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Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech are both enshrined in the Constitution. Before Putin's Puppet takes the oath of office, his right to harangue the press is protected by his right to free speech. Once he is sworn in, however, he is no longer a private citizen and he is duty-bound to defend the press. Any attempt to "slap down" the media will be seen for what it is--illegal government censorship and possibly an impeachable offense.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/19/2017 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Trump to media - Behave and be decent or get slapped down again. The media bullies earned what they got.

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Posted by 80923 on 01/19/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

A true Journalist will keep Politicians honest and forthright. Think of the many things that have came to light because of the freedom of the press. Watergate, Iran Contra, WMDs that were there but then were not, that goofball Weiner, Clinton with his pants down the list goes on and on. Who will keep these guys on the up and up with out the press. Wheres all the freedom loving, liberty loving Conservatives now. These are our rights to ya know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/19/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Pam

Can you just Tweet this out?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

What about electing replacements for Dist 2 and Dist 3 - and vote to keep the current council members in place? They are predictably ultra-conservative and regressive but they have not been part of the problem - with the exception of Bennett and the public is stuck with him anyway - none really seem to be total "roll-over votes" for the power groups. For the 'trust' problem that seems to be a regular topic of conversation, is that not at the top and the Chief of Staff?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

If CSF supports it, then the smart and correct position is to oppose it.

The better slate will be the ones put forth that are backed by the cannabis businesses.

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Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

More circus act behavior from third-rate grifters elected by third-rate voters.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

CSF is NOT your friend and does not mean you well.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil's OVO impresses

Cirque shows are amazing; we've seen two of them, they are part of the reason Ringling Bros just announced they are folding their tents and shutting down.

Once Ringling stopped elephant acts last year ticket sales declined notably; the rest of their show isn't competitive with "Cirque" or the horse-based Cavalia shows.

If we want to see lions, tigers and elephants we can go to the zoo.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP.

Developers, greedsters of all sorts, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. Remember how they tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy? We put an end to that crap; we need to stop this crap.

They will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted the "strong mayor" on us and now they want their bought and paid for mayors to pick a Utility Board of their own scammers which will be the pathway used to steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit your right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen, the cabal of developers behind her, and phony organizations like CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names put on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/19/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Doonya:

Good Points and Well Taken!

Is this a strong field?

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/Temp-…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Robert Gentry:

Respectfully disagree. There is a third choice. With any luck, there will be at least one candidate for each seat who is neither "yes sir Mr. Mayor - as you say" nor bought and paid for by wealthy developers. The former invites another Strawberry Fields (Rosemont?) and the latter invites further unbridled and uncontrolled urban sprawl in a town which even now cannot support its infrastructure.

Our job, in the next three-and-a-half months, is to determine if such candidates are running. I personally accused our Parks Department of not doing due diligence on Strawberry Fields. That cuts both ways. This IS a critical election, and the future of Colorado Springs rests upon the willingness of voters to do their due diligence and know exactly who they are putting in office.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/19/2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

"Utilities Board Members would be appointed by the Mayor"

An 'All Appointed Board' for Colorado Springs Utilities:

Is that a healthy choice for the community?

When voting on candidates supported by Colorado Springs Forward, understanding the goal of a 'slate of candidates' under control of Colorado Springs Forward and Nor'Wood might be a matter to give thought to. The current city council members did a workmanlike job of keeping this group at bay and thwarting their effort to gain control over our Utilities.

With Nor'Wood Development being the 'defacto' executive branch of city government - with Jeff Greene second in command and Amy Lathen the CEO of Colorado Springs Forward - keeping in office those they hope to unseat might assure a more measured approach to the future governance of Utilities!

http://www.csbj.com/2014/09/08/colorado-sp…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:54 AM

Re: “UPDATE: UCCS will host Milo Yiannopoulos — but only because it must

Check out this INSANE footage of the anti #MiloYiannopoulos protest @UWM MUST WATCH PLAYLIST: https://youtu.be/CtG56fkz-4E?list=PLoQTg3m…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Daniel Duerst on 01/18/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

Colorado Springs Forward favors 'an all appointed' board of directors for Colorado Springs with their original draft proposal - that created a minor firestorm - called for the appointments to be made by the Mayor. Doonya is correct - this is a group to scrutinize closely as they have done nothing positive for the community but are excellent at fund-raising.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/colo…

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/18/2017 at 2:43 PM
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/18/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

CSF can only win the April election for their chosen council members if the majority of Colorado Springs voters buy what Colorado Springs Forward is selling (literally). That voting majority outnumbers CSF by at least 1000 to one. There hasn't been a more critical vote for a new council in recent memory. If ever there was a time for each and every voter in Colorado Springs to think for his and her own self, this election is that time. One man, one vote.

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Posted by doonya on 01/18/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

so it looks like all the rightfully out-of-work maketa ass kissers have a lot of time on their hands... they must be learning from our p***y grabber pres. elect that if you blame others for what you are doing it confuses the easily confused. also put something out, lie or not, that will grab headlines to avoid all your own transgressions headlines.

Just the facts please...

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 01/17/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “A handy guide to upcoming local actions around inauguration day

The National Women's Liberation organization is calling for a women's walkout on Friday, the 20th, as has happened in many other countries as a protest for women's rights. Too, someone suggested we all wear black on Friday - a true Black Friday!

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Posted by Nancy Stilwagen on 01/17/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: New website blasts El Paso County Sheriff Elder

This place is a banana republic. No, I'm wrong. Banana republics could learn from the way the city and county are run.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Shawn LeVert on 01/17/2017 at 5:44 AM

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