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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:23 PM
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Pete Coors to run for Senate
According to Governor Bill Owens.

http://9news.com/default.aspx


Isn't that just peachy?
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:24 PM
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1. Eech!
Definitely gross.

Salazar will wipe the floor with him.
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:29 PM
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5. another right wing fundamentalist whack job
My concern is that name recognition alone is going to screw us.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:30 PM
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6. yeah, but WHAT name?
That stuff tastes like carbonated cat pee to me. Name recognition may not always be a GOOD thing.
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:44 PM
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12. Dont knock Coors too much, his company did offer health plans to gay
couples, one of the first in the country.
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:48 PM
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14. ok, I take that back,,,,thanks for the links
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:58 PM
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18. OK, but...
he's also known to have fought unionization (decent wages, etc.) for like 40 years.
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:45 PM
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32. And Hitler loved dogs and children
I think the bad that Coors has done - bankrolling the national GOP for thirty years - more than outweighs any good.
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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15. Coors is already well known in Colorado
but Salazar is fourth generation Colordoan, longtime public servant and very popular on the Western Slope.

Coors will look like a politically green opportunist - tbh, I just don't see that big a threat. Perhaps I'm over-confident.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:06 PM
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19. You are overconfidant.
You have way too much faith in the American public. This is the same populace that elected a Gopher from the Love Boat as a Congressman from Iowa, a former pro wrestler governor of Minnesota, and a Austrian bodybuilder governor of California.

Democrats only hope now is to find some former contestant on Survivor to run against Coors.
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:14 PM
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21. Hope you're wrong, Bill
but, some days I share your pessimism.
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:29 PM
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28. Heck, we even elected a B movie actor President.
Twice.
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:53 PM
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38. He was a union leader and CA governor though
Pete Coors just runs a crummy brewery with tasteless TV ads and does commercials with pristine watershed backdrops that have nothing to do with the water that goes into his beer.

I'm willing to give Colorado voters more credit than that - for now anyway.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:25 PM
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2. I can hear the campaign ads now!
"If you thought my beer sucked, just wait 'till you see me in the Senate!"
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:08 PM
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35. Ba DOOM chhhhh! n/t
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:26 PM
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3. The ULTIMATE lightweight
:eyes:
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peachy Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:27 PM
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4. Mike Miles
will be the Dem to beat:
www.mikemiles4senate.com

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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:35 PM
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29. Mike Miles is a fine person
...but he doesn't have a prayer.

I give better odds to Nader. Salazar will actually be the one to beat in this race.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:34 PM
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7. After you read these links, you may want to stop laughing...
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:42 PM
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11. thanks for posting those links
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:36 PM
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8. I'm pretty sure I got polled on this a few weeks ago
The asked me my opinion of Coors Inc. along with many questions on how I felt about recycling.

My opinion of Coors was "very negative" BTW.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:38 PM
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9. Vote Miller
President of Beers in 2004
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:44 PM
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24. Why bother? Busch will just steal the election
anyway. :evilgrin:
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:35 PM
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30. (rimshot)
:evilgrin:
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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:41 PM
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10. My advice to him would be to
start looking for a place in DC, and might as well go ahead and get a moving company lined up!
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:46 PM
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13. Damn!!!!!! How will Salazar do against him?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:46 PM by PROGRESSIVE1
I HATE COORS!!!!

I WILL NEVER DRINK KU KLUX KOORS BEER!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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16. Hopefully his commercials will become an issue
You know, the ones that try to sell his product to people too young to legally drink it using sexually stimulating and degrading images of young women in bikinis with really bad screeching parodies of rock and roll?

Does he approve those commercials? Does he approve of them? Of underage drinking, of the images of beauty and identity he is creating for young people? Does he feel responsible for people who drink and drive because his commercials convince them they will be cool and sexy if they party too hard?

And don't those images disagree with the ultra-rightwing moral dictatorship his party is trying to create?
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ultramega Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:23 PM
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23. Bravo!
I hope you put this idea in front of the people who can use it. It seems like the Democratic party today just doesn't get it,, it's like you have to hit them over the head with some of the most obvious hypocrisy of the republicans before they see it. I think it is because we are still on the defensive about Monica years after the fact, and I wish dems in office would GET that their post-traumatic penis disorder is hurting our party and our nation. UConn was killing Tennessee last night, and after a while Tennesee got tired of it and really started kicking butt, holding Connecticut to a 12-0 run at one point. They still ended up losing, but at least they fought back. I think today's dems have swallowed every single lie Rove has manufactured about the "American people".

That's what we need to do, ask this Coors guy if promoting sex with "twee-uns" is in line with God's teachings.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:44 PM
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25. Coors ads rank right at the top
in terms of sexual innuendo: candy is dandy but liquor is quicker. But of course, Faux also has the raunchiest shows like Temptation Island. Consistency has never been a strength of the Repukes.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:56 PM
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17. AAAAArrrrgghhhhh!
no way!

Why don't they just dig up John Birch and run him????
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:11 PM
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20. This is bad news, indeed.
Coors would be hard to beat.
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jeanmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:16 PM
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22. Send him some empty cans of beer for a 'donation'
And make sure it's not Coors beer. Man, to call that beer is a sin to real beer.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:48 PM
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26. Oh great. Yet one more greedy corporate whore to sully up the place
How many of these whackos are out there?
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 PM
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27. Pete Coors campaign contributions 1993-2004
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:39 PM
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31. nothing but a name
i don't see this being an extremely smart choice. Not only is Coors a flippin whack job, but their beer really sucks. I worked at a liquor store for over a year awhile back, and their beer hardly ever sold, and this being in Colorado. The name recognition won't pay because Coors doesn't have a good name association. Salazar is widely respect by most in Co on the east and west slope, and the Hispanic community will come out for him.
Count one senate seat in Colorado in the democratic column.
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:48 PM
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33. Nothing but a name... and a ridiculous amount of $$$
Coors is most definitely a whack job, but he's got more money than he knows what to do with. And money has gotten whackjobs elected in the past. While I won't ever drink Coors, its evident that some people do, or else they wouldn't be worth billions.

Salazar is widely respect by most in Co on the east and west slope, and the Hispanic community will come out for him.
Count one senate seat in Colorado in the democratic column.


Hope so.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:35 PM
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36. Please read the links in my Post #7.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:55 PM
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34. get behind me satan!
:puke:
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:26 PM
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37. So that's what's up with the new Coors ads!
I notice Pete himself is appearing in the newest ones, talking up the qualities of his piss beer. I'd never seen him in Coors commercials before. Probably all deductible, and not subject to campaign finance laws either.
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