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1/2/10

Nerf outlaws pursue Nerf reign of Nerf terror

The University of Colorado at Boulder's crackdown on Nerf guns, brandished by students playing Humans vs. Zombies on campus, has only driven the scourge into the wild. WhoSaidYouSaid has uncovered video of these armed desperados...when will the madness end?




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1/1/10

Ritter and Freudenthal: an energy tale of two governors

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal may challenge term limits to run for a third term in November. If so, he might be tough to beat. "In 2006, the Democrat won nearly 70 percent in his reelection bid in one of the most heavily Republican states in the nation," reports Politico.

Part of his appeal in energy-rich Wyoming is that Freudenthal embraces a "fully diversified energy base," as he describes it in this video, including coal, oil, natural gas, wind power and uranium. "It gives us a unique perspective that says, look, all of these can co-exist."



Contrast that with a fellow Democrat, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, who from a 2006 campaign video and throughout a devastating economic recession has been single-minded in pushing a "new energy economy" focused on renewables, which provide a sliver of energy production.





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12/31/09

Romanoff on national security: Heal our planet

Andrew Romanoff has drunk deep from the well of climate change policy. So much so that when the U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado was asked at Metro State College what's the biggest threat to national security, he replied, "I think the biggest long-term threat to our security is the planetary changes that we've been talking about."

He cited terrorism as an "existential threat" that must be defended against, but concluded, "In the long term, I think, our ability to survive on this planet is also in peril. And if we don't get that right, I think nothing else much matters."

A follow-up question ("Would you not agree that we need a strong economy for all that?") exposed this fantasy from Romanoff of sing-song solutions without hard budget choices: "Yes, and I don't know that these are mutually exclusive choices. I think we have enough intellectual capacity to grow our economy, educate our workforce, repair our infrastructure, defend our nation and heal our planet. I don't think those interests are at odds."






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12/30/09

Redford acts up on Ritter's behalf

"Building a more sustainable future and curbing climate change can't happen without leaders like Bill Ritter," wrote actor and activist Robert Redford in a fundraising pitch for Colorado's (soon-to-be) one-term governor.

Redford didn't add (but WE will) that a sustainable economic recovery CAN'T HAPPEN WITH LEADERS LIKE Gov. Ritter because they don't understand that government's job is to manage essential services and NOT pick winners and losers through regulation and fees.

Frankly, we thought Redford hit a truer note of political rhetoric in his classic 1972 film, "The Candidate." Take a look...





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12/29/09

Sen. Bennet opens himself to attacks from the left

Some reports don't find much of a difference between appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and his Democratic primary challenger Andrew Romanoff. But on at least one issue Bennet has worked to shield his left flank from Romanoff's "progressive" badgering.

On David Sirota's AM 760 radio show (nicknamed the "dojo") on Nov. 25, Bennet reiterated that not only did he support the public health care option, but said straight up it would pass Congress.

"As you know, I strongly support a public option and I'll fight for it in the Senate," said Bennet. "And I will predict here on the dojo that it will be in the final legislation that comes, if not out of the Senate, out of the conference committee and then is passed by both the House and the Senate."

Of course, the public option died in the Senate version of the bill for which Bennet voted. He decried the "backroom deals" and excoriated critics, adding, "I'm not happy that the public option was held hostage by people in our own party."

And not happy, no doubt, that Romanoff can travel Colorado, asking: Where's the public option?




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12/28/09

The "Let Us Fluff Your Pillow" Award

The Media Research Center's awards for the year's worst reporting include this gem from Katie Couric, asking President Obama, "You’re so confident, Mr. President, and so focused. Is your confidence ever shaken?"




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12/27/09

The Democrats' Magic Money Machine

What's the secret that allows the Democratic-controlled Congress, including U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall of Colorado, to raise the federal debt ceiling to $12.4 trillion and keep spending money we don't have? Here's a video that explains it all...






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