Tim Leigh is far from clean and not is making sure that "ratepayer" dollars are being spent wisely when it comes to Drake. Instead, he is trying to impress the people in his district with his bizarre antics, disguised as "I ask the tough questions". It's really more like uneducated questions. Leigh was the one who said "better and cheaper technology was available", but has produced no examples. You call that clean behavior or honest? Is that what you wanted him to do? The citizens have now "peeked behind his curtain" and now see what kind of person he really is.
I hope this doesn't pass. The $10k cap is phony, as written. The groups or individuals should be held accountable for their actions and statements if they are not exonerated and the accuser should be held accountable if they are exonerated. The City shouldn't have to pay for bogus allegations. Imagine how some would take advantage of that!
This Neuman is trying to steal as much money from the city in whatever way he can before he dies...we ought not allow ourselves to be this guys life insurance policy.
happyfew...you have not a clue
The emotional roller coaster that parents face raising a child with disabilities is different from most of their friends and one that doesn't end. Medicaid can help fill in gaps, in our state it takes a long time to get the support (Florida)
since when do religious organizations, especially catholics, have any credibility in regard to children. deeply religious families shouldn't be able to adopt since they will be raised to be bigots. I also wonder what kind of "counseling" these kids are getting from the catholics.
I don't think members of this current administration understand the term "conflict of interest." I wonder if they are required to take an Ethics Course required of all Public Sector employees. It is not the same as the private sector when you work in the public arena. They seem to think their actions should be accepted as unbiased just because they tell the public they are not acting in their own best interests. They should recuse themselves from anything that even has the possibility of appearing a conflict of interest.
And absolutely, having the citizens of Colorado Springs pay for their legal fees is nothing more than a get out of jail free card. We simply cannot afford to pay for city council members individual ethics violation legal fees.
Guru...actually all you homosexuals were doing just fine and cultural negotiations were always possible until you decided to make public the mean spirited aspect of your disorder, and made everything a back to the wall fight, not only asking for us to respect your misbehavior, what should have been private...but also making us change what we believe, redefining our words and institutions to fit your perversions.
I used to not really care that people were gay, but now you and others have convinced me you are an enemy of peace, you are a terrorist against the proper order...you hate the family and men specifically...so, yes I am now pretty much against anything that gays put forth.
dori: I'm thinking you are just a wee bit sensitive. You need to get over yourself.
I wasn't sticking up for tech (he is fully capable of doing that himself). I was objecting to the silly idea of a boycott. Can't anyone read and comprehend anymore? Why does everything you read need to be filtered through your prejudicial perspective? When you do that, you generally get it wrong.
As to your link, I put about as much credence in the Huffington post as I do MSNBC or the Daily Kos, which is effectively none.
Yes, siggie, all of our politicians are now changing their story on marriage equality, and no I don't care for the hypocrisy. My point was to TT that if our own reps weren't so religious and obstinate, then there would be more harmony and goodwill in our laws instead of so black and white, this or that approach to lawmaking, with this "no marriage equality ever" attitude we have seen here in Colorado for more than 20 years since Amendment 2.
We need to stop this and have more compromise in government so that all groups can be represented and respected. Secular doesn't have to mean that our government doesn't have a heart for its people.
I laugh at TT because he insists on holding onto his homophobic attitude, not for his religious beliefs. Interesting you are always sticking up for him when just a month or so ago the boards wanted his head and to boycott his business for his blantent homophobic hate speach, but you adamantly disagreed, yet you have continued to "out" me, which is unnecessary for I am not hiding myself, but it has me wondering if this is not a form of harassment since everyone is anonymous here, yet you keep bringing it up?
Below is a link for you:
And allow us the same religious freedom over our money that you want over your body.
Besides Guru...given the court ruling allowing women to kill their children, what religious people want is only to have to pay for it, as if to co-opt us into your crime.
Pay for it yourself, but don't send us the bill for your misbehavior.
Men, Guru, have always been the protectors of women and children...and men certainly should, as the spiritual leaders God instilled in them to be, put a stop to everything from irresponsible boys impregnating women, and from women killing their babies.
And given you are a lesbian and will never get pregnant...why are you even worried about abortion?
Alan Simpson: 'Men Legislators Shouldn't Even Vote On' Abortion
The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing Posted: 03/29/2013
Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) has never shied away from turning his trademark brand of colorful rhetoric on his own party, and on Thursday he did so again, in a scathing examination of the Republican approach on social issues.
In an interview published in the Los Angeles Times, Simpson, who has weighed in prominently on fiscal issues in recent years, blasted the trend of old, white Republican males feeling compelled to legislate on abortion.
"[It's] a hideous thing. It's terrible," Simpson said of the medical procedure. "But it's a deeply intimate and personal thing. ... Men legislators shouldn't even vote on it."
Simpson also called out what he saw as a "homophobic strain in our party," and accused members of the GOP of following a social agenda that was inconsistent with their broader political ideology.
"You're a Republican, you believe in get-out-of-your-life and the precious right to privacy, the right to be left alone," Simpson said. "Well then, pal, I don't care what you do. You can go worship the Great Eel at night, I don't give a rat's ... . But don't mess with me and don't then go take a position I have and wrap religion around it."
(Read the rest of Simpson's interview with the Times here.)
Simpson has expressed similar disagreements with Republicans on social issues in the past. In 2011, he targeted intolerance in the party, suggesting that it often ended up being a hypocritical display of hate.
"But I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, you know, moral values while you're diddling your secretary while you're giving a speech on moral values," he said. "Come on. Get off of it."
We all pay for this to happen for people...yet most of the money seems to be spent to pay some people to reject other people from getting the help we pay for them to have.
Solution...fire the government bureaucrats.
What happens to those of us that have depended on the food pantry? I realize how selfish I sound, but our family heavily depend on that pantry to get by. No word up. So we used some of the precious gas, hoping for something to help Easter meal. Get there, to late to go anywhere else. Blessed Easter.
I agree tech. I believe in giving people much latitude if it does not harm others or mess with their rights. However, I don't think the government should be involved. They should get out of the marriage business, the abortion and other forms of birth control business and most all other business. I can't understand why people believe a bigger government means more freedom.
Actually Planned Parent should run as other not for profits and raise money from people who like what they do rather from than tax payers who are given no choice, and whose religious principles are compromised and tread upon by this government funding.
Miz dori: I'm all for you and your civil unions or marriage. However, when you (rightly) chastise the Republicans for changing because of pure politics, please include Obama as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton who recently did the same thing. I mean, you want to be fair don't you. One thing I've noticed about you Miz dori, You laugh your ass off a lot. Can't be much left.
TT- Sounds like the GOPs are the ones to blame on this matter. I would suggest you call your Republican Reps and tell them they F'd up when they didn't pass last years bill, but wait, last year they couldn't vote for Civil Unions because that would have been soooo wrong, yet this year they are all now changing their stance to get votes for the next election. LMAO!!!
Also, how come nobody is making noise about Texas taking funding away from Planned Parenthoods who provide low cost exams, prevention screening and birthcontrol, but this is a major travisty? Only a man would take that view of women's health.
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