Denver May Be Pot Capital USA

As dispensaries pop up, Denver may be Pot Capital, U.S.A. – The Denver Post
The Denver City Council should regulate the medical pot industry and restrict where dispensaries can locate. It’s there duty.

The medical marijuana industry should have to do what any other business has to do and abide by the laws of the citizens.

I find it pretty ridiculous that there are more marijuana dispensaries in the city than there are liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops, or public schools. I find it ridiculous especially since it is for a “medicine” that has no regulation by the FDA which manages all of our medicines.

The city of Denver must do what it can to protect all of the citizens of Denver.

Maybe the Federal Police will learn that the media is part of the public – Channel 4 cameraman cited at federal building

Channel 4 cameraman cited at federal building – The Denver Post
Maybe the Federal Police will learn that the media is the public. There should not be a separate rule for the media and the public. If the general public is allowed in, than the media should be allowed in.

For those of you who don’t know, the media represents us, the public.

What is disturbing to me is that he didn’t even have his camera with him. He left it with the other media outside. If that is the case what is the big deal and the difference than a member of the public coming in?

This happens at the Denver Federal Center all the time. The public is allowed to go on that campus and roam without escort. They can get anywhere. But if the media is not allowed on without escort.

Even if they have an escort, the Federal Police can not allow them on or have them removed. This is not good.

There should not be a separation of the media and the public. Otherwise the freedoms that this country was built upon and many Americans have died for will cease to exist.

Electronics Recycling Event in Denver on March 7

LG Electronics and 9 News along with Comcast, Waste Management and the city of Denver will host an electronics recycling event at five locations throughout the metro area. The event will take place from 7 AM until Noon.
Drop off locations are at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, Southwest Plaza in Littleton, The Orchard Town Center in Westminster, The Town Center at Aurora, and Comcast in Inverness.

They will be accepting computers, televisions, monitors, printers, fax machines, consumer electronics, phones, and other computer peripherals. No large appliances. Check the website for more details.

If you take a computer cpu down, make sure you remove all personal information from it. They will make sure it is destroyed so no on can take the data off, but it is also better you take precautions also.

Thanks to LG Electronics for paying the recycling charge.

I will be taking some things and dropping them off. I hope you do too.

Denver Restaurant Week 2009 Coming

Just a head’s-up to everyone out there that Denver Restaurant Week 2009 is coming. It kicks-off on February 21 and runs through February 27.
For those of you who aren’t aware, you can get a three course dinner for two for $52.80. Nearly 200 restaurants are participating this year.

My wife and I have done this for several years and we enjoy this. It provides an excellent opportunity to try new restaurants at a reasonable price.

Try it, you may like it. See my other posts on this.

The Democratic National Convention is complete, a tremendous success for Denver

I just want to say, Denver has a lot to be proud of for hosting this years Democratic National Convention.
The final event tonight came off tremendously well and looked very good on television.  The speech that Barack Obama gave tonight was amazing. He came out firing with all guns blazing. The Democrats finally came out with their messages and Obama looked really good, he is a great orator. 

Denver has always been portrayed as a cow town, wanting to become a big city in the likes of Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta.  Well after this, it has moved into that status.  Denver is now one of the greatest cities in this country and it the west in the minds of the rest of the country.

Something that I have always known.

Denver has a lot to be proud of.  But there is one thing that need improvement.

While the Denver Police did a great job of protecting everyone, they had a lot of bad incidents that reflected negatively on Denver and the residents here.  It is something they need to improve and improve quickly.

Good job Denver, you should be proud!

Denver Police are giving Denver a bad name – Democrats helping

The Denver Police Department continue to give the City of Denver a bad name. It only escalated today when they arrested a reporter/producer for ABC news who was investigating a breakfast meeting between Democrat Senators and high value donors.
I usually try and give the Police the benefit of the doubt, but they have gone way to far during the DNC.  We have a consitution in this country and the Denver Police and other law enforcement are not following it.

The reporter/producer was standing on the sidewalk and a hotel guard came out of the Brown Palace, who happened to be a Boulder County Sheriff.  The guard then proceeded to push him out into the street.

A little while later, at least five Denver Police officers came back and arrested the reporter.  They say the Brown Palace signed a complaint. How can they sign a complaint against someone who is doing nothing wrong on a public sidewalk?

Originally they wouldn’t tell ABC what he was being arrested for, but then came back and said that he was being arrested on charges of interference, trespass and failure to obey a lawful order.

How can that be?  The video clearly shows that he is on a public sidewalk and he and his crew are not blocking it.

Tuesday, a women was in civic center park protesting when they saw someone getting arrested. They were trying to find out why when a police officer came up and pushed her knocking her to the ground (she alleges that she was hit about four times by the same officer).

The video shows the officer saying, “Back up, b—-“.  She was then speaking with reporters and the police came up and grabbed her and arrested her.

At least the Denver Police Internal Affairs is investigating and the officer has been reassigned away from assignments that will bring him in contact with protestors.

The Democrats, who play themselves as defenders of the First Amendment, are doing their best to silence the media and the Denver Police are playing into their hands.  

As an American, whether or not you agree with what the reporter or the protestor was doing, you should stand-up and defend their right to do so.  It is a basic right for anyone to do so.  Anything less would be un-American.

Interstate 25 to close during Obama’s acceptance speech, no real reason to do this.

I just want to say that the security for the DNC is beginning to get ridiculous.  Closing roads around the Pepsi Center, when they are farther than 100 yards, is somewhat understandable.  
There are many people coming and going and who knows what the protestors will try.

But closing a major Interstate Highway through the middle of town is a little much.  It will be done to “protect those attending the event.”

This is a facility that hosts football games with people in attendance of about 80,000 people.  They don’t need to be protected like this?  Denver Police do a good job of protecting the attendees without closing the Interstate.

There is a quote about President Bush or Vice President Cheney visiting and closing roads.  But the difference is they are moving around town and the roads are only closed for a short time.  

This will close 5.5 miles of a major Interstate during rush hour.  Over 250,000 vehicles use this freeway during a normal day.

I just like the Denver mayor saying the impacts will be minimal. I guess he lives in a dream world and doesn’t have to drive this Interstate during rush hour.

I understand the need to protect the attendees and the presumed nominee for the Democrat Presidential Candidate, but this is going too far.

When the Pope John Paul II visited Mile High Stadium in 1993, they didn’t close the Interstate.  There were a bunch more people there than will be in attendance for the acceptance speech by Barack Obama.

But they don’t care what I say, they are turning this Nation into a police state and will do whatever they want to do.

Hosting a National Convention is becoming such an impact on host cities, I don’t think that they see the return on their investment.  Businesses are being impacted, employees are being forced to take time off without pay or use vacation, and colleges are being forced to close for a week and students are missing out on classes.

To me, it is not worth the hassle or cost to host a National Convention.