<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[Who was hiding the snake?]]> Late last Sunday evening, a Navy SEAL team dropped in unexpectedly on Osama bin Laden and said, in so many words, 'Hi, asshole. We understand you want to die for your religion, and we think that's a great idea. We're from the federal government, and we'd like to help.']]> <![CDATA[Obama, Spain and Kitty Genovese's neighbors]]> There is a good historical parallel for the Western world’s reaction to the Syrian Civil War: The Western world’s reaction to the Spanish Civil War.]]> <![CDATA[Another horror story from the Weld County oil patch]]> <![CDATA[Iran and the math of the final countdown]]> <![CDATA[The Democrats don't get the Tea Party]]> <![CDATA[Barack and the Choom Gang]]> According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely voters, 56 percent of those surveyed favor legalizing marijuana and regulating it like alcohol. That might turn into something of a problem for the current president of the United States, who according to a new biography was a serious stoner in his high school days.]]> <![CDATA[The heart of the city — what’s to be done?]]> According to a story in the Sunday edition of Brand X paper, Boulder planners are looking for ideas about how to further develop Boulder’s “civic heart” — by which they mean the area bounded by Ninth and 17th Streets on the west and east, and Arapahoe and Canyon on the south and north, with Boulder Creek running through it.]]> <![CDATA[Cops in the schools, gun control and race]]> <![CDATA[Fracking out of a recession]]> Let’s begin with a short quiz. What two things do the following nine states have in common: Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma and North Dakota?]]> <![CDATA[Banning corporate personhood would destroy U.S. economy]]> About the anti-corporate personhood referendum that might be on the Boulder ballot this November — I smell a rat. Several, in fact. The ballot proposal put forward by Councilman Macon Cowles would put Boulder voters on record as favoring an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to “abolish corporate personhood and prohibit the granting of constitutional rights to any entity other than a human being.” ]]> <![CDATA[Hamas does not give shelter]]> <![CDATA[If you can count a crowd and keep your virtue %uFFFD]]> <![CDATA[Repeal the Second Amendment? How about the First?]]> <![CDATA[Crying over spilled oil]]> <![CDATA[No water for fracking? No problem]]> One of the latest — and sillier — local whines against fracking is that it is a profligate consumer of water that takes 33,000 acre feet of the stuff permanently out of the state’s hydraulic cycle.]]> <![CDATA[Think globally, mine locally]]> <![CDATA[The flood of the century? Not exactly]]> In Boulder, they say it was a 100-year flood. Uh, not exactly.]]> <![CDATA[The Denver Post supports marijuana legalization — before opposing it]]> In a perfect world, the proper way to end the war on marijuana would be for Congress to end it. But this isn’t a perfect world, and it is especially imperfect insofar as the war on marijuana is concerned.]]> <![CDATA[No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.]]> <![CDATA[Pot legalization day in Colorado more orderly than Black Friday]]>