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1% Looking For Change

Just as the final phase of landscaping for the gay guy’s estate is nearing completion, a new project across the street from their spread is expected to start any day.  The neighborhood has endured at least six years of construction and renovation on the guy’s 33,000 sq. ft. historic mansion which sits on more than six acres of land.  The street was a constant sea of construction vehicles during the week.  That trend will continue as a couple has purchased a 4,400 sq. ft. mid-century ranch home on almost 1.25 acres with the intention of scraping and rebuilding.  The existing house will be replaced by a 14,000 sq. ft. house with underground parking for eight cars along with a pool.  A guest house of undetermined size will also be built.  The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.  The new owners placed a Biden/Harris sign in the yard a few weeks ago.  They may be 1% but they clearly are looking for change.

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People Are Pissed

Think about all the corporations who did stock buy backs in the last few years to boost their stock prices which made their stock holders richer. For example, American Airlines spent $12 billion on stock buy backs since 2014. Now, American, and other airlines, claim they need a government bailout to survive. Think about the recent tax cuts instituted by the current administration which mainly benefited big business and the rich. There is talk of the government sending $1,000 checks to tax payers. A $1,000 check is not enough to help most people. Tax breaks need to be given to middle and low-income wage earners and raised on corporations and the ultra-wealthy. People are pissed. Do I see a guillotine being built?

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As Seen In Denver

I saw this sign in southeast Denver which is probably a more liberal section of town.

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6 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathroooms

I received my art museum membership renewal in the mail last week. The envelope also contained the renewal for one of the men running for governor in Colorado. There are four men running, but only two are running substantial media campaigns. Curiosity got the best of me so I googled the address. The man resides in Mike’s neighborhood in a 6 bedroom, 9.5 bath home. The house is not architecturally interesting. It’s your standard two-story stucco McMansion with a four car garage. He may be Mike’s neighbor but he didn’t get my vote. I voted for the gay democrat. Imagine that!

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Signs Of Change


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I’m Marching

I’ll be attending Denver’s March For Our Lives this afternoon. The march starts at 2 and wraps up a 5. I’m meeting friends and coworkers at the March after attending an art workshop at Mai Wyn’s gallery. It should be an epic afternoon. I’m sure I’ll tear up a few times.

I’ve written before about protesting with Act-Up in the 1980s. Silence = Death was used to focus attention on the AIDS crisis. The same slogan could be used today. Make your voice known or the gun laws will never change. The kids will not be silenced. The kids have motivated people to protest. The kids will be voting. Change is coming. Are you marching?

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Getting My Protest On

My neighbor, Sheila, and I went to the Women’s March. It was epic!

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Better Than Ever

She’s back and better than ever! Check out this post from Pamela Merritt, the author of the Angry Black Bitch blog. Her latest essay, published on Rewire, a non-profit independent media publication, is on point and a must read if you’re concerned about gun violence and mass killings. Thoughts?

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I think I’ve lost faith in humanity. Reprehensible behavior by another contractor at the office, along with recent political events in the United States left me reeling. After seeing news coverage of a woman with no soul giving a press conference, I was totally defeated. Why are some people evil? All of this along with a lingering upper respiratory infection makes me want to take to my bed and never get out.

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Taking To The Streets

The man trying to be the leader of the United States wants to end DACA. His elf was dispatched to make the announcement. I’ve emailed both of my senators and my representative expressing my support for DACA. To borrow a phrase from Kimora Lee Simmons, “I will beat a bitch’s ass” if this program is ended. Seriously, unless one of these kids is in jail, why not let them stay? Who the fuck is going to rebuild Houston? Do you think there are enough white construction workers in this country to get the job done? Have you visited a construction site lately? Spanish is the language of choice. It’s estimated that 700,000 of the 800,000 dreamers are legally employed. Why should these people lose their jobs and be deported. What is the cost of finding these people and deporting them? Why not give them citizenship? They are productive members of our society. Many are holding professional positions or running businesses. There’s a heatless prick leading this country. Two of his wives were immigrants. You’d think he’d be more sympathetic to immigrants. Clearly, white immigrants from Europe are treated differently.

The protest have begun. Student at several Denver Public School have walked out of classes. They are marching in the streets. A rally will start shortly at the Tivoli Center on the Auraria Campus on edge of downtown Denver.


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