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ha, yeah you are right about that john, we have known one another for a long time. I guess I hadn't thought about it from your point of view.
with half my adult life working for 3 police depts. a sheriff, and the department of corrections, not to mention the military, I think my years of public service are about at an end. we are working with Marylou as we speak to buy another house and come home and retire (yeah right!) I know I have worked with some really good city managers over the years, one in colo. spgs. put the entire area on the map, but then I have worked around some that were really worthless. I had never thought about county commissioners needing that kind of help, but then my experience had been with commissioners that didn't even have an office in the courthouse, so I never thought they had much to do. but I do know that many boards like that operate with very unqualified people who regardless of their good intentions just didn't have the experience, so I suppose they would really benefit from a county manager.
I once worked around a city manager who was responsible for appointing his own city council. he made every dept. head a city council member, his opinion was that with dept. heads as members he should never need to hire an expert to research anything.
I guess I would need to wait and see.
well said Gene
just did a little research. if you want to read something really interesting, google Colorado elected officials salary. a real eye opener. explains why unqualified people might want to run for public office. heck ! I'm totally unqualified, but certainly might consider it. especially if I could depend on the taxpayers hiring me an expert to do it for me. but what if the expert is lying too ? oh yeah, we pay out their contract and hire another one and hope he knows what he's doing. holy crap ! what a nightmare !!
lets see if I understand this. we have county commissioners that make a lot of money to run the county, right ?
these people campaigned and were elected by the voters, because they said they could do the job, right ?
so now they find that they cannot do the job, right ?
now they want to hire some other person who claim they can do the job, right ?
in my world if you were hired to do a job you were expected to be telling the truth about your ability to do it, otherwise you got fired, no one ever hired someone to do my job for me if I couldn't do it. damn ! I'm pretty sure the folks in moffat county are smarter than that.
I think its amazing when you consider some of the talent (or lack of it) we have had over the years, and they didn't need the voters to hire someone else to do their job for them.
free for a month ?
hey colorado legislators, they didn't go fight for your freedom for a month. they should never have to pay to get into a state park. man ! are we ever going to get rid of these dimwits in the statehouse ?
spoken by someone who obviously voted for the great and powerful king Obama. you poor demented undereducated guy.
if it wasn't a gun it would be a club, if it wasn't that it would be a car. when someone decides to kill there is unfortunetly no way to stop it when they are willing to give up their own life to do it.
why should I give up the right to protect myself because some nut case decided to shoot up a movie. and where do you get off calling yourself some kind of expert. my opinion is based on a lifetime in law enforcement, where were you a cop at. ????
good grief ! aren't the motel prices high enough yet ? we have family and friends who have stopped coming to craig to hunt because of the high price of lodging. oh well, their gonna do what ever they are gonna do. I don't know what it will finally take other than allowing it to just sink or swim. years back all we heard was the economy would be fine if we could just de-bruce the county. I chaired a committee to do just that, we de bruced the county and it didn't do a thing to help. it is just my humble opinion, but I think craig is always trying to grow bigger than it will ever be able to handle. when you look back over the years and count all the boom and busts the county has endured you have to wonder if attaching itself to energy was ever a good idea. too much, work today, get layed off tomarrow. drill today, stop, lay everyone off. the story of craigs life since energy took over.
was there something wrong with the cattle and sheep business ?
like I said, if he's a liar he will be found out in the months to come. personally I'm voting for bob meckley.
I think the voters are getting sick of business as usual in the government, lie all the way to election day, and then do whatever they want to do, screw the voting public, or like our present "king" Obama, screw everybody, I have the keys to the treasury, i'll spend it as "I" see fit, screw congress, i'll just do it anyway. all of them have to make the big business who funded their elections happy. trump has his own money and maybe we just need a rich white guy in charge again. at least trump knows how to make money, maybe he knows how to get this country back on it's feet, providing king Obama hasn't screwed it up beyond help.
if he is a liar, he will be found out. I have no idea what kind if president he would make, I still feel no one who hasn't been in the military should be made commander in chief, kind of like hiring a mechanic that has no tools -and never has had any !
kind of like our present ruler.
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