LP005:Airport Master Plan, RTD shafts Longmont, and Brandon Shaffer proves his unfitness to serve

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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Denver Post: Current fracking rules are enough

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?     

Read the editorial at Denver Post

Update (Jan. 13):  Percy Conarroe responds to the Post editorial… Continue reading…

What about Shaffer’s record?

(A copy of this letter first appeared 7-12-11 in the Longmont Times Call.)

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…

McCoy letter to Rep. Gardner was typical political hackery

Below is the original opinion piece sent in to the Times-Call.  What was printed in the May 6, 2011 edition was a shorter version I sent since the longer one below could not, or would not, be ran.  There were quite a few changes to my 300 word version, and I’m sure my 700 word version would have been edited beyond the point of making it worth printing.  Follow this link for earlier comments and updates on the story.   Continue reading…

Longmont’s Clown Prince tries to scold a congressman

Loser pickin’ a winner

(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…

Shaffer promotes “Heckle A Democrat” tour

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…

Unabashed favoritism

(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: What a year!

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.

So lets go through it, month by month: Continue reading…