I’M LIVE FROM THE BALCONY HOUSE IN WINTER PARK TODAY! Feel free to stop by and say high this morning.  I’ve got some great interviews lined up throughout the morning with people who are truly inspiring.  It’s gonna be a GREAT day!

SO THIS IS AWKWARD It’s really difficult to make the case for responsible gun ownership when a police officer who also happens to be a member of the Colorado House of Representatives leaves it in a committee room.  I certainly hope that Rep. Jared Wright’s fellow officers give him a continuous rash of crap for this rather significant error. 

DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.  RIGHT SENATOR UDALL? Senator Udall is in trouble and he knows it.  He should probably reconsider that before he pimps the “StoptheKochBrothers” website and then jets off to meet with a super rich Leftie who is going to spend a pantload of money this election cycle.  I heard fundraiser is going to lovely, and here’s hoping a healthy dose of hypocrisy is on the menu. 

THIS HAS TO MAKE CLIMATE SCIENTISTS CRAY CRAY I love the Farmer’s Almanac. I get it every year and read the entire thing.  Why?  I’m not sure, but I love it for the useful information and cool tips it has.  It also has a weather forecast for the entire year.  When I was planning an outdoor wedding, I used the Farmer’s Almanac to help pick the day.  No kidding.  And now I know how smart I am AND they are.  They got the weather forecast for the winter right.  NOAA got wrong.  VERY wrong. 

WILL THE MINDERS PLEASE REPORT TO THE NEWSROOM So this is interesting.  In the name of gathering information, the FCC is going to head into newsrooms to find out why stations are biased.  That’s not how they said it, but that’s what it is.  The notion that the FCC is gathering this type of information should be very scary to people who value the notion of an independent media.  Of course you don’t see much of that notion during this Administration, but we can dream, can’t we? 

SO WHEN IS A CONSENSUS NOT A CONSENSUS? How about when two climate scientists (one of whom shares the Nobel Prize with Algore) say there isn’t a consensus on global warming.  Read this column they wrote in response to John Kerry calling anyone who dares question the great and power Ob a flat earther.  I’m proud to call myself a skeptic.

WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD, INVINCIBLES I am not surprised at the news stories saying that young people are not signing up for Obamacare.  When you get right down to it, most young people thought their healthcare would be free and now they are getting the shock of their lives.  What happens when the young people don’t sign up?  It depends on who wins the midterms.  Seriously.  I’ll break down some options, plus some that I think Obama may try to pull out of his kazoo.

CONGRESS IS JUST LIKE US!  NOT. Remember when Republican lawmakers managed to insert a provision into Obamacare that forced members of Congress to buy care through the exchange?  Well you didn’t really think they would buy from the SAME exchange as the rest of us schlubs, did you? Of course not.  They get to buy from the Small Business marketplace, which is cheaper than the individual marketplace.  Of course they did. 

WE ARE HAPPY!  The yearly list of the states with the highest level of well-being is out, and we did just fine here in Colorado.  The Well-Being index is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.   I’m happy that I’ve moved from the second lowest rated state to the 7th highest rated. Woot!  

HERE’S A SUGGESTION…DON’T BUY A TICKET.  This makes me laugh.  Parents horrified by the nasty nature of Miley Cyrus’ new tour are asking, ne demanding, that she stop herhttp://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/02/20/parents-want-cyrus-tour-stopped tour.  People, this is the best example of how to make the marketplace work FOR you.  Don’t buy tickets.  Don’t go.  Don’t buy her albums.  That should do it.

PLEASE PUT YOUR HATS ON YOU LUNATICS I love it when people can't argue the merits of whatever it is they selling so they resort to name calling and insults.  It happens daily with the global warmers, and now it's happening with all the folks who have been bought and paid for by the Gates Foundation to support Common Core.  Can't argue about the standards?  Just call anyone who questions them a paranoid lunatic who needs a tin foil hat.  That should do it.