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  • Urgent - CO Dist 2 voters! Support Kevin Lundberg v Jared Polis! (Midnight tonight deadline!)

    01/08/2012 7:35:19 PM PST · by NoPrisoners · 19 replies
    Kevin Lundberg for Congress ^ | unknown | Kevin Lundberg Congressional Exploratory Committee
    In a recent Time Magazine article Jared Polis listed Pat Schroeder as his political hero/inspiration. For anyone familiar with the Colorado political scene over the past few decades, that says much about my potential opponent. As for me, I pick Ronald Reagan as a contemporary hero, and George Washington as a historical inspiration. lists 92 votes that Rep. Polis cast on the House Floor in 2011. 80% of the votes were either no, or did not vote. Among his no votes for 2011, which I would have supported are: H.R. 2 - Repealing the Federal Health Care bill H.R....
  • Lafayette police: Bomb left in paper bag with victims' names on it ( Colorado : Animal Rights ? )

    01/08/2012 9:26:12 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Camera ^ | 01/08/2012
    The device that exploded inside a car in Lafayette on Saturday afternoon, sending a husband and wife to the hospital with serious burns, was inside a paper bag with the victims' names written... Lafayette police this morning issued a news release with fresh details of the crime, which remains under investigation. As of 8 a.m. today, no arrests had been made, although ... investigators were looking at a possible suspect. Allyson Stone, 44, and her husband, Christopher Stone, 59, walked out of their home at 337 Lodgewood Point just before 12:56 p.m. Saturday when they saw a package "described as...
  • 4 People Shot In Aurora Business; 1 Dead (1 more bad guy down)

    01/05/2012 11:37:45 PM PST · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | December 30, 2011 | Wayne Harrison
    AURORA, Colo. -- One person was killed and three wounded in a gunfight at a check-cashing-tobacco store in Aurora on Friday afternoon. The gunfire erupted during an apparent robbery of the store, according to police. "Two suspected robbers were shot as well as two employees in the store," said Aurora police spokeswoman Cassidy Carlson. She said two armed men entered the business with the intention of robbery and were spotted by two employees, but it is too early to determine who fired first. A witness told 7NEWS reporter Marc Stewart that a wounded gunman fell to ground near a trash...
  • Teen's Senior Pix Banned From Yearbook

    01/05/2012 10:55:35 PM PST · by beaversmom · 102 replies
    7 News: The Denver Channel ^ | January 5, 2012 | Deb Stanley
    DURANGO, Colo. -- A teenager said Durango High School is refusing to publish one of her senior photos in the yearbook. Sydney Spies, 18, told the Durango Herald that administrators told her the senior portrait she submitted would not be printed in the yearbook because her attire in the photo violated dress code. The newspaper said the high school requires that tops "fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student." The photo Spies submitted shows her wearing a yellow skirt with a black shawl that exposes her shoulders and midsection. "We'll get the ACLU involved if they...
  • Colorado woman accused of damaging $30 million painting

    01/05/2012 2:31:34 AM PST · by DemforBush · 39 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 1/4/12 | keith coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - A 36-year-old woman was accused of causing $10,000 worth of damage to a painting by the late abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, a work valued at more than $30 million, authorities said on Wednesday...
  • Boulder to close parks overnight over protests

    01/04/2012 10:51:23 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 7 replies
    Colorado News Outlets | 1/4/12
    Several Denver News Channels and the Boulder Daily Camera are reporting that city parks in Boulder will be closed overnight due to the Occupy protestors.Apparently, even uber-Liberal Boulderstan has had enough of the unwashed using the parks as toilet facilities, and the protesters were very savvy in having lookouts so they couldn't be caught in the act...
  • CO Driver Killed By Branch Steered Car To Safety

    01/01/2012 6:04:21 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jan 2012 | AP
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who was killed when a 3-foot tree branch flew through his windshield and impaled him in the chest was able to steer the car to safety before losing consciousness. The wife of 61-year-old James Baker-Jarvis told the Daily Camera ( ) that her husband was able to pull the Subaru Outback over to the roadside, saving her from any injury. Baker-Jarvis died later at a hospital.
  • Public employee union defends Denver cop who was fired for driving drunk at 143 mph

    12/30/2011 7:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    hot air ^ | December 29, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    Denver police officer Derrick Curtis Saunders was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence. Before he was pulled over, he was driving at 143 mph in a 55-mph zone. That’s 88 miles an hour more than the speed limit. His blood-alcohol level was 0.089 percent, slightly higher than the 0.08 legal limit. Appropriately, the Denver Police Department dismissed him. (A judge also sentenced him to five days in jail, fined him $300 and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.) Now, Saunders would like his job back — and the Denver Police Protection Association stands ready to...
  • Planned Parenthood Texts Sex Information to Teenage Kids

    12/29/2011 5:30:01 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies ^ | 12/28/11 | Rita Diller |
    Parents, do you know who is texting your kids? Anyone who has seen Planned Parenthood’s disgusting websites for teens and its sex education programs will be devastated to learn that a one-on-one chat between a child and a Planned Parenthood operative is now only a text message away. The perverse, sex-belching abortion giant announced recently its “In Case You’re Curious” texting program specifically targeting Denver area youth. Adding fuel to the fire of the “sexting” craze, Planned Parenthood stands to do more one-on-one damage to adolescents through its sex message texting service than through any form of communication it has...
  • Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people

    12/27/2011 6:15:06 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 21 replies
    Planned Parenthood texting sex info to young people Parents, do you know who is texting your kids? Anyone who has seen Planned Parenthood’s disgusting websites for teens and its sex education programs will be devastated to learn that a one-on-one chat between a child and a Planned Parenthood operative is now only a text message away. The perverse, sex-belching abortion giant announced recently its “In Case You’re Curious” texting program specifically targeting Denver area youth. Adding fuel to the fire of the “sexting” craze, Planned Parenthood stands to do more one-on-one damage to adolescents through its sex message texting service...
  • Three Ugly Truths Exposed by the Tebow Assault

    12/27/2011 5:21:08 AM PST · by rhema · 111 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2011 | Timothy Gordon
    The ongoing imbroglio with Denver Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow has made plain three really unflattering facts about the secular-progressive ("sec-prog") movement in this country. Tebow's straightforward and unapologetic Christianity has been received by NFL mensae magnae (contradiction in terms?) as a type of threat. These folks have responded by building upon the previously gathered strength of the anti-Christian movement in this nation. Such a movement, by the way, is far more prevalent than it formerly appeared. First truth: the sec-progs have meatier game in sight than we used to think. That is, when sec-progs start out declaring that they aim...
  • Tim Tebow, role model

    12/25/2011 9:07:32 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/23/11 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley may have said it best: "I am not a role model." Anyone who looks to famous athletes for moral or ethical guidance is almost certain to end up lost and disappointed. There are, over the years, some notable exceptions - athletes whose success in sports was matched in their personal and professional lives with integrity and decency. Among the most recent, NBA star David Robinson comes to mind. But behind every amazing dunk, every game-winning touchdown, every incredible tee shot and every spectacular home run is a fallible human being, just like the rest...
  • 3-Year-Old Shoots 5-Year-Old, Kansas Man Arrested

    12/24/2011 4:43:12 PM PST · by eccentric · 30 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Friday, December 23, 2011 | KAKE News
    A Wichita man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old child. Police say the boy was shot and killed in Lakewood, Colorado by a 3-year-old. Lakewood police say officers were called to an apartment complex Friday morning to investigate a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the 5-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police say a 3-year-old friend whose family was visiting from Kansas accidentally shot the 5-year-old. The circumstances of the shooting have not been released. Officials...
  • Three Denver Muslims lead cheers for Tebow

    12/23/2011 10:36:31 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 23 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — This is the story of three sports-loving Muslim brothers and how they boosted the career of the NFL’s most famous Christian. The Suleimans - Tariq, Ali and Mohammad - are responsible for “the Sign,” the towering electronic billboard that captured national attention when it began running messages in September urging the Denver Broncos to start Tim Tebow as quarterback. It worked. “It just goes to show you,” said Mohammad, “when Muslims and Christians get together, miracles can happen.” Now the talk of professional football and a pop-culture phenomenon for his unorthodox style, onfield heroics and highly visible Christian...
  • Girl Scouts troops disband after chapter says it will allow transgendered 7-year-old

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2011 | Rheana Murray
    Leaders of three troops of Girl Scouts quit their posts and disbanded the troops after the organization’s Colorado chapter said it would allow a transgendered 7-year-old to join. The troop leaders, all affiliated with a Christian school in Louisiana, resigned in protest of the Colorado chapter’s decision to allow participation from any child who identifies as a girl, The Christian Post reported. Controversy erupted when Felisha Archuleta tried to enroll her son, Bobby Montoya, who identifies as a girl, in a Girl Scouts troop in Denver. When a local troop leader refused, saying Bobby wasn’t allowed to join because he...
  • Blame Florida for the GOP's holiday craziness

    12/23/2011 3:37:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Byron York Chief Political Correspondent
    ....The move has had the most effect in Iowa. For example, it's normal to have the last debate a few days before the caucuses. When Iowa was planning to hold the caucuses on Feb.6, a Monday, a debate was planned for the Thursday before, on Feb.2. Now, with the caucuses on Jan. 3, it's just not possible to hold a debate a few days beforehand, unless Republicans wanted to do it on NewYear'sEve. So the last debate of a debate-packed season was Dec.15 -- nearly three weeks before the caucuses. Because of Florida's move, Iowa voters won't get a last...
  • Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs ( teachers unions )

    12/19/2011 2:32:19 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | December 19,2011
    Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions ... Some districts pay all or part of the salaries of full-time union leaders, salaries of teachers on leave to attend union-sponsored training and meetings and hiring substitutes for teachers who were attending union events. Critics of the practice say taxpayer money is being used to benefit unions, not children.
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Is Tim Tebow more clutch than Tom Brady?

    12/17/2011 7:05:50 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 75 replies
    ESPN Sportsnation ^ | December 17, 2011 | ESPN Sportsnation
    "Tebow has six comebacks in the fourth quarter and OT this season, I think he's got a good idea how the whole 'elevate my level of play in the final five minutes' thing works." SN
  • Newt Strikes Iowa Gold

    12/17/2011 11:26:45 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 92 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Now comes citizen Newt, clear of voice, deepened in his determination to tackle an issue that is basically his alone to tout; because unlike his leading rival Romney who can not get his arms around something that he can’t take two different positions on; Newt is the real solid constitutional deal. Iowa is not the only state where this should be stirring some turbulent political waters. Conservatives in states like South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan, as well as other GOP political king making states, should be taking careful notes. Core values issues like preserving life, a...