Author Archives: Stephen VanDyke


Nobel prize-winning economists argue to end War on Drugs…
Grand Closing: American pot farmers putting Mexican cartels out of business…
Operation Grow4Vets offers Colorado veterans free marijuana, grow lessons…
Oklahoma initiative would make state first to export…

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‘Ghostbuster’ NYPD keep raiding dead man’s home…
family resorted to leaving a copy of death certificate on door

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New Hampshire finally defines “push poll” to thankful political researchers…
BILL…

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MUH ROADS! City won’t install crosswalks, pays $1,000 to remove after citizens paint own…

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MAKING UP NUMBERS: CA Congresswoman proposes $26 minimum wage…
Dems unfold 2014 minimum wage strategy…
Cruz counters with crude, says hikes would mean fewer jobs for “young people, Hispanics, African-Americans and single moms”…

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Colorado Democrats fracturing over fracking…
“could blow up the Democratic party this fall, particularly with Governor John Hickenlooper”

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Rand Paul starts new drone war…
“The constitutionality of this policy has been the subject of intense debate in our country since its implementation”

Despite FAA ban, marketers take to the skies…
Pressure rises for FAA to allow commercial drones…

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This country needs a…

Via Human Events on facebook:

No stupid, we need less government.

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CT Senator nearly hit by train while at presser on train safety…
“Safety, as you know, is paramount”

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Elon Musk sues to break Air Force’s launch monopoly…

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Congress returns to work to do nothing…
FLASHBACK: Permanent vacation needed for politicians and bureaucrats…

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Christie: Not even ‘casual’ marijuana use is OK…
DENVER POST EDITORIAL BOARD: Gov. Christie, put this in your pipe…
Neighboring states demanding cut of cannabis revenues for policing…

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This land is whose land? Debate over federal acres heats up…
American Lands Council releases candidate questionnaire…

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Ukraine interim PM warns of “third world war” as violence escalates…
Airspace incursions…
PUTZ: Vladimir Putin hates everything about the Internet except ‘Website Vladimir’…
Viral Vladimir vs. ‘CIA project’…

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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…
BLOWBACK: Bundy blathers about blacks, Republicans bolt…

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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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