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More "compassionate" conservatism




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Mar 9, 2017, 03:43 PM (0 replies)

Just a bite . . .




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:11 AM (0 replies)

Presidential Portrait

Dream a little dream...




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:06 PM (8 replies)

Republicans get busy




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 07:12 PM (0 replies)

Psssssst, Spicer . . .

You adamantly assert that you work for the President. Given your current employer, you might want to reconsider your use of the phrase “shove it down people’s throat.” Seriously, Sean!


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 03:28 PM (1 replies)

GOPcare Jobs




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Mar 7, 2017, 03:15 PM (1 replies)

Trying to support the local paper...

It's been a couple of years since I last subscribed to our local paper. Their rightwingness got to be just way too much. Lately, following the November debacle, local stuff has been ramping up and the paper, such as it is, is the only source of coverage. So, I bit the bullet and purchased a subscription.

The first articles and editorial that I wanted to read dealt with a recent city council meeting in which the sole Democrat on council requested a simple resolution in favor of being decent human beings in the face of the increasing nastiness that Trump has invited; it bears mentioning that said councilor is also the only Hispanic councilor in a city with a very significant and growing Hispanic population with a long history in the area. The rest of the council took umbrage at what they deemed a demand for sanctuary city status (nope, it wasn't), and the mayor started yelling at her. Then another councilor, agreeing with the mayor, actually told her that she was in the wrong community (nevermind that she was born and raised here). Holy crap.

So, I read the articles and watched the video of the event. Then, like an idiot, I clicked on the comments section. This is what awaited (I removed the identifiers because I don't want to get mugged by this putz).


(We were) made great because we demand ASSIMILATION into our exceptional nation. ... city council need to put these Democrats (Liberals, Leftists, Progressives, Statists, Fascists) in their place and make them sit in the back of the room so they can for once, listen and learn what made this nation great.
Democrats continually hack at the US Constitution, changing it to fit their despotic agenda. They are a tricky breed, soley focused on tricky wording such as "mean spirited", "hateful speech", "compassionate villiage", "rascist", "islamophobia". Truth is, a Liberal is usually created out of a fatherless family and intimidates easily by the sheer visual of a real man or real woman. A Liberals life is based on nothing but false pretense of jealousy, hatefullness and contempt for the real American. They hate military simply because they know they would cowar at defending our nation in time of war. A Liberal intimidates easily simply because they don't think they could match the greatness, dignity and epic beliefs a real American posesses. A Liberal forgets that our constitution says ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL. Give it a try Libbies, we don't bite, we would love to show you our way. We Conservatives really are the friendliest, most compassionate and giving people on the earth because we fear and live (try to) by GOD.
Because the main basis of open borders is to create more Democrat voters.


I'm thinking that his dictionary ignored the warning and took the brown acid. And he's posting comments to everything but the obituaries. This is going to be --- interesting.

... sigh ...


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Mar 6, 2017, 01:00 AM (2 replies)

Jeopardy




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 08:27 PM (1 replies)

Meanwhile . . .

Last night, during the speechification at the joint session of congress, we had a bit of local drama happening. This city council work session was open for public observation but with no provision for comment from the public. There were a lot of citizens attending, and a couple of them were live-streaming the event.

Background: The Greeley CO community is roughly 55% white, 39% Hispanic; with the increasing immigrant population, there are presently more than 40 languages spoken in the county. Republicans comprise 38% of voters, the balance is shared by Democrats and unaffiliated voters. The county commission has been the exclusive domain of Republicans for more than two decades. In Greeley, Rochelle Galindo is the lone Democrat on city council, also the only Hispanic. Her request for a resolution was respectful and civil, noting the nervousness and fear among many residents. Keep in mind that this is the community where the meat plant raids made national news a few years back; it’s also where DA Ken Buck (who is now in congress) illegally raided a tax preparation business that serves the Hispanic community.

This squib is from the Colorado Independent (the Greeley Tribune got so much of it wrong that they have already promised to provide a more accurate account; the small bit quoted here is what they did manage to get right): http://www.coloradoindependent.com/164166/sactuary-city-colorado-shouting-match

“A Greeley City Council work session on Tuesday devolved into a shouting match after a council member suggested a resolution related to immigration,” reports The Greeley Tribune. “Reading from a prepared statement, Rochelle Galindo stressed the need for a resolution she said would put resident immigrants and others at ease, citing mistrust of the city and federal government among her constituents. When it came time to discuss the matter, Greeley Mayor Tom Norton grew visibly agitated, raising his voice while declaring there was no need for a resolution and denying any mistrust among Greeley residents.” The paper quotes the mayor as saying, “It’s unfair and unreasonable to assume there’s not trust. I’ve worked in this community for 50 years. I resent that fact that you think we are not (trusted) and we have to pass a resolution.”

Not noted in this squib, councilman Finn’s response to Galindo: “You’re in the wrong community.” There were audible gasps from observers.

Stay tuned.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 05:40 PM (0 replies)

Meanwhile...

Last night, during the speechification at the joint session of congress, we had a bit of local drama happening. This city council work session was open for public observation but with no provision for comment from the public. There were a lot of citizens attending, and a couple of them were live-streaming the event.

Background: The Greeley CO community is roughly 55% white, 39% Hispanic; with the increasing immigrant population, there are presently more than 40 languages spoken in the county. Republicans comprise 38% of voters, the balance is shared by Democrats and unaffiliated voters. The county commission has been the exclusive domain of Republicans for more than two decades. In Greeley, Rochelle Galindo is the lone Democrat on city council, also the only Hispanic. Her request for a resolution was respectful and civil, noting the nervousness and fear among many residents. Keep in mind that this is the community where the meat plant raids made national news a few years back; it’s also where DA Ken Buck (who is now in congress) illegally raided a tax preparation business that serves the Hispanic community.

This squib is from the Colorado Independent (the Greeley Tribune got so much of it wrong that they have already promised to provide a more accurate account; the small bit quoted here is what they did manage to get right): http://www.coloradoindependent.com/164166/sactuary-city-colorado-shouting-match

“A Greeley City Council work session on Tuesday devolved into a shouting match after a council member suggested a resolution related to immigration,” reports The Greeley Tribune. “Reading from a prepared statement, Rochelle Galindo stressed the need for a resolution she said would put resident immigrants and others at ease, citing mistrust of the city and federal government among her constituents. When it came time to discuss the matter, Greeley Mayor Tom Norton grew visibly agitated, raising his voice while declaring there was no need for a resolution and denying any mistrust among Greeley residents.” The paper quotes the mayor as saying, “It’s unfair and unreasonable to assume there’s not trust. I’ve worked in this community for 50 years. I resent that fact that you think we are not (trusted) and we have to pass a resolution.”

Not noted in this squib, councilman Finn’s response to Galindo: “You’re in the wrong community.” There were audible gasps from observers.

Stay tuned.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 03:53 PM (1 replies)
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