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Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

When you look at the history of our Colorado Springs, the epicenter of the Amendment 2 controversy that earned Colorado the "Hate State" epithet, Suther's silence is resounding. If he feels that he has the election sewn up, therefore why bother signing on with or openly rejecting the response to the first ad, then this tells me that his mayoral style will follow suit. He will continue to ignore important issues, he will allow these divisions to fester. He will engender little to no transparency. He will continue the status quo that turned the lights off in our city. You can enjoy Throw-Back Thursday every day of his tenure.

In the Venn diagram of Christianity and LGBT, the center of overlap is growing. We know where one candidate stands with this because she signed her name openly for all to see. And in spite of the odds she keeps striving to be the voice for all people in our city. Vote for tolerance and inclusivity. Vote Mary Lou Makepeace.

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Posted by Sara Griffin on 04/28/2015 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Please. "Christian bashing seems to be pretty safe"? Are you really unaware that the initial ad was a direct attack on our LGBT brethren? Or that most of the people who affixed their names to the second ad would identify themselves as Christian? As a Catholic who consider himself a fellow-traveler of the LGBT community, I'm disheartened that a simple response in support of a historically marginalized group against a call to action for intolerance towards a law-abiding and vital part of our city, state and country gets belittled as "Christian bashing". Such a characterization is Orwellian double speak of the highest order. Are you truly that threatened by those who are different than you? Why not reach out in the spirit of compromise, as Ms. Cathey evidently did in offering an alternative wording to her ad, which would not have offended those who object to the very term LGBT? Truly, for her to have done so means she was more than willing to meet halfway those who are uncomfortable with her very existence, even though it meant denying hey own objective truth about her own unalterable identity. Think about it.

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Posted by Marc Raab on 04/28/2015 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Since John Suthers barley missed an outright 50% in the first election, it's safe to say he really doesn't need the Christian vote to get elected anyway. Everybody seems to read more into an op/ed than is really needed and Christian bashing seems to be pretty safe around here. But woe to any that dare disparage LGBT. They seem to have a "If your not for us your against us" mentality. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just a difference of opinion for crying out loud.

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Posted by lars1139 on 04/27/2015 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

This doesn't need a conspiracy, the lines were drawn a long time ago. Get your ballots in and make sure your voice is heard.

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Posted by Beth Heinrich on 04/27/2015 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

Interesting that the new ad, which was supposed to be about fairness is now being used to criticize individuals who simply decided not to sign it. Was this supposed to be a political tool? By Ms. Cathey's final comment, "Blog away...they used their own rope on this one..." it appears she cares more to divide than to unify. She should apologize for turning the new ad into a political talking point that she can use to criticize others.

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Posted by School Teacher 2014 on 04/27/2015 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Ad responds to pastor down on LGBT citizens

The timing of this is suspect; okay, I always smell conspiracy and refuse to write off such events as a coincidence. The ad gets placed, the planned controversy erupts, Suthers says nothing which shows his support for that hateful ad, and by doing that Suthers takes the local evangelical vote and wins the runoff election. And the local evangelicals don't even suspect they've been played for fools. Again.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/27/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Sen. Bennet knocks Gazette advertisement

Gee, another crazy preacher making our city a laughing stock. No wonder Mayor Bach threw in the towel and did not run again; he cannot bring 6000 good jobs per year to a town reeking of putrid illiterate small-minded hate for their fellow man.

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Posted by OldCrank on 04/27/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Photographing the Waldo Canyon Fire

"Photographers must take risks, but they must know when to make an exit, also. "

Very true and something many amateur news & weather social media posters fail to understand. I am constantly seeing pictures and videos on social media where idiots have shot images from way too close to danger or in an otherwise unsafe or even illegal manner.

Example: During many of the floods I have seen people standing right on the banks of overflowing creeks and ditches, not realizing just how easily they could lose their footing or have the bank give out.

Example: During snowy weather, we repeatedly see pictures and video clearly taken from the driver's seat, which is not only completely unsafe, but also illegal -- even if stopped at a stoplight.

Example: People taking videos of tornadoes when they should be in a shelter -- remember, a tornado warning does NOT mean run to a window or outside and look for a tornado, it means get your butt into a shelter and stay there until given the all clear.

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Posted by Odin on 04/27/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Photographing the Waldo Canyon Fire

Rocky, just because they got in a pissing contest over who to blame for the fires, doesn't mean they put it out. Just ruined a couple pair of expensive Italian loafers.

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Posted by CS-action on 04/27/2015 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Photographing the Waldo Canyon Fire

Gee CS I thought Bach and Our great Sheriff were the ones that put the fire out single handed. Didnt you read his book? HE HE HE

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 04/27/2015 at 7:24 AM

Re: “'Objective journalism' and the Gazette, the USOC, highway safety, and more

Agree with Casimir. The USOC headquarters and Training Center have been in COS since 1977. That's 38 years. 38 years of the USOC keeping a very quiet profile and remaining mum that they're headquartered in COS - city famed for its myopic misers - and not in Denver or Seattle or some other affluent sports team crazy town. Wasn't spending $53M to appease the USOC enough of a sacrifice? Of course not. Now City Leaders want to leverage its USOC connection and try to salvage something from their $53M "investment" as well as make the sports world aware - as if anyone besides our City Leaders care - that COS and the USOC are blood brothers.

City Leaders decided - with a huge input from Jenkins - to build yet another (the 4th, is it?) Olympic museum located in the URA where Jenkins owns all those worthless properties. The unwitting taxpayers will be forced without their consent to contribute $12M plus interest to get the museum built. But that's small potatoes compared to the cost of providing infrastructure, including a very costly bridge over the train tracks from the museum to ABT park. Why does this bridge etc have top priority when there are streets all over town that need repaving? And once the infrastructure is in place, building will commence next door on the monster $200M STADIUM.

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Posted by curious on 04/26/2015 at 7:06 PM

Re: “So You’re Interested in Playing Cooler Board Games: Handy Tips Before Diving In

We watch rule and review videos for great overviews of game rules - it's so much easier than one person having to read everything out loud. One of my kids is a great gamer and loves to help learn the games as a test player, too. Those two things have smoothed over teaching new games to less patient folks in our household.

For some games it's easiest if you can bribe (food or beer?) a friend who knows how to play into hanging out one night and teaching everyone.

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Posted by helens on 04/26/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “To be frank...

"That man, who was grateful to be able to pay for what he needed," paid a total of $225 for three measly streetlights, whereas for $200 he could have turned on all the city's streetlights, filled the potholes, hired more police, etc. However, saving that $25 and funding all of the city's needs, constitute "a blank check for an agenda he has no voice in!"

I suppose that man is also grateful that his neighbors can enjoy the benefits of having those streetlights turned on at night without having to contribute a single red cent out of their own pocketbooks.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/26/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “French Fry Heaven feels corporate through and through

Aaaaand it's gone. Shocker

Posted by Chris Huffine on 04/26/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Documentary portrays the four-generation Hanna Ranch and an 'eco-cowboy's' legacy

Watched this for the second time this morning. Wish the Hanna family all the best. Hey Steve, Do you really believe we can't see right through you? Heard of the phrase, " Self Righteous" ? Wonder if you believe the words you speak. Enjoy the money.

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Posted by zillla on 04/26/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Photographing the Waldo Canyon Fire

Some tape shot that day, before and after and an animated map and flyover of the burned area.

Starting at 9:30am on the 26th since with the trough out east, the weather was guaranteed to be howling SW chinooks, I thought it would be a good day to cover the fire. Ended up at Coronado HS:

...and the people say thanx to the heroic firefighters (didn't see 1 sign thanking bach for sitting on his butt):

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Posted by CS-action on 04/26/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “To be frank...

"that's a mentality you have to overcome"

And that right there, that one word, overcome, sets the problem in sharp relief. Jan brags about the success of a compromise on the streetlights on the one hand but then shows that she doesn't really approve of compromise with her next phrase.

The adversarial win\lose paradigm inherent in the progressive mindset (ref. the gay agenda) is antithetical to good government.

That man, who was grateful, (remember gratitude?) to be able to pay for what he needed and not forced by votes to write a blank check for an agenda he has no voice in, represents the mindset of a culture that is burned out on institution and needs some ability to micro-manage its own destiny.

It may be maddening, it may really piss off those who wish to use us for their skyscrapers and stadiums but the key to the current electorate is painfully slow direct democracy and release of control until trust in local government is built one citizen at a time.

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Posted by Jonpain on 04/25/2015 at 8:08 AM

Re: “See Floyd Tunson works May 1 during First Friday

This is pretty sweet. Both Floyd Tunson and Wylene Carol were my teachers at Palmer.

Thanks for filling the world with art!

Posted by iluvatar on 04/24/2015 at 9:15 PM

Re: “ Fight Club 2, an exclusive review

The Atlantic?! whoa, good job buddy!

Posted by Miguel Bee on 04/24/2015 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Clearing the air

Hey Nicole, do some research. Drake does run on natural gas.

Posted by Dave Stuntz on 04/24/2015 at 4:20 PM

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