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  • How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate

    07/10/2013 7:08:27 AM PDT · 9 of 54
    snarkpup to snarkpup
    No one seems to be reading the article. The point here is that even if global warming were real and man-made, the wrong people are using the issue to promote their economic policies.
  • How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate

    07/10/2013 7:00:45 AM PDT · 1 of 54
    snarkpup
    For years I've been astounded that free market economics people haven't jumped on this. Assuming, for the sake of argument, that global warming is real and man-made, this means we need to improve the efficiency with which we use resources. The only ways this has ever been done successfully is with free markets. Central planning inevitably leads to waste and environmental damage (e.g., China and the old Soviet Union).

    Specifically, if global warming is real and man-made, this is an argument for doing away with the central planners like the Green Movement and the Democratic Party.

  • Two Colorado GOP state senators line up to challenge Sen. Mark Udall

    07/10/2013 6:46:54 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    snarkpup to cotton1706
    Ken Buck didn't lose because of the gubernatorial disaster. He was a disaster in his own right. I'm told that many who voted straight Republican (for sec. of state, attorney general, etc.) took a pass on voting for Buck. The most commonly cited problem with him is that he blew the women's vote. My own beefs with him are that he's terrible on Tenth Amendment and immigration issues. I got into big arguments with him on these issues at one of his meet-n-greets.

    Every day I ask myself if the Republican party has run so far off the rails that it's time to re-register Independent. If Buck somehow gets the nomination, that would be the last straw.

  • House to Vote on Bill Prohibiting IRS Enforcement of Obamacare

    07/09/2013 11:05:41 AM PDT · 10 of 18
    snarkpup to Sub-Driver
    I assume this means non-enforcement of "must-purchase"; but does it also mean non-enforcement of "must-issue"? The two go together. "Must-issue" without "must-purchase would destroy the concept of insurance.
  • Conservative groups urge Boehner to act on immigration reform in the House

    07/09/2013 10:44:44 AM PDT · 28 of 48
    snarkpup to jimbo123
    "Conservative" has so many conflicting meanings that I try to avoid using the term unless I qualify it: E.g., "constitutional conservative", "church conservative", "borders-language-culture conservative", "country-club conservative".

    The kind of "conservative" referred to in the article is the last of these four. "Country-club conservatives" want total freedom for those in business management and don't necessarily care about anyone else's liberty or well-being. In particular, they support anything that means cheap labor, such as open borders.

  • Best-Selling Author’s Bold Suggestion: It’s Time for Tea Party to Consider a New Name — Here’s Why

    07/07/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT · 64 of 95
    snarkpup to BlessedBeGod
    It doesn’t matter what’s done. The MSM will still vilify and destroy it even if it’s under another name.

    It's my observation that the Tea Party here in Colorado was destroyed from within by political sectarianism—and it's the classic definition of "political sectarianism": Warring factions that all claim to have the same platform. Then the media comes along, picks whichever faction looks the wackiest (even if it consists of only a single individual), and proclaims it to be the Tea Party.

    And it wasn't just the liberal media. Fox News and Sarah Palin were just as big a problem. When any of them referred to anyone from Colorado as a "Tea Party" candidate, it was always one of these idiots.

  • Edward Snowden could be headed to Iceland

    07/04/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT · 38 of 53
    snarkpup to MinorityRepublican
  • New study sheds light on why Republicans won’t call themselves Republican

    07/04/2013 9:29:45 AM PDT · 36 of 45
    snarkpup to Biggirl
    And what do you MEAN by the words “HUMBLY organize a mass movement?”

    I can't speak for the original poster; but I'll step up and attempt to answer this: "Humbly" organizing a mass movement would mean building it around a shared idea (specifically, The Constitution) instead of creating a cult of personality (e.g., Ron Paul).

  • Name of National Holiday Changed (Vanity)

    07/04/2013 8:57:58 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    snarkpup to Still Thinking
    I agree — at least one day a year could be devoted to the countervailing philosophy!

    Rename April 15 as "Dependence Day".

  • National Parks Advocacy Group Claims Location Of Ivanpah Solar Power Project Comes At Nature’s Expen

    07/02/2013 1:26:01 PM PDT · 4 of 17
    snarkpup to BenLurkin
    This is something I keep seeing over and over: NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are more authoritarian than government agencies. Another example of this phenomenon is energy companies that get permits from the Bureau of Land Management without any big problems, and then get hit with machine gun-like bursts of frivolous lawsuits from environmentalists.
  • The Municipal Organ

    07/02/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    snarkpup to afraidfortherepublic
    Back in the '80s I was one of the founders of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society (a few counties south of you); and I've seen most of the important organs of that time in that part of Illinois.

    When I lived near there, there was a good example of a municipal organ in Naperville, IL. Pretty much the same genre as the Atlantic City organ, but on a small-town scale. I don't know if it's still in use; but if you're interested in this type of instrument and are ever in this area you might want to inquire about it. I'm not 100% certain, but I seem to recall that it was in a city auditorium rather than a commercial theatre.

    First Baptist Congregational Church in Chicago had a very similar instrument (same builder, period and style, but larger). I heard it had some storm damage a couple of years ago and I don't know it's current status.

  • California highways among worst in the nation

    07/02/2013 7:11:40 AM PDT · 8 of 31
    snarkpup to cripplecreek
    I drove across my county and back on Sunday and I think they have every damn road in the county torn up. Looks like they’re wasting money on bike lanes everywhere.

    This sounds exactly like my county in Colorado. The biggest traffic impediment since I moved here has been all the road tear-ups. At various times, some parts of the county have been nearly inaccessible due to multiple, simultaneous road closures.

    Same with the bike lanes. This county is the worst I've lived in for road cycling. Marking bike lanes makes the Agenda 21 types who don't actually know how to ride bikes feel good; but they're counterproductive to their stated purpose. Marking bike lanes prevents motor vehicle tires from sweeping the surface clean, the marked lanes fill up with debris, and the cyclists are forced to ride in the auto lane to avoid it.

  • Reason #4549 for Summorum Pontificum (A real hoot!)

    07/01/2013 12:22:14 PM PDT · 12 of 36
    snarkpup to NYer
    At 4:30, I thought the guy with the thurible was going to break into a Gogo Yubari routine.
  • Sarah Palin Open To Leave GOP – Are You?

    07/01/2013 9:30:05 AM PDT · 69 of 107
    snarkpup to Kozak
    I left the GOP in 2007 after the FIRST Amnesty debacle with McCain et al pissing on the base.

    I joined the GOP in 2000 (having been Libertarian previously) so I could vote against McCain in the primary.

  • 1969 YAF Convention in St. Louis

    07/01/2013 9:02:22 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    snarkpup to sethoffenbach
    I was in college in the late '60s and early '70s. At the time, I was not aware of any conservative movement. In fact, I did not perceive any conservative/liberal distinction in the politics of that time. E.g., everyone I knew regarded both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon as warmongers; and I saw Johnson's "Great Society" and Nixon's wage/price controls as equally "statist" (to use modern Mark Levin terminology).

    Bear in mind that, due to the nature of the news media and college curricula of the day, I would have had no way of knowing about any conservative (i.e., limited government) movement.

    It wasn't until I started watching Louis Rukeyser several years later that I became aware of a small-government, free-market faction in American politics. This, plus experiencing a cavalcade of bad presidents of both parties (Johnson through Carter), lead me to eventually register Libertarian.

    Back to your original question, the YAF was infamous on campus. They were the only known group of young people who were pro-draft; and as near as I could tell (given the media of the time), this was their only issue. If whatever conservative movement there was associated itself with the pro-draft camp, this would explain why conservativism went nowhere during this time—at least with young people.

  • Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine

    06/29/2013 9:08:33 PM PDT · 66 of 66
    snarkpup to Sopater
    With the enviros trying to co-opt every organization with any connection to nature, I figured that the Audubon Society would be a prime target. In particular, several weeks ago I became curious about how they would resolve the obvious quandary that this thread points out.

    They have indeed been co-opted big-time. Check out their Climate Change Campaign—complete with super-cute polar bears cuddling.

    Their official Audubon Statement on Wind Power states that they would very much appreciate it if wind turbines could be located so as to minimize kills (and they are "actively involved in wind-power siting issues"); but their bottom line is that "If we don't find ways to reduce these emissions, far more birds--and people--will be threatened by global warming than by wind turbines".

    The last paragraph is a completely gratuitous pitch for wind power tax credits, which has nothing to do with the topic and makes the article look even more like something prepared by the wind power industry.

  • Sarah Palin floats idea of leaving the Republican Party [VIDEO]

    06/29/2013 1:18:53 PM PDT · 187 of 557
    snarkpup to Mark
    I constantly get junk mail from RNC asking for donations, which I toss. If a large number return their postage paid envelopes with a message- “Waiting for the Freedom Party”, that would be a great wake-up call.

    I'm guessing that these Republican push-polls just go to a bank employee who deposits the check and discards the rest.

  • Underground freepmail campaign by unknown disgruntled FReeper

    01/16/2011 3:05:10 PM PST · 432 of 1,216
    snarkpup to Jim Robinson
    Two things I find amusing about this new site:
    1. It looks like nothing is visible unless one has registered.

    2. It displays a W3C icon that is supposed to be used only on web sites that are compliant with XHTML 1.0—not web sites containing 14 XHTML errors.

  • Actress Susannah York has died, aged 72

    01/15/2011 5:12:23 PM PST · 29 of 61
    snarkpup to Red_Devil 232
    I've seen her in quite a few things, including Duffy (with James Coburn), which might be where that picture is from. This was a classic English Mod post-James Bond adventure comedy—the sort of thing that Austin Powers tried to improve on.
  • Blustery storms heading to Northern California (gonna get ugly wet the next few days or so Alert!)

    12/16/2010 3:28:58 PM PST · 36 of 93
    snarkpup to NormsRevenge
    This is one of the three main reasons I fled Sonoma County several years ago, along with earthquakes and communist hippies.

    The worst Pineapple Express I saw included a continuous 100-hour, round-the-clock downpour that left debris in the treetops up around the Russian River.

    The painting of my house in preparationn for selling it and getting out was delayed by six weeks of daily rain.

  • Patents do not protect small firms, says trade body

    12/16/2010 9:29:46 AM PST · 3 of 7
    snarkpup to Mr. Lucky
    Doesn’t White Castle hold all patent rights on sliders?

    No. According to their web site, slyder® is trademarked, not patented.

  • Patents do not protect small firms, says trade body

    12/16/2010 9:16:50 AM PST · 1 of 7
    snarkpup
    Both of the large high-tech companies I have worked for encouraged engineers to apply for "junk" patents on prior art so they could brandish a large portfolio of patents at their competitors. Their moral justification for this was that all their competitors were doing it, so they needed to do so as well in order to defend themselves.

    The small high-tech company I worked for was—as discussed in the article—on the other side of this issue. Patent trolls claiming to have patents on basic concepts in computer programming pounced at IPO time (when small companies are most vulnerable to this sort of thing). E.g., one of these trolls claimed they had a patent on the idea of using "sliders" in user interfaces.

  • Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

    11/29/2010 1:28:27 PM PST · 65 of 87
    snarkpup to 2ndDivisionVet
    Americans for Prosperity is doing a webcast from down there this Thursday evening. Viewing parties are also being held around the country. For more info, go here:

    http://hotairtourcancun.com

  • Blu-ray barely better than DVD

    11/27/2010 3:28:04 PM PST · 13 of 89
    snarkpup to max americana
    I belong to a volunteer fansub group which catches raw broadcasts of Japanese anime from Tokyo and convert them with English subtitles.

    I have a lot of standard DVDs from Japan, mostly anime but some live action—which is why I care about subtitle readability and doing upconversions through a player; since practically none of these are available on Blu-ray.

    I just got a setup suitable for watching Blu-ray a few days ago and have been considering getting Appleseed or Appleseed Ex-Machina on Blu-ray to try it out; but I've read mixed reviews about whether the masters for these shows are sufficiently HD to exploit HD formats.

  • Blu-ray barely better than DVD

    11/27/2010 3:06:43 PM PST · 8 of 89
    snarkpup to snarkpup
    One question I have is whether it is feasible to do upconversions oneself by playing a standard-def DVD on an upconverting player and viewing the result on a suitable screen. I've tried this a couple of times and the biggest difference is that the upconversion done by my player converts subtitles into jagged, barely readable piles of aliasing artifacts.

    My questions is whether the high-end Blu-ray players that cost several hundred bucks more than the one I got do a better job of this.

  • Blu-ray barely better than DVD

    11/27/2010 2:52:36 PM PST · 1 of 89
    snarkpup
    So far I only have a couple of Blu-ray discs. Most of the discs I've considered buying I've decided to take a pass on after reading reviews indicating they were simply upconversions from standard definition and aren't worth bothering with.

    My understanding is that in many cases either the original show was not shot with hi-def in mind or the disc producers don't bother to get a hi-def master and just upconvert the standard def material they already have on hand.

  • Tea Party targets big business

    11/26/2010 2:42:48 PM PST · 9 of 15
    snarkpup to Hotlanta Mike
    I once worked at a huge high-tech company that was foreign-owned and one of whose chief officers was openly Marxist.

    Question: Why would a chief officer of a big company advocate world government and the abolition of all corporations including his own?

    Answer: It's better pay, more job security and less work if you're a chief officer in the Ministry of Telecommunications of a World Government than a chief officer of a privately owned company that has to fend for itself in the free market.

  • Losses by tea party-backed candidates in Del., Nev. and Colo. cost GOP shot at Senate control

    11/07/2010 9:48:02 AM PST · 116 of 160
    snarkpup to upchuck
    With his anti-conservative attitudes on issues like state's rights, immigration and standing up to Obama, Ken Buck is the most liberal and most "establishment" candidate I have seen referred to as a "Tea Party" candidate by the press. He was also a mediocre campaigner, suffering from occasional foot-in-mouth.

    State Republican chairman Dick Wadhams blames Buck's loss on slanderous ads by the opposition. Wadhams points out that Republicans won in offices that are not on most voters' radar (Sec. of State, Treasurer, Regent, etc.), but apparently went out of their way to sidestep Buck when they got to the senatorial part of the ballot. The counter-argument is that Scott Tipton had to deal with the same slanderous crap, yet managed to defeat John Salazar.

  • CO-3: Media Calling Race for Tipton (R) (over John Salazar)

    11/02/2010 11:46:54 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    snarkpup to TonyInOhio
    Salazar's people (both the Party and other groups) ran one of the dirtiest campaigns I've ever seen—with slanderous radio ads several times per hour and multiple postal mailings with the same sort of B.S. Salazar was even worse than Scott's primary challenger (Bob McConnell), who ran the most dishonest campaign I've seen from anyone with an "R" after their name.

    Ken Buck has been getting the same sort of treatment, with false radio ads from Bennet's people every few minutes right up until the polls closed.

  • Time to Reunite Church and State

    10/29/2010 7:37:44 AM PDT · 9 of 23
    snarkpup to jimluke01
    It's important to distinguish between "religion" and "church". These are very different concepts. As Toqueville noted, religion was stronger in America than in Europe because of our separation of church and state.

    When church and state are united, instead of the state being improved by religious principles, the church becomes corrupted by governmental principles (e.g., power), loses its moral authority, and degenerates into a cheerleader for absolutist government instead of a respected promoter of morality. For centuries in Europe, many of the battles for liberty were between the religious (right side) and The Church (wrong side).

  • Plan for an Arab Silicon Valley Sparks Fears of CPU Shortages and Security Risks

    10/21/2010 7:11:40 AM PDT · 1 of 5
    snarkpup
    It's not clear from the article if all or merely some of AMD's CPUs will be made in Abu Dhabi. They state explicitly that some will be; but there's also a new plant going into New York state.

    I was about to buy something in the HPE-400 series; but now I'm rethinking.

  • Tancredo celebrates rising poll numbers, mocks GOP

    10/18/2010 1:18:26 PM PDT · 17 of 50
    snarkpup to Westbrook
    Isn’t Maes a faux tea party candidate?

    This question is ambiguous and could be parsed in two ways: 1) A faux candidate of the tea parties, or 2) a candidate of faux tea parties.

    But either way, the answer is "yes".

  • Election 2010: Colorado Governor Colorado Governor: (Tancredo Continues to Close)

    10/15/2010 4:47:20 PM PDT · 19 of 25
    snarkpup to ModelBreaker
    Serious questions about how he [presumably Maes] has been using the money he has raised for the campaign. He could not keep his story straight about whether some of it went to his mortgage or to the campaign. I’m told a big story on that subject making things even worse is going to break tomorrow.

    I also heard a few days ago that more big shoes of this type would be dropping. And just before the deadline for a potential Maes pullout several weeks ago there was a report (politico.com) that Maes was being told by the CO Republican Party elders that big shoes remaining to be dropped (possibly what you and I heard about more recently) would eventually sink his campaign—even more than it had already sunk. However, this latter story was denied at the time by Dick Wadhams.

  • Election 2010: Colorado Governor Colorado Governor: (Tancredo Continues to Close)

    10/15/2010 1:53:49 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    snarkpup to Lou Budvis
    Here in Colorado we have several organizations claiming to be "Tea Parties" who endorsed nutcakes (like Dan Maes and Bob McConnell) just to stir the pot and who now cannot back down without losing face. These guys are not RINOs or Democrat infiltrators; but their effect on not just the Republican Party but the whole conservative community has been just as deadly.

    Here's one of them:

    Southern Colorado Tea Party

    I know another one in Grand Junction who is still tooth-and-nail for Maes and possibly another one in the Delta/Montrose area. (FReepers who live here probably know whom I'm talking about.)

  • Democrats Show Signs of Surrender in Face of GOP Takeover [It ain't over till it's over!!]

    10/09/2010 10:57:24 AM PDT · 39 of 58
    snarkpup to prairiebreeze
    John Salazar in Colorado is opposed by Scott Tipton, not Bob McConnell.

    http://www.votetipton.com

  • Tancredo: Maes Should Drop Out Of Debates Due To Low Poll Numbers

    10/02/2010 12:08:42 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    snarkpup to Gondring
    Didn’t the stuff on Maes’ dishonesty come out fairly late, preventing Tancredo from being on the GOP ballot?

    Maes' dishonesty has been known for a long time to anyone who did any vetting of him. After speaking with him over half a year ago, I put him at the top of my list of people most likely to end up in jail if actually elected. And Tancredo has said that he found him to be a dubious character (or words to that effect) long before that. What didn't happen was proper vetting by 1) leaders of some Tea Parties (who were obsessed with endorsing any underdog) and 2) the media (who ignored him until he became a factor later on).

    What you might be thinking about was allegations of plagiarism against Scott McInnis that the newspapers ran in the headlines every day until McInnis was mortally damaged.

    Before the McInnis meltdown, Tancredo stayed out of the race because he trusted McInnis to be the standard bearer. After the meltdown, Tancredo decided that McInnis was no longer suitable as the standard bearer; but by this time, it was too late to get on the Republican primary ballot.

  • Red China: 'Tea bubble' brews in China

    10/01/2010 3:16:53 PM PDT · 4 of 10
    snarkpup to bruinbirdman
    Has the bubble reached the point where it's being hyped to uninformed members of the public every few minutes on Chinese talk radio as a "safe haven" (and don't worry about the 35% commission)?
  • Prolific TV producer Stephen J. Cannell dies

    10/01/2010 1:09:52 PM PDT · 49 of 67
    snarkpup to Darren McCarty
    That guy produced some entertaining action and police shows. A-Team, Renegade, Hunter, Hardcastle and McCormick, 21 Jump Street, Rockford Files, and Silk Stalkings.

    I started to guess that he was a conservative when I saw an episode of Silk Stalkings ("Strange Bedfellows", ep. 8.13) which was obviously intended as a parody of the Clintons. A philandering politician with a shrewish, hyper-ambitious wife is involved in a murder. As part of the coverup, they use the IRS to go after and threaten Tom and Cassie.

    In another episode, Tom is being ostracized for messing up the air conditioning at the police station and is begging forgiveness. He tells everyone: "You forgave Clinton." Cassie responds, "I didn't!"

  • Tancredo: Maes Should Drop Out Of Debates Due To Low Poll Numbers

    10/01/2010 10:31:26 AM PDT · 12 of 20
    snarkpup to NC28203
    Not from CO, so wondering why if he wants to be the governor, did Tancredo not run in the Republican primary?

    The potential "good" candidates were Josh Penry, Scott McInnis and Tom Tancredo. To avoid splitting the vote, it was agreed that only one of them (McInnis) would run. What was not forseen at the time was McInnis getting shot down and Maes moving into the resulting vacuum. Except for some minor party unknowns, conservatives were left with no credible candidate; so Tancredo stepped up to the plate.

  • Tancredo: Maes Should Drop Out Of Debates Due To Low Poll Numbers

    10/01/2010 9:45:55 AM PDT · 9 of 20
    snarkpup to tips up
    Establishment Republicans continue to back Maes.

    Most of the establishment Republicans I know do not like to be put on the spot and are keeping their mouths closed in public, but seem to be closet Tancredo supporters.

    I've been told by a couple of people during the past week that Maes is sticking with the race in order to not let down some groups who are still sticking with him.

    In previous threads on this topic, I have mentioned that some Tea Parties in Colorado became a detriment to the movement when they got bored with organizing rallies and decided it would be more fun to try to be kingmakers and tell people who to vote for—sometimes pitting conservative candidates against each other, and sometimes (e.g., Maes) pitting unvetted nobodies against conservatives.

    In particular, the group that I have heard mentioned as an important Maes hold-out is the Southern Colorado Tea Party. The gubernatorial page on their own web site seems to indicate that they are so out of it that they don't even acknowledge Tancredo's presence in the race.

    In addition to pressuring Maes to drop out, perhaps pressure needs to be applied to residual "kingmaker" Tea Parties who feel they can't back down without losing face.

  • Tom Tancredo: Dog the Bounty Hunter, Joe Arpaio rev up 1,000-plus fans at Grizzly Rose

    09/29/2010 1:14:08 PM PDT · 11 of 15
    snarkpup to pissant
    I was there with some other people who drove over from Grand Junction.

    One of my favorite issues is the Tenth Amendment; and as I recall, one of the biggest applause lines had something to do with states telling the federal government to "pound sand". (I wish Ken Buck had more of this attitude.)

    The Grande Finale was the singing of "El Paso". Difficult to tell how well he could sing (due to about 100% distortion in the PA system); but the enthusiasm made up for it.

  • Facebook poses malware danger, report says

    09/18/2010 11:11:07 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    snarkpup to South40
    No one gives a flip about internet security. Follow the link to the Orange County Register with decent security settings and this is what you get:

    Notice

    JavaScript is currently off.

    Turn it on in browser settings to view this mobile website.

    I found another article on the same subject here:

    Panda Security New Study Finds that 77% of SMB Employees Using Social Networking During Working Hours

    Unlike the web programmers at the OC Register, these guys seem to have mastered the fine art of presenting a simple article without demanding a license to kill your machine.

    However, check this out: The first two lines of this (second) article are [emphasis mine]:

    • Thirty-three percent of US SMBs have been infected by malware propagated via social networks; 23 percent have experienced identity theft on popular social networks

    • Facebook takes top spot for social networking-related malware infections, followed by YouTube and Twitter

    And down near the end of the article, the author says [emphasis mine]:

    "Follow us at: youtube.com/PandaSecurity1 / twitter.com/Panda_Security"

  • Amazing New Designs For The Dollar Bill

    09/18/2010 5:52:45 PM PDT · 64 of 79
    snarkpup to vger
    I have some 1980s paper money from the Netherlands (a 20 guilder note, as I recall) that features a portrait of Jan Sweelinck, who might be considered the national composer of Holland, and the father of organ music as we know it. How about a new series of American currency with portraits of American composers. We could start with Chuck Berry.
  • Tom Tancredo Surges in Poll for Colo. Governor

    09/15/2010 4:35:14 PM PDT · 44 of 57
    snarkpup to Fred
    Maes, another teaparty brain fart...

    Exactly! In Colorado we have had problems with "leaders" of "Tea Parties" who were not content with merely organizing rallies, but wanted to become kingmakers, dictate who gets on the ballot and tell people who to vote for. Some of them endorsed nobodies more-or-less at random just to stir the pot. This had consequences.

    Some of these people have gone so far out on a limb demanding that everyone vote for their random endorsee that they cannot back out without losing face. These people are the hard core of Maes' remaining support.

  • Poll: Tancredo leapfrogs Maes [25% to 21%]

    09/15/2010 12:36:47 PM PDT · 9 of 18
    snarkpup to KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
    At last Sunday's Republican Unity [sic] Rally, I saw a number of prominent Republicans who I know believe Maes is a complete fraud wearing Maes stickers on their shirts. I assume that in the privacy of the voting booth, they'll all pull the lever for Tancredo.

    I would expect that at some point Tancredo will be polling sufficiently higher than Maes that an avalance of Tancredo supporters who are currently being pressured to participate in the circling-of-wagons around Maes will come out of the closet.

  • Social Engineering Bill In Senate Will Force You Into City

    09/12/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT · 32 of 140
    snarkpup to Natural Born 54
    Looking over the text of the bill, it looks like the usual stuff: 1) Create agencies whose powers (and limitations thereon) are unclear. 2) Dole out money to existing agencies in exchange for their applauding whatever ideas the bill contains.
  • Much Ado About “Nothing”: Stephen Hawking and the Self-Creating Universe

    09/12/2010 8:16:46 AM PDT · 11 of 34
    snarkpup to SeekAndFind
    The atheist answers, “There is no explanation.”
    The theist replies, God.

    Throughout the history of scientific inquiry, people have used "God" as shorthand for "There is no explanation (yet)."

  • Japan missing more than 230K listed centenarians

    09/10/2010 8:09:01 AM PDT · 17 of 22
    snarkpup to Tulsa Ramjet
    Their brains have been hooked up directly to the internet and they're now living in cyberspace in a Solid State Society.
  • Tom Tancrazy: The Not-So-Great 3rd Party Tradition

    09/08/2010 4:10:29 PM PDT · 35 of 43
    snarkpup to ican'tbelieveit
    Maes cannot win. Everyday there is new information coming out about Maes that will make Hickenlooper a shoe in. The man appears to be a con artist, and really will do damage to the Republican party in this state.

    A vote against Maes is more than just a vote against the candidate. It's also a vote against his supporters—a faction that, in my opinion, is turning the Colorado Republican Party to crap. Having Maes as Governor would energize them and put them in the driver's seat.

    This also includes some <airquotes>Tea Parties and 9/12 Groups</airquotes> who started off as protests against statism, but then ran off the rails when they degenerated into herds of sheeple who vote for random, unvetted underdogs that their leaders tell them to vote for.

  • Tom Tancrazy: The Not-So-Great 3rd Party Tradition

    09/08/2010 12:56:22 PM PDT · 18 of 43
    snarkpup to Kaslin
    "Third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has outpaced the GOP’s Dan Maes in August fundraising, collecting $200,485 to $50,201 for Maes."

    "The Denver Post reports Maes had nearly $18,000 cash on hand, compared to more than $141,000 for Tancredo."

    Full article:

    Maes trails Tancredo in fundraising