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  • Cover-up: Media hide key fact in school shooting (...sudden turn after gunman's politics revealed)

    12/17/2013 6:49:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    When Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, opening fire on schoolchildren and sending kindergartners scrambling into closets for protection, American news outlets immediately began asking the desperate question, “Why?” What made Lanza into a school shooter and mass murderer? Was it his family background, his reported autism, his political viewpoints, even his time spent in homeschooling? Thoroughly profiling the perpetrator has become the first response of the American media in every shocking crime from Sandy Hook to the Boston Marathon bombing and more. But almost one year to the date...
  • Hickenlooper: New Gun Laws Had No Impact on Arapahoe HS Shooting

    12/17/2013 6:50:58 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 17 dec 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    CENTENNIAL—Democrats have long insisted the state’s new gun laws were passed to help stop mass shootings, but Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday that the measures did nothing to prevent a teen gunman from storming Arapahoe High School. In an interview on CBS-TV’s “Face the Nation,” the Democratic governor was asked why the laws failed to avert Friday’s shooting at the suburban high school. “You actually passed some pretty tough gun laws out there in Colorado after those other incidents happened, and yet they continue to happen,” said moderator Bob Schieffer. Hickenlooper responded that Coloradans “care deeply” about two things: protecting...
  • Gun-Rights Backers Gag on Sandwich Analogy From Governor’s Media Adviser ( Colorado )

    12/17/2013 5:52:41 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | December 16, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Gun-rights advocates are having trouble digesting a social-media post from a senior advisor to Gov. John Hickenlooper that compares the right to bear arms with the right to bear a ham sandwich. “’Constitutional rights,’” yes. But #gunrights? Isn’t that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrights…wait,” says the message from Max Potter, the governor’s senior media adviser, on Twitter. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, who’s running for the Republican nomination for governor, said the tweet seems to claim that “there is no Second Amendment,” and called on the governor to explain the message. “The tweet implies that the governor looks...
  • Colorado revolt: 55 of 62 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws.

    12/16/2013 2:40:21 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Fully 55 of the 62 sheriffs that serve in Colorado have outright refused to enforce the state’s new gun laws — the requirement for universal background checks and the ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. They say the laws are unconstitutional and too vague. ... These are the same 55 sheriffs who, in May, tried to challenge the constitutionality of the state laws in a federal court. U.S. District Judge Marcia Kreiger told the sheriffs that they don’t have standing — or legal authority — to challenge the laws as a group. But the legal challenge...
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) lied about #obamacare: watch him get called on it here.

    12/16/2013 10:20:02 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 12/16/13 | Moe Lane
    Ladies and gentlemen, expect a war in the Colorado Senate race. Senator Udall, don’t you DARE tell more lies about this healthcare mess. YOU’RE the one who took away our doctors. YOU’RE the one who cancelled our plans. You looked us in the eye, Senator Udall, and you lied. That is coming out of IACE Action, which is connected to I Am Created Equal, which is a group that featured heavily in John Morse’s recent abrupt transition from Colorado state Senate President to private citizen. …And they ain’t shy, huh? Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Mark Udall really did lie about...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Latest Colorado School Shooting

    12/16/2013 8:35:09 AM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    AIM ^ | 12/16/2013 | Roger Aronoff
    Coming as it did on the weekend of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26, plus the killer, and wounded two more, it is not surprising that the media downplayed or ignored aspects of the Friday the 13th school shooting in Centennial, Colorado, just miles away from both Columbine and Aurora, the scenes of two other horrific mass shootings. But this latest incident offered a couple of narratives that the media preferred to ignore. The shooter was Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old, described as very bright, and an excellent debater, who had had run-ins with his...
  • Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

    12/16/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2013 | ERICA GOODE
    GREELEY, Colo. — When Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County explains in speeches why he is not enforcing the state’s new gun laws, he holds up two 30-round magazines. One, he says, he had before July 1, when the law banning the possession, sale or transfer of the large-capacity magazines went into effect. The other, he “maybe” obtained afterward. He shuffles the magazines, which look identical, and then challenges the audience to tell the difference. “How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?” he asks. Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass...
  • Newspaper Removes 'Socialist' Description of Accused Arapahoe High School Shooter

    12/16/2013 3:26:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/16/2013 | Joe Newby
    An article originally published at the Denver Post on Friday cited a classmate who described Karl Pierson, the alleged Arapahoe High School shooter, as a “very opinionated Socialist.” But the paper edited the article since it was first published, scrubbing the reference to socialism, Twitchy reported Saturday, citing a post at Bearing Arms. “Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist,” the Post originally said. But in a move reminiscent of George Orwell’s “1984,” the description was removed. The article now says: Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson,...
  • CO gunman liked debate, but acted "weird"

    12/15/2013 9:03:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KRDO ^ | 12/14/13 | Michael Martinez and Stan Wilson
    To many of his neighbors, Colorado school gunman Karl Pierson was the wholesome boy next door who liked achievement and ran on the cross country team. He even worked on an Eagle Scout project two years ago. -snip- "He was a weird kid," Davis said. "He's a self-proclaimed communist, just wears Soviet shirts all the time." Pierson became easily aggravated, "always liked to be right" and didn't like losing, Davis said.
  • Mother of girl in Colorado first-grade kissing suspension says boy's punishment was merited

    12/15/2013 9:21:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 14, 2013
    The mother of a girl involved in the case of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was suspended for giving a classmate unwanted kisses says the school did the right thing. [Snip] First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with a sexual harassment infraction on his discipline record. The boy's mother said the "sexual harassment" mark was too harsh.
  • Crude from Colorado rides train to new railport

    12/15/2013 7:23:50 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle via Fuel Fix ^ | December 15, 2013 | A Union Pacific train carrying 70 tanker cars of crude oil from Colorado rolled into the Port of Be
    A Union Pacific train carrying 70 tanker cars of crude oil from Colorado rolled into the Port of Beaumont’s Orange County Terminal last week — the first to arrive at a new facility built for such shipments. Called a unit train because it carried a single cargo to one destination, it brought 43,000 barrels of oil from the Niobrara Shale in Colorado to the Jefferson Transload Railport for use by an area refinery.
  • Girl, 17, fights for life after she was shot point blank in the head by school gunman...

    12/15/2013 7:16:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 14, 2013 | LYDIA WARREN, MEGHAN KENEALLY and ASHLEY COLLMAN
    The 17-year-old student shot in the head during the Colorado school shooting is still in critical condition. Claire Davis, a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, was shot at point blank range by fellow student Karl Pierson yesterday afternoon. Pierson had entered the school armed with a shotgun and petrol bombs, seemingly intent on killing his debate team coach Tracy Murphy. Claire's father said earlier today that his daughter was 'not doing very well' after having surgery. The popular teenager would have had no time to get out of the way as Pierson entered the school and started shooting...
  • Bangert: Shooting at childhood school creates conflicted feelings about guns

    12/15/2013 4:48:49 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 33 replies
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 15 Dec 13 | Randy Bangert
    Bangert: Shooting at childhood school creates conflicted feelings about guns So I’m intently watching the TV in our newsroom about the Friday afternoon shooting at my high school, Arapahoe, where I graduated in 1972. I watch the view from a TV helicopter as students are lined up in rows around the school, to go through police checks. Although I haven’t been back in the school since my sisters’ graduations, memories quickly come to the surface of classes, friends, teachers, athletics and the school newspaper. I watch as students and families are told to go to the nearby Shepherd of the...
  • Arapahoe High Gunman: Republicans Are the Party of 'Let 'em Die'

    12/15/2013 2:39:52 AM PST · by Wanderer99 · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/14/13 | John Nolte
    Early news reports have identified the Arapahoe High School gunman as Karl Halverson Pierson, an 18-year-old student. Pierson is believed to be responsible for wounding one other student before shooting and killing himself with a shotgun. The Denver Post reports that Pierson had "very strong political beliefs" and that one Facebook post he authored tore into Republicans as the political party that wanted to let people die: "[Y]ou republicans are so cute" his post reads, with an image that says: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em Die, Gun Violence: Let 'em Die, Women's Rights:...
  • Sheriff: Colorado gunman wanted to hurt many more

    12/14/2013 5:26:15 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 14 DECEMBER 2013 | AP
    By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A teenager who wounded a fellow student before killing himself at a suburban Denver high school entered the building with a shotgun, a machete, three Molotov cocktails and ammunition strapped to his body, likely intending to track down a librarian who had disciplined him, authorities said Saturday. After firing a round down a hallway, Karl Pierson, 18, shot a fellow student who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as he headed toward the library. Claire Davis, 17, was shot in the head at point-blank...
  • A Moral Revolution at Warp Speed—Now, It’s Wedding Cakes

    12/14/2013 3:00:57 PM PST · by rhema · 45 replies ^ | 12/11/13 | Albert Mohler, Jr.
    Six months. That’s how long it took to get from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act to the decision of a Colorado judge ordering a Christian baker to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony. Just six months. Back in June, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Windsor case, ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act, passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, was unconstitutional. Six months later, judge Robert N. Spencer, an administrative law judge in Colorado, ruled that Jack...
  • Obama marks Newtown school shooting anniversary with call for gun control

    12/14/2013 10:25:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 14, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental healthcare, and by lighting 26 candles to commemorate the victims. "We haven't yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer," the president said in his weekly address. "We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds." Obama did not mention the shooting at a Colorado high school on Friday where a student armed with a shotgun wounded...
  • Hunted teacher tried to lure shooter away from school (Hero or Coward?)

    12/14/2013 10:08:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/13 | Jeane MacIntosh and Bob Fredericks
    A Colorado teen hell-bent on confronting his former debate team coach stormed his high school and shot and wounded a female student before killing himself — just eight miles from Columbine and on the eve of the Newtown massacre’s first anniversary. Alleged Arapahoe High School shooter Karl Pierson. The shotgun-toting teen stalked into Arapahoe HS in Centennial at around 12:30 p.m. local time — hunting for the coach, whom he angrily called out by name, said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. “The [staffer] exited the school immediately. It was a very good tactical decision to try to take the student...
  • Student On Arapahoe School Shooter: "Very Proud Of Being A Socialist" (video)

    12/14/2013 1:19:40 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Dec 14, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    The gunman responsible for Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is being described as a "socialist" by his fellow students. "He was friendly enough. Very proud of being a socialist. He was very outspoken on his political views," student Angie Mock said. "To him, it just meant economic -- more economic equality."
  • Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out of Description of Arapahoe School Shooter

    12/14/2013 12:53:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2013 | Jim Hoft
    More media tricks… After thinking things over, the Denver Post decided to delete the fact that Arapahoe School shooter Kark Pierson was a committed socialist from their news report. This is from the original article: The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist. “He was exuberant I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.” And, here is the updated article, sans “socialist.” Pierson’s...
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Karl Pierson – dead 18 year old Arapahoe High School shooter (hated Republicans)

    12/13/2013 9:01:58 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 90 replies
    In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith who through his invisible hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as "Keynesian." "...I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn't the market correcting itself?" he wrote. "If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn't it be able to overpower regulations?" Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing "you republicans are so cute" and posting an image that reads: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em...
  • Gunman kills self at Colorado high school; two other students shot

    12/13/2013 2:20:12 PM PST · by mykroar · 46 replies
    U.S. News on NBC News ^ | 12/13/2013 | M. Alex Johnson
    A gunman opened fire at a high school in Colorado on Friday, wounding two fellow students before killing himself, authorities said. One of the students who was wounded confronted the gunman at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, who shot the youth, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. That student was in surgery in serious condition, he said. The student was reported in good condition with a minor gunshot wound. The shooter, a male student, said he was looking for a specific teacher by name when the incident began about 12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ET), Robinson said. "The teacher exited the...
  • Radio Reports Another Shooting at Littleton, CO HS (Site of Columbine Shooting, Year After Newton)

    12/13/2013 12:21:17 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 97 replies
    WSB Radio, Atlanta
    Radio report says sheriff reports two shot, no more details. Wait for ABCNNBCBS to make even more publicity about this considering their reaction to Newton's anniversary tomorrow.
  • Possible shooting at Littleton CO. high school [Update: 2 shot, shooter dead]

    12/13/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 150 replies
    fox carolina ^ | 12-13-13 | RNN Staff
    <p>LITTLETON, CO (RNN) - There is a possible active shooter situation at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, CO. All schools in the area are on lockdown.</p>
  • CU Employee On Leave For Phone Sex Business, Soft Core Videos (Cultural diversity coordinator)

    12/13/2013 9:20:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KCNC-TV ^ | December 12, 2013 | Brian Maass
    A veteran University of Colorado Denver administrator is under investigation and has been placed on paid administrative leave for apparently operating a phone sex business at the same time she has been getting paid by the university. “The University of Colorado Denver takes this allegation very seriously,” said CU Denver Vice Chancellor of Communications Leanna Clark after learning about the phone sex business from CBS4. She said the University “has initiated a thorough internal investigation.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The university began its probe this week after learning a CBS4 investigation would air into the moonlighting activities of Resa Cooper-Morning, the cultural diversity coordinator...
  • CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colorado

    12/12/2013 11:15:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2013
    Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on a joint investigation with state health officials launched after Colorado hospitals started seeing an increase in emergency room visits by people who had used synthetic pot in late August.
  • Bang! Payday for man suing cops over guns

    12/12/2013 4:02:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 11 December , 2013 | Joe Kovacs
    A man who sued police in Colorado Springs, Colo., for violating his Second Amendment rights has reportedly won more than $23,000 from the city, as local officers apparently did not know it was legal to “open carry” firearms at public parks. The saga of James Sorensen began in July 2012 at a homosexual-pride festival, just one day after the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 70 others injured. He was openly sporting a handgun on his hip, which prompted police to take him into custody. Sorensen’s arrest was caught on camera by...
  • Baker says he’d rather go to jail after judge orders him to bake cakes for gay ‘weddings’

    12/11/2013 3:10:11 PM PST · by NYer · 149 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 11, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    DENVER, December 11, 2013 ( – A Denver cake baker who was ordered by a judge last week to service same-sex “weddings” or face punishing fines has told Fox News that he would rather shut down his business and serve jail time than violate his beliefs and play a role in facilitating gay nuptials. In an interview with Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, cake maker Jack Phillips said, “You know, [I’ll serve jail time if] that’s what it takes.  It’s not like I have chosen this team or that team. This is who I am, it’s what I believe.” “Does becoming a...
  • Colorado school district flooded with calls after 6-year-old suspended over kiss

    12/11/2013 12:37:42 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2013
    <p>The Colorado school district where a 6-year-old was suspended Monday for planting a kiss on a classmate's cheek has been inundated with phone calls demanding the district expunge the allegation of sexual harassment from the boy's record.</p> <p>A woman who answered the phone at the Cannon City School District said the office is "very busy," dealing with some callers who are being hateful. The woman did not provide her name.</p>
  • Dems Keep Hudak Issue Alive with Zenzinger Pick ( Colorado Gun Grabber recalls )

    12/11/2013 7:24:23 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | December 11, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—If Democrats were trying to put the calamitous Evie Hudak era behind them on Tuesday night, they didn’t quite succeed. A Democratic Party vacancy committee selected Arvada city councilwoman and Hudak associate Rachel Zenzinger to fill the vacancy left by Hudak’s eleventh-hour resignation last month in the face of a recall threat. Zenzinger’s position on hot-button issues like gun control remains to be seen, but in the short run she’s not going to make anyone forget about Hudak. Zenzinger served as Hudak’s campaign manager in the 2012 election and was reportedly Hudak’s choice for the vacancy. While ProgressNow Colorado praised...
  • Colorado boy, 6, suspended, accused of sexual harassment for kissing girl on cheek

    12/11/2013 4:47:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Published December 10, 2013/
    <p>A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek.</p> <p>School officials in Canon City are accusing Hunter Yelton of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.</p> <p>The boy's mother tells KRDO-TV her son was suspended once before for kissing the girl and had disciplinary problems, but the girl did not object to being kissed. She told the station that the two children like each other.</p>
  • Colorado 6-year-old suspended for kissing a girl

    12/10/2013 7:43:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Brietbart/AP ^ | December 10, 2013
    A 6-year-old boy has been suspended from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek. School officials in Canon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record.
  • Poll: Obama Hurting Sen. Udall in Colorado

    12/09/2013 11:01:33 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 12/6/13 | Cathy Burke
    President Barack Obama's sinking approval numbers are hurting the re-election chances of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, where a new poll shows him in an ever-tougher fight in the swing state, The Hill reported Friday. Citing results from a Democratic survey firm Public Policy Polling, Udall leads former GOP Senate nominee and tea party Republican Ken Buck by 46 percent to 42 percent, a closer result than in earlier polls of the race, The Hill reported. Udall’s approval rating is in negative territory as well, with 41 percent disapproving and 40 percent approving, the poll showed. Obama's approval rating...
  • Judge Orders Colorado Bakery to Cater for Same-Sex Weddings

    12/08/2013 5:59:59 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 174 replies
    GMA ^ | 7 DEC 2013 | LIZ FIELDS
    A Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple has been given an ultimatum by a judge; serve gay weddings or face fines. Administrative law judge Robert N. Spence found Friday that Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, Colo. violated the law when he turned away David Mullins, 29, and Charlie Craig, 33, from his shop last year. In his written decision, Spence ordered that Phillips "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples, or face financial penalties, and cited Colorado state law that prohibits businesses from refusing service based on race, sex, marital status...
  • $22.33 PER VOTE: Amendment 66 Backers Break the Bank ( Colorado Unions, Bloomberg & )

    12/06/2013 6:51:47 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | December 6, 2013
    The final numbers are in for the 2013 ballot initiatives and, surprise!, the pro-Amendment 66 campaign spent a ridiculous amount of money. But, they raised less than what they hoped as some cited $12 million as a target. They raised (and presumably spent nearly all) $11,079,408 to garner only 496,151 votes or 35% of the votes. That’s $22.33 per vote, which is more than either of the presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Not shocking, but the largest contributors to the effort were the Colorado Education Association and the National Education Association (aka the teachers unions). Each contributed two million...
  • CO:Well-armed young women help spike growing gun-ownership numbers

    12/05/2013 4:37:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 30 November, 2013 | Kendall Brunette
    The Well Armed Woman -- their slogan is "Where the Feminine and Firearm Meet" -- advertises stylish purses designed for concealed carry. Another online retailer, Pistols & Pumps -- "Concealed and High Heeled" -- offers pink camouflage hats and bra-mounted holsters. -- the name, apparently, is sufficient -- sells a variety of "gun bling," including leopard-print handgun grips and zebra-print ear protection. Such items may seem odd to some, but these retailers understand their customer base -- a group of young, strong, determined and armed women. And just because their bullets may be fired from pistols with rhinestone-studded grips...
  • Colorado Seen Trending Republican After Democratic Resignation

    12/04/2013 1:24:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/4/13 | John Gizzi
    Colorado has been rocked by the surprise resignation of Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak, and Republicans from Denver to Washington have begun to seriously discuss whether this is the latest sign that the Centennial State is again trending Republican. Hudak's Nov. 27 resignation — which puts Republicans in a stronger position to win control of the state Senate next year — occurred as the latest polls show Colorado's two top Democrats — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall — highly vulnerable to Republican challengers in 2014. "Overreach" is a term Republicans in Colorado often use to characterize the major...
  • Is Gun Control the New Third Rail in Politics?

    12/02/2013 5:56:35 PM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 12/2/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    For the longest time, social security has been considered the untouchable third rail of politics. But if 2013 has demonstrated anything it seems to be that the new third rail in American politics is gun control. Democrat lawmakers in Colorado passed draconian gun control in March, and by mid-September two of the lawmakers--senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo)--had been recalled. Moreover, earlier this week a third Colorado state senator who supported gun control--Evie Hudak (D-Westminster)--capitulated under recall pressure and plans to relinquish her office.
  • Boondoggle: Students forced to pay $40,000 for solar umbrellas

    12/02/2013 4:08:26 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/2/2013 | Robby Soave
    A student group at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has approved spending student money on fancy solar umbrellas that will have an unknown impact on the campus’s energy output and cost $10,000 a piece.The approval came after a student proposed purchasing the umbrellas. The Student Government Association has allocated funds to purchase four of the contraptions — all on students’ dime.Matthew Driftmier, who is both a senator for the Student Government Association (SGA) and a member of the Green Action Fund (GAF), submitted the proposal. GAF’s budget comes from a mandatory $5 fee that all UCCS students pay...
  • Colorado Democrat Resigns to Avoid Recall Fight

    11/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Remember that third recall effort out in Colorado, targeting two-term Democrat Evie Hudak? It is now moot. State Sen. Evie Hudak has decided to resign rather than risk facing a recall election that, should she lose, would flip control of the senate to Republicans, FOX31 Denver was first to report Wednesday. Later Wednesday morning, Hudak made her resignation letter public. “In the interest of preserving the progress made over the last year, I am resigning as State Senator for District 19, effective immediately,” Hudak wrote. By resigning before the signatures are turned in, she assures that a Democratic vacancy committee...
  • Judge: Sheriffs Can’t Sue Colorado Over Gun Laws

    11/28/2013 8:37:40 AM PST · by cutty · 19 replies
    ap ^ | November 27, 2013
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs who are suing do have standing. The court will still consider whether universal background checks and a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds are constitutional, the judge said.

    11/28/2013 3:58:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 28 nov 2013 | Ross Kaminsky
    Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak (D-Moron), who should never have been elected in the first place (more on that in a moment), this morning announced her resignation. Hudak was facing a recall election due to her deplorable behavior during the Democratic rampage against Coloradoans' Second Amendment rights, not least her lying about gun statistics to a rape victim who was pleading with the senate not to disarm her. Even the liberal Denver Post excoriated Hudak for her callous misrepresentations.
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 |
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • Jessica Ridgeway's killer in video confession: I lied to her

    11/27/2013 5:14:02 PM PST · by Borges · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/27/2013 | Lateef Mungin
    In a soft voice, teenager Austin Sigg confessed in gruesome detail how he snatched a 10-year-old girl from his Colorado neighborhood and dismembered her. But what Sigg could not explain to police detectives is why. "It was a random place, a random time. Random everything," Sigg told officers in interrogation video released this week. "I was just driving and just kind of looking. And I saw her ... found the place to park. And I parked, and I waited. And she walked by, and I grabbed her."
  • Colorado Dem Senator resigns to avoid recall

    11/27/2013 3:53:52 PM PST · by SpeakerToAnimals · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 27 2013 | Mandy Nagy
    It looks like the dems want the Hickenlooper to appoint a dem so We the People don't elect a Republican.
  • Avoiding Recall: Colorado's "You Don't Need a Gun to Prevent Rape" Evie Hudak Resigns

    11/27/2013 11:29:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    After seeing two of her Colorado colleagues recalled over anti-gun votes, Democratic State Senator Evie Hudak, will submit her resignation. Hudak will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at the Arvada Library. "By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the good of Colorado and ensuring that we can continue looking forward," Hudak wrote in her resignation letter in regard to her gun votes, which led to the recall effort. Proponents of the recall have until early next week to submit about 18,900 valid signatures to the secretary of state's office. If enough signatures are valid, Hudak would...
  • BREAKING: CO State Senator Evie Hudak Resigns

    11/27/2013 8:44:38 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 103 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Dan Zimmerman
    The writing was on the wall. As the deadline approached, there seemed little doubt that the latest recall effort would gather the needed signatures to qualify for a vote. That left Centennial State Dems with two options: 1) let the vote happen and risk a third defeat along with the loss of control of the state senate or, 2) kick the social media maven to the curb, allowing Governor Hickenlooper to appoint another Democrat to the seat. Now, according to, they’ve chosen door number two . . . “By resigning I am protecting these important new laws for the...
  • Secession Movement Sweeping Maryland & Colorado

    11/27/2013 4:34:48 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 40 replies ^ | 23 Nov 13 | Ben Walters
    Could we soon have 52 states? The succession movements in Colorado and Maryland are at full speed. Citizens in Alleghany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties don’t feel that their interests are being represented in Annapolis any longer. Now they are looking to split off from the rest of the state to form Western Maryland. This effort is being called: A New State initiative. Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the Western Maryland initiative puts it bluntly, “people are fed up with the liberal majority and want an “amicable divorce.” The five counties make up about 11% of the entire state and...
  • Colorado underperforming on even their worst-case ObamaCare enrollment projections

    11/26/2013 2:34:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    For lack of better federal-exchange related news, ObamaCare fans have lately turned to touting some of the enrollment numbers picking up speed in a handful of the fourteen states that independently constructed their own ObamaCare exchanges as proof of the new system’s overarching merits that will eventually shine through everywhere — but not all of the updates coming in from those states are all that rosy. Over in gung-ho Oregon, their exchange is still a stalled-out, fritzy mess, with nary a single customer having managed to enroll through it: Oregon once led the country in implementing Obamacare. Now it’s just...