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  • Caught out there: ‘Republican’ Obama supporter is actually a registered Democrat

    08/25/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    As many as 70 percent of President Obama’s Twitter followers are reportedly fake. But that’s not all Team Obama and the liar in chief are faking these days. BuzzFeed reports that one of the women featured in the campaign’s “Republican Women for Obama” ad is … wait for it … a Democrat. Odds on whether lying liar Stephanie Cutter thought this was a good idea?
  • "Separate but Equal" Housing for University of Colorado Gun Owners?

    08/25/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 8/24/12
    The University of Colorado may want to check with its law professors on this one. The university system is releasing new Plessy v. Ferguson-like rules that would segregate its gun-owning students from the rest of their peers. The university system is apparently planning to house students who have Right-to-Carry permits in separate dormitories on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Guns would be prohibited in other dormitories, as well as at football games, concerts, and other ticketed events. The university's action is akin to the response of the District of Columbia Council to the Supreme Court's ruling in District of...
  • Man shoots at intruder(CO)

    08/24/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Katie Ryan
    A burglary didn't go as planned for one intruder Thursday morning. Around 3:00 a.m., KJCT News 8 received reports that a man in the 13 hundred block of 24th Street woke up to a man he didn't know standing at his door. The resident says he told the intruder to leave, and when the intruder didn't, the resident shot at him. Law enforcement was told by the resident that the intruder left out the back door. Police say there was no blood trail or description of the intruder.
  • University of Colorado Official Teacher/CCW Policy

    08/24/2012 5:29:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Rober Farago
    In light of the kerfuffle surrounding concealed carry, the University of Colorado has posted a page on their website: 14 Basic Questions on concealed carry at CU-Boulder. Most of it is, indeed, basic. Have a permit, don’t brandish, return your tray tables to their original upright and locked position, that sort of thing. And then there’s the bit where CU addresses the question from the perspective of an employee, one of whom (Professor Jerry Peterson) said he’d turf any student who dared carry in his class. “Can a student who legally possesses a concealed handgun be excluded from the classroom...
  • State Hires Workers Who Fail Background Checks (CO)

    08/23/2012 1:07:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2012
    Here is an amusing story from Colorado; state officials are working hard to help relocate longtime employees who didn’t pass background checks but got hired anyways, evidently by public agencies with low standards. The state agencies that originally hired them recently folded and the Department of Public Safety was set to absorb them. Evidently, that agency is pickier and requires employees to have clean backgrounds and pass a polygraph test, which as the Denver newspaper reporting the story says, wasn’t the threshold at the other state agencies where the workers were first hired. So far, Colorado officials are “scrambling” to...
  • Academic model: Romney will take 52.9% of the vote, 320 electoral votes

    08/22/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | 08/22/2012 | Allahpundit
    Three reasons why: Economy, economy, economy. Supposedly, the model’s been accurate to within 20 or so electoral votes in every election since 1980. Dude? Using a state-by-state analysis of unemployment and per-capita income, academics Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry of the University of Colorado project that Romney will win 52.9% of the popular vote and 320 electoral votes. The political scientists discuss their findings here. Their forecast suggests that President Obama will lose in almost all of the swing states, including North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida… Bickers said much of the polling thus...
  • University of Colorado model predicts Romney win in November

    08/22/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — A University of Colorado economic model that has correctly predicted the last eight presidential elections shows Mitt Romney emerging as the victor in 2012. Ken Bickers, professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Michael Berry, political science professor at the University of Colorado Denver, announced Wednesday that their state-by-state analysis shows the Republican capturing a majority of electoral votes. "Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble," said Mr. Bickers, who also serves as director of the CU in DC Internship Program. The results show President Obama...
  • CU-Boulder faculty chairman says he'll cancel his classes if students carry guns

    08/21/2012 4:15:45 PM PDT · by real saxophonist · 74 replies
    Boulder Camera ^ | 21 Aug 2012 | Brittany Anas
    The state Supreme Court has made it clear that the University of Colorado can't stop students with concealed-carry permits from bringing their guns to campus. But the chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly says if he ever discovers that any of his students are armed, class is over. CU physics professor Jerry Peterson -- speaking for himself Monday, not the faculty group he leads -- said he wants his students to feel safe to engage in classroom discussions that could be controversial.
  • Police: Man Unleashes Pit Bull Mix On Bride At Reception

    08/17/2012 9:38:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 17, 2012 | Alan Gathright,
    Denver police are searching for a man accused of unleashing a pit bull mix on a bride at her wedding reception and then beating her with brass knuckles. "The whole time he just stood there and laughed," the 22-year-old bride, Brittany Cortez, said of her alleged attacker, Joel Nevarez, a troubled childhood friend who has been in and out of mental hospitals. "He let that dog drag me around the street like a rag doll," the bride said. "He punched me in the face and the back of the head with brass knuckles." ... Nevarez may have fled to Mexico,...
  • (Separate But Equal) Colorado U to Segregate Dorms for Students with Concealed-Carry Gun Permits

    08/17/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, August 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    University of Colorado to segregate dorms for students with concealed-carry gun permits Two University of Colorado campuses will soon feature dorms that allow students over 21 with gun permits to live. Currently, firearms are banned in all on-campus housing facilities. The University of Colorado said it is going to begin segregating students with valid gun permits when assigning on-campus housing. Two CU campuses - the main campus in Boulder and another in Colorado Springs - will establish a designated residential area for students over the age of 21 with gun permits, school officials told the Denver Post. In any other...
  • University Of Colorado Bans Guns In Dorms(Off campus must be locked up)

    08/16/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | Kim Nguyen
    BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado is barring students with concealed carry permits from bringing guns into dorms on its Boulder campus. The policy announced Thursday is in response to a March 5 Colorado Supreme Court ruling that said CU can't ban permit holders from bringing guns to campus. The university also said graduate students who live in university housing off the main campus will be able to have guns in their apartments if they're kept in a safe.
  • Caught on tape: Colorado gay man wrongfully arrested on guns charge

    08/16/2012 9:02:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Justin Joseph and Will C. Holden
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Last month, a Colorado Springs man leaving a gay pride parade calmly explained to police officers who were threatening to beat him that the his Second Amendment rights to carry a firearm were being violated. Three weeks later, the Colorado Springs Police Department has publicly agreed with J.R. Sorensen. “He was right and we were in the wrong, definitely,” police spokeswoman Barbara Miller told the Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado Springs Police did not return calls from FOX31 seeking comment. All police had to do to review the incident was watch a publicly-posted video of the incident...
  • Poll: Colorado Pot Amendment Could Pass -- And Hurt Obama

    08/15/2012 10:49:36 PM PDT · by South40 · 85 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 8/14/2012 | Tom Kludt
    Support is growing for a proposed Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana, a new poll released Wednesday shows, and the referendum could upend the former member of the Choom Gang who currently occupies the White House. The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that 47 percent of likely Colorado voters support Amendment 64, which will appear on the state ballot in November. That's a small uptick since PPP's June survey, which showed 46 percent support, but opposition to the measure is dropping. Only 38 percent of voters oppose Amendment 64 in Wednesday's poll, down from 42 percent in...
  • Ryan to Colorado supporters: I drive a truck. I used to work at McDonald’s. I like to camp. I’m you.

    08/14/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 14, 2012 | Chris Moody
    LAKEWOOD, Colo--Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took the stage before 2,600 supporters at Lakewood High School Tuesday to promote Mitt Romney's energy proposals, but he had another agenda. Interlaced throughout his speech were subtle, but clear, references to Ryan's common-man appeal. Over the course of his nearly 20-minute address, Ryan discussed working at McDonald's, shelling out more than $100 at the pump to fill up his gas tank, camping and fishing with his family, climbing the Colorado "14'ers"--a reference to the state's mountain peaks above 14,000 feet--and that he recently taught his boys "how to cook a meal on...
  • If a Government Can't Tax, Is It Really a Government?

    08/14/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08 August 2012 | Garret Epps
    A ground-breaking Colorado case tests a constitutional guarantee. ___ Could Congress invalidate your state's constitution and demand it be rewritten? The answer -- disconcertingly enough for those who regard the states as "sovereign," as against the federal government -- is almost certainly yes. It won't happen, of course. But last month, a related question emerged that may have more practical importance: Could a federal court do the same thing? The clause that raises this question is called the Guaranty, or "Republican Form of Government," Clause of Article IV, § 4. It provides that "[t]he United States shall guarantee to every...
  • Energy Resources Too Important To Waste

    08/13/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    As state and federal lawmakers debate the country’s energy policies and Colorado’s role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let’s hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health. They would also be wise to listen to voter dissatisfaction regarding overly-burdensome regulations. Every time Washington regulators pass down another heavy-handed rule or levy another hefty fine, Colorado loses potential jobs, revenue, and economic security. Our state has the resources to play a major role in the nation’s drive for cheap domestic energy, and it’s a shame when lawmakers get in the way. The Centennial...
  • Man wrongly cited for openly carrying gun at Pride Fest (CO)

    08/12/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 12 August, 2012 | MARIA ST.LOUIS-SANCHEZ
    Colorado Springs police say an outdated “cheat sheet” for police officers on city laws may have led to the mistaken arrest of a 24-year-old man for openly carrying a 40-caliber gun at Pride Fest on July 21. According to city and state law for almost a decade, people are allowed to openly carry guns in city parks. “He was right and we were in the wrong, definitely,” said Barbara Miller, police spokeswoman. That admission doesn’t mean much to James Sorensen, who says he’s looking for a lawyer after he was detained by police for more than an hour that day...
  • Judge Sides With Colorado Company That Opposes Contraception

    A judge has sided with a Colorado company whose owners oppose contraception and blocked a federal mandate that the company’s health insurance for employees include birth control coverage. The mandate stems from President Obama’s controversial Affordable Care Act. Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane issued an order Friday that bars the government from enforcing the requirement against Hercules Industries, Inc., a Denver heating and air conditioning company. The judge, in an 18-page decision, cited the owners’ religious rights as the basis for his temporary injunction. The owners are Roman Catholics whose religious beliefs are consistent with the church’s teaching against...
  • Illegal alien charged with sexual assault on 4-year-old girl in Colorado

    08/11/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies ^ | August. 11, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Eagle County sheriff's deputies arrested Ismael Lopez-Alvarez, 24, after he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl after. He reportedly gained access to the victim after being invited to dinner at the home of her parents. The victim's parents quickly reported the assault, according to Public Information Officer for the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Jessie Mosher.
  • Turned away at the door of Obama's speech

    08/10/2012 10:22:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    KJCT ^ | August 9, 2012
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Eight year old Alana Wenger's dreams were crushed when she was not let in to see President Obama speak at Grand Junction High School. "When they said that no one could go in I was so frustrated," she said. Alana has aspergers, and she does not do well in the heat. So, her dad waited until 4:00 p.m. to show up to the event, because his tickets said the president would speak at 5:30p.m. "I thought what a great historic event to take my daughter to and she'll remember it her whole life," Shannon Wenger said....