Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

A 40 to 1 shot for schools

Every day Amendment 68 ads tell us the new casino would pay $114million dollars in first year taxes and then up to 34 % of gross revenues in the years to come. These ads certainly lead people to believe that this one casino would generate more than the $114 million for schools. But the text […]

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Will Gardner lose to Garbage Can voters?

Under the bullet-proof control of democrats in the Colorado legislature, a governor who has proven unable to make any tough decision, and a leftists panel of top judges, Colorado now has the designation of owning the title of Worst Vote Integrity in the nation. And that includes beating out some pretty tough competition from eastern states […]

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Udall hiding donor money

Mark Udall has a reason for his single issue senatorial campaign. His purse strings are tied tightly to one of the country’s richest hypocrites, billionaire truth twister Tom Steyer.  Steyer is one of the most prolific fundraisers and financial backers of Barrack Obama and the Common Core school curriculum program. A program under which the […]

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Voluntary taxes?

Gambling taxes are as voluntary as any tax could possibly be. The idea of allowing people to voluntarily pay taxes for school children sounds so good to so many that amendment 68 might actually have a chance of passing. Supporters are advertising that no one else will have to pay any taxes. The ads say […]

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Cooke vows to continue gun law fight to Supremes

GREELEY, Colo. – A sheriff in Colorado who spearheaded a lawsuit against the state’s radical gun laws, adopted by Democrats in 2013 and this week upheld by a federal judge, said the case is not over, vowing to take the battle all the way to the highest court in the land if necessary.   “These […]

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More deaths are coming as Democrats and Cartels spend for power.

Craig Masters Imagine you are walking along in your neighborhood with your young child. Maybe you are on your way home from a day at kindergarten. Your conversation is mostly one-sided as you listen to the excitement of the new ideas learned in class that day and for what will come tomorrow. Suddenly you are […]

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A “non-partisan” Scorecard – What’s in a Name

by Craig Masters Vultures – honest about what they are If you are someone who likes to think that you can tell the difference between campaign bullhockey and a report on legislators by a “non-partisan” panel of observers, interpret these grades issued to the seven U.S. Congress Representatives and the two Senators for Colorado. Rep. […]

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Gun Sense in America speaker kicks of new Bloomberg gun grab plan

by Craig Masters The April 15, New York Times headline warns us that “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.” The story details the announcement that the former Democrat, former Republican, former Independent, and now simply self-promoting Michael Bloomberg is planning to create a nationwide network based on lies and supported by millions […]

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) has published an exhaustive study by two criminologist, professors Don Kates and Gary Mauser. The […]

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TABOR may cause taxpayers to get refund over pot sales

By Jack Minor –   An amendment to the Colorado Constitution that lawmakers want repealed could result in individual taxpayers receiving money from the state over taxes on marijuana following its legalization in 2012.   When voters approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use it was sold on the premise that all of the […]

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   In 1992, voters approved the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which […]

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Tuesday is Caucus Day

by Craig Masters Caucus is as good as it gets in citizen politics. But in a country founded with a government specifically limited in its powers, the caucus too has joined most of the guarantees of the Constitution as the reversal of power continues and government erases more of those limits to its power. There […]

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Colorado pot legalization could open doors for cartels

By Jack Minor –   Supporters of legalizing marijuana have argued that one of the benefits is that it would lower crime by putting suppliers out of business, however they failed to realize that those profiting from the illicit drug trade had no intention of meekly giving up a lucrative business.   Last week USA […]

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Fracking for oil through Common Core

by Craig Masters I attended the Coloradoans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED) fracturing event held at Colorado School of Mines this past Wednesday evening. Even though the venue is probably one  of the most industry friendly venues in the country, it was nevertheless one of the largest crowds I have seen attend a “truth about […]

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Hickenlooper in crosshairs over Obamacare numbers

By Jack Minor –   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper finds himself facing another obstacle to his reelection campaign as his administration finds itself accused of stacking an investigative panel over charges Sen. Mark Udall pressured state insurance regulators to edit Obamacare cancellation figures.     Last year the Colorado Division of Insurance published a report […]

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Weld County Representatives sponsor bill to ban abortion

WND –  In a move that has stunned abortion-rights advocates who pushed through a repeal of state criminal penalties last year, Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill that “prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony.” HB 1133, sponsored by Republican Steve Humphrey of Severance, Colo., is a response to a move last […]

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Dems kill bill preventing public aid cards at pot shops, strip clubs

In what could be an early sign that Democrats are planning on continuing to push their liberal agenda again this year, a bill that would have prohibited state residents from using ATMs in Colorado marijuana dispensaries and strip clubs was killed on a party line vote on Wednesday.   The bill was sponsored by Sen. […]

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Colorado sheriff “rebellion” catching on in other states

Colorado sheriffs who earlier this year stated they were not going to enforce a series of strict gun control laws passed by Democrats who control both chambers of the state legislature appear to have sparked a similar movement by other sheriffs around the country.   Earlier this year, following arm-twisting by Vice President Joe Biden, […]

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Parody piece on Colo. Marijuana Deaths goes viral 75 years after “War of the Worlds” braodcast

Over 75 years after a radio broadcast through America into a panic over a fictional Martian invasion, a spoof piece showed achieved a similar thing by causing people to believe scores of people had died from pot overdoses.   The rapidness with which the story spread and was believed shows that while technology may have […]

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Magpul vows to continue fight against gun laws despite relocating

A leading manufacturer of firearms accessories has followed through on its vow to relocate from Colorado after the state passed some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.   Magpul Industries will be moving its business to Texas and Wyoming, which will cost the state over $85 million in lost revenue as […]

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Shooter at Arapahoe High School dead on scene

Police have reportedly responded to an “active shooter situation” at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado that has left two injured and one dead.   Colorado’s 9 News is reporting that one of the victims is a 15 or 16 year old who was admitted to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.   The sheriff’s […]

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Sheriffs booted from gun control lawsuit

Fox News — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs […]

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Judge gives Colorado governor gets pass on anti-gun laws

By Jack Minor —   Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has referred to rural residents of his state as “backwards thinking” and that they would have to suffer some “inconvenience” over gun control has been told by a federal judge he will not have to be questioned over his role in passage of the […]

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Five Colorado counties vote to pursue forming own state

For the first time since the Civil War, residents in five counties voted to have their elected officials pursue the possibility of forming a 51st state.   The issue was on the ballot in 11 counties, but at the end of the night slightly less than half voted for the measure. Philips, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, […]

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Amendment 66: Taxpayer con job

By Tom Tancredo — (WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in Colorado is also seen in many states and communities every year.   Surprise! It’s a […]

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Colorado Obamacare Navigator can’t sign anybody up, too expensive

As if things weren’t bad enough for President Obama and his signature health care plan, Al Jazeera, a foreign based news service is reporting how one of Obama’s Navigators has not been able to sign up a single person because the new plans are too expensive.   Al Jazeera interviews a young man named Leonardo […]

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Polis wants Obamacare exemption for wealthy ski-resort county

By Jack Minor –   Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat who proudly voted for Obamacare is now complaining that the price tag will be too expensive for residents in his county and is asking for an exemption for his constituents.   “We will be encouraging a waiver. It will be difficult for Summit County […]

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Colorado sued over funding for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

Democratic leaders in Colorado, sympathetic to Planned Parenthood officials and their financial desires, have unconstitutionally handed over some $14 million from state taxpayers to the abortion industry giant, according to a new lawsuit has that been filed. The case is being brought by officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of a former state official against Planned […]

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which prepared a study regarding fiscal aspects of a new state’s formation.  This study found the […]

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. It may be that sometimes there is overreach and that happened. Take it easy, this […]

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LESS FUNDING + MORE MANDATES + EROSION OF LOCAL CONTROL = UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS

By Weld Commissioner Mike Freeman–   With regard to the formation of a 51st state, no issue is more important than education. A new state with new educational goals would provide our children with the schooling they deserve and a system that returns funds to classrooms and control to local school boards. In fact, the […]

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2014 Buick LaCrosse FWD 1SL Sedan

For 2014, Buick has made a number of modifications to the popular LaCrosse, including a waterfall grill, new front fascia, redesigned head and tail lights, built-in trunk spoiler, and active lower grill shutters for enhanced fuel economy.  Last week I tested such a car, a 1SL “Leather package” equipped four-door in Champagne Silver Metallic with […]

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Feds give disaster designation to Morgan County

Fort Morgan Times –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday added Morgan County to its list of now 10 Colorado counties eligible for public assistance due to flooding in September. That federal disaster declaration, which was approved by President Barack Obama, was what the county needed so that public funding could become available to […]

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Gypsy “scam” artists turned away from flood roadblock

By Jack Minor –   The Larimer County Sheriff’s office is reporting that it turned away a group from a U.S. Highway 34 roadblock over concerns they could be attempting to “scam” fraud victims.   On a statement posted to his Facebook account, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said deputies learned there was a caravan […]

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights are private property. And like other private property – your home, car or land that […]

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