mark hartless

mark hartless 2 days, 8 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

There is something very disconcerting about those who seek to silence other voices.

They don't want anyone, especially themselves, to hear others voices.

Yet, despite their rhetoric, they are clearly not confident or secure with their own.

Perhaps the discomfort emanates from the subliminal knowledge that they are in company with some of history's worst monsters, who also sought to silence their fellow men rather that to enlighten them.

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mark hartless 2 days, 12 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

I'll give you one thing: Republicans have become almost as bad as Democrats at ignoring/ excusing bad behavior in "one of their own".

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mark hartless 2 days, 21 hours ago on Steamboat Springs School District will get $480,000 less than hoped for under school finance bill

That's right, Eric. Throwing money does not fix problems. It often creates new ones' though. Then a new agency is created to fix that problem which causes another problem...

I have often said that gubbamint, as it's currently structured, closely resembles that old nursery rhyme:

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow, She swallowed the cow to catch the dog, She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, She swallowed the cat to catch the bird, She swallowed the bird to catch the spider, She swallowed the spider to catch the fly; I don't know why she swallowed a fly - Perhaps she'll die!

I'm just waiting and praying for the day we get to the part where it says "There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...She's dead, of course!"

Unfortunately... WE are "the horse" which gubbamint will eventually swallow... And until we present ourselves as the "main course" it will continue to whine about not getting the $400,000 or million or trillion that it was hoping for... waaaahh

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mark hartless 2 days, 21 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

He obviously represents (or did on election day) the ideas and values of more people than not.

Perhaps it is your ideas and values which are not representative of the broader consensus of the district in which you reside...which did in fact elect him??

Could it be possible that living in an echo chamber like Steamboat Springs, where everybody believes that they care about all the right things, while not having the foggiest notion of the values and ideas (did you mean ideals) of "normal", work-a-day people, has deafened you to the ideas and values of the broader and more realistic portion of the population...??? Just asking...

I always found the Oscars (for example only) amusing for much the same reason... everybody in the smug little club gets together and gives themselves awards based on their smug little club's opinion of themselves... Vanity of vanities...

I don't see a lot of support for DMB's tire idea in the comments above, including some who almost certainly voted for her. As one commenter rightly said running unsafe tires is, after all, ALREADY illegal. How does making an already illegal act illegal to the 2nd power bring meaningful improvement?

Is it possible that one day, with the help of the tenacious DMB and others of her ilk, we may have such a voluminous array of laws as to render them little more than an indecipherable embarrassment of legislative incompetence, which destroys the last vestige of respect for any of them??

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mark hartless 3 days, 8 hours ago on Steamboat Springs School District will get $480,000 less than hoped for under school finance bill

If I had a dollar for every hard-working American who is getting "less than they hoped for", then I'd be able to give every one of those fellow Americans... a cupcake... with sprinkles...

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mark hartless 3 days, 22 hours ago on Excessive force, excessive lawsuits

Exactly Dan,

I know that truth comes in a "long version" which people with an aversion to reading can't/ won't endure.

Talking points from talking heads who parrot what one already believes are, no doubt, so much more convenient.

BTW, there's a statement from about 22 hrs ago made by this guy who, "way back then", apparently didn't have a problem being "wordy" when they were making what appears to be totally false claims...

People often just accept falsehoods when truth requires more than the attention span of a fruit fly...

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mark hartless 4 days, 9 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

"More laws are not the answer when the issue is probably related to a failure to enforce the current laws." Yet that seems to have been your past position on gun laws. What am I missing??

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mark hartless 4 days, 11 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

"Driving with bald tires is already illegal." So is shooting people, but you still want to limit our guns... Double standard???

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