Tim Keenan

Tim Keenan 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: Trump is threat to America

Well, Mattis would have had to greenlight that raid I would imagine. He's the only cabinet pick who actually has a good reputation and is an expert at performing the duties of his position. I've heard many good things from many people -- some of whom have actually worked with him. Not sure what went wrong here.

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Tim Keenan 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Ken Collins: Trump is threat to America

Not if our republican senator speaks up for the people he's supposed to represent, but I'm not holding my breath. Though I do have to credit him for working with Bennett on those public lands bills.

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Tim Keenan 3 months ago on Steamboat Springs City Council members weigh in on city’s controversial new PR practice

“You know what you’re thinking, but it’s hard sometimes to write that down and get that point across,” she said. “I think it’s a fair thing to be able to do" to consult with a PR professional or other council members." Consult, sure. You tell me what you're thinking; I create a quote for you; you approve it. That's fine. But the community doesn't need a PR pro to make quotes up out of the ether for staff or Council.

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Tim Keenan 3 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat Springs City Council president uncomfortable with new PR position manufacturing 'quotes' for city officials

I understand how a PR manager can take some workload off city staff and let them concentrate on their jobs rather than putting together press releases. I just hope there's a difference in the type of communication when it comes to matters of civic engagement versus materials aimed at prospective tourists.

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Tim Keenan 3 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat Springs City Council president uncomfortable with new PR position manufacturing 'quotes' for city officials

Hmm. When we're quoting officials who are representing the public interest, shouldn't we be using different standards than when we're quoting a company executive touting a brand/product/service? There's a line somewhere in there, right? It's probably fine if you're a long-time staffer quoting your senator boss, but this is a little different.

I am not a big fan of this "everything's a brand" marketing mentality infesting government these days. As a marketer myself, I can smell it every time, and it stinks -- bad.

That kind of thinking is what brought us the Iraq war of 2003: ''From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.'' ANDREW H. CARD Jr., White House chief of staff, on why the Bush administration waited until September to press for public support of its Iraq policy.

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Tim Keenan 3 months, 2 weeks ago on Used snowplow ordered by Steamboat Springs City Council is experiencing breakdowns

I assumed that everything else was working normally or within warranty, but maybe that's not the case. But you tend not to report when things are status quo. I'm sure if there was a certain type of bus that was having more problems than any other, it would be highlighted in such a report. So does Council need to authorize all equipment purchases beyond a certain threshold?

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