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Saturday, May 28, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Tribute to Gwen Hawley

Tribute to Gwen Hawley

        I was privileged to know Gwen Hawley in her capacity as a trustee for the Berthoud Public Library, and came to count her among my friends. Gwen was a library trustee from January 2000 - December 2007. These were years of great change and challenge for the library and Gwen's calm and intellect were greatly valued by her fellow trustees. The Hawley's contributions to the library did not end in 2007, though. Gwen's son John was the chairman of the election committee ... Full Story

What price jobs, Romney wants peons

What price jobs, Romney wants peons

    To the Editor,     Improvements in information technology have made it easy and profitable for American corporations to shift jobs overseas to the emerging (BRIC) countries . Our two major candidates for President have very different approaches to increasing jobs here. Both approaches will create jobs, but the jobs will be quite different. ROMNEY: Bring American salaries and benefits down to a level competitive with those in the BRIC countries. Eliminate any ... Full Story

Julian Assange-Wikileaks

Julian Assange-Wikileaks

                Who Is So Hell-Bent On Getting Assange? By Paul Sedkowsk Julian Assange is not a US citizen, and yet some influential Americans are calling him a "traitor" and trying to pin "espionage" on him. WikiLeaks has published information about virtually all the major governments and corporations around the world, and yet he's portrayed as specifically "Anti-American," without a shred of proof to that effect. He's a publisher, yet they insist ... Full Story

Obituary: Gwen Hopkins Hawley

Obituary: Gwen Hopkins Hawley

  Gwen Hawley passed away July 1, 2012 at McKee Medical Center - Loveland, Colorado. She was born June 11, 1926 in Orofino, Idaho to Dr. Richard and Gladys (Moore) Hopkins. She was the second of two children with an older brother Dick Hopkins. The quenching of her lifelong thirst for knowledge began in the public elementary school system of Orofino, Idaho continuing through her freshman year of high school. She then transferred to Saint Paul's School where her passion for the arts that ... Full Story

People without healthcare, GOP doesn’t care

People without healthcare, GOP doesn’t care

      McConnell: People Without Healthcare ‘Not the Issue’ (Video) by Jeff Fecke Like most Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has said that he wants to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Like most Republicans, McConnell has been rather vague about what he’d replace it with. On Sunday, McConnell was specific about one thing: the GOP replacement for Obamacare won’t be concerned with providing insurance for 30 million uninsured ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary LeRay Belk

Obituary: Gary LeRay Belk

  Gary LeRay Belk, age 70, of Berthoud, Colorado died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, June 29, 2012. Gary was born in Davenport, Iowa to Benjamin and Claudine Belk on December 16, 1941. He had many great stories of his childhood in Iowa working at his parent’s lake and on the farms around town. He married his wife of 46 years, Phyllis, and moved to Aspen Colorado in 1968. He and Phyllis purchased the King Ranch on the Frying Pan River in Basalt, running it first as a guest ranch and ... Full Story

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