THIS COLUMN IS A GREAT REMINDER OF ALL THE WAYS JARED POLIS IS NO LIBERTARIAN And by howdy is it a comprehensive list of the ways our allegedly libertarian Governor has found ways to curtail our freedom over the stuff he doesn't like. Read the column here, I'm going to dive into it at some point.
JON CALDARA POPS IN AT 1 Because the Independence Institute has a super fun party noting how Jared Polis is the furthest thing ever from a libertarian with their Not-So-Libertarian Block Party this Thursday evening at Mile High Station. These parties are always fun and you'll meet some great liberty minded people if you go. Tickets are just TEN Cents but AFTER YOU ADD all the Polis fees they are $35. Use the promo code "Mandy" to save ten bucks! Buy them here.
DR. JOHN DYGERT IS ON AT 2 TO TALK ABOUT A NEW WAY TO GET PRIMARY CARE It's called Direct Primary Care and it cuts out insurance entirely. It work more like a membership plan, where you pay a monthly fee and then pay for tests and meds out of pocket, but they charge you what those things actually COST and it's all up front and transparent, you can check out pricing here. They already have an office open in the Springs, and they are coming soon to Monument and Parker. Find Pinnacle Advanced Primary Care by clicking here! Call 719-888-4858 to enroll in the Springs or join the waiting list for Parker and Monument.
THE DENVER GAZETTE ENDORSES HEIDI GANAHL And though I think the days of endorsements mattering a whole bunch are long gone, I'm glad they wrote a really, really good column about Heidi here to remind us that we have an amazing alternative in Heidi Ganahl.
KRISTA KAFER HAS A GREAT COLUMN ABOUT VIRTUE SIGNALING And she's spot on calling out those who try to do useless things just to up their street cred with their "team". Read it here.
I HOPE THIS SPOILED TEEN GETS IN A HUGE AMOUNT OF TROUBLE If you even wondered how stupid teenagers can be, here's your story. Three teen girls were about to get busted at a party when they made a great choice to hop into a white Mercedes and take cops on a chase that ended with a crash into the front of a home. LUCKILY no one died, but if this is my kid, she is going to be punished every day of her life until she turns 18. She is so lucky she ONLY destroyed the front of someone's house and no one died. For the love of God please talk to your kids about drinking and driving and not doing it. This could have been SO MUCH WORSE.
DID INFLATION KILL FREE BREAD AT RESTAURANTS I just went to a restaurant where bread and butter was on the appetizer menu instead of being offered for free and I realized something. I don't like it enough to pay for it but I sure eat it when it's plopped down in front of me. I'm less concerned about free bread than I am free chips at a Mexican restaurant, which is also going away some place. It's a great way to reduce food waste in an era of high inflation, but will it make some people super mad? Sure, but if you want the doors of your favorite place to stay open, pay for the bread.
CHRISTIAN TOTO WRITES ABOUT THE FALL OF SNL And Producer Lorne Michaels dogged refusal to admit that Saturday Night Live is just a hack partisan show supporting the Democratic party. The column is great and you should read it here.
SAN FRANCISCO NEWS STATION DOES A STORY ON A LET'S GO BRANDON SHIRT Because there really isn't anything else like *checks notes* open air drug markets taking over the city, or piled of human feces in the streets so I guess it's a solid story. Thankfully the journalism is strong so they found time to do this cutting edge piece about a firefighter who wore a Let's Go Brandon shirt to work. If you knew how many people had to say yes to get this story on the air you'd be shocked, or you wouldn't because you realize how stupid much of tv news is.
THESE BROTHERS ARE A LITTLE TOO ENTERTAINING These guys just sit at home working on trick shots and when they get it right it's magic.
THIS IS THE MOST CREATIVE MOVIE MARKETING IN SOME TIME So there is a new horror movie coming out called "Smile" so Paramount is sending people to baseball games with tickets right behind home plate so they can sit there and smile in a super creepy way.
THE NFL JUST MADE THE PRO BOWL SOMETHING PLAYERS WILL COME TO By moving it to Las Vegas and doing away with the actual game. It's now a series of skills contests the week before the Super Bowl with one flag football game thrown in for good measure. I think this is as good a move as any they could have made to make it interesting.
HOW DESTROYING OUR ECONOMY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS A FOOL'S ERRAND This column does a great job breaking down a few points that seem to get lost regularly. First, the United States has been steadily cutting carbon emissions even as the climate alarmists keep telling us that we only have five more minutes before we all die. So if we're dramatically cutting carbon emissions why are we still in a climate emergency? Because China and India are not in a climate emergency and are building coal fired power plants as fast as they can. From the column:
Then let’s ask if it’s a problem that can be solved by the United States at great expense to her citizens alone. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022, the United States since 2005 has reduced the volume of its CO2 emissions by over a billion tons (1,015 million tons).
Since 2005, per BP, China’s volume of CO2 emissions has increased by 5,177.8 million tons. India’s CO2 emissions increased by 1,478.5 million tons. Emissions across Africa (351.4 million tons), the Middle East (956.0), and South and Central America (148.3) have all increased. That 2005 emissions peak was in the U.S. only, not the world.
So we are sitting here expected to live with rolling brownouts while China, India, Africa and the Middle East pump MORE carbon into our shared atmosphere. Does anyone else have an issue with this?
THIS NEW PRIME MINISTER OF ITALY IS ONE OF US And this clip shows how clearly she is able to articulate the same issues and desires those on the right are fighting so hard for here. She is not "far-right" in the sense of Mussolini no matter what the media says.
Here is the entire GK Chesterton quote she was referencing:
“Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as a truism. Now it has been disputed, and we hold it fiercely as a faith. We who believe in patriotism once thought patriotism to be reasonable, and thought little more about it. Now we know it to be unreasonable, and know it to be right. We who are Christians never knew the great philosophic common sense which inheres in that mystery until the anti-Christian writers pointed it out to us. The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face. We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible. We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage. We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Heretics
Seems Chesterton saw the world we live in coming.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT MORTGAGE RATES FOR A MINUTE? It's time for some perspective, people. Mortgage rates have gone up from the INSANE low rates we've had for about ten years, but they are NOT crazy, by any stretch of the imagination. Rocket Mortgage did the work to come up with this wonderful graph to remind us of where they were historically.
I will say this, they are NOT going to get lower, so if you're thinking of buying, now's the time.
JOSH ALLEN IS LUCKY HE'S A BIG NFL STAR Or no woman would put up with the multiple alarms that don't actually wake him up. His girlfriend says she still has to hit him every morning. This is unacceptable to me. Unacceptable.
UNTIL THEY FIX POLLING DON'T GIVE IT TOO MUCH THOUGHT I say it ALL THE TIME, the ONLY poll that matters is the one on election day. I saw Heidi Ganahl this weekend and she said that the poll out last week was depressing, but it's exactly the opposite of what she's hearing from people on the ground. I told her what this article says much better, and that is polling is broken. How broken? Read this.
BAIL REFORM LEADS TO MORE RE-OFFENDING And it's not even in question in New York City where they did bail reform some time ago. After dragging their feet on releasing numbers regarding re offending we now see why they dragged them. The data CLEARLY shows that reoffenses went way up after bail reform let criminals out with an invite to appear instead of bail. Can someone show this to our Democratic Legislature?
THE ARMY IS LETTING RECRUITS CHOOSE THEIR FIRST DUTY STATION And this is a cool idea to get more people in the service. What duty station saw the most requests? Alaska. Fort Carson had a fine showing as well.