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  • Columbine survivor calls for guns in schools (Some Common Sense for once!)

    02/23/2016 2:40:35 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    A Columbine survivor is pushing legislation that would allow guns in Colorado schools. Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville (R) says schools should fight gunfire with gunfire. He reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would allow teachers with concealed weapons permits to defend their students at gun point. “The only thing that is going to stop murderers intent on doing harm is to give good people the legal authority to carry a gun to protect themselves and our children,” Neville said in a statement. Neville, who graduated from Columbine High School, was in school on the day of the horrific shooting in 1999....
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Disrupt the Left's Academic monopoly (something good happening at CU Boulder)

    02/21/2018 9:34:16 AM PST · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 2.21.18 | Colorado Springs Gazette staff
    Headlines about liberal bias in higher education read like "The sun rises in the east." A weekend headline in the Boulder Daily Camera said "CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives." The story analyzed a Pew Research study that showed right-of-center support for higher education dropping 18 points in just the past two years, with 58 percent of Republicans saying education has a negative impact on the country. Only 19 percent of Democrats feel the same. "CU administration is well-aware of the study's findings and agrees the results are a troubling sign of the times that...
  • Colorado Considers Purple Card As Its Own Version Of The Green Card

    02/14/2018 11:08:47 AM PST · by rxsid · 23 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | 02.14/2018 | By Shaun Boyd
    Colorado Considers Purple Card As Its Own Version Of The Green Card February 13, 2018 at 11:59 pmColorado would have its own version of a green card under legislation at the state capitol. It would be called a purple card. Some state lawmakers say if Congress wont reform the immigration system, they will. Their bill would allow anyone who has paid state taxes for at least two years and hasnt had a felony in three years to be eligible for legal status....Omar Gomez is leading the purple card movement, which he says is good for everyone. It benefits the state...
  • Pearl Harbor survivor and American hero Jim Downing passes

    02/14/2018 8:03:25 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    KKTV Colorado Springs | Feb 13, 2018 | KKTV
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The second oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor and original member of The Navigators passed away on Tuesday. Lt. James Downing passed away at the age of 104. His heart function declined following surgery in recent weeks, and he was unable to rally. Lt. Downing was a gunner's mate 1st class and postmaster on the USS West Virginia. "December 7th, my job was to do what I could after the attack," Lt. Downing told Dianne Derby in a previous interview. "Monday I had a new job, so I concentrated on that." Downing spent 24 years serving...
  • Up in smoke (Corey Gardner R-CO blocks key Justice Dept. posts)

    02/13/2018 3:05:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 2/12/18 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here about the void in the Trump/Sessions, where four nominees for Assistant Attorney General positions are being held up due to Senate inaction. The four positions are crucial ones: Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division; Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division; Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; and Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division. Why cant these nominees get a vote? Apparently, its because of marijuana. Sen. Cory Gardner is vexed with Attorney General Sessions over enforcement of Federal marijuana laws in Colorado. Alfred Regnery, citing just one of the four major gaps at the Justice Department, points out the...
  • Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting

    02/13/2018 11:20:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Report recommends banning fax, email balloting to improve cybersecurityDENVER After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security. The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, Election Security in All 50 States, that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax. One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from...
  • Commission That Attacked Christian Baker Faces Defunding

    02/10/2018 11:18:58 AM PST · by Mafe · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 10, 2018 | Bob Unruh
    A state commission in Colorado that punished Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips for refusing to use his artistry to promote same-sex marriage could be eliminated. Future funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, where one member even likened Christians to Nazis, failed in a vote in the states Joint Budget Committee. State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, tweeted that the decision came down to a party-line vote that tabled plans to continue sending money to the commission. My argument against approving their funding today is we need to wait and see what the legislature does with the renewal of the law...
  • Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits....

    02/06/2018 9:02:42 AM PST · by caww · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), a political fundraising group, touts the AGs as the first line of defense against Trumps agenda. The sheer volume of Democratic lawsuits is staggering, said Scott Will, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association. Throughout 2017, Democratic attorneys generals filed 35 multi-state lawsuits against the Trump administration....By contrast, Republican attorneys general brought 46 multistate legal challenges during ALL of former President Barack Obamas two terms. Attorney general races are playing out in 32 states in 2018, with 14 seats held by Democrats and 18 by Republicans. Rankin said DAGA is focused chiefly on...
  • CU Boulder a member of new University Climate Change Coalition

    02/06/2018 5:34:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | February 6, 2018 | by Elizabeth Hernandez
    The University of Colorado is teaming up with 12 other North American research universities with a common goal: tackling climate change. The University Climate Change Coalition bands together 13 campuses and university systems from the United States, Canada and Mexico to work with their respective communities conquering climate-related challenges. The coalition plans to spearhead local and national action in areas such as climate modeling, regulation and policy solutions and more, CU said. In 2015, the U.S.-based universities of the coalition accounted for nearly a quarter of environmental research done by all U.S. institutions, according to data collected by the National...
  • Deputy dead, 3 other officers injured in shooting in east Colorado Springs

    02/05/2018 7:06:06 PM PST · by Linda Frances · 92 replies
    KDRO News Channel 13 ^ | 02/04/2018 | Andrew McMillan, Holly Morrison
    Deputy dead, 3 other officers injured in shooting in east Colorado Springs
  • Riot erupts following Charles Kirk lecture at Colorado State University

    02/04/2018 10:57:03 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/4/2018 | Rick Moran
    Neo-fascists, shouting what was described as a "Nazi slogan," attacked a group of Antifa protesters outside of a venue where conservative activist Charles Kirk had just concluded a lecture. The fascists, believed to be connected to the Traditionalist Worker Party, charged a group of anti-fascist protesters as they were dispersing. Police in riot gear moved in to restore order. Protesters were drawn to campus because of a speech by conservative activist Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, which says on its website is devoted to the promotion of the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.
  • Citing insufficient resources, Republican Tom Tancredo drops out of Colorado governors race

    01/30/2018 2:46:35 PM PST · by snarkpup · 91 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ernest Luning
    Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo is ending his bid for the Republican nomination for Colorado governor on Tuesday because he hasnt raised the money he believes would be necessary to win an expensive election against a wealthy Democrat willing to spend millions on his campaign, Colorado Politics has learned. I do not want to win a primary and lose a general, and I fear that was where we were going, he told Colorado Politics in an interview.
  • To Protect Illegals from Deportation, Denver Decriminalizes Pooping on the Pavement

    01/29/2018 4:49:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Decriminalizing public defecation is just one step forward in the global advancement of diversity. Speaking on behalf of the citys ruling, Mark Silverstein, Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, said that the decision to permit public pooping was made because Many times it becomes a deportable offense if youve been convicted of even a minor ordinance violation thats punishable by a year in jail. Whats confusing for those who regularly use restrooms is that a better life was supposed to be the excuse undocumented travelers gave for coming to America, to begin with. How does permitting people...
  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • Study Shows Value of Homes Near Marijuana Shops May Be Increasing

    01/19/2018 7:23:00 AM PST · by dware · 29 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 01.18.2018 | Katerina Chryssafis
    PALISADE, Colo. - A new study shows that if you have a marijuana shop down the street from your home, it may actually be boosting your houses resale value. When it comes to marijuana, many say it's a topic of discussion nationwide. However, it also hits close to home. The town of Palisade opened its first recreational marijuana shop back in September of 2017. Those in favor say having these shops in our area may have its perks.
  • GOP Senators Send Trump Amnesty-Or-Shutdown Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • The environmentalist's case against a free-wheeling immigration policy [October 2016]

    01/14/2018 1:14:15 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2016 | Richard Lamm
    I wasnt the only politician who understood mass immigrations effects on the environment when I left the Colorado governors house in 1987, but there was certainly a lot more when I started. Since the nineties onwards, the silence on the negative effects of runaway population growth in America has been deafening. This is why Ive joined a lawsuit filed this week challenging our immigration authorities on failing to calculate the costs of their population growth-inducing policies. Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), all federal agencies must take a hard look at every major federal action they commit to. While...
  • Professor defends laziness as a virtue that combats the neoliberal condition

    01/10/2018 6:24:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 9, 2018 | Greg Piper
    Youd expect the typical progressive to say that calling someone lazy is an ableist slur. If youre the department chair of higher education at the University of Denver, on the other hand, being called lazy is a badge of honor.