Denver Direct: The Ascendance of Ignorance
Friday, September 12, 2008
With the election of G.W. Bush in 2000 and his re-election in 2004 (both questionable at best)
And now with the sudden ascendance of Sarah Palin into the national spotlight, ignorance again roars into prominence.
Locally, here in City Council District 8, voters chose an equally ignorant woman as their representative, “masseuse” Carla Madison. At one of her first campaign appearances,
Her ignorance is generally shielded by silence. In the 7 years prior to her election, I witnessed
At a recent City Council meeting, members were confronted with a complex issue – the creation of a Metropolitan District for taxing area residents to pay for the infra-structure at the proposed development off Alameda Boulevard, in which the developer of highly polluted “brownfields” around the country, International Risk Group (IRG), intends to turn an Air Force toxic waste dump known as OU2 into a pleasant mixed-use complex they call “Lowry Vista”. They plan to add 6 feet of dirt on top of the existing two foot “cap” currently covering the toxins, and then build condos and retail space over the mess. I was at that meeting to videotape the proceedings.
But the good news is this – the abuse of
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