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Archive for December, 2013

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

  AUTHOR: Wes Williams We keep debunking them, but most Americans still believe these 10 preposterous conservative myths. Cartoon from politicalhumor.about.com. A lot of people will occasionally believe something that “just ain’t so.” Fortunately most will let go of an erroneous belief when presented with proof that their belief is incorrect, but that is often not the case if the person is a conservative. Conservatives are notorious for clinging to, and repeating, myths and ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Ann Sorber Clark

Obituary: Pauline Ann Sorber Clark

A graveside memorial service for longtime Berthoud resident, Paula Clark, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud, Colorado. Paula was born on February 14, 1945 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Forrest and Ethyl McCann.  She passed away at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado on December 17, 2013 at the age of 68. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thelma May McCann; a brother, Stanley McCann and her husband Roger ... Full Story

Republican agenda leads to death for the poor

Rick Scott Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children South Florida Democrats fired a stinging rebuke at Gov. Rick Scott (R) Thursday, holding him responsible for the deaths of 40 children who were known to state child welfare workers when they died during the first half of 2013. "Clearly, your idealogical agenda of smaller government and less regulation doesn't always neatly fit with the priority of child protection, which has resulted in heartbreaking outcomes for too many Florida children," ... Full Story

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members Refuse to Sign a Pledge Supporting Democracy   It is fair to assume that America is host to an incredibly ignorant population who know very little about their government and how it affects their daily lives. That sad fact was exposed in a brilliant 2008 book revealing that only 20% of the population can name the three branches of government and 49% think a president has the authority to suspend the Constitution. However, the population’s ignorance of their government aside, ... Full Story

How To Destroy An Entire Country

How To Destroy An Entire Country

By Alan Grayson From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6% of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a lower percentage ... Full Story

Gun Fail XLVII

Gun Fail XLVII

  'I can do anything I want on my property!' he screamed, and fired three more rounds. GunFAIL XLVIII   One of the lightest weeks in child shootings in recent memory. Congratulations, America! I found just three children accidentally shot this week, ages 3, 4, and 8. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way of just shutting the flow off completely, but it's nice to finally see less than a half dozen or so. Also coming in on the low side were home invasion shootings, ... Full Story

Wellington Robbery Suspects Arrested

Wellington Robbery Suspects Arrested

Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested Jeffrey Alonzo Varos, DOB: 07/28/93 and Christopher Glen Agnew, DOB: 03/31/92 as suspects in the December 4 robbery of a convenience store in Wellington, Colorado. The arrest of Jeffrey Varos occurred after investigators and the Larimer County SWAT team executed a search warrant of a residence in the 3700-block of Harrison Avenue on December 12. Mr. Varos was arrested for Aggravated Robbery, a class 3 felony and Theft, a class 3 ... Full Story

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Obituary: Timothy Ray Gibson

Timothy Ray Gibson, 56, of Berthoud formerly of Loveland, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on December 11, 2013 at Medical Center of the Rockies. Tim was an organ donor, something he was very proud to be a part of.  Tim was born March 27, 1957 in Loveland, to Robert and Wauneta (Baird) Gibson. He spent all of his life in Loveland; he was the Loveland Cupid Boy in 1961 for the Loveland Valentine Program, graduated from Loveland High School in 1975 and graduated from Iowa Western College in ... Full Story

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

By Camille Moran Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another raise. Today’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge – before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldn’t have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their ... Full Story

Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies

Level 4 2013 State Small Team Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner December 14, 2013 The Level 4 Team for Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies hosted and competed in the Level 4 Small Team State Meet on December 7 and 8 in Loveland. As a team, they took fourth place. There were several top 5 individual finishes. In the Session 1 Child Division, Brooklyn Weingardt placed 3rd on Vault and Floor, second on Uneven Bars, and 1st on Balance Beam. She placed 2nd in the All-Around ... Full Story

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