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Re: “Sorry Dems, biased media, the Electoral College, and more

Wolverton starts well, ends in fits. Trump simply wants to destroy China. Together with Putin, they will be the unopposed Empire. Iran can't do shit, except nuke Beirut. There will be no war on the DeathStar. The rebels will share the fate of the children of Aleppo. I have a Trump shaving kit made in China. Somebody really pissed him off over there. Europe will be on their own. Africa will continue to be irrelevant. Mexicans will actually be better off, white people don't pick strawberries. Cancelling bloated defense projects will be good for all except EPC, YOU CAN LEAVE NOW, LAMBORN, YOU WEASEL! Trump and Sheen, what's up? WINNING! More, tiger blood Charlie? You bet! Thanx Donald, ur a badass, men all over the world fear and revere you, Ceasar! Obama was a compassionate, eloquent, classy, prez. That is over. It's a brave new world where the KGB is with 45 and the CIA is not. Delicious Heyoka! The dark agent is a masterful instructor!

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Posted by makeitgreatonce on 12/14/2016 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

Wow, What a disappointing column, Mr. Hazlehurst. You missed quite a bit in your research. And your comments from Tom Stand show that he's simply repeating the same old talking points. The monitors have never ever been over Manitou Springs, or over the Cheyenne Mtn and Broadmoor neighborhoods where the pollution plume is at it's worst. Gordon Pierce from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has stated the current monitor you and Tom reference is not even in the right place to measure SO2 from the Drake plume. And if you'd bothered to look at the data, even it has measurements over the NAAQS.
Further, the EPA holds Modeling as the Gold Standard because it uses emissions data from the stacks and meteorological data to show where the plume travels over our fair city and what amount of pollution it's carrying. So yes, modeling is very important. 3 models by different organizations all show non-attainment of the NAAQS, the SO2 is high and that's very bad for our lungs.
How can you say the lawsuit is fizzled when the City is desperately seeking to punish Leslie Weise? The real question is, who is pulling the strings with the City's lawyer? Who's acting like a dictator from a 3rd world country trying to muzzle a citizen seeking just the truth of a government report? Is it the Mayor? Or CSU? Or the Utility Board?

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Posted by Jacquie Ostrom on 12/14/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

Two Million Tons! On standard day of 30 mb pressure and 60F - the cubic volume of space for one ton of carbon dioxide is approximately a cube 27' x 27' x 27' - which is about the cubic volume of the average house in Old Colorado City.

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 12/14/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Latest Drake legal battle fizzles

No John it is about something! The monitors were not located in the areas where the plume from Drake settles along the foothills. It specifically settles in the Cheyenne Mountain and Skyway neighborhoods. It evens wafts all the way up to Manitou.

Specifically the Gold Camp Elementary is at ground zero. Those elementary children are exposed to dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide. Earlier this year in a hearing about Drake, Lisa Devore with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment acknowledged the risk to the children and committed to installing a monitor nearby the school. She quietly withdrew that commitment as a result of political pressure from El Paso County.

CSU has shown its true character to attempt to silence critics. Shame on you Jerry Forte.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 12/14/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

Trump has one, singular goal, to destroy China.

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Posted by whaaaat on 12/12/2016 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

It will be a refreshing change to see business and military people in the cabinet instead of the usual political hacks and social activists - neither of whom ever held a real job or ran a business that actually needed to make money.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 12/08/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Where are the Trump populists?

The Trump voters were conned. Simple as that. Stocks soared once the banksters realized how profits would soar sans regulations, taxes, or environmental rules.

Reagan is dancing in his grave. Heil Trump!

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Posted by billd on 12/08/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “CSU's lack of transparency, veterans defending the Constitution, and more

2.12. Balance of Free Exercise of Religion and Establishment Clause. Leaders at all levels must balance constitutional protections for their own free exercise of religion, including individual expressions of religious beliefs, and the constitutional prohibition against governmental establishment of religion. They must ensure their words and actions cannot reasonably be construed to be officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief.

Wearing the uniform while doing that evangelizing is a reasonable construction of officially endorsing their faith by the military, and such is as much of a no-no as engaging in partisan politics while wearing the uniform, which violates the Hatch Act.

Colonel Crews is simply incorrect, and needs to get his facts straight. And Cadet Watkins needs to take off the uniform while evangelizing.

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Posted by Tannim on 12/07/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Urban-rural: sharing a leaky boat

>"We built the nation," she said. "Mining, timber, agriculture that's what made America."

>That's a mild expression of the belief that cities are not part of the real America.

No, Hazy, it isn't, except in your senile mind. What it actually is, is a statement of fact--without the minerals to make the steel and roads, and the wood to make the buildings, and the agriculture to feed the people, there would be no cities and no America.

The rest of this screed is nothing more than a bad segue into the very class divisions and identity politics that Hazy decried in the third paragraph, thus illustrating that he and his liberal tendencies are part of the same problem he bemoans, primarily because the identities are those he doesn't agree with.

He concludes the screed with this question, which he then answers incorrectly:

>Can we build localized, sustainable economies that will create jobs for all? That may be a pipe dream.

No, it isn't, but the liberal mindset with its environmental whackoism, centralized planning, and sever lack of innovation and entrepreneurship can't handle the concept that when left to their own devices, people can do extraordinarily creative and revolutionary things, including creating the localized and sustainable economy that he calls a pipe dream.

The lesson to be learned is simple an unambiguous: liberals caused the boat to leak. Time to throw them and their policies overboard and re-embrace the decentralized, limited government and individual freedom that not only built this nation, but built it great and strong.

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Posted by Tannim on 12/07/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Lamborn and the Black Forest Fire, meat-free living, gun control and more

Jill Coleman is an NRA schill who must run their local membership promotions. Every comment or letter pushes a membership in the NRA.

When you catch her and Ron's comments they sound like a pair of emotionally and mentally unstable people who shouldn't be around guns at all.

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Posted by TruB on 12/05/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

Mr. Carrigan;
After thinking about your letter for a while I have NOT been able to reconcile your claim that you are a Christian with your support of Donald Trump.
Like most guys, I've spent time in locker rooms. When in college I lived in dorms and a frat house. I too am a veteran. During those years I lived in barracks with a large cross-section of my fellow male Americans, poor to wealthy, educated to barely literate, and NEVER in ALL my experience, in ALL my life (and I'm an elderly geezer now) I never heard such vileness expressed toward women. No man that I encountered EVER asserted that he could sexually assault them with impunity because of WHO HE IS. By HIS OWN WORDS AND DEEDS Trump revealed that he feels free to lie, defraud, misrepresent, and insult anybody or any "group" of people he chooses, or to actually shoot someone on the street and not lose support. He has exposed again and again his moral depravity.
And there are apparently American citizens, like you, who are just fine with it.
Im sorry, Mr. Carrigan, but I have NO reason to think any better of anybody who backed or voted for this degenerate reprobate than I have for Trump himself...all the deplorables included.
Wear your "I voted for Trump" button if you're so proud of your vote, so I'll know the kind of character you carry around inside of you, regardless of your self-righteous claim of being a Christian.

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Posted by asawatcher on 12/05/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

The biggest failure of this election was the lack of quality presidential alternatives. You almost have to wonder if this is where the real election "rigging" is being done.

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Posted by LivesLocally on 12/04/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

Hey Robert HUH No shit just what Ive been saying Congress dont or wont listen to us until we the people demand the money be taken out of the Capitol. Congress is supposed to control the President and keep him in check The President should the Congress and the Courts all of them. In the last 6 years the Congress has not done anything. The President went forward with what ever he felt he needed to and we ended up in the mess were in. What the hell did Clinton have to do with it? She had no power and still dont. We are now in the same boat we were 6 years ago the Government controlled by one party with no balance of power. Congress regardless of what party wont listen to us the people so long as we allow the money to set the policy. The only way thats going to happen is vote in the ones that advocate getting rid of the lobby that is controlling the Congress.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/03/2016 at 4:50 PM

Re: “The tale of the dog

So sweet! I've adopted two dogs from Best Fur Friends and I'm sure there will be a 3rd soon. Great organization and great people.... the dogs are pretty awesome!

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Posted by Shannon Dionese on 12/03/2016 at 7:56 AM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

Hey Rocky, Congress was supposed to control the President but FDR started shifting that power and it kept shifting. Congress then turned its attention toward campaign donors, not you or anyone else. Those with a lack of understanding of The Constitution and the adherence to it is what fails us all. Billary's people are blaming everything, everyone and missing the real culprit: her.
Ron Lowe Nevada City, California? WTF are you writing to this town for? Worn out your welcome there? I will be happy to talk with you about anything when you arrive here, that is if you can get that "older people" phrase out with your tongue still in your mouth otherwise you will sit and listen and you will learn-the hard way if you wish. Sorry about your children that you explain the world to. Not.
Gina! Hire new writers- "for-profit media are responsible for this, and will not report it as such". Care to qualify that statement? Try, I dare you. Then follow up with your sister's racist remark and what sort of people your parents were besides failures at raising children with brains. Detroit huh? Cheap housing and city council is all in jail, police response time is never and fireman must bring water from home because of______________?

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Posted by Robert Wyman on 12/02/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The tale of the dog

You guys are awesome - so glad you are my neighbors and I get to see your three "kids" a lot!! Yes they are spoiled but that's due to your kind hearts. It was a "mitzvah"

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Posted by Rosie Backman on 12/02/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “The tale of the dog

Amazing story of some amazing groups of people who care. Well done.

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Posted by Whalewatcher22 on 12/02/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

Dan Marvin: Well, what did you expect from a con man RINO who is actually a Democrat? Ron Paul? (BTW, you would have gotten the same old S*** from Hillary, too!)

Robert B. Hoff: Or maybe he won't. Time will tell. But Hillary will try again in 2020 if she lives that long.

Ryan Carrigan: Thank you for your service, but you miss part of it. Clinton lost because she didn't campaign worth a crap on anything except that she wasn't Donald Trump.

Ken Burrows: Complain about Trump all you want, but with Hillary and her PC insanity, would it have been any better or different save the flip on who's acting out? Unlikely.

Ron Lowe: When you get a clue about how and why the Electoral College works, and that the Presidential election is not one national election but 51 state elections (and DC), then get back to us. We are not a democracy, so quit whining as if we were.

Gina Douglas: Have a binky for your whining. Your career criminal Hillary lost because she was a lousy candidate who campaigned poorly. Place your whining blame where it belongs: on her.

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Posted by Tannim on 11/30/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

"Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States of America, do you want to know why? It is simple: Hillary Clinton called me a 'deplorable....'" That's it, huh? You chose to be hurt or insulted or piqued or whateverthehell because you think she called you a name? Drumpf said Mexicans were murderers and rapists and must be kept out of our pristine white country with a impenetrable wall, and you were okay with that?? He called women "bitches" and "whores" and bragged that he could grab them by the private parts and they couldn't do anything about it--and that's alright with you? But god forbid Clinton call you something. He threatens to jail, deport, and otherwise harm people because of their choice of faith paths, dismembering families, separating parents and children, but that's no skin off your nose because you're not Muslim, right? You're not female, disabled, black, elderly, homeless, gay--so you're okay with all of the danger those "other" people are in. But, but, but--she called me a bad name!!! Sheesh....

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Posted by Paula George on 11/30/2016 at 2:53 PM

Re: “The Trump presidency, deplorables, the media, and more

Interesting letters this week. First off our system of the electoral college does work we vote in a Democratic way but count in the electoral so as to be true to our republic. That's what you tell your children the truth. If you remember correct Baby Bush won the same way. Time will tell if Trump makes the right calls for our Country with what powers he may have. I personally think things are going to put in that hand basket and go to that place Grandma warned us about. But we will see. Everybody wants some kind of change and looks to the President to do it but ignores the rest of our leadership where the changes are needed and that's Congress. All of our policy and laws come from that group and yet everyone looks to the President. Trump just like Obama and Bush is only going to get as much done as Congress allows and Congress is influenced by money. Not your vote not mine just by who ever has the most money and they are secure in there jobs because the voters are preoccupied by the Presidential election and whats promised to them by that one person. Everyone talks about coming together as one Nation but we keep voting one group over the other then the next time its the other groups turn after the first group screws up and blames the President. We need balance, compromise and solid leadership in all three branches of Government. Not one side takes all and we damn sure need the money taken out of the Capitol so the people have a voice again. The biggest problem with Obama was Congress not doing a damn thing and him going forward on his own with what few powers he had. We dont need more of that. But that's just my opinion.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 11/30/2016 at 10:03 AM

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