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Re: “Hope swings eternal

Diane, Solo didn't as much 'walk back' her comments as to explain them. Paraphrasing: she's a bad loser, apparently, so that's OK then. If you can show me a professional athlete who's a good loser, I'll show a professional athlete who should be preparing for a very short career. Her follow up comments were the furthest thing from an apology that one can imagine: http://nypost.com/2016/08/13/hope-solo-adm….

Part of the reason Solo is being so vilified is because this is just the next in a LONG line of outbursts from her, pillorying her USWNT predecessors, former coaches, opposing team coaches, and just about anyone else who gets her back up.

I'm not going to call her out for her passion - in fact, I applaud that. I won't apologize though for being another to bring attention to the inappropriate way in which she conducts herself. So to clarify, you're quite happy with what she said and how she represented herself, her team, and her nation at the Olympics? You would just rather she got a pass?

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Posted by Melchett on 08/24/2016 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

teabagger mentality is wait until the problem is overwhelming and will cost 10 times more to fix it... but save a few pennies today... teabagger city will never change until we elect people who will think beyond the next day, month or year. let crime get really bad... where it effects some rich old farts and then we will see some action... just like they did with the roads. freaking teabagger mentality is killing this town.

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Posted by happyfew on 08/24/2016 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Fewer Colorado Springs cops work the streets as crime rises

Why have ANY cops? Gubmint is bad. Just shut it down.
Let freedom reign.
Do it for the children.

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Posted by Dave Barnes on 08/24/2016 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Mikey Weinstein is a hero, standing up for the rights of others when they fear to stand up for themselves due to the nature of the superior/subordinate relationship in the military and the prevalence of evangelical/dominionistic tendencies among the senior enlisted and officers. He seeks to hold ALL the military leadership to their own regulations and US law, especially constitutional law.

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Posted by Mark Sebree on 08/23/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Bible approved for AFB desk

Mikey Weinstein is one evil man..

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Posted by Georgia Hileman Halloran on 08/23/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Neumann reports better performance than expected for Drake scrubbers

Neumann Systems Group is out of business they laid off their last employees in July 2016.

Posted by Matt Pfister on 08/23/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

@Melchett - I said Ronaldo got much less flak, no one seriously called for him to quit the game..or worse. I also didn't argue tactics. Bunkering is an accepted tactic but it doesn't stop a player from feeling they didn't have a chance to actually play the game, much like a home run hitter would feel disappointed when they are intentionally walked, without a chance to actually play the game. Athletes of all kinds have made comments immediately after a game that aren't pretty, and the media seeks them out hoping they'll catch them in one. Solo says it like she feels and I won't fault her for that. Like I said she walked back her choice of words later, but you refuse to acknowledge that apparently.

@happyfew - you already didn't like Solo, so I'm not surprised you agree. To say she's a horrible person, who I assume you only know through media, is quite the judgement. I only know you through your comment, so I'll reserve judgement.

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Posted by Diane on 08/23/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

agree with melchett, there is no sportsmanship is putting down the other team... only a lack of it. especially when you are in the Olympics, you not only embarrass yourself but your entire country. she is a horrible person... and she shows it in times of stress.

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Posted by happyfew on 08/23/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “City, Broadmoor negotiating over portions of the city's water system

Berry also says no decision will happen "without a public discussion/process and vote by the Utilities Board/City Council."

Suthers concurred, saying, "If a sale is proposed, there will be plenty of opportunity for public discussion."

If the preceding words were not so sadly misused in practice .... it would almost be funny to see them in print on the heels of the Strawberry Fields' landslide of public opposition being completely and utterly dismissed.

I'll say this for you gentlemen, you have no shortage of empty words.

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Posted by doonya on 08/23/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

Sorry, Diane, but that's nonsense. Ronaldo got flak for his comments, too, and rightly so.

There is no such thing as, 'and refuses to give you a chance to play the game as intended'. Some teams are better playing a certain way than others. Using your rationale, any team playing Barcelona in the last decade should hang their heads in shame because none were able to match their tika-taka play, and on those occasions when a team were able to eek out a victory through playing a more conservative type game containing Barca, they should be even more ashamed of themselves. How dare they try and impede Barca's ability to exploit space between the lines and carve them to pieces!

I would agree with you that there are varying degrees of beauty (subjectively speaking) to which the game can be played. Sweden - much like Iceland v Portugal - may not have the prettiest approach to getting the job done. But I've often found that while someone is pointing the finger at an opponent suggesting they couldn't get the job done in the 'right' way, they tend to ignore the irony of 3 fingers pointing back at them.

The US fell short, Solo had a poor tournament, she's bitter about it, and apparently incapable of conducting a post-game interview that maturely expresses that.

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Posted by Melchett on 08/23/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Hope swings eternal

Solo said what she felt and if most people who have played a sport are honest with themselves they've felt the same way. If your opponent refuses to play in a way that you know they are capable of and refuses to give you a chance to play the game as intended, then you feel hard done by..and in the aftermath of losing to that opponent, in the immediate aftermath - on a global stage, you might just say how you feel. She did walk it back in a later statement, but no one seems to want to acknowledge that. Of course parking the bus is a tactic, but one that almost every opponent hates, so seeing Solo say what many of us have felt was refreshing and vindicating for many of us less accomplished sportswomen. Ronaldo said the same thing using different verbiage and got much less flak because you know, men are supposed to be competitive..women, not so much.

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Posted by Diane on 08/23/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

Whether it be a Christian Bible, a Muslim Qu'ran, a Hindu Gita, a Wiccan Book of Shadows, or any other religious text, it has no place being displayed " in front of a computer keyboard for years" "in a common work area." Removing the Bible from the "common work area" in now way infringes on anyone's right to worship their god or practice their religion.

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Posted by Michael Wicks on 08/23/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Doctor who rid the world of smallpox dies

modern day hero

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 08/23/2016 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Peterson AFB launches commander investigation into religious display

You know, I find that the most interesting fact of this debate on bringing religious items to work for display to others by a commander is the same argument that the Conservative Christian is now using was the same argument against gay rights in the ‘90s, SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR A SPECIFIC GROUP.

Now that Gay/ Transgender Rights are considered Civil Rights by the US government, the conservatives are all alarmed and claiming that their rights have been taken away from them. I would just like to say as a 55 year old lesbian, HOW DOES IT FEEL? Not so great, but guess what, the world is changing and you may not like it but that is only because you are no longer the group in control. The next generation will take us to the next level without your bs. I am no longer a second class citizen and the Constitution of the USA will prevail in this matter. LMAO to you trolls, Rose White & Ironwood!!!

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Posted by guruD on 08/23/2016 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Next big (city) election looms just eight months away

Dream on about young people on council. To do this job well with both council and utilities board responsibilities, our current reps put in a nearly full time effort. At $6250/year that works out to far less than minimum wage. In 2013, voters decided in a landslide that they didn't want to pay any more for this job, and here we are with a large group of retirees who can actually make the time commitment. It is unreasonable to expect a young person to be able to pay for food, rent, student loans, and generally support their family while also basically volunteering full-time to govern our city and utility company. Expect "Geezer City" to be the norm for a while.

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Posted by Gabe Caunt on 08/23/2016 at 5:53 AM

Re: “That's a lot of guns

Did the shitty sage hire these morons to waste time? Mine, yours, whoever, to cover his lack of rational thought and myopic view up his rear end?
Nobody will learn from this column or the weekly rag itself and it is easy to see that- unless you were born yesterday. You will learn to hate Douglas Bruce and not know who he is or was and end it with a preposition. You will not really learn about Wyatt Earp but will have assumptions instead. You will not learn that police carry firearms because they are sane, noble and deserving. They protect themselves with firearms. And kill citizens that pose a threat of any sort, that which will be judged at that moment. They do not consider the fear they instill to be a factor. Police are the sole possessors of sound judgement, citizens are not possessing of anything but drugs and guilt. And drugs are bad, mmmmkay, don't drugs mmmmkay, if you do drugs you're bad mmmmkay....
Earp was in law enforcement and protected the saloons and brothels that he owned. He disallowed open and concealed carry and that is understandable, all pimps that run things do not want to be challenged, they just want the citizen's money. Politicians and law enforcement ran everything. There was never a "stand in the street" gunfight, face to face, one on one. That is all myth except for the OK Corral where a dozen men settled a beef with firearms. The Earp's of course were on one side of that shooting, the side of the badge, law and order, The other side? Who cares, they lost. Not trained, just cowboys... you know, assholes with guns. Earp was a sociopath and sociopaths shoot dogs. Then they might tell you it was for the public good but they do not have to tell you anything at all. That's where we are now.

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 08/23/2016 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Next big (city) election looms just eight months away

Woo! Bring on the new blood to join Gaebler and Murray!

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Posted by Lalahartma on 08/22/2016 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Is Gazette selling its political coverage?

So its okay to be politically biased if you don't get paid for it? Sorry, but true journalists are objective observers - something that has been increasingly lacking at the CSIndy for the last few years.

As for the Gazette, about the only truth we can agree upon is that its coverage now leans precipitously towards money - regardless of who provides it.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/22/2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Low-cost tiny homes could help alleviate the housing shortage

Builders will make no money on a tiny home - thus you can expect they'll use their political connections to make sure they don't become commonplace in suburban environments.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 08/22/2016 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Is Gazette selling its political coverage?

Double duty of working for the GOP is just like running articles that end up in a book written by the Editor. The G is side stepping transparency issues (editor married to GOP political activist) by re-printing editorials from the other Anschutz owned paper and running.

To cover up the Gazette's blatant right wing stance their conservative followers cry that the paper is liberal.

PS: More like Eric Singer is trying to keep a job and stay pertinent.

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Posted by TruB on 08/22/2016 at 6:30 PM

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