Addy Hansen, if you took the time to get the facts you would realize how incorrect you are. Just because the tax passed in November doesn't mean the money just starts rolling in. The county did not start collecting revenue until January and the Sheriff didn't see a dime of that until March. Even though funds weren't there he started hiring in January. His people are working very hard to get people trained, but that also doesn't happen overnight. Would you like a newly hired person with no training to respond to calls? They have to go through months and months of training. As a community, we will probably not truly see the benefit of 1A until a few months from now if not longer. As far as the gun laws, I'm glad that we have someone that is representing us and protecting our constitutional rights. He took an oath to do that. I'm not sure what you are so distraut about. Sheriff Maketa doesn't believe in just anyone owning a gun, but he does believe in law abiding citizens having the rights to own one. Those who support the gun laws are living in a fantasy world. Do you really believe these laws will prevent criminals or mentally ill people from obtaining a weapon? That's not going to happen, then the law abiding citizen who gave up their weapon becomes a victim and is less likely able to protect their family. 911 is great, but what do you do while your waiting for the cops? Offer the criminals some coffee or tea? I think you should take a look at the big picture before making accusations.
Ms. Addy Hansen: We all know you are a "highly intelligent person" and all, and you know so much about the citizens here in our great county, however, your "intelligence" has been overshadowed by your lack of good old fashioned common sense! You have driven 20 miles, one way, weekdays since September and have not witnessed an increase in county patrols...Gee, let's see, the ballot initiative didn't even pass till November!! Do you really think they just pluck people off the street, suit them up in spiffy uniforms, give them a car and send them on their merry way to patrol the county roads? Get a clue!! Give the Sheriff's Office time to post the positions, go through the hiring process, select qualified candidates and train them... You're a true genius!!
Finally I have a diagnosis!!! Thank you Mr. Taylor. I suppose the cure would be to unlearn all the actual scientific facts that I have learned and start listening to Rush Limbaugh. Thanks but no thanks, I would rather have acute environmental whackoitis then bury my head in the sand syndrome. If you need the cure I've got it, its called doing research.
Mr. Taylor seems to be quite the authority on the environment, climate change, tar sands oil and fracking. It's refreshing to hear from someone with so much expertise to clear up the global warming hoax and to confirm that fracking is perfectly safe. Although Oklahoma City is experiencing earthquakes, that is simply a natural settling of the earth's crust - nothing to see here. The Tar Sands pipeline could have provided all those great temporary jobs in Canada going either east or west, but the Canadians rejected it outright. That's obviously because they're stupid. We NEED that "important project" pipeline and tar-oil running through our heartland, so that which doesn't spill out along the way can be shipped off to China and anyone who may be the highest bidder. Actually, I was quite convinced that Mr. Taylor is a voice of reason when he quoted Mr. Limbaugh, who is also a very well known authority.
Mr. Inman: The answer, as far too many Americans have concluded, is to simply quit your job and join the ranks of Uncle Barry's welfare recipients. Why bother working and paying taxes. Simply be a ninny in the nanny state. According to our president, it is the new American thing to do.
Let me translate McMahon - "Colorado Springs has a stench of bigotry and hatred that has been suffocating me and my family since Lionel Rivera took the mayoral office" that's what Mikey wrote, but here is what Mikey said, "Colorado Springs has a stench of bigotry and hatred that has been suffocating me and my family since COLORADO SPRINGS ELECTED IT'S FIRST HISPANIC MAYOR".
Hey rock, point at what?
If you were trying to say "... made Michael's point...", please illuminate.
Sig I think you made Michael point.
Regarding "Too much bigotry" I will let the facts speak for themselves. Newly elected city council person Helen Collins had this to say to Focus On The Family when asked "Do you support or oppose having the mayor issue a proclamation in support of the annual gay pride parade?”
"No mayor would speak for the city in welcoming celebrations of perversion. I would vote against any such resolution or statement on the city council. I personally support traditional families and marriage, and I oppose publicly endorsing such “diversity.”
She furthermore refused to answer ANY of the questions sent to here regarding equality in Colorado Springs.
Mikey Mac: You stated - "Colorado Springs has become one of the most extreme right-wing Christian cities in this country. I have lived in this region since I moved here from New York in 1978. I will not be here much longer." My reply is: no it isn't and don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
In your next 'stinky' paragraph and in two sentences you used the word "stench" three times. This leads me to one of three conclusions:
1. You smell worse than everyone else.
2. You are not very creative.
3. You are not very smart.
My response has nothing whatsoever to do with being gay or not, but I'm thinking you are the narrow-minded bigot in the room.
I want to corect one thing in the quote by Peggy Littleton. Part of what is attributed to her was actually said by someone else. Here is the unedited version which states that.
"Peggy Littleton, El Paso county commissioner. I wanted to encourage everybody who's here, and this may not be as much of a question, but what happens is, and you've probably seen it and can attest to this. When the city council considers what to do with oil and gas regulations, the county has already put down regulations long ago- over a year ago! It would make sense for the city to have and adopt the exact same regulations as the county has. What we see often, however, is the people who don't work, but who are environmentalists who are concerned about their water but have no factual basis, are the ones who show up to the city council meetings. Please, if you see something coming up, please look at my website. Make sure you are at the meeting so they can have common sense solutions." (The next line is the film makers and then you again.) "That is a very good point. Sometimes these meetings some of you know and know very well, sometimes these meetings get dominated by very large voices of people who know nothing, and it could sound to the people who are coming to the meeting that that is the dominant voice or the prevailing opinion." "Be the one out there with the posters that say frack here frack now."
thank you siggie...not sure I know how to answer the question. I think we would have to define sex or sexuality to find the answer, Like, if I say family values, does it really mean hetero couple with kids and is that using sex to define a person in the family? fascinating!
TejonTech, as siggie has pointed out, the question is not whether your opinions are valid or not, but whether they have been filtered through a "religious lens" or a "sexually straight lens." With that distinction in mind I must point out your arguments are not based on scripture or doctrine, but obsolete (and totally discredited) psychological theories. Now, saying "psychological" is tantamount to saying "sexual," so I would have to say your opinions are colored more by your sexuality than your religiosity.
No, siggie, I accurately described straight people who cannot view gays without filtering them through a "lens" of their own sexual preferences. These people may see everything else through a religious lens, but when it comes to gay issues, they discard the religious lens for the sexual one. The proof is that religious people who are gay do not oppose gay marriage, whereas straight people who are not religious do.
Miz Cathey: I agree with everything you said. My question is based more on an observation than a value judgment. It seems that gays filter everything through a gay lens. Name another (relatively normal) group that does that. Fanatics aside.
If you don't care to answer, I understand. It is just that I have found you to be more reasonable and pragmatic than many of your counterparts. Therefore, I presume you have a more comfortable sense of self.
siggie...everything is filtered through a lens that defines the self...you are writing as a straight person that gays are different than you, they label differences of opinion as hate, etc. I do not care if you are straight, married, or whatever,as long as you don't try to take away the equality of the law. I get the same rights under the constitution as anyone else.My relationship is as valid under the law as any you might have. My religion that says my god loves gays is just as valid as any other. This isn't hard.
K: I believe you just described people who see things through a religious lens not a sexual lens. But hey, thanks for trying and continuing to play the game. One of these days you may get one right.
tooth, well "bub" if you think my credibility is shot, I just don't know how I can go on. Oh, and by the way, I don't listen to the radio, in any capacity.
K--we are are opposed to perverting a God established institution that is the foundation and central building block of civilization...it is that simple.
It is the gays who have forced the issue, not us. But once on the table we need to standup against the destruction of society that they are advocating.
Homosexuality is a bizarre disorder that needs empathy and understanding like any disorder, but also it needs boundaries, treatment, and to be recognized for what it truly is...disordered and pathetic affection.
siggie, you write, "Straight people do not filter through a lens dominated by their sexual preference." Really? Is that why so many straight people are so vehemently opposed to gay marriage? Is that why so many straight people go out of their way to let everyone in the world know, "God hates fags!"
Have you ever considered that the person pointing out your opinions as "phobic" might actually have a point, but the problem is that you dismiss it out of hand, without so much as a second thought, and blithely continue to voice your phobic opinions loudly and often.
So, Sig, It's all or never with you. Is that it? Why is it you ALWAYS say always to those things and folks you wish to label or ALWAYS say NEVER to those who might disagree. See what I mean, Bub? This black and white world just doesn't exist. Turn off your right wing radio and get to know people for who they really are. Your credibility is shot.
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