Quidnunc, whose name comes from the Latin  “what now,” is out and about as often as possible  to bring you news  overheard in  elevators, rest rooms and spied  in various e-mail boxes. 

QUID HAS HEARD that the pervasive guns war in the metroplex and across Colorado has been won by legislative gun-control nabobs, and that all the guns may already be long gone. Or so it would seem, according to Denver mayoral hopeful Mike Johnston’s campaign. Seems that Johnston has been blitzing the Facebookverse with ads touting his anti-gun-lobby prowess, and that he already conquered the NRA, back when he was a wily lawmaker in the state Senate. Perhaps it’s another NRA, or the son of NRA, that seems to be alive and well and suing any state trying to enact real gun control and keeping Wayne LaPierre in mansions and missions.

AND QUID HAS HEARD that the hardest story in Aurora to describe in less than 30 seconds is the marathon melodrama unraveling, on occasion, in an Arapahoe County district courtroom. Seems that only a run-on sentence can do justice to the tale about a former Arapahoe County social worker who is alleged to have become so infuriated by a city councilperson trash-talking her former police-chief girlfriend that she turned in a fake complaint about the city councilor abusing her kid but got caught because she called the child crisis line using her own phone and then after being charged with the sham rolled out a fake brain-tumor story that she fed to her own lawyers and a Denver TV investigative reporter who repeated and told the judge all of this until some doctors noticed that the brain-tumor x-ray pictures she pushed around were actually purloined from a Wiki article on brain tumors and then photoshopped with all the finesse of someone who has only mastered “cut” and “paste” computer skills on their Chromebook so the year-old non-trial is now slated for another couple of months away and your faithful affiant just can’t wait to see what happens next. Or something like that.

And that’s all the news that fit. 

Send quality gossip leads to  Quid@SentinelColorado.com.

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  1. It not only was a run-on, but it was also a run-on rehashing facts that were previously reported by more reputable sources than this one. If you’re going to dish, at least give us something new and juicy. “Can’t wait” is not a compelling cliffhanger.

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