“What Do Ya Got There?” “It’s My Secret Ballot.” “Not Anymore It Ain’t.”

The ironically-named Employee Free Choice Act is the name of the Big Labor special interest legislation to take away workers' rights to the secret ballot. EFCA has been beaten many times, but like a bad dream it keeps coming back. What's the big deal, you say? Would you want this guy looking over your shoulder when you vote? (H/T Fred Dooley) … [Read more...]

Democrat Leader Ken Gordon Let Off Hook for Anti-Vietnam Vet Slur

When it comes to making over-the-top comments in the Colorado state legislature, Face The State reports that Doug Bruce is in good company these days:On the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon, D-Denver, outraged fellow lawmakers by using a debate over a joint resolution in support of Armenian Genocide Day of Remembrance to launch a political attack. Gordon specifically suggested that American soldiers calling Vietnamese citizens "gooks" during the Vietnam War was akin to the dehumanizing tactics (MP3) used by those guilty of the genocide of American Indians or jews [sic] in World War II. But there are four key differences between the Doug Bruce and Ken Gordon incidents from what I see: … [Read more...]

A Liberal Blogger and the “Bill Clinton Defense” of Him to be Ignored

Found: a visual explanation for why liberal Colorado blogger David Thielen suddenly finds the views of Republican State Rep. Douglas Bruce so appealing. It's the "Bill Clinton defense," you see - minus the polished delivery. Bruce's self-serving analysis comes up lacking in logic, tact, and good judgment. Henceforth, it's time to ignore Doug Bruce. … [Read more...]

Wings-Avs: Where I Part Company

Having moved from Michigan, I have lived in Colorado for six years. I have adopted every local Denver professional sports team, but one. As the playoff series between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche is about to begin, this reflects my sentiment well:Colorado? The Avalanche? The return of the rivalry? Another playoff series between two great hockey traditions -- ours, which is based on heroes Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Steve Yzerman, and theirs, which is based on Dr. Evil, Claude Lemieux. I'm not a huge hockey fan, but I enjoy the NHL playoffs when I get a chance to sit down and watch them. And I do plan to sit down and watch as much of this series as I can. Go Red Wings! Go Hockeytown! Looks like I've just given the … [Read more...]

Nancy Pelosi Confuses “Sacred” Eco-Theology Text with Old Testament

Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has conjured up a Scriptural passage from whole cloth to sanction her Left-liberal environmentalist agenda: In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature." Cybercast News Service repeatedly queried the speaker's office for two days to determine where the alleged Bible quote is found. Thus far, no one has … [Read more...]

Bill Ritter: Tough on SPAM

From today's Rocky Mountain News:Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday signed into law the Spam Reduction Act, which provides state enforcement authority similar to federal authority against unwanted e-mails. To Ritter's credit, Spam Reduction is an act of bipartisan goodwill, a positive headline needed to take attention away from a serious $300,000 campaign finance violation. Bill Ritter (invoking classic Monty Python): "I don't like Spam!" Cross posted at Ritter Watch … [Read more...]

Dispelling Obama Rumors

I needed a good laugh tonight, so it was good to see Frank J. at IMAO performing the service of dispelling rumors about Barack Obama (H/T Jenn Sierra). Here are the first few to whet your appetite:RUMOR: Obama is a Muslim. STATUS: False Obama is not currently a Muslim. He's a Christian of some sort in the "hate Whitey" sect. RUMOR: Obama is an enlightened space alien sent to save humanity. STATUS: False All evidence points towards Obama being a below average man who his wife stopped asking to do chores around the house because he was always getting his head stuck in the mop bucket. RUMOR: Obama tried to bomb the Pentagon. STATUS: False That was his friend. Satire. I needed that. … [Read more...]

Backlash from Doug Bruce “Illiterate Peasant” Comment Needs Closer Look

When I read this Grand Junction Sentinel story this morning - via the Dead Governors - I was disturbed:Rep. Kathleen Curry, D-Gunnison, said after she gaveled down Rep. Doug Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, for calling Mexican immigrants “illiterate peasants” during a Monday debate, she was bombarded with threatening messages via e-mail and telephone. “The hate mail is off the charts, and there’s issues with people in terms of this response,” Curry said. “It has really bothered me.” She said hundreds of threatening, acerbic messages have clogged her cell phone’s voicemail and her e-mail inbox. Since the news report leaves little sense of the exact nature of the phone calls and emails, it is difficult to comment … [Read more...]

Algore’s Climate Fearmongering Not Catching on with Americans

Following up on Bill Ritter's Earth Day "climate change" regulations, I ran across this recent Gallup survey report on Americans' environmental concerns (H/T Bill Smith). As I noted before, it seems like an appropriate way to commemorate Earth Day by celebrating the remarkable progress made in cleaning our air and water in the last 35 years. Public opinion seems to evidence that trend. According to the Gallup poll, Americans' greatest environmental concern consistently has been water pollution, yet even so the percentage of Americans "worried a great deal" about the problem has declined from 72 percent in 2000 to 53 percent in 2008. After multi-millions spent to scare people into joining High Priest Algore's Church of … [Read more...]