Kerry arrival in Egypt coincided with that of a swarm of locusts
Oh, no, he’s no Moses. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he’s the Easter Bunny, though.
The erstwhile senator from Massachusetts, who has long hoped to tour the world via public transportation and is now living the dream, cuddled up up for a couple hours with Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and gave his new Muslim Brotherhood bro’ a cool $250 million because Kerry was assured that elections would be conducted fairly. Feel free to suppress snort here. Read more »
INDEPENDENT? Three of the Ethics Commission’s five members, as well as the executive director, are staunch Democratic partisans (donkeyhotey / flickr image)
There’s something vaguely unethical about the scenario unfolding at the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission.
The commission is poised to issue a report on a complaint submitted by Colorado Ethics Watch about Secretary of State Scott Gessler. Read more »
HOT AIR? It appears that all those predictions of limitless power from wind were, uh, overblown
Difficult as it is for Cheap Seats to imagine, it appears that all those predictions of limitless power from wind were, uh, overblown.
Turns out that those big propellers take a bite out of the breeze. So much so, in fact, that if a pair of windmills are lined up – meaning one behind the other – the downwind turbine won’t have the same amount of wind as the upwind one. Read more »
Global temperatures haven’t risen since 1997…something to think about while you’re shoveling your driveway this morning
As Coloradans shovel about a foot of global warming off their driveways this morning, it might come as a surprise to them that the globe’s temperature has gone into stasis.
Don’t take it from Cheap Seats, ask Dr. Rajenda Pachouri, the well-known climatologist who heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Read more »
GUN BAN: Tough luck, ladies. And by the way: start guzzling water. You’re going to need it.
Women on college campuses may be soon unable to protect themselves from attack by carrying a firearm, but on the plus side, they can always vomit.
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs updated a safety advisory on how to thwart would-be rapists Monday, a few hours after the state House voted 34-31 to ban concealed-carry on public universities. Read more »
Maybe Joe Salazar, aka the Democrat Todd Akin, wasn’t talking about “legitimate rape”
No question but that Rep. Joe Salazar, leading light of the Colorado Legislature and deep thinker is a Real Dem of Genius.
Joe Salazar, aka, “Mr. Gun-Hating-Victim-Disarming-Vote-Pandering Guy” decided to opine that women are better served by “safe zones” and whistles than by snub noses. Yep, Salazar, whose IQ looks as though it could be expressed in caliber terms – think .38 - informed women that they have no need to fear rapists. Read more »
KILLING JOBS: Lawmakers are learning about unintended consequences the hard way
There is nothing like watching genius at work. Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven writing a symphony, Einstein working out a formula on a chalkboard.
And then there is the Colorado Legislature in full pander mode on guns. A bit like watching a PC version of the Three Stooges: unlikely but perfectly predictable plotlines guaranteed to inspire observers to ponder whether flatworms indeed have the requisite intelligence for self-governance because it seems that House Democrats don’t. Read more »
No matter how ProgressNow tries to spin it, gun-rights advocates are winning the enthusiasm battle
House Democrats claimed they were carrying out the will of the people this week by advancing four gun-control bills, but apparently they weren’t talking about the people who actually turned out for the hearings.
In an embarrassing moment of truth for Democrats, gun-rights advocates flooded the capitol this week in far greater numbers than their rivals on the gun-control side. Read more »
Cheap Seats admires Mr. Obama’s insistence that his litany of harebrained schemes would “not add one dime” to the deficit
Cheap Seats watched the State of Union speech by President Obama, which was reminiscent of one of those sitcoms in which the writers are out of ideas, so they just recycle vignettes of previous episodes.
Not unlike “The Nanny,” this episode was filled with hackneyed jokes we’ve heard before and worn-out story lines leading to familiar conclusions all delivered in an annoying voice. Read more »
Whatever you do, don’t ask Salazar to pass the Seabiscuit
Cheap Seats has to wonder if the horses have left before Ken Salazar gets ready to close the barn door on his tenure as secretary of the Interior. What else could explain Salazar’s uncharacteristic silence when asked by Congress, including his pal, Jared Polis, as to why Salazar has failed to explain an investigation by his department about how 1,700 federally protected horses ended up in the hands of Mexican buyers who evidently specialize in turning horseflesh into surprisingly tasty tacos. Read more »