Bob Bacon Tries to Make Transparency Disappear
Colorado Republican Senator Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch introduced a bill during the current Senate session that would require schools in the State to put their checkbooks online. Budget and spending transparency has been a hot issue for the past couple of years, and after it came to light that the Jeffco School District spent money on Carnival cruise tickets, constituents are demanding it. State Senator | Read More »
Because we know fraudulent voter registrations would never be used to commit election fraud.
H/T to Twitter @ljarratt via @redbloodedgirl. From Mike Roman at Election Journal. Kirk Robert Perkins defeated four other candidates in the November 4 election to win a seat on the Soil and Water Conservation Board in Guilford County, NC. The problem is “Kirk Robert Perkins” doesn’t exist. Original story at The Greensboro News-Record. He was allowed to file as a candidate because he was a | Read More »
You’re Both Wrong
Much has been said about the last couple of elections, the most recent one being analyzed from every conceivable angle. Of these analyses, the ones I hear most often have to do with the pro-life platform. On one side are the Rockefeller Republicans, who believe that the platform is too rigid, and thereby excludes moderates from participating with the Party who would otherwise identify more | Read More »
Getting Connected in Colorado [Updated]
Updated with new Conservative Colorado Radio section, Google group and blogroll additions. Political activism is more than waxing philosophical and eviscerating politicians on blog sites and broadcast email messages. Real political activism is hard, time-consuming, and often boring, repetitive work. It means going to city council, county supervisor, and school board meetings. It’s walking precincts, making phone calls, and attending local political meetings. It also | Read More »
When is a Hiring Freeze not a Hiring Freeze?
When it’s a government hiring freeze, of course. H/T to Rossputin.com Back in September of 2008, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced a statewide hiring freeze in an effort to deal with a mounting state budget shortfall. Investigative reporter Jessica Fender of The Denver Post reports that the governor’s office estimates that it has frozen 463 spots and has saved the state $12 million. Yet her | Read More »
An Ordinary Man
An ordinary man lost his life in Iraq this past Saturday. Staff Sgt. Justin Bauer, 24, of Berthoud, Colorado, was killed by an explosion near his patrol. He was a husband, a son, and a brother. He was a standout lineman and wrestler for Berthoud High School only a few years ago. I’m a Jr. High and High School football referee, and I see ordinary | Read More »
Anti-Terror Rally to Support Israel’s Right of Self Defense
Promoted by Jeff. This is a great opportunity to engage in local activism. Another is this protest in the Bay Area, which is being planned apposite domestic terrorist Bill Ayers’ coming visit. -JE On December 27, 2008, Israel began defensive attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has been attacking Israel with multiple daily rockets sent into their cities, even though both sides had | Read More »
Another Forty Years Wandering in the Wilderness
Colorado Republicans have taken a severe beating over the past four years. During this time, the following elected government entities went from Republican to Democrat control. * Governor (2006) * State Senate (2004) * State House (2004) * Both U.S. Senators (2004, 2008) * 3 U.S. House seats (2004, 2008) In addition, in 2008, for the first time since 1992, Colorado’s electoral votes went to | Read More »
Liberty On The Rocks
This Wednesday night, Jan 7, 2009, at 7pm I will be at the Uptown Tavern in downtown Denver to meet with other like-minded people who support limited government at Liberty On The Rocks. What is this Liberty On The Rocks, you ask? They meet on the first and third Wednesday nights of the month. This would be a great opportunity for Colorado RedStaters to get | Read More »
The local newspaper in Bristol, CT, The Bristol Press, has been going through hard times and will likely have to close its doors due to mounting debt and declining revenue. Frank Nicastro, who represents Connecticut’s 79th Assembly district, thinks something should be done to prevent it. The media is a vitally important part of America, particularly local papers that cover news ignored by big papers | Read More »
Conservatives Create Opportunities, Not Programs: Education
This is the first in a series of conservative solution proposals. I have no idea how many more I will do. I just know that we have to have an answer to the programs the liberals and conservatives have been implementing for the past couple of decades. For the past eight years (some might say twenty), conservatives in government have been acting like democrats. We’ve | Read More »
The Three Parts of Freedom
From the diaries by Erick. During the Presidential campaign, I made a comment on someone’s blog about why Sarah Palin garnered so much support by people from all walks of life. I’ve been wanting to expand on this for some time, but haven’t had the time do to so until now. That comment was, Conservatives want to help those that can’t help themselves. Liberals want | Read More »
Boulder Liberals Against Choice
Education Choice, that is. The State of Colorado released the School Accountability Report this week. Four of the top five high schools are charter schools, including Fort Collins’ Ridgeview Classical School which came in at number three with a score of 2.33. Eight of the top ten middle schools were also charter schools, including Liberty Common School in Fort Collins. Both of these schools have | Read More »
Heroes at Home
I’ve always been a big fan of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. My first career was in the field of architecture, so I was a construction geek before I became a computer geek. The show has featured more than one military family, and Sears has been a big part of that. This year, Sears is collecting money to distribute to military families for Christmas (in | Read More »
Iran’s Push Into Nicaragua
Last night on Rocky Mountain Alliance Radio, RMA host Joshua Sharf and co-hosts Ben Degrow, and yours truly welcomed guest Todd Bensman, writer for the San Antonio News-Express. Todd has been working on an investigative reporting Breaching America Series about the increase of illegal immigration of people from Islamic countries through Guatemala and Mexico. Since 9-11, homeland security agencies have caught thousands of “special interest | Read More »
Getting Local: Government Oversight.
A few weeks ago, Moe gave us a challenge to “Get Local” by writing about our home U.S. House district. Many of us have done that. Influencing our entire district can be difficult for those of us that live in districts that cover large land areas. CO-4, for example, covers most of Eastern Colorado and the farther northern part of the Colorado Front Range. This | Read More »
No Taxation Without Information
We all decry the amount of money spent by our government and complain about earmarks and other wasteful spending. How many of us are out there actually doing something about it? The Independence Institute of Colorado has been leading a been leading the way towards more spending transparency .
Happy Thanksgiving From Colorado
Today is the day when Americans reflect on what we are thankful for. Even with all the struggles we’re facing, it is important to realize how truly blessed we are. We live in the greatest nation in the world, and have so many wonderful things to be thankful for. Several other bloggers in the Rocky Mountain Alliance have written Thanksgiving messages, and I wanted to | Read More »
At least religious bigotry is still alive and well.
We didn’t have anything better for all these government lawyers to spend their time on.
Yahoo describes our new SoS.
H/T to rstreu for the link to the article. Clinton prepares to relinquish independence. Probably not the best choice of words to describe America’s next top diplomat.