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Posted by Baba Kakuta on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

No, hipdude, I'm still working, still upright, still contributing something other than vitriol. This forum has been fully one sided for quite some time. I'm glad I can be entertaining. As one of my friends said, don't let the usual suspects bother you. I don't, and he also said keep posting. I will.

If nothing else, hippyhelper, you're true to form. I know change is difficult, but give it a try and contribute some solutions instead of middle-school pap.

Curious, I qualify as an entrepreneur, a small business owner, and a taxpayer. I let my objections to regulations be heard, I vote my conscience (and for the good of the country) and try to help folks help themselves. No free lunch (tanstafl, anyone). As far as government not creating jobs, I agree in part because legislated contractual improvements to our infrastructure creates jobs by the thousands, and when gov't is handcuffed or misguided by anti-tax policy that doesn't happen. Public/private partnerships in every sector of our society have worked for years and should be at work for us now but for TABOR.

You blame city officials for complicity with developers that short change the working public. We're in the midst of an important election cycle. Colorado Springs has the opportunity to make changes, but I don't see any coming on the near horizon. Apparently everyone is with satisfied with the status quo or apathetic because of the influence of money in politics. If the TaxedEnoughAlready folks are happy with the way things are things won't change, and the Republican control of the city gov't will remain unchallenged. If things aren't already far enough to the right for you, then run Joel Miller again. If that doesn't work you can't go much further right, so let the pendulum swing back toward the center, where most of us live. To support real change then vote money out of politics and corrupt politicians out of office.

Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Vietnamized: Ya got me! Auto-correct got the better of me. Well, actually Mr.K-- spotted the error, and you just regurgitated his comment.

Jealous of what? Is it the heroic way you are changing the world through your sheeple like ramblings on an internet forum? Maybe it's the way you face gender confusion head on with such courage? Maybe its that full head of hair and sparkling teeth, and the way they make you look so pretty?

My resume? Are you trying to hire me? If you need a home caregiver to change your bed pan, contact the V.A., I have all the work I can handle.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/22/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Thanks Laura. This is one very important crappy behavior of Trump. Match that with him knowing more than the generals about ISIS, widespread deportation and anti-Planned Parenthood/abortion stance. I have already submitted my ballot and voted for Hillary. And LONG LIVE RBG!

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Posted by missjoanne on 10/22/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

When you mention Trump and the Supreme Court, Vietnamized, it suddenly hit me that the so-called candidate of change promises to replace the late Justice Scalia with an exact duplicate copy!

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:55 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

I disagree with the "Status of Troops Agreement" approach to securing Iraq after our disastrous conquest. We should never have invaded in the first place, but once we did, the only correct solution would have been to partition Iraq, creating separate Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish nations. The Kurds, I believe, would have been pleased to let American troops remain behind on their territory.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

hippyhelper, you're jealous! Do you have a resume? I'd like to see it. After your use of antidote instead of anecdote I'd like to see your high school diploma, too.

Look - I was attacked by posters who doubted my military service, my work qualifications, my patriotism, even my gender. I defend myself when necessary. As far as the comb over, I still have all my hair and teeth.

You can sit in judgement of me if you choose, but I haven't seen anything real or substantive from you yet. Keep on attacking me. It makes no difference at all.

Ballot will be in the mail on Monday, Joel. And by your use of words I can see I did get under your skin. I answered your gender questions long ago - you chose to ignore.

Curious, thanks for clearing up Mr. Miller's record. Things were going like that long before Mr. Miller was old enough to vote, yet the city just seems to keep on keeping on. I have seen it go from 25,000 residents to who knows how many now, seen the city limits expand, seen businesses come and go, with big box stores running the little guy out of the market.

I've been self-employed for most of my adult life. I'm comfortable with what I've accomplished, but I still fall short of my own expectations, and strive to do better. I have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on wages over the last 45 years, and even in the 70's was paying labor $10/hr when market was about $5, and minimum was less than that. That's helping others achieve the American dream - hardly self-aggrandizing and narcissistic. I suppose I could retire, make some popcorn and sit back and watch the show - but where's the fun in that? I guess I could just quit and play golf every day, game would improve, but it would be totally self-serving. I choose to continue to try to make a difference, like Mr. Miller, but I do it differently.

Thanks for the edit, Mr. K...spelling and context are important!

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Trump argues that voting for him would elicit change. If the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch are still split, and the Judicial Branch remains the same - controlling the Supreme Court 5-4, there will be no change whatsoever. The economic disaster that resulted from the Iraq/Afghanistan Bush fiasco was a result of a Republican Congress rubber-stamping every debt ceiling vote. Halliburton's stock (and Dick Cheney's golden parachute) climbed out of the toilet with KBR's no-bid contracts and big oil sales to the DOD. Had the Bush Administration be competent enough to negotiate a "Status of Troops Agreement" with the new Iraqi gov't then there would not have been a void in Iraq...but better still would have been to understand the dynamics of the region before upsetting the balance of power and handing the country through a democratic election to the 75% Shia majority and essentially aligning them with Iran. To blame the Obama Administration for ISIL and the problems in Iraq are totally disingenuous and lacks any foundation in reality.

In looking at the Steve Bannon/Alex Jones crowd, the Alt-Right nut cases, the White Supremacy and David Duke types, in hearing the "lock her up" chants, and seeing he "Hillary for Prison" stickers I can only hope that the majority of voters will reject this group of un-American thugs and boors and send this reality show "star" back to his casinos...provided they haven't all gone bankrupt.

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Posted by Vietnamized on 10/22/2016 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Joel Miller did unexpectedly well in the mayoral race. He did especially well considering that City Leaders were vehemently opposed to him being elected mayor. And the Gazette, owned by billionaire Anschutz, also owner of multiple properties and business entities in COS, printed voluminous reams of copy expressing its opposition to him and his fiscally conservative ideas of govt. The reason for the venom and animosity is that Miller believes tax dollars should be used to pay for those legitimate govt functions such as public safety, roads, parks, wildfire and flood mitigation, storm water, utilities, and administrative departments to carry out these tasks and not for economic development and job creation. The only jobs govt can create are in the public sector, jobs paid for from taxes collected from employees and employers in the private sector. But govt can assist the private sector in job creation by reducing the burden of taxes, fees, licenses, and overkill regulations. Making the economic climate attractive for entrepreneurs and businesses will result in jobs for the un- and underemployed.

As evidence of fiscally irresponsible ideas, our City Leaders believe in helping developers build more housing for the affluent and more shopping centers filled with national chain restaurant and retail stores. Our City Leaders believe in giving developers our tax dollars to pay for infrastructure and other amenities to revamp "blighted" neighborhoods, with the result that risk is transferred to the citizens and profits to the developers. Our City Leaders believe that building a downtown stadium using tax dollars without the consent of the citizens will revitalize the area. To achieve this objective, our City Leaders intend to divert sales tax dollars from roads and other govt functions in order to construct a concrete blob next door to the Olympic Museum because a stadium is what a major landowner/developer wants so that all those properties he owns in the area will go up in value and so that he, now just a common ordinary millionaire, can realize his goal of becoming a billionaire.

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Posted by curious on 10/22/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

The current hysteria over sharia reminds me of the campaign against the presidential candidacy of Al Smith in 1928, when paranoid opponents claimed, if he were to win the race, the pope would end up ruling America and imposing Catholicism on all citizens.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

The word you are reaching for, hippyhelper, is "anecdote," not "antidote."

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Vietnamized: My position is that you are engaging in insidious innuendo without much in the way of facts to back it up. Thanks for helping shore that up for me.

Your arguments with their overly abundant use of "I" statements and personal antidotes in place of verifiable facts contain an assortment of logical fallacies that any high school student should be able to spot as indicative of a weak argument.

Your entire rhetorical style is a spot on impression of Donald Trump. Are you rocking a spray tan and comb-over as well?

You are endlessly entertaining though.

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Posted by hippyhelper on 10/22/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So you fail to mention what Bill Clinton was doing with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval office. Then all the other women that came out and said he either had affairs with, fondaled, assaulted and or raped them over the years, as Hillary supported him by trying to discredit or destroy them. Hummmmm I don't really see the balance in your reasoning.

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Posted by Ben McFall on 10/22/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

A reality-free zone in it's entirety.

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Posted by Bill Burns on 10/22/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Sallie Clark's next horizon — governor?

Run Sallie Run ......

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Posted by actionjackson on 10/22/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

So bobo, are you really that scared of the islamists that you think they can take down the USA? Sorry, but I have way more faith in this country than that. Ain't no way those two bit $#!^heads could ever pose a real threat to this great mighty nation. The terror you're showing in that you're scared of their takeover is exactly what they want, but in a nation where Christianity is seen as overly strict, I don't see extreme wahhibism catching on anytime soon.

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Posted by RJ Brown on 10/21/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Anyone but Trump

Hope you like sharia law.

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Posted by bobo on 10/21/2016 at 8:59 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

Pretty much no one has the courage to do the right thing when it concerns the presidential vote, i.e., withhold their vote because both candidates are unworthy.

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Posted by CSIndyReader on 10/21/2016 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Few local GOP faithful are willing to say whether they support Trump

Once again. Mr/Mrs Vietnam (No Gender snark intended--just unsure of who you are): Absolutely got my butt kicked. I accepted no corporate donations and $14,000 will not overcome $500,000. Proud of my campaign and 3rd place finish with 16% of the votes and the issues that were part of the campaign because of me. Despite the hate messages from detractors, I never once considered any of those I would serve as either deplorable or irredeamable but repeatedly re-affirmed my commitment to serve all citizens.

It's obvious your disdain runs deep and your insults from behind your anonymity are intended to strike a nerve, so I won't indulge your hope for a bite. I simply say that the record will clearly demonstrate the enormous efforts I made to change the Status quo. The record will also clearly show that despite being the only councilmember with a full time job in the private sector with a young family to raise, I nevertheless worked 60 hours per week on council duties and informing my constituents of what was happening inside their city and maintained the best attendance record of any other councilmember. But facts will certainly not be an antidote to the accumulated bile that guides you. As to Hillary Clinton, her private sector job ended with her being precluded from practicing law and her record in the Senate where she served on the majority includes bills she sponsored involving naming post offices and highways and designating historic sites. Her votes supported the invasion of Iraq, the failed stimulus and the bank bailout.

I'll end this little chat here. Don't forget to mail your ballot.

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Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/21/2016 at 4:24 PM

Re: “At Springs rally, proud 'deplorables' confident in their losing candidate's prospects

goobers that can only spout discredited and debunked BS. sorry, trump gave them the courage to come out from beneath their rocks due to his racism, xenophobic, homophobic tendencies, and lack of respect for women. they need to crawl back to where they came from, they are not wanted in decent society of the 2000's. we will never go back to "those days".

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Posted by happyfew on 10/21/2016 at 3:35 PM

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