Doug Starkey

Doug Starkey 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Spoke Talk: Cyclists reminded to follow rules of the road

"Ride as far right as is safe on the road" - this is a great rule except when headed into a blind curve or hill. You can find many blind curves and hills on River Road, 14 and many of our back roads popular with cyclists. When riding into a blind curve or hill, riding defensively by taking the middle of the lane is an even better idea.

I'm continually surprised by the number of motorists that are willing to take a cyclist's life into their hands by passing unsafely into a blind curve or hill. They pass without being able to see the oncoming traffic and then swerve right back into the cyclist when they realize they made a mistake by passing unsafely. Easy issue to solve if you ride defensively.

Driving and cycling on our roads is a privilege, not a right. Please drive/ride defensively, always stay in control of your vehicle or conveyance - meaning you can always stop your car/bike before hitting an obstacle in the road, even one behind a blind curve. The speed limit is dependent on the conditions of the road; snow, water, ice, loose gravel, limited sight distance. Our roads would be a safer place for everyone if we all followed posted speed limits and signs. Give it a try.

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Doug Starkey 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Room has power to change broadband access in Steamboat, Routt County

bah! tax payer and government entities pooling their money (our money!) to leverage buying power in an inefficient market? stinks to high heaven of socialism and the death of the free market. Next they will want to do that sort of thing in the health care market. Keep your government hands off my medicare!

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Doug Starkey 7 months, 3 weeks ago on Chuck McConnell: Representation matters

Lots of words here, that's for sure. More rhetoric, that's for sure.

"Out-of-state hunters are seriously considering a boycott of Colorado for next year’s hunting season because of the Legislature’s new anti-gun attitude." "Hunters", is that two people who hunt or all of them? I'm sure this claimed is based on some sort of survey of out of state hunters, right? Or maybe a conversation with somebody's cousin from Ohio?

"Our citizens are not safer because of the new laws and are in fact less safe; there is much credible research to support this." Love to see the "credible research" supporting this statement.

Meandering pablum, par for the course from Chuck. Quick last note to Chuck. We did have an election in 2012. We elected people to represent us (aka Representation). They are doing as the majority expected when they voted. If we disagree, there's always another election coming up. Here's hoping Chuck runs again.

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Doug Starkey 9 months ago on Rob Douglas: Sexual identity politics and the Olympics

Another shallow slam piece by Douglas, lacking in any substance or even the fortitude to take his own stance. What would you do if you were President Rob? Go yourself, boycott? Or simply find a way to continue your "political grandstanding"?

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Doug Starkey 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: NPR's pumpkin-headed report

The only person claiming this is "art" is Rob Douglas. He's the one that pulled "art" from "graffiti artist".

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Doug Starkey 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: NPR's pumpkin-headed report

It would be great to see a correction of some sort from Rob, at least an apology to Steve Inskeep. Not holding my breath.

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Doug Starkey 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Rob Douglas: NPR's pumpkin-headed report

Wow, way to tackle the tough issues Rob. Calling Inskeep a "nitwit" is a big, bold position, and a great way to strike at the liberal media's bias towards the criminal element. It was sure clear in that 25 second blurb that Inskeep was using graffiti "artist" the same way we use artist to describe the paintings of Picasso, Raphael, and van Gogh. Except the part where he leads with framing the graffiti artist as a criminal.

I know it's tough to come up with a column every week. However, taking one word out of context ,"artist", reframing the story and then calling someone a nitwit over your version is stooping pretty low.

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