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  • Gunny Bob Update

    06/24/2010 9:56:51 PM PDT · by GunnyBob · 14 replies · 2+ views
    25 June 10 | Gunny Bob
    Freepers: A few of you have been asking what became of me after I retired from radio (850 KOA in Denver) to return to the GWOT. This is just a brief update and thank you for asking. I am in Iraq working in counterterrorism. Since I left KOA I have always worked in Pakistan and the Congo. That's about all I can say. Semper Fi, Gunny Bob
  • Educrats initiate a 'newbie' (teacher's unions and their political cronies)

    02/16/2007 4:07:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday February 16th, 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Chris Romer is a freshman Colorado Senator. He's a bright fellow with a degree from Stanford in economics and more than 20 years of experience in the private sector as a public finance investment banker, specializing in municipal and state budgets. The son of former Gov. Roy Romer, he has a good political pedigree. He describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," but I don't necessarily hold that against him. After all, Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. Romer was awarded a seat on the Education Committee. Since Colorado governments - at all levels, combined - spend more money on education...
  • Rosen: Populists equalize poverty

    01/19/2007 5:54:26 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 7 replies · 505+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 19 January 2007 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen: Populists equalize poverty January 19, 2007 With the Democrats back in power in Congress and with the 2008 election campaign already upon us, you'll be hearing much more about "income inequality." This is a major issue for "progressives" (when you hear that word, think "socialists") like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Populism is back in fashion. By populism, I mean the exploitation of the uninformed, angry impulses and unfiltered passions of the masses. That anger and resentment has historically been directed at the usual villains and cardboard stereotypes: bankers, insurance companies, "big pharma" (that means drug companies), agri-business,...
  • "Alien in the Ice" (pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter)

    01/12/2007 4:52:26 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 4,876+ views
    850 KOA website ^ | Friday January 12th, 2007 | Amelia Earhart
    Take a look at these pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter. What is your theory on the “alien in the ice”? E-mail your best guess to: More pics here - I think it looks like the Scream character with an Elvis Presley hairdo.
  • Rosen: CBS should take a right (Mike Rosen, an open letter to CBS)

    12/22/2006 9:58:15 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 1,358+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/22/06 | Mike Rosen
    Dear Mr. McManus: I don't have to tell you that things have changed a lot since the glory days of CBS News when it sat atop the ratings and Walter Cronkite was "the most trusted man in America." Back then there were only a handful of over-the-air broadcast channels and the Big Three networks presided over something of a shared monopoly in early evening news. TV was in its adolescence and viewers were less sophisticated about the medium. Although there were fewer gadgets (not even videotape), newscasts had more substance. Today, the mix of news and entertainment leans increasingly toward...
  • Ultimately, it's left or right (deconstructing the marketing slogan of a talk radio station)

    12/08/2006 3:26:44 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday, December 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    'Not left or right; right or wrong!" That's the current marketing slogan of a local talk radio station (not mine). It's a clever turn of a phrase and an interesting approach to establishing product differentiation from competing talk stations that promote the conventional split between liberals and conservatives. This imaging strategy is designed to convey the impression that the programmers, personalities and producers on that station somehow rise above the limitations of ideology and the pettiness of partisan politics. The station and radio show (Caplis & Silverman) that Mike is talking about - theory, this might attract listeners that...
  • Rosen: Biased 'critical thinking' (education agenda)

    12/01/2006 6:27:47 AM PST · by PolishProud · 5 replies · 890+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 1, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    (snip)A recent article in 5280 Magazine extolled the fine efforts of Denver Public Schools Superintendent Michael Bennet to turn around this underperforming district. As a demonstration of the difficulty of his task, we saw a paper submitted by a 10th grader at a DPS high school who was assigned to "write down five things the U.S. government is currently doing that might be unconstitutional." The student offered two: "1. Bushe cold have help the Katrina people whin it hapin. 2. Bushe should't be tipin in to people's phone."(bold added)
  • The REAL story from Ramadi, Iraq (AUDIO, Mike Fumento's excellent interview on the Mike Rosen show)

    11/24/2006 2:01:01 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 992+ views
    'Rosen Replay' at his 850am KOA website ^ | Wednesday November 22nd, 2006 | Mike Rosen interview
    Mike Fumento was a guest on the Mike Rosen show on 850am KOA here in Denver Wednesday (Nov. 23rd) to talk about his recent October 2006 trip to Ramadi, Iraq. Mike talks about the REAL story from the one of the most dangerous places in the country. Rosen Replay 11/22/06 10-11AM (about 45 minutes, MP3) Guest: Mike Fumento, journalist for "The Weekly Standard" talks about his latest article, "Return to Ramadi."Click here for part one of the interview Rosen Replay 11/22/06 11-11:45AM (about 30 minutes, MP3) Mike Fumento continued. Click here for part two of the interview --- Mike Fumento's...
  • It's hard to 'Imagine' that (Elton John "banning religion", deconstructing John Lennon's "Imagine")

    11/24/2006 9:39:11 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 31 replies · 1,586+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Elton John - make that Sir Elton John - recently declared in a magazine interview that "religion should be banned completely." At least he didn't say it should be banned selectively; that might smack of favoritism and discrimination. It seems his animus toward religion is driven largely by his status as a homosexual. He resents religiously based disapproval of his lifestyle and says that religion directs "hatred towards gay people." His ironic remedy is that religious intolerance, as he sees it, shouldn't be tolerated. He's also critical of religious leaders for not coming together to end war. Now, Elton John...
  • Border control our right ("Remember what happened to the Indians")

    11/17/2006 1:12:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,054+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday November 17th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I only have room for about 700 here so let me be more concise. Just the other day, an editorial cartoon, set in the 1600s, depicted a rowboat full of Pilgrims coming ashore in the New World and encountering a group of Indians constructing a log wall to keep them out. Standing next to a boulder marked "Plymouth Rock" (in case you didn't get it) on the shoreline, one of the Indians, with his arms folded in an unwelcoming position and a disapproving frown on his face, blocked their way....
  • 'Why Party Trumps Person' (a good review for the cut'n'run conservatives planning to sit out)

    10/30/2006 5:52:36 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 67 replies · 1,804+ views
    Mike Rosen archive page at KOA ^ | October 2004 | Mike Rosen
    Based on this most recent poll here at FR a pathetic 4.7% of FReepers are planning to stay home during this election. You cut'n'run conservatives (intentionally undermining the outstanding men and women of the USA military with your no-show) are in desperate need of this review, a column written by Mike Rosen every few years during the election season: "Why Party Trumps Person". (from 2004) With just 80 days to go before the election, it's time for my quadrennial column on party vs. person. I've been offering and updating this polemic for more than 20 years. For veteran voters, this...
  • Soccer ball drive for the children of Iraq, "Little Feet, Big Goals" (with nice video)

    10/25/2006 8:32:43 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 479+ views
    "Little Feet, Big Goals" ^ | October 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    While visiting Iraq on assignment, KOA Denver reporter Steffan Tubbs was touched by the children forced to survive in such harsh conditions. After talking to several soldiers, he learned that soccer balls are "like gold" in Iraq and the soldiers asked Steffan to send over as many soccer balls as possible when he returned home. Along with the help of his college friend Trevor Slavick, "Little Feet, Big Goals" was started. Must see video - Soccer ball drive with commentary by Steffan Tubbs - (windows media player) Photos and email from soldiers who have already received a shipment of...
  • Same sex marriage debate here in Colorado - 'Amendment 43' & 'Referendum I' (Audio)

    10/25/2006 12:07:24 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 62 replies · 2,249+ views
    Rosen Replay ^ | Tuesday October 24th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Earlier this morning there was a debate on two ballot initiatives here in Colorado, the 'Domestic Partnerships', Referendum I and the 'Marriage Amendment', Amendment 43. Mike Rosen of 850am KOA radio here in Denver was host and moderator. Mike Rosen is FOR 'Amendment 43' and UNDECIDED on 'Referendum I'. Mike is not a social conservative. He is a fiscal conservative and pro-military. --- Before the debate I thought "Ref I" was going to allow same sex couples visitation rights at hospitals, ability to will death benefits and a few other "rights". It is WAY WAY beyond just that. It will...
  • Liberals fly their colors (displaying foreign flags in our public school classrooms)

    09/08/2006 2:39:46 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 984+ views
    Rocky Mountain News weekly column ^ | Friday September 8th, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Liberals fly their colors, by Mike Rosen It was two years ago that North High School was the center of controversy over a foreign flag. A Mexican flag was given equal prominence with an American flag in a permanent wall display in the school lobby and in a social studies classroom. The teacher who hung the Mexican flag in his classroom said he wanted his students to feel welcome. This was a nice sentiment, but a direct violation of Colorado law. Although North High is almost 85 percent Hispanic, this is still an American school in the United States, funded...
  • Biased ad slurs Dennis (527 groups attack ruling against union dues going to political campaigns)

    09/01/2006 1:39:46 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 533+ views
    Rocky Mountain News weekly column ^ | Friday September 1st, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Perhaps you've heard those mean-spirited, hyper attack ads on Denver radio slandering Colorado Secretary of State Gigi Dennis. They're sponsored by Clear Peak Colorado, one of those free-wheeling 527 groups that sprang up to get around campaign finance reform laws like McCain- Feingold. This one is bankrolled by Pat Stryker and Tim Gill, a pair of liberal Democrat fat cats who lavishly support a cornucopia of partisan and left-wing causes. According to Clear Peak's most recent IRS filing, through June of this year Stryker and Gill have poured in just under $180,000 to the cause. Former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman...
  • 20-year Marine Corps veteran and FReeper 'Gunny Bob' announces new book, "Minefields to Microphones"

    08/24/2006 11:36:17 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 1,258+ views
    Announcement on Gunny Bob's 850am KOA webpage ^ | August 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    You can now pre-order your copy of Minefields to Microphones, the Gunny's latest and greatest book. The cost is $16.95 plus shipping. Your book will arrive in the second week of September, signed by the Gunny. It is 262 pages long and even has photos. Signed Copies AvailableSend NO MONEY now. To get on the list, just send Gunny an email at with the words "Book Order" in the subject line. Get 'em while they are hot! Here is what the book is all about: From one of America's both favorite and loathed political pundits comes the book long...
  • "America's Victories" - Mike Rosen interview of Larry Schweikart on 850am KOA (Freeper LS)

    08/24/2006 12:27:19 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 561+ views
    Mike Rosen past shows page ^ | August 22nd, 2006 | Mike Rosen
    Rosen Replay Tuesday 8/22/06 10-11AM Guest: Dr. Larry Schweikart, author of, "America's Victories." (mp3, 45 minutes) Book Description From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, the American military has consistently beaten the odds. It's not luck. America's armed services are under attack. From college campuses to the floor of the Senate, the Iraq war is portrayed as a quagmire, the Army is described as "broken," and our men and women in uniform are maligned as torturers. Hollywood keeps producing anti-war films, and the media celebrates liberal anti-military activists such as Cindy Sheehan. These critics fail to understand the...
  • Forty Years of Feminism: Nag, nag, nag (report from NOW's 40th anniversary conference)

    08/07/2006 8:32:01 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 919+ views
    Weekly Standard column ^ | Sunday August 6th, 2006 | Allison Kasic
    Albany LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES into the opening ceremony of the National Organization for Women's 40th Anniversary Con ference here, New York state NOW president Marcia Pappas announces that we are present at a "herstoric event." They really do talk like that. NOW, of course, is the nation's largest feminist organization. Founded in 1966, it reached the apex of its visibility and influence in the late 1970s and early '80s, when it went all out for the Equal Rights Amendment--and lost to Phyllis Schlafly's conservative legions. Today, weakened and marginalized, it staggers on, attempting to recapture the old fire. But...
  • Incredible 'ball drop' from Iraq (Steffan Tubbs soccer balls for Iraq campaign)

    07/27/2006 4:32:57 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 13 replies · 1,278+ views
    850 KOA Colorado Morning News ^ | Tuesday July 25th, 2006 | Steffan Tubbs
    (watch closely and you'll see a soccer ball dropped to an Iraqi child from an American helicopter) --- From Steffan Tubbs at 850 KOA --- This is just amazing... sent to me from a soldier in Iraq on Monday. Take a look... this is why it was worth doing our soccer ball drive! Please, tell a friend... and just when you think you're having a tough day, imagine being the little boy in this video. Look at his "yard" and his environment. Man, we're lucky. Video - media player, 31 seconds) Comments: Steffan - I'm glad the file worked and...
  • The Foolhardy Fallacy Of Requisite Proportional Response (Israel against hezbollah)

    07/18/2006 8:37:16 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 27 replies · 1,058+ views
    Column posted at 850 KOA website ^ | Monday July, 17th, 2006 | Gunny Bob Newman
    The elite liberal media, being yapping lap dogs for the American political left, have been screaming about the evil Jews using disproportionate force as Israel finally responds to the carnage Muslim terrorists have been heaping upon it of late. The proverbial last straw was the Iranian- and Syrian-controlled terrorist group Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers in northern Israel. Hezbollah, in case you have forgotten, carried out the 1983 attacks on the United States Embassy and Marine compound in Beirut, the 1984 attack on the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, and the 1996 destruction of the Khobar Towers U.S. military barracks...