jerry carlton

jerry carlton 1 week, 1 day ago on Scott Bideau: Changes needed

I voted no on it because I do not think it is right for Routt County residents to pay sales tax on groceries so well to do aka rich people can pay less to fly here on ski vacations. Talk about robbing from the poor to give to the rich.

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jerry carlton 1 week, 2 days ago on The next stop: Steamboat City Council weighs future of bus service

If Ski Corp gives out bags of money, they will need a higher sales tax to help fly rich tourists to town for ski vacations. My wife and just took the biggest trip our lives. We went on an 18 day cruise to Hawaii. As far as I know no Hawaiian tax dollars helped us get there.

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jerry carlton 1 week, 3 days ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

James I nominate Carter for the worst president of my lifetime. Double digit inflation and double digit interest rates. Those were the days! I think Carter was a good man who meant well but could not get the job done. Eisenhower was he first President I can really recall and I liked him because he was a soldier, not a professional politician. I do not know much about Truman but he did have the courage to nuke Japan. Yes, incinerating hundreds of thousands people was not a pretty sight but American casualties to have invaded Japan were estimated to be astronomical and Japan's civilian deaths would probably have been higher than the two cities that were nuked.

Chis My post was discussing Presidents of my lifetime. I am old but not that old. I am aware of your stated historical fact about Hemp which was a large commercial crop in those days and used for making rope and I do not remember what else. Does your history book say they were pot heads or did they just grow pot?

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jerry carlton 1 week, 3 days ago on Affordable apartments pass first test with city of Steamboat, more to come

Russell I think we may have met at a birthday party in P-Burg last summer but at my age, who can remember names. I second everything you said. My 4 grandchildren are being home schooled in Illinois by their mother, something I am very thankful for. I wish you the best of luck and God's blessings raising your grandchildren.

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jerry carlton 1 week, 3 days ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

James Clinton, Obama, and Bush II? 3 of the sorriest presidents in my lifetime of 70 years. I expect you are too young to remember when this country had a real President.

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jerry carlton 1 week, 3 days ago on Steamboat City Council to review marijuana rules

Tom Reminds me of the winter I drove city bus. I used to pick up the Tugboat rowdies for the last trip of the night two nights a week. Usually about half way through the route some drunken jerk would light up a joint. His or her mind was not adequately fuzzed so they had to be stoned as well as drunk. I would stop the bus, open the front and back door and announce the bus was not moving until I could no longer smell pot smoke in the bus. Of course I was always offered a toke which I refused as I have never felt sucking hot gasses of any kind into your lungs is a very bright idea. Usually the joint went out then and after 10 or 15 minutes the air had cleared enough to close the doors and continue. It is a close contest but I think pot smoke actually smells worse than cigarette smoke. AH, the good old days. I do not miss that part of bus driving.

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