It’s not with a heavy heart, but actually a quite light and airy one, that we bid adieu to the city we’ve called home for the last 13+ years; Longmont, Colorado. But fear not, I still have to work there for a few more years, live close enough to be affected by it, and may once in a while throw some tax dollars its way. Happily I’ll be throwing less toward Boulder County. Continue reading… →
As loyal readers know, after nearly every election I write about what went down, occasionally with some behind-the-scenes info. Since I’ve now moved out of Longmont, alas, this will be the last. To the knuckleheads who think this or previous elections had anything to do with us moving, well, you’re a moron to think so. But I’ll get to that in another post. Continue reading… →
You don’t have to take my word for it, but newly elected Polly Christensen – who’s now earned the moniker “Polly Progressive” (hat tip The Coyote) – easily has had the worst start of any Longmont city councilmember. And that’s saying something considering Sean McCoy once sat on that council. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on, with links and tweets galore. But first, this awesome YouTube video: Continue reading… →
The loud cry of the progressive left on the international scale right down to Longmont is democracy…democracy…democracy!
This may sound admirable, but there is one important caveat: Democracy only works under the Rule of Law. Otherwise, mob rule results (see Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt). The Founders knew this well in crafting the U.S. Constitution.
It’s a good time to be selling your home in Longmont. It’s not such a good time to be a buyer unless money is not an issue. Thanks to progressive policies in the past, homes are less affordable for those that need affordable housing. Even though this entry is titled “Progressive policy failures…”, it’s actually working as intended. Continue reading… →
With the unanimous approval by Longmont City Council of the new FBO (Fixed Based Operator) at Vance Brand Airport, the future of the airport becomes that much more secure, probably to the chagrin of those that have endlessly tried to undermine the airport for the last 20 years. Continue reading… →
Life is good, especially when you flush out those that never should have been part of your daily existence. This includes former friends, political enemies, and even some that may be political allies. The offers and requests for getting back into, or remaining in, the political game haven’t slowed, but my response has been the same: no thanks. Like I said, life is good. Continue reading… →
As Fort Collins awaits similar fracking lawsuit, Longmont racks up $69,000 in legal fees
Longmont faces two lawsuits related to its oil and gas restrictions
May 2, 2013
If you’re wondering what it might cost Fort Collins to defend itself in court if it is sued for banning fracking, the answer is a quickly moving target.
The only other city in Colorado to ban fracking and restrict energy development within city limits is Longmont, which has spent nearly $69,000 in legal fees through March 31 defending itself against two lawsuits challenging the city’s oil and gas regulations. Continue reading… →
“Our ultimate responsibility is to protect people, not property rights,” says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post)
The Denver Post: 04/17/2013
By John Hickenlooper
Through many years of operating brewpubs, I took pride in never going to court. It’s not that lawyers aren’t deserving of love, it’s just that we prefer to get things done without having to resort to the courts.
That was our philosophy in business and through nearly two terms as a mayor of Denver. It’s still our view in the governor’s office.
Before anyone asks, no, I didn’t create this video – although I think it’s brilliant. I like the fact it’s personalized for Longmont, even with a phone call to “Tim”, our airport manager. Now, if they would have put Hitler in overalls or made him a female…
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