Preserving that historical feeling
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#1 Jan 20, 2012
Mark Hunt, you can spew it better than Fox News. Just because you say it doesn't mean it's true.
#2 Jan 20, 2012
You left out the damage the Tea Baggers have done to our government by giving the Republicans an excuse to not do anything. Republicans have spent as much or more money over the past years, such as paying for prescription meds for seniors, the war in Iraq, and billion dollar subsidies to big oil. They have done nothing to advance and balance the federal budget in a meaningful way. Let's just say that both the occupy movement and tea party movement have lots of losers in their memberships. I'd rather talk to a protestor than a bigot.
#3 Jan 20, 2012
So what part of what he said isn't true? Rebuttle, give examples. Just because you say it isn't true...in your words "doesn't mean it's true".
#4 Jan 20, 2012
Isn't part of being a bigot calling an entire group of people (Tea baggers) bigots? How ignorant. And you just did the same thing as Mark, listing all the things YOU THINK in your mind the Republicans have done or haven't done. Geeze.
Since: Jan 11
#5 Jan 20, 2012
Mr. Hunt - Your letter is so full of . of.. holes that it begs for clarification:
1) One person - that's ONE PERSON - committed the arson that resulted in the damage you mention.
2) You wrote "There was no reported cost to the taxpayers incurred by Tea Parties." True - nothing reported, but the police presence required at each of the "thousands of Tea Party rallies" cost the taxpayers somewhere some money, don't you think? Or did all the towns supply cops to provide support and 'protection' for free? I recall seeing Bond Park littered with paper and such after the local rallies - did the town employees clean up and empty the trash for free?(Note - the litter I saw was similar to what one normally sees after any event in Bond Park or one of the parades)
3) No one can condone any hate speech that SOME Occupy protesters exhibited. Hopefully you and your tea party ilk loudly and publicly condemned those Tea Partiers who spat on black members of Congress at the rally in D.C.?
4) endorsements: Do we really need to mention that it was the billionaire Koch brothers and other Washington insider corporatist "think tanks" and groups who have endorsed, financed and logistically supported "spontaneous" and "independent" Tea Party rallies? Does FreedomWorks ring a bell?
Notes on the ARD letter:
1) I agree with most of your sentiments, but: there is no "USFS Utility Corridor across the Estes Valley". The Utility Corridor crosses USFS lands east of Estes Park, and starts at the east edge of the valley on Crocker Ranch. The Estes Valley is outside the boundaries of the national forest.
2) While I would also like to see the powerlines alongside Lake Estes buried (they are on Bureau of Reclamation property, BTW), that will be a massively expensive undertaking that is not part of the scope of the proposed project, and suggesting this does nothing but muddy the waters. The problem facing us is where to place those 100 foot poles away from HWY 36, out of the view into town, and not through Meadowdale Hills.
3) There will be little chance of 50-70 foot beetle killed trees falling onto wires on 100 foot poles once the ROW is established and cleared. And while we do get the winds, have you ever heard of or seen any of our local high tension wires blown down or damaged by the winds? Focus - use facts!
Finally, a reminder to those in the highest houses on Meadowdale Hills - we can still see the lights you leave on ALL NIGHT LONG from parts of the Estes Valley. Please Google "light pollution" and then do the right thing! And any Estes landowner/renter reading this - please do the same on your own properties!
#6 Jan 22, 2012
I agree with Johanna, the Elkhorn "ski" project would be harmful to Estes Park. When the first tourists were coming to Estes the Elkhorn was ready to greet them. Estes already has a "european" or eastern resort...its called The Stanley. Where is this guy getting his money and what kind of smoke is he blowing. Many of the folks that came out for the Save the Elkhorn tours thought the idea was stupid. Much of the history of this special resort will be gone. Please citizens of Estes...say no to the ski area and demand your representatives come up with ideas that will help you now WITHOUT raising your taxes!
The Historic Elkhorn has survived over 136 years and with your help will continue to be an affordable, fun choice for visitors! Don't sell your history short! SAVE OUR HISTORY, SAVE OUR ELKHORN
#7 Jan 23, 2012
Denver gets its first look tonight at the plan to fix the city budget...And why athiests are buying up billboards to take aim at Colorado's faithful.
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