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  • Federal judge says no constitutional right to secret ballot in Boulder case

    09/22/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11:29:23 PM, Sep 21, 2012 | Tim Hoover
    Saying there is no fundamental right to a secret ballot, a federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by elections integrity activists that challenged whether counties can print ballots with identifying numbers that critics say can be traced back to individual voters easily. ... [Judge] Arguello said activists had not shown the plaintiffs had suffered or would suffer any specific injury that could be remedied by a federal court. She said that even if a ballot could be traced back to a specific voter, it doesn't show that a person's voting rights were violated, saying there was no "fundamental right"...
  • College administrators keep signs that falsely claim concealed firearms are illegal on campus

    09/20/2012 2:43:11 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 6 replies
    Administrators at a college in Colorado say they will not take down misleading signs that falsely claim carrying concealed firearms is illegal. The signs directly contradict a recent state Supreme Court decision granting students the right to carry concealed weapons on all of Colorado’s public campuses. The “possession of firearms is prohibited on the Red Rocks Community College campus except for peace officers or those who have permission from the RRCC Chief of Police,” say the signs.
  • Republicans move campaign staff out of New Mexico

    09/20/2012 1:18:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/20/2012
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans are moving three staffers out of Democratic-leaning New Mexico and shifting them to Colorado and Nevada, two states where the presidential race is more competitive. The Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's campaign will continue to maintain staff and victory offices in New Mexico, a spokesman for the RNC said.
  • In a Tight Race, Obama Draws on the Levers of His Power

    09/20/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Baker and Eric Lipton
    For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing. That’s when President Obama’s political team took over, providing a textbook example of how an incumbent can harness the power of the office to bolster the case for re-election. Rather than leave it to the trade office to announce the...
  • Rasmussen: Romney edges Obama in swing-state Colorado

    09/18/2012 3:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has a slight advantage over President Obama in the critical battleground state of Colorado, according to a survey released Tuesday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Romney leads with 47 percent support over Obama at 45 percent, according to the survey of 500 likely voters. That's within the poll’s 4.5 percent margin of error. Colorado is a true toss-up, with Obama holding a 1.7 percent lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. Obama won the state easily over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, 54 to 45 percent. It was only the second time since 1968 Colorado...
  • ARG CO POLL: O: 49, R: 47

    09/15/2012 12:21:42 PM PDT · by lowteksh · 20 replies
    ARG ^ | 9-13 | ARG
    Another new poll from ARG, this time in Colorado, shows Obama with slim lead despite +2 Dem weighting. Will post re-weighted averages after the break...
  • BIPARTISAN BS? “Republican” Stars Of Perlmutter’s New Ad Only Donate To Democrats

    09/11/2012 6:27:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 11, 2012
    Ed Perlmutter released his first campaign ad yesterday, using two “Republicans” — Chad and Deanne Stodden — who support him because he did his job as a Congressman, helping line up a passport for a military wife. The problem is a review of these “Republicans” donation records reveal them to be anything but. According to the Secretary of State’s website, Deanne Stodden has made three donations to Colorado candidates — all Democrats. She donated $500 to Bill Ritter in 2009 and a total of $1500 to Tom Mowles in two donations in 2010, who was a Democrat public trustee candidate...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • FBI Probes "Killing Spree" Facebook Threat (Colorado. Columbine imitator?)

    09/07/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies ^ | 9-7-12 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 7--Alarmed by Facebook posts promoting a “Killing Spree” this month in Littleton, Colorado--home to Columbine High School--FBI agents last week raided a residence allegedly connected to the online threats and seized several guns and “eight books and notebook involving killing,” court records show. Law enforcement officials learned of the Facebook posts after a tipster contacted police in Littleton to report a variety of disturbing images and messages on a Facebook page in the name “Eric Rebdomine.” One of the Columbine killers, Eric Harris, used the online alias “Rebdomine.” Investigators discovered that the “Rebdomine” account had created a Facebook “event”...
  • 7-year-old girl contracts bubonic plague, has seizure and 107-degree fever, but survives

    09/07/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/05/2012 03:56:26 PM PDT | Catherine Tsai,
    DENVER -- The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn't until she had a seizure that her father knew something was seriously wrong and rushed her to a hospital in their town of Pagosa Springs. "I didn't know what was going on. I just reacted," Sean Downing said. "I thought she died." An emergency room doctor who saw Sierra Jane for the seizure and a 107-degree fever late Aug. 24 wasn't sure what the cause was either and called other hospitals before the girl...
  • Obama Zeroes In On Colleges In Swing States

    09/02/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WIBW-TV / CBS News ^ | September 2, 2012 | Chelsey Moran
    BOULDER, Colo. - If there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states just look at the president's agenda. Sunday was the eighth time President Obama has been to Colorado just this year. He is campaigning there in advance of the Democratic National Convention, starting Tuesday. In Boulder, the president argued that Governor Romney failed to explain where he would take the country when he had the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention. President Obama told the crowd his convention speech will look forward. Republicans say that's only because he's trying to avoid talking about his past four...
  • Catholic business owners who beat back ObamaCare denied award from Denver

    08/27/2012 4:50:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/27/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    The Catholic owners of a Colorado-based business won an injunction recently against implementing an ObamaCare mandate -- only to be denied a proclamation now from the Denver City Council. Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning manufacturer which employs 300 workers and has been in business in the Mile-High City for 50 years, was to be honored with a “Good Citizenship Award." The laurel was in recognition of contributions to the community, including the historic restoration of company headquarters and, ironically, its “generous employee health care coverage.” But the award was taken away after the owners of Hercules Industries, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-Gun Wacko of The Week: Professor Jerry Peterson

    08/21/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 14 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Pierce
    Those of us who spend our time defending gun rights are used to dealing with the emotionally charged and twisted logic of those on the other side of the issue. But every once in a while, someone takes a position so ridiculous, so asinine, that they deserve special attention. --IMAGE HERE-- Such a person is Professor Jerry Peterson of the University of Colorado. Professor Peterson, who is a scholar of some renown in nuclear physics circles, was elevated to the exalted position of Anti-Gun Wacko of The Week because of his reaction to the University of Colorado’s announcement that permit...
  • Dog rescued on Mt. Bierstadt - More Details

    08/18/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 212 replies ^ | 8-14-12 | Anthony Ortolani
    Re: Dog Found: Mt. Bierstadt! by aortolani14 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:34 am Hi all, I am the owner of the German Shepard girl found on Mt. Bierstadt. I need to know the name of the vet clinic that Missy is at so I can go see her and re-reimburse them for helping her, and if I am fortunate enough, to bring her home. I am at a complete loss of words. My gratitude for the people involved in this is without measure. Missy was hurt during an attempt at crossing the Sawtooth. It was Missy, a friend and...
  • 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...
  • In Colorado, Obama calls for end to "senseless violence"

    08/08/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 8, 2012
    DENVER (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used a campaign stop in Colorado on Wednesday to call for an end to "senseless violence" across the country, appealing to Americans to focus on ways to stop it. Referring to the shootings at a movie theater in Colorado and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in recent weeks, as well as last year's shooting of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona, Obama stopped short of calling for gun control but said concerted action was needed. "We've got to put an end to this kind of senseless violence, whether it's in Aurora,...
  • After new poll: Is Obama losing his touch with CO voters? Obama trailing Romney by 5%

    08/08/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 8, 2012 | Amanda Paulson
    As President Obama launched a two-day swing through Colorado on Wednesday, his campaign got some unwelcome news. A new swing states poll by Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News has Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney by five percentage points in Colorado. Yet this is the state that voted for Obama by nearly nine points in 2008 and that earlier polls have indicated favors him again this year. Is Obama losing his touch with Colorado voters? Not necessarily. Taken together with other polls from the past few days, the results are all over the place. One, from Public Policy Polling, has Obama...
  • Sandra Fluke to campaign with Obama in Denver

    08/07/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 7, 2012 | Caroline May
    Noted contraception activist Sandra Fluke will be introducing President Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Denver, Colo. Wednesday according to the Denver Post. Fluke is expected to introduce Obama in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, during a campaign stop centered on his economic plans, the outlet noted. Fluke’s appearance will likely add a second dynamic, with the campaign, in recent months, attempting to highlight differences between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stances on women’s issues to Obama’s left-leaning approach. Fluke endorsed Obama in June. The former Georgetown Law student, turned face of the contraception movement, came to...
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakeland CO responds

    08/06/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT · by bboop · 15 replies
    email ^ | 8.06.12 | self
    Bette, Thanks for your support and encouragement! We really appreciate it! (I dropped an email of support and encouragement to: Because of the wonderful response of people outside the area wishing they could support our business, we are now able to accept donations through our website: If you would like to donate, just click on the Donations button found at the top right of our site, and follow the instructions. You may ask that your donation be used to send a cake to a local charity, chosen from the list on the site. But we are just encouraged...
  • The Colorado Killer

    08/06/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT · by AMP1 · 10 replies ^ | 2012-08-05 | AmpersanArchist1
    As an interested observer of pop, social and political culture, I must confess to a fantasy I’ve had for quite a while. Don’t worry, you won’t be embarrassed. It’s nothing personal. I don’t watch TV anymore; so I don’t see TV news often. I do however; see Hannity and Greta on Wednesday nights, on the west coast, while working out in the gym. That’s about it. Instead, I listen to talk radio in the car and on my computer, so I am aware of current issues and I read many news sources and read blogs. I fantasize that when the...
  • Law Professor David Kopel Argues Colorado Gun Laws Have Saved Lives (VIDEO)

    08/04/2012 4:54:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 August, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    In a recent article written for the National Review, and then subsequently adapted for the Denver Post, David Kopel of the Independence Institute argues that post-Columbine gun reform in Colorado has saved lives. Given recent events, the shooting in Aurora, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded, it may be difficult for someone outside the gun community to accept Kopel’s argument. But a closer looks at the facts show that Kopel is, indeed, correct. The centerpiece of gun reform following the mass shooting at Columbine High School was the 2003 Concealed Carry Act. The law set up what is functionally...
  • Colorado judge's order on ObamaCare restores faith to the system (blocks Commiecare™ mandate)

    07/31/2012 2:29:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/30/12 | Quin Hillyer
    Colorado judge's order on ObamaCare restores faith to the systemBy Quin Hillyer Published July 30, 2012 Faith just won a round in court. As President Obama’s mandated insurance coverage of sterilization, contraception, and abortion-inducing drugs takes effect on August 1 for ordinary businesses, the Health and Human Services mandate’s ultimate survival suddenly appears blessedly jeopardized. Federal district Judge John J. Kane of Colorado on Friday issued a temporary injunction blocking the mandate from being applied to Hercules Industries, a family-owned manufacturer of air-conditioning products. **SNIP** Comparatively little attention, though, had been paid to the private businesses that also object...
  • Unbearable cost of the dark night rises

    07/30/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 14 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 29, 2012 | John David Powell
    Their faces still haunt us from our paper and cyber pages, even as the days turn into weeks since that awful night at the movies. Most of us probably do not know their names; we probably could not pick them out of a list. Even those of us who have written about them may only remember a name or two. And we only know who they were – no, who they are – from the stories told by relatives and friends. For some reason, and it may just be me, but for some reason I can tell almost by looking...
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • A Tale of Two Anti-Gun Cities

    07/28/2012 8:12:21 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 08:06:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: The Windy City has always felt a little like a second-class citizen when compared to the Big Apple. That's why Chicago's other nickname is the Second City. But the greatest force in the universe - stupidity - is helping to level the playing field.After the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on CNN to speak with host Piers Morgan."I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, 'We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do...
  • American Death and Romanticizing Evil

    07/28/2012 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    We may never know what was going though Aurora shooter James Holmes’s mind when he committed his heinous mass murder. We don’t know what kind of psychosis, or precisely what evil influences, he might have been subject to. What we do know is that, in wanting to be the Joker and not Batman, the villainous and not the virtuous, he reflects something prevalent today: The romanticizing of evil. And to whatever extent he was imitating art, this trend certainly is not art imitating life. I remember when Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was taken into custody by U.S. forces. Here was...
  • Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre

    07/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig and Brady Dennis
    The shooting suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was seeing a university psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia in the weeks before the July 20 attack, according to court records released Friday. James Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program. [Snip] Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
  • Has anyone ever heard of a massacre at a gun club?

    07/26/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-26 11:23:21 | Gil Guignat
    Rush: 'Blaming Guns For Murder Is Like Blaming Forks For Obesity' ["God and guns are the government's number one and two enemies making the individual irrelevant source of picture:"]Imagine if the Aurora gunman knew that people were carrying weapons in the theater like at a gun club. That would have put a lot of ice water on his passion to commit homicides en masse This author can't recall a single story where there was a massacre like in Colorado at a gun club. He can't even recall any kind of killing by a deranged gunman at any gun club.We...
  • Report of suspected Colorado shooter's notebook surfaces [Unopened mail with drawings of plans]

    07/25/2012 7:04:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 25, 2012 | Chris Francescani and Keith Coffman
    The man accused of the shooting rampage in a Denver-area screening of the latest "Batman" movie mailed a notebook detailing his plans to a psychiatrist days before the attack, reported on Wednesday, as the first funeral was held for one of the 12 people killed. The package allegedly from the suspected shooter, 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, remained unopened in a mailroom, perhaps for as long as a week before its discovery Monday, reported, citing a law enforcement source.
  • ‘Dark Knight’ massacre suspect wants to know how the movie ended

    07/25/2012 1:33:44 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    Dailey News ^ | 07/25/2012 | By Matthew Lysiak
    James Holmes, accused of killing a dozen people at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” wants to know how the film ended. “Did you see the movie?” a creepy-sounding Holmes asked a stunned jail worker during a bizarre exchange Tuesday. “How does it end?” Holmes, his eyes glazed and his voice flat, repeated the question when the worker ignored him, according to another jail employee who witnessed the incident in the infirmary. Holmes, a 24-year-old ex-honor student, “was trying to look like he was sincerely curious,” the witness recounted to the Daily News. “Like he had no idea...
  • Alleged gunman a 'quiet and easy-going' neurosciences drop-out

    07/25/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 7/20/12
    MSNBC reports that public records show Holmes lived with two roommates at the apartment, which is reserved for students, faculty and staff from the medical campus.
  • NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control

    07/25/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    While discussing gun control on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, correspondent Mike Viqueira lamented: "...the anti-gun control, pro-gun rights crowd has won the argument at this point....they've succeeded in framing the issue as one of essential American national values." In response, host and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ranted: "...nobody has sort of a rational policy debate about it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd began the segment by whining over the lack of gun regulation: NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control I wanted to look...
  • Dear Mr. Cassidy: Are Liberals Crazy? Ten (or more) Reasons They Might Be

    07/25/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    The Nav Log ^ | 7/25/12 | ip568
    Irrational Hatred of Freedom July 25, 2012 (inspired by John Cassidy at The New Yorker)Are Liberals Crazy? Ten (or more) why they might be “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth keystone… the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable… more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour.” -- -George Washington, 1st session of Congress That was the first president of the United...
  • What Is More Deadly, Guns or Secular Liberalism

    07/25/2012 4:03:25 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/25/12
    Well here we go again… All those on the Left are chomping at the bit to use this horrific “Batman” mass murder to go after our second amendment Rights. In the lawless reprobate mind it is the “evil” gun that kills people not the psychopaths who use them. The idiotic rational behind the “gun-less” utopian vision is that if we rid the world of all our guns and conservatives who carry guns we will then enter into a world peace and all hold hands as we sing “ I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke”. I know this illustration...
  • Did Brian Ross Just Hand Colorado To Mitt Romney Over His Baseless Liberal Accusation?

    07/25/2012 3:30:49 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 9 replies
    It was bad enough that Chris Stupernopolis didn't even challenge Brian over his false accusation that insulted the state of Colorado. While corpses were still laying in the movie theater,Ross had already decided to be the judge/jury and executioner.But Where Was Obama? If Obama had any remorse feelings for the families of the fatalities,he would of gone on television and Denounced Brian Ross and ABC for the accusation. We can only assume that Obama gave Brian a pass and just played along with it. And now the people of Colorado are all buying weapons,that alone should add Colorado in the...
  • Outrageous: Raleigh, N.C. CBS Affiliate Station WRAL Publishes Searchable Database

    07/25/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    *Corrected from earlier | WRAL, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., recently published a searchable database of concealed carry licensees within the "WRAL viewing area, including Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Nash, Northampton, Person, Sampson, Vance, Warren, Wayne, Wilson and Wake counties." Searches do not turn up names or street numbers, but they do give a number of permits issued to residents on that street. The search form for the database appears within a story filed July 12 (updated July 20 -- the day of the Aurora, Colo., shooting), entitled "Rural areas...
  • Sheriff: Suspect in robbery attempt apologized when business owner produced gun

    07/25/2012 5:07:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies ^ | july 25, 2012
    A man wielding an ax apologized after the owner of a business he was trying to rob got out a handgun, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said. Early Wednesday morning, deputies were called to Rusty’s Grill on Pineview Drive because of an attempted armed robbery. The sheriff’s office said a man with an ax had walked into the restaurant and demanded money. When the business owner produced a handgun and challenged the man, he apologized, said he was on drugs and fled the scene, according to investigators.
  • Is this the same person ??

    07/25/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 36 replies
    ny daily news & us magazine ^ | July 25, 2012 | self
    Are these two people the same ??
  • In wake of tragedy, lawyers step in: Colorado shooting survivor plans suit, says publicist

    07/25/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News - The Outlook ^ | July 25, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Torrence Brown Jr., one of the Aurora movie shooting survivors, is planning on suing the theater, confirmed his family's publicist on Wednesday. "We're going to make sure whoever is accountable is going to take responsibility for this tragedy," Cassandra Williams of Wet PR said. She said that Brown, who was friends with 18-year-old AJ Boik, one of the shooting victims, is handling the criticism his suit has sparked. "We know it goes with the territory, so he's fine," Williams said. She added that Brown, 18, is seeking therapy and is emotionally distraught after the shooting.
  • Source: Tip from accused Aurora shooter leads FBI to package

    07/25/2012 3:41:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 7/25/12 | Mike Kosnar/nbc
    The FBI recovered a package that apparently was mailed by James Eagan Holmes after the shooting suspect told investigators to look for the item on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a senior law enforcement official told NBC News on Wednesday. The source told NBC that the package contained writings about killing people, but could not go into more detail.
  • Concealed weapons save lives

    07/25/2012 8:08:47 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 4 replies ^ | July 25 2012 | J.Lott
    Friday’s horrible shooting in Colorado occurred in yet another place where guns are banned. And that’s consistent with a trend: With a single exception, every multiple-victim public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. The Cinemark movie theater in Aurora, like others run by the chain around the country, displayed warning signs that it was illegal to carry guns into the theater.
  • The slaughter in Aurora

    07/25/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 16 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 7-24-12 | Jeannieology
    Another day, another mass murder. This one took place in Aurora, Colorado and was carried out by a lunatic doctoral candidate outfitted in full tactical gear. Twenty-four-year-old aspiring neuroscientist James Holmes, toting a number of semi-automatic weapons, crashed a midnight screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises." And oh what a 'dark night' it was, especially because the shooter murdered 12 people and wounded 58 more, some small children. As a rule, it's never a good time to politicize a national tragedy. Yet, in response to the largest mass shooting in US history, Barack Obama responded to the crisis by extolling...
  • [MSNBC's] Toure On Aurora: I Hoped "That It Would Be A Trayvon Martin Situation"

    07/24/2012 11:10:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 24, 2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) "We understand those are outlier crimes, somebody going to shoot up the mall or shoot up the school. I would hope that it would be a Trayvon Martin situation that would make people think, 'Wow. wrongful death, even though it's a legal gun owner. How do we move forward from this situation?' But so much of this issue, I think comes down to, 'Let's make sure law abiding white people have access to guns and make sure that black criminals are not,'" MSNBC's Toure said on "The Cycle" today...
  • Krauthammer: The Problem For Democrats Is The Gun Lobby Is The Majority Of Americans

    07/24/2012 11:53:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 23 July, 2012 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The problem for [Joe] Lieberman is the gun lobby is the majority of the American people. It's not a lobby that is stopping all of this. The reason that the lobby is strong is because it represents overwhelming opinion in the United States. How do we know that? The president of the United States, who had this tremendous opening if he wanted to push the use of guns after a tragedy of this magnitude could easily have done it and he has assiduously stayed away because he knows it's a losing political proposition. Liberals in the country want...
  • Gun Background Checks In Colo. Spike After Shooting

    07/24/2012 4:17:24 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 8 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 4:53 pm MDT July 24, 2012 | Carol Cratty CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the aftermath of last week's deadly Colorado movie theater shooting, background checks for those wanting to purchase guns in the state spiked more than 40 percent, authorities said Tuesday.
  • MSNBC Lost Viewers As Colorado Shooting News Broke

    07/24/2012 4:16:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/24/2012 | John Nolte
    What we now know happened to cable news viewership on Friday is telling because it gives us some insight into MSNBC viewers. When they want news instead of left-wing pablum, even lefties are smart enough to change the channel. Yep, even liberals know NBC News is no longer reliable when the truth is suddenly more important than The Narrative: The latest sign of trouble for NBC's news division comes from MSNBC, which saw a ratings decline compared to previous weeks as news of the shootings in Colorado was unfolding last Friday. Not only did MSNBC's ratings significantly trail cable news competitors...
  • The Colorado Shooting and the Media

    07/24/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun-control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now ABC...