And out in a state still struggling to remain free….

 

Screw you, Pilgrim

Screw you, Pilgrim

Colorado voters recall Democrat pols who voted for gun control laws. Bloomberg personally spent more money to defeat the recall ($350,000) than the NRA did to win it. Hope he has enough left to buy a Super-Slurpee to drown his sorrows in.

DENVER — The president of the Colorado Senate and a Democratic colleague, both supporters of gun-control measures following the mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut last year, were ousted Tuesday in recall elections.

With 94 percent of the projected vote counted, voters in Colorado Springs favored recalling Morse by 51 percent to 49 percent.

Republican Bernie Herpin, a former Colorado Springs city councilman, will replace him.

Voters also approved the recall of Senator Angela Giron in Pueblo, choosing Republican George Rivera, a former police officer, to replace her.

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24 responses to “And out in a state still struggling to remain free….

  1. CatoRenasci

    Perhaps Colorado will soon be safe again for the rootin’ tootin’ six-gun shootin’ hard-ridin’ cowboy’s sweetheart sorta gal one used to find somewhere West of Laramie…. I can hear Patsy Montana yodeling her cry of victory!

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    An omen for Connecticut legislators?

    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don’t stand at the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall

    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There’s a battle outside
    And it’s ragin’

    It’ll soon shake your windows
    And rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changin’

  3. weakleyhollow

    Poor little Mikey. I hear tell his anointed successor didn’t do so well in NY, either.

  4. Flyangler

    Interestingly, in marginally majority Democrat Colorado, 20% of the 10,000+ signers of the Recall Giron petition were registered Dems. Seems opposition to restrictive gun control may be one of the last bipartisan efforts in the USA.

  5. Flyangler

    Oh, the the loss of these two Dem senators brings the Dem majority in that Senate to a single vote. Too bad the recall efforts against two other Dems failed to get the requisite 10,000 petition signatures to get on the ballot.

  6. Flyangler

    Erstwhile Patch blogger Thomas Paine suggests this is a warning to Hartford GOP such as McKinney that gun owners have long memories, and closed wallets this primary season.

    http://newtown.patch.com/groups/thomas-paines-blog/p/campaign-money-mckinney-no-foley-maybe-ccdl-yes_e36830a2

    • hmmm

      I’m voting for malloy before I ever vote for any GOP candidate that was involved in passing that ridiculous legislation

  7. Cos Cobber

    And in other election news:
    The good: Tong (Malloy endorsed) loses to Martin (local Dem party endorsed) in Stamford in a democratic primary for Mayor.
    The bad: DeBlasio
    The good: Weiner and moreover, Spitzer lose
    The bad: NYC headed for a union pay raise/ tax the rich bonanza w/ DeBalsio.
    The good: Maybe that pushes high paying jobs back to FF County

    • Your last two items, plus the impending return of armed goons to city streets, will make NYC a hostile work environment and that might drive more people our way. My concern is that Wall Street is no longer tethered to the city’s infrastructure and can relocate across the country as easily as it can cross the state border. Maybe they’ll all move to Colorado, now that their civil rights have been restored in that state.

    • He can’t raise NYC income tax rates without passing a bill to do so in the state legislature. Reliable Albany watches feel that this is about as likely as clean government and union flexibility in contract negotiations. So Deblasio’s tax the rich platform was just a feel good head fake.

    • Anonymous

      Cos Cobber…my hope that the Republican candidate, “I will let the kitten die in the subway” Joe Lihota, has a shot since the Dems have chosen such a far left, lightweight with no experience. Oops, they did that with the president, too….and he managed to win.

    • weakleyhollow

      The CO law was in fact pushed through as “emergency” legislation. It turns out that not all Democrats are gun control nuts out there. It really is too bad that Weiner lost, though. He would have provided months of entertainment.

  8. hmmm

    I hope Laverne De Fazio wins! They deserve her.

  9. YES!!!!!!! It appears some are turning things around! YAY!!!!!!! Kudos to Colorado!

  10. Anonymous

    This sentencing should be its own thread, on this otherwise somber day. Lot to be grateful for, and a lot to remember.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/902338/posts

    Ruling by Judge William Young

    U.S. District Court Judge William Young made the following statement in sentencing “shoe bomber” Richard Reid to prison. It is noteworthy, and deserves to be remembered far longer than he predicts. I commend it to you and to anyone you might wish to forward it to.

    January 30, 2003 United States vs. Reid. Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

    On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General.

    On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other. That’s 80 years.

    On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2 million.

    The Court accepts the government’s recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

    The Court imposes upon you the $800 special assessment.

    The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

    This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.

    We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.

    Here in this court , where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice, you are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.

    And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

    So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You’re no warrior. I know warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders.

    In a very real sense Trooper Santigo had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and where the TV crews were and he said you’re no big deal. You’re no big deal.

    What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today? I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know.

    It seems to me you hate the one thing that is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.

    Here, in this society, the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.

    It is for freedom’s sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf and have filed appeals, will go on in their, their representation of you before other judges. We are about it. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.

    Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. Day after tomorrow it will be forgotten. But this, however, will long endure. Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice,individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.

    The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged, and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

    See that flag, Mr. Reid? That’s the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. You know it always will.

    Custody Mr. Officer. Stand him down.
    ———————————————–
    How much of this Judge’s comments did you hear on our TV sets? Please pass this around. Everyone needs to hear what the judge had to say.

  11. Ghost of the FAR Czar

    Off topic, but found this story very interesting.

    I guess this is the “non-existent” voter fraud that is purely in the GOP’s imagination. Why should people need to show ID to vote?

    And in a Democratic primary no less….

    http://gothamist.com/2013/09/11/voter_fraud_attempts.php

  12. NDLunchbox

    The media is making the story out to be “witness the power of the gun lobby that pushed this through” – but from what I have read / heard from people in CO, the real reason people got pissed and this came about was the way the Dems refused to allow hearings and pushed this through in back room meetings without ever checking what their constituencies wanted – similar to what happened in NY, but apparently the people of CO still have a spine and are not yet content to be lorded over by the arrogant know-whats-good-for-you technocrat that has become the prototype for today’s Democrat politician.