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Vlad The Inhaler
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Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession



County Commissioners are kicking around the idea of seceding Colorado. Doesn't seem plausible, but highlights the real divide in this country: urban vs rural, not red or blue.

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GoBigOrange86
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


This isn't particularly surprising. Eastern Colorado is so different from the rest of the state. It's pretty much Kansas until you get to Denver.





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Tiguar
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pretty impressive if you can succeed in rural colorado





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jamboybarry
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Hope they succeed





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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Yup. Neither are places like Rifle or Salida or Craig. Outside the tourist money/hippy bastions in the mountains, western CO ain't down for the cause either.





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BlackHelicopterPilot
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Galt's Gulch?








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GoBigOrange86
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western CO ain't down for the cause either.



Yeah, that's true, isn't it?

It's basically Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Aspen, Breckenridge, and some other ski resorts versus the rest of the state.






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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Time will tell my friend





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AUsteriskPride
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Succeeding is difficult in rural communities, I wonder what ideas they can mull in order to better succeed?





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GoBigOrange86
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Okay, I think we all got the secede versus succeed jokes out of our systems





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Ahole lot of money in the Fields of Western Colorado.





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AUsteriskPride
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


You keep going until edit





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GoBigOrange86
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You keep going until edit


Fair enough






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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Pretty much. Pueblo is historically Dem but not on social issues. It used to be a big steel and manufacturing town with a big union presence. The legacy of those days have continued.





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jamboybarry
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You keep going until edit


Or until we are secessful






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GoBigOrange86
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Pretty much. Pueblo is historically Dem but not on social issues. It used to be a big steel and manufacturing town with a big union presence. The legacy of those days have continued.


Have you lived here your whole life? I'm a Tennessean by birth, and as you can tell, I don't exactly live in an ideologically...um...friendly place.






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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


Dammit! Will correct. I blame autocorrect





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Zahrim
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It's basically Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Aspen, Breckenridge, and some other ski resorts versus the rest of the state.


having spent most my life there since 1976 id agree with that with aurora included in the list.






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GoBigOrange86
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having spent most my life there since 1976 id agree with that with aurora included in the list.


I guess I count Aurora as kind of a suburb of Denver. Maybe that's unfair to the good people of Aurora.






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AUsteriskPride
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It's an interesting issue, seeing how urban areas can centralize so much power and dictate ways of life that are so different than rural communities.





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