If you’d please excuse my continued self-indulgence. While the VP was calling us terrorists, the Senate and president were further committing us to paying their bills we’ll never possibly be able to afford, the markets were tanking, and apparently it’s hotter’n'hell everywhere else in the country, I extended my celebration of the Centennial State’s birthday into today.
Here was the view from 14,433′ plus 5’9″ earlier today:
That’s Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest (and our Nation’s #14). I was the first one to summit today, so for a brief moment was the tallest person in the state, and quite possibly in North America. Not bad.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)
Today, August First, my great Centennial State of Colorado marks its 135th birthday. On this date in 1876, the territory between the 37th and 41st parallels and 102° and 109° West was designated the 38th of the United States of America.
Ours is a beautiful and bountiful state with the vast prairies in the east, the majestic Rocky Mountains separating the continent, and awe-inspiring vistas on our Western Slope. Colorado is home to 53 of the 88 US mountains over 14,000 feet—its most famous, Pike’s Peak being the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful”.
Colorado is home to exquisite wildlife, endless outdoor activities, and—if I may say so myself—some of the best people you’ll ever meet. If you’re looking for a getaway from the record heat and general misery of the East Coast this summer, or if you’ve had enough of earthquakes and sharks out West, you’re invited: Come out to Colorado and see what we have to offer!
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)
When I was in Denver visiting my brother, I saw more Mike Fallon signs than I did those touting his opponent, incumbent Democrat Diana DeGette. Now, national Republican are giving this fiscally conservative physician a fighting chance in his D+21 district:
The National Republican Congressional Committee has elevated Dr. Mike Fallon’s campaign against six-time incumbent Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette in Colorado’s First Congressional District to “On the Radar”–recognizing the campaign’s accomplishments and the increased competitiveness of many seats previously thought unwinnable before this cycle.
Help Mike cure Congress by clicking here to support his campaign.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Colorado for placing 4 of the top 20 cities on the Forbes list of Best Places For Business And Careers in the US.
Bruce will no doubt chime in (NC has 6. Good grief, aren’t some of those, like, the same city anyway?), but I’ll crow for the Centennial State till he comes around to show us up.
FWIW, the four cities are:
Fort Collins (#2)
Colorado Springs (#10)
How long we stay on the list is hard to say. The state is currently overrun by Leftist legislators and a rabidly anti-business despot resides at 400 East 8th Avenue. Boulder is, well, Boulder. And Denver is similarly a dark shade of blue.
On the other hand, Fort Fun (as we who attended CSU call it) was, back in 1993, the site of Rush Limbaugh’s big Dan’s Bake Sale (for those old enough to remember) and clings to a somewhat business-friendly atmosphere. Of course, CSprings is growing by leaps and bounds and businesses that choose to locate there thrive. (It’s no wonder these two place ahead of the Queen City of the Plains and the Peoples’ Republic of Boulder.)
We at least have to catch up with North Carolina!
- Nick (Colorado Patriot) from HQ.
What anybody who lives here knows, Denver is the best place in the world. Now, no less an authority than Pew Research has verified what we all know: You can’t get better than Denver.
Our old friend, VtheK (whose site, if you haven’t been there in a while, is still as fun as ever) recently wrote me he fears that in Denver, “the Californication has gone too far.” This should help assuage that fear:
Denver is the favorite city among Republicans
And believe me, with politics the way they’ve been going out here, we could use some more conservatives. So mount up, young Republicans, and Go West!
-Colorado Patriot (Nick), from HQ