Posts Tagged ‘idea’

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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Anonymous Republican support – bad idea

by Craig Masters As a conservative, gun toting, suv driving, hunter and strong supporter of candidates guided by a working moral compass, I have to report being sad to have received a copy of a publication clearly supporting conservative views on several key issues. The publication included several articles bearing bylines – that was good. [...]

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Heartbeat bug opens servers to hackers

by Craig Masters A computer bug named Heartbleed is working its way into the heart of tens of thousands of internet servers in what is described as the most significant internet virus yet. The Wall Street Journal estimated that as many as two-thirds of the world’s internet servers could be affected. HEARTBLEED is described in [...]

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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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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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An Absolute Right to Refuse Service

By Matt Barber Albert Einstein once said, “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” He was right. In the aftermath of the Arizona religious freedom skirmish, I have a few questions for those who would presume to compel religious business owners, under penalty of law, to “provide goods and services” to [...]

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In the battle for the economy the consumer is the loser

Rising Markets, Bad Jobs Report Conflict Economy Analysis The American economy has a split personality and that spells trouble for everyone–but most particularly the bureaucratic elitists and those dependent on that system.   In the Red corner there is the soaring stock market, in the Blue corner is the continual employment woes. The market is [...]

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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting support from counties on the Western slope, this is a game-changer,” Conway said. “The way [...]

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Obamacare subsidy lawsuit could prove problematic

The president’s signature healthcare legislation, which has been plagued by a series of debacles since ignoring the advice of experts, the administration rolled out a website that was not ready, could now face a possible death blow over lawsuit filed against the laws subsidies.   When the law was passed it provided for the federal [...]

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Was shutdown planned by Obama for political gain?

During the government shutdown, President Obama consistently warned the American people that the economic system could collapse if the debt ceiling was not raised and blamed Republicans for whatever disaster might occur, however new information has surfaced that indicate the crisis was actually created by the administration for political gain.   The shocking bombshell was [...]

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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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Which side will receive U.S. missile strikes?

by Craig Masters Those who would destroy Israel and America are doing nothing wrong – they have their “laws” handed down from their “supreme” being. We Christians have ours. Conflicts result when someone throws out the idea that democracy is the best way for people to choose their leaders. Democracy can not exist in a [...]

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51st state idea resulting from decades old issues

by Jack Minor –   While the move by residents in several Colorado counties to secede from the state has been described as frustration over recent moves by the legislature in Denver, a retired political scientist and author says the move actually is a symptom of a much larger undercurrent of frustration that Republicans are [...]

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Denver judge scolds Dem legislators for ignoring Constitution

by Jack Minor –   A series of bills passed by Colorado Democrats in the state legislature hit a snag last week after a judge berated the lawmakers for ignoring the state’s constitution.   “Writing an election law so clearly non-compliant with the state constitution,” Denver District Judge Robert McGahey said in a ruling, “I [...]

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” Bill Garcia, chairman of the [...]

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. Cargill’s Fort Morgan beef plant has been certified to harvest, fabricate and package officially “tender” [...]

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Colorado Springs set to ban medical marijuana

(Coloradoan) – Colorado’s second-largest city is poised to ban recreational marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday on allowing retail marijuana stores. Four of nine council members have said they’ll vote against retail pot, and even if the sales are approved, Mayor Steve Bach says he’ll veto recreational pot shops. That [...]

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Citizens could vote on Weld secession movement in Nov.

GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and  1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in  a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the  51st state.   Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly [...]

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Will John Morse resign for the Party

by Craig Masters “We’ll go through these signatures with a fine-toothed comb,” Morse told the TV station KDVR. “and we’ll file some protests with the Secretary of State’s office because we know a lot of these signatures were gathered based on misinformation and lies.” A politician claiming only the opposition lies; what a surprise. It [...]

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Sheriffs, disabled file suit over Colo. gun laws

In a deliberate move to catch gun control activists off guard, an  organization representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit over a series of  recently passed gun control laws abruptly announced the filing of the suit in  federal court today.   “We did that deliberately,” David Kopel, an attorney with the Independence  Institute, which is handling [...]

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Why the outrage over government eavesdropping?

by Craig Masters Reporters of the nation’s media are claiming to be outraged that their telephone conversations have been recorded and e-mails have been read by government agents writing their own search warrants. The IRS has confessed (after being caught) to using government agents to intimidate taxpayers opposed to the Obama administration. But, what does [...]

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NAACP head says IRS justified in singling out conservative groups

by Peter Grady –   While there has been bipartisan outrage and concern over revelations the IRS has been singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, a former head  of the NAACP has praised the move saying it was perfectly legitimate to single out such groups.   “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea [...]

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Tribune calls District 6 students “resources”

Recent revelations that District 6 will be letting nearly 20 percent of their new teachers has caused the Greeley Tribune to blame part of the problem on charter schools by categorizing students as “resources” that the district is losing.   At Monday’s board of education meeting, District 6 Superintendent Ranelle Lang told board members that [...]

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Colorado grants secret service right to arrest citizens for non-federal offenses

by Jack Minor –   A bill is heading to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk that Republican  lawmakers say would give members of the Secret Service broad arrest powers in  the state and could provide a framework for federal agents eventually to enforce  gun restrictions. “This is absolutely insane,” Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, said. “In [...]

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Learning about 2nd Congressional Dist. Rep.Jared Polis

By Craig Masters Many constituents in the Colorado 2nd Congressional District may have received representative Jared Polis’ email this week in support of Obama’s immigration reforms. He opens his plea for support with a short story of his great-grandparents, Bertha and Mendel Polis, immigrating “After living under the terror and persecution of the Tzar and [...]

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Will Psychics determine gun ownership?

by Craig Masters In the aftermath of the crisis at Sandy Hook Elementary, those in Washington and many others in the media  suggest we who would be the next militia trade freedom for the false promise of security. They have joined the Obama cry for a national system of gun control that would – in [...]

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Debt, Greed and Gun Control are dividing this house

by Craig Masters State Representative Rhonda Fields (D) was granted a lengthy guest column in the January 5, Denver Post. Her personal story not withstanding, her efforts to justify the socialists/central government position on gun control does make one valid point. She writes, “For my fellow state lawmakers and me, our top legislative priority should [...]

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Colorado taxpayers should brace for immigration of Californians

by Craig Masters New tax increases approved by California voters in November have created bargain prices for U-Haul rental trucks – rented for one-way to California. Texas, which has no state income tax, is attracting the greatest percentage of those who are leaving California in hopes of keeping more of their income and personal property. [...]

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Free Speech? It is, only if Cleveland Councilwoman says it is!

by Craig Masters In a story that would have gotten a lot of coverage if an incumbent republican presidential candidate was trying to get a second term, the “offensive” billboards around the greater Cleveland, Ohio area reminding everyone of the simple fact that voting illegally is, in fact, a crime, all came down before election [...]

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Will NASA’s Mars menu help Obama feed the middle-class?

by Craig Masters Regardless of what else you may think about Obama’s policies, religious ideology, reports filled with false numbers, or unconstitutional implementation of laws, the one area where there is no doubt is that he believes the economic plan for recovery is to follow the advice of John Maynard Keynes: borrow our way out [...]

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White House parses Biden statement administration did not know about embassy security concerns

by Peter Grady –   Following a statement by Joe Biden that the administration had no idea embassy officials were asking for increased security in Libya, despite testimony to the contrary, the White House is now saying Biden was only referring to himself and the President.   During this week’s vice-presidential debate, Biden said, “We [...]

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Business leaders becoming emboldened to speak out on Obama policies

by Matt Lacy –   Following Obama’s crushing debate in last week’s presidential debate business owners appear to now feel they can safely speak out about how the president’s policies are affecting their businesses.   On Monday, David Siegel, owner of Westgate Resorts sent out an email to his employees emphasizing that while he was [...]

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Ouch! President’s supporters admit Romney clear victor in debate

by Jack Minor –   While the Obama campaign said they were “pleased” with Obama’s performance during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Denver, media outlets and political pundits on both the left and right agreed that Mitt Romney was the clear victor.   Obama spokesperson Stephanie Cutter appeared to place the blame for his dismal performance [...]

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Young campaign accused of excluding clergy from debates

by Jack Minor –   The House District 50 race took an interesting turn last week when claims surfaced that Democratic Dave Young’s campaign has taken a position that members of the clergy should not be allowed to moderate political debates.   During Wednesday’s debate local resident, Gunter Hess, asked a question that appeared to [...]

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Would Martin Luther King have preached this?

by Craig Masters The NEA is ‘teaching’ from the race card Jesse Jackson was a popular chorus leader at least week’s Chicago Teachers’ Union rally. The video available online shows a crowd of people (teachers?) being led in meaningless, senseless chants. Jackson then reverts to his worn out, never ending, decades old rhetoric about the [...]

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