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  • Educrats initiate a 'newbie' (teacher's unions and their political cronies)

    02/16/2007 4:07:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday February 16th, 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Chris Romer is a freshman Colorado Senator. He's a bright fellow with a degree from Stanford in economics and more than 20 years of experience in the private sector as a public finance investment banker, specializing in municipal and state budgets. The son of former Gov. Roy Romer, he has a good political pedigree. He describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," but I don't necessarily hold that against him. After all, Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. Romer was awarded a seat on the Education Committee. Since Colorado governments - at all levels, combined - spend more money on education...
  • Rosen: Populists equalize poverty

    01/19/2007 5:54:26 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 19 January 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Populists equalize poverty January 19, 2007 With the Democrats back in power in Congress and with the 2008 election campaign already upon us, you'll be hearing much more about "income inequality." This is a major issue for "progressives" (when you hear that word, think "socialists") like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Populism is back in fashion. By populism, I mean the exploitation of the uninformed, angry impulses and unfiltered passions of the masses. That anger and resentment has historically been directed at the usual villains and cardboard stereotypes: bankers, insurance companies, "big pharma" (that means drug companies), agri-business,...
  • "Alien in the Ice" (pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter)

    01/12/2007 4:52:26 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 4,876+ views
    850 KOA website ^ | Friday January 12th, 2007 | Amelia Earhart
    Take a look at these pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter. What is your theory on the “alien in the ice”? E-mail your best guess to: More pics here - I think it looks like the Scream character with an Elvis Presley hairdo.
  • Rosen: CBS should take a right (Mike Rosen, an open letter to CBS)

    12/22/2006 9:58:15 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 1,358+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/22/06 | Mike Rosen
    Dear Mr. McManus: I don't have to tell you that things have changed a lot since the glory days of CBS News when it sat atop the ratings and Walter Cronkite was "the most trusted man in America." Back then there were only a handful of over-the-air broadcast channels and the Big Three networks presided over something of a shared monopoly in early evening news. TV was in its adolescence and viewers were less sophisticated about the medium. Although there were fewer gadgets (not even videotape), newscasts had more substance. Today, the mix of news and entertainment leans increasingly toward...
  • Ultimately, it's left or right (deconstructing the marketing slogan of a talk radio station)

    12/08/2006 3:26:44 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday, December 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    'Not left or right; right or wrong!" That's the current marketing slogan of a local talk radio station (not mine). It's a clever turn of a phrase and an interesting approach to establishing product differentiation from competing talk stations that promote the conventional split between liberals and conservatives. This imaging strategy is designed to convey the impression that the programmers, personalities and producers on that station somehow rise above the limitations of ideology and the pettiness of partisan politics. The station and radio show (Caplis & Silverman) that Mike is talking about - theory, this might attract listeners that...
  • Rosen: Biased 'critical thinking' (education agenda)

    12/01/2006 6:27:47 AM PST · by PolishProud · 5 replies · 890+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 1, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    (snip)A recent article in 5280 Magazine extolled the fine efforts of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet to turn around this underperforming district. As a demonstration of the difficulty of his task, we saw a paper submitted by a 10th grader at a DPS high school who was assigned to "write down five things the U.S. government is currently doing that might be unconstitutional." The student offered two: "1. Bushe cold have help the Katrina people whin it hapin. 2. Bushe should't be tipin in to people's phone."(bold added)
  • The REAL story from Ramadi, Iraq (AUDIO, Mike Fumento's excellent interview on the Mike Rosen show)

    11/24/2006 2:01:01 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 992+ views
    'Rosen Replay' at his 850am KOA website ^ | Wednesday November 22nd, 2006 | Mike Rosen interview
    Mike Fumento was a guest on the Mike Rosen show on 850am KOA here in Denver Wednesday (Nov. 23rd) to talk about his recent October 2006 trip to Ramadi, Iraq. Mike talks about the REAL story from the one of the most dangerous places in the country. Rosen Replay 11/22/06 10-11AM (about 45 minutes, MP3) Guest: Mike Fumento, journalist for "The Weekly Standard" talks about his latest article, "Return to Ramadi."Click here for part one of the interview Rosen Replay 11/22/06 11-11:45AM (about 30 minutes, MP3) Mike Fumento continued. Click here for part two of the interview --- Mike Fumento's...
  • It's hard to 'Imagine' that (Elton John "banning religion", deconstructing John Lennon's "Imagine")

    11/24/2006 9:39:11 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 31 replies · 1,586+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Elton John - make that Sir Elton John - recently declared in a magazine interview that "religion should be banned completely." At least he didn't say it should be banned selectively; that might smack of favoritism and discrimination. It seems his animus toward religion is driven largely by his status as a homosexual. He resents religiously based disapproval of his lifestyle and says that religion directs "hatred towards gay people." His ironic remedy is that religious intolerance, as he sees it, shouldn't be tolerated. He's also critical of religious leaders for not coming together to end war. Now, Elton John...
  • Border control our right ("Remember what happened to the Indians")

    11/17/2006 1:12:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,054+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 17th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I only have room for about 700 here so let me be more concise. Just the other day, an editorial cartoon, set in the 1600s, depicted a rowboat full of Pilgrims coming ashore in the New World and encountering a group of Indians constructing a log wall to keep them out. Standing next to a boulder marked "Plymouth Rock" (in case you didn't get it) on the shoreline, one of the Indians, with his arms folded in an unwelcoming position and a disapproving frown on his face, blocked their way....
  • 'Why Party Trumps Person' (a good review for the cut'n'run conservatives planning to sit out)

    10/30/2006 5:52:36 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 67 replies · 1,804+ views
    Mike Rosen archive page at KOA ^ | October 2004 | Mike Rosen
    Based on this most recent poll here at FR a pathetic 4.7% of FReepers are planning to stay home during this election. You cut'n'run conservatives (intentionally undermining the outstanding men and women of the USA military with your no-show) are in desperate need of this review, a column written by Mike Rosen every few years during the election season: "Why Party Trumps Person". (from 2004) With just 80 days to go before the election, it's time for my quadrennial column on party vs. person. I've been offering and updating this polemic for more than 20 years. For veteran voters, this...
  • Soccer ball drive for the children of Iraq, "Little Feet, Big Goals" (with nice video)

    10/25/2006 8:32:43 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 479+ views
    "Little Feet, Big Goals" ^ | October 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    While visiting Iraq on assignment, KOA Denver reporter Steffan Tubbs was touched by the children forced to survive in such harsh conditions. After talking to several soldiers, he learned that soccer balls are "like gold" in Iraq and the soldiers asked Steffan to send over as many soccer balls as possible when he returned home. Along with the help of his college friend Trevor Slavick, "Little Feet, Big Goals" was started. Must see video - Soccer ball drive with commentary by Steffan Tubbs - (windows media player) Photos and email from soldiers who have already received a shipment of...
  • Same sex marriage debate here in Colorado - 'Amendment 43' & 'Referendum I' (Audio)

    10/25/2006 12:07:24 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 62 replies · 2,249+ views
    Rosen Replay ^ | Tuesday October 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Earlier this morning there was a debate on two ballot initiatives here in Colorado, the 'Domestic Partnerships', Referendum I and the 'Marriage Amendment', Amendment 43. Mike Rosen of 850am KOA radio here in Denver was host and moderator. Mike Rosen is FOR 'Amendment 43' and UNDECIDED on 'Referendum I'. Mike is not a social conservative. He is a fiscal conservative and pro-military. --- Before the debate I thought "Ref I" was going to allow same sex couples visitation rights at hospitals, ability to will death benefits and a few other "rights". It is WAY WAY beyond just that. It will...
  • Liberals fly their colors (displaying foreign flags in our public school classrooms)

    09/08/2006 2:39:46 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 984+ views
    Rocky Mountain News weekly column ^ | Friday September 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Liberals fly their colors, by Mike Rosen It was two years ago that North High School was the center of controversy over a foreign flag. A Mexican flag was given equal prominence with an American flag in a permanent wall display in the school lobby and in a social studies classroom. The teacher who hung the Mexican flag in his classroom said he wanted his students to feel welcome. This was a nice sentiment, but a direct violation of Colorado law. Although North High is almost 85 percent Hispanic, this is still an American school in the United States, funded...
  • Biased ad slurs Dennis (527 groups attack ruling against union dues going to political campaigns)

    09/01/2006 1:39:46 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 533+ views
    Rocky Mountain News weekly column ^ | Friday September 1st, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Perhaps you've heard those mean-spirited, hyper attack ads on Denver radio slandering Colorado Secretary of State Gigi Dennis. They're sponsored by Clear Peak Colorado, one of those free-wheeling 527 groups that sprang up to get around campaign finance reform laws like McCain- Feingold. This one is bankrolled by Pat Stryker and Tim Gill, a pair of liberal Democrat fat cats who lavishly support a cornucopia of partisan and left-wing causes. According to Clear Peak's most recent IRS filing, through June of this year Stryker and Gill have poured in just under $180,000 to the cause. Former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman...
  • 20-year Marine Corps veteran and FReeper 'Gunny Bob' announces new book, "Minefields to Microphones"

    08/24/2006 11:36:17 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 1,258+ views
    Announcement on Gunny Bob's 850am KOA webpage ^ | August 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    You can now pre-order your copy of Minefields to Microphones, the Gunny's latest and greatest book. The cost is $16.95 plus shipping. Your book will arrive in the second week of September, signed by the Gunny. It is 262 pages long and even has photos. Signed Copies AvailableSend NO MONEY now. To get on the list, just send Gunny an email at with the words "Book Order" in the subject line. Get 'em while they are hot! Here is what the book is all about: From one of America's both favorite and loathed political pundits comes the book long...
  • "America's Victories" - Mike Rosen interview of Larry Schweikart on 850am KOA (Freeper LS)

    08/24/2006 12:27:19 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 561+ views
    Mike Rosen past shows page ^ | August 22nd, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen Replay Tuesday 8/22/06 10-11AM Guest: Dr. Larry Schweikart, author of, "America's Victories." (mp3, 45 minutes) Book Description From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, the American military has consistently beaten the odds. It's not luck. America's armed services are under attack. From college campuses to the floor of the Senate, the Iraq war is portrayed as a quagmire, the Army is described as "broken," and our men and women in uniform are maligned as torturers. Hollywood keeps producing anti-war films, and the media celebrates liberal anti-military activists such as Cindy Sheehan. These critics fail to understand the...
  • Forty Years of Feminism: Nag, nag, nag (report from NOW's 40th anniversary conference)

    08/07/2006 8:32:01 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 919+ views
    Weekly Standard column ^ | Sunday August 6th, 2006 | Allison Kasic
    Albany LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES into the opening ceremony of the National Organization for Women's 40th Anniversary Con ference here, New York state NOW president Marcia Pappas announces that we are present at a "herstoric event." They really do talk like that. NOW, of course, is the nation's largest feminist organization. Founded in 1966, it reached the apex of its visibility and influence in the late 1970s and early '80s, when it went all out for the Equal Rights Amendment--and lost to Phyllis Schlafly's conservative legions. Today, weakened and marginalized, it staggers on, attempting to recapture the old fire. But...
  • Incredible 'ball drop' from Iraq (Steffan Tubbs soccer balls for Iraq campaign)

    07/27/2006 4:32:57 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 1,278+ views
    850 KOA Colorado Morning News ^ | Tuesday July 25th, 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    (watch closely and you'll see a soccer ball dropped to an Iraqi child from an American helicopter) --- From Steffan Tubbs at 850 KOA --- This is just amazing... sent to me from a soldier in Iraq on Monday. Take a look... this is why it was worth doing our soccer ball drive! Please, tell a friend... and just when you think you're having a tough day, imagine being the little boy in this video. Look at his "yard" and his environment. Man, we're lucky. Video - media player, 31 seconds) Comments: Steffan - I'm glad the file worked and...
  • The Foolhardy Fallacy Of Requisite Proportional Response (Israel against hezbollah)

    07/18/2006 8:37:16 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 27 replies · 1,058+ views
    Column posted at 850 KOA website ^ | Monday July, 17th, 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    The elite liberal media, being yapping lap dogs for the American political left, have been screaming about the evil Jews using disproportionate force as Israel finally responds to the carnage Muslim terrorists have been heaping upon it of late. The proverbial last straw was the Iranian- and Syrian-controlled terrorist group Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers in northern Israel. Hezbollah, in case you have forgotten, carried out the 1983 attacks on the United States Embassy and Marine compound in Beirut, the 1984 attack on the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, and the 1996 destruction of the Khobar Towers U.S. military barracks...
  • The Carter Doctrine Comes Calling (foreign policy of coward democrat comes home to roost)

    04/28/2006 1:35:47 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 23 replies · 1,254+ views
    Column posted at 850am KOA website ^ | Thursday April 27th, 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    I began studying Iran in 1979 as a 21-year-old Marine sergeant and Recon (Recon is the Corps’ version of Navy SEALs and Army Rangers and Green Berets) team leader with "A" Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. My studies began because terrorists in Iran had just overthrown Shah Reza Mohammed Pahlavi, sacked the United States Embassy in Tehran and taken dozens of Americans hostage. A few months later, my unit, the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, was in Thailand when our mission was changed and we headed up through the tanker- and cargo-ship-packed Straits of Malacca (I...
  • Fmr. Saddam General Georges Sada On The Daily Show; Says WMDS Existed, Were Moved (VIDEO)

    03/22/2006 2:07:30 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 37 replies · 6,066+ views
    Free Republic's member Ian Schwartz's website 'Expose The Left' ^ | Wednesday March 22nd, 2006 | Ian Schwartz
    March 22, 2006 Fmr. Saddam General Georges Sada On The Daily Show; Says WMDS Existed, Were Moved (VIDEO) (Hat Tip: Instapundit) General Georges Sada, who served under the command of Saddam Hussein, appeared on The Daily Show last night to discuss his new book “Saddam’s Secrets“: In his book and on The Daily Show, Sada says that Weapons of Mass Destruction existed, however they were moved to Syria prior to the American invasion in 2003. Stewart asks how he knows this; was it by documents or video, Sada responds: “I was the number two man in the air force”....
  • Saddam General Explains Saddam’s ‘Secrets’ — WMDs, Bombing Israel, and Genocide (AUDIO)

    03/16/2006 12:07:27 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 2,582+ views
    Free Republic member 'ianschwartz' Expose The Left website ^ | Wednesday March 15th, 2006 | Free Republic member Ian Schwartz
    March 15, 2006 Saddam General Explains Saddam’s ‘Secrets’ — WMDs, Bombing Israel, and Genocide (AUDIO) I have yet to listen to the whole interview, however reader Anthony J. said that this is a must listen: Former Iraqi General Georges Sada, who was a military adviser to Saddam Hussein appeared on The Mike Rosen Show (850 AM KOA) (Tuesday March 14th, 2006). He is described as an expert air pilot who played a large part in saving coalition forces’ lives in Gulf War I. Sada explains what happened to the WMDs prior to the US led invasion of Iraq in...
  • Embedded Night Patrol, South of Taji, Iraq (First hand account from KOA reporter / show host)

    03/14/2006 11:55:51 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 841+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | Monday March 13th, 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    "We lose more of them [Iraqi Army members] on leave than we do in combat... these guys are bleeding for a greater voice than we are." -- Army First Sergeant John "Top" MacFarlane on the risk of being a member of the Iraqi Army (many are assasinated while they take their seven days off a month) "I think this is Bob's [ABC's Woodruff] blood right here." -- MacFarlane to me, pointing at a blood stain on his flak jacket "... they're all nuts." -- Army Major Mike Jason on insurgent groups all within a 10-mile radius of here "Go ahead...
  • Rosen: Intellectual child abuse (Jay Bennish)

    03/10/2006 3:34:40 AM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies · 980+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 10, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Here's how the Los Angeles Times spun the story: "Teacher suspended for Bush remark." Wrong! Several other news stories in our local papers have been no better. Congratulations to Rocky Mountain News reporters who got it right: "The teacher, Jay Bennish, is on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into whether he violated a district policy requiring balanced viewpoints being presented in class." Bingo! If teachers were disciplined merely for criticizing President Bush, half of them would probably be out of work. Bennish is under scrutiny for violating his public trust as a teacher of callow young minds...
  • Trapped Inside the Box of Commonplace Misperceptions (UAE ports controversy)

    03/03/2006 2:23:27 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 632+ views
    Column posted at his 850am KOA website ^ | Tuesday February 28, 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Whereas I am dead-set against the idea of the government of the United Arab Emirates running terminal operations at any American commercial ports, it is also important to understand just how painfully little the average American, average American politician and average American bureaucrat knows about the conduct of terrorist operations, especially the reconnaissance and attack phases of an operation. Since the U.A.E. ďż˝ U.S. port scandal blew up just over a week ago (in large part because of a total communications and leadership failure in government), seemingly innumerable talking heads have been commenting on the vulnerability of shipping containers, which...
  • Jay Bennish student indoctrination recording

    03/02/2006 12:40:43 PM PST · by jim9215 · 71 replies · 2,335+ views
    Here's the recording of the teacher Jay Bennish and his anti Bush, anti Capitalism, anti American, anti Israel rant.
  • Our silly little 'addiction' (Oil is a fungible commodity)

    02/24/2006 4:34:25 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 17 replies · 4,003+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday February 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Our silly little 'addiction' Sometimes you get great life lessons in unexpected places. Kudos to Scott Adams, the cartoonist who writes the Dilbert comic strip. Adams cut through the fog and gave his readers a valuable insight into the real-world international politics and economics of the energy conundrum. In a recent strip, Dilbert readers were treated to the following exchange: Dilbert: I'm thinking about buying a more fuel-efficient car. Dogbert: Why? Dilbert: It's my patriotic duty to reduce this country's dependence on foreign sources of oil. Dogbert: Why? Dilbert: Because then the countries that hate us will have less...
  • 850am KOA presents "The World According to Ann Coulter" (Tuesday March 28th, win free tickets!)

    02/21/2006 8:23:40 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 617+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | Monday February 20th, 2006 | KOA webmaster
    Newsradio 850KOA presents "The World According to Ann Coulter" Tuesday, March 28 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 25th at all Ticketmaster centers and at the Paramount Theatre box office. Starting Monday, February 20th listen to Colorado's Morning News and the Mike Rosen show all week to win tickets before they go on sale. Insider members will have a special opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale in a special email. <-- Sign up here--> --- Directions to The Paramount Theater in Denver
  • Iraqi General, Georges Sada, "Saddam's Secrets", THU MAR 2nd @10am (noon ET), Mike Rosen, 850am KOA

    02/18/2006 1:53:55 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 31 replies · 4,325+ views
    Mike Rosen's page at 850am KOA ^ | Friday February 17th, 2006 | 850am KOA website
    <p>Monday, February 20th - Guest: Iraqi General, Georges Sada. General Sada's book, "Saddam's Secrets" will be the topic of discussion. Scheduled for 10:00am mountain (noon ET) on the Mike Rosen show at 850am KOA from here in Denver. This will be a rare opportunity to call in and ask a question of this particular guest.</p>
  • The Boomerang Effect: Gen. Wesley Clark’s Character Flaw

    02/14/2006 10:00:57 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 14 replies · 953+ views
    MND ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | By Bob Newman
    On 14 February 2006 at 10:15AM ET on FOX News Channel, disgraced retired US Army general and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark demonstrated why he was fired by then Secretary of Defense William Cohen from his last post for integrity violations and character issues. It had and still has to do with judgment and knowing the difference between right and wrong. The discredited ex-soldier stated very clearly, even after being asked for verification by the show anchor, Brigitte Quinn, that the United States must negotiate with the terrorist government of Iran before using military force to prevent the mad mullahs...
  • America to Merchants of Hate and Intolerance: No Sale

    02/01/2006 5:58:57 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 15 replies · 790+ views
    MND ^ | Tuesday, January 31, 2006 | By Bob Newman
    America’s radical left wing is learning many lessons of late. Remarkably, however, they couldn’t care less about the grades they are being handed by their teachers, namely the American people. Lesson 1: Screaming before live TV cameras on the Senate floor like a maniac with a 40-pound overripe tomato perched atop one’s neck, rolls of blubber quaking beneath several chins, spittle flying and appearing to be just about to blow a heart valve, is not conduct that impresses Americans. This is how girl killer Ted Kennedy behaved during debate over Samuel Alito the day before Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme...
  • Gunny Bob Show broadcasting from Iraq update... (now April '06)

    01/11/2006 10:50:17 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 578+ views
    Gunny Bob show producer Dominic Bond ^ | January 11th, 2006 | ajolympian2004
    The plans for the Gunny Bob show broadcasting from Iraq have changed. Because of some logisitical problems for the January timeframe they have rescheduled his week long visit in Iraq for April '06 per Gunny Bob's producer Dominic Bond. The specific details will be announced sometime in March. I will keep everyone updated.
  • Rosen: Bias can't be ignored

    01/10/2006 3:50:23 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 27 replies · 901+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 6 January 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL:,2777,DRMN_23972_4374613,00.html Rosen: Bias can't be ignoredJanuary 6, 2006In the game of squash, the winning strategy is to control the "T," the lines where the service boxes come together in the center of the court. Similarly, the pathway to credibility in the war of ideas is to create a public perception that you serve up information and analysis from the political center. That's why accurate political and ideological labeling matters. And it's why the liberal media deny their liberal bias, much as a vampire...
  • Rosen: Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/23/2005 5:30:10 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 847+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    The pendulum swings both ways. Last year in Denver, it was Mayor John Hickenlooper proposing to replace the city's traditional "Merry Christmas" sign with one that said "Happy Holidays." The mayor wisely backed off in response to the public outcry, as did the Parade of Lights, this year, reversing its policy barring religious floats. Earlier this month, Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert, issued a directive instructing the architect of the Capitol to drop the name "Capitol Holiday Tree" - adopted in the late 1990s under the authority of no one who's now willing to admit to it -...
  • Rosen: College: No free lunches

    12/16/2005 8:13:15 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 10 replies · 682+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 16 December 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: College: No free lunches December 16, 2005 If you want something and don't have the money to pay for it, you have two choices: You can save up until you're able to buy it or you can borrow the money and get what you want now rather than later. This works well with the purchase of a house or a car. It also makes sense for a college education. Borrowing is the fun part. Paying it back can be less pleasant. So say students who have posted their gripes online in something called the Student Debt Yearbook, a project...
  • FReeper 'GunnyBob' Iraq Trip Update! Live radio shows from Baghdad on Jan. 11th, 12th and 13th

    12/14/2005 1:52:52 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 1,389+ views
    Announcement on Gunny Bob webpage ^ | Tuesday December 13th, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Getting into a war zone to report live and do live shows takes some effort and flexibility. Here's the latest on Gunny Bob's expedition to Iraq. On 4 January, the Gunny will fly to Kuwait City via Beirut as it stands now, but that route could change. In any case, he should arrive in Kuwait on 6 January and them hopefully get a hop into Baghdad on 7 January. On 8 January, Gunny will join the 2nd Marine Division in Fallujah. He will stay there until the 10th or so for some live and taped interviews and reports, and then...
  • America’s Traitors: Hang ‘Em High (Murtha, Kerry, Dean, Rosenburgs, Lonetree, Garwood)

    12/07/2005 1:42:50 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 80 replies · 4,467+ views
    Weekly column posted at his 850am KOA website ^ | Tuesday December 6, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    GUNNY BOB'S COLUMN DECEMBER 06, 2005: America’s Traitors: Hang ‘Em High Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Robert Garwood. Clayton Lonetree. Four Americans with one thing in common: they betrayed their country for personal gain. In the case of the Rosenbergs, the communist spies and traitors helped their beloved Soviet Union acquire classified intelligence at America’s expense. America’s loss and the Soviet Union’s gain equated to the Rosenberg’s political gain. Robert Garwood, a Marine in the Vietnam War, was captured and then went over to the enemy’s side in exchange for favorable treatment. Clayton Lonetree, also a Marine,...
  • Rosen: Liars lying about lies (liberal media, democrats in Congress, liberals and leftists)

    12/02/2005 2:57:51 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 27 replies · 1,909+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 2nd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Liars lying about lies, by Mike Rosen Vice President Dick Cheney gave a speech on Nov. 21 at the American Enterprise Institute defending the administration's Iraq policy. This was part of a long overdue counterattack against the tactics of the president's political critics and their allies in the liberal media. Cheney made a particular point of setting the record straight about his criticism of some of the critics. He said, "Several days ago, I commented briefly on some recent statements that have been made by some members of Congress about Iraq. Within hours of my speech, a report went out...
  • Once More Unto The Breach (Marine Corps veteran and FReeper 'Gunny Bob' prepares for trip to Iraq)

    12/01/2005 11:06:41 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 23 replies · 1,037+ views
    Gunny Bob's column posted at his 850am KOA website ^ | Thursday December 1st, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    GUNNY BOB'S COLUMN DECEMBER 01, 2005: Once More Unto The Breach The email came in this morning. A Marine officer from the Ground Combat Element-Multi-National Force (GCE-MNF) in western Iraq was informing me that the 2nd Marine Division would be awaiting my arrival in al Anbar Province in the first week in January 2006. My media "embed" request had been approved. In my mind’s eye, time turned back to May 1977, Platoon 3037, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Private Newman was standing at attention in the "DI hut" in my...
  • Rosen: Another nutty professor

    11/25/2005 12:26:26 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 8 replies · 809+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 25 November 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen wrote the following prior to Daly resigning, before he could be fired. I thought leftists didn't believe in preemptive strikes. Rocky Mountain News   To print this page, select File then Print from your browser URL:,2777,DRMN_23972_4265408,00.html Rosen: Another nutty professorNovember 25, 2005It's not just the University of Colorado at Boulder that harbors wacko, America-hating lefties. Behold, the sequel: "Son of Churchill." At Warren County Community College in rural New Jersey, John Peter Daly, an adjunct English professor, went off the deep end last week in an outrageous e-mail to a student. The student was Rebecca Beach, a freshman...
  • Chris Matthews Meltdown: Hardball Host Unhinged on Talk Radio

    11/23/2005 9:04:39 AM PST · by Coastal · 104 replies · 6,920+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11-23-05 | Jim Kouri
    MSNBC's talk show host Chris Matthews is a man who obviously: (1) Believes he is the smartest person on television; (2) Enjoys bullying women such as Michelle Malkin on the air; (3) Enjoys bullying senior citizens who may not be as quick with the mouth as he is; (4) Is irrelevent except for a few of his fellow moonbats who actually believe he's a mental giant; (5) Is of the opinion that he's really competition for Fox News Channel's lineup. During a speech he gave in Canada at the University of Toronto, Matthews did what most American liberals do when...
  • 850am KOA tonight - FReeper 'GunnyBob': John Murtha's surrender, Fri Nov 18th from 7pm to 10pm

    11/18/2005 7:51:50 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 2,504+ views
    Gunny Bob announcement last night ^ | Friday November 18th, 2005 | Gunny Bob
    Retired Marine Corps veteran of 20 years, FReeper ('GunnyBob') and 850am KOA talk show host 'Gunny Bob' Newman will be covering the topic of John Murtha's call for our military to surrender to Al-Quaida and assorted terrorists in Iraq on his program tonight! November 18th, Friday from 7pm to 10pm on 850am KOA. (mountain time) That is 6pm to 9pm for folks in Rio Linda. ;) You can listen LIVE at - click Listen Live on the top left side of the page (no registration required) Or because of the sun going down so early these days you can...
  • A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps (Gunny Bob)

    11/17/2005 6:14:19 PM PST · by Stultis · 60 replies · 4,739+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 17 November 2005 | Bob Newman ("Gunny Bob")
    In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad. He has even called for the United States to enter into negotiations with al Qaeda. This vermin’s demand for retreat, surrender and negotiations with the enemy is so committed to assisting al Qaeda in their efforts in Iraq that he has posted his unspeakable demands on his...
  • A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps (by Gunny Bob Newman, Marine Corps veteran)

    11/17/2005 10:27:58 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 71 replies · 4,686+ views
    Gunny Bob's weekly column posted at his 850am KOA website ^ | Thrusday November 17th, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    *** Note *** Gunny Bob's Friday evening show on 850am KOA from 7pm to 10pm (mountain time) will be devoted to this topic. Details below. --- GUNNY BOB'S COLUMN NOVEMBER 17, 2005: A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad. He has even called for the United...
  • GOP chairman Ken Mehlman on the Mike Rosen show today, THU Nov. 17th at 1pm ET (11am mountain)

    11/17/2005 7:14:05 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 448+ views
    Mike Rosen page at 850am KOA ^ | Today | Mike Rosen
    GOP chairman Ken Mehlman will be on the Mike Rosen show today at 1:00pm ET (11:00am mountain), THU Nov. 17th, coming up in just less than 3 hours from now on 850am KOA. It will be great to get some FReepers from around the country to call in and ask questions on 'Able Danger', President Bush missing in action on illegal immigration, etc. You can listen LIVE here: (click Listen LIVE near top left side of the page) The call-in number is 1-303-713-8585. You can also email suggested question to Mike at NOTE to Admin Mod - I...
  • Does America Still Deserve The Marines?

    11/12/2005 9:21:18 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 70 replies · 2,448+ views
    Weekly column posted at Gunny Bob's 850am KOA webpage ^ | Friday November 11th, 2005 | Gunny Bob Newman
    Does America Still Deserve The Marines? (by Gunny Bob Newman, retired 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps) Not that I know what one is, but I do know what one looks like. A parabolic wave is a thing that looks like a wave when viewed from the side. Parabolic waves appear on screens that are part of certain machines and computers and other technical devices. I suspect they are useless, really, but scientists and technicians like them because they look cool and by turning just about any dial, one can change the height and frequency of the wave. The war...
  • Rosen: Duty, Honor, Country

    11/11/2005 6:14:46 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 11 November 2005 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Duty, Honor, Country November 11, 2005 Today is Veterans' Day - the day we honor those without whose sacrifice this nation would never have been forged nor could it continue to exist. It took a war to win our independence and freedom from England. It's taken many wars since then, the service of tens of millions and the ultimate sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of courageous Americans to defend those precious values. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of hostilities in "the war to end all wars." That was a...
  • Owens Apologizes and Wants to Come Back

    11/08/2005 1:16:29 PM PST · by NewMediaFan · 25 replies · 737+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | ROB MAADDI
    PHILADELPHIA Nov 8, 2005 — Terrell Owens has apologized to Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, the team's owner, the team's president and fans. He read the statement outside his house in Moorestown, N.J., a day after the team said he would not return this season. "I fight for what I think is right. In doing so, I alientated a lot of my fans and my teammates," he said. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said Owens was making a public apology in hopes of returning to the Eagles this year. Owens' brief but tumultuous time in Philadelphia ended Monday...
  • Audio - The Terrell Owens Press Conference (we'll take him in Denver minus agent Drew Rosenhaus)

    11/08/2005 1:56:21 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 858+ views
    850am KOA website ^ | Tuesday November 8th, 2005
    Terrell Owens Press Conference (mp3) is available here: I just viewed the Terrell Owens press conference on ESPN News. I didn't realize his agent is the absolute idiot loudmouth Drew Rosenhaus. I therefore retract my support for bringing T.O. to Denver. If T.O. fires Rosenhaus then I'm for bringing T.O. here once again. and ESPN's Sal Palantonio is now reporting that the Eagles have officially said that Owens' last minute apology today doesn't change anything. T.O. will never be in an Eagles uniform again. EVER.
  • Rosen: DeBerry speaks truth (Air Force coach's comments on blacks running faster than whites)

    11/03/2005 11:48:33 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    Rocky Mountian News column ^ | Friday November 4th, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    We owe a great debt to Air Force Academy head football coach Fisher DeBerry. To be sure, the initial knee-jerk reaction to his recent comments about black football players being generally faster than white ones caused him to be treated like a "politically incorrect" pińata (my God, I hope I haven't offended Latinos). Upon reflection, however, his statements were so obviously true that something of an anti-PC backlash has materialized in his defense. To their credit, Sam Adams and Thierry Smith, two African-American Denver sportswriters, both agreed on their KKFN radio talk show that DeBerry's remarks weren't racist and that...