CON GAMES 24/7: AVSC, Democrats Rally

The Con Man welcomes the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboarding Club back to the program, then explains why the conventional wisdom that said Democrats would be damanged by the primaries was so completely wrong.  Click here for the complete “Con Games with Michael Conniff” for Tuesday June 10,2008.  Read More →

CON GAMES 24/7: Our Veterans, True Patriotism

The Con Man gets a visit from Lt. Colonel Dick Merrit and Seaman Dan Glidden, two retired veterans who stand for all that’s good about those who have served the country. Also: a bit of a rant of flag lapel pins and taking back the lapel flag pin–and the flags–from those who desecrate... Read more →

CON GAMES 24/7: Catholic Charities And Immigrants, Waldorf School

Click here for the complete “Con Games With Michael Conniff” for Wednesday April 9, 2008. Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIR) co-founder Mike McGarry is in fine form, followed by someone from the other side of the spectru, Tom Ziemann, Western Slope director of Catholic Charities. Also:... Read more →

CON GAMES: The Graying Of The Green Thing

In the midst of one of the panels here at the Aspen Environment Forum, a wizened professor from the University of Alaska took the microphone proffered for questions from the environmental cognoscenti and said that a bear had just been shot and killed at Fort Yukon, Alaska, 250 miles from the shore. He... Read more →

Dependent Claws

A listener writes the Con Man: One of the ruses employed by in-the-know illegals (and they are as a group surprisingly “in the know”) is to claim a large number of dependents because this increases the net size of their weekly paycheck.  This works well for them insamuch as they often have... Read more →

Immigration Explained

This letter on immigration arrived in the Con Man’s mailbox: During World War II there were few men at home, and men were needed for farm labor. So the United States imported Mexicans. They were just south of the border, and it seemed very practical. So they legally contracted Mexicans to do a... Read more →

Letter To The Con Man: Your Eagle Eye

I was thrilled to get this letter from a fan because I hope it captures what “Con Games,” my radio show on KNFO, is all about: As you may remember I called your show and discussed the merits of the “Vail Valley” name for the area extending from Vail to Dotsero.  I did not expect that you... Read more →

CON GAMES: Life Never Better For Sheriff Bob

Fifteen hundred pounds of marijuana is a whole lot of pot, even in Pitkin County, but 1,500 pounds is not nearly enough for Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials to alert Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis that a major drug ring is doing business right under his nose—until the bust was in the books. The... Read more →

CON GAMES: Canards And Other Gross Things

The latest spate of campaign ugliness–surprise?–stretches all the way from Rush Limbaugh to Eagle County, Colorado, where a candidate for County Commissioner stands anonymously accused of “living with a black man that had past drug convictions and child support issues.” The headline... Read more →

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