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As the vast majority of the American people have recognized, Hillary Clinton is not someone that anyone - most especially students - should "look up to." With the exception of Donald Trump, there has never been a more justifiably reviled candidate for the presidency in modern history. Clinton is a deeply flawed and paranoid individual. Yes, it is almost certain that she will be elected - perhaps by a significant electoral majority - because Trump is the most abysmal candidate imaginable. And, if elected, all Americans should hope that Clinton rises to the occasion and earns a level of trust that she has squandered over the last quarter century. But, unless she does, she should not be held up as a role model for the children of this country.
Donald Trump is a mentally unstable bigot, huckster and fraud. He has repeatedly demonstrated that he doesn't possess the knowledge, temperament, work ethic or discipline to be president. He has done tremendous - perhaps irreparable - damage to the credibility of the Republican Party. To use Trump's oft-used Twitter shorthand, it's "SAD!!!" that the Routt County Republican Party would get in the gutter with a disgusting and delusional bigot like Trump. As a libertarian, I have voted for GOP candidates most of the time when there has not been a viable Libertarian candidate on the ballot. Never again. A political party that nominated Trump as its candidate is unworthy of support. From here on out, any GOP candidate who cannot demonstrate that they publicly opposed Trump should not receive a vote from any right-thinking (pun intended) American.
Steamboat Pilot: You now have, evidently for not just the first time, Allen Hischke alluding to or outright calling for the assassination of President Obama. I request that you: A) Ban Hischke from all of your publications for life, and B) Maintain a record of his postings for a possible inquiry by the Secret Service.
Allen: Speaking of "useless pieces of garbage that are cluttering up society," go take a look in the bathroom mirror.
Nominations are closed and the decision of the judges is unanimous. Allen Hischke is the "2016 Yampa Valley Jagoff of the Year." With any luck, Hischke will take his award and crawl back into the sewer of inhumanity where whatever compassion for his fellow man he once possessed drowned alongside his stellar intellect.
The lack of seat belts on buses traveling at speeds reaching 65 mph is asinine. A head-on collision between two vehicles at that speed equates to hitting a wall at 130 mph. If Walter Magill's spawn were riding those buses from Craig he'd be singing a different tune. Magill's line of thinking raises obvious questions. Does the Magill family buckle its kids up when they drive to Craig or anywhere else? Does the Magill family believe seat belts save lives as is obvious from even a casual reading of accident reports in the SP&T over the last decade? If yes, are the lives of low-income passengers on buses traveling at highway speeds in our community any less valuable than those of the Magill family or any other member of City Council when they buckle up in their family vehicle? The predominant responsibility of elected officials when it comes to the prioritization of public funds is providing public safety for foreseeable harm. Seat belts on our demonstrably dangerous roads are a must in the 21st Century. To argue otherwise is irresponsible and an invitation to tragedy.
The Romulan Cloaking Device Training Session scheduled for this evening at the Criminal Mastermind Academy located in Craig, Colorado has been postponed due to foreseeable stupidity.
Here's an idea. Instead of fixing this problem in a timely fashion (that ship sailed), hire a public relations specialist to explain why the city hasn't rectified this problem in over three years. In the meantime, specific to this incompetence (and apart from several others), the city council can hold three sessions of coffee with council, two sessions of drinks with council, set up a table at the farmers market to receive feedback, tabulate and cross-tabulate all of the feedback, form a citizens committee with three sub-committees and, finally, hire a relative of Tony Connell (for an exorbitant fee, of course) to prepare and issue a 50-page report about the city's inability to fix the holiday lights. Then place the report on a shelf in the city manager's office with all the other useless and ignored reports gathering dust on a myriad of unresolved issues. By then, perhaps, no one will remember how integral these lights are to the festive beauty of downtown Steamboat during the winter tourist season and a future council and city manager can decide to instead build seven dog parks and three cat parks with hot and cold multi-season bidets for critter hygiene and genital comfort.
Anyone who knows the history of the selection process when it comes to the sale of this never-ending albatross of a property to the current owners will recognize that the current request is a classic bait-and-switch. A flimflam. A scam. It is truly remarkable how many two-year incarnations of the city council have been tarnished and hobbled by this one property.
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