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4 days ago @ Daily - Boulder council discus... · 0 replies · +30 points

It's called ego. People who operate out of their egos, especially when their egos are fragile and poorly developed, can't admit when they're wrong. Likewise, they can't truly participate in a dialogue with a person who holds an opposing point of view. They must prevail. Admitting error threatens ego-death, and they can't risk that. They will resort to whatever it takes to protect their ego -- self-aggrandizement ("I know best"), demeaning the intellect of others ("You clearly just don't understand"), and denial ("What traffic? What carbon?") are key.

Sorry to go all "shrink" on ya. But I think that's where it all begins.

1 week ago @ Daily - Boulder admits errors ... · 0 replies · +34 points

Mary Young: "That's the kind of thing we'll never know if we pull it out."

Sometimes pulling it out is a smart thing to do. Not putting it in to begin with is even smarter.

1 week ago @ Daily - Folsom Street business... · 2 replies · +27 points

Yes, the first snow storm, when the streets get a little slippery -- It's possible that many of us might just "accidentally" slide into some of those green sticks. Maybe even some of us with older trucks, with big old solid bumpers? Anyone drive an F350?

But before winter comes, doesn't anybody in Boulder remember civil disobedience? Admittedly, this isn't the civil rights movement, or an anti-war effort. In fact, it falls squarely into the category of 1st World Problems. But it's amazing that the Republic of Boulder has become no more than an enclave of "educated", (upper) middle class sheep who whimper and whine and complain, but continue to allow the politburo to determine the quality of their daily lives. You know, we could fill that bike lane (on foot) shoulder-to-shoulder for a few hours to send a message. We do it for Bolder Boulder, why not now?

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder\'s new Hebrew ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Princess, priestess -- yada, yada, yada.

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder homeless advoc... · 2 replies · +33 points

Personally, I'm hoping that the "Super El Niño" turns out to be everything they're projecting, and arrives early. Bring on the cold, rain, and snow! And for those of you who'll give me a thumbs down and decry me as uncaring, insensitive, mean, blah, blah, blah -- I couldn't care less.

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Website crash plagues ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Well duh yes, it's the Chinese.

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder shares lessons... · 0 replies · +5 points

Two quotes come to mind:

"No matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Banzai, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"

"It's an island, babe. If you didn't bring it with you, you won't find it here." Quinn Harris, "Six Days & Seven Nights"

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder shares lessons... · 0 replies · +10 points

Just another happy, (un)intended? consequence for the TAB czars. CARS BAD!

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder shares lessons... · 0 replies · +20 points

Yes, talk slowly and loud. That will help us understand.

2 weeks ago @ Daily - Boulder shares lessons... · 1 reply · +40 points

So my take-away from the statements by city staffers is that they believe: 1) Opposition to this idiocy is simply due to a communication problem; and/or 2) The citizens of Boulder are just too stupid to understand how wonderful it is.

Any time you're bombarded with words like "outreach", "proactive", and "transparency", you can bet somebody's trying to blow smoke up your a$$.