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  • Sweden heads for polls after Lofven's parliament defeat

    12/03/2014 10:51:30 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 December 2014
    Sweden's left-of-centre Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he will call snap elections after his minority government lost a budget vote less than three months after coming to power. He said a new poll would take place on 22 March. ... The Sweden Democrats became the country's third largest party, with 13% of the vote, and is demanding a reversal in Sweden's liberal immigration laws, which party spokesman Mattias Karlsson has condemned as an "extreme immigration policy". Sweden has offered permanent residence to all Syrians fleeing the conflict and has the highest rate of asylum applications per capita of any EU...
  • Alan Grayson's Wife Accuses Him Of Trying To Kill Her, Admits Long-Term Abuse

    04/08/2014 11:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | April 7, 2014 | Javier Manjarres
    As most divorce cases usually are, the recently filed, already ugly divorce case between Congressman Alan Grayson and his with Lolita, has taken another turn for worse for the self-proclaimed "Congressman with Guts." During an interview with police over the recent incident at couples home in Orlando, Florida, in which Lolita Grayson accused the congressman of assaulting her, Grayson's soon-to-be ex-wife accused him of long-term spousal abuse. Orlando's WFTV Channel 9 obtained the audio of Lolita Grayson's interview with Police. "I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot....
  • (Colorado State Senators) Morse and Giron recalled over support of gun laws

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

    09/10/2013 10:25:47 PM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    7News ^ | September 11, 2013
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - State Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron were both removed from office Tuesday by voters upset with their stance on gun control. Unofficial final results updated by the El Paso County Clerk at 10:02 p.m. showed 50.96 percent of voters wanted Morse to be recalled. "The highest rank in a democracy is citizen, not senate president," he said at the conclusion of his concession speech, in which he promised to continue his work. Giron, who was winning in the first preliminary data, has also lost. Unofficial results show 56 percent of voters in favor...
  • Recall Election Prompts Charges Of Voter Fraud, Suppression(dems are crying)

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

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

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

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

    09/10/2013 5:20:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    The Denver Post | 09/10/2013 (5 pm Update) | By Lynn Bartels, Joey Bunch and Kurtis Lee
    go to link: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24061438/colorado-recall-elections-underway-morse-giron
  • Colorado recall elections today...[Live Thread]

    09/10/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT · by mtrott · 317 replies
    Please discuss the Colorado recall election results here. I searched FR and did not find a thread. I have also searched the internet and the CO Secretary of State web site, and have been unable to find any results page for these elections. So, if anybody can find any info, please post here.
  • Join our fight with Mayor Bloomberg in Colorado! [LIVE UPDATES](Buckeye Firearms Association)

    09/04/2013 7:12:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    buckeyefirearms.org ^ | 29 August, 2013 | drieck
    As you may know, Colorado will have a recall election on September 10 to remove two anti-gun senators from office. While Buckeye Firearms Association generally focuses on Ohio, this particular election involves New York City Mayor Bloomberg and could have national repercussions. Three BFA leaders have traveled to Colorado to help lead the fight. And you can be part of the battle as well.
  • Gun-Grabbers Go Full Femme-a-Gogue in Colorado

    09/04/2013 3:08:54 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 1 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 4, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs – Out: The boy who cried wolf. In: The girl who cried birth control. Desperate Democrats are imposing false-alarm feminist politics on a high-stakes recall election in Colorado this month. It’s a golden opportunity for independent-minded women to reject empty femme-a-goguery and tear up the Sandra Fluke card. On September 10, Colorado Springs and Pueblo will decide whether to boot two top state Democrats (state-senate majority leader John Morse and state senator Angela Giron) over their support for radical gun- and ammo-control measures spearheaded by outside special interests. Left-wing billionaires Michael Bloomberg of New York City and Eli...
  • Gun-Grabbers Go Full Femme-a-Gogue in Colorado

    09/04/2013 12:00:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Out: The boy who cried wolf. In: The girl who cried birth control. Desperate Democrats are imposing false-alarm feminist politics on a high-stakes recall election in Colorado this month. It's a golden opportunity for independent-minded women to reject empty femme-a-goguery and tear up the Sandra Fluke card. On September 10, Colorado Springs and Pueblo will decide whether to boot two top state Democrats (state Senate Majority Leader John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron) over their support for radical gun- and ammo-control measures spearheaded by outside special interests. Left-wing billionaires Michael Bloomberg of New York City and...
  • CO:Who is the real big bucks bully in the gun control debate?

    09/03/2013 5:37:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dave Workman
    For many years, the gun ban lobby has portrayed the National Rifle Association as the big money bully in the gun control debate, but stories published today and yesterday suggest that the real big spender is anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has dumped a wad of cash into thwarting a Colorado recall election in defense of two Democrats who could get the boot for backing that state’s new gun control laws. Bloomberg may not have spent any money in Washington State so far to help determine the future of a 15-page gun control initiative, but that battle really...
  • Colorado Sheriffs Stand Strong in Defense of Second Amendment

    09/03/2013 6:44:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 31 August 2013 | Joe Wolverton
    The right to keep and bear arms may have been stolen by the Colorado state legislature, but a posse of local lawmen is riding to the rescue. ... Elected sheriffs, as the top law enforcement officers within their counties, work for the citizens and taxpayers in their jurisdictions, not the federal government. Even the Supreme Court ruled that sheriffs cannot be compelled to follow federal dictates or mandates in a landmark case on gun control. Now, with Obama pushing hard for new restrictions on gun rights — finding strong support from some anti-Second Amendment Democrats in Congress and much of...
  • Salazar hails support for Giron ( CO Gun Grabber recall )

    09/03/2013 6:35:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    the pueblo chieftain ^ | September 2, 2013 | ryan severance
    Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar made an appearance at the Steelworkers Hall in Pueblo on Sunday to speak on behalf of state Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, as her recall election campaign hits the home stretch. ... Salazar spoke to a group of about 30
  • Gun Control. Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race

    09/03/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 28, 2013 | ALEC MACGILLIS
    Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept. 10 as a result of voting for new gun restrictions earlier this year, did not hesitate when I asked her over the weekend what the recall meant for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the rest of the national gun-control movement. “For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that,” she said. ... Bloomberg’s heavy investment in the race has become an easy...
  • Colorado Governor Goes Far Left in Nationwide Appeal to Gun-Grabbers

    09/02/2013 4:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    It never fails. Paint a Democrat into a corner (or let him do it to himself) and his true colors will start to show. The “moderate” and “reasonable” Democrat Governor of New-New-York (AKA: Colorado) has finally come out forcefully against the recall elections of some anti-gun members of the State Legislature. The two Democrat State Senators are facing recall attempts after they supported the recent slew of gun-control measures that were ultimately signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. “These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government,” Hickenlooper wrote in a letter...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Colorado Recalls 'Blatant Attack on Our Democratic Principles'

    09/01/2013 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/1/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Democrat National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) says the coming recall elections of Colorado state senators John Morse (D) and Angela Giron (D) are "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles." Voters are trying to recall Morse and Giron because of their support of gun control laws that banned rifle and pistol magazines larger than 15 rounds, banned shotgun magazines larger than eight rounds, and mandated a background check on every gun sale in the state, i.e., universal background checks. The laws also contained a new fee that will be added to every gun sale to pay for...
  • Herpin Hits Morse For Not Protecting Children From Predators ( CO Recalls )

    08/30/2013 5:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 28, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen
    Democrat Senate President John Morse, who is battling a recall, took another hit Tuesday when Republican Bernie Herpin vowed to take a leadership role in passing legislation to protect children from sexual predators. It was a thinly veiled attack on Morse’s voting record. “As a father of three daughters and the grandfather of six young grandchildren, the safety of our children is an important issue for me,” declared Herpin. The Colorado Springs Police Protective Association hammered Morse earlier this month for claiming he passed laws to protect children from being victimized by sex offenders. Not so, declared CSPPA, referring to...
  • Hickenlooper Swings Into Action For Morse, Giron ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/30/2013 5:02:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Pols ^ | August 29, 2013
    In a nationwide appeal sent moments ago via the Democratic National Committee, Gov. John Hickenlooper throws down hard against the upcoming recall elections of Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron. ... Expanding background checks to cover all gun sales prevents violent criminals from acquiring guns. That means safer communities while also respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Coloradans. These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government. They are intended to intimidate and punish a select number of Democratic legislators for daring to vote their conscience — for daring to...
  • Michael Bloomberg donates $350,000 to fight Colorado recall efforts

    08/28/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 08/27/2013 | Lynn Bartels
    The recall elections for two Democratic lawmakers has become a political soap opera — with subplots, new characters and daily developments — that Tuesday included a $350,000 donation from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo face separate recall elections in their districts on Sept. 10 for supporting gun-control legislation in the 2013 session. Bloomberg's group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, supported the gun measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled legislature and were signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. Bloomberg donated...
  • Facing recalls, Morse, Giron challenge TV ad, mailer ( CO Gun Grabber Recalls )

    08/28/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    With less than two weeks until voters cast ballots in the first two recall elections in Colorado history, both state lawmakers defending their seats are taking legal action– again. On Tuesday, an attorney for Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, filed a cease and desist order with Xfinity asking the cable provider to stop airing an ad by a group supporting their recall ... Also Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on whether voters must vote yes or no on the first question of the two-part recall ballot —...
  • Colorado's Grassroots Revolt Against Gun-Grabbers

    08/28/2013 2:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    While most Americans will be chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin' this Labor Day weekend, dedicated patriots in Colorado are hard at work preparing for a groundbreaking special election day with nationwide repercussions. George Washington would be proud. On September 10, Democratic legislator and state Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs faces a citizen recall for his sellout to New York anti-gun special interests, for his betrayal of transparency and accountability to constituents, and for his destructive economic policies that are driving thousands of jobs away. Also up for recall: Democratic legislator Angela Giron of Pueblo. In March, Democratic Gov....
  • Bloomberg gives $350K to Morse, Giron recall defense ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/27/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote a personal check for $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the issues committee fighting the recalls targeting Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron. ... Billionaire Eli Broad also wrote a $250,000 check to the organization, which raised a total of $708,000 in contributions between April and Aug. 22. With exactly two weeks remaining until the Sept. 10 recall elections that will determine the fate of Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo
  • New Ad Targets Giron’s Support of Tax Hike, Green Energy Mandate ( CO Recalls )

    08/27/2013 6:11:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | August 26, 2013
    With just weeks to go until state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) is set to face voters in an unprecedented recall election triggered by her support for gun control legislation, a new radio ad is targeting the embattled lawmaker for backing an income tax hike and a controversial expansion of a government-imposed energy mandate. “Senator Angela Giron – so disappointing, so out of touch with Pueblo,” a female voice intones in the ad. “When big dollar interest groups pushed for more government energy mandates last spring, Senator Giron stood with them, not Pueblo. The results? Energy analysts promise higher utility bills...
  • UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband

    09/10/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 99 replies
    Guns Save Lives Website ^ | 10 Sept | Dan Cannon at Guns Save Lives
    UPDATE: Shellie Zimmerman Admits There Was No Gun During Altercation With Husband September 10 2013 by Dan Cannon Yesterday, we, along with the every other website in the world, reported that George Zimmerman was being questioned by police over a potential domestic disturbance with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman. During initial reports, Shellie’s comments to a 911 operator were widely publicized in which she said Zimmerman was making threats while having his hand on a firearm. Police did not recover a firearm during the incident, and both Shellie and her father (who was allegedly hit by George Zimmerman) declined to...
  • Colorado Recall Turns Violent: Citizen Journos Attacked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    09/07/2013 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 9/7/13 | Jonathan S.
    The recall elections in Colorado are heating up as the Colorado Woman’s Alliance released a radio ad in which a rape victim excoriates the 2 anti-gun senators for voting in gun control. In the ad Kimberly Weeks condemns Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo and Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs for stripping women of their rights to defend themselves, accusing Giron of being “arrogant”. “We have a right to choose how we protect ourselves and our families — but Senators Morse and Giron didn’t think twice about taking that right away,” Weeks says.
  • Turning in ballots by the tens (no seriously): Colorado Recall

    09/06/2013 9:03:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://revealingpolitics.com ^ | september 6, 2013 | Kelly Maher
    Our team hit the field running for the first day of our “Recall Transparency Project” and although there were lots of highlights (check our feed here) there are a few notable moments: Two dudes just walking down the street taking pro-recall signs. Our awesome field guy Jim got the cops called on him. Two REALLY EXCITED recall voters were so excited to be at the polls they backed into each other. Finally, and I am not making this up, at almost the end of voting on the first day of balloting, some college-age kids showed up at the polling location...
  • Colorado sheriffs rally behind recall, against Michael Bloomberg

    09/06/2013 2:31:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2013 | Al Maurer
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sheriffs from El Paso, Douglas, Teller, Weld, Cheyenne, and Gilpin Counties held a Colorado Springs rally to show their support for citizen efforts to recall two state senators who, speakers said, had violated the people’s trust and the Colorado Constitution. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa began by saying that Senate President John Morse wouldn’t listen to the Colorado sheriffs during March 4th hearings, so now on September 4th, exactly six months later, they “are going to hear from us now.” Calling New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group “Illegal Mayors Against Guns,” Sheriff Maketa said...
  • The Colorado Challengers - They oppose arrogance as much as they oppose gun control.

    09/05/2013 2:32:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 5, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Of such general interest is next Tuesday’s recall election in Colorado — and so ubiquitously has the event been characterized as a national “litmus test” or “referendum” — that it is easy to forget that there are real candidates involved in the process. Invariably, it is the more powerful political forces that garner the attention of the media: the NRA, Michael Bloomberg, “the gun lobby,” and the “advocates of stricter gun control” are typically the proxies of choice. But on the ground it is a different story. There, in Districts 3 and 11, the fights are personal, and the larger...
  • Colorado Democrat: Legislature, not guns, will keep you safe

    09/05/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | september 4, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Another Colorado Democrat has stoked the state’s raging gun-control debate by challenging the argument that guns are needed for self-defense. Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in an interview on YouTube last week that firearms ownership is redundant because the state Legislature keeps citizens safe from harm. “As a woman, I have the right not to carry a gun and to feel safe on the streets, and that’s what we provide for in the state Legislature is for all of us in the state of Colorado — to feel safe on the streets without having to carry a...
  • Colorado: Model for the Rest of the Nation?: From Swing State to Solidly Blue

    09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Derrick Wilburn
    At this very moment here in my home state of Colorado we are in the throes of a bitterly fought recall election campaign against two of our elected state representatives, senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). Those who have sought the state's constitutional remedy for out-of-touch and/or control legislators cite as their motivation these two senators' votes in the 2013 legislative session. The people spearheading the surprisingly bipartisan recall effort claim these senators stopped paying attention to the people they represent and voted in spite of rather than in accordance with the will of their constituents. At...
  • Our View: Did Bloomberg Buy the Recalls?

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

    DENVER (AP) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning against any attempts to disrupt Colorado's first legislative recall election. In a statement Monday, Hickenlooper said that there have been disturbing reports of people going to the polls not to vote but to "disrupt the process."
  • [British PM] David Cameron: 'I Want to Export Gay Marriage Around the World'

    07/25/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 57 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/24/13 | Christopher Hope
    The Prime Minister spoke of his pride at legalising same sex marriage, just a year after explicitly giving a personal guarantee to do it by 2015 to a reception for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-sexual community at 10 Downing Street. Mr Cameron told guests at the same reception one year on that Britain was now “the best place to be gay, lesbian or transgender anywhere in Europe”. He added: “That is a great achievement. That’s not my measure; that is an internationally recognised measure. But there’s still a lot more work to be done.” Thanking the ministers and civil...
  • British MEP Relents, Removes Derogatory 'Jew' Remarks

    03/03/2013 8:40:42 AM PST · by TrueKnightGalahad · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva / Israel National News ^ | 3 March 2013 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) David Ward has finally removed a derogatory statement about “the Jews” from his website following further calls for disciplinary action, The Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported. ... "And, as someone who has run race awareness classes, I find the idea that I have been sent on some sort of correctionary course to be patronizing and quite offensive."
  • Sarkozy: Jewish State a 'Silly' Idea

    10/06/2011 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10/6/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    French president Nicolas Sarkozy squarely blames Israel for stalled talks and says the Jewish state's national identity is "silly." According to the oft-controversial French magazine Le Canard Enchaîne, President Nicolas Sarkozy thinks the idea of a Jewish state is "silly." "It is silly to talk about a Jewish state," Sarkozy said in reference to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's assertion no true peace could be made until officials in Ramallah accepted Israel's essential Jewish identity. "It would be like saying that this table is Catholic," he added. "There are two million Arabs in Israel." Sarkozy also placed sole blame for failed...
  • Anthony Weiner at the House Members' Gym [ Chris Matthews-Normal behavior for Liberal Congressmen ]

    06/12/2011 2:02:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 52 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jun 11 2011 | TMZ and his psycosis
  • Americans Blame Congress for Gas Prices, Consumer Reports Survey Shows

    06/30/2008 12:58:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 92 replies · 67+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 30, 2008 | Keriann Hopkins
    (CNSNews.com) - A Consumer Reports survey reveals that Americans are blaming Congress for high gas prices, which are compelling them to make shifts and sacrifices in their consuming habits. The Auto Pulse Survey, conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center, showed that 77 percent of consumers single out the government's failure to implement an effective energy policy as a root cause for high gas prices; 75 percent of consumers blame oil companies; and 70 percent blame foreign oil producers. When asked about actions the federal government could take to reduce fuel costs, 81 percent want to allow more drilling in...
  • Mich. governor pulls same-sex benefits from state worker contracts

    12/01/2004 9:20:23 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/4
    LANSING, Mich -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm will remove same-sex partner benefits from contracts negotiated with state workers, said an aide, citing a voter-approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that bans gay marriage "and similar unions." Michigan voters approved the amendment Nov. 2. On Wednesday, Granholm aide David Fink said that negotiated contracts scheduled for adoption by the state Civil Service Commission on Dec. 15 will be stripped of the same-sex domestic partner benefits. Fink said the Granholm administration decided to eliminate the benefits because of the passage of Proposal 2, which defines marriage as the union of one man and...
  • Undocumented students rally for legislation

    11/30/2003 7:00:47 PM PST · by yonif · 42 replies · 284+ views
    News 8 ^ | 11/30/2003 | Associated Press
    Yesenia Sanchez didn't worry about her noncitizen status -- until she turned 16 and couldn't get a driver's license. Now 20 and attending college, Sanchez fears she won't find a job when she graduates. She doesn't have a Social Security number. Like other young people nationwide, she's pinned her hopes on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act -- also called the DREAM Act. The proposal before Congress would give undocumented youth an opportunity to become legal U.S. residents. Sanchez is one of thousands of young people who've come out of the shadows to lobby for the bill...