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Thursday, May 5, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

  Alban J. Schmidt, 90, of  Berthoud, CO passed away August 8, 2012 at Berthoud Living Center.  He was born June 23, 1922 in Liebenthal, Kansas to Stephen and Theresa (Wasinger) Schmidt. Al grew up on a farm, graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy, in Hays, Kansas and received a MS degree from University of Denver in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. Al served in the Army Air Corps and then served 20 years in the Air Force reserves. Al Married Mary Groll of Pana, Illinois in 1949. ... Full Story

Romney praises socialists

Romney praises socialists

    Question Time: What Did Mitt Romney Learn During His Travels Abroad? By Joe Conason in the National Memo Now that Mitt Romney has returned home from his entertaining sojourn overseas, perhaps someone will ask him a few pertinent (and impertinent) questions about the countries he visited. While visiting England, Israel, and Poland, the Republican candidate delivered remarks on their economic and health systems that could – if subjected to factual analysis – serve to educate ... Full Story

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

          Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age By Robert B. Reich The election of 2012 raises two perplexing questions. The first is how the GOP could put up someone for president who so brazenly epitomizes the excesses of casino capitalism that have nearly destroyed the economy and overwhelmed our democracy. The second is why the Democrats have failed to point this out. The White House has criticized Mitt Romney for his years at the helm of Bain Capital, pointing to a ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

by Daris Howard               Trissa stomped into our bedroom. “Make her leave Toby alone!”             Toby was Trissa’s special Teddy bear. He was a perfect size and very soft. But most importantly, he only had one eye. Trissa had endured many eye surgeries when she was only four years old, and was very attached to her one-eyed bear.             I pulled Trissa up close to me. “Who would be bothering Toby?” I asked. “Everybody knows he is your ... Full Story

Obituary: Carolina Sell

Obituary: Carolina Sell

  Carolina Sell, 92, of Loveland, CO, died on July 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Loveland. She was born on December 4, 1919 in Windsor, Colorado, to Jacob and Mary (Kindsfather) Hill. In her early years, Carolina worked as a nanny for the owners of Denver Botanical Gardens. She married David Sell on March 16, 1941 in Loveland. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1992. Carolina worked as a cook at the Wayside Inn in Berthoud for 25 years, retiring in the early ... Full Story

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

            Living Under the Gun
 At least 12 are dead in Aurora, Colorado, gunned down by a mad man at a showing of the new Batman movie filled with make-believe violence. One of the guns the shooter used was an AK-47 type, assault weapon that was banned in 1994. The National Rifle Association saw to it that the ban expired in 2004. The NRA is the best friend a killer's instinct ever had. See Video   More ... Full Story

Moyers, no speech for the poor

Moyers, no speech for the poor

          Bill Moyers Essay: The Cowardly Lions of ‘Free Speech’ July 6, 2012 Bill opens this week’s show by explaining how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech. In reality, Bill says, it’s about carpet bombing elections “with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy.” See It Here

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

            "I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy." -- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett   If Mike Bennett has anything to say about it, Florida's HB 1355 will surely make voting much harder for that state's minority residents. HB 1355 (now under legal challenge), changes the rules for early voting and voter registration, all in an attempt to combat alleged ... Full Story

Obituary: Billy Dan Cuba

Obituary: Billy Dan Cuba

  Billy Dan Cuba, 29, of Berthoud passed away July 8, 2012 at his home. He was born August 8, 1982 in Denver, Colorado to Dan and Debra (Chubbuck) Hilts. Billy grew up in the Brighton, area, active in 4-H programs with archery. He moved to the Longmont area in 1996 and attended Longmont High School. Billy married Jacquelyn Garcia. He was a hardwood floor installer, with J.T. Flooring and a member of LifeBridge Christian Church. Billy loved being a father and playing with his kids, he ... Full Story

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Billions for defense but not one red cent for peace

Fiscal cliff and the peace parachute By Tom H. Hastings As we all know, the inability of Congress to act decisively and with consensus about much of anything--if the Democrats issued a statement noting that the sun rises in the east there would be an instant outraged Republican rebuttal blaming Obama and explaining the Republicans' refusal to acknowledge the power of the sun, since that is an attack on JC (Job Creators, and probably the other JC too)--that inability has now been harnessed to ... Full Story

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