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DUPUY: E-Cigarettes Should Be E-Regulated

DUPUY: E-Cigarettes Should Be E-Regulated

In quitting smoking I also ended my life-long love affair with nicotine. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s a delectable drug that stimulates brain function, decreases appetite and calms nerves

PERRY: Who you gonna call to rid us of politicians like Sheriff Happy Pants?

PERRY: Who you gonna call to rid us of politicians like Sheriff Happy Pants?

If there were a fairness fairy, she, or he, would collect the needed signatures by Friday, because it’s a damned shame that Maketa isn’t properly rewarded for his antics by having voters throw him out of office before he gets his star sued off

REAGAN: Mass murder and the knee-jerk media

REAGAN: Mass murder and the knee-jerk media

As per usual following a mass killing, the news media reacted in the usual knee-jerk fashion, focusing on the killer’s life story and guaranteeing that he’d achieve his desired 15 minutes of underserved fame

DUPUY: The Founding Fathers are all things to all Americans

DUPUY: The Founding Fathers are all things to all Americans

No one ever brings up Jesus’ name when the 2000-year-old prophet would disagree with them. As in: “Jesus drank wine with hookers and outcasts, but as a Christian, I find that reprehensible.” Jesus only gets used to corroborate personal conviction.

QUIDNUNC: JeffCo is the gateway to hellacious arguments

QUIDNUNC: JeffCo is the gateway to hellacious arguments

JeffCo wants to rumble with Aurora folks, so we’re going to have to round up a posse. Seems that JeffCo residents, who are obviously unfamiliar with a map, are also completely oblivious to history

JENSEN: Mental Illness and Mass Killings

JENSEN: Mental Illness and Mass Killings

Liberal media all across the nation trumpeted banning guns, which has already been tried in Chicago and Washington D.C., where gun bans resulted in more gun violence

PERRY: The NRA can’t put a number on too many school shootings

PERRY: The NRA can’t put a number on too many school shootings

We have created a perfect storm where we breed crazy boys bent on murderous sprees, ignore their blatant threats, and then make it incredibly easy to gun up and shoot ‘em up at places where we are most vulnerable to gun attacks

JENSEN: Obama's Predictable Response to VA Problems

JENSEN: Obama’s Predictable Response to VA Problems

When President Bush actually did learn about filthy conditions at Walter Reed Hospital, heads rolled. Two Generals in charge suddenly “retired” and a bipartisan committee was formed to oversee cleaning up the filth and provide the best care our country can offer

DUPUY: Casual Racism vs Institutionalized Racism

DUPUY: Casual Racism vs Institutionalized Racism

So we’ve grown adept at being disgusted when hearing racist things. Our corporate images are those of diversity. Sponsors flee from a hint of casual racism. Dr. Laura Schlessinger dropped a couple of n-bombs and was booted out of terrestrial radio, landing at XM Sirius

PERRY: Looking for new top cop? Don’t pick another blast from the past

PERRY: Looking for new top cop? Don’t pick another blast from the past

No doubt that as Aurora looks for its next chief, they’ll get a long-list of great cops looking to take the job. What will set apart just a few, however, is the cop that can hit the target with the bravado it takes to risk their own lives to save people for a living, and the humility to be cool when they have to admit they missed