Reader: I Welcome Folks to Colorado Because I'm Not a Dick

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A provocative reader comment often revs up an already vigorous conversation.

That was definitely the case with a recent post in which a reader argued that Denver is overcrowded and the situation is only getting worse.

Many readers agreed wholeheartedly.

Not all, however. Among those with another point of view is the following writer, who points out many of the positives that come with being a magnet for people from around the country and the world.

Here's what he had to say.

Tim Tindle writes:

I am a born and raised Colorado native. Most of the commenters on these questions sound like sniveling, entitled, snot nosed babies. "Waaah waaah, go away, boooo hoooo, too many people, waaah waaah, traffic."

Shut up, you look like assholes, and idiots. Colorado has been a destination forever. Why did your grand parents and parents move here? OPPORTUNITIES! This is a boom and bust town, right now we are booming. Ride it out, watch your home value soar. Don't be a dick, all these folks are bringing money. I work on a pedicab downtown and folks always say how nice people are, how clean it is. Then I see these articles bait you all into huffing and puffing about a pointless subject, it's frustrating. People are moving here because we have work, great weather and our city and state are awesome. How many of you complainers throw cigarettes on the ground, leave a dog turd in the park or stop in the middle of the road instead of merging? Yeah, in your private heart you know that you suck, so you take it out on every one else.

I welcome folks, because I am not a dick.

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