On tonights show we talked about the Vance Brand Airport Master Plan passing with a unanimous vote from city council, and some of the ridiculous statements by the airport detractors. RTD has just about completed the shafting of Longmont, and State Senator Brandon Shaffer once again proves he’s not up to the task of being an elected official, or candidate, apparently.
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The usually left-leaning Denver Post editorializes that local governments shouldn’t be piling on excessive fracking regulations such as moratoriums, and State Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) agrees. Maybe the real excess against fracking is coming from Mayor Coombs and the local progressive/enviro crowd?
State Senate President and Congressional candidate Brandon Shaffer (Dem-Longmont) has been caught ignoring a Department of Defense directive over the use of military uniforms in a political campaign message.
To no one’s surprise, state Sen. Brandon Shaffer, D-Longmont, told a group attending a backyard 4th-of-July party that he’s running for the 4th District Congressional seat held by Republican Cory Gardner.
Scarcely front-page material, especially after being pre-released via YouTube, the Times-Call nonetheless did its duty in reporting Shaffer’s confirmation. Fair enough.
But it didn’t stop there. The very next day, Shaffer again made the front page, this time in a lengthy interview so boring that the dramatic backyard scenario had to be trotted out again. Continue reading… →
(SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM) Something you may not see in the Times-Call or any legitimate online news source is a pathetic little open letter from Longmont City Councilman Sean McCoy to U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner (copy secured through Open Records request can be found here). If I wrote that screed, or had some imbecile ghost writers put it together for me, I’d hope no one would see it, as Mr. McCoy often portrays himself as an “educator“. God help our schools. Continue reading… →
As if the process is not already complicated enough, Democratic state Sen. Brandon Shaffer of Longmont wants to make it harder for the people of Colorado to initiate their own laws. Surprisingly, the Times-Call agrees. Continue reading… →
Colorado State Senator Brandon Shaffer was kind enough to fill us in on events around the area reminding us why we should not retain any of his pals in their current elected positions. Mr. Shaffer, in is eloquent, yet meat-headed, way of speaking reminds us that “We are in the throws of the campaign season“. Yes, blankets for all – that’s what a “throw” is. Maybe he meant “throes“. (Is it just me, or does Mr. Shaffer speak, quite similarly to Michael Bennett, like they’ve taken a 2×4 to the side of the head? Watch the Bennett commercials closely, they’re on constantly, see what I mean – just an observation) Continue reading… →
(Copy of letter e-mailed to both publications.)
The way The Denver Post and Longmont Times-Call are promoting their favorite liberal politicians lately, giving them glowing publicity of the kind and extent that no conservative could ever hope for, I’m wondering what sort of ethical standard for journalistic fairness today’s newspapers follow.
The Post’s display of ecstasy over Mayor Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial candidacy defies description. The syrup oozed all over the front page and spilled over inside. It’s as if we had never seen nor heard of this fellow. Continue reading… →
2009 was quite an eventful year for the City of Longmont, regardless of where you stand on the issues. Obviously, it was better for some than others. Personally, it was pretty busy but overall pretty satisfying, too.