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March 05, 2015 06:38 AM UTC

Thursday Open Thread

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  • by: Colorado Pols

"Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."

–Edmund Burke

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  1. Chickens coming home to roost for the disgusting Professional Liar and former Drug Addict who is currently in the process of losing Billions of dollars for his Clear Channel Corporate Masters:

    Today, Robert Feder, the top journalist covering media in Chicago, reported that Rush Limbaugh will be dumped by Chicago radio station WLS AM-890 by the end of March. This is the one of the biggest blows to Limbaugh so far. WLS is not just a big radio station in Chicago, but its powerful signal gets Limbaugh listeners across much of the Midwest. I believe that there isn't another radio station playing Limbaugh within 90 miles of Chicago.

    This is all about the money. According to Feder:

    a source familiar with the decision said it was based on the show’s diminished ratings and failure to generate advertising revenue for the station, adding: “It’s impossible to sell.

    Limbaugh's ratings have never been good in Chicago, but recently his ratings have dropped substantially, especially in younger target audiences.

    That day is coming for 850KOA and its managerial team. Maybe they'll move him to 630. Maybe they'll dump him altogether. 

    Until the Clear Channel juggernaut goes down the iHeart Radio toilet, everyone associated with Rush Limbaugh should be ashamed of themselves.

    1. Brings back memories. Back before FM rock, alternative stations, etc. WLS (I can still hear the jingle in my head (W- L- S…. in Chicago) was the go to for the latest and greatest and you're right about its reach. Besides the issues with advertisers who would just as soon not tick off huge segments of consumers or face boycotts, the Limbaugh age demo is killing him. His audience is dying like flies. 

  2. Sheriff's from six Colorado counties representing 7% of our state population seek to overturn Amendment 64 – approved by 55% of voters in 2012 (without Larimer County, population 315,988 and the only county of the six to approve the 2012 measure, the remaining Fab 5 would represent 1.2% of the population).

    County                 Population

    Hinsdale                   813

    Kiowa                    1,423

    Yuma                   10,151

    Elbert                   23,733

    Delta                    30,483

    Larimer              315,988

     

     

    1. I know they wouldn't be geographically contiguous, but couldn't these counties join the State of Northern Colorado when it secedes? Maybe they could take Douglas an El Paso with them for good measure……

  3. Bad news for Fossilonians:the young people are not feeling you.

    I worked with a middle school science class today, which had been researching the pros and cons of various kinds of energy, renewables, fossil fuels, etc. Their teacher was not "steering" them towards any particular choice. 

     The kids were then required to choose and debate each other about their favorite type of energy, based on gathered facts, listed as pros and cons: renewable vs. non-renewable, efficiency, safety, cost, convenience, etc. Wind won over half the class. Next up was solar, with fossil fuels a distant third, ahead of  tidal power, biomass, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear. 

     

  4. This is getting rich – Delta-Montrose Rural Electric Association has filed action on Tri-State G&T, asking the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission (FERC) to declare Tri-State a public utility, putting them under FERC oversight.  Until now, Tri-State could exempt themselves because they fell under one of two provisions allowing such an exemption: they borrowed public funds (from the Rural Utilities Service, a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture). 

    This past year Tri-State went to the private markets and borrowed enough to pay off their public obligations, opening themselves to such regulation.

    Today Tri-State's Senior Vice-President for Member Relations sent out an email with this in the subject line:

    To: All Tri-State Member Co-ops except those dirtbags at DMEA

    Yes folks, it's yet another War on Rural Colorado.  A progressive, locally-controlled rural electric coop attempting to transition themselves in to the 21st-century, taking on a 19th-century Goliath.  DMEA is playing by the rules, following the law.  It will surprise no one that those bastions of boot-strappin', free-market, chest -thumpin funders of the epic War on Rural Colorado campaign have their tightie-whities in a bunch as they try to squelch the law and smoke out a member cooperative who is actually living by coop principles.

    Buy lots of popcorn…this is going to get interesting.

     

     

     

     

    1. I have been informed that the last five words in the above subject line were added by someone unknown to me prior to my receipt of the email and posting to this website.  While this is a public blog in which those refuting the subject line could have easily logged on and shared their position, they chose to not do so.  No other assertions as to the authenticity of the remaining contents of this email have been made; as such, it can be assumed that the entirety of the email (sans five words in the subject line) is authentic. 

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