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Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

I can only assume the writer of this ridiculous letter also had issue with the teabaggers that also raised their voices to be heard... or is it that Helen is a teabagger and is used to only hearing faux news that she agrees with...

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Posted by happyfew on 04/21/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Dennis Major- I appreciate you pointing that out...I thought it was an opinion piece (I saw the name Helen and thought it was HelenCollins). I flew into a blind rage I guess. Ha!

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Posted by s-cello on 04/21/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

s-cello - This was a letter to the Indy, and not an article. It was a letter from a reader, and I am glad that the Indy publishes even such a letter, as I would hate for them to discriminate in which letters they do put into print, or digital bits, as the case may be.

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Posted by Dennis Major on 04/21/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Helen-
First off, I wasn't able to attend the town hall due to the small venue, 2 days notice, and being in the middle of the work day. Amazing you want to commend that pathetic effort though. I applaud and thank these "females filled with emotion and estrogen" who were able to attend and let Lameborn know how frustrated his constituents are with his lapdog policies and inability to actually listen to them. His office is rude to constituents when we call in and several have been told that he only works for the people who voted for him. People have every right to be angry and fight to be heard. How dare you, a reporter, try to squash people's First Amendment rights by telling them to sit down and be quiet, or even better yet, taken out by the police. You should be ashamed of yourself, and the Independent should be ashamed publishing this ignorant article. Your article sounds as though you are very anti-feminist as the only 2 people you could compliment were a man and a young girl. So Helen, I believe you to be the "obnoxious" one with "uneducated opinions."

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Posted by s-cello on 04/21/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

The frustration in the room centered from not being heard. Numerous phone calls, emails, and visits to the Congressman's offices were made only to get generic and often off subject responses. In the town hall Lamborn skidded around and refused to answer questions. Even when they were about his voting record. We did not come there to be lectured we expect our Congressman to represent us, he must first listen. The audience was filled with his constituents not just the liberals. We are all tired of being ignored.

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Posted by Just Listen on 04/21/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

"This rude woman didn't want to realize that her right stops where ours starts. We have the right to listen to our congressman without interruptions." To do this, go to his YouTube page where you can listen to him constantly without interruption. I wasn't at that town hall to hear what HE had to say, I was there to hear what HIS CONSTITUENTS had to say TO HIM. He needs to listen to US at a town hall, not the other way around! I sat quietly at the town hall, but not out of respect for Lamborn, I sat quietly out of respect for my friend who desperately needed to get his attention to continue to get care for her son. I sat quietly out of respect for the 12 year old girl fighting for climate change. I sat quietly out of respect for the veteran fighting for veteran care. I sat quietly out of respect for the woman with her well researched chart filled with FACTS about how the middle class pays for most of America's healthcare. NEVER for Lamborn.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CongressmanLa…

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Posted by Jessica Lawyer on 04/21/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

If you want to listen to your Congressman without interruption, you have countless opportunities for that. Read his newsletters, follow his social media, attend his ridiculous tele-town halls, or call or write his office to get his canned statements, just like that room full of liberals has been doing. It's about time he start listening to US. We've heard what the Congressman has to say, over and over and over. We're fed up. Perhaps you should do your homework before attending the next town hall, like the liberals did, and you'd know what he has to say.

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Posted by Candi Frank on 04/21/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “The fourth estate is in peril

The so-called Fourth Estate has fallen for its own "everybody is a victim" nonsense when the real cause is that they've become lazy and cheap. By becoming aggregation platforms and media conglomerates they have lost sight of what it means to be news organizations. Research, fact-finding, and the use of credible sources have been replaced by rumor, innuendo and the citing of the trend of Tweets as some sort of public fact barometer. That crap is not news and thoughtful people can see right through it. The only way to regain respectability is to abandon your lazy habits of the last decade and spend your money on reporters and true journalists - not opinion writers and blowhards. This publication is a case in point, as it has one true journalist - Pam Zubeck - yet it has dozens on the payroll who also dubiously claim the title.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/20/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “The fourth estate is in peril

"Journalists on the whole might not be the most likable people, but dishonest they are not."

Hmmm... guess your journalistic education never included "yellow journalism" (1890s), Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, etc. The truth, whether you like it or not, is that most journalism is biased and sensationalized.

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Posted by Dave H on 04/20/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Reader: Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

Six dislikes. Wow, just people that think their Government is entitled to fund things they like because nobody else does. Well not nobody but hey I play along. Just remember if you choose to bully me, I will bully you back.

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/20/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Promposals challenge teen boys

Love the article, Laura!

Posted by Judith Posch on 04/20/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

The Establishment Clause was never, ever meant to prohibit religion in public life, and all the screaming and squalling and red-faced, foot-stamping temper tantrum throwing by the secular Left will not change that. That became more certain with the appointment of Justice Gorsuch. I must admit that the temper tantrum throwing is entertaining. God Bless the USA, and God Bless the USAFA Chapel.

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Posted by John Howell on 04/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Reader: Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

religious freaks and "shallow thinking conservatives" are stupid... they gave us the grabber in chief who doesn't give a rats rear about your fairy tale or poor hard working non-progressives.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/20/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Digital video providers could be the end of your cable bill

Great article very accurate assessment. One thing not mentioned is that 4K will soon become the norm and the UltraFlix is and will become the contnent leader in the world for 4K. Ultraflix.com is building both HD and 4K for virtually every type of TV, tablet, laptop, cell phone manufactured. The app can be found on both Android and Apple devices.

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Posted by Chris Madsen on 04/20/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Olympic Museum and ... what else in southwest downtown?

What a mess. I don't think the Olympic Museum is a good idea and I am willing to wager it won't draw many visitors. I think this whole City of Chumps debacle should be scrapped and, in it's place, invite actual community dialogue. Personally, if we are stuck on building a museum, then we should start with a children's science museum, including the influence Tesla, who lived in COS and has an awesome history here. But that's just my opinion, among the other opinions of all the thousands of people who live in the area. Why has this project come in so fast? Routons' article highlights that all contingencies are planned for- when was the public ever even consulted? What a mess

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Posted by KyleJS on 04/19/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Olympic Museum and ... what else in southwest downtown?

Routon again proposes a STADIUM - this time to rebuild the aging AFA Falcon stadium downtown. What WONT the proponents of downtown revitalization think of next. Thankfully, as Routon says, this idea has no traction.

SW downtown's redevelopment, which has languished for 2 decades, has for many years had America the Beautiful Park and now will have the Olympic Museum as catalysts for redevelopment. And, as a URA. it is the recipient of City dollars. What is the reason that SW downtown is unable to fulfill its promise to provide infill housing and retail for COS?

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Posted by curious on 04/19/2017 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Reader: Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

Anyone who uses 'snowflake' to defend his own insinuation that a letter is calling him stupid is thin skinned.

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Posted by TruB on 04/19/2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Reader: Public broadcasting is a worthy investment

Gina's response to my letter only proves that America public media truly does appeal to progressives leftists like herself and is run by those who favor Big Centralized Government shaping our culture. Let us look at one of her quotes.

"I think, more than anything, corporate shills like Lamborn want to prevent another Mapplethorpe being funded. Mapplethorpe's art, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, helped shape the change of public opinion that led to legal gay marriage and wider acceptance of LGBT people. That kind of change terrifies our corporate masters, because it creates unpredictability."

Gina is referring to a photographer named Robert Mapplethorpe who died of AIDS/HIV in 1989. According to her; its people like Mapplethorpe (at taxpayers expense) who helped America become more tolerant of the LGBTQ...MOUSE (my emphasis added) and accepting of redefining marriage to not being limited to one man/one woman. Since she brings up the NEA (not the teachers union); let me remind you of Andres Serrano who got a grant for taking a jar and taking a leak into it and dumping a crucfix into it (Piss Christ). God does not exist but yet you want to mock God and his possible existence and those who do believe that God exists. Would Metallica ever hear of him without this grant? By the way Serrano's work 'Semen and Blood III' graces their 1996 album "Load." Gina would say yes. I say not necessary. They may have or not have known about Piss Christ. Still Gina Douglas give the impression that most people are stupid, and we need Government to enlighten us to the works of people that Gina prefers.

I don't read John Grisham but he writes books that have mass appeal. He was interviewed by public TV's darling Bill Moyers as well.

Their are forms of public media I do admit I enjoy. The popular News Information format is not one of those forms. However the Public Radio News/Talk stations according to Arbitron are the most listened to public radio formats overall. KQED -FM in San Francisco and WAMU in Washington DC have been the most listened to radio stations in their respected markets. KUOW in Seattle and KNOW in Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked in the top five; and WGBH-FM and WBUR in Boston are in the top ten. While this not the case in every market the most listened to public radio station is the one broadcasting a News oriented format which includes NPR's flagship shows Morning Edition and All Thing Considered. These big stations do get a lot of taxpayer support thanks to their matching grants given to stations that have been able to raise a significant amount of money. It is just another wealth redistribution scheme.

Gina thinks that people like me are stupid. That is just propaganda from snowflakes like her who hate the free market and free enterprise (and corporate America has bent over backwards for the LGBT Community and they are not dirt poor overall) and look for any excuse for a Government that is leaning towards European Socialism if not Soviet styled Communism instead of the limited Goverment envisioned by our founders (regardless if they were Christian or Not)

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Posted by Don McCullen on 04/19/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Promposals challenge teen boys

So many things are changing. You don't even have to preserve the corsages for keepsakes anymore. We bought wood flower corsages from a local company, Eco Chic Bouquets, for my son's and his date's corsage and boutonnire.

Posted by Jenny Wilson on 04/18/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump is only playing to his rich constituency

Perhaps liberals may reconsider their choices next time an election rolls around. What is worse than a Democrat president? A lawyer president. A woman lawyer president. In the list of career choices for psychopaths "lawyer" is number 2. If you think Trump is not qualified then consider this:being black is not a qualification nor is being female.
Our legacy is The Constitution and if the writer is so concerned about our legacy then perhaps you all could maybe stop fucking with that document (and The Bill of Rights are a part of it, not simple Amendments as some think.).
I too am a non-rich American, in fact I am below the poverty level. And over 60...

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 04/18/2017 at 7:18 PM

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