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Re: “Protesting Maketa, reaching 21c, using food stamps

again you are spot on ms.duran...though a recall would be nice...we cant afford it...and its kind of fun to watch him squirm...whats 7 months?

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Posted by harley883 on 06/15/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Bach's final, or finest, hour?

Always fun to watch all the term-limited, less government Republicans who don't want to leave the government trough squabble over who is going to get which job.

As for MacArthur, he was the same imperious so-and-so who had no qualms about shooting at unarmed WWI veterans during the 1932 Bonus March, chasing their wives and children and burning out their tent camp. Hardly a model for democratic government.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 06/14/2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Mr. Resentypants needs to chill

Why not unfollow her rather than defriending?

Posted by Judith Posch on 06/13/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa… I know that this means nothing the Maketa but I want it on record that we the people asked for him to step down while the investigation was going on in the interest of public safety.

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Posted by Lorena Townsend on 06/11/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Bach's final, or finest, hour?

John actually makes my case that COLO SPGS and El Paso County should be ONE jurisdiction, with one set of elected officials, one property tax rate, one sales tax rate, one school district, and one plan for growth, infrastructure and public services.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/11/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

Eh, yer kidding right? Suthers? Old win at all costs, fuck the rules, John the Koch 'ho Suthers?

Suthers is just cleverer at slinking about in the shadows then "bang the help" Terry, he's smart enough to not leave any thing more then a trail of slime that you can only see when the light hits it right.

Suthers, yeah, that's the ticket......twit!

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Posted by Boomer49 on 06/10/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

BREAKING NEWS - Travel documents show El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa spent thousands of dollars of public money to travel to law enforcement conferences with female subordinates with whom he is accused of having sexual affairs.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports records show trips to Nevada and Florida, to Breckenridge, Colorado, and elsewhere with the female employees.

Maketa traveled at least 17 times with the female employees. The records show 14 of the trips cost a total of more than $10,000.

Colorado prisons director Tom Clements was killed during the most recent trip, in March 2013. Travel documents show Maketa stayed in Las Vegas for three more days.

Maketa has apologized to employees but says he will not resign. He is accused of discrimination, budget improprieties and a hostile work environment.

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Posted by guruD on 06/10/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

Forget resignation and recall. We are past that. Its jail time for the shirtless sheriff.

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Posted by Ben Freedom on 06/10/2014 at 12:39 PM

Re: “When a car thief gets too cocky

Too bad Chipotle Mexican Grill (and Foer) forgot to include any Mexican Americans or Latinos in its new Cultivating Thought campaign.

Certainly Chipotle depends on the Mexican culture to inspire its cuisine - and profits off the labor force that is in no small way Latino - from "farm to face" - in the fields, in the kitchens and behind the counters.

Check out our FB page: Cultivating Invisibility: Chipotle's Missing Mexicans.

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Posted by Lisa Alvarez on 06/10/2014 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Animal Law Center, the Indy's Maketa coverage, Douglas Bruce and more

You can only buy food with food-stamps, thanks to UPC codes. Point-of-sale systems are programmed to run separate totals for eligible purchases and ineligible products, and the food-card will only pay for eligible products.

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Posted by Gina Douglas on 06/07/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

Forget about the dalliances with his female staff, I'm more interested in knowing if the sheriff office finances have been misappropriated.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 06/06/2014 at 8:03 PM

Re: “The Drake fire, conservation, student debt, and more

Saving money on campaign is a great indicator and that party which spends least is worth attention. It is much better to drive this money on providing aid to those who live off of social security. Or it is a great idea to help people who have problems with student loans, loans and others.

Posted by Kim Henry on 06/06/2014 at 9:35 AM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

TejonTech, seems to me you--and Maketa, too, for that matter--are continually trying to "bring down" President Obama, which "is really not a very nice attitude" to adopt "about a fellow human being."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/04/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “How to bring down Maketa

I'm not sure how I feel about this article. On one hand it would be good to just see him gone, on the other if he can just walk away from this it will be back to business as usual in the corrupt Republican dominate local government. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that Suthers could also ultimately prosecute Maketa for violation of state laws, so perhaps a private conversation isn't in all of our self interests. #arrestterrymaketa

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Posted by Corey Wilson on 06/04/2014 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Why we're not living downtown

John, it would be helpful if you could explain why the issues you cite as problematic for housing development in downtown Colorado Springs seem to have been surpassed quite readily in Denver. I'm doubtful that higher rents in Denver cover the cost of parking requirements. Are there no parking set aside requirements in Denver? In that case, tweaking the requirement in Colorado Springs is a start.

Posted by leloupe on 06/04/2014 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Animal Law Center, the Indy's Maketa coverage, Douglas Bruce and more

Publisher, you wrote, "Gina Davis - I suggest you offer to pay others' taxes first and then you can talk about raising them."

I suggest you learn to read, Publisher. First, the letter was written by Gina Douglas, not Gina "Davis." If it were anyone else I would have let it go by, but you are a publisher and ought to know better.

More important, nowhere does Ms. Douglas call for raising taxes. She merely points out you cannot get something for nothing, as ex-jailbird Doug Bruce seems to think.

This simple fact of life seems to have sent you into fits of apoplexy. Perhaps you find it soothing to vent your rage against the President, but Obama literally had nothing to do with the passage of TABOR.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 06/03/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Animal Law Center, the Indy's Maketa coverage, Douglas Bruce and more

another fine example why compassionate conservative is an oxymoron.

I'm guessing this person, like many around here, considers themselves to be religious as well... WOW.

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Posted by happyfew on 06/03/2014 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Animal Law Center, the Indy's Maketa coverage, Douglas Bruce and more

Get out of the way - America the warmonger and troops being paid? Its YOUR money that is paying them idiot and it is OBAMA in charge for the last 6 years - he is the warmonger! Wake up.

And there are many on food stamps such as the DUDE in CA who surfs all day long and then goes and buys lobster with his food stamp money - and there are thousands like him.

We should be helping those who are hungry - chronic hunger is a problem in America but NOT helping those who abuse the system....and YOU know there are many like that.

At the dollar store recently where I shop, a woman came in with full tats on arms, legs, chest and neck and she used her food stamp card to buy anything but food - so don't tell us who pay for these food stamps that tats aren't a sign of abusers.

Instead, write local authorities and ask them to crack down on abusers. Tell them to get a job.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 06/03/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Why we're not living downtown

WHY does city govt think that building 400 s.f. studios for "young professionals" is a desirable objective? Is it because many young professionals work for city govt and they want to walk from their apartments to their city govt jobs located downtown? COS has NO viable downtown core. COS destroyed its downtown core in the urban renewal "revitalization" that occurred in the 1960s. Sodo can become an urban neighborhood with a Safeway or Trader Joes, but that will happen only if property values are not jacked up by building a stadium and museum complex adjacent to ATB park, making development costs within the URA so expensive that noone, including young professionals, can afford to live there.

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Posted by curious on 06/03/2014 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Let's not be like D.C.

You were on the right track until this sentence appeared: "If afterward you think that Drake should continue to inject 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere, the coal industry will be delighted.", as that shows you have the same intractable opinions as the people you are trying to shame into action.

Posted by LivesLocally on 06/03/2014 at 9:12 AM

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