Dan Kuechenmeister

Dan Kuechenmeister 6 days, 16 hours ago on Kotowski: Take focus off weapons

Scott says "If, as suggested by some, black churchgoers should carry weapons and started doing so at all times then a lot of white gun owners would feel less, not more safe." I guess you would need to provide me evidence if you believe this to be factual. If it's your opinion then no evidence needed. That statement seems a bit over the top to me. But that could be because if black churchgoers carried weapons, it would not make me feel less safe. My concerns are with criminals carrying weapons of any kind as a criminal is much more likely to use their weapon. Churchgoers, not so much. Evil exists. It always has, it always will. It exists in all races and religions. We can not always know when and where it will manifest itself. We just know it will. There is no solution to evil.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 2 days ago on Panel discusses Colowyo in Steamboat Springs

Let's hope we do a better job than Germany. According to shrinkthatfootprint.com Germany currently averages 32 cents per kwh vs. USA 12 cents per kwh.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 4 days ago on 454 businesses drop support for WildEarth Guardians after New Belgium debacle in Craig

Scott, As my wise father once told me when I complained about fairness when he let my sister use the car when I "needed" to use it. "Who ever promised you fair." Not sure that choosing not to sell a companies product is not fair. Wow, that last sentence got tied up in nots.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 5 days ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

Hey Tim, First on the hey wake up Robert. I have cut and pasted his comment I replied to below. My point was the rising deficit is a bipartisan problem. If you will notice, Robert blamed only one party for the problem. That is the reason for the wake up call. He is correct that the republicans have culpability. I also noticed that you place the blame on one party as well. Let's use Robert's numbers, close enough for me and I don't really want to find the actual numbers as these are gruesome enough. $5T in 2001, $11T "when they left", "Right now it is $18 Trillion" So it looks to me like 2001 - 2009 increase of $6T, 2009 - to "right now" (what ever that means) increase of $7T. So go ahead and blame the party you are ideologically opposed to, but from my perspective a pox on both parties.

Robert H said

"Mark, the debt was $5 Trillion with a $250 Billion surplus a year in 2001 when the Conservatives took total control of our Gov't. When they left in 2009 the debt was $11 Trillion with a yearly $1.1 Trillion deficit and we were saddled with a Great Recession, 2 unpaid for wars, 2 massive tax cuts for our so called "Job Creators" and a $780 Billion Wall St. Bailout. The question is how do you turn around that mess no matter who is in charge. We may never totally recover from that 8 years and what I'm hearing from the GOP Presidential hopefuls is that all we need is more tax cuts for the "Job Creators" and sending our troops back into Iraq. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

Tim said

" I should think that knowing which party is responsible for the greatest increases in debt would be important to you. The differences seem fairly significant to me; the fact that somehow the republicans are known as fiscal conservatives when they're clearly not, even more so."


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 6 days ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

Hey Tim, It doesn't matter. $18T, $19T, $20T. As the next POTUS had so eloquently stated. "At this point, what difference does it make." You are free to check Robert's numbers yourself if it matters to you. The fact is the deficit continues to grow regardless of which party is in power. At some point the growing deficit will matter. I am not smart enough to know what that number is. Are you? Or maybe you don't worry about it. I have 3 kids so I worry about it.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 week, 6 days ago on Kevin Copeland: Goal will destroy area

Notice how Dan S. tries to interject politics in the majority of his posts. The troll has come out from under the bridge. If nobody plays with him maybe he will go away.


Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

Hey Robert, Thanks for correcting your numbers. You seem quite certain that the rising deficit should be pinned on one party. Pull your head out of the sand. As I said before this is a bipartisan problem. You are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own "facts".


Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 4 days ago on From the editor: Step up and serve

James, Just curious. What are the "something for nothing welfare programs' currently being provided to Israel.


Dan Kuechenmeister 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

Will somebody please wake up Robert H. (aka Rip Van Winkle) and let him know a Democratic administration has been in charge of the White House since Jan. 2009. According to Robert the US deficit has increased from approximately $5T to approximately $20T since 2001. I believe those numbers are reasonably correct. Best I can remember there have been periods of time when the Republicans have had the presidency, the House and the Senate. There have also been times when the Democrats had all three and there have been times when it was a mixed bag. The constant is that the deficit has continued to rise, approximately $6T from 2001 until 2009 and then an approximately $9T more since 2009, as Robert pointed out. It looks to me like this is a bipartisan problem. "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." (Attributed to Herbert Stein)