Come to Oct. 18 Independence Institute Premiere of “Not Evil Just Wrong”

Update, 10/14: Here's a (substantially) complete worldwide listing of all the premiere showings of "Not Evil Just Wrong" -- looks like there is only one other showing in Colorado, and that's down in the Springs. Don't miss this one! Forget Michael Moore's latest ironic anti-capitalist screed. If you're in the Denver metro area on Sunday, October 18, then check out a movie premiere from the Independence Institute you won't want to miss: Not Evil Just Wrong:Join the resistance against extreme environmentalism that threatens the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people in the developed and developing world. This will be a record-setting, international Cinematic Tea Party! Watch the compelling trailer about the human cost … [Read more...]

Rasmussen: Michael Bennet Vulnerable, Running Even with Ryan Frazier

On the eve of Jane Norton's official entry into Colorado's U.S. Senate fray comes from Rasmussen Reports what figures to be the last poll of the race without her for awhile. In this survey, the top two early Republican contenders were paired up separately against Bill Ritter's incumbent appointee Michael Bennet. The biggest clear takeaway from Rasmussen? Whether attributable to an unfriendly climate for Democrats, to his own lackluster performance, or to both -- the indecisive Bennet is vulnerable. Other insights? The ascendant but still little-known Ryan Frazier fares better than Ken Buck, standing even with the Democrat:The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Bennet ahead of Buck 43% to 37%. With Frazier as the … [Read more...]

Help Reveal Colorado’s Political Temperature: It’s Survey Time Again!

We're back at it again. After the results and analysis from the July 2009 survey in which we are grateful that more than 600 of you participated, we're at it again. Yes, El Presidente and I have commissioned and fashioned another survey that we hope you will take 10 minutes or so to complete -- especially if you're from Colorado. These aren't your run-of-the-mill quick-hit polls. Once again we've gone a little more in-depth. Some of the questions are the same. Some are new. One interesting added follow-up is asking what the most important factor is for you in choosing to support a Republican primary candidate for governor and U.S. Senate. Click here to take the September 2009 Colorado online political survey Your opinion … [Read more...]

The Right Answers to the “Party of No” Accusation Against Republicans

Is the Republican Party these days just the "Party of No"? While many of us wish the erstwhile GOP majorities in Congress had lived by the equivalent of a fiscal and regulatory chastity pledge and just said NO in its spending heyday, that's not quite what I'm getting at. I'm referring to the knee-jerk retort one gets these days from certain quarters whenever justly denouncing the radical, government-expanding proposals coming from the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress. It goes something like:Well, yeah? Where's your solution? You just want things the way they are. The Republicans are just the party of NO. Next time you encounter that knee-jerk response, I have an article for you to bookmark to throw back in their … [Read more...]

Bill Ritter Changing Tune on Harmful Energy Policies Simply Not Enough

Is Bill Ritter really going to backtrack on all the damage he's done on the energy arena? Or is it just lip service? From yesterday's Grand Junction Sentinel:Natural gas is “where the Western Slope is going to sing” in Ritter’s effort to build a new energy economy, said Don Marostica, director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. He spoke to an audience at the Business Incubator Center. Ritter is “very interested” in using natural gas as a clean source of power for electricity generation and no longer views it merely as a “bridge fuel” to an economy fueled only by solar, wind and renewable fuels, Marostica said. [link added] Showing one reason why he is the strongest candidate to challenge the … [Read more...]

Reporting Presidential Disinformation on Health Care and Cap-and-Tax

From Red State, the uncut video showing what Obama wants to do to your private health insurance: Does this qualify as "disinformation" from the President's own lips? Someone should report him, or me, to the White House. Makes you wonder if the White House is also going to start collecting reports of "disinformation" on the cap-and-trade energy tax issue, too. After all, the Washington Times reports that a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy refutes The One's claims that cap-and-tax "holds the promise of millions of new jobs -- jobs, by the way, that can't be outsourced." ... Is that something fishy I smell? Someone may have to report the U.S. Department of Energy, too. … [Read more...]

New Peer-Reviewed Report: Oceans the Cause of Warming Since 1977

Marc Morano at Climate Depot brings our attention to a brand new peer-reviewed scientific study, another major piece of evidence blowing apart the man-made global warming scare:The research, by Chris de Freitas, a climate scientist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, John McLean (Melbourne) and Bob Carter (James Cook University), finds that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a key indicator of global atmospheric temperatures seven months later. As an additional influence, intermittent volcanic activity injects cooling aerosols into the atmosphere and produces significant cooling. "The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El Niño … [Read more...]

Bill Ritter Tapdances Away from Cap and Tax: No Memo to Betsy Markey?

Our "new energy economy" Governor Bill Ritter went before a Senate committee and tapdanced his way around the question of whether he supports the Waxman-Markey cap-and-tax bill. (Yes, I'm late to the story. Yes, I'm hopping on the bandwagon. Yesterday was an important personal day away from blogging, but with a story like this one, better late than never.) El Presidente was quick to put up the video of Ritter's exchange with Senator James Inhofe, as well as the video of Senator Kit Bond explaining how the governor's highly-touted new "green" jobs are heavily subsidized by taxpayers: $71,000 per job. Michelle Malkin brought national attention to Ritter's refusal to endorse cap-and-tax. At American Spectator, Paul Chesser posted the … [Read more...]

Ethically Challenged Ed Perlmutter?

Hats off to the Washington Times for the scoop on what my representative in Congress has been up to:Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado inserted a provision into the recently passed House climate change bill that would drum up business for "green" banks, such as the one he has invested in and his family and a political donor helped found in San Francisco. The bill calls on bank regulators to promote green banking and says federal dollars should be used to support energy-efficient home improvements at government-funded housing projects. Mr. Perlmutter, a two-term Democrat, has two investments in the 3-year-old New Resource Bank, which calls itself the nation's first green bank. Among other environmentally conscious banking products, the … [Read more...]

Josh Penry Hits the Stump: A Promising GOP Candidate for Governor Emerges

Earlier this evening I got the opportunity briefly to attend a Josh Penry for Governor meet-and-greet session in Broomfield. The campaign is just out of the gate, and the Grand Junction native is busily plowing his way around Colorado. No doubt he's been on a hectic schedule, but Penry demonstrated a good stump speech delivery, staying on message. I am pleased to see him make no bones about the national Republican Party's failure to govern according to fiscally conservative principles, and his clear decision to run against that failing as well as against incumbent Bill Ritter's weak leadership, misguided philosophy, and misplaced priorities. … [Read more...]