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Re: “Venetucci family member issues plea for farm

The people currently in charge were chosen for a reason. If they won't follow through and continue farming operations, take them to court and give it back to the family. It's almost planting time!!

29 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rhino2 on 02/16/2017 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

I have been given the look many times in my life starting at 3 years old when I had shoulder length wavy auburn hair. Rude people would come up to me and ask, What are you a boy or a girl? I was confused by this question since I knew the my mom and sister were girls and I was like them, but I felt more like I was one of my brothers. As an adult, I have been given the look when someone questioning my gender sees me in the womens bathroom. I have been given angry sneers. I was shunned by my Christian ministry after 10 years of celibacy and service because I was a sexual suspect, a person that is under suspicion of being deviant. I was not, I was a child that was misunderstood and after being sexually assaulted numerous times as a defenseless child, I decided I didnt want anything to do with sex or relationships.

But I find it very interesting that others feel that they can judge me not by my actions, but their religious beliefs. Maybe they need to read their Bibles again on how Christ treated the others, and that God said the Greatest Commandment is to love God with all of you heart, soul, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself. Still waiting for conservatives to get this point when they say its their right to disregard my rights as an American citizen. Looking forward to this court case going to the Supreme Court and see how the Highest Judges of our Nation rule on this issue.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 02/16/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

Judges Shut Down Antigay Florist, Case Could Head to Supreme Court

After being shut down this week by the Washington Supreme Court in a 9-0 decision, florist Baronelle Stutzman is not giving up her fight to refuse service to same-sex couples.
Even though she previously served Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed, Stutzman the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland refused to provide bouquets for their 2013 wedding. Stutzman cited "my relationship with Jesus Christ" as the reason for denying service, Buzzfeed reports.


http://www.advocate.com/marriage-equality/…

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Posted by guruD on 02/16/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

like it has been stated countless times in this village... focus on your own dysfunctional family you creeps!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 02/16/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Lifetime state parks pass for seniors

I am 62 years old and have been awarded a life time National Parks Pass for a $10.00 one time fee. Why can't States do this for Seniors as well? Haven't we paid full price long enough to warrant a little consideration. I really would like to know who the State Parks need to thank for younger generations being interested in the great outdoors? I think it is we the senior generation...Just saying!!!

Posted by Vicky Janes Gay on 02/16/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Dreams of urban singletrack coming true in Colorado Springs

Thanks for the great story Tim, just may be the best yet. Thank you.

Posted by Jon Severson on 02/16/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado's public accommodations debate

Great article. If you're using religion to dehumanize and shame other human beings, then you're doing it wrong. If our faith does not lead us to show love and kindness to all of God's children, including Trans-humans, then we've made religion about us, and not God. No one appointed us to be judge. Come on, people! Using ancient texts to justify hate and exclusion is the opposite of love. And you claim to follow Jesus?

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bryan Christopher on 02/16/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

Something is very wrong with this! The fact that Dan received no notification from the Plan about return to work clause is unacceptable!! Was his wife notified? Did she sign a waiver? I think the Plan, the county commissioners and whatever powers that be need to look at how retirees are notified about retirement, return to work policy and how it affects the spouse! This should not be happening to someone who put in nearly 30 years for El Paso county!!!!

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hawk57 on 02/16/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs consultant tapped by Trump for EPA

Qualifications?

"Colorado State Director and senior advisor to the Trump campaign."

Yup....that's what I thought.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 02/16/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

The solution is simple, but I know some will go to great lengths to make it convoluted and most of that stems from being judgemental and arrogant... but the solution to help the homeless is to simply give them homes. It is not hard to do, and is less costly than what taxpayers must shell out in services. It also gives a homeless person a new outlook, a fresh start that was a complete impossibility before. When you are down, it is hard to get up again, I do not care what some say about "picking up oneself by their bootstraps" because that is an arcane and asinine expression. We live in a system that is awash with laws that merely provide for punishment, and if the price of a mistake is too steep then more punishment is added and farther down one goes. Our government has transformed itself into an aristocracy of sorts, and they spend our money on idiotic projects, pass legislation that is regulating people out of work and business. Government meddles in everything. It was not designed to be that way, but people just started accepting it. Government has never once solved a problem, but people go nuts over elections proving how ignorant they truly are. Elections can best be called "Hire a liar".

Help the homeless, give them a home. Do not ask that they jump through hoops or pass tests. Do not meddle in their lives; just give them a goddam house. Do not tell me that it would be unfair to those who purchased a house because I will respond with, yes, life is not fair. If you prefer to see or know some people are out in the cold, then shame on you, you are no better than anyone else. In fact if you think you are better you are actually worse. There, but for the grace of God, go I...

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/16/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Council votes unanimously to pass anti-panhandling ordinance

Obvious and easy to see through this bull crap. If citizens are really concerned about safety then citizens need to be more careful. Why some ask for money is their business and whether they have a house or not is not anyone else' business either. If this city can give away millions upon millions to keep the Olympic Committee here then they can allow citizens their Rights to pursue happiness and use public owned places to exercise those Rights.
City Council members are all old enough to see that the way things have been handled in respect to some moral and racist beliefs for 100 years have simply failed. Those whose religious standards follow then into elected office becomes un-Constitutional when they apply those standards to legislation and to use legislation to bully citizens is illegal. Those that use drugs are excluded from employment, shelter and any benefits that tax dollars may award to others. Why? The laws against drugs are all based in racism until Nixon changed them into a political tool to win re-election. Why is the term "homeless" used to describe someone? Does it matter?
Giving away millions in an economy that is quickly crumbling is the act of the foolish or the financially comfortable. Punishing the most unfortunate members of our society is a violation of Human Rights and just plain obscene. I suggest that some need a refresher course in The Golden Rule and actually start to live and practice it. 2.3 million in US prisons, high unemployment and the failing economy is not the time to climb up on a high horse. And last but not least the dangers that exist in toiling in low paying jobs is not any different than panhandling on the streets. The job of police officer is not as hazardous as we are led to believe yet they are paid well and supplied with every safety device and tool they desire. They do not even concern themselves with public safety either. If the streets full of traffic are so dangerous then why in the hell do you paint crosswalk lines on them? A white line and a red light means little to a careless driver nor does it stop a vehicle.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/15/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 02/15/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie was never a Democrat to begin with.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/15/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Nobody gave Trump a chance. Ya never know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/15/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Prosecutor stuck with lifetime debt for collecting pension

One thing not in the article is that Dan was Prosecutor of the year in 2004, the first from El Paso County in state history.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hawk57 on 02/15/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

"Bernie would have won"??? These folks aren't just drinking the Kool Aid, they're bathing in it. I hope this article is true, though, and Sanders actually sucks more power away from the loony left by forming his own party. That will absolutely guarantee a GOP stronghold on power for the next 16 years--at LEAST.

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Posted by Louis E. Walker on 02/15/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Cannabis clubs get their day at the Capitol

SB17-063 is a worthless sop to the industry from two of the legislators who voted to re-felonize cannabis in 2013 (and it will not pass). Not a single member of the General Assembly represents the interests of people who use cannabis, including those who use it! Fantasizing about tasting rooms and clubs at a time when dispensaries are about to be closed is crazy. Denver's silly social use pilot program is going nowhere fast (while both its proponents and the City do their utmost to invest its implementation with great importance); its whole impetus, the completely mistaken notion that cannabis is already legal in Colorado and all we need is a place to go smoke it. The General Assembly should rescind all the unconstitutional laws it has passed against cannabis from 2013 on (especially felony penalties which make all sales across most of the State felonies, the cultivation of seven planst for personal use a felony, and cannabis up to a level 1 drug felony) and prepare for the loss of perhaps $300 million in revenue and the simultaneous unemployment of many thousands. These are your putative representatives, Colorado; are you really as out of touch with reality as they are?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Chase on 02/15/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Colorado marijuana sales clear a billion dollars in 2016

But according to Senator Jeff Sessions, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a news conference yesterday, "Good people don't smoke marijuana".....

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by oldguyinWP on 02/15/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “A toxic water supply has left beloved Venetucci Farm in limbo

Great article, thanks, Nat.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eileen Gonzalez on 02/15/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “"Chard Skorman" for Council?

Funny how people can get a nicknames. Chard is definitely Richard's--and a pretty cool one at that. My thought was to put white quotation marks on the "Chard" and go with it. Good for buzz...

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Posted by TonyH4 on 02/15/2017 at 10:47 AM

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