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… →
(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… →
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… →
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… →
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… →
So now people writing in to the Times-Call who support Sean McCoy are just going to spread flat out fabrications about me. I tried to email the TC about this lie, but was “off the grid” and they may not have gotten it in time – darn those vacations! Continue reading… →
As a public service I’m going to help out Longmont City Councilmember Sean McCoy. In the recent candidate forum at Silver Creek High School he was asked how to improve civility on city council. He couldn’t answer the question in the allotted time. Let me answer it for him: Remove Sean McCoy from Longmont City Council – it’s that simple. Continue reading… →
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… →
One brave soul walked through the rabble on Main Street at the Occupy Longmont with an American flag and put it on YouTube. He said he was disappointed that no one waved or honked at him or the flag, I say he was lucky no one spat on it and threw it to the ground. Continue reading… →
Racial and religious tolerance is never very high on the list of most liberal/progressives, but Longmont Area Democrats consider it one of their highlights that they showed a virulently anti-Mormon film during their “film series”. Continue reading… →
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