I wonder how a person can follow what they claim to be 'heavy lifting'?
Seems the patient is still burdened in this city by decisions made by the state trying to reduce the crime of growing.
typical uptight conservative... I thought johns posts were funny and sarah showed her uptightedness.
Only Sarah Jack could claim to 'lighten the mood' and be bitter about it. Who knew she was so bad at concealing her contempt? She was so eager to land one on John, she completely missed his feint. Maybe she occasionally lashes out at random people to expunge the bad feelings she has left from her encounter with the IRS.
The problem is that May is of the same political ilk as those backing Gaebler's opponent so one will never know whether or not his decisions are made without respect to political affiliations.
How is the weather in Albania, Toddy? If you are not a bot, are you on Putin's payroll?--or are you a willing dupe?
Keith King took a bribe!
He voted for something this City doesn't want or need in exchange for money to fix a park. Not to mention that council wasn't told about the insurance money until after this vote.
As always, THANK you Pam Zubeck for keeping an eye on things. A "little horse trading"?!? Is that a euphemism for "greasing the palms"? Keith, you are, and always have been, repugnant!
It's truly frightening and disturbing how ignorant and naive Trump is; those are the same kind of people he "targeted" for his base. What does it say about this Country that all of his sexual molestation's were NOT enough for people to change their votes. It says that we do NOT respect women in this Country! Clueless doesn't even begin to describe Trump. He and His Presidency are a sick, sad joke. The people he surrounds himself with and the material he reads is so far right as to be truly scary. Everything he has set into motion thus far makes me very fearful for the future: giving the seriously mentally ill guns, and then not wanting to pay for their healthcare for example; Really? Getting rid of ALL Clean air initiatives; dumping sludge into our streams. How can anyone with a single iota of intelligence think any of that is okay? It boggles the mind! His failure to ever apologize when he's wrong just proves what a small, little man he is. And to quote Bill Maher, "Trump lies as easily as I breathe"! So true. What are we to do? Our hands are tied because Republicans OWN this Government. How did we let it all slip away?
We have Republicans to thank for "Citizens United" and "dark money" being funneled into local elections. It stinks to high heaven!
i have reached out to Jill Gaebler on 4 different occasions to discuss the state of our 911 system and why it takes so long to answer the calls....and why c.s.p.d. has known about this problem for OVER 4 YEARS, yet NO ONE wants to fix it. Jill Gaebler wont even return my calls. Is this the type of person we want on the city council? not that i'm voting for anyone in this joke of an election, THEY ARE ALL BAD CHOICES. I don't know about Iverson other than she wants to shut down our pot trade and thinks she can fix our roads, where it hasn't been done before. Point is EVERYONE SAYS THEY WILL DO BETTER THAN THE LAST GUY BUT WHEN THEY GET ELECTED THEY SIT ON THEIR ASSES AND SPEW EXCUSES.........
No proof Trump was illegally wire taped? Checked the news lately? I wish all you "journalists" would spend as much time on real news as all the anti Trump fake news you all manufacture.......
Not only in the two comments immediately preceding this one, but also duly noted amongst my neighbors and acquaintances, one consistently gets a sense of resignation. A shrug of the shoulders, perhaps a sigh, and if not actually said ... then clearly thought .... "What can you do? That's just the way it is." I wouldn't call it sad mbomcar, I would call it (1) infuriating and (2) unacceptable - in the extreme. Forgive me for being trite, but this city has gone to the dogs. And it will continue its pathetic slide downhill unless or until that sense of resignation turns into HEARTY INDIGNATION. The Gazette stinks, and lately the Independent seems to have fallen into a bit of a reactionary mode which, while perfectly understandable given the strong presence of Mr. Anschutz's Gazette, does little to serve the citizens of this sickly city as well as might be done. What this town needs until sanity returns is news which steers completely clear of political mindset and adheres without fail to ice cold factual reporting. Perhaps solidly led, financially secure, and underhanded-influence-free towns and cities can absorb and deal with strong political bias in their news, but a city which is in dire straits like Colorado Springs cannot.
Richard Skorman has it right .... "Not left, not right ..... Forward."
It saddens me that so many people don't use one of our most important rights; that of voting. It also saddens me that so many of our elections are bought with dark money and lies. It's obvious that Republicans own this City and are always financed by developers and outsiders. That is NOT a good thing, and it's sad. There SHOULD be Equal Representation! One need only look at the current dysfunction in Washington to see how badly (under Citizens United) and the Russians, that ONE Party holds sway over ALL branches of Government. I naively, believe in Fair and Equal; but I know that is not reality. I fear for the future of not only this City, but our Federal Government as well with all the corruption, lies, and underhandedness. When did those things become values and virtues? What happened to Integrity? Is this what we're teaching our future generation? SAD!
From today's front-page Gazette article: "We dont have to trade, said Councilman Bill Murray. We dont have to have that (Norwood) land. It should be put out to competitive bid. That property is going to be extremely valuable once the Olympic Museum is built. This is a sweetheart deal."
City Leaders are determined to "revitalize" downtown, and particularly the area SW of downtown in which Jenkins owns numerous properties. The vote on the land swap has been postponed until after the April 4 election, when it is likely - if money and propaganda can buy votes - that new faces that support the schemes of developers will be elected to the council.
The Gazette makes this deal appear to be complicated, what with the owner obligated to clean up the City's contaminated property. But it's really not so complicated. Jenkins sees the trade as being advantageous to HIM and that - not the Common Good - is the reason for the trade.
I find it interesting that all the millions that are now being made due to legal sales of Marijuana and still they are cutting funding to education. Where is the money going. It is time for a reckoning and transparency in the funds for education where they are actually being spent!
Puppy Mill is an official term set in a 1984 court case as being a large scale breeding facility where making money is the only concern. The well being of the mom's and dad's of those puppies is not considered.
Also, Humane Watch is an organization formed to discredit the Humane Society of the United States by spreading mistruths about them.
That would be the Koch brothers' dark money group, citizens protecting our constitution - who are also heavily involved in citizens for self governance, which is busily passing legislation in over 30 states that will destroy the constitution. Which, for the record, includes such charmers as sean Hannity, glenn beck, rush Limbaugh, mike Huckabee and the queen of Alaska, who can see Russia from her front porch - sarah palin.
As a politician who is "supported by conservatives," Ms. Crow-Iverson needs to assure voters that she is not colluding with Vladimir Putin to smear her opposition.
For health care funding ask the State of Colorado since it receives a share of funds awarded in the Master Settlement Agreement from the lawsuit against tobacco companies. 1999 through 2016 Colorado received $1,599,012,220.77 total. This was to cover tobacco-related illness costs and education. Guess how much it actually is spent on tobacco related healthcare and education for those years? 23 million dollars and they are cutting that amount yearly. The total amount would cover just about everyone every year for health coverage would it not? But state governments are spending it elsewhere or selling their awards to security traders. This settlement will continue into perpetuity or until tobacco is no longer grown and sold.
Correct my figures if I read them wrong, that kind of money I cannot fathom, I live below poverty level. It is in the interest of the big spenders in every state's capitol to keep cigarettes sales going. They sure are not spending that money on healthcare but it is being spent. (They even charged the tobacco companies under RICO!)
When we hear the phrase "government funded" or "government backed" or "paid to the government" it is actually tax payers dollars. Government does not earn a dime but they can spend them and deny you and I anything they wish. They cannot "create jobs" either but they can eliminate them. It may be a blessing to not have a professional politician in The White House- after all, the Democrats and Republicans have been running the show for years and handpicking who gets to run... Guess what? They have screwed it up beyond belief. This president may have more in common with the common people than you know. (Obama went on and on about "it is time for common-sense laws". If he had a brain he would have realized that he was implying the laws they have been making were then nonsense. Or if his followers had a brain...) (nobody would pass a background check if our metal stability were to be measured as they have in essence driven all of us crazy)
God knows that since FDR the country has been in stranglehold that tightens more and more. Government created agencies that have done nothing but help tighten the noose need to be abolished. Meanwhile the propaganda machine has been fine-tuned and is so well oiled that many would be completely stupefied should they wake up and see the light. Nobody would or could run their own household the way government runs this country.
We live in the land of milk and honey they used to tell us, where we can be anything we desire. But something is terribly wrong in a society that uses "community service" as a punishment and punishes homeless people for begging- all in the name of "public safety". Standing on a median between opposing traffic lanes with painted sign asking for donations (milk and honey) is dangerous (you can't be that) yet standing in the street between two painted on white lines (a cross-walk) is totally safe?!
Land of the Free...
Jenkins and Anschutz own COS - what they want, they get. And the City has Jenkin's back. The article says: "RBD is in a situation where it can benefit the entire community by selling this property to Master Developer." Explain to me how the University Village Colorado shopping center on N. Nevada, across from UCCS property, benefitted the "entire community" and taxpayers when ALL the sales tax collected for 30 years goes to paying down the City's debt incurred to build UVC and NONE of the sales tax goes into the General Fund? The City's involvement in this enterprise was a great deal for the developer, but not for the City. And virtually all of the UVC tenants are national chains, a practice that is not supportive of Colorado businesses, and we can expect a "Master Developer" to bring in more chain restaurants and retail.
But Jenkins/Anschutz also want the appearance of legitimacy, and hence they buy and place their development supporters on the City council. Naysayers to developer's schemes to transfer the risk and costs of development to the taxpayers can expect to be tarred and feathered by editorials in the Anschutz owned Gazette, whose editorial board includes Anschutz's son.
Re the current election, I'm surprised that Gaebler is persona non grata with developers, particularly Nor'Wood/Jenkins, since she is on record saying that the BLR annexation agreement should be revised and taxpayers should bear millions of dollars of the infrastructure costs of Jenkin's BLR development, which is contradictory to the Judge's recent ruling that ALL infrastructure and other development costs were SOLELY the responsibility of the developer. It would be helpful for voters to hear from Gaebler as to how she as a Council member would vote on this issue.
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