Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>
If you see the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara smiling today, here's one likely reason: He provided the de facto name for the lead segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night. Sitting to the side of a continental-U.S. map plastered with the Caldara-uttered phrase "Wave of Fear," Maddow exp ... More >>
Hasbro's Easy-Bake Ovens are getting a masculine makeover fifty years after the toy was introduced, thanks to a market-savvy thirteen-year-old girl in New Jersey who wanted to buy her little brother one as a gift -- and found only purple and pink ovens. Her campaign got a media-smooch after a handfu ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is almost here, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you -- including whether to vote at all, according to Westword contributor Josiah Hesse. Disagree? Chris Utterback takes the opposite position in "Your vote matters: Why you should head to the pol ... More >>
Denver blog posts add up. At People's Press Collective, the Intermittent Blogger shares SNL's hilarious evisceration of MSNBC's Denver debate coverage. Colorado Pols: A University of Denver poll shows Obama still leading Romney in Colorado, but not by as much as earlier. Colorado Peak Politics: W ... More >>
Yesterday, we recapped how Rachel Maddow had made Mike Coffman a national laughingstock over recent birther comments and his bizarre interview with 9News' Kyle Clark, when he said he stood by his statement that he misspoke and he apologized five times in a row. Now, plenty of Maddow's MSNBC colleagu ... More >>
The headlines say that Rick Santorum, of all people, was the big winner yesterday among wannabe Republican presidential nominees thanks to victories in the Colorado and Minnesota caucuses and the Missouri primary. But his prize didn't come in delegates, since none were at stake in any of the contest ... More >>
With Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in Washington last week and with the president scheduled to be in Denver this Thursday, we're in a political mindset. And as anyone who's seen the recent GOP debates can attest, political spectating often drives one to drink. In that spirit, here are five drinking g ... More >>
Emily Sirota.Last night, MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell devoted a hefty five-minute segment (on view below) to the Denver school board race and candidate Emily Sirota. Why? O'Donnell followed an article from The Nation that called the contest the wackiest in the country. But it ... More >>
Video below.Why did proud progressive Rachel Maddow pay a slow-clap tribute to, of all companies, Denver-based Newmont Mining on her MSNBC show last night? Because, in a day of epic losses on Wall Street following Standard & Poor's U.S. credit downgrade, Newmont stood out as the rare non-los ... More >>
Lori MidsonMSNBC's Douglas A. McIntyre recently wrote that the double-dip recession has arrived, a pronouncement that has its share of skeptics (and others who wonder if we ever recovered from the first recession), but double-dip recession or not, there's nothing wrong with pinching pennies, ... More >>
Video below.Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow named a press release the Best New Thing in the World -- but not just any press release. An amazing press release. There's nothing ordinary about "There is No Poop Fairy," a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office campaign to get people to clean up aft ... More >>
Maddow.In a post yesterday, we shared a clip of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in which a viewer argued that "Colorado" should be pronounced "colo-RAD-o," not "colo-ROD-o," which, in her opinion, makes the speaker sound snobby. We gave this guideline a "Hell, yeah" -- but one of our reader's didn't.
Rachel Maddow.Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tackled common names of people and places that tend to be mispronounced, at least according to locals -- and praise be that the segment attempts to set America straight on the proper way to say "Colorado." As one viewer writes, "we say it colo R ... More >>
Is this horse wearing a bra?Monday, MSNBC (we know, we might as well be reading Reader's Digest) ran a piece on sexualized kid's toys targeting, you guessed it, young girls. It seems that the media outlet missed the Bratz uproar over a half-decade ago, and decided it was time to cause a paren ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.Want three Denver blog posts? Got 'em for you. Purple Row's Russ Oates has the sad task of recapping the Rockies' second loss to the Diamondbacks in a row. Eeesh. Colorado Pols notes that Ken Buck was MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann's second worst person in the world the ot ... More >>
Eddie Royal's so fast that cameras can't even focus on him.Welcome to Denver Blogs. Take a load off and read a while. Mile High Report's Emmet Smith sees Eddie Royal's sunny side, despite his sophomore slump. For one thing, he'll probably be around next year, unlike a guy who spells his name ... More >>
Ronald Ferguson, 50, beaten to death at Territorial prison last week. Lockup, MSNBC's voyeuristic peek at life inside America's nastiest prisons, launched its new season Sunday night with some cell floodings and tough talk by thick-necked inmates at Colorado's own Limon Correctional Facility. ... More >>
As we anxiously wait for the winter snow, it's important to remember the building block of a blizzard -- the humble snowflake -- is not necessarily a unique individual.Scientists now believe that of the million billion cubic feet of snow that annually falls on the planet, some might well be ident ... More >>
Zach Lahn on MSNBC.Since asking the most confrontational question at President Barack Obama's healthcare town hall in Grand Junction on Saturday, ultra-conservative CU student Zach Lahn has extended his face time by going on a tour of cable-news talking-head broadcasts. Predictably, Fox News ... More >>
"Should we beat you up now, or beat you up later?"It's a different kind of boxing day. Today in Cafe Society: • The 10 worst lunch boxes ever -- and what they say about the kids who carried them. • Tequila and beer tasting tonight at the Wynkoop Brewery. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: ... More >>
When I ran into Daniel Young on New Year's Day, it sounded like the chef who'd brought us Diced Onions (its former home at 609 Corona Street is now occupied by Table 6), ran the Denver Press Club kitchen and also worked for Carmelo Anthony was still in the running to become the new White House execu ... More >>
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