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So what?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 03:10 PM (0 replies)

Reading Rec

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 12:49 PM (0 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 12:22 PM (11 replies)

How-to kit on sale this week at Hobby Lobby:

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 11:40 AM (13 replies)

And so it goes...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jul 8, 2014, 04:38 PM (1 replies)

More of that "liberal media bias"

Denver's Channel 9 is running with the story that Mark Udall is avoiding being seen with Obama. They reported that Udall will not be here to meet the President's plane tomorrow, failing to mention that the Senator will be in DC doing what he gets paid for, voting on legislation. They closed the story by mentioning that Cory Gardner has been trying to tie Udall to Obama.

If that's liberal media bias, hell, if that's even legit journalism, I've got a ski slope to sell you. In Florida.

Never mind that Gardner would have had a field day if Udall "abandoned" his job in the Senate for a photo op with the President (which is not to suggest that Gardner has any working knowledge of what real legislating is about).

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 11:36 PM (2 replies)

Behold the new forest

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 09:40 PM (0 replies)

Well, the GOP did try to warn us . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 01:59 PM (0 replies)

Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

LOVELAND, Colo. — The oversized glossy mailers and robo-calls came in waves over the course of weeks to residents of this small Front Range city, asking them to protect their children, property and low tax rates by voting against a proposed city moratorium on the oil-and-gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The group behind the campaign calls itself “Protect Colorado,” short for “Protecting Colorado’s Environment, Economy and Energy Independence.” It’s a politics issue committee organized by a public-relations group called Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development, or CRED, which is funded by the two most active Front Range oil-and-gas companies, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy.

Protect Colorado is registered with the state to engage in political messaging but it is not registered with Loveland. It should be, according to city attorney Judy Schmidt.

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city,” she told the Independent the day after the election...


Sadly, the penalty for violation is so small that the industry can easily afford to not give a damn. And none of this is surprising, given the wide latitude given to oil and gas to bully the state; companies have grown accustomed to getting whatever they damned want.

On a side note, both Anadarko and Noble had big entries in our July 4th parade (in Greeley, the bad example Loveland does not want to emulate), with walkers handing out little goodies to the crowd. As I sat there wearing my oxygen, my scowling glare was sufficient to send one of those walkers scurrying to the other side of the street. They quite literally make me sick.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 01:29 PM (0 replies)

The sad vanishing of wisdom . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Jul 6, 2014, 08:21 PM (2 replies)
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