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Re: “Parting words from the Sage

so you just up and abandon us?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

Hire more officers; Police officers, command staff and Chief have a tough job especially without enough officers. An unsigned, derogatory letter should get zero response.
Linda W.

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Linda W on 02/22/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Trash and trash-talking derail community conversation about homelessness

so 2 kinds of people camping, how to divide responsibility? you cant.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Can Colorado Springs get a cannabis-friendly City Council?

Not to appear cavalier when every vote is as critical as it will be this April, but when a candidate says, "I think we should let the people vote", that candidate has my vote. Because of the glaring disconnect between the clear wishes of the people and the recent votes of council (think Strawberry Fields).... I, like General Palmer, will trust the judgement of the people first. I have had enough of Mayor Suther's saying that he opposes taking an issue to a vote unless he has to do so. And I've had enough of council members bowing to the mayor's wishes rather than those of their constituents.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mur on 02/22/2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “The resurgence of the radical left raises questions

Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopouloss Fall

After taking flak for inviting incendiary alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos onto his show Real Time, Bill Maher is now claiming credit for the pundits downfall. What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the lefts propensity for outrage, Maher said. And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, hes dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then hes dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through. As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Youre welcome.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/0…

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 02/22/2017 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

Are you Cheyenne? Ute, Arapaho, Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, Chippewa or Choctaw (or any of the 566 tribes)? How about Aztec, Inca, Yaqui, Olmec, Zapotec? Mayan? Nope? Then you're a immigrant.

14 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Bill Burns on 02/22/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Surfer Blood is keeping it together

Good for them, can't wait to hear it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vince Daliessio on 02/22/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Can Colorado Springs get a cannabis-friendly City Council?

Which is it going to be folks? Olympic City or Pot City....we have medical MJ on every other corner because 95% of our population must have cancer or other painful medical issues that can't be alleviated with normal meds. Now we have idiots who want Opium dens, excuse me, cannabis clubs. Let's just vote for Cheech and Chong and everyone get high.

What a wonderful place you are creating to raise kids. It's all about MONEY!! This city used to be about Quality of Life....

5 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Nibor on 02/22/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Brian Scott:

"This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative."

I agree in principle. In practice, however, El Paso county GOP voters wouldn't recognize a moderate Democrat (or Republican, for that matter) if that candidate wore a sandwich board stating "I AM A MODERATE."

The majority of voters in El Paso county are not interested in moderation. They want revolution. They hate the government. They hate taxes. They hate "policy" and prefer 1950 to 2017. Any electorate that would put Gordon Klingenschmitt in office is an angry and gullible group. That isn't going to change in my lifetime.

"All things in moderation" is good advice. Sadly, it does not apply to El Paso county elections.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 02/22/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Congressman Lamborn is highly responsive to the concerns of his constituents.
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What you fail to understand is that he feels that he only represents about 10,000 people in CD-05, and that he can get their views by only meeting face-to-face with about 250 of those. The other 700,000 in the District do not have a representative in Washington.
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He has his "telephone town halls,"in which his staff selects the questions, and feeds him the answers, all out of sight of any ordinary folk.
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but the people who consistently return him to office are the liberal progressive Democrats who refuse to nominate a moderate, or dare I suggest, a conservative candidate.
This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative.
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In 2006, a Conservative Democrat ran for the nomination, against Jay Fawcett and the donkey guy (Curtis Imrie.) At the CD-05 convention in Greeley, he - I - got spanked, drawing about 4% of the vote. Heck, the donkey guy got more than double what I got.
Sure, I was a flawed candidate. But as a conservative, there was at least the possibility of beating Lamborn.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brian Scott on 02/22/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Can Colorado Springs get a cannabis-friendly City Council?

The 'make-up' or composition of the incoming city council will impact not only positions on the marijuana issue, but a number of issues to come up on their watch - which candidates to you feel will win each district seat? How important do you feel 'endorsements' are from political, civic, business, and trade groups to a candidate? Please consider two minutes to weigh in and give your thoughts and comments. Thank you.

http://projectoneunity.homestead.com/2017-…

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 02/22/2017 at 4:52 AM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Say goodnight Gracie.......

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bobdobbs on 02/21/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' "supervolunteers" want to form a new progressive party

Bernie could have won, but only as a Democrat...

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Greg Motter on 02/21/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Media oppose mediation proposal for public records

Current law says govt records are to be made available to the public. Why is mediation necessary to obtain these records? This appears to me to be another effort by govt to make it difficult for the public to know how it's spending OUR tax dollars.

Does Suthers impending debt of $27M for C4C include the Jenkins condo garage at the west end of the pedestrian bridge, which is, by the way, a long walk from the proposed Olympic museum?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 02/21/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

Funny, your articles are inflammatory and lopsided. Why do Libs get so angry over dissenting opinions? Pot calling the kettle black!!

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 02/21/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

Are you an immigrant to the United States and have become a citizen of the United States? Yes. Great! You have nothing to worry about. We are glad to have you here.

No

OK, are you a legal resident AKA "green card" holder or on a current visa? Yes. Great! Unless you commit a crime (usually a felony) violating the long standing requirements of the green card or visa, you have nothing to worry about. We are glad to have you here.

No.

Have you committed a misdemeanor or felony crime? No. OK, well you are probably here illegally and should really go home, but you are not the priority for being caught and deported.

Yes. Expect to get jailed and probably deported.

(caveat: the poster's mother is a legal immigrant to the US)

This is the law, not really Trump's policy.

14 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 02/21/2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Media oppose mediation proposal for public records

This is a problem. In fact, related to the impending debt of $27 million for City for Champions that Mayor Suthers will sign onto, I requested communications between the City and a private entity who will benefit from the public debt. The City's lawyers denied the request based on a Colorado statute that they failed to follow in their denial. How do you mediate when the government doesn't follow the law? Do you get a mediator telling the requestor to be happy with only partial adherence to the law? Unfortunately, a lawsuit is the only recourse. Mediation about the extent to which the City or any public entity must comply with the law will result in loss of transparency and give governments another rock to hide under.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 02/21/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “UPDATE: CSPD cop's letter says department is a mess

Here's an idea: How about we legalize recreational pot sales in the city and use the increased tax revenues to pay our cops better and hire more cops?

29 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by billd on 02/21/2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs has had 67 robberies so far this year

What areas of town were the robberies more prevalent?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by PGirl on 02/21/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

And of course if you take the opposite view you can skip the protest and simply make a donation to the Republican party.

https://secure.gop.com/donate

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/21/2017 at 2:29 PM

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