For being open and transparent - check out page 13 for names of major donors to see who funds this group.
"Pam Zubeck's article was an outstanding public service."
And to the extent that the lack of transparency shown by CSF is mirrored by the city administration, great caution from the citizens of Colorado Springs is called for on both fronts.
Did I hurt your feelings so badly that you have to make up more brainless name-calling and insults so typical of Trump and his minions?
"so you hate half of America"
Na, not so much "hate" as simple contempt.
Half? No, not even close to half. After all, Hillary got MORE Americans to vote for her than Trump did. So that's a bit encouraging, although it does not speak well for democracy.
I guess its too much to ask, here in 21st century America, that we have a President who has enough personal integrity to NOT be enthusiastically backed by Nazis.
Your post (unless its brilliant sarcasm) reflects a perfect example of the type of individual I see as having voted FOR Trump. Now I can add Nazi to the list of "virtues" I associate with Trump voters.
Y'all oughta be ashamed.
pres. elect crotch grabber is a well proven lying sac. you can throw every lie he said to get elected out. he now is in it for business... he will be impeached with in the next two years. he can't ignore the 1st amendment... the press is going to hound this woman assaulter relentlessly. lying may impress his kkk buddies but the hillbilly goobers that voted for him... not so much... he doesn't give a rats rear about them. he pulled the con, now he will try and milk as much money out of this gig as possible. can't wait for his demise... what was that chant he eager led.. lock him up!!!
Hold on! Trump put on the right show to win. He is poopin his britches right now. As far as assawatcher... graduates of college never say, I went to HS then college, duh, but you didn't claim to graduate from either. It is a crime to impersonate a veteran. ...and you were never legally married. ..but that little Bastard did turn out to be a fine young man. ...so you hate half of America, but you despise the others and you were born down the street and now ur a perv...ok!
Ahhhh, Tannim - the resident snarker and authority in chief. It's good to be home in Colorado again so I can again begin to get you to wipe the BS out of your eyes and see what a negative you are in any sensible conversation. All the letters and comments were spot on - especially the one where you commented that Democrats have had a long history of racism and bigotry - I agree, but most of us grew out of it, and Trump has brought it back to the fore. If this is who you are then you had better hope that someone opposed to your bigotry doesn't wipe up the floor of some bar with you. Mr. Armintor's issue with Trump U goes to the issue of character - Trump is not the non-politician he claims to be - he is a dyed in the wool political actor who will say anything to get the votes of each of the mini-groups he was able to drive wedge issues between. His staff's consulting with Putin's staff after the nomination, and his daughter's use of a photo op to sell her line of jewelry, coupled with the infomercial about the Trump Hotel in Washington being a gathering place for foreign diplomats and others seeking to curry Trump's favor are lining his pockets before he is even inaugurated give me great pause. The man has no character at all. To say that Hillary Clinton is in it for herself only and ignore the fact that Trump is exponentially more toxic in that area than she is to be blinded by ideology.
UCanSee, you obviously are drinking the Breitbart Kool-Aid, too. I read a lot, I have a high school friend who was Mayor of Little Rock, and I've probed for some speck of truth in this character assassination that has gone on for three decades but have found none. Oh, that Mayor of Little Rock was the only person to actually be convicted in the Whitewater/Lewinski fiasco and is not exactly on speaking terms with his former law office partner.
Tannim, you need to remember that the Constitution is not just made up of the 2nd and 4th Amendments. In Article II, Section 1 we are given the tools to right this wrong and we should use them while we can. Article II, Section 1 charges the Electors with voting the will of the people (1,152,000+ and counting for Hillary over Trump), and to eliminate unfit candidates. This is also restated in The Federalist Papers #68 where it makes the Electoral College the gatekeeper against demagoguery. Trump is a vulgarian at best and not the kind of national figure we should present to the world. At worst he is a con artist, racist, xenophobic mysoginist and a narcissistic sociopath to boot. But that's not the worst of it - the people he has chosen to advise him are worse than he is.
Don't wait to impeach this nutcase for his multiple conflicts of interest...then we get Pence and a theocracy. The time to act is now. Before the Electors vote. On December 19th.
It's also obvious, Tannim, that your primary news source has to be Breitbart and Alt-Right. Breitbart and Co have been sliming Hillary Clinton since she became First Lady - it is extremely profitable for them to do that. Who are you going to hate if the Clintons are gone? I'd say "try me", but you already do that.
Healthcare in the USA has failed in the "market-based" system, as evidenced by the staggering 14% of GDP we spend on healthcare--this is twice the amount spent by other developed nations. A study of healthcare economics is crucial, before opining on a subject . Give us your opinion , sure, but what are your opinions based on? Mine are based on university-level study of healthcare economics and 20 years of patient care and management.
Ann Forsyth, Physician Assistant
I got one question that maybe some of you can answer. If Clinton had really done all these horrible things why hasent she been convicted? Just saying innocent till proven guilty is still part of the American code. Is it not? Now before the " Right" jumps all over me for being "liberal" I didnt vote for Clinton or Trump I thought they both were the worst people in this Country to bring to the front. In my opinion Clinton had nothing to offer but what was in her baggage and Trumps ideas are ludicrous in this day and age. Draining the Swamp of Snakes and filling it with Alligators ant going to accomplish anything but more of the same that got us here.
Although this piece may not be pleasing to half of the Indy's readership, I'd like to commend the editorial staff at the Indy for having the courage for presenting the alternative view. You cannot have a real discussion on issues by putting up a wall to shut out those who might disagree with you.
Mr. Bremmer's fevered fantasy reveries notwithstanding.........
I grew up in Colorado Springs. I attended High School, College, and served in the Army. Ive been in countless locker rooms, lived in frat houses and Army barracks. My wife and I raised a son who is now a man. Ive known my share of right-wingers, left-wingers, and chauvinists, but in all my life I have NEVER encountered another man who's vileness, betrayed by nothing more than HIS OWN WORDS AND DEEDS, is anywhere close to Donald Trump's turpitude. A man who routinely demeans others, who's foul language and business dealings reflect a morally crippled mind, who dismisses the deep traditions of America as weakness or "political correctness", who threatens, bullies, and simply believes that his inherited wealth entitles him to freely lie, intimidate, insult, make wild accusations, defraud and actually assault others.
And I have NO reason to think any better of any man or woman who would knowingly cast a vote for such a degenerate. I grieve for our nation, apparently now inhabited by such hate-filled, fear-ridden, foul minded, or at best ignorant, individuals who believe that Trump's virtues in no way disqualified him from receiving their vote to be our beloved country's President.
If you voted for Trump, that's what I think of you.
LMAO I'm sorry Tannim, but half of the nation are not the so-called 'deporables'. Half of Trump's followers are whom Hillary was referring to. Half the people who actually voted for him is roughly 30 million, or 10 percent of the nation. Hate Hillary if you like, but get your facts straight.
Great article! Perfect team with a great coach!
Well done Tim! You learned and voiced the horse and the child to perfection!
"Trump has no intention of doing anything but fixing the broken system in Washington, which is why Americans elected him. In this way, Trump will endeavor to perform a full "revolution" of government and has no interest in evolutionary tactics."
The reality is that he will fail because he will not be able to get rid of the entrenched bureaucrats and programs and agencies they are in. He will not be able to clear the temple of the moneychangers.
A true revolution, Eli, would do by force what Trump will fail by administration. Republicans and Democrats still haven't figured out that power is but an illusion completely dependent on one's acceptance of it, and the aforementioned bureaucrats will simply not accept it.
"Hillary Clinton has spent her life fighting the fights that make me a Democrat: health care for children, religious tolerance, a living wage, good schools, equal rights for all Americans and preserving our environment."
Yeah, right. Keep believing that nonsense. Hillary has always been about herself and only herself, and if others benefit, it's a side effect, not an intent, except to garner votes.
"In this election it was easy to support Secretary Clinton on the issues. And the opportunity to elect an experienced, highly qualified woman as president was historic."
Not at all. Her issues were her ego, criminality, and her body count. 2113 federal felonies plus felony perjury can't all be wrong.
"But it is important to remember that Americans will not tolerate a Twittered-up leader who brags about abusing women, mocks people with disabilities, threatens immigrants, cozies up to oligarchs foreign and domestic, demonizes people because of their religion and governs as a "post truth" president."
It's also important to remember, Maday, that Americans will not tolerate a dishonest leader who tramples individual rights, dismisses half of the nation as "deplorables," stereotypes people without knowing them, and in general acts like an entitled queen when she and her comrades belong in prison.
Time to address the Hazy Hurts...
"Yeah, we're still shocked and horrified. Yeah, writing those once-unspeakable words is weird and painful."
You're in your 70s. Why don't you grow up and act your age? Trump got elected because liberal smugness, including yours, got thoroughly rebuked. You're only horrified because you think you know what's best for people, and you clearly don't as the people have spoken such.
"Trump has embraced two apparently contradictory notions: to lower America's overseas military profile and increase defense spending."
They do not contradict at all. The cost savings from not being all over the entire planet will be reinvested in defending CONUS and our necessary possessions, not invading and occupations as your girl Hillary would do. It's called waging peace, something that Democrats like you often forget about--except when Republicans are in power.
"Interestingly, this neo-Keynesian economic stimulus program..."
Since when is giving or (road and gas) tax dollars back to us "neo-Keynesian", unless one is either so unversed in economics, or one thinks that government owns taxpayers' money, or both? Oh, wait, that's a liberal mantra again...
"Middle-aged white men often don't have marketable skills..."
You really are an idiot, aren't you? Most of the same defense sector that you commented about just above are exactly that demographic, the same skills folks that build your Internet and most of the innovations that the snowflakes and the liberals use without thinking. Come build and drive our satellites, program our mainframes, and repair our cars, then get back to us when you finally have a clue.
"But as one whose campaign may have benefited from Vladimir Putin's clever cyber warfare..."
Got news for you: Hillary's hacks, self-inflicted, as well as the DNC, weren't Russia. They were NSA. You just wanted an easy scapegoat tied to Trump to blame. In the classified world, of which you are not a part and never will be, we know better.
"Will he be stupid enough to begin mass deportations, kill off Obamacare without a seamless transition to Trumpcare, require electric utilities to switch from natural gas to coal or withdraw from NAFTA and send the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico into lasting recession?"
Remove trespassers is stupid? More like enforcing property rights and rule of law. When did those become stupid?
Kill off ACA? Bring it on, because it was a fiasco in the first place. It's interesting how liberals are anti-corporation, except when it comes from transferring wealth from the middle class to the insurance corporations by ACA, while simultaneously putting more and more people on the government dime.
Switch to coal from gas? Got news for you: Most energy companies, including local CSU, mix it up with multiple energy technologies, because they understand what you don't: it takes all of them to get the job done.
Withdraw from NAFTA? I thought liberals were pro-union, and withdrawing from NAFTA will bring union manufacturing jobs back to the nation. Or are you just upset because it's not a Democrat doing it, and Ross Perot was correct all along?
Lasting recession? Don't know what planet you're on, but here on Earth the recession of 1990 never really ended, because the economic numbers that everyone allegedly relies on forgot the most important parts of food and fuel. But then again, liberals don't understand economics, so that lack of a clue isn't surprising.
"As he might say, it's simple. Borrow a shitload of money, put millions to work on thousands of infrastructure projects, preside over national prosperity and spend the weekends in New York City."
Well, once upon a time, the narrative was just as simple: Borrow a shitload of money, put millions to work on thousands of infrastructure projects, when that didn't help, drag the nation into a World War, and spend the weekends in Georgia. That was FDR. Once again, you're only complaining because it's a right statist and not your girl Hillary.
Hazy, it's long past time for you to hang it up. Sage, you aren't, and haven't been for decades. City Rage is more like it. Stick your rocking chair at the nursing home.
Mary J Talbot: Good letter, but you had best send it to Lois "Absent" Landgraf as well.
Fred Kormos: So what? The Democrats have a long history of racism and misogyny, as statist tend to do, since actual freedom is anathema to them, regardless of being left or right.
Bob Armintor: Trump University has nothing to do with national security. Get your brain straight? Fat chance.
J.T. Welch: Get lost, comrade. You have no frickin' clue about much of anything. Try supporting freedom instead and maybe you'll eventually get educated enought to understand why it is the superior path.
Sally Alberts: Have a binky for your ridiciculous and infantile whining. You sound like you honestly believe that there's a serial rapist who hates anyone not WASP behind every tree. Grow Up!
Jim Bensberg: Ride all you want, but police your own, expecailly the idiots going way too fast on the crotch rockets up and down both Academy and I-25.
Bailey Thomas: Wrong question, posed by someone who doesn't understand economics. The better one to ask is why can't nations settle their differences in the sports arenas rather than the battlefields?
Mimi Vacher: Have a binky and grow up.
since we couldn't handle a candidate with a personal server... we get president elect p***y grabber. the rest is debunked garbage... find a source of news that involves facts. we cannot be living in a post factual society... come on people.
I can understand the Trump bashing, yet I cannot understand how anyone can think Clinton was a suitable alternative. Backing a pathological liar that has been involved in nearly a dozen sizeable "scandals" and who has left a trail of bodies behind her in every pursuit just makes no sense.
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