When Representative Wes McKinley and Billy Whitfield show up in their starched white shirts and cowboy hats, you are in for some good old-fashioned pickin' and singin'.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
State Representative Wesley McKinley is nothing if not persistent. Ever since he was the foreman of the Rocky Flats Grand Jury back in 1989, he has written and spoken out at every opportunity. Now that the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant has been renamed the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge, he continued his efforts on Wednesday (1/21/09) at a hearing on HB 1060, a bill he put forward to inform the potential visitors to the site of its history, by putting up a sign. Expert testimony was provided by, among others, Dr. LeRoy Moore, Ph.D., currently with the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. Dr. Moore, who has worked on this issue for the past 30 years, testified as to the continuing dangers of plutonium at the site. Read more on the issue here.
Spoiler: The bill was voted down 7-5, so this sign will not be posted. The site is currently closed (due to lack of funding) and no visitors are allowed. If and when it does open, will the visitors be informed of the potential dangers?
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
This year's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Denver, Colorado was the biggest I've seen. Beautiful weather and the impending inauguration of Barrack Obama combined to make it a day to remember. John Delvano of Healthcare for all Colorado encourages viewers to check out the website.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
Video and text by Juliette Mondot Colorado House Bill 1010 will give film/video projects a 10% state tax income credit that can be transferred or sold on pre approved projects for Colorado expenditures. It's not a 25% rebate check like New Mexico offers, but it's better than nothing. Last year Rep. Douglas Bruce shot down proposed film incentives saying he would not support Spielburg. The Spielburgs of Colorado assembled at this Film Rally to support the legislation this year and we are glad Bruce is gone, especially after he infamously kicked a newspaper photographer. The last major feature film shot in Colorado was Nowhereland with Eddie Murphy. Paramount spent over a million dollars in September of 2007 with two weeks of shooting. Colorado has great locations and crew.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Neil Young - Fork In The Road Lyrics to "Fork in the Road" Got a pot belly. It's not too big. Gets in my way when I'm driving my rig. Driving this country in a big old rig, things I see mean a lot. My friend has a pickup. Drives his kid to school. Then he takes his wife to beauty school. Now she's doin' nails. Gonna get a job. Got a good teacher. There's a fork in the road ahead. I don't which way I'm gonna turn. There's a fork in the road ahead. Forgot this year, to salute the troops. They're all still there in a fucking war. It's no good. Whose idea was that? I've got hope, but you can't eat hope. I'm not done. Not giving up. Not cashing in. Too late. There's a bailout coming but it's not for me. It's for all those creeps watching tickers on TV. There's a bailout coming but it's not for me. I'm a big rock star. My sales have tanked, but I still got you. Thanks! Download this. Sounds like shit. Keep on bloggin' 'til the power goes out, and your battery's dead. Twist and Shout. On the radio. Those were the days. Bring 'em back. There's a bailout coming but it's not for you. It's for all those creeps hiding what they do. There's a bailout coming but it's not for you. Bailout coming but it's not for you. Got my flat new flat-screen. Got it repo'd now. They picked it up. Left a hole in the wall. Last Saturday. Missed the Raiders game. There's a bailout coming but it's not for you. There's a bailout coming but it's not for you. It's for all those creeps hiding what they do.
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Editor’s note: I’ve been “away on assignment” for the past three weeks, which explains the lack of postings. Unfortunately, the “assignment” was to the world of pain, as I was stricken with a gastric attack. Trip to the ER, CT scan, no clear diagnosis. (At least I refrained from posting under the influence of percoset). I’m feeling better now, and I lost 23 pounds in the process, so maybe I’m better off than before. Leaner and meaner in 2009!
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Thursday, January 1, 2009
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