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BARBWIRE BOB – 7-14-22

Independence Day has passed with the usual celebrations and festivities.  Mountain highways were packed with natives and tourists heading to the many cool Rocky Mountain retreats. We all live in such a beautiful state and it behooves us to become familiar with so many unique attractions across the entire state. July 4th is special for …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 7-7-22

The Fourth of July and designated “Independence Day” is very meaningful to me for many reasons.  First, it signifies the celebration of the creation of the United States and the great gift that God bestowed upon our founding fathers.  The Constitution and Bill of Rights and our belief in a nation of law and order …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – The Supreme Court decision was about the Constitution, not abortion

The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) sent shock waves into America recently with two important, and unfortunately controversial decisions. One was on gun rights, the other about abortion. Reading the US Constitution, neither should be the least bit controversial. The role of SCOTUS is not to make law or settle social and policy disagreements, but instead …

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BARBWIRE BOB 6-23-22

The primary election is June 28, selecting candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.  Ballots have been mailed and candidates are hard at work campaigning.  I’m getting confusing mailers from Democrat sources about Republican candidates. There is a considerable amount of money being spent on this deception and interference with direct mail content, and it …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – Why is mental health being ignored?

Elected officials of both parties are reluctant to discuss or address a problem that is apparent almost daily in the news and during a visit to any large American city, namely wanton violence and shootings, and the plague of homelessness. They propose Band-aid solutions of banning scary-looking weapons or creating homeless camps to sweep the …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 6-16-22

Registered voters have received primary ballots along with plenty of surprising mail about Republican candidates distributed by Democratic sources.  This is a result of mass mailing ballots to Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters who vastly outnumber political party members.  The Republicans have numerous primary contests, especially at the top level for U.S. senate and governor.  …

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