Chris Hadlock

Chris Hadlock 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ken Kowynia: ACA hardly a failure

As one who has experienced the "largess" of the health insurance industry I can tell you for an absolute fact that insurance is more accessible now than before the ACA was passed. Argue whatever point you would like, but I still possess the letter from the insurance company(Blue Cross) that said:

"We apologize, the state of Kansas tells us we cannot raise your premium 400% in a single year. Instead, we are going to raise your premiums by 40% in 1997, 40% in 1998, 40% in 1999, 40% in 2000 and 40% in 2001. "

Gee, I thought all the rate increases were blamed on Obama.

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Chris Hadlock 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Martha Drake Young : Give me your tired ...

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;

Seems to me that the world continues to have an excess of huddled masses, tired and poor Martha.

Given the largess that American citizens enjoy (yes, even the poorest among us!) We continue to be the land of those "yearning to be free"even in these stormy times.

I am a 3rd generation immigrant. My family continues to talk about the abuses they suffered when my great grandpa immigrated here with his two boys. Give these "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" a chance and their children will be just as American as you or I.

History proves that we are stronger together and at our best when we use our Christian values to help others.

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Chris Hadlock 4 weeks ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

Here the whispers? Those are the students killed at Kent State, the injured and beaten from Selma Bridge and the participants from the 1963 March on Washington telling you that history can be changed.

"Ohio" Neil Young

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it Soldiers are cutting us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it Soldiers are cutting us down Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her And found her dead on the ground How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.

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Chris Hadlock 4 weeks ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

No Mary, your voice is important to this conversation and topic. While you cannot expect to change the hearts and minds of those that already have their minds made up, rest assured that there are many people that read these forums without ever commenting. Those are the hearts and minds you are responding to.

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Chris Hadlock 4 weeks ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

Harvey, that was one of the most obnoxious things you have ever written and there are a few doozies from your past comments. Good luck explaining that one.

Keep digging boys. I will make some popcorn and watch.

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Chris Hadlock 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

"Conservatives lost last time around and took the beating with dignity."

Sure if you call Mitch McConnell's meeting with Republican Leadership to "block all Obama initiatives at any cost and make him a one term president." dignity!

I think you could call yesterday's march a call for "going back to the drawing board."

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Chris Hadlock 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Women's March on Steamboat Springs surpasses expectations

"I believe men in our society are much less inclined to pass laws that have the effect of reducing protections for women."

What a crock of malarkey John. Just look at the Republican platform as it relates to Women's healthcare needs, conception, Planned Parenthood or abortion law. Those old white men seem very inclined to pass laws that have the affect of reducing protections for women in my opinion. It is time for the good citizens of this country to reject that kind of backward thinking. My wife marched yesterday and I support her in those efforts.

We are not going back to the days of:

"The Good Wife staying home in the kitchen and raising the kids."

To paraphrase our local youth "Those days are gone dude!"

You can quote old poetry all you want, but if you listen to the young women in your life I think you would come to a different conclusion about the way they would choose to live their lives. Whether you agree with them or not is a different question, but you should at least be listening because quoting Kipling and Thoreau is not going to change their opinions.

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