trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Our View: Golf committee hits it straight

Oh, come on now Seeuski......... I hardly think that the President of the United States had anything to do with the price of green fees at Haymaker Golf Course.

The restaurant is a serious downgrade. Bring back the Riggios along with Hank and Wendy. This course was run much better when they were in charge. Replacing them has turned out to be a mistake.

In terms of the fees.... There is absolutely no reason for this golf course to be losing money. Price it such that it pays for itself and/or makes a small profit.


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Routt County commissioners hear pitch for ATVs on roads

Bicycles are OK anywhere, anytime after all they have rights.

Those ATV owners however are a rowdy drunken bunch that cannot be trusted on our roads.

Anyone else see a disconnect here?


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Ed Miklus: Lacking representation

Kansas City, Ks and several other cities are separated by a road. Sometimes a small neighborhood road, sometimes a 5 lane business road, now and then it is the back yard fence between neighbors. In many cases the closest shopping might be the store across the street. You have absolutely no say so about what they might do in your backyard or directly across the street..

This comparison directly relates to your assertion that you are being taxed without representation and/or unfairly.

I completely support your right to express your opinion.


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Ed Miklus: Lacking representation

Actually Spider, BC makes her point quite well here. You want to vote in a City election when you are not a resident of that city. Regardless of your location and other shopping options, the fact you are not a Steamboat resident means you do not get to vote on their agenda.

If you do not like that then either move further away where you have other shopping opportunities, or move into the City limits so you can participate in their votes.

For the Record, I do not live in Steamboat either and although I do not like this tax and would have voted against it my choices are to pay the City sales tax or shop elsewhere. You have the same choices, its not like you are forced to spend your dollars in Steamboat Springs. I am absolutely sure that stores located elsewhere would be happy to sell you the items you require.


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Our View: Pot question is right step

Scott, I would postulate that your statement holds true for ALL drugs. We could be so much more effective at fighting the real problems of addiction and abuse if we would acknowledge that the "War on Drugs" is causing more problems for our country than the drugs themselves ever did.

Yes it is painful to see loved ones and friends disappear into that hole that is addiction, but is throwing them in jail really helping to solve their problem? Guns, gangs and money define the problem and the black market is the source of all three.

I am not saying that the use of drugs is a good thing. What I am saying is that we have been fighting the wrong problem with the wrong tools. Kind of like fixing the hole in your boat with nothing but a hammer. If we spent our money on treatment and education instead of crime and punishment we would actually begin fighting the real issues instead of locking up those people that truly need help and creating the black market that is the source of so many problems in our society.


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Conservative Ann Coulter to speak in Steamboat

I would basically agree with MR TaiChi here. Ann Coulter is part of the far right agenda just as Rachel Madow and company are part of the far left agenda. What really needs to happen is for both sides to calm their partisan rhetoric and actually work together to find common ground and solutions instead of the current environment of finger pointing, blame and gridlock.

Even here on the forum boards there are hints of broad agreement spattered with the ridiculous left/right comments that are really just personal attacks on the beliefs of others. Why does it have to be this way?

We need to elect people that will work/compromise towards the common needs of all Americans. As many have said, the difference between the Republicans and Democrats is about as wide as the thickness of a piece of paper. Why then are we so continually bombarded with the negative?


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Routt County oil, gas meeting shows differing approaches

"Differing Approaches" As in one side wants environmental protections and guarantees and the other side wants to be completely un-regulated? Let me guess who is on which side......................


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Omar M. Campbell: Ship of state

I have to agree with Jeff. The only reason Clinton even came that close was because they raided the Social Security funds that were running a very high surplus during those years to fund future obligations. Once Clinton moved those funds into the general budget, the numbers looked better but were not. Robbing Peter to pay Paul does not constitute a "Balanced Budget".

The two biggest problems are the Bush Tax Cuts and Medicare Part D that were passed by Republican administrations and never paid for. they add up to almost a trillion dollars a year. When this kind of problem hits your families household you do two things.

  1. Reduce expenditures immediately, not over 10 years.
  2. Get another job or in the Govt's case raise more money (ie taxes)

Never in this countries history have we gone to war without raising taxes to pay for it. Bush started 2 wars and lowered tax rates. To further the problem the entire Republican party blamed it all on Obama and refused to compromise on their sudden fiscal conservatism. Take away those two major Bush initiatives and the budget is much closer to where it should be.

Jeff, Do you agree with Sleds contention that armed revolution is the answer, that it is coming and almost unavoidable?


trump_suit 5 years, 3 months ago on Routt County requiring energy firm to help pay for road engineering

Really, I mean REALLY Commissioners? You have a petition in your hands signed by almost 1/4 of the county population that requests you to take steps to protect the quality of our air and water. This petition specifically asks you to put these protections in place BEFORE you allow the drilling/fracking to start.

Why then are you so concerned about the roads and apparently not about this issues your constituents are asking you to address?