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  • Remembering Colorado High School athlete Reid Gates (dies from carbon monoxide exposure)

    09/13/2013 3:19:57 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    nbc11news.com ^ | 9/12/13 | Krystle Sonmore
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Three Cedaredge High School athletes were sickened by carbon monoxide exposure on Sunday. Senior Reid Gates passed away Monday while his friends Aaron Henrie and Tyler Cooper remained hospitalized. On Wednesday their teammates and coaches spoke out about the tragedy. For the Bruins football team, their home opener is Friday, and they're trying their hardest to work through all the emotions and find a way to move forward without one of their star players. "This has affected so many people that it's just a very difficult time," said head football coach Brandon Milholland. As a four-year...
  • Colorado’s Gun-Control Meltdown: Democratic legislators made their contempt for the people clear.

    09/13/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com/node/358428/print ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs — Quick, call the CDC. We’ve got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore-Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can’t help but double down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal, and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question “What happened?” Pueblo state senator Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to “voter suppression.” Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • Germany's Aleo Solar is closing its Denver office

    09/13/2013 8:13:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | L. Wayne Hicks
    Aleo Solar AG, a German solar-module manufacturer that has its U.S. headquarters in Denver, said it will withdraw from the United States immediately. ... the US operation had failed to meet recent sales targets and was not operating profitably
  • Citizens Boot Radical Democrats in Colorado Over Gun Control

    09/13/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 5 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,09,13 | USBC News Wire
    On Tuesday, everyday American citizens recalled two Democrat State Senators, over their extreme gun control views. The two senators, Senate President John Morse, and Senator Angela Giron, had pushed through highly controversial gun control measures against the will of the citizens they represented, including intensified background checks on private sales, banning magazines larger than 15 rounds...
  • The Epic Meltdown of the Gun-Grabbers

    09/13/2013 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Quick, call the CDC. We've got a Rocky Mountain outbreak of Acute Sore Loser Fever. After failing to stave off two historic recall bids on Tuesday, two delusional state legislators and their national party bosses just can't help but double-down and trash voters as dumb, sick, criminal and profligate. The ululations of gun-grabbing Democrats here in my adopted home state are reverberating far and wide. Appearing on cable TV Thursday to answer the question "What happened?" Pueblo State Sen. Angela Giron sputtered that she lost her seat due to "voter suppression." Giron whined to CNN anchor Brooke...
  • Visibly frustrated Angela Giron blames her recall on voter suppression [video]

    09/13/2013 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Appearing on CNN, Angela Giron, a Colorado Democrat state Senator who was one of two state pols recalled for supporting gun-grabbing anti-Second Amendment legislation, joined Debbie Wasserman Schultz in blaming her recall on voter suppression.
  • The Democratic Delusion: ‘Voter Suppression’ Resulted in Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicians

    09/11/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 11, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday night, voters in two Colorado districts ousted two prominent state senators due to their support for strict state-level gun control measures. Colorado, which has been trending Democratic over the past four election cycles, has been uniquely resistant to the Republican message. For a moment, that trend in the Centennial State was halted as voters ejected state Sen. Angela Giron and state Senate President John Morse from elected office. Pundits and political scientists often warn observers that special or recall elections are not indicative of any political trend. They are not predictive of the results of a general election...
  • Boulder Colorado to Pass “Nature Rights Law” Giving Flowers a “Right to Life”

    09/12/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 94 replies
    Life News ^ | September 12, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    Anti-human radical environmentalism continues to advance with no push back in sight.Boulder, Colorado appears on the verge of passing a “nature rights” law, which give the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees a putative right to life equal to our own. From the Denver Westword News story: Natural wonder: Boulder County has a reputation for leading the state in matters of open space, animal rights, environmental protections and all-around tree-hugging. But next week may present the acid test for local officials’ greeniness.On Wednesday, September 18, the county planning commission will listen to a presentation from staff and...
  • PPP admits hiding Colorado recall poll

    09/12/2013 1:25:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    A spokesman for Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday to withholding a poll showing Colorado voters were going to recall State Sen. Angela Giron by a 12-point margin. The reason, according to PPP pollster Tom Jensen, was that “in a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points, I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll.” When the votes were counted in race, the poll turned out to be on target, as Giron lost by 12 points. “We should have had more faith in our numbers,” Jensen said....
  • Rescuers can't reach people stranded by Colorado flooding

    09/12/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/13 | Michael Pearson and Ana Cabrera,
    An entire community cut off, firefighters huddled on the side of a mountain after water swept their truck away, and -- with rescue helicopters grounded -- no way to reach them. This is the scene facing authorities Thursday in Boulder County, Colorado, in the wake of what Sheriff Joe Pelle called a "devastating storm" that dumped more than half a foot of rain on the region during a 19-hour period. The widespread flash flooding washed out roads, pushed dams to their limits and beyond and killed at least three people along Colorado's Rocky Mountain range, from Boulder south to Colorado...
  • Hickenlooper nervously defends gun control laws after Colorado recalls

    09/12/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's worth saying Colorado has maintained people's right to own a gun --- we've maintained the full respect for the Second Amendment," he insisted during a press conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper repeatedly cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Colorado voters support universal background checks, calling the law "sound and sensible." He admitted, however, that he was never as "fired up" about limits on ammunition magazines. "That was a tough one," he said.
  • Historic Colorado recalls engineered by political newcomers

    09/12/2013 8:05:46 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    kdvr ^ | September 11, 2013 | by Eli Stokols
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, three El Paso County Republicans stood in the dark outside the county GOP headquarters just off Sinton Road reveling in what was the biggest election victories Colorado Republicans have had in a decade. “This isn’t the best night we’ve had in a decade,” said Jeff Crank. “It’s the only good election night we’ve had in a decade.” Tuesday’s recall victories, ousting two Democratic state lawmakers over their support of tougher gun laws, emboldened the National Rifle Association and gun rights advocates from coast to coast. “For the first time in a...
  • Waking a Sleeping Giant in Colorado

    09/12/2013 7:28:01 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 12 sept 2013 | John Lott
    Two weeks ago, the Washington Post declared the recall elections of two powerful state senators in Colorado a national “referendum on guns.” Indeed, the defeat of state-senate president John Morse and fellow state senator Angela Giron will cause some Democrats to rethink their push on gun control. But of course, many Democrats have reacted by shrugging off the results. Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has dismissed the losses as the result of “voter suppression, pure and simple” (orchestrated by the National Rifle Association and the Koch brothers, of course). Mark Glaze, executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against...
  • Round II on Common Core for State Board ( Colorado )

    09/12/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 11th, 2013 | Todd Engdahl
    The State Board of Education last month got an earful from grassroots Common Core Standards critics (see story), but on Wednesday it heard from the other side. ... Mike Stapleton, who said he’s with a group named Pueblo Freedom and Rights, took care to mention that he was involved in the successful recall campaign against Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo. He said that “as elected representatives you’re accountable to the citizens of Colorado” and that earlier State Board adoption of the Common Core was “a blatant injustice, and it’s not being accountable to the citizens, students and teachers of the state...
  • Colorado Commits keeping campaign plans under wraps

    09/12/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Ed News Colorado ^ | Sep 10th, 2013. | Todd Engdahl
    Leaders of the campaign to pass a $950 million education tax increase are laying plans for their campaign, but they’re being close-mouthed about what those strategies are. With just 35 days until county clerks can start mailing ballots for the Nov. 5 election, Colorado Commits to Kids has yet to stage any public meetings or air any advertising. On Tuesday, Colorado Commits convened representatives of groups supporting Amendment 66 for a meeting on the Auraria campus. The emailed invitation said, “We plan to update you on our success thus far, and explain our road to success in the coming months.”...
  • Colorado Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations, Kills 1

    09/12/2013 3:25:37 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Days of heavy rains caused flash flooding in Colorado's Boulder County early Thursday that has closed streets, prompted evacuations, and left one person dead.
  • Colorado Did It! [Recalls 2 Anti-Gun Dems]

    09/12/2013 3:21:53 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 September 2013 | Gun Owners
    “We may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks....” -- President George Washington, October 3, 1789What a startling upset. The voters of Colorado have done it!Yesterday, Colorado booted two unprincipled, back-stabbing, arrogant legislators from office.This was truly a historic effort and the first time in Colorado history that there has ever been a recall election -- let alone a successful one.Democrat Senators John Morse and Angela Giron lost their bid to hold onto their seats in districts that heavily favored Democrats. (In fact, Giron represented a district where only 23 percent of registered voters are...
  • Poll: Obama Collapses to 38% Approval with 'All Adults'

    09/11/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2013 | John Nolte
    The conventional wisdom is that when you poll "all adults" as opposed to a tighter screening for "registered voters," Democrats generally do better. If that is the case, the latest poll from The Economist/YouGov is the worse news yet for a president obviously in over his head with the Russians and Syria. Obama currently sits at 38% approve/56% disapprove with all adults.
  • Colorado Voters Blow Whistle On Anti-Gun Pols

    09/11/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: Colorado voters on Tuesday ousted two leading supporters of stricter gun control laws, saying "ready, aim, fired" to those who would deny movie patrons and college women the right to armed self-defense. One would think that Colorado, the site of the tragedies at Columbine and the Aurora movie theater, the purple state where President Obama accepted his first nomination amidst faux Greek columns, would be the least receptive of states for the arguments of Second Amendment defenders. Colorado state Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron found out differently on Tuesday as they were ousted by gun rights...
  • op Dem: Colorado losses due to 'voter suppression, pure and simple'

    09/11/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/13 09:04 AM ET | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing...
  • PPP admits hiding Colorado recall poll

    09/11/2013 11:33:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    A spokesman for Public Policy Polling admitted Wednesday to withholding a poll showing Colorado voters were going to recall State Sen. Angela Giron by a 12-point margin.The reason, according to PPP pollster Tom Jensen, was that “in a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points, I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll.”When the votes were counted in race, the poll turned out to be on target, as Giron lost by 12 points. “We should have had more faith in our numbers,” Jensen said.Interestingly, the poll...
  • Colorado recall shows power of grassroots in gun debate

    09/11/2013 8:44:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 September, 2013 | David Codrea
    The recall effort against two Democrat lawmakers who championed tougher gun laws in Colorado succeeded, the Associated Press reported early this morning. Senate President John Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron were turned out by voters angered over their support for citizen disarmament measures so extreme that manufacturers are leaving the state and a “sporting sequester” boycott has been proposed.While Morse has dismissed the recall as “purely symbolic,” those who ousted him would argue otherwise. He occupies of the most powerful offices in the state, and his defeat not only showed the power of grassroots gun rights activists when...
  • It Was A Terrible Night For Michael Bloomberg

    09/11/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11 September 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    In two high-profile elections on opposite sides of the country on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a big loser. The first came in his backyard of New York, where Democratic voters are on the verge of making Bill de Blasio their nominee for mayor. ... But perhaps the bigger loss for Bloomberg came in Colorado, where two Democratic state lawmakers were recalled after backing stricter gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. The NRA headlined its press release celebrating the recall elections, "Michael Bloomberg Suffers Resounding Defeat."...
  • Recall Vote Throws Wrench in Colorado’s Liberal Shift

    09/11/2013 7:37:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 9/11/13 | David Von Drehle
    Any wind still left in the sails of gun control advocates likely died—at least for now—when Colorado voters successfully recalled two state senators on Sept. 10. This stern punishment came after lawmakers in the Mile High state toughened regulations on background checks and limited the size of ammo magazines. It was a rout. Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg led a team of deep-pocketed out-of-towners in trying to rescue state senate president John Morse and his colleague Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats. But the grassroots rebellion, fanned and funded by the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups, was...
  • Total recall: Gun-control advocates get booted from Colorado office

    09/11/2013 7:38:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.</p>
  • Top Dem: Colorado losses due to ´voter suppression, pure and simple´

    09/11/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
  • The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.

    09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about...
  • A Famous Victory in Colorado

    09/11/2013 5:13:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Colorado Springs — Despite the media’s insistence that the Colorado recalls were the first skirmish in a new proxy war between the National Rifle Association and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the simple truth is that Tuesday’s stunning elections were prompted and won by forces on the ground. At the Stargazers Theatre last night, I sat with those forces as a famous victory unfolded. Speaking after Senator Morse conceded, the recall’s founder, Tim Knight, told the crowd that “you must own your freedom in order to protect and pass it on to your children.” He has spent the last few...
  • "BIG GULP!", SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERG

    09/11/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | 9/11/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Last night, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was heard to issue a big gulp. The stridently anti-gun Mayor, who wishes to impose his hoplophobic vision on the rest of the country, was defeated soundly, and twice, as two of his Colorado-based cronies were both defeated in the first recall votes in Colorado State Legislature history.Both Senator John Morse -- himself the Senate Majority Leader -- and Senator Angela Giron voted for onerous and far-reaching gun control measures in Colorado in March of 2013, including a ban on the purchase of normal-capacity magazines (HB1224).The reaction by gun-owners in the firearms-friendly...
  • Wasserman Schultz on Colo. recall results: ‘This was voter suppression, pure and simple.’

    09/11/2013 4:55:44 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/11/13 | Twitchy staff
    As Twitchy reported yesterday, Democrats were pushing the bogus “voter suppression” meme even before the polls closed in Colorado’s recall elections. According to Politico reporter Byron Tau, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, is the latest Democrat to parrot the absurd talking point. Will other high-profile Democrats follow suit?
  • FLASHBACK- Biden warns of ‘political price’ for lawmakers who oppose gun control (myth=Busted)

    09/11/2013 4:45:54 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2013 | By Philip Rucker and David Nakamura7
    Declaring that “we have not given up,” Vice President Biden warned Tuesday that lawmakers who opposed the Obama administration’s proposals to stem gun violence “will pay a political price.” Biden appeared in a White House auditorium to announce that the administration has completed or made significant progress on nearly two dozen smaller-scale executive actions aimed at strengthening existing background checks, improving record-keeping, and providing schools and communities with emergency management plans.
  • (Colorado State Senators) Morse and Giron recalled over support of gun laws

    09/10/2013 10:30:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2013
    State Senate President John Morse became the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled by his constituents in the state’s 137-year history around 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Less than an hour later, Sen. Angela Giron, also facing a recall due to her support of gun control legislation this year, became the second. [Snip] Morse conceded just after 9 p.m. “It has been an honor to represent the eleventh senate district and to serve as the Colorado state [senate] president,” he told more than 150 supporters at the Wyndham Garden Hotel downtown. “Robert F. Kennedy once said, ‘it is the essence of...
  • Recall Election Prompts Charges Of Voter Fraud, Suppression(dems are crying)

    09/10/2013 10:02:45 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The Colorado observer ^ | 9/11/13 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Democrats don’t often complain about voter fraud, but the prospect of outside voters taking advantage of an apparent loophole in Colorado’s new election law to participate in the legislative recalls has the bill’s sponsor crying foul. State Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver), who sponsored the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, said Wednesday that those who say the law allows so-called “gypsy voters” are essentially advocating election fraud. “I think what they’re doing is advertising wholesale voter fraud and asking folks to basically break the law,” Pabon told the Colorado Observer.
  • SHOT ACROSS THE BOW: Second Amendment Wins: CO Senate Majority Leader RECALLED *UPDATED

    09/10/2013 8:59:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 162 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Colorado Democrat Senate Majority Leader John Morse concedes. Colorado Democrats need a new senate leader. History was made tonight in Colorado as Democrat Senate Majority Leader John Morse was recalled for abridging Coloradans’s Second Amendment civil liberties. The tally is currently 52%-48%. According to Kelly Maher of Revealing Politics, Morse supporters need to “beat us two to one in remaining ballots.” Impossible. It’s the first wave of legislative battles planned by citizens angry at state lawmakers who denied them a vote on their Second Amendment rights. As it stands now State Senator Angela Giron is narrowly ahead of her...
  • WE WON!!! MORSE CONCEDES Colorado recall

    09/10/2013 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Colorado Doug · 148 replies
    Several | 09-09-2013 | Self
    FLASH: Sen. John Morse of Colorado Springs concedes, falls in historic recall vote dpo.st/1dZjpJS #COrecall http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=202731&ThemeId=9264# I will add more links as we go.
  • Recall: Republicans hold edge in early voting

    09/10/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Gazette ^ | 9/10/13 | Megan Schrader
    With only a few hours remaining before polls close on the recall elections, 15,285 voters have cast their ballots in the Senate District 11 recall election. Turnout picked up through the lunch hour this afternoon after a slow morning, but Ryan Parsell, spokesman for the county's Clerk and Recorder's Office, said there were no lines at any of the voting centers. Polls close at 7 p.m. Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, is facing a recall election for his support of gun legislation during the 2013 legislative session. If he is ousted from office, Republican candidate Bernie Herpin will replace him...
  • Colorado recall elections today...[Live Thread]

    09/10/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT · by mtrott · 317 replies
    Please discuss the Colorado recall election results here. I searched FR and did not find a thread. I have also searched the internet and the CO Secretary of State web site, and have been unable to find any results page for these elections. So, if anybody can find any info, please post here.
  • Colorado recall 5 PM Update !!!

    09/10/2013 5:20:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    The Denver Post | 09/10/2013 (5 pm Update) | By Lynn Bartels, Joey Bunch and Kurtis Lee
    go to link: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24061438/colorado-recall-elections-underway-morse-giron
  • Gov. Hickenlooper says gun recall vote protest illegal

    DENVER (AP) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning against any attempts to disrupt Colorado's first legislative recall election. In a statement Monday, Hickenlooper said that there have been disturbing reports of people going to the polls not to vote but to "disrupt the process."
  • Our View: Did Bloomberg Buy the Recalls?

    09/10/2013 12:36:54 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 19 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 10 sept 2013
    The outcome of today’s historic recall elections are about more than the jobs of embattled Democratic state Senators John Morse and Angela Giron. They will also speak volumes about the influence of unlimited amounts of special interest money on Colorado’s elections. Will those special interests succeed? Or will voters see the left wing smear machine for what it is – crass, dishonest, willing to say anything to preserve their power. Recall opponents, floating on oceans of money funneled into the recall contests by billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, outspent recall backers by a whopping 7 to 1 margin. The...
  • Colorado Recall Turns Violent: Citizen Journos Attacked

    09/10/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 9, 2013 | Dana Loesch
    Citizen journalists and activists with Revealing Politics were attacked as they filmed outside of polling places ahead of Colorado’s contentious recall. The journos can be seen on tape quietly going about their work when one videographer is repeatedly physically attacked by a man. ... The Colorado recall election of Senate President John Morse is one of the most nationally watched political events in the country. With the passage of a poorly-written and difficult to understand bill that now allows for same-day voter registration in effect for the recall elections, it became clear to Revealing Politics that we need to shine...
  • Republicans outperforming in Colorado recalls

    09/09/2013 1:41:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9 at 2:31 pm | By Reid Wilson
    <p>When the polls open in two Colorado state Senate districts tomorrow, one Democratic incumbent who hopes to keep his job will start at a distinct disadvantage. That’s because Republicans are turning out to vote at a much higher rate than Democrats, according to early vote tallies.</p>
  • CO Dem: Gun Control Doomed if Recall Succeeds

    09/09/2013 10:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Heading into the September 10th recall elections of Colorado state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), it is important for voters to remember Giron's admission that if either she or Morse falls it will be detrimental to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control dreams. Giron's said: "For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that." ... a vote against Giron is a vote to stop Bloomberg's runaway gun control agenda.
  • USA Today gets it wrong (again)

    09/09/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 3 replies
    USA Today | 9/9/13 | USA Today (not attributed)
    Note mentions an AK47 as an "assault rifle" when it was really a plain civilian semi-automatic rifle. Also refers to "high capacity clips" when what was really involved was standard capacity magazines.
  • Possible Voter Fraud Crops Up in Colorado Recall Election

    09/09/2013 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Poll workers in Colorado have been seeing what they call "fishy" behavior from college students dropping off backpacks full of ballots ahead of Tuesday's recall election. Revealing Politics has the video: Recall Transparency Project - Turning in tens of ballots at a time Meanwhile, liberals in the state and against the recall, are acting as respectfully as you might expect. More from Kelly Maher: The morning of the first day of recall voting in the John Morse recall election in Colorado Springs, CO one of our livestream cameras got video of two guys taking pro-recall yard signs. It’s important to...
  • Students, faculty to protest Bush award in Denver

    09/09/2013 9:23:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 9:05 AM EDT
    Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university’s international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush. … The Josef Korbel School’s decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners. …
  • Left Cries Fraud After Caldara Casts Gypsy Vote in Recall Election

    09/09/2013 6:21:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 9 sept 2013
    COLO. SPRINGS—At least one gypsy voter cast a ballot Saturday in the recall election of Senate President John Morse. Longtime Boulder resident Jon Caldara declared it was his intention to live in District 11 in Colorado Springs, provided an address, signed an affidavit—and then received a ballot. For the record, he didn’t mark it. “I went in there and voted a blank ballot to make sure there was no distraction from the point of this, which is how easy it is to move around voters to different districts where they’re needed,” said Caldara, president of the Independence Institute. “The big...
  • Early turnout strong in Colorado recall effort on gun-control legislation

    09/08/2013 2:01:55 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 8, 2013 | FoxNews
    <p>Colorado residents go to the polls Tuesday to vote on whether to recall two state senators who supported stricter gun laws in the aftermath of two 2012 mass shootings.</p> <p>The recall vote effort appears to be the strongest backlash to such state votes -- considering Democratic-leaning Connecticut, Maryland and New York passed similar legislation without resulting in a recall effort getting on a ballot.</p>
  • Rape Victim Rebukes 2 Anti-Gun Senators in CO Facing Recall Elections in Radio Ad

    09/07/2013 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 9/7/13 | Jonathan S.
    The recall elections in Colorado are heating up as the Colorado Woman’s Alliance released a radio ad in which a rape victim excoriates the 2 anti-gun senators for voting in gun control. In the ad Kimberly Weeks condemns Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo and Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs for stripping women of their rights to defend themselves, accusing Giron of being “arrogant”. “We have a right to choose how we protect ourselves and our families — but Senators Morse and Giron didn’t think twice about taking that right away,” Weeks says.
  • Saudi prisoner moved to federal prison in Colo. ( Homaidan al-Turki )

    09/07/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2013 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    Homaidan al-Turki had been held at the Limon Correctional Facility and was moved to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a minimum security prison. ... Al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia was denied in March by then prisons' chief Tom Clements. Clements was shot and killed the following week when he answered his front door.