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    We meet every month on the second Saturday from 9:00am-11:00am.

    This Saturday, July 10th, we’re meeting at a private home for a more intimate setting as we hear from new Colorado GOP Chair, Kristi Burton Brown.

    You’ll hear her speak about current Colorado issues, like redistricting, and her plan to transform Colorado from blue to red.
    She’ll also answer your questions.

    You don’t want to miss out on this important meet-and-greet!
    See you there!

    The meeting address is 11611 Shoshone Way in Westminster.

    Admission is $3 per person.

    See the map below for a visual view of the meeting location.

    Park on the street and then please proceed to the north side of the house.

    This leads to the back deck where we’ll have plenty of chairs and bottled water.

    https://cologop.org/

    Kristi Burton Brown
    State Party Chairwoman
    Email: kristi@cologop.org

    Kristi Burton Brown is the Chair of the Colorado Republican Party, a constitutional attorney, and a policy analyst. She helped to negotiate Sen. Tim Neville’s Free Speech on Campus bill and has testified for legislation in multiple states on behalf of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research and education arm of the Susan B. Anthony List. She is the author of “Do Justice: Practical Ways to Engage Our World,” and a wife and mother of two kids. Read more …

  • Conservatives gather in Denver to talk ‘Frontier Freedom’ and the battles ahead

    Western Conservative Hunt Boebert Lamborn Buck
    Jeff Hunt, president of Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, left, talks with U.S. Reps. Lauren Boebert, Doug Lamborn and Ken Buck at the 2021 Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by the institute, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Denver.

    This year’s leaner, meaner Western Conservative Summit brought together right-leaning luminaries from around the country to Denver this weekend to discuss conservative ideas and sound the alarm over a growing number of threats.

    In its 12th year, the two-day summit, sponsored by Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, brought together hundreds of activists, politicians and scholars — joined by people who watched at least some of the proceedings online — to view conservative principles through what organizers called “the unique lens of the American West.”

    Organized and planned before anyone knew whether pandemic restrictions would still be in place, this year’s summit was held at a hotel in downtown Denver across the street from the Colorado Convention Center, where attendees in previous years had filled cavernous exhibit halls.

    Instead of the roughly 3,500 avid conservatives who flocked to the event at its height, this year’s affair capped attendance at 500, though its reach might have been much greater because the entire program was live-streamed online, with organizers counting tens of thousands of viewers across platforms.

    Institute president Jeff Hunt introduced and interviewed the featured speakers on a main stage decked out to look a lot like the set of a late-night talk show.

    Click (HERE) to go to the website to read the rest of this story

     

  • That’s a question countless people across the country started asking in 2012, when Jack Phillips told two men who walked into his Masterpiece Cakeshop that he couldn’t create a custom cake for their same-sex wedding. And the question only grew more urgent as Phillips had to defend himself first before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and then numerous courts—losing at every step of the way until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor in June 2018.

    Why not just make the cake? Submitting would have been less frightening than facing relentless harassment and death threats. It would have been less costly than losing a major portion of his business when the state demanded that he design cakes for same-sex weddings or none at all. And it would have been easier than a decade of fighting for his rights—and his livelihood—in court, a fight he has been forced to continue even after his victory at the Supreme Court.

    But for Jack Phillips, there are deeper principles at stake—principles too precious to abandon for the sake of convenience and safety. These principles should be of concern to every American, including Jack’s adversaries. If the freedoms Jack has sought to protect are lost, they may never be regained.

    Why not just make the cake? In this inspiring book, Jack answers that question in his own words, hoping his story will inspire and strengthen the many who will encounter challenges, however fearsome, to living out their faith.

  • David Ramsden-Wood, Hitachi Vantara O&G Business Development; #hottakeoftheday, Author, Observer of intellectual inconsistency and caller of BS as required

    It’s… about …. time.
    For far too long, the oil and gas industry has gone along to get along. The substantial platforms of our majors and their marketing budgets and trade associations have placated, instead of attacked, and been quiet, passive, and accepting. If we learned anything as a society in 2020, it’s that the media is propaganda tool for those pushing an agenda. Narrative is controlled and bought. Full stop.

    Before we get to the #hottakeoftheday “Hero of the Year” award (hint, it’s Chris Wright of Liberty Oilfield Services), let’s look at Engine No. 1’s proxy battle with Exxon. Here is a hedge fund that owned 0.02% of ExxonMobil’s stock, or roughly 8.5 mm shares and bought at roughly $40/share (~$340 mm). Their proxy battle cost $30 mm which represents ~9% cost on the total position.

    Do we REALLY think that Engine No. 1 paid for that?  They have 3 new directors, with a press machine and a “hedge fund” behind them that is happy to spend money to influence the energy transition narrative and investment outcomes.

    Which brings us to Chris Wright and the battle the industry has had with The North Face, a VF Company. A CEO is in a unique position to use their platform to counteract one narrative with another.

    Me? I love energy. Our life is enabled by energy. And the virtue signaling of those that don’t want to acknowledge the role oil and gas plays in our economy is getting really old. So… Chris. Thank you.

    The video is below, and I encourage you to watch it and share it. He says it better than I ever could.

    It’s…. about…. time.

     

     

  • Eileen Reilly casts her vote into a drop box Wednesday outside the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., in Colorado Springs.

    Chancey Bush, The Gazette

     

    A proposed ballot initiative that would do away with mail voting in Colorado, forbid the use of drop boxes and require a fingerprinted “government-issued elector card” when voting will appear before the Title Board on Wednesday.

    Initiative #38 “significantly increases” costs for elections officials, according to a nonpartisan fiscal analysis. The measure would force county clerks to operate a greater number of polling places and develop new elections procedures. At the Department of State, there would be changes to the statewide voter registration system, the ballot access system, the campaign finance tracking system and post-election risk limiting audit software.

    There may also be increased expenditures for the state’s court system, as felony offenses related to election fraud or voter intimidation would merit 10 days in jail and a $250 fine per “illegal ballot.”

    The designated representatives for the initiative are Margot Herzl of Littleton, who was a Libertarian candidate for the state House of Representatives last year, and Anna Omsberg of Bailey. The Title Board’s duty is to set a ballot title to appear before voters if the board determines a proposed measure contains a single subject as the constitution requires. Proponents then have the opportunity to collect signatures to place the measure on the statewide ballot.

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

  • 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.”

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

  • 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.

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