Dan Kuechenmeister

Dan Kuechenmeister 4 days, 11 hours ago on Monday event in Steamboat aims to spread awareness about gun violence

Fun fact about Australia and guns.

Source: Adapted from ABS causes of death 1915-2003 data

"The percentage of homicides committed with a firearm continued a declining trend which began in 1969. In 2003, fewer than 16% of homicides involved firearms. The figure was similar in 2002 and 2001, down from a high of 44% in 1968"


Not sure what the true impact of the gun buy back program in 1996-1997 really had as the trend had already been down for over 28 years


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 2 days ago on Ken Collins: GOP puzzles resident

Rip van Winkle here. Just woke up from fall nap and saw that 177 Democrats voted against the following. As I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer would hope that one of my Democrat friends would enlighten me as to why. (please be gentle)

Shown Here: Passed House without amendment (09/18/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. The term "born alive" means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Also, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with these requirements must immediately report such failure to an appropriate law enforcement agency.

An individual who violates the provisions of this Act is subject to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

An individual who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.

The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this Act, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this Act.


Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 2 days ago on CenturyLink outage disrupts phone service, sends 911 calls to Moffat County

George I am with you. I am not technologically savvy. All this is above my pay grade. But really! Why should a fiber cut between Kremmling and Silverthorne mean that we can not get a phone call from a doc in Steamboat about a procedure we were trying to get scheduled. The good news is it was not a life threatening issue. we now refer to Century Link CL as CFL. Twice in just over 3 months. The elk and deer must be laughing. Got to love the Pilot headline. Hello Mr/Mrs. obvious. "Outage highlights needs to improve fiber optic redundancy around Routt County"




Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Steamboat Springs City Council candidates weigh in on several city issues at forum

Taxes, taxes, taxes.

propose a lift ticket tax, continue the tax to subsidize flights, raise taxes for a new high school. Give the commissioners a nice raise. Spend $880,000 to "stabilize" Howelsen Hill.

Every one wants their piece of the pie. Of course they do. Unfortunately the pie may not be big enough.

Tax not me, tax not thee. Tax that man behind the tree.

Margaret Thatcher — ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.


Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Ann Ball: Love community schools

Ain't hind sight a beautiful thing. Kind of like telling Pete Carroll he should have run Marshawn Lynch instead of attempting a pass.

I was not and am not a supporter of war. I would prefer we bring all our troops home and tell the world good luck.(I wouldn't say it quite so nicely) How ever it looks like there were more then just the Bush Administration that believed IRAQ had WMD's


Here a few snippets from the article.

In fact, however, George Tenet, George W. Bush's CIA director, assured the President that the case for Saddam possessing WMD was “a slam dunk.” In this assessment, Tenet had the backing of all fifteen agencies involved in gathering intelligence for the United States. The National Intelligence Estimate of 2002, where their collective views were summarized, asserted with “high confidence” that "Iraq is continuing, and in some areas expanding its chemical, biological, nuclear, and missile programs contrary to UN resolutions.

The intelligence agencies of Britain, Germany, Russia, China, Israel, and France all agreed with this judgment. Even Hans Blix—who headed the UN team of inspectors trying to determine whether Saddam had complied with the demands of the Security Council that he dispose of the WMD he was known to have had in the past—lent further credibility to the case in a report he issued only a few months before the invasion:

Senator Hillary Clinton agreed, speaking in October 2002:

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical- and biological-weapons stock, his missile-delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaeda members

Also in 2002, Al Gore said the following: •"We know that [Saddam] has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." •"Iraq’s search for [WMD] has proven impossible to deter, and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."

Senator John Kerry announced in 2002: "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force—if necessary—to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."


Dan Kuechenmeister 3 weeks, 3 days ago on New Mexican restaurant slated to replace Rio Grande in downtown Steamboat

Good point Rhys. Not counting the place replacing Rio I believe there are currently 9 places featuring Mexican food. Glad to hear some one (Rex) willing to take over the Rio property and keep the roof top going. Have had some fun times up there. Hope for their great success.


Dan Kuechenmeister 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Jeff Peters: Republicans call shots

Don't you worry Mike he will soon tell us how you and I and all that dare disagree with him are wrong and he is right - oops correct.