Neil O'Keeffe

Neil O'Keeffe 2 months ago on Brodie Farquhar: History check

Wonderful! Too many citizens these day's have adopted "truthiness" for facts. Thanks again for the clarification. The onslaught should begin in 3,2,1...


Neil O'Keeffe 2 months, 1 week ago on Steamboat City Council to decide whether old house on Yampa Street should be razed to make way for new park

Appears to me that all the recent attention to Yampa St. may have an alternative motivation of enticing Greencourt to finally do something with the demolished trailer park sitting at the south end of the street. The city is licking their chops over tha additional tax revenue that development would generate and why not spend other people's money much the same as developers do to get them in the game. Unfortunately as many have addressed here another park or mini ice rink is not what is needed but it sure is sexy.


Neil O'Keeffe 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Andrea Wilhelm: Another perspective

If common sense is the issue why didn't the developer/owner forsee the parking problem and invest the proper amount of land and money to create dedicated parking for their 200 employees? As it is there is already insufficient parking for residents and guests and now they want to blame the city, go figure. Always seems to be governments fault these days except when it comes to fighting our wars, providing disaster relief keeping our air, water and food clean, infrastructure safe and secure... Oh yea and stay away from my Medicare too. When compromise is a dirty word in politics just what do you expect from our government?


Neil O'Keeffe 4 months ago on Triathletes, cyclists looking for answers to Colorado Highway 131 thumbtacks

Those same tacks have been out causing flats on River Road, Sydney Peak and Catamount area all summer. It is definitely a local and a reward of some sort may help bring them to the surface.


Neil O'Keeffe 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Meglen: The state of our union

We must support this...pass it on and let’s see if these Congress understands what people pressure is all about.

Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . .. . $180,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE

Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $40,065

Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000

I think we found where the cuts should come from. If you agree pass it on.


Neil O'Keeffe 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Meglen: The state of our union

Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

Congressional Reform Act of 2014

  1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
  2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
  3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/1/14. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.

Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.



Neil O'Keeffe 7 months ago on Aaron Alpe: Climate change spurring wildfires

Like wise Jerry, thanks for proving my point. And don't even get me started on the hypocrisy of "The Church" which is where so much hatred for all things different began. And before you get started on how me and my secular kind are the reason this country has lost its place, I am proud to admit that I have been a "Recovering Catholic" like so many others, for over forty years and still manage to know right from wrong as well as the meaning of virtue. That's it for me on this subject and this board, nothing but a negative waste of energy. Don't know what took me so long. Chow!


Neil O'Keeffe 7 months ago on Aaron Alpe: Climate change spurring wildfires

What a tirade. Most sensible people realize that it's the racist of this country that in your words "Hate Obama's Guts". Haters keep on hating and you say that Obama is the divider, what a rant. Maybe you should move to the South where you can revel in your tradition of hating and surround yourself with like minded haters. Although there are plenty to go around right here in CO which gets back to the phrase "angry, old, white dude". Thanks for proving my point.