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24 October 2019

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Bill Tozer

You can always count on Robert to be a day late and a dollar short.

“Wow It’s a good thing the media is around to tell us an obviously photoshopped image of a hero dog getting the Medal of Honor is fake
Trump has broken everything about the journos. Their professional pride, common sense, and sense of humor-
all broken”
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I could be wrong, but I don’t think Trump likes “austere religious scholars.”
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Halloween sure brings out The Walking Dead and other Democrats.


Walt

We are almost even Fish,, you still have one up on me.

BIguns

,,, Donnie, Donnie, Donnie!!! GDP at 1.9%!!! Don't JUMP!!!

Your hero says we are deep trouble!!!

https://theweek.com/speedreads/875233/trump-celebrates-19-percent-gdp-growth-blasted-exact-same-number-under-obama

Walt

Nice try Dougy,, I bet you can keep filling your wine glass, and it will never run over. Can you put 20 gallons in a ten gallon tank?

Walt

A little update on the drag queen in the librarys.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/30/drag-queen-story-hour-miniskirt/

A view only a Proggy will love.

Biguns

,,,Try making sense for once Wally,,,

fish

No doubt our vigilant watchers of government nepotism are already all over this one.....!


From Instapundit

COLORADO: Department of Transportation in Total Disarray. “CDOT Executive Director: Shoshana Lew, a history major in college, became the head of CDOT at age 35 with no engineering or construction management experience due to political connections in Washington, D.C.”

The convergence of two events has turned CDOT upside down. The first was the Orwellian named “Keep Jobs in Colorado Act of 2013.” Previously under CRS Sec. 24-92-109 all public projects in excess of $50,000 had to be “awarded by competitive bid.” The drawbacks to this method include occasional “bid rigging” by competing contractors. In addition, so-called “change orders” can drive up costs of a competitively bid project. But overall this method, which was used for decades by CDOT, was the least subjective and generally viewed fairest method to have projects completed at the lowest cost.

The 2013 act substituted the “lowest bid” method with the so-called “best value” model in which bids come in as either (1) Design Build; or (2) Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC). While these techniques have various theoretical advantages, especially for unique highly complex projects, including potentially cutting down the time to complete a project, it is a highly subjective selection process with the opportunity for corruption massively increased. To prevent cronyism and exorbitant cost increases, it requires high expertise and absolute diligence on the part of CDOT. What CDOT got was the exact opposite.

Lew’s primary qualification, according to insiders, was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a favor — find a job for Shoshana Lew. Lew is the daughter of President Obama’s Chief of Staff and later Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew.


In a word: Democrats.

http://glendalecherrycreek.com/2019/10/cdotintotaldisarray/

fish

No doubt our vigilant watchers of government nepotism are already all over this one.....!


From Instapundit

COLORADO: Department of Transportation in Total Disarray. “CDOT Executive Director: Shoshana Lew, a history major in college, became the head of CDOT at age 35 with no engineering or construction management experience due to political connections in Washington, D.C.”

The convergence of two events has turned CDOT upside down. The first was the Orwellian named “Keep Jobs in Colorado Act of 2013.” Previously under CRS Sec. 24-92-109 all public projects in excess of $50,000 had to be “awarded by competitive bid.” The drawbacks to this method include occasional “bid rigging” by competing contractors. In addition, so-called “change orders” can drive up costs of a competitively bid project. But overall this method, which was used for decades by CDOT, was the least subjective and generally viewed fairest method to have projects completed at the lowest cost.

The 2013 act substituted the “lowest bid” method with the so-called “best value” model in which bids come in as either (1) Design Build; or (2) Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC). While these techniques have various theoretical advantages, especially for unique highly complex projects, including potentially cutting down the time to complete a project, it is a highly subjective selection process with the opportunity for corruption massively increased. To prevent cronyism and exorbitant cost increases, it requires high expertise and absolute diligence on the part of CDOT. What CDOT got was the exact opposite.

Lew’s primary qualification, according to insiders, was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a favor — find a job for Shoshana Lew. Lew is the daughter of President Obama’s Chief of Staff and later Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew.


In a word: Democrats.

http://glendalecherrycreek.com/2019/10/cdotintotaldisarray/

fish

Maybe Shoshana Lew could leave CDOT and come out west to work on resolving some of the dysfunction at PG&E?

Biguns

,,,Ivanka, Donny Jr. and Eric should step in to rescue CDOT!!!

fish

Posted by: BigAnus | 31 October 2019 at 10:26 AM


,,,Ivanka, Donny Jr. and Eric should step in to rescue CDOT!!!


Nahh......they are off doing the lords work! Can't spare them.....!

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