(D) Mark Udall*
(R) Ken Buck*
(R) Owen Hill*
(R) Amy Stephens*
(D) John Hickenlooper*
(R) Scott Gessler*
(R) Mike Kopp*
(R) Tom Tancredo*
(D) Don Quick*
(R) Cynthia Coffman*
(R) Mark Waller*
(R) Walker Stapleton*
(D) Betsy Markey*
(D) Joe Neguse*
(R) Wayne Williams*
(R) Pam Anderson
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Jared Polis*
(R) Scott Tipton*
(D) Gail Schwartz
(D) Joe Garcia
(R) Cory Gardner*
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(D) Irv Halter*
(D) Andrew Romanoff*
(R) Mike Coffman*
(D) Ed Perlmutter*
"Vladimir Putin is saying that Obama and Kerry are lying. And I don't know about you, but I find myself to be in a really curious situation. Who do I believe, Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama and John Kerry?"
–Rush Limbaugh, yesterday
In a news conference from St. Petersberg, President Obama said that Syria did NOT represent a threat to US national security and non of our allies were being
attacked. Nonetheless, he always refused to say that he would abide by the Congressional vote on the Syrian resolution. He looked tired.
This is new how (aside from the location)?
On a previous thread, it had been argued that Syria did present a threat to US national security. This was the first time that I had heard the President address the issue directly. So, I felt that it was my civic duty to call attention to what he had said.
I don't think the Administration has been seriously arguing that Syria poses a threat to US national security; in fact, I think he or SoS Kerry said the other day that it didn't. (Not to say that someone here didn't argue it…)
I just HATE it when I have to agree with Rush Limbaugh…
OK. I always complain about the fact that you still run Rush quotes even though he has has become a pretty much powerless niche celebrity clown but this one is priceless. These are indeed tough times for rightie wackos.
Luckiest person in Denver today? Danny Trevathan.
His bone-headed dropped ball before crossing the end zone occurred in the fourth quarter, after the filing deadline for the Denver Post. He was also helped by Divine intervention since the game was delayed a half hour by lightning "in the area" contributing to the Denver Post filing before the game was finished.
His gaffe will now slide below the radar as fans celebrate the win and the news cycle does its thing.
PS, Check out the America's Cup races Saturday and Sunday on NBC, 2 pm. It is amazing watching these huge catamarans sailing 50 mph on hydrofoils around the San Francisco Bay. I'm hooked!
Ummm… It's mentioned in like two Post stories in the print edition. Look again.
If Ryan Call and the Colorado Republicans are serious about making amends to their members recent actions, there is a conference in Taos, New Mexico hosted by the "Growing Food for Justice and For All" initiative that he should insist his membership attend.
The conference includes an intense leadership course that will be focused on dismantling racism in the food system: a place for community leaders and activists to come together to create a common understanding of the historical roots of racism, how it impacts our food system, and then find ways to overcome and change it.
The timing of this conference couldn't be more appropriate for this conversation.
I'm going to make the first offer: I'll provide one conference registration for the first member of his caucus that agress to attend.
An interesting alternative proposal from Senate moderates Heitcamp and Manchin on the Syria chemical weapons issue: Give Assad 45 days to sign the UN Chemical Weapons treaty – or a strike is okayed.
I think this is creative outside-the-box thinking; diplomacy as a whole hasn't done well in Syria, but this I think has a chance of going somewhere, both with Assad and possibly with the UN.
And unlike the "give up your (non-existent) WMD's or else" threat, there's a clear affirmative action Assad can take to avert a strike.
A very interesting alternative, indeed. I would add that we need a broad coalition, including MidEast countries, to back this proposal and to be prepared to take action.
Today's lesson: Democracy and vigorous, honest debate can actually work!
If it doesn't include a way to suspend and enforce a ban of NBC weapons aquistion and shipment – why bother? (Iran, Russia and others are all to happy to resupply Assad.)
From TPTSNBN, in the first month of private sales under the new background check law, only 561 sales went through the process. 10 of those failed the background check.
Two observations here….
First – if I was one of those 10 private sellers, I would be very glad to know that my gun wasn't going to someone who shouldn't have one.
Second – if the expected numbers of private sales stated during the debate were correct, then either (a) sellers are holding off sales under the new law, or (b) a lot of private sellers aren't following the law. If either of these are true, then hopefully those who went through the process early will provide positive feedback to others in the gun owner community.
And on an associated note, Magpul is still in Colorado.
Does NFL stand for National Fascist League?
Before the euphoria from Thursday night fades, let's remember that Von Miller missed that game, and five more to follow, for allegedly doing something that is now wholly legal in the state of Colorado, to wit, blowing weed.
It would be one thing if the NFL was banning performance enhancing drugs. But it's decision to become the auxiliary cops for the Reefer Madness crowd is as contemptible as it is hypocritical.
I've long feared that if Fascism comes to America, it will be in the guise of the War on Drugs. Now, we learn that the National Fascist League is signing up for the fight. Shame on them and their taxpayer-subsidized hypocrisy.
The NFL suspends players for doing lots of legal things. To wit, players can be suspended for…
…taking performance-enhancing drugs, like steroids,
…cursing at fans,
…wearing apparel provided by non-league sponsors.
That's not "fascism." It's the enforcement of rules agreed to by players under the league's collective bargaining agreement.
Steroids are not legal, except when prescribed by a doctor for certain conditions.
I don't care if Goodell is a Thatcherite bastard, I still love the Broncos !!!!
I've heard the second bust was for submitting a tampered-with urine sample.
Gaming the system is a violation of the CBA.
News Flash: Voting fraud in Colorado caught! And it's a Republican state senator's son voting on both Colorado (where he's a student) and New Hampshire (where his legislative dad works and presumably where he lives when he's not a student).
So after all his bluster, it doesn't look like Secretary of State Gessler is the one who caught it. No – an investigation started in New Hampshire turned up this little tidbit.
It doesn't look like the fraud was accidental, though his dad claims it was; he only voted his New Hampshire ballot once, in the 2008 general election. How many people are dumb enough to not know that you're only supposed to vote once?
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