It appears that some of the left-wing of Longmont will go to any lengths to help get their candidates elected. Recently, it turns out that a volunteer for the Dennis Coombs campaign (running for Mayor against incumbent Bryan Baum) has resorted to not only telling lies about Mr. Coombs’ opposition, but slanderous ones at that. When asked about it, Mr. Coombs apparently was aware of it. The question is, what is he going to do about it? Continue reading… →
Elections for Longmont City Council positions are non-partisan. Longmont Area Democrats and their “Progressive Center” are anything but non-partisan. They are holding a candidate forum on Wednesday September 7th – any serious candidate, regardless of party, should avoid attending this event on principle alone, if nothing else. Continue reading… →
(As published in the Times Call Opinion section 8/30/11)
It’s wearying to see the letters jumping to the defense of the current president using the argument that previous presidents did the same and future presidents probably will too. But they sidestep the issue that our current president promised to be different and to be the change we can believe in. Continue reading… →
Last week it was Longmont Area Democrat President John Bigger telling his flock to turn its collective heads and not be “sucked in” to, well, basically the truth told about their candidates. This week it’s fellow LAD member Kay (sic) Fissinger in the Times-Call – that paper she claims is of the evil Lehman spawn – basically parroting the strategy of “close your eyes” and “cover your ears”. Continue reading… →
Relative Longmont political newcomer, and now President of the Longmont Area Democrats John Bigger, is begging fellow Democrats not to get “sucked in” to the possible truths of their misguided ways. Mr. Bigger described himself as a “learned strategist” as he mistakenly explained my strategy to his fellow comrades. Yes, now I’m fodder for this pack of fools.
Ah, the company one keeps. In the case of some local candidates (Sarah Levison, Sean McCoy, and Dennis Coombs) that company is fairly slimy indeed. If you haven’t heard, the local leftwing lunatic fringe has all but taken over the Longmont Area Democrats organization. Their stink will follow the above mentioned candidates quite closely, trust me. Here are their latest escapades: Continue reading… →
Let’s just cut to the chase and call the Longmont Times-Call the Longmont Post, or the Longmont Daily Camera. Anything resembling independence has steadily been ripped away since it was sold to the parent company of the Denver Post. While I’m a regular contributor in Open Forum letters and Guest Opinion pieces, their online editing policies are bordering on ridiculous. If saying this puts me in a bad light, so be it. Continue reading… →
I’m a firm believer in the pen being mightier than the sword, and I wield said pen as often as possible. I’ve found out over the last 10+ years here in Longmont that certain types of people turn to violent imagery and/or threats when they don’t get their way and have a hard time expressing themselves in words rather than violence. 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.