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Re: “FAC merger, 2C spending, bus schedule changes, and more

Tom DeLorey: Doug Bruce and Helen Collins warned you about this. They were right.

David Johnson: see what Tom DeLorey was asking about.

Don McCullen: why so obsessed about voyeurism in bathrooms unless you're the one doing it? If you're so obsessed about sexualizing bodily functions, then only go to the bathroom in your home--where the bathroom is already transgender whether you like it or not. Just remember to put the seat down when you're done.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/22/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “FAC merger, 2C spending, bus schedule changes, and more

Tom and David. West Uintah drivers worry about a DUI for dodging craters. But the new gutters sure look nice. The city wants to extend Centenial. But before they do maybe they should take care of the one they have. We west siders are buying up moon rovers just to get home.

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Posted by longtooth on 07/22/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “With plant limit in effect, patients speak out and brace for the worst

Respect the vote. How is smell more important than lives? The neighbors grill makes me sick every night! Why does the mayor want to make good citizens into criminals?

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Posted by La on 07/22/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

Smart innovative people - why are so many north of El Paso County?

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Posted by Staci6 on 07/21/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

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Posted by John Patterson on 07/20/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

Nat,

Great article. Thank you for your support of the hemp movement.
We have another hemp building workshop coming up August 27 and 28th near Boulder.
John Patterson- Director of Education- Hemp Solutions USA
Founder tinyhemphouses.com
john@hemp-solutions.org

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Posted by John Patterson on 07/20/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Berian's saga takes him to Rio for the Olympics

Thank you for that nice article on my son Boris.
Silvia Deen

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Posted by Silvia Deen on 07/20/2016 at 8:40 AM

Re: “No chance for GOP against Bennet

No, Bill, 2.5% is not within a "statistical margin of error" when the votes are counted.

John's racism is on display with the term "spear-carrier." Disgusting.

Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

Tannim has it exactly right; not even Hillary suggested that she set up her illegal server for improved security. The real reason for the server is, in fact, simple: Hill wanted to avoid FOIA and Federal Records Act disclosures.

I realize writing for the CSIndy is not a sought after gig but can't the Indy do better than John's tinfoil hat ravings?

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Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

Chris Donahue: Do you even know what an "assault weapon is? Likely not. Do you know what the words "shall not be infringed" and "inalienable" mean? Like Scalia, likely not. My freedom is not to be sacrificed because pantywaists like you incorrectly think that responsibility is taught by prohibition, all in the socialist meme of "the common good." You are simply stuck on stupid.

Bob Kirby: Yeah, right. They won't want to break a nail.

Sally Alberts: Yes, Panama John McCain is a weasel, and has been for decades. Ask the Dineh how his sweetheart deal with Peabody Mining in Arizona led to their forced relocation from their reservation and subsequent cancer deaths from the mining operation. That's just one example.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

"The real reason for the server is simple: Clinton may have suspected State Department emails were anything but secure and, control freak that she is, figured a private server was better. She was right. In 2014, the government belatedly discovered Russian hackers had penetrated State's system in 2006."

Hazy-Hurts tends to be a little stupid as his normal, but this one is REAL stupid.

Excusing 2,110 federal felonies (18 USC 793(f)(1) for those like Hazy who couldn't get a clearance to save their lives) in the name of being a control freak is more lame than a three-legged horse at the Kentucky Derby. Thinking that Hillary was taking the lead on transparency is so absurd that it defies explanation.

Hazy is just another example of someone who lost his mind years ago, but rather than lock him up in the loony bin where he belongs, someone else who lost his mind gave him a column each week to remove all doubt.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:14 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

They should have made a "Thruway Highway" road out east 20 years ago, like they have back in NY and in Eastern states. That way trucks and cars that don't need to go thru the cities can bypass them to get thru the state quicker and safer for the population. We didn't get trucks dumping hazardous materials on the highways in the cities and less car congestion on the city highways.

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Posted by guruD on 07/15/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

The problem with a rail system between Colorado Springs and Denver is summed up in one simple dilemma "Once I get to Colorado Springs or Denver, how do I get to my final destination?" If the lightrail, bullet train, what have you dumps you off at a station, you still have to get from that station to where you want to be. Europe (lived there for over a decade) has this taken care of by excellent intra-city mass transit. The US, not so much. Personal autos are very much a privilege and definitely not a necessity in Europe.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/14/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

There is no indication that adding more traffic lanes to the Interstate is anything but a short-term solution. Look at LA or the area around D.C. LA is bumper to bumper at sunrise. The country needs to look at rail systems.

Also not sure it is ever a good idea to reclassify funds designated for a particular purpose just for a quick fix for something else. That's how Social Security ran into difficulty -- politicians dipping into an available trough. If a fund is no longer needed, bring the pressure of the opinion column to bear on getting rid of it, not on using it as an alternate funding source.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/14/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

I agree that I-25 is a mess, however I don't think the best answer is to widen the lanes.

We need some form of light-rail connecting the front-range. Denver has a good enough transportation itself to not need a car once there.

How many deaths result from driving accidents every year? Think of how many times we've been lucky enough to sit in traffic, and not be in the crash that caused it.

I don't understand why we're focusing so much energy into projects that take money away from the city. We need a light-rail for the front range, for our little city we need to restore the streetcar.

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Posted by KyleJS on 07/14/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Marijuana industry cheats death with clever political tactic

no one got bought off we just don't agree that alcohol is any better and think that they should lay off the little plant that helps so many people.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/14/2016 at 10:13 AM

Re: “John Morse: We must fix the assault weapon problem

Once again, Morse simply doesn't understand why he was fired--twice.

Once again, Morse blames the firearm.

Once again, he's wrong.

Morse tries to engage in political skullduggery by claiming that Scalia wrote that there is no right to have what Morse repeatedly and incorrectly calls "military-style assault" rifles (which is NOT a semi-auto rifle, despite what Morse thinks, and he should know better since he was a cop before he got fired from that job, too!). To quote the actual Heller ruling in Holding 3:

"The District’s total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of “arms” that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the lawful purpose of self-defense. Under any of the standards of scrutiny the Court has applied to enumerated constitutional rights, this prohibition—in the place where the importance of the lawful defense of self, family, and property is most acute—would fail constitutional muster."

In short, because a semi-auto rifle is a class of arms, it can't be banned, and we have a right to them, both under the Second AND Fourth Amendments. Morse seems to forget that the peaceable acquisition, possession, use, and disposal of private property, including firearms, is not only a fundamental right, but protected by both Amendments and is none of government's (or his!) damned business.

Instead he wants to hold third parties, gun sellers responsible for the actions people take with the products that people buy once they buy them, as if the sellers are somehow mind readers and can act like Radar O'Reilly. Sorry, Johnny, but that's crap. By your standard, I should hold YOU responsible for laws that you passed that criminals ignored that harmed me and violated my rights--like the magazine ban that violated my property rights and the background checks that violated my privacy rights.

No, you can't sue gun makers for their products working correctly, even if the user was a deranged nut case, or a flaming liberal (but I repeat myself), or a hyper-religious conservative (again, I repeat myself). When will you learn, Johnny, that the responsibility for one's actions lie with the individual alone and not someone else? I'm sure that was taught to you in pre-Kindergarten. Were you absent that day?

You were fired from at least two jobs because you have been repeatedly shown to be unable to cope with adult reality, as most liberals are similarly unable to do so. When you decide to join the adults in the real world, then maybe you'll be listened to, but you've got a long, long road to travel before then.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/13/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Centennial extension, the state constitution, 'welfare queens,' and more

Willie Breazell: You are misguided. The Colorado Constitution could be shortened rather easily, not by the misguided Raise the Bar Amendment, which is Californication written all over it, but by a simple amendment. Ready? Here it is:

"All citizen statutory initiatives shall not be amended or repealed by the Legislature, and each aforementioned initiative shall contain a statutory section listing the sections of the statues that initiative enacts or amends that shall not be amended or repealed by the Legislature."

That simple: isolate and highlight statutory changes that the people make, and keep the Legislature from undoing what the people decide.

Limiting or restricting the Legislature use of the Health and Safety Clause is a different issue, yet another good idea, since that prevents citizen referenda on bills passed, requiring citizens to turn to the constitutional amendment process in the first place.
As for #78, yes, it's a bad idea. Most liberal ideas that screw with the marketplace are.

Dick Standaert: Correct. Colorado Springs Forward is anything but. The correct solution is to make the CSU Board separate from the City Council and elected separately.

Matt Oalfssen: You are something resembling a whining idiot. Do us all a favor and leave for somewhere else where you'll be appreciated, like Flint, or North Korea.

Larry Lutz: ROFL!

Posted by Tannim on 07/13/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Trump's inexperience, Colorado's primary system, Centennial extension, and more

Larimore Nicholl: must you continue to gab about your experiences with ObamaCare?

Tim Wood: Nope. The current system of party nominees making the final ballot is just fine. Top Two has been an unmitigated disaster in California. If you want to fix the system, then work for actual improvements like ranked-choice voting and equal funding of campaigns, including getting the media to pull out their heads and recognize that there are more than D/R candidates in races and cover them equally--or else the media is giving in-kind donations to candidates that must be monetized and recorded for each and every time.

Stephen Shogan: The caucus system isn't broken. The primary system is. Let your political parties fund their own nomination processes without taxpayer subsidy.

Steve Mabon: You're correct about the Lamborn Prayer fiasco and him being a disappointment, but dead wrong on the rest.

Posted by Tannim on 07/13/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

"But term-limited Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, showing more allegiance to the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity than his own constituents, used his influence to prevent the bill from reaching the Senate floor."

Bullmanure. Stick to something you're good at, Ralphie, like overeating at stadiums. Doing the Koch thing just shows your intellectual bankruptcy and lack of real argument.

The bill died because it was an end-run around TABOR, and you know it.

As for I-25, the reason it hasn't been widened is due to CDOT's incompetence as much as Denver-based politics. In a better world, it would have been done two decades ago. Both the lanes and bridges in that stretch need improvement, but I-25 also needs widening from Circle Drive to US85 in Fountain as well.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/13/2016 at 3:26 PM

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