This town took a hard right turn when the Sun shut down. This was not considered a substantially more conservative City than Fort Collins or Pueblo until 87-92 when our news became monotone, and our politicians started wooing megachurches and evangelical activists, and developers were handed thousands of acres of new land to build crappy houses on. The aggressive takeover and shuttering of the Sun allowed the 'Freedom' Newspapers' propagandists to take advantage of a largely transient military population to pull the wool over the local's eyes and make decisions that the Sun would have brought to light and debated (and lambasted). The decision to woo religious organizations from other states like Focus on the Family (Orange County, Ca) and pastors like Ted Haggart (Baton Rouge, La) changed this town from a live and let live community with tolerance for all shapes and sizes to one of hate and ignorance. The Lotus Eater boutique was a LGBT owned business that flourished downtown for many years. They and the many new age booksellers were picketed and harassed by our new influx of hateful transplants. The decision to annex Banning Louis Ranch was made at this time as well. A decision that set a course for unsustainable eastward expansion and an explosion of capital infrastructure costs right at the same time that our local paper championed Doug Bruce and his TABOR fiasco. All of this Citiy's primary issues can be traced directly to the closing of the Sun and the inability for people of reason to contrast the propaganda of the Gazette.You may have been happy to be at the Gazette at the time Ralph, but it was a terrible time for our city.
I think I learned everything I need to know about pot when I saw "Reefer Madness" a few weeks ago. Maybe the Gazette got its talking points from that play.
"Greg" falls into that category of blind subservients; willingly led by manipulated data and the likes of quasi-scientists like the hypocritical carbon-squandering "Algore"
"California facing the worst drought in history" - In history? Hardly; ask anyone that survived and/or was misplaced by the "Dustbowl".
Ice caps ebb and flow--always have, always will--making Mr. Wark and "bv" correct, and you, uneducated at best.
If blind subservience and patently obvious ignorance foster regurgitative episodes, good luck keeping lunch down, LOL!
You can have 4 goats, not two.
John is correct about the threat from global warming. Deniers are not. I explain why in detail at "Global Warming Denial" http://www.exponentialimprovement.com/cms/……
John Wark's "common sense" thinking to an issue for which it does not apply because it is dynamically complex. His "thinking" and obfuscation is a threat to life on earth. Similarly, bv is confused and doesn't understand the issue.
I explain why in detail at "Global Warming Denial" http://www.exponentialimprovement.com/cms/…
It's gone more strident than that Enormously Egoed Reactionary Sean Paige? Doubtful.
Excellent. I know that The Gazette thinks, "But hey! Others who agree with us in the first place are toats linking!" But that seems to be where the thinking on its part and its audience's part ends.
I have to wonder what other obstacles Ms Mullen resents having to stop for on Cresta Rd, Elementary school picnics, preschoolers crossing at Argus for nature walks, the lights at Argus and Rio Grande? I would expect if horses are crossing Cresta they would be using the lights as any other person crossing Cresta would be doing. Bear Creek park has multiuse trails which include horses and has homes and property surrounding it which has historically been horse property.
I for one am quite happy to see a small stable rather than another housing development on unstable ground, which puts all of us as taxpayers at risk of another law suit fo permitting such developments, Certainly that would be a much higher traffic hazard on Cresta than a few horses
Yeah, y'all got me yesterday! I thought this was true and reposted it on FB. After I did that, I realized, "Hey, how in the world could you have a cat park without some sort of netting at the top or something? Cats aren't going to stay in a park!" I'm 53 years old and still gullible. I'm not stupid, but gullible I am sometimes! It was a great April Fool's joke I have to admit! I laughed at myself for 10 minutes! Well played, Independent, well played.
Yes, we know the author of the Gazette's propaganda, Christine Tatum, as a prohibitionist shill for the drug treatment industry -- her husband is anti-cannabis crusader Christian Thurstone.
Translation: We're getting the same old crowd of insiders fronted by same cabal of local monied interests. In other words, BOHICA (Bend Over Here It Comes Again).
Vote for Makepeace, not the career pol. The Struthers crowd talks about moving the city forward, but they've no plan and cannot do a thing as long as Tabor rules.
California's drought is nothing new: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/dr…
Polar ice caps dwindle and grow - global sea ice is unalarmingly above normal.
Your 97% figure is debunked as thoroughly as the hockey stick.
Ironically, you are making Mr Warks point for him.
Climate food fight!
Mr. Wark falls in to that category of climate deniers, a title which he is evidently rather proud. I got a kick out of his line that said "This disaster rhetoric is so contrived it should throw up flags for any thinker."
I wouldn't want to confuse him with any facts about California facing the worst drought in history, or polar ice caps dwindling away an alarming rates. Facts, obviously, don't matter when you, yourself are much smarter than 97% of climate scientists who do agree with them.
It makes me want to throw up knowing that he calls himself a thinker.
In the event of a mayoral run-off, how do you view the outcome?
"My work here is done..."
Up, up, and away!
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...
Just for the record, I am not a liberal. Also for the record, you accused me of supporting the president's policies, and of being too vain to repudiate those policies because it would involve admitting I had been wrong. When I demonstrated that I do not support those policies and never have, you quietly let the whole matter drop. Apparently, you are the one who is too vain to admit when you make a mistake or take back a false accusation. And to top it all off you still believe that you have damaged my credibility.
"I won't even try to back up my assertion because it is already a generally accepted proposition"
Of course you won't--because you can't--and generally accepted by whom; your fellow liberals?, LOL!
So, just for the record, you've floated a rather serious accusation that you're unable to elaborate upon or definitively substantiate; thanks for yet another example of leftist double-standards (i.e. I'll expect conservatives to prove anything proposed, but won;t hold myself to that standard).
The rest of this thread is yours, as my work here is done...
There is one tie-in between Iraq and your arguments against Iran. The same advisers and experts who were convinced that Iraq would transform itself into a democratic paradise once Saddam was toppled, are the same people who are now trying to torpedo the talks with Iran, so they can push a plan to start bombing there, because--you guessed it!--Iran will transform itself into a democratic paradise once the leadership is toppled!
By the way, you are aware that ISIS was driven out of Tikrit recently by Iranian forces under Iranian leadership, who celebrated their victory by slaughtering native Sunni non-combatants.
All content © Copyright 2015, The Colorado Springs Independent
Website powered by Foundation