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Re: “From the outside, looking in

With Mayor Worthey's re-election, the long-time public works director and several part-time public works employees resigned; the long-time town clerk and her long-time assistant retired; two town trustees resigned; two planning commissioners resigned; the former town police chief (who had resigned) was rehired. The new town hall was financed through a grant obtained by the previous town council. Mayor Worthey nearly didn't sign the agreement with the town hall contractor at the last meeting of the previous town council until the majority of that council declared they would legally act without her participation.

Mayor Bach could learn a few things from the GMF mayor.

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Posted by John Morgan on 07/30/2014 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers..." who are responsible for disseminating more anti-Semitic lies and propaganda than the Nazis. Last week I posted this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40VFcJTIdu…

Apparently, no one bothered to check it out, as there were no comments on it. So, I will take the time to give a short description.

It is a short video, 3 minutes and 20 seconds long, of Iranian university professor Hasan Bolkhari delivering a lecture on how Walt Disney created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry after World War II in order to improve the image of Jews. Particularly touching are the shots of serious students diligently taking notes.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “From the outside, looking in

"Let's not put all our chickens in one basket."

Moreover, let's not wait until the eggs come home to roost.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/30/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Ms. Trigg, the responses to Ms. Yenne and the Durlands have been overwhelmingly dismissive of their stances and supportive of Israelis and their right to defend themselves, and why aren't you commenting here and not on that site?

“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers, who follow a different faith but share a common heritage and a common dream of better lives for themselves and for their children” – Substitute “Palestinians” for Israelis, then please explain the difference.

When Israel withdrew from Gaza in ’05, the Palestinians could have chosen any type of government and who would represent them. They chose Hamas, who, instead of being concerned with the suffering of the populace and establishing a valid bureaucracy, began importing and smuggling weaponry and building tunnels from which to launch attacks, and now civilians are paying the ultimate price for these actions.

Three questions: Who instigated this round of hostilities? What do you think is a proper Israeli response to the onslaughts (by air and tunnel) they’re facing? What resolution(s) would you propose to end the conflict, both temporarily and permanently?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/30/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “From the outside, looking in

We need ONE government for all of El Paso County, not the busload we now have.
We need ONE school board for all of El Paso County, not the 15-20 we now have.
We need ONE tax rate for all of El Paso County, not the mishmash we now have.
Am I the only one tired of PAYING for all the duplications and byzantine schemings?

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/30/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Peggy Littleton, the national minimum wage, bald eagle deaths, Gaza, and more

Peg Rooney,

These studies of lead poisoning have often been called into question. There are also many things these studies do not address.

Let's take for example a "gut pile" of a deer:

Was the deer shot with A) A cast lead bullet from a rifle? B) Solid lead buckshot from a shotgun? C) Lead slug from a shotgun? D) Jacketed rifle bullet with a copper jacket and lead core? E) Solid lead projectiles from "black-powder" muzzle-loaders? The study does not appear to address this.

It may be that D), which is one of the most common deer hunting projectiles in many states is not a big problem. States like Illinois (one of the states in the study) which restrict deer hunting to shotguns and muzzle-loaders may be the bigger issue since these use primarily solid lead projectiles.

And while there are so-called "green" projectiles, they tend to have a lot of problems and usually are found in rifle loads, which states like Illinois do not allow for deer hunting. The problems in going "green" is in finding a material that is as soft and malleable as lead while also having a similar density and melting point. There just are not that many alternatives out there. Copper, for example, is less dense, much harder, much less malleable, and has a greatly higher melting point.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/30/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Studio A64 doubles in space, marijuana comes to Manitou and more

Studio A64 is a treasure in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. It has much more room to accommodate many more buffaloes. The Benevolent Order Of Buffaloes offers patrons a unique opportunity to come together as a community and work to better society. We work with legislators to speak for the voice of the people. Let freedom ring!

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Posted by Ingrid Henderson on 07/30/2014 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

Perhaps by "smarts" they mean "stings," as in "I was hammering a nail and accidentally hit my thumb. Boy, it smarts!"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

According to Stacy, "it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama." So Obama's "corporate masters" are behind the sluggish rebound of the economy. Must be because they hate to sell their products and make money. Those are the same "corporate masters" who are pushing for more regulations to hamstring their own operations, because they care more for the health and safety of the community than their own profits. Not to mention the richest of all "corporate masters," the Koch brothers, are solidly behind Obama, one hundred percent.

For all the humorless reactionaries out there, let me explain that what I wrote above is called sarcasm. Look it up. Face it, there is no one more confused than a right-wing ideologue.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/25/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Locked, loaded and jammed

I think maybe "Smarts" should be in quotation marks in this feature's title.

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Posted by Oinkety on 07/25/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Funny though the Elephant also will follow blindly behind the lead Elephant where The Donkey is stubborn enough to question where its going. Thats all that needs be said.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 07/25/2014 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

teabagger old fart racists and clueless redneck racists make up a major part of the repubican base. you can't argue that point because you see and hear in this very village every day. what is amusing is that they continue to vote against their best interests and then blame the black guy in the white house...

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Posted by happyfew on 07/25/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The humble jackass, by its hard labor, helped build the West.

By the way, did you get the joke?--that a piece of ass is sexier than a piece of elephant?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

I am glad you agree the birther stuff is nonsense, but you miss the point. How is it that "nonsense" managed to get so much traction in the media and among people who otherwise show a great deal of common sense?

I never said the Republicans were themselves "overtly racist." I said they fan the flames of racism. Several Republican representatives have expressed doubt about the president's birth, or say they just do not know. That is fanning the flames.

You neglected to address the issue of Speaker Boehner's culpability. Before you ask me to provide more examples of Republican flirtation with racism, deal with what is already on the table.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

The racism is palpable? Can you provide specific incidences where conservative legislators made overtly racial comments about Obama and/or his cohorts? Can you explain how black conservatives such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Ben Carson, etc. can be racist in their scathing assessments? Agreed that the "birther" stuff was nonsense, but while there are many that voted against him because of his skin, just as many voted FOR him for the same reason; is that not also racist?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

The GOP is represented by the elephant; the largest land mammal, known for intelligence, loyalty and a familial disposition. The Democrats are represented by an ass? 'Nuff said.

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Just saw a relevant bumper sticker. It bears the logo of the Democratic Party donkey, and says, "Democrats are sexy. Who ever heard of a nice piece of elephant?"

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

On the contrary, Mr. Faltz, the racism is palpable; the criticism is a pack of vicious, racist lies, which are obvious to all but the most brainwashed.

The main feature of racism is that it is irrational. Take, for example, the birth certificate nonsense. No matter how many times the President released his birth certificate, racists refused to believe it, because they are irrational.

The Republican Party, so far as I know, did not start this brush fire, but here is how they fan the flames: House Speaker John Boehner said he believed the President is an American and he believed the birth certificate is genuine but it is not his duty or responsibility to correct the misconceptions of the citizenry! That is Obama's job.

Which is like saying, "I saw someone in the National Forest drop his cigarette in the brush without stamping it out. I could have walked over and stamped it out myself, but that is not my job. That is the Forestry Service's job."

As far as I am concerned Boehner is not himself a racist, but he and his cohorts are flirting with treason.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/24/2014 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Congress takes a vacation

"the president deserves the highest of honors" - For?...

"Republicans continue to fan the flames of racism""- No, that would be liberals; it's all they have left to defend valid criticism of the man with. I thought you'd be somehow about such nonsense, but I guess when his failures are so complete and unavoidable, even those with something to say abandon reason for desperate, last ditch efforts; good luck hitching your wagon to THAT star for the next 2 1/2 years!

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 07/24/2014 at 4:58 PM

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