Smartestman- "lie and cheat??" "duplicitous buffoon??"
Not only is your screen name grossly incorrect, you are horribly naive as well. You obviously aren't paying attention.
Steve Schuck needs to just go away. And Councilor Merv Bennett needs to distance himself from anything Bach is pushing for - he is incapable of rendering unbiased representation to his constituents.
Does anyone else see exactly what the Mayor has been doing since the Jenkins bought him his position? He has fired everyone in the city administration who he feared may have been an obstacle and replaced them all - from the city attorney, Urban Renewal Board, right on down to the interim planning director - with his cronies to rubber stamp anything Bach tells them to. The only remaining obstacle is City Council, but rumor has it Bach and his shadow Schuck are figuring out a way to replace any current council members who don't want to "play ball" with them.
The only good thing is that Martin Drake, like Memorial, will have to be put to a vote before it's leased or sold off, and by then voters will know they're going to get shafted with significantly higher electric rates. And they're going to know who was behind it all.
Schuck proves that a leopard simply cannot change its spots, or a tiger its stripes.
Personal invites to "20 something movers and shakers?" Check. Closed door meeting to discuss selling of a public enterprise? Check. Refusal to disclose the names of who meeting attendees were? Check.
Imagine if grand old man Stevie were a public official, say like a mayor, and tried to run a city this way? Come to think of it, as Bach's trusty sidekick he already is.
What?!@$%?? The BoCC is using funds made available through programs of the Obama administration?? Given all the Obama-bashing this group openly does, it seems somewhat hypocritical for them to use this money for anything.
This whole growth and expansion plan is a real boondoggle. Placing major county offices on GOG Road was shortsighted. DHS, Public Services, Workforce, and the Clerk's office in particular should have all remained downtown where they would have been accessible to the majority of clients who use them. The new location is not convenient to anyone except those who already work in the GOG corridor or live nearby.
"Soon, Johnson's staff must re-draw the City Council district maps, turning the city from four to six districts for the April 2013 election. County Clerk Wayne Williams had offered his office's services to do that, and even to oversee the municipal election, which would save the city a lot of money."
'scuse me, Ralph, but no amount of savings could possibly offset the potential for shenanigans, political maneuveriung, and blatant corruption that would have come with Wayne Williams' re-drawing the City Council district maps. What then? Unilaterally canceling future city elections that might have candidates running unopposed to save the city even more bucks? Ralph, you have to know that any savings Williams might have realized would have been a wash after he approached mayor Bach about giving him a nice fat bonus for his selfless efforts, right?
smartestman: you say "Since Obama has been such an abysmal failure as president." Please share with us exactly what you view to be "abysmal failure." And please verify all your facts beforehand (Politifact, Fact Check, Snopes, etc.) are all good sources to help you avoid opening your mouth and inserting your foot.
After Obama won the election convincingly in 2008, it was understandable that there would be some sour grapes and sore losers. It's normal after any election. But after 38 months, people like you, smartestman, just can't seem to spew enough vile and spread enough B.S. about the POTUS. So tell us about all Obama's abysmal failures, and avoid the hearsay, personal opinions, and made up crap. Maybe you can begin with how Obama was absolutely unable to locate any WMD in Iraq.
Nice job, Rich! You captured what a PPFC candidate forum is all about. 9 out of 10 members who attend these already have their mind made up anyway.
All Comments »
All content © Copyright 2013, The Colorado Springs Independent
Website powered by Foundation