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Colorado Springs values

2006-11-06 01:35:37.668541+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Damn, I hate to break up some good personal experience posts with a political one, but... The current meme racing through the mainstream media is that Republicans are using the phrase "San Francisco values" as sort of an epithet. In light of the recent discovery that evangelical Christianity leader Ted Haggard has been snorting meth and engaging in gay sex, I propose that we start using the phrase "Colorado Springs values".

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-06 02:57:01.349765+00 by: ebradway

Hey... That's coming awfully close...

Actually, Colorado Springs is sort of the anti-Boulder. It's a rapidly growing metropolis home of such great things as the US Air Force Academy (lots of liberals there...)

#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-06 05:25:50.488637+00 by: brennen

Also home to James Dobson & Focus on the Family, which is probably worse for the psychic environment than the USAF.

I went to a candlelight peace vigil in the Springs just before the Iraq invasion kicked off and guys in pickup trucks kept driving past and shouting something about "not in our town".

There is a small bastion of Boulder-esque culture in the Colorado College (which also has its share of trustafundian hypocrisy), but mostly I think no one notices.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-06 11:43:13.270945+00 by: meuon

What little I have seen of San Francisco values has all been good, people making use of the ideals of personal freedom and socially responsible actions that I've been taught were the ideals of our founding fathers. No, it's not perfect, but at least they try. In other words, I'd rather have guys walking around in ass-less chaps that recycle, than bubba's whose idea of a good time is burning 30 gallons of high-test while drinking a case of beer, littering and harrassing people. Still, both are choices and expressions of self, and it'd be a bad thing to have neither.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-09 16:29:28.844346+00 by: baylink

Oddly, James Dobson *used* to not be a whack job. I once read his "Dare To Discipline" (at, like, age 35), and my reaction was "Mom; you read this when I was a kid, right?"

Nope, she hadn't.

But nothing in it I had any problem with, and I'm a social liberal. --- This redefinition, that would be similar to 'Santorum', would it not?