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Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Looks like the Trumpster will be taken down by a Bush after all. Billy Bush is George H.W. Bush's nephew and George W's and Jeb's first cousin.

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Posted by Donald T Rump on 10/23/2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Allow me to thank you for your service, Vietnamized, and to encourage you to keep on posting without holding back. I had a friend in Atlanta who was a Vietnam vet and a poet. The final lines of one of his poems will always haunt me, "Whenever I see a helicopter I expect it to explode."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/23/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Check out this 'purple' Dem: Mark Anthony Barrionuevo

A statesman? That would be a relief...and a novelty.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Trump's 'tinkle-down' economics

I particularly like TINKLE-down economics, where Trump and his buddies stand on tall building and pee on all of us while laughing!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Sallie Clark's next horizon — governor?

Having been absent from Colorado and the Springs for the majority of her tenure I don't know what she has actually been a part of...but in looking at the county and city infrastructures, the problems with water, Fountain Creek, etc, then maybe retirement would be best for all.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

And just how do you think, or suspect (or whatever it is you call your thought process) that Sharia law is coming to a nice little, well-armed, rabidly evangelical burg like Colorado Springs, bobo?

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Mr K, you are spot on in both posts, albeit, the status of troops agreement was more like closing the barn door after the cows got out. I was so shaken by Colin Powell's UN speech that I dipped into another deep depression, culminating with a breakdown after the invasion. I sought help at the VA and was fortunate enough to find a psychiatrist who had flown in and out of my Area of Operations in Vietnam and understood exactly what I was going through. He recommended venting my feelings through newspapers, and vent I did. It was very cathartic.

The Kurds would have been extremely happy to have us remain there. They were our first allies in the fight, and have remained so. As far as partitioning is concerned, we never should have participated in the divisions of Iran, Iraq and Kurdistan in the 1920's, but the siren song of oil wealth overcame common sense abut sovereignty, and they rest, as they say, is history.

Thank you for recognizing that I might occasionally say something of substance, unlike some of the others on this venue. Trump's promise to replace Scalia with a Scalia clone doesn't represent change. Quack, quack, as Scalia would quip. Paul O'Neill, thankfully, was in that first big cabinet meet after Bush was inaugurated and later wrote of being told to make plans for war with Saddam Hussein, and the division of oil territories between the major oil cartel players.

History is a cruel mistress when applied with neutrality.

Happyfew, apparently you must have riled up some of the goobers...I hope they do crawl back in their holes and let the 21st century progress without their vitriol.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/23/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “After a flurry of bar floozies, he wants his wife back

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Re: “Anyone but Trump

Bobo, you are a perfect example of what damage that ignorant, poison spewing mysogynist Trump has done. I am sorry for you! It is a terrible thing leaving in fear.

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Posted by Bibi on 10/23/2016 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

A lot of people are simply voting AGAINST a candidate, not FOR one. That is the only explanation why anyone would vote for people with such severe faults.

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Posted by Baba Kakuta on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

No, hipdude, I'm still working, still upright, still contributing something other than vitriol. This forum has been fully one sided for quite some time. I'm glad I can be entertaining. As one of my friends said, don't let the usual suspects bother you. I don't, and he also said keep posting. I will.

If nothing else, hippyhelper, you're true to form. I know change is difficult, but give it a try and contribute some solutions instead of middle-school pap.

Curious, I qualify as an entrepreneur, a small business owner, and a taxpayer. I let my objections to regulations be heard, I vote my conscience (and for the good of the country) and try to help folks help themselves. No free lunch (tanstafl, anyone). As far as government not creating jobs, I agree in part because legislated contractual improvements to our infrastructure creates jobs by the thousands, and when gov't is handcuffed or misguided by anti-tax policy that doesn't happen. Public/private partnerships in every sector of our society have worked for years and should be at work for us now but for TABOR.

You blame city officials for complicity with developers that short change the working public. We're in the midst of an important election cycle. Colorado Springs has the opportunity to make changes, but I don't see any coming on the near horizon. Apparently everyone is with satisfied with the status quo or apathetic because of the influence of money in politics. If the TaxedEnoughAlready folks are happy with the way things are things won't change, and the Republican control of the city gov't will remain unchallenged. If things aren't already far enough to the right for you, then run Joel Miller again. If that doesn't work you can't go much further right, so let the pendulum swing back toward the center, where most of us live. To support real change then vote money out of politics and corrupt politicians out of office.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Vietnamized: Ya got me! Auto-correct got the better of me. Well, actually Mr.K-- spotted the error, and you just regurgitated his comment.

Jealous of what? Is it the heroic way you are changing the world through your sheeple like ramblings on an internet forum? Maybe it's the way you face gender confusion head on with such courage? Maybe its that full head of hair and sparkling teeth, and the way they make you look so pretty?

My resume? Are you trying to hire me? If you need a home caregiver to change your bed pan, contact the V.A., I have all the work I can handle.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/22/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Thanks Laura. This is one very important crappy behavior of Trump. Match that with him knowing more than the generals about ISIS, widespread deportation and anti-Planned Parenthood/abortion stance. I have already submitted my ballot and voted for Hillary. And LONG LIVE RBG!

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Posted by missjoanne on 10/22/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

When you mention Trump and the Supreme Court, Vietnamized, it suddenly hit me that the so-called candidate of change promises to replace the late Justice Scalia with an exact duplicate copy!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

I disagree with the "Status of Troops Agreement" approach to securing Iraq after our disastrous conquest. We should never have invaded in the first place, but once we did, the only correct solution would have been to partition Iraq, creating separate Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish nations. The Kurds, I believe, would have been pleased to let American troops remain behind on their territory.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

hippyhelper, you're jealous! Do you have a resume? I'd like to see it. After your use of antidote instead of anecdote I'd like to see your high school diploma, too.

Look - I was attacked by posters who doubted my military service, my work qualifications, my patriotism, even my gender. I defend myself when necessary. As far as the comb over, I still have all my hair and teeth.

You can sit in judgement of me if you choose, but I haven't seen anything real or substantive from you yet. Keep on attacking me. It makes no difference at all.

Ballot will be in the mail on Monday, Joel. And by your use of words I can see I did get under your skin. I answered your gender questions long ago - you chose to ignore.

Curious, thanks for clearing up Mr. Miller's record. Things were going like that long before Mr. Miller was old enough to vote, yet the city just seems to keep on keeping on. I have seen it go from 25,000 residents to who knows how many now, seen the city limits expand, seen businesses come and go, with big box stores running the little guy out of the market.

I've been self-employed for most of my adult life. I'm comfortable with what I've accomplished, but I still fall short of my own expectations, and strive to do better. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on wages over the last 45 years, and even in the 70's was paying labor $10/hr when market was about $5, and minimum was less than that. That's helping others achieve the American dream - hardly self-aggrandizing and narcissistic. I suppose I could retire, make some popcorn and sit back and watch the show - but where's the fun in that? I guess I could just quit and play golf every day, game would improve, but it would be totally self-serving. I choose to continue to try to make a difference, like Mr. Miller, but I do it differently.

Thanks for the edit, Mr. K...spelling and context are important!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Trump argues that voting for him would elicit change. If the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch are still split, and the Judicial Branch remains the same - controlling the Supreme Court 5-4, there will be no change whatsoever. The economic disaster that resulted from the Iraq/Afghanistan Bush fiasco was a result of a Republican Congress rubber-stamping every debt ceiling vote. Halliburton's stock (and Dick Cheney's golden parachute) climbed out of the toilet with KBR's no-bid contracts and big oil sales to the DOD. Had the Bush Administration be competent enough to negotiate a "Status of Troops Agreement" with the new Iraqi gov't then there would not have been a void in Iraq...but better still would have been to understand the dynamics of the region before upsetting the balance of power and handing the country through a democratic election to the 75% Shia majority and essentially aligning them with Iran. To blame the Obama Administration for ISIL and the problems in Iraq are totally disingenuous and lacks any foundation in reality.

In looking at the Steve Bannon/Alex Jones crowd, the Alt-Right nut cases, the White Supremacy and David Duke types, in hearing the "lock her up" chants, and seeing he "Hillary for Prison" stickers I can only hope that the majority of voters will reject this group of un-American thugs and boors and send this reality show "star" back to his casinos...provided they haven't all gone bankrupt.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Joel Miller did unexpectedly well in the mayoral race. He did especially well considering that City Leaders were vehemently opposed to him being elected mayor. And the Gazette, owned by billionaire Anschutz, also owner of multiple properties and business entities in COS, printed voluminous reams of copy expressing its opposition to him and his fiscally conservative ideas of govt. The reason for the venom and animosity is that Miller believes tax dollars should be used to pay for those legitimate govt functions such as public safety, roads, parks, wildfire and flood mitigation, storm water, utilities, and administrative departments to carry out these tasks and not for economic development and job creation. The only jobs govt can create are in the public sector, jobs paid for from taxes collected from employees and employers in the private sector. But govt can assist the private sector in job creation by reducing the burden of taxes, fees, licenses, and overkill regulations. Making the economic climate attractive for entrepreneurs and businesses will result in jobs for the un- and underemployed.

As evidence of fiscally irresponsible ideas, our City Leaders believe in helping developers build more housing for the affluent and more shopping centers filled with national chain restaurant and retail stores. Our City Leaders believe in giving developers our tax dollars to pay for infrastructure and other amenities to revamp "blighted" neighborhoods, with the result that risk is transferred to the citizens and profits to the developers. Our City Leaders believe that building a downtown stadium using tax dollars without the consent of the citizens will revitalize the area. To achieve this objective, our City Leaders intend to divert sales tax dollars from roads and other govt functions in order to construct a concrete blob next door to the Olympic Museum because a stadium is what a major landowner/developer wants so that all those properties he owns in the area will go up in value and so that he, now just a common ordinary millionaire, can realize his goal of becoming a billionaire.

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Posted by curious on 10/22/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

The current hysteria over sharia reminds me of the campaign against the presidential candidacy of Al Smith in 1928, when paranoid opponents claimed, if he were to win the race, the pope would end up ruling America and imposing Catholicism on all citizens.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:00 PM

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