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“I’m the president of the United States. I’m not the emperor of the United States.”

–Barack Obama

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  1. unnamed says:

    Nice quote.  Our current so-called "President" thinks he should be Emperor.

  2. MADCO says:

    Colorado primary is 64 days away.

    Are you registered ?
    Are you family and friends?
     

    Do you know how to register and vote more than once?
    According to President Trump millions and millions of votes were cast illegally in 2016. 

     

  3. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    Random reading this morning … and I learned the Trump Sad!-ministration is not the first to modify government information in substantial and important ways.

    SOURCE: http://forestpolicypub.com/2015/09/01/official-year-to-date-wildfire-stats-beyond-the-rhetoric-hysteria/

    In 1930 and 1931, over 50 million acres burned each year and during the 10 year (hot and dry) period from the late 1920’s to the late 1930’s an AVERAGE of 30 million acres burned every year in the United States. Additionally, the 2001 National Fire Plan update indicates that an average of 145 million acres burned annually in the pre-industrial, conterminous United States.

    [NOTE: Under the George W. Bush Administration, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal government agencies largely purged all records and information about wildfire acre burned stats from before the period of 1960].

  4. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    The failure to come to grips with what the Republican party actually is, despite all evidence, is an illness of the mind.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      “I would” Biden said but added he couldn’t think of anyone at the moment.

      “Hickenlooper” can be a hard name for some folks, even those under 75, to remember . . . 

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      There is a bit of context on the Biden statement on Daily Kos.

      Don't be confused: Biden did NOT float the idea of picking a Republican running mate

      Biden didn’t float anything. He was asked a stupid question and he gave a stupid answer. And of course he wouldn’t pick a GOP running mate….

      I expect he’ll soon clean it up. Because that tends to be how he does things: He makes a gaffe, he cleans it up. My biggest complaint with Biden is that he’s just not very smart. He never was very smart. He’s not stupid and unhinged like so many leading Republicans, but he’s not very smart.

      • PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

        What context?

        Biden discussed the possibility after a woman told the former vice president that if he is the nominee, he will "have to pull out all the stops."

        "Our 21-year-old son said the other night, 'I wonder if Joe Biden would consider choosing a Republican as a running mate," the woman added.

        "The answer is I would, but I can't think of one now," Biden replied. "Let me explain that. You know there's some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here's the problem right now … they've got to step up."

  5. Powerful Pear says:

    What? No article from Colorado Pols about how an armed citizen kills a threat in 6 seconds…..must hide from the PolCats……can’t endanger group think.

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

      Leave it to a T***p-loving cretin like you.

      How did the homeless man with a long history of instability and an ERPO get his hands on a gun?

      The armed citizen was the guy who trained the rest of them..he had law enforcement training..he fired one shot. Had he missed, how many would have died in the resultant crossfire?

      For you to crow about this, and try to make political points, is simply a reflection of the extent you have dis associated yourself from sensibility.

      The exponential rise in hate violence in this country is directly attributable to T***p and the hateful idiots who put him in office.

      That means you.

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      Well, we did lose two good guys, so it would have been far better to have disarmed the shooter first with something like a red flag law.  

      That said, hell yes I'm glad the good guy killed the creep.   I have long supported concealed carry laws if they include background checks and training, as the NRA supported Colorado law does.  Gun Owners of America opposed our carry law reform.

       

    • A guy comes in late to church with a shotgun concealed on his person. Trained firearms instructor and deputy who is on guard sees him as suspicious right off. Still, drawing and firing a shotgun, he manages to kill two guards before the trained guy already on alert manages to fire a single shot. Had the perp been carrying a semi-auto rifle and a 30-round magazine, the bullet count would have been much higher, with all of the consequences of said difference.

      How is this a good guy with a gun victory tale?

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        This was a 2-1 edge for the bad guys.  Dylann roof killed nine good guys and lived to laugh about it. I salute the responsible gun owners who killed the bad guy and saved an unknown but sizable number of good guys.

        good guys dead= bad thing

        bad guys dead equal good thing.

        There isno perfect solution but belt and suspenders work best.
        Take as many guns from bad guys as possible with red flag laws and background checks, etc.

        Let good guys and gals carry to protect themselves against the bad guys that inevitably slip through the cracks.

  6. kwtreekwtree says:

    What other countries in the world have to post armed guards in places of worship? 
     

    Ecuador, Honduras, Syria,Afghanistan, Somalia, Guatemala;other places racked by civil war, where terrorists and gangsters rule the streets. Welcome to the world the gun fetishists have created. 

    http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/most-dangerous-countries/

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Apparently there’s some fine-print constitutional right in America to kill at least one person first, before anything can be tried to take their guns away?? . . .

      As far as I’m concerned, guns in church is Reason #357 to keep out of those places.

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