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“No politician can sit on a hot issue if you make it hot enough.”

–Saul Alinsky

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  1. davebarnes says:

    Today is World Art Nouveau Day

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Shades of safer … The Colorado Sun has At least 70% of residents in 12 Colorado counties — including Denver, Boulder and Jefferson — are vaccinated

    What color is your county? Here’s the webpage link to get to the CDPHE data:

    https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-data-dashboard

  3. davebarnes says:

    Long article about Qbert

    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/06/10/lauren-boebert-pueblo-colorado-487118

    Where Voters Are Losing Patience With Lauren Boebert

    Swing voters in Pueblo, Colorado’s “Steel City,” say they are getting frustrated with a U.S. representative they see as more focused on her own celebrity than her constituents.

    • MichaelBowman says:

      He has tried to schedule a meeting with her to discuss these issues, he says. But the door to her local office is often locked, and her staff doesn’t return his calls.
       

      Somebody page Fluffy. He knows-somebody-who-knows-somebody who has a key. 

    • unnamed says:

      So, Boring Boebert is more focused on her own celebrity than her constituents?  Knock me over with a feather.

      V's parakeet is waaaaaaayyyyy smarter and more exciting than her.

      • ParkHill says:

        It’s about name recognition and breaking through to low-info voters. This is not easy given our big-screen, TV-addicted culture. Saying the stupidist things doesn’t matter if they remember your name.

        I’ll bet Boebert has far higher name recognition, than the Democrat running against her. I think there is more than one, but I can’t quite remember. See, even for a high-info voter like me, name recognition is hard.

        • Conserv. Head Banger says:

          @P.H.: I think there are 8 or 9 Dems running for the primary next year. I just mailed off a contribution to Kerry Donovan. One of her grandfathers, the late Bill Mounsey, was an old time, classic, Colorado Republican; and a strong conservationist.

          Unless a decent Republican decides to run against Boebert; like maybe Russ George; my funds will continue to go to Donovan. Not much this year, but I’ll pick it up a bit in 2022.

      • NOV GOP meltdown says:

        Of course all of us here at Pols knows Pew Pew is in way over her head, and she's a mighty good source of entertainment.  The good news is that a lot of people in her district are starting to figure that out as well.

        Prancing around with your gun and screaming no to everything on Fox news isn't getting anything done for Pueblo. I hope Kerry Donovan really takes advantage of this and asks the question " what has Lauren Boebert done for CD3 ? " every time she speaks.

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    It's Colorado Hemp History Week this week!  Enjoy some hemp hearts on your cereal, in your yogurt, in your shakes, on your salads!  Hemp milk is available now at Trader Joes.  Support your favorite CBD company; wear a hemp t-shirt!

    Colorado Capitol Lets its Hemp Flag Fly During Hemp Week

    "If anyone is ready to plant the seeds for rapid recovery and growth for future generations, it is the hemp community, and, more specifically, the Colorado hemp community," Polis told a room of hemp-industry members at the NoCo expo.

  5. kwtree says:

    Colorado Leg passes plastic bag ban

    Starting in 2022, most restaurants and grocery stores will charge a fee for plastic one time use bags. There are some exceptions allowed.

    Get in the habit of "BYOB" (Bring your own bags)

     

    • notaskinnycook says:

      I saw. Good. We've had a bag pod with 10 grocery-size parachute nylon bags that lives in our car for several years. And I've had a clever little bag that folds into itself for quick trips around the neighborhood hanging right by the front door for a couple of years. Bring on the ban. I'll be so glad to see the end of styro- anything. 

      • Voyageur says:

        The only issue I see is that I have relied on Insta-cart for grocery delivery since the pandemic hit.

        It’s not practical for them to use 

        Reusable bags.  But paying a dime a bag for a dozen bags is no deal breaker since insta cart already costs me $20-$30 a trip, including tip, on a typical order of $200.

         

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