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Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

Rms--"everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful." 100% agree!

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 11/17/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Horse and human perform as one

Great article! Perfect team with a great coach!

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Posted by Fran Rose on 11/17/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

Joel - you missed the major point of my comment - I did not call Springs Forward a political group only said they were the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County. I have lived here over 40 years and in all that time the democrats have never been in control of anything - however if they had been the ones in control I would make the same statement - the argument is not about which party is in charge - it is about giving those who disagree with your views a voice at the table and the opportunity to make suggestions for solutions which if given a chance might improve things for the entire community and not some powerful action group paying to have their best interests put first above community needs. The partisan politics of Washington has trickled down and taken over all levels of government to the great detriment of our nation. In truth I believe we would be much better served by non-patrician local governance. Everyone who lives in this community should have the opportunity to speak their ideas and concerns and in so doing help make this area successful.

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Posted by rms on 11/17/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Lefties emerge from grief and despair for a post-election "affirmation parade"

"It's a diversity stroll!"

And the more the trolls strolled, diverse it got...

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

Colorado Springs Forward is nothing more than a new front group for the old Iron Triangle, and is still business as usual in the good old boy network of Colorado Springs and El Paso County:

Yes, they got elected a drug-warrior clueless career politician mayor. Still no cannabis revenue in the city, either.

Yes, they got changed the city manager system in the city to the strong mayor form of government--which has been a disaster.

Yes, they got raised taxes for roads because they can't manage a budget properly.

Yes, they want to screw up the downtown with City for Champions, which nobody outside the Iron Triangle developers want or need.

Yes, they hide in the background, because if the Iron Triangle were exposed, and there would be a political revolution in the city and county to toss out those people who are most responsible for the decline in the local infrastructure and the forced economic dependency on federal defense and tourism dollars instead of diversifying the economy into more manufacturing.

Yes, they were behind Amendment 2, and the area still hasn't shaken that, two decades later.

Yes, they've let development go amok in every direction, which is why east of Academy the streets run in every direction and we still don't have an east-west expressway.



Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “El Paso County Democrats make slow progress on local level

"Are the county's Democrats doomed to stagnation in perpetuity?"

Until they get off the socialist bandwagon and embrace freedom, yes.

Until they quit the lip service to minorities, yes.

Until they learn what actual economics is all about, yes.

Until they ditch the Clinton Machine, yes.

Until they re-embrace classical liberalism instead of the racism and theft policies of Jackson, Johnson, FDR, and Wilson, yes.

Until they stand for rule of law and blue-collar/white-collar street reality instead of ivory tower philosophy that has no success in reality, yes.

Don't hold your breath.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Horse and human perform as one

Well done Tim! You learned and voiced the horse and the child to perfection!

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Posted by Nicole Carswell Tolle on 11/17/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Time has come for Trump's revolution, and reflections on a Trump presidency

"Trump has no intention of doing anything but fixing the broken system in Washington, which is why Americans elected him. In this way, Trump will endeavor to perform a full "revolution" of government and has no interest in evolutionary tactics."

The reality is that he will fail because he will not be able to get rid of the entrenched bureaucrats and programs and agencies they are in. He will not be able to clear the temple of the moneychangers.

A true revolution, Eli, would do by force what Trump will fail by administration. Republicans and Democrats still haven't figured out that power is but an illusion completely dependent on one's acceptance of it, and the aforementioned bureaucrats will simply not accept it.


"Hillary Clinton has spent her life fighting the fights that make me a Democrat: health care for children, religious tolerance, a living wage, good schools, equal rights for all Americans and preserving our environment."

Yeah, right. Keep believing that nonsense. Hillary has always been about herself and only herself, and if others benefit, it's a side effect, not an intent, except to garner votes.

"In this election it was easy to support Secretary Clinton on the issues. And the opportunity to elect an experienced, highly qualified woman as president was historic."

Not at all. Her issues were her ego, criminality, and her body count. 2113 federal felonies plus felony perjury can't all be wrong.

"But it is important to remember that Americans will not tolerate a Twittered-up leader who brags about abusing women, mocks people with disabilities, threatens immigrants, cozies up to oligarchs foreign and domestic, demonizes people because of their religion and governs as a "post truth" president."

It's also important to remember, Maday, that Americans will not tolerate a dishonest leader who tramples individual rights, dismisses half of the nation as "deplorables," stereotypes people without knowing them, and in general acts like an entitled queen when she and her comrades belong in prison.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Post-election, look at the bright side locally

Time to address the Hazy Hurts...

"Yeah, we're still shocked and horrified. Yeah, writing those once-unspeakable words is weird and painful."

You're in your 70s. Why don't you grow up and act your age? Trump got elected because liberal smugness, including yours, got thoroughly rebuked. You're only horrified because you think you know what's best for people, and you clearly don't as the people have spoken such.

"Trump has embraced two apparently contradictory notions: to lower America's overseas military profile and increase defense spending."

They do not contradict at all. The cost savings from not being all over the entire planet will be reinvested in defending CONUS and our necessary possessions, not invading and occupations as your girl Hillary would do. It's called waging peace, something that Democrats like you often forget about--except when Republicans are in power.

"Interestingly, this neo-Keynesian economic stimulus program..."

Since when is giving or (road and gas) tax dollars back to us "neo-Keynesian", unless one is either so unversed in economics, or one thinks that government owns taxpayers' money, or both? Oh, wait, that's a liberal mantra again...

"Middle-aged white men often don't have marketable skills..."

You really are an idiot, aren't you? Most of the same defense sector that you commented about just above are exactly that demographic, the same skills folks that build your Internet and most of the innovations that the snowflakes and the liberals use without thinking. Come build and drive our satellites, program our mainframes, and repair our cars, then get back to us when you finally have a clue.

"But as one whose campaign may have benefited from Vladimir Putin's clever cyber warfare..."

Got news for you: Hillary's hacks, self-inflicted, as well as the DNC, weren't Russia. They were NSA. You just wanted an easy scapegoat tied to Trump to blame. In the classified world, of which you are not a part and never will be, we know better.

"Will he be stupid enough to begin mass deportations, kill off Obamacare without a seamless transition to Trumpcare, require electric utilities to switch from natural gas to coal or withdraw from NAFTA and send the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico into lasting recession?"

Remove trespassers is stupid? More like enforcing property rights and rule of law. When did those become stupid?

Kill off ACA? Bring it on, because it was a fiasco in the first place. It's interesting how liberals are anti-corporation, except when it comes from transferring wealth from the middle class to the insurance corporations by ACA, while simultaneously putting more and more people on the government dime.

Switch to coal from gas? Got news for you: Most energy companies, including local CSU, mix it up with multiple energy technologies, because they understand what you don't: it takes all of them to get the job done.

Withdraw from NAFTA? I thought liberals were pro-union, and withdrawing from NAFTA will bring union manufacturing jobs back to the nation. Or are you just upset because it's not a Democrat doing it, and Ross Perot was correct all along?

Lasting recession? Don't know what planet you're on, but here on Earth the recession of 1990 never really ended, because the economic numbers that everyone allegedly relies on forgot the most important parts of food and fuel. But then again, liberals don't understand economics, so that lack of a clue isn't surprising.

"As he might say, it's simple. Borrow a shitload of money, put millions to work on thousands of infrastructure projects, preside over national prosperity and spend the weekends in New York City."

Well, once upon a time, the narrative was just as simple: Borrow a shitload of money, put millions to work on thousands of infrastructure projects, when that didn't help, drag the nation into a World War, and spend the weekends in Georgia. That was FDR. Once again, you're only complaining because it's a right statist and not your girl Hillary.

Hazy, it's long past time for you to hang it up. Sage, you aren't, and haven't been for decades. City Rage is more like it. Stick your rocking chair at the nursing home.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Water contamination, the election, bigotry, and more

Mary J Talbot: Good letter, but you had best send it to Lois "Absent" Landgraf as well.

Fred Kormos: So what? The Democrats have a long history of racism and misogyny, as statist tend to do, since actual freedom is anathema to them, regardless of being left or right.

Bob Armintor: Trump University has nothing to do with national security. Get your brain straight? Fat chance.

J.T. Welch: Get lost, comrade. You have no frickin' clue about much of anything. Try supporting freedom instead and maybe you'll eventually get educated enought to understand why it is the superior path.

Sally Alberts: Have a binky for your ridiciculous and infantile whining. You sound like you honestly believe that there's a serial rapist who hates anyone not WASP behind every tree. Grow Up!

Jim Bensberg: Ride all you want, but police your own, expecailly the idiots going way too fast on the crotch rockets up and down both Academy and I-25.

Bailey Thomas: Wrong question, posed by someone who doesn't understand economics. The better one to ask is why can't nations settle their differences in the sports arenas rather than the battlefields?

Mimi Vacher: Have a binky and grow up.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/17/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

Marijuana taxes contribute $0 to school operational funds, the money that pays for teachers, books and technology. The marijuana tax law stipulates a maximum of $40 million goes into school construction. D11 has no need to build a new school at this time, and because of our assessed valuation as a major consideration in applying for these funds, D11 is likely to never see a dime of this money.

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Posted by Devra Ashby on 11/17/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Water contamination, the election, bigotry, and more

since we couldn't handle a candidate with a personal server... we get president elect p***y grabber. the rest is debunked garbage... find a source of news that involves facts. we cannot be living in a post factual society... come on people.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/17/2016 at 9:40 AM
Posted by Bill Burns on 11/17/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Water contamination, the election, bigotry, and more

I can understand the Trump bashing, yet I cannot understand how anyone can think Clinton was a suitable alternative. Backing a pathological liar that has been involved in nearly a dozen sizeable "scandals" and who has left a trail of bodies behind her in every pursuit just makes no sense.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 11/17/2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

If -- it it true, as the gentlemen in the article states is true that Colorado Springs has a negative image around the nation - how does sending someone like Amy Lathen to represent Coloado Springs in Washington, D.C. improve that image? Can you imagine her in a meeting with Michael Bennet?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 11/17/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “City: Rolling in dough

Don't be misled. The massive hail storms that battered large swaths of the city is the cause of this spike in sales tax revenues - as residents were busy spending insurance claim money on car/home repairs and replacements. Next year their insurance bills will skyrocket and spending will likely tank.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “District looking for answers after failure of bond, MLO

The district might not think that an extra $100-$200 a year in property taxes is a big deal, but to many people it is, especially considering that insurance, utility bills, phone bills, cable rates, etc., are also on the rise. It was also a bad idea to think that people would swallow the whole $235 million pill all at once, especially since it was possible to look at the districts spending plan for it and see items that simply didn't seem that critical. A separate school maintenance bond would likely have passed since people can clearly see how the district has let the schools crumble in order to move money to other areas.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 11/16/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

You're wrong about CSF's political affiliation. Chuck Murphy is a D and others. If CSF was trying to get the money of a mostly Democrat majority, that would be their flavor-- it is purely a demographic analysis for them about what's needed to get their agenda met. Members have excorciated conservative voices for opposing their agendas more than they have done so for others. They are principle-less except in the principle of enriching themselves and providing the best opportunity to get taxpayer corporate welfare for themselves. That's all fine--it's a free country, but short of time-intensive personal research there is no way for the average citizen to know anything about "who's behind the curtain." Besides Pam and her informative approach, all the public sees is CSFs PR facade of wanting to "end divisiveness" and rainbow ponies, because that's what the Gazette puts out and shows up on billboards.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 11/16/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward's wealthy and connected hope to steer the city into prosperous waters

It just proves why our government was intended to be at least a two party system - so that all citizens had some chance of having their voices heard. If one party controls all the elected positions and appointed offices that is not a democratic approach to governing. So it is no surprise the "funders" of the party in charge of all things El Paso County are the real ones running the City and County. And yes it is difficult to live here - discouraging when everyone complains about how bad the roads are and no one wants a downtown stadium yet they just refuse to give anyone not hand picked by the powers that be a chance of trying to make a difference. But if you and others with a different point of view leave then who will be left to be a thorn in their side? Someone has to at least try to keep them honest.

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Posted by rms on 11/16/2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Water contamination, the election, bigotry, and more

why were we in Iraq again... oh yeah, W the torturer lied us into a un-necessary war. Why did W the torturer kiss the Saudi's ass... I mean ring / cheek... ??? why did W the torturer send all his Saudi buddies home the day after 911... ??? every president has considered Saudi Arabia as an ally in the region. perhaps that will change when gump becomes prez... he will just steal oil from the afghan's... the spoils of war... right???

Agree about most of the Bernie stuff though.

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Posted by happyfew on 11/16/2016 at 1:37 PM

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