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Shirt tags. Discuss.

I hate 'em!

I yank em off if they bug my back.

I like those tagless shirts....

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Tue Nov 19, 2013, 01:47 PM (12 replies)

Secret guilty pleasure: Storage Wars...

I just like that Barry - he makes me laugh...

What is *YOUR* secret guilty pleasure?

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Sat Nov 16, 2013, 04:21 PM (2 replies)

Fuck you, Peter Boyles

A couple of months ago, we called out a conservative blog here in Colorado after they misused a particular photo of President Barack Obama embracing Gov. John Hickenlooper in a pejorative context. The photo in question, by Chip Somodevilla and distributed via Getty Images, was in fact taken in the immediate aftermath of the July 20, 2012 mass shooting at the Century 16 theater in Aurora, and depicts Obama embracing Hickenlooper while Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet look on in obvious sorrow. Commenters to the blog in question mocked the sadness on the faces of these Democratic politicians, (hopefully) unaware of the photo's origin. To their credit, Colorado Peak Politics immediately replaced the photo with an inoffensive one after we called them out, and sincerely apologized.

Then yesterday evening, we were forwarded this screengrab from the website of radio shock jock Peter Boyles. Boyles, as readers know, has taken a major media role in the pro-gun recall attempt currently underway against Sen. Evie Hudak of Arvada.



This is the same Getty Images photo taken right after the Aurora shootings that Colorado Peak Politics posted. As you can see, it's been…accentuated to show how, well, you know, how sad they all are. There's little doubt at this point that whoever edited this photo was aware of its origin–it's in the metadata of the original image–and even if they weren't, they could have found out why these Democrats looked sad in about five seconds of Googling. Heck, Boyles himself claims he's a devoted reader of our blog. We called this out already. We did again more recently when Ken Buck's campaign misused a similar photo.

Bottom line: Peter Boyles is a scumbag of the worst order. He is an unrepentant "birther," a comically over-the-top extremist on just about every issue, and as he demonstrated on his way out the door of his last job, fully capable of personal outbursts of violence. The fact that his career survived that incident, and that he is now a central rallying mouthpiece for the ongoing recall movement, is nothing less than an affront to decency.

Monday, shock jock Boyles will defend his sick abuse of this photo.

The title of this post is our only reply.

See more at: http://coloradopols.com/diary/51511/fuck-you-peter-boyles

Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/603/712/359/peter-boyles-stop-exploiting-the-aurora-shootings-to-promote-your-pro-gun-agenda/#sign
Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Sat Nov 9, 2013, 04:04 PM (2 replies)

FUTURE BREAKING NEWS: Cuccinelli concedes everything to McAuliffe

and decides to commit hari-kiri.

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Tue Nov 5, 2013, 07:38 PM (0 replies)

So I decided to vote today at a local rec center..

Few people.. I had originally thought I entered the wrong voting center - thinking it was that churchy place by the park where I live, so I asked if I could vote in here - they all say "YES!" - and so I proceeded with my voting - ID was checked (my driver's license was accepted), and they asked me the appropriate questions for verification, so I answered them. They asked me if I wanted to vote by machine or by paper. I said paper! There were three machines looking so lonely in its dark corner.... looked evil..... but I voted.

There. All done. Took me all of 5 minutes. Why can't each voting center be like that in the United States.

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Tue Nov 5, 2013, 04:09 PM (2 replies)

I'm trying to start a business. I have no equity I can call my own except for a financed car.

I need at least $500,000 to $650,000 as a capital to raise. I want to start a self-serve frozen yogurt franchise. I need to find an investor or people that are willing to take a chance with me. Do I write a prospectus, with an introduction about myself and my explanation on why I am leaving the IT industry to jump in the retail frozen yogurt business? There is a great need for one near where I live, so I want to get started on this project.

I need input, so I'm going to write the best damn introduction letter as to why I'm doing this.

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Sat Oct 26, 2013, 11:57 AM (70 replies)

Fan of Trader Joe's? Live in Denver? Hell, this corny song should be viral...

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:26 AM (4 replies)

I support chained CPI....

only if it is paid out biweekly instead of monthly.

Agreed?
Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Tue Oct 22, 2013, 07:40 PM (3 replies)

Hmm. interesting fact to notice about tonight's House votes to reopen... (Colorado votes)

The Colorado team is as follows:

DeGette - Y
Polis - Y
Perlmutter - Y
Tipton - Y
Gardner - Y
Coffman - Y
Lamborn - N


Wonder what to make out of it.. Gardner represents the flooded part of Colorado, and has actually hurt the people but supporting the shutdown.

I think with a Dem against Gardner, he could be ousted for his hypocrisy. Hell, every Republicans here in Colorado should have a Democratic challenger all the way down to dog catching jobs.
Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 10:59 PM (6 replies)

Do we have any new polls regarding the shutdown or the popularity of Obamacare?

I'd like to have recent links to back me up when I deal with teabaggers and boy, I'm dealing with a few outside of DU....

Posted by Buddha_of_Wisdom | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 06:39 PM (2 replies)
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