Friday, January 29, 2010


I guess I have been warned and am probably on a list. But we've seen this before

The poster says:

Be wide awake! These days
The walls do even listen.
It doesn't take too long
From chattering TO TREASON.

The poster was created by the Russian artist Nina Vatolina in 1941. The plot is similar to the number of western posters, calling for prudence and silence during the rigorous period of the World War II. It should be said that the poster was widespread in the Soviet Union not only in the period of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), but even after, in the witch-hunting atmosphere of the last Stalinist years.

  /ˈtrizən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [tree-zuhn] Show IPA
–noun 1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

1. Treason, sedition mean disloyalty or treachery to one's country or its government. Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government. Sedition is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense. 2. See disloyalty. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

TREASON - This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance.

The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. This offence is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

My favorite Robert Frost poem using the word treason

Ah, when to the heart of man

Was it ever less than a treason

To go with the drift of things,

To yield with a grace to reason,

And bow and accept the end

Of a love or a season?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Charlie’s Pit Bar-B-Que

I wanted to give you a heads up on a great place I recently had lunch. It's a familiar name in a new location. Charlie’s Pit Bar-B-Que. His new location is 1190 East Fillmore Street near Fillmore & Pennsylvania in YakiBob's Restaurant. I had the beef brisket with coleslaw and potatoe salad. It was great. If you want a great lunch this is the place. Great food, great people. You've probably had his food when he's catered an event that you've attended. I like being able to have it when I want it. And don't forget, they're open for breakfast too. Stop in and tell them I said hello. Enjoy mouthwatering, jaw-dropping deliciousness at Charlie’s Pit Bar-B-Que! With barbeque this good, you may never want to go out and fire up the grill in your backyard again!


This is Gary from Mountain West Lawn Care. He joined me in the studio to talk about small business donations to Compassion International's Haitian Relief. You can contact him at 1001 S Royer Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, ofc: 719-329-1000
fax: 719-329-7490.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Patriot Victory Party On Saturday

Fellow Colorado Patriots:

Join me at the Patriot Victory Party to celebrate Scott Brown’s Massachusetts victory for America! It’s been a LONG haul defending freedom, and we’re taking time out to enjoy this critical, hard-fought, and long-awaited win.

Come on out! We’re expecting strong turnout of freedom-loving Americans… I hope to see you there!


Details below...

Colorado patriots >>> Let's have a Patriot Victory Party to celebrate Scott Brown's Massachusetts victory for America!

Join fellow Patriots for a mid-cycle victory celebration!

Take a break from the fight and enjoy FINALLY being heard by Washington.


Date: Saturday January 23, 2010

Time: 4:00pm

Location: The Airplane Restaurant

1665 North Newport Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO

Full dinner menu will be available.

This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids and come out together as a family.

We'll be taking pictures to send back to Senator Brown to show our appreciation for his win and the beginning of more to come.

Help spread the word. Forward this email or use the calendar functions for posting on Facebook & Twitter.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Young Professional Republicans Meeting

Happy New Year Young Professional Republicans!

We are kicking off 2010 with the race everyone is talking about--the Colorado Governor's race. This month, we are honored to have former US Representative Scott McInnis joining us as our featured speaker. Representative McInnis is the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for governor. He is currently leading in polls against potential Democratic candidates as well. Winning back the office of the governor is extremely important as we prepare for the 2012 presidential elections, so please come and invite your friends to come as well. For more information on Representative McInnis, please visit his website at

In addition to Representative McInnis, State Treasurer Candidate Ali Hasan will be coming by this month to make a short presentation as well.

As we mentioned late last year, beginning with this month's gathering, we will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. Please note the change and plan accordingly. We will be meeting from 5:30-7pm at Republican Headquarters and FREE dinner will be served. Please RSVP on email or facebook so we know how many to plan on!

We look forward to seeing everyone again in two weeks.

Eli Bremer
YPR President

Eli Bremer
3420 Palmer Hill Ct
Colorado Springs CO 80907
(719) 213-3428


Here is the info on THE candidate debate/forum of the year. Tickets are on sale at KVOR.

A candidate forum hosted by the people, for the people.

This forum offers an opportunity for concerned citizens to evaluate the candidates aside from a political party. It is meant to encourage people to educate themselves and others. To offer their support by means of telling friends or volunteering, to donate directly to your campaigns. The involvement is up to you with no endorsement from us, just the tools needed to get involved. All of the Colorado Senate and Governor’s Candidates are invited.

It is our Constitutional responsibility to ensure responsible leaders are elected to govern the USA.
Let’s honor it. Come and let your voice be heard!

The Constitutionalist Today

along with the

Coalition for a Conservative Majority, Americans for Prosperity,
9-12 Group-Pikes Peak Patriots, and Teller Tea Party

Request the honor of your presence for a

VIP Meet and Greet

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 from 5pm-6pm
Debate starts sharply at 6pm

Mr. Biggs Family Event Center
5825 Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, Co 80919

Tickets: $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door.
Available at: KVOR, the British Home Shoppe and Mr. Biggs

Our Panel Group:
Michelle Morin, Coalition for a Conservative Majority
Jeff Crank, The Jeff Crank Show
Richard Randall, The Richard Randall Show
Don Rodgers, 9-12 Pikes Peak Patriots
David Doll, Teller Tea Party
Bill Gillin, The Constitutionalist Today

Mike Holler, author, The Constitution Made Easy

Pastor Mel Waters

For Questions Please Contact:
Lana Fore-Warkocz

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I had lunch here yesterday and it was great. Great place. Great food. Great location. Great People. For the next several days I'll be giving away gift certificates to veterans. Just a small way of saying thanks.


Where Ken Stands
On Congress

I don't think the United States Senate is helping the people of Colorado. Our appointed Senator Michael Bennet is back there acting as a rubber stamp for the liberal leaders in Congress. He fits right in with the crowd that seems determined to bankrupt our country. Bennet admitted he didn't even read the $787 billion dollar stimulus bill he voted to approve.

As Colorado's Senator I'll be an independent voice representing the people on Main Street and in rural Colorado.

My message will be clear -- the spending increases have to stop, the deficit has to shrink and we have to get back to those values that we hold so dear in Colorado.


On "Big Government" and The "Too Big to Fail" Theory
In every part of the state people tell me they are concerned about the growth of government. They are concerned about the burdens being placed on their kids and grandkids. And they're concerned about the threats to their individual liberties

It's bad for the country when the government owns car companies. That's not a role government is good at, and it's certainly not a role we ever considered for our government.

So why is it happening?

Well, Congress and government are out of control. They are not standing up for the principles that the people in Colorado and taxpayers across the country share. One of those principles is that NO company should ever be treated favorably with taxpayer dollars because they are considered "too big to fail."

We have a system in place to handle banks and other companies that get in trouble. It's called bankruptcy, and it should be used where appropriate.


On Stimulus Spending and Jobs
The stimulus bill that was rammed through Congress in February was counterproductive. It was such a bad bill that a new word was coined "porkulus." Since it passed, both unemployment and the federal deficit have continued to rise. No new jobs, just huge new debt.

Record-setting deficits will continue to grow as the billions in "porkulus" spending continues to unfold. Our kids and grandkids will pay the price.

There will continue to be job disruptions. But people will learn new skills required by the new economy, and I believe we will come through the shakeout in good shape. We have made these transitions in the past and we will do so again. What we can't survive is the unprecedented effort to put Congress and the federal government in total control of our free market system.


On Tax Policy
The fact that I am the only candidate for the U.S. Senate to sign the Americans for Tax Reform's Taxpayer Protection Pledge means that I promise not to vote for tax increases as Colorado's U.S. Senator.

We are not under-taxed. The federal government is overspending. And as the endless string of spending in Congress continues so will the call for higher taxes. As the push for higher taxes emerges, I will be the Colorado Senator pushing to downsize government, not raise taxes.

I'll stay true to the Taxpayer Protection Pledge I have signed.


On "Cap and Trade" and Energy

The largest transfer of wealth in human history has been the recent transfer from the industrial world, especially the United States, to the oil-producing world. We have to stop that.

However, the so-called "cap and trade" bill looming in Congress is not the answer. It's a looming disaster for our country. On this issue there couldn't be a bigger difference between the "appointed" Senator Michael Bennet and me. He says he wants to be for it. I'm strongly opposed. He will vote for it. I would fight to kill it before it can end up turning our already weakened economy upside down.

While I am in favor of moving as quickly as is practical to new energy alternatives to replace our dependence on foreign oil, I'm not in favor of sending our country on an economic suicide mission that would come with the passage of a "cap and trade" system.

The so-called green energy potential has to be put in perspective. We can't meet our energy demands with windmills and solar panels and other alternatives in the near term. We may get to the point in the next decade or two, but we're not there today. For now, we must continue to depend on our traditional sources of energy -- coal, oil and especially natural gas. It means we must aggressively expand energy production in our country, including stepping up off-shore drilling and looking to nuclear power as one of our best sources for non-carbon energy.


On Iraq & Afghanistan
My son is a third year cadet at West Point. I'm very proud of my son's decision to serve his country. He understands the risks involved. He also understands there is a price for freedom in this country and he's willing to stand up and shoulder that burden. For so many of our brave men and women today, that means shouldering the burden in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We definitely need to continue a major effort in Afghanistan. We are told this effort will take at least 10 years. It will require both military and civilian personnel to help build up the country. The generals on the ground tell us we are likely to be in Afghanistan for the long term with a difficult and complicated mission.

As Colorado's Senator I will always look first to the advice of the generals, and I will strongly support the mission of our troops who are in harm's way.


On Health Care
We have the best health care system in the world, and I will not lose sight of that fact as we work to solve the nagging problems within the system that must be fixed.

Like the majority of Coloradans, I understand that there are specific health care problems that need to be addressed, such as the uninsured, pre-existing conditions, and escalating costs.

I'm not for the public option. That's another big difference between the "appointed" Senator, Michael Bennet and me. He's strongly for a "public option" takeover of our private health care system by the federal government. I am strongly against it.

Eighty-five percent of Americans are on an insurance plan and we get care that is as good as anywhere else through those plans. In fact, recent studies continue to show that 85% of us are happy with our current health care plan, and we don't want to throw what's working well for us overboard in the name of health care reform.

Only our out-of-touch leaders in Washington, D.C. would seriously consider taking such a catastrophic step as passing legislation that would require turning our private health care system over to the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

My hope is that Michael Bennet and his liberal allies will be turned back, and that I will be able to work with other new Senators in the next Congress to provide targeted solutions that will bring quality care to everyone without hurting the 85% of Americans who have quality health care they are happy with.


On Immigration
How can we be a strong country if we can't control our borders? How can we be a strong country if can't deal effectively with the problem of illegal immigration? The answer, of course, is we can't.

We should start the path to immigration reform by finally sealing our borders to illegal traffic, both north and south and at our ports. Then we must enforce the laws that are already on the books to deal with illegal immigration.

The federal government has not been effective in protecting our borders and addressing the issue of illegal immigration. What the federal government has done is shift the burden of enforcing these laws to the county level.

One of the growing problems flowing from illegal immigration is identify theft. Weld County, my home county, is unfortunately no stranger to the crime of identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission ranked Weld County fourth in the country for identity theft cases in 2006, third in 2007 and 11th in 2008. We are working hard to deal with this problem but it will continue to grow until we get serious about dealing with illegal immigration.

We need to have a finely crafted guest worker program that is sufficient to meet the needs of our economy. I believe we can do that and still get serious about dealing effectively with the larger illegal immigration problem.


Here is Sheriff Maketa's statement. We'll talk with him tomorrow morning.


It is with a heavy heart that I announce I will not seek a third term as El Paso County Sheriff. I am approaching the end of my second term and feel as though I have served this community well. Over the past couple years; I have been approached with several opportunities in the private and public sectors. These are opportunities which may not always be available and would certainly increase the quality of life for me and my family. My family whole heartedly agrees, it is time for me to explore some of these new opportunities and challenges. This decision was not made without serious consideration. I believe the Sheriff’s Office is a great organization and deserves to have the leadership and passion I have given this past seven years. I believe I would do a disservice to seek third term with a high probability of not seeing it through the full four years. I know the Office will be in good hands and the next Sheriff of El Paso County will be leading a tremendous collection of quality people; with great opportunities to build on the momentum that exists today. I never intended to be a career politician, and the time is right to pass the baton and move on to new challenges.

I have had the pleasure to serve El Paso County for over 22 years as a member of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office During that time, I have been able to contribute at all levels of the organization serving in each rank within the Sheriff’s Office. I have been given many opportunities to make significant contributions to benefit this community and work along side of some truly amazing and dedicated people. One of the greatest professional honors was being elected to serve as Sheriff. Serving in this role is an honor that marks the pinnacle of a law enforcement career and an accomplishment not every person has the privilege to achieve.

I have had the honor to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute which provided wonderful opportunities to interact and develop relationships with law enforcement professionals from around the world. My two terms as Sheriff have been marked with many internal and community wide accomplishments. My administration witnessed the expansion to the Criminal Justice Center, we used a large tent to reinstate the work release program (previously eliminated due to budget constraints), and converted the old Metro Jail to a permanent work release facility with space for future growth utilizing revenues generated from offenders in the program. We expanded our volunteer programs, such as developing a new citizen’s patrol, the first of its kind in this community, to enhance public safety and better serve our citizens. We joined in partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to become the first and only Sheriff’s Office in the State of Colorado to have deputies commissioned as Federal Immigration Enforcement deputies, under the 287G program to aid in the investigation and deportation of illegal aliens. We were able to enter into an Inter Governmental Service Agreement (IGSA) for the housing of illegal aliens. The revenues generated were used to expand jail bed capacity, construct a detoxification facility, and help control costs to the county wide medical insurance benefits. We obtained accreditation under newly developed performance based standards in the jail, medical services, and law enforcement. The Office earned the coveted Triple Crown Award as well as the prestigious Flagship Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). These honors alone validate the professionalism and dedication of the staff I have had the opportunity to lead.

I could go on and on about the many accomplishments of our Office, but most importantly, I know in my heart, I have always done what I believe is best for the Office and our community. I have left this organization better then when I took over as the Sheriff. I will miss the people and always be so proud of what we accomplished and the service we delivered to our citizens. It is my intent to see this Office continue to succeed and I am committed to do what I can to insure there is a smooth transition in 2011.

Thank you for all your support and friendship.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Thanks to Brian for catching the BBC AMERICA broadcast that featured the Richard Randall Show and an interview with myself. It aired once last night. They said they would air it again, but time to be determined. Brian got it on TIVO and will make a dub and we can put it up on the blog. Stay tuned. I was watching Scott Brown so I didn't see it, but am told they liked my boots. They said they'd like to come back and do more with me... let me know if you saw it and what you thought.


Let the Kids Play was founded in November, 2007 with the mission of improving the opportunity for all needy kids to have a chance to play youth sports that they could not before because of financial hardships.

If you are currently undergoing a financial hardship and need help providing sports equipment for your kids, OR would like to DONATE please contact:

Play It Again Sports is THE neighborhood sporting goods store providing great value and exceptional customer service in a clean and fun environment. At Play It Again Sports you will find quality used sports and fitness equipment generally at half the current new price. If it's new equipment you are after, we have an inviting assortment to fit every budget.

The North store on 5338 Montebello Lane, behind Liberty Toyota next to Jiffy Lube, is five minutes south the Chapel Hills Mall. The owner, Bob Gualtieri has over thirty years as an Air Force pilot.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Every Saturday morning I spend time with international business expert and best selling author Todd Dean. The "Inside Business Show with Todd Dean" airs at 6:40 am as part of my Saturday Morning Show. We cover tips and ideas for your business, and how to get it going and growing. Do you feel stuck and frustrated with where your business is at? Do you feel like you are hitting your head against the wall and yet getting nowhere? Well, stop doing that. It hurts. Todd can help!! Tune in each week for ideas on how to reevaluate and reinvent your business. If you have a question for Todd please e-mail it to me at and we'll talk about it soon. Todd is THE expert consultant that every business wishes it had... and he is available and free of charge as part of the Saturday Morning Show. You can also follow Todd on Twitter and Facebook. Also, remember his prior book can help you with your individual finances. Details can be found at

And finally we'll start talking about his latest book "Invisible to Invincible: Essential Strategies to Grow Your Business In Any Economy"

Todd has taken some of the greatest ideas and strategies from some of the best entrepreneurs around the world and compiled them in his widely anticipated sequel to More Money Than Month. In this economy, we need all the help we can get. Invisible to Invincible is a great place to start.


This information came in from Michelle.... good stuff.

Hi Everyone -

Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate race could be the razor-thin victory we need to stop Obamacare dead in its tracks. But we have to act TODAY . Scott Brown, who has pledged to vote against the current healthcare legislation if elected, is about 5 polling points ahead of his liberal opponent Martha Coakley. Take this momentum and miraculous opportunity to stop Obamacare! Take time this morning to make your impact on this critical Massachusetts election. Read below for details on how you can help.

Thanks for your help and please spread the word now,

Here's What You Can Do Now:

· Help with the phone-bank effort.

Anyone across the country who is interested in phone-banking on Scott Brown’s behalf may register to phone-bank one of two ways:

1) Go to the Scott Brown for US Senate website and register for call-from-home:


2) Contact Scott Brown’s Field Director Brad Hansen at: or call 509-595-4683. Brad will set you up with a user-name and password.

You will receive an email with your unique user name and password, as well as a link to the website where you will log in. Once you are logged in, watch the tutorial on how to use the system and then you can start making calls.

· Donate to Scott Brown’s campaign.

Online donations accepted here:


Why Should You Support Scott Brown in Massachusetts TODAY?

· Massachusetts: Bottom Has Fallen Out of Coakley’s Polls; Dems Prepare to Explain Defeat, Protect Obama:

· Lawmaker: If GOP Wins Seat, Health Care Dead:


And keep praying



Colorado Springs Republican Women (CSRW) will host a Senate Candidate forum between Jane Norton and Ken Buck January 19 th .

Format: Candidate introduction, moderator –asked questions and answer.

Date: January 19 th 2010

Time: Meet and Greet 5:30-6:00 pm

6:00 – 6:10 pm CSRW Meeting

6:10 – 7:00 pm Forum

Location : El Paso County Republican Headquarters - 205 Sutton Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Open to the public. No admission charge.


Amy Mitchell

CSRW 1st Vice President

Colorado Springs, CO

Work: 719-260-0283

Cell: 719-321-8291

Friday, January 8, 2010


Another standing room only (400 or so) people in Teller County. I am always impressed and honored by just how many people love this wonderful country and are willing to do something about it. And a special "hats off" to the double dippers who actually went to both events on Saturday.

Streamed "live" at

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I would like to thank Sara Chambers for designing such a timeless and classy logo