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  • Jared Polis refers to Tom Cotton, Army veteran, as ‘Tehran Tom’

    03/11/2015 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis took shots at Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Twitter Tuesday, labeling the Iraq War veteran as “Tehran Tom” for his role in a letter sent to Iran. “Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government,” Mr. Polistweeted to his nearly 32,000 followers. He was referring to a letter — signed by Mr. Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues — to Iran’s government regarding nuclear negotiations between the two nations, the Washington Examiner reported. “Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats,” Mr. Polisadded, receiving 53 retweets.
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 120 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • The Problem with Jade Helm

    05/22/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 44 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 22, 2015 | by Arnold Ahlert
    Jade Helm 15, a large-scale military operation conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command and service members from the military’s four branches, scheduled to take place in several states between July 15 and September 15, 2015, has elicited a firestorm of criticism. Many have gone so far as to claim the exercises are a prelude to the imposition of martial law, especially in Texas, one of the states designated as “hostile” territory. However, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts the issue in the proper perspective, noting why it’s reasonable that Americans would be concerned about the operation.
  • What Happens If Coffman Says No (CO Senate race)

    05/21/2015 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016. Coffman will have breakfast Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will surely make the case to convince the four-term lawmaker to try and join him across the rotunda. Asked about recruitment efforts, Coffman quipped, “Pressure, pressure, pressure.” Coffman is taking his time. He told CQ Roll Call a decision...
  • Going to Pot?

    05/17/2015 6:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Bill Bennett, a great American and a great Republican was all over television promoting his new book Going to Pot co-written with Robert A. White. This is a topic I have followed for years and previously written about so I thought I would read the book and hope for an interview with Dr. Bennett. I was unable to land the big fish, but did interview his co-writer for an hour discussing the issue of whether the legalization of marijuana should continue. I have previously written that the experiment of legalization should go forward in Colorado and Washington and let us...
  • Exchange board votes to scoop up millions from two higher fees ( Colorado health insurance )

    05/15/2015 12:10:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Health News Colorado ^ | May 15, 2015 | Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
    Despite fury from lawmakers the day before, Colorado’s health exchange board voted on Thursday to collect millions of additional dollars from all Colorado health insurance customers, even those who have nothing to do with the exchange. On top of that “broad market assessment,” the board also voted to more than double the user fees levied on people who buy insurance through Colorado’s exchange. .. The higher broad market fee is projected to allow Connect for Health Colorado to scoop up about about $20 million in 2016. It has been set at $1.25 per member per month on all health insurance...
  • Boulder deputy cleared in fatal shooting of kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs [good shoot]

    05/15/2015 10:50:39 AM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 5/14/15 | Mitchell Byars
    Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett ruled Thursday that the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 39-year-old kidnapping suspect near Eldorado Springs in April was justified, saying the shooting likely saved the lives of the suspect's two hostages. ...
  • Prepper Fest & Survival Expo - HELP! (Unabashed Vanity)

    05/13/2015 1:01:51 PM PDT · by dware · 83 replies
    Self ^ | 05.13.2015 | dware
    I am organizing the first annual "Prepper Fest & Survival Expo" in Grand Junction (Western Colorado), July 25th and am in need of some assistance. Specifically, I am seeking presenters who can present on a variety of Prepping, Homesteading, Sustainable Living, and general Survival topics. The presentations will be done in a classroom setting @ the venue, complete with A/V setup and PC/Projector. We will have the equipment necessary to do remote presentations, so this is not necessarily limited to those available to be @ the show. Each presentation should last approximately 45 minutes, and include an additional 15 minute...
  • Zenith Education Group lays off 131 people at Thornton call center (Colorado)

    05/13/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Caitlin Hendee, digital producer & social engagement manager
    Zenith Education Group, a Minnesota-based provider of career-school training and operator of Everest College campuses in metro Denver, is laying off 131 people at its Thornton call center. "We had a reduction in the student population and we are merging some call centers to the one located in Tampa," said Zenith spokesperson Krissy Humenesky, referring to a call center at an Everest college in Florida. Zenith, an affiliate of ECMC Group Inc., last December entered into a deal with Corinthian Colleges to take over 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses in 17 states across the country, including Colorado. Earlier this month,...
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Colo. mom gets 38 years for using baseball bat to kill man she wrongly accused of child molestation

    05/10/2015 5:46:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/9/15 | William LaRue
    A Colorado woman was sentenced Friday to 38 years in prison for beating a man to death with a baseball bat because she wrongly suspected him of molesting a child, The Denver Post reported. Forsythia Owen, 32, of Englewood, was convicted of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and tampering with evidence in the September 2013 death of Denzel Rainey, 42. Owen told authorities she repeatedly struck Rainey with a Louisville Slugger bat as he was sleeping in an alley because her 4-year-old daughter claimed he had touched and sexually abused her.Rainey was found with a skull fracture, cuts to his head,...
  • Latino-Owned Colorado BBQ Restaurant Criticized for Its Plan to Host 'White Appreciation Day'

    05/10/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    A barbecue restaurant in Colorado is drawing criticism after its Hispanic owners announced they plan to hold "White Appreciation Day" honoring white people with a 10 percent discount. "We have a whole month for Black History Month," Edgar Antillon, one of the two owners of Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, told 9NEWS. "We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." t started as a joke but Antillon and the other owner Miguel Jimenez made it real by announcing they'll host "White Appreciation Day"...
  • Colorado Handgun Purchase (Vanity)

    05/09/2015 4:15:10 PM PDT · by keat · 88 replies
    5/9/15 | ^self
    Never thought I'd be "that guy" seeking firearm advice on FR but here goes. Young ms. keat attends college in Colorado while the keat family lives in California. She will be doing some remote wildlife work in CO this summer and decided months ago that she wanted to protection of a handgun, both at school and on this internship. She did her homework, safety/shooting classes, range time with friends, etc... and had picked out a handgun (Springfield XD-S 3.3" 9mm but I'm not here to argue that, she's got small hands and definitely needs a single-stack). Any-hoo, she goes in...
  • Hispanic barbecue owners to host ‘White Appreciation Day’ at Colorado eatery

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • Colorado restaurant plans to host “White Appreciation Day”!

    05/08/2015 8:41:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/8/2015 | KFOR
    MILLIKEN, Colo. – A restaurant in Colorado is turning some heads after they announced they will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month. The Hispanic owners of the barbecue restaurant says offering a “White Appreciation Day” started as a joke, but now they have added it to their calendar. On June 11, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez plan to offer a 10% discount to all white customers and no one else at their restaurant, Rubbin’ Buttz BBQ. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Antillon said. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought...
  • High School Students Spark Controversy With Prom Photo Holding Guns In Front Of Confederate Flag

    05/06/2015 9:14:30 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 51 replies
    850 KOA ^ | May 6, 2015 | 850 KOA
    A group of 8 high school students in Colorado have sparked controversy over their prom photo. The unidentified students posed in their prom dresses and tuxes holding a guns and a Confederate flag. According to KDVR, local parents and other students are not amused with the photo that could be construed as being racist.
  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Pit Bull Spreads Plague to Four People

    05/01/2015 3:55:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 30, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    An outbreak of plague that affected four people and a dog in Colorado might be the first instance of person-to-person transmission of plague in the United States in 90 years, officials said Thursday. It started with a sick pit bull, and its owner, two vet techs and a close personal contact of the dog's owner all ended up infected. The dog died but all four people were treated with antibiotics and are okay. And while the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes plague is usually passed along in flea bites, the pneumonic form that infects the lungs can be transmitted by...
  • 11 arrested in Denver protest of Freddie Gray’s death (4/29)

    04/30/2015 5:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 4/30/15
    Denver police say they arrested 11 people during a protest of the death of a black man after being taken into custody by Baltimore police. Police said eight men and three women were arrested in Wednesday night’s protest, mostly for misdemeanors like resisting police and obstructing roadways. However, The Denver Post (http://goo.gl/anpKEO ) reports one protester was arrested on an assault charge after allegedly knocking a police officer off his motorcycle.
  • Another Driver Has Window Shattered, Causes Remain A Mystery

    04/29/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    CBS Local Media, CBS Radio Inc. ^ | April 28, 2015 | CBS4, CBS Denver
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Five times now a vehicle’s window has been shattered while traveling in Northern Colorado. The latest happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 25 in Fort Collins. A driver remains hospitalized after a bullet came through her window last week. There are also cases under investigation in Loveland, Mead and Keenesburg. The struggle now is trying to find a common link in the cases...Deputies still have no leads in last week’s shooting, and there’s still a possibility at least some of the broken windows are just a coincidence.
  • Denver-area school won't let child eat cookies in lunchbox, sends note about healthy options

    04/29/2015 12:19:21 PM PDT · by dware · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.29.2015 | AP via Fox News
    AURORA, Colo. – A suburban Denver 4-year-old came home from school disappointed, with untouched Oreos and a note from her teacher. Denver news station KMGH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P6770A ) that preschooler Natalee Pearson told her mom Friday that she wasn't allowed to eat the cookies in her lunchbox.
  • Scammers Pretending To Be With TRICARE Contact Local Mom ( Colorado )

    04/29/2015 11:10:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KKTV - 11 News ^ | Apr 29, 2015 | Sarah Schwabe
    A Colorado Springs mom is the latest target of a scam going after military families in Southern Colorado. The scammers pretend to be with TRICARE to try to get victims' personal information. 11 News first learned about the scam earlier this year, but we keep hearing from more people in the community who are getting these calls. Penni Schacherer lives in Colorado Springs, and says she was in the middle of homeschooling her son when her phone rang. The caller claimed to be with TRICARE and offered her a special cream that relieves pain. Schacherer tells 11 News she was...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu on GOP, climate change, LGBT rights (Waxman's replacement wants Cruz on ballot)

    04/28/2015 2:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Contra Costa Time's Political Blotter ^ | April 27, 2015 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Ted Lieu, in Silicon Valley on Monday and Tuesday to tour tech companies and pay homage to his alma mater, says the key to Democratic victories in 2016 lies on the other side of the aisle. Ted Lieu“We want to see lots of Ted Cruz on television,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said Monday during an interview at a Starbucks in San Jose. “I want him to win the nomination on the Republican side.” Even if that doesn’t happen, having such sharply conservative voices on the other side makes it easier for Democrats to underscore how large segments of the GOP are...
  • Colorado businessman blames 'stoned' workers for move to SC

    04/24/2015 1:47:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 117 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 24, 2015
    When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina. Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.
  • Colorado lawmakers start work on marijuana refund proposal

    04/22/2015 10:52:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal News ^ | 4-22-2015 | Kristen Wyatt, AP
    Colorado lawmakers started work Wednesday on a proposal to ask voters to keep some $58 million in marijuana tax collections. Colorado voters already approved the taxes on recreational pot sales in 2013. But because that ballot measure didn’t account for a quirk in state law related to new taxes, the money will have to be refunded unless voters again approve the 10 percent sales and 15 percent excise taxes. Colorado voters approved the taxes the first time by a 2-to-1 margin. The new ballot measure has broad bipartisan support, with lawmakers calling the measure a do-over of what voters already...
  • D.C. Attorney General Reports Photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy, Ken Buck to Police

    04/21/2015 1:22:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 21st | Jason Howerton
    The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., is reportedly investigating a photo of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) holding an AR-15 rifle in a House office building.
  • Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

    04/21/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/21/2014
    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine. Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement. "Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months," said the statement, entitled "Man Kills His Computer."
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • This Outrageous Story Shows Why Marijuana Must Be Legalized in All 50 States

    04/19/2015 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 141 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    What do you think of this? Despicable and outrageous, or just the school and police doing their duty?: "On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials." The school called the police. Coppers showed up at Shona’s home, searched everything, and ended up...
  • Other Voices: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group harms gun rights with refusal to compromise

    04/18/2015 1:23:57 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 25 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 14 Apr 15 | CO Springs Gazette
    Forget Michael Bloomberg, Gov. John Hickenlooper and legislative Democrats for now. The bigger threat to gun rights in Colorado is Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, headed by political operative Dudley Brown. The organization raises money billing itself as more pro-gun than the NRA. It is notorious for launching primary challenges against pro-gun conservatives, replacing them with ineffective activists who reject incremental victories and the art of compromise. The organization clings to unattainable aspirations of all-or-nothing victories. It is the group that nearly sabotaged the recall against former Senate President John Morse, architect of three gun laws Democrats enacted in 2013 at...
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    04/17/2015 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 113 replies
    WP ^ | August 5, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. ...]
  • Colorado GOP Invites Snubbed Gay Group to Summit

    04/16/2015 9:57:50 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 17, 2015 03:16 UTC | Associated Press
    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party has invited a gay GOP group that was barred from setting up a table at the Western Conservative Summit to share its booth. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/06887P ) party Chairman Steve House announced the decision Thursday, the day after the Log Cabin Republicans were snubbed by summit organizers.
  • Hearst Granddaughter Launches ‘Cosmo Harms Minors’ Campaign...

    04/16/2015 5:58:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-16-15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, of the multi-national media empire Hearst Corporation, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) are launching a campaign that demands Cosmopolitan Magazine be displayed behind blinders or in an opaque wrapper and not sold to minors. Victoria Hearst, who is also the founder and president of Praise Him Ministries in Montrose, Colorado, and Dawn Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE, will be joined by child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and author Dr. Miriam Grossman on Wednesday, April 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to launch their new campaign titled “Cosmo Harms...
  • SA Screeners At DIA Manipulated System To Grope Men’s Genitals

    04/14/2015 7:03:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 53 replies
    KCNC-TV CBS 4 Denver ^ | April 13, 2015 | Brian Maass
    A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after they were discovered manipulating passenger screening systems to allow a male TSA employee to fondle the genital areas of attractive male passengers. It happened roughly a dozen times, according to information gathered by CBS4. According to law enforcement reports obtained during the CBS4 investigation, a male TSA screener told a female colleague in 2014 that he "gropes" male passengers who come through the screening area at DIA. "He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by...
  • Scientists seek source of giant methane mass over Southwest

    04/12/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 10, 2015 | AP
    DENVER – Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country's largest concentration of the greenhouse gas. The report that revealed the methane hot spot over the Four Corners region — where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona meet — was released last year.
  • Quinnipiac: ‘It’s Virtually the Entire GOP Field That Is Running Better Against Her’

    04/09/2015 4:39:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Geraghty Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/416695/quinnipiac-its-virtua
    Oh, Look Who’s Suddenly Tied With Hillary… Just About Everybody! D.C. Conventional Wisdom: “Hillary’s unstoppable, Republicans begin with giant disadvantages, Rand Paul is this wacko Libertarian fruitcake, and he could never wiiiii -WHA?”>>>>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s lead is wilting against leading Republican presidential candidates in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, and she finds herself in a close race with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in each state, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. In head-to-head matchups, every Republican candidate effectively ties her in Colorado and almost all Republicans effectively tie...
  • Gary Hart: The Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should 'frighten' Americans

    04/06/2015 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/06/2015 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Gary Hart has serious reservations about a Hillary Clinton candidacy. The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign “ought to frighten every American,” he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues. Hart, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, offered his opinions in a phone interview Wednesday where he also expressed admiration of Elizabeth Warren and gave advice to prospective challenger Martin O’Malley, a former Hart campaign staffer. “I like Hillary Clinton. I really appreciate what she and her husband have done …...
  • Colorado: State of denial; Whitewashing a murder to protect Planned Parenthood.

    04/10/2015 4:46:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2015 | David A. Patten
    Colorado’s whitewashing of Aurora Wilkins’s murder seems like the sort of thing people of conscience would find unacceptable. Yet here we are, accepting it. On March 18, Dynel Lane savagely attacked Michelle Wilkins, butchering her to get at Aurora. Ms. Lane had been telling people she was pregnant when she wasn’t, and now she wanted a young corpse that she could pass off for a miscarriage so that she could avoid the impending awkwardness of a prenatal checkup. After luring Ms. Wilkins to her home, Dynel proceeded to stab her repeatedly with a knife. Dynel then left Michelle for dead...
  • Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes

    04/09/2015 5:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Bill Jack wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Bakers should not be forced to make a cake that would violate their conscience or freedom of expression. Jack, of Castle Rock, Colo., is making national headlines over an experiment he conducted in the wake of attacks on Christian business owners who refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages. Last year, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple who wanted a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, is a devout Christian, and his attorneys argued that...
  • The Head Of Colorado’s Obamacare Exchange Thinks It May Ultimately Fail

    04/08/2015 8:32:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/15 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The board chair of Colorado’s Obamacare exchange said in off-the-cuff remarks Wednesday that the state-run operation may not be able to cut it financially. Sharon O’Hara, board chair of Connect for Health Colorado, was pushing the board’s pick for a new CEO of the exchange for state lawmakers’ approval Wednesday when she made the comments, according to Denver’s 9 News. O’Hara expressed confidence in Robert Malone’s ability to right the troubled exchange’s finances — if it’s possible at all. “If this is doable,” O’Hara said, “he can make it happen.” When pressed on her qualifier by Republican state Sen. Beth...
  • Why is the military moving back into base deep under the Rocky Mountains?

    04/08/2015 2:49:04 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/15 | James Nye
    The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage. It was home to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), scanning the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three. The high tech base entered popular culture with appearances in the 1983 Cold War thriller War Games and 1994's Stargate - which imagined the complex as a clandestine home for intergalactic travel. It shut...
  • US aerospace command moving comms gear back to Cold War bunker (EMP fears?)

    04/07/2015 11:09:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-7-2015 | AFP
    The US military command that scans North America's skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said. The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command's sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said. The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command. Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that "because of the very nature of...
  • Couple Arrested In Murder Of Aspen Socialite

    03/04/2014 8:17:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | March 4, 2014
    A husband and wife who rented the house of a Colorado resort town socialite are accused of killing her and leaving her body in a closet after she returned home from an overseas vacation. Nancy Pfister, 57, was the daughter of the late Betty and Art Pfister, longtime prominent Aspen residents who co-founded the Buttermilk ski area west of town. Buttermilk Mountain has hosted the Winter X Games multiple times. On Monday evening, authorities arrested William F. Styler III, 65, and Nancy Christine Styler, 62, at the Aspenalt Lodge in Basalt, where they were staying after apparently moving out of...
  • Bakeries Can Refuse Bible Verses on Cakes, But Not Gay Weddings, Colorado Decides

    04/07/2015 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/07/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A bakery in Colorado will not be punished for refusing to bake a cake requested by a Christian activist that included quotes from the Bible denouncing homosexuality. Azucar Bakery in Denver was found not guilty of discrimination by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies when it refused to make a cake requested by Christian activist Bill Jack. In comments sent to The Christian Post on Sunday, Jack denounced the decision by the Civil Rights Division and its use of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. "Colorado prosecuted Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop for bringing his Christian faith to...
  • Boulder Jewish Center Evacuated After Threatening Letter With Powder Discovered

    04/06/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/6/15 | staff
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder’s Jewish Community Center was evacuated Monday morning after a letter containing white powder arrived saying “you have enemies.” The Boulder County Sheriff is responding to the situation at the center, which is located on the 3800 block of Kalmia Avenue.
  • Fact Checker: Setting the record straight: The real story of a pivotal climate-change hearing

    04/05/2015 11:35:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2015 | Glenn Kessler
    “That hearing was presided over and organized by then-Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.), who later told an interviewer that, for a bit of stage effect, he chose a particularly hot day in the summer — it turned out to be a record high — and left the windows of the hearing room open the night before. Thus witnesses were sweltering and wiping their brows as they testified about global warming.” — The Fact Checker, “Kerry’s claim that he organized the ‘very first’ hearings on climate change,” March 18, 2015 The Fact Checker recently gave Four Pinocchios to Secretary of State...
  • Denver's Azucar Bakery wins right to refuse to make anti-gay cakes

    04/04/2015 10:15:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com ^ | april 3, 2015 | alan gathright
    Colorado's legal battles between religious freedom and gay rights continue to play out in the not-so-sweet arena of bakery cake requests. Last week, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that Denver's Azucar Bakery did not discriminate against William Jack, a Christian from Castle Rock, by refusing to make two cakes with anti-gay messages and imagery that he requested last year. The dispute began March 13, 2014 when Jack went to the bakery at 1886 S. Broadway and requested two cakes shaped like bibles. He asked that one cake have the image of two groomsmen holding hands in front of a...
  • Poll to Freep. Should Government be able to force schools to change mascots deemed "offensive"

    04/03/2015 12:08:18 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 34 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | 4/3/2015 | KDVR
    Poll is here
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Colorado Seeks Fetal Murder Law After Attack On Pregnant Woman

    04/02/2015 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-1-2015
    Energized by national outrage over a grisly attack on a pregnant woman whose unborn baby died after being cut from her womb, a Colorado lawmaker is poised to push a new fetal homicide law in the state, leading to concern that Republicans might be turning a tragedy into a talking point for anti-abortion legislation. Dynel Lane, a 34-year-old former nurse’s aide, is accused of luring 26-year-old Michelle Wilkins to her home with a Craigslist advertisement for baby clothes. Soon after the seven-months pregnant woman arrived, Lane stabbed her and sliced her abdomen open, removed the baby girl Michelle had planned...