Odin writes, "General rule of arguments: The first person accuse someone of fascism is almost always wrong and is almost always an ignorant dickhead."
Don't forget the same rule applies to socialism, as so many "ignorant dickheads" demonstrated when accusing Obama.
For the last eight years right-wing ideologues have been whining about Obama, and they have been whining about Clinton for 24 years. It did not take any of them long to figure out that whining losers are objects of derision, as they themselves have been for so many years.
Bob Nicoll asks, "Want an orange slice?"
Watch out! A Trump (Registered Trademark) orange slice could cost as much as $25, plus tip for service, and chances are the supplier was stiffed!
Lil Mick, you haven't got a clue what fascism is or isn't, you just throw the term around to try to feel superior, just as you throw out your family's past service, which, by the way, pales in comparison to that of my family. Plus, unlike you, I served as well and did multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as serving in Bosnia and DESERT STORM.
General rule of arguments: The first person accuse someone of fascism is almost always wrong and is almost always an ignorant dickhead.
I am 61 years old, my father and mother both enlisted in the Army to fight the spread of fascism in Europe, which would eventually have come to our shores.
I am speaking of WW II, my mother joined the Women's Army Corp, and my father was a 2nd lieutenant who fought on the front lines in France.
My father took a bullet from a German soldier, shattering his right arm and went through major surgery, grafting his thigh bone to repair the shattered bones in his arm.
He is a purple heart recipient and to me they are both heroes who fought to keep their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren free from fascism.
Odin and Bob Nicoll, you are both cowardly, ignorant, disgusting human beings and this country and world would be better off without either of you.
You fucking fascist bastards disgust me!
I too live in briargate, a couple blocks from research and literally drive the entire length of it to get to work and never once received any type of notification. I don't have an HOA in my neighborhood and there were no visible signs posted either. I absolutely support more biking routes in the city, but taking away traffic lanes isn't the way to do it. I lived in Fort Collins for several years and loved the bike route structure there, you can ride all the way through town without having to share the path with dangerous drivers! That is more of what we need in this town.
This article is the pinnacle of shameful and unprofessional "journalism" to the point of fiction writing. Allen Beauchamp is on the city's payroll as an adaptive bike specialist. Canadian-born Cory Sutela is a Manitou Springs resident and employed by Sram, a high-end bike manufacturer. (Is Sutela even a registered voter in Colorado?) Surely, both Beauchamp and Sutela receive some stipend for their Bike Colorado Springs roles that are grant funded by Colorado Health. One would like to believe Colorado Health's purpose in funding Bike Colorado Springs was fitness not political activism. Let's not overlook there's money to be made for Beauchamp and Sutela. Why not share those key facts, Tim Bergsten?
Where did the funding come for this Bicycling Experiment come from? We didnt have money to fix our potholes and crumbling roads throughout the city a few years ago. We had to implement a tax to get this taken care of. Public schools no longer have the funds for bus transportation. We are threatened every now and then that we cant afford our police force. So why are we spending money on several large salaries for this planning committee? How much money went into this failed project total? Not just salaries and related expenses, but their share of city resources they took? How long will they continue to spend money, time and resources on a failed experiment?
Sally and Odin I think something we should all be wondering. Why didnt Putin retaliate? Or When will Putin retaliate?
To those who seemed confused that the author isn't pretending to hide his agenda or to take it with a very large grain of salt. This article is listed under the columns heading (for the column titled Good Dirt) and not the news heading of the Indy. That means it's his take on things. It should not surprise you at all.
Agreed, David Lien.
Very true, Norm Bangeman
LOL! Nice one Bob Nicoll!
"How sweet to hear that D.T. thinks Putin's decision not to retaliate after the U.S. imposed sanctions is smart and a "great move." " -- Sally Alberts
So Sally, what you are saying is that you wanted Russia to retaliate. Nice to know.
To the generous open arms Pizza Time offer. The city's repeated deceit and name calling of the citizens of Briargate, the bike advocacy's rejection of objective discussion throughout this entire episode, and as demonstrated by this very article to continue to cast residents in a negative light by carefully abused references, I think I will have to decline your offer for open discussion because I cannot trust you. If you want trust, you have to earn it back. You betrayed me. I have always been a supporter of on road bicycles and you wouldn't even give me objective discussion in return for it. You need to earn my trust back.
Mr.Bergsten is so biased in favor of bicycles that anyone who reads this article should take it with a very large grain of salt. Among the distortions that Mr.Bergsten has in this article are "vocal group of citizens". The group of citizens is actually much, much larger than the tiny group of bicyclistas who, like Mr.Bergsten, believe narrowing Research was anything more than idiotic.
Another of the distortions was, "wildly misleading information" given by Ms. Marshall. As verified by Ms Prtichard's comments above, there was no notice given to her. So, who is writing "wildly misleading information"?
This event was posted on the Friends of Research Facebook group. Even you think the lanes were a bad idea, get involved:
End of Demo Social
As we toast the completion of the Research Parkway buffered bicycle lane demonstration, Friends of Research and Bike Colorado Springs (BCS) invites everyone in a spirit of friendship and fellowship for an evening social at Pizza Time, Wed., Jan. 18 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
From a pedestrian and cycling advocacy point of view, the main takeaway from the demonstration is that the process of active listening, understanding, and transparency are essential for a successful implementation. Toward that end, let's come together and discuss how to meet the challenges that face Briargate and beyond. Clearly there is a long-felt need for having safe pedestrian and cycling routes to our many beautiful parks and award winning schools. There is no better time than now to rise to the challenge of envisioning a 21st century cityscape.
Bring your ideas and sense of optimism; we will be collecting lessons learned and ideas for a BCS after-action report that could be used for potential future projects. This event is open to public and all are welcome.
And folks wonder why people don't trust the media these days. Wow... not even pretending to hide his agenda.
We live 2 blocks from Reseach (and have for 10 years) and I never received a notice, email, letter, or saw any signs posted about this bike lane implementation. I have asked my neighbors - they didn't receive notices or information either. One day there were 3 lanes on Research, the next day poles and paint reducing traffic to 2 lanes with a dangerous bike lane appeared.
Best of luck, President Trump. Jim Hightower, get back under your rock.
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