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Hickenlooper Lies

January 28th, 2014 - 8:27 am

Colorado has a problem. We’ve come to think we’re California. And Governor Hickenlooper got caught telling a whopper during his state of the state address about how Colorado supposedly jumped to #4 in the nation in job creation last year:

We know Hickenlooper wants to distract Coloradans from what he really accomplished in 2013 (only one of the most liberal legislative sessions in Colorado history), but this is just ridiculous. Here, he is just straight-up lying.

We here at The Peak have looked high and low to find this “fourth in 2013” that Hickenlooper speaks of, but the best we can find is that Colorado was 4th in job growth in 2012. Had Hickenlooper and the Democrats focused on just maintaining the job growth rate we had in 2012, we would have risen to 2nd in 2013. Instead Hickenlooper decided to focus on enabling one of the most partisan, destructive legislative sessions in 2013. Job growth in Colorado suffered for it, dropping to 10th in 2013.

If Texas had mountains I’d be there already.

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formerly Neil, the hill country—we’re in Round Rock, which is somewhat on the Eastern edge of it. Beautiful area. Note to the left: it gets hot, hot, hot! in the summer. Note to conservatives: visit. You may find that the lack of humidity makes up for it, it did for us. There’s a good breeze most of the time as well.

On my first visit to Austin in June a couple of years ago I thought the 100 degree temperatures would lock me in my hotel room. I was able to (after ensuring I could keep hydrated) walk for hours from bookstore to record store to bar and it was, for me, quite reasonable. (Picked up a copy of Long Live the New Flesh on that trip, as well as the Roy Clark Guitar Spectacular.)

Note to the left: do what you always do and just look at one measure, good God it’s hot here.
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Texas A&M has a 30 foot 'snow mountain' that they teach skiing classes on.

I mean, I wouldn't be caught dead on it, but it's hilarious to watch from a distance.
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texas has mountains. not the colorado rockies, but:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_three_mountain_ranges_of_Texas?#slide=1
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Green---It's sooo hard to know when you are kidding ... Linked below is a very informative article from Texas Monthy about the mountain ranges in Texas. They may not compare with the Colorado ranges but they are very satisfying nevertheless.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/climb-every-mountain

And you can buy your own Texas mountains if you want: http://therockpileranch.com/
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We don’t have mountains, but we have some very nice hills—filled with wineries and the occasional distillery.
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Whereabouts? Thinking of heading that direction...
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Indeed-I'm currently stationed in Hawaii, but I can't wait to get back to Texas...just not in Abilene.
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