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|Holy Krap, CO Judge will NOT STAY Same-Sex Marriage Licenses in Boulder County!
When this came out 45 minutes ago I was stunned, less than 18 hours after another CO Judge (Crabtree) said that CO's Amendment 43 was unconstitutional. Denver Post Breaking A judge on Thursday ...
|Last weekend ACA signup, Obama hater swept up in hospital, now one of those stats
Today I happily learned that my former collegiate roommate who turned RW, was signed up for CO's Medicaid (yes a derivative of Obamacare) after admission from an ambulance as he was both DKA and ...
|CO ACA on going experience revealing systemic conflicts & flaws but also good efforts
Way back in October I went through what is ...
|SUCCESS, Rightwing friend & alcoholic signs up for Health Ins, got around Obamacare syndrome
I have mentioned this friend many times before in previous posts. An acquaintance that dates back to the late 1970's, initially a random college connection where he was a roommate in and amongst a ...
|Make them pay for the cost of bigotry & capitalist greed-Duck controversy
If A&E wants to succumb to Right Wing reactionaryism so be it, that is their choice. So like the Flush Rush Movement, Dump the Duck movement should commence. But do it where it really hurts. A & E ...
|CO Christmas dinner, legal marijuana, god, same-sex, polygamy, guns & celebrating Latino's
Our Christmas holidays are like many others in America, but not. Yes, each year my wife's family gather, though in two groups roughly a thousand miles apart. Our two households are out on the Front ...
|In CO, tax retail cannabis in a landslide, no to 51st state and $$ to schools
Landslide is now defined as 65% to impose a 15 percent excise tax and an initial 10 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana. ( Denver Post link ) Last year we voted 55% to lift prohibition. Get ...
|Our 'good' experience with CO's own ACA website and phone bank
I spent the last three days exploring our options regarding the ACA and Colorado's healthcare website they call Connect for Health Colorado ( link here ) and overall I give the experience a "B" ...
|"Dinner Party Conversation" w/ Tea Party, Mainstream GOP, Inde's, and liberals over Shutdown
[This is the third ( one here and two here ) in a series of conversations I have posted here in Kos reporting on political conversations I happen to have with Right Wingers or Conservatives and what ...
|Why Tea Party will engineer another shutdown/debt ceiling, "why tigers eat humans"
The Tea Party, or better, more accurately described as authoritarians without conscience, will continue to engineer [or manufacture] a financial crisis is because that is all they got. They are ...
|Now 'they' can't even say they speak for the public, 54% say GOP controlling House a bad thing
It has always gotten under my crawl when I hear some GOP blow hard justifying their authoritarian effort as something to do for the public, or people or whatever. But now a recent poll states just ...
|What is the humiliation for the GOP, Speaker falls on 'Hastert's Majority Rule' Sword
John McCain expressed this inevitable outcome where the GOP is now between a " rock and a hard place " or up " $#!T Creek without a paddle " and you are headed to "Head Splattering Rapids", when he ...
|Mob says; 'pay me protection or else'; GOP says defund or whatever we'll take down the Govt.
Common street mobster thugs [ The Tea Party led GOP ] invade our nation's neighborhoods [ comes the Washington ] brought in by the officially denied organized national crime syndicate , [ ...
|How this ends, yes 'Discharge Petition' and Boehner is forced out, Lamborn aide tells Libertarian
Strange how going out to a meeting and learning from a Libertarian friend who also was an OWS organizer that he was told by a furloughed Congressional staffer from our local CD-5 office of Rep. Doug ...
|Time is ripe for Old School Citizen's Political Pressure||RWN||10/02/2013||3||8||-||-|
|Update from Colorado's Recall Election on the ground view [Monday AM Updates 6 & 7]||RWN||09/08/2013||51||179||1||-|
|Reporting 1st Hand from CO's Recall, don't be surprised by the results
These last few weeks many of the nation's eyes have focused upon Colorado Springs, CO, that weird corner of the U.S. where contradictions and political battles seem to be periodically waged before ...
|June the month of WILDFIRES in CO, report from CO Springs||RWN||06/13/2013||10||15||-||-|
|CO's Dem & GOP Central Comm. Meet'gs, tale of the parties', one is declared dead
Tis the season for major party reorganizations when county, state and national party organizations have their biennial organizational elections known as reorg's. I am again a Colorado Dem Party ...
|OT, need some research help, a Wall Street Banker qoute
I am working on an essay/blog post and I am looking for an anecdote that I will paraphrase from memory that a Wall Street Executive made that was news: Believed time: Dec 2008 thru April 2009 ...
|The only real political option is to BREAK the Back of the RW's Revolution
Tuesday morning I will have to drive past the "Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway Sign " on my way to a Denver suburb to celebrate Christmas holiday at my sister-in-law's home. You have to understand ...
|Squeezing an elephant's 3 simple rules through the eye of a needle
Sometime ago when interviewing former local Republican officials about local governance one retired and proud Unaffiliated former leader intimately to me the three rules that Republicans hold as ...
|UPDATE: Colo Springs Landlord threatens increased rent for those who voted Pres Obama
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs apartment manager threatens to raise the rent of anyone who voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. Link Yes I live in Colorado Springs, a ...
|Fiscal Cliff what it really is the end of many ERA's
It is a political fight over power. It represents the high water mark of the Reagan Revolution, which really WAS a Conservative Backlash of an obsolete worldview or paradigm that encompasses the ...
|As certifying the actual count changing meme's and reinforcing democracy is about the #'s
Dave Wasserman is doing a big service to what I call the unstated contest to psychologically capture America's hearts and minds. Conflating this year's election theme was one thing; the tussle ...
|Elections have consequences, as do demographics, issues, and income---REALIGNMENT
2012 was a big election , there is no doubt, America made a BIG decision as to what general direction it is now going politically. Both major parties laid out pretty clear visions, (called ideology ...
|The Ground Game, what is it, GOTV and difference between D's and R's and 2012
Over the last twenty or so years I have seen the development and sophistication of political ground games and their GOTV efforts. Previous to this century it was pretty much attempt to organize ...
|Why am I confident about CO, +the voting metrics
As it stands ( SOS report of Friday's return ) in CO 65.11% of registered Dem's have voted versus 66.36% R's and U's 50.98% on active voter rolls. Yes the raw vote for R's is a 38017 partisan ...
|Another conversation, Rep's, Indy's and D's all who already voted in CO; pot, Pres & prejudice
Last evening my wife got me away from GOTV efforts and we went up to the family's vacation mountain retreat home to have dinner with her sister/hubby and all year round friends from that neighborhood.
|CO Early Vote Update, conversation with political press reporter what it means w/historic data; GOOD
As I said before I do ex-officio early and post election data analysis for our local Democratic Party and have been compiling early vote election returns since 2008. I wish I had maintained better ...
|Latest CO Early/Mail In Vote, D's pick up 1%
As I said in my personal data crunching, the trend line of Democratic Mail In voters closed a percentage point and the trend line continues to close as predicted as reports Denver News 9 To date, ...
|More early vote news from CO and a bold precise prediction Obama; 49.5% - 48.7%
As many Coloradoan's watched their beloved Broncos crush the caught and identified unethical Saints, (isn't that ironic but then again just read Chris Hayes recent book about how absolute ...
|CO internals conversation and what is breaking to Obama
Last night I had a conversation with a professional field organizer who is now back at school but stays in contact with the Obama team. He called to see how I found this year's GOTV efforts from my ...
|Right-wing friend expresses in an angry tirade his alternative reality
For months I refused to discuss anything related to politics with a friend of mine that dates back at least thirty-six years to my freshman year in college. Back then, marijuana was illegal but ...
|On enthusiasm in CO, GOTV ground effects, battleground state races, CO early returns and LV mullarky
Let me start with Colorado voter return news: Tuesday 6PM voter turnout returns in CO Permanent Mail In Ballot Returns: Democrats 18.42% .................91430/496270 Republicans 18.18% ......
|CO front line GOTV news, why's
Working the phones with about 10 other faithful souls many more Permanent Mail In Voters have recorded votes than what is in the system (roughly 13%) vs. 25% this time in 2008. The reason why is ...
|THERE IS NO Such Thing as an Enthusiasm GAP!
Yes there is a variable in conducting opinion polls where a pollster attempts to quantify support through a ratings response often 1-5, five being the highest but enthusiasm gaps in political ...
|Discussing the angst between Registered Voters and Likely Voters and what internals really tell you
The polling game between likely and registered voters is often yelled about, but in reality during the recent presidential elections the vast majority of registered voters actually cast a ballot (...
|Colorado early vote returns
There is a delay of at least 24 hours from the time a County Clerk in CO processes a mail in ballot and when the Secretary of State system records an Early Vote. Also the first week the only ...
|UPDATE; White House denies NY TIMES: Breaking US-Iran agree to Nuclear Talks
Politico releases WH press statement The Obama administration is denying a report that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks that could be a last-chance opportunity to avoid ...
|confirmed in family & friends including GOP's and Indy's, Romney has sucked worse than Obama in #1
My son and I agree, Romney has come across as a prep school terd-nerd, who is digging a deep whole, while Obama has been very presidential and what we thought was what he was supposed to be in #1. ...
|Mark Cuban tweet asks you to decide whether Obama Stimulus grew the economy?
Mark Cuban, famed renegade owner of the Dallas Mav's and IU fellow graduate (I was acquainted with him back then), posted this tweet : Did Obama's stimulus programs work ? You decide ... http://...
|UPDATE 2 pic of CO's Hispanic GOP's Big Rally @ CO's statehouse voter base revealed
Previously posted on Colorado Pols but this picture of a rally at the steps of CO's Statehouse shows how Colorado Hispanic Republicans Rally For Glorious Victory! and their ability to draw Latino ...
|Birth'ism, Poll'ism, BLS'ism, Benghazi'ism, Left Media'ism, AffirmitiveAction'ism, American Myth'ism
Yesterday, Jack Welch, an acclaimed business executive and a person whom I once sat in the same room during a big corporate dog & and pony show was being played out literally where I recall ...
|Denver Post: CO DA investigating Strategic Allied Partners as SOS wails about phantom registrations
Denver Post reported DA investigating firm for voter registration violations Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers has launched an investigation into a firm hired by the Colorado ...
|Pundits say Romney won, CO undecided say not so fast
CO News9 had a 12 person focus group watch the debate WATCH: Did debate sway undecided voters? Clark: Who thinks President Obama decisively won tonight's debate? [A third of the group ...
|[UPDATE2] BREAKING: CO DA in Araphoe County CO re Strategic Allied Consulting Criminal Investigation
UPDATE 2 link to CORA response Talking with lawyers and operatives on the ground it appears that this is a criminal investigation that goes to two areas of concern, fraudulent submissions, ...
|Here is how the math works Mr. Ryan, Polling math how close and not the Pres race is
Monday’s Washington Post-ABC News poll came out with Obama again with a 2 point national lead but with a weird outlier in the "Swing States". important dynamic in the presidential contest ...
|BREAKING PA Voter ID law blocked
HARRISBURG - A Commonwealth Court judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law can remain mostly intact for the November election, but will impose a very narrow injunction ...
|Alleging that CO Republican Executive Leaders knowingly broke CO Voter Reg Laws
Last week as the national allegations of Strategic Allied Consulting Inc.'s voter registration irregularities and fraud rose it jumped from Florida to Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia and Colorado. ...
|[UPDATE] MORE on Voter Registration IRREGULARITY ALLEGATION CONNECTIONS IN COLORADO
It was told to me that the reason Wayne Williams, County Clerk of El Paso County CO (Republican) ( his official bio here ) was mentioned as the person the girl worked for was that Wayne Williams was ...
|Conversation with two retiree GOP'ers, Romney in bigger trouble than he realizes
Fox's supreme “Village Idiot” , Dick[head] Morris once smartly said that "an election" , especially a Presidential election "is a national conversation" . The post-Internet & social-media world ...
|47% statement reaction brings out 47%'er neighbor, thinks Mitt is an idiot
Walking my dog this afternoon brought us by a neighbor who lives a few doors down the block. We live in one of the strongest Democratic voting areas of Colorado Springs which is reputed to be in the ...
|Romney is the modern version of an "Emperor with no clothes"!
Mitt Romney is an “Emperor Without Clothes”. A vain presidential aspirant who privately cares for nothing but his own ambition and tax dodging status hires political professionals who promise ...
|Smelling more like this could be a private RW SPOOK & Dagger political set up that backfired
If you have read Trento and Risen you too would look at this Egypt/Libya Embassy Crisis and subsequent political crapola as not being simply an unconnected, spontaneous series of events that rise ...
|Corporatists-Plutocrats lament democracy and their surrogates (err candidates)
Initially when I first heard of Speaker Boehner's comments that he hoped out loud that large numbers of citizens identified in certain demographic groups; namely African-American (12.6%) and Latino (...
|RNC Convention summed up: Epic-Fail in answering "So What" for decision-makers
A Fortune-100 CEO, once taught me that when making any kind of sales presentation the most important question that must always, always be answered is ; “SO WHAT” . Furthermore, when a ...
|A 'revealing' conversation; Medicare w/ Indy's, Rep's, Dem's, the RW friends & power of discussing
Last Sunday my wife and I hosted an annual rotating summer BBQ that centers upon my former college roommates and friends, who happen to have moved to Colorado from the Midwest where we went to a Big ...
|Quick Hit: GOP believe making 'ASSERTIONS' of their own mythology or regressive ideology is truth
My wife and I watched the RNC Convention last night as part of a challenge of my Republican and Independent neighbor last night. They know me as the Democratic precinct committeeperson and a week or ...
|"Let them eat cake" moment has arrived thanks to Romney Press Sec Andrea Saul
"Qu’ils mangent de la brioche" , that iconic urban legend phrase the sums up the attitude of a aristocratic monarchy facing the famine and hardships of class society gone totally unsustainable. ...
|My published Letter to the Editor on Romney's and what this really is about
The political heat and corresponding political stakes are rising rapidly over Romney's taxes. Originally the issue was basic transparency and appropriate consideration that releasing more than one (...
|Phone call dialogue from Romney's office in CO, "You can think whatever you want"
On the heals of my personal conversation with a Right Wing woman ( Link here ) that was widely received by this online community I got a phone call this afternoon from Romney's Colorado Campaign, ...
|My public conversation with a RightWing woman & friend in CO
The scene: Outside of very Right Wing voting Colorado Springs, (53% who vote, vote straight Republican regardless), is a small liberal, eclectic, religiously irreverent and vibrant town called ...
|Job Market, why there is NO job market demand
Today I noticed three articles, one about recruitment intensity (excellent!) another stating low or very slow hiring behavior, and the growth in unskilled temporary labor. I am a displaced executive ...
|Bold projection: Romney's nomination in serious trouble
The last couple of weeks candidate Romney's campaign is in serious political trouble because of the long smoldering issue of his Bain legacy. As many pointed out his political credibility where his ...
|Ingraham: "Romney he's not the most comfortable politician out there,"
Yes, Unabridged Republican (actually American fascist) mouthpiece and admitted Obama basher, stated on NBC's Today Show Thursday, May 10th responding to Matt Lauer's questioning of Romney's admitted "
|Fascism = "Mourdock: 'Compromise' Means Democrats [must] Agree with Conservatives"
I am working on a comprehensive essay where I am stripping away all 'post-modern' the euphomisms and lay bare the revolutionary rhetoric and political actions of what is called the "conservative ...
|BREAKING: Wiki exposing Stratfor and a piece of the Intl Oligarchy
Today Wikileaks made headlines ( WaPo headline here; WikiLeaks publishes leaked Stratfor emails, casting light on workings of private US intel firm ). Now Wikileaks does not just leak anyone, they ...
|This is the 'Outcome' of the "Reagan Revolution"
Calvin Coolidge, January 1925: "The chief business of the American people is business." Then as now this quote sums up the mythology of what rules the American society and ...
|More anecdotes re 'Move your Money' and Big Banks or is it the modern 'Mob'
This morning I got a telephone call from a dear old friend, another one of my college friends who was my intellectual and political brother. We were and remain kindred spirits and knew back in the ...
|My Two Decades-long Conversations with a Right-Wingnut, what I learned, why I kept talking, probing
If there is a poster-child[adult] for a modern American Right-Wingnut, [IMHO] Rex would definitely be one of their finalists. He is unapologetic in every way for being an admitted Tea-Party/Right-...
|U.S. Govt see's TIME's 'Person of the Year" as a Terrorist!
As Orwellian as this period is it now appears quite evident that whether it is in Tunisia or Egypt, on the property of UC Berkeley or Zuccatti Park, in the streets of Oakland or Seattle, on "our" ...
|Final arguments of Denver's Occupy vs Denver PD seeking injunction
Occupy Denver had its day in Federal Court today with the Denver PD where many tidbits emerged, things not reported by the mainstream or alternative media and things discovered with court proceedings,
|BREAKING: CO's Supreme Court rules in favor of Dem-favored Cong Map
From Fox-31 News ( no less ) DENVER -- Democrats have prevailed in the year-...
|Just called Sen Bennet's office on IP Protect SOPA
Since I am personally acquainted to the office and Sen Bennet, (D-CO) whom I am personally knowledgeable that Sen Bennet is personally big on protecting free speech and esp the Internet, so it was ...
|Colorado Springs Occupy Site, shut down by CSPD 1AM last night
I told Jason, (un-officio and holder of the 30-day permit) this morning when he called to personally give a personal version of the events. "The city and the mayor's office lied to us," Jason said.
|What did any of you expect? Empire Strikes Back
Naomi Klein warned : We have picked a fight with the most powerful economic ...
|2nd economic direct action call---boycotting police violent cities
I am beginning to work on this idea floated in a reply to the police in Denver continued use of heavy-handed to brutal tactics in disrupting peaceful, non-violent exercise of free speech and lawful ...
|Occupy Denver evicted from Civic Center Park, police excessive force recorded
Yesterday for the 6th straight Saturday Occupy Denver set up in Civic Center park and the police came. Video Watch ...
|Need some help, two quotes that make more sense now
IIRC, back near Obama's inauguration, I believe beforehand but of course it could have been afterward, a Wall Street Banking executive or investment manager was quoted in saying something to the ...
|[UPDATED]BREAKING: OCCUPY CO Sprgs receives 30-day permit to occupy and assemble for free speech!
Should have titled it twists and turns, or you actually believed us the first time, but then cooler heads prevailed and the city followed through on their verbal agreement of Tuesday. It just took ...
|Chicken-Little Cantor cancels speech
From Talking Points Memo: Eric Cantor Cancels Income ...
|BREAKING: City of Colorado Springs agrees to provide permit for Occupy Colorado Springs
Deeply conservative City of Colorado Springs has verbally agreed this evening to provide an permit to Occupy Colorado Springs Movement stated Jason Warf, the groups chief public spokesman at Occupy ...
|Occupy is 'the' natural result of recklessness in a political economy
This is a follow up to Mark Sumner's outstanding post he titled "Three Strikes Against Wall ...
|Occupy Colorado Springs joins United for Global Change 10.15.11
This morning a growing group of very un-hippie, un-anarchist, un-communist, un radical revolutionaries gathered for the 15th straight day in Colorado Springs at Acacia Park in its downtown. The ...
|Suggestion of where to go with #Occupy Movement from here
Author Mike Taibbi among others are correct when he says in Rolling Stone: And I think the movement's basic strategy – to build numbers and stay in the fight, rather than tying itself ...
|#Occupy Movement holds strong in Red CO Springs CO
Some 1848 miles to the west of the epicenter of the #Occupy Movement at Zuccati Park (AKA, the new America's Liberty Park), sits Colorado Springs, CO. A place of extreme contrasts where also resides ...
|OccupyWallStreet and democratic "direct action"
Today the reports from OccupyWallStreet caused me to sit back for a moment and place them in a historical perspective. In short, what is really fueling this fascinating example of courage and social ...
|Boehner to be ousted after this
The logical progression of this manufactured crisis will be the ouster of Speaker Boehner and his regime of Canter & McCarthy. This political grandstand punts of Cut/Cap/Balance and now the Balance ...
|Obama's Political TRAP
July 12, 2011 ended without fanfare, the "Supply-Side" political economic era when Senator Mitch McConnell offered his "back-door" out of the debt-ceiling crisis. Let's face it, the Debt-Ceiling and ...
|A Citizen's Filibuster, shutdown Congress's Servers
It is simple. If enough people send a message to Congress, let us say McConnell's address at within a few minutes it could crash the servers and send a message. It can be done every day until the ...
|More CRAZY CO politics and plagiarism charges GOP involved again
State Senate candidate Owen Hill (Republican) and Libertarian candidate Doug Randall have the exact same passage on their respective websites that apparently holds that one is a plagiarist. Now CO ...
|RNC tells CO GOP Nominee to drop out or else
ColoradoPols is reporting that the RNC has told Maes to drop otherwise there will be no ...
|[UPDATED IV] Primary Day in CO (well kind of) really mail day
UPDATE4: Reports from Denver mail in ballot receiving stations are that they are running out of ballot boxes. Turnout could be very big and unanticipated, interesting the heat in Denver with the DPS ...
|More revelations leaking out from CO's Bennet driven DPS finance deal
It appears that the Bennet (and his former chief aide) Boesberg's response to the NY Times article on Exotic Finance Deal for ...
|Record turnout already cast for Dems in CO Primary
Colorado Pols blog reported that as of late Friday afternoon the Secretary of State has recorded 245,377 votes ...
|What's happening among CO's Dems weekend before the Aug 10th primary
Actually for those who do not live in CO, the August 10th primary date is a misnomer in that voting has been going on for the last three weeks where over 40% vote by mail and in some counties, ...
|Romanoff pulls (actually takes lead) in most recent poll in CO Dem Primary for Senate!
Essentially Romanoff has erased a 17point deficit over the last couple months in a poll conducted by Survey USA for the Denver Post .
|Reporting from a GOP Congressional Town Hall, their anger now makes sense in an irrational world
Remember when you actually believed in Santa Claus? Or remember your first true love? How about the myth that actually being a loyal, on time employee who tried his or her best ...
|Want Proof that the GOP is behind the TeaBagging Parties
Thought some of you would like some evidence that the Republican Parties are actually behind the marage coined TeaParties this week. Yesterday I received an email from the James Garcia of the ...
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