LP025: Presidential debate, Longmont Candidate forum and an OHOFOL sounding ROAR

On Episode 25 of Longmont Politics, Chris gave his impressions of the U.S. Presidential Debate, as well as the Longmont Debate & Forum.  The main event was the debate between Congressional District 4 candidates Cory Gardner and Brandon Shaffer.  Their debate brought up the issue of NISP (Northern Integrated Supply Project), and how Mr. Shaffer would not answer the question of if he supported it.

Next was Longmont Ballot Question 300, which is to ban fracking.  A new group called Main Street Longmont has put out mailers and a TV ad, as well as their website NoOn300.com.  On the other side, Our Health Our Future Our Longmont (OHOFOL – pronounced AWFUL) has a goal of raising $45,000 and has so far raised less than $600.  But at least they have some great prizes for your non-tax deductible contribution.

Chris also made some off-the-cuff remarks about rumors of people thinking of running for mayor of Longmont in response to Dennis Coombs lackluster job, and sets the record straight on VoteLongmont!

Music played in this show was “Oxygen” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

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LP024: Hickenlooper attacked in Longmont, Presidential predictions, and Bagley’s got a gun

On Episode 24 of Longmont Politics, Chris talked about the libelous comments of former Longmont City Councilmember Sean McCoy (Twitter: @seanpmccoy) and suggesting Chris was a “homegrown terrorist”.  Then it was on to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and his visit to Longmont involving fracking and the harassment he received and the near-riot by Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont (OHOFOL).

Chris then talked about his current presidential predictions, and finished up with the story of Longmont City Councilmember Brian Bagley and his accidental bringing of a firearm to the Boulder County courthouse.

Music played in this show was “Every Little Thing” by Modern Science – courtesy of Music Alley.

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Bob Greenlee: Erie smart, Longmont not

Greenlee: A Tale of Two Cities
By Bob Greenlee
9/16/2012 Daily Camera

There’s hardly an example of human activity that doesn’t impact someone. A few activities are more susceptible to posing harm than others, but we also don’t live in a riskless world. There’s no greater example of risks that occur than those related to the recovery of natural resources. Mining and other extractive processes are always potentially hazardous and it is only sensible to assume that regulating these activities is appropriate. But arriving at a consensus on what constitutes reasonable is never easy.

Consider this tale of two cities, Longmont and Erie. Longmont, long considered by many to be a somewhat sleepy rural-oriented community not prone to citizens taking radical positions on issues, took a rather aggressive approach when dealing with the contemporary oil and gas drilling technique knowing as fracking. Erie, a much smaller community, has chosen to deal with the same fracking issue in a significantly more sensible way.

Read the rest at the Daily Camera:
http://www.dailycamera.com/opinion-columnists/ci_21546034/greenlee-tale-two-cities

LP023: Anti-fracking ballot issue and lawsuits

On Episode 23 of Longmont Politics, Chris responded to a response to his “Brandon Shaffer’s Akin Moment” Times-Call guest opinion article, where the original Denver Post writer backs up exactly what Chris said.  Then it was on to Longmont City Councilmembers speaking out AGAINST the fracking ban that will be on the ballot, City of Longmont Ballot Question 300, or as it should be called “The Longmont Lawsuit Invitation Act“.  Erie took a different course, instead deciding on an agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) instead of regulations stricter than the state – or worse, a voter induced fracking ban.

Finally, I highlighted some wise words by Percy Conarroe and Paul Danish in reference to fracking and lawsuits.

Music played in this show was “Maybe It’s Just Me” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

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Practical words on fracking

They may come from different ends of the political spectrum, but retired newspaperman Percy Conarroe and former Boulder County Commissioner Paul Danish know a thing or two about the goings-on in Longmont and Boulder County.

More enlightening is the fact that both senior gentlemen, now living in Longmont, see the foolishness in the current anti-fracking hysteria.

Longmont Politics is glad to re-post Percy Conarroe’s excellent letter printed in the Times-Call on Sept. 4.  Secondly, we are running a series of links to Paul Danish’s astute views on fracking from his Danish Plan column in the Boulder Weekly.

Percy Conarroe: Longmont City Council should have drilled for facts Continue reading…

LP022: Brandon Shaffer’s rape rant and Hickenlooper targets Longmont

On Episode 22 of Longmont Politics we reminded listeners of the several missteps, mistakes, and voting record of State Senator Brandon Shaffer, especially when he had his own Todd Akin moment when he compared his plight to a rape victim (“it’s a little bit like blaming the woman or saying to a woman she deserved it“).

Then it was on to an impromptu rant about Hispanic/Latino voters and why they should never vote for or accept the patronizing attitude and pandering of Democrats/Liberal/Progressives.  Finally, we talked about Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper supporting the COGCC and their lawsuit against Longmont’s new oil regulations.

Music played in this show was “Fuzz” by Lords Of Fuzz – courtesy of Music Alley.

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You’ve always heard it here first

Now that there’s been more than 1000 posts on the Longmont Advocate/LightningRod/Politics sites, and many more previous entries on Chris Rodriguez’s Wrongmont blog, it strikes me how many times the non-politically correct, common sense point of view has proven to be true in the long run vs. the reactionary pushing of underlying agendas.

One of the numerous examples from Chris’s writings – Cooling off a solar flare-up – came in early 2010 when Mayor Bryan Baum was besieged by the local left due to his efforts to halt a program providing solar system rebates to Longmont residential and commercial customers at a cost to the city of $150,000. Continue reading…

Jeff Ilseman: An Inconvenient Train

(The following is a guest submission by RTD District I candidate Jeff Ilseman)

I love a good train ride, especially if it is also fast and cheap. I grew up near the end of the BNSF line coming out of Chicago’s Union Station. It was built in the 1860s, during the Civil War, when Lincoln was president, and decades before automobiles were invented. How ironic it is that I retired near the end of a “planned” BNSF line coming out of Denver’s Union Station, to be completed in the 2040s. Continue reading…

LP021: Fracking, Chicken, RTD, and solar scams

On Episode 21 of Longmont Politics we talked about the fracking ban gathering enough signatures to make it to the ballot – where it will lose – the Chick-Fil-A backlash on the leftists and radicals and what was really behind it, FasTracks/RTD get an earful from Longmont and Louisville City Councils, and the Abound and Solyndra failures and the real world financial consequences hit locally.

Music played in this show was “Every Little Thing” by Modern Science – courtesy of Music Alley.

Join Chris Rodriguez and his guests as they talk about the topics of the day. While the show will lean towards Longmont, Colorado with emphasis on politics, there’s no limit to where the show might go and may apply to your hometown. Leave a voicemail which we may use on-air at (720)924-1080                                          

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LP020: Mexifornia and airport haters gone crazy

On Episode 20 of Longmont Politics we talked about a recent trip to California (aka Mexifornia), the anti-airport group (of 1) Quiet Skies going off the rails and losing all grips on reality and decorum, and citizens gone ballistic at council and how Mayor Dennis Coombs needs to handle them.  We also talked about another ballot issue to pay for the lawsuits that will come from a fracking ban ballot issue, and yet another way for Sarah Levison to shake down Longmont citizens to squeeze more taxes out of them.

Music played in this show was “Oxygen” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

Join Chris Rodriguez and his guests as they talk about the topics of the day. While the show will lean towards Longmont, Colorado with emphasis on politics, there’s no limit to where the show might go and may apply to your hometown. Leave a voicemail which we may use on-air at (720)924-1080                                    

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