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Re: “Local farmers market doubles food stamps — how do they do it and why is it rare?

Farmers markets have long been geared toward white people with money (Whole Foods shoppers, Prius drivers, mate drinkers, yoga mat toters, etc.)

Are you kidding me? Nat, your bias and stereotypes are showing. This isn't a news article, it's an opinion piece. There's a huge difference in case you hadn't noticed. Shame on you.

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Posted by Thinkitthrough on 07/19/2016 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Glenn to address RNC, and more on that criminal charge

no wonder he never says anything in the city council or county commissioner meetings, he is not much of a speaker... Barack Obama he is not!!

all the repubicans have are talking points with nothing behind them. he can spew the talking points with the best of the other repubican spewers

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Posted by happyfew on 07/19/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Sallie Clark to address national groups in Cleveland

is she going to go into detail how to con the voters into extra terms... what an unethical repubican.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/19/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Glenn to address RNC, and more on that criminal charge

Why is the Indy snooping around for more details about a misdemeanor committed by Glenn when he was 18? Why does the Indy care? Slinging mud is unbecoming to an investigative reporter. Focus your attention on what matters to the electorate - and that is on what Glenn intends to accomplish as a U.S. senator on behalf of the people he represents.

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Posted by curious on 07/18/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Glenn to address RNC, and more on that criminal charge

He's not even elected yet to the Senate (and won't be) but he's listed to speak on day one of the GOP convention. In other words the GOP is desperate for a token black person to be their useful idiot so they can bamboozle people into thinking the party is welcoming to blacks. It isn't.

I wonder if Trump will repeat what he said at a rally six weeks ago: "Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him," Trump said. "Are you the greatest?"

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/18/2016 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Glenn to address RNC, and more on that criminal charge

How ridiculous. The charge was dismissed. Leave it to the Independent to dig up trash and call it news.

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Posted by Michael on 07/18/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Sallie Clark to address national groups in Cleveland

REALLY GOP- YOU’RE LGBT FRIENDLY??? A GOP Governor’s Unbelievable Defense Of Her Party’s Anti-LGBT Platform

On CNN Monday morning, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R), co-chair of the Republicans’ platform committee, explained that their priority with those planks was to “make American great” and to “stand for the human rights of all people, not just one segment, one class, one race, one preference, but for all people in the United States.” Besides, she said, there were gay people on the committee, insisting, “We’re an inclusive party; we’re a big tent.”
(Technically, there was gay person on the committee. Out of the 112 members, Rachel Hoff was the first openly gay Republican to ever serve on the platform committee.)

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/07/18/3…

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Posted by guruD on 07/18/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Sallie Clark to address national groups in Cleveland

SHE CAN JOIN THE LIST OF GOP LOSERS! Today's Republican Convention Speakers: D-List Celebs, Anti-LGBT Pols- LMAO!!!

The list of speakers for the opening day of the Republican National Convention reads like a who’s who — of D-list celebrities and far-right, anti-LGBT politicians.

http://www.advocate.com/religion/2016/7/18…

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Posted by guruD on 07/18/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Glenn to address RNC, and more on that criminal charge

Much ado about nothing. Even if this assault charge were not a clerical error (they happen more than you think), the fact is that is it a misdemeanor, not a felony, and as a 3rd degree it is the least significant category of misdemeanors. To quote from one law site, "Colorado defines Third Degree Assault as "knowingly," or "recklessly," causing bodily injury to another person. Pain alone satisfies the "injury" requirement, even where there is no actual injury." It is an extremely easy thing to get charged with.

And the bottom line is the charges were dropped. So it really doesn't matter. This is just another case of Pam's extremely biased muckraking.

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Posted by Odin on 07/18/2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “O'Malley's Steak Pub

This is a story of how a local business losses a good, profitable customer.

I have been going here for almost a decade now. We are OK with the random service misses but today (Father's Day) just took the cake. This is the second time that this similar issue has happened to us.

My Wife asked me where I wanted to go to have a nice, just the two of us, Father's Day Dinner. I said WINGS! In short order we fired up the Harley and hit the road from the Peyton area on our way to O'Malley's in Palmer Lake. I wanted their wings that much so we rode the 30 plus miles to get there. The place if you have ever been there is a local, biker'ish bar that does do wings good with the other food being pretty standard pub quality. When in doubt we do like to patronize mom-n-pop local businesses in the area.

However, it took us a long time to hit O'Malley's after the first service zinger last year. Well they just did it again and frankly that is it! We work hard for our money and it is very difficult to pass that money along to a place that seems to think having poorly trained, bad attitude waitresses are OK with providing terrible service to very loyal customers. A waitress named Hannah (not even our primary waitress) felt is necessary to make a scene when she had thought we had too much Blue Cheese dressing for our wings (and unlimited salad bar). The fact is we asked for Blue Cheese but were delivered Ranch instead which I had to explain to her while our food was getting cold.

The back story: when our burger, salad bar and wings were delivered (by the owner) there was no waitress in sight right afterwards. They were busy, they were slow so with a nice hot steaming pile of wings sitting right in front of us we thought it appropriate to snag a scoop of Blue Cheese from the already "paid for" salad bar and start digging in. However, Hannah walked up behind me looking over my shoulder and rudely interrupted us right in the middle of eating to start berating us publically on the dressing issue. We were forced to listen to her recite, in a very condescending manner, some nonsense about it was too much for my order of 10 wings so she was going to add an upcharge to my bill. I want to make a note here too that I actually ended up not having enough for my 10 wings and ate the last 3 dry. We literary sat there dumbfounded listening to her, along with the other surrounding tables hearing her as well, give a lesson on Blue Cheese dressing ordering practices for O'Malleys Pub. I honestly wished I had recorded this so you all can actually hear for yourself this ridiculous situation! I told my waitress about the encounter (who was nice) and she explained that Hanna already had come to work with a bad attitude. FYI- If you look at Timothy D review you can see this is a common theme at O'Malley's BTW.

The owner was there, therefore I guess my waitress told him about the experience and they took the charge off the bill! Like that was going to make a difference. It was not a money thing, it was an issue with very poor service....... She completely embarrassed us and certainly didn't help the Father's Day mood. Although my waitress was fine she was fairly apathetic to the situation and if the owner was aware of the issue and did not take the time to at least apologize he must have been equally apathetic too or thought I was stealing dressing. My Wife and I talked about it on the way home and decided that unless there is some group thing we need to go to O'Malley's for we will not go out of our way to patronize them again until they find their way back to treating people with respect. this was not just a bad experience, it was an awful one that ultimately for O'Malley's took a good customer and chased them off. In this case you have to hold the owner accountable since this is a common theme with our experiences and judging by other reviews is how they run their business.

Look, I have to say the wings are very good and I can't take that away from them. BUT they have lost their magic, local draw and most importantly the reason they are in business- THE CUSTOMER. I would think the owner might clue into the fact that if multiple people are calling them out on their oh so important "dressing" policy maybe it just might make sense to give enough in the first place.

D&S

Posted by Snoops on 07/18/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

so there was one commissioner that was against the term limit debacle. this is certainly a small feather for the small man. not so much for unethical sally - lie for a third term - clark.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/18/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Get out: Get out

Another one to be added to the list is Colorado Rafting Association ( http://www.coloradoraftingassociation.com/ ). Finest white water rafting network.

Posted by NodyRay on 07/18/2016 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

Is that you Darryl? No one is stating or even suggesting that retirements and bennies earned from military service be denied to veterans. But thousands of multi-generation military careerists are riding a cradle to grave bennie bonanza dished out by Uncle Simp.

The point is the massive hypocrisy of Glenn who rides on that gravy train but wants to cut the bennies that the rest of us have PAID info all our working lives. That's what GOP code talk to "cut government spending" translates into....screwing over the working classes.

People who are not on Darryl's gravy train need to think long and hard about who they vote for this year, it really matters. For a working person to vote GOP is to cut one's own throat.

If that really is you Darryl, you need to write a whole lot better if you want to be a Senator.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/17/2016 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

OldCrank - Once I saw "gravy train" three times in two paragraphs, I knew you were off you meds.

Then you wrote this: "other bennies for the rest of his life….cradle to grave on taxpayer money. Hallelujah! Amen! Pass the plate!"

*sigh* (which doesn't come close to how pathetic this is)

For such a subservient, compliant, sloppy "Help me! My hands are cupped" liberal to suggest a retired officer should be denied benefits he was promised then worked for underscores what a sad, unsuccessful, "I made bad choices, help me Big Gov" regressive Old Crank you are.

The only thing sadder are those that "Liked" your baseless, tactless, pointless rant.

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Posted by LibertyForAll on 07/17/2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “No chance for GOP against Bennet

No, Bill, 2.5% is not within a "statistical margin of error" when the votes are counted.

John's racism is on display with the term "spear-carrier." Disgusting.

Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

Tannim has it exactly right; not even Hillary suggested that she set up her illegal server for improved security. The real reason for the server is, in fact, simple: Hill wanted to avoid FOIA and Federal Records Act disclosures.

I realize writing for the CSIndy is not a sought after gig but can't the Indy do better than John's tinfoil hat ravings?

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Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Will Darryl Glenn rise to glory or fizzle out in his first stab at a national office?

Both of Glenn’s parents enjoyed the USAF gravy train and both Glenn and his wife lived on the USAF gravy train. He’s spent just about a full life on the taxpayers dime, and will collect his USAF retirement and other bennies for the rest of his life….cradle to grave on taxpayer money. Hallelujah! Amen! Pass the plate!

He’s got his lifetime gravy train squared away but will cut government spending, which is Tea Party / GOP code talk for cutting YOUR Medicare and Social Security in YOUR old age, as Paul Ryan and the GOP want to do. As a total hypocrite he’s a perfect GOP 1% wannabe.

“Glenn has been almost religious in attending meetings …. but he rarely instigated new initiatives.” I worked 30+ years for DoD and know that as the norm for career ticket punchers: don’t rock the boat, don’t make waves, don’t cause trouble, go along to get along, stay invisible while you’re here, let the civilians or the next guy clean up any messes.

The guy is a total facade of self promotion, an empty suit who says all the right things but has no substance and who blows the approved GOP dog whistle themes to catch voters’ ears. Do not be played for suckers over immigration, abortion, guns and other issues that aren’t going to change; these are topics used by pols only for divide and conquer politics.

Few retired Americans can make do without the existing Medicare and Social Security programs that we paid into all our working lives via tax withholding. It is OUR money and not an unearned gift from the government. If you’re not retired yet be careful with your future. Don’t elect anyone who wants to muck with YOUR future retirement security.

Vote GOP / Tea at your own risk.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/16/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “He's baa-aack! Mike Miles appointed to charter school board.

You ought to write a few words about Miles' sister, Shirley, who is part of the management team of the consulting firm, Third Future, they co-founded.

She was FIRED from the Department of Defense Education Activity for a variety of issues.

I think the Miles family has found a cash cow and plans to milk it for all its worth.

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Posted by Herm Inator on 07/16/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “8th St. Lounge

Well Robert , I disagree! You have obviously not been in lately. There are changes daily and it is a fun place to be!! Besides how would you even know what it's like when all you did was window shop! Must be very lonely out there!! Next time don't be so scared, we won't bite you!

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Posted by Haley Allison-Schwartz on 07/16/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Anschutz's giving, Longinos Gonzalez's primary win, Lathen's new job, and more

"The Anschutz Foundation donates to hundreds of worthy organizations each year, and it does not attempt to dictate to those organizations how to spend their monies [including] sexual orientation or gender issues."

Non denial. So they don't dictate to "worthy organizations how to spend their money." Of course, if you donate to anti-LGBT groups, you already know HOW they will spend that donation.

Perhaps I can clarify that language for them. "Yes. We donate to some designated hate groups. So what?"

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/16/2016 at 8:56 AM

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