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Re: “Let's not be like D.C.

Sounds sensible. I really am surprised (not really) no one is talking aboutreplacing Drake with something sustainable.

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Posted by Lalahartma on 05/27/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Let's not be like D.C.

This article should not only be required reading but also the to-do list for our mayor and city council.

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Posted by Elke Lindner Dickinson on 05/27/2014 at 10:49 AM

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

Mr. Faltz, you write, "I've noticed that you've conveniently decided to avoid discussing where in the rankings those naughty Koch's are on the list I provided."

Do you have a problem with reading comprehension? Twice already I have posted the disclaimer from your link. It does not list donations "to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers..." Those are the "naughty" donations, not the pittance they donate publicly.

The Koch brothers prefer to remain anonymous and to keep their donations secret, which makes their true financial impact incalculable. They also prefer to control how their money is used rather than just handing it over to the party. This way they can run commercials full of misleading half-truths and distortions, and the actual candidates can deny any involvement when the ads are exposed. Furthermore, it is their employment of such tactics that has earned the Koch brothers the enmity they deserve, not the size of their donations.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/26/2014 at 2:53 PM

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

Mr. K, your facetiousness and wit have fallen flat, but speaking of facts going unaddressed, I've noticed that you've conveniently decided to avoid discussing where in the rankings those naughty Koch's are on the list I provided. Would you care to do so now, then explain how they can be so influential compared to others that are obviously more zealous and fiscally-engaged? Both sides of the aisle need to realize that deep pockets are poor substitutes for shallow minds (ask Morse and Giron about it) and Koch-addiction is unhealthy, whether you're a common citizen or the Senate majority leader, but fortunately, a national intervention is being held this Nov. to set things right!

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 05/26/2014 at 3:05 AM

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

Speaking of my "top-notch comic shenanigans," when I wrote "a few more megabucks" I was being facetious. That one just flew over your head. Let me spell out what I meant by it in simple terms. Does it make a real difference if the Democrats can run a commercial every five minutes when the Republicans can only afford to run one every ten minutes? Not to mention the commercials run by Americans For Prosperity do not even count!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/25/2014 at 1:47 PM

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

Mr. Faltz, Let me reiterate what your link demonstrates: nothing! As the link itself says, which I quoted in my last message, and which you ignored in your response because it is so devastating to your argument: Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers, Michael Bloomberg, and who knows who else, were not included in the list on your link. Those are the inconvenient facts you cannot even begin to address.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/25/2014 at 1:28 PM

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

"the Democratic Party spends a few more megabucks than the Republicans" - A few more? Hilarious, your comedic shenanigans are truly top-notch! Let me reiterate what my link demonstrates: of the Top 20 donors, 17 support liberal causes, and you have to get all the way down to #16 before you reach a GOP-supportive group. Looks like the Dem's darlings have some pretty deep pockets! Facts are fickle; great when they support an opinionated stance, not so pleasant they run counter to a assertion, but I certainly don't have to tell you this...

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 05/25/2014 at 12:09 PM

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

OldCrank, How true! I expect Bruce will blame Obama for giving people the absurd notion that we deserve roads without potholes, or stormwater protection, or parks!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/24/2014 at 6:21 PM

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

Here is a riddle for Douglas Bruce: What kind of bird has no feathers?

He ought to know the answer: A jailbird!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/24/2014 at 6:04 PM

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

Mr. Faltz, you wrote, "I don't recall the Koch's... hosting fund-raisers at their private residence (here's where you tell me the Koch's do so subversively, through obscure channels..."

Let's just quote the link you provided: "...we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors..."

You continued, again within your prediction of what I would say, "...something the Dems would NEVER resort to..." More like something I would never say. Of course supporters of the Democratic Party funnel contributions into their own dark money groups. Congratulations on ridiculing a position I never held.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/24/2014 at 6:01 PM

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

Mr. Faltz, are you claiming that the Democratic Party spends a few more megabucks than the Republicans? So what? Do you have a point?

By the way, your pretensions to research are laughable, not laudable. Let me quote from the extremely erudite website you pointed me to:

"...this list does not include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. He and his wife Miriam donated nearly $93 million in 2012 alone to conservative super PACs — enough to put him at No. 2 on this list. Similarly, the list excludes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has donated more than $19 million in the past two years, largely to groups that support gun control. Neither Adelson nor Bloomberg — or the organizations they report as their employers — qualifies as a "heavy hitter" under our current definition. It's also important to note that we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors..."

Do you have any other propaganda you need me to explain to you?--or perhaps a few more gratuitous insults to pass off as pearls of wisdom?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/24/2014 at 4:17 PM

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

Talk about the irony of ironies, Doug Bruce refers to city hall as con artists when he's the biggest con artists of all, leading the majority of voters off a cliff, and he's the reason the city has no money for potholes or stormwater runoff or parks or...... Next he'll blame Obama for all the horror he and his TABOR have caused.

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Posted by OldCrank on 05/24/2014 at 4:06 PM

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

Tax evader Douglas Bruce has written a letter that advises readers to shun public sector officials, who he describes as "conniving con artists, past and present, who create and exploit problems rather than solve them". As a highly notable past conniving con artist and actual past con, Mr. Bruce is aptly qualified to be the pot calling the kettle black. And to his point regarding the poor current state of the local roads, much of the blame can go directly to him, the author of TABOR, who helped unpave the path to Colorado Springs' prosperity.

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Posted by LiberalForThisPlace on 05/24/2014 at 3:42 PM

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

Wow, Mr. K your myopia is obviously terminal; perhaps someone can open the link I provided and read the statistical breakdown to you (ex. of the Top 20 donors, 17 are left-leaning, and you have to get to #16 before the first GOP backer appears). Care to finally offer an explaination, or are there still unsubstantiated platitudes you have yet to deploy?

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Posted by Jeff Faltz on 05/24/2014 at 8:29 AM

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

"Which party is tossing mega-bucks at their candidates?" Both parties! Although the Republicans have a few more megas to spend than the Democrats. Hope this helps.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 05/23/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “A Mother's Day wish

No, it does not make sense for you to make me live by your beliefs. As an American citizen, I have the same right as you to legally marry whom I want. Changing the marriage laws do not affect your marriage, they don't threaten your marriage, they don't change your marriage in any way. If you don't believe in Marriage Equality, then don't marry a same sex person period. It is as simple as that, but denying me the right to marry is WRONG! You are denying my right to follow my beliefs within the laws of our great nation. That is why to deny Marriage Equality is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. You may do as you wish in your church, but don't tell us what we can do in ours. Plain and Simple.

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Posted by guruD on 05/23/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “A Mother's Day wish

Guru...in my church we don't grade sin. The bottom line is we are all guilty, but receive forgiveness in the midst our our attempts to repent, or somehow make the best of what we have been given. And Christ has mercy on us for balance due. I think on this we can agree and move forward.

Now, that does not mean we should call what is sin not sin, or develop liturgies to bless what we might call our best efforts, but bless only what God has directed. Does that make sense?

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Posted by TejonTech on 05/23/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “A Mother's Day wish

SIN IS SIN, TT. SO IS MY SIN GREATER THAN YOUR SIN? IS YOUR SALVATION GREATER THAN MY SALVATION? ALL ARE FORGIVEN IN CHRIST.

We are not to take the Bible out of context of to whom and when it was written: "Much of the idol worship in the Old Testament was associated with sexual immorality...." Todays LGBTIQ doesn't go to church to have sex with sex slaves for sexual worship to other gods. And this is why gays want marriage equality, so we can also be within a commitment to love and honor one another. Is that not why you got married?

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Posted by guruD on 05/23/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “A Mother's Day wish

Federal Judges Now Seeing The Simple Truth About Gay Marriage:
It's A Matter Of Love And Equality

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/23/g…

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Posted by guruD on 05/23/2014 at 8:41 AM

Re: “A Mother's Day wish

North Dakota Is Now The Only State With An Unchallenged Gay Marriage Ban

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/s…

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Posted by guruD on 05/23/2014 at 8:34 AM

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