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Re: “Reader: The Indy's loaded with crap

Correction:Low mentality people are the ones who voted him into office.

21 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by TeeJ on 02/17/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

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...

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 02/16/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

This representative is out of touch with his constituents I would love to attend a town hall with him!!!!

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 02/15/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

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.

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Scott 1 on 02/15/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

The Feds shouldn't be in the TV and radio business. There's plenty of support for these programs in the private sector, thus they will do just fine. The Feds can use that half a billion dollars for better things.

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/14/2017 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Ben McFall - when was the last time you listened to NPR or watched PBS? I think your misconception may come from a stereotype held by the right. Also, Sesame Street is still on, along with other quality children's programs, that people can access without paying for a cable subscription.

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Diana H on 02/14/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

The bigger issue is all the Gerrymandering that has allowed Lamborn to be re-elelcted over and over. With nothing but using the Ben Franklin free mail he continues to never debate and wins his seat. For years I've heard how he needs to be voted out and for years I've voted against him and it shows how a group just votes for the R as in rather than for their own best interest.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 02/14/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

NPR and the like are nothing but left, liberal agenda spewing propaganda outlets. Nothing like they used to be in the Mr. Rodgers and Sesame Street days. Use a different example that matters with today's funding of these outlets if you want some balance in your statement.

2 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Ben McFall on 02/14/2017 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Obviously he did not grow up watching Mr Rogers or Sesame Street. He knows nothing about keeping promises, being kind and compassionate or working with others.

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 02/14/2017 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

NPR chief fundraising coordinator says NPR would be better off without federal funding. So maybe the editor and chief along with journalists of this paper are the ones who are out of touch. In 2011 $50 mill was cut by a measure Senate passed. This isn't something new and you may well educate yourself on what popular vote really means. NPR has lost touch with the people and also not the best source for education. If a teacher has to use this instead of national geographic. We'll that's your first major issue. Teachers who shouldn't be teaching.

4 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by John Wood on 02/14/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Was Lamborn not raised on Sesame Street, Electric Company and Mr. Rogers? PBS is the standard-bearer for educational television. I am proud to be a Sesame Street kid.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by thewindcriesmary on 02/14/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Of course NPR is distrusted among conservatives. They eliminate the smoke amongst the Conservative mirrors.

22 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lynne Bliss on 02/14/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

I already feel pretty secure, but I'll never feel too smart. Unfortunately, NPR is typically distrusted among conservatives, so he's unlikely to change his mind.

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Matt 2 on 02/14/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

Do you hand your dollar to the beggar standing on the median or do you hand it to a non-profit homeless organization. At the moment neither seems to be a solution.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 02/13/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Reader: The homeless issues aren't getting any better

homeless charitys are fake......thay say thay give but thay do not

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Aaron Silverstein on 02/13/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

ASA WAAA thats the way it is. My personal thoughts on Trump are beginning to show themselves and its going to be a long painful 4 years. But regardless of my personal feelings it is what it is. The same thing I said to all the yahoos that didnt want Obama. In my opinion the only fair way is the EC. If ya didnt want him or Bush in office find someone that will appeal to everyone in this Country. Someone that can get the EC votes so every voice can be heard. You gripe because your person got more votes and lost the election well everyone in the less populated parts of this Country would gripe if they lost every election. How else would you or anyone else make it happen without someone getting the short end? Get over it man fight and voice your opinion with what were working with not what you think should be. Should be wont get a thing done.

Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/06/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

Rocky Smith writes:
"The only way the smaller population can have a say about that seat is the EC."

Well, we just watched "the smaller population" select the President. We watched as "the smaller population" was allowed to pick the President in 2000. After those two debacles, why would any reasonable person continue to think that the President of All of us should (again?) be selected by a minority number of voters?
ALL Americans should have a say in who our President is, not just "the smaller population".
We don't need your redundant lecture about the organization of our government.
We need to have a democratic vote wherein ALL Americans have equal representation when we choose a person to fill the ONLY office that represents ALL Americans.
There is no longer any rational reason for the Electoral College to continue to exist in 21st Century America.
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And thanks, Mr. K, for pointing out the irony of Hamilton's advocacy for the EC. The very condition Hamilton sought to prevent via the EC has come to pass BECAUSE of the EC.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by asawatcher on 02/05/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

ASA Did I not say those were not States? Also Representation in Congress is already voted on by a Democratic vote by State were not talking of Congress were talking the office of President. One seat the top seat at a massive table of 3 branches of Govenment. The only way the smaller population can have a say about that seat is the EC. The only seat that is elected by the EC. They at one time allowed Congress to pick the President and vice President. Now we the people vote by State with so many electoral votes then those votes are calculated to pick the two who sit at the top seat. The President represents all of us Congress represents each State. Two different things, two different parts of Government. Congress and the President get to pick our Justice thats the 3rd part of our Government we dont get a vote on them.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 02/05/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

I find it ironic that the institution designed originally to prevent a demagogue from ever becoming president, instead facilitated it.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/04/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “City needs, after the march, a crappy cover, and more

Rocky Smith writes:
"I disagree with you about the EC then the States with the most population would win every election."

No, WITHOUT the EC the PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE with the most VOTES would win elections.
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"Thats why the EC was put in place so the voters in Wyoming and Montana and Alaska still have a voice."

Wyoming, Montana and Alaska did not exist when the EC was put in place.
The Founders had NO idea how many States there would be, or how the nation's population would be dispersed.
The idea that each State, regardless of population, would have adequate representation was accommodated by each state having TWO Senators. The EC was NOT inserted into the Constitution to give greater voice to States with small populations.
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"that was the intention so small populations around our Country still have a voice."

Every Individual American should have an EQUAL voice in the selection of the ONLY office that represents ALL Americans, not some amalgamation of population created by arbitrary lines drawn on a map.
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"I don't want that voice taken from anyone in America no matter who it puts in the White House."

The EC LITERALLY disenfranchised MOST of the voters in the last Presidential Election, and youre worried about the MINORITY of voters not having a voice? Really?

In 21st Century America, the issues facing any U.S. Administration (the Presidency) are issues concerning ALL Americans. We no longer live in a world where news and information travel at the speed a horse.
The EC is an anachronism, a dead albatross, hanging from the neck of our aspirations for democracy.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by asawatcher on 02/04/2017 at 11:44 AM

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