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Thursday, June 30, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Rick Santorum’s Latest Target — Single

Rick Santorum’s Latest Target — Single Moms

In the Huffington Post By Lara Bergthold Executive Director, Lear Family Foundation; Board Chair, People for the American Way and the Campaign for America's Future  I am a single parent. According to the right, I am also a leech on society and pose a danger to my own son. A new bill proposed by a Republican state legislator in Wisconsin would officially label single parents like me a "contributing factor to child abuse and neglect." When radio host Alan Colmes asked the bill's author, Glenn ... Full Story

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Is Rush Limbaugh Gay?

Limbaugh apology  In the Washington Post Today, a very insincere apology from Rush Limbaugh to Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh apologized for the insults saying he “did not intend a personal attack on her.” Really. How can calling someone a slut and a prostitute not be intended to be a personal attack? How else can you characterize actions? Limbaugh must thing we are stupid. Only his fans will believe his sincerity and it is likely that he will be playing the victim on his next ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

Obituary: Dorothy Jean Rust

  Dorothy Jean Rust (May 23, 1935 - February 27, 2012) Dorothy Rust, 76, of Loveland, Colorado, suddenly fulfilled God’s plan on February 27, 2012 in the presence of her husband, John. One of five children, Dorothy was born in the family farmhouse in Deep River, Iowa to Cleo and Mabel Holdsworth. She moved with her family to Denver in 1941. In 1942, the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Albuquerque, they moved to Kingman, Arizona from 1942-1947. After her Mother’s passing ... Full Story

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

Has Congress killed the Post Office?

                Has Congress Made It Impossible For The Postal Service To Survive By Jack Swint Is Another Of Americas Founding Institutions Fading Away Into History Forever" "It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day's journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed ... Full Story

Could Lincoln be elected today?

Could Lincoln be elected today?

    Lincoln the Lobbyist for Special Interests?  Who stands behind the woman who stands behind the president

Obituary: Valerie Straight

Obituary: Valerie Straight

    Valerie Straight passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland Colorado. She was the eldest child of Jerry and Ellamae Straight, born August 13, 1947. She graduated from Berthoud Junior /Senior High School in 1965 and lived in the Loveland / Longmont, area for the last 20 years. Valerie is preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Dawn Dieffenbaugh of Longmont, her sister Beverly Berg of Thornton, her brother, ... Full Story

Coffman gets it wrong

Coffman gets it wrong

    Editorial Opinion Colorado congressman Mike Coffman, representative for the 6th Congressional District, released this statement about President Obamas remarks about rising gas prices. We invite Representative Coffman to try sticking to the facts. He is obviously ill informed about production in the United States and even more so about production in his own state. If we were Politifact, we would award Coffman a "pants on fire" for these comments even though a corrected release ... Full Story

The state of Cain in the modern world

The state of Cain in the modern world

    21 February 2012 Dear Editor: It is not just wishful thinking that states can live without the death penalty. Generally, states that do not have capital punishment have lower homicide rates than states that have capital punishment. People of New Testament times need to consider what Jesus did when asked about the legality of divorce. Jesus was aware of His present time and of what the law stated, but He referenced a time before the law was ever given to reveal what God's ... Full Story

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

Conservatism and Obama is no Socialist

  Conservatives weren't always pro-capitalist by Ted Frier One tradition that's been almost entirely forgotten now that Republicans have remade themselves into the wholly-owned subsidiary of Wall Street and other corporate interests is that older species of conservatism which was always hostile to capitalism because it celebrated greed and destroyed the stability of the community. It is impossible to overstate how much of their own legacy and how many of their own scruples modern ... Full Story

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