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    "Due to an onslaught of personal attacks against Governor Palin and others associated with her appearance, it is with deep sadness and disappointment that, in the best interest of all, we cancel the event for safety concerns."

    Palin Colorado Event Canceled After ‘Onslaught Of Personal Attacks’ | TPMDC

    Because:

    1) Palin’s a quitter - as we already knew;

    2) “personal attacks” are exactly like “safety concerns” for someone who wants to frame herself, again, as a victim; and

    3) the Sharon K Pacheco Foundation “provides assistance to military families and at-risk youth” so they SHOULD HAVE found someone less politically polarizing for such an event in the first place!

    And can we quit with the “governor” Palin now? She quit that job, half-way through, to make money.

    Stay in Alaska.

    — 3 years ago
    #Sharon K Pacheco Foundation  #colorado  #personal attacks  #sarah palin  #politics 
    …
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) regrets he chose ‘tar baby’ instead of the word ‘quagmire’
“Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the President’s policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase ‘tar baby,’ rather than the word ‘quagmire.’ The Congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.” — statement from Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office (R-CO).
How many of us have told someone we’re sorry by saying, “Look, you suck in these ways but hey, sorry I said / did that. I’m confident you’ll accept my apology.”  Done and done!
Earlier:
A Republican House Rep. compares being associated with Obama to “touching a tar baby”

“I don’t even want to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a, a tar baby and you get it…you know you’re stuck and you’re part of the problem and you can’t get away.” — Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn

    Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) regrets he chose ‘tar baby’ instead of the word ‘quagmire’

    “Lamborn was attempting to tell a radio audience last week that the President’s policies have created an economic quagmire for the nation and are responsible for the dismal economic conditions our country faces. He regrets that he chose the phrase ‘tar baby,’ rather than the word ‘quagmire.’ The Congressman is confident that the President will accept his heartfelt apology.” — statement from Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office (R-CO).

    How many of us have told someone we’re sorry by saying, “Look, you suck in these ways but hey, sorry I said / did that. I’m confident you’ll accept my apology.”  Done and done!

    Earlier:

    A Republican House Rep. compares being associated with Obama to “touching a tar baby”

    “I don’t even want to be associated with [Obama], it’s like touching a, a tar baby and you get it…you know you’re stuck and you’re part of the problem and you can’t get away.”Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #fail  #apology  #Colorado  #colorado springs  #doug lamborn  #GOP  #President Obama  #racist  #Republican  #tar baby  #tea party 
    "As David Axelrod notes, Mitt’s Super PAC is going to be banging away at Santorum, but I don’t think he’s as soft a target as Gingrich, at least for Republicans. His weakness as a general election candidate is his bigotry, but that’s a strength among the 27 percenters, so Romney can’t mention it. Instead, the Romney campaign will be attacking Santorum’s earmarks when he was in Congress. That’s a far cry from adultery and moon bases. Let’s face it: in their hearts, the Tea Party base has secretly wanted Santorum all along, but they held their nose and voted for Romney. With 11 caucuses in March, they can come out of the closet and wallow in it."
    — 2 years ago
    #politics  #news  #rick santorum  #mitt romney  #teaparty  #gop  #republicans  #colorado  #missouri  #minnesota 
    "Here are the turnout numbers for Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri from 2008 and this week: 2008 Minnesota caucus – 62,828 / 2012 Minnesota caucus - 47,826 or a drop of about 23%; 2008 Colorado caucus – 70,229 / 2012 Colorado caucus - 65,479 or a drop of about 7%; 2008 Missouri primary – 588,844 / 2012 non-binding Missouri primary - 251,868 or a drop of over half (Note: Missouri had delegates at stake in 2008 but did not this year)."
    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #politics  #news  #gop turnout troubles  #republicans  #gop  #colorado  #missouri  #minnesota 
    …
Breaking: “First Degree Homicide Of The Unborn Child Bill” Passes CO House On Second Reading -  Horrible news for women’s rights from the state House tonight. From State Rep Daniel Kagan (D): “…we were unable to prevent the Republican majority in the House from passing on second reading the First Degree Homicide of the Unborn Child bill. Under some circumstances, it makes both termination of pregnancy and the use of the morning after pill a homicide. It also confers personhood on a newly fertilized egg.” Kos readers may believe this bill will be stopped in the Senate. Tea Party legislators have been successful in passing 135 bills nationwide to limit women’s reproductive rights this year. To assume it cannot happen in Colorado is a dangerous assumption…

    Breaking: “First Degree Homicide Of The Unborn Child Bill” Passes CO House On Second Reading -  Horrible news for women’s rights from the state House tonight. From State Rep Daniel Kagan (D): “…we were unable to prevent the Republican majority in the House from passing on second reading the First Degree Homicide of the Unborn Child bill. Under some circumstances, it makes both termination of pregnancy and the use of the morning after pill a homicide. It also confers personhood on a newly fertilized egg.” Kos readers may believe this bill will be stopped in the Senate. Tea Party legislators have been successful in passing 135 bills nationwide to limit women’s reproductive rights this year. To assume it cannot happen in Colorado is a dangerous assumption…

    — 2 years ago with 19 notes
    #news  #politics  #religion  #gop  #republicans  #war on women  #colorado  #murder of the unborn  #tea party 
    manicchill:

Obama Leads Romney by 13 in Colorado - Public Policy Polling
I have to say, I’m glad to see Colorado pulling back away from the GOP again, but I really wish the gap here was larger. Either way, it’s nice living in a blue state.

…
yay, colorado! 

    manicchill:

    Obama Leads Romney by 13 in Colorado - Public Policy Polling

    I have to say, I’m glad to see Colorado pulling back away from the GOP again, but I really wish the gap here was larger. Either way, it’s nice living in a blue state.

    yay, colorado! 

    (via manicchill)

    — 2 years ago with 8 notes
    #Politics  #2012 Election  #Colorado  #Mitt Romney  #President Obama 
    BREAKING: Colorado Senate Passes Civil Unions Bill →

    sarahlee310:

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    With a vote of 23-12, the Colorado Senate just approved final passage of the Civil Unions Act, with three Republicans voting in favor of the bill. Though an overwhelming majority of Coloradans support civil unions, the legislation still faces hurdles in the Republican-controlled House.

    Another step forward.

    (Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

    — 2 years ago with 28 notes
    #Colorado  #LGBT  #marriage equality  #civil rights  #politics 
    Apparently, Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) stands by his statement that he misspoke and he apologizes

    Thanks, Tea Party. Here’s a perfect example of the brain trust we have running our government because of your psychological problems:

    Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) won’t explain Obama ‘not an American’ comments

    KYLE CLARK: Alright, fantastic. Why don’t we head right over here so we’re out of the way. Thank you for your time. I apologize for showing up unannounced. I’ve been trying to call your staff. They won’t return my phone calls. Let me ask you, after your comments about the President, do you feel voters are owed a better explanation than just, I misspoke?
    REP. COFFMAN: I think that… Umm… I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize.
    KYLE CLARK: OK. And who were you apologizing to?
    REP. COFFMAN: You know, I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize.
    KYLE CLARK: I apologize, we talk to you all the time, you’re a very forthcoming guy. Who’s telling you not to talk and to handle it like this?
    REP. COFFMAN: I stand by my statement, that I wrote, that you have, and I misspoke and I apologize.
    KYLE CLARK: Was it that you thought it would go over well in Elbert County where folks are very conservative and you’d never say something like that in the suburbs?
    REP. COFFMAN: I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize.
    KYLE CLARK: Is there anything I can ask you that you’ll answer differently?
    REP. COFFMAN: You know, I stand by my statement that I misspoke and I apologize. 

    9news.com (Watch video at the link)

    Here’s a birther conspiracy I can get on board with:

    Source: bartcop.com

    (Source: underthemountainbunker.com)

    — 2 years ago
    #news  #politics  #birthers  #mike coffman  #colorado  #republicans  #racists  #lol  #misspoke  #apologizes  #brain trust of the tea party  #maroon  #birthertastic  #fail 
    High Park Fire, Colorado: 36,930 acres now burned, still growing 
Yesterday 8,000 acres were reported burning. So in the past 24 hours, the fire has grown an additional 28,930 acres. That’s a huge jump. From InciWeb the Incident Information System:

Eighteen structures are confirmed lost or damaged and others are threatened. No details about the structures are available. Firefighters will continue to evaluate the area as it is safe to do so. Evacuations have happened quickly. Public and firefighter safety is our priority. One of the management objectives is to keep the fire within a boundary identified as north of Buckhorn Road, east of Pingree Park Road, South of Highway 14, and west of Boyd Gulch/Redstone Canyon. However, the fire has crossed Highway 14.Eight 20-person crews and other firefighters on scene Sunday.
Personnel involved: 400
Air resources on scene include: 5 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT); 2 Type 1 Helitankers; 2 Type 3 Helicopters; 3 Heavy Air Tankers; Air Attack; and Lead Plane. Approximately 15 engines are on scene. A Type 1 Management Team has been ordered and are expected to take over management Monday morning. Additional ground, air, and engines have been ordered.

You can listen to some of the EMS, Fire, and LE personnel who are involved HERE.

    High Park Fire, Colorado: 36,930 acres now burned, still growing

    Yesterday 8,000 acres were reported burning. So in the past 24 hours, the fire has grown an additional 28,930 acres. That’s a huge jump. From InciWeb the Incident Information System:

    Eighteen structures are confirmed lost or damaged and others are threatened. No details about the structures are available. Firefighters will continue to evaluate the area as it is safe to do so. Evacuations have happened quickly. Public and firefighter safety is our priority. One of the management objectives is to keep the fire within a boundary identified as north of Buckhorn Road, east of Pingree Park Road, South of Highway 14, and west of Boyd Gulch/Redstone Canyon. However, the fire has crossed Highway 14.Eight 20-person crews and other firefighters on scene Sunday.

    • Personnel involved: 400
    • Air resources on scene include: 5 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT); 2 Type 1 Helitankers; 2 Type 3 Helicopters; 3 Heavy Air Tankers; Air Attack; and Lead Plane. Approximately 15 engines are on scene. A Type 1 Management Team has been ordered and are expected to take over management Monday morning. Additional ground, air, and engines have been ordered.

    You can listen to some of the EMS, Fire, and LE personnel who are involved HERE.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #environment  #nature  #news  #security / safety  #Colorado  #ems  #fire  #high park fire  #le  #Roosevelt National Forest  #usfs  #wildfire 

    High Park Fire, Colorado: 43,433 acres now burned, still not contained

    The “good” news is that the fire grew by only about 6,500 acres since yesterday – which is much less than the over 28,000 acres it grew the day before. However, there will be winds today.

    From InciWeb:

    The High Park Fire is approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins and burned an estimated 43,433 acres and continues to grow. The northeast portion of the fire is active and continues to be an area of concern. In addition, the northwest portion of the fire is burning hot. On Monday, firefighters were able to anchor the SW corner of the fire, which will help start to establish fire line. Air support helped fightfighters make ground on south flank and eastern flank of fire, but fire remains zero percent contained. Weather Tuesday is expected to be warmer and drier with winds out of the southwest and gusts up to 18 mph. […] There has been one confirmed death of a 62-year-old woman as a result of the fire. For more information visit the Larimer County Sheriff’s website.

    • Personnel involved: 500
    • Air resources on scene include:Air resources on scene include: 5 heavy air tankers, 5 SEATs (single engine air tankers), 4 Type 1 heavy helitankers, 3 Type 2 helicopters, 4 Type 3 helicopters and 3 Blackhawk helicopers. Approximately 26 engines are on scene. A Type 1 Management Team has assumed command as of 6:30 a.m. Monday, June 11. Additional ground, air and engines have been ordered.

    You can listen to some of the EMS, Fire, and LE personnel who are involved HERE.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #high park fire  #colorado  #news 

    thedailyfeed:

    Devastating scenes from the massive wildfire burning its way across Colorado.

    In just two days, the fire — some 15 miles west of Fort Colllins — has torn up more than 37,000 acres, destroyed at least 118 buildings and forced hundreds from their homes. One death has been reported, but authorities refused to confirm whether the victim was a person reported missing from a house that burned.

    (via thedailyfeed)

    — 2 years ago with 203 notes
    #News  #colorado