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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Will the real NRA please stand up

Will the real NRA please stand up

  The Suprising Unknown History of the NRA For most of its history, the NRA supported gun control laws and did not see government as the enemy. By Steven Rosenfeld January 13, 2013  | For nearly a century after, its founding in 1871, the National Rifle Association was among America’s foremost pro-gun control organizations. It was not until 1977 when the NRA that Americans know today emerged, after libertarians who equated owning a gun with the epitome of freedom and fomented ... Full Story

Republicans protecting rapists?

Republicans protecting rapists?

    Why Does Eric Cantor Want To Protect Rapists?   by Jessica Pieklo - January 3, 2013 There is no greater coward in Congress right now than House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Cantor and his GOP allies killed off the highly effective, highly popular Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this session over a provision that would give Native American tribes limited authority to prosecute non-Native Americans accused of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes against ... Full Story

Politics are tribal warfare

Politics are tribal warfare

Have You Ever Wondered What Compells Your Conservative Relatives to Vote the Way They Do?   Jonathan Haidt on why seemingly decent people are so divided on politics. By Ryan Howes January 3, 2013 By the time you’re reading this, the 2012 election will have been decided, and we’ll all have had our fill of the partisan rancor that’s become commonplace in politics. Perhaps you yourself have had the experience of getting lost in an argument in which you became ... Full Story

Where has liberty gone

Where has liberty gone

  The Bill Of Rights Has A Very Bad Week   By Charles P. Pierce Of course, while everyone in Washington, and the courtier press that serves them, were endlessly droning on and on about the Gentle Fiscal Incline, the Bill Of Rights closed out 2012 by having one of the worst weeks it's had in the two centuries of its existence. But the courtier press paid that little mind, possibly because selling out the Bill Of Rights was done on a "bipartisan" basis, and the denizens of the various ... Full Story

Obituary: John Giggey

Obituary: John Giggey

  John Thomas Giggery July 28, 1977 - December 28, 2012 John Giggey passed away early Friday December 28th, 2012 at his home in Berthoud, Colorado. He is survived by his wife Deborah Giggey, his son Devon Gordon Giggey, his parents Alan and Eva Johnson and loving sisters Amanda Fudge, Maggie Johnson, and Sarah McGrory. John was an amazing father and devoted husband. He was a loving son, caring brother, an incredible cousin, a beloved nephew, dedicated uncle and a loyal and honest friend to ... Full Story

Honest Conservative?

Honest Conservative?

        Bruce Bartlett: ‘My Life on the Republican Right And How I Saw It All Go Wrong’   By Brad Friedman on 11/27/2012, 3:33pm PT We've been quite remiss by failing to offer the The BRAD BLOG's much-sought yet rarely-bestowed "Intellectually Honest Conservative" Award to Bruce Bartlett, Ronald Reagan's domestic policy adviser and George H.W. Bush's Deputy Asst. Secretary for Economic Policy. We were reminded of our delinquency again today upon reviewing his ... Full Story

Obituary: William Albert Kuess

Obituary: William Albert Kuess

  William “Bill” Albert Kuess, 92, of Berthoud died December 20, 2012, at the Berthoud Living Center. He was born September 25, 1920, in Vernon, Wisconsin, to William C. and Ella (Kaske) Kuess. Bill grew up in Vernon and Big Bend, WI and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1939. He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in WWII from 1943-1946 in Guam with the Navy Seabees. After the service he married Arlis Martin on October 3, 1947, in Vernon. Bill worked as a Milkman for ... Full Story

Teachers die protecting children

Teachers die protecting children

              America’s Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough? by: Dave Lindorff Viki Soto I’ll be brief here. Let’s just note that the heroic teachers who died while courageously trying to protect their kids at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and the others who survived but stayed to protect the kids, were all part of a school system where the employees are members of the American Federation of ... Full Story

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

  Frank Samuel Macdonald of Loveland, Colo. died Dec 5, 2012 at Pathways Hospice Care Center. He was born on Dec 24, 1924 in Valverde, a truck farming area west of the South Platte River in Denver, to Frank P. and Lois E. (Merman) Macdonald. Sam attended McKinley Grade School and Grant Jr. High and graduated from South High School in 1942. He was a member of the South Platte Park Pirates softball team. His first paying job was as a caddy at Denver Country Club, he went on to be a ... Full Story

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

    Sam Macdonald of Berthoud passed away at Pathway Hospice on December 5, 2012 at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on December 13 at 2 p.m. at the Berthoud United Methodist Church. Ninth Street and Lake Avenue, Berthoud. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berthoud United Metodist Church Building Fund or Good Samaritan, 2101 So Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Obituary is now ... Full Story

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