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In pivotal election year, Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members
The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.
wade norris 10/16/2014 20 67 1 -
New York Times USA Today proves Colorado / Jefferson County Student Protest is a national issue
In Colorado, the newly conservative Jefferson County School Board has made headlines because the board seeks to remove information about civil disobedience from the High School AP history class. ...
wade norris 09/24/2014 10 26 - -
The Green Beer Fest Celebrates Clean Water for Colorado Craft Brews
(cross posted at Huffington Post ) The 2nd Annual Green Beer Fest is coming to the Boulder Bandshell Amphitheater on Saturday September 27,2014 from 2-10pm . This is not just any beer festival, ...
wade norris 09/20/2014 1 4 - -
The Colorado River, the California drought and how you can help from Sara Lu
Do you like Blueberries? Tomatoes? Fruit and Vegetables in general? Pay attention. California supplies the half of the United States produce and California is in the midst of a drought that could ...
wade norris 09/04/2014 6 15 - -
Rachel Zenzinger deserves to return to Colorado State Senate
I had the opportunity to talk with Colorado State Senator Rachel Zenzinger. A little on the background of Senate District 19. After some very partisan recall elections in Colorado, She stepped in ...
wade norris 09/02/2014 2 5 - -
Where Divesting from Fossil Fuels was born
There is a lot of news about Colorado lately, but I bet this story is still under the Radar. I interviewed John Powers who is the founder and visionary for the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and ...
wade norris 08/10/2014 1 6 - -
Clear Channel axes Colorado's liberal radio AM 760
I was astonished to find my local progressive station running the Bloomberg News. After a quick search I found out what happened: “AM 760” KKZN Thornton/Denver is next in line to shift to ...
wade norris 05/19/2014 15 14 1 -
My birthday request for President Barack Obama
It's my birthday. I don't want any presents. I want action from the President - to realize the urgency of Climate Change, especially now that it is directly and possibly destroying his home state ...
wade norris 01/05/2014 1 14 - -
When Beer and Natural Gas collide
What happens when Oil and Gas companies contaminate the Water that Brewers rely on for their Beer in the State of Colorado? What happens after the citizens of the towns with those Beers (Da' Beers!)
wade norris 08/24/2013 15 28 - -
'Safe' Governor embraces Fracking, will face primary
If you were to Google the name of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper as recently as a couple of months ago, you'd see articles such as John Hickenlooper 2016 Presidential Buzz Continues, Dispite ...
wade norris 03/10/2013 12 13 - -
CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper switching to Republican Party?
In Colorado's history, one of our most famous defections occurred in the 1990's when Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell switched from Democrat to Republican and become a true back stabber to many ...
wade norris 03/03/2013 20 28 2 -
'Democratic' Gov. Hickenlooper feels the heat on fracking
By now, it's clear that those of us in the Environmental community who held our breath and our vapors over the idea of a President Romney, now are not willing to compromise in the face of ...
wade norris 02/13/2013 9 18 1 -
2013: Ground Zero for Fracking (with infuriating update)
Update: unbelievably,I just got this news article in my email - http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22314105/oil-and-gas-lawyers-want-residents-banned-from Oil and gas lawyers want residents ...
wade norris 01/06/2013 8 19 - -
Green Bay Packers players support recall
Hey Scott Walker, did you know that the state's NFL team, the Green Bay Packers was founded on union principles of the workers of the actual meat packing facilities? It's the ONLY NFL team owned by ...
wade norris 06/04/2012 35 145 2 695
Colorado's Mike Coffman is acting 'UnAmerican'
It seems that Mike Coffman of Colorado is doing his best to hand his congressional seat over to the Blue column, but for those not familiar with Mr Coffman, he is not just a dumb birther caught with ...
wade norris 05/23/2012 3 11 1 83
Ballot initiatives to stop Fracking in Colorado
Fracking in Colorado and all around the Country has been speeding up at an alarming pace. I had the chance to talk with Activist Sonia Skakich Skirma about some of the terrible things that have been ...
wade norris 04/21/2012 2 21 2 58
2012:The year without a Winter
Last year in Denver,Colorado, there was snow on the ground through the end of April and warm temperatures were not really felt until mid May. Since the end of February this year, Colorado has only ...
wade norris 04/09/2012 89 83 1 504
Racist False Trayvon Martin Facebook picture being circulated
While checking facebook today, I came across a post about how the 'liberal media' is trying to stir up racial issues and hide the truth about Trayvon Martin - see for yourself: Yep, it's got it ...
wade norris 03/25/2012 71 92 2 1162
China bans stories of Time Travel
No, that's not a misprint. In an apparent response to two young girls who committed suicide in an effort to time travel, China has banned all Television themes dealing with time travel. China's ...
wade norris 03/11/2012 28 9 - 153
Rick Santorum's Red Badge of 'Savage'
We now have a real fight on our hands for the 2012 campaign. Do not underestimate Rick Santorum. IMHO he has all the boxes checked for a viable Republican candidate - let's look. Not Mitt Romney - ...
wade norris 02/08/2012 26 11 - 234
Bradley Manning Court Martial "could be imprisoned for life"
That's right. Bradley Manning could face life imprisonment for leaking cables about how the Government conducted itself in the Wars in Iraq and ...
wade norris 02/04/2012 33 19 - 139
House Republicans arrest journalist at fracking hearing
a quick diary on a clear violation of the First Amendment. Josh Fox who made the documentary "Gasland" was ordered arrested by House Republicans for attempting to film and report on a hearing ...
wade norris 02/01/2012 101 221 7 833
Wisconsin 14 State Sen. Jon Erpenbach on Recalling Walker
I got to interview State Senator Jon Erpenbach of the Wisconsin 14 during his visit to Colorado. You'll hear why he is convinced Scott Walker will be recalled, why this is akin to a 'corporate ...
wade norris 12/01/2011 5 29 - 145
Denver Post Whitewashes Police Brutality
So after writing a diary on the Denver Police crackdown on the Occupy rally at ...
wade norris 10/30/2011 30 31 1 184
Occupy:This is who the Denver Police raided?
Today at the Occupy Denver rally, the Police decided to send out riot police to 'crack down' on the protesters and clear the square. I filmed and photographed the people in attendance, people of ...
wade norris 10/29/2011 93 281 5 1588
Occupy News site now up!!!!
This just in, a new site is up for Occupy Wall Street - and it is what is called a 'web aggregation' website - meaning it collects all the posts on the web about the Occupy movement. You can see ...
wade norris 10/18/2011 13 48 - 254
Occupy the EPA
Concerned citizens gathered outside an EPA hearing in Denver to demand a change in the EPA's 'Haliburton' loophole. Testifying with them, was former EPA official Wes Wilson who filed a ...
wade norris 10/08/2011 4 7 - 64
OccupyDenver HITS DAY TEN
A local Occupy update: I was surprised when I went downtown today to learn that the Occupy Denver rally has been going on for 10 days. Surprised because according to my local news, there is no ...
wade norris 10/02/2011 29 29 1 151
Obama Administration to Polar Bear Scientist/Truth Teller - Shut up, and you are suspended!
The President is proving once again that he is much better than his predecessor George Bush as a President - When it comes to getting to more oil in pristine environments and silencing critics and ...
wade norris 07/30/2011 14 29 - 155
CO Sec of State defies constitution, overturns transparency election laws
Colorado Sec. of State Scott Gessler has already embroiled himself in controversy when he tried to remain employed with his ...
wade norris 06/16/2011 10 18 - 109
Weather 'incident' you need to know about - the first signs of 'Climate Instability'
Looking at this month's unusual weather you might think that ...
wade norris 06/12/2011 14 25 - 297
Supreme Court deals setback for Environmental Activists and Refugees
On September 21, 2009, the Second Circuit made an important decision on a case known as Connecticut vs American ...
wade norris 04/23/2011 7 8 - 179
Denver's Mayoral race - pay to play?
Denver's Mayoral race is coming down to the wire with 4 potential candidates still in the mix - Michael Hancock, Doug Linkhart, James Mejia, and Chris Romer. This race shines a spotlight on the ...
wade norris 04/20/2011 3 6 - 76
Don't let these 'Democrats' get away with it either
I am very glad that the political backbone has stiffened up in opposition to Republican led efforts to strip bargaining rights or introduce draconian budget cuts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio. ...
wade norris 03/20/2011 19 24 1 173
Earthquakes and Climate Change
In September of 2009, just after back to back earthquakes in Samoa and Indonesia, I wrote an article entitled "
wade norris 03/12/2011 25 13 2 151
Grassroots vs Arne Duncan in National School Reform with big development in Denver, Colorado
Across our Nation, parents and educators are fighting against top down plans implemented by Sec. of Education Arne Duncan such as 'Race to the Top' and sudden school closings and teacher lay offs.
wade norris 01/30/2011 26 31 - 488
Even Dan Rather says Obama will be primaried-Dean weighs in
That's news folks. Dan Rather may not be the household journalistic name he once was - thanks to Karl Rove's set up on the fake-true Bush National Guard story - but he is still a respected journalist.
wade norris 12/07/2010 100 31 - 218
R.I.P to my dog Sassy - a Stephen Colbert Hater
a brief aside from the world of politics... my dog Sassy died last night at the ripe old age of somewhere between 15 and 19. I am not sure because I found her freshly run over in Fayetteville, NC in ...
wade norris 11/22/2010 84 152 - 491
CO Sen Bennet already willing to cave on Bush tax cuts
At this time, we need every Democrat to help President Obama stand strong and say giving the richest Americans tax cuts would add trillions to the deficit. So why I am not surprised by Senator ...
wade norris 11/09/2010 111 14 - 58
Time to roll out the Obama/Clinton 2012 ticket
Nothing personal against Senator Biden, but the Sarah Palin - teabag type of GOP is here to stay. Whomever the 2012 GOP ticket consists of, its probably a safe bet that one of the spots will be a ...
wade norris 11/03/2010 45 3 - 43
Should another Bush be put in charge of Colorado's budget?
Colorado has a decision to make this year for the State Treasurer's race. Do we stay with the current Treasurer, Cary Kennedy, OR do we elect political newcomer Walker Stapleton? Let's take a ...
wade norris 10/05/2010 5 8 - 228
'It was like Mel Gibson had entered the newsroom.'
That's what the New York Post said or is making up - er - or reporting that Ed Schulz had a 'meltdown' - complete with quotes from an unnamed sources. "It was like Mel Gibson had ...
wade norris 08/26/2010 13 7 - 105
CO-SEN Michael Bennet - what Democrats need to know
There are many reasons for supporting or not supporting a candidate in a primary race. I could cite many reasons to support either Andrew Romanoff or Michael Bennet -but for Democrats there is ...
wade norris 08/10/2010 38 8 - 181
Breaking:CO-Sen Michael Bennet bank swap cover up by Tom Boasberg
The bank swap investigation story just took an ...
wade norris 08/09/2010 91 37 1 356
Breaking:"bipartisan investigation" for CO-Sen Michael Bennet's Derivative Swap
Kos stated Bennet "f*cked up sh*t" after this Friday's New York Times investigation of ...
wade norris 08/08/2010 82 15 - 168
Your chance to replace a Conservadem in the Senate. Moneybomb for Andrew Romanoff
In case you hadn't noticed, there is a Senate ...
wade norris 08/04/2010 26 19 - 668
Sen. Bennet will have plenty of time to think about China next week
Volunteers for Andrew Romanoff are busting their behinds day in and day out and Mr.Romanoff himself is crisscrossing the state connecting with voters and making his case for their vote. What's ...
wade norris 08/02/2010 12 13 - 64
Karl Rove would approve of this Democrat's tactics - but we don't
Recently in the Colorado Democratic Primary, Senator Michael Bennet accused former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff of voting to "privatize Social Security." Upon further review of the record, it ...
wade norris 07/30/2010 15 7 - 499
More insanity in Colorado - this time the Senate race
Lately in Colorado, the Republicans have pretty much gone crazy - with Tom "bomb Mecca" Tancredo launching an independent bid in the Governor's race and Republican Senate candidates Ken Buck and ...
wade norris 07/27/2010 40 24 - 144
There is a clear choice on Education in the CO Senate Primary
The 2010 Colorado Democratic Senate Primary signifies two different directions in Education in our Country - between a business person's view of education vs an educator's view of ...
wade norris 06/28/2010 15 7 - 400
Update: Methane at 1 million times above normal in Gulf
This diary is now about the fact that there are now unbelievably high levels of methane in the Gulf, instead of ...
wade norris 06/23/2010 99 39 - 130
State department gives Blackwater $120 Million Contract
Blackwater has been THE mercenary outfit of choice by the Bush - Cheney Whitehouse to conduct operations in the Global War on Terror. Recently the Justice department and FBI discovered Blackwater ...
wade norris 06/19/2010 18 13 - 57
BP abuses the abused to escape regulation...
This new LA Times story shows that through a maze of government entities, the ...
wade norris 06/14/2010 2 6 - 46
Saudis block key Climate Study - EKos
There is one disturbing diary up now about Saudi Arabia and ...
wade norris 06/12/2010 18 27 - 293
What did Senator Bennet know and what was his involvement?
This past week, the headlines reported that the White House tried to limit the Colorado Primary via a list ...
wade norris 06/10/2010 36 5 - 53
Whose White House? Obama's or Rahm's? (updateX2)
As we all now know, a second alleged job 'dangle' was made by the White House to a potential Senate Primary candidate - this time it was Andrew Romanoff to prevent his primary challenge to Appointed ...
wade norris 06/03/2010 75 16 - 365
Finally - Obama/Holder start criminal investigation into BP disaster
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/t/bp-criminal-probe-investigation_15199459875.html Attorney General Eric Holder has announced a criminal investigation of BP during his visit to the Gulf ...
wade norris 06/01/2010 16 11 - 209
(video)The BP Oil Disaster and why *this* endorsement matters-DK Greenroots
In light of the BP Oil disaster - we can no longer allow environmental issues to be a 'secondary' campaign topic - especially when we find out that the oil spill may continue all summer. DK ...
wade norris 05/24/2010 18 32 - 93
The Next Dem. Primary Senate Candidate You Should Know About (DK Greenroots)
Now that we have delivered victories for Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania and most likely a win for Bill Halter in Arkansas, you, the Netroots, need to know about the next important Primary Candidate. ...
wade norris 05/23/2010 50 36 2 276
Orwellian tactics used to whitewash the Dylan Ratigan story?
A week and half ago, the Senate took up the Bank reform act called the Kaufman-Brown SAFE ...
wade norris 05/15/2010 12 11 - 34
Actions speak louder than words Senator Bennet
This week on Huffington Post's Denver page, Michael Bennet posted an article - Close the Revolving ...
wade norris 05/12/2010 6 9 - 436
Updated:Turning the Oil Spill into a Jobs Bill - DK Greenroots
Think about this, what if this Oil spill, as tragic as it is, provides us with the wake up call about how we power our world? My first thought when the spill happened was, what if we had not gotten ...
wade norris 05/06/2010 20 19 - 180
How NOT to hold on to a Dem US Senate seat (VIDEO)
It's simple really, to hold on to a Senate seat, don't start out a re-election campaign without the support of base democratic voters. But here in Colorado, Senator Michael Bennet is starting out ...
wade norris 05/02/2010 54 4 - 56
Teachers fighting against another bad bill
Florida teachers just won a victory over Senate Bill 6 , which would base ...
wade norris 04/25/2010 27 10 2 351
when will there be a PO stand alone bill?
(originally titled 'no excuse for not introducing a Public Option amendment now') but since the bill passed the house again, it is now law, so on to the next issue. Who will introduce a stand alone ...
wade norris 03/25/2010 32 6 - 23
The Public Option:'it's alive'
While many of us here are simply relieved to have the passage of the recent Healthcare bill, many more of us wished the Public Option was part of that reform. Like you, I thought that the PO was ...
wade norris 03/22/2010 199 21 1 33
Banks stealing our America & why Bill Richardson withdrew
Headlines today tell of Wall Street bailouts and banking abuses that have resulted in our usurious ...
wade norris 03/12/2010 26 11 1 40
Earthquakes and Global Warming - Eco Justice
This past September, I wrote an article which pointed to scientific research that showed a possible ...
wade norris 03/08/2010 20 18 1 414
Robert Gibbs proves me right about the Public Option
Today, Tuesday Feb. 23rd, 2010, one week after the Bennet Letter was started, The White House officially stated their position on the effort for Reconciliation. http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/...
wade norris 02/23/2010 87 16 1 30
The Bennet Letter: Change We Can Believe in?
Monday, Feb.22nd,2010 - The White House and President Obama's announced Healthcare bill proved my worse ...
wade norris 02/22/2010 14 3 - 11
Mr. President, time for some Militancy
Dear Mr. President, This is not so much a request as it is a wake up call. I am not an early riser - especially on a snowy Valentine's day in Denver, but I awoke before sunrise to write this and ...
wade norris 02/14/2010 4 5 - 24
CO-Sen Polling Bennet and Romanoff (Surprise)
Romanoff may not need to worry about 'how long he can keep the lights on' according to a new ...
wade norris 02/05/2010 33 9 - 22
Did CO Sen.Michael Bennet forget he has a primary?
Last year Rachel Maddow attacked a group of Democratic Senators, including CO Sen. Michael Bennet, for their opposition to their own President's agenda and called them "Conservadems"
wade norris 01/29/2010 28 19 - 91
global warming deniers, you will be denied.
The North Carolina Coastal Resource Commission just finished the first study of sea level rise in ...
wade norris 01/23/2010 114 128 5 279
What went missing in Copenhagen
The international meeting of world leaders at Copenhagen was hailed as a hopeful opportunity to bring the industrialized countries of the world to the table to discuss ways of limiting emissions ...
wade norris 12/21/2009 10 24 - 92
Team Obama vs Team Obama - CO-Senate Primary
Interesting development in the Colorado Senate Primary Race involving Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff. While Bennet has hired former Colorado Obama Organizer Craig Hughes it seems Romanoff has ...
wade norris 12/05/2009 12 - - 105
Primaries for the "Conservadem" Senators
Is fiscal responsibility good if it creates a filibuster proof commission with the final say on cuts to Medicare and Social Security? It seems that a dozen Conservadems think so and signed ...
wade norris 12/03/2009 7 7 1 80
Want Maddow and Olbermann? Then this cannot happen:Update#1
I was just reading several blogs and saw this great ...
wade norris 11/30/2009 300 417 5 219
Help send a fellow Kossack to Copenhagen
Huffington Post is holding a contest to send a citizen journalist to Copenhagen. This contest will provide a unique insight on Copenhagen, and will be a chance for the concerns of the people to be ...
wade norris 11/23/2009 13 20 1 88
Failure is not an option...
That's the phrase that's missing from the current Climate Change legislation in our Senate and worldwide in global Climate Talks. What if we approached global warming the way we approached ...
wade norris 11/08/2009 11 24 1 502
My email to Rep. Larry Kissell on his healthcare vote
In 2007, I was fortunate enough to become a 'reporter' by way of becoming a radio talk show host in Colorado. I began interviewing candidates in Colorado and had ...
wade norris 11/06/2009 13 21 - 304
Priests being told to preach against Healthcare reform
The US Catholic Conference of Bishops is telling priests to oppose health care reform in upcoming weekly masses with both leaflets and in sermons - by saying that it will provide for abortions. This ...
wade norris 11/03/2009 108 35 - 37
Adopt a Senator for Climate:CO Sen-Michael Bennet
One of the newest members of the Senate is Colorado's Michael Bennet, appointed by Colorado's Governor to replace Ken Salazar who was tapped to be the Secretary of the Interior, (who himself has ...
wade norris 10/30/2009 16 24 1 257
a Human Rights Petition to President Barack Obama
The United States Senate is starting the debate on the Kerry Boxer Bill to ...
wade norris 10/28/2009 17 17 - 159
Update:Kyle Orton is making an Impact-and not just in the NFL.
(Crossposted to Huffington Post ) Update: Don't forget to email the NFL at address ...
wade norris 10/16/2009 38 13 - 60
Rejoice! Ice Free Arctic Summers within a decade!
Great news here! Oil companies are going to have a great opportunity to drill in the Arctic Sea Floor to find ...
wade norris 10/15/2009 15 15 - 102
DK GREENROOTS: the Definition of Justice...and how you can help...
When will the time come that Climate Change talks will start considering Human Rights over Business rights? There is a growing group of people in our world who are in a legal limbo, ...
wade norris 10/08/2009 16 19 - 230
About CO Sen. Michael Bennet's funding sources...
(crossposted at Huffington Post ) As many Colorado Democrats know, there is a heated primary shaping up ...
wade norris 10/05/2009 10 3 - 43
Climate Change: Whole Lot of Shaking Going On ...
(crossposted at Huffington post ) Update: I will be inserting additional information about the ...
wade norris 09/30/2009 47 13 3 66
"Is God still up there?" or are we the ones responsible?
In the recent Climate Change debate, some of our leaders are still insisting that these are cyclical, natural changes, or that Global Warming is not real ...
wade norris 09/29/2009 10 9 - 29
I love Denver, but this has got to change...
(crossposted at Huffington post ) I love living in the Mile High City of Denver - I love that since I ...
wade norris 09/24/2009 31 14 - 97
The one good Eco thing about China...
Today President Hu Jintao of China announced their plan for curbing emissions at the United Nations. From ...
wade norris 09/22/2009 34 14 - 201
CO Primary -Andrew Romanoff for Senate 2010
This video is from Andrew Romanoff's kickoff event in Denver. There are some great quotes here on why he is running and why the people of Colorado deserve the right to vote for their Senator - along ...
wade norris 09/17/2009 67 8 - 120
Please Don't Be Stupid
(crossposted at Program to Relocate and Assist Environmental Refugees ) After news this week that ...
wade norris 09/04/2009 3 5 - 23
Breaking: Bennet pandering on PO due to Primary Challenge
Thanks for the diary from MT on Bennet supporting the ...
wade norris 09/01/2009 78 19 - 59
a "conservadem" gets a primary.
Among the Senate Vacancy appointments this year, Colorado's Michael Bennet by Dem Governor Ritter surprised many. Bennet was not in the top ten or twenty for possible selections for the vacancy, ...
wade norris 08/29/2009 18 13 1 35
Why We Should Ignore the Wingnut's Rants on Obama
This morning, before the sun rose, I suddenly awoke with a dreadful thought. Today, reading a hateful comment that insinuated something dreadful in a well ...
wade norris 08/27/2009 19 1 - 12
2nd Update:Fake attack on Pelosi opens a big can of worms for Delay
An email circulating about Nancy Pelosi and StarKist Tuna only mentions a rumor about her on Snopes, not the truth that Snopes determined on the website - It says Pelosi is beholden to Starkist/Del ...
wade norris 08/25/2009 188 419 5 179
Al Gore Vs. Kim Jong-IL? Gore to go to N.Korea
For those of us disappointed in the way Gore has been treated by the past president - this is some great news and a great use of former President Gore. ...
wade norris 06/09/2009 21 10 - 136
don't need no charges to be locked up forever in Gitmo
That's what a federal judge ruled this morning: A federal judge says the United States can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without any charges. U.S. ...
wade norris 05/20/2009 15 2 - 12
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