not ALL mayors are wife beaters...
TT: when you make the ridiculously slanderous statement "... they are all drunks and wife beaters..." were you referring to City Council, the Pentagon, the retired generals or just everyone else excluding you?
Not a very bright (or Christian) thing to say, wouldn't you agree?
TT: Written like a true valley girl.
If they ignore the will of the voters, they can face the wrath of the voters next election.
That is because they are all drunks and wife beaters...
That is because Bach vetoed the fire department last summer and screwed over 356 families.
That Mayor Bach doesn't fully grasp what SB25 says should surprise no one. That he shoots off his mouth with little knowledge of the facts should surprise no one. This has been Bach's way of governing since he (regrettably) took office.
He says he respects firefighters...well if that's true, he should not be the least bit upset by this law. In fact, it does nothing that isn't already being done in Colorado Springs. So why is Bach upset? My guess is that he's upset only because his staff (and contributors) told him to be upset.
CD's are so over
fill them up with thieving snooping government employees
Other than your slam against Christian ministries, a little of which might make you a nicer person, or at least calm your anxious heart about your eternal destiny, I would agree with you.
Guess what Techie, our town CAN'T handle the basics, that's why so few firms consider this city as a place to do business, and is one reason some left. Whether that's good or bad depends on one's point of view.
You can bet that Mayor Botch and his developer pals have a lustful heart for the growth that comes from big-name corporate investment, but for that growth to show its face here there has to be better infrastructure (which costs MONEY) and a climate that's good for something besides money-grubbing bible-waving organizations. TABOR is our death dirge.
We also need a congress person who's not the laughing stock of the government, and trust me, it takes massive stupidity to be the laughing stock of our elected national joke.
Back to transparency, big investors see NO transparency in how Mayor Botch has fired all the key city personnel and hid behind typical mealy mouth gobbledegook about contract privacy, yadda yadda. Throw in Rep Lamebrain in congress, crazy man Tom Tancredo as a possible Governor or Senator, plus Sean the haircut Paige pimping a Koch Bros agenda via AFP, and the national business community just looks at this city and laughs its ass off.
Transparency? Yes, big money sees right through our BS conservative lies and facades.
Wishful thinking, Lee. Your boy's going down.
"However, there is no excuse for the police not holding this guy until he sobered up and confiscating his weapons."
If he had shown signs of intoxication they would have held him. They did confiscate the firearms.
"Or is this another example of the police not enforcing laws they don't agree with, like common sense laws regulating gun use? "Colorado Springs code 9.7.104 reads, "It is unlawful for any person to wrongfully fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, air gun, BB gun, gas operated gun, spring gun, or firearm within the City."""
He was cited under state laws, which carry a greater penalties than city codes. And more charges can and probably will be levied at his first court appearance.
"I know which direction all my rounds were landing. I was shooting towards a rock face. I was between 150 to 200 meters away with a nine [millimeter] and a 12-gauge shotgun that had buckshot in it, so I wasn't hitting anything, and I wasn't doing any damage or anything like that, which I knew."
Sounding exasperated, Bougades adds, "I didn't even hit the rocks. A nine millimeter at 150 to 200 meters, it's probably not even gonna make it that far.""
OK, this right here proves this guy has no clue what he is talking about.
#1 You NEVER shoot at rocks. They tend to cause ricochets, which are difficult to predict where they are going to end up.
#2 A 9 mm can travel about 1 mile and still kill someone at that distance.
Tech , knock yourself out fighting your "war." I would recommend that your take a more mature, reasonable, and logical approach when fighting your "war." It is frustrating not receiving the level of service you expect when needing assistance. I have been on the receiving end of poor service and it can be very frustrating. I have also witnessed numerous times when customers come to an office for assistance and expect immediate assistance when there is a lobby full of customers and employees need to take a few minutes to update customers' accounts, process payments, and numerous other duties that may take some time to complete before assisting the next customer. The employee needs to complete transactions, order reconnects for services, consult with dispatchers, review accounts with a supervisor, and other duties. I am sure if you were a customer you would want your issue or concerned resolved efficiently and correctly. Don't automatically assume the worse. Everyone is doing more with less and it may take longer to get the assistance you need. By using fewer employees it helps keep prices lower but unfortunately, it also affect the service level. You can't have everything without sacrificing things like speedy service. I know you enjoy being negative and judgemental, but hopefully one day you will understand both sides of the story. Have a nice day.
I'd like to contribute to his legal defense.
Where can I send a check ?
Folks, if you posted anti-GI hate here, please remove the "I support the troops" bumper sticker.
@what- 7,178 Sigs were needed, a lot were gotten walking the districts neighborhood, while others were setup at corners, stores, etc. most of those sign and drives had district maps with them.
That our city council is consumed with pot and the homeless is very unattractive from an outside perspective...making our town look like we can't handle basics and certainly can't be moving ourselves toward being a viable place to invest in as a business.
16,000 signatures might not be enough. How many people know what district they live in?
Indy, what is the history of the number of sigs needed in a district to qualify?
At a time when local government nor the 'Big Business Community' ie RBA has failed to entice large national 'primary job' employers to the region - or significantly increase jobs, it is of great interest to read Pam's excellent articles on what may be part of the reason why. A significantly increases role and a larger seat at the table for the 'Small Business Community' appears a growing need. Small business drives the economy ! Join our growing list of individuals and small businesses in our surveys related to local issues. The 'Annual Trust and Confidence in Local Government Survey' will be out in August. The current survey: MARIJUANA: Should council allow, ban, postpone or refer to the voters?
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