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Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Colorado election and pro-choice candidates

Colorado election and pro-choice candidates

  By Angela Engel Throughout the past half century, women’s reproductive rights or denial of those rights has been a pivotal issue in many elections. The emotional buttons of the fundamentalist right have certainly been pushed, but when it comes to protecting the innocent, unfettered conservative ideology has responded by restricting health care access to children, eliminating low-income housing for poor families, cutting funding to at-risk students and schools, short-changing ... Full Story

Rape is Rape

Rape is Rape

The Naked Truth About Rape By Mary Pitt (about the author) Recently there have been many political candidates, (all middle-aged men), making excuses and expounding their reasons for opposing abortions, even in the case of rape. Not mentioned in conjunction with these subjects, they also espouse the closing of Planned Parenthood and outlawing contraceptives, both for which they look forward to the possibility of voting... These men need some education and are apparently incapable of ... Full Story

America cowering

America cowering

              A Nation Armed to the Teeth but Living in Fear by: Dave Lindorff A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana, showing that young children who are fearful in childhood are likely to be conservative when they grow up got me to thinking. It’s not just that a whole generation of kids who get regularly belted by their parents, who are warned that if they behave in a certain manner they’ll ... Full Story

Republicans: Party of Rape

Republicans: Party of Rape

  There has been a great deal of comment among Republicans on the subject of rape. See the accompanying articles. In all these comments, the onus seems to be put upon the woman. It is almost as if these Republican men blame the women for getting raped. Never have we heard them talk about the rapist. The obvious conclusion is that Republicans condon rape for the rapist (man) but not the victim (woman). On the other side of the Republican coin, is the attitude that sex is a sin ... Full Story

Letters for Donnelly

Letters for Donnelly

  Tom Donnelly has done exactly what he said he would do: Tom Donnelly has guided the Larimer County government through several years of declining revenues and increasing expenses. His thoughtfulness and success have earned him another term. Tom Donnelly should be re-elected. Because of the way Colorado property tax system works, there will be no appreciable increase in county property tax revenues until budget year 2016 at the earliest, and any increase then will depend on ... Full Story

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

              By Lee H. Hamilton       A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a group of prominent business leaders that I’m still mulling over. We were talking about the intersection between business and government, and they were pretty unhappy. The chief target of their displeasure wasn’t any of the usual suspects, though. Instead of lambasting taxes or regulations, they were most worried about ... Full Story

Obituary: Marlene Laura Hoffmann

Obituary: Marlene Laura Hoffmann

  Marlene Laura Hoffmann, 74, of Berthoud, died October 15, 2012 at her home. She was born July 19, 1938 in Leicester, New York to Thomas L. and Dorothy I. (Gilliland) Walsh. Marlene lived in Ogden, New York before moving to Berthoud. While in New York she met George A. Hoffman, they were married in Rochester on April 26, 1958. Marlene was a skilled homemaker who also worked as a telephone operator for a short period of time. She loved reading, collecting, and watching ... Full Story

Obituary: Evelyn Lure Sandersen

Obituary: Evelyn Lure Sandersen

            Evelyn Lure Sandersen August 28, 1922 – October 20, 2012         Evelyn Lure Sandersen died October 20, 2012 at the Sterling House in Longmont. She was 90 years old. She was born August 28, 1922 in Estes Park to Grover C. and Hattie Opal (Clark) Williams. On July 11, 1943 she married Edward H. Sandersen. They lived in Berthoud for a short time, and in 1947 moved to a farm west of ... Full Story

Gardner: More Republican lies

Gardner: More Republican lies

In a press release to the editor (following) Cory Gardner uses an old technique to twist the truth, nay, even lie. He introduces as truth something which is not true or is only his opinion. Introducing such a statement is called using a “strawman.” After making the statement, in this case that the Obama administration discriminates against oil and gas, he then uses the statement to attack the administration. This seems to be a tactic of the current crop of Republicans. Since they do not ... Full Story

Leadership in the White House

Leadership in the White House

In my own career in the military and a degree in personnel management, I have been able to observe people in positions of authority. I have been able to ascertain that there is a big difference between managers and leaders. I have observed many competent managers but real leaders are few and far between. Leaders engender trust and loyalty because in addition to managing, they take care of their people. A reading of the D-Day invasion and landing at Omaha beach will illustrate this point. ... Full Story

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