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Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

Yeah!!! I was lucky enough to be a petitioner on this ballot!! Super excited to see it going to voters. The reason this is a GREAT thing is because we are standing up against getting force-fed officials. One less appointed individual and one more choice for the people. Kanda is definitely a great leader and admirably principled!!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/25/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

What they are calling "millennials" - people ages 20-34 in the population are probably just the younger soldiers that are stationed at Ft. Carlson and the students that are attending the Air Force Academy, UCCS and Colorado College. Not necessarily the "young professionals" that Colorado Springs sorely lacks. Mellennials will never flock to Colorado Springs because there are no jobs for them here, and a culture that embraces the military, conservatism, the Republican party, fundamentalist Christianity and Evangelical Christianity, and wants to have a "do over" vote when it comes to recreational marijuana even though the majority of Coloradans voted in favor of Amendment 64.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by oldguyinWP on 07/25/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Switchbacks FC break ground on new stadium

Mr. Lee Parking! If they have games at the same time there will be conflict or so Ive heard.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Switchbacks FC break ground on new stadium

And the Sky Sox oppose this why?

Posted by Mikel Lee on 07/25/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Here's Peggy

Good article on Peggy Littleton, although I don't necessarily agree with the public workforce center needing additional funds either, because there are lots of capable employment agencies in Colorado Springs and room for private workforce centers to spring up too.

Posted by Alessandra Desiderio on 07/25/2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

According to Stacy, "it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama." So Obama's "corporate masters" are behind the sluggish rebound of the economy. Must be because they hate to sell their products and make money. Those are the same "corporate masters" who are pushing for more regulations to hamstring their own operations, because they care more for the health and safety of the community than their own profits. Not to mention the richest of all "corporate masters," the Koch brothers, are solidly behind Obama, one hundred percent.

For all the humorless reactionaries out there, let me explain that what I wrote above is called sarcasm. Look it up. Face it, there is no one more confused than a right-wing ideologue.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

I think maybe "Smarts" should be in quotation marks in this feature's title.

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Posted by Oinkety on 07/25/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

Clara - Agree with you. Power corrupts. The perks of power intoxicate. Power and perks create career politicians. Members of neither party are immune to corruption and pandering to the masses. Even Mr. Smith who went to Washington, had he stayed in Washington long enough, would have succumbed to the allure of power. The duty of an elected representative of the people is not to "serve" them but to govern by the rules of the Constitution, a document designed specifically to preserve the freedom of the people. Citizens, knowing and caring nothing about our Constitution, foolishly place their faith in candidates possessing perceived qualities of leadership, charisma, empathy, and unaware that their freedoms are being stolen from them by their elected leaders and unelected bureaucrats, can't tell the difference between what's important, what's trivial, and what's a lie. Predictions that Earth will self-destruct if we don't stop climate change, and stop it now, is an example of the latter.

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Posted by curious on 07/25/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Funny though the Elephant also will follow blindly behind the lead Elephant where The Donkey is stubborn enough to question where its going. Thats all that needs be said.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

I was with you until the last sentence, curious. But please, spell out exactly who this genius might be. I see no one on either horizon who has the potential to govern effectively. Both parties are beholden to their extremists.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/25/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Fed up!

Nothing between the ears but a Tammy Faye Baker make-up job, and that alone will get you elected in this county.

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Posted by rangesaf on 07/25/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Two city ballot measures in the making

thanks Kandra!

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Posted by WhiteRabbit on 07/25/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Pueblo fights poverty and power

The Post article says that Pueblo's poorest are reaping the consequences of stratospheric rate increases that ensued when its utility was sold to a for-profit company. High utility rates discourage businesses from moving into town and encourage existing companies to move out. We can email our thanks to COS city council for rejecting Xcel's offer to explore the "benefits" of selling Drake to them.

Our mayor and City Leaders are determined to demonize/demolish/relocate "ugly" Drake because they have VISIONARY plans for this small plot of land. Leave Drake right where it is for the next 30 years, update the scrubbers, and use coal to fire the plant. And in the next presidential election let's vote in someone who is not a climate change crazed nitwit hellbent for leather to destroy the American economy and plummet everyone - except Washington politicos - into poverty.

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Posted by curious on 07/25/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

teabagger old fart racists and clueless redneck racists make up a major part of the repubican base. you can't argue that point because you see and hear in this very village every day. what is amusing is that they continue to vote against their best interests and then blame the black guy in the white house...

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Posted by happyfew on 07/25/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

I was born and raised in the Springs (So there is something of a soft spot there for me), but I just had to move to Denver to get a job that paid in line with industry averages....If you are not an engineer in CS there is nothing career wise that will pay you anything.

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Posted by Breanna Paderewski on 07/25/2014 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Mr. Burns, in a "weak moment," made the mistake of participating in an open forum, where he does not hold the gavel, where he cannot control the discussion, where he cannot impose time limits on comments, where he cannot rule anyone out of order to shut them up if they do not happen to agree with him.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 10:33 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The humble jackass, by its hard labor, helped build the West.

By the way, did you get the joke?--that a piece of ass is sexier than a piece of elephant?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has 'fastest-growing Millennial population'

Perhaps they are desperate to find any work at all, even call center work. Reminds me of John Steinbeck's classic, Grapes of Wrath.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 10:19 PM

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