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Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

What does that say about the people who live in his District? Not much. They continue to keep voting him into office, over and over, and over again. So, if they lose their healthcare coverage, that's on THEM! They will have gotten what THEY wanted and deserve! They have always known where he stands and on which side he votes. Too bad, so sad. I for one, won't be shedding any tears for them.

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Posted by mbomcar on 05/06/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

Remember, primary rules in Colorado have changed ...

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Posted by leloupe on 05/06/2017 at 7:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Not surprising in this city of 1830s sensibility.

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Posted by Donna Drialo on 05/06/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Did the Visitors Convention Bureau, City Economic Development Office, Regional Business Alliance or whatever their name of the week is try to work with you to keep your event in Colorado Springs?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 05/06/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Tiny House Jamboree to leave Colorado Springs

Darin here from the Jamboree. The event was international. 10 countries that we know of represented. 50% from out of state. Hotels were booked solid, restaurants, businesses swamped north, and we were warned if we backed up traffic in I 25 like the first year, we would be shut down. :)

Unfortunately the event was and is getting too big for our small band of grassroots staff and volunteers. I applaud them and appreciate the staff at the Air Force Academy for the great relationship last year. It was a good venue for where it was at, but has evolved quickly into needing much bigger facilities with indoor space as well.

I hate to see it leave my town, but like last year...it got too big and we needed to make some very fast decisions and changes. We hope to be back!

More announcements to come.

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Posted by Darin Joseph Zaruba on 05/05/2017 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival has it all

Like!

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 05/05/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

For those who voted for Drumpf and Lamborn, you're getting exactly what you wanted and what you deserve. If you lose your healthcare, you'll have no one to blame BUT YOURSELVES. They made it VERY clear where they stood on this issue; and the fact that they celebrated afterwards is just downright sickening! That you think they care about YOU is sad; because they don't; just themselves. And they care about women least of all. There were 13 Republicans who worked on this Bill...ALL old, white men; not ONE woman on the committee and it shows in the Bill! They won't even pay for contraception for women, but WILL pay for Viagra for men! Who do they think gets women pregnant? The Easter Bunny? I guess they expect them to stay at home and be pregnant for their entire lives. The other group taking a big hit, the elderly of course....SAD!

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Posted by mbomcar on 05/05/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

Good luck trying to vote him out. He was almost ousted during last years county convention, but stomped his opponents in the primary and the general elections. He'll only be out of office if he decide to leave or the Republican leadership wants him out.

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Posted by Richard M. Shirley on 05/05/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Mayor John Suthers warns against 'sanctuary city' policy, Green party pushes ahead

Mr. Suthers should know that ICE can come in to *any* part of the nation, period. There is *no* "sanctuary" from that.

What right-wing racists want is to appropriate city and state resources to carry out a federal function. That is the kind of thing "conservatives" have called an "unfunded mandate" on other issues. But not on this.

It is destructive because this war on law-abiding immigrants will increase crime because crimes won't be reported by those who fear police will reported them to ICE.

Besides, the U.S. farm policies and NAFTA *created* the illegal immigration problem by wrecking the livelihood of millions of Latin Americans. See "How NAFTA and Farm Policy Subsidies Created the Illegal Immigration Problem"
http://www.exponentialimprovement.com/cms/…

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Posted by scubafox on 05/05/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Acid Bath aftermath: Dax Riggs shakes off his psychic residue

Dax could take over the world with just his guitar and his "gift of a golden voice." So fuckin tragically beautiful. Much love to him for getting me through the worst times in my life with his unrivaled talent for crafting the perfectly imperfect. <3

Posted by Kelli White on 05/05/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

the grabber in chief voters will also get hosed as the rural hospitals will be closing in droves... but at least there isn't a black or woman president... old people will start paying 5 times more now... how's that working for all you old farts out there... let's celebrate... break out the bud light woooohooo.

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Posted by happyfew on 05/05/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

laimbrain will really hear it when the veterans realize they are getting hosed. no more going to a regular hospital for care... even if you have to wait years... this bill will be the anchor that will sink these foolish repubs. even safe ol' laimbrain.

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Posted by happyfew on 05/05/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Wommack's pathway to prominence

Please keep researching this man. You have already demonstrated adequately that no one was raised from the dead in Pritchett. Keep checking out his claims to raising the dead, including his wife and son. You write well. A book on the subject would be helpful. His son's former wife, Desiree, has quite a story to tell that could potentially add a lot to setting the record straight.

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Posted by Bobby Garringer on 05/04/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

Hello I am about to become homeless with my one year old daughter because since I came to Colorado springs I have not been able to obtain work due to the fact that I cant get child care for my daughter and I have a family that has been keeping us while it has been cold but I have to find space for me and my daughter and child care so I can get to work and start an active life with my kid.

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Posted by Devonire Horne on 05/04/2017 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

Get rid of the "strong mayor" scheme. If we don't get rid of the 'strong mayor' then the in-crowd only needs to buy one politician to get what they want.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/04/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Lamborn votes 'yes' on GOP health care bill as constituents storm local office

Hi Nat,
In regard to what you stated in your article: "The ACHA dissenters may be in the minority in El Paso County, where a majority voted for Trump, but they're in the majority nationwide"
Is there any way to get a total count from Lamborn's office of how many voters called\faxed\emailed\visited his office opposing the AHCA vs. those who were in favor to back up your claim above? Obviously the count would only be for the COS office but it would give a better picture of how many of Lamborn's specific constituents were opposed to the bill vs. those who were in favor of it.
Thanks for your help!

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Posted by ColoSprings_fan on 05/04/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Gazette's new marijuana series is actually journalism

Journalism is a relative strength of the Gazette; editorializing and adapting to changing times, not so much.

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Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 05/04/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Air Force to UCCS? Concerns over a chancellor finalist

Another person that would have been a better candidate is William J. Lennox Jr. He is a former West Point superintendent. Also, he received a PhD in English from Princeton and is a current civilian university president.

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Posted by Colorado Commentator on 05/04/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Reader: Public media is essential to democracy

I really thought Rev. Gary Glover's rebuttal to my letter was fair and made reasonable arguments. However I don't choose the headlines and was given a different headline in the online version of the CSIndy. That being Defund Public Media, itll be fine which was more objective than in the print edition (No more public media).

Yes, we have freedom of the press and that freedom allows for a news media to publish a newspaper to inform the public on what it going on around them. Our founders did not know or envisioned TV, Radio, or the world wide web in their day, but if they did they would be passionate about their freedom of speech over trying to be fair. Arguments for the Fairness Doctrine back might have been legit due to the scarcity of media outlets and thus the doctrine plus declaring that the airwaves are owned by the public were the norm. However these things were used as an excuse for our Government to censor certain dissenting views of the day.

The Fairness Doctrine was used to crush the view of people who not only oppose John Fitzgerald Kennedy but even those who opposed Richard Milhous Nixon. Ronald Reagan who had a passion for what the founders believed in through his admiration did away with this doctrine allowing oppose views to be heard without the threat of iron fisted government. It allowed the commercial News/Talk formats to embrace a consistent format of Conservative viewpoints which it was not allowed to in the past, although conservatives and libertarians and those who question our government like Peter Boyles, Mike Rosen, Hugh Hewitt, Neal Boortz were able to thrive before the Fairness Doctrine.

I have not been advocating the elimination of public media altogether. I have been questioning how American public is funded. For the most part our public media is funded by private free will contributions by individual people, Private Foundations, and Business (Corporate and Smaller).

Nobody can honestly answer the question why must the American People (i.e. hard working taxpayers) continue to fund these services; especially when major market stations like WNET-TV, WGBH-TV-FM in Boston, or KQED-TV-FM in San Francisco not only have a good amount of viewers and/or listeners but get a good amount of money from the CPB for their hard efforts to raise funds for these stations?

I have heard from those who worked in public media about certain grants that the CPB gives to stations who can raise significant funds on their own. No different than your matching grants that someone proposes during fund drives. So public media does choose winners and losers themselves. Sounds like another wealth redistribution scam to me. I also heard that the CPB even scammed certain stations out of the money they were supposed to get.

I doubt that our founders wanted a federally funded press when they were putting our great nation together. Nice try Rev. Glover, but your arguments do fall short there.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 05/04/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Reader: Suthers' quote is a staggering piece of irony

If you are interested in the details of Save Cheyenne's appeal you can learn more. Just visit Save Cheyenne on Facebook and view the excellent video featuring Charles Norton explaining the case point by point. The video is compelling and the results of this appeal will unquestionably set precedent across the country and far into the future.
Donations for legal fees will be gratefully accepted at www.savecheyenne.org.

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Posted by doonya on 05/04/2017 at 10:44 AM

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