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30 Days and Counting to the DENVER MEET-UP

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An evening of getting-to-know-you (no plastic glasses with fake noses and mustaches allowed), venting, discussing, planning, eating and, if you're so inclined, drinking. Oh, and did I mention lots of venting?

Location: Washington Park Grille, 1096 South Gaylord Street (DU area), Denver, 303 777-0707

So if you live in Denver, will be in Denver, or can get to Denver...mark it on your calendar and let us know if you will be there. July 30th. 5 PM to 10 PM

You can e-mail me at coyotecreek158@yahoo.com. Please put DENVER MEETUP in the subject line and I will be in touch and keep others informed.

There will also be a lunch date on the 29th to help those who will not be available on the 30th. If you tell me you can "do lunch" but not dinner, I will be in touch with you directly by e-mail to pick a time and location.

Denver is gorgeous in the Summer (well, all of the time, actually). If anyone has some wonderful Denver pictures they can post to entice everyone to MEET-UP IN DENVER...add them in the comments section.

Hope to see you there.

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

Can you fix the time under the "date:" in the post? I couldn't get it to change to PM instead of AM.

Thanks...yes, I am not too swift on the computer.

Submitted by lambert on

Thanks so much for putting this together (and if there's an NV way to move beyond venting, I'm all ears (and at my wit's end)).

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Should be getting my travel plans solidified in the next week or so. Where's a decent (clean and cheap) place to stay that has quick access to a way out of Denver to Boulder? The wedding I have planned is the next day.

What do we want to discuss?

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

....of people I have heard from and asked for their discussion input.

Do you have anything of special interest to you? You have my e-mail address if you want to talk "off-site".

Glad that you will be there.

Coyote

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

One thing I'd like to talk about with people who actually live in CO is TABOR. How did it effect CO, how was is initially received and how the initial perceptions changed over time. I'll have more issues when I get some extra time to elaborate.

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Submitted by Historiann on

What a nightmare. It's reduced State Government to a medicaid/food stamp/licence plate/K-12 school funding distribution system that's pressed more and more each year. Legislators can't make any real decisions or direct policy because other referenda have made demands on the spending of state money, so their job is just cut cut cut. Higher ed has been effectively privatized, because all of the major state unis receive less than 5% of their money from the state. (CCs get more than the big unis, but they're also hurting.)

The a$$hat who introduced it (Doug Bruce) originally is under indictment now and has come to be recognized pretty generally as a very bad man, but it's too late for Colorado. Unless we have a constitutional convention and re-write the state constitution, I don't see things turning around.

TABOR is quite simply the bathwater in which the baby is drowning. Because of the handcuffs it has put around state monies, it has the additional effect of tying the hands of the Governor and state legislators, further eroding confidence in government. So, for the Club for Growthers, it's a two-fer! For the rest of us, it's a living nightmare.

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

Thanks, Historiann. There will be a couple of other educators on July 30th, too, so that should be an interesting discussion (although I don't know if they have the same historical perspective that you do as they are "new" to Colorado.)

U Moniker wants to discuss the Senate race and is supporting Romanoff, so that's on the list, too.

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Submitted by Historiann on

I almost summarily deleted it from my in-box, but took a second look. (I get lots of e-mail from Bill Clinton these days since donating to Haiti through the Clinton Foundation.)

I don't think it's that big of a deal, but we'll see. I may end up voting for Ken Buck if Romanoff doesn't win the primary.

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

Maybe the dismal on-going economic news right now will make people wish for "the old days" and it will be more important. I'm not from Colorado so am not on top of the Colorado primary candidates yet...but will be by July 30th.

I, too, get tons of Clinton e-mails that I usually just delete as the important stuff I hear on-line.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

I'm interested mostly in: how it was sold and passed, how it was received and how the perceptions of it have evolved. I think this is important because now that Obama is popularizing conservative policies and principles among Democrats and progressives, we need to be wary of more of these bills in the future. WA state had a somewhat similar bill last year that failed, but not, IMO, by a margin that it should have.