Dan Shores

Dan Shores 5 days, 23 hours ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

Some seem to forget that the Pilot is a for profit enterprise. Steamboat, Routt County and the State of Colorado, for that matter, are all majority liberal and the paper should cater to it's readership. Actual news should and is reported i an unbiased journalistic fashion. Opinion is opinion, as stated. Why should the paper print commentary,( AKA hate speak), from the likes of Ann Coulter and Larua Ingram. If anyone is desperate for the alt-right view, one needn't look further that the comment section. I realize it's very difficult for some to accept, but the truth is that most Americans that bothered to vote did not vote for Trump. He won the election by flat out lying to underserved blue collar workers and rural America. Those good paying blue collar manufacturing jobs aren't coming back, unless Trump can find away to ban robotics and technological advancement. And good luck finding farm workers.

As far as El Presidente goes, I'm getting quite a chuckle watching his apologists attempt to explain away the disaster of his first month. He's done more to boost jobs and the economy in his first month than Obama did in eight years. What?? 11.3 million jobs created? Longest period of sustained job growth in history? Brought us back from the great recession? What, Trump did all that? I guess in the Trumptopian world, we all have our own truths, alternative facts, as we are now hearing. So what has Trump actually done? I listed some of his accomplishments earlier, still waiting to hear about all the other great things he has done.

And how can we forget the Chrisitan values party and their media darling Milo Yiannopoulos. Welcoming this nut in a shameless attempt to pander to the LBGT community and appear to be inclusive, and now having to take back that CPAC invite and distance themselves after his endorsement of pedophilia. Come on....one of you has got to step up and defend poor Milo.

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Dan Shores 6 days, 23 hours ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

As far as giving Trump a chance goes, why should we, a chance to do what? He is not a normal person and should not be normalized. The resistance has already begun and for good reason.

Give him a chance???

  1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook. You bought it. Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.

  2. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will.

  3. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

  4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

  5. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world's greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.

  6. He said he'd be his own man, beholden to no one. You bought it. He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only "qualifications" were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign.

  7. He said he would "drain the swamp" of Washington insiders. You bought it. He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn't mean it.

  8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did. You bought it. He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

  9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn't be counted on in times of crisis. You bought it. He didn't even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.

  10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

  11. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief" and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He took his first vacation after 11 days in office. On the taxpayer's dime. And went golfing.

And that's just the first month.

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Dan Shores 1 week ago on Ken Collins: Trump is threat to America

Here's how Trumps first month is going. No, he's doing a fantastic job. You bought it!!!

  1. He called Hillary Clinton a crook. You bought it. Then he paid $25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit.

  2. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will.

  3. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He is still heavily involved in his businesses, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

  4. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. He then proceeded to put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

  5. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. He nominated theocratic loon Mike Pence for Vice President. A white supremacist named Steve Bannon is his most trusted confidant. Dr. Ben Carson, the world's greatest idiot savant brain surgeon, is in charge of HUD. Russian quisling Rex Tillerson is Secretary of State.

  6. He said he'd be his own man, beholden to no one. You bought it. He then appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, whose only "qualifications" were the massive amounts of cash she donated to his campaign.

  7. He said he would "drain the swamp" of Washington insiders. You bought it. He then admitted that was just a corny slogan he said to fire up the rubes during the rallies, and that he didn't mean it.

  8. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did. You bought it. He promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

  9. He said Hillary Clinton couldn't be counted on in times of crisis. You bought it. He didn't even bother overseeing that raid in Yemen; and instead spent the time hate-tweeting the New York Times, and sleeping.

  10. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. He now gets all his information from Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

  11. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief" and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He took his first vacation after 11 days in office. On the taxpayer's dime. And went golfing.

And that's just the first month.

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Dan Shores 2 months, 1 week ago on Joe Meglen: Making housing affordable

Government regulation is not the cause of the lack of affordable housing in Steamboat. The cause is market forces. Land is a scarce resource and the concept of highest and best use is what determines what the property will be used for. Mobile home parks are razed because the land owners have a use that they believe will bring more profit. There is however abundant land in Hayden and surrounding areas to the west and when market forces convince developers that a profit can be made, housing will be built.

The problem is with the abundance of low paying service related jobs there are not enough qualified buyers to support a single family home development. Multi-family rental units built in Steamboat fill up immediately, but we haven't as yet seen developers willing to invest in outlying areas.

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Dan Shores 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat Springs will continue to lose its middle class if elected officials don't act on housing, committee warns

I can see the issue with OC due to the lack of roads to handle increased traffic and infrastructure such as shopping, gas, etc. But I agree with Scott and don't see why more efforts aren't made to build affordable housing in Hayden.

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Dan Shores 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

So sorry that your wittle feewings got hurt by those nasty educated liberal elites who called you those awful names. Poor white working class Trump supporters, guess it never occurred to you that waving around the stars and bars, spray painting racial epitaphs and trashing the homes of interracial couples might be viewed as racist. Or that denying services to gay couples, supporting conversion therapy and wanting Muslims to register and carry around a special ID might seem just a tad bigoted. Didn't hear a peep while Sep calls dems all those awful names you're so offended by. Gollleee. Yeeaaaahhh, hypocrisy is safe! That's right, the beatings will not continue cause I'll just elect a foul mouthed, corrupt, racist, bigoted narcissist, that'll show 'em.

Now you can relax, your new president has promised to make it safe and acceptable for you to insult, discriminate and objectify. And all those jobs he promised would be coming back, heck, he already saved around 800 and it only cost tax payers 7 million. Yeah, a real slick negotiator you got there. That's what I call punishment for outsourcing!

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