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 »
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 »
CO-4: A Microcosm of the 2008 Election Results
The results from Colorado’s U.S. House District 4 are representative of the nation as a whole in many ways. The voter demographic is approximately 1/3 each Democrat, Independent, and Republican. The less-populated rural areas voted for Republicans, while the heavily-populated urban areas voted for Democrats. An unpopular incumbent was replaced by someone from the opposing party, even though (s)he was quite liberal. At first glance, | Read More »
Muslims For America
The Independence Institute had its 24th Annual Founders’ Night Dinner, and awarded its highest honor to the inspiring and energetic entrepreneur Seeme Hasan – the David D’Evelyn Award. Hasan is the co-founder of Muslims for America: Muslims for America is a non-partisan organization. We are about getting Americans, and Muslims more involved and excited about the American political process! I often hear from people asking, | Read More »
Government Creates Panel, Panel Recommends Tax Increase, Government Calls it a Jobs Program
Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter’s Transportation Panel‘s study results in a recommendation to increase fees for everything from vehicle registration to rental cars, license plates and emissions. Priscilla Arvallo of Denver sees it differently, I think we pay too many taxes the way it is. I know there’s a big need right now. But, financially, I’m barely getting by as it is. But those of | Read More »
State of the State: Colorado (CO-04)
Betsey Markey won the election for this seat this year over incumbent Marilyn Musgrave. Musgrave was one of the most disliked Republican representatives in a solid Republican District. Many of the people I talked to wanted her out and didn’t care how it happened. She took over the seat in 2003 after Bob Schaffer (who lost to Mark Udall for the open U.S. Senate seat) | Read More »
Time To Get Local
Promoted. Every state has a story, and we can use all the help we can get to tell those stories here at Red State. Here’s a fine example of how to do it, this time talking about Colorado. – Neil Stevens The past two years have been a long, tough political season. I’ve been through eight Presidential campaigns in my adult life, and I can’t remember | Read More »
Working for McCain-Palin in Colorado
My 17-year-old son and I spent three hours yesterday on the phones making calls to registered Republicans yesterday. My 15-year-old daughter, and 13-year-old son joined us to go door-to-door for another three hours, encouraging folks to get out and vote (if they had not already done so). The campaign office was crowded with people. Every phone was in use, and some people were waiting for | Read More »
Disdain, thy name is Democrat
UPDATE: See 29Victor’s blog for another take on this important story. His was up early this morning, but I missed it before I posted mine. How often we are reminded that it is those in the Democrat Party that care about women, minorities, and children, and those of us in the Republican Party are intolerant, bigoted, chauvinistic, child-haters. Those of us that have been around | Read More »
BREAKING: Michelle Malkin Verbally Attacked in Denver [Update 3]
Update 3: Subtitle corrected. Breaking story at People’s Press Collective Update: YouTube video available now. Update 2: Alex Jones lackey yells “Kill Michelle Malkin” until someone gets him to stop. Gateway Pundit has pictures and video (embeded below).
Colorado Hispanic Leaders Endorse John McCain
H/T to exvigilare. The Aspen Times reported last week that a dozen Hispanic leaders, including former Fort Collins Mayor Ray Martinez have endorsed John McCain for President. Martinez was raised in an orphanage, and had this to say about McCain, My mother chose to give me life. He’ll preserve our heritage. Martinez goes on to list what’s important to the estimated 240,000 Hispanics in Colorado: | Read More »
Recreate ’68 Schedule Released
H/T to Slapstick Politics Recreate ’68 has released its Master Schedule of events.
Colorado Dems Lose Battle for Oil, Go after McCain on Water
According to an article at the Denver Post, Republican Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that the Colorado River Water Compact should be renegotiated. Colorado Democrat Governor Bill Ritter and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) seized on this word used by McCain and put their own meaning to it. Salazar claims, The political disruption that would result from any renegotiation of these allocations would create | Read More »
Colorado Education Association Cooks The Books
H/T to Mount Virtus During the 2004 Colorado Senate (14th District) election campaign, the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and the Poudre, Colorado Education Association (PEA) gave material assistance to the Bob Bacon (D-Fort Collins) campaign. This assistance included using staff for mailings and emails to union members, and recruiting members and non-members for campaign volunteer work. Colorado law, like that in many other states, prohibits | Read More »
Colorado Primary Watch [Final Update]
I did my civic duty and went to the polls today to cast my vote in the Primary election for Republicans in my district. In every single race in my district there was only one person running, so the choice was easy. I don’t have any heartburn over anyone running, so I avoided the non-vote protest statements. There are a couple of close races elsewhere | Read More »
Mark Udall’s Day Off – The Feature
H/T to El Presidente at Schaffer v Udall The National Republican Senatorial Committee has put out a feature length (3:21) commercial regarding Mark Udall’s missed vote in the House to keep them in session to address a comprehensive energy bill.
Matt Fries for Colorado State Senate (CO-14)
Matt Fries is running as the Republican challenger for the Colorado State Senate seat in District 14 against incumbent Bob Bacon. Fries previously ran for a seat on the Fort Collins City Council where he was narrowly defeated by progressive Lisa Poppaw. Matt Fries is a grew up in Fort Collins, is a graduate of Fort Collins High School, after which he became the General | Read More »