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“People don’t mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.”
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
A hard-line pro-gun group is kicking off its campaign to recall a Greeley lawmaker with another gun raffle, this one for the largest firearm it’s ever given away, a Barrett M82A1 magazine-fed Barrett .50 BMG semi-automatic rifle.
“Dear Fellow Patriot,” reads the RMGO website. “Make no mistake, gun owners in Colorado are in the biggest fight of our lives! We need all hands on deck! To help rally the troops, RMGO is giving away the largest gun we’ve ever done…”
The gun is a semi-automatic sniper rifle with …
As the Colorado Independent’s Alex Burness reports, while everyone with a college education in Grand Junction (and plenty of students too) hangs their heads in shame:
Climate change has led to “massive improvements” and “the planet is a thing that heals itself,” state Sen. Ray Scott argued Thursday morning.
Scott, a Republican from Grand Junction, was speaking against Senate Bill 96, which would require the state to collect greenhouse gas emissions data from oil and gas wells, coal mines and other sources of planet-warming gases. Reports on emissions would be released annually, which supporters hope would help …
As the Denver Post’s Elizabeth Hernandez reports, an interview at Colorado Public Radio with the controversial sole finalist to be the next President of the University of Colorado, former GOP Rep. Mark Kennedy, took a turn for the embarrassing when he flubbed a basic and essential question about the role of affirmative action in university admissions:
Host Ryan Warner referenced the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights requiring Texas Tech University’s medical school to stop considering race in admissions. Warner asked Kennedy what his thoughts were, in general, on affirmative action in Colorado college admissions.
This sentiment was was apparently not confined to President Donald J. Trump himself.
It is, oddly, not unusual to see a story about a candidate for elected office who has apparently not bothered to regularly vote in prior elections. Just last year, a Republican candidate for Governor of Oklahoma struggled to explain why he himself hadn’t voted in a single Gubernatorial election since at least 1999.
As John Ensslin reports for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman, Denver Mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis hasn’t been particularly interested in her civic duty in years past:
Giellis, a candidate for Denver mayor, has not voted in 10 of the 22 municipal elections that have occurred …
UPDATE #4: Rep. Diana DeGette’s statement is much more to the point:
“The report released today paints a very different picture than what the president and attorney general had hoped the American people would see. And it’s now more important than ever that Congress be granted access to the full unredacted report immediately.”
UPDATE #3: Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) might be the world’s fastest reader. From the Denver Post:
“I voted for the release of the Mueller report because I value transparency in government and all of my constituents should be able to read the document, firsthand,” Read More
“Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.”
–Michael Bassey Johnson
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: GOP Rep. Mark Baisley explains the GOP’s party-line opposition to House Bill 19-1312 in a lengthy post today–and it’s a worst-case scenario, invoking the most discredited of misinformation about vaccines:
The stated goal of the bill is to reduce the occurrence of childhood diseases. Colorado averages approximately 90% current vaccinations for children under 3 years of age. But recent epidemics such as autism have arisen and parents are understandably suspicious of vaccines as the cause. [Pols emphasis] Citizens should not be coerced by the State to permit pharmaceutical injections into their children. Nor should they be shamed …
As the Aurora Sentinel’s Kara Mason reports, a big show of support yesterday evening for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in a part of the state and Denver metro area that showcased its shift from red to blue in last year’s elections:
[Warren] took to the stage at The Hangar at the Stanley Marketplace for an organizing event with one specific ask in mind: that her supporters engage with other people, especially people across political divisions, before …
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
What’s your best underworld source for unfiltered Trump-infused criticism of Colorado’s Republican Party?
A radio show with an innocent name, the “Chuck and Julie Show,” but a pair of Republican hosts, Chuck Bonniwell and Julie Hayden, who routinely throw fellow Republicans off the cliff as buzzards call the program to find out where to feed later.
Day after day, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on KNUS-710 AM, the show dedicates big blocks …
UPDATE: Moderator of the Recall Polis Facebook group sounds the all clear:
It would appear that the faithful remain unconvinced.
The news is breaking from multiple local outlets that an 18-year-old woman from Florida who was allegedly “obsessed” with the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton and made credible threats of …
The campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff announced fundraising numbers from Q1 late Tuesday evening. Take a look at Romanoff’s campaign press release, which we have printed in full below, and see if you notice something missing:
Romanoff Leads All Senate Candidates in Contributions from Coloradans
AURORA, CO—Andrew Romanoff today announced that his Senate campaign received nearly 3,000 contributions in just seven weeks, more than all the other Senate candidates, including Cory Gardner. Romanoff for Colorado is rejecting contributions from political action committees (PACs).
“This is what a grassroots campaign looks like,” said Campaign Chair Tara Trujillo. “We …
CO Lawmaker Says It’s Hypocritical for Pro-Choice Dems to Worry About Immigrants Who Miscarry in ICE Custody
(Stay classy! – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
State Sen. Owen Hill (R-Colorado Springs) criticized presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on social media last week after she expressed concern for pregnant women who have miscarried while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), questioning whether she has the “moral authority” to do so given her pro-choice stance.
“Detaining pregnant women is dangerous,” Harris said on Twitter last week. “As many as 28 women have miscarried in ICE custody over the past two years. I’ve called on this Administration to end this practice now.”
Hill took to Facebook …
BREAKING: The search for Sol Pais is over. The 18-year-old Florida woman has been found following the closure of more than 1,000 schools in Colorado.
— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) April 17, 2019
A total of 20 or 30 armed officers including a SWAT team and a Clear Creek County snowcat were near the Echo Lake Campground in the Arapaho National Forest and in the midst of an extensive search operation Wednesday morning. The search was centered at the base of Mount Evans. Late Wednesday morning authorities said Pais is dead. It’s not …