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Used cell phone drive to support victims of domestive violence

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., has set up used cell phone collection boxes at all of his congressional office locations and will donate the devices to help victims of domestic violence.

All of the phones will be donated to HopeLine from Verizon Wireless at the end of the summer, according to a news release from Gardner’s office. Phones from any service provider are accepted. After the device is refurbished, it will be sold. The proceeds will go to a nonprofit agency to provide wireless phones and service or cash grants to victims.

rest of article at link:

This is where we're supposed to pretend that we didn't notice that Gardner voted whole-heartedly for the severely gutted Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act. Is there a need for better protections than what Gardner supports? Sadly, yes. Can dead women use phones? Sadly, no.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 23, 2012, 08:47 PM (0 replies)

Well, I flunked.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 23, 2012, 12:30 AM (41 replies)


The guy lied about where he lived in order to put himself in a position where he could rape the nation for enormous personal gain, he manufactured false evidence to put us into bloody conflict in order to further increase his own fortunes, he blatantly manipulated the media and let one of his closest friends take the fall for him, he continues to trumpet torture as an American virtue, and now he's hosting a Wyoming fund-raiser for Mitt Romney. That Mitt Romney will be there tells us all we need to know about Mitt Romney.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue May 22, 2012, 11:27 AM (4 replies)

Ooooh, THAT question. . .

I don't own the pic, just the caption.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun May 20, 2012, 02:02 PM (2 replies)

Weld commissioner defends fracking

Weld commissioner defends fracking, contrasts Weld's policies with Boulder County's
By John Fryar Longmont Times-Call

Kirkmeyer contended that Boulder County's county commissioners, all Democrats, are unnecessarily concerned (emphasis added) about the potential environmental and public-health impacts of drilling that uses the process of hydraulic fracturing to free up oil and gas deposits.


Kirkmeyer, however, argued that Weld County has shown the advantages of having a single party fill all of its Board of County Commissioners' seats -- as long as that party is the GOP.


While Boulder County and the city of Boulder are developing a Climate Change Preparedness Plan, "we would never waste our money on something like that," Kirkmeyer said.


This is what we're dealing with when we protest fracking. If you can stomach it, the entire article is at the link.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri May 18, 2012, 07:22 PM (2 replies)

Loveland enacts emergency fracking ban, Ft. Collins may follow

New oil and gas drilling and fracking are now temporarily banned in Loveland and may soon be in Fort Collins as well.

The Loveland City Council Tuesday night passed an emergency nine-month moratorium on new oil and gas operations within city limits as a “time out” allowing the city to update its zoning code and to develop a regulatory process for energy development in the city. The moratorium passed 6-3 after two hours of debate and public comment.

The Fort Collins City Council unanimously gave initial approval to an ordinance that would establish a moratorium of up to 8 months on accepting land-use applications related to oil and gas operations.

...more at link


So I guess we'll keep protesting fracking, even though we've been told that waving our signs and bringing information to the public and city councils is a waste of time and effort.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu May 17, 2012, 04:05 PM (2 replies)

Volumes spoken

In the House discussions about the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act --

Rep. Conyers (D Michigan): Over 300 organizations that protect women are against this legislation. Can you tell me who supports it?

Rep. Adams (R Florida): I do.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed May 16, 2012, 04:59 PM (2 replies)

It's time.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue May 15, 2012, 01:53 PM (0 replies)

Double whammy

The Colorado House, in special session, succeeded in killing the civil unions bill. Ironic, seeing as how the speaker, Frank McNulty, sucks teabagger ass so loudly it's downright embarrassing. While he was engineering that defeat, the Denver City Council was voting to outlaw "camping" in parks and on sidewalks, a move directly targeting the homeless; apparently, the daily/nightly reminders that the city hasn't dealt appropriately with the homelessness issue is "bad for business", which of course is the only thing that matters.

Dammit, Colorado is my home. I was born here. I'd like to be proud of my home state again. We're going to have to rid our government - at all levels - of these cruel and selfish teabaggers in order to get rid of the stink.

We have much to do before November.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon May 14, 2012, 11:39 PM (0 replies)

Colorado: special legislative session, per Civil Unions

Before house speaker Frank McNulty shut down the legislature, the bill had made it through two committees with sufficient republican support to move the measure to a floor vote. That floor vote was prevented when McNulty let the clock run out. Considering that McNulty's actions, based in nothing more than personal bigotry, also shut down legislative action on 30 other measures, the governor called a special session to get the job done.

That special session began today. McNulty has now assigned the Civil Unions bill to the State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, and the most "liberal" republican on that committee is a rightwinger from Colorado Springs.


Edit to report that the "liberal" republican has been removed from the committee. No details.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon May 14, 2012, 02:21 PM (2 replies)
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