Progressing beyond the Constitution?

Conservative TV/radio host Glenn Beck has probably spent more media time than anyone else in exposing the Progressive Party in the United States. Beck summarizes the movement as “progressing” beyond the Constitution, or getting beyond principles of the founding fathers that put limits on government by favoring individual rights. Continue reading

What a Co-ink-you-stink

It’s been quite interesting to follow the news that multiple media outlets are asking Colorado Pols to stop using such large excerpts of original material when giving birth to their own articles.

Colorado Pols apparently doesn’t like to be told what to do and has thrown a hissy fit instead of addressing a legitimate concern and show desire to remain among the respected news sources. Continue reading

Smells like team spirit?

It’s ironic to see how some of the more toxic of the self-proclaimed ‘progressives’ in town are finding their sources of entertainment these days.

Case in point: Longmont’s Twin Peaks Mall, which used to be the source of 22% of Longmont’s tax base and now due to the economic downturn, is hovering around 6%. Seems these self-proclaimed ‘progressives’ in Longmont can’t wait to see if it goes down on the newest council members watch so they can barf up a headline “The Baum Squad blew up the Mall!” Continue reading

Progressive’s Hispanic litmus test

Recently, Longmont resident Bob Norris made some comments in a Times-Call editorial and a KGNU radio show I’d like to address . He often speaks publicly about inclusion of our minorities in town, which is laudable, but there are some undercurrents that aren’t so laudable.

During a candidate forum at Silver Creek High School, he got into an argument with eventual mayoral race winner Bryan Baum because Mr. Baum basically repeated what Mr. Norris has been saying about inclusiveness.  Isn’t that the point when you speak to leaders, to have them embrace your position?  But from what I heard, Mr. Norris didn’t want anyone else taking credit for this idea, which is far from his own. Continue reading

Progressives grossly fail the Four-Way Test

When Mayor Bryan Baum first took office last November he expressed the desire for city council chambers to have the same guiding principles as the renowned “Four-Way Test” of the Rotarians International

The Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Continue reading

2009: What a year!

2009 was quite an eventful year for the City of Longmont, regardless of where you stand on the issues.  Obviously, it was better for some than others.  Personally, it was pretty busy but overall pretty satisfying, too.

So lets go through it, month by month: Continue reading

Enviro board stopped in its tracks

It’s becoming obvious that radical environmentalism is one of the chief weapons left-wing Progressives use to impose their socialistic will on individuals, businesses, and free markets. We see it on the national scene with a deluge of climate change propaganda and carbon cap & trade talk, and locally with green building mania and open space overkill. Continue reading

Progressive’s Hispanic litmus test

(this post sat as it appears below, unfinished, for 3 years…yet still remains relevant after our most recent election season)

The politics of race in Longmont, there’s a potentially hot potato.

Recently, on a KGNU radio show, a Longmont resident made some comments about racial inclusiveness, specifically regarding Hispanics.  For the record, I guess I would fall into that group, but dislike that term as well as Latino.  Overall though it’s a big improvement over Chicano, which was the term the news media used for my cousins family when they had then President Jimmy Carter spend the night at their house in the late ‘70’s. Continue reading