Colorado Looks to Neuter Card Check
Many States, both red and blue, are increasingly looking for ways to avoid federal mandates that continue to flow in from Washington. Some citizens of Colorado are seeking to preempt the possibility of the Card Check legislation now working its way through Congress. Face The State reports that Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs political consultant and former congressional candidate Jeff Crank have founded the Colorado | Read More »
NAME! THAT! PARTY! – Colorado Governor category.
…it’s who you know. Isn’t that right, Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO)? Gov. Ritter Steered Stimulus Money To Ex-Employer DENVER (AP) ? Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has awarded some of the state’s first stimulus money to his former employer in a no-bid contract. Ritter hired his former law firm, the Washington-based Hogan & Hartson, in a no-bid contract to review stimulus spending, The Denver Post reported | Read More »
Dem Senate candidates afraid to support card check?
Brian pointed to the bizarre reposition of Rep. Charles Melancon (D-LA) on card-check. But this points to a broader pattern. Senators running in 2010 in potentially contests Senate seats are afraid to take a position on the issue. For example, in Colorado, appointed Senator Michael Bennet is “stuck in neutral” on card check, according to the Denver Post. In Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln won’t support it. | Read More »
Are They Out of Session Yet?
While Americans readily share power with their representatives, those representatives tend to resent sharing power with the people who choose them. Need proof? Take Colorado. Last year, legislators passed a statute to restrict the petition process that Governor Ritter had to veto. Then legislators offered up Referendum O, to make it tougher for citizens to place initiative amendments on the ballot. Voters defeated it. Now, | Read More »
Is Colorado Souring on the Obama Administration?
Colorado is likely to be home to several competitive races in 2010: notably Senator Michael Bennet’s first re-election run, two Democrat-held House seats, and hopefully Governor Ritter’s re-election bid. With that in mind, it’s encouraging to see early signs of disaffection with President Obama: Barack Obama and Mark Udall each won their elections in Colorado last year by pretty solid margins, but Public Policy Polling’s | Read More »
A Typically For-Thee-Not-For-Me, Scofflaw Democrat in Colorado
So let’s review: what happens when you are an average citizen that skips out on paying late fees? You get your car repossessed, your home foreclosed upon, or your utilities shut off. If it is a government fee you refuse to pay, you will likely end up in jail for not paying. But, whatever late fee you aren’t paying, it bodes major trouble if you’re | Read More »
Card Check Loses Another Senator
Colorado’s Michael Bennet – who faces the voters for the first time next year – had a rough meeting with ‘progressives’ in Colorado. It sounds as if he thinks that his re-election chances suffer if he supports the Obama agenda. In particular, he doesn’t like Card Check: Bennet has been one of the few Senate Democrats who have declined to take a stand on the | Read More »
Repeal Three Unrelated in Fort Collins
Those of you that are familiar with me know I’ve been dedicating the majority of my time on a local City Council race here in Fort Collins. This is why I haven’t posted anything in almost a month. The race in District 5 in Fort Collins is a race for the very soul of our city. There is a man on our city council that | Read More »
Help Us Roast The Pig! [Updated]
UPDATE: Join Joshua Sharf, myself, and others from noon to 1pm MST for a Pork Roast Special Blogtalk Radio show outside the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver. Tomorrow, February 17, 2009, President Obama will be at the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, CO to sign into law the largest spending bill in our nation’s history. The stated reason for signing the | Read More »
Cherokee Trail H.S. Student Owns Up, Talks to State Legislature
As reported yesterday by Warner Todd Huston at RedState, Cherokee High School senior Marie Marrow was suspended for having Young Marines drill team practice rifles in the back of her SUV on school grounds, which have been used there for the past six months. In an article at the Rocky Mountain News, not only accepts responsibility for what happened, but also went to Denver to | Read More »
An update to Warner Todd Huston’s Colorado outrage.
If you haven’t read it yet, read it here. Yup. Threatening a kid for having fake gun-shaped items used for rifle drills. Fascinating how these people think, huh? The principal for Cherokee Trail High School is Brooke Gregory. S/he could very well be not yet fully aware of this situation: give him/her a call at 720-886-1904 and politely inquire. The Superintendent for the Cherry Creek | Read More »
Colo. High School Suspends Marine Drill Team Member Over Fake Guns
Another Example of How Liberals Destroy This Country We often call them “our best and brightest.” They are the men and women of our armed forces, all volunteers putting their lives on the line to defend our nation. Some of our most able and trustworthy leaders have come from their ranks. In times of need their sacrifice is cause for us to well with pride | Read More »
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 »
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 »
Internal Dem Strife Over Card Check?
Amanda Carpenter has the story: A reputable source tells Big Labor is “in a panic” because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn’t ready to call up a vote on the Employee Free Choice Act, known as “card check” to its opponents.