Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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41 year old rich Aimee died drinking in #Boulder; ruined lives of 3 beautiful daughters and husband!

Dear Internet,
My daffodils are up in glorious splendor. The crocus's are coming to an end and the tulips are pushing up. The primrose are a trying. Last years Johnny jump ups are coming back and the lawn is turning green. Buds are on the tree. Yesterday it hit 80 degrees. The song birds are out chirping up a mate.
It is very busy in my back yard. Dave painted the deck for my 30th annual Easter Bar B're all invited. Today there will be raking the lawn and putting out all the lawn furniture, putting up a tent and getting some chairs. Then I have to go food shopping for 50 people. Maybe I'll do that on Friday.
I paid Dave in cash yesterday. He has a habit of getting drunk after I pay him and then he's worthless until he sobers up. He usually calls me drunk telling me he's ready to work. Or i'll go to pick him up and he's still drunk from the night before. I have to tell him each time, he can't work if he's been drinking......he usually insists that he sober. Oh boy. Dave is essentially homeless and alcohol has kept him that way. He can't stay sober long enough to put any kind of life together. Though, God knows he tries. He is one of those westerners who is capable at doing many different jobs. He's a good worker and honest. But alcohol and cigarettes are killing him and I expect one day he wind up dead on the side of the bike path like so many chronic alcoholics here in Boulder. I try to help some of these folks out but you have to have good boundaries with street alcoholics. They aren't boy scouts and some of them will rob you or get violent. I won't have anything to do with those types. But I am just hoping that one day, the message of hope will carry over to Dave and he will sober up.

Amie was a nice Japanese lady in her early 40's with 3 daughters and a husband. I say was, because she died last week in a drunk driving car accident near Cherry Vale road. Unlike Dave Amie had it all; 3 beautiful daughters and successful husband, nice house, new BMW. Yet Amie died not from a car accident as the news paper reported. ........Not even from drunk driving. She died from chronic advanced alcoholism. She couldn't get sober. It tormented her. She became a stay at home mom alcoholic who drove drunk with her kids, disapeared and was a complete wreck at the end.
But to me She and Dave are the same.........Aimee died and shattered 4 lives in the process. She couldn't do a thing about it. Dave is taking just a little longer to kill himself. His family won't have anything to do with him. His mom died here in Boulder two weeks ago and no one told him. That's because they didn't want a dirty old smelly drunk at the funeral to screw things up. But Dave doesn't see himself that way. He's in such denial about his condition. Amie wasn't in denial. She knew.......... but she still drank herself to death in a wealthy Boulder neighborhood.

from Americas most Alcoholic small rich city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
303 days left

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Dear Internet
This is a little weird. Yesterdays post came about as a free flowing stream of consciousness which I never do on this blog. It started out with "What has happened........ and the rest filled in itself. I had no idea or preconception about what I was going to write....... except to say it was prophetic. I must have received a psychic message because if you read todays news headlines:

(CBS) In a news report just days before the FBI arrested nine members of Christian militia group in Michigan on charges they were plotting an attack on police officers, local government reached out to the militia for help finding missing residents.

This is the same group who backed Tim McVe before he blew up Oklahoma. Also, there are cops all over the place with auto weapons in New York City and elsewhere in the USA.....looking for Ron Paul and Sarah Palin extremists who are planing synchronized attacks on America. I envisioned the bombing of the world trade Centers before came down and talked about it at least 5 times on TV before it happened. I don't want to see these things, I just see them. I am also pretty good at predicting the future in terms of trends, successful business ventures.

I have spent quite a bit of time this past year studying the New World Order crowd. They stem from a protestant fundamentalist Christian Charismatic belief that: Satan by controlling the Jews will bring about a one world government which will make us all slaves to the Devil.
I have personally seen this preached right here in Boulder. The movement is now so big that these folks pose a real threat again to Americans. Hitler actually used the same method to rally Lutheran Germany to exterminate the Jews. These are very very dangerous people. Colorado has a lot of them both on the right and left of politics. We have had them since the 1930s when the Ku Klu Klan numbered in the 10s of 1000s. The new world Order radio network is located right over in Johnstown

Apolitically, they see the government controlled by big banks and corporations who want to enslave us . The religion comes in when it is finally revealed that Satan himself is controlling the whole show. Only Christian warriors like the anti new world order people will save us from Satans grip. They will do this by killing all democrats, the president, the police, the military and the government. These are gods chosen people. They are as crazy as Alcaida.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
304 days left

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party

Dear Internet,
What has happened to civility? I am having a real hard time with Sarah Palin and her Tea party. These people are a little nuts. Who doesn't want affordable Health Care for all Americans? They don't. Who doesn't think minimum wage, Social Security, unemployment compensation, conservation projects, the FDIC, and Medicare are not good. The Tea Party and Palin hate all of it. So I ask my self , Who T F are these people?? They remind me of the autocratic Chinese. Very scary bomb throwing TimMcvey relatives. I sure hope the Secret Service, FBI and US Marshal Service have these people under surveillance. There's a bomb about to go off and when it does , the next one will be by these crazies. Forget about worrying about Osama for right now. Watch out for the mad Christian right and all of their unAmerican ideals. Seriously.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
314 days left

Sunday, March 28, 2010

City of Boulder Channel 8 has HUGE turn around. It looks Great.

Dear Internet
Okay. Today I will say something "nice" about the city government. Channel 8 has turned it self around and is now on the air playing shows 24 hours a day. After 30 years municipal channel 8 finally got a communications director who is making channel 8 "real". You know, for years they would play programs sporadically throughout the day and almost never at night. The management were not TV people. The new guy, Patrick Vonkeyserling is a former newspaper man has been very open to learn about what a good municipal access channel should look like.
Without much fanfare he as taken his city communications staff, channel 8 staff and started knocking out relevant weekly programming. The schedule is full all night long. No more boring text in prime time.
I have no idea what ran through the cities head in the last three decades when programming was rare and never at night. So this should satisfy council woman Crystal Gray, who , when ever we spoke would always lament " I wish channel 8 would get their act together." Well, they have and it is the result of common sense of city communications director Patrick Vonkeyserling.
Vonkeyserling is an approachable, a can do kind of person which is a rare quality amongst bureaucrats. .

There see! I said something nice. I don't think all of local government is evil and from the pits of hell. I am quite certain the Lord has been guiding channel 8s recent changes. Today begins holy week. It's palm Sunday and next Sunday is Easter which will officially start spring in my book.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
315 days left

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boulders notorious Bad guys Macon Cowels, Susan Osborne, Ken Wilson, Jack Stoakes, Suzy Ageton, Robin Bohannan, Mark Ruzzin, Shaun Mcgrath, & more

Dear internet,
Seth Brigham (aka capt. Underpants) officially announced today that he has retained the legal service of famous civil rights attorney David Lane. Lane comes with the full backing of the ACLU and other lawyers not only in his firm but other firms in Boulder and Denver. Lane has carefully gone over the violations by the Boulder City council of Seths free speech rights. When David Lane comes knocking on the cities door this is serious business and Lane will take it all of the way to the US Supreme court if necessary.

The Boulder council has had this coming for a long time. They have repeatedly violated citizens civil rights over the past decade. This all started back in in 2003 when they attempted to control free speech on public access tv. This is the dirty work of former mayor Mark Ruzzin come home to roost. This is retribution for the evil doings of former council members Robin Bohannan, Andy Schuthies, Jack Stoakes, Richard Polk and the notorious mayor Shawn Mcgrath. This is pay back for the scandalous Tony Perri and his cabal The Beeck sisters (BIFF), and attorney Barry Satlow who all repeatedly violated Seth's right to free speech. It has been the most notorious time in Boulder's history.

A Lane led lawsuit not only answers the council many attempts to shut Seth up, it answers the council attempt to shut up all citizens on public access TV. The current dastardly council members with works of suppression are the terrible Suzy Ageston, Ken Wilson, Macon Cowles, George K. and Mayor Susan Osborne.
A winning lawsuit by David Lane will provide the hundreds of thousand of dollars we need to further fight the city in future first amendment battles.

This council will have to be made to pay and suffer before they ever get the message. They will be forced to turn public access channel 54 back on and they will have to write a formal letter of apology to Seth. Six council members must resign over this. The punishment needs to be swift and harsh.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Read this recent explanation from Wiki

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law "respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

Originally, the First Amendment only applied to the Congress. However, in the 20th century, the Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including any local government.

from Americas most COMMUNIST small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
316 days left

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Snow, the sun, flowers, smoking and eating abstinately;

Dear Internet,
Two days ago we got slammed by another spring snow which was wet, thick and slushy. About 12 inches came down in my back yard. I say my back yard in north Boulder which is different than someones back yard in south Boulder. There they might have gotten 9 inches of snow since they are lower than we are. To my west 1/2 mile is the very foot hills to the Rocky Mountains and they would have received 14 inches. Drive two miles up a canyon into the foothills and there would be 18 inches of snow.
Well, anyway, I still have snow on my deck and all the talking about it here won't get it shovelled off so the sun can dry the wood and it can be painted later in the day. That has to happen before my Easter Bar-B-Que.

All of the crocus are up and crushed by the latest snow. It went from 67 to 30 in one day and dumped snow on us. But my daffodils are coming up, not damaged by the snow and are ready to bloom.......soon. The grass has been turning green for the last two weeks. Yep. Spring is here.

I notice the sun is now staying up longer. It gets dark between 7:00 and 8:00pm. I find myself not knowing what to do. Just a month ago it seems it was dark at 5:00 pm. But now it's light and I'm tired by 8:00 because I get up at 5:00 am or earlier. Though, I often take naps. Mornings are my best most productive time and it is important not to waste them which can easily happen.

Today is day 4 off tobacco. I want to stay away from that 1-3 cigarettes I've been smoking for the last year on and off. Today I feel pretty committed. Tobacco withdrawal is a real charge. Makes you bounce around a lot.

I am also trying to eat abstinately, by writing down my food, having portion control, counting calories, trying not to eat bread, cheese, sugar etc which trigger binge eating. Vegetables don't do that to me. Like, if I eat steamed broccoli and cauliflower, I don't have any desire to knock off a pizza directly after. Tell me I am the only one dealing with this??

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
317 days left in the project

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Believe the children

Dear Internet,
Todays' Boulder newspaper tells a story of a young man who was abducted off the streets of Boulder, kidnapped, robbed and then kicked out of the car unharmed.
I have had my run in with scumbags. When I was 18 I was kidnapped at gun point by three assailants. It was the summer and I was working cleanup detail of my parents tennis club main facility. There had been a wedding or some such. It was late and I had finished cleaning. I sat out by the pool playing my trumpet. I wasn't much good , but I loved playing Jazz. I saw a car pull down into the facility. I didn't think much of it. I thought it might have been a drunk club member coming back. Then suddenly up through the bushes came three men with stockings over their heads. They rushed toward me. One of them had a shotgun, the other two had hand guns. They told me to get up, that this was robbery.
I thought they were kidding. I couldn't believe this was happening. I said you're kidding? They assured me that, no this was my lucky night. It was a robbery. They wanted cash. The problem was that this was a tennis and swim club and their wasn't any cash. People payed dues or by check for events . I offered the new stereo equipment. We walked around the facility. My parents house was at the end. They were in there asleep. I offered my parents but the robbers weren't interested. Then they made me lay down on my face in the parking lot. I heard one of them say. No don't do it. Then they told me to get up and we waked to their car.
One of them was about 21 and he was mean. The other was calmer and was trying to keep everyone under control. We drove to another building in my family business complex. I took them in and they looked for the cash box which had maybe 50 cents in it. We then drove 6 miles out into the country. I thought they were going to kill me. They almost had back in the parking lot.
The car was quiet so I started talking to them apologizing that I couldn't find them any cash. I asked them about their guns and told them how much I liked them and how much I admired them for being criminals. I told them on my nights off, that I also kidnapped and robbed people and just how weird it was that I was being robbed by one of my colleagues.(yep I really told them that and they believed me too.) They started to feel stupid that they were robbing a brother so to speak.
They were all white. They youngest was 15 and shaking. He had his gun pointed at me as we sat together in the back seat. But he was loosing concentration. I asked him if it was loaded. He said it was. I thought about smacking him, taking his gun and shooting everyone in the car I was prepared to do just that, when they pulled over and let me go. Just like that it was over. It was then that I realized that my gift for gab and getting people to identify with me and buy my story was a natural born God given gift. It saved my life.
I walked up this country road until I came upon a house where a party was going on. Everyone was drunk. I explained what happened. The police came with my brother. The cops drove me around....but found no one.
The next day I was interviewed by detectives and told them they whole story just as I'm telling you. They told my parents that they didn't believe me and thought that I made the whole thing up. So in the end no one believed me. The story was just too wild for a small new England town. I asked for a lie detector test but they wouldn't give me one because they thought I was on drugs.
But this was before drugs entered my life.
I was pretty much a straight arrow at 18. I had family problems and was just starting to have problems with drinking, but I was as sober as a judge that night. Not only had I been kidnapped at gunpoint in an attempted robbery, nearly killed, but the police nor my parents believed me. It was my attempt to gain the robbers confidence is what that threw them. Why would you do that. ?? It was also at that point that I realized that I was on my own in this life. I could get killed and no one would give a shit....not the police....not my family....... it drove me straight into the counter culture where acceptance and truth was the norm. It's why I live in Boulder.
When I became a nightly talk show host with controversial topics I guested various Law enforcement agencies each week. They included: Denver PD , the DEA, CIA, NSA, Boulder pd, LAPD, Aurora Gang unit, Vail pd, NYPD, FBI, INS, you name the agency I've interviewed them. One common theme. People like me who had been victims of serious violent crime, never forget. It happens. I learned that as a talk show host I needed to be prepared at all times. I needed to learn how to defend myself; how not to become a victim and not get into cars with kidnappers. Cops see the worst possible people in the world on a daily basis. They saw what crazy people did to Denver talk show host Alan Berg. They all used to warn me to 'be safe'. My biggest threats came from crazy white drug dealers in Boulder, college punks and members of the Boulder city council. Self respecting real gangsters saw me as "the man' and wanted nothing to do with the kind of publicity and heat I bring. I have had to fight it out with crazy hippies in coffee shops who have attacked me. But anymore, I plain refuse to become a victim.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
318 days left in the project

Monday, March 22, 2010

A letter from President Obama to Jann Scott

Dear internet,
I am so relieved that we finally got a health care bill.....and it was the one the Senate passed in January. There are a bunch of intentional loop holes in it where it is essentially government subsidized health care, national health care, no one will be denied quality health care ever again.
This is what government is supposed to do with our tax dollars, not feed the industrial military complex. Now if we can just get the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq everything will be Jake.
Thank you Jann‏
From: Barack Obama (
Sent: Sun 3/21/10 10:27 PM
To: jann scott (
jann --
For the first time in our nation's history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.
Consider the staggering scope of what you have just accomplished:
Because of you, every American will finally be guaranteed high quality, affordable health care coverage.
Every American will be covered under the toughest patient protections in history. Arbitrary premium hikes, insurance cancellations, and discrimination against pre-existing conditions will now be gone forever.
And we'll finally start reducing the cost of care -- creating millions of jobs, preventing families and businesses from plunging into bankruptcy, and removing over a trillion dollars of debt from the backs of our children.
But the victory that matters most tonight goes beyond the laws and far past the numbers.
It is the peace of mind enjoyed by every American, no longer one injury or illness away from catastrophe.
It is the workers and entrepreneurs who are now freed to pursue their slice of the American dream without fear of losing coverage or facing a crippling bill.
And it is the immeasurable joy of families in every part of this great nation, living happier, healthier lives together because they can finally receive the vital care they need.
This is what change looks like.
My gratitude tonight is profound. I am thankful for those in past generations whose heroic efforts brought this great goal within reach for our times. I am thankful for the members of Congress whose months of effort and brave votes made it possible to take this final step. But most of all, I am thankful for you.
This day is not the end of this journey. Much hard work remains, and we have a solemn responsibility to do it right. But we can face that work together with the confidence of those who have moved mountains.
Our journey began three years ago, driven by a shared belief that fundamental change is indeed still possible. We have worked hard together every day since to deliver on that belief.
We have shared moments of tremendous hope, and we've faced setbacks and doubt. We have all been forced to ask if our politics had simply become too polarized and too short-sighted to meet the pressing challenges of our time. This struggle became a test of whether the American people could still rally together when the cause was right -- and actually create the change we believe in.
Tonight, thanks to your mighty efforts, the answer is indisputable: Yes we can.
Thank you,
President Barack Obama

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado320 days left

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm out on the town today

Dear Internet
Today I'll be at the Walnut Brewery hosting a "live remote" for"Help bring Google Fiber to Boulder" So wear your Boulder Channel 1 shirt and come by. If you want to be on TV and talk about why we need google fiber here that would be OK. I'll be interviewing people. If you want to volunteer come by at 2:30.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
First @Boulder Fiber weekend event to be held.
Sunday March 21 3-6PM at Walnut Brewery: "live" "Help bring Google Fiber to Boulder" at Walnut Brewery for Sunday, March 21 from 3-6 PM. The Bring google to boulder crowd are having a "get out the vote for boulder" meetup .
Please tell people about it via e-mail, twitter, Facebook, SMS or whatever. You can tweet this message if you like: Vote @ then meet at Walnut Brewery for $2.25 pints on 3-21@3-6PM and mention #boulderfiber. I’m going to tweet it out now and every hour until the event. BoulderChannel1 will be there interviewing us and the public so please let me know if you can make it. Walnut Brewery already has the cards and posters thanks to DBI. I think we are set for our first event for Boulder Fiber Weekend.


I love president Obamas speeches on Health Care over the past few daze. He's so FDR. That man should talk more. More rallys. More More More.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
321 days left

Saturday, March 20, 2010

And then the sun came out

Dear Internet
Everything has changed. It snowed all day yesterday and on into the night. Boulder got slammed with a heavy spring snow. I have 18 inches of snow in my yard with two foot drifts. I spent the day out and about seeing customers. I like working in the snow because no one else does and it makes it easier to make sales calls. I have these new studded snow tires on my hybrid Ford Escape. It sticks like glue in the snow. Yesterday was a big twitter and blog day too.
This morning the skys are clear. Everything will melt off in two days max. I wonder how all of my crocus will look. They were in full bloom two days a go when the temperature was in the 70's. Suddenly we were back in full blow winter.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
322 days left in this 365 day blog project

Friday, March 19, 2010

I can't let @FoxNews newspunk Bret Bair go without

Dear Internet,
Spring is Here. And it is snowing like crazy. 8" on my deck in 3 hours. I love it when it snows. I am sitting at my dining room table surrounded by two large windows where I can watch the birds come to the feeders in the snow.

My mom was a birder and later in life I have picked it up too. I have feeders all over the back and front yard. I picked up gardening and birding from her. My mom and grandmother had planted flower gardens all around the home I grew up in.

Cats; The bane of birds. But I like cats. I have to talk to them about leaving my bird friends alone. when talking doesn't work, the garden hose does. My mom used to keep a BB gun near the kitchen door to discourage cats. I think you can be arrested for that now. In fact i don't think you can shoot a squirrel either.

I can't let Fox News go with out saying something about the deplorable journalistic ethics they used when:
"Fox News has been criticised by the White House for its perceived right wing bias.
Mr Obama faced tough questioning and chided the interviewer, Bret Baier, for interrupting his answers, but he expressed confidence that the bill would finally be passed."

They ambushed him and completely showed disrespect of the President. They are a bunch of racist pigs who are part of the Republican conspiracy to destroy civility. Remember that pig at the last State of the union Speech. Look at health care. All Americans will remember the Republican destroyers and they're extreme wing " the tea party" at election time. Say no more.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
323 days to go

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Death of a Salesman

Dear Internet,
Today was day three in our new sales reps life and it ended as predicted. Sales is one of those things you love and you are made for or not. There is a lot of rejection and, well , selling; pitching. It makes the difference between success and failure. Sales means you have to go to work and make things happen. It is not a passive profession. When movies get made, you can bet that the producers are relentless, deal making, salesmen. TV stations and networks rise and fall based on their sales departments. Some might argue it is the content. You can exist on bad content, but not a bad sales force.
In order to produce films and videos I have had to maintain this lesson and not let anything get in the way of advertising sales, project sales, website sales etc. I need money to be independent and produce the kinds of TV that I like. So finding people to train in sales is the challenge today.
I guess I need to get on with it.

I did this pretty cool video for "Bring Google fiber to Boulder" . It is all over the Internet.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
324 days left

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Training day

Dear Internet;
I hired someone this week to work as a sales rep for Channel 1 networks. This is a person who I've known and is a local 'hot wire". I always like to help people out and give them a chance. But this person has extreme financial difficulties, like she is about to lose her house, car, and have her electricity turned off. With that kind of stress it is hard to be upbeat and be a good sales rep. She had run a marijuana dispensary business and all of the drugs made her sick and nearly killed her. Add crack to the mix and you've got person with frayed edges. With two kids and no food, it does make a person hungry and sometimes the best sales person. At least it did in my case. Nothing like hunger to make me get out and sell. Drug addiction will shatter a persons life and early in clean time, it is hard to maintain. I know all about it. I have been working with drug addicts and alcoholics for over 30 years on a daily basis.
In this job situation she is part of our sales team. Today will be her third day. The first two were kind of rough for her. Usually by the third day of training and sales both I and the trainee know if they are going to make it. It is a lot of phone work and visiting. She is only working 4 to 6 hours. Sales is a sink or swim situation especially in advertising sales. Besides being a writer, talk show host and Internet TV executive I am also a crafted sales person. You have to become one if you plan on staying in business. Sales and advertising is what we do in a big way. I don't know. It doesn't look good for this lady at the end of day two. She said some telling words; like ......"really I'm a performer".... "I don't know if I can do what you do" and then she started finding things wrong with the company, which is starting to piss me off. When that starts, usually the person is out the door by the third day. They start out with hope and cheer and then when reality sets in; ie; I'm a sales rep out pounding the streets every day making deals; for a person who is not up to the energy or task it can finish them off. Even with good training and success. So sales people are always a bit tricky. They complain, run high and low, love and hate their work alternatively. I do it under the same circumstances and I love it. Unless I'm depressed. It's a challenge. If I am out seeing people and talking to people every day, it is less of a challenge. There is a pattern and groove to cold calling.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
325 days left in project

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pass Health Care bill this week! Regulate Wall Street. Google Fiber

Dear Internet,
We need the Health Care reform bill passed this week and the Republicans need to get out of the way of caring for the American people. Between them and the Insurance companies they have destroyed the lives of 1000's of our countrymen. Period.

Senator Dodd has a bill up this week to regulate Wall Street when it comes to derivatives and anything to do with mortgage lending. The Republicans stand in the way of this bill too because they attempted a coup d'etat by financial take over of the country. They were not counting on Barack Obama winning. This bill needs to pass.

We did our part to help bring Google Fiber to Boulder. See it here in this video.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
327 days left in the project

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crooked banks, more Church news, Bob Greenlee berates council; we need healthcare Gale Norton!

Dear Internet,
I love this town.
Well, today we had gays protesting the Catholic Church, because they wanted membership. Really?? I thought they hated the church because of it's anti gay, anti abortion stance. A church run by a patriarch pope.........doesn't exactly seem the place for rainbow radical gay types. Incidentally, I refuse to buy all of the politics. To me this is just another radical leftist group who are trying to force their religion on a conservative ancient religion....Christianity. I'd like to see this action group try it with the Muslims......... I mean, they cut peoples heads off......big and little.

Former mayor Bob Greenlee came out for Seth Brigham ( sort of) in his column today. He berated the city council for being the spineless weasels they are. That had to be hard for Bob. He hates political advocates who come to council to speak each week. So do most of the council. They hate the public. But Bobs political Republican sensibility shown through when he wrote and stood behind the constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! He quoted the first know that part about " redress of grievances to government". Two weeks ago Seth tried that ole first amendment trick in his underpants.........Well it didn't work. The council was not be criticized........They used police state tactics......and had that pesky patriot arrested and jailed......that'll show him and the rest of you. Do not question. Way to go there Bob.

Tonight 60 Minutes on CBS, the number one rated TV show in history, completely and totally destroyed all of the big banks who screwed America. Nice. Completely by co-incidence, I watched Michael Moores, "Capitalism; A Love Affair". Moore had come to the same conclusion over the past 20 years. Now, I am a capitalist, but these lying cheating Wall Street Crooks all deserve to be in prison for what they did. We have a few here in Boulder............and they are doing it all over again with the 1 trillion dollar bail out. But Moore pointed out that President Roosevelt's laid out a 2nd bill of rights in his 1944 state of the Union address..........You'll notice, it is exactly what president Obama is trying to get passed right now. Roosevelt was successful in passing Social security, minimum wage, labor laws, and HEALTH CARE, but he died before he could get the 2nd bill of rights passed. Who could possiblY be against this in a capitalist society? Here it is:

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The Economic Bill of Rights”
Excerpt from 11 January 1944 message to Congress on the State of the Union

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

The right to a good education.

All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward, in the implementation of these rights, to new goals of human happiness and well-being.

America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for our citizens.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
328 days left to the project

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Holy Mother of God! there are homosexuals protesting the Catholic Church!

Dear Internet,
My church is under attack this morning. They wouldn't let a kid into the Catholic school because he has two mother lesbian parents. I never went to Catholic school. My mother and father protected me from them. Besides my dad was on the school board and they wanted me in public school. But back in the day if your heterosexual parents got a divorce, you were shunned and most likely expelled. My parents both went to Catholic School in around 1918. My relationship with the Catholic church has always been good. No one abused me. I went to a small town New England church,....although ........I never understood a thing because it was all in Latin. Even today the church isn't big on "teaching the Bible" every Sunday morning. I learned the bible from Richey Furrays' ( poco, buffalo Springfield) non-denominational, Protestant, charismatic, holy roller church. That place was a hoot. But I learned the bible there. They just have a tiny problem with judgement and believing the Earth was built exactly 6000 years ago and other ridiculous notions. I don't think Christ cares one bit if your theology is messed up . Because once the worship, praying, healing, and calling of spirits started.....God showed up in a glorious blast of plasma............hello Jesus.
That is also true at Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Lord is present there. too... even though the crazy prodestant evangelicals think "they are the devil"....... Father Bill Breslin is an excellent Priest; kind, sharp, smart and Christ filled. I don't think he's gay. What?
My friend jack grew up Catholic, but he was abused by priests when he was a child. Since then he has become a therapist and is the leading Colorado male voice on cleaning up the Catholic Church nationwide. He had a lot to do with having pedophile priests prosecuted.
But Jack said something to me that I find curious and some what unnerving;
he said:" most priests are gay or at least a lot of them..... that's what I find" " You have to watch the ones who are kind loving and caring" So now I'm weirded out because that is exactly what Father bill is like...and I wonder if he wants me in the South Park kind of way. Then there has been the problem of Lesbian nuns who abused children, which is less talked about, but Nun the less ( i couldn't help it) I have interviewed women who were abused.
So this brings me to today's full page Catholic Church attack ad in the Daily Camera signed by every gay advocacy group in the universe. On one hand the Catholic church has been trying to clear out gay pedophiles from the priesthood and convents. Now, on the other, they are under fire from Gays for towing a hard line. ........You tell me. WTF???
Anyway, I'm not going to church today, because there are gay protesters on the lawn, the sermon will be about Catholic dogma concerning marriage and homosexuality. I'll just go to a meeting. I'll let them fight it out with out me. But I suspect the church will not let kids of gay parents in without another Vatican council. To top that; the Pope is under fire this morning because while he was the cardinal in charge of investigating pedophile priests. He stands accused of covering for them. So to actually let gays into the church or schools is a lost cause. It was better for the lesbian mothers to "don't ask don't tell" . But, still that is what the Catholic church has been under fire for ...........with pedophile gay priests and its a mess. But it's going to make a great South Park episode.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
328 days left

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Strange Case of Captin Underpants vs Mr. Wilson".

Dear Internet,
Seth called me tonight and left a voicemail about his entanglement with Boulder city councilman Ken Wilson. Wilson, not to be confused with the cranky Mr. Wilson in Dennis the menace has been emailing everyone under the sun. In Mr Wilsons recent council public Hot mails he accuses Seth of email"sexual harassment". Seth said that's "wishful thinking " Huh? Wilson and Seth have been at loggerheads for years over Seths' demand for his right to free speech. Ken wants Seth arrested at every turn of the wheel. Seth rips off another blast every time Ken Wilson opens his mouth. It's the "Strange Case of Captain Underpants vs Mr. Wilson."

Meanwhile, my other writer friend Rob Smoke has been skewering the entire city council over hidden cell phone logs which are supposed to be transparent. Rob is also upset about what he calls a "phony Boulder reservoir contaminant study "over oil spills from motor boats. In a phone call with rob tonight he called Mr. Wilson "out of control" and perhaps some "therapy was in order"
Wilson is an elected public official who is not protected by any privacy, libel or slander laws so Rob, Seth or any member of the public can say anything about him. Ken keeps leading with his chin. Everyone from Pam White at the Weekly to Mike Roberts at Westword keep taking swipes at him . Ken is not with out his own field of controversy. When he wonders the Hill neighborhood peering into students houses late at night looking for under aged drinkers and parties he brings on his own set of complaints. Yikes!

Speaking of Dennis the Menace. I roomed with Dennis Ketcham ( son of Hank Ketcham author of the cartoon Dennis the menace) at boarding school in the early 60's. Dennis looked exactly like his cartoon counter part, but unlike Dennis, Dennis was polite and mild mannered........though he and I tore through the New York Natural History Museum like a couple of Chinese desert cats on a school outing.
Dennis went off to Vietnam after prep school, while I went to College. Dennis was a good Marine, saw a lot of fighing and when he came back he suffered from serious ptsd. God bless you Dennis.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
330 days left

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Acadamy awards

Dear Internet,
Watched the Academy Awards with Jeb and Tyrone. Both are film buffs, so that was fun because we all are. One problem is that half of the films nominated were never shown here in Boulder. Like all of the foreign films and most of the documentaries. Why is that? For a film community, we never get to see new films upon release.
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
327days left

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Dear Internet,
Monte died at the homeless shelter. I knew him for 20years. He was doing pretty well for several years. He got married to Lisa, had a family, job, house and then he went back to drinking. Lisa has a corporate job and raised the kids on her own. But Monte went back to drinking and became became a reluctant fixture on Boulders streets. His parents wouldn't have an open funeral for him because they didn't want to have " a bunch of homeless street alcoholics" at his funeral. They didn't want him to become a poster boy some homeless memorial. Monte was a street alcoholic and it was not something his parents wanted honored. It's not what they wanted for their son. His life is not what they had in mind for him. They were ashamed and heart broken by they way he lived and died. Lisa nor the children attended his funeral.
When I would see Monte on Pearl street, I would stop and talk with him for a bit. He told me he couldn't get sober, his health was failing and he was waiting for death. A death of alcoholism.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
325 days left

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Living a healthy lifestyle

Dear Internet,
Colleen from Mr. Pool came over today and started the hot tub up for the season. It has actually been going all year, but I get it cleaned and emptied a few times a year. It is always on and serves as a relaxing health spa. I do have a "green" spa with out a lot of bad chemicals.
I often get massages too. These are deep tissue almost Rolphing sessions. Plus I see a trainer twice a week where we stretch, do cardio and weight lifting. The routine is constantly changing working out different muscle groups in unpredictable fashion. This way my body is pretty toned up all of the time. I am taking some meds for gout which is too much uric acid production from the kidneys. The uric acid crystallizes and attaches to joints which raises hell and inhibits mobility. Occasionally, I take meds to shut the stomach acid pump down.
Then there is a med to help quit smoking. An aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks. Crestor prevents plaque from forming in my arteries. I also take fish oil and vitamin D.
Having an eating plan is a constant work in progress. Lately I have been dropping beef and increasing vegetable smoothies. I think I will probably become mostly vegetarian again, since the evidence is pretty much in that proves animal products will destroy healthy living.
Finally, there is my weight which is 215. A weight reduction to 135 to 150 (I am only 5'5") will eliminate all of my pre-conditions to everything. It is more fun having people to do out door things with. I need to get out and about more to socialize with people. No matter what it is. I feel better when I do it. Boulder is a city where socializing with cool people is made easy. Except, when you are an isolator like me...well it takes effort.

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
329 days left

Friday, March 5, 2010

Susan Osborne, Rob Smoke, Macon Cowles, Ken wilson, Seth Brigham, Boulder City Council love affair.

Dear Internet
I spoke with journalist Rob Smoke last night who had a front row seat to the arrest of journalist Seth Brigham at the Boulder city council meeting two weeks ago. Robs account of what happened differs substantially from the cities account. According to Rob, the police officer was looking directly at Alicia Lewis the city clerk who gave the nod to the officer to arrest Seth. It wasn't councilman George "Kovorkian" the supposed councilman of death. George was motioning to the officer too. But according to the police report the officer said he took his instructions from the city clerk. Either way it is still a violation of Seth's first amendment rights to petition the government with grievances.
The corruption of the Boulder city council goes beyond the pale. According to Rob " they have been out to get any member of the public who questions them for the past 7 years. It is a terrible precedence that has been set ever since Suzie "the terrible" as she is known came on council.
The council really went to war with the press over public access TV as you all know, but it hasn't stopped. The worst on council according to Rob are" Suzie Ageston, Ken Wilson, George "Kovorkian" and Mr Exxon Valdeez himself Macon Cowels". Cowles has been one of the worst. Though he's a lawyer he is completely ignorant of first amendment law...he betrayed me Seth and everyone who thought he was principled" said Rob.
The Boulder Weekly last week ran a poll on whether Ken Wilson should be recalled. 64% of Boulderites said absolutely. This week the Weekly said that the council was elitist and targets people it does not like.
Westword has written two stories which go into detail about the hostility toward the public by the Boulder city council.
Channel 2 news did two stories on Seth which showed him in a favorable lite and the council as mean thugs.
Channel 7 did a story last night where it's anchors commented that Boulder is the only city council in Colorado history which had a member of the public arrested for "criticizing them in a personal attack. seems politicians should be able to take it if they plan on running for office" during public comment
Council women Lisa Morzel is the only member of "the gang of 9" who came right out and said that the city violated Seth's rights and that the council owed him an apology. Everyone else including Mayor Susan Osborne ducked apologizing to Seth directly.
Macon Cowles and Ken Wilson said they were afraid of Seth. First they raped him of his civil rights and now they blame the victim.
Crystal Gray did tell me by phone that the council violated Seth's rights and that Ken, Suzi and George are to Blame. She also said that "Susan Osborne did not know what she was doing" and botched they whole incident.
Rob stated that the council lives in a bubble and has no intention of ever being inviting to public input.
I understand David Lane is preparing a law suit based on Seth rights violated under the 1st and 4th amendment. the fist of course is Freedom of Speech, the 4th is illegal arrest and detention, which brings Boulder PD under fire as well.

note to reader: I am sorry that I have to go on about how the Boulder city council violates citizens rights.........but our freedoms are again at stake here in our fair city under the Flat Irons. And I just can't let it slide right now. I will feel better when Seth sues them. Also, having been a victim of these demonic forces I think we all need to support the one who currently carries the flag.

That's living in the USA
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
330 days left in this blog

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Seth prepares lawsuit: Boulder city council targets citizens: too dangerous to attend

Dear Internet;
Is it safe for the public to go to Boulder City Council meetings and speak their mind?? I don't think so. I won't go. If you have an opinion contrary to the councils, chances are good you will be verbally abused by members of the council with out a chance to defend your position. If you try, you will be arrested or worse. With the recent Marijuana Lobby taking over council meetings, you take your life in your hands by trying to voice your opinion .
I have witnessed this first hand. The Boulder city council reminds me of the 1990s youth gangs in Denver. I once attended a Gang Summit run by channel 9 and the city. What a dumb idea that was. The crips gathered on one part of the room, the bloods in another and in the middle of the town meeting in walked the all white skin head gang of Ku Klux Klan.
The racial epithets started flying and it took the entire Denver Police to stop the fighting.

Boulder city council meetings have been that way at least since 2005 when they went after Human Relations commission chairman Rob Smoke over his silly My Space account. After that it was open season on anyone they didn't like. They came after me over my TV show, Donna Marek over her TV show, Guy Erricksen over his TV show and his criticisms of council. Then they went after Seth over his criticisms of council policy on free speech. They finally had him arrested two weeks ago.
Now the council is lock step with the Marijuana drug dealer gang known as the MJs. The Boulder MJs are a dangerous criminal element who run medical marijuana dispensaries. Any one who criticizes them needs to carry a gun to defend themselves. They are so violent and intimidating that no one is safe criticizing them at a public forum. The Boulder police department do not have a handle on this explosive situation of the Boulder City Council Gang and the MJs. They are in league. The police have moved from keeping the peace to implementing policies of suppressing descent.
The police also over stepped their authority two weeks ago when the arrested Seth Brigham for speaking his mind. Cops now stand up front in a raised position of power, intimidation and authority ready to ponce on anyone who speaks their mind. So is it safe for the public to attend city council meetings these days? Absolutely not. Not to mention, the park and creek path near the municipal building is riddled with crack, heroin dealers and homeless drunken street pirates. That area is due for another rape or assault any day. With the MJs attending council meetings lately, they all hang out side the municipal building doing and selling drugs which make the area even more dangerous... especially at night. This reminds me of Pudins' Russia where the government, gangs, police are the dangerous ones to be feared by citizens. Throw in a district attorney who won't up hold criminal drug laws and it makes attendance of Boulder city council meetings all that more dangerous.
Yesterday, Seth had another meeting with famous civil rights attorney David Lane. Expect a law suit within two weeks. David has advised Seth to stay away from council since they are arrest crazy. That's good advice to anyone unless you go to council meetings with your own gang ready to defend yourself.
I'm a writer and talk show host. I can sit back here and assess the situation via electronic technology with out having to go onto the battle field . I can talk on TV about it. Even then I don't feel safe, because they are always conspiring to have the minority point of view arrested. But city council meetings is gang turf and in Boulder there aren't many fans of free speech there. Stay home if you don't want to be arrested.

from a city under siege
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
332 days left in this 365 day blog project

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Was Rachel carson right?? Is the sky falling?? My Life in Boulder

Dear Internet,
What's happening to us? I wonder if Rachel Carson was right? Is it happening now? Are we having "eco eruptions"? Were the multiple earth quakes Sunday all over South America part of it.? Was the Haiti quake a sign. Were all of the giant hurricanes in the past decade the beginning? How about the enormous number of large tornado's? Does it mean anything with the that my flowers start blooming in December.??
Throw in a little nuclear terrorism, is the world about to change again to something akin of the horrors of the 1930's and 40's .? Will the economy finally collapse once and for all.? Will the shift in our loss of civil rights destroy Boulder?
Or am i just over reacting? Should I just mind my business side of the business and let journalism flow into the fog?

from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
333 days to go

Monday, March 1, 2010


Dear Internet
I have been on TV here in Colorado since 1989. It started on Boulders channel 19 where I hosted the Jann Scott show, a live call in show on the days issues. It started as an off shoot of my Denver talk radio show . It was a hit from the first. That show ran twice a week for years in one incarnation or another. Eventually I was on 5 nights a week all over the state. In 2005 we started Internet TV and that changed the game and still does. It opens me to the entire world, similar to this blog. I have no idea who all sees my shows or reads this. There are some traces through the search engines and other posts from the interweb, but I just assume everyone is watching or reading.
Since Boulder truly is an extremely famous city world wide and I am one of it's most visible characters in media. It's a safe bet people come here to see what our city is all about. In some sense this 365 day blog project is a record of life in Boulder.
One of the things that happen when you are on TV everyday is that people get to know you through that medium...............a lot of people............from all over the state.
Here in Boulder I often forget that I am on TV until I am out somewhere and I'll notice someone staring at me. In Denver or other places it is even more obvious where I have had 'everyday man or women " fans for 20 years. Sometimes people just come over and say hello as though they know me and or like an old friend.
The staring is unnerving though but by now I understand it. Boulderites are often a bit strange type of fan. Most people are polite, don't pay much attention. Some are very friendly. When I have a particular show that is popular with CU kids, they will go out of their way to show fandom; yell out their cars, come over in a restaurant, stop me on the street. They are always fun.
The weirdest fan are the ones who disagree with me on some issue such as drugs or politics.
Some of them will just shake their head when they walk by or mumble something. In some cases come right over and start in. Occasionally some one will become violent. Since Boulder does have a rabid leftist core, I find them the most dangerous people I have come across. Far more than Denver gangsters or extreme right wingers or religious nuts.
Sometimes it keeps me from going out. When I'm doing well I have to mentally prepare myself........... Seeing friendly fans is always nice. When mean people say things or shake their head I'll sometimes stare right back with a " what the f--- is your problem". I have been known to tell a rude stranger to F--- off.
I'll often stop and chat with friendly fans.......I've met peoples entire families on the mall.
But there is this thing called fandom in my life. Each person feels that they have a special relationship. Most of my personal friends are unaware of it, unless they hang out with me a lot and then I often hear.. "you sure know a lot of people don't you"??
from Americas most famous small city
Jann Scott
Boulder Colorado
334 days left