He later backtracked as critics suggested it amounted to pay-for-play at the Capitol.
My family moved to Colorado Springs from Northern California in 1998.
What a strange sport—I had never heard of this before moving to Colorado.
In the reverse, nobody here has ever heard of Water Polo, which is a huge sport where I grew up. There are about 5 city pools in our entire population of half a million people.
Which means I’m in the minority, and I’m constantly telling people behind cash registers “No, I don’t have a military I. In California, we recycled because it’s required by law.
It was just part of our routine—we’d set out our color-coded recycling bins (green/yellow/blue) at the curb next to the garbage can on trash day.
A few years ago, I tried to find a place where I could recycle our glass bottles because I felt bad always throwing them in the trash. Only one recycling center told me they take my glass bottles if I wanted, but I wouldn’t get paid anything, and I would have to drop them off since they wouldn’t pick them up. And it only took them a decade and a half to catch up! It’s a game of supposedly American Indian origin, where high school kids run around on grass fields wearing enormous safety goggles and waving white nets.
An enormous percentage of our population is active or retired military.
What a lot of people do is work for the Air Force or Army for twenty years and retire to Colorado Springs, working for a private contractor doing the same job as before (Space Systems Engineering, for example) for three times the pay, while drawing military retirement benefits.
But it may take time for the hard feelings and blame game to subside.
The meltdown — rife with name-calling, vote-flipping and political attacks — began soon after Hickenlooper last month issued an executive order recalling lawmakers to Denver.