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Breathe

Yesterday saw a hint of possibility breathed into our local political discussions. Our monthly luncheon was host to a couple of youthful campaign coordinators from the Sanders and Clinton camps. The first of many points of agreement was the stunning contrast between the behaviors of the Democratic and Republican candidates. Acknowledging that campaigns come with a certain expectation of contention, we all shook our heads at the GOP contenders’ race to be the most offensively outrageous.

Each of our two guests, both in their late twenties, gave excellent presentations for the candidates, then fielded questions. Each was very well equipped and provided answers that were both informative and inviting to further inquiry. They mentioned that they had been friends for a dozen years and each was delighted to learn of the other’s campaign work, and both of them look forward to continuing reliance on that friendship in the years ahead.

These two young people brought us a potent reminder that the values that bind us together are stronger than the points on which we differ, that Democrats are joined by a common and fundamental caring for all people that is boastfully absent on the other side. With such young people we have every reason to believe in a beneficent future for the party that builds on the very best the people of this country have to offer. Their breath of fresh air is invigorating and very, very welcome.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:38 PM (1 replies)

Flying coach

When I travel, I fly coach. This last Tuesday, three Muslim women wearing hijabs were on my flight, two sat next to me and one sat right across the aisle. The youngest was reading a school textbook, the other two shared my dismay over the snack prices printed on the service card. We all chuckled and rolled our eyes, then resumed our reading and (in my case, anyway) napping. Apparently there were no Trump supporters on board, seeing as how there were no demands to have the women removed. Somehow, thanks to Trump, coach now seems a much better class of people.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jan 9, 2016, 01:02 AM (1 replies)

We have our FIRST victory! (against frackers)

At present, the score stands at: Frackers 22,000+ ........ Citizens 1

But it's a start, with a wee glimmer of hope -- at long last.

I posted the whole article here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10412072
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:18 PM (1 replies)

Greeley Planning Commission Denies Planned West Greeley Oil, Gas Wells

The Triple Creek Directional project is the first multi-well oil and gas project the Greeley Planning Commission has denied in recent memory. In April 2014, the planning commission approved the largest site in Greeley for up to 58 wells on an existing pad near U.S. 85 and U.S. 34, though some residents complained it was too close to a new school and a residential subdivision.

In July 2013, the planning commission approved up to 18 oil and gas wells and 20 tanks near Northridge High School. The Bestway drilling project, also a multi-well situation and originally proposed to have 40 wells, sits in the heart of Greeley’s residential areas at 35th Avenue and 4th Street. It was approved in 2011, along with a 22-well site off of 11th Avenue near Island Grove Regional Park.

Still other multi-well projects have been proposed in Greeley, with the company’s ultimately pulling their applications after residential opposition. Some threatened to leave town.
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http://www.greeleytribune.com/.../greeley-planning...

This is the FIRST victory in a very long, ugly fight. It ain't over yet, but we finally FINALLY have a glimmer of hope.

The story is behind a paywall, I'll post the entire article in comments.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 09:33 PM (1 replies)

If at first you don't succeed . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 06:04 PM (0 replies)

We have every reason to be proud.



We have every reason to be proud.
Can't help wishing that we'd act like it.
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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:01 PM (2 replies)

Celebrate wisely, DUers,

so you can tell us all about it tomorrow.




Happy New Year!
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 31, 2015, 11:30 PM (6 replies)

yard sign

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Dec 31, 2015, 01:11 PM (17 replies)

Oxymoron

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Dec 30, 2015, 12:37 PM (0 replies)

Resolution

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Dec 26, 2015, 04:24 PM (3 replies)
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