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Tonight we celebrate

Tonight we celebrate. We’ve invested our time and energies, walked hundreds of miles, knocked on thousands of doors, circulated petitions, made uncountable phone calls, delivered literature and yard signs, hosted candidates and events. We’ve had long days sometimes followed by sleepless nights, then we’ve done it all over again.

We have registered new voters, welcoming them to this exasperating yet magnificent thing called democracy. We have voted and relentlessly encouraged all of our neighbors to do likewise. We have embraced the promises that were gifted to us by our predecessors, and we have worked to maintain and improve those ideals to make them even better for our successors.

We have seen our dedication challenged by those who seek to corrupt the process; but by our constant exercise of our belief in the rightness of our cause we have answered those challenges with renewed and determined strength. They have confirmed the value of who we are by trying to buy what they cannot otherwise win. We walk our talk, and no amount of dark money can take that from us.

There are those among us who have stood in the crossfire on our behalf, and we honor them. They persevere and endure the sometimes unspeakable in their willingness to serve, and in so doing they honor us. It is proper that we revel in standing shoulder to shoulder with such as these.

So, yes, tonight we celebrate. We celebrate who we are.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 4, 2014, 02:16 PM (1 replies)

Tonight we celebrate

Tonight we celebrate. We’ve invested our time and energies, walked hundreds of miles, knocked on thousands of doors, circulated petitions, made uncountable phone calls, delivered literature and yard signs, hosted candidates and events. We’ve had long days sometimes followed by sleepless nights, then we’ve done it all over again.

We have registered new voters, welcoming them to this exasperating yet magnificent thing called democracy. We have voted and relentlessly encouraged all of our neighbors to do likewise. We have embraced the promises that were gifted to us by our predecessors, and we have worked to maintain and improve those ideals to make them even better for our successors.

We have seen our dedication challenged by those who seek to corrupt the process; but by our constant exercise of our belief in the rightness of our cause we have answered those challenges with renewed and determined strength. They have confirmed the value of who we are by trying to buy what they cannot otherwise win. We walk our talk, and no amount of dark money can take that from us.

There are those among us who have stood in the crossfire on our behalf, and we honor them. They persevere and endure the sometimes unspeakable in their willingness to serve, and in so doing they honor us. It is proper that we revel in standing shoulder to shoulder with such as these.

So, yes, tonight we celebrate. We celebrate who we are.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 4, 2014, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

It's really quite simple.



That's what I've been saying to those who still haven't decided. Cory Gardner quickly became the poster child of self-serving gimme politicians, setting new speed records in holding out his hand to the highest bidders. He'll sell out anyone - women, sick kids, immigrants, seniors, the environment - if the money into his pocket is big enough.

Mark Udall may not be perfect, but he has a long record of being on the side of everyone and everything that Gardner has thrown under the bus in the interest of his own personal advancement.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Nov 3, 2014, 02:07 PM (2 replies)

A Canadian's View on Our Disrespect of President Obama's Presidency

By William Thomas

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Wishing harm upon your country in order to further your own narrow political views is selfish, sinister and a tad treasonous as well.

...more at link

http://kstreet607.com/2013/06/21/a-canadians-view-on-our-disrespect-of-president-obamas-presidency/
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:11 PM (14 replies)

"single issue"

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Oct 29, 2014, 07:38 PM (0 replies)

If you missed Rachel Maddow this evening,

absolutely worth the effort to catch the rerun.

Broadcast from Denver; Michael Bennet, Mark Udall, Irv Halter, lots of good commentary from Lynn Bartels; Rachel's first visit to a legal pot dispensary, her walking-in comment is priceless.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Oct 28, 2014, 10:24 PM (10 replies)

What's that noise?

About noon-thirty today I was in west Greeley. Heard a noise and looked up.



Have no idea who did that, but I'm more than a little surprised. Also chuckling.

(Yes, it's a photoshop, didn't have my camera, so...)
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:39 PM (6 replies)

Thanks, Mark!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:24 PM (3 replies)

Sign of the times

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:51 PM (1 replies)

PACs and phantom candidates

One of the local Republican candidates running for our state legislature has never engaged in a public debate or candidate forum, has not held even one event to meet the public. We're told he manages a small local business, but no one knows what it is. We've seen his photo on the mailers, but no one has met the guy. Yet out-of-area PACs have spent nearly $500K on slick glossy mailers promoting him while sending other mailers trashing his Democratic opponent.

That's a lot of money to spend on a "phantom" candidacy. Anyone here have something similar going on in their neighborhood?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:30 PM (3 replies)
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