The following was sent to the Times-Call for publication, they refused to run it for reasons unknown at the time of this posting. I ran the subject matter by a few random people, all were outraged and asked why they hadn’t heard about it. I wasn’t going to write about it as it’s old news to me, but apparently unknown by most. I assume the Times-Call isn’t running it because of the subject matter, but they’ve been running some pretty screwy Open Forum letters lately, so that can’t totally be it. I also assume this is something plenty of people in Longmont, while disturbed by it, would find interesting – dare I say newsworthy. Continue reading
Today (October 29, 2012) the Longmont Times-Call endorsed Jeff Ilseman for RTD District I.
Of a field of what appears to be four capable candidates for the District I director’s position, our recommendation to voters is Jeff Ilseman of Longmont, who has served on the Longmont Transportation Advisory Board, the Public Policy Committee of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commence and the Judicial Performance Commission of the 20th Judicial District.
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(The following appeared in the Sunday May 27, 2012 Times-Call)
I’d like a straight answer from our liberal/progressive/socialist friends on why they are so against requiring photo ID when voting or registering to vote.
It’s mostly a rhetorical question, as many of us are aware of the answer.They claim profiling, racism and intentional disenfranchisement — but their position essentially is encouragement of voter fraud for political gain, plain and simple. Just a means to an end. Continue reading
Eighty-six people want to be the next city manager of Longmont. About two months from now, one will get the nod. As the city enters the holidays, its recruitment of a new city manager is hitting high gear. The last applications of an 86-resume pile came in Nov. 15, the result of a national search to find a successor to 18-year city manager Gordon Pedrow.
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As an “agenda-setter”, as opposed to the usual “responders”, I’m going to once again make the rare response to some responses to my observations. Starting to see why the site name was changed to “Lightning Rod“? Read the tagline at the top of this page again: “a person or thing that attracts and absorbs powerful and esp. negative or hostile feelings, opinions, etc.” Continue reading
Ah, the company one keeps. In the case of some local candidates (Sarah Levison, Sean McCoy, and Dennis Coombs) that company is fairly slimy indeed. If you haven’t heard, the local leftwing lunatic fringe has all but taken over the Longmont Area Democrats organization. Their stink will follow the above mentioned candidates quite closely, trust me. Here are their latest escapades: Continue reading
After turning one-fifth of the nation’s economy, our once-private health-care system, over to the federal government at God only knows what cost and in defiance of the people’s wishes, the Democrats are frantically attempting to save face by unleashing a propaganda barrage the likes of which this country has never seen. Already their clever handiwork is showing up in the local media. Continue reading
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
People make mistakes, that’s fine. The Longmont Ledger made a couple of large ones recently, but at least they corrected it quickly. But, as always, there’s more to the story.
In a February 10, 2010 story titled “Longmont settles open meetings suit with newspaper” there were two factual errors (in bold): 1) That Firestone suit, another of the three raised during the fall campaign, is still pending, as is another against the city’s campaign-finance rules, and 2) The City Council approved an annexation for that project in 2007, but citizens overturned that decision at the ballot box in 2008. The original story was written by “Clay Evans“, the corrected version was by “Longmont Ledger“. Hmm, okay. Continue reading
(Copy of letter e-mailed to both publications.)
The way The Denver Post and Longmont Times-Call are promoting their favorite liberal politicians lately, giving them glowing publicity of the kind and extent that no conservative could ever hope for, I’m wondering what sort of ethical standard for journalistic fairness today’s newspapers follow.
The Post’s display of ecstasy over Mayor Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial candidacy defies description. The syrup oozed all over the front page and spilled over inside. It’s as if we had never seen nor heard of this fellow. Continue reading