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Sunday, May 1, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Romney, computers and pornography

Romney, computers and pornography

        Opinion by David Pakman     During Mitt Romney’s campaign for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, he made an interesting comment about pornography. The comment came in Ottumwa, Iowa at the Hotel Ottumwa, where Romney said “I want to make sure every new computer sold in this country after I’m President has installed on it a filter to block all pornography.” This comment is fascinating for a number of reasons, and requires a multi-level ... Full Story

Little Thompson Water candidate

Little Thompson Water candidate

To the Editor: I am a candidate from South Loveland for the Little Thompson Water District board to serve as a voice for customers, including seniors, on future water policies and rate-setting including the issue of water for fracking purposes if it comes at the expense of other customers or leads to a rise in rates. Currently I am on the Advisory Board of the Larimer County Office on Aging and “graduated” from Larimer County 101 in 2011, a class run by the county to encourage more informed ... Full Story

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Editor’ Note: Senator Lundberg is trying to make “political hay” on a non-issue. It is true that approximately 400,000 non-profits lost their status when they did not heed the notices about the need to start submitting annual reports to the IRS. However, as a board member a local non-profit, I know that our treasurer received the notice and found it easy to comply and there was no problem. I continued making the reports after she retired. Another organization, of which I am a member, did ... Full Story

Congress fears the NRA

Congress fears the NRA

                    Update: Confirmed, Congress is Owned By The NRA by Paul Canning Last week, I reported on how a poll had found that the vast majority of Americans supported some restrictions on gun ownership. I also reported on how the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence would be lobbying Congress — here’s what they asked Congress members to support: I believe that these people should not be able to buy, own or carry a gun anywhere in ... Full Story

Obituary: Joseph R. Sandoval

Joseph R. Sandoval passed away at the American Military Hospital in Landstuhl, on April 8, 2012 following a long illness. He and his wife Francine were married for 44 years. He and Francine had two sons, James and Mathew.  He is also survived by his sister Bernice Barney and husband Sherman and three nephews. Joseph Sandoval served for 25 years in the US Air Force followed by a civilian career as a Commissary Administrator at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany and Ramstein AB, ... Full Story

Romney, a man of falsehoods

Romney, a man of falsehoods

      OPINIONS   Mitt Romney, a man of falsehoods  By Richard Cohen, Published: April 16 Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sort of man who can be a successful football coach, a CEO or, when you come right down to it, a presidential candidate. Such a man is Mitt Romney. Time and time again, Romney has been called a liar during this campaign. (The various ... Full Story

Republican Party Communists

Republican Party Communists

What Allen West Does Not Know About Communists and Congress John Nichols on April 13, 2012 - 8:17 AM ET Florida Congressman Allen West was wrong when he suggested that there were dozens of communists in the current Congress. Misled by crank websites, the out-there Republican from Florida said Tuesday, “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party… They actually don’t hide it. It’s called the Congressional Progressive ... Full Story

Obituary: Maurice “Red” Haworth

Obituary: Maurice “Red” Haworth

                      Maurice “Red” Haworth                     Sept 20, 1928 – April 3, 2012 Maurice “Red” Haworth, a lifelong resident of the Berthoud area, died peacefully in the comfort of his home, at the age of 83 on April 3, 2012. His pioneer farm west of Berthoud has been in the Haworth family since 1901. Maurice was born Sept 20, 1928 to Everett and Ina Haworth. He was active in farming all his life. He also worked various construction jobs ... Full Story

Stalin Invented ‘American Exceptionalism’

Stalin Invented ‘American Exceptionalism’

  How Joseph Stalin Invented 'American Exceptionalism' Rick Santorum and the rest of GOP presidential gang all have a man-crush. Considering he was an outright intellectual elitist, a shaggy-haired liberal, and -- horror of horrors -- French, the object of their adoration seems a bit surprising, but the French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville and his 1835 United States travelogue, Democracy in America, have surged into national politics this campaign cycle -- often linked to the nascent ... Full Story

Obituary: John E. Kokes

Obituary: John E. Kokes

John E. Kokes, 55, of Berthoud passed away on March 5, 2012 from a long battle with cancer. He was born on December 25, 1956 in Sidney, Nebraska to Glenn and Vivian Kokes. John attended Caliche High School and graduated in 1975. On February 8, 1997 he married Jeri O’Bryan and together they made Berthoud, Colorado their home for the last 18 years. John worked heavy equipment construction throughout Colorado in various locations. John’s enjoyments in life were golfing, 4-wheeling in the ... Full Story

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