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Saturday, February 28, 2009

How 'bout THIS biblical quote?

From the Rocky Mountain News:

SEN. SCOTT RENFROE, R-Greeley, on Monday opposed Senate Bill 88, which extends health care benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian state employees.

* What he said during the debate: "Leviticus 18:22 says, 'You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a female. It is an abomination.' Leviticus 20:13 says, 'If there is a man who lies with a male as though to lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act, and they shall surely be put to death. ... ' We are taking sins and making them to be legally OK, and that is wrong. ... And I'm not saying that this is the only sin that's out there. Obviously, we have sin, we have murder, we have all sorts of sin. We have adultery ... and we would never think to make murder legal."

Social conservatives love to quote Leviticus when it comes to condemning homosexuality. 

I don't think I've ever heard a social conservative quote Matthew 22:39, where Jesus (Remember him? He doesn't make an appearance in Leviticus) says, "love thy neighbor as thyself."

If that part of the Bible were quoted half as often as Leviticus, the world would be a far better place.

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Renfroe showed his understanding of the Constitution is as good as his understanding of the Bible when he declared:

 I'm just voicing my opinions on what I believe and trying to speak what I think is the truth. Our First Amendment allows freedom of speech and I should be allowed to say what I want on any issue.

Yes, Senator, you can say whatever you want. No one suggested otherwise. And others can criticize you for what you said. The First Amendment only applies when the government tries to squelch speech. That did not happen here.

This time, the Republicans MEAN it.

Larry Kudlow, on cnbc.com, says "Obama declares war on investors, entrepreneurs, businesses" and common sense in general.

This is a good article, except for this statement: "House Republicans, fortunately, are 90 days sober, as they are putting up a valiant fight to stop the big-government onslaught and move the GOP back to first principles."  

The Republicans don't deserve any slack on this. Republicans, especially in D.C., only seem to fight for fiscal responsibility when they know they can't win. Otherwise, they spend and print money just fine when they have the power.

I don't want to hear a long time drunk telling me he is going to kick his addiction starting today. I don't believe him. Words, even given inflation, are still cheap. Let's see those words put into action.

The Republicans in D.C. are all standing around the barn, pleased with themselves for closing the barn door. Too bad the horses left eight years ago.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SAFER defends California legalization proposal on Fox News Channel

Mason Tvert is my man.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Liberty Alert!

The Fight for Special District Accountablity Continues...

Senate sponsor of SB 87, Morgan Carroll, has asked for our help:

Just so you know the homebuilders have started a stealth lobbying campaign against SB 87 in the Senate.  I could use your help to write emails or make calls and help get others to do so for the Senate as a whole on SB 87. Can you help?

Thanks!

Can we help? YES WE CAN.  The homebuilders oppose the bill because quite often the real estate developer "becomes" the special district. The PRIVATE developer BECOMES the GOVERNMENT.

The special districts don't want to have to tell mere taxpayers what they are up to. Special Districts are corporatism at its worst. Don't let the paid lobbyists for special interests win this one.

Tell your Senator -and all the rest if you can - that you DEMAND special district reform and accountability and that you want him or her to vote FOR SB 87.

You can find Senate contact information right here: 

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2009A/csl.nsf/DirectorySen?openframeset

Don't dally. Send an email or call them right now.

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Update on SB-57 The Public School Financial Transparency Act -

SB-57 has made it out of the Senate, and is on its way to the House. Let your Representative know that you support SB-57 and you urge them to support it as well.

You can find the House contact information right here:

http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2009A/csl.nsf/DirectoryHou?openframeset

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And don't forget:

Gadsden Society Freedom Rally, March 1, 2009, 2:00 p.m. on the West Steps of the Capitol 

Liberty on the Rockshttp://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Liberty on Film, "Indoctrinate U" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-zz1HwxIjg

Thursday, February 26, 2009

 

6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Jackson's Hole Sports Grill Downtown

 

1520 20th Street

Denver, CO

cost: FREE

(In the words of Senator John Blutarsky, "Don't cost nothin'.")

Join the Libertarian Party of Colorado on Facebook. All the cool kids are doing it.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Centennial-CO/The-Libertarian-Party-of-Colorado/40107499140?ref=ts

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Michael Huttner: Buffoon. Hypocrite. Clown.

Ari Armstrong, of FreeColorado.com, lays out Michael Huttner's tactics nicely:

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WILL HUTTNER APOLOGIZE FOR COMMENTS AT PROGRESS NOW COLORADO CALLING CONSERVATIVES FASCISTS OR NAZIS?


On February 17, Michelle Malkin attended a "Pork Roast Rally" in Denver organized by Jon Caldara to protest the so-called "stimulus" package. Republican State Senator Josh Penry also spoke at the rally. 

A rallier unknown to Malkin and the event's organizers carried a sign calling Obama a Nazi by putting a swastika with Obama's name. This person, along with many others, approached Malkin and had his photograph taken with her.

Michael Huttner, Executive Director of Progress Now Action, also attended the rally.

 On February 18, Huttner issues a media release stating, "Does Penry support the misuse of the Nazi swastika for political self-gain? We do not need Penry and Malkin to return Colorado to the hate state."

http://tinyurl.com/b7yfnj

Penry indeed condemned the sign, the Rocky Mountain News reports:

http://tinyurl.com/bbo94h

The Rocky Mountain News also reports: "One of the groups criticizing Malkin over the photo is Progress Now Colorado. Michael Huttner, who heads the group, said the organizers of Tuesday's rally should condemn the sign and offer an apology."

Yet Huttner's own web page features numerous comments calling George W. Bush and other conservatives fascists or Nazis:

"So what are the issues the right wingers decry? Overland High School instructor Jay Bennish sees some similarities between President Bush and Adolf Hitler. My response: who doesn't?"

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/post/richardmyers/CLTP

"Is The BushAdmin The Fourth Reich?"

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/post/michaelcollins/

CHSj

"the fascist NeoCon, Owens"

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/post/waterflaws/CLyJ

"arch-fascist Peter Boyles"

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/post/waterflaws/CqSN

"the republicans have become an inchoate fascist enemy."

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/post/

jencaltrideraction/C2VD

"What do you get when you put lipstick on a fascist?" (a Palin reference)

http://www.progressnowcolorado.org/page/community/group/FrontPage/

www.thebell.org/pdf/OpNOTE06-1327?page=13

 "is our school a microcosm of conservative fascism?"

http://media.progressnowaction.org/img/benson021808.pdf

 Ari Armstrong, editor of FreeColorado.com, said, "Huttner has brought 'gotcha' politics to a new low. The organizers of public rallies, whether on the right or the left, cannot possibly keep out strangers. 

Indeed, Huttner himself complained that his free-speech rights were threatened when someone suggested that he leave the rally.

 "I personally witnessed Michelle Malkin being approached by numerous individuals seeking photos with her, as is common with well-known personalities. Would Huttner appreciate it if a random stranger worked a photo op with a well-known leftist using inappropriate imagery or language?

 "For Huttner to drag Penry into the debate is absurd. He had nothing to do with it. But, as Jason Salzman, who attended the rally with Huttner, acknowledged to me, he anticipates that Penry will run for higher office. So Huttner is starting in early with the character assassination.

 "Obviously, people from the left call George W. Bush and other Republicans fascists or Nazis practically on a daily basis. Why is it news when the right does it, but not when the left does it?

 "As Huttner's own web page demonstrates, the left commonly attacks Republicans and conservatives by likening them to fascists. Has Michael Huttner condemned each of those comments and apologized for them?"

 Armstrong critically reviewed the rally in two articles at

FreeColorado.com:

http://tinyurl.com/dx58jv

http://tinyurl.com/bmcehw

 This is not the first time that Huttner's own web page has featured the same comments for which he has condemned others. In 2007, Huttner condemned Caldara for using the term "bitch slap" on the radio, despite the fact that Huttner's web page also featured the phrase:

http://tinyurl.com/bpds6p

 Armstrong said, "Obama is obviously not a Nazi, so tagging him with a swastika is wrong. But we shouldn't blame people for the actions of complete strangers, and that goes for the right and the left. 

Huttner's hypocrisy is getting more than a little old."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Face the State recognition of the Gadsden Society

Check it out right here!

BlueCarp on the radio

I'll be on the Amy Oliver Show next Thursday, February 26, on 1310 KFKA out of Greeley, on Thursday, February 26 at 10:00. 

We'll talk about important current state legislation and the Gadsden Society rally on March 1.


Spread the word.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In defense of platitudes

Platitude:  a banal, trite, or stale remark.

I often hear political commenters dismiss a statement as a mere "platitude." 

Almost always, they are right. The person being dismissed has indeed uttered a platitude.

During a meaningful debate, platitudes are useless. Politics, however, rarely involve meaningful debate.

Barack Obama just got elected on a promise of "hope and change." How more platitudinous can one get? 

"Hope and change" means absolutely nothing. It's banal. It's trite. And it has become stale. So what? 

It was EFFECTIVE. It still is EFFECTIVE.

The thousands of people that gather to fawn over Obama do not want to hear a lecture on the pros and cons of Keynesian economics. They want to hear about hope and change.

They want to feel good. And there is NOTHING wrong with that.

We that believe in freedom need to learn from the success of the statists.

What slogans can we use? How about "freedom"? How about "liberty for all"?

Are these words platitudes? Yep. 

So what? These words represent all that our country was based upon.

Final Stimulus Package

A Public Service Announcement from Liberty on the Rocks.

Digg it here:  http://tinyurl.com/bf6hvs

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's not even a good Keynesian bill

On page 6A of the Sunday Denver Post, the votes of all Colorado congressmen and senators are listed.

In describing what it calls the "$787 Billion Stimulus" bill, the Post says the bill is "estimated to create or save at least 3.5 million jobs by 2011."

The entire point of Keynesian fiscal spending, in an effort to jumpstart an economy, is immediate spending. 

Some quick math shows that 2011 is two years from now. That's not immediate.

It is akin to a doctor telling you he will take out your inflamed appendix two years from now.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Freedom Rally! March 1, 2009

Gadsden Society of Colorado - DONT TREAD ON ME 


THE GADSDEN SOCIETY
of Colorado

announces

A CELEBRATION 
OF LIBERTY FOR ALL!


A RALLY FOR PERSONAL FREEDOM

Sunday, March 1, 2009
2:00 p.m.
On the West Steps of the State Capitol
200 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203


For those who still believe in:
* personal freedom
* small government
* free markets

For those who refuse to:
* accept big government philosophy
* consent to more government
* allow their freedoms to shrink


We are that opposition.
We will fight the expansion of government power.
We will defend the liberty of the individual


WE WILL BE HEARD!


Let those who would tread on us see that we believe liberty is for ALL.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR AMERICA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
and the power of individual freedom.

With keynote speaker
Ryan Frazier






Thursday, February 05, 2009

Uh, thanks, buddy.

The cover story on this week's Westword, Denver's “alternative” weekly tabloid, is on real estate developer Craig Nassi.

Nassi is responsible for three prominent Denver buildings, including the Beauvallon, an expensive condo with street level shops.

The story chronicles Nassi's legal troubles with several people who bought his condos. He has been sued several times, and the Beauvallon homeowners' association alleges Nassi sold them substandard units with fancy facades.

Not many people interviewed for the story had much nice to say about Nassi - Except for his friend Jay Chadron.

Chadron says Nassi is “just smart putting deals together. They're a bunch of idiots that keep signing.”

With an endorsement like that, Nassi should have new buyers lining up for his next project.