Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 5 days, 5 hours ago on Winter Sports Club cyclists not being allowed on Forest Service trails

Oh, I agree, there's a huge money allocation problem. The gov't does great things with the NHC and NSF and stuff like that, in addition to things like the Forest Service. I say more money for them and less for defense contractors, Exxon and other multinationals that still somehow get subsidies even though they pay hardly any taxes based on their revenue. But isn't it true that the deficit is shrinking under Obama? Bush hit a recession after 9-11, launched two wars and implemented a huge tax cut. No wonder we're paying for it now. I don't want to get into the usual debate, but I don't understand why conservatives are using this sky-is-falling rhetoric about the debt when things are actually trending upward. Unless I'm mistaken.


Tim Keenan 5 days, 10 hours ago on Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado

Yeah, I took Alpine back from the airport the other day, and they have a nice new mini-bus type thing with seats that recline! Problem is it's $90 one way. Makes a trip to Denver and back for the weekend an expensive proposition.


Tim Keenan 5 days, 10 hours ago on Winter Sports Club cyclists not being allowed on Forest Service trails

I love how people starve government organizations of funds and then whine when they can't properly do their job. It's the republican playbook. Starve government, then accuse it of being incompetent so you can hopefully convince more people to starve it further. Brilliant!


Tim Keenan 6 days, 9 hours ago on Community members intrigued by high-speed rail system envisioned for Colorado

All I know is that the status quo of one Greyhound bus to Denver a day truly sucks. It was three hours late the other day, though we didn't know that until we spent 20 minutes on hold with Greyhound. We were eventually told it'll be there in about two hours, but it might be early, so don't leave the station. To top it off, they make you jump through all kinds of hoops to get a refund. And, the cost of the ticket has gone up to $69 one way. I think I'll take the Alpine next time. Talk about a no-win situation. As someone who can't drive, these are my only options to get out of this town -- unless I want to go to Craig for the day. I wonder if Google is looking for beta testers?


Tim Keenan 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Gary Hofmeister: 'Live not by lies'

You should never have to market a war. From: http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/transcripts/2002/sep/020917.miller.html : What else should reasonable people make of these facts? In June, a floppy disk found near the White House turned out to contain a presentation used by Karl Rove on White House strategy for the midterm elections. Focus on war was a key point in a talk that centered on the White House's desire to, quote, "maintain a positive issue environment." Around this time, Rove was criticized for telling a Republican group that the war and terror themes could play to the GOP's advantage in the November elections. Not long after, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card was asked why the administration waited until after Labor Day to try to sell the American people on military action against Iraq. Card replied, `From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.' ...

The Downing Street memo pretty much seals the deal with respect to whether or not the neocons lied us into Iraq. Then you have Rumsfeld at a press conference after we invaded saying: We know where they (WMDs) are. They're in the area around Baghdad -- east, west, north and south somewhat." And if you heard his tone, he was clearly saying: "I couldn't care less where these weapons are; I think you're all a bunch of idiots; we've done what we set out to do, so can I leave the podium now?" The fact that Saddam was a tyrant and his sons were absolutely insane is completely beside the point.


Tim Keenan 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ron Krall: Amazon is playing game of manipulation

This is the perfect opportunity for small store owners like you to step up and vie for greater recognition. The longer this goes on, the more likely it is to hurt Amazon and cause people to re-evaluate their purchasing decisions. And once they switch, they're not likely to go back.