Lauren Boebert, a Glock-wearing conservative firebrand, won the race for Colorado’s sprawling Third Congressional District on Wednesday, holding the seat for Republicans as they tried to limit their House losses.According to The Associated Press, Ms. Boebert, 33, defeated Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state legislator, in the race for the seat held by Representative Scott Tipton, a Republican toppled by Ms. Boebert in the party primary, the first time a challenger defeated a sitting House member in the state in decades. She did so by portraying Mr. Tipton as insufficiently supportive of President Trump.- Advertisement – Though Colorado is trending more Democratic, the Third Congressional District covers a huge expanse of the state’s more conservative Western Slope, where progressive upscale ski towns, such as Aspen and Steamboat Springs, are interspersed with conservative ranching and working-class communities such as Pueblo and Grand Junction.Ms. Boebert, the owner of a restaurant in Rifle, Colo., where the waitresses openly carry handguns, gained attention for expressing some interest in QAnon, but has since disavowed the baseless conspiracy theory, which maintains that the world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles plotting against Mr. Trump. Instead, Ms. Boebert has positioned herself as the antidote to what she has called socialist ideology spreading through Washington, represented by lawmakers such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York. She said she decided to take on Mr. Tipton, a low-profile, conservative congressman, after his office declined to aid a ballot measure preventing Colorado from awarding its electoral votes to the overall national popular vote winner. He did not appear to take the primary challenge seriously and lost.Ms. Mitsch Bush is a former Routt County commissioner and state lawmaker who stressed her bipartisan record and expertise on water issues, always a major concern in Colorado. She said Ms. Boebert was more interested in achieving political celebrity than working on the issues most important to Coloradans. She also attacked Ms. Boebert for backing the Republican drive to overturn the Affordable Care Act.Ms. Boebert was dogged in her campaign by the disclosure of a series of run-ins she had with local police over traffic charges and other conduct, including being arrested on warrants for failure to appear in court.- Advertisement – The congresswoman-elect gained national attention in 2019 when she confronted Beto O’Rourke, then a Democratic candidate for president, at a televised town hall outside Denver over his pledge to confiscate weapons such as semiautomatic assault rifles. “I am here to say, ‘Hell no, you’re not,’” she told Mr. O’Rourke.- Advertisement – A group opposed to her paid for billboards featuring her mug shot at various locations in the district. But many voters in the district were apparently willing to overlook those transgressions and back Ms. Boebert for her pledge to be an aggressive conservative combatant in Congress. – Advertisement –
The US Coast Guard is currently searching for two boaters who went missing after their boat capsized after they encountered a storm in Key Largo.Authorities say they were notified about the missing boaters on Sunday around 4:00 pm.The victims were said to have departed from Caribbean Club in a 23-foot Blue Proline vessel on Thursday.At least one of the boaters was rescued by a good Samaritan who found him floating in the water near Biscayne Bay around 9:30 p.m., Sunday.The boater was then transferred to a City of Miami Fire Boat before being transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.The rescued boater told authorities that two others decided to stay with the boat while he swam for help.The missing boaters were said to all have been wearing their life vest.
JERICHO COTCHERY :10 Listen…or should I say pay attention here. You know some of you city league grads don’t respond well if you don’t have somebody telling you what to do. (Oh re-lax, will ya. Just a little city league humor.)Anyway, a big shout out from Pittsburgh to “Hot-Lana” to my Fam-I-Lee, the Patterson side. Some would say the smarter side. Oh what the hell, let’s be honest here, we all know Fred’s smarter than both sides of the entire rest of the family by his self. (We could throw Gerome in there with him considering all the money he’s made by ya’ll know “Romes” crazy! Anyway, a great time was had with my cousin Lavern a few weeks ago at her surprise birthday party thrown for her by her fabulous children where in fact our beloved “Cousin Ida” was the life of the party. Several days later, “Cousin Ida” was called home by our Lord. Fast forward to this past Saturday and we were all brought together again under sadder circumstances to mourn “Cousin Ida’s” passing. But as is often times the case such moments allowed us to reconnect with loved ones. An opportunity to welcome home cousin Fred from Atlanta and to find out that unknown to all of us Fred’s got some crazy in him too…Well, just let me say this…don’t get it twisted and press up on cousin Fred in traffic. He’s packin’ and not afraid to use it…no matter how big you are!But the real joy comes in spending time with my now “Old Cousin Lavern” (who by the way, looks just like Aunt Snookie), her beautiful daughters Rasheeda and Tani, her husband Andre, and my now grown up cousin Akhir, who has a good woman, a great son and a job. How about that? A young Black man with his priorities inorder. Now if we can just multiply that by a “ka-zillion.” And oh yeah, my mom, who always brings great words to the table. To my cousins Gerome, Mark and Michael, job well done. God Bless you and may God continue to Bless cousin Ida!:09 I know. I know. You want some sports talk. Well, here’s some talk for ya. Pitt kicked Notre Dame’s leprechaun ass all the way back to the Golden Dome. Happy now?!?! BILL NEAL :08 Steelers will rally and win big over the Bills 24-14. Please baby, please baby, please baby, please! Take it to the bank!:07 What is wrong with you people. Richie Incognito is all that he appears to be. A fool. A bully. A bad seed and everybody around him knows it. All the blame goes to him and none goes to Jonathan Martin. And that you can take to any bank you want.:06 Shannon Sharp who usually brings a poor attempt at humor to the “NFL Today” show said it best. No man can give another man the license to call anybody a “Nigger” and I am using the word here not the “N” word” so that you feel the pain of it that our forefathers died for. And let this be a lesson to everybody on the planet. There-Is-No-Place-For-The-Word-There-Is-No-One-That-Has-The-Right-Or-Should-Use-It…Nobody. Period. End of story. Wake-up people. The rest of the world is laughing at your pants down, your ignorant rap music… (not the good stuff) your fatherless homes and your insulting yourselves by calling each other “Nigga.” Wake up People!!!:05 What about O.J.? Doesn’t anybody care about O.J.? I am just askin’!:04 The next Hall of Fame inductee has to be the guy…and you know it was a guy…that invented the black stretch pants all the ladies wear nowadays. Talk about a sport…watching them pants…now that’s a sport. But beware my lovelies, One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All! I am just saying!