Who Gets The Penalty Box First?


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With the new enhanced Pols Penalty Box, speculation runs rampant as to who will win the honor of the first “time out.”

Will Beej goad V, Libertad threadjacking,  or DaftPunk or Froward69 taking Jizm jokes too far make the cut?

Who will be the first in the PB?

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102 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    But you knew that.

  2. Middle of the Road says:

    Sxp isn’t even getting an honorable mention here?  

    • DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

      …The TOS doesn’t mention stalking and calling someone a racist every time they post.

      Has he done worse?

    • sxp151 says:

      YOU ALL CAN KISS MY ASS, AND WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH THAT, YOU CAN SLIDE YOUR TONGUE ALL OVER MY DENVER POST and WIPE ALL THE EXCESS COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE with your BOULDER DAILY CAMERA!!!!111!!

      Also I hear SQUARE STATE IS A MUCH BETTER BLOG THAN THIS POOPY ONE.

      Oh and does anyone need a payday loan?

      Plus please visit my furniture law blog.

      AND YOU ALL SUCK!!!!!!

      • raymond1 says:

        … I think you violated every single term of service except outing, but declining to out is understandable because you dont want to end up Steve Harvey’s co-blogger on Colorado Conflagration.

        Seriously, you had me laughing so hard my kid asked me to explain what was so funny. I couldnt really explain…

        • sxp151 says:

          All right:

          raymond1′s first name is Raymond, Aaron’s name is Aaron, bjwilson83′s last name is Wilson, and DavidThi808 is David Thielen. Also Ray Springfield is Ray Springfield, and Steve Harvey was Steve Harvey. Middle of the Road is a woman, and Gilpin Guy is a dude. And GOPwarrior is a racist.

          Now POLS would YOU jizz-gobbling cob-nobbling honky pansies SEND ME THE PASSWORD to your timeout SITE?

          Here’s a giant picture of an elephant having sex with Carl Paladino while aborting a rapist’s baby, who isn’t even in Colorado.

          • Aaron says:

            I’ve been outed and I demand justice.

            JUSTICE!!!!

          • raymond1 says:

            .

            As to (#3), mission accomplished with the subject of this post; as to (#1) and (#2), I give you a complete posting by a Mr. Steve Harvey of Colorado Confluence, one entitled Solving Rather Than Punishing Problems (link: http://coloradoconfluence.com/

            Solving Rather Than Punishing Problems

            October 25, 2010  |  Author Steve Harvey

            The Denver Post published an article today on Denver truancy court, and on the importance of diagnosing the problem with a child who is chronically truant rather than just punishing the violation of the law (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16425102?source=pop).  As DPS truancy attorney Amber Elias put it, “School attendance is only a symptom. The purpose of truancy court is to identify what the disease is and how to address that.”

            A good example of how important that is can be found in the case of 15 year old Louis Pollack-Trujillo, whose truancy was a direct result of an undiagnosed depression anxiety disorder. “I wanted to go to school; I just didn’t want to go in the building,” he said. “The rooms felt too full, and there was too much going on.”

            There is a movement underway in child and family services, called “Systems of Care” (SOC), which integrates and coordinates child-oriented services and agencies across the spectrum, including schools, juvenile justice, and county health, mental health, family, and social services. Both federal and state legislation (including in Colorado) is making it easier to “blend and braid” different funding streams (traditionally difficult to do, due to the precise discrete reporting requirements of each program), so that services can be designed as an integrated package for each child and family. By doing so, we can prevent the problems that fester and grow in the absence of such proactive attention.

            This is just one dimension of the choice we face as a nation: Whether we want to be the kind of people who justify failing to do the best we can to address the problems that kids face, and by doing so prevent the problems that ensue from failing to provide kids with an education, to address debilitating mental illnesses, to provide health and mental health care services, to address abuse and neglect issues, to address substance abuse issues by the children or their parents, to address truancy and other juvenile justice issues, and to address all of these as parts of a single whole.

            Those who chant the mantra of “less government,” without taking into account the legitimate demands that government alone can adequately meet, are not only contributing to higher rates of adult non-productivity and public dependency, associated higher rates of crime, and the intergenerational reproduction of these same problems in a cycle of perpetual costly dysfunctionality, but are also costing tax-payers far more in the long-run by declining to invest in far less expensive early interventions rather than incurring the far more expensive costs of reactive but ineffective “solutions” like incarceration and welfare. By refusing to use government as a precisely targeted proactive tool addressing specific issues, we are trapped into using it as a blunt and costly reactive necessity.

            It’s like failing to maintain upkeep on a house or car, allowing it to deteriorate instead, at far greater expense to the home or car owner. It’s just plain dumb. And in this case, the “house” we’re talking about, whose deterioration not only costs us, but involves enormous human suffering, suffering which has detrimental rippling effects throughout society.

            The choice exists on many levels: Whether to try to resolve conflicts or pay the costs of their eruption; whether to try to identify and treat mental and emotional disorders, or to wait until those who suffer them impose costs and suffering on others; whether to find and address the causes of problems, or turn a blind eye and only deal with the results of not having confronted those problems affirmatively and proactively.

            The rest of the developed world has very definitely and clearly selected the former strategy of confronting problems proactively, and have far better success at diminishing violent crime and infant mortality, improving social mobility, reducing incarceration rates, and, in general, spending more of their public resources on improving the quality of life rather than paying for the failure to do so. Isn’t it time we joined the modern world as well?

            Posted in Community, Children, and Families, Crime and Prevention, Education | Tags: child abuse, child and family services, cost-effective policies, integrated services, mental health, proactive, Systems of Care, truancy

  3. RedGreenRedGreen says:

    to be first in the box, I’m surprised no one has thread-jacked a diary with ALL-CAPS spam about vulgar sexual acts that take place outside Colorado. Cowards!

  4. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    You can count on that, like you could count on Tom Tancredo to keep his term limits promise.

    Hell, even the Beej has revised his sig line to take out the three “F***” word references it had.  He’s probably worried that there may be a muslim in the penalty box who will challenge his belief that the world was created in six days (meaning six periods of time, not necessarily 24-hour days.  See how this play nice shit is already taking hold?)

  5. Aaron says:

    Had to vote Fro. I think he’s come the closest.

  6. bjwilson83 says:

    despite never having done anything ban worthy.

  7. Ralphie says:

    I don’t support the idea of making him a martyr by putting him in the box first.

    He would like the attention too much.

  8. NoCo_Indy says:

    I just realized I voted without checking the box that said I was a citizen … but yet I voted for ‘Tad. Does the vote count? Am I going to the box, because that’s an apparent felony?

  9. TimothyTribbett says:

    Looks more like a contest to get in first.  I do think the time out concept is good.  

  10. TimothyTribbett says:

    But some levity is good.  Although trust me I know it is not all in jest.  

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