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A Proper Candidate Selfie

Our congressional candidate, Vic Meyers, arrived through snow and ice. Very interesting conversation, given the Karl Rove generated race-swapping swamp on the other side of the ticket.

In stark contrast to all that effluenza Vic responds that he's in the race for us, not against them. Class.

Please get to know Vic. Visit his website http://vicmeyers.org/ (yes, you can contribute there).

And stop by his facebook page to compliment him on his new hat https://www.facebook.com/#!/VicMeyersForCongress
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:17 AM (1 replies)

Naked GOP bumpers

Having blocked the Veterans Benefits Bill in the Senate, Republicans are no longer allowed to display this ribbon on their bumpers.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 06:35 PM (1 replies)

Psssst, Arizona, c'mere . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Feb 25, 2014, 03:07 PM (5 replies)

In parched states, fracking's thirst grows

Greeley, Colo., sells water to the oil and gas companies that have brought a drilling boom to town. Some residents wonder whether it will run out.

But drilling booms on. And nowhere is that more apparent than in Greeley, smack in the heart of Weld County thought to have more oil and gas wells than any county in the nation, with just over 21,000. Within Greeley's city limits alone there are 431.

The historic city of 95,000 about an hour north of Denver, along Colorado's fast-growing Front Range, has entered into a purchase agreement with oil and gas companies to sell off some of its surplus water to satisfy the thirsty fracking business, even though parts of the West are reeling from drought. Thirty-five hydrants have been set aside, fixed with meters to keep tabs.

In some places, fracking relies on brackish or recycled water, but in Greeley it is all fresh. And the oil and gas companies that have set up shop here are willing to pay dearly for it 100 times more than farmers do. In 2012, the most recent year for which numbers are available, Greeley pocketed just over $4 million.




This is my home, dammit. They're destroying it. And us.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:14 AM (5 replies)

Well, excuse me . . .

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Feb 15, 2014, 01:42 PM (1 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:45 PM (0 replies)

Contrast . . .

Watching the Olympics, amazed at the dedication and preparation of the participants.

During the commercial, switched over to MSNBC only to land on Luke Russert.

Switched back to the commercials.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Feb 11, 2014, 05:54 PM (0 replies)

"Send me a Congress..."

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:19 PM (0 replies)
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