Tuesday, October 23, 2007

West Virginia, mountain mama . . .


Look out blog, I'm back. West Virginia was beautiful! Photos are here. The trip was very cool, even though when I landed in DC it was 85 degrees/85% humidity. Turned out to be cool in the "mountains" of West VA. HP01's cabin was amazing and the changing colors were spectacular! Puts our sad Aspens to shame.

Denver Elections: I spoke to my friends at SEIU today and they recommend a "Yes" on A-I. I'm probably going to vote against 1G because I believe that the cultural facilities can be taken care of through other means like federal and state grants, and if they don't meet that criteria they are not worthy. My biggest concern was actually with 1A because of the huge debt accumulated on the backs of the taxpayers, but I'm going to trust SEIU on that one. Personally, I'm also voting against Initiated Question 100 mainly because it makes "the private use and possession of marijuana ... the City's lowest law-enforcement priority". Here is my reasoning. There are offenses on our books that I personally feel should have a lower priority than a marijuana offense. Sodomy, loitering, more than 3 non-relatives living on the premises, more than 3 dogs on the premises, not wearing a seat belt, smoking within 15 ft. of the door of a public place. These are just a few of our justified, yet relatively arbitrary laws (except for the sodomy thing, totally unjustified). I'm still checking on the School Board issue. I have many differing opinions on that one. I'll get back to you on my decision.

Favorite Quote of the Week: I paraphrase HPO1 . . . I believe in gun rights. I'll be damned if anyone will tell me to leave my property without my dogs in an evacuation (ala New Orleans).

New Favorite Song: Hold On by KT Tunstall, which I obtained thanks to DC 4-bucks. Not to be confused with the epic soft rock ballad Hold On by Jamie Walters (which stuck in my head thanks to HP01's love of 90's music on her ipod). Truth be told I downloaded both. Damn that 4-bucks and 90210.

4 comments:

InfoChef said...

Oh, you must not have been to the women's restroom at the Botanic Gardens, then.

I am the self-appointed chair of the 'Denver Women for Better DBG Restrooms' Yes on 1G campaign. Better DBG Restrooms for a Better Denver, I say.

codown2earth said...

I agree with the 15 foot rule! Don't put that in your list! But I am likely to vote against the Pot people just because I am over them. Don't they have something better to do that take up ballot space election after election? Clearly the police are leaving them alone or else they would be in jail. It's like they are paranoid or something!

codown2earth said...

I have some extra free ipod song of the days that will be available at craft day on Sunday: Includes Band of Horses, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Urban. Fun, fun.

DenverHotPants said...

If SAFER Denver actually pulls this off can we put them "On Notice"?