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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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 ... Full Story

Romney Budget a disaster

Romney's Budget-Balancing For Dummies Sun, 02/26/2012 - 9:27pm — Joe Conason Seeking applause from a right-wing audience in Michigan, Mitt Romney vowed on Saturday: "I will cut spending, I will cap spending and I will finally balance the budget," saying that he will end federal funding for all the usual Republican budgetary scapegoats -- the Public Broadcasting System, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Freedom of expression & Heartland I

Freedom of expression & Heartland I

        My post on Heartland Institute has generated a great deal of comment both on the comment section and around the blogosphere. See Heartland Panics Over Leak: 71 Year Old Vet, Young Mom Fire Back at Threats. Most of the comments are positive, several are attacking, but I approve all that do not have offensive language. So far everyone has been relatively civil compared to what I read at other sites. I want to thank you all for that. Two comments ... 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

Separation of Church and State

From the mounting discussion on the airways and the internet, it is obvious that most people, including many self avowed columnists for prestigious daily newspapers, have no idea what separation of church and state means nor how it should be applied. For a detailed discussion, see Religion on the Campaign Trail. The first article below outline five religious leaders who understood what separation meant and who fought to achieve it. The second article points out the hypocrisy of those who ... Full Story

GOP: Ladies Keep Your Legs Shut

GOP: Ladies Keep Your Legs Shut

  In four articles today and three yesterday, Care2 takes aim at what it considers an attack by the GOP and clergy on women's rights. Jessica Pieklo's anger is palpable in her  articles in todays issue. Ladies keep your legs shut is of course precipitated by Rick Santorum's funder Foster Friess's comments about using Bayer Aspirin as a birth control pill. In typical "good-ole-boy" fashion he seems clueless that anyone, expecially women, should be offended by his insensitive remarks. ... Full Story

How Violence Protects the State

  By Stephanie Van Hook On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, he spoke passionately in a sermon at Riverside Church in New York about the war in Vietnam. In this gripping speech about the hypocrisy of bringing democracy through napalm and the audacity of fostering a brotherhood through war and killing, he made a daring confession: “I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first ... Full Story

Lobbyists are picking our pockets!

Lobbyists are picking our pockets!

                    Dear Editor, As the deadline nears for health insurance companies to return nearly $1.4 billion to consumers for wasting our money, the lobbyists have moved in to stop it. Two bills have surfaced in Congress to undermine our rebates, putting most of the money we deserve right back into insurance company pockets! We’re not going to let the lobbyists have their way. We need you, and anyone you ... Full Story

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