"White P3nis Party" - And with that, any credibility from the Left--however minimal--instantaneously evaporates.
As for these other bloggers: regressives ain't happy unless they're hypocritical and intolerant, so blow them off. They're nasty, miserable people living in a utopia where their thoughts are provided, actions are taken, and bills are paid by others...
Pete, thanks for the great representation you have given us! It's been a pleasure knowing you have our backs. We have yours in November!
I simply believe that the imbalance of "power" in our community is not an acceptable status quo. Actually, without citizens accepting the responsibility of questioning such practices, our "liberties" will totally vanish. I'm not a fan of being sheep that passively take whatever the elected "powers" wish to dish out. There are certain things that elected officials and their spawn have the authority to control, and others that they do not... Breaking the law by feeding the electorate one-sided propaganda from a poling place is not one of those things that they have the authority to do. These are the laws of the land which are based upon The Constitution and for the protection of ALL, not just the self professed ruling class.
Thanks for the usual outstanding analysis from you, Ralph!
The article on John Britten was missing some important details I was interested in finding out. How long has Mr. Britten's family been in the Springs, what about the father (i.e. past military), which schools did the family attend (i.e. D11), past employers, who introduced him to drugs in the Springs, etc. In short, was Mr. Britten and his family typical long term residents of the Springs or are they from another community where these issues are also a problem and they came to the Springs on their slide down the ladder (continuous police, courts, and jail cycle)? Please let us know.
My Lord is coming to earth from glory. I am waiting for that home coming day. Exactly what the Bible is telling us. Having an open BIBLE on the desk at Peterson Air Force base
gave more and more time of reminding that our only God was the only God from the beginning and the end.
Kerri O: I was annoyed by the same when I visited the DMV office last. When I mentioned it to the DMV desk employee she just rolled her eyes and said there was nothing that anyone could do since the order came from the clerk. Thank you for speaking your mind to the DMV, even if the coward never got back to you. Apparently Chuck Broerman is the stereotypical autocrat who gets some kind of self-aggrandizing pleasure in forcing his personal beliefs on his employees and the public. I hadn't heard of this low-life before but I'll be looking for his name in the ballot box in the future.
Good on ya, Kerri. I had a similar experience last year. No results. It's good to be the king. So the king of the local White P3nis Party gets to feed us this pablum when we visit. As for these other bloggers: republicans ain't happy unless they ain't happy. Blow them off. They are nasty, miserable people living in a fantasy Johnsonville.
Trying to restore to the past what Nature has decided to make into the present is a fool's errand.
Kerri Oliver: El Paso County is predominantly conservative, for better or worse, so what did you expect? The Oprah Channel?
With the advent of DSM-V declaring everything to be a mental illness, this initiative needs to fail, period. Using vice taxes to influence behavior simply doesn't work, and the first key to mental health reform is not more money but smarter diagnosis and treatment by unbiased and competent professionals, of which the profession is sorely lacking.
Beautifully stated Bruce Hamilton!
After decades of hardly even functioning as a museum, the FAC over the last couple years has actually become something to be proud of. Academics spoil the arts every time they get involved. This really is sad news.
efcan, as far as that person still having all of his rights it is apparent that you don't get the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the obligation to follow orders of your superiors. When you raise your hand and swear to protect and defend the constitution the first thing you lose is your hair, and if you wind up in the wrong place you could lose your life. I'm a disabled vet - I had a right to live out a peaceful, healthy life, but Agent Orange has changed that, as well as numerous TBIs. I didn't have any choice, meaning my personal rights had been subverted by my military service. Think about this before shoot your mouth off.
efcan, your comparisons hardly rise to the level of a discussion of the separation of church and state. You can rant all you want about Coke vs Pepsi and Pilot vs Bic, but the fact remains that the individual who is supported (in part) by my taxes is working on my nickel and the Air Force made the wrong call...and has been making the wrong call for a couple of decades. Freedom of religion means the individual can make his own choices, but I don't have to see them. Somewhere in the bible it states that you should pray in the closet - the reasoning being that it is your personal, private connection with your god.
Now we're starting to get busy! Thanks, happy few, for joining the conversation. This once lovely city has already had one newspaper hijacked by the religious right and I really don't want to see it happen here, too. I challenge anyone to discuss their views with their reasoning and have a civil discourse that is fact based instead of emotionally charged. If we can talk about it civilly we can then at least agree to disagree and go forward with fixing the real problems together.
poor poor religious freaks, first they attack the forced celebration of x-mas and now they attack shoving a book of myths down everyone's throats. you just can't get a break... except on taxes... or all the slanted attention in the so called "war on religion"... or on the child molestations of your finest being transferred to a town near you instead of jail... or not being allowed to scream how intolerant and hostile you are without being rightfully chastised... or injecting your ignorance into politics with no penalty... or your fight against science that has dumbed down America. you morons should be persecuted for what you stand for... time will prove the fallacy of all religions!
No one. Ideas are non-scarce and therefore not subject to private ownership. "IP" is illegitimate property rights.
Vietnamized 8/29: No. The person whose salary you (help) pay still has all his rights. Who paid for the desk is immaterial. (I helped pay for your highway. Do I get to dictate the kind of car you drive on it?) If you aren't forced to buy the Bible he has, you have no legitimate beef. He's not forcing or forbidding anyone else to do anything. If he writes with a Pilot pen, does that mean he's forbidding others to use a Bic? If you see a Coke on his desk, can you not still choose to drink a Pepsi, or water, or coffee--or nothing? Your reasoning is absurd! The Air Force made the right call this time.
"The money collected by the taxes would be used for a variety of programs including smoking cessation, medical research, mental health funding and other causes."
Government is making billions from the tobacco lawsuit alone so why the need for a tax increase? For others it is a wish to simply punish smokers and to cause a financial burden that most already suffer due to the ever failing economy (it is not a recession anymore, call it what it is: "over regulation").
So please tell me as this paper tends so often to leave many things out, what are "other causes"? List them please. Then expand on the "mental health funding" as well.
As a long time resident of this state I have seen it go from a place called "Colorado" to a Californicated piece of real estate full of outsiders that are full of bullshit.
And as with a "majority" type voting system a minority will lose and pay. This was not the intent of our former Republic as democracy is not an ideal system. Too bad we have public school systems to keep the people in the dark (stupid).
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