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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Ranger Rich

Re: “The season for giving grief

shhesh, somebody got up on the grumpy side of the bed.

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Posted by Carl-hermann Freese on 12/04/2013 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Wild times at the Gazette

The sad thing is this is all true about our local newspaper.

The staff is mostly made up of interns from Palmer High School who simply sit around listening to the police scanner, and write paragraphs ending with "updates to follow"...which they never do because the paper can't afford any reporters to do the follow up.

Most of the staff is involved in sitting at King Soopers trying to give away copies of the paper which most people refuse, except occasionally those will use them to sleep on around the corner later that night.

Their inaccuracies in stories and the failure of anyone on whom they report to recognize themselves or the events in the articles is legendary...the names are made public but the stories are changed to assure the arrest of the innocent.

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Posted by TejonTech on 12/02/2013 at 10:52 AM

Re: “When the laughter stops

Rich, you write humor but your family pieces are the best. Thanks for sharing...your dad sets a high standard.

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Posted by anonymousD on 11/21/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “When the laughter stops

I saw my father go the same way.

Nothing can prepare you for seeing the person you love the most in this world, who was so strong and so smart, reduced by dementia.

I'm so sorry for all involved. Bless you all.

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Posted by Catamount on 11/20/2013 at 3:23 PM

Re: “When the laughter stops

Eyes welled-up. So very well-written, Rich. My utmost to you and your family.

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Posted by Jaimee Farr on 11/20/2013 at 2:13 PM

Re: “When the laughter stops

You have a special dad. Tell him we all said hello and that we love his son's work.

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Posted by OldCrank on 11/20/2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Bach to the rescue

This is just how out of touch Mayor Bach is with what is happening in this town. No $15 an hour job industry that he promised, families on food stamps cause they make less than $12 an hour without benefits, many working two part time jobs at under $10 and hour, and the rents in this past year have increased by $200-$300 A MONTH! This is reality, not saying your going to end homelessness when may are not even homeless and still can't make it in CS's economy!

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Posted by gurudori on 11/12/2013 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Religion and mysticism at AFA

Mikey Weinstein is fighting in one of the only wars worth fighting in right now. The war against fundamentalist religious crackpots! The a-holes in the Middle East won't have to defeat us because fundamentalist Christians are beating them to the punch and destroying us from right here at home.

"Wars not make one great." - Yoda

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Posted by Brandon Longcrier on 11/07/2013 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Religion and mysticism at AFA

According to you, TejonTech, Mr. Tosches was NOT smoking weed when he wrote this column. In other words, he was clear-headed and focused. I am going to go way out on a limb here and guess that is not the impression you meant to convey.

Your psychobabble "analysis" of Mr. Weinstein is equally confused and befuddled. Mickey Weinstein has been called to his mission by his faith in God--the God of Abraham, the God of Moses, the God of the Jewish people, the Creator of the Universe. Unlike some people, Weinstein does not wear his religion on his sleeve, so you might have missed it, but if you have missed it you are not alone.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/05/2013 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Religion and mysticism at AFA

Rich is a breath of fresh air in this smug, stuffy town.

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Posted by rdee on 11/05/2013 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Religion and mysticism at AFA

Rich, you need to renew your MMJ prescription before writing another column...

Nice to know that Mickey graduated in '77, meaning he never fought in a war and never knew the need for God. No wonder he is always going for the small potatoes, his career and life have been void of more important things.

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Posted by TejonTech on 11/04/2013 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Starting a new life, with hope

Little does anyone know, Matt starts his rape trial 11/4/2013 for the 12/24/2011 rape in which DNA pointed to him. His younger brother is also facing trial for sexual assault and his younger sister has been accused of retaliation of a victim. Oops!

Posted by VicMom on 11/01/2013 at 4:54 AM

Re: “A whiff of lunacy

Well said. The marijuana industry brought more than $1MM in tax revenue to our "village" last year. This year, instead of continued industry growth, we will see more stores close as they fail to compete with the newly allowed A64 retail stores. Our mayor, instead of creating 7000 jobs as promised, just sent the only thriving new industry off to Denver.

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Posted by Herers Angels on 10/23/2013 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Bernie Herpin, cookie chairman

Great article. As another one of his daughters, I can speak to his selflessness and character. Unfortunately, some people will never be able to see past their own hatred to appreciate that he really is there to serve.

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Posted by Bernie's daughter on 10/23/2013 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Man vs. mild

The way to cook hummingbird would be to roast on a skewer, braise, boil, or possibly bake into something else. You would skin and clean them, but would probably cook them without further butchering. Dove is one of the smallest birds where butchering is practical/desirable -- sparrow, starling, etc are usually just skinned, cleaned, and cooked.

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Posted by Dave H on 10/18/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Man vs. mild

Hmmmm...Rich, has anyone ever called you a birdbrain? (Whoops! I shudna had said that; you may devise a recipe for hummingbrain fritters, and we'd have to sentence you to a week with Lamborn and Obama, manacled to either side.)

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Posted by Morris on 10/17/2013 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Bernie Herpin, cookie chairman

happyfew doesn't get it: I enjoy doing things my wife likes to do. We've been season ticket holders at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic for several years - not just since the election. And, I'm still a staunch supporters of all of our rights, including our right to keep and bear arms.

And, we don't "pass laws against crime". We pass laws that define crime.

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Posted by Bernie on 10/15/2013 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Bernie Herpin, cookie chairman

"let's recall any legislator foolish enough to pass laws against crime, particularly laws that call for stiffer sentences when criminals use guns in the commission of their crimes." -- Mr. K--

You completely misunderstand what was said and what happened.

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Posted by Dave H on 10/14/2013 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Bernie Herpin, cookie chairman

"OK. Guns don't kill people. Cars kill people. "

Sigh... Rich, are you truly that dense, or is it just an act?

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Posted by Dave H on 10/14/2013 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Bernie Herpin, cookie chairman

"If a violent person wants to commit an evil act, they'll find a way." I do not buy into that argument. It is much like saying, if a burglar wants to break into a house he will find a way, so let's recall any legislator foolish enough to pass laws against crime, particularly laws that call for stiffer sentences when criminals use guns in the commission of their crimes.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/12/2013 at 10:35 AM

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