District 59’s GOP representative J Paul Brown (R) is apparently a big fan of Cliven Bundy, the freeloading rancher who wants taxpayers to fund his ranching because he apparently isn’t very good at it. Bundy is also a racist, as the following quote illustrates:
tales from the fever swamp
Conservative Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland doesn’t think Michelle Obama’s face is presentable
Sometimes a Facebook post just speaks for itself. In this case, Elbert County Commissioner sees a fake-newsy article containing a lovely Christmas Card from the Obama family and feels compelled to insult the first lady by saying they had to Photoshop her face to make it “presentable”.
Derrick Wilburn is the Vice-Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. He says a lot of nutty stuff on Facebook with a self-assurance that probably seems impressive to those prone to believing it. The trouble is, Wilburn really doesn’t seem to know much about anything, be it public policy, history, or, in this case, vaccination.
With all the news about fake news, you’d think recently ousted State Senator Laura Woods (R-Arvada) would be a bit more careful about promoting nonsense on Facebook. In this example, the assertion is that people are being “viciously attacked” for saying “Merry Christmas.”
I ran across this post by former state legislator turned El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller (R) in which he claims a link between an increasing homeless population in Colorado and the legalization of cannabis. To support his view, he links to this article, which doesn’t contain a shred of supporting evidence for the claim other than anecdotal quotes and data that does not support a causal conclusion.
You might remember State Senator Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction) from the many dumb things he says and false claims he makes. I don’t use the word “dumb” recklessly here. Normally I prefer “ignorant” because people might not know better, but in this case I think it fits.
There’s a lot of talk about the “bubble” that people are living in when they engage in social media. This weekend provided a perfect example.
A Colorado lawmaker either doesn’t read the things he shares on Facebook, or he assumes his readers won’t
Although the Daily Signal isn’t a “fake” news site by the definition, the article Colorado State Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) is citing is intentionally misleading—cherry-picking a report that actually shows immigrants make a net-positive contribution to our country by the time they’ve lived here for a few generations.
GOP U. S. House Candidate Casper Stockham is so ironic he’s not ironic at all. I first ran across him in the #FeverSwamps™ soon after he began running in the Republican primary to face popular incumbent Diana Degette in one of the most liberal districts in Colorado. He posted some anti-transgender memes and statements on Facebook, and I called him out as the bigot that he is.
Lookie here, our favorite “OMG” valley-girl-talking Republican candidate for Colorado’s House is posting extremely stupid things on the internet again. Here he is claiming a picture of two (unidentified) topless women in San Francisco are Hillary Clinton and her lesbian lover in college.