Letters to the Editor

Ritter’s legacy will be one of excess taxes and laws

Dear Editor,

You try to make Bill Ritter a great person and a leader for our youth with your story in the Dec. 24 edition of The Statesman. (“Public service, not politics, on Ritter’s agenda.”)

Despite the knocks, British cuisine is among the best!

Dear Jay (if I may),
Greetings from a small piece of the United Kingdom situated in downtown Denver! 

As an avid reader of your column (Jay Fox’s No More Mr. Nice Guy) I was surprised, nay shocked, at your criticism of the food from my dearly beloved homeland! But I do note that you qualify your article by saying that it was some years ago that you tasted the delights of British cooking. If you were referring to some 25 or 30 years ago, personally, I would have to agree with your summary of the British kitchen. But today is a whole new ball game (to use an Americanism!!). 

Let’s get real in our discussions about healthcare

Dear Editor,

Many folks call ObamaCare a government takeover without explaining why they use that description. Can someone please explain how a system based on private insurance companies and private healthcare providers can be a government takeover? I agree that ObamaCare changes some rules about how healthcare will be conducted, and debate about those changes is important. But the simple label of “government takeover” stifles all conversation.

My latest campaign is keeping e-mail safe for kids


Now that the elections are over, I thought I would send you a completely non-political e-mail that provides something that might actually help you and your family now! It’s a new service to help protect your kids when they send or receive texts and emails from their cell phone. This service is called MouseMail, created by friends of mine at Safe Communications, Inc.

The basic package is available free to the first 100,000 early adopters at: www.FamilySafeHome.com/mousemail.

New GOP Senate leaders make CUT

Dear Editor,

Tea Party movement could end up as Tea Light if they’re not careful

Dear Editor,

If the elusive “tea party” wants more “vetting” they will end up like Republicans and Democrats with Saturday conventions otherwise known as pandering parties. 

The issue as I saw it in the Colorado Senate race was not that Ken Buck’s one vote in Washington would have made much difference regarding sancity of life or the homosexual agenda. The issue was that media forces and financial constituencies did not want him to convince others with his ‘non mainstream’ arguments. 

It wasn’t competitive but my candidacy for governor accomplished things

Dear Editor,
“Inside the ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” — Muhammad Ali
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Let’s be clear: Schroeder was a real patsy

Dear Editor,

Your article in The Statesman recently about Patsy S. (InnerView with Pat Schroeder) begins with the statement that it has been edited for clarity. Too bad it wasn’t edited for fact checks or given a disclaimer that it is a rampant endorsement of liberal, excuse me, “progressive” meanderings. Patsy said she doesn’t know of anyone getting $300K for an article or as an advance on a book besides Scott McInnis. Maybe you can pass on a name to Pat; Hillary Clinton?

Big Brother doesn’t rule

Dear Editor,

I live in Arapahoe County. My county sheriff just phoned me about 60, 61, and 101 using a computerized calling system.

He called to identify himself and to tell me how to vote. I despise his underlying messages, which are:

1.  I am the sheriff.
2.  I carry a gun.
3.  I know where you live.
4.  Vote NO, or else bad things will happen to you.

I thought Election Day was the one day We the People got to tell elected officials what we wanted.

An open letter to candidate Dan Maes: For the sake of the state, please get out of the governor’s race

Oct. 20, 2010

Dear Mr. Maes,

The Western Slope Conservative Alliance represents the largest grassroots effort in the state and we were among the first to acknowledge your campaign and many on our board were among some of your staunchest supporters. We have watched your campaign for Governor from the beginning and have been sorely disappointed with the way your campaign has operated since the primary.

Our concerns can be placed into two categories.