amazing how the anti-gunners are still spewing bile about assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like the one used in the Connecticut shooting.....please pay attention here, Rich, this is important, THE AR-15 STYLE BUSHMASTER .223 WASN'T USED IN THE SHOOTING ! THE RIFLE STAYED IN THE CAR UNTIL THE POLICE REMOVED IT! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF FEINSTEIN'S AND BLOOMBERG'S ASSES !!
"If this mayor or Council, or future ones, pull "a fast one," we should bring out the tar and feathers. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt until then."
So let's trust that government, given new sources of money, will spend it wisely, will not play a shell game using the parks money in the general fund elsewhere?... Really?... Are you kidding me?... When push comes to shove that's exactly what will happen.
The most important part of the Issue 1 language IS the missing "maintenance of effort (MOE) clause". A MOE clause is what I call checks and balances, marching orders, or reasonable boundaries that we expect our local government to work within.
So go fix the Issue 1 language to include the MOE clause and resubmit it for the next election cycle.
you know you are such a jackass - how many times can you confuse magazine with clip?
Tosches: If you hate The Bill of Rights so much then why do you continue to live in America? Why do continue to equate those that enjoy their Rights to those who murder or threaten violence on others? I feel your scribblings have always been substandard but this montage of words appears to be done under the influence of alcohol, LSD and stupidity along with your standard dose of bigotry. What sort of contract do you have with the owner of this rag that they must continue to include your tripe? Maybe you have photos of the staff down there being "child enthusiasts". Perhaps there is no such thing as Tosches and it is really 100 monkeys in a room of typewriters. I doubt that though because I am sure they would accidentally come up with something far better before lunch than you have ever done or will ever do.
Yes, yet another thing that makes Colorado Springs proud to add to the list:Tosches, the person who incredibly failed both American History and English yet is an expert on one and makes money doing the other for a weekly publication that thinks it is a "newspaper" which is full of ads and yet calls itself "The Independent". Now that is funny but not funny "ha ha".
Tosches believes he writes "humor" but I know he does not and never has. I have challenged him to a "debate" with myself as his opponent but he has not responded. I consider anyone who attempts to infringe on my Rights in any way as my enemy. Tosches has backed down from debating but has not backed off from instigating the loss of my Rights.
The First Amendment has no room for hate speech or brainwashing. Since The Independent is a tool of my enemy whenever I see a stack of them I will take them all. It is my first step in protecting my Rights and I do not care that it is illegal by city ordinance. City government, state or foreign government I do not heed when tyranny rears its ugly head. I cannot allow the tantrums of the press to attempt to rule the People, the people who have the power to stop any assault on our freedom and our Rights.
When The Independent summons their personal city government who in turn will call on their hired guns to come for me please bring a valid warrant and the media. I wish to share with as many as I can what an American can do as the first step in the battle to not be infringed of my Rights. Please join me and spread the word to others that The Independent has got to go. May they now "Celebrate Adversity" and cease with the bigotry. Time to stop the clamor for the loss of my Rights while they abuse theirs to the point of treason.
thank you siggie...not sure I know how to answer the question. I think we would have to define sex or sexuality to find the answer, Like, if I say family values, does it really mean hetero couple with kids and is that using sex to define a person in the family? fascinating!
Rich, I am an US Army Veteran. an attorney and cpa that drives Mercedes, lives in a 4,000 square foot house and has an AR15. Your biased an immature remarks are incredible. I suppose that is why you are stuck writing garbage for such a small rag as you do. Comments like yours only demonstrate your ignorance. Nevertheless, my AR15 will still ensure your right to puke out your vile garbage.
TejonTech, as siggie has pointed out, the question is not whether your opinions are valid or not, but whether they have been filtered through a "religious lens" or a "sexually straight lens." With that distinction in mind I must point out your arguments are not based on scripture or doctrine, but obsolete (and totally discredited) psychological theories. Now, saying "psychological" is tantamount to saying "sexual," so I would have to say your opinions are colored more by your sexuality than your religiosity.
No, siggie, I accurately described straight people who cannot view gays without filtering them through a "lens" of their own sexual preferences. These people may see everything else through a religious lens, but when it comes to gay issues, they discard the religious lens for the sexual one. The proof is that religious people who are gay do not oppose gay marriage, whereas straight people who are not religious do.
Miz Cathey: I agree with everything you said. My question is based more on an observation than a value judgment. It seems that gays filter everything through a gay lens. Name another (relatively normal) group that does that. Fanatics aside.
If you don't care to answer, I understand. It is just that I have found you to be more reasonable and pragmatic than many of your counterparts. Therefore, I presume you have a more comfortable sense of self.
siggie...everything is filtered through a lens that defines the self...you are writing as a straight person that gays are different than you, they label differences of opinion as hate, etc. I do not care if you are straight, married, or whatever,as long as you don't try to take away the equality of the law. I get the same rights under the constitution as anyone else.My relationship is as valid under the law as any you might have. My religion that says my god loves gays is just as valid as any other. This isn't hard.
Funny thing is, a building like that wouldn't even be put up today. Why? B/c we tax "improvements" to the land. No investor in their right mind would build w/ those kind of materials b/c the tax assessment would just be too high. Tax the value of the land, not the improvements and you'll see a significant improvement in architectural quality.
The other thing I'd like to add is that the Springs is probably already "too big for it's breeches" in land area. There's no way the massive horizontal growth of the Springs can pay for itself over multiple life-cycles. The tax base created by a new development/big box store can't pay for the roads, sewers, or utilities replacement, let alone the new schools, fire/ems or police to serve them. Colorado Springs has been chasing the "growth ponzi scheme" for at least a generation now and with dwindling Federal and State transfers of wealth it's going to be up to localities to figure out how to manage the decay. Concentrating on the core is the way to do it. Work where the infrastructure is already in place. Remember that the two largest populations in the US, Millenials and Boomers, are looking for locations where they don't need to do everything (anything?) by car, but instead want to be able to walk or bike for their daily needs.
One final comment, downtown could seriously use some "road diets". Narrow those lane widths (hell...take out a lane or two, you seriously don't need them and you'll save massive amounts of money on resurfacing), put in some separated bike lanes, SLOW down the traffic and make it attractive for people on foot and on bike, or for a business to have sidewalk seating w/o traffic whizzing by. The BEST PLACES you've ever been were built around PEOPLE, not motor vehicles. They're also the most economically productive and resilient!
K: I believe you just described people who see things through a religious lens not a sexual lens. But hey, thanks for trying and continuing to play the game. One of these days you may get one right.
tooth, well "bub" if you think my credibility is shot, I just don't know how I can go on. Oh, and by the way, I don't listen to the radio, in any capacity.
K--we are are opposed to perverting a God established institution that is the foundation and central building block of civilization...it is that simple.
It is the gays who have forced the issue, not us. But once on the table we need to standup against the destruction of society that they are advocating.
Homosexuality is a bizarre disorder that needs empathy and understanding like any disorder, but also it needs boundaries, treatment, and to be recognized for what it truly is...disordered and pathetic affection.
This ignorance of the person that wrote this piece is astounding. But liberals usually think they are thousands of times more intelligent than they actually are.
siggie, you write, "Straight people do not filter through a lens dominated by their sexual preference." Really? Is that why so many straight people are so vehemently opposed to gay marriage? Is that why so many straight people go out of their way to let everyone in the world know, "God hates fags!"
Have you ever considered that the person pointing out your opinions as "phobic" might actually have a point, but the problem is that you dismiss it out of hand, without so much as a second thought, and blithely continue to voice your phobic opinions loudly and often.
So, Sig, It's all or never with you. Is that it? Why is it you ALWAYS say always to those things and folks you wish to label or ALWAYS say NEVER to those who might disagree. See what I mean, Bub? This black and white world just doesn't exist. Turn off your right wing radio and get to know people for who they really are. Your credibility is shot.
Mr. Lloyd: If only people would listen.
Miz Cathey: I personally couldn't care less if someone is gay or even if they get married. As long as you do not interfere with my rights or the rights of others. However, here is something to consider. Gays only see things through a gay lens. Everything they do, every decision they make, everything they say is filtered through that lens. For example if someone would happen to disagree with you and your opinions they are automatically dubbed "hateful" or "phobic".
Straight people do not filter through a lens dominated by their sexual preference. Why do gays?
Yeah, me too am big dum dum. Me only get liddle bit of edjamacation at little collij on Charles River in other liberal state, collij called Harvard. Me may be big dum dum with $20,000 truck, but me know enemies foreign and domestic and this guy is definitely the latter. Over the past 227 years there have been lots of people who have helped make this country great and many who have defended (and died) for us. This guy is not only one who does NOT make this country great, he is one of the many who are trying to DESTROY it. Talk about someone who has no education, this guy is the pot calling the kettle black. I do not live in Colorado, but had been in talks with some financial backers about where to set up a new manufacturing operation in related to health and medicine. Central USA is our focus because of the ease with which we will be able to distribute finished products to all corners of the contiguous 48 while having access to good air freight for sales/distribution elsewhere. Guess which state just got bumped off the list, and now Omaha, Wichita, Kansas City and Oklahoma City are now considered and Denver is NOT. Colorado is NOT business friendly. I would not want to expend venture capital in a place that might decide to NEXT, take away the right to assemble or to speak freely. (The adage of killing the Second first, and the First second.
I empathize with people of CALorado not knowing what has hit them, and the rest of us should take note at what can happen when communists are allowed to take over.
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