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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Let’s set the record straight in regard to who has the market cornered in regard to political extremism. Ninety percent of political assassins in this country have been from the liberal left. The other 10% were random nuts.

Every presidential assassin in the in U.S. history has been a liberal. None were right wingers. John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln (1865) because he was opposed to Lincoln’s Republican policies. Charles J. Guiteau, shot President James Garfield (1881), he had a long relationship with the Oneida utopian commune where free love and communal child-rearing was the norm. Leon Czolgosz Killed President William McKinley (1901). He was a socialist who was inspired by radical socialist Emma Goldman’s speech on “hope” and “change”. Gee, where have we heard that before?

John Schrank, who shot and wounded Teddy Roosevelt (R) had strong opposition to third term presidents. Giuseppe Zangara attempted to shoot President -elect Franklin Roosevelt (D) (1933) because he was a rich capitalist. He did succeed in killing Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak and also plotted to kill Republican President Herbert Hoover because Roosevelt and Hoover were capitalists. Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John Kennedy (1963). Oswald was a communist. Arthur Bremer shot and paralyzed Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace because he was enraged by Wallace’s support for segregation. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempted to shoot Gerald Ford (1975). She was part of Charles Manson’s hippie cult. Sara Jane Moore (1975) also tried to kill Ford because “the government had declared war on the left.”



Throughout the 1970s and beyond violence by the Weather Underground, Black Panthers and the Black Liberation Army was carried out by these extreme left wing groups. Guess who is close buddies with the Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers … our President Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro).

Stan Rachesky



Glenwood Springs

I have been following with great interest the debate that’s been raging on in Garfield County about Antero Resources’ plans to develop their leased minerals in the Battlement Mesa area.

Most recently it sounds like residents from the area packed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearing to complain about what’s inevitable – Antero Resources is going to develop their property (mineral) rights in this area.

Rather than perpetuating the “sky is falling” argument, wouldn’t residents be better served by sitting down with the company to hear about their record and find ways to work together to mitigate the issues they’re concerned about?

If I lived in Battlement Mesa and had to choose an operator to develop minerals close to my house, I’d look for a company like Antero.

They went out of their way to work with environmentalists, local governments and neighboring landowners with their Silt-New Castle Community Development Plan and residents in Battlement Mesa would be well advised to tone down the rhetoric and sit across the table from these folks to work things out.

There’s a reason God gave us two ears and one mouth.

Trevor Taylor

Grand Junction


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