“Christo's last project in Colorado was unsafe as it tore in the wind. I wouldn't want to be rafting or fishing underneath this monstrosity. No so-called art can improve on the natural beauty of the Colorado mountains and rivers.”
Bolkonsky on Nov 24, 2012 at 19:46:59
“"This eventual success had to be reassuring to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, because the first unfurling of Valley Curtain was a technical disaster. Morrison-Knudsen, the contractor for the project, had participated in building such mighty American landmarks as Hoover Dam and the Alaska Pipeline, but M-K barely muddled through Valley Curtain. Finally, on the day before the Curtain was to be unfurled in October 1971, the Morrison-Knudsen supervisor suspended the wrapped curtain in a vulnerable position, over the objections of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and the fabric came loose in the evening winds and was destroyed.
“I wish I could’ve had a picture of the two of them when that first curtain failed,” said Harry Odgers who manned the ambulance for the project. “It was an image of dejection, the two of them standing there with his arm around her and tears running down their faces.” The town was sympathetic, and lobbied Christo to return and complete Valley Curtain the following year. It was successfully unfurled on August 10, 1972."
“Popeye's proportions on a man are a little strange, too (especially in the forearms), but I haven't read any stories about that on huffpost. People who are so concerned about Barbie need to get a life.”
JaffaKree on Aug 8, 2012 at 02:10:46
“Have there ever been a Popeye doll collection by boys with eating disorders?”
amongthegoblins on Aug 8, 2012 at 02:05:26
“Popeye dolls aren't presented as the model of ideal adulthood to children too young to distinguish reality from fantasy. He's not meant to be attractive, either--he's designed to be funny. It's not really the same thing at all.”
“The sentencing decision should be decided on the facts of the case, not on a personal characteristic such as IQ.”
houseofd on Aug 8, 2012 at 02:10:04
“So you're saying he's innocent. The only fact I drew from that article is that the partner-in-crime's wife said he confessed, which sounds utterly ridiculous as the major, possibly sole component of conviction, and in this case, execution.”
sagefeldemeyer on Aug 8, 2012 at 02:02:09
“Texas has a yen for execution. And an IQ is not a 'personal characteristic'. It's an indication that he aint normal. Texans love their guns; adore executions, and consider it a capital crime to raise taxes on the wealthy, poor people--not so much.”
Kalzakath on Aug 8, 2012 at 01:56:24
“Ok, there were none!, only the wife of the other person involved heresay testimony...”
DeportAllConservatives on Aug 8, 2012 at 01:56:12
“And the simple fact is that there was no evidence to convict Wilson of_murder......”
“Mental institutions are for nonviolent mentally ill people. A mentally ill person who is also a violent criminal should be treated for their illness in prison so that they are not a threat to the community. It would be totally wrong to force nonviolent mentally ill people to be housed with violent criminals.”
exflatlander on Jul 26, 2012 at 13:03:39
“WEll, now. WE have the dilemma of too many budget cut-backs, esp. at state levels. I have no idea how Colorado funds prisons and mental institutions, but in many places mental institutions have places for the violent criminals. It would also be wrong to put a schizophrenic person with a single - but big!- episode of violence in with hardened criminals. They'd make mincemeat out of him and his treatment - if any - would probably be minimal. Just look at him! He's there but his awareness has left the room. If anything to me he looked like was scared and very remorseful. I had the camera close-ups ( like most of the USA). Those in the courtroom really couldn't get that.”
“A vast majority of sick people are law abiding taxpayers. If you lock them all up, who will pay for it? The economy would be devastated if everyone with a mental or medical condition were prevented from having a job.”
“A government that's big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it all away.
Is "housing assistance" really worth such restrictions on your freedom?”
Den deCannabist on Jul 12, 2012 at 03:56:17
“Yes it seems as soon as you get old or infirmed and can't work all of a sudden you can't be trusted. Apparently nor can your doctor over the word of an office worker denying assistance. Then it takes hiring a checker to make sure you live in the house. More strings than a piano. Inspections rules on decorations or what is permitted as far as medical treatment. Hard to put full blame when the Feds send threatening letters about forfeitures. Again for indoor grow ops initially now an excuse for any landlord with differing opinions. Hey Jim Crow. One third of the patients expense is a disease tax. I hear very little from the tax phobic and dodgers. One third of government budgets for IHSS is disease tax. We don't tax vegetables, even raw tobacco. We don't tax medicine or staples. Yet we tax debilitations, strokes and anything requiring assistance at home. The agenda seems to be warehousing. Large growth industry putting people who can't work into asylums once again so some future Rayguns can release them doing the Thorozine shuffle. Why not pay his housing on the trillion dollar lieraq we gave Cheney's Haliburton or Exxon filling the tanks. Or the trillion spent on this damn Ganjawar keeping non-psychoactive hemp from infringing on fossil fools, trees, cotton poisons, cotton, meat, dairy and fish profits outlawing it arbitrarily. 40 years Congress doesn't question? Time to use the "F" word. Fascism”
“Yes, people live in Leadville. It's a mining town, a tourist town, and a bedroom community for the ski industry. Hikers know it as gateway to some of the highest summits in the lower 48, including Mt Elbert (14,440' above mean sea level), Mt Massive (14,428'), Mt Harvard (14,427'), La Plata (14,343'). Incorporated Leadville is America's highest city at 10,152' above mean sea level.”
“If you look at the video, they were on an unpaved road. We call that a "road" in Colorado.”
GunnisonVern on Mar 11, 2012 at 13:17:48
“The mules trail aspect of the so called story.... and it seems the continental divide aspect of the story..... are total jokes. Looked like a road to me too. Mule trails are single track. This road was definately built up along the shoulder and built by heavy equipment..... Like you said.... A ROAD!”
onwisconsin on Mar 7, 2012 at 22:56:47
“I was just going by what the article said. No need to get snippy.
I've traveled quite often in Colorado since I have two sisters who've lived there for over 25 years.”
“Um, people cross the continental divide every day in minivans. I've crossed it in my own car many times on both paved and unpaved routes. Cars will slip in snow occasionally, but people who know how to drive can handle the situation without getting so dramatic about it.”
“All Christians are sinners, gay or straight. If a gay person really wants to join your chuch it is because they are a Christian, they acknowledge their sins and they want to practice Christianity as a way of becoming a better person. If a gay person wants to join your church they probably grew up in your denomination and probably have already worshipped in same the pew with you. If you turn this person away from your church you're saying that they don't deserve the chance to strengthen their relationship to God and to celebrate communion with other Christians.
Several years ago when my church adopted a policy of being open to gays I had no idea what to expect. What I found is that the gay members we admit are serious about being Christians and about being participants in a faith community. They are as respectful of the church as any other member. They do not behave outrageously or show up in drag on Sunday morning (actually they dress well and fairly conservatively). I would urge any church to accept gays. It's the right thing to do for your fellow sinner.”
Razpooten on Mar 4, 2012 at 15:33:28
“The negative stereotype of gays (showing up in drag) is fading. We are your soldier, Marine, lawyer, doctor, politician, ministers, fireman, police, etc.”
scrzbill on Mar 3, 2012 at 17:50:59
“Born in sin? Maybe you want to live a life of guilt, don't think everyone else does.”
Salty too on Mar 3, 2012 at 15:46:10
“Christians are suppose to try to obey Gods Word. And if gays want to be a member of a church thats fine with me. But they can not continue in sinful relationsships. The bible is clear about this. ANY sinful "lifestyle" is to be addressed by the church and if that doesn't change then the person is to be removed from the church untill they repent. That is biblical. That includes drunks, addicts,people shacked up, and such. Most worldly churches today don't do this because it hurts the flow of incoming $$$.”
Feb 22, 2012 at 19:24:42
“I'm really glad that parents and teachers back in the 1970s called such a thing "a phase" and largely ignored it. That made it easy for the child to change back if/when they wanted and without a lot of drama. This child is being labelled at far too young an age.”
Theano23 on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:52:14
“People learn and understand their gender identity from a young age. How old were you when people started giving you gifts based on your sex? Clearly a child can determine if the biological sex he or she was born with matches their gender identity. Furthermore, these parents and teachers that called it a "phase" back in the day led to a lot of repression. I'm glad that today gender variant people have more safe places to express their feelings and be taken seriously. And the transition from male to female or female to male is a long and complicated one, if the child does not want to continue living as a female when she is older there will be plenty of opportunity to choose another path.”
Matt1964 on Feb 22, 2012 at 19:46:59
“I agree. Although he/she is with children too young to realize what is going on, in a few years he/she will be the subject or ridicule and bullying.
I had a sister 2 years older than me. When I was about 3 or 4, influenced by my sister, I too wanted a baby doll like my older sister had. My mother thought it was okay. I don't know how my dad felt, but he did not object because my mom did get me a baby doll. But it was not a new doll. It was a doll from a charity store.
I remember liking the baby doll for a while, but stopped playing with it after a short period of time because it was kinda boring. My sister still wanted me to play dolls with her, but I had lost interest. However, I did keep the baby doll along with other toys, for a long time. I do not know what happened to the doll, nor the rest of the baby toys. I am sure my parents got rid of it all, when there were no more babies in the house.”
“I'd put this (WTF) sticker on my car-- it's fun and irreverent but not overly irreverent. I make a trip to Fruita at least once a year to run the Colorado River. It's strange that the "Hell Yeah" alternative would be more acceptable even though it contains an actual swear word instead of an implied one. I would not put a "Hell Yeah" sticker on my car.”