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October 30, 2014

Latino votes matter in this election if we’re going to defeat the Nazis

by Ben Hoffman
Udall vs. Gardner

Udall vs. Nazi Gardner

In the basement of a northwest Denver office building, blue “Latinos con Udall” signs adorned the wall behind Arturo Rodriguez as he pressed the need for immigration reform and appealed to the crowd in the small room.

“Those of us who are Latinos, we know we’re family-oriented,” said Rodriquez, the national president of the United Farmworkers of America, as he stood next to Sen. Mark Udall. “So we’ve got to be cien por ciento — we’ve got to be 100 percent — in ensuring that all of our family votes.”

For Udall, that Latino turnout could make all the difference in a tight race against Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner. Also at stake, potentially, is Democrats’ control of the U.S. Senate.

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October 26, 2014

Thank Mark Udall for opposing the Keystone Pipeline

by Ben Hoffman

KeystonePipelineConservatives have been lying about the Keystone Pipeline for years. Here are some facts about it:

  • The U.S. State Department’s analysis says only 3,900 would be employed directly for construction of the Keystone Pipeline if it is built in one year or 1,950 per year if work is spread over two.
  • It would generate only about 50 jobs during operations once it’s built.
  • It would carry “the dirtiest oil on the planet.”
  • Tar sands is a form of petroleum so dense that at a temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit it is “hard as a hockey puck,” and must be heated or diluted with dangerous chemicals to be made to flow through pipes.
    Refining it into useful fuels also requires more energy — and hence more emissions — than lighter forms of petroleum.
  • Oil flowing through the Keystone pipeline would result in an increase in U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases equivalent to adding somewhere between 770,800 and 4.3 million passenger vehicles.
  • Pipelines are hazardous. An average of 97,376 barrels (4.1 million gallons) of petroleum and other “hazardous liquids” have been spilled each year in pipeline incidents over the last decade. These incidents have claimed an average of two lives per year and resulted in more than $263 million in annual property damage as well.

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Thank Mark Udall for doing what’s right for America rather than caving to the oil industry.

October 23, 2014

Cory Gardner is a San Diego Chargers fan

by Ben Hoffman

tom cruise

Cory Gardner supports San Diego Charges because he likes Tom Cruise

In a newly released interview transcript, Cory Gardner admits to favoring the San Diego Chargers over the Broncos.

“The Broncos are good,” Gardner said, “but I’ve always been a big fan of the Chargers. San Diego is a great city. Ever since I saw the movie Top Gun, which was filmed in San Diego, it’s been one of my favorite cities. Tom Cruise was so hot in that movie, I can’t tell you how many times… Oh, I think I’ve said too much already.

Did I tell you that Mark Udall is a meanie? He doesn’t even support the Republican party. He’s not a true American, like me.”