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Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

LOL that may very well be Joel. There was a lot of butt smooching as well but there always is with those in power. I just hope Im wrong and this Country does not go off the deep end under Trump. We have been on the edge since Clinton was The President but what the hell Im about done anyway. But I hope to leave my kids and granbabies with the same freedoms Ive known. Its been good for the most part.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/20/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council candidate bags race before it starts

People of Colorado Springs: WAKE UP. Carlson found out first hand that CSF is NOT our friend and does not mean us well.

Developers, greedsters, and lying politicians want to steal CSU out from under us. They tried to steal Memorial Hospital System and GIVE it to McEvoy but we put an end to their theft of city property. We now need to prevent theft of CSU. If we don't stop them they will privatize CSU, jack up rates, and laugh all the way to the bank.

Is it so horrible that CSU rates are 25% cheaper than Pueblo, Denver or Boulder? Is it terrible that CSU service is excellent? Is it a crime that money we spend on CSU stays local? Do we want to muddy the best water in the country? Do you want to pay 25% more?

They foisted a "strong mayor" on us to set up step two of their plan for their bought-and-paid-for mayor to pick a Utility Board of their scammers to be how they steal CSU out from under us. Do NOT forfeit our right to vote on the future of CSU.

If we need to replace Drake we can do that without term-limits crook Lathen and the cabal of developers behind her and the phony CSF.

Do NOT be fooled by nice sounding names on false-front organizations, the only thing they plan to move "forward" is their own wealth.

WAKE UP. Do not let them steal CSU for themselves and their pals.

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Posted by OldCrank on 01/20/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Local developers make two picks for Colorado Springs City Council

Too bad the readers and the editors of the Independent are so weak and ineffectual. A paper with any influence would not only identify the best competitors, but would begin supporting them with both articles and solicitations for public events, social gatherings, and donations.

Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 01/20/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council candidate bags race before it starts

It is time for a revolution in Colorado Springs leadership. Young and energetic people with new ideas and no fear of the establishment are needed.

Unfortunately Joseph Carlson doesn't seem up to the task.

Many other hopefuls are - and GoFundMe is the best way to counteract the fuddy-duddy check writing skills of the developers and their ilk.

Who's up for it?

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 01/20/2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Also...for every reporter that said "it stank," there would be 10 that said it was lovely and fragrant. :)

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/20/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I think we agree on the necessity of the press. I disagree that the press has been after Obama. Had the same issues arisen with anyone else, those stories wouldn't have taken years to pick up steam. I believe the narrative that Trump is "moving the press out of his way" is narrative fabricated by some of the media who have been called out about their bias. To expand the access of the press outside the 40-50 elite in the WH press corps to hundreds as has been discussed would be a good thing. That may not make those 40-50 elitists happy, but it should make Americans happy. I'll withhold my judgment to see what actually transpires and if, as you suggest, Trump "moves the press out of his way," I'll be right next to you in expressing outrage.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/20/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I think there were many many out cries over the last 8 years. Many many things were uncovered after the fact and then reported on after the press was lied to. As they have with past admins. Look at the Clinton debacle, the Bengazi debacle as well as the E mail crap. There has been no pass. Those are a big part of why I didnt vote for her. Hell Obama couldnt fart without some reporter saying it stank. I think he has been the most scrutinized President in my lifetime. There should never be a pass for anyone that represents the People of this Country no matter what party a person support's. I didnt vote for Trump simply because he has not shown me hes trust worthy or knows what hes getting into. Now that hes trying to move the press out of his way is just another reason to make me wonder what hes going to be or is hiding. Frankly that should worry every American. But again thats my opinion.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/20/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Rocky Smith: I agree 100% that transparency is necessary from any administration. Why, then, was there no outcry for the lack of transparency for the last eight years? This doesn't give anyone a pass, but selectively demanding access from one administration, after having given a pass for another because you like him is not the answer. And while I agree that "many of the news programs reported what they were being fed because access to the truth was being hidden," when the truth is hidden, it is the sacred responsibility of the free press to find it and report it with integrity. So, for a press machine to have refused to find and uncover the truth and accept what was handed to them as truth to then suddenly make calls to integrity in reporting is a hollow cry. If it were genuine, it would have not started as no. 45 is sworn in but would have been omnipresent. Yes, access is essential and it must be there. But to expect that any official would welcome false reporting is a ridiculous expectation--no more than it would have been for me at the local level to praise the libelious and lying rhetoric published by the Gazette about me. I still gave them access, but they had no interest in genuine integrity if it it didn't match their agenda and I would certainly feel justified in calling them out for their lack of integrity. That was my right. It should be the right of the President to call out the lack of press integrity.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/20/2017 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Joel How do you fight against corruption? Ive watched you fight back against many of the outright lies right here in the Springs. You had access to the truth. Many of the news programs reported what they were being fed because access to the truth was being hidden. If innuendo is all your being fed then innuendo is all thats going to come out until the truth is found. Transparency from any administration is the only way the whole truth is going to be reported on the first time. If this President and his people want only the truth to be reported then access must be there and the truth must be told from the start.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/20/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

I'm sorry...on the one hand they want access (and should get it) yet on the other they threaten by innuendo that they'll fill their airtime and column inches with revenge for their perceived mistreatment--not with a commitment to
integrity. This is what many people rejected and why trust in the media is at an all-time low: instead of laying unbiased information for citizen consumption to form their own opinions that media outlets are picking sides and then trying to fill airtime and column space to support their side. That is not the kind of journalism that benefits a free republic.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 01/20/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Ex-gay like me

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Posted by Winnie Richie on 01/20/2017 at 3:45 AM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech are both enshrined in the Constitution. Before Putin's Puppet takes the oath of office, his right to harangue the press is protected by his right to free speech. Once he is sworn in, however, he is no longer a private citizen and he is duty-bound to defend the press. Any attempt to "slap down" the media will be seen for what it is--illegal government censorship and possibly an impeachable offense.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/19/2017 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Trump to media - Behave and be decent or get slapped down again. The media bullies earned what they got.

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Posted by 80923 on 01/19/2017 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Prime 25 opens in Ivywild; Red Leg announces new brew

I was thinking the same thing about the wage. We are members of the ymca and as soon as the election was over they said they had to raise the rates because of the increase in wages. What a bunch of BS. It's barely going up this next year. When I have checked their jobs online, this last year, I saw they are already paying most people around $9 an hour, so its not gonna hurt them. Cost of living has gone up a lot in the last 10 to 15 years, so should wages but companies just want to keep all the extra themselves.

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Posted by Christyc25 on 01/19/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

A true Journalist will keep Politicians honest and forthright. Think of the many things that have came to light because of the freedom of the press. Watergate, Iran Contra, WMDs that were there but then were not, that goofball Weiner, Clinton with his pants down the list goes on and on. Who will keep these guys on the up and up with out the press. Wheres all the freedom loving, liberty loving Conservatives now. These are our rights to ya know.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/19/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Casting Spells

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Re: “Media to Trump: Game on

Pam

Can you just Tweet this out?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Ballot issues in Colorado Springs city election

Tannim

Considering CSF is attempting to exercise influence they might not really possess, and the rather inept handling that Cassiana and Lane provided in their initial failure - would it not make sense to vote for the measure to increase the votes required for sale of portions of Colorado Springs Utilities up from a simple majority vote to one requiring 60% voter approval?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs Forward holds fundraiser for select council candidates

What about electing replacements for Dist 2 and Dist 3 - and vote to keep the current council members in place? They are predictably ultra-conservative and regressive but they have not been part of the problem - with the exception of Bennett and the public is stuck with him anyway - none really seem to be total "roll-over votes" for the power groups. For the 'trust' problem that seems to be a regular topic of conversation, is that not at the top and the Chief of Staff?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/19/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Commissioner egos, mental health resources, a letter to Lamborn, and more

Mike Endres: You don't get it; the Indy didn't go by actual gender, they went by identified gender!

Harold Mason: Respectful cooperation goes both ways, so bug the Democrats on that; a serious budget was killed in each of the past 5 years by the Democrats, too; expanded health care coverage is not a federal delegated power (read your Constitution); infrastructure spending is a state issue; AGW is a political joke; equal pay for women is a marketplace issue, not a government issue; promoting alternative energy is the job of the marketplace, not government; essential regulations as defined by whom?; common-sense gun control is not made by regulation and restriction but by training and education; women's health is not a federal government issue; and immigration policy is a mess.

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Posted by Tannim on 01/19/2017 at 2:06 PM

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