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Re: “This could leave a mark

Is this a joke?

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Posted by Jaykob Owens on 09/03/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “This could leave a mark

Yes, Ms. Le Lait, Colo(R)ado Sp(R)ings is the capitol of crazy. Sadly, should Rep. Doug Lamborn ever leave office, local voters would give strong consideration to replacing him with Klingensmith or another uberconservative who lacks style and substance.

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Posted by Quid pro quo on 09/03/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

This is the unfortunate consequence of switching to a so called "strong mayor" system of municipal governance. In reality it is a "political mayor" system. In the previous council//mayor system the mayor was a non-patrician position as all council members are intended to be - bearing in mind this is after all El Paso County the majority of Colorado Springs Council and Mayors have been Republican. You see the mess this has gotten us into.

The point is the best interests of the community are not served when you inject National level political agendas into running the municipal enterprises. We need someone who is not beholding to either party but who will make the difficult decisions for what is right for all the citizens of Colorado Springs not just the El Paso County Republican Party special interests.

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Posted by rms on 09/03/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “When the numbers don't work

Unfortunately there is now the generation of IT technologies who don't pay much attention to the clearness of thinking and writing. Everything is done be the computer, so nobody needs to bother about spelling. However I think it will not lead to good results. Not saying about calculating your own budget and making some savings. You must know how to deal with money. Fortunately you may always contact your personal Internet provider and get specialized money help by giving all details about short-term loans.

Posted by Sandra Lee on 09/03/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Dunlap becomes a defining issue

Political ads "... replete with sly innuendo, unfounded claims and carefully targeted libels." John, I believe you might have a bright future as a political ad writer.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 09/03/2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Local NAACP courts controversy

This organization is a complete relic, and their leader is a Republican shows me that they didn't do their homework before making this man president, the Facebook page is also a joke this organization needs to just fade away.

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Posted by watchdog2014 on 09/03/2014 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Dunlap becomes a defining issue

...the governor he could become? Gawd, I hope not.

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Posted by gregR on 09/03/2014 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

vote Dem? You really are kidding right? I don't know enough about Suthers or Lathen yet, but will be seeking info on a Rep - not Dem

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Posted by Yvonne Brashers on 09/03/2014 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Local NAACP courts controversy

Active members would have known about this informational meeting for months. It was not Democrat or Republican. It was for information only. By the by, I wasn't allowed to speak. Remember? That is why I left the room. I don't think you know me as I don't have a "group." I am fully committed to the mission of the NAACP. Had I been allowed to speak, my suggestion was to let candidates who are running for office speak. You should also be careful about accusing an elected official of future violence. The lady behind me came with a prepared statement - which she read, yet she stated she didn't know about the meeting. If there is a sub-group, then she was definitely their pawn. The NAACP has had the information put out on Facebook and their website and the next month's meeting is always stated at the end of the meeting. Yet she didn't know? What turned the informational meeting into politics was that lady behind me and then Rosemary Harris taking over the meeting from the Vice President.

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Posted by Theresa Null on 09/02/2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Local NAACP courts controversy

Ms. Null...I was there...as were you...which part of this article do you think is incorrect? Perhaps the part where your group was addressed by a gentleman who said he was offended that you thought he was naive or stupid enough to not notice the tea party overtures? Littleton has big balls to be associated with the Oath Keepers and then show up at a meeting addressing the very people she would shoot in a heart beat.

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Posted by carolyncathey on 09/02/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Lance Armstrong is yelling at the Gazette

Cheat.. but don't win big.. This seems to be the naive and uninformed message that is being sent out by the public in general and more specifically cycling's governing body. How many grand tour winners won clean? They are certainly in a minute minority, if indeed they exist at all. Yes he treated a lot of people appallingly, but is it in the remit of the U.C.I to mete out an almost uniquely severe punishment for that reason? Because let's be honest here, this business of the most sophisticated and organised doping ring in cycling is a load of bs. Read the biogs. on Coppi, Merckx, Anquetil, etc. Tired of the same jaded tripe being spewed out to grab headlines. Here's an idea. Let Armstrong be judged by all living grand tour winners.. better still, put it to them in the form of a secret ballot. My guess is that you will have an almost unanimous show of support for Armstrong. At least their opinion will be an informed one.

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Posted by Oisin Fallon on 09/02/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: EcoCabins: Some like it tiny

I visited this EcoCabin last month and was smitten with its cozy ambiance, vaulted ceiling, loft, front porch, and large back deck. Started thinking about how to squeeze me, my cats, and everything I own into 390 sf. First, I'd have to sell the king mattress and frame and downsize to a twin, followed by a hundred other sacrifices, but it could be done.

Gary Casimir notes that 19K affordable housing units are needed in COS. But where to find cheap land that's not northeast of Powers, land which is abused, unused, unloved, and where debt-saddled young professionals and old unmoneyed retirees can have an environmentally correct castle to call their own? Fortunately, for the 19K seekers of affordable housing there is land aplenty in the URA just south of downtown. Visionary and iconic EcoCabins can be placed around tree-shaded, rose-arbored courtyards, with their non-iconic cars parked in back. EcoCabin neighborhoods surrounding a Public Farmers Market, art galleries with lofts above, and a Trader Joes. This is visionary.

Unfortunately, this is not the vision that the Bach-Jenkins coalition has for the URA. Their vision consists of skyscraper condos where trust fund young professionals and rich retirees will look out their million dollar windows at the innards of the Bach stadium. Our mayor and City Leaders say that building a downtown stadium will do for COS what a stadium did for Denver. But THEY have overlooked the fact that Denver has the Broncos and COS has a minor league baseball team that refuses to move downtown. So why are the mayor and City Leaders determined to spend $200M taxpayer dollars to build a stadium?

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Posted by curious on 09/02/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Lathen declares for mayor

Don't forget, OldCrank, about how they moved Doug Bruce up to State level and he kick the Denver Post photographer taking his picture at the swearing-in ceremony, then they had to remove him within the month- LMAO!!!

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Posted by guruD on 09/02/2014 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Lathen declares for mayor

Thank you Stacy. It's amazing how foolish are the GOP voters here; they re-elect the very worst person in the U.S.House of Reps and they re-elect the same people who deceive and lie to them with a straight face. They whine about developers but elect one who's a wife beater. Local politics would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/02/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

So, we now have two GOP'ers who want to unseat the GOP'er now in City Hall?
Am I the only one wondering what's up with that? Opportunism? Special interests?

More than ever we need people to vote DEM and kick out these stale characters.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/02/2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

Either Mr. Suthers or Mrs. Lathen would be an excellent choice for the economy of the region. The region of Boulder, Fort Collins and Longmont.

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/02/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Lathen declares for mayor

Mr. Old Crank

Only Sallie Clark and Dennis Hisey benefited from the deceitful wording on the term limit extension measure - Mrs. Lathen was very active in the effort to keep voters from having a second chance to vote on the measure - - and bears responsibility for that being one of the major issues creating such distrust with local elected officials - - but she will not be able to serve a third term as a commissioner. Following up her term as a commissioner by running for mayor is something that may not serve to increase trust.

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Posted by Staci6 on 09/02/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Drivin' on sunshine

if we put money into this america will become energy independent. we wont need oil or coal from the middle east or Africa and we can start selling most of our energy and foscile fuels. it will be a huge boost for america's economy.

Posted by vance_lion on 09/02/2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

I don't like the choices. At. All.

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 09/02/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Suthers is in the mayor's race

His office also made Amendment 64 work and so well that other states ask us how we did it.

I agree, pity Skorman didn't win the mayor race he had experience but didn't really seem to care if he won. A pity, I voted for him and his 14 years in government plus being a business owner for god knows how long in downtown would have been huge.

However, Struthers has state level experience and can bring us out of the dark ages. He won't have to pretend to know what's up. He knows the players and can get us to stop acting like the envious little brother to Denver and step up to acting like the 2nd largest metro area in the state for once.

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Posted by Jon Severson on 09/02/2014 at 11:23 AM

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