A few days back, the White House blog had a post by a former Boulderite, now on staff there, which argued that Boulder had progressed from being a sleepy college town best known for rock climbing to a tech haven in the past 15 years.
Now, having lived in Boulder 15 years ago (from 1991 to 2003, actually), I have to wonder what on earth the guy was smoking if he thought that Boulder was a sleepy college town 15 years ago. Within fifteen miles of the city center were NIST, NOAA, Storage Tek, IBM, Conner, Maxtor, Rocky Flats, and a host of other technical companies, a great number of them start-ups. The big push Boulder got was not during the Clinton, Bush, or Obama administrations, but during the Eisenhower administration. Tech start-ups in the area are anything but a new phenomenon.
OK, so being Boulder, we know what he was smoking, but isn't there anyone else at the White House who knows anything about the city that might help him out? Not when President Obama thinks the absurdity might help him get reelected, I guess.
Another example of this is the egregious leaks of information found at Osama Bin Laden's home. OK, so let me get this straight; letting every one of his terrorist buddies know we've got their email and probably more makes us more secure exactly how? Has the White House forgotten that "loose lips sink ships," and that someone who suspects we have his contact information just might take steps to change it--eliminating our chance to apprehend or eliminate him?
Put gently, how many Americans need to die before these "anonymous sources" learn to shut their trap?
Hold me back... - One seminar I have to miss at the PCA General Assembly this year is that you-scratch-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours tag team of Lig Duncan and Tim Keller...
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