Monthly Archives: November 2007

The real problem with the CNN/YouTube debate plants

I don’t much care about these debates and haven’t watched any of them because I get my info on the candidates from different sources, but I’m troubled by this CNN/YouTube debate for one reason.

As a Republican, I have some real issues and questions about these candidates that I would like them to address, and I know I’m not alone on this.  Yet, when I see CNN deciding to use nearly a third, a third, of the questions on Democratic operatives asking obviously democratic questions, it frustrates me to no end because it doesn’t help me, and other Republican voters, make an informed choice about who I am going to vote for in a primary…something these plants won’t be doing.

By using so many questions on plants, CNN managed to shut out thousands of real Republicans who had real questions for the Republican candidates in order to make a real decision about who their candidate is going to be, and CNN threw those folks under the bus.  I wonder if any people sent in Flat Tax questions, or School Voucher questions, or even Pork Buster questions.  I also imagine there were some Gun Control questions by people who didn’t cock their gun in mid question, or look like they were on their way to their former workplace.  I bet they did and CNN torpedoed them.

It seems CNN is not only engaging in shoddy journalism, but is actively trying to interfere with Republican citizens trying to engage in the political process and make the most informed choice possible.

I wish they’d stop trying to take our choice for our candidate out of our hands.

Here’s a note to CNN.

Look you nimrods!  You’ll have plenty of time to ask Republicans all about gay marriage, abortion, stem cells, Iraq, and the like.  Could you at least give us the opportunity to pick our own candidate please?  It would make a lot of us Republicans think much more highly of you.  I mean, I’m sure you’d be pretty upset if all the Democratic debates were filled with people asking the candidates all about bribery, missing classified documents, voter fraud, and suspect campaign donations.  Particularly if they were, you know, working with Republican candidate campaigns.

So stop it please.  Right now.



Half the country

I imagine if they started hosting real debates, I might actually watch.

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Evel Knievel R.I.P.


As a young’un, he was my hero. He’s probably jumping over the pearly gates right now.

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When close captioning attacks

this is hysterical….

They really need to do something about closed captioning. How will deaf people know what to do during a forest fire.

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A photo for the ages (if you’re a Buff fan)


Why is this relevent?  Why, Ol’ Tommy hired himself as interim coach.  I just wish Ralphie had one more shot at him.

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Cartman introduces the Colorado Football team

This is classic!!!!

The CU Offense

The CU Defense

So funny. Almost as funny as watching the Cornhuskers leave the field with their tails between their legs.

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I wonder if Bill Callahan made the bus out?

It was cold today at the CU/Nebraska game, but it was worth it

The final chapter was written Friday when Callahan, with one last chance to make a good impression, instead suffered another loss by a video game score — 65-51 to Colorado, which now has a shot at a bowl bid that could have gone to the Cornhuskers.

Just in case you didn’t get that score, it was..

65 – 51



Beating Nebraska like a pinata just puts a nice glow on the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Considering the amazing streaks for the teams whose uniforms they wore, the National League MVP race had to be this close.

There could be no other finish.

But Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins, all 5-foot-8 of him, stood taller than Colorado’s Matt Holliday and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder, as the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the results of its final individual award given out this season.

Let me get this straight.  The Rockies have the best defense in the history of baseball and get no Gold Gloves.  Their team makes the greatest late season run in the history of baseball but their manager is not the best.  Now the guy who has one of the best offensive seasons in a stadium not as run happy as others doesn’t win the MVP.

This is why the rest of the country doesn’t like the east coast.  It’s because they have no clue.  I’ll give Rollins the MVP, but no Gold Gloves?  Pathetic.

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Great news about stem cells

A breakthrough

Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

Excellent news!  Look, I’m not the most conservative about abortion, but I think this is an excellent development.  I’ve always been unsettled about people, even ones not born yet, giving their bodies to science without their consent.   This development also makes it much harder for people who advocate for embyonic stem cell research to claim the moral high ground…not that they had it anyway.

By the way, you think this advancement still happens if President Bush doesn’t force this issue?  I certainly don’t think so.  Way to go Mr. President.

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will stay with you forever

Duane Harms died Sunday, losing a battle to a brain tumor. Some will remember him as a father, others as a school district electrician. But many will think of Harms and remember Dec. 14, 1961.

In the spring of 1962, Duane Harms left Colorado with his wife and baby daughter, determined to get away from the heartache of Dec. 14, 1961 – the day his school bus collided with a high-speed passenger train.

Over the years he found satisfaction as a school district electrician and contentment collecting gems and minerals, but he couldn’t escape tragedy in his personal life.

And he never shook the burden of having been at the wheel of a school bus in the worst traffic accident in Colorado history – a collision that killed 20 children and injured 16 others, several seriously.

Remember this guy if you decide to tailgate, or speed, or drive aggressively, or drink too much during this holiday season.

You may live to regret it.  It’s a lesson for all of us.

I only hope this guy finally found some peace.

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If you’ve been to a Denver Blogger Bash you’d know


In the upcoming December issue of Men’s Health, Denver is again named the No. 1 drunkest city — and to put a capper on it, we’re the “most dangerously drunk city.”

I’m feeling kind of mixed on this one, but I’m not opposed to drinking as long as theirs no driving. Remember, if you’re gonna be a drinker, be a safe, non-obnoxious drinker, and remember to read your bible.

I must point this out…

Colorado Springs comes in as the third drunkest city.

There’s only one reason they’re #3, it’s the one we call “the Liver“.

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