MONDAY UPDATE: The Montrose Press reports that Lauren Boebert’s town hall is still on despite the unfortunate fact of the public having heard about it:
Although the initial announcement, which was shared with the Montrose Daily Press by third parties, asked people not to share or post the event to social media, citing security reasons, word spread all the same.
Local GOP Chairman Spencer Hamner said he does not have security concerns, as long as the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office or Montrose Police Department is available. A previous event featuring Boebert that had been set for Montrose was canceled after unspecified threats to the venue and host.
Rural Colorado United, a Pueblo-based political action committee opposed to Boebert, will be holding a town hall Tuesday, March 16, at 12:15 p.m. in Riverbottom Park. Organizers have dubbed it the “Thanks for Nothing, Boebert” town hall and in the announcement criticized Boebert’s no vote on the recent coronavirus relief bill.
We’ll update as events unfold.
As seen (wait for it) on Facebook today:
That’s right, folks. What we have here is a shareable graphic announcing a town hall meeting in Montrose starring Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday. But the graphic says “for security purposes, please do not share or post this event to social media. Thank you.”
In the future, we recommend:
- Don’t make a social media graphic to publicize an event you don’t want to publicize.
- If you do make the mistake of #1, don’t say on the social media graphic not to share it on social media, because that’s of course what everyone is going to do.
Also, don’t blame us for “exposing” Boebert’s super-secret town hall, like we said it’s all over Facebook. Snow on the Front Range ought to keep those pesky Antifa types away, and Boebert has…extreme security on call.
So don’t accept any excuses, Montrose! Get down there and respectfully ask the hard questions.
Nah, this is just a scam to rack up some more reimbursable miles. It must be quarterly payroll tax deposit time again.
My guess is someone on her staff said to put in the disclaimer to maintain that sense of being under siege among her followers. Pretty much SOP straight out of the Cult Brainwashing 101 manual.
Montrose redux? Trips there must earn double-bonus mileage??? . . .
The timing seems to indicate this appearance may follow trading Pew-Pew stories with Ammon.
Boebert IS an insurrectionist. That much is clear.
**Husband & wife walk into Shitters Saloon**
H: “So we just got $2,800.”
W: “And we got a vaccine sooner than expected” (six million vaccinations in just the last two days).
H: “Right, and our kids’ school just got money to reopen faster.”
W: “But, but, but…Dr. Seuss”
(also overheard at Shitters)
…but the vaccines have mikero chips in ‘dem…what’s his angle?
Meanwhile at a Russian troll farm…
Any coverage of what Ammo Bundy said on Saturday night in Grand Junction? With the blizzard, my usual communication channels with antifa are filled with static, and I wanna know what we are supposed to be planning.
I am curious about that myself.
To my knowledge, the only media outlet in Grand Junction that isn't an echo chamber for the powers that be is a small, low power station, KWSI. While a bastion of liberalism, they have no budget for local reporting (unless things have changed).
It is likely we will hear nothing unless Gertie or Mr.Prosser, or some other local heard it through the grape vine.
The only legitimate radio outlet is CPR, Duke. If their GJ-based reporter didn't go, nobody did. When I check fb later this morning I'll see if any of my Republican friends have posted anything. The Rs who haven't blocked me yet for insisting on facty things in memes. That's not very many, sad to say.
Bundy gets around. I don't know if he was in GJ Saturday but an arrest warrant was issued for him in Boise this morning because he refused to enter the county courthouse wearing a mask. He was supposed to go on trial on a trespassing charge.
People in CD3 should attend and ask her what she plans to fix Social Security and stabilize Medicare.
My most Republican eligible friends and family see SS and Medicare as different because they paid in and earned it.
This is her chance to show that she wants to represent the ~ 49% of her district who did not vote for her.
I am not optimistic about it.
My guess is this will get called off due to “security concerns'' if the audience can't be limited to true believers.
Well, I am not stupid enough to take that bet.
Qbert should buy the new AK-21 — https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/two-former-rangers-wanted-combine-best-parts-of-ak-47-and-ar-15-what-they-created.html — for security
Can the gomers who want this weapon get a payday loan for the $4000 price?
Wear those hip waders, cause the BS is gonna be deep.
The obvious solution for her is to convert to a "phone-in" or virtual town hall format. Cory Gardner did this a few times.
The advantage is that the rep gets to display in a casual, yet professional, manner, and their staff filters all of the uncomfortable audience questions. Only a select few ever get onto the live recorded town hall.
But maybe doing an online zoom event would be seen as catering to the vaccine hoaxers, or something.
Well, she is at best phoning it in with respect to her job. So, why not.
Boebert sponsors bill on water law. The “Western Water Security Act” supposedly is intended to prevent the Federal Government from trying to “seize control of private property and private water rights.” Her cosponsors are all Trumplicans, with statements in this odd press release.
So I don’t understand water law. But I remember, when I lived in Pueblo, that Tipton kept getting re-elected on the theory that he was “ good on water rights”.
Someone who does understand water law please interpret this. I’m sure it will feature prominently in her town hall, as it did in her constituent newsletter.
Do the Feds bargain about water rights every time they deny a grazing or use permit? Is this related to Bundy and his wishto graze his cattle for free on Fed land? Does it have something to do with drillers on public lands? Someone who knows, please share.
The other proposed bills in her newsletter are nonsensical and will never happen: moving the Capitol fence to the southern border, making N Korea return the USS Pueblo, some garble about the 2nd amendment, etc. But this one signals that she wants to be taken seriously and to get re-elected in CD3.
It was, in fact, a bill Tipton worked on for quite a while. It's a legitimate issue although I doubt Calamity Jane has even a glimmer of the problem, let alone a solution.
The feds have in the past attempted to get water rights for themselves in return for granting a permit. I don't remember the details but there was a fuss when the Black Canyon of the Gunnison graduated to national park status about federal reserved water rights. There have been a number of cases where a rancher, or ditch company, sought a Forest Service permit to slightly enlarge a small reservoir's capacity, only to be told that to do so a portion of the water right would go to federal ownership in return for the permit. Things hit the fan eight or so years ago when the Forest Service tried it with the Powderhorn Ski Area.
It should be noted that federal reserved water rights are indeed a real and proper thing under the Winters Doctrine for Indian reservations. That long-ago Supreme Court ruling held that when Congress set aside land for reservations, it implied that sufficient water went with. It was partially due to the Winters Doctrine that the Ute Mountain Utes and Southern Utes finally got some wet water just a few years ago.
It's horribly complicated but the kind of thing that warms the hearts and fattens the wallets of Colorado water lawyers.
It definitely does not belong in the hands of a rank amateur like Qbert.
Thanks, Gertie. That helps.
PewPew must have at least one competent legislative staffer, and a communications person that can package her diatribes up nicely. Her constituent newsletter was slick and error-free.
A couple of Gardner staffers landed with her. At least one of them I knew slightly and is competent.
It clearly didn't come from the desk of Moonlighting Moddy.
So it looks like if you’re really interested in hearing a high-school dropout waitress yell at people for a hour or so this evening, you have a choice, . . .
you can still head on out to Montrose by 6:00 . . .
. . . or over to your nearest Waffle House after the bars close.
THAT'S what's missing! We need to set up vaccination clinics at every Waffle House (full transparency: no trip to the south is complete without this detour) and we catch these guys in a moment of weakness while they're in a sugar coma from their bottomless maple syrup orgy.