July 27, 2007

Telluride Moonbats Vote For Impeachment

George W. Bush is not my favorite person right now (on immigration alone), but Telluride's resident moonbats have moved a bit beyond their pay grade (and intellectual level, for that matter):
The backlash the Telluride Town Council has received following its recent call for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, is nothing new, according to council members.

Town Council member Andrea Benda said the city has received numerous letters deriding the council’s action, but people don’t understand that the vote wasn’t about impeachment, but about a citizens’ initiative.

“In our home-rule municipality, when citizens initiate an ordinance, we have to adopt an ordinance or put it on the ballot,” she said. “The one choice we don’t have is to say no.”

The ordinance was initiated by Thom Carnevale, Bernice Garber and Peggy Sue Richards, who gathered about 100 signatures so it would go before the town council.

The council approved the ordinance by a 6-1 vote last week at first reading and will have a second reading for final approval Aug. 7, Benda said.
So any moron with a crazy idea and 100 signatures is automatically approved? I like the Colorado Index's suggestion.
The fact that citizens came up with the ordinance to reflect their views is what makes Telluride great, she said.

“Telluride has always been a hotbed and has a long history of contentiousness,” Benda said. “Folks here feel free enough to stand up and say what’s on their minds, no matter what it is, and it’s nothing new to have the outside world not understand it … It makes me proud to live here.”

Since Telluride’s voters are mostly liberals, with a 5-to-1 ratio over conservatives, Benda said, she felt the resolution would have passed easily in November.

“This is an election year, with two council seats vacant, and I did not think it was necessary to have this issue part of our local political campaigning,” she said.

Scott McQuade, CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board, said he has gotten some angry e-mails about the council vote, but he didn’t take them to heart.

“Telluride is no stranger to controversy … and I don’t foresee this being a major issue,” he said. “In some ways it is a strength about our community, but certainly some people don’t agree with the measure.”

McQuade said he doesn’t think the resolution to impeach will hurt tourism in the ski town any more than objections to events such as Gay Ski Week, held Feb. 24 to March 4 this year.

And if the resolution keeps some ultra-conservative types away, so be it, Benda said.

“If people don’t like who we are, we don’t want them to come here and be disappointed,” she said.
Isn't that a little non-inclusive? We wouldn't want Telluride to lose its moonbat credentials, now, would we? Keeping those "ultra-conservative types away" with moonbattery--what a splendid form of discrimination.


They aren't the only ones Telluride's moonbats are keeping away:
“It’s huge, unbelievable,” said Telluride Mayor John Pryor. “Ski groups are canceling for the winter. Hundreds of people are bailing. The (town) Web site is flooded with people saying they’re canceling their vacations here.”

Pryor called it a “silly initiative.” The council, he told The Telluride Watch, is too busy to weigh in on national global politics.

Not every moonbat is displeased, with one declaring, “Let ‘em go to Vail."

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