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Boulder County law enforcement leaders stand by immigrants, tell their stories

Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler stood side-by-side with Hugo Juarez, a local undocumented immigrant, and told the story of Juarez's frustration at being labeled a criminal despite his many accomplishments.

After the reading, Butler declared that Juarez is not a criminal.

"Having a police officer saying it to me and reading my story, that's powerful," Juarez said. "It opens up doors. It's OK to talk to police. It's OK to report crimes."

The stories of six undocumented immigrants were told through performances by local law enforcement leaders Sunday at a sold out Motus Theater show at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. A recording of the performance is available on the Motus Theater's Facebook page.

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http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30957132/boulder-county-law-enforcement-leaders-stand-by-immigrants

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I guess it's a right of passage. My first locked OP. This was the front page above-the-fold story on the Boulder Daily Camera today. I tried posting it to LBN this morning, but the "hosts" over there didn't think it was news, or something, so they recommended this Forum.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool.

Boulder County law enforcement leaders stand by immigrants, tell their stories

Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Longmont Public Safety Chief Mike Butler stood side-by-side with Hugo Juarez, a local undocumented immigrant, and told the story of Juarez's frustration at being labeled a criminal despite his many accomplishments.

After the reading, Butler declared that Juarez is not a criminal.

"Having a police officer saying it to me and reading my story, that's powerful," Juarez said. "It opens up doors. It's OK to talk to police. It's OK to report crimes."

The stories of six undocumented immigrants were told through performances by local law enforcement leaders Sunday at a sold out Motus Theater show at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. A recording of the performance is available on the Motus Theater's Facebook page.

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Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30957132/boulder-county-law-enforcement-leaders-stand-by-immigrants


This is very cool.

What the hell are we waiting for???

This orange-faced, tiny-handed pussy-grabber is going to nuke North Korea if we don't get him the fuck out of office! He is infusing the entire world with hatred and resentment toward America and its citizens, and he is quite busy enriching himself and his close "friends" using the power of the office he neither won fairly, nor deserves, nor even understands.

And finally, he is taking all of his cues from murderous, kleptocratic dictator Vladimir Putin, and defunding or underfunding important areas of government while shoveling money into the already bursting coffers of defense contractors, Wall Street bankers, and CEO's of massive corporations that happily deprive this country of its natural resources and the health and welfare of its citizens.

So, what the hell are we waiting for?!

Why haven't we--at the very least--impeached this bloviating ignoramus!? And yes, I know that impeachment is not enough.

What is needed is a whole-sale removal of his administration, and a methodical undoing of everything he has "accomplished" in the short, stolen, national nightmare of his tenure as president.

It will be necessary to adjust our way of thinking, to think outside the box that is our Constitution. We are in crisis! Constitutional crisis! And so, we must find the solution not within our laws nor even our customs, but within our own ethics and morality. (And unfortunately, at least in my case, shoving his golf clubs directly up his ass doesn't exactly constitute ethical behavior.)

But what are we waiting for!? We have the proof of his treasonous collaboration with Russia! We have the proof of his constant self-dealing at the expense of American taxpayers! And we have almost daily evidence of his scary, sometimes deadly, incompetence in foreign affairs, as well as his narcissistic "the buck stops with somebody else--anybody else" attitude in virtually everything!

THIS HAS TO STOP! We must stop pretending that this is simply the new normal.

Every American of good conscience MUST ACT to prevent further damage to our nation and to the world. "Act how?" you ask. I wish I could tell you. I wish I could direct people in this effort, and for all of my exhortations you might think that I would jump at the opportunity to do just that. But unlike the Narcissist-in-Chief I am well aware of my capabilities and my failings.

But what I can and will do is continue to urge, encourage, and even plead with my friends and neighbors and anyone reading this, to recognize your own power, your own talents, your own positions, and use them to help free us from our corrupt, fraudulent, and criminal government.

And we have to act BEFORE he nukes North Korea, which I am convinced he will do, and he will sleep well that night. I won't.


After watching Rachel Maddow interview Adam Schiff...

It's so refreshing to hear two people speak so eloquently and with such grave understanding of the circumstances of their actions and of the actions of this administration.

And they actually use multisyllabic words correctly, and stuff!

It makes it that much more painful to listen to President Fourth-Grade-Vocabulary.

Boulder Valley School District reaffirms commitment to support transgender students

Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder Valley Superintendent Bruce Messinger sent a reminder Thursday morning to the school district's leadership team that the district will continue to support and advocate for transgender students.

The reaffirmation of the district's support came after President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday rescinded Obama-era federal transgender student guidance. The guidance carried no force of law.

Without the Obama directive, it will be up to states and school districts to interpret federal anti-discrimination law and determine whether students should have access to restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity and not just their biological sex.

Boulder Valley's support for transgender and gender non-conforming students was held up as an example for other school districts when the guidance was originally issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-schools/ci_30816002/boulder-valley-school-district-reaffirms-commitment-support-transgender

Marijuana activist Laura Kriho dies at 52

Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Laura Kriho, a staunch marijuana activist whose actions as a juror resulted in a high-profile mistrial during a drug case, died Monday at the age of 52, according to friends and family.

Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_30767102/marijuana-activist-laura-kriho-nederland-


Laura Kriho was a true hero.

Great Idea for Supreme Court!

My hubby just came up with a great idea!

Obama should make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court: Elizabeth Warren.

And see if the rethugs will NOT contest it, just to get her out of the Senate and get her out of the running for the 2020 presidential campaign.

As much as I admire her as a senator, and think she would make a great president, I think she would also make a thoroughly bad-ass Supreme, and she'd be there for life! And I think she scares the rethugs enough that, if someone made it clear to them that it would remove her from the Senate and from the 2020 running, they might just let it go through.

I think it's a great idea!

It's the STUPIDITY, stupid!

Of all of Trump's many (and I mean MANY) failings, the one that most disqualifies him for the president is, I would assert, the fact that he is stupid. And not JUST stupid. He's moronic, imbecilic, brainless, inane.

Our pet guinea pig is smarter than that man. He makes shoe-leather look brilliant in comparison!

I wouldn't have thought it possible that the GOP could find a candidate dumber than W, but they rose to the challenge!

Now, I'm no Einstein. I didn't go to Wharton. And I'm certainly not a billionaire (though neither is he, apparently). But I'm happy with my situation in life, and I would challenge my intellect to his ANY day. Hell, I would challenge my CAT's intellect to his.

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Thanks. Just needed to vent a little.

Donald Trump is doing women a great service right now.

Of course I'm being snarky, but I truly believe that there are lots of American men (and perhaps men all over the world) who are just now learning what exactly constitutes sexual assault.

Right now they're all saying, "What? He just kissed them. What's the big deal?" and "He just grabbed her ass! I've done that a hundred times and nobody cared!" and "What a bunch of whiny bitches! They're just making a big deal out of nothing." And hopefully, their mothers, sisters, wives and daughters--and even more hopefully, their fathers, brothers, and friends--are correcting them. Now I know not every serial sexual assaulter is learning this lesson, but I do think that many of them are, and that IS a good thing.

Okay, bring on all of the slamming about giving agent orange "credit" when actually it's the brave women who are coming out with their stories and their feelings who are the heroes here. Of course they are. But "Thank You" to the sexist bastard for handling it with such boorishness and insensitivity. Couldn't happen to a nicer orangutan.

It figures...

I certainly do not want to diminish her accomplishments. Ginny Thrasher is obviously quite talented and dedicated, and I offer her my sincerest congratulations for receiving the first gold medal of the 2016 Summer Olympics.




Having said that...

It just figures that the first gold medal of the games would be awarded to an AMERICAN for how well they SHOOT a GUN.


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