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.
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 »