Tag: Counties

Woman shoots stalker, gun grabbers hardest hit

More and more women are learning to shoot and buying guns. GOOD!


An Alabama woman was pocket-carrying her concealed weapon in her home when she discovered her crazed ex-boyfriend in the basement and things got lively:

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, the 32-year-old female called authorities around 7 p.m. yesterday to tell them that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house and she had shot him.

The victim says she went to her basement to smoke, when she realized that her ex-boyfriend was in the basement. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, before chasing her around the basement.

The woman took a gun from her pocket and shot the 34-year-old in the leg. When he fled, he dropped his cell phone, which she used to call 911.


10 Colorado Counties Move Forward With Secession Plans

Rebellious Colorado Counties Move Forward With Plans To Secede – Daily Caller

Representatives of 10 rural Colorado counties met Monday in the sleepy plains town of Akron, about a half an hour from the Kansas border, to advance a plan that has been both hailed and ridiculed in recent weeks: A bid to split from Colorado and form the country’s 51st state.


Eye-rolling critics have dubbed the state-to-be “Weldistan,” after the county leading the charge and alluding to the heavily conservative values of the northeast region considering secession.

Proponents have called it an inevitable result of what they say is a loss of representation in Denver, where Democrats have controlled state government and, in the minds of many rural Coloradans, ignored them in favor of liberal, urban interests.

Questions about how to proceed with such a rare initiative as starting a new state covered a wide spectrum at Monday’s meeting. They ranged from whether to include like-minded counties in Nebraska and Kansas to how to ensure, if the effort is successful, that urban areas in the newly formed state wouldn’t also begin to ignore less-populated areas and become yet another out-of-touch capital.

But for all the uncertainty, there was one common thread: barely veiled anger at how rural counties perceive they’ve been treated by the Democrat-controlled state legislature this year.

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway called it “a nightmare session.”

“This was the worse legislative session I’ve ever seen,” he said, “how they treated people, how they called bills up on the same day without giving people a chance to testify.”

Colorado has made national headlines this year in having passed a full slate of progressive laws, including tough new gun-control laws, new rights for illegal immigrants, regulations for legal marijuana, and many other controversial pieces of legislation.

Several commissioners said the back-breaker was Senate Bill 252, a new measure that requires rural electrical cooperatives to double the amount of renewable energy they offer to customers by 2020. Gov. John Hickenlooper recently signed it into law, despite heavy lobbying to veto it. The bill’s opponents say it will increase rural customers’ electricity bills by mandating what they say are unrealistic – and expensive – goals.

Many of the more than two dozen county commissioners attending the meeting noted that SB 252 was their final straw.

“[Senate Bill] 252 is a perfect example of where they rammed it down our throat,” said Yuma County Commissioner Trent Bushner. “They turned a blind eye to satisfy [Hickenlooper’s] buddies in the environmental groups.”

“I’m excited about what we can learn from this and where we can take it,” he said, “but quite honestly, I want this to be a shot across the bow for them to start listening to us.”

Like some others, Bushner wasn’t convinced that a statehood bid would be successful, even though Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker said that it was a fairly straightforward process – at least from a legal perspective.

The first step, he said, was for each county’s citizens to vote to officially exclude their county from the state of Colorado. Once those votes were conducted, counties that passed the secession measure – assuming they all shared a border – would ask voters from all of Colorado to amend the Colorado Constitution to remove their combined area from the state, and require that the state legislature submit a formal request that Congress recognize its 51st member.

If that statewide measure passes, and Congress agrees to enter it into the union, “North Colorado” – or whatever official name is eventually chosen – will be created.

Not all the commissioners were sold, with many expressing concern that there hasn’t been a groundswell of organized citizen support for the idea, even though many have told them to “go for it.”

“Do I think this has a snowball’s chance in hell of passing?” Bushner asked. “Not really.”

But others weren’t so pessimistic.

“I’ve heard the phrase ‘snowball’s chance in hell,’” said Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher. “I’m looking forward to the day hell freezes over.”

“North Colorado” has a lot going for it, according to Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, noting that the 10 counties in the consortium account for 10 percent of Colorado’s assessed value, in terms of its agricultural and oil and gas production.

The area, she said, accounts for 40 percent of the assessed value of the state’s oil and gas.

Overall, she said the counties looking to secede give to the state’s treasury more than they get in return.

Regardless of the many yet-to-be-answered questions, the group will move forward, agreeing to invite to the next meeting representatives of other counties – both inside and outside Colorado – who have shown interest in forming a new state.

Conway said the next steps include hiring a professor from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to do an in-depth economic assessment of the counties in question, and to work on developing ballot language to take to voters in November.

To make the next election, commissioners have to move fast: The deadline to submit ballot measures is in early August.

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8 Colorado Counties Consider Seceding From State Because Of Liberal State Government Policies

8 Colorado Counties Consider Seceding From State Because Of Liberal State Government Policies – Red Alert Politics

Several conservative-leaning counties in Northern Colorado are considering seceding from the Centennial state because of the liberal policies being passed by the state’s government.


The proposed state, which would be called North Colorado, would consist of Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson Counties, all of which are in the rural, energy-rich northeastern part of the state.

“This is not the same state that I grew up in,” Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher told Red Alert Politics. “In the last 10-15 years, the pendulum has swung so far to the left as far as anti-energy, anti-ag” policies go in the Democrat-controlled state capital of Denver.

“We were pushed into a corner, and frankly when you keep pushing into a corner you’re gonna come back out, and you’re gonna come back out with fire and that’s exactly what we did” he added, noting that ten other counties have contacted them about joining the movement.

According to Rademacher, the idea for secession actually came from residents at one of the county’s regular board meetings who are fed up with the strict gun laws and restrictions on national gas drilling the government has passed over the past few years. Just this past Wednesday Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed into law a bill that forces electrical cooperatives in rural areas to double the amount of renewable energy they produce by the year 2020. The state also created several new gun control laws that have adversely affected residents of these eight rural counties earlier this year.

“The constituents were frustrated over some of the legislation proposed out of Denver in which they were just basically jamming it through the legislature without any kind of feedback or really any willingness to compromise,” he told RAP. “The citizens were just upset and they just basically asked the question ‘What can we do?’ ‘Is there anything we can do as a county to stop this madness?’.”

He added that any movement toward succession would be “resident-driven,” and if the popular support for the secession is there, the commissioners in the eight counties hope to have the area’s approximately 400,000 residents vote on the issue in November.

Forming a new state within an old one is not an easy task. According to the U.S. Constitution, the process requires the approval of the existing state’s legislature and Congress. Rademacher believes the most difficult task will be winning over the state legislature, as Weld County and its neighbors provide so much profit to the state.

“We pay the bills,” he quipped.

He added that there is also the chance that North Colorado – should it succeed in its quest to break away from Colorado – could either annex other counties in neighboring Kansas and Nebraska that have expressed interest in the movement, or even completely take in a neighboring state like Wyoming.

Although it’s successfully happened five times in history, the last time a state officially broke away from another one was West Virginia in 1863. Since then there have been several failed movements to create new states within the continental 48, including the state of Delmarva, which would encompass all of Delaware and the counties along the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia, and the “State of Superior” which would consist of the upper peninsula of Michigan.

In January, more than 125,000 Americans signed a White House petition asking the federal government to allow the state of Texas to secede (again) from the union.

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Bill Quick is right! It is not about school safety, it is about CYA!

The Daily Pundit nails it!

Alabama Teachers Undergo School Shooter Training After Newtown Massacre

But the simulation wasn’t meant to train educators on how to attack or defeat a school shooter, Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian told TIME.

“They were allowed to take on the role of law enforcement so they could understand the need to relay accurate and timely information to first responders,” Christian said.

Which they likely won’t be able to do because they are still unarmed victims waiting to be slaughtered by shooters, or already dead in the attack.

All of this is CYA Kabuki designed to minimize as much as possible the financial fallout from massive lawsuits aimed at school districts. “We did everything we could possibly do.”

Yes, sad, pathetic, but true.



Straight from the mouth of a Statist

Nothing but total control of every aspect of our lives will ever sate these miscreants. Milton Wolf has the latest example

Never let a crisis go to waste. And never let American free choice survive.

This from Richard Grenell, former Communication Director for San Diego mayor, being interviewed on FoxNews Happening Now in regards to the closing of the Los Angeles 405 Interstate highway:

This is a missed opportunity for L.A. because we could have had the opportunity to be forced into public transporation.

This is your ruling class, looking for opportunities to force your obedience. Sadly, you’re just not smart enough to decide how you should get to work.

Los Angeles is STUCK ON STOOPIT!

The LCR reports that LA is fighting its 11.7% unemployment rate by BANNING JOBS!

So Los Angeles unemployed get a special treat this holiday season. A nice little ban on new fast food jobs and all for the most dire cause of healthier food choices.

This seems like déjà-vous to me. I can remember reading about this back in 2008, although I’m not sure what happened. I assume the moratorium on fast food restaurants expired thus giving LA the ridiculous opportunity to do it all over again, but this time while the city is going through massive unemployment to the tune of 11.7%. However, we’ll come back to this.

Regardless, CRAZY-IN-CA’s 2010 model marches on with a fresh ban, complete with all the stock liberal features we’ve come to know and expect. Like everyone’s favorite unknown bureaucrat citing government’s good intentions while professing not to be micromanaging what people are eating while simultaneously lauding how they are micromanaging what people are eating:

“This is not an attempt to control people as to what they can put into their mouths. This is an attempt to diversify their food options,” said councilmember Jan Perry.

Political Correctness trumps common sense again!