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Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

Anita: Run for mayor! We need to have the "good old boy" establishment shook up and you're just the person who can do it. We need you.

"Anita! Anita! Anita!"

26 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gary Casimir on 10/09/2014 at 9:07 AM

Re: “The general and the whiz kid

Prior to Irv Halter entering the CD5 race, Mr. Lamborn could have been deceased since narrowly defeating his primary opponent Bently Rayburn and still won the CD5 seat and retuned to Congress. But No!! He utters from his gravesite that all military generals opposed to President Obama should get together to retire en-mass to demostrate their disapproval of the President of the United States of America, further demonstrating that he knows very little of the military. Irv Halter is NOT BRAIN DEAD but very much alive, knows the military and what veterans go through. He is willing to discuss issues with an OPEN mind to learn and move this country forward regardless of party affiliation. Signed Brian Miller (R), PhD, MD, FACP, Col UASF MC ret., 100%DAV.

Posted by Brian Miller on 10/09/2014 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Tasty samples, small store, and the only place I can buy my dairy sensitive family edible soy ice cream. I don't care about their reputation or who owns them. I my self used to work for an American branded child of a German conglomerate. As for the corporate welfare portion, I don't see them abusing the system anywhere to the extent that walmart does and has over the last several decades. As much as I adore whole foods, I also love my wallet and the ability to not give walmart my money. In case you didn't already know, walmart owns whole foods like McDonald's owns Chipotle corporate. I like to eat ice cream, so I like trader joes.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rachel Butler on 10/08/2014 at 11:37 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

The Gazette has several times quoted museum proponents as saying they expect to raise all the dollars needed to build the Olympic Museum from private philanthropic sources. However, "The financial plan presented to the State [by the mayor] calls for $28 million in philanthropy and $12 million from local public funds." Source: https://www.facebook.com/ChampionsforthePe…

Thanks to the mayor, if the philanthropists aren't in a giving mood, the people will have to pay 30% of the cost to build the museum. Don't bother asking the USOC to contribute because they don't care one way or the other if the museum is built. They're on record saying they'll contribute Mike Phelps swim trunks as well as some other Olympic trinkets, but not one thin dime. Then there's billionaire businessman Anschutz. He's on record saying he wants a museum downtown. Why doesn't HE kick in the $12M instead of sticking us schmucks with the bill. El Pomar has responded to the call to come to the aid of C4C. Now it's Anschutz turn.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 10/08/2014 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Dark and dirty

merrifield says a clean campaign? wow, what an oxymoron...by a moron

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Nori San on 10/08/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Lamborn and Co. urge generals who oppose Obama to resign

asking generals to resign is treason? me thinks a general organizing a coup to be treason...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Nori San on 10/08/2014 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

when's this joint opening?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nori San on 10/08/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “The general and the whiz kid

Who?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nori San on 10/08/2014 at 10:39 PM

Re: “A moving story

9 Moves, similar time frame, now settled, finally (he says...)

Great Read!

Posted by Andrew Pinder on 10/08/2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Walking through the front entrance feels like home to me-
Regardless of it's location, the employees are unfailingly
Polite and happy to be there-
You can always count on enjoying a delicious cup of trader joes coffee
While perusing aisles of items guaranteed to only be sold at trader Joe's
And that means fresh quality items
I will be there, with my trader joe totes in hand welcoming My favorite store to town!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Darlene Adams on 10/08/2014 at 4:36 PM

Re: “When local isn't better

"...property is held in trust for the benefit of all, not the enrichment of a few...."
SSDD. The 1% with all their billions won't be happy unless they have it all, at which time they'll wreck it and leave us polluted poisonous lagoons like up at Leadville or at the Kotter site in Canon City, rinse and repeat nationwide.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/08/2014 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

When you visit TJs in University Village, try Over Easy for a great breakfast.
http://overeasycolorado.com/ NOTE: They close at 2PM. Try it.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 10/08/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Having read the employee reviews of the Trader Joe's stores and the way they treat their employees, I will not be adding Trader Joe's to my list of shopping venues.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Patricia C Mulkey on 10/08/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

I'll sign a petition, the rich need to keep their damned sticky fingers off our wallets.
If they build a stadium with private money that's okay with me, I'll attend.
Why no discussion of minor league football in such a stadium, that'd be cool.
Bottom line, do whatever you wish with private money, leave our tax money alone.

36 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 10/08/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

Thanks to the efforts of Anita Miller and many others, the petition process will enable the people - not the mayor and City Leaders - to decide at the ballot box whether the stadium gets built or not. Now, at last, the insiders are going to have to come clean about WHY they want to build a stadium. Now, at last, the insiders are going to have to disclose WHO the mayor intends to give the stadium to. Now, at last, the people are going to tell the insiders if we want to spend $200M of OUR money to build a stadium for one of THEM.

Thanks, Pam, for digging up this info about the myth of TIFs producing economic prosperity: "California no longer allows TIF financing, due to economic drains they posed for government coffers." California (!) leads the way in showing the rest of the states that diverting public money for development projects - while being very good for developers - is bad for the public.

47 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 10/08/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

In a city with how many Walmarts and Targets you're finally going to start getting self-righteous when Trader Joes comes into the marketplace?

Is this secretly an advertorial sponsored by the Walmarts and Targets in the city?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt1981 on 10/08/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Opinion: Vote Yes on 1A

1A sounds good. Our parks need it!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 10/08/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Bach issues proposed 2015 spending plan

botch knows better than run for office again... he has been an abysmal failure!! this city has become the laughing stock of the rest of the world... but we have pretty views. the competition is already to tough for developer boy to compete... Koch ho bro's or not.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by happyfew on 10/08/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

WE THE COLORADO PEOPLE MUST VOTE THIS ABSURDITY DOWN FOR OUR CHILDRENS SAKE. THIS PROJECT COULD BE FUNDED W/ COLORADO SPRINGS RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA TAX REVENUE BUT NO CITY COUNCIL HAS CHOSEN TO ACT LIKE SCARED $ WHILE DENVER AND PUEBLO RAKE IN MILLIONS OF TOURISTS $. THIS CITY OF CHAMPIONS PROJECT GETS VOTED DOWN FOR LACK OF INGENUITY AND LOW BUSINESS ACUMEN.

38 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Curtis Colons on 10/08/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

Rocky is right. Also, the data the PRO side has on the stadium venue is a tightly guarded secret that only "insiders" have access to. This little group includes the eventual owner of the stadium. The citizens - without our consent - are buying a $200M stadium for someone yet to be named by the mayor. John says, "I'd like to have an informed opinion" and "I'm looking for well reasoned dissention." I suggest you do what I do - go to Councilman Miller's websites. Miller, in doing due diligence on C4C, has performed an extraordinarily valuable service by making his research available to the public. The C4C documents and his financial analysis of them is on his websites. Go there. Get informed. And then email city council at allcouncil@springsgov.com and tell them to vote Yes on the ordinance in November that will give US the right to vote on the stadium.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 10/08/2014 at 10:56 AM

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