• More radio stations ban ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ amid #MeToo controversy

    Across the country, radio stations and their listeners continue to debate what should be done about the 1944 Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

    The tune made headlines this holiday season when Cleveland radio station WDOK announced it would cease playing the song after some listeners complained its lyrics hadn’t aged well amid the #MeToo movement.

    Now radio stations all around the United States are beginning to follow suit, with mixed reactions from listeners.  Read more …

  • The PC Police are out in force!
    They claim that some Christmas traditions are wrong and should be banned in the #MeToo world.
    We have today’s forum to discuss this from all angles and best of all, we include breakfast burritos to celebrate Christmas, oops–I mean the Santa Claus Holiday….

    Join the NSRF at Amazing Grace Community Church Saturday, December 8th from 9:00am-11:00am as we discuss this topic with all the #MeToo controversy. Read more …

  • INTERVIEW: Jared Polis on energy, death penalty, TABOR and more

    Author: Next with Kyle Clark, 9News – November 9, 2018 –

    Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis is interviewed Nov. 7 on “Next with Kyle Clark.” (KUSA-9News, Denver)

    Shortly after he was elected governor of Colorado, Jared Polis sat down with 9News anchor Kyle Clark to discuss his historic victory and his plans.

    During a 10-minute conversation, which aired Nov. 7 on 9News’ “Next with Kyle Clark,” the Democrat weighed in on oil and gas regulation, the death penalty, TABOR and taxes, and on being America’s first openly gay candidate to be elected governor.

    Here’s a transcript of Clark’s interview with Polis. And watch the full interview below.

    Kyle Clark: Governor Elect Jared Polis, congratulations. Welcome back to “Next.”

    Jared Polis: Thank you, Kyle. Pleasure to be here.


    Clark:
     Colorado voters gave Democrats sweeping control of state government last night, yet they also rejected two statewide tax increases and rejected increased restrictions on oil and gas drilling. What’s your takeaway from all that together?


    Polis:
     Well, look, it’s an opportunity for Democrats to show that Democrats can govern. I think what’s important for me as the governor elect will be to work to be a governor for the whole state. It doesn’t matter whether you voted for me or not, and I’m going to do my best every day to represent not just the different people of different parties and persuasions, but also we have a very diverse state geographically, and I plan to be a governor for Grand Junction and Pueblo and Sterling just as I am for Boulder and in Colorado Springs. So, it’s a great state. Read more …

  • We’ll analyze the results of how Colorado voted at the local, state, and federal level and discuss the ramifications.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side this Saturday morning, November 10th.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton. Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

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    Democrats recapture Colorado Senate, now hold complete power at Capitol.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-senate-democrat-control.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604498&j=84882061

    Voters reject oil well setbacks as Colorado’s Proposition 112 defeated.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-prop-112-defeated.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604485&j=84882061

    contest name choice name party name total votes percent of votes registered voters ballots cast
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Karen McCormick DEM 678 23.25 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Ken Buck REP 2238 76.75 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Mike Coffman REP 17232 48.02 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Jason Crow DEM 17317 48.26 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Kat Martin LBR 636 1.77 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Dan Chapin UAF 700 1.95 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Ed Perlmutter DEM 56439 59.34 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Mark Barrington REP 34813 36.6 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Jennifer Nackerud LBR 3866 4.06 204348 96929 Read more …

  • An amazing letter from a fellow American – former Adams County Commissioner Alice Nichol on her decision to Walk Away.

    #walkawaycampaign

  •  
    Update: Adams County Ballots

    10/23/2018

    You may have heard that some Adams County ballots were delayed in delivery. Those ballots are the #1 priority for this office and as of this afternoon are in the hands of the USPS.

    We know there has been some misinformation out there, so we’d like to take a moment to explain what happened.

    On Oct. 15, our print vendor delivered Adams County ballots to the General Mail Facility. About 61,000 of those—including Clerk Stan Martin’s—did not make it into the mail stream and were returned to a secure location.

    Once we were made aware that some voters weren’t receiving ballots, we worked with our partners at the printer and USPS and located the ballots.

    As previously mentioned, those ballots are now in USPS hands to be processed this evening for delivery to voters over the next few days.

    Here are the zip codes that were most affected:

    80241
    80601
    80602
    80640
    80011

    For a complete list of zip codes affected, click here.

    The 61,000 ballots included a variety of political parties. Here’s what that breakdown looks like:

    Numbers are approximate.

    Democratic: 19,000
    Republican: 17,000
    Unaffiliated: 24,000
    Minor Party: 1,000

    These ratios are consistent with party affiliation percentages throughout Adams County.

     

    https://www.adamsvotes.com/press-releases/update-adams-county-ballots/?fbclid=IwAR2rMhwHPIqgUeL040qGCkSg0gBFF9JgnT5hdlJhWVuRfhGdgOk8YvqrJ70

     

  • Admin’s note: Vote NO on 73. It’s not “for the kids” as supporters of this TAX INCREASE say. This ballot question is a liberals spending dream and an end run around TABOR. Education already gets a funding increase every year since Amendment 23 passed in 2000. It’s too bad that student’s achievement results didn’t rise. More money does not equal better outcomes. TABOR will survive this misguided attempt.

    Ballot initiative seeks to increase taxes by $1.6 billion; could end Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    A controversial ballot initiative would raise taxes on Coloradans by $1.6 billion to increase funding for public schools if approved. Opponents argue it also would make the constitutionally protected Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) impotent.

    Amendment 73, the Establish Income Tax Brackets and Raise Taxes for Education Initiative, seeks to amend the state constitution to replace Colorado’s flat rate income tax with a progressive income tax. Individuals earning more than $150,000 would be taxed more and the corporate income tax rate would increase. The revenue collected from the tax hikes would go into a newly created Quality Public Education Fund.

    The state constitution requires a 55 percent supermajority vote for the initiative to become law.

    “‘Take your success elsewhere’ should be the signs erected if Colorado approves Amendment 73,” Penn Pfiffner, former state legislator and chairman of the board of the TABOR Foundation, told Watchdog.org. “The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights properly treats everyone equally, requiring the same income tax rate be applied to everyone. Currently, if you make more money, you pay more, but only at the rate that everyone else pays. This proposal would change that, bringing an attitude that the upper middle class and wealthy should be attacked and made to pay increasing amounts. It is the worst concept in raising taxes.”

    A group of opponents of the measure launched a “Blank Check. Blatant Deception. Vote No on 73,” campaign, arguing the ballot language is deceptive. It tried to have the question removed after the required deadline and Colorado’s secretary of state rejected its complaint. Read more …

  • Adams County Clerk Stan Martin
    If you haven’t received your ballot yet, hang tight!

    All Adams County ballots were dropped at the General Mail Facility on Monday 10/15. They are working diligently to process over 3.2 million ballots being mailed to Colorado voters. Here in Adams County, approximately 75% of ballots were processed and delivered last week. There are approximately 65,000 ballots remaining to be mailed, mostly in the Brighton and Thornton areas. We anticipate the remaining ballots will be processed at the General Mail Facility and hit your mailbox in the coming days.

    If your ballot feels a little heavier than usual, that’s because it is! With so many contests and measures in this election, most citizens will receive a two-page ballot. Be sure to include both pages when you return it.

    For your convenience, Adams County added six additional 24-Hour Drop Boxes in recent years. You can drop your ballot off for free at any one of the 22 Drop Boxes or 8 Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) that opened today. Be sure to check the link below for dates and times that VSPCs are open.

    Visit our website to see a list of all those locations: https://www.adamsvotes.com/where-do-i-go-2/.

    If you would like to track your ballot using our BallotTrax technology, sign up here: https://adamsvotes.ballottrax.net/voter/#/.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 720 523-6500; we’re here to help!

    Stan Martin
    Adams County Clerk & Recorder

  • How I will vote on Colorado ballot questions

    In BlogCapitol Review by Mark Hillman

    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (need 55% to pass) 

    Amendment V: Lower Age Requirement for State Legislature

    NO.  Would lower the minimum age for state lawmakers from 25 to 21. I was 31 when first elected to the Colorado Senate.  I’m now 51 and recognize what I didn’t know 20 years ago.  The last thing we need is laws made by inexperienced kids freshly indoctrinated by college professors.

    Amendment W: Ballot Format for Judges

    YES.  This is a simple change that will make the ballot more readable and save money for counties when printing ballots.

    Amendment X: Industrial Hemp Definition

    YES.  Corrects yet another unintended consequence of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana and makes our definition consistent with federal law which will eliminate needless red-tape for growers of industrial hemp.

    Amendments Y&Z: Congressional & Legislative Redistricting

    YES ON BOTH.  The current system is broken.  These initiatives replace the current system with a balanced process that includes equal numbers of Republicans, Democrats and independent voters.  It has adequate checks and balances to ensure fairness and to prevent manipulation by a single political party.

    Amendment A: Language Prohibiting Involuntary Servitude as Punishment

    YES.  Clarifies our state constitution’s prohibition on slavery and involuntary servitude to state that they are also not allowed as punishment for a crime.

    Amendment 73: Tax Increase for Education

    NO.  The problem with school funding in Colorado is that legislators have expanded social welfare programs at the expense of education. If public schools still received the same share of the budget as they did 10 years ago, our schools would receive an extra $800 per student.  We don’t need a $1.6 BILLION tax increase written into our state constitution.

    Read more …

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