And so it begins. All these things should be bought out of the general fund portion of the budget - money that the mayor is planning on spending on stormwater and C4C instead of the real needs of the city.
Please don't let developers like Nor'wood BUY this election. Lynette Crow is 100% funded by developers associated with Colorado Springs Forward, which is really just disgusting.
I own a business operating in support of the Department of Defense. I will be supporting Lynette Iverson - Crow.
Kelly L. Bain
Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Opinion writers, such as columnists, are biased, and that's OK with me, since their goal is to persuade and influence. Reporters are bound ethically to keep their biases out of their writing and to give their readers just the facts, enabling the reader can form his/her own opinion. Good reporters provide accurate quotations in context that are not cherry picked to support their or their bosses biases. Reporters have a tough row to hoe.
As for Miller "losing his temper" - who is so temporal that they can calmly ignore being trashed repeatedly by the Gazette and City Leaders? And as for "walking out of City Council" - he did so in order to run for mayor. He placed 3rd out of 4 candidates, receiving more votes than 4th place Lathen, who was a City Leader who enjoyed years of fawning approval from the Gazette. Lathen also received far more campaign dollars than Miller, who refused to accept any donations other than those from ordinary citizens. For me, Miller has proved himself to be a trustworthy source of information about City government, one whose opinions, backed by solid facts and research, I will accept in preference to Mr. Joe Blow - all hot air, pomposity, and vitriol.
Joel Miller is more right than he is wrong about the media. I say that as a longtime veteran of the business on many levels. The one benefit of Trump's attitude may be that reporters for major newspapers will stop reporting the spin they hear at press conferences and get out and do leg work again.
As for readers, there is and always has been a lot of manipulation that is a part of press coverage. Reading only social media and online comments provides more heat than light. Go to the library and study some of these things from books. The issues are subtle and require more thought than a sound bite provides.
There are some wonderful reporters in this community, including the Indy and the Gazette. They work under restrictions to bring the news to us and deserve our support.
As for Joel Miller and Mr. K: I admire Mr. Miller for his openness and his dedication to making this world a better place. Unfortunately, he lost a lot of his credibility when he lost his temper and walked out of City Council. One of the ways we change the world is staying the course in unpopular situations.
I also respect him for using his own name, instead of a pseudonym, in these forums. Mr. K needs to realize that throwing insults at people from behind anonymity is not the proper way to show his concern for the country. Nor is nastiness.
Finally, I am tired of hearing about Washington hijinks when the country has been at war for 16 years and continues to borrow money to prosecute it while that reality goes under the radar. We have some serious issues to deal with and it is time to stop fighting each other and move forward. I you have any doubts, go to the Union Printers Home and see the young men with no arms and sometimes serious brain damage that are paying a quiet price for our nonsense.
Let me begin, Mr. Miller, by clearing the air. I am not a liberal.
Lawyers have a saying: if you have the facts, argue the facts; if you do not have the facts, argue the merits; and, if you do not have the facts or the merits, argue like hell. I thoroughly enjoyed your precious, yet insipid, metaphor about forests and trees and pieces of bark. You do realize it proves nothing. Allow me to extend your analogy with even more meaningless drivel: I have discovered pine beetles growing in the bark of some trees and a controlled burn may be necessary to save the rest of the forest. Please, for your own safety, try to avoid the burn area as you enjoy your walk.
Aside from the poetic distraction, you say about me, "you attempt to belittle and grade based on minutiae..." How gracious of you to minimize your own errors! I prefer to call them details and, I am told, attention to detail can mean the difference between success and failure. You, on the other hand, have attempted to belittle and degrade me based on mere prejudice and paranoia.
I wonder how you would react to someone fabricating quotes and attributing them to you in an effort to score points in an argument? Would you call it an innocent, minuscule grammatical mistake or start ranting about libel?
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