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Re: “Colorado Springs Council votes 6-3 to ask voters for excess money

Give me back my money so I have it when taxes or property tax is raised again. Tax these big money making Churches.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 01/25/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Council votes 6-3 to ask voters for excess money

Staci has been taking these polls for years now and really no one knows what the heck the info does or who uses it. Even the web page is elusive about the whole thing.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 01/25/2017 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Council votes 6-3 to ask voters for excess money

Thanks for the poll, Staci6.

At least they are putting it to voters. How it's worded will tell the tale.

Absent that, I would vote no. The city needs to better prioritize its funds.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/25/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Lamborn reintroduces Broadmoor bill

Apparently happyfew flunked math.

Broadmoor trades 320 acres to the government for 83 acres.

That's a net of 237 acres to the feds.

That's not selling public lands; that's acquiring them.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Tannim on 01/25/2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Lamborn reintroduces Broadmoor bill

This will be the template for the p***y grabber chump on a national scale, public lands being sold to the rich with no public input.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 01/25/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Council votes 6-3 to ask voters for excess money

Councilor Tom Strand piped up saying, "I want to make it clear my motion is to ask the electors, not to tell them......"

I sure wish Mr. Strand had taken that position with his vote on the Broadmoor Land Swap.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by doonya on 01/25/2017 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A guide to local resistance in week one of the Trump-era

Women's March in Colorado Springs:

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Posted by Bill Burns on 01/25/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Council votes 6-3 to ask voters for excess money

If voting today, would you be inclined to allow the city to retain the described amount of revenues or vote to have all revenues refunded to taxpayers? A one-minute Quick Poll. Thank you for your consideration to participate!…

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 01/25/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “A guide to local resistance in week one of the Trump-era

trump is the new president get a life tree hugger

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by roncolospgs@aol. on 01/24/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I can see I'm getting in on this a little late in the discussion, but, yet, here I am!. To Mr K and Rocky Smith I say thanks for your intrepid denial that anything happening between Trump and the press is in any way transparent. He might border on transparency if he releases all zillion pages of his tax returns, but he's not going to do that. Perhaps Kellyanne and Mr. Spicer can serve up some "Alternative Facts" for us.

When Trump summarily dismisses the media as "corrupt" and "dishonest" he is undermining the Fourth Estate, and, as has been so aptly put in this scribe, the Fourth Estate is the group that is supposed to hold the pols collective feet to the fire. I don't smell any flesh burning yet.
When he summarily (and without any basis in facts that he has provided) dismisses the election as rigged, and that he really won a YUUUGE victory in the popular vote is another way to cause us to doubt the validity of our democratic process. As of yet, after months of investigation, we don't have any evidence that Mr. Trump could have closed the 2.8 million vote gap that Hillary Clinton laid on him. He just doesn't like to be a "loser". We do know, however, that the three states that tipped the balance for him did have a 'rigged' system. The Republican legislatures and Republican Secretaries of State instituted the same overly broad voter purges that enabled George W Bush to win in Florida in 2000. In Ohio alone (had she won there she would have been Madam President) the purge netted 400,000 voters who could have legally voted - they were properly registered and not under any voting restraints, yet when they got to polls they were turned away.

Why is it that the Republicans think fewer voters is good for democracy? That's a question I'll pose to the esteemed former commissioner Miller. And it always seems that the most vulnerable and estranged from mainstream society are the ones who are getting shafted by these less than democratic policies.

With Trump his cabinet choices and his staff must see him as the Second Coming - I have never seen so many resurrected careers ever before in my life! If he had lost Reince Priebus would have been on the street corner with a tin cup...and who the hell is Kellyanne Conway, anyway? Alternative Facts my foot! Facts is Facts Folks - there ain't no alternative facts - they's just damn lies! (That's my Uncle Kermit talking...I channel his wisdom from time to time)

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vietnamized on 01/24/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

UCanSeeClearlyNow, the press was invented centuries before computers and you will find that print newspapers have a long and proud tradition of sensationalism. After all, they invented headlines. Before there were "likes" and "dislikes" to click on, the idea was to sell newspapers.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/24/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I am sorry Ms. McKenna feels that way, but I would rather sacrifice readers than my safety. I will reiterate that I reserve my sarcasm for sarcastic contributors. My motto is, when they go low, I go lower.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/24/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I fail to see that blogging anonymously is a no-no, assuming that the blogger adheres to a code of conduct that prohibits directly attacking a blogger who expresses an opinion opposing their own. Only public persons, including especially politicians, have an obligation to use their real names.

I like and respect Clara, who is adamant that bloggers use their real names, and welcome her comments on this matter of etiquette. In the meantime, I'm grateful that the Indy allows all comers to comment on these forums.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 01/24/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Springs' sister march biggest in local history

it appears that there are at least are some white women that don't want the p***y grabber chump to take us back to the 1950's. the funny thing is that all the chumpies have is to continue the put down's of Hillary like a bad case of tourettes... bengazi..., emails...

they can not come up with one redeeming quality of the p***y grabber. please correct me... i'll wait to laugh at your feeble attempts.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 01/24/2017 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Springs' sister march biggest in local history

Video of Women's March in Colorado Springs:

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Posted by Bill Burns on 01/24/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

The "press" have only themselves to blame. In a bid to attract clicks and likes they have sold out the objective reporting of facts for sensationalism, thus most news articles today are filled with bias and narrative-selling. A true race to the bottom.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 01/24/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Put your real name on it, Mr. K and then I might listen to you.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Clara McKenna on 01/24/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

"Mr. K needs to realize that throwing insults at people..." Personally, I do not feel I throw insults at people, but I do mock their arguments when I feel they are egregiously illogical, irrational, or misleading, and the authors are pompous or supercilious.

"...from behind anonymity..." I remain anonymous to avoid being harassed and threatened offline by misguided zealots, but that has never stopped anyone from throwing insults at me in this blog. Even Mr. curious, who is extremely scrupulous in avoiding insults, could not help himself and calls me "all hot air, pomposity, and vitriol," although his principles are so strong they prevent him from naming me specifically, even by my screen name.

" not the proper way to show his concern for the country." Who said I am trying to show concern for the country? I am trying to set the record straight after Mr. Miller casually violated the most basic of journalistic standards while criticizing journalists. I realize his error was not intentional, but a real reporter would face consequences if he managed to get an error like this into print.

Do I really need to point out that I have not condemned Mr. Miller, or derided him for everything has ever said, written, or stood for? I only pointed out a single, but fatal error in his post, and, instead of thanking me, he twists and turns into grotesque contortions in a vain effort to minimize it. (There I go again!)

"Nor is nastiness." I will take that as a compliment, as so many women have after being called nasty by a certain politician.

Not being a liberal, I do not feel the necessity of balancing my criticisms by saying something nice, but I think I am being called upon to do so now. So I will say that I have also found Mr. Miller "to be a trustworthy source of information about City government," and I stand behind him 100% on the issue of the downtown stadium.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/23/2017 at 10:24 PM

Re: “3 things Colorado Springs firefighters want to fund with excess revenue

And so it begins. All these things should be bought out of the general fund portion of the budget - money that the mayor is planning on spending on stormwater and C4C instead of the real needs of the city.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 01/23/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Please don't let developers like Nor'wood BUY this election. Lynette Crow is 100% funded by developers associated with Colorado Springs Forward, which is really just disgusting.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Owen on 01/23/2017 at 6:41 PM

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