And just in case it wasn't clear in this short paragraph this was from earlier in his speech regarding his 'shut up and get out of the way' quote.
At the same time, I did vote for an advisory vote. And you know what? I would still love to have a vote, you know, and let everybody come together, let the committees form on both sides of the issue and just have a big, old vote on it. But you know what? I made that argument on Aug. 20 and it got voted down. And I do believe in representative democracy — you know, I’ve sent this email out to a lot of people: Don’t expect me to, after fighting as hard as I can for something and then losing it, I’m not gonna then try and pull an end-around on the rest of the council. I have too much love and respect for my peers up here on council to then decide that, ‘Well, I’m not happy with their decision.’ You know, the hardest part of being on a council is being able to accept when you’re on the losing end of a vote, and I only see two options: You can either find a way to get behind the majority, or you can shut up and get out of the way. [Applause break]
hahahahaha! now this is a surprise!!
To Kari Kilroy,
Please don't misquote the Mayor. These were his exact words and were not aimed at YOU or the citizens of Manitou but at himself.
"All right, so, what I hear tonight is we have a majority of councilors who are ready to move forward with this. And, like I said, you can either shut up and get out of the way, or find a way to get behind it. And I feel like if we’re going to be moving forward with this than it’s time to do it right."
In fact it was members of PARMMS who yelled at citizens from the surrounding community that they shouldn't get a say if they don't live here, even though some of those speakers helped write A-64 or will be implementing the regulations and have specific knowledge of it. One of your members even wrote 'If you don't live here SHUT up" in comments on-line. That isn't exactly the welcoming family friendly tourist attitude you have said you want to promote. Living in a small town which relies heavily on its surrounding community to thrive means also listening to what those who visit here and/or work here (and pay sales taxes, parking etc....) also want.
John . F. Kennedy’s assassination happened 50 years ago and a majority of Americans do not believe The Warren Commission Report. After 50 years of denials, free the files.
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Eyes welled-up. So very well-written, Rich. My utmost to you and your family.
While on the job, a Christian is to honor their employer and work not preach! Ephesians 6:5-9. When I was in a Pentecostal ministry in the 80s I was a missionary for two years and we went out and preached the word but were told NOT to preach on the job WHEN WE WERE PAID TO BE WORKING! Get it? Honor your employer!
And in this country and especially this town, you have all your freedom of religion that you want. Nobody has denied your religion. It is not against the law, but there are restrictions in the work place.
Barry, is it a quality control issue if, as I fear, this guy's what the hiring official at the time actually *wanted*?
And who wants to bet that hiring official, who has since retired, now has a cushy gig at Focus on the Family?
You forgot to mention former County Commissioner Jim Bensberg, I believe I saw him in attendance at this meeting.
Misty -- The answer to your questions regarding a muslim working at the Academy is "yes." Yes, he would be allowed to practice his religious observances. As a federal employee, I have worked with many different types of religious people who have all been able to practice their religious observances -- head covers, fasting, prayer, holy day observances, etc. The practice of their personal religion is not the problem. The problem comes in when the religious (of whatever persuasion) deem it necessary to proselytize their beliefs during duty hours onto others who may be unwilling to partake... especially if the others are subordinate to the proselytizer. This creates a perception and atmosphere whereby if you aren't of the "correct religious persuasion" they may run the risk of being harmed in their jobs or careers. I've been subjected to this type of behavior in my own career, and have seen it happen to others. It's illegal and it needs to stop. Question for you: As a christian, if you worked in a predominantly jewish- or muslim-populated workplace, would you still think it proper for your jewish/muslim supervisor to proselytize his religion to you while you are at work?
Incredibly, there are still people who deny the myriad medical benefits of marijuana.
Raise the damned Severance Tax on the drillers and use the receipts to resolve the issues with used fracking fluids. Won't happen. Voters will vote NO. Drilling and pollution will continue. Resources will be poisoned. People will suffer, some will die.
Another TABOR success story. Thank you Doug Bruce, destroyer of Colorado.
Will it ever end....the obsession of some christians with other people's private lives?
I'll tell you what's "sick" and it isn't gay people; it's the religious right's obsession with who you sleep with and your private choice of reproductive decisions. Sick.
People everywhere (especially the USAFA) need to grow up, get over bigotries learned in their youth, live and let live, get religion out of all of our public institutions, and move on with vastly more important issues facing our nation.
I don't expect the USAFA to fire the guy, though they should; they'll do their usual circling of the wagons and defend him with tenacity.
I was in 10th grade social studies class when the news came. The school bus ride home that day lacked the usual Friday frivolity. Within days, record stores threw their stock of Vaughn Meader records into the dumpsters; it was a comedy record poking good-natured fun at the Kennedy white house. Retailers had ethics then.
Later, we heard that racists in the south were taking Kennedy half-dollars and drilling a hole in the likeness of JFKs head so they could put them on a chain and wear them around their neck in objection to JFK and the Civil Rights Act. Still too much racism around, i.e., GOP / TEA.
You have a special dad. Tell him we all said hello and that we love his son's work.
Amazing politician for CS! She was the only one that came to the local Pride Center to talk to their Board before the election to show her support for us and I was there to witness it! She really cares about all of the citizens here and I commend her for showing tolerance to our community and especially transgender people, especially after what happened with Coy's school's bathroom use fiasco. We need more people like her in local government!
I want to get involved with this! Who should I contact?
Yo, Palmer Park has an open area (not fenced) where on can run a dog - not the lame designated dog park. It's called yucca flats. Also, we are free to be unleashed in national forests.
All too appropriate, I suppose, that the Academy (with the help of taxpayers and donors) is spending over $30M to build a big Crystal Phallus that sits atop (astride?) the new CCLD (Center for Character--or that C for 'Christian?' I always forget--and Leadership Development.) It should inspire people like Rosebush every day!
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If he were a muslim would he be allowed to pray 3 times a day while at work? Would he be allowed to have his prayer rug with him when he prayed in a private room? Are muslims allowed to wear their religious garb while at work and paid in a governmental position? This country was founded by people who wanted freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The amendment about religious freedom states that the state is not allowed to "establish" any particular religion but also it says that the state (government) is not allowed to prohibit the practice of one's religion. The Christian religion says that a believer is not supposed to hide his light under a bushel....also, Christ says that whosoever denies me in public him I will deny before my Father which is in Heaven. We are obligated as Christians to "let our light shine"...to not hide the fact that we are Christians. This does not mean that we preach at people while on the job but if the conversation comes up there is not one thing wrong constitutionally or otherwise, with sharing our faith in an acceptible manner or sharing it when one is asked. My goodness what is this country coming to. One has more religious freedom in modern day Russia than in the United States of America. By the way, being able to be noticeably a Christian has nothing to do with "taxpayer" dollars. Read the constitution and it's amendments.......read every word.
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