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It’s Autumn In The Rockies and Obama Still Sucks! – Weekend Edition

Good morning everyone!

Today is the autumn equinox so it is officially the first day of Fall.  This is my favorite time of year.  I love fall! I love everything about it.  It is apple season, pumpkin season, rutting season, fireplace season, vibrant gold, orange and red leaf season, and some of my favorite foods season!!   Yay!!!  I am sooo happy!

So in honor is some randomness going on around here and the fact that it is the weekend and I think people should be out enjoying fresh air and sunshine, I am going to bring some of the Rockies to you fine peeps.  Mr. Firelight and I are taking the kids up to stalk some elk and play in the mountains after we go to the school Harvest Festival.  We have a few trees down here turning but I know the trees in the mountains are ablaze with color.

So enjoy:







One of my favorite things is a hot cup of coffee while I sit and listen to the elk bugle.  It is hauntingly beautiful.  When we first moved to Colorado many, many years ago we used to be able to open our windows and listen to them.  I loved it.



News roundup:

*** How to vote or Bristol and Mark. A must read on what you need to do first to be prepared

*Go rogue!!  Hey boys… fight like a girl!   (h/t BostonBruin)

Watch the full movie Obama 2016 for free. Hurry before the link expires…

100 day countdown until Taxmageddon

Well this would ruin my day… thank goodness she and others are safe…

Keep is classy Joe…

This is backassward… freaking idiot… This is why we are losing… people like him, not people like Kasich.  You see a smart person would be touting the fact that all the states with Republican Governors are in great shape or recovery more quickly compared to the rest of the county.  Therefore if we put a republican in the White House the country will also recover more quickly and be doing better than keeping the status quo.


Excellent… Steve has great advice for Romney…

Pure politics

Pathetic…  it isn’t about a building… let them have that… this was about people… yes, marines could have saved 4 people…

Obama went from “Yes, we can” to “No, I can’t”


If you have a theater near you showing Occupy Unmasked, I encourage you to go.

Have a great weekend everyone!

  • technopeasant

    The beauty of your post is equivalent to any of the great paintings in the Louvre.

  • crunchingk

    hey this is cool ,a mini c4p at firelights house!LOL!

  • LS as guest

    I hate to say it, but those elk sound somewhat like Democrats.

    • Firelight

      hey!!!!    LOL!!

  • cookboy

    Nice back yard, y’all have fun!

  • section9

    I envy you Colorado.

    There’s nothing here in Florida save a lot of green and the 3 pm rainstorm. Oh, and the Loser Dolphins, who may be getting better.

    And you’re right, Boehner is a complete and utter Clyde of a man. Someone told him to bail on Mittens, and I have a good idea who.

    Funny how people on the right like Palin are still giving their support to Romney but the insiders are jumping ship so early? I wonder why?

    • Firelight

      Section – my brother lived for many years in Windermere, FL and I used to visit in December to babysit their kids so they could come to Colorado and ski (This was before I had kids).  I remember seeing poinsettias planted in the ground at the entrance to Tiger Woods neighborhood which was next door to my brother’s neighborhood. 

      It was beautiful but I had never for the life of me seen that before or even considered the idea that they could even be planted in the ground.  It fascinated me to no end.  I always thought of them as a plant I would buy during Christmas and keep for all of 3 weeks and then toss. 

      I also remember it being humid as hell in December and sweating just for being alive, lol!

      • senator20526

        Fire…You should make it a point to visit Carlsbad, Ca. where there are fields of various colored Poinsettias planted to be harvested for Christmas…I lived there for 8 years and still waited each year for the fields to mature. 

        • lonestar

          If I remember correctly, they also have poppy fields in the spring that are lovely. And, they have Legoland!

        • Firelight

          I’ve been to Carlsbad many times.  One of my and Mr. Firelight’s bestfriends live in Carlsbad.  I’ve never seen the poinsettias fields though.  That, I  should make a point to do!!

      • section9

        There’s no humidity here in December.

        It’s so dry here in the wintertime you can smell the cocaine bails dropped by the DC-3’s all the way up the Gulf Stream! It’s so dry here you can smell the brown bags of money that DisneyCorp lobbyists drop by law offices so that state legislators can have a healthy retirement. It’s so dry here you can smell the methane from God’s Waiting Room in Broward County as the Democratic Party machine counts the votes they will need in November to secure Florida for Barack Obama.

        And it’s only September!

        On the whole, my dear, I’d much rather be in Philadelphia.

        • Firelight

          Your idea and my idea of humidity are definitely two different things, lol. 

          To me, Orlando/Windermere area in December was humid and hot.  Although, I’m sure the locals thought it was cool and nice.  I felt like I was in a greenhouse :)

  • blackbird

    Excellent news round up Firelight, thanks. I want to visit Colorado in the Fall, it looks magical, I feel that I have a secret mountain person inside me just wanting to bust out, thanks for the photos.

    The backassward link is proof of Party first mentality.

  • BostonBruin

    Good morning!

    Just posted on the Weekly Standard: Palin to Romney-Ryan: ‘Go Rogue’

    In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year’s Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively.

    “With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue’ and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security,” says Palin. “They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform.”

    Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country’s fiscal standing. “America desperately needs to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government,” says Palin.

    “It is nothing short of appalling that President Obama couldn’t even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it’s $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she’s not responsible for adding trillions to it. Obama casually told America that we don’t have to worry about our debt in the ‘short term.’ Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to ask him how long that ‘short term’ will last.”

    Palin adds that Romney and Ryan are being “counted on” to get this right.

    “At the founding of our country, a great American patriot wrote, ‘If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace,'” says Palin. “Obama’s motto seems to be, ‘Let the good times roll in my day. The kids can deal with the catastrophic bankruptcy in theirs.’ That’s no way for the leader of a great nation to behave, and I hope Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney continue to call him out on it. Generations of American children are counting on them.”

    • Firelight

      I updated the post, thank you!!  I gave you a h/t :)

      • BostonBruin

        Firelight, thanks but there is no link within the “Go rogue .. hey boys …” line above.

        • Firelight

          Grrrrrr… I hate it when it doesn’t take a link.  I fixed it and it seems to be working now.  Thanks :)

          • BostonBruin

            Thanks, I hope they take her advice. Or perhaps she’ll hit the campaign trail and take matters into her own hands!

  • Gelston

    Having grown up in New England and spent 3 falls in Virginia, I can tell you that the Western mountains and the forests do have their own special beauty.
    We are experiencing the worse forest fire in many decades here in central Wa State. The football games were moved or cancelled and the big parade of the year was cancelled for today.
    It is a good weekend to stay inside out of the smoke and appreciate firelight’s pictures to remember what it looks like in the hills. It is a time also to ponder the forest and wildlife which are being destroyed.
    Nature is not kind.
    I learned very well with the eruption of St Helen’s that nature rebuilds what it destroys. It is part of my faith in G_d.

    • Firelight

      I think New England probably has the best fall anywhere and I have always thought Seattle and the pacific northwest is one of the prettiest parts of the US.  I’d live there if I wasn’t addicted to sunshine.

      • senator20526

         That’s the problem with the Northwest……too much rain and no sunshine…..My uncle lives in Longview, Wa…and said that he has gone three months without seeing the sun….We had a cafe here in Yuma, that had painted on its wall.”free meals” any day the sun didn’t shine…very few free meals were served…

        • Gelston

          not fair …………
          the sun shines most of the time in Eastern Washington.
          That is why this area produces so many grapes
          Shirley you must appreciate the lower 48 homeland of the Heath Palin family here in the Columbia Basin and the Palouse?

  • c4pfan

    There’s a lot of ‘Conservative’ things in the culture doing well!  The Bible game show on GSN, two Christian music artists hit #1 and #3 on the Billboard 200, the 2016 movie, etc! 

    Keep it up with support of Bristol!  It’s a way to give Bristol more great opportunities to share her support of pro-life causes and her blog.  Who knows what being on DWTS All Stars will create in opportunities for her!

    • BostonBruin

      Good points!

      Don’t forget that there are black pastors who are telling their congregations to stay home on November 6 and leaders within the Catholic church who are informing their members about Obama’s anti-Catholic stances on social issues and healthcare. Then, the first weekend in October, about 1,000 pastors across the country will be telling their people not to vote for Democrats.

      A few percent here and there and it will make a difference. Keep the faith!

  • Whitney Pitcher

    Gah. Seeing pictures of Colorado always make me envious–especially fall pictures. Beautiful though. Thanks for sharing. Illinois can be pretty in the fall too. The trees are beautiful, and actually, the dust in the air from harvest contribute to some of the prettiest sunsets. We just don’t have the variety of the trees and the backdrop of the mountains. 


    Firelight…thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for that link to “Obama 2016”. It hasn’t been showing around me and I didn’t think I’d ever see it. It really doesn’t “tell me” anything new, but “seeing it” in video form is VERY powerful….so, thanks again. ♥

    Boehner…..{{shivers}}. I don’t care who’s POTUS…..we’re in a heap of trouble if Boehner isn’t removed as Speaker…just saying.  

    Great article from Steve at American Thinker……too bad it’s all for not, cuz Mitt just ain’t listening.

    Firelight….the photos are beautiful. ♥♥♥

  • blackbird

    I want to repeat meloryscott from yesterday “I will vote for Romney, we will win in a landslide, in spite of him. Don’t believe the polls and the media” I believe there is no way Obama will win, not with his economy, not with his foreign policy disasters.

    • BostonBruin

      I agree. The President has eroded away too much of his base of support – too many young adults, blacks, Jews and Catholics who supported him in 2008 will either stay home, leave the President line empty or vote for R&R.

      Obama got a record turn-out in 2008 and yet only beat McCain/Palin by 6 pts. Most of the polls are based on an equal or greater turn-out of liberal voters this November, which is unrealistic.

      I believe this is why that Colorado university projected an R&R victory with about 370 electoral votes.

      • blackbird

        “Obama got a record turn-out in 2008 and yet only beat McCain/Palin by 6 pts” That is a good point BB.

    • BostonBruin

      This is a very good article which makes my point from a few hours ago.

      • blackbird

         Thanks for the link BB, all excellent points.

  • Kathleen

    Dang!  I watched part of the Obama 2016 movie this morning before we went to our local fair.  We got back about 2:45 p.m. (PST), and I went to watch the rest of the movie, and it’s been removed.  Phooey!  Oh well.  What I saw was compelling.  Wish I could have taken the time to see it all.  Thanks for putting the link up, Firelight. At least it was good for a preview.

    Encouraging thing if you are looking to get rid of Obama: I live in a very blue state. But at the fair, I saw two people walking through the fair with Romney signs they’d gotten at the Republican booth. They most likely bought them to put up outside their homes. That’s pretty gutsy in this area.

  • section9

    Canes win, baby!

    A new legend is born. Al Golden’s Miami Hurricanes went into Manhattan Kansas two weeks ago and got beaten like redheaded step children. But like True Canes, they came back.

    Georgia Tech built up a 36-22 lead into the 4th quarter until Canes quaterback Stephen Morris engineered two come-from-behind drives to send the game into Overtime, where the Canes won it 42-36.

    The Hurricanes were 14 point underdogs.

    Canes Family. On to Notre Dame.

  • blackbird

    I love this song Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water ~

    • pete4palin

       This song is what comes to mind when I think about Palin taking on the GOPe …

      • blackbird

        That is a heavy score, very foreboding for the GOPe. I have not seen The Messenger. Thanks for the link Pete.

  • c4pfan

    Why are the shooting victims in Aurora suing the movie theatre?

    • Gelston

      Sutton’s Rule – Rob banks because that’s where the money is.

    • Firelight

      They are saying that Aurora building zoning requires an alarm on the Fire exit door which is what the exit was that the shooter used to enter and exit the theater and there was no alarm.

      They also are saying that the theater didn’t provide adequate security because apparently looking at data there have been enough theater shootings that there is solid evidence for theaters to have a reasonable expectation that something like that could happen at some point in the future and all their security guards were unarmed.

      I’m not really a believer in in suing so I’m not sure they will succeed.

      One of the plantiffs did say that someone made it into the control booth in the theater and tried to bring up the lights and turn the movie off and couldn’t do it. That person is suggesting a panic button of sorts that could be hit that would immediately shut down the movie and bring up the house lights and alert house security but they can’t sue over that. They can only suggest it for future reference.

      • c4pfan

        Thanks firellight.  It just seems like people want 24/7 protection in life and I ask, are they willing to pay for that?  It’s not free to have 24/7 protection.

  • Pete Petretich

    Breitbart is really on a warpath this morning with regard to the the Libya murder/attack. Too many articles to post individually: 

    Breitbart lives!

    • pete4palin

       It’s really sick what they did to the ambassador before they killed him.  Yet the Hillary version says he died of “smoke inhalation”.  Even for a Clinton, that’s a big lie.   

    • blackbird

       They have been all week

  • LS as guest

    What a beautiful fall Sunday.

    Here’s an article that bridges a Jarrett connection and Obama’s education from the way-back machine with geopolitics today: 

    • blackbird

      Thanks for the link LS. As I was reading, the photo of Obama bowing to the Saudi king came to mind.

  • blackbird

    I watched Obama2016 last night, thanks a lot Firelight for posting the link to the movie which I downloaded. Sorry Kathleen that you did not get to finish the movie.

    I have heard the Governor speak saying what America needs is a restoration not transformation, the movie at the end made me fully realise that the change and transformation Obama was talking about was more than changing the politics of Washington.

  • Pete Petretich

    Sometimes I still think that Romney is WORSE than Obama…

    “President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 5 percentage points in Ohio Newspaper Poll”

    • Bill589

      I believe newspaper polls are very unscientific. Like others, including our leader, I believe even the more ‘scientific’ polls have questionable worth.

      I have employed a ‘Tingles vs. Rove’ technique, just to get a general idea of how things are perceived to be going.

      A few months ago, when Mitt had the primary rapped up, Rove was smiling, calm, and apparently content with the way things were. O’s dismal record was going to sink him. Chrissy Mathews was frowning, on edge, and apparently worried about the way things were.

      Last week this was reversed. Rove was spitting out excuses and attacks on O. Chrissy was calm and smiling, figuring that at least 47% of the voters were already in O’s pocket.

      Of course, the ‘Tingles vs. Rove’ technique is very subjective, and politics in general still confuses the heck out of me, but I was happier when Tingles wasn’t.

      • blackbird

        LOL! Bill I like that technique, sounds more scientific to me, gauge the Government media disposition.

      • Pete Petretich

        You should get this published somewhere!

  • MT4P

    Here is today’s link for 2016:

    I watched yesterday. Here’s my short review:  Drawing on his similarities with Barrack Obama, Dinesh D’Souza explains how anti-colonialism influences frame “How Obama Thinks.” Dinesh D’souza also shows examples of when Obama’s actions have confirmed his anti-colonialism beliefs.

    “The First time we did not know what ‘Change’ would look like. Now, we do!” ~ Dinesh D’Souza

    “The frist time we did not know Barrack Obama. Now, we do.” ~ Dinesh D’Souza

    “The changes Obama has enacted transcend the traditional differences between democrats and republicans and reflect something different — something completely separated from America’s thought altogether.”~ Dinesh D’Souza

    “Which dream will we carry into 2016 – The American dream or Obama’s dream?” ~ Dinesh D’Souza

    “The future is in your hands.” ~ Dinesh D’Souza

  • BostonBruin

    Good afternoon!

    Just a heads-up – Chuck Sr. and Chuck Jr. will be on Sean Hannity’s show on Monday night at 9:00 PM ET and then again on Fox & Friends on Tuesday (time tbd). Their book entitled “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska” hits the bookshelves on Tuesday.

    h/t Adrienne Ross – for a more complete schedule

  • Bill589

    Day Dream Believer
    Some differences if our nominee was a GOP supported SP, instead of MR:

    SP would have her political executive record to smash O with.
    SP attacks would be at O’s throat, and she would give republican commentators plenty of ammo.
    SP would expound her policies plainly and passionately from the mind AND heart.
    SP would LEAD us, and UNITE us, against O.

    Nobody would feel the need to urge our nominee to be more passionate.
    Stock price increase in ‘Depends’ company due to extraordinarily high demand in the DC area.

  • Pete Petretich

    Why is anybody surprised at the collapse of the R&R campaign? That’s the way Romney operates. He DEPENDS on low turnout! That’s why he has only been elected to public office once in his entire life.

  • Just Passing By….

    Called it. Julianne Moore just won best actress for Game Change and slammed Sarah in her acceptance speech. Obnoxious. If you check her twitter feed you see how much she’s campaigning for dems and Obama…yeah sure, she approached the roll with neutrality and fairness/sarcasm. Oh well, at least in all the photos with her emmy that she will have from tonight, she will look absolutely hideous in her hideously ugly yellow gown.

    On a more positive note, Bristol announced that their DWTS voting number for the season is: 800-868-3409. You get 13 votes per phone line, but you can also vote online and via text. If you haven’t registered for an abc online acct, go on and do it tonight or tomorrow early in the day. The abc website gets slammed during the show and that makes it nearly impossible to set up a new registration.  The phone lines get busy as the show goes on, but if you vote during the opening introductions you usually get right through. I think it is a good sign that it appears they are placing them in the second hour – that would mean they think she is a ratings draw. Good luck Bristol and Mark!

    • Firelight

      I intentionally avoided the Emmy’s because of that. What was the audience response to her slam of Palin? 

      I fully expected the show to win everything.  It’s pathetic.

      • section9

        How bloody wretched of these people to take after a mother of five all hammer and tongs as if she’s some kind of threat to them and their corrupt order. Palin isn’t even a candidate this year.

        One of the reasons Hollywood is losing viewers is because of garbage like this. It bespeaks a mindset of people who don’t care about anyone outside their circle, so they can tell the rest of the country to f**k off.

        You were right to avoid it, Light. It would have made you upset, or sad, or both.

        • narciso

           But she’s fielding a proxy team, in the Senate and House,

  • Steve_Flesher

    Beautiful pictures!  I love the fall, too.  This for me is the most inspiring time of year to make good changes.  One is to be more on top of common chores….as my pool still needs to be uncovered.  :-(

  • Just Passing By….

    Ok, I saw some contradictory info about DWTS voting this year so went on a mission to find out the real deal (since I can’t find it on ABC site). I found an excellent and detailed blog post explaining various voting options, that included all the loopholes/tricks, on a Derek Hough fansite. I felt kind of bad about passing on the info on behalf of Mark and Bristol, but then I realized she’s not exactly a Bristol fan on another site….so, oh well. :) Link as follows:

    Within the following article it says that you can also vote on the official DWTS facebook page (

    I don’t know if there is a charge for voting via text msg, but if you have an AT&T phone, I believe you can vote by texting “VOTE” to the number “3409” (last four digits of Bristol’s DWTS number)

    The Emmy’s made me mad, tomorrow I will get even. :)

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