Robert, you are wasting your time trying to reason with stigma. he posts multiple times on every indy story with nothing but insults, grammar nazisms and never anything substantial or on topic to contribute... the definition of a troll. i'm sure he will have a wonderfully rational substantial contribution for this post... stigma the troll, you're on.
gosh Bobbie, were you being cynical? I couldn't tell since you neglected to include smiley faces and lols.
Wow Bobby, you "feel" that I insulted you? Sorry if your delicate sensibilities were bruised. Must be a burden to be sooooo sensitive.
By the by, I do not use "smilies", "happy faces", "lols" or any of the other trite, mundane, dopey cartoon symbols to try to express myself. However, if you "feel" the need, please proceed.
Siggie, You say the following to me in response to my being unable to catch your cynicism:"Sometimes that doesn't work on the written page."
Most intelligent people already know this Siggie, especially with texting. That is why some people add a 'smiley' or a "lol". Most will just avoid writing sarcasm as it loses its sting. The well spoken words of sarcastic wit packs a punch. If! it is done well.
Then you added, I assume because I insulted you just as you insulted Gina,
"I'm certainly impressed that you think it is I that is wrong with America. Perhaps you should question your own reading comprehension.".
I do not need to question my comprehension as I comprehend clear and concise comments quite well. So you have insulted two people in your attempt at sarcasm(which I did see but treated it as truth spoken in jest) and now another attempt at insulting me. The third attempt missed, as I am pointing out in this comment box, in that you admitted your literary (ha) error then blamed me for not comprehending the remark due to your error. Notice that there is not a "smiley" or "lol". That indicates I meant what I have stated. Your reply was simply one of a sore loser. Take the criticism because sore losers are always losers. There is a single word reply you could have used that is effective. Guess what it is...
Siggie, research the Marissa Alexander case and report back.
Trayvon Martin shooting has been used by so many people as nothing more than stir things up to suit their racially biased/motivated proclivities. They hate shootings and killings and each other. This is the problem with The First Amendment so what say we dump that one along with The Second Amendment which all these airheads think caused the shooting in the first place. No wait, it was racism. No wait, it was...
The Mayor is a megalomaniac. I am not licensed to diagnose but the spending he seeks is absurd and what I have learned about the small stuff he does day to day would earn anyone else a label of "insane". Firing long-time employees and doing away with job positions then hiring his pals to the revived positions that now have a new title! A $300,000.00 security system and a special private parking space in addition to locking doors to keep the community out. He will be an embarrassment in the best outcome or there will be prison sentences when someone finally shines a light on his reign. Colorado Springs will be bankrupt. You do not have have to have a degree to qualify for employment any more, just the ability to pee in a cup. You know, Walmart doesn't want "bad" people working for peanuts. But did nobody think to hand Bach a cup before the election? Is anyone watching the books and will anything resembling a NEWSPAPER report on what is supposed to be the public's right to know? Or is it going to be guns, gays and grass until the end of time? Bach makes Tosches look almost normal.
As far as using quaint terms to address customers, yes it unprofessional, disingenuous and insulting. The lack of manners and decorum in recent times is a reflection of what this society has degraded into. (see prior paragraph)
Terry Lukken! So somebody wants to run for office and in your mind this is bad? The Independent never fails in giving space to opinions written by simpletons. Too much space. Way too much space. I do not recall the last time I read this rag and found something thought-provoking. Usually it just provokes my ire at the incredible amount of just plain stupid articles that are featured. The same old stuff over and over. One long opinion issue after another with the same opinion every week. Printing opinion letters such as yours Terry is what they do for fun and that is to torture readers. If the Induhpendunt were not free it would not exist.
Does anyone actually "live" in Colorado Springs? I would say that half of the people that live here did not plan to but this is where they were when they ran out of money
There is also nothing really here in this city that qualifies as "historical". "Hysterical", yes. I cannot picture a family in a distant state planning summer vacation and actually picking Colorado Springs as the destination. Well, "Dog" the famous bounty hunter/tanning salon nightmare seemed to like it but really, he's an idiot. One can drive by the many military installations. A trip to Manitou for a souvenir parking ticket and rubber tomahawk. Then in the afternoon watch a Gay Pride Parade downtown followed by a night of heavy drinking on Tejon Street featuring actual fistfights for the kids. Then dad can catch a cab and be whisked off to South Nevada to meet some native girls. Sleep it off under a bridge or local campground (its the same thing) then breakfast at one of the many four star soup kitchens. Only one day wasted leaving 13 more to go somewhere else for a real vacation, providing they did not run out of money. Perhaps get hired on at Kum n Go and earn enough to be permanently stranded! (The "Historical District" doesn't pay anything) A new motto for the city: You can Kum but you can't Go! Except in a cup.
I agree with Sally It gets old. Im not your Dear, sweetie or anything else Im a customer and you should address me as such. Much like saying "Thank you" its not that hard to show respect and gratitude for me spending my money and helping to keep you in a job.
Claus: Here is the problem with "pork". Everyone says (as you just did): "I'm in favor of reducing our national deficit, government waste and medical costs. BUT .................."
If we are truly serious about saving our country from fiscal collapse, we ALL must let go of our parochial special interests.
Come on Sally, aren't we being just a bit oversensitive? This is the type of attitude that has brought us to our current, egregious "politically correct" posture. Develop a little self-respect and what others say won't bother you a bit. Seriously, who should care what others say?
Mr. McNeill: Excellent observation and point.
And the way you check your stats is to compare the beginning of the real aggressiveness years of the movement in 2000 with the increase in suicides.
You see most people have real compassion for other human beings. This is why the church is trying to being sensitive without leading people astray.
None of us has ever hated gays, but like with the race baiters Jackson and Sharpton, there are gay baiters who excite things to a new level, and get gay kids so feeling battered that the commit suicide.
Check your stats....it is the gay movement that has caused the increase in gay suicides, not straight conservatives.
"The question that remains unanswered is this: What if the shooter had been black?"
Then there would have been no charges and no trial, Sharpton and Jackson would not have said boo, Obama would not have stirred the pot, Nancy Grace would have found something else to be outraged about, and Holder would not be pursuing a vendetta against Zimmerman.
"All we have to do is remember a case in Florida three years ago of a young black mother of three, Marissa Alexander, who acted in self-defense, giving a warning shot at the ceiling as her abusive white husband came at her. "
You obviously do not have all the facts in that case. First, her husband was not coming at her. He was in the process of leaving the residence. He was not posing any reasonable threat against her, especially not a threat of death or serious bodily harm -- the requirement for the use of lethal force, and ANY TIME you fire a gun, it is the use of lethal force. The reason she went to the garage to get the firearm and shot it was to intimidate him into leaving faster.
Second, warning shots are not authorized and are generally illegal. If a situation warrants the use of a firearm, then you shoot at the attacker and aim at the largest part of the body, which is usually the torso. You do not fire into the air, as there is no otelling who might get hit by the bullet. You do not fire into the ground. You do not aim for a shoulder or a leg or a knee. You aim for center mass and you shoot until the person ceases to display a threat.
Florida's laws are not discriminatory.
BobW: I didn't miss a thing. Her sarcasm was noted. I was merely being facetious. Sometimes that doesn't work on the written page.
With all the nimrods, loons, lefties, commies and Obama lovers posting and writing columns on these pages, I'm certainly impressed that you think it is I that is wrong with America. Perhaps you should question your own reading comprehension.
Mark Anthony: Look on youtube for a video I uploaded. The title is "Feinstein not Einstein". It is short and makes your point splendidly.
And to Siggie: You are the symptom of what is wrong in America. Proven by your missing Gina's point completely. However you understand the Indy, that is if you were not being sarcastic.
To Jim Inman: You nailed it. This nation could eat for a year on what the DEA spends in a month. Law Enforcement is about the only job opportunity but not everyone gets a thrill from caging other humans or killing drug dealers for being greedy. Every lesson authority thinks they teach us is contradictory. Every day that lawmakers are in session things only get worse. Government in a word: Fail. (pardon me for using a trendy word, my bad)
goldie, running at nitwit, loony liberals is my great pleasure.
Siggie - and yet you continue to return to this "hand-wringing, bleeding-heart incessantly weeping, always emotional, loopy, loony left and totally bigoted INDY" to read it and post your own stuff. Go figure.
To Jim Inman: Good one! See note to Mark Anthony.
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