You don’t have to take my word for it, but newly elected Polly Christensen – who’s now earned the moniker “Polly Progressive” (hat tip The Coyote) – easily has had the worst start of any Longmont city councilmember. And that’s saying something considering Sean McCoy once sat on that council. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on, with links and tweets galore. But first, this awesome YouTube video: Continue reading
The loud cry of the progressive left on the international scale right down to Longmont is democracy…democracy…democracy!
This may sound admirable, but there is one important caveat: Democracy only works under the Rule of Law. Otherwise, mob rule results (see Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt). The Founders knew this well in crafting the U.S. Constitution.
Now that there’s been more than 1000 posts on the Longmont Advocate/LightningRod/Politics sites, and many more previous entries on Chris Rodriguez’s Wrongmont blog, it strikes me how many times the non-politically correct, common sense point of view has proven to be true in the long run vs. the reactionary pushing of underlying agendas.
One of the numerous examples from Chris’s writings – Cooling off a solar flare-up – came in early 2010 when Mayor Bryan Baum was besieged by the local left due to his efforts to halt a program providing solar system rebates to Longmont residential and commercial customers at a cost to the city of $150,000. Continue reading
The anti-frackers exaggerated fears for our cities.
It seems a foolish play for Longmont’s anti-frackers to have a total fracking ban placed on the ballot this November.
First, they are showing their hand too early with this petition drive. If I were city council and staff, I’d emphasize that a painstaking effort has taken place for months to come up with a compromise that best serves Longmont. Working issues are still on the table. Continue reading
As if we didn’t know it already, Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs has once again shown he’s a mere sock puppet for local hard left progressive ideologues.
The latest proof came with Coombs’ absurd suggestion regarding the passage of a sales tax increase to fund RTD FasTracks. It’s a plan that at best can promise Northwest Rail to Longmont in an unfathomable 2028-2034 timeframe. Continue reading
For our Longmont Progressive friends, including new HD11 candidate and Obama devotee Jonathan Singer, seems like the tingling is gone for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews… Continue reading
Elections for Longmont City Council positions are non-partisan. Longmont Area Democrats and their “Progressive Center” are anything but non-partisan. They are holding a candidate forum on Wednesday September 7th – any serious candidate, regardless of party, should avoid attending this event on principle alone, if nothing else. Continue reading
Well folks, our local gang of progressives lose again in selling their souls to far-left Andrew Romanoff and his U.S. Senate primary bid. I guess now the WIIFL (WhatsinitforLongmont) crowd will have to get onboard with the new website just launched…
Michael Bennet: Wrong for Colorado
So the Longmont lefty losing streak is now into double digits (10) dating back to the elections of November 2009. Here’s the updated list as originally posted by Chris Rodriguez in March 2010… Continue reading