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Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

In regard to why this news isnt being shouted from the rooftops, perhaps its because a person is appointed to such a position based upon the merit of their abilities and accomplishments (as the link in this article shows), and not because of their sexual orientation and family composition. Hats off to Weinstein for reducing a person and her family to a label and a talking point (not to mention his shameless attempt to somehow take partial credit by linking this decision to a protest from four years ago). Perhaps its also because its more of a business-as-usual happening than people have been led to believe, especially given the MRFFs regular hysterics. Whats more, one simply has to look at the chapels Facebook page to glimpse some examples of the religious diversity/freedom supported there but we dont hear about such things from Weinstein because it goes contrary to and lies beyond the purview of his narrow, biased agenda. All in all, dudes got issues.

Setting all of that aside - good on you, USAFA!

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Posted by alamarp on 03/21/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Let's see, how did the Indy get to be the first to publish this story? If I am not mistaken, that email is for "official business" and for "intended addressees" on .mil or .edu accounts. So, when exactly did the Indy get approval to release a non-public email and beat the Air Force to it's own official release?

Second, the comments by Weinstein are rich. He has made it his mission to wipe out "agendas" at military academies and then immediately attacks the Air Force for not promoting an agenda! In his glee to fly the Rainbow Flag he seems to drop his demand for equality pretty quickly when it's something he agrees with.

Lastly, equality is what this is all about. The Air Force doesn't and shouldn't treat anyone differently. The Air Force doesn't pass out party hats when a new Commandant is announced. Having been at the Academy with BGEN (Sel) Goodwin and having worked with her in the Air Force, she wants to be just another Commandant; not some specially treated person that Weinstein demands she be. She brings a solid resume' and warrior ethos that will serve the Academy well. So the fact that the Air Force isn't making a big deal about this shows that perhaps the Air Force is farther along in this whole acceptance thing than Weinstein or even the Indy would want to admit.

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Posted by CT on 03/21/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Yiannopoulos Loses big at Glasgow University Rector!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/milo…

Posted by guruD on 03/21/2017 at 4:00 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Hopefully, she won't be subjected to any mandatory conversion therapy by the local fighter mafia--and we've progressed beyond that narrow view and can accept some diversity in our Air Force. We'll see.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 03/21/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

I, for one, am absolutely outraged at this complete and total affront to all that is holy at USAFA. I mean, really... a BOMBER pilot? The place is just going to hell in a flight bag.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 03/21/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Wow, good job Air Force. Can't go wrong with an AFGSC warrior. That's the correct worldview and will likely cut out some of the buffoonery at AFA.

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Posted by Milt_johnson on 03/21/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Congratulations to Brigadier General (S) Kristin Goodwin on her well-earned selection as the next USAFA Commandant & kudos to the USAF for upholding American human equality in our United States military.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)

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Posted by John Compere on 03/21/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Reader: Leave the yard signs alone

So petty. Where us our freedom of speech?

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Posted by Lenora McAndrews Degen on 03/21/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “New female AFA commandant moving here soon, with her wife

Whoa!! Hard to top Mikey's 'Hell's frozen over' assessment of this - hard to overstate the importance of - appointment in the midst of the most overtly homophobic administration ever. Reading the story from OutSmart (linked above), it's clear that Gen. Goodwin's fully qualified for the position and will very likely bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the position. One can only wonder whether her appointment isn't a gauntlet thrown down by those responsible for her appointment to an administration that's committed to second class citizenship for a whole slew of our citizens, gays in particular. Living just 35 miles down the road from her prior command, Barksdale AFB I had no idea she was in command there (one would have thought the Air Force would have chosen to highlight that fact) and I was moved by the fact that her personal quarters signage read Col. and Mrs. Goodwin. One can only hope that the AFA has equal good grace. Kudos to those responsible for her appointment and all good wishes to her & her family.

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Posted by Rael Nidess on 03/21/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Reader: Leave the yard signs alone

It is happening everywhere and I'm sure to more than Richard.
The first time signs disappeared his opponent signs had sprung up over night.

Parents are setting a bad example. Stop trespassing!

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Posted by TruB on 03/20/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “What's with those bent trees?

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Posted by Barry Trester on 03/20/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Reader: Leave the yard signs alone

So, unless those signs were burned, they still exist somewhere. In a car trunk, in someone's garage, in a landfill? Who knows? But I'll keep my eye out for them just the same. If I spot them there will be the dickens to pay. I wish there was a "find my iPhone" app for political signs. It's a sad state of affairs in our city that that last sentence found its way into print. PS If you are on good terms with your trash collector you might want to ask the guys to let you know if they should see them... and from where they were picked up.

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Posted by Mur on 03/20/2017 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

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Re: “A solution for improving Colorado's roads and bridges

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Posted by Tina Kohler on 03/19/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

So, judging by the comments seen here, there are people in Colorado Springs who clearly see what is happening right under our noses. Good for us. The question then becomes, what is to be done about it? If you allow that the outcome of this April's election will either stem the council take-over tide or facilitate it, doesn't it become in a very real sense a critical election? I think it is. I have said so before.
You can bet that the folks who are supporting Fowler et all are not reading this article (past the first paragraph or two) nor are they commenting here. For my part, I'm going to try and engage in a little old-fashioned horse trading. Off my rump in front of the machine and out into the community to talk to people who may not vote unless I reach out to them. Get out there and bring in new voters. And if you can, put more dollars where they need to be as well.
This election is nothing more or less that a referendum on Philip Anschutz and his activities, goals and ambitions w/r to OUR CITY. His minions, in the personages of John Suthers and Karen Palus and Jack Damioli seriously overplayed their hand in the way they conducted the Broadmoor Land Swap throughout 2016. They offended the majority of Colorado Springs citizens! Now it our job to take advantage of that fact.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

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Posted by Donna Strom on 03/18/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

If one disregards the dollar amount and looks at the 'number' of individual contributions from private citizens as an indicator of public support - Mr. Skorman and Mrs. Gaebler are up in the hundreds. The developer candidates, well, they are up in the - - - twenties!

Mr. Skorman has served on council in the past - and has served the community in various capacity for decades.

Colorado Springs Forward can raise money but have they really done anything to actually benefit the community ?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/18/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Spotlight on dark money in Colorado Springs city election

They are spending an inordinate amount of money to get control of the City Council. That job pays less than $7000 a year. Something big must be in the works for them to need their people in those positions. Time will tell what it is. Corruption stinks! Thank you Pam for giving us information that we would never get otherwise.

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Posted by katm on 03/18/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Campaign money, Skorman endorsements, and voter turnout in the City Election

I think that the Gazette is secretly supporting Chard Skorman, the Healthy Choice for City Council. Everytime they publish a negative editoral about him, he receives many contributions.
Perhaps next time they will also publish his website, info@richardskorman.com, so that people can donate to Richard.
Many thanks to the Gazette! Keep up the good work!

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Posted by What's the Word? on 03/18/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Gazette predicts big things for Elton John

An area with 750,000 netting 9,000 tickets for a big name of decades standing as Elton John: The 'Stones' may not book the city for their 75th Anniversary Tour.

Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/17/2017 at 5:53 PM

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