I know this comment will bring every racist on the net
out from under the rocks, but Colorado state legislature
eliminated the four affirmative action programs for state
personnel yesterday. Sen. Gloria Tanner (D-Denver and black)
blames their loss on "some extremists in the House."
I have noticed that Colorado works over time to stay one
step ahead of California in extremisms of all sorts.
Some folks say its all those transplanted Californians.
We did inherit Douglas Bruce (Calif. Prop 13) who gave
us Amendment 1 (same as 13) and is it a nightmare.
I say Colorado is just as ugly as the rest of the country
all by itself. We did not need Californians to pass
Amendment 2 - which removed any protection for gays under
the law. "Special priveleges" they called it for gays. Guess
what? They used the same language for affirmative action.
So now we are back to square one: the only folks with
"special prvileges" are the same ones who've always had
I help run a family business that is doing very well. I
had a sum of money that I was willing to gamble (ie loss), in the stock
market, so I decided to play the oil futures game. (I also wanted to
play the grain market, but since it was my first time, I chose to go
slow). With the rise in gas prices, I will make a very nice gain. WIth
this money, I will invest it in the family business. I have earmarked
that a portion of it will be used to finance 4 or 5 full time summer
jobs for black teens in a trade school.