Home stretch of Longmont 2011 Election: The money game

With just a couple of days left to get votes in, there are some races that can already be called.  Of course, I’m talking about the money race, as of the 3rd Reporting Period for candidates.  People can argue about the importance, or lack thereof, of contributions, but the candidates who raised and spent the most in 2009 won. Continue reading…

End partisanship with this election

(A version of this article ran in the Saturday 10/29/11 Times-Call)
I get asked all the time why do I get involved in local politics?  The answer is twofold.  First, local ordinances and regulations have a far greater effect on your everyday life than some behemoth bureaucracy at the federal level.  And secondly, it’s easier for a citizen to become knowledgeable of and affect those local policies – in other words, “take on city hall”. Continue reading…

Dennis Coombs’ denouncements fall on deaf ears

In the October 26, 2011 Times-Call mayoral candidate Dennis Coombs tried to distance himself from the smear and hateful campaign his supporters are carrying out on behalf and to the benefit of his mayoral run.  He also said he’d run a “clean and positive” campaign, which is a little hard to believe considering the repeated shots he’s taken at his opponent, current Mayor Bryan Baum. Continue reading…

“Goldilocks” Levison “just wrong” for Longmont

If you are a subscriber to the Times-Call you saw a fairly self-centered and egotistical editorial by Longmont City Councilmember Sarah Levison.  This is par for her course as she’s often referred to herself as the “hardest working member of council.”  Talking endlessly does not equate working hard, it just equates…talking a lot.  But the “Goldilocks” reference she used is apt, but not in the way she means. Continue reading…

Longmont’s Democratic candidates and committees hiding contributors

There’s something rotten in Denmark, or Longmont more specifically.  There is a game afoot to get around reporting who is making campaign contributions and how much they are contributing.  The most egregious example of this has been made by someone on council who pushed the hardest for transparency in campaign reports:  Councilmember Sarah Levison.  But not far behind is a slew of fellow Democrat candidates and a committee. Continue reading…

Moving Longmont Forward…with attack mailers

It’s good to see the double-standard bearing hypocrites in Longmont still have somewhat of a pulse.  Possibly coming soon to a mailbox near you is an attack mailer aimed at Mayor Bryan Baum by an innocuous sounding political committee called “Moving Longmont Forward” or MLF.  This is a group of liberal/progressives who are obviously a hateful and angry group based on the mailer they sent out. Continue reading…

Yellow Scene makes some surprise endorsements

I occasionally check out the Yellow Scene magazine.  They’ve been somewhat fair to me over the years, and even gave me one of the first write-ups of my first blog, Wrongmont, and it was positive.  I think it’s pretty universally accepted to say they lean to the left politically, so to say some of its recent endorsements for Longmont City Council was a surprise is putting it lightly. Continue reading…

Continue the liberal/progressive losing streak

Longmont voters would do well to follow regional and national trends and remove the liberal/progressive cancer that has infested our local government.  The elections of 2006-2008, especially Longmont’s election of ’07, have proven to be an aberration that has left a foul taste in most citizens’ mouths, and voters have been turning back this unseemly tide. Continue reading…