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Posts by John R. (Bob) Locke

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  • San Francisco mayor tops Kerry wife for 'gay' honor

    12/13/2004 10:43:47 PM PST · 20 of 20
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Inge_CAV
    She's a former Victoria's Secret model, if I am not mistaken.

    I think she sees him as someone on the rise politically, and she's been a talking head for a few years now, mostly on financial programs I think. Got nothing to base that on other than my own suspicions.

    But she is pretty easy on the eye...

  • San Francisco mayor tops Kerry wife for 'gay' honor

    12/12/2004 8:30:14 PM PST · 18 of 20
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Inge_CAV

    If you've ever seen Newsom's wife, you'd know he has no use for THK at all...

  • Showdown for Press Freedom

    12/05/2004 2:14:24 PM PST · 10 of 10
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Tumbleweed_Connection
    Not really related to this article, but on-topic.

    I've sort of been waiting for the San Francisco Chronicle to get in some hot water over the whole steroids and baseball issue. They basically printed the federal grand jury testimony of Jason Giambi and Barry Bonds, which they obtained illegally. I'd love to see those reporters forced to reveal who gave them those grand jury transcripts, and to see what happens if they refuse. Seems to me that the judicial system is in jeopardy if the confidentiality of grand jury testimony disappears.

  • Liberty for All (review of "The Case for Democracy" that Bush is reading - agenda for Middle East)

    11/24/2004 8:03:49 PM PST · 5 of 5
    John R. (Bob) Locke to newzjunkey
    Just pointing out that there are plenty of opportunities in the Middle East for "democracy".

    But I'm not going to hold my breath and wait for this administration (or any other, for that matter) to press the Saudi's to move in that direction.

  • Schools may need to pursue alternative discipline methods (WNY Leftist Moron Alert!)

    11/22/2004 7:49:55 PM PST · 22 of 22
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Houmatt
    Beat their @sses!

    Bring back the REAL "Board of Education"!

    "Time-outs" are a joke, and getting sent to the principal's office to sit by yourself for an hour or two means NOTHING.

    My kids (11, 9, 7, and 4) know that if they get in trouble at school (no such thing as a "paddling" around here), the fur is going to fly at the house. So, they almost never (once a school year each, at most) cause trouble during class, lunch, or recess.

    Something about "Spare the rod and spoil the child" in there somewhere.

  • Artest Expresses Regret Over Brawl with Detroit Fans (he's a big fan of the Nobel Peace Prize)

    11/22/2004 7:39:27 PM PST · 17 of 21
    John R. (Bob) Locke to jdm
    I wonder how most people would have reacted to having something thrown at you from a crowd on the heels of another ugly confrontation.

    Personally, I'd have been looking for the person or people responsible. And I'd have also gone in to help my teammate if he was in the middle of a handful of hostile people.

    The suspensions are too long, particularly the one for Jermaine O'Neal. He never went into the stands, and the only thing he did was KO a clown who came down on the court and was accosting Artest.

    I'm not a big fan of sports figures in general, and of most NBA players in particular, but I honestly don't think too many people would have reacted all that differently to being attacked. It's either fight or flight, and with the adrenaline already at a pretty high level from what had just happened on the court, flight just wasn't really an option.

  • Gun rights advocate cites preparedness

    11/21/2004 6:50:33 PM PST · 14 of 24
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Dan Evans
    Where's her eye protection?!?

    Gotta set a better example, Ann!

    I've met Phil on a few occasions when I lived in Virginia. He's a very mild-mannered gentleman, but also very firm in what he believes. Definitely one of the "good guys".

  • Renewable Energy the Way of the Future

    11/21/2004 12:19:48 AM PST · 8 of 17
    John R. (Bob) Locke to El Oviedo
    Renewable energy is not a BAD thing, in an of itself. But a lot depends upon the form it takes.

    This past election here in Colorado, we passed an amendment to the state's constitution calling for sizeable increases in the amount of renewable energy produced across the state over the next decade. I don't have a real problem with that, except that the form of power production that is being relied upon most heavily is wind, and sometimes the wind just doesn't blow while at other times it blows too much (have to shut those large wind turbines down above about 50 mph wind speed).

    I work at a natural gas fired generating facility, and we are in constant contact with the people who are responsible for maintaining the reliability of the power grid across the state. I asked one of them about wind power the other day, and she said everyone in their office voted against it and that they were all pretty unhappy that it passed because of the reliability issue of having 500 megawatts of power either suddenly appear or disappear from the grid.

    Personally, I'd like to see more nuclear plants get built. They are much more cost-effective over the long haul, and their environmental impact is basically zero because they have no emissions.

    Just my $0.02, of course.

  • China Tightens Control on Religion

    11/20/2004 11:18:07 PM PST · 3 of 5
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Right in Wisconsin
    But as long as we keep trading at record levels, the Christians in China will be totally forgotten by this administration.

    I guess religious freedom in some countries isn't as important as it is in others...

  • Liberty for All (review of "The Case for Democracy" that Bush is reading - agenda for Middle East)

    11/20/2004 9:04:39 PM PST · 3 of 5
    John R. (Bob) Locke to baseball_fan

    Maybe Bush could talk to his buddies in the Saudi royal family about bringing "democracy" to that country...

  • Taxing thoughts

    11/19/2004 7:00:35 PM PST · 4 of 4
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Kitten Festival

    Now if we could just get him as interested in cutting spending as he is in cutting taxes, THEN we might actually get somewhere (besides deeper in debt, that is).

  • Going Nuclear - Will the GOP change the filibuster rule for judicial nominees?

    11/16/2004 10:06:41 PM PST · 18 of 18
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Syco
    Maybe they could actually make the Dems go down to the floor and perform a filibuster rather than just threaten one. That's all that has happened in recent years, after all. No one has taken the floor of the Senate and rambled for 16 hours straight recently that I am aware of. The mere raising of the possibility has been enough. to call a halt to a bill or a nomination.

    I'd LOVE to see ol' Teddy down there reading from the Betty Crocker Cookbook for a day-and-a-half!

  • International Day of Prayer

    11/14/2004 12:57:02 PM PST · 1 of 1
    John R. (Bob) Locke
    I'm pretty sure many of you participated in this either today or recently. Our congregation spent most of the morning on the subject, and we honored our veterans as well.

    I thought the map provided on IDOP's web page was pretty telling as well.

    Where Christians Are Persecuted

    We have so much to be thankful for in this country.

  • Judge dismisses challenge to Electoral College ballot measure

    10/28/2004 12:20:09 AM PDT · 5 of 25
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Freesofar
    I can't see it passing, and I live here. Almost all of the elected officials and candidates from both major parties have denounced it as a bad idea.

    I'm voting against it, and I think a large majority of the rest of the state will as well.

  • Democracy vs Republic

    10/27/2004 8:54:29 PM PDT · 6 of 16
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Jeff Head
    I wrote an Op-Ed to the local paper about the differences between a republic and a democracy about six months ago which they actually published. I wasn't too thrilled with some of the changes they made, but they printed most of the good stuff.

    It's a distinction that very much needs to be made.

  • we are winning nearly every senate race

    10/24/2004 4:51:57 PM PDT · 86 of 86
    John R. (Bob) Locke to Colorado Buckeye
    And, once Salazar gets in, he'll be difficult to remove.

    I totally agree with that assessment.

    I also believe he would be posibly the most conservative Democrat in the Senate if he wins, and even more conservative than many GOP senators from the northeast.

    But I'm still not voting for him.

  • we are winning nearly every senate race

    10/24/2004 1:06:32 AM PDT · 60 of 86
    John R. (Bob) Locke to WOSG
    I can't see Coors winning here in Colorado. He just comes across so poorly in live addresses and debates because he is so completely uninformed on the issues.

    A big "thank you" to Bill Owens and the GOP "losership" here in CO for undermining a solid conservative, Bob Schaffer, in favor of a political neophyte based on nothing other than name recognition.

    Ken Salazar comes across as just what he is: a moderate, centrist Democrat. Pretty much Ben "Nighthorse" Campbell with a Hispanic lineage rather than Native American.

    Not to be a pessimist, but I honestly think that Salazar is going to win this one.

  • This young generation has not X-ed out responsibility, character

    10/24/2004 12:58:06 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    John R. (Bob) Locke to lasisra; TNdandelion
    Just want to say "thanks" to you two for what you do, the most important job in the world: HOMEMAKER!

    I'm a '69 model myself, and my wife stopped working outside the home two months before our oldest son (11 1/2) was born. She, too, has a college degree, and probably could have made more money than I did at that time (I was enlisted in the Navy). But I was totally unprepared to breast-feed, so we went the route of having her stay home instead, and three more additions to the family have followed.

    My mom worked during my entire childhood, and I was determined that my kids would have it differently. My wife totally agreed. In fact, that had quite a bit to do with me leaving the girl I was seeing at the time I met my wife (her ideas about career versus family didn't square with mine) and taking up with her.

    Sometimes my wife gets to feeling like society demeans SAHM's, and to some extent I think that's the case. But I'm seeing more and more women make that choice, and I totally applaud it. And I also believe that as more and more moms take that on, the perception about who they are and what they do will change for the better.

    What can possibly be more important than raising your own children? It really is that simple, isn't it?

    And I believe that's a cycle we're going to see both continue and expand as more and more mom's take up the challenge (and I know what a challenge it is) to eschew the workplace for the home place.

    As I tell my wife all the time: she has a MUCH harder job than I do!

    Way to go, all you SAHM's!

  • Next President Could Get to Reshape High Court

    10/02/2004 3:36:23 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    John R. (Bob) Locke to FairOpinion
    This sounds familiar. Where have I heard it before? Oh, yes. Four years ago!

    I can't recall the name(s) of Bush's SCOTUS appointees, even though that was trotted out as the most important reason to vote for him over Gore. There were "two or three" impending retirements four years ago, and yet I still count nine people in robes every October when the Court convenes.

    And so many decry the left's use of "scare tactics"...

  • Democrats may use assault weapons ban against Bush, GOP

    08/01/2004 5:58:16 PM PDT · 25 of 34
    John R. (Bob) Locke to the
    Should he sign an extension, it will cost Bush the election this time.

    Never happen. Not even close to enough willpower among the vast majority of gun owners to NOT vote for him even if he signs a renewal.

    And he know it, too, which is why he has said all along that he WILL sign a renewal if it gets to his desk.