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  • Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

    04/16/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | April 16, 2014
    Protesters against SB175 gather outside the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on April 15, 2014. Credit: Peter Zelasko/CNA. Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2014 / 12:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws. “Coloradans are not against common sense regulations on abortions, and they should have the opportunity to be able to debate and pass those regulations,” Archbishop Aquila Samuel J. Aquila said to a crowd of hundreds at an assembly and prayer...
  • Denver mom shot to death after husband allegedly consumed marijuana edibles, began hallucinating

    04/16/2014 2:57:27 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 04-16-2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A Denver woman was allegedly shot to death by her own husband while on the phone with police after he consumed marijuana edibles and began hallucinating. Kristine A. Kirk clung to her phone with a 911 dispatcher for nearly 15 minutes before her final scream was accompanied by a piercing gunshot late Monday night, NBC reported. When officers arrived at the 44-year-old's home they reported finding the mother of three dead at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/16/2014 7:36:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jaared Polis really doesnt care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what Im talking about. Hes been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldnt run with that...
  • New Democratic midterm strategy: Attack the GOP over personhood bills

    04/15/2014 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Some righties are laughing about this on Twitter (Democrats against … personhood?), and granted, it’s a transparently desperate shiny-object attempt to change the subject from O-Care and the economy. But strategically it’s not half-bad, a decent play from a weak hand. They already owe not one but two of their swing-state Senate seats, in Missouri and Indiana, to Republican gaffes involving conception and rape. Go figure that they’d turn to conception again to try to minimize what looks like heavy losses in the Senate. The issue isn’t being discussed at all by Washington prognosticators these days. But you can bet...
  • How Fracking Could Break Colorado Democrats

    04/15/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2014 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jared Polis really doesnt care what anyone else thinks. If you saw the Colorado congressman speaking on the House floor last month wearing a clip-on bowtie with a polo shirt under his blazer, you know what Im talking about. Hes been this way since he first emerged on the scene. About 10 years ago, when he was just 28, Polis was one of four wealthy Colorado Democrats who pooled their considerable personal resources to create a state-of-the-art political machine that was ruthlessly effective in turning this once-red heartland state a stunning shade of blue. But Polis wouldnt run with that...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 82 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

    04/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matt Fuller
    Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work or at least be used as election-year ammo. House Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to announce their intention to distribute a memo in the districts of 30 House Republicans who have signaled support for an immigration overhaul previously. Democrats are calling on these Republicans, and others, to put their pen where their mouth is, as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis put it, and sign the discharge petition for HR 15, the companion bill to the Senate-passed immigration bill. The discharge petition...
  • Colorado Bill Would Declare Fundamental Right to Abortion, Prevent Any Pro-Life Legislation

    04/14/2014 6:59:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    With pro-abortion Democrats controlling the Colorado state legislature and the governors office, abortion activists are pushing what pro-life groups are calling the most radically pro-abortion legislation in the states history. Colorado Family Action has alerted its members about SB 175, that it says pro-life advocates need to steadfastly oppose. colopic2This is a radical bill that would create a fundamental right to abortion among other things defined as reproductive healthcare in this bill, the group says. No Colorado State governmental body at any level would be able to enact a policy that denies or interferes with an individuals reproductive health care...
  • Denver Schools to Hire Illegal Aliens as Teachers

    04/10/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-10-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Can't wait to find out what "history" their students will "learn". - by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe Denver Public Schools system wants to hire illegal aliens as teachers.Yep, you read that right. According to KUSA... Denver Public Schools administrators believe they are the first school district in the nation to actively seek out people who were initially brought to the United States illegally to now teach in the classroom.We look forward to increasing the number of great teachers who are in our classrooms and who are also role models for children who have similar cultural backgrounds and...
  • OY VEY: Obamacare Causes Spike in Small Group Premiums, Colorados Increase 29%

    04/09/2014 9:05:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | April 8, 2014
    News about the disastrous implementation of Obamacare has become so widespread that, to be honest, were having a hard time keeping up with all of it. Weve written extensively about the canceled plans that failed to meet Obamacare coverage requirements, and weve written about how Sen. Mark Udall tried to cover it all up. Now, were seeing reports that if you werent one of the unlucky souls whose small group plan was cancelled because of Obamacare, your premiums have likely increased by 29 percent instead. Colorado is among the top ten states seeing the biggest increases in health insurance premiums...
  • GOPs Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad

    04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a live and let live approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week. Whether youre gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them, Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot. The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in...
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 when Republicans picked up 63 seats and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOPs most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • Lawmakers seeks to ban red light cameras, photo radar vans in Colorado

    04/06/2014 9:16:02 AM PDT · by cutty · 22 replies
    7NEWS ^ | Apr 4, 2014 | Lance Hernandez
    Scott Renfroe's proposal has bipartisan support. Red light cameras and photo radar vans are hot button issues in Colorado. Police say they make intersections and roadways safer, but many motorists insist that the cameras and radar vans are used mainly to generate revenue. Today, Republican Senator Scott Refroe, of Greeley, introduced a bill to ban red light cameras and photo radar vans in Colorado. Its his second attempt. The first one in 2012 went nowhere. This time, he has the backing of several prominent Democratic lawmakers ... Refroes bill will be heard next week in the Senate State, Veterans and...
  • GOP push for immigration reform thwarted

    04/04/2014 1:14:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/4/14 | Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura
    The head of the House Armed Services Committee dealt another blow to immigration reform efforts in the Republican-controlled House on Friday by deciding not to include in this year's defense policy bill GOP-written proposals that would permit undocumented immigrants to become legal U.S. residents if they serve in the military. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) The decision could cause considerable political trouble for Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and other Republicans who represent districts with growing...
  • Committee Chairman Deals Blow to Immigration Push

    04/04/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/4/14 | Jonathan Strong
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says a proposal to allow illegal aliens to receive permanent legal residency by enlisting in the military won't be in the underlying text of a must-pass defense bill, dealing a serious blow to a push to enact the immigration measure. I do not intend to include the ENLIST Act in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act that I will submit to the Armed Services Committee next month. I have reached this conclusion without regard to my views on the underlying policy, but because I do not believe that the Chairmans mark should...
  • COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DEALS BLOW TO IMMIGRATION PUSH

    04/04/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says a proposal to allow illegal aliens to receive permanent legal residency by enlisting in the military won't be in the underlying text of a must-pass defense bill, dealing a serious blow to a push to enact the immigration measure. I do not intend to include the ENLIST Act in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act that I will submit to the Armed Services Committee next month. I have reached this conclusion without regard to my views on the underlying policy, but because I do not believe that the Chairmans mark should...
  • Madonna Angers Denver Audience By Pretending To Shoot Guns Into Crowd

    10/19/2012 9:09:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    seeBS ^ | October 19, 2012 | seeBS
    DENVER (CBS Denver/AP) Some Colorado fans are upset after music superstar Madonna used guns during a performance. Madonna started her show Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver with a gun scene, which she has used in previous performances. She was also accused of being more than three hours late to the show.
  • Madonna angers Denver residents with on-stage gunplay

    10/23/2012 7:46:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Roling Stone ^ | October 22, 2012
    Madonna left the gun play-heavy segment of her "MDNA" concert intact on Thursday night at Denver's Pepsi Center, upsetting some fans who say the pop star should have removed the section in light of the July movie theater shooting in nearby Aurora, Colo. The AP reports that fans called into local TV stations after the show to air their grievances over the segement, in which the pop star wields a prop gun and pretends to shoot an imaginary criminal while images of blood splattering are displayed on a backdrop. The scene takes place during Madonna's performance of "Gang Bang," a...
  • Marijuana linked to death of Colorado exchange student

    04/02/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 4-2-14
    An exchange student fell to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since it was legalised in the US state. Levy Thamba, 19, plummeted from the balcony of a Denver hotel on 11 March after eating a cannabis-laced cookie. A post-mortem examination found marijuana intoxication was a factor in the Wyoming student's death. Colorado became the first US state to legalise recreational use of the drug in January. Mr Thamba, a native of the Republic of Congo, had reportedly begun taking classes at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, the same month.
  • Colorado Obamacare exchange pays private lawyers up to $575/hour

    03/28/2014 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    Colorados Obamacare exchange has paid more than $300,000 for outside legal services since 2012 with some lawyers being paid as much as $575 per hour according to public records obtained by Health News Colorado. One of those lawyers argued before a state senate committee on Wednesday against an expansive audit of the exchange. The bill authorizing the audit had wide bipartisan support, having passed the state house with a 60-1 vote, but the Democratic-controlled committee killed it along partisan lines.
  • 2,240 complaints filed concerning Obamacare in Colorado

    03/27/2014 9:22:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    kdvr ^ | March 26, 2014 | Tak Landrock
    Consumers whove tried to sign-up for the Affordable Health Care Act in Colorado are frustrated and uncertain if they are covered, despite signing up for coverage last year... complaints about the lack of action taken by Connect for Health Colorado, the state created health exchange. The viewer complaints were primarily about the exchange not sending insurance application over to insurance companies, leaving some consumers in limbo on whether or not they have medical insurance. ... Republican State Senator Kevin Lundburg, who serves on the states Health and Human Services committee, is equally frustrated by the lack of answers coming from...
  • Once in a lifetime: Tornado of tumbleweeds spreads grass fire in Colorado. [video]

    03/26/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Thomas Rogers
    Firefighter Thomas Rogers recorded this video of a tumbleweed tornado that helps spread a controlled fire beyond what was originally intended. Taken at a wildlife refuge in Denver, Colorado, several fire teams were at hand to help control the blaze. "Prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, CO. Participating agencies: USFWS, USFS, South Metro Fire, West Metro Fire, Denver Fire, Fairmount Fire. A dust devil formed and drew the prescribed fire into it. It crossed the line and burned about 1 additional acre."
  • Michelle Malkin: Put aside the pot jokes and look again at Colorado legalization

    03/26/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 209 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Our great friend and Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin, offers a powerful testimony today in her column on marijuana legalization — and a surprisingly personal perspective. Sure, we all have fun with jokes at Colorado’s experiment with recreational approval, but the access it creates does more than just serve as easy access to intoxication. Michelle found herself in one of the pot shops that have opened to serve demand that comes from more than just fun and games, hoping to find help for her mother-in-law: It’s 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I’m at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is...
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Dems unveil legislation surrounding recall elections (After Colorado Dems lost 3 St. Senators)

    03/24/2014 5:31:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Colorado Statesman ^ | 3/21/2014 | Peter Marcus
    Democrats this week unveiled legislation that aims to correct some of the legal conflicts revealed last summer during recall elections of two Senate Democrats that nullified mail balloting and contributed to the Democrats loss. During an impromptu media availability hosted by Senate Democrats on Monday, lawmakers proposed a measure that would modify a provision in state statute that allows a person to petition onto a recall election ballot 15 days before the election date. The provision was highlighted during a Denver District Court case this summer challenging the recall elections of then-Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and then-Sen....
  • [ Colo Gov] Cory Gardner changes position on personhood laws ( no longer supports)

    03/24/2014 10:19:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-24-2014
    Republican Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner, once an ardent supporter of personhood laws that define human life as beginning at the moment of conception, said he no longer supports them because they also restrict access to contraception. Gardner made the statements to the Denver Post, calling efforts to add personhood amendments to Colorados Constitution in 2008 and 2010 a bad idea driven by good intentions. I was not right, he told the paper. I cant support personhood now. I cant support personhood going forward. To do it again would be a mistake. Gardner was once so supportive of the idea that...
  • Colorado to Consider Controversial Vaccination Law: Is Not Wanting to Vaccinate a Parental Right?

    03/24/2014 7:17:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    Colorado’s House Health Insurance and Environment Committee has passed a bill that would make it more difficult for parents to opt out of the state’s child vaccination requirement. The bill would mandate a state-sponsored education program for parents who don’t want their child vaccinated and would force those parents to “acquire the signature of a health care professional confirming disclosure of possible health risks ‘to the student and the community.’”Similar measures have passed in three other states, while many other states are considering the question of mandatory vaccinations for school attendance.The debate in Colorado was passionate. State Rep. Dan...
  • Lawless Wild West Boulder City Council Boasts Illegal Alien Member

    03/23/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | march 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trickle-down lawlessness. Thats what seems to be at work around the country, from the proliferation of sanctuary cities to the run away border policy, immigration law is treated as if its akin to jay-walking; a crime too petty to be treated as an actual crime. A blatant example of this new en-vogue lawlessness is a newly-appointed member of the Boulder City Council Human Relations Commission. Hes living proof that when the rule of law ceases to be the rule, the law ceases to have meaning. The actions by the chief executive and other Democrats have set the example that immigration...
  • Democrats Plan Ads in Challenge to Koch Brothers

    03/23/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Kenny · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON Senate Majority PAC, a group that supports Democratic Senate candidates, is preparing a $3 million advertising campaign against Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, the libertarian-minded billionaire brothers who support conservative causes and have already poured millions of dollars into the 2014 midterm elections. The groups effort will last for roughly two weeks and span five states Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and North Carolina. In an attempt to combat the Koch brothers influence, the $3 million buy will nearly match what Senate Majority PAC has spent on all of its other television ads so far this...
  • Tumbleweeds Overtake Colorado Neighborhood and Trap Families in Their Homes

    03/19/2014 7:10:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 19, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Tumbleweeds overtake neighborhood and trap families in their homes Recent tornado-like winds have covered a Colorado Springs, Colorado neighborhood in tumbleweeds. The large dried plants have invaded the Cuchares Ranches subdivision to such a degree that some residents said they were trapped in their homes and had to call 911 for help. I look outside and tumbleweeds are literally blowing up and over our house, Melissa Walker told KRDO NewsChannel 13. I didnt expect to be able to jump from my second story window into a pile of tumbleweeds. In some places, the tumbleweeds are stacked 10-feet high. As reported...
  • New emails released on Dem senators resistance to Obamacare cancellation numbers

    03/18/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    New emails have been released about whether Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall pressured a state agency to change its estimate of Obamacare cancellations. Udall wanted the state Department of Insurance to downgrade its estimate of Obamacare-related insurance cancellations from 250,000 to just 73,000, because some Colorado residents were offered replacement plans. After releasing his own estimate in November, Udall plunged the state government into a media storm involving Gov. John Hickenloopers communications director and the insurance commissioner, according to the newly released emails. Udall is broad brushing and assuming that because Anthem and Kaiser offered early renewals, the people who...
  • Illegal Alien Suing First Responders Who Rescued Him From Drowning (Video)

    03/13/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-13-2014 | Brian Hayes
    "I need money". Greedy illegal alien Roy Ortiz is suing those who saved his life.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLast month we profiled an illegal alien felon who made nearly $200,000 by mass-filing frivolous lawsuits against L.A. restaurants. But that was just a creep trying to game the system, and the system (shamefully) letting him. This is truly disgusting. An illegal alien in Colorado is suing several first responders who took part in rescuing him last September, when he became trapped in his car during a flash flood. You heard that right. They saved Roy Ortiz' life --...
  • Pot connection? Colorado schools deny spike in applications sparked by marijuana law

    03/13/2014 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/13/2014 | By Katharine J. Crane
    Colorado colleges and universities have seen a dramatic jump in applications, including from out of state, following the legalization of marijuana, but officials insist there’s no drug connection. Applications to the University of Colorado are up 30 percent since Amendment 64 made recreational pot legal, according to Director of Admissions Kevin MacLennan. But while several marijuana advocates told FoxNews.com it is hardly surprising that the Centennial State would become a mecca for college-bound tokers, MacLennan disagrees. “We aren’t getting a lot of questions about this,” MacLennan said, referring to the new law. He said a better explanation for the rise...
  • Colorado Senate Seat Becomes Potential Pickup for GOP: Cory Gardner throws curve ball at Mark Udall.

    03/11/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/11/2014 | Bill Straub
    Democratic control of the U.S. Senate already tenuous as a result of retirements and stiff Republican challenges has become even more perilous as a result of recent events in Colorado. In what amounts to a game of trading places, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, a Republican who intended to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) in the November election, dropped out of the race to run for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). Gardner, in turn, jumped into the Senate race, providing Colorado Republicans with a significantly better chance of capturing Udalls seat....
  • Colorado Man Could Sue Divers Who Saved Him From Submerged Car

    03/11/2014 7:35:08 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Alyssa Newcomb
    A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he's lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars. Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a "preservative" measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com. Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the...
  • Greeley Barber Shop Refusing Customers That Smell Like Pot

    03/10/2014 5:48:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    A barber shop in Greeley refuses service to people who smell like marijuana. The owner of Hugos Barber Shop said he felt he had to step in when it got bad. I feel that its my right to make the statement. Its the same thing as no shoes no service, said shop owner Hugo Corral. When his customers, many of them with children, started expressing their frustration about the issue he decided it was time for a change. A mother calls and says hey we cant go in there anymore because we dont want it to smell like marijuana when...
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • New Surcharge At Colorado Restaurants Related To Health Care (Obamacare)

    03/06/2014 10:33:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KCNC-TV ^ | March 5, 2014
    Restaurant patrons might want to take a closer look at their next bill as some are adding a charge theyve probably never seen before. Double Ds Sourdough Pizza is a family owned business, serving hot New York style slices to customers. But these days theres something other than pizza on their menu. I looked at the bottom and it was like ticket shock, a customer said. Its interesting, Ive never heard about it before, another customer said. Its not an ingredient theyre talking about, but rather a 5 percent surcharge added to customers bills to help cover the cost employees...
  • Broomfield [Colorado]man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers

    03/06/2014 10:18:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 3/5/2014 | Megan Quinn
    A Broomfield [Colorado]man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette. He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped...
  • Race For Governor Of Colorado Heating Up

    03/04/2014 10:18:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | March 4, 2014
    The recent entrance of Bob Beauprez makes for a total of seven Republicans now vying for the nomination for Governor of Colorado. Out of that group no one has emerged as a clear favorite, said veteran Republican strategist Katy Atkinson. Atkinson thinks had Beauprez jumped in earlier he might have cleared the field like Cory Gardner has essential done in the United States Senate race. His entry doesnt have the same impact as Cory Gardners does, said Atkinson. Former Congressman Tom Tancrado, the most controversial candidate, is the front-runner right now. As a tea partyer he doesnt have to worry...
  • The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

    03/04/2014 4:42:07 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 67 replies
    cbn.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Brody
    GREELEY, Colo. -- If you mention the word "secession" most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government. A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following: A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon A new state called Western Maryland A new state called North Colorado These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. Its the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Rep. Cory Gardner to challenge Colo. Sen. Mark Udall

    03/01/2014 3:19:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Nicjolas Riccardi/AP
    DENVER Republican Rep. Cory Gardner formally kicked off his Senate campaign on Saturday by tying his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to the GOPs efforts to reverse its decade-long slide in this key political bellwether state. In 2008, Colorado led the nation in change, Gardner said, alluding to the election of Udall and the nomination of Barack Obama for president during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. In 2014, we can change it again. Gardner, 39, represents his partys best shot at breaking a 10-year drought in topline races here. Republicans have not won a single presidential, U.S....
  • My ordination in you is Divine I shall use you to uproot and tear down,build and restore

    03/01/2014 2:35:26 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My ordination in you is divine there is nothing fractured about it as man's ordination for truly you have been set apart for such a time as this and I am moving you into positions of authority though others believe they are in control and as my spirit guides you to them Then I will speak through you disassembling their hierarchy of pride and vanity before their submissers and redeem what is truly mine for my wisdom is greater and they do not walk in the knowledge of my kingdom but their own. So watch as pride takes a fall...
  • Democrat Senate Panic: Gardner Makes A Total Of 14 Democratic Seats Vulnerable

    02/27/2014 9:29:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | February 27,2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    The GOPs probability of taking over the United States Senate increased dramatically Wednesday with the entry of Rep. Cory Gardner into the race against incumbent Obamacare enthusiast Senator Mark Udall in Colorado. 1. West Virginia: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito v. no one. Jay Rockefeller quit after Capito got into the race. She will win, going away. 2. South Dakota: Former Governor Mike Rounds in South Dakota v. no one in South Dakota This is a mortal lock for the popular Rounds. 3. Arkansas: Rep. Tom Cotton v. the hapless legacy senator Mark Pryor in Ark Pryor won his seat because...
  • Colo. Marijuana Businesses Embrace New Drug at Center of DEA Crackdown in Calif

    02/26/2014 7:38:14 PM PST · by posterchild · 70 replies
    ABC news via news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Feb 26, 2014 | CHRIS R. MURPHY and GEOFF MARTZ
    While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as wax, people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it. Wax, the ultimate distillation of marijuana, is so potent that it is said a single hit will keep a person high for more than a day. There is no weed out there that possesses the punching power that the wax does, an undercover DEA informant who asked to remain anonymous told ABC News Nightline. And its like smoking 20 joints of the best grade of weed that you have into one hit of the...
  • Cory Gardner In For Senate, Ken Buck Switches To House Run

    02/26/2014 6:34:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 2/26/14
    News broke this afternoon of a rumor that Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorados 4th Congressional District would not seek reelection for his House seat and would instead enter the U.S. Senate race to challenge Mark Udall in November. We wont bury the lede on this, this isnt just a rumor. Its a fact. Additionally, Ken Buck will exit the Senate race, endorse Gardner, and then run for the 4th Congressional District himself. This is good news all around for a state party that has been woefully incapable of finding a path to victory in big federal races for the last...
  • MARIJUANA IN AMERICA: COLORADO POT RUSH

    02/26/2014 12:45:28 PM PST · by shove_it · 54 replies
    CNBC TV ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Harry Smith
    A legal Rocky Mountain high Marijuana, still illegal under federal law, is now at the center of a thriving industry thats attracting a new breed of entrepreneurs, as Colorado becomes the first state to allow the sale of pot for recreational use. Colorado made history as the first state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use. NBC News correspondent Harry Smith tells the story behind this stunning development, which has been called one of the great social experiments of the next century. Premieres Wednesday, February 26th at 10p on CNBC TV
  • First Colorado County Reports Pot Taxes

    02/26/2014 3:02:49 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 9 replies
    CBS - Denver ^ | 2/26/2014 | News Desk
    DENVER (AP) A southern Colorado county with two recreational marijuana stores has become the first in the state to announce tax totals from the new industry. Pueblo County finance authorities announced Monday that its two shops had about $1 million in total sales in January, producing about $56,000 in local sales taxes. ... snip ...
  • Cory Gardner to run for Senate in Colorado(GOP gets its man)

    02/26/2014 1:53:07 PM PST · by amnestynone · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/2014 | James Homan and Alexander Burns
    Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner plans to enter the Republican Senate primary to take on freshman Sen. Mark Udall, three sources told POLITICO Wednesday. Gardner had rebuffed multiple overtures from national Republicans over the past year, but recruitment efforts continued into this week as the GOP strained to find a viable challenger to Udall, who polls have shown is vulnerable. News of Gardners move was first reported by The Denver Post. Continue Reading Text Size -+resetAdvertisementLatest on POLITICO Hagel turns up heat about U.S. POW Perry: 'We will continue to fight' Hagel sells tighter defense budget Cynthia Brown joins Blank Rome...