Chris is the editor/publisher of LightningRod Blog - as well as founder/editor of Wrongmont, Longmont Advocate, Vote!Longmont, Longmont Politics, the LightningRod Radio Network, as well as being the original Longmont Examiner.
Chris is a writer and talker - whether it be blogs, podcasts, music, or public speaking. When he's not heard on Air Traffic radio, he can be heard on his podcasts or seen in the local paper causing trouble.
This is the final installation of the long and winding road of our activities while residing in Longmont, Colorado. We pick up in early 2012 where we’d already talked about and even came close to moving 6 years prior, but I had one last piece of unfinished business before we left: coming full circle back to the Vance Brand Airport, where it all began. Continue reading… →
In this installment, we pick up in early 2009 after apparent local political burnout – or so I thought. The previous two years were hectic, to say the least. Output increased in quantity and quality, both in the written and spoken word. By the end of ’08 I had gone back to one of my first loves: aviation. But staying away from local politics was apparently not in the cards. Continue reading… →
In the previous post, I talked about how we came to end up in Longmont and the beginnings of my (and our, including my wife) various activities there, specifically in the political arena. This next section only covers 2 years, but insanely busy and active years they were, read on… Continue reading… →
It’s not with a heavy heart, but actually a quite light and airy one, that we bid adieu to the city we’ve called home for the last 13+ years; Longmont, Colorado. But fear not, I still have to work there for a few more years, live close enough to be affected by it, and may once in a while throw some tax dollars its way. Happily I’ll be throwing less toward Boulder County. Continue reading… →
As loyal readers know, after nearly every election I write about what went down, occasionally with some behind-the-scenes info. Since I’ve now moved out of Longmont, alas, this will be the last. To the knuckleheads who think this or previous elections had anything to do with us moving, well, you’re a moron to think so. But I’ll get to that in another post. Continue reading… →
You don’t have to take my word for it, but newly elected Polly Christensen – who’s now earned the moniker “Polly Progressive” (hat tip The Coyote) – easily has had the worst start of any Longmont city councilmember. And that’s saying something considering Sean McCoy once sat on that council. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on, with links and tweets galore. But first, this awesome YouTube video: Continue reading… →
I always get a chuckle when one of the lefty screwballs in the area point out that I used to run this or that website, as if I’m ashamed of it. (Hint: I’m not). I even point out over there in the upper right-hand corner all of the former sites I’ve run throughout the years. I’m glad to see the entries from those sites still get traffic.
Some may assume I had to change site names for one reason or another, that I had to dupe readers into thinking they were reading some new site from some new guy. Of course the flaw in that logic is I sign my real name to all of the entries on those sites. I changed site names over the years partly out of boredom, short attention span, strategy, whatever. Continue reading… →
Ya know, was going to avoid the political ramifications of the Longmont Flood of 2013, but here goes anyway:
This is probably a once in a lifetime event for most, and a historic, while tragic, event for Longmont to be sure. Many people are suffering, many more are unsure of what’s going on and how bad things are – or aren’t. We are a city of nearly 90,000 people and are in the news all over the world because of the little creek that could (St. Vrain River), and did. Continue reading… →
When you anti-frackers are getting together for your coffee klatches, or door-to-door activities to annoy your neighbors, keep in mind you are in interesting company: enviro-terrorists, Saudi princes, and those that fund the most rabid anti-American forces on the planet. Continue reading… →
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