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Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

The word you are reaching for, hippyhelper, is "anecdote," not "antidote."

Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Vietnamized: My position is that you are engaging in insidious innuendo without much in the way of facts to back it up. Thanks for helping shore that up for me.

Your arguments with their overly abundant use of "I" statements and personal antidotes in place of verifiable facts contain an assortment of logical fallacies that any high school student should be able to spot as indicative of a weak argument.

Your entire rhetorical style is a spot on impression of Donald Trump. Are you rocking a spray tan and comb-over as well?

You are endlessly entertaining though.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/22/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So you fail to mention what Bill Clinton was doing with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval office. Then all the other women that came out and said he either had affairs with, fondaled, assaulted and or raped them over the years, as Hillary supported him by trying to discredit or destroy them. Hummmmm I don't really see the balance in your reasoning.

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Posted by Ben McFall on 10/22/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

A reality-free zone in it's entirety.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 10/22/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Sallie Clark's next horizon — governor?

Run Sallie Run ......

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Posted by actionjackson on 10/22/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So bobo, are you really that scared of the islamists that you think they can take down the USA? Sorry, but I have way more faith in this country than that. Ain't no way those two bit $#!^heads could ever pose a real threat to this great mighty nation. The terror you're showing in that you're scared of their takeover is exactly what they want, but in a nation where Christianity is seen as overly strict, I don't see extreme wahhibism catching on anytime soon.

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Posted by RJ Brown on 10/21/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Hope you like sharia law.

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Posted by bobo on 10/21/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Pretty much no one has the courage to do the right thing when it concerns the presidential vote, i.e., withhold their vote because both candidates are unworthy.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 10/21/2016 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Once again. Mr/Mrs Vietnam (No Gender snark intended--just unsure of who you are): Absolutely got my butt kicked. I accepted no corporate donations and $14,000 will not overcome $500,000. Proud of my campaign and 3rd place finish with 16% of the votes and the issues that were part of the campaign because of me. Despite the hate messages from detractors, I never once considered any of those I would serve as either deplorable or irredeamable but repeatedly re-affirmed my commitment to serve all citizens.

It's obvious your disdain runs deep and your insults from behind your anonymity are intended to strike a nerve, so I won't indulge your hope for a bite. I simply say that the record will clearly demonstrate the enormous efforts I made to change the Status quo. The record will also clearly show that despite being the only councilmember with a full time job in the private sector with a young family to raise, I nevertheless worked 60 hours per week on council duties and informing my constituents of what was happening inside their city and maintained the best attendance record of any other councilmember. But facts will certainly not be an antidote to the accumulated bile that guides you. As to Hillary Clinton, her private sector job ended with her being precluded from practicing law and her record in the Senate where she served on the majority includes bills she sponsored involving naming post offices and highways and designating historic sites. Her votes supported the invasion of Iraq, the failed stimulus and the bank bailout.

I'll end this little chat here. Don't forget to mail your ballot.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/21/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

goobers that can only spout discredited and debunked BS. sorry, trump gave them the courage to come out from beneath their rocks due to his racism, xenophobic, homophobic tendencies, and lack of respect for women. they need to crawl back to where they came from, they are not wanted in decent society of the 2000's. we will never go back to "those days".

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Posted by happyfew on 10/21/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Patients demand a voice in city policymaking; judge strikes down doc referral rule

Well said, T.Rump - I just experienced something of the sort in the industrial hemp arena - the FDA, DEA (still pissed at Jared Polis' hemp flag flying over the US Capitol building) and the USDA have declared that cannabidiol from industrial hemp cannot be used in edibles because it's an adulterant. It's the same cannabidiol that is extracted from the Charlotte's Web low THC marijuana, but CW Pharmaceuticals (CW = Charlotte's Web) is still using it in their products.

The CDPHE has always been 'business friendly', and this is no exception. Granted the MMJ and Rec business has been a boon for Colorado revenue coffers, but producing cannabidiol from hemp is far less expensive (licensing and cultivation issues both) than producing CBD from high THC marijuana. Characteristically, high THC marijuana is also low in CBD. CBD from hemp would virtually cancel the economic value of that compound in the MMJ/rec industry.

This growing season saw the entry into the industrial hemp CBD market of some substantial investments, only to have them put on hold by the back room machinations of the CDPHE, DEA, FDA and USDA. "Not enough research on industrial hemp" they say. Bull plop.

Colorado Springs is just being true to its lily white anglo-saxon protestant roots in attempting ban anything that has the appearance of being either fun on good for you.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/21/2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Actually, hippy helper, I was trying to shore up your position. As for self-aggrandizing and narcissistic, I was clarifying who I am and what my experience level is. How about you?

Joel, is that gender snark all you've got? No wonder you got your butt kicked in the mayoral election. Loud and clear, the people's voice was heard! Your views and support of Trump indicate (at least to me) that you are not satisfied with the way things are, but your experience as an elected official produced what changes for the better. I'm unfamiliar with your record - please enlighten me. To take a page from Trump's playbook, how come you didn't get things changed while you were in office? Did the big, bad good ol' boys network shut you down? Or did your ideas get rejected by your constituents?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/21/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “2016 Indy endorsements cheat sheet

Cs Indy, obviously backing special interest with their nominations. People, please do your own research, if 71 passes we are are screwed as citizens. Colorado care REPLACES YOUR TAXED EARNINGS IN YOUR PAYCHECKS. They act like its a huge raise, but they don't offer calculations for fiscal savings on paychecks without medical coming out of then, only how much taxes are raised. And I am tired of getting pushed aside medically, with doctors refusing to do the tests to actually figure out what's wrong with me because of my insurance.

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Posted by Tresa Morris on 10/21/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Patients demand a voice in city policymaking; judge strikes down doc referral rule

The task force on Medical Marijuana was rigged from the beginning. It was designed to eliminate the MMJ industry in Colorado Springs. 75% of the panel is anti MMJ. Rigged panel and a complete failure! Did not even address the reason it was formed.
In April hopefully we can vote out from council these complete failures: Bagley, Pico, King and Knight.

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Posted by Donald T Rump on 10/21/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “$2.5 million in health grants awarded

Every year medical grants are disbursed by the government to the states, counties, local government, and nonprofits for free medical checks, improved healthcare and funding for the disadvantaged families. Let’s have a look at this year’s new medical grants

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Posted by GrantFinance on 10/21/2016 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Vietnamized: It would have been simpler to just admit you were just piling on baseless b.s..

Your self-aggrandizing, narcissistic posts are always a source of endless entertainment though. Thanks for the chuckles. Keep the faith, you really are one of the "true believers " . Oh.... by they way, only dorks listened to disco in the 80's.....

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/20/2016 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

I do not know the political leanings of Attila the Hun, but I have heard that Steve Bannon calls himself a "Leninist" and I do know that Lenin was a staunch communist.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/20/2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Those of us voting for Trump understand why choosing HIM over HER is better for America. Those of us voting for Trump are outraged by HER ACTIONS - past and present. Those of us voting for Trump know what SHE will do as president, while Trump, for all his big-mouthed blundering, magnified by a HER-loving media, is a bit of an unknown.

BTW, commenting on the Indy forum is a privilege, one that imposes on us an obligation to be civil to our fellow bloggers. And those of us who blog under a "pseudo" name are doubly honor bound to avoid attacking the person who expresses an opinion different from ours. Just sayin', folks.

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Posted by curious on 10/20/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Mr. Vietnam, thank you for the vote of confidence. I hadn't considered running again, but your post is making me reconsider. Steve Bannon and Breitbart News are the only ones not in the tank with the corruption of big media. How much evidence do you need? Show me what is baseless. It's all based on pretty well-documented evidence. Is it baseless because your friends on MSNBC said it was?

FYI, I'm actually not a brownshirt, I just bought a Breitbart T-shirt! Furthermore, Attila the Hun's political leanings are far more reflective of the left. Good afternoon, sir, ma'am, whatever you are.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/20/2016 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

The Clinton's beat the Democratic establishment back in the 90's and no one saw it coming or could stop them. The GOP joined in and has done everything in their power to discredit the Clinton's for decades.
The Clinton's are made of greasy steel. Nothing sticks and nothing knocks them down. They are powerful and now rich too. I can understand the hate of them. If you are not also impressed, you're not really looking.

Trump is an adolescent. He was born one step from home, still managed to get thrown out, strike out next and be placed on third again before he had any success. He has zero impulse control and no ability to engage in a rational conversation. He hates everyone.

If you actually think Trump would be better than your drunk uncle or cousin, you are wrong. He would probably be worse.

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Posted by Larry Burke on 10/20/2016 at 3:34 PM

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