Is it me or did we not see a whole crop of Storm Trooper themed Dodge Chargers hit the streets Jan 1 this past year?
Wow. This will be a very interesting power struggle. Bach vs City Council, round 10 begins. I find it fascinating that City Council proposed budget changes that were recommended or requested by citizens during a public input process, yet Bach struck down the requests and suggestions from the population in a blatant act of disregard for the People's will. That's called tyranny, folks.
Same Warren Burger who used to answer his door in his underwear and carrying a revolver?
BTW, since Burger's statements an incredible body of academic works have been published completely refuting him.
I've liked a lot about John Hazlehurst's thinking over the years, but it's never been a case of seeing 100% eye to eye. This column makes it official: John is an old-timer. His use of the term "economic stagnation" reveals he isn't as hip as he might like to be. The world has entered a new era; we're seeing the end of ever-expanding economies. There is just no more planet to plunder. So the idea that we are standing still if we aren't building something is just so yesterday.
Someone should have told us that the ransom we paid to keep the USOC in town was just a down payment. If we believe what John is telling us, we are already being threatened with USOC departure if we don't ante up again - and so soon! It feels like a sequel to Goodfellas. And it's pretty hard to have a return on investment at this rate.
Now, I think the Olympic museum is a great idea. But if it's a ransom payment, no thank you. And if a retired widow trying to decide between medicine and heat has to subsidize it with her tax dollars, no thank you. There has to be another way.
And a publicily subsidized stadium for a professional sports team? This is the one time I might be glad to live in a city so tax-averse. Not just no, but hell no! It will never happen if the public has to provide a penny.
C'mon, John, you know this scheme was cooked up by dinosaurs to enrich land speculators and developers. We can do better. We don't need to swallow this lousy deal just because you think a city that's not pouring more concrete is not a successful city. That is yesterday's metric.
I love this city. I want it to be a wonderful place to live. But I'm a naysayer on this, because it was cooked up with yesterday's recipes.
"They welcomed the future — they didn't fight it."
I wish the council and mayor were so forward thinking. If they would just accept that marijuana is now legal and we could use the tax money. Instead the mayor fixes things the only way he know how "build a building".
Good for you Matthew. I love it! Thanks for being an advocate and all your hard work in the El Paso community.
What's the big deal about replacing policy patrol cars? Seattle, a city with fewer citizens than El Paso County, is still driving their Ford Crown Victorias which have be out of production so some time.
The strong-mayor ballot measure provided for the mayor's veto and the council's override, correct? Rather than Melcher pointing to a situation at the state level, he should have pointed to the city ballot provisions. After nearly three years, the lawyer hasn't acted like he understands public law. Does he leave office next month?
The link provided by OldCrank is a comparison of county spending, not city. The Springs Fire Department doesn't rely on El Paso County tax money for its support.
Online statements by the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychoanalytic Association all agree that corporal punishment of children is not only counterproductive but is likely to be abused in its dispensation and achieves only short-term behavioral changes at the risk of long-term behavioral problems. In short, it, just like so-called 'reparative therapy' for homosexuality, also endorsed & promoted by Rosebush, demonstrate him to be a creature of ideology (specifically James Dobsons' right-wing Domionist Christianity) and not a thinking scientist concerned with identifying and applying best principles (as if his manipulation of a plagiarized Dobson quote doesn't raise enough suspicions). The real question this raises is why was this person employed by the AFA and why is he still?
I wanted tickets, and tried online, but their site won't work well with my iMac.
After this review I'll just pass and watch the annual TV showing.
An excellent book on this issue is Wheat Belly: http://tinyurl.com/o3wne7d
Here's what's wrong with CSFD: http://tinyurl.com/4f7drf3
One look at tax rates here tells the tale: http://tinyurl.com/4f7drf3
Our idiot voters are voting themselves out of existence: Sieg Heil TABOR.
Good grief, those USAF "manuals" are utter trash and so is Dobson's book. If this is what passes for USAF training we are in deep trouble.
Masquerading as evangelicals, Dobson and his followers are nothing but goons.
Another glowing success for TABOR, intent upon destroying our society.
The council needs to scrutinize the financials of the C4C proposal. The cost to city/county taxpayers over a 30-year period is $350M. Can we afford to use most of our borrowing capacity on these 4 projects with the hope that a stadium etal will revitalize downtown, attract tourists, and spur the local economy when there are other truly urgent needs? The mayor is chasing after "free" sales tax rebate dollars which are only 8% of the total cost of C4C.
Also, it's alarming that a bond issuance does not require a vote of the people. This, in addition to the facts of the financing, makes C4C worthy of the council's attention. One councilman, Joel Miller, is doing the digging on our behalf. http://www.joelmillercoloradospringscityco… but the magnitude of C4C demands that the full council take C4C seriously.
Elaine, it looks like your claims of "fraud" have been sufficiently debunked and shot full of holes (no pun intended) by not one, but three educated, informed individuals who chose to research the subject instead of letting blind partisanship guide their thoughts and deeds. Care to explain and/or defend your initial stance at this point?
What is the purpose to this investigation? To crucify someone, or to improve response for future fires? It certainly can't undo the fire. Clearly the fire was totally out of control shortly after units arrived, and in the hands of the state in an hour - what was the the Black Forest chief supposed to have done differently?
Gappmayer did it with smoke and mirrors and he left as it was catching up with him.
the day that we got our dog tags in boot camp in June of 1976 I was ridiculed by a Baptist recruit who thought it his duty to check everybody's tags to see who was "Christian" and not - my tags said "CATH" for Catholic, but he berated me LOUDLY anyhow. Said I couldn't possibly be a Christian.
Fortunately he was later reprimanded by a Company Commander who found out from another what the kid was doing.
I was raised Catholic, and the term was on the tags mainly to keep peace with my family back home. I had already decided that religion was poppycock - and he just further proved my point. You have, yet again. FOOL.
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