Archive for July, 2009

Friday’s Funny

Posted by on Jul 31 2009 | Friday's Funny, Government Largess, Health Care

© 2009, Benjamin Hummel. To see more cartoons like this go to

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Voter Approval of Supreme Court Justices

Posted by on Jul 30 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show)

Colorado’s State Supreme Court justices must get voter approval to retain their seats on the state’s highest court. This gives the voters of Colorado the option of holding justices accountable when they contort the rule of law. Matt Arnold, the Executive Director for Clear The Bench Colorado and John Andrews, former President of the Colorado State Senate, join me to discus which justices have violated the trust of the citizenry of Colorado and should not be retained. Tune in Friday night at 8:30pm on KBDI channel 12, with a repeat showing this Tuesday at 7pm.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up

Posted by on Jul 29 2009 | Events, Health Care, Kopelization, PPC

    ***In our latest edition of Dave Kopel goes to Washington, this time Dave is asked to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Here’s me sitting down with Dave to discuss the experience and whether she’ll fly through the confirmation anyway – despite Dave’s best efforts.
    ***Yesterday’s anti-Obama Care rally down at the Capitol was very successful. Several hundred folks came out on their lunch breaks to join in. And like I pointed out yesterday, there was however, one peeping Tom spotted. Face the State did a good job of pointing out Mr. Huttner’s hypocrisy in calling anything we do “astroturfing” and anything they do “grassroots.” Wait a second here, aren’t they the ones that pay and bus “protesters” in? Who’s the grassroots now?

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Peeping Tom Spotted at anti-Obama Care Rally

Posted by on Jul 28 2009 | Capitol Crazies, Events, Health Care, PPC

Subhead: Michael Huttner, Swastika Hunter

Every once in awhile the center-right gets ticked off enough about a certain issue that we take to the streets and rally for individual rights, liberty, and less government interference. Take for example the pork roast stimulus rally, the Betsey Markey health care rally, and all the tea parties. This action of course, creates a counter-action from the loony left. Most are content to simply try and discredit our efforts, while some go as far as inventing anger and pretending to be upset over nonsense (like feigning offense when finding a swastika at a rally). Like clockwork, Tim Gill’s plaything Michael Huttner made it out today to the anti-Obama Care rally down at the capitol. You could say he was on a hunting expedition. Trying his very best to find something he could pretend to be upset with. Fortunately, a photographer at Face the State caught Huttner in the act. See for yourself:

There he is, the Swastika Hunter. Wherever the rights of Socialists may be infringed, he’ll be there. Spying. Peeping.

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Free Our Health Care Now! (and some more stuff)

Posted by on Jul 24 2009 | Health Care, PPC

Our brilliant health care policy center director Linda Gorman alerted me to a couple great health care links.  First off we have the Free Our Health Care Now online petition, that some 732,000 plus people have already signed.  Let’s help spread the word to our elected officials that we do not want a government takeover of our health care, as much as some may want to see doctor’s offices resembling the DMV, I prefer that didn’t happen.

Secondly, we’ve got the Conservatives for Patient’s Rights website, which has a large amount of important links and resources.

And of course don’t forget our Patient Power Now blog, written mostly by health care policy analyst Brian Schwartz, with special guest appearances by Linda Gorman herself.  Be sure to check out the John Goodman Health Policy Blog where Linda is a featured writer.

BONUS! Linda just sent me this awesome cartoon by Ramirez outlining the “47 million” uninsured… (click to enlarge)

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Where Is Colorado’s Real Estate Market Headed?

Posted by on Jul 24 2009 | Idiot Box (TV Show)

Where is Colorado’s real estate market headed? Former Colorado State Senator and CEO of New West Capital Tom Weins and author of John Rebchook join me for a discussion about the future of the real estate market. They discus how different regulations are hampering individuals’ personal and business decisions in terms of the local market and what the implications are of national decisions on a local scale. Find out how the policy decisions and economic circumstances affect your property.

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Celebrate Freedom – Friedman Style!

Posted by on Jul 23 2009 | Economics, Events, PPC

July 31, 2009 would have been Milton Friedman’s 97th birthday. Now, more than ever, we need his vision. To honor the impact he has had on our society, and to help clarify his moral framework for freedom and free enterprise, we will celebrate the Friedman Legacy for Freedom in partnership with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

The Independence Institute cordially invites you celebrate Friedman’s contribution to free-market theories with a lunch and presentation by Dr. Barry Poulson, Independence Institute Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Date: Friday, July 31, 2009
Time: noon -1:30 p.m. Place: Irish Snug
1201 E. Colfax Avenue
Space is limited. RSVP is required. The event is free of charge.

RSVP by web here or call Mary MacFarlane at 303-279-6536.

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Come Join Us Rally Against Government Run Health Care

Posted by on Jul 22 2009 | Events, Health Care, PPC

The Independence Institute and American’s for Prosperity invite you to attend a rally against government controlled health care….

Tuesday, July 28, 200911:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Colorado State Capitol – West side

200 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO

Hands Off My Healthcare:

Lobbyists, unions, and politicians in Washington are trying to seize control of our health care. Patients like us have been left out. We can’t sit by and let this happen, or else we lose:

* Our choice of doctors

* All control of our health insurance options

* Timely access to quality health care

* Money by paying for a government takeover

If you happen to live closer to Colorado Springs, there is a rally set for the following day:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 P.M.
Acacia Park
115 E. Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO

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Dave Kopel on Sotomayor

Posted by on Jul 21 2009 |, Kopelization, Media, PPC

What does the Senate Judiciary Committee do when they need expert testimony on a Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor? They ask Dave Kopel, duh. Dave’s legal mind is unmatched when it comes to second amendment issues, and disregarding his thoughts on this nominee would be like brushing aside MacGyver’s suggestions during a life and death situation (use the two match sticks with the cotton balls and duct tape stupid!).

Thus, Dave went down to Washington and delivered his testimony last Thursday, the 16th. Here is the written version and thanks to my favorite channel C-Span, here is the video.

In case you missed it before, here is Dave on Amy Oliver’s radio show (1310 KFKA) a few weeks back offering his initial thoughts and concerns.

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Friday’s Funny

Posted by on Jul 09 2009 | Friday's Funny, Government Largess

© 2008, Benjamin Hummel. To see more cartoons like this go to

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