Author Archives: Stephen VanDyke


Bundy rebellion “gives us a brief glimpse of the totalitarian regime that awaits a sleeping populace that does not take seriously its voting responsibilities and places in public office”
The Cliven Bundy in all of us…

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Pirates of the Caucussembly

We’ve been kicking this masterpiece around HoT HQ for the past week and needed to share it in advance.

Next nail under the hammer: A not very exhaustive piece about attending the Colorado Republican State Assembly (and the caucuses, division meetings, El Paso County Assembly, yadda yadda yadda … This has been costly in both time and financially to your faithful publisher). I may have to take a photo of the Statesman’s Game of Votes cover, as there is one note of humor that they had sadly overlooked.

Art by Chad Ginsburg
Coloring by Stephen VanDyke

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GAME CHANGER: After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

“The question is whether we’re going to see sustained flame-up now. We could see more of that if they actually think that the federal government is going to stand down,” she said.

“It’s not the groups, it’s not their concerns, it’s not their anger, all of that is old, but the federal government backing down? I was like, wow! Seriously?”

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Colorado GOP congressional assembly primary challengers

First and foremost — Check out these slick badges:

Well, maybe not so slick:

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WAR ZONE USA: EPA/Forest Service/NOAA among new armed police forces…

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Supreme Court strikes down aggregate contribution limits…
“An aggregate limit on how many candidates and committees an individual may support through contributions is not a modest restraint at all. The government may no more restrict how many candidates or causes a donor may support than it may tell a newspaper how many candidates it may endorse.”

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ATF uses rogue tactics in storefront stings across nation…
“befriended mentally disabled people to drum up business” … “There is enough crime out there, why do you have to manufacture it?”

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RANDSLIDE: Rand Paul smashes CPAC straw poll…
Second year in a row, lead increases…
SPEECHES: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Ben Carson, Rick Perry

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LIBERTARIAN, EH? Canadian candidate jokes, “I want gay people to be able to protect their marijuana plants with guns”…

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MUSIC: Ultravox – Fear in the Western World

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Ron Paul: still the biggest pain in the establishment's ass
Young libertarians aim to be players in 2014 elections…
YAL: “Our hope is to raise between $10,000 and $50,000 per candidate.”

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HATE SITE: Whitehouse.gov petition to deport Justin Bieber second-highest ever…

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CNN’s Piers Morgan shooting himself in the foot?
FLASHBACK: Jeremy Clarkson winning the ratings and twitter fued…

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BUSINESS SAVVY: Girl scout sells more cookies than normal outside cannabis dispensary…
TAX HIGH: Colorado recreational pot tax revenue exceeding hopes…

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STUDY: Uninsured patients get better care than insured…

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$1.2 trillion student loan bubble “ready to pop” as delinquency rates spiral…

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ARMED AND READY: Cabela’s gun sales drop 10% in Q4…
2013 highest year for background checks, ever…
Connecticut gun owners ignore registration deadline…
“I honestly thought from my own standpoint that the vast majority would register. If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

Detroit police chief: Legal gun owners can deter crime…
LOW TECH POLS: Colorado GOP Gov. candidate gives away AR-15…

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SHOCK: 71% regret voting for Obama re-election, Romney still fails to inspire…
“Sub Par Obama” street art blankets Santa Monica…

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America unravels at an increasingly dizzying pace…
“While appalled Republicans sat on their hands, Democrats stood up and shouted like equatorial, rubber-stamp parliamentarians: ‘Hooray! We are irrelevant!’”

FLASHBACK: Obama mocks tea partiers: “you should be thanking me” for cutting taxes…

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Colorado Health-Exchange Director Indicted for Fraud, Theft…

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Pentagon declares ‘professional’ war on independent military newspapers…
Canadian rock band Skinny Puppy bills Pentagon for Guantanamo royalties…

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L.A. IRONY: Dumb people line up for “Dumb Starbucks” coffee…
REVIEW: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ shines in third season…

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Off the Grid: Jesse Ventura announces new show where he hides (poorly) from American drones…
VIDEO…

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