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Huh? Eh?

Weird problem, here. Or hear. I've been watching The Daily Show on line, and can barely hear it. The commercials are plenty loud, but the program -- I have to lean in really close and still miss much of the dialogue. Volume control is at max, so I have no idea what the deal is.

Anyone else have this problem? And is there any way to fix it?

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:35 AM (2 replies)

Sunday in the park with Cory

Senator Cory Gardner will be at Greeley's Arts Picnic this weekend. Or, more precisely, his likeness will be there. The man is not big on being in the vicinity of his constituents; in fact, it’s going on 500 days since his last face-to-face town hall.

The members of the local Indivisible group decided to do something about that, and they and Cardboard Cory are making the rounds. The senator is showing up at schools, clinics, the hospital, even at the local Planned Parenthood (!); in each case he is accompanied by “no comment” which, if memory serves, is pretty much a concise version of his wordy but empty standard email responses to constituents who write to him about subjects that are not discussed in the responses.

So back to the Arts Picnic thing. The GI team, endeavoring to keep everything on the up and up, sought permission from the city to squire the paper politico at the event. Understanding that they would likely be asked to carry on outside the boundaries of the park, they were delighted when permission was granted. This is rather a big deal, seeing as how Greeley is in a reliably red part of the state, where even voter registration volunteers have been asked to stay out. So, yes, “Wow!” is warranted.




Want more info on what's next with his journey? Check it out:

http://greeleyindivisible.org/
http://gardnertownhall.com/


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 11:19 PM (1 replies)

Sunday in the park with Cory

Senator Cory Gardner will be at our city’s Arts Picnic this weekend. Or, more precisely, his likeness will be there. The man is not big on being in the vicinity of his constituents; in fact, it’s going on 500 days since his last face-to-face town hall.

The members of the local Indivisible group decided to do something about that, and they and Cardboard Cory are making the rounds. The senator is showing up at schools, clinics, the hospital, even at the local Planned Parenthood (!); in each case he is accompanied by “no comment” which, if memory serves, is pretty much a concise version of his wordy but empty standard email responses to constituents who write to him about subjects that are not discussed in the responses.

So back to the Arts Picnic thing. The GI team, endeavoring to keep everything on the up and up, sought permission from the city to squire the paper politico at the event. Understanding that they would likely be asked to carry on outside the boundaries of the park, they were delighted when permission was granted. This is rather a big deal, seeing as how we are in a reliably red part of the state, where even voter registration volunteers have been asked to stay out. So, yes, “Wow!” is warranted.




Want more info on what's next with his journey? Check it out:

http://greeleyindivisible.org/
http://gardnertownhall.com/


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 11:17 PM (1 replies)

Beautiful timing!

Sen. Bob Casey is speaking about the anniversary of ADA and the effect of proposed legislation on members of the disabled community. He expressly noted ADAPT. And he's speaking as Cory Gardner is presiding. Beautiful timing!

Memory jog: Cory Gardner had members of ADAPT arrested for their protest at his Denver office.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 04:47 PM (0 replies)

Say hello to my little friend...

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 04:22 PM (3 replies)

That Ridiculous Trolls Video, Though.

The video is a bit painful to watch. But the gifs following are well worth a looksee.

http://www.coloradopols.com/diary/97378/that-ridiculous-trolls-video-though#sthash.hlRX1mrh.dpbs

Notes on some of the video performers:

Cory Gardner -- has time for this nonsense, but no time for constituents

Ken Buck -- thinks that Congress works for the White House

Perry Buck -- (yes, Ken's wife) member of the Colorado House; when asked about her district, she giggled that she wasn't sure of what the boundaries are

Lori Saine -- Colorado House member, decried attempts to increase regulations on drilling claiming that there is no record of any spills in the county (never mind the DAILY spill reports published in the Greeley Tribune)

Walker Stapleton -- State Treasurer, W's cousin




blleccchh
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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 24, 2017, 02:11 PM (3 replies)

What the hell, Chris Jansing?!

What the hell, Chris Jansing?! Seriously. On MSNBC, she’s berating the Democrats for holding a presser about their economic plan at the same time that Kushner is being queried.

Since when do Democrats have to wait until they’re not fighting with Trump for airtime? The one thing Trump is good at is controlling the clock around the camera and microphone.

Meanwhile, as Jansing belittles the Democrats, they go to a split screen and show the Democrats speaking, but the audio is all about Trump and Kushner.

Jansing has in the past provided moments that indicate a grasp of journalist principles. Today she is clearly choosing to ignore them.

Once more with feeling: Liberal media bias, my ass.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 24, 2017, 01:42 PM (19 replies)

I need to borrow a 9-year-old.

Seriously.

With all the texting going on, it was time to upgrade from the itty bitty flip phone to one of the android types. Unfortunately, it didn’t come with instructions, and I was born long before they implanted the chips. I’m told that its operation is “intuitive”. It ain’t.

So I need to borrow a kid to show me how to work this thing, a kid who’s patient and won’t laugh at my technical ineptitude. Just don’t have ‘em call me, I haven’t yet perfected the art of answering the damned thing.

Too soon old, too late savvy. sigh………….


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:02 AM (15 replies)

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck: "Congress is letting Trump down, not the other way around."

In a blistering critique of his Republican colleagues, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck on Saturday ripped the U.S. Senate for inaction on issues ranging from health care to financial regulations.

“Congress is letting this president down, not the other way around,” Buck told thousands of grassroots conservatives at the Western Conservative Summit in Downtown Denver. “This president is leading, and Congress needs to figure out how to get things onto his desk.”

Buck’s comments came on a panel discussion featuring members of the House Freedom Caucus, an influential group of hardline conservative lawmakers of which the Colorado Republican is a member.
...more

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/22/ken-buck-donald-trump-congress/

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This is so fucking embarrassing, he's my alleged representative. ggaaahhhhh.........


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Jul 23, 2017, 12:39 AM (18 replies)

Cory Gardner served with subpoena in response to disability advocates arrested last month

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s name appears on five subpoenas served Friday afternoon, on the eve of the Western Conservative Summit.

Gardner’s regional director was served with the paperwork, according to an attorney representing several protester.

The attorney said he wants to compel Sen. Gardner to answer to his constituents after disability advocates were arrested in the senator’s office on June 29. He wants to demand information about those arrests during a sit-in style protest. ...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/cory-gardner-served-with-subpoena-in-response-to-disability-advocates-arrested-last-month

more here:
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/21/cory-gardner-subpoenaed-protesters-arrested/


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Jul 21, 2017, 11:08 PM (2 replies)
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