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Colo. governor (Hickenlooper) announces separation from his wife (remain 'close friends')
Yahoo! News ^ | 7/31/12 | AP

Posted on 07/31/2012 3:40:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his wife are separating.

The governor and his wife, the writer Helen Thorpe, issued a joint statement Tuesday announcing the move. They say they remain close friends, spend time together as a family and sometimes attend social events together.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: chickenlooper; hickenlooper
No official reason given for separation. Looks like she's writing him out of the beyond Gubinor sequel.. Good for her. His karma sucks lately.. even if he has risen to Gub from Mayor.
1 posted on 07/31/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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a long-time Lib, he had this one right..

Gov. John Hickenlooper: James Holmes Would Have Created ‘Horror’ Without Guns

http://news.yahoo.com/gov-john-hickenlooper-james-holmes-created-horror-without-140022060—abc-news-politics.html

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggested this morning on “This Week” that even if Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes did not have access to guns, he would have found a way to create “horror.” “This wasn’t a Colorado problem. This is a human problem,” Hickenlooper said.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 3:43:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

So who’s the LUCKY GUY that snagged him?

Come on, we can’t take the suspense. When’s the BIG DAY!!?!

But I do have to warn him about Lakewood, Colorado - there seems to be a bakery that doesn’t like his type.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 3:45:15 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: NormsRevenge

Intrade anyone?

Hickenlooper comes out of the closet, or Thorpe declares her love for cabinetry?

I’m saying Thorpe.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 3:45:16 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“Hickenlooper comes out of the closet?”

Beat ya by ONE SECOND!!


5 posted on 07/31/2012 3:46:36 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remember, Holmes was a Californicate import. When Colorado, in particular Denver and suburbs, started enticing the Cal rats to come to Colorado, the state started going down hill. Cal rats cannot forget their pasts and drag it along with them .... in Californicate they were liberal high tax, high spend, enviro-wackos and when they arrived in Colorado, they brought the disease with them.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 3:51:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Normal (meaning non-pervert) men and women,when they divorce,cannot remain “close friends”.At least one of them is gonna feel betrayed,hurt and maybe even angry.Yes,they can (and should) treat each other with civility (particularly when kids are involved) but “close friends”? No way.
7 posted on 07/31/2012 3:51:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m familiar with him but I thought he was a goofy bastard when I heard him speak, at the press conference, immediately following the massacre. I’ve never been to Colorado but I get the impression that it’s every bit as lunatic, left-wing as California. Am I wrong?


8 posted on 07/31/2012 3:53:31 PM PDT by old school
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To: NormsRevenge

No party cited in story = Democrat.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 3:55:15 PM PDT by what's up
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To: old school

I meant to say that I was not familiar with him. I guess first impressions are everything!


10 posted on 07/31/2012 3:56:18 PM PDT by old school
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To: BobL

Yeah...but...

My post implies that he DROVE Thorpe to cabinetry! That’s the usual background of the “we are staying friends” statement.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 3:58:10 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"geh (sic) American"?
12 posted on 07/31/2012 3:58:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Good observation. I’ve never understood the “close friends” with the ex-spouse line, either. Maybe it’s code for “Not going to shoot him/her myself, although it’s okay if someone else does.”


13 posted on 07/31/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Live in such a way that your life would not make sense if God did not exist.)
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To: old school
I’ve never been to Colorado but I get the impression that it’s every bit as lunatic, left-wing as California. Am I wrong?

Yes. He is basically a pro-business Democrat and has avoided some of the crazy stuff his base wants to do. That said, he wouldn't have been elected in 2010 IMHO had the Republican party not imploded by nominating a guy who turned out to be a complete loon.

14 posted on 07/31/2012 3:59:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BobL

And...

She is an “artiste” in the writing world... Bad ju-ju!


15 posted on 07/31/2012 3:59:24 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How did this guy get elected? I watched him during the Aurora pressers and the guy can barely string two words together. Very inarticulate.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 4:03:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad they are splitting up.

They deserve each other.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 4:05:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: nhwingut

“How did this guy get elected? I watched him during the Aurora pressers and the guy can barely string two words together. Very inarticulate.”
*****8**********************************************
He really was bad—particularly when contrasted with the VERY competent chief of police.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Yes, Holmes is a Californian.

The whole thing is so tragic. Aurora pulled off a real coup by stealing the CU Hospital and medical school away from Denver and then luring Children's' Hospital and the VA hospital out to the new Anschutz Medical Campus, a beautiful area. Had Holmes not been admitted to CU and had Aurora not gotten the Anschutz facility he never would have been in Aurora.

19 posted on 07/31/2012 4:12:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge; FReepers


Donate here.

20 posted on 07/31/2012 4:14:33 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: old school

Yes, you’re wrong. There are pockets of pure lib and the state is trending the wrong way, but CO is not in the same league as CA.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 4:31:38 PM PDT by mad puppy (Not my first choice, but I will vote for Mitt over Obama any time.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s what I know:

1. The level of liberalism in CO is nowhere near as wacky as northern CA.
2. The public sector works reasonably well. The public schools are mostly good. Taxes are reasonable. So the idea of a Democratic party is not as partisan.
3. Hickenlooper was implicated in a high profile female escort bust, where his robe was discovered. So the gay angle is suspect.
4. He’s a geologist, turned businessman, turned polititian. Well rounded IMO.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 4:32:38 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: colorado tanker

“Aurora pulled off a real coup by stealing the CU Hospital and medical school away from Denver and then luring Children’s’ Hospital and the VA hospital out to the new Anschutz Medical Campus, a beautiful area”

Yep. Aurora “stole” these from Denver by unfairly offering a gigantic land area with massive amounts of free parking, awesome superhighway access from all parts of the state, and safe surrounding neighborhoods. I for one am deliriously happy I no longer have to drive to and try and park down at Colorado Blvd and Colfax Street. I’m sure most who work and visit Anschutz feel the same way.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 4:54:10 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

One of the many ironies of this story is that the beautiful Anschutz facility is sparking a turnaround for what had become a sketchy neighborhood. So, who does shooter turn out to be? Not a guy from the ‘hood, but but a grad student from Anschutz. With a gag order in place it could be quite a while before we find out his whole story.


24 posted on 07/31/2012 5:09:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge

She probably got tired of her funny last name.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: nhwingut
How did this guy get elected? I watched him during the Aurora pressers and the guy can barely string two words together. Very inarticulate.

The Tea Party goofed, REALLY REALLY goofed when they chose who to back. The guy was as crazy as a $3 bill. and came across as a big time crook.

Long story short, Tom Tancredo finally got into the race in the final weeks, but got stomped.

26 posted on 07/31/2012 5:12:58 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: catnipman; colorado tanker
What did I miss? I worked on Childrens. I brought my lunch or bought at the roach coach because the boarded up buildings, non-english fast food joints and section eight apartment slums along corn flakes ave. made traveling the hood uninviting. Yes, a couple miles further down 270 was a decent mall area, but the roach coach was easier.

Of course that was one of very few times I've gone east of Golden.

27 posted on 07/31/2012 5:29:44 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: NormsRevenge

I abhor dims but I would like to ask—why is this anyones business but theirs??


28 posted on 07/31/2012 5:58:17 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah because the natural thing to do with your ex is remain friends.


29 posted on 07/31/2012 6:16:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MileHi; catnipman

Colfax is Colfax. Even further west where the ‘Fax is surrounded by nice neighborhoods, its still Colfax. I’m talking about the area to the north where Stapleton and Anschutz are influencing things. As I recall, however, some nicer restaurants have opened near Anschutz, even on Colfax.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 6:20:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: BobL
This was in Gawker.com's writeup about the Hickenlooper announcement:

"They'll still spend "a great deal of time together," for instance. They'll be together for holidays. They'll be together for vacations. They'll "share meals often." They'll be out in the community "sometimes together, sometimes solo," sometimes with the man either one of them happens to be dating."

31 posted on 07/31/2012 6:20:41 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: BobL

Hickenlooper.

Is this a “stickinpooper” situation?


32 posted on 07/31/2012 6:22:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RightFighter

“sometimes with the man either one of them happens to be dating.””

LOL...it looks like my analysis of his picture was correct.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:29 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: colorado tanker
I’m talking about the area to the north where Stapleton and Anschutz are influencing things.

I want to that Stapleton area once. Bought a Detroit locker from a guy there. Seems nice I guess. But you are right near the coliseum and Purina and all that area.

Right about Colfax, all the way to Lakewood. Like a skidmark in your shorts.

Take care.

34 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:28 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: NormsRevenge

Chickenpooper has some great qualities and some nasty liberal ones. I torn with this guy. Although he is a Democrat I was holding out hope that he would actually be a great governor as he understands business, cuts budgets, and understands many things conservative. He is also an open borders guy which pisses me off.

I don’t know if he is homosexual, he doesn’t come across as one, so I wish him luck with his personal affairs.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 6:54:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: MileHi
Stapleton is being completely redeveloped. I frequently go up there for a casual weekend brunch.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 6:58:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: MileHi

“skidmark in your shorts.”

LOL! “Colfax: The skidmark of Denver!”

The Stapleton area is the old Lowry AFB area as well. It was slum in the 1980’s when I was stationed there for a year or so and it still is.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 6:59:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: MileHi

“skidmark in your shorts.”

LOL! “Colfax: The skidmark of Denver!”

The Stapleton area is the old Lowry AFB area as well. It was slum in the 1980’s when I was stationed there for a year or so and it still is.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 7:00:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: MileHi

You take care too.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 7:02:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: catnipman

If you were parking at Colorado Boulevard and Colfax Avenue did you walk, ride the bus or take a cab south to 8th Avenue?


40 posted on 07/31/2012 8:55:56 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: BobL; Cletus.D.Yokel

When we heard this on the news earlier, told my son: he is gay. He cried over the civil unions bill and forced state legislators into a special session to “debate it.” Repubs sent it to the death committee, never heard another thing about it.


41 posted on 07/31/2012 9:39:57 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“If you were parking at Colorado Boulevard and Colfax Avenue did you walk, ride the bus or take a cab south to 8th Avenue?”

I wasn’t being clear. Just pointing out the general vicinity of the location of the old med center to the uninitiated, not where I actually parked.


42 posted on 07/31/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I had no clue, other than a ‘divorce’ at that level usually implies a lot more than an affair or a mistress (political wives already accept that reality).


43 posted on 08/01/2012 4:54:57 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: catnipman
You were very clear:

I for one am deliriously happy I no longer have to drive to and try and park down at Colorado Blvd and Colfax Street.

44 posted on 08/01/2012 5:13:01 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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