I’ve had several requests for an update on Gary, the dog that adopted us thanks to the puppy-dog eyes of my Ninja-like manipulative children – “Daddy, I’d rather cuddle a dog than a boy.”
I can report one minor victory in the war of the generations. The teenage daughter has, under threat of dog expulsion, cleaned up the droppings in the yard. I’m under no illusion this is going to last of course, but I’ll take the small win. Plus, I live in Boulder, so when Gary starts going in the neighbor’s yard, I can use it as a “teachable moment” about property rights.
My progressive hometown of Boulder performs a particularly cruel form of “helping” those who can’t afford to live in their magical kingdom. Since the anti-growth policies of Boulder make home prices unaffordable, Boulder devised a system that cons renters of low income housing into thinking they own their home. Check out my latest for the Denver Post here.
In another column for the Post I ask about the leftist double standard on sexual harassment. Why do they righteously attack the predator sometimes, and ignore him other times? Could it have something to do with the harasser’s political leanings? Nah.
If you’ve never heard about how I changed from being anti-gun to a lifetime member of the NRA, you might enjoy the tale. I tell it in The Hill here.
Spend your Friday night with me (like your life isn’t pathetic enough). This week on Devil’s Advocate I chat with Robert Kaufman, this year’s visiting scholar of conservative thought and policy at the University of Colorado. Wait, a conservative on the CU Boulder campus? And I thought I was lonely. Also meet a man who escaped from Cuba and sets the record straight on living under communism. That’s Friday night at 8:30 on Channel 12.
Our Joshua Sharf sounds the alarm on Colorado’s broken pension system, PERA.
Randal O’Toole tells us of Denver’s coming transit apocalypse. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.