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Archive for April, 2012

Reaganomics

Reaganomics

Right Off A Cliff: Defense Against Republican Ignorance

Romney, computers and pornography

Romney, computers and pornography

        Opinion by David Pakman     During Mitt Romney’s campaign for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, he made an interesting comment about pornography. The comment came in Ottumwa, Iowa at the Hotel Ottumwa, where Romney said “I want to make sure every new computer sold in this country after I’m President has installed on it a filter to block all pornography.” This comment is fascinating for a number of reasons, and ... Full Story

Dr. Julie Anderson honored in Minnesota

Dr. Julie Anderson honored in Minnesota

  Julie Anderson, MD, FAAFP (Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians), was recently installed as President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, which represents over 3,000 Family Physicians in Minnesota. She is an Alumnus of Berthoud High School, Class of 1991, as well as the University of Colorado at Boulder, Class of 1995. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and also currently serves as Vice President of her clinic, St Cloud Medical Group, ... Full Story

ALEC influence Exposed

  In the Tucson Immigration Examiner SB 1070-Backer ALEC Under Fire for its Legislative Influence By Luke Witman For many, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful and well funded coalition of corporations and lawmakers, first came to the public attention when a 2010 NPR investigation revealed the role that the organization played in influencing SB 1070, a law that many of its members financially benefited from. In particular, those opposed to SB 1070 ... Full Story

Little Thompson Water candidate

Little Thompson Water candidate

To the Editor: I am a candidate from South Loveland for the Little Thompson Water District board to serve as a voice for customers, including seniors, on future water policies and rate-setting including the issue of water for fracking purposes if it comes at the expense of other customers or leads to a rise in rates. Currently I am on the Advisory Board of the Larimer County Office on Aging and “graduated” from Larimer County 101 in 2011, a class run by the county to encourage more ... Full Story

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Editor’ Note: Senator Lundberg is trying to make “political hay” on a non-issue. It is true that approximately 400,000 non-profits lost their status when they did not heed the notices about the need to start submitting annual reports to the IRS. However, as a board member a local non-profit, I know that our treasurer received the notice and found it easy to comply and there was no problem. I continued making the reports after she retired. Another organization, of which I am a ... Full Story

The GOP War On Women In One Simple Quote Graphic

The GOP War On Women In One Simple Quote Graphic

  From Moveon.org Remember the GOP cry for ‘JOBS!’ back in 2010? Yeah, that.   Source. Note, he is being sarcastic here!   Editor’s note: To even further clarify, here is the context of the quote, from the Baltimore Sun article linked above: “Nothing says jobs like transvaginal probes,” O’Malley said, referring to the controversial legislation backed by VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, that would have required some women to undergo the invasive ... Full Story

Politics Killing the Post Office

Politics Killing the Post Office

        Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders ... Full Story

Local gymnast headed for Junior Olympic Nationals

Local gymnast headed for Junior Olympic Nationals

  Bailie Holst hits all four events at Level 10 Regionals in Bartlesville, Oklahoma   Level 10 Gymnast, Bailie Holst, of Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies of Loveland, was selected to participate in the Junior Olympic Nationals, being held May 9-13 in Landover, Maryland. Holst was one of only five Colorado Gymnasts to qualify. Only the Top 7 Highest All-Around Scores per age group were chosen. Holst placed seventh All-Around in the Junior D Division with a score of ... Full Story

Congress fears the NRA

Congress fears the NRA

                    Update: Confirmed, Congress is Owned By The NRA by Paul Canning Last week, I reported on how a poll had found that the vast majority of Americans supported some restrictions on gun ownership. I also reported on how the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence would be lobbying Congress — here’s what they asked Congress members to support: I believe that these people should not be able ... Full Story

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