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  • Peyton Manning Was Born With a Cleft Lip, Tragically Some Babies With Cleft Lips are Aborted

    02/08/2016 7:07:54 PM PST · by kathsua · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Today parents are sometimes pressured to abort simply because their unborn child has a cleft lip, a correctable condition. Physicians categorize it as a disability. Yet a surprising number of successful individuals were born with cleft lips. Among them is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning’s success story shows that his cleft lip did not hinder him at all. Because his parents chose life, Manning was able to grow and pursue his dreams in football. This week, he and his team will play in the biggest American sports game of the year — the 2016 Super Bowl. Manning is not only...
  • Panthers' Cam Newton refuses to answer questions, storms out after Super Bowl loss to Broncos

    02/07/2016 8:48:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 338 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just gave his critics all the ammunition they need. Already under fire for how he conducts himself on the field, Newton went silent after his team's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, sulking at the podium and essentially refusing to answer questions.
  • Denver Broncos Win Super Bowl 50

    02/07/2016 7:52:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Canyon News ^ | 02/07/2016
    It's the one time of year, where literally EVERYTHING stops: it's Super Bowl Sunday. And this isn't just any Super Bowl; it's the 50th anniversary which is the one time of year that EVERYONE, all ethnicities, all genders join in celebrating all things sports, food, commercials and TV. For this epic battle, the Denver Broncos courtesy of Peyton Manning did battle with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Before we talk about the big game, we first have to discuss what things led up the big game. The celebration kicked off with the NFL paying tribute to the past MVPs...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects ( Colorado )

    02/03/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don't believe that's right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would change that. ... "The intent of this bill is to ensure that the money paid by citizens for the improvement of roads and bridges when they pay their vehicle registration fees is actually used for roads and bridges," Neville said. "The definition of a fee is that it should be utilized for those who are paying the...
  • Tipton asks board to consider small banks ( Colorado Congressman )

    02/03/2016 2:36:03 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    A coming change in accounting standards could do irreversible damage to community banks, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said in a letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. An accounting-standards update due to be issued by the board would change the way all lenders set aside reserve funds in anticipation of possible losses. The board, wrote Tipton and Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., should take "utmost caution" in proceeding because it has the potential to "irreversibly damage community banks' and credit unions' ability to continue to adequately serve their customers/members and communities and sustain the economic recovery." ... Tipton, a member...
  • Health insurance fines loom as deadline nears

    01/28/2016 7:56:23 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Ch 7 News ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Jason Gruenauer
    Sunday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance, or else pay a fine. That fine has gone up, causing even more financial stress on the uninsured and those who choose to opt out of health insurance. "I just cannot afford it in any way, shape, or form right now," 27-year-old Seth Valkonen said when talking about health insurance. Valkonen chooses to be uninsured by paying a one time fine for not having coverage instead of a monthly premium. "The penalty is cheaper than the overall total for the entire year," he said, Already on a tight budget, this...
  • Lauren Mann, 25-Year-Old American Nanny, Found Dead in Vienna ( from Colorado )

    01/27/2016 7:31:13 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 27 2016 | Andy Eckardt
    MAINZ, Germany -- An American nanny has been found dead in the Austrian capital, police said Wednesday. Vienna Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said the 25-year-old was found partially dressed in her apartment on Tuesday night after her employer got worried when she failed to turn up. "We are still awaiting the final autopsy report, but are presently treating this as a homicide case," Keiblinger told NBC News. He did not go into further detail on possible cause of death but said the victim was discovered next to a "considerable amount of blood." ... from Colorado
  • Breaking: shooting near rangeview highschool aurora colorado

    01/26/2016 6:53:56 PM PST · by GraceG · 14 replies
    According to a friend in the area there was or is a shooting at rangeview high school in aurora co. Heard off police scanner. Located in aurora colorado. NOTHING yet on local channels.
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Coloradans get a little relief on local taxes

    01/20/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Mark Harden
    Coloradans on average paid 8.9 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2012, down a bit from the 9 percent rate in the previous year... The Colorado rate was well below the national local-tax burden of 9.8 percent.. Colorado ranked 35th among the states for collective state and local tax burden, with No. 1 -- New York, at 12.7 percent -- having the highest state and local tax burden and No. 50 -- Alaska, at 6.5 percent -- the lowest. ... Taxes covered by the report include state and local income tax, property tax and...
  • Congressman Ken Buck Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/20/2016 4:34:04 PM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 20, 2016
    Buck will also serve as Colorado Campaign ChairmanHOUSTON, Texas - Today, Congressman Ken Buck of Colorado endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Buck will also serve as the Cruz Campaign's Colorado State Chairman. Buck previously served as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office and was elected three times as District Attorney for Weld County. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform."We need a strong, conservative leader in the White House," said Buck. "Ted Cruz is that leader. He has consistently and passionately fought hard against the...
  • Rep. Ken Buck (CO) Endorses Ted Cruz For President

    01/20/2016 1:49:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2016 2:28 PM | CBS Denver Staff
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Ken Buck has thrown his support behind fellow Republican Ted Cruz for president. Buck, a Republican representing Northern Colorado, announced his endorsement on Wednesday. He will also serve as the Colorado chairman for Cruz’s campaign. “We need a strong, conservative leader in the White House,” said Buck in a statement. “Ted Cruz is that leader. He has consistently and passionately fought hard against the Washington establishment in order to restore the power back to the American people. We need Ted in 2016 in order to help restore America back to the principles that made this...
  • Demonstrators Call For Change In Abortion Law In Colorado

    01/20/2016 7:40:52 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Shawn Chitnis
    DENVER (CBS4)– Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the state Capitol Saturday afternoon holding signs, singing songs, and marching around Civic Center Park with a message for lawmakers about taking more action against abortion. “They need to get on board with the message that stop regulating, stop compromising with the lives of human beings,” said Susan Sutherland, Vice President of Colorado Right To Life. The March for Life comes days after Planned Parenthood announced a lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress. The anti-abortion group released videos last year accusing Planned Parenthood of profiting from selling fetal tissue. Leaders with the...
  • PENTAGON EYES COLORADO FOR GITMO DETAINEES

    01/18/2016 6:40:08 AM PST · by The All Knowing All Seeing Oz · 70 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Bill Gertz
    President Obama, in his last State of the Union speech Tuesday, again called for closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, terrorist prison. According to U.S. defense officials, the Pentagon wants to build a new prison near the federal high-security prison outside Colorado Springs under a controversial plan to bring more than 50 Islamic terrorists from Cuba to the United States. The Pentagon has begun emptying the military prison as part of a White House push to close the Guantanamo Bay facility before Mr. Obama’s term ends. But Mr. Obama is facing several serious legal, political and financial hurdles. First, federal law...
  • Robert Dear's Jailhouse Phone Call to TV Station Doesn't Speed Path to Trial

    01/15/2016 8:37:18 PM PST · by Jack Straw from Wichita · 18 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 15, 2016 | Lance Benzel
    With a collect phone call to a Denver news station, Robert Lewis Dear Jr. again claimed full responsibility for raining terror on the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic. Getting a court to recognize his confession - and his avowed willingness to face the death penalty - won't be so easy. ... "I felt like they were going to get me and so I am going to pick where I want to make my last stand," he told Denver-based CBS4. "And I picked Planned Parenthood because it's murdering little babies."
  • Lily Tang Williams announces candidacy for Colorado U.S. Senate seat as a Libertarian

    01/12/2016 5:55:07 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    IPR ^ | January 12, 2016 | Andy Craig.
    Lily Tang Williams , a Chinese immigrant from People's Republic of China, who is the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado, State Director of Our America Initiative, recent graduate of Leadership of the Rockies Class 2015, self-employed entrepreneur, professional speaker, grassroots liberty activist, and a Common Core fighter, announces her candidacy for U.S. Senate on a Libertarian ticket. She will challenge the Democrat incumbent Colorado Senator Michael Bennet. Williams states, "I chose to come to America to be free and to escape China's one-party police state. I am a big believer of individual rights and liberty, self-ownership and...
  • Colorado Investigating Scammers Who Hoard DMV Appointments, Sell Them To Undocumented Residents

    01/11/2016 2:36:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Consumerist ^ | January 8, 2016
    When something is free, but it’ll take a long time to get it, there’s always the chance that someone will try to take advantage of the situation to make a profit off impatient people. In Colorado, the attorney general’s office is investigating a scalping scheme that involves scammers hoarding driver’s license appointments with the Department of Motor Vehicles, then turning around and selling them to undocumented residents. Many undocumented residents want to get a driver’s license, but are experiencing a long wait to obtain one, more than two years after the IDs were made legal, reports CBS Denver. It’s a...
  • Cargill will allow Muslims fired over religious accommodations to reapply after 30 days

    01/09/2016 3:50:35 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 41 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8 Jan 16 | Bridgett Weaver
    Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan will allow more than 150 Muslim employees to reapply for their positions following a mass termination in December. The Wichita-based company let its employees go after a misunderstanding about the company policy on prayer breaks escalated. The Somali Muslim employees are being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Cargill representatives reviewed the no-call, no-show termination policy which led to the terminations and decided to allow the workers fired in the dispute to reapply for their jobs after a 30-day period, rather than the company policy of 180 days. A CAIR news release on...
  • Greeley rape victim challenges Obama's stand on guns at meeting

    01/09/2016 3:42:02 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 10 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 9 Jan 16 | Catherine Sweeney
    Greeley rape victim challenges Obama's stand on guns at meeting A Greeley resident and rape survivor spent Friday organizing interviews in the Eastern time after she hit the national spotlight for criticizing President Barack Obama on national television. Kimberly Corban took vacation time from the Weld District Attorney’s office, where she works as the public information officer, to take the stage on CNN’s “Guns in America” town hall special Thursday. “I was running on the treadmill at the FunPlex watching the (president’s) executive action press conference when I got a call from CNN,” she said of learning she would be...
  • Meet Kimberly Corban, the pro-gun rape survivor who challenged Obama on CNN

    01/08/2016 9:16:30 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 8, 2016 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    On May 21, 2006, Kimberly Corban was a 20-year-old student completing her sophomore year at the University of Northern Colorado. She had just finished finals - summer was on its way. She had her whole life ahead of her. Then, the unthinkable happened. Around five in the morning, a man broke into her apartment in Greeley, Colo., and, for almost two hours, sexually assaulted her. "I thought, 'I'm going to die,'" Corban, now 30, told The Washington Post in a phone interview. "There's no going back from that."
  • Some pot labs in state failed no pot at all, says scientist [WA]

    01/06/2016 11:17:30 PM PST · by steve86 · 15 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bob Young
    Some state-certified marijuana labs testing for microbes such as E.coli and mold appear more friendly to pot merchants than others, according to an analysis by a Woodinville data scientist. Four labs rejected none of the pot they tested over a three-month period last year, according to the analysis by Jim MacRae. Four other labs failed more than 12 percent of samples tested over the same time, with two labs rejecting 44 percent of samples for microbes. “It’s almost impossible for that to happen,” said David Lampach, co-founder of Steep Hill Labs in Tukwila, of the disparity. After sifting through public...
  • Nearly 150 Muslims fired for absences after prayer dispute at Colorado plant

    01/02/2016 3:28:36 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/2/2016 | Jareen Imam
    <p>About 150 Muslims were fired from their jobs at a beef processing plant in Colorado for failing to show up for work over a prayer dispute.</p> <p>Last month, a group of 11 workers at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan wanted to go pray at the same time in a room in the plant that is set aside for prayer and reflection. Their supervisor asked that the group break up into smaller numbers to not affect production, according to CNN affiliate KCNC. The workers complied with the supervisor's request and went in smaller groups to pray. But after their shift ended, 10 of the 11 workers resigned, turning in their badges and hard hats, Cargill spokesman Michael Martin told CNN. News of the dispute spread to other plant employees, and about 150 Somali workers missed work for three days in protest.</p>
  • Colorado Biz Instantly Regrets Giving 200 Muslims A Job, Nasty Payback Follows

    12/31/2015 12:16:28 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    mad world news ^ | December 31, 2015 | amanda shea
    Cargill Meat Solutions processes beef, and among their workers were more than 200 Muslim migrants who were dumped in the state with liberal promises of work and a better life. The business thought that they were doing a good thing by giving the Somalis work and even went as far as to make special accommodations for their Islamic prayer rituals on the job. That generosity backfired, which was only a matter of time. After the company's recent sudden reversal of a long-standing prayer policy offered to Muslim employees only, where they gave the workers five-minute breaks to pray throughout their...
  • Muslim workers fired over prayer dispute walkout in Colorado

    12/31/2015 12:41:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    AP/sfgate.com ^ | 30, Dec 2015
    DENVER (AP) - About 150 workers, most of them immigrants from Somalia, have been fired from a Colorado meat packing plant after walking off the job during a dispute over workplace prayer. The Denver Post reports...
  • Al Jazeera Faces Critical Credibility Test Over Peyton Manning Doping Claim

    12/29/2015 10:44:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29/15 | Marisa Guthrie
    In an effort to build an audience - and credibility - Al Jazeera America has staked its reputation on deep dive investigations and topics that mainstream TV news divisions have largely abandoned amid shrinking news budgets. And The Dark Side fit squarely in that wheelhouse. It was an undercover probe about doping in sports that fingered several high-profile current athletes including the Denver Bronco's superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. But now AJAM finds itself on the hot seat as the sources of some of the allegations have begun to recant amid furious denials from the athletes. "The allegation that I would...
  • Friends of Pro-Life Officer Killed in Shooting at Planned Parenthood Raise $240,000 for His Family

    12/29/2015 2:47:52 PM PST · by kathsua
    Life News ^ | Dec 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Friends of pro-life police office Garrett Swasey, the part-time pastor who was killed during the horrific shooting at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, have raised almost a quarter of a million to help care for his family after his death. A website devoted to information about crowd-funding campaigns reported just how well the campaign has done: Immediately following the deadly situation, a YouCaring campaign was launched to help the victim’s family. “Garrett was passionate about his role as a police officer, his family and his faith. Originally from Boston, he moved to Colorado Springs in the early...
  • How Federal Missteps Make the Case to Transfer Public Lands to States, Localities

    12/28/2015 12:17:56 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A growing number of state organizations seek to remedy what they consider negligent policies and shoddy oversight of public land on the part of federal agencies. Under the umbrella name Transfer of Public Lands, the movement offers a solution to the problem that is simple in concept: transfer ownership and management of public lands administered by federal agencies to equivalent state agencies. These agencies, being accountable to governors, state legislators and citizens, will manage the public lands in a more conscientious, cost-effective way. ... Unlike states east of the Continental Divide, public lands in Western states such as Washington and...
  • Al Jazeera PED report released as Peyton Manning considers lawsuit

    12/27/2015 10:58:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 12/27/15 | Frank Schwab
    The Al Jazeera report that said Peyton Manning's wife was sent HGH and set the NFL world buzzing has been released, and Manning said he is considering a lawsuit. The report had Liam Collins, a British hurdler, go undercover with a hidden camera to investigate the use of PEDs in sports. Al Jazeera shows Charlie Sly, who the report claims to be a pharmacist, say that Manning's wife received HGH in 2011. Sly does not state that Peyton Manning took HGH, but the report suggests it. Manning was the biggest name in the story, and the story has been picked...
  • Environmentalists file intent to sue federal agencies over power plant ( Four Corners )

    12/25/2015 11:05:31 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | December 24, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Groups question keeping Four Corners Power Plant open for 25 more years. A coalition of environmental groups has filed a notice of intent to sue the Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others over a July decision to allow the Four Corners Power Plant to operate through 2041. A coalition of environmental groups announced earlier this week its intent to take legal action against several federal agencies for extending operations at the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine just outside Farmington. On Dec. 21, San Juan Citizen Alliance, among other regional and national conservation groups,...
  • Diner busboy finds $3,000, makes sure money is returned to owner

    12/23/2015 11:16:19 AM PST · by dware · 4 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 12.23.2015 | Crispin Havener
    The hustle and bustle of a local diner. As American as apple pie and a cheeseburger. And it's at Randy's Southside Diner in Orchard Mesa you find regulars like Darrell Cox, and hard working people like Johnny "Thumper" Duckworth making the experience pleasant and comfortable. But these two men now share a connection beyond the prototypical "have a nice day." Flashback to Tuesday, when Cox came in for breakfast and sat down at booth number 10. He paid and left, not realizing he forgot something very important behind. Around this time Johnny was talking to his boss, owner Randy Emmons....
  • Government's Gold King Whitewash

    12/23/2015 7:58:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    When a private citizen or company violates rules, misrepresents facts or pollutes a river, government penalties are swift and severe. It's different when the government screws up. Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell testified before Congress on a toxic spill that federal and state agencies unleashed into western state rivers last August. Supervised by officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS), an Environmental Restoration (ER) company crew excavated tons of rock and debris that had blocked the portal (entrance or adit) to the Gold King Mine above...
  • Colorado Weather Station Hits -51°F, Ties One Of Coldest Temperatures Ever Recorded (Dec. 17th)

    12/21/2015 3:46:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 12-21-15 | Chris Spears
    It’s one of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in Colorado, and a tie for the coldest temperature at this particular weather station! On the morning of December 17 the thermometer at Antero Reservoir dropped to an astounding -51°F. The last time that happened was on Feb. 8, 1989. The list of coldest temperatures on record at Antero include… -50 Feb. 7, 1989 -49 Dec. 8, 1978 -48 Jan. 13, 1963 -47 Jan. 6, 1971 -46 Feb. 13, 2004 The coldest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was -61°F in the small town of Maybell, located in Moffat County, on Feb. 1,...
  • Denver's 2015 post-marijuana legalization crime wave intensifies

    12/19/2015 7:08:57 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/19/2015 | Sierra Rayne
    As another month goes by in Colorado's marijuana legalization experiment, Denver's 2015 crime wave cranks up yet another notch. November's crime data is out for the city, and it doesn't tell a pretty story. There were another eight murders in Denver during November, bringing the year-to-date total to 50, which is more than 72 percent higher than last year's numbers. Across the board, other violent crime in Denver is also skyrocketing this year. The number of rapes has increased 16 percent, robberies are up 13 percent, and aggravated assaults are up 14 percent based on the UCR standards and up...
  • TRANSPARENCY TESTED: Jeffco Recall Effort Violated Campaign Finance Laws ( Colorado )

    12/18/2015 8:17:08 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 18, 2015
    The backers of the Jeffco recall effort (read: Teachers Union) campaigned on the lie that the Jeffco School Board was lacking in transparency. That is why yesterday's ruling that Jeffco United, the nonprofit engaged in the recall effort, violated campaign finance laws is so, so delicious. The organization made a $90,000 donation to the recall effort without disclosing its donors. According to an administrative law judge, that is verboten. Its punishment is not so simple. The organization must pay $1,000, register as a political committee, and (here is the delightful part) disclose its donors. While nonprofits are not typically required...
  • Judge Dismisses Denver D.A.'s Unconstitutional Jury Tampering Charges ( jury nullification )

    12/17/2015 9:06:06 AM PST · by george76 · 83 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Mitch Morrissey tried to imprison activists for passing out jury nullification pamphlets. Last August, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey charged two local activists, Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, with seven felonies each for passing out jury nullification pamphlets at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse. Morrissey continued to pursue those charges even after conceding that such activity is protected by the First Amendment. When I asked Lynn Kimbrough, Morrissey's public information officer, what Iannicelli and Brandt had done that crossed the line from constitutionally protected speech to felonious jury tampering, she refused to say. That's probably because Morrissey had no case, as confirmed...
  • Scott Tipton Not Running for Colorado Senate Seat

    12/16/2015 5:17:49 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | December 11, 2015 | Simone Pathé
    Colorado 3rd District Rep. Scott Tipton, who had long said he wasn’t “closing doors on anything,” told Roll Call Friday afternoon that he will be running for re-election to his House seat rather than running for the Senate. “You know, we’ve got a lot of issue we’re working on that are incredibly important for my part of the state and our state at large. And we’ve had some success, and that’s where we’re focused,” Tipton said. Asked to clarify if he was still leaving the door open, Tipton said, “No, I’m running for the Third District.” GOP consultant Michael Fortney,...
  • New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s donate $100K to fight climate change ( Colorado )

    12/16/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    BizWest ^ | December 15, 2015 | Dallas Heltzell
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • Actor James Woods survives multi-car wreck on icy Glenwood Canyon portion of I-70 in Colorado

    12/15/2015 8:24:48 PM PST · by beaversmom · 118 replies
    The Denver Channel 7 News ^ | December 15, 2015
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Actor James Woods says God and his Jeep saved him from a near-catastrophic pileup in Colorado. The 68-year-old actor and six other drivers wrecked in the Glenwood Canyon portion of I-70 on Monday. Woods recounted the crash, which nearly sent him over a cliff, in more than a dozen tweets. He wrote another man was driving 75 mph on icy roads and spun out. According to Woods, he hit a wall trying to avoid the other vehicle, and spun in the opposite direction going 60 mph. "Huge drop 100 feet into river below, but the guardrail...
  • A college banned a junior for 6 months over a Yik Yak post that said black women 'aren't hot'

    12/15/2015 7:44:05 PM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com/Business Insider ^ | December 14, 2015 | Abby Jackson
    Thaddeus Pryor, a junior at Colorado College, was barred from stepping foot on campus for six months for a social media post, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported. On the social media app Yik Yak, a post read "#blackwomenmatter." Pryor responded with, "They matter, they're just not hot." Pryor says he immediately regretted his remark. “I was ashamed, because some people were clearly upset,” Pryor told The College Fix. “So I deleted it.” But the damage had already been done. The next day the student center was filled with banners of many of the racial comments posted to Yik Yak —...
  • Shortage of air traffic controllers is growing

    12/15/2015 1:45:51 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    KDVR ^ | December 10, 2015
    Air traffic controllers are well paid, averaging $136,000 per year. However you have to be under 31-year-old to start, training takes years. ... A major part of the problem is the FAA changed the way it hires controllers about two years ago. They have recently been hiring more of them off the street, instead of candidates with military or college aviation training. Now many of them don't make it through training.
  • The Planned Parenthood shooting was directly related to the Christian pro-life movement

    12/14/2015 8:38:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/15 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    COLORADO SPRINGS, December 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Yes, you read that correctly: there was a strong Christian pro-life element to the tragic shooting at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. But it is not the motive or the person the media has been focused on. The person is Officer Garrett Swasey, and his motive was his Christian faith. I would like to see at least one news story cover the shooting at the Planned Parenthood from the perspective of Officer Swasey. I would like at least one reporter to ask: what was his motivation? I think Officer Swasey earned it, don't...
  • The Colorado Republican Party is on alert after threats of violence

    12/12/2015 12:27:05 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 11 Dec, 2015 | Jennifer Kovaleski
    DENVER - The Colorado GOP is on alert following two recent threats of violence against Republicans. "When you have two distinct statements in one week, both centered in Colorado -- I think you start to make that awareness," said Colorado Republican Party Chairman, Steve House.... Both threats happened on Thursday. Police arrested a Fountain woman for a call she made to a Denver Planned Parenthood. In the call she reportedly said, "It is tempting to walk into a Rrepublican party meeting with her dead husband's gun and just start shooting people."
  • Pro-life leaders slam Ben Carson’s charge that they engage in ‘hateful rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 4:56:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    Pro-life leaders are used to being accused of hate speech by Planned Parenthood, Hillary Clinton, and campus feminist activists. But they were surprised to hear Dr. Ben Carson seem to agree that they spewed "hateful" and "immature" rhetoric on Sunday. When CBS moderator John Dickerson asked Dr. Carson whether Planned Parenthood was right that pro-life rhetoric had led to Friday's shooting inside a Colorado Springs abortion facility, the doctor readily agreed. There is "no question the hateful rhetoric exacerbates the situation," Carson said on "Face the Nation." Pro-life advocates quickly rebuffed the notion that they had pushed 57-year-old Robert Lewis...
  • ACLU Board Member: Trump Supporters Should Be Shot!

    12/10/2015 7:57:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 262 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-10-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberals are taking their war on leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a new level-beyond calls to assassinate Trump-with a call to shoot his supporters before they can vote for him! "The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, "This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day." They're not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there's always force, as Laurie would say.' Loring Wirbel, a board member of the...
  • Police Won’t Investigate ACLU Board Member’s Call To ‘Shoot’ Trump Supporters

    12/11/2015 10:04:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-11-15 | Alex Pappas
    Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado have decided against investigating a board member of the state's American Civil Liberties Union after a post appeared on his Facebook page about shooting supporters of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "There is not an investigation underway as the contents of the threat do not address a specific individual who could be considered a victim," Lt. Mark Comte of the Colorado Springs Police Department said in an email to The Daily Caller. As The Daily Caller reported, the Facebook page of a man named Loring Wirbel, the co-chair of the ACLU's Colorado Springs chapter, recently included...
  • ACLU Board Member Resigns After Urging People To Kill Supporters Of Trump

    DENVER (CBS4) A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • ACLU board member resigns after Facebook post about shooting people who...

    12/11/2015 6:12:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 12/11/15 | Megan Schrader
    Loring Wirbel has resigned as co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado after facing mounting criticism for a Facebook post that said people voting for Donald Trump should be told "I will have to shoot you before election day."Wirbel told The Gazette Thursday night that the post wasn't meant to be taken seriously."It was intended totally as a joke," Wirbel said. "They are taking that stuff out of context. It's smear politics."However, Wirbel said he could see how the post was offensive.Daniel Cole, executive director of the El Paso County Republican Party, was...