Hey, I’m very used to being called many variations of this, because often enough it’s true. But I’m surprised to have it come from a member of the tolerance-celebrating, diversity-happy Polis administration.
Quick bit of background here. I write a weekly Sunday column which appears in the Denver and Colorado Springs Gazettes and Colorado Politics. If you don’t subscribe, you should and can by clicking HERE.
My latest column was very critical of a bill pushed by Colorado’s First Gentleman, Marlon Reis, which would forbid future pet stores from selling, get this, pets, particularly dogs and cats.
Team Polis seems to be captured by the animal rights looney fringe, as evidenced by his recent “no-meat” proclamation and his choice of vegan activist Ellen Kessler to the important state veterinary board, which looks over our cattle industry. Yep, she’s the controversial one who’s on a public mission to destroy the livestock trade.
Well, after reading my column where I say that tolerant legislators don’t ban selling legal products in pet stores, she emailed this pleasant rebuttal:
“Jon Caldera (sic) …is a piece of sh*t. How dare he be an armchair quarterback to the First Gentleman, Rep Duran and Rep Soper when he can’t tell the difference between his ass and a hole in the ground? (sic) They’ve done more for underprivileged than you’ve done in a lifetime. Yeah, pet stores need to stop selling puppies and kittens. And you need to shut your ignorant yap.”
I’m assuming this email is from the real Ms. Kessler, but could be wrong, being ignorant and all.
And for the record, when tested, I could in fact tell the difference between my ass and a hole in the ground 3 out of 5 times.
This is just another example of how intolerant and smug the new “anti-hate” left in Colorado has become. When representatives of the governor tell citizens to “shut your ignorant yap” on any issue, it illustrates the Boulder-Denver progressive elite are in charge. Don’t challenge them.
So much for liberals saying, “I defend to my death your right to say it.” And so much for a Colorado that valued real diversity, dissent, small businesses, and the liberty to run your legal business as you see fit.
If you believe a person like Ellen Kessler, who doesn’t represent our Colorado values of admiration for our hard-working, struggling cattlemen and small business owners, shouldn’t be in a position of power, maybe you should let Governor Polis know. His email is Governorpolis@state.co.us and phone number is (303) 866-2471.
Stay classy Team Polis,