the left. I see a President who lets a KGB agent into the oval office while trying to pander to the Russian tyrant dictator.

BTW. I was NOT the person who criticized your grammar or spelling.

I don't think the conversation is pointless. It's constructive. You changed your attitude about socialism. "And you are correct, socialism isn't the problem, it's the American way of thinking, we are the problem.." Thanks for that. You listened and considered my point.

Listening to and working with each other is valuable. We are only on the road to revolution if we allow the radical fringe to control the agenda.

That, frankly, is the real problem. The loudest voices belong to the smallest minorities.

Posted by Bill W. on 04/02/2018 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Lessons from the March for Our Lives

"Fun":

Your cut/paste definition proves my point. While item #3 is arguably true about the US, both #1 & #2 are NOT.

Nobody I know in either party is advocating "collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods."

Nor is either

" a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property"

or

"b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state."

an accurate description of the US.

Socialism is not the problem. Try again.

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Posted by Bill W. on 04/01/2018 at 5:45 PM

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