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Re: “Democrats in the Afterlife

I read an article by Nat stein she forgot to state the most important fact about helping the homeless it is jobs. I did a short stent at the no hope center and the only thing I got out of it was an upper respirtory infection that I still have a year and half later. I have been on and off homeless for about four years. I come to the library every day and work on their computer's to find work not here in the springs but every state in the western U.S. and I have found work not here but in Idaho and south Dakota but it was seasonal. the contracted trail clean up should be done by the homeless not contracted positions. I know I'd be working it.

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Posted by spooky8g on 02/22/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Democrats in the Afterlife

The Progressive tent is big enuf for democrats, come on over! www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org

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Posted by teddybearbully on 02/22/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “The resistance is now

Look, the GOP and the DNC are the weakest ever! Time to POUNCE! www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org Feel the BERN!

Posted by teddybearbully on 02/22/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

so you just up and abandon us?

Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:44 AM

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

Brian Scott:

"This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative."

I agree in principle. In practice, however, El Paso county GOP voters wouldn't recognize a moderate Democrat (or Republican, for that matter) if that candidate wore a sandwich board stating "I AM A MODERATE."

The majority of voters in El Paso county are not interested in moderation. They want revolution. They hate the government. They hate taxes. They hate "policy" and prefer 1950 to 2017. Any electorate that would put Gordon Klingenschmitt in office is an angry and gullible group. That isn't going to change in my lifetime.

"All things in moderation" is good advice. Sadly, it does not apply to El Paso county elections.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/22/2017 at 7:11 AM

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

Congressman Lamborn is highly responsive to the concerns of his constituents.
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What you fail to understand is that he feels that he only represents about 10,000 people in CD-05, and that he can get their views by only meeting face-to-face with about 250 of those. The other 700,000 in the District do not have a representative in Washington.
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He has his "telephone town halls,"in which his staff selects the questions, and feeds him the answers, all out of sight of any ordinary folk.
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but the people who consistently return him to office are the liberal progressive Democrats who refuse to nominate a moderate, or dare I suggest, a conservative candidate.
This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative.
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In 2006, a Conservative Democrat ran for the nomination, against Jay Fawcett and the donkey guy (Curtis Imrie.) At the CD-05 convention in Greeley, he - I - got spanked, drawing about 4% of the vote. Heck, the donkey guy got more than double what I got.
Sure, I was a flawed candidate. But as a conservative, there was at least the possibility of beating Lamborn.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 02/22/2017 at 6:51 AM

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

When will Lamborn hold a townhall meeting in Colorado Springs...The last one was years ago/ by invitation only and in a tiny venue. Time to bombard his office with requests for an open townhall..the man never faces ALL his constituents...only the very right wing.
ENOUGH!

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Posted by Catherine Woods on 02/20/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Promise Lee on what's next for Hillside community

Thank you Patience for turning the dialogue on Black History Month inward and showing how we can build on history's accomplishments! Pastor Lee and others have built beautiful foundations in the Hillside neighborhood, look forward to seeing how the neighborhood continues to grow under such strong leadership.

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Posted by RMarkwardt on 02/19/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Has anyone else noticed that the ones that have screamed the loudest about the rights of the people and institutions in this country for the last eight years. Are now the ones trying there hardest to shut everyone up but themselves.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/18/2017 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

The letter writer is partly correct, as it is noticeable to long time readers that the Indy has recently become just another liberal crying towel instead of maintaining its longstanding position as the true representative of the fourth estate for this area. Perhaps it is time to consider changing the name of this publication, as "Independent" is now a misnomer.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/18/2017 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

"Low Mentality People" sounds like the name of a nihilistic, teenage rock band.

I often find those who complain about the poor intelligence of those with whom they disagree, are projecting.

As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, people who get labeled as half-wits often have half again as much wit as their fellows, but the average person can only perceive one-third of it.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/18/2017 at 7:47 AM

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

Mr. Harvey,

Thank you for your letter regarding homelessness. I agree with you that homelessness is a problem and I am very sorry to hear that you have struggled with it in the past. I can only imagine the difficulties you must have faced. I have never been homeless myself, nor personally known a homeless person, but I have done what I could to help. I have donated many items to homeless shelter, bought meals for homeless people and families in need, and I have helped serve meals at the homeless shelter. I feel very blessed to be in a position to do what I can to help those in need.

While I see your point of view on homeless people needing safe places where they can shower, obtain clean clothes, hot meals, and sleep, not everybody is in a position to provide this. I understand and agree that lives matter more than money, but not everybody is going to be comfortable opening their homes to complete strangers. I do not think this makes them bad people or worthless. There are many other ways people can and do help.

For example, people can donate socks, gloves, clothes, coats or household items. People can donate their time to helping out at a homeless shelter or delivering needed items directly to the homeless. People can also start clothing drives or fundraisers to help homeless programs. While to some this may not seem like enough, to others, this is life changing. I encourage everybody to get out and do what they can to help the homeless population. A little bit can go a long way.

Thank you!

Mrs. Perry, Colorado Springs

Posted by PerryLL on 02/17/2017 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

TeeJ Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who make such assumptions based on their own narrow viewpoint which is created by bigotry, ignorance and immaturity.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/17/2017 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Mr. Slocum:

"Whatever happened to decency and common sense?"

I think your President discarded all that when he started his campaign. Don't look for it to make a return for at least 4 years. It' just not his style.

As for the resistance that you seem to abhor, ask yourself this question: What, exactly, has Mr. Trump done to bring all Americans into his MAGA plan?

I'll help you out here. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zip. And he won't be bothering to do so, since he is only concerned with his base. The rest of us are his enemies. And, as he has said himself, he crushes his enemies. He has no intention of uniting with anyone but his supporters.

Pardon my cynicism, but when the damage is piling up in DC, the Indy is doing a public service by tracking and documenting that damage for its readers. You need to adjust your tolerance for poop. DJT is feeding it to us daily.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/17/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

An old man who lacks the vocabulary to make a point.
Back in 2008 the indy ran an article on Duane that he didn't trust government and now he doesn't want to hear about the lack of trusting the government.

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Posted by TruB on 02/17/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who voted him into office.

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Posted by TeeJ on 02/17/2017 at 3:13 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.

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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: “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

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