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Re: “Local poll looks into political endorsements and their influence

"Colorado Springs Forward is trusted on endorsements by 5.4 percent of respondents."

There may are hope for this town yet. I wish you had asked how the public feels about candidates endorsed by the Broadmoor. On second thought, I think you did ....
Broadmoor = Gazette.

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Posted by Mur on 03/01/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

I used to get frustrated about the streets. Solved the frustration. Stay home. Have stuff delivered. Got rid of dog. Bought a cat.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 03/01/2017 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Suthers: Not wild about gorging on a military build-up

Home town politicos, like Little Johnny, overestimate their importance in matters of local concern.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 03/01/2017 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Health care concerns push constituents to hold their own town halls

Thank you for this article. Hundreds of constituents have been trying to get through to Lamborn's office, and he not only ignores us, his staff is often combative and horribly rude. There is a large group of Indivisible folks who would love to follow up with some of our personal stories about our dealings with his office.

Also significant, is that I have called his office every day to see if he has any comments for the over 250 of his constituents that put aside an entire evening to ask questions, many of whom prepared speeches, and not to mention the lovely volunteers who worked hard to put the event together. He has no comment. How incredibly insulting to his constituents. Please keep holding him accountable.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 03/01/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

So, I took my dog for a walk, on Weaver Drive, and I measured some of the cracks. One was about 8 inches wide, 4 inches deep, and stretched all of the way across the street. Another had a caved in side, so it was 12 inches across, from 0 to 4 inches deep, and stretches all of the way across the street. I am going to bet that Weaver Drive is not the only neighborhood street that did not get any fixing.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Roger Bird on 03/01/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

That might work for the first person or group to come in, Mr. K--, but since even the people who were here before 1492 came over in waves over hundreds if not thousands of years, some may have even come across the Pacific and not the Beringia land bridge as traditionally taught, your "pioneer" label and objection regarding the Cheyenne, Ute, Arapaho, Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, Chippewa,Choctaw (or any of the 566 tribes) or the Aztec, Inca, Yaqui, Olmec, Zapotec, and Mayans pretty quickly falls flat on its face.

The bottom line is that if you were born here, you are NOT an immigrant and no amount of twisted logic or revisionist "alternative fact" history/sociology is going to change that.

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Posted by Dave H on 03/01/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Blazin 98.5 fans the flames of hip-hop nostalgia

Love the station, but here are my reason's why the Station is struggling to gain a larger percentage of listeners (below the Christian stations for Christs (pun intended) sake!):

1) Afternoon on air flea market (WTF?)
2) Extremely weak signal, either no bass or no treble depending on distance from Platte location. 1000 watt system and can't get my rear-view mirror to budge.
3) No consistency (what time can I tune in just to hear music? Dunno, which is why I stopped tuning in).

This town has needed a Station of this genre forever. The Beat sucks, Magic sucks. Just like the other rock stations and their 20 song rotations daily. We're in the age of online listening (i.e. Pandora, Spotify), time to step up your game or get to steppin'.

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Posted by Silky Johnson on 03/01/2017 at 3:28 PM
Posted by rainydays on 03/01/2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

My fellow animal advocates I was so proud of, we ARE making a difference for the voiceless. We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk.

17 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Francelle Moore on 03/01/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Doug Bruce strikes out on latest TABOR ruling

...figured this myopic, greedy putz would have gotten a job in D.C. with Mango Mussolini's crowd.

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Posted by Boomer49 on 03/01/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Kudos to City Council for its compassion and foresight. Municipalities nationwide have banned stores from selling dogs from puppy mills, but I would go a step further and prohibit sales from any breeder because all of them exacerbate the homeless animal overpopulation crisis. Every puppy purchased from a pet store or breeder denies a home to one waiting in a shelter, one whose life may depend on being adopted. The three dogs who share my home are all rescues. It's the only way to fly.

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Posted by Craig Shapiro on 03/01/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “White House hints at marijuana crackdown

I'd like to illustrate how others have made much the same mistake as the author of this article just did, so I am quoting the comment I made at the article to which I linked below; Megan Verlee works for Colorado Public Radio:

Megan Verlee: "U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions emphasized to a gathering of states' attorneys general that its still illegal to distribute marijuana across state lines, no matter what laws an individual state passes."

Jeff Sessions: "I would just say, it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not."

-- a particularly egregious substitution of what any number of people want to believe for reality!

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Posted by Robert Chase on 03/01/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Yes, thank you for reporting on this issue. 8 million pets enter shelters each year. Half of which will never be rehomed and are euthanized. Adopt! Don't shop! The best thing our family ever did was adopt our mini-dachsund from National Mill Dog Rescue. I urge everyone and city council to support adopting this ordinance!

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Posted by rainydays on 03/01/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Casting Spells

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Posted by Gina22 on 03/01/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Health care concerns push constituents to hold their own town halls

Another day, another piece of proof that Doug Lamborn is a stinking coward.

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Posted by OldCrank on 03/01/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “White House hints at marijuana crackdown

P.P.S. Essay to contend with the facts I cite and my argument, should you disagree.

Posted by Robert Chase on 03/01/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “White House hints at marijuana crackdown

Nat, your claim above that "The Cole memo, issued in 2013 by then-Deputy AG James Cole, spells out guidance saying the DOJ won't enforce federal law against businesses that comply with their own state marijuana laws" is simply false; to the contrary, the Ogden and Cole memoranda indicate that the Department of Injustice may prosecute violations of the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act pertaining to cannabis anytime, anywhere, irrespective of the law enforcement priorities enumerated in the memoranda. See http://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorado-ag-… and my comment there -- there never was any kind of explicit endorsement or federal sanctioning of states regulating the sale of cannabis, no matter how many times boosters of the cannabis-industry, Collaborationist (Democratic) pols, or disengaged journalists suggest otherwise. Obama's personal, unstated policy permitted the existence of dispensaries and the regulated market in cannabis; the memoranda offer no protection from Sessions' prohibitionist agenda at all.

Clueless Gov. Hack re-felonized cannabis under State law and enthusiastically signed one piece of unconstitutional legislation after another to deal with the bugbear of cannabis -- now the idiot proposes "to defend the State's constitution"! He is not the man for the job, but as it happens, it is considered settled law that the federal Controlled Substances Act takes precedence over our Constitution and there is no defense short of insurrection or individual acts of resistance sure to result in arrest or death.

The future of cannabis in Colorado is that Jeff Sesssions is likely to act to close dispensaries soon, knocking a huge hole in the budget (since the State won't collect hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue it expected from cannabis this year) and simultaneously throwing thousands of low-wage workers out of employment -- the General Assembly of Idiots and Gov. Hack have no plan to deal with the consequences.

P.S. F*ck the Marijuana Industry Group!!! These bastards have openly opposed constitutional protections for the medicinal use of cannabis and their members never had a single political word to say to their customers, their only message to them in effect being "buy here". Since 2013, MIG stood by while the General Assembly and the rest of State government engaged in an orgy of reaction against passage of Amendment 64, enacting many statutes and regulations infringing or even contradicting constitutional protections for the use of cannabis; MIG cared only that its members be allowed to sell cannabis in dispensaries, not that the rights of all cannabis users were being trampled. I would not wish federal prosecution for cannabis on anyone, but the greedheads who raked in huge profits while failing to spend a single cent on politicizing Coloradans who use cannabis or fighting Prohibition in Colorado should be at the head of the line if anyone is prosecuted.

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Posted by Robert Chase on 03/01/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

Not sure how this came into my news feed, but I hope this goes through. There are many good puppies at the animal shelter. Do you know that pure-bread is actually inbred. We used to think keeping human society pure was good too until our body parts started falling off. Youtube search "Adam ruins everything: truth about purebreds"

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Posted by Brian Coe on 03/01/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

Mayor tax and spend.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 03/01/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Mayor Suthers hits his stride in accomplishing campaign goals

Obviously Mayor Suthers does not live on Weaver Drive. The cracks (not pot holes) are so big that I almost twisted my leg on one once. And when driving, it is like a big bang on your shocks absorbers or struts every 20 to 30 feet. The cracks are so deep that once I noticed a sharp steel half ring that was a threat to people's tires, and I decided that the safest place for it was to drop it into one of the cracks.

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Posted by Roger Bird on 03/01/2017 at 5:19 AM

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