ProgressNowAction ’08 Colorado Statewide Ballot Recommendations

(The mobile phone guide is very slick – promoted by Colorado Pols)

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    • JeffcoBlue says:

      Are you sure it’s just against TALKING on cell phones? In this context, the cell phone is more like a piece of paper.

      And it’s cool, too!

      • parsingreality says:

        But the polling places here have NO CELL PHONE signs as you walk in.  I presume that would include talking and ringing of.

        As to being a document reader, sure.  Theoretically.  My Nokia 9290 Communicator has a “Flight” function which really doesn’t do anything more than turn off the phone.  I’ve been told by an attendant to turn off my “phone” but was OK when I explained that the phone is turned off, but not my PDA type functions.  But next time, who knows?

        (I’ve also used my big nasty AMPS transportable phone pack way way back before cellular on board became an issue.  No one batted an eye and the plane didn’t crash or land at the wrong airport.)

        • Middle of the Road says:

          I hope someone can verify and update the diary about the cell phone issue. Better to find out sooner than later.

          Good point, parsingreality.  

        • Dabee47 says:

          it’s only poll workers that are actually named in the statute as not being allowed to have (or at least use) cell phones.  Voters themselves aren’t actually mentioned.  

          At least that’s the version from 2005 that I have stuck in my head…  It might have changed…

  1. Gilpin Guy says:

    Excellent recap.

  2. cdsmith says:

    a progressive organization advocating a yes vote on 50.  Otherwise, quite sensible.

    • Thorntondem says:

      Most progressives are pro education and pro funding Community Colleges. Vote yes on 50. It helps students and Community Colleges without raising taxes. Heck, even the R’s should like this one. This is a no brainer yes vote. Plus, I would like to go to Blackhawk and make a $20 or $50 bet on blackjack. This progressive is voting Yes on 50!  

    • ColoRabble says:

      Amendment 50 caps the amount casinos can be taxed. Whereas casinos can currently be taxed up to 40 percent, if 50 is adopted, that amount will be limited to 20 percent.


      We’d have new, bigger, more profitable, round-the-clock casinos, but the state loses much of its cut. Sweet!

      ProgressNow should go back and re-issue this otherwise useful guide, but with a “No” on 50.

      If that tax cut wasn’t in there, then sure, go ahead and let casinos run wild and make money (and give a teeny bit to community colleges).  

  3. Middle of the Road says:

    Alan, thank you. I’m printing off the PDF, since I don’t own a cell phone and using it when my mail in ballot arrives.

    This is invaluable. I’ll be forwarding the link to friends.

    Thanks, Pols, for front paging it. Really appreciate that.  

    • Laughing Boy says:

      My hero. I’m liking you more and more every day.  I wish I could get away without having one.

      • Middle of the Road says:

        I just hate answering the phone and having a mobile seems like a great way for people that I don’t want to talk with to track me down. 🙂

        • sxp151 says:

          You don’t have to answer them. I hate talking on the phone too, but it is nice to get a text message or something and call or text someone back when it’s convenient for you.

          I understand where you’re coming from, though. For a long time, I hated the idea of having one.  

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