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Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Thank God President Trump is not an F.D.R. style liberal Democrat, or we would be rounding up folks based on nationality and jailing them in internment camps.

11 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by mr.b on 01/30/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

when has lamebrain been on the right side of any political decision... NEVER!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 01/30/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Lamborn calls Trump's immigration order "prudent"

Lamborn says, "Now is not a time for division fueled by dishonesty and partisan politics..." In that case, he ought to keep his mouth shut.

15 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/30/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

I have no issues with your first paragraph Melissa.. it's just hard to squeeze all that into a comment. I'd take issue with your 2nd paragraph though. Only 1 in 4 registered voters voted for the Dominionist candidate (and current President). Were the situation as you suggest, it would have been a landslide. The fact that it wasn't is a hopeful sign. That said, if you haven't seen it, read this: "I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah" [https://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trained-for-the-culture-wars-in-home-school-awaiting-someone-like-mike-pence-as-a-messiah-367057/]... scary as hell (yeah, I know, another mythological 'bogey man').

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Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

I agree, except for the "secular democracy" part. We are in fact a "Secular, Constitutional Republic with Democratic leanings" (and unfortunately right now, also a Plutocracy).

If we were a true Democracy, we would already be destroyed by the Dominionists, their hard sought after "Biblical Law" would have been the law of the land already. This resulting of course in a renaissance of the Dark Ages and the rebirth of the plague and all manner of suffering and loss.

I love America's secular framework, it tries to keep us safe from the worst of the ideas in that #FilthyBook ! <3

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Posted by Melissa Montoya on 01/30/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Lamborn reintroduces Broadmoor bill

Okay, Tannim. Id like to trade my 1/3 acre on the northeast side for 100 sq. ft. in the center of the Broadmoor Hotel Lobby. Sounds like great math to me!!!

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Posted by rangesaf on 01/30/2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA agrees to pay $25,000 to settle FOIA lawsuit

Well! The rule of law still exists somewhere, if not at the AFA. The AFA's years-long refusal to follow the FOIA laws makes it pretty evident that they knew they had things they needed to keep from the light of day. Now perhaps some sunshine will help a badly needed cleaning process. Sadly, while our government's processes are supposedly 'apolitical', in reality they're not. Funding priorities, egos, greed, and a host of other considerations play into what are supposed to be processes governed solely by the best 'public interests' of a secular democracy. The AFA's long-term overt & covert support of radical Christian domionists (the equivalent of Islam's radical fundamentalist Islamic State sect) has been the target of Mikey & MRFF since it's ugly head was first raised. Now, perhaps, we'll get a look at how deep the rot's gotten.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Marshalldoc on 01/30/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “State legislators clash over the rights of charter schools

If these charter schools don't have to follow the same laws or achieve the same standards as a public school, they don't deserve the same funding. They are putting up a smoke screen hiding the real problem: charter schools can teach what they want, even if it goes against accepted science and history.

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Posted by Joe Roberts on 01/30/2017 at 12:40 AM

Re: “By the hour

I'm trying to Pay someone as well. I'm a full time student and I have a job. I have to complete 80 hrs and its either quit school, my job, or go to jail.

Posted by Adennis on 01/29/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “State legislators clash over the rights of charter schools

those pesky parents showing their preferences AGAIN

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Posted by johninlongmont on 01/29/2017 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Make Colorado great again

GOP means Graveyard Of Principles. Cannot make any city great again until the people remove TABOR, the GOP, and all special interests the GOP caters to.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 01/29/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

Thanks.

It is interesting that we so often are in a position to have to select who we feel might be the 'less dangerous' candidate rather than be torn between two or three exceptionally well qualified candidates!

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/28/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

The question to ask is 'who do you WANT to prevail?'. While Gaebler favors giving tax dollars to Norwood for millions of dollars of infrastructure in the Banning Lewis Ranch development, compared to Crow-Iverson - the chosen of City Leaders - Gaebler is the less dangerous candidate. But I don't live in District 5 and so don't have to make this choice.

Skorman is a successful businessman who has built a retail enterprise that provides multiple benefits to the community. He genuinely cares about what's good for COS and is not a bought- and-paid for puppet of City Leaders. In spite of disagreeing with some of his positions on social issues, if I lived in District 3, I would vote for him.

Thanks for asking.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 01/28/2017 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Indus Modern Kitchen wisely pulls a page from Panda Express

Ate here this evening. As an Indian loving Englishman who grew up on curry and still eats it at least once a week, I'll accept that I'm rather a curry snob. Indus hit all the right notes. Very tasty, very affordable, very friendly staff and service. I would disagree with the review above only in so much as the Chicken Tikka Masala does have a really nice heat 'zing', but as everything's made home-made, perhaps we just caught it on a really good day! Definitely recommend checking this place out - it's these sort of eateries that COS needs more of. We'll be back for sure.

Posted by Melchett on 01/28/2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

Curious

Assuming the voters in Dist #4 continue to support their council member, Ms. Collins and that will not even be a tight race - two others look like real battles - who do you think will prevail in Dist #3 (Fowler vs Skorman) and Dist #5 (Gaebler vs. Crow-Iverson)?

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Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/28/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

Collins reelection campaign is not supported by City Leaders or by CSF and other crony capitalist groups. This lack of support by the elites is a good thing. She is beholden to no one but the constituents in her district. She is disliked only because she is a friend of Doug Bruce and a fiscal conservative, the lone voice on the Council opposed to giving tax dollars to millionaire developers. Not only should Collins be reelected, but others just like her should be on the COuncil instead of the crony-capitalist politicians chosen by millionaire developers. COS not only needs Collins, but more like her to represent the citizens.

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Posted by curious on 01/28/2017 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

Ms. Collins was elected by the voters in her district.

Ms. Collins was re-elected by the voter in her district.

Ms. Collins was supported in the Hendrix led recall by the voters in her district.

Ms. Collins seems to be doing well by her constituents.

Mr. TruB: in which district do you live?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/28/2017 at 11:53 AM

Re: “#whyIMarch

People who don't understand why people marched don't want to understand why people marched. The marchers are not hysterical and certainly not uneducated.

I know scientists and artists that marched because programs are going to cut. I know moms who marched with their daughters to say it is important to be involved.
Hopefully it will motivate the millions who don't even bother to vote to see that their votes do matter.

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Posted by TruB on 01/28/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs council district has a high minority population

This district needs someone else to run.

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Posted by TruB on 01/28/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Addressing poverty on the Springs' Southeast side

Great thanks to Patience for turning attention to these issues, and most importantly, giving us a way to help right now. I agree with KB Girl above, too many residents of COS drive around not just statistical blights-- but people-- they don't want to see. I am so excited to see Denverworks in our community, helping these young men and women succeed. I hope to see more articles like this in the Indy, and more updates from Food Rescue too, addressing the needs of the SE side, and advancing locally derived solutions.

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Posted by Michelle Larkins on 01/28/2017 at 10:05 AM

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