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Re: “Trail Etiquette

Because no one rides a dog.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PhoenixBlue on 04/06/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Trail Etiquette

Why do the dog owners have to pick up their dog's poop but the horse owners don't? Horse poop spreads noxious weeds (even when "certified" weed free) and attracts swarms of flies!

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by x on 04/06/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Revisiting Palmer's Vision: Right-of-way width

Sorry, the right-of-way is the legal area that is owned by the city. It can include all the areas that you referenced. It typically is the area where the street, sidewalks, public utilities, curbs, etc fall within.
Buildings are typically outside the right-of-way with exceptions of historical buildings where the building may have been in place prior to the legal definition of the right-of-way.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by JO_Urbanist on 04/05/2015 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Revisiting Palmer's Vision: Right-of-way width

This article is entirely unhelpful because the author doesn't define his terms. When he is discussing "rights-of-way" is he talking about easements? Parkways in the middle of the street? The streets themselves? Bike lanes? It is so unclear that one cannot glean anything about his point.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Beau Driver on 04/04/2015 at 6:33 PM

Re: “An intro to photography in Colorado Springs

Like!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/04/2015 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Barney's Diner has apparently closed

Awww...

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Posted by Joanna Nash on 04/03/2015 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Barney's Diner has apparently closed

Sad news, indeed. Barney's served the best cheeseburgers made with Callicrate beef.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/02/2015 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

SERIOUS CONQUENCES TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAWS:
Salesforce CEO: We're helping employees move out of Indiana

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is helping employees who are uncomfortable with Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to transfer out of the state.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/01/news/sales…

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 04/02/2015 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Mr. Hughes:

As subjective and personal opinion, I would have to state that he did not fail to execute the duties of his elected position. Anymore than Helen Collins appears not to have failed in her duties. But none-the-less, sufficient numbers seem to think that she needs to be recalled and this will be decided by the voters she represents - as will the case of Mr. Klingenschmitt. Technically, he may not be guilty of a 'recall offense' but has his action created perception and images for the region that are detrimental to the need to find jobs in the region and has he lessened the numbers of companies who might consider COS as a potential location? That to me would be sufficient reason for there to be an effort mounted to see that he is removed from office. Hiding under the little Mary Poppins Umbrella that the region suffers from an image problem might be an attitude that bears closer examination. Thank you.

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 04/01/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Staci6,

Did he misuse his elected position? Did he fail to execute the duties of his elected position? If not, then there is no reason to recall him -- you are just recalling him because you don't like him.

"if not now, when?"

When they actually do something wrong. Punishing someone for having a different opinion or for exercising their freedom of speech is a bad thing to do. Again, the most correct course of action is to use our own freedom of speech to counter his.

4 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/01/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Suthers survives a 'constitutional challenge'

Got the robo call the other day, some gravelly-voiced madman shouting his hate at me. Of course I hit delete soon after it started. Have voted for Makepeace.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/01/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Homophobes here knowingly voted for this terrible man who's resumed making our city a national joke. How many more corporations just put us on the no-no list for a relocation? City for Champions? Hardly. We're the City for Chumpions. Kiss goodbye the Mayor's hopes for 6000 new jobs per year. Good grief.

25 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/01/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Get in on power plan

Any plan for future power generation in this city should include consideration of the new GE gas turbine system where a single unit can power 400,000 homes. Story:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/201…

We've a wealth of natural gas here in the Intermountain West but are pipeline constrained at getting it out of this region and into populous eastern and coastal cities where it's needed. There is potential for this turbine system to replace Drake while using clean burning local natural gas from wells here in Colorado.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/01/2015 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Sure, Klingenschmitt is entitled to his own views. But because he's an adult, he has to face the consequences of expressing those views. In other words: Yes, he has the right to speak his mind; no, he does *not* have the right to escape the impact of that speech on his political aspirations.

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Posted by PhoenixBlue on 04/01/2015 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Play Pac-Man on Colorado Springs streets

Dave: Don't forget about those idjit bike riders who feel the rules of the road do not apply to them.....................

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Granny Nuggs on 04/01/2015 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Why is it that most of the local elected officials are either bought and paid for by big money or are religious freaks? when are people going to start to pay attention and vote for people that will work for their needs. this moron is free to say whatever he wants to... he is not free from receiving a well deserved brutal backlash for his statements. what morons voted for this fringe freak?

23 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 04/01/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Ironically, the Southern Poverty Law Center didn't even have an "anti-LGBT hate list" until 2011, some 40 years after the company opened for business.

It wasn't until the company's PR guru, Mark Potok, figured out that the LGBT community was often younger, often Progressive, and most importantly, often affluent, that the company finally recognized anti-LGBT discrimination.

http://wp.me/pCLYZ-js

Forty years of silence and suddenly the SPLC are "experts" on LGBT matters. Hopefully, the donors will recognize a ham-fisted marketing ploy when they see one.

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Posted by rkeefe57 on 04/01/2015 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Dave

With all due respect, I would disagree that an act this egregious does in fact call for punitive measures - if not now, when? If you would like to be included in those willing to work toward a recall initiative, please feel free to let me know by signing up below.

http://goo.gl/forms/V3bnJHljb0

18 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 04/01/2015 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Reminds me of the not so good old Focus on the Family days when their folks got into politics in the 90's and gave us the wonderful Colorado State Amendment 2, which was found unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court and cost our state millions in tourism due to the boycotts. Do we really want to go back to those days???
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romer_v._Eva…

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Posted by guruD on 03/31/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Klingenschmitt manages to anger his own party

Was Klingenschmitt's comment extremely offensive, a perversion of Christianity, and a blatant misuse of God's name? Absolutely. This is the kind of crap we would expect from the Phelps clan and their Westboro Baptist church of hatred.

However....

Klingenschmitt is entitled to his own views and to express them even if people do find them distasteful and wrong headed. If we punish people for having and expressing opinions we don't like, then we are silencing the very diversity which we pretend to encourage and to embrace. Taking punitive action against someone for having their own beliefs and expressing those beliefs is usually the wrong thing to do.

Engaging in our own free speech to express our counter beliefs and to let him know how we feel about what he said is the correct thing to do. And while his apology fell pretty flat (basically what he said was he is sorry people were offended, not that he was sorry he said what he did), the fact that he even went that far and has agreed to suspend his preaching activities for a while means that he got at least some of the message. Using our power to not vote for him in the next election is another way to send him the message without resorting to punitive measures.

7 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 03/31/2015 at 4:32 PM

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