A ‘political monster,’ cowards and silver hairs | AspenTimes.com

A ‘political monster,’ cowards and silver hairs

The Aspen mayor’s race, the fate of a Main Street lodge, bus lanes, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass lineup and assorted other topics rankled online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

Comments posted in response to articles at aspentimes.com were all over the board, but several readers weighed in on both mayoral candidate Mick Ireland’s call to step up local efforts to battle global warming and an anti-Mick bumper sticker that began circulating last week (associating Ireland with the Communist Party).

Ireland’s environmental platform sparked this observation:

But, there was also this:

As for the bumper sticker, there was this:

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The Aspen Times online poll (it remains on the website through today), asking readers to pick the performer they’re most excited about in this year’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass lineup, sparked this response:

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Sheila Brennan’s April 4 letter to the editor (“A commuter’s road study”), calling for an end to HOV lanes and debunking bus lanes ” “they don’t work,” she said ” prompted this reply:

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Last week’s report on the purchase of the Molly Gibson Lodge on Main Street by owners of the Hotel Aspen, located across the street, also garnered comment. There was this:

And, also this:

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News that a deal to bring Whole Foods to Willits in Basalt may be in the works disheartened one reader, presumably from Carbondale:

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The April 5 report on the arrest of a man who jumped onstage at Belly Up Aspen and came out on the losing end when he then resisted police, elicited this response:

Another reader replied, in part:

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Finally, an April 5 report on the population of Rifle, which may soon exceed that of Glenwood Springs, and Rifle’s plan to celebrate the occasion, sparked this comment:

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Readers may weigh in on any article at aspentimes.com, anonymously if they wish, by clicking on “Comments” at the top of the article. Comments reprinted here appear as they were printed, wthout editing or correction.

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