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2014-07-10 11:47:49 PM  
I love living in Colorado, the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has been a stinking badge of shame. It is only a matter of time before the stay is lifted. Good on Boulder and Denver to issue marriage licenses immediately!
 
2014-07-11 01:14:20 AM  
I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.
 
2014-07-11 01:18:55 AM  
www.dallasvoice.com

And Ted Haggard rejoices.
 
2014-07-11 06:06:25 AM  

clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.


Heh! Funny'd.

fta: Also Wednesday, District Judge C. Scott Crabtree became the 16th judge to strike down a state's gay marriage ban in the past year

When you've lost Judge Crabtree, you've pretty much lost the war I think.

/I actually know nothing about the guy except the name.
 
2014-07-11 06:11:48 AM  

clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.


Upper or lower heads?  Or both?
 
2014-07-11 06:49:07 AM  

Alphax: clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.

Upper or lower heads?  Or both?


Let's hope for both. Seems everyone is happy that way.
 
2014-07-11 07:21:36 AM  
Well. Good.
 
2014-07-11 07:26:12 AM  
Since they named the county clerks that are willing to allow the homogays to get married. How long before the Derp brigade is at their door harassing them or worse?

Some of these idiots don't take to well to loosing!
 
2014-07-11 07:57:36 AM  

roadkillontheweb: Since they named the county clerks that are willing to allow the homogays to get married. How long before the Derp brigade is at their door harassing them or worse?

Some of these idiots don't take to well to loosing!


*lossing

/pret a perv
 
2014-07-11 09:28:44 AM  
FTA -

Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...

So a county judge overrules a federal judge on state issued marriage licenses.

Welcome to 21st century civics, folks.
 
2014-07-11 09:41:45 AM  

clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.


It would be awesome to get gay married at the Focus on the Family headquarters.


/also I think this gives me the fark record for "longest time until first greenlight" - 12.5 years!
 
2014-07-11 10:09:13 AM  

cchris_39: FTA -

Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...

So a county judge overrules a federal judge on state issued marriage licenses.

Welcome to 21st century civics, folks.


Natural law- I think that, in this case, natural law states that people fall in love and wish form couples. Natural law further states that you and I can stay the fark out their bedrooms. Just as I wish them to stay out of my bedroom.
This includes those people we call Judges on the local, state, and federal level
 
2014-07-11 10:11:09 AM  

jst3p: clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.

It would be awesome to get gay married at the Focus on the Family headquarters.


/also I think this gives me the fark record for "longest time until first greenlight" - 12.5 years!


That is pretty good!
 
2014-07-11 10:17:32 AM  
What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?
 
2014-07-11 10:35:06 AM  

EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?


Golden's not too bad.  There are some nice places up in the mountains if you don't mind crazy mountain folk or twelve feet of snow in the winter--Dillon, Breckenridge, and Estes Park come to mind.  Or, if you don't mind a little more desert, the towns in the southwest are pretty nice, particularly Durango.  Stay away from the eastern half of the state (i.e. West Kansas) as well as Grand Junction, as that way lies derpness.
 
2014-07-11 10:50:22 AM  
Rainbows have been fashionable in Boulder since the late 70s.

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2014-07-11 11:06:30 AM  

Chameleon: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?

Golden's not too bad.  There are some nice places up in the mountains if you don't mind crazy mountain folk or twelve feet of snow in the winter--Dillon, Breckenridge, and Estes Park come to mind.  Or, if you don't mind a little more desert, the towns in the southwest are pretty nice, particularly Durango.  Stay away from the eastern half of the state (i.e. West Kansas) as well as Grand Junction, as that way lies derpness.


I am a big fan of Durango, Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs and agree don't venture beyond the front-range, there is nothing good out there.
 
2014-07-11 11:10:59 AM  

EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?


Most of the suburbs of Denver are pretty sane. Broomfield passed ban on fracking and was 52% for Obama in 2012. Westminster is a pretty middle of the road place, great place to raise kids. I live in a strange zone. I live in the city if Erie which is half in Boulder County and half in Weld County and those two counties are at EXTREME polar opposites of the political scale. I have never seen one city in two counties before.

Colorado is an interesting place.
 
2014-07-11 12:20:44 PM  
I'd ask "what the hell are they smoking" but I think that's pretty clear.
 
2014-07-11 12:25:52 PM  

EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?


Fort Collins is pretty middle of the road.  The state's other flagship university is there, but it's one of the old Ag ones.  That means lot of the kids drawn to campus are rural farm kids without much sympathy for treehuggers, but the town is still liberal enough to reliably send Democrats to the state legislature, spend money on parks and open space, etc. without going full Boulder.
 
2014-07-11 12:35:27 PM  

clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.


Good news!  Colorado marriage licenses can be used anywhere in the state; you don't have to apply to the county you live or plan to be married in.  So any county clerk issuing licenses means the whole state technically has access.

Also, you don't need a licensed officiant or even witnesses in Colorado.  You can just sign saying you exchanged vows of some sort.  So it would be ludicrously easy for some couple to waltz into Focus on the Family's headquarters and quickly exchange their I dos.
 
2014-07-11 12:40:13 PM  

clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.


Go on.....
 
2014-07-11 12:46:01 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?

Fort Collins is pretty middle of the road.  The state's other flagship university is there, but it's one of the old Ag ones.  That means lot of the kids drawn to campus are rural farm kids without much sympathy for treehuggers, but the town is still liberal enough to reliably send Democrats to the state legislature, spend money on parks and open space, etc. without going full Boulder.


I'd nominate Loveland too.  Longmont as well though that's small by comparison.
 
2014-07-11 12:46:09 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: clancifer: I can't wait until a gay couple marries in Colorado Springs. Heads will asplode.

Good news!  Colorado marriage licenses can be used anywhere in the state; you don't have to apply to the county you live or plan to be married in.  So any county clerk issuing licenses means the whole state technically has access.

Also, you don't need a licensed officiant or even witnesses in Colorado.  You can just sign saying you exchanged vows of some sort.  So it would be ludicrously easy for some couple to waltz into Focus on the Family's headquarters and quickly exchange their I dos.


Someone DO IT!

Our guided tours take place Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/welcome-center.aspx

Think we can get a Kickstarter campaign going with the proceeds being a wedding gift to the first same sex couple to have pictures of them exchanging their vows in the middle of the tour?
 
2014-07-11 12:46:55 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Skirl Hutsenreiter: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?

Fort Collins is pretty middle of the road.  The state's other flagship university is there, but it's one of the old Ag ones.  That means lot of the kids drawn to campus are rural farm kids without much sympathy for treehuggers, but the town is still liberal enough to reliably send Democrats to the state legislature, spend money on parks and open space, etc. without going full Boulder.

I'd nominate Loveland too.  Longmont as well though that's small by comparison.


Longmont sucks. That is all.
 
2014-07-11 12:48:28 PM  

jst3p: Longmont sucks. That is all.


Well I wasn't nominating it as the best city in Colorado.  Just pointing out it's more middle of the road politically to answer the original question.
 
2014-07-11 12:54:52 PM  
Heh. Longmont. Heh.
 
2014-07-11 01:27:01 PM  

jst3p: Longmont sucks. That is all.


Eh, I'd never want to live just anywhere in Longmont, but being able to buy a cool historic house walking distance to decent restaurants and some shops for less than condo on the outskirts of Boulder has something to recommend it.
 
2014-07-11 01:40:50 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Skirl Hutsenreiter: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder?

Fort Collins is pretty middle of the road.  The state's other flagship university is there, but it's one of the old Ag ones.  That means lot of the kids drawn to campus are rural farm kids without much sympathy for treehuggers, but the town is still liberal enough to reliably send Democrats to the state legislature, spend money on parks and open space, etc. without going full Boulder.

I'd nominate Loveland too.  Longmont as well though that's small by comparison.


I'll second Ft. Collins. I'd bet people'd be up for it here. Maybe Loveland? They've always struck me as a good bit more conservative, but I don't spend much time there, or in Longmont.

Except for Longmont's Cheese Importers! That place rocks.
 
2014-07-11 01:43:37 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: jst3p: Longmont sucks. That is all.

Well I wasn't nominating it as the best city in Colorado.  Just pointing out it's more middle of the road politically to answer the original question.


It has plenty of meth, so it has that going for it.

These days I think Louisville and Lafayette are Boulder-lite, right near their respective main drags. Beyond that, 'burbs are 'burbs.
 
2014-07-11 02:21:54 PM  
Pueblo is weird: Even when the economy is doing well, they're still poor.
Colorado Springs is dumb: We all know the reasons why but they beat the benchmark again when they allowed the sale of fireworks even though it was illegal to use them.
Denver is cool: At least it's sort of a real city and it smells of ganj.
Boulder is too Bouldery for me though.
 
2014-07-11 02:28:50 PM  

gordian: Shrugging Atlas: Skirl Hutsenreiter: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder?

Fort Collins is pretty middle of the road.  The state's other flagship university is there, but it's one of the old Ag ones.  That means lot of the kids drawn to campus are rural farm kids without much sympathy for treehuggers, but the town is still liberal enough to reliably send Democrats to the state legislature, spend money on parks and open space, etc. without going full Boulder.

I'd nominate Loveland too.  Longmont as well though that's small by comparison.

I'll second Ft. Collins. I'd bet people'd be up for it here. Maybe Loveland? They've always struck me as a good bit more conservative, but I don't spend much time there, or in Longmont.

Except for Longmont's Cheese Importers! That place rocks.


Colorado Springs has the reputation of being full of religious right groups but there are a ton of conservative evangelical organizations based in Fort Collins too.
 
2014-07-11 02:31:33 PM  
Recently moved from Boulder to Evergreen to be up in the foothills. It's a surprisingly progressive town for a mountain town. It's a pretty good mix of people and politics, like much of Jefferson County. I'm very happy to live here.
 
2014-07-11 02:45:11 PM  

rynthetyn: gordian: Shrugging Atlas: Skirl Hutsenreiter: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder?

Colorado Springs has the reputation of being full of religious right groups but there are a ton of conservative evangelical organizations based in Fort Collins too.


We've got our derpers, but in terms of scale or how seriously they're taken? Not much compares to FotF, and the Fort's never hosted an 'Elmo burning.' Or shut down a HS newspaper over a gay kid writing an opinion piece over his experiences coming out. Or planted a billboard on the way out of town yelling 'Jesus is LORD of Fort Collins!' I went to school in CS, and it was 100% the crazier town.

What orgs are you thinking of in particular?

/FC is relatively split politically north to south, too. I'm always far north, so I may be missing some of what the south-end crazies are up to. And yet...Elmo burnings, man. Granted, the 'Tickle Me' versions were slightly demonic, but still.
 
2014-07-11 02:50:21 PM  
rynthetyn:

Hey, are you in the Fort? If you ever feel like a beer or something, EIP. I've only met one other farker (in the Springs itself, actually), and it'd be fun to meet someone else.
 
2014-07-11 03:00:15 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: jst3p: Longmont sucks. That is all.

Eh, I'd never want to live just anywhere in Longmont, but being able to buy a cool historic house walking distance to decent restaurants and some shops for less than condo on the outskirts of Boulder has something to recommend it.


Longmont itself isn't that bad, most of the people that live there are the problem.
 
2014-07-11 05:46:32 PM  

jst3p: EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?

Most of the suburbs of Denver are pretty sane. Broomfield passed ban on fracking and was 52% for Obama in 2012. Westminster is a pretty middle of the road place, great place to raise kids. I live in a strange zone. I live in the city if Erie which is half in Boulder County and half in Weld County and those two counties are at EXTREME polar opposites of the political scale. I have never seen one city in two counties before.

Colorado is an interesting place.


St Cloud, Minnesota is in THREE counties: Stearns, Benton and Sherburne.


/also, YAY Denver!! That's going to be the best wedding cake EVER. ;-)
 
2014-07-11 07:01:32 PM  

EngineerAU: What medium sized town in Colorado is somewhat leftist but not quite as Portlandish as Boulder? Denver seems pretty middle of the road but it's a large city so that's to be expected. Is everywhere outside of Denver either Colorado Springs extreme teabaggy or Boulder moonbeamish? Maybe a place like Golden where everyone is too drunk from the Coors factory fumes to get all crazy about political extremes?


No, not everywhere outside of Denver is rednecks... Weld and El Paso counties mostly are, but that's mostly it. Contrary to what the TV people said about the gun recall elections, that wasn't people throwing out representatives over gun votes, it was the GOP cutting off mail in ballots (how more than 70% of Coloradans vote) at the last minute, changing election days and polling places, and making it really hard for people to vote. Even where I live (Grand County), there's no gay bar because there's no people (not just few gay people, very few people entirely, there is no density of population), people are generally somewhat libertarian (in the honest sense, not the new kind of libertarians)... they dont care who you marry or what you smoke, so long as you stay off their land.... that said, our representative is the same as Boulders, Jared Polis, our happy, gay, pot-smoking representative to the US Congress. :) He's a genuinely nice guy, and he's against the NSA spying program, so I like him.
 
2014-07-11 10:18:33 PM  

jst3p: I love living in Colorado, the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has been a stinking badge of shame. It is only a matter of time before the stay is lifted. Good on Boulder and Denver to issue marriage licenses immediately!


Between legalization and now this, I'm starting to get very jealous of what's a few miles south.

/dammit, Wyoming, get your shiat together!
 
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