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Paging Dr. Carson

When I heard Dr. Ben Carson, ostensibly a brilliant pediatric neuro-surgeon, opine bizarrely on the gay marriage issue, my memory immediately went to, of all things, that old episode of "M*A*S*H" in which Harry Morgan plays Gen. Steele: "But first, a number!"

Oh, the irony. . .
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 04:36 PM (2 replies)

Here's hoping

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:19 PM (0 replies)

Natural Occurrence

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:11 PM (0 replies)

Casting call


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:32 AM (1 replies)

Cities to ag: No extra water to lease this year

from the article:
Agriculture uses about 85 percent of the state’s water, according to the Colorado Division of Water Resources, but the ag industry doesn’t own nearly that much of the state’s supply — at least not anymore.

In 1957, when the Colorado-Big Thompson Project first went into operation, 85 percent of the water in the project was owned by agricultural users, according to numbers from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, that oversees operations of the C-BT Project.

But today, only 34 percent of the water in the C-BT — the largest water-supply project in northern Colorado — is owned by agricultural users.



There are 20,000 fracking wells in Weld County alone. City of Greeley has leased water to the frackers, millions of gallons per well; fracked water cannot be used for agriculture or any other purpose. Our food production land is being forced to go fallow. We're being fracked to death.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 26, 2013, 10:23 AM (2 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 11:25 PM (8 replies)

Welcome to North Dakota

found on facebook
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 10:18 PM (5 replies)

About that "rebranding" thing...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 07:15 PM (1 replies)

A Sad Distance

One of my casual friends, known her for many years, recently shared that facebook thing about hammers and baseball bats killing more people than guns. I responded with something about having fewer massacres if that were true, then shared the appropriate Snopes link that gives real numbers. I was truly amazed by her reply:

It may be dramatic but the real truth is that people kill people, it doesn't matter what weapon is used, could be a fryin pan, knive, screwdriver, gun, u name it and moreso people ate busy killing each other just with tneir words. When does it stop? When we all stop feeling the need tobe right or justified or blaming everybody else for their problems. The United States was in a super sized funk before Obama but your dear president hasnt helped matters much more. It does take more than one person but he has sure promoted getting God out of all our pictures and having us lean on him aka the government. It is a JOKE!!!! Really lets focus on something that really matters. How many babies die, how come we have so many ho eless, how come I pay such high taxes and still feel like lower income and the people areou d me struggle even more than we. Why cant. I be entitled to my opinion or thoughts without being critiqued but heaven forbid I talk about God or religion. People kill people ever since the beginning of time. I've had enough. If everybody that plastered bad crap on here would focus on something positive just one day it might make a huge difference in many lives.

This is someone who's walked with me in the Relay For Life, as I've walked with her as her husband has struggled with cancer. They've come to my Christmas parties, we've gone fishing together. They always struck me as rather apolitical, so our conversations never went in that direction. The conversation has always been pleasant. Until now.

Damn. I hate this.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Mar 25, 2013, 06:31 PM (0 replies)

found on craigslist

There is some snow on my driveway I have no use for. Feel free to come get it. The sooner the better. First come, first serve.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:01 PM (4 replies)
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