Saturday, April 30, 2011
I am proud to be sharing airtime with the likes of Rush, Hannity, Beck, Levin and locally with Carey, Crank, Ginsberg, Jones, Lakey, and Tancredo,
And now another nationally known name.... Dr. Bill Maier. His prgram will run Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The call in number is 540-0740. Please check out his show, I know I will be listening and calling in too, please join me.
Dr. Maier received his master's and doctoral degrees from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is a licensed psychologist and has served at respected institutions such as Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Camarillo State Hospital and the Long Beach Child Guidance Center. He has extensive experience in parent training and education, and his major area of research interest is the impact of cultural trends on child development and family functioning.
Maier is also a veteran radio broadcaster. He has hosted music, news and talk programs in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Seattle. He is also an occasional guest voice actor for Focus on the Family's children's radio drama, "Adventures in Odyssey."
Dr. Maier is a regular contributor to Focus on the Family magazine and has written for Current Thoughts and Trends, Today's Christian Woman, The Houston Chronicle, The Detroit News, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Rocky Mountain News. He is co-author of the book Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting (InterVarsity Press). Additionally, Dr. Maier has been interviewed by numerous print outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He has also made guest appearances on CNBC-TV, Fox News Channel, CNN, and ABC's World News Tonight. You have probably heard him on the programs "Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier" and "Family Insights."
Maier lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Lisa, and three children.
Friday, April 29, 2011
A family matter kept me from being there for the actual event but I was able to spend time time Jane and Barbara and others. Details on this great group in the future.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hi to all, I am sending out a special reminder for all to come to our" Honor Flight of Southern Colorado's" presentation with Congressmen Doug Lamborn. Date is Thursday at 6pm at the VFW Post 4051, 430 East Pikes Peak Ave. Congressman Doug Lamborn and his wife will be our special guest and wants to meet all of you. He has offered to do fundraisers and anything else that he can do for our "HFSC ". Mr Lamborn will be presenting a flag that he flew over Washington for Jim Fore and presenting it to Jim's wife Khamla, [who also will be our guest]. Lana as most of you know is Jim Fore's daughter and our PR person and VP of our Honor Flight of SoCo. What an honor this will be for all of us to meet and watch Congressman Lamborn as he presents the flag to Mrs Fore and Lana. Please come and bring your friends. We need to get the word out about our Honor Flight for our WWII veterans. Please RSVP if you can come so I can set up the seating arrangements. Thanks, Jane Rodgers
So... let me get this right. Releasing his records is taking time away from getting the job done. Please compare his words with his actions.
A portion of the text of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday about the release of his long-form birth certificate, as provided by the White House:
"We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We've got better stuff to do. I've got better stuff to do. We've got big problems to solve. And I'm confident we can solve them, but we're going to have to focus on them - not on this."
Monday, April 25, 2011
BACH & SKORMAN SQUARE OFF MAY 2ND AT THE
PIKES PEAK CENTER SEATING IS LIMITED
“Who gets your vote for Mayor of Colorado Springs? Come hear the final debate between Richard Skorman and Steve Bach next Monday, May 2nd, at the Pikes Peak Center. Do you like to talk politics? Then join the reception that follows the debate and be a part of an important evening in Colorado Springs. This event is NEXT Monday and seating is limited. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on the Tickets West website, by calling 520-SHOW or at the Pikes Peak Center box office. “
Monday, May 2, 2011
Doors Open 5 PM
Debate Begins 6PM
Reception following the debate
$10 General Admission
Make your reservation
Pikes Peak Center
190 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
YOU CAN SUBMIT QUESTIONS AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:
Two candidates remain in the race for Colorado Springs' first strong mayor. Each has a vision for the future of our city. Each has a plan to accomplish his goals. But only one can win.
Be informed when you cast your vote.
Attend the Mayoral Debate on May 2nd at 6 p.m. to hear the candidates debate issues facing Colorado Springs.
Also, introducing the newly elected City Council president and council members. Meet and greet the candidates and city council after the debate.
Tickets are $10. A reception will follow the debate.
Operation 6035 and other civic organizations are sponsoring this event in part. They would like to fill the Pikes Peak Center because the issues in this campaign are vital to all of us. You can see the flyer at www.mayordebate.mmecos.org. The organizing group is a non-profit, a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) 501(3)c.
THE speaker for the El Paso County Republican Lincoln on June 1st at the Antlers is Karl Rove. My producer, Chris Richardson, will post today's interview with Rove elsewhere on the blog. Thanks to El Paso County Chairman Eli Bremer for making today's interview happen.
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
Author, "Courage and Consequence"
Fox News Contributor
Wall Street Journal Columnist
Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.
Karl has been described by respected author and columnist Michael Barone in U.S. News & World Report as “…unique…no Presidential appointee has ever had such a strong influence on politics and policy, and none is likely to do so again anytime soon.” Washington Post columnist David Broder has called Karl a master political strategist whose “game has always been long term…and he plays it with an intensity and attention to detail that few can match.” Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, has called Karl “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation… He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”
Before Karl became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.
As a Fox News contributor, Karl provides a “genuine feel of inside knowledge,” says David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun television critic. Megan Garber, of the Columbia Journalism Review, says Karl has “focused his punditry on what he knows best: strategy.” Even the New York Times acclaims that “Rove’s substantive contributions may now inspire a little work ethic among the celebrity talking heads who may be forced to bring to the news a little more data and a little less opinion, a recalibration that would be welcome to its devoted viewers.”
Karl writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of the newly released New York Times Bestseller, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.” He has written for various publications, including The Daily Beast, Financial Times, Forbes, FoxNews.com, HumanEvents.com, Newsweek, The Times, Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard.
A Colorado native, he attended the University of Utah, the University of Maryland-College Park, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Karl has taught graduate students at UT Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and undergraduates in a joint appointment from the Journalism and Government departments at the university. He was also a faculty member at the Salzburg Seminar.
He was previously a member of the Board of International Broadcasting, which oversaw the operations of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, and served on the White House Fellows regional selection panel. He was also a member of the Boards of Regents at Texas Women's Union and East Texas State University.
Karl now serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Texas State History Museum Foundation. He is also a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors and the Texas Philosophical Society.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
On Monday on my show we will announce who the guest speaker will be for this year's
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on June 1st at the Antler's. It is one of THE most sought after conservative speakers in the country. Make a list of who you would want... this person is on the very very very short list.
The annual Lincoln Dinner is an important fund-raiser for our local Republican organization. The funds they raise here pay for ads and material on behalf of Republican candidates, maintaining the voter databases, and keeping the infrastructure of the party strong.
205 Sutton Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Off of Sinton Road, between Garden of the Gods and Fillmore
Hours: M-F, 10AM - 2PM
America is Exceptional! Hear from two knowledgeable individuals on what makes America exceptional. Please click and read to see the experience and topics of their speeches. If you are an Atlas Shrugged fan, you won’t want to miss this.
Donald Gilmer Schley, Jr., Ph.D
a professor of Project Management at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs. Dr. Schley has long been a student of Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, a historian, and a vocal proponent of capitalism, as the only moral system of economics.
Anders Ingemarson is an American by choice who immigrated to the United States from Europe in 1994 and became an American citizen in 2002.
His professional career comprises information technology specialist positions, teaching and entrepreneurial pursuits in education, and leadership positions in multi-national companies both in the U.S and abroad.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Written April 19, 1860; first published in 1863 as part of "Tales of a Wayside Inn"
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--
One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."
Then he said "Good-night!" and with muffled oar
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war;
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon like a prison bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.
Meanwhile, his friend through alley and street
Wanders and watches, with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers,
Marching down to their boats on the shore.
Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church,
By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade,--
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town
And the moonlight flowing over all.
Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay,--
A line of black that bends and floats
On the rising tide like a bridge of boats.
Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now he gazed at the landscape far and near,
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry tower of the Old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns.
A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark
Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet;
That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
Kindled the land into flame with its heat.
He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.
It was twelve by the village clock
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river fog,
That rises after the sun goes down.
It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, black and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.
It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadow brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket ball.
You know the rest. In the books you have read
How the British Regulars fired and fled,---
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard wall,
Chasing the redcoats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.
So through the night rode Paul Revere;=
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,---
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo for evermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.
Friday, April 15, 2011
SALUTE TO WWII and POW"S
16 April, 1500, Pioneer Museum
POW Exhibit for WWII/POW's and all other Veterans and non Veterans
Program-Musical Salute to WWII/Songs that Won the War
Sixteen WWII  Re-enactors will fill the Museum,
Two  WWII Jeeps will be out front.
Museum closes this Exhibit on 30 April.
POW's and wives are FREE;
WWII Vets pay $10;
all others $20
It would be great to give these guys one last Hurrah for the ending of this terrific Exhibit. Full house would be great also! Please try to come and help honor our" Greatest Generation of War Heroes. "I have asked our Pow's to be there around 2pm ,program starts at 3pm with a reception to follow at 4 pm. A few of our POW's are on oxygen and have a little trouble coming out for a long period of time. That's why I suggested 2pm for these wonderful and brave men .
Come hear their personal stories ,listen to the great songs and big band sounds of the 1940's and then watch a video of Steve Mack's interviews with our POW's as they talk about their experiences as Prisoners of War. Please spread this message! Thanks,
So Far From Home: Life as a WWII POW in Germany
Dir. by Steve Mack* 2011
Director scheduled to attend
Category: Colorado Spotlight
Sunday, April 17 11:45 AM
Max Kade Theater
Colorado College Campus
Purchase passes in person at the Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Ave
Friday, 11am - 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am - 10pm
Runtime: 55min. U S A
"So Far From Home" explores the stories of American WWII soldiers who served in the European theater and who were POWs in German camps during the war. The soldiers recall their initial capture, adapting to difficult environments, and surviving harsh circumstances. They tell the stories of what POW camp was like, how they survived, and how the experiences changed their lives forever. More than just a historical documentary, this film takes a look into the psyche of human survival.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Indie Spirit Film Festival is this week, April 14-17th. Please come out to watch a film, support local filmmaking and volunteer if you have some extra time.
They are still looking for some volunteers to help with ticketing and odd jobs. If you have a block of 3-4 hours or more that you can help, you will help our film community greatly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 290-3126 asap.
Please support our local filmmakers at their film screenings.
"Home Run King" - Matt Nelson
Screens Friday, April 15th at 9pm
"Return" - Cyd Chartier Cohn
Screens Friday, April 15th at 12:15pm and Saturday, April 16th at 5:30pm
So Far From Home" - Steve Mack
Screens Sunday, April 17th at 11:45am
"Invisible Voices" - Ping Chong
Screens Saturday, April 16th at 2pm and 8pm
Buy tickets for ISFF films at www.indiespiritfilmfestival.org
Tickets cost $10 for these festival screenings.
Filmmakers Alliance and Indie Spirit FF present:
Local Colorado Springs Film Screening @ ISFF
Or come out on Saturday or Sunday mornings to watch special FREE local screening sessions. We have some amazing local film shorts that are film festival worthy. We'll have several of the filmmakers available for Q&A after their films show.
Saturday, April 16 - 9:15 - 11:15 am (w/ Filmmaker Q&A)
Sunday, April 17 - 9:15 - 11:15 am
Colorado College, Max Kade Theatre, Armstrong Hall (3rd Floor)
The two local film screening sessions are FREE to attend
NOTE: Due to the subject matter of some films, suggested rating equivalent of PG-13.
Initial List (partial)
Dillon Novak - "The Fallout"
Lee Graham - "An Ordinary Day"
Distrakt - "Adjust"
Nate Letteer - "The Attika"
John Bourbonais - "Ready to Ride" Military Rider Series
Meredith Mantik - "MetaRomance"
Major Mandolin - "Drink A Little"
The Indie Spirit Film Festival (ISFF) is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike, with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, animation, and many other films from around the world. The ISFF showcases the work of independent filmmakers amidst the mountainous backdrop of Colorado Springs, Colorado, just one hour south of Denver.
ISFF is about filmmakers, audiences, distributors and film professionals establishing a relationship and supporting independent film. ISFF has showcased an average of over 100 films from all over the globe, covering a variety of subjects and genres in three years. The festival has quickly become Colorado Springs' largest film festival, with numerous filmmakers and film fans attending screenings, Q & A sessions, filmmaker panels, parties and receptions. The 2011 films, quick schedule, film schedule and Opening Reception & Film are but a click away. A kickoff party at the SOUNDSHOP, SAT, APRIL 9, 2011 from 11am-2pm at 7 E. Cimarron & at City Rock Climbing Gym starting at 6pm is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Boasting a broad, unrestricted selection of films, ISFF presents genre-specific awards, as well as Best Short, Feature, Documentary and Festival Director's Choice. Several films from previous years have achieved further success on the festival circuit and many films from all three years are available on DVD.
Now in its 4th year, the 2011 Indie Spirit Film Festival will take place April 14-17, 2011.
The Southern Colorado Tea Party
April 15th Annual Rally on the Court House Steps
The rally will begin at 4:00pm at the Pueblo County Court House (south entrance)
215 West 10th Street Pueblo, CO
Richard Randall of 740 KVOR Radio Will Be Our MC
Ed Jones--740 KVOR radio commentator--Former El Paso County Commissioner and State Senator
Retired US Army Major General Joe Arbuckle
Larry Trujillo--former State Senator and Congressman
Ken Buck—Weld County District Attorney &Former Colorado US Senate Candidate
Lu Busse--Colorado Coalition 9-12 Project Chair
Keith Swerdfeger--House District 47 Congressman
Kevin Grantham--Senate District 2 Senator
We are still working on a few more speakers
To be announced as soon as they are confirmed
Tax Day TEA Party
Contact : Amy Mitchell
Date: Friday April 15, 2011
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm
Location: Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Music by Rich Owen
Amy Mitchell and Chuck Baker – El Paso County Tea Party
Randy Wilson – National Field Director, Church Ministries, Family Research Council
Jeff Crank – Americans for Prosperity
Chris Nixon – We Are Change
Representative HD 19 Marsha Looper
Chuck Graybill – Author, Business Owner
Michelle Morin – Mom4Freedom, Coalition for a Conservative Majority
Don Rodgers – 9.12 Pikes Peak Patriots
Ken Buck – Balance America
Friday, April 8, 2011
Capt. James William Fore, 86, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 5, 2011. This celebrated war veteran, doting father, and devoted husband was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He lived a rich and fulfilling life filled with adventure, triumphs and tragedy. James was an American legend in WWII, who was captured after his 28th mission and taken to one of Hitler’s concentration camps, Buchenwald. He then went on to an aviation career that spanned for more than 44 years and has logged a stunning 36,000 flying hours as a distinguished pilot.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Khamla, of Colorado Springs; his son and daughter-in-law, Roche & Brooke Fore of Denver; his son JW Fore Jr, of Denver and his daughter and son-in-law, Lana & Jeffrey Warkocz, of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Christopher Fore of Parker, Colorado, Kayla Kirkland-Warkocz of Colorado Springs, RJ Fore of Denver, Jeffrey Warkocz Jr of Colorado Springs and Jennifer Warkocz of Goldsboro, North Carolina . James was also blessed to hold and love his two great-grandchildren, Tyson Paladin Fore and Gracie Mae Irene Fore. Capt. Fore was also survived by a rich and wonderful extended family that he cherished and embraced to include but not limited to, Aree and Bill Duncan, Cinthia and Peter Park, Kimberly Cavaliere, John Parisi, Craig Ellsworth, and Dan Everett; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Connell-Plumb, Nicole Jones and Micah Park.
Capt. Fore was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 26th, 1925 to James Walter and M. Cecile Fore. He is also survived by his two loving siblings, Charles L. Fore of Russellville, Arkansas and Gladys Ragland of Stuttgart, Arkansas. He is also the beloved uncle of Becky Walker, Nancy Fore and Charles Fore Jr.
A memorial service will be held on April 13, 2011, 10am at Garden Ranch Baptist Church, 3830 Van Teylingen Drive, in Colorado Springs. Immediately following the service the family invites you to Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver at 2:30pm for his funeral with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, 6547 N. Academy Blvd, #553, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. He would like to see his fellow comrades receive the trip of their lifetime to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.