Thanks for the great story Tim, just may be the best yet. Thank you.
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?
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!!!!
"Colorado State Director and senior advisor to the Trump campaign."
Yup....that's what I thought.
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...
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.
This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!
Bernie was never a Democrat to begin with.
Nobody gave Trump a chance. Ya never know.
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.
"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.
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?
But according to Senator Jeff Sessions, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a news conference yesterday, "Good people don't smoke marijuana".....
Great article, thanks, Nat.
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...
Feel the Bern! The www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org is basically the VPP in colorado. It might go...hmmm
As one of the many relatives of Nick Venetucci and Louie Pinello I wholeheartedly agree with many of the statements that Mary made. Much The same thing has happened to the Pinello Ranch. Which is next door to the Venetucci Farm. Where once deer came to feed on the corn stubble you now see heavy equipment moving the earth. The water rights are what made the land so valuable and the City of Colorado wanted the water. Yes people and organizations have tried to keep the ranch in good repair but it has to be a labor of love for the land. Grandpa Louie and Grandma Jessie raised their family there and I was blessed to grow up on the land earning a healthy respect for what it takes to be a rancher or farmer.
Granddaughter of Louie and Jessie Pinello.
No puppet......No puppet
This is a classic example of El Paso Countys infamous diversion tactic! A classic example of a retiree, in this case, getting screwed by El Paso County. Its a County Retirement Plan anyone in their right mind would expect that the Commissioners would have some oversight of that plan, but yet Commissioner Littleton plays the typical no one told me card and County Attorney Amy Folsom, a woman who should not have a license to practice law, plays interference for the Commissioners because she has no other real value; just like her girlfriend Diana May. Nevertheless, where is the accountability? Again, its an El Paso County Retirement Plan and our sleazy Commissioners dont have oversight? No one is being educated on how the plan works? Something isnt making sense there!
We all know that CFAO Nicola Sapp has her hands in the Retirement Plan. Will she be held accountable for this major flaw? Could this be another example of her stupidity and evidence of being unqualified for a CFAO job? What the heck is going on with El Paso County? No retiree should be faced with this! They shouldnt get railroaded by a retirement plan put in place through the government entity for which they devoted years of their lives.
Oh my word, we have a dirty Sheriff and Undersheriff, a dirty District Attorney, sexual predators in the workplace, people in jobs for which they are not qualified, and a board full of dirty Commissioners led by none other than Darryl Short Short Man Glenn. No wonder this County is a laughing stock!
I detest the political parties and have cast more votes for third parties than the two mega parties. When I listen to NPR or watch PBS I see lapdogs for the left.
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