• Senate Bill 199 would repeal language barring immigrants in the U.S. illegally from accessing state and local public benefits. It’s among several bills that would affect Colorado immigrants.

    The Colorado State Capitol in Denver is pictured during the first day of the General Assembly’s 73rd regular legislative session on Jan. 13, 2021. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

    State lawmakers this year are advancing a historic slate of legislation aimed at assisting the estimated nearly 200,000 Coloradans living in the U.S. illegally, including through measures to shield them from federal immigration authorities and granting them access to state-funded benefits and services.

    The bills would also remove requirements that people prove legal residency to receive professional and business licenses, and create a state program to provide free birth control care and counseling for low-income immigrants without legal status.

    The Colorado Sun identified 11 bills debated at the legislature this year focused on immigrants, including four that have already been signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis.

    “Not even a decade ago, it was considered a win to be able to pass one immigration-related bill in an entire legislative session,” said state Sen. Julie Gonzales, a Denver Democrat and one of the fiercest immigrant advocates in the Colorado legislature. “Because of the work that’s happened outside of this building, because of the activism of undocumented people sharing their stories and speaking for themselves, there has been a sea change.”

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  • SLOAN | Nudging the GOP to move beyond Trump

    Kelly Sloan
    Kelly Sloan

    With all of the terrible policy being drummed up in Washington, D.C. — from the 13-digit spending designed to make FDR look restrained, to investment-crushing capital gains tax increases, to a foreign policy that must be keeping Ukrainians, Taiwanese, and free Afghanis up at night — one would think that the Republicans in Washington would be making hay out of all of this, carefully deconstructing each economic aberration, and tilling the ground for a fertile 2022 midterm election.

    But, no, they are, per usual, fighting amongst themselves, engaging in a pointless internecine war.

    The current donnybrook centers around Rep. Liz Cheney of neighbor Wyoming, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump the second time around, who continues to call things as they are, at Mr. Trump’s expense, and who also happens to be — tenuously — number three in the House Minority leadership pyramid.

    This is not sitting well with some, and certainly not with Mr. Trump, who still manages to command a loyal, almost Kim Il Sung-like, devotion among his staunchest followers. Trump has clearly reveled in the Wyoming congresswoman’s latest travails as the push to drive her from her leadership role, issuing statements referring to her invariably as a “warmonger” for her unapologetically interventionist neo-conservative foreign policy outlook, which mirrors her father’s. Trump, of course, keeps stoking the fires of controversy with statements like that which he released Monday saying “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 202 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”

    This in turn spurred Cheney, who has steadfastly refused to buy into any of the conspiracy-twinged yarns spun by Trump about the election, to respond: “The 2020 Presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”

    She is, of course, right. Though that may not make much difference.

    To read the rest of this story, please click (HERE):

  • P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” which is almost as good as Oscar Wilde’s version, who put it like this: “There’s only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

    Both men could turn a phrase, and both men had a point.

    With Discovery premiering Six Degrees this Sunday at 10 PM, you’d think that any surrounding press would be a good thing.

    But neither Barnum or Wilde lived in these extraordinary times, where anyone can post anything from anywhere, and reach millions of people anytime. Many of you have called the attached article to my attention, along with a very misleading headline I would have ignored, once upon a time, but cannot, in this day and age.

    Here’s a link to the original article, if you’re interested. https://bit.ly/3wNrkGc

    Or, if you prefer, you can scroll down and enjoy the same copy, along with my gentle attempts to set the record straight.

    Either way, better strap in. This one’s a doozy…

    Read more …

  • The Forum is your venue to discuss current events with a 360 degree view.
    It’s your place to share solutions opposing and fighting back against progressive liberalism. This Saturday, April 10th, join us from 9:00am-11:00am MT at 1305 West 121st Avenue in Westminster as we discuss, debate, and make plans about Colorado politics.

    Admission is only $1 per person so bring a friend or two. Social distancing and masks are required due to Tri-County Health Department mandates. We’ll have bottled water for attendees.

    “Roman Forum, Latin Forum Romanum, most important forum in ancient Rome, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills. The Roman Forum was the scene of public meetings, law courts, and gladiatorial combats in republican times and was lined with shops and open-air markets. Under the empire, when it primarily became a centre for religious and secular spectacles and ceremonies, it was the site of many of the city’s most imposing temples and monuments.”

  • TRAIL MIX | Colorado GOP looks to past midterms for ’22 hopes

    Denver Mayor Hancock, Bob Beauprez, Ryan Call
    In this file photo from Feb. 24, 2014, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, center, stands with former Rep. Bob Beauprez, left, and then-Colorado Republican Committee chairman Ryan Call, during a news conference to discuss a potential bid for the city to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Denver was eliminated in the first round for the RNC, which eventually went to Cleveland, Ohio.

    The Democrats have only been in control in Washington, D.C. — occupying the White House and swinging the gavels in the House and Senate — for a little over two months, but already the political class has its eyes on next year’s midterm election.

    While President Joe Biden won’t be on the ballot in 2022, his performance will, risking the razor-thin majority the Democrats hold in the U.S. House and the party’s 50-50 strength in the Senate, which is effectively a majority because Vice President Kamala Harris can cast a tie-breaking vote.

    In Colorado, where Democrats have been in charge across the board for two years longer, Republicans are licking their chops at the chance to stage a comeback after years of diminishing clout at the ballot box and two straight cycles racking up historic losses.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Join “The Forum” this Saturday morning, March 20th from 9:00am-11:00am.

    We’re starting off our first meeting of 2021 (after we had to postpone it from last weekend due to the blizzard) with an exciting program discussing local, state, and federal issues.  And since Saturday is March 20th, we hope you’ll celebrate “Colorado Meat Producers Appreciation Day.”  See the article further below on where events are on this busy Saturday.

    We’re working on rescheduling Sue Moore of The Liberty Scorecard to discuss the how, why, and the results of Colorado legislators voting on bills affecting your liberty.

    We welcome your questions, comments, suggestions, and ideas to The Forum this Saturday.

    And, admission is only a remarkable $1 per person!

    Bring along a friend or two (or more!) at that price!

    You won’t find a better bargain in the north suburbs.

    Social distancing rules will apply along with masks so we’re in compliance with the Tri-County Health Department.

    See you this Saturday morning at The Forum, 1305 West 121st Avenue in Westminster.  It’s located at the northwest corner of Mariposa & 121st.

    Governor Polis’ meat-less proclamation prompts meat-full celebrations statewide

    March 17, 2021 By Sherrie Peif

    Over the last three weeks, nearly 9,000 frustrated Coloradans of all political stripes have taken to social media to express their thoughts over a proclamation by Gov. Jared Polis declaring March 20 as “MeatOut” day. Read more …

  • Every issue is an excuse to expand the size and scope of government and implement trillions in new taxes

    If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    For Democrats today, the solution for every new issue is another tax increase. Name the “problem” and their “solution” is a higher tax on American families and businesses.

    Every issue is an excuse to expand the size and scope of government and implement trillions in new taxes.

    Even in the recent $1.9 trillion COVID “relief” spending spree legislation, Democrats put in a proviso that they believe will stop any tax reduction by Republican-led state governments for the next four years: If a state cuts taxes the Biden administration will threaten to sue to get their “bailout money” back.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

  • Joe Biden threatened to take this union worker’s “AR-14” in a train wreck of a viral video. That union worker’s name is Jerry Wayne and one day after the interaction, he went out and got an “AR-14” in honor of Joe. This is his message to America:

  • It’s clear that we still need Colorado oil and gas. “This blizzard proves that during extreme weather winter, solar panels and wind turbines are of little or no value to the electric grid.”

    • Snow on a photovoltaic system

    The massive blast of Siberia-like cold that is wreaking havoc across North America is proving that if we humans want to keep surviving frigid winters, we are going to have to keep burning natural gas — and lots of it — for decades to come.

    That cold reality contradicts the “electrify everything” scenario that’s being promoted by climate change activists, politicians, and academics. They claim that to avert the possibility of catastrophic climate change, we must stop burning hydrocarbons and convert all of our transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial systems so that they are powered solely on electricity, with most of that juice coming, of course, from forests of wind turbines and oceans of solar panels.

    But attempting to electrify everything would concentrate our energy risks on an electricity grid that is already breaking under the surge in demand caused by the crazy cold weather. Across America, countless people don’t have electricity. I’m one of them. Our power here in central Austin went out at about 3 am. I am writing this under a blanket, have multiple layers of clothes on, and am nervously watching my laptop’s battery indicator.

    To continue reading this story, please click (HERE):

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