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Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Let's see, how did the Indy get to be the first to publish this story? If I am not mistaken, that email is for "official business" and for "intended addressees" on .mil or .edu accounts. So, when exactly did the Indy get approval to release a non-public email and beat the Air Force to it's own official release?

Second, the comments by Weinstein are rich. He has made it his mission to wipe out "agendas" at military academies and then immediately attacks the Air Force for not promoting an agenda! In his glee to fly the Rainbow Flag he seems to drop his demand for equality pretty quickly when it's something he agrees with.

Lastly, equality is what this is all about. The Air Force doesn't and shouldn't treat anyone differently. The Air Force doesn't pass out party hats when a new Commandant is announced. Having been at the Academy with BGEN (Sel) Goodwin and having worked with her in the Air Force, she wants to be just another Commandant; not some specially treated person that Weinstein demands she be. She brings a solid resume' and warrior ethos that will serve the Academy well. So the fact that the Air Force isn't making a big deal about this shows that perhaps the Air Force is farther along in this whole acceptance thing than Weinstein or even the Indy would want to admit.

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Posted by CT on 03/21/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Yiannopoulos Loses big at Glasgow University Rector!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/milo…

Posted by guruD on 03/21/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Hopefully, she won't be subjected to any mandatory conversion therapy by the local fighter mafia--and we've progressed beyond that narrow view and can accept some diversity in our Air Force. We'll see.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 03/21/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

I, for one, am absolutely outraged at this complete and total affront to all that is holy at USAFA. I mean, really... a BOMBER pilot? The place is just going to hell in a flight bag.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 03/21/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Wow, good job Air Force. Can't go wrong with an AFGSC warrior. That's the correct worldview and will likely cut out some of the buffoonery at AFA.

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Posted by Milt_johnson on 03/21/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Congratulations to Brigadier General (S) Kristin Goodwin on her well-earned selection as the next USAFA Commandant & kudos to the USAF for upholding American human equality in our United States military.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)

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Posted by John Compere on 03/21/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Whoa!! Hard to top Mikey's 'Hell's frozen over' assessment of this - hard to overstate the importance of - appointment in the midst of the most overtly homophobic administration ever. Reading the story from OutSmart (linked above), it's clear that Gen. Goodwin's fully qualified for the position and will very likely bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the position. One can only wonder whether her appointment isn't a gauntlet thrown down by those responsible for her appointment to an administration that's committed to second class citizenship for a whole slew of our citizens, gays in particular. Living just 35 miles down the road from her prior command, Barksdale AFB I had no idea she was in command there (one would have thought the Air Force would have chosen to highlight that fact) and I was moved by the fact that her personal quarters signage read Col. and Mrs. Goodwin. One can only hope that the AFA has equal good grace. Kudos to those responsible for her appointment and all good wishes to her & her family.

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 03/21/2017 at 11:25 AM

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Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

So, judging by the comments seen here, there are people in Colorado Springs who clearly see what is happening right under our noses. Good for us. The question then becomes, what is to be done about it? If you allow that the outcome of this April's election will either stem the council take-over tide or facilitate it, doesn't it become in a very real sense a critical election? I think it is. I have said so before.
You can bet that the folks who are supporting Fowler et all are not reading this article (past the first paragraph or two) nor are they commenting here. For my part, I'm going to try and engage in a little old-fashioned horse trading. Off my rump in front of the machine and out into the community to talk to people who may not vote unless I reach out to them. Get out there and bring in new voters. And if you can, put more dollars where they need to be as well.
This election is nothing more or less that a referendum on Philip Anschutz and his activities, goals and ambitions w/r to OUR CITY. His minions, in the personages of John Suthers and Karen Palus and Jack Damioli seriously overplayed their hand in the way they conducted the Broadmoor Land Swap throughout 2016. They offended the majority of Colorado Springs citizens! Now it our job to take advantage of that fact.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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Posted by Donna Strom on 03/18/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

If one disregards the dollar amount and looks at the 'number' of individual contributions from private citizens as an indicator of public support - Mr. Skorman and Mrs. Gaebler are up in the hundreds. The developer candidates, well, they are up in the - - - twenties!

Mr. Skorman has served on council in the past - and has served the community in various capacity for decades.

Colorado Springs Forward can raise money but have they really done anything to actually benefit the community ?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/18/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

They are spending an inordinate amount of money to get control of the City Council. That job pays less than $7000 a year. Something big must be in the works for them to need their people in those positions. Time will tell what it is. Corruption stinks! Thank you Pam for giving us information that we would never get otherwise.

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Posted by katm on 03/18/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

I think that the Gazette is secretly supporting Chard Skorman, the Healthy Choice for City Council. Everytime they publish a negative editoral about him, he receives many contributions.
Perhaps next time they will also publish his website, info@richardskorman.com, so that people can donate to Richard.
Many thanks to the Gazette! Keep up the good work!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 03/18/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Can Colorado Springs get a cannabis-friendly City Council?

District 6 candidate Melanie Bernhardt has clarified her stance on recreational cannabis and has published a page in favor of this at https://melaniebernhardt.com/platform/reta… Don't let these candidates get away with voting against the will of the people on this issue.

Posted by Ed Sanders on 03/17/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Voting against the 'slate' candidates of Basham, Crow-Iverson, Fowler and Hendrix might encourage them to move to Greenwood Village to be closer to their handlers forcing the local power money to spend another four years seeking candidates they can control.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

I'm sickened by how corrupt our city Politics are, and continues to become, more so with every passing year. Just look at who's running this year's campaign? That says it all. I'm sickened by how easily those who run for public office can be "bought" (mostly Republicans, by developers). That our CITY FATHERS GOT IN BED WITH DEVELOPERS AND KNOWINGLY ALLOWED HOMES TO BE BUILT ON LANDSLIDES is beyond disgusting! And what happened to THEM...NOTHING! but innocent people have already and will continue to, lose their homes, and their property values. I will never understand why there has been NO class action lawsuit. The City should give remuneration to EVERY homeowner whose home sits on a landslide! I'm sick of politics, and the bad guys winning with lies and big money donations.

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Posted by mbomcar on 03/17/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Pam Zubeck has done an admirable job of uncovering important and relevent facts. Compare this thorough and factual reporting to what is coming out of the Gazette. As a result of this one article, Id bet that there are voters who have already mailed in their ballots who wish they had not been so quick to do so. Thank you Ms. Zubeck and thank you Indy.

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Posted by Mur on 03/17/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

Thanks for getting the info out!

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Posted by Rubia Rowell on 03/17/2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

It may be there were several pre-ballot drop polls being conducted - the one RO references seems to be fishing for information that could be used to help drive the Skorman campaign and another similar poll had questions seemingly related to a 'push poll' asking similar questions but so worded as to 'disinfluence' voters from Skorman and direct them toward Fowler. 'Disinfluence' may not be a real word. It is now.

With all that has been written about the $300,000.00 plus dollars in this campaign, it will be interesting to see what the grand total is to include what must be a hundred of so (?) precinct walkers going door to door to make personal pleas to vote for Candidate A or Candidate B. That cannot be cheap.

With a great need for the sales tax revenues to support local government being available primarily from a great increase in 'Quality Wage' jobs - why are the independent and developer candidates asking questions about marijuana and sanctuary cities?

Regardless which candidate one votes for, it looks like there will be a collection of elected officials who will not be able to move the jobs needle anymore than the last bunch has not really moved the needle. Marijuana and goats seem to be the pressing issues.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

FYI,

I recently answered my phone and was asked to participate in a poll which I did. Apparently this inquiry was sponsored by Skorman et. al. There were only two issues about which the poller addresses. First were questions regarding marijuana, whether recreational should be made available for sale in the Springs and others.

The second and most concerning question I fielded was whether I would support his view in making Colorado Springs a Sanctuary City.

I haven't heard or read one iota about this in the paper or on the news. True, I suspect I could have missed any or all reporting on this issue but, I am fairly competent observer of the news. Just thought I would put this out there.

Something to think about.

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Posted by Resident Observer on 03/17/2017 at 9:18 AM

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