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Re: “PPACG executive and senior staff on indefinite leave

Didn't we used to tar and feather useless and corrupt public leaches??
Also- why the hell do we want to widen I-25. Get your head out of your ass, older generation, and don't f**** up our infrastructure for the foreseeable future.

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Posted by KyleJS on 12/29/2016 at 12:00 AM

Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Lamborn is useless and know-nothing.

19 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 12/28/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Good thing Mr. Lamborn DIDN'T get this committee post. During Lamborn's tenure he has voted to cut the SNAP program which some of our young military families and retirees depend on. He has voted to cut Women's, Infants, and Children's funding which some of our young military families depend on. He supports Concerned Veterans of America which is an AstroTurf organization funded by the Koch Bros that wants to privatize the VA plus requiring veterans to carry their own medical insurance. He doesn't really care about our military personnel and their families.

He is funded by the oil & gas industry, real estate interests, and the military industrial complex. His legislative accomplishments are mediocre to say the least. He has had far better opponents challenging him yet refuses to have honest and open debates. He's quick with a talking point that has very little substance. He's detrimental to those who vote him in especially military families, veterans, and military retirees.

He's called the President derogatory words yet will stand next to him for a photo-op. He refused to attend a State of the Union. He is not a deep thinker. So the question is: "Why is he returned to Congress when there are much better people, Republicans, Democrats, Independent, Libertarian, etc., that the people of CO5th can send to Washington?"

Pisst! Don't tell anybody but Mr. Lamborn is a Socialist. He has his universal medical which you don't have. He has his salary for life if he retires from Congress along with his free medical which you will have neither.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/28/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “No faith in local leaders, or Donald Trump

Trump was elected simply because he told the people what they wanted to here. Not the truth, not reality just what they wanted to here. Hes a salesman. People are gullible and will buy anything they are told they cant live without. There will be no wall, there will be no high paying jobs, theres nothing to prosecute, the swamp wont be cleared, Coal jobs are not coming back and the trade agreements are going to do nothing more then cost us more for the goods we need. The Terrorists will attack more just to prove he cant stop them. He hasent even taken office and on the news this morning hes taking credit for the improvement in the economy forecast. Its a forecast people not reality. He has fed the ego of the voters that counted in order to feed his own. His late night tweets prove that. The few Republicans that opposed him and were insulted by him are now jumping on his wagon in hopes he can or will do something great so they can get a pat on the back. The Democrats put a person in that had way to much baggage after 8 years of every radio host telling them how bad it has been. Why do you think there was only those two running as Democrats? Were in for one heck of a ride and the only hope we have is the Vice President and the few in Congress that are Statesmen can hold it together.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/28/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

Good luck in your future endeavors Tim. Thank you for your service to our city.

Jim Mullen

City manager 1996 - 2002.

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Posted by Jim Mullen on 12/28/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “PPACG executive and senior staff on indefinite leave

Douglas County just offered to help with the widening of I-25, Chill Out !

Attacking your Boss is not part of the Staff Job Descriptions.

Yes, Government is full of Politics and Drama.

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Posted by frank1946 on 12/28/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

I come to praise Mitros, not bury him. He is one of the good guys.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/27/2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

The current regime should commend people like him. What Tim did is what government is supposed to do.

9 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by NoMoBart on 12/27/2016 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Five lessons we can learn from music critics' Top 10s

Hah! Similarly, one, if famous, should not die in December, as all those who passed have already been listed. Whoa to George Michael, Carrie Fisher, et. al.

Posted by Michael Salkind on 12/27/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “A huge field of candidates is shaping up to run for governor in 2018

Won't be voting for State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. He's been playing games to get the Governor job for years.

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Posted by 80923 on 12/27/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Update: Tim Mitros leaves his city job

Mitros worked tirelessly during the 2013 floods. Too bad he was unable to ingratiate himself with the current regime.

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 12/27/2016 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Homeless shelters and programs in Colorado Springs

Im a 28 year old woman who just lost everything. My fiance and i are living over the road and we have no where to go. Any suggestions on where we can go and still be together. Hes also a welder and he will work.

Posted by prettyred28 on 12/26/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Have you considered the city's statements on why they terminated this poorly planned project? It wasn't motorists rejecting bike lanes. Everyone I know talked about the dangerous design. My family was nearly broadsided twice. That never happened in the previous decade. See how how I can describe the issue without even saying "bike lanes"? But I know what you're thinking, I hate bike lanes because my family almost got killed by a broadside.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott 1 on 12/26/2016 at 9:52 AM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Glad the imbecilic move is coming to an end. I've seen some Bonehead moves in the past, this one qualifies as a leader on the list! Lets restrict flowing rush hour traffic, increase the roadway risk, increase the difficulty of access, (motorists making right turns for access) blame it on speeders, end lane approaching bike zone with no warning, etc. What gets me most was the dangerous multiple long right turns motorists have to make for access to Research. Somebody should be fired yesterday!!! I'm not sue happy, but I would have to support a victim or fatality of one of those long right turns!!!

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by George Simon on 12/25/2016 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Transparency and the Drake report, saving the trout, and more

Mick Ive backed you all along Ive given you your just due for your right to speak up but dude its just getting old now. We get it you didnt like Colorado Springs. Fine dont live here. I do like living here its my home and the few things I dont like or I feel need changed I advocate that change. With the problems we here in Colorado have does not make it the Hell you make it out to be. Ive been East and didnt particularly like it but I dont run it down at every drop of a hat or the people that live there. Enjoy Vermont be happy have fun and I and a lot of others will right here in Colorado. One of the great things of being American is our own personal pursuit of happiness.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 12/25/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Another hating cyclist rants against motorists. The more you guys keep attacking the majority of the people, the less you will be welcome in this city.

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Posted by TheDudeAbides on 12/24/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Most drivers pass bicycles with seven to ten feet of clearance, whether a line is painted on the asphalt or not. It's up to the individual cyclist to wear a reflective vest, install good LED lights, and get a rear-view mirror. Use of Lights in the daytime is required on motorcycles in 22 states, and with LED's good battery life, a lot of pedal-bikers are using daytime-running-lights. They don't see a motorcycle, they aren't going to see your bicycle either...
And if you have the money, get an action camera for your bike. I got a cheap SJ4000, which comes with both handlebar and helmet mounting hardware... you have to video more than 10,000 cars passing your bike before you get one video worth showing (to the police, other bikers, lawyers, etc), please be patient.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by James Donohue on 12/24/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Take with a large dose of salt the conspiracy theories floated by the opponents of the bicycle lanes. Unfortunately, the demise of the bike lanes on Research were due in no small part by the efforts of a small group of very noisy opponents convinced that there was a secret scheme to foist bicycles on the public. So beware, Colorado Springs, there are some coming to confiscate the facts who like posting comments at 12:35 in the morning.

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Posted by moderateguy on 12/24/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

Who wrote this article? You should be ashamed of yourself for repeating lies that the city told us! Is that the extent of reporting these days? Should the public have to rely on their fellow citizens to share the truth with them? The bike lanes were not incidental. They were the reason for the confiscation of the lanes. They pulled the speeding excuse out of thin air! We have evidence of that. This had nothing to do with speeding and had everything to do with the $155,000 taxpayer funded Master Bike Plan. Beware, Colorado Springs! The city is coming for 16 other roads due to how they fit into the Master Bike Plan. https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/2016_2019_priority_bike_projects_list_amended_03_2016_for_atac.pdf

26 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Rebecca Moore Marshall on 12/24/2016 at 12:35 AM

Re: “City kills bike lanes on Research Parkway

"the extra lane was making Research less safe"... what a bunch of bologna. Suddenly ending the third vehicle lane at Austin Bluffs (heading West on Research) and making that lane into a bike lane is what made it unsafe. Time to undo that really bad and poorly designed idea. There is a huge wide sidewalk on both sides of Research... change the law and use that for bikes and pedestrians instead. It is already there, and doesn't mess with vehicle traffic. Who feels safe riding a bike on the paved streets right next to speeding cars anyway? Not me.

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Posted by 80923 on 12/23/2016 at 10:31 PM

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