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Thank you to the men and women who are doing everything in their power to stop this scourge and to save the lives of those at risk. Additionally, the police officers who are doing everything possible - including CPR - to save the lives of those who've overdosed deserve extra recognition as they are often the first on the scene and their initial actions can make the difference between life and death.
I didn't think it was possible, but Ken Mauldin just trumped Scott Wedel when it comes to dispensing legal advice only a nitwit would follow.
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.
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