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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Obituary: Judith Ann Pearce

Judith Ann “Judy” Pearce of Windsor, Colorado passed away unexpectedly April 15, 2014 at the age 75. Judy was born to Pete and Maxine Baller on June 14, 1938 in Longmont, Colorado. Her ancestors were early pioneers to Longmont and her great grandfather, Amos Millice joined the Chicago Colony helping to form Longmont and was part of the survey crew helping to lay out the town. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents and other relatives. Judy is survived by her ... Full Story

Obituary: David “Wayne” Harris

David “Wayne” Harris, 78, of Berthoud passed away on May 11, 2014 in Berthoud, CO. Wayne was born on November 15, 1935 in Fincastle, Virginia to Russell and Naomi (Rucker) Harris. He grew up in Fincastle and graduated from Fincastle High School. On July 28, 1969, Wayne married Kaye Short in Goodland, Kansas. Wayne spent time as a truck driver before working as a Pipeline Superintendent in the late 1970’s for the Dale Bruntz Construction Co. and the Kelran Construction Co. for over 20 ... Full Story

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

More Benghazi, you’ve got to be kidding

  The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee May 7, 2014 4:03 PM EDT OLIVIA KITTEL, MICHELLE LEUNG, & SAMANTHA WYATT Fox News has pushed reset on many of its favorite Benghazi myths that have already been put to rest in the wake of the recently released Rhodes email and the House GOP's announcement of the formation of a Select Committee to investigate the attacks. QUESTION: Who Changed The Talking Points? QUESTION: Why ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

  Pauline Sterkel, 102, formerly of Berthoud, died April 26 at the Wakefield Care Center in Nebraska. She was born August 29, 1911, in Norka, Russia, to John and Elizabeth Rothermel Kaiser. At the age of 2, she came to the United States with her parents. She married Henry Sterkel on November 25, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1992. She and her husband spent most of their married life in Denver and then their retirement living in Berthoud. She is survived by her half-sister Lorene ... Full Story

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

  Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s campaign sent out a press release on Monday claiming endorsement by the non-partisan ‘No Labels’ group. Foul, calls ColoradoPols.com, saying, “UPDATE: Hold everything, it looks like Gardner wasn't completely honest about this little "endorsement," press release from Gardner’s campaign : “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.” But a spokesman for the group later explained to FOX31 Denver that it is “an implied ... Full Story

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

  To the Editor Here they come again, those dark, ugly, negative, dishonest and disgusting political campaign ads that everyone professes to hate. Two recent Supreme Court decisions may make them worse. According to an article in the March 3 issue of Time Magazine, political parties are passé.   Campaigns from now on will be decided principally by billionaires, dueling Super PACs, and paid mercenaries and spies. Their campaign contributions will go to candidates who support ... Full Story

Inequality in America

Inequality in America

Inequality Nation; The American Dream Isn’t Dead, But It’s Dying by Progressive Populist By Brad Hennigan We’ve seen the stats. Wage growth for 70% of American workers has stagnated or declined over the last decade, while productivity has dramatically increased. During the same period, income growth for top earners, particularly the top 1%, has grown to the point that since the Great Recession, 95% of all new wealth generated in the U. S. has gone to 1% of its population. But ... Full Story

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher

Fox News 'Hero' Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher Watching Fox rally to the defense of moneyed interests like mining and ranching is unbearable. The latest right-wing media poster-victim, Cliven Bundy, is just the latest in a long line of desert dwellers who thinks he or she should not have to follow the law and has a god-given right to unlimited use of public resources, in this case, rangeland.  I know the mentality well, because I grew up in rural Nevada ... Full Story

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

  It’s Time to be Honest: The Tea Party Has Become a Terrorist Group  April 16, 2014 By Allen Clifton While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused them of actively trying to sabotage our ... Full Story

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