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Denver better be ready….

Because these folks are animals

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It could get ugly….and that’s just the way we like it.

Why else would 20,000 journalists come to town this week?

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An observation in Boulder

I was in Boulder the other day and I made an observation.  It’s probably an obvious one, but I think it says a lot about people’s attitudes towards the United States.

As I was driving I noticed that people who have left leaning bumperstickers, you know the kind, never have American flag bumper stickers as well.  They my have Tibeten flags, Cuban flags, or old Soviet flags (I did see one), but not American.  Conversely, people who had American flags never had left leaning bumper stickers.

This simple observation showed me a lot more about how people view the United States than any other indicator.  It became clear to me that folks who tend to lean left think a lot less of this country than right leaning people.

Does this mean they lefties are less patriotic, or less loving of this country?  I won’t say that, but it sure seemed to me like there is a lack of appreciation for the U.S. and all the good this country has done for the world.

Not a radical observation for sure, but a pretty important one to me.

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What about Denver’s prostitutes? An example of media bias

Hey AP, did you ask Denver hookers too?  Do they think they will see a surge in activity when the DNC is in town?  Did anyone at AP even bother to ask?

You see, when people wonder what media bias is, these are the examples I give.  It’s not that the story’s not being reported fairly, but that only one half of the story is being reported at all.

Being a fairminded reporter myself at onetime, I would want to find out if Denver prostitutes are expecting a surge of business due to the Democratic convention.  Then I would go to both cities’ police departments after the conventions to see the numbers of prostitution arrests for that time period, along with out of towners getting arrested.  Once I had those numbers, I could very easily see if there is indeed an increase when conventions come to a town, and also which group of people tend to cause a bigger “surge”.  Sure a reporter would have to make three more phone calls, but I think it’s important to find the whole unbiased story.  Don’t you?

Of course, I’m sure the AP is already working on all of this and I’m waiting to see the AP story about Denver Prostitutes expecting a surge when Democrats…ahem…come here.

I won’t, however, be holding my breath.

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Do as they say, not as they do

This is hysterical….

The way things are going, Boulder will only make it about halfway to its goal of cutting enough greenhouse gases to comply with the Kyoto Protocol, according to a memo released by the city staff Wednesday. 

I think this says a lot more about the Kyoto Protocol then Boulder, but still, not even halfway to being compliant? I guess this should stop them preaching to the rest of us.  But there’s a reason that cuts even more to the heart of this issue.

So far, the city’s approach to emission reduction has relied heavily on marketing and subsidies — most of which are offered in conjunction with Xcel Energy or Boulder County — to convince people to take voluntary actions, including retrofitting their homes, driving less and buying wind-power offsets. The Office of Environmental Affairs would also dump the majority of new money into reducing greenhouse gases through energy efficiency.

So all the money the city is getting to become compliant is on marketing and offsets?  So they’re not doing anything, anything that is except patting themselves on the back for looking like they’re doing something.  How typical.  Of course the only way for Boulder to get to their goals is to drastically raise taxes and force people to live a certain way.  They even want to limit house sizes.    Of course when Boulderites are forced to actually enact all these “rules” they say they live by, watch how quickly they backtrack.  Boulder is the ultimate “feel good” community, they will support anything until it stops them from “feeling good” about their individual lives then it just goes away. 

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No shock here

A conservative candidate for president is rejected by faculty and students in Boulder?

Bruce Benson is not the right man to lead the University of Colorado, organizations representing both CU faculty members and students decided separately Thursday.

The Boulder Faculty Assembly voted 40-4 against a motion to support Benson, an oil executive and Republican political activist, as president of the CU system. Three others abstained.

It should be noted that Benson donated enough money to the University to build a new school.  That seems to be a lot more than these predictably whiny groups have done for the school.

Their rejection of Benson makes him the ideal choice in my opinion.

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Impeachme…..well, nevermind

Isn’t this how these things always go?

A move to draft a Boulder City Council resolution supporting the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney likely won’t get enough support to get off the ground Tuesday.

All hat and no cattle…again.  Seriously folks!

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Let’s compare

Think this person will get treated like this one?

Naw, I didn’t think so either.

I don’t want to hear any of those “but she was crazy” crud.  He sounds like he’s pretty crazy too.

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Victory for Venezuela, defeat for Chavez

This is the start of the end of Chavez.

Voters in Venezuela defeated a contentious referendum that would have given President Hugo Chávez sweeping new powers, the Election Commission announced early Monday.

I’m sure Hugo will find a way to wiggle out of this, but for tonight, Venezuelans can see a light at the end of the Chavez nightmare.

A great day for Venezuela!!!

UPDATE:  More here

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Getting hung out to dry

Don’t accept bribes in China….

China executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog on Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash, the strongest signal yet from Beijing that it is serious about tackling its product safety crisis.

During Zheng Xiaoyu’s tenure from 1998 to 2005, the State Food and Drug Administration approved six medicines that turned out to be fake, and the drug-makers used falsified documents to apply for approvals, according to previous state media reports. One antibiotic caused the deaths of at least 10 people.

Don’t get me wrong, I think this guy should have been “gotten the axe”.  I just didn’t think that was supposed to be taken literally.

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This should be interesting

And fun…

What is the Denver City Council thinking, to be even considering passing a proclamation essentially drafted by a loose-knit group of radicals who are planning mass protests around the Democratic National Convention?

The Re-create 68 Alliance brags on its Web site, “We will demand change by making the Democratic Convention of 1968 look like a small get together in 2008!”

I don’t think this group has been around Denver very long, because the police have a long tradition of not treating people very nicely.

Seriously though, Chicago 1968 wasn’t a great time for Democrats, and it really, really wasn’t a great time for those protesters.  Most folks saw those protest and were disgusted.  Why anyone would want to make that mess look like “a small get together” is beyond me. Then again thinking really hasn’t been a strong point for these folks.

But hey, I’m not a Democrat, so knock yourselves out.  It’s not like you have anything to lose, like the presidency, or the majority in Congress, or anything.

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