PUNCHING OUT JOBS: While it goes without saying that elections have consequences, Salazar’s decision effectively rips the rug out from under companies looking to invest in Colorado
Fresh off a convincing electoral victory, it didn’t take the Obama Administration long to get back to doing what they do best: locking up land prime for oil shale and tar sand development in the West.
Reading communications coming from the Department of the Interior might leave one with the impression that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar intended on releasing this decision to bolster his street-cred among environmentalists he hopes to work for now that he’s being forced out of Obama’s cabinet. Read more »
How can politicians demand never-ending taxpayer handouts for “green energy” when the country is drowning in a $16 trillion sea of debt?
Count us as shocked! Shocked! over the announcement last week from Vestas Wind Systems that they will be shuttering their “research and development office” in Colorado in order to “…further simplify its global footprint to reduce operational costs…” Read more »
ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING? Salazar’s Colorado trip and the most recent violations by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demonstrate a troubling pattern of Obama lieutenants using their positions of power to campaign for their boss
Suffice it to say that we noticed who was sitting in the crowd at the first presidential debate in the swing state of Colorado on October 3. Right there in the front row next to Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, Senator Michael Bennet and First Lady Michelle Obama was our very own Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. Read more »
NEW MASCOT: We’re a bit nervous to ask the University of Colorado what they spent exploring and implementing this project. In some ways, we don’t even want to know
As Governor John Hickenlooper and his sex star Lieutenant Governor continue their crusade to “educate” the public about the overwhelming need for a tax increase in Colorado, we can’t help but point out examples of why average voters from Sterling to Silverton are fed up with the senseless burning of resources at state funded institutions. Read more »
HAYDEN? NEVER HEARD OF IT: An artists rendering of a proposed casino in Hayden. Lt. Governor Joe Garcia summarily dismissed the idea, reportedly after admitting that he had no idea where Hayden was
While we were quite surprised to see the Hickenlooper-Garcia administration take an actual stance on an issue this week, we can’t help but think of Marie Antoinette when reading in the Steamboat Pilot & Today that, in a recent meeting in Denver, Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia informed a group of businessmen that they will not have the support of the Hickenlooper administration if they move forward with plans to construct an off-reservation casino in Routt County near Hayden. Read more »
CHECK PLEASE: On Garcia’s watch, the institution failed to enforce its own policies with respect to disenrolling students that didn’t pay their tuition – to the tune of a couple million dollars
Buried among other back-to-school headlines last week was an interesting story from our friends at the Pueblo Chieftain about enrollment tumbling at Colorado State University’s Pueblo campus. Read more »
At presstime, Egyptians remained on the streets, bombarding the U.S. Embassy compound with rocks and bottles
By now, most Americans have seen the disturbing footage of Egyptian radicals scaling the wall at our embassy in Cairo, tearing down our flag, and burning it while waving black Islamic banners emblazoned with the message “There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger.”
They’ve also seen the graphic images of the murderous mob in Libya that killed our ambassador and other staffers in that country. Read more »
THE PARTY OF JFK? As Americans watched this week, DNC bigwigs proclaimed that the only thing we all have in common is “government”
In a day and age when e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and, heck, even telephones dominate the landscape, people can be forgiven for wondering why major political parties still go through the trouble of putting on multi-million dollar conventions. Read more »
BAIT AND SWITCH? Jared Wright has decided to go forward with his campaign
We can’t help but draw an unfortunate parallel between the sordid affairs playing out in Missouri – and Fruita — Republican politics.
In the Show Me State, GOP Senate nominee and current Congressman Todd Akin is fighting off calls from the likes of Mitt Romney, Roy Blunt and Jim Talent to step aside given his head-scratching comments about “legitimate rape.” Read more »