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Sheriffs Debunk Bogus Claims Against Amendment 49

Posted by on Oct 30 2008 | Amendment 49, democratic national convention, PPC

You’ve heard it before.  “Amendment 49 will deprive firefighers and police officers from obtaining adequate equipment.”  “Amendment 49 will silence workers’ voices.”  blah blah blah, etc etc.  These sorts of lies and distortions deserved a response, so we found some folks with the authority to debunk those claims as absolute nonsense.

Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County, Sheriff David Weaver of Douglas County, and Sheriff Ted Mink of Jefferson County held a press conference at the State Capitol yesterday to put to rest the false claims made against 49.  Three other sheriffs who could not attend the press conference signed on to the letter in support of 49.  Head over to Ben DeGrow’s blog to hear 5 audio clips from the press conference.  If you learn better visually, here is a highlight video from the press conference:

You might be wondering what gives these Sheriffs the authority to proclaim the allegations against 49 are, as Sheriff John Cooke said, “ludricris.”  Well, 5 of the 6 Sheriffs signed on represent counties that have already enacted Amendment 49′s language.  Therefore, when they get up there and say that it does not prevent law enforcement from doing their jobs, they are speaking from first hand experience.

It also appears that the Rocky Mountain News, one of the many papers that endorsed 49, is also fed up with the “smears.”  As evidenced by this sledge hammer of an editorial that ran today:

The foes of 49 haven’t taken a clean shot at it yet. They’ve run no ads attacking the measure on its own. Instead, they’ve lumped the three ballot issues together. Since each is different, the campaign against 49 has been especially misleading.

The Greeley Tribune, Rocky Mountain News, Boulder Daily Camera, and Denver Post all came out with articles today about the Sheriff’s press conference, most pulling some of the juciest quotes, like this one from Sheriff David Weaver,

There’s a lot of deception going on stating that police officers, deputy sheriffs are not going to receive their body armor, aren’t going to receive their vests,” Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver told the Ethical Standards Now group. “That is totally inaccurate.

And this from Sheriff John Cooke,

It’s ludicrous that some of these ads say we can’t do as good a job if Amendment 49 passes, Cooke said.

Finally, the ridiculous ads against 49 have been running non-stop on 850 KOA, which prompted my colleague Mike Rosen to respond on his morning show. He put it very succinctly this morning when he said, “Don’t be stupid.” Here is the audio of the horrifically absurd ad (if you can stomach it), with Mike Rosen’s hilarious response following right after: rosen10.30.mp3

Well put Mike.

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Me at the DNC, line please…

Posted by on Aug 27 2008 | democratic national convention

Just in case they forgot, the words to the Pledge of Allegiance was run on the tele-prompter.

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Me at the DNC, Lois is hot

Posted by on Aug 26 2008 | democratic national convention

Day two at the DNC. I usually do radio alone, but it has been a kick co-hosting with Lois Melkonian during “the ride home” on 850 KOA. The “greenest convention ever” has the air conditioning up to the point to keep Walt Disney’s frozen body at the right temperature. Downside – Lois not sleeveless with miniskirt as she was yesterday. Damn two-faced enviros ruining my life. Again.

Rumors that state Republican Chair, Dick Wadhams somehow got a floor pass, meaning he was able to mingle among the official delegates. So at least one person will be down there leading the delegates to chant,”Run Hillary, Run!”

DNC volunteers still rummaging through the trash cans, searching for recyclables. Good practice for when Obama becomes president and trash rummaging becomes a way to make ends meet.

Bottled soda – $4.00. Bottled water – $3.25. Seventy-five cents for sugar and bubbles. Must be a sin tax.

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Me at the DNC

Posted by on Aug 25 2008 | democratic national convention

I’m broadcasting all this week from the DNC. I’m sitting in for Dave Logan on “the ride home”. Lois Melkonian and I are doing drive time from 3 to 7:30 pm on 850 KOA. I am on “radio row”, basically behind the main stage. I’ll try to give you stupid little tid-bits as time permits.

The big news – I just ate my first $6 hotdog. Is this the change Barak promised? And in perfect nanny fashion, this is the first time I’ve been to the Pepsi Center and unable to buy a beer. Good thing I got drunk before I came in.

In front of me are three re-cycling trash bins. But more impressive is the green Tee shirt wearing volunteer behind them. If you have a problem telling the difference between paper and glass, she is there to help. Insert Democrat joke here.

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DNC Weekend Wrap Up

Posted by on Aug 25 2008 | democratic national convention

The guys over at the People’s Press Collective posted a weekend wrap up video. It’s chock full of loony leftists doing the things loony leftists do.
Check it out:

Stay tuned for further coverage. I hear the moonbats will attempt to levitate the mint today. I’ll wait patiently with disbelief suspended.

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Non-stop DNC Coverage, from the Streets

Posted by on Aug 24 2008 | democratic national convention, PPC

Head over to the People’s Press Collective now. Yeah, right now. They’ve got a ton of breaking photos, videos (including a live-stream video feed), and reporting from the middle of moon-bat mayhem. The world-renowned megastar Michelle Malkin has linked up with the crew and is shooting photos and video, in addition to doing a little reporting herself. Also keep an eye on the YouTube page for breaking video, 24 hours a day.

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The Coolest DNC Coverage Around

Posted by on Aug 21 2008 | democratic national convention, PPC

850KOA has fortunately pulled me from the dark dungeons of the night shift to the glowing rays of afternoon talk radio to co-host The Ride Home with Lois Melkonian during the DNC. I’ll essentially be the unathletic replacement version for Dave Logan. Lois and I will be covering the DNC live from the Pepsi Center from 3 to 7pm, Monday the 25th to Thursday the 28th, so be sure to tune in to hear me poke fun at all the liberal wacko’s running around the convention hall.

I am also trying to get more involved in the Colorado blogosphere’s coverage of the DNC. I’ve heard through the grapevine about this group, the People’s Press Collective, who will be covering the event from outside the convention halls and the media fed puppet shows. They are a team of Colorado bloggers who will be armed to the teeth with point and shoot cameras, video cameras, and live streaming cell phones to document all the shenanigans, beat downs, hippie love-fests, and wacky protests going down in the streets. Basically anything the mainstream media won’t be around for, they will. Some pretty big time Colorado bloggers like the Rocky Mountain Right, Rossputin, Slapstick Politics, and Drunkablog have already signed on. They’ve got some cool features on their site like a quick 1 minute DNC preview video, a DNC blog post aggregator, and even a comprehensive schedule of DNC events.

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Democratic National Convention or Bust!

Posted by on Aug 07 2008 | democratic national convention


Is Denver fully prepared to host 50,000 people for this month’s Democratic National Convention as some officials claim? What can metro area residents expect during the DNC: ghost town or torturous traffic? It’s all things DNC on Independent Thinking as I speak with Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown and Denver Post reporter Stephen Keating. That’s Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on KBDI Channel 12; repeated the following Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. (Note the time change. We will be on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. for the month of August.)

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