mark hartless

mark hartless 2 days, 20 hours ago on What could go where Staples is leaving?

Scott says: "Sort of curious how Steamboat has so many that believe in central economic planning, aka communists, so willing to say what should go into a privately owned commercial building."

He is, of course, exactly right.

It is alarming how many people assume they have a say as to what goes where with not ONE THIN DIME of investment in the matter.


mark hartless 2 days, 20 hours ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical

I didn't suggest that the school was detecting, aprehending and adjudicating every infraction with perfect equality. Any idiot (even the students) knows that's not gonna happen.

Not all bank robbers are caught; should we impose a moratorium on punishment for any bank robbery until we devise a method for caputring ALL of them??? Stupid.

You are saying "what about tobbbacco smoke?" I'm saying "exactly" and what about guns?? Stop trying to re-defin lawlessness based on the "metond" or "caliber".

This person understood the rules, wanted the diploma, but refused to do their part to pave their road to that diploma.

The students that "got away with.,.." should consider themselves lucky. Those that get caught should learn to either obey the rules or become better criminals... maybe one day they can even graduate from criminals to politicians...

Who the heck wants a doctor that thinks they can ignore hard and fast rules about drug distribution??


mark hartless 2 days, 23 hours ago on Dr. Russ Fasolino: Expulsion is unethical


I doubt that I would be shocked. Nor have I ever denied smoking pot in my past (by God's grace it IS in my past). Niether have I ever opposed marijuana use by responsible, consenting adults.

However, this particular event has almost NOTHING to do with marijuana. Instead, it pertains to a minor, willfully and illegally possesing a substance that she was strictly forbidden to posses.

It has to do with her willful disregard of rules she clearly understood.

It is about a person in a position of authority and scrutiny who has been given responsibility for the well-being of EVERY OTHER STUDENT IN THAT SCHOOL; not just the lawless one.

Most importantly, it is about a local populace which to me seems far too willing to rush to the defense of a lawless and willfully disobedient student while disregarding the well-being of the remaining student body and condemning the chartacter of an administrator who desperately needs the support of the parents if he is to have a snowball's chance in Hell of keeping order in that nut-house called a school.

It is pathetic and reprenhensible to see parents and other adults, not just here but across this nation, increasingly jump to the defense their little hellions and trash the teachers they expect to educate their kids.

You people create these little ner-do-wells with your coddling and refusal to discipline them. Then you send them off to school for someone like Meeks to deal with. They know they will be supported by the parents when they get in trouble, so they have no motivaation not to make it all but impossible for the other kids who actually WANT to get an education to do so.

Then when someone else DARES to do even a WEE BIT of the job the sorry-assed parents didn't do, you crucify the man. Shame on you...


mark hartless 6 days, 5 hours ago on Snow near Summit Lake northwest of Steamboat Springs is more than 15 feet deep

"How come no one who is an expert in avalanche safety has a problem with this picture." Probably because most avalanche experts don't know OSHA and/or don't have a problem with goverment double standards.

It is difficult to lay sewer or water line in a shored hole too. Makes it way harder.

OSHA don't care how difficult it is.

When it's the private sector there are rules. When it's gubbamint...??


mark hartless 6 days, 5 hours ago on Lynn Abbott: 1 dollar, 1 vote?

The reason the left is pushing this is that they know their incestious relationship with unions (public AND private) will more than make up for it, tipping the scales soundly in their favor when it comes to $$$.


mark hartless 6 days, 20 hours ago on Attorneys wait for toxicology tests in 3-year-old's death

After reading this story, I don't know how this got spinned into a community that needs to provide more childcare.

This is about a selfish idiot who chose to leave her child alone for 20 hrs and go shack-up with her boyfriend. Even animals know better and people should not wag their finger at society as-a-whole just because this idiot chose her own lusts over the proper care of her child; something even animals understand.


mark hartless 6 days, 20 hours ago on Committee discusses prospects of several new multi-use trails on Rabbit Ears Pass

The decision is about $$$ and pollitical support or opposition. If the dollars make it look good then the EA will look good or be overlooked, even if it's bad. If the dollars or opposition look bad then the EA will be used to beat the proposal to death, even if the EA is Bullshit.

The wildlife, environmental impacts, etc, etc, are just the excuses used to exclude some while allowing others.


mark hartless 6 days, 20 hours ago on Brad Meeks: Statement on district policy

Most of you people don't give a tinkers dam about arbitrary and capricious actions! You have happily elected people who DAILY hand down arbitrary and capricious rulings.

You rise NOT in defense of conduct that is honorable, for those you willfully empower know no such thing as honor.

You do not defend justifiable actions. This persons actions are no more justifiable than others whom you defend and empower; her actions are no more excuseable than the criminals you have elected to do your bidding in Mordor on the Potomac.

Instead, I believe most of you rise only reflexively...simply in defense of conduct which your conscience reminds you is all too SIMILAR to your own! Defending this inexcusable act assuages your own guilty conscience.