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Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

Obituary: Pauline Sterkel

  Pauline Sterkel, 102, formerly of Berthoud, died April 26 at the Wakefield Care Center in Nebraska. She was born August 29, 1911, in Norka, Russia, to John and Elizabeth Rothermel Kaiser. At the age of 2, she came to the United States with her parents. She married Henry Sterkel on November 25, 1936. He preceded her in death in 1992. She and her husband spent most of their married life in Denver and then their retirement living in Berthoud. She is survived by her half-sister Lorene ... Full Story

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

“No Labels” And Cory Gardner–Is This A Joke?

  Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s campaign sent out a press release on Monday claiming endorsement by the non-partisan ‘No Labels’ group. Foul, calls ColoradoPols.com, saying, “UPDATE: Hold everything, it looks like Gardner wasn't completely honest about this little "endorsement," press release from Gardner’s campaign : “Bipartisan “No Labels” group endorses Cory Gardner.” But a spokesman for the group later explained to FOX31 Denver that it is “an implied ... Full Story

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

  To the Editor Here they come again, those dark, ugly, negative, dishonest and disgusting political campaign ads that everyone professes to hate. Two recent Supreme Court decisions may make them worse. According to an article in the March 3 issue of Time Magazine, political parties are passé.   Campaigns from now on will be decided principally by billionaires, dueling Super PACs, and paid mercenaries and spies. Their campaign contributions will go to candidates who support ... Full Story

Inequality in America

Inequality in America

Inequality Nation; The American Dream Isn’t Dead, But It’s Dying by Progressive Populist By Brad Hennigan We’ve seen the stats. Wage growth for 70% of American workers has stagnated or declined over the last decade, while productivity has dramatically increased. During the same period, income growth for top earners, particularly the top 1%, has grown to the point that since the Great Recession, 95% of all new wealth generated in the U. S. has gone to 1% of its population. But ... Full Story

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher

Fox News 'Hero' Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher Watching Fox rally to the defense of moneyed interests like mining and ranching is unbearable. The latest right-wing media poster-victim, Cliven Bundy, is just the latest in a long line of desert dwellers who thinks he or she should not have to follow the law and has a god-given right to unlimited use of public resources, in this case, rangeland.  I know the mentality well, because I grew up in rural Nevada ... Full Story

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

Tea Party has become a terrorist group

  It’s Time to be Honest: The Tea Party Has Become a Terrorist Group  April 16, 2014 By Allen Clifton While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused them of actively trying to sabotage our ... Full Story

Democracy, sold down the river

Democracy, sold down the river

 America the voiceless: Voters can't compete with big campaign cash American public has ‘virtually no influence’ over politics in face of wealthy interest groups, study finds   April 16, 2014 11:30PM ET by Wilson Dizard @willdizard It’s not just your imagination: The influence of money in politics has indeed drowned out the voices of American voters, a new analysis shows, with runaway corporate lobbying and a lack of campaign finance reform to blame for giving ... Full Story

Treason in Nevada

Treason in Nevada

  Cliven Bundy Epitomizes Nearly Everything That’s Wrong with Conservatives - By Allen Clifton Cliven Bundy is nothing more than a mentally unstable individual who doesn’t want to pay the fees he’s accumulated for the laws he’s repeatedly violated.  He’s also becoming quite the conservative icon.  Why is he becoming an icon?  Because he’s an anti-government whack job who’s gathered other anti-government whack jobs on his land in the truest form of the ridiculous ... Full Story

Obituary: Christopher Michael Premer

Obituary: Christopher Michael Premer

  Christopher Michael Premer, age 42, passed away early Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 from complications of a short illness. Chris was a 1990 graduate of Berthoud High School and a 1997 graduate of UNC. He was a Shelter Insurance Agent in Loveland since 2008. Chris's priority in life and best friend was his son Alexander. They did everything together, played sports, went on vacations, and loved trips to the beach. He was assistant coach for the Junior Eagles Hockey Team. He loved to ... Full Story

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