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Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs city election spawns a flurry of signs

Only Sarah Jack could claim to 'lighten the mood' and be bitter about it. Who knew she was so bad at concealing her contempt? She was so eager to land one on John, she completely missed his feint. Maybe she occasionally lashes out at random people to expunge the bad feelings she has left from her encounter with the IRS.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by leloupe on 04/03/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “DA declines to file charges after City Council mailer complaint

The problem is that May is of the same political ilk as those backing Gaebler's opponent so one will never know whether or not his decisions are made without respect to political affiliations.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 04/03/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Trump, Putin and propaganda

How is the weather in Albania, Toddy? If you are not a bot, are you on Putin's payroll?--or are you a willing dupe?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 04/03/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

Keith King took a bribe!
He voted for something this City doesn't want or need in exchange for money to fix a park. Not to mention that council wasn't told about the insurance money until after this vote.

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Posted by TruB on 04/03/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Bancroft Park band shell to be repaired after councilor 'horse trading'

As always, THANK you Pam Zubeck for keeping an eye on things. A "little horse trading"?!? Is that a euphemism for "greasing the palms"? Keith, you are, and always have been, repugnant!

Posted by John C. Spengler on 04/03/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Trump, Putin and propaganda

It's truly frightening and disturbing how ignorant and naive Trump is; those are the same kind of people he "targeted" for his base. What does it say about this Country that all of his sexual molestation's were NOT enough for people to change their votes. It says that we do NOT respect women in this Country! Clueless doesn't even begin to describe Trump. He and His Presidency are a sick, sad joke. The people he surrounds himself with and the material he reads is so far right as to be truly scary. Everything he has set into motion thus far makes me very fearful for the future: giving the seriously mentally ill guns, and then not wanting to pay for their healthcare for example; Really? Getting rid of ALL Clean air initiatives; dumping sludge into our streams. How can anyone with a single iota of intelligence think any of that is okay? It boggles the mind! His failure to ever apologize when he's wrong just proves what a small, little man he is. And to quote Bill Maher, "Trump lies as easily as I breathe"! So true. What are we to do? Our hands are tied because Republicans OWN this Government. How did we let it all slip away?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mbomcar on 04/03/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Reader: Dear Gazette Editorial Board, care to report on this?

Sadly, this ultra Republican, evangelical City will NEVER change. They OWN this City, it's Newspaper, and it's elections. I also don't believe that Dems here fight hard enough, or are loud enough. But when you're far outnumbered, and Republicans control EVERYTHING, it's hard to fight back. We must find more strong capable Dems to run for office. DEMS and YOUNG people must also GET OUT OUT AND VOTE! Their lack of votes cost us the Presidency, and surely they can see how bad a decision THAT was. All the more reason for them to get involved in the Democrat Party!

22 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by mbomcar on 04/03/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election draws big wad of dark money

We have Republicans to thank for "Citizens United" and "dark money" being funneled into local elections. It stinks to high heaven!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mbomcar on 04/03/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Reader: Dear Gazette Editorial Board, care to report on this?

I have to admit, those little Pygmy goats are pretty cute!

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Posted by Jim Bensberg on 04/03/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election: turnout, voter reminders, "an honest error"

i have reached out to Jill Gaebler on 4 different occasions to discuss the state of our 911 system and why it takes so long to answer the calls....and why c.s.p.d. has known about this problem for OVER 4 YEARS, yet NO ONE wants to fix it. Jill Gaebler wont even return my calls. Is this the type of person we want on the city council? not that i'm voting for anyone in this joke of an election, THEY ARE ALL BAD CHOICES. I don't know about Iverson other than she wants to shut down our pot trade and thinks she can fix our roads, where it hasn't been done before. Point is EVERYONE SAYS THEY WILL DO BETTER THAN THE LAST GUY BUT WHEN THEY GET ELECTED THEY SIT ON THEIR ASSES AND SPEW EXCUSES.........

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 04/02/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Trump, Putin and propaganda

No proof Trump was illegally wire taped? Checked the news lately? I wish all you "journalists" would spend as much time on real news as all the anti Trump fake news you all manufacture.......

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Posted by Toddy on 04/02/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Fine Arts Center brings in all-ages talent for a classic Bye Bye Birdie

Very much looking forward to going to the show!!!!

Posted by Floyd Fernandez on 04/01/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “K.Flay on 'Blood in the Cut' and the power of vulnerability

I've got to say to randomly come across blood in the cut on the radio one night to looking her up on YouTube and being a musician myself I have to say that k. You truly are an inspiration to all musicians of every kind everywhere, you are the music world rembrant in eccense. Thank you for being you and bring your flare and style of many styles to the world your awesome!

Posted by Nick Lee on 03/31/2017 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election: turnout, voter reminders, "an honest error"

Not only in the two comments immediately preceding this one, but also duly noted amongst my neighbors and acquaintances, one consistently gets a sense of resignation. A shrug of the shoulders, perhaps a sigh, and if not actually said ... then clearly thought .... "What can you do? That's just the way it is." I wouldn't call it sad mbomcar, I would call it (1) infuriating and (2) unacceptable - in the extreme. Forgive me for being trite, but this city has gone to the dogs. And it will continue its pathetic slide downhill unless or until that sense of resignation turns into HEARTY INDIGNATION. The Gazette stinks, and lately the Independent seems to have fallen into a bit of a reactionary mode which, while perfectly understandable given the strong presence of Mr. Anschutz's Gazette, does little to serve the citizens of this sickly city as well as might be done. What this town needs until sanity returns is news which steers completely clear of political mindset and adheres without fail to ice cold factual reporting. Perhaps solidly led, financially secure, and underhanded-influence-free towns and cities can absorb and deal with strong political bias in their news, but a city which is in dire straits like Colorado Springs cannot.
Richard Skorman has it right .... "Not left, not right ..... Forward."

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Posted by Mur on 03/31/2017 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election: turnout, voter reminders, "an honest error"

It saddens me that so many people don't use one of our most important rights; that of voting. It also saddens me that so many of our elections are bought with dark money and lies. It's obvious that Republicans own this City and are always financed by developers and outsiders. That is NOT a good thing, and it's sad. There SHOULD be Equal Representation! One need only look at the current dysfunction in Washington to see how badly (under Citizens United) and the Russians, that ONE Party holds sway over ALL branches of Government. I naively, believe in Fair and Equal; but I know that is not reality. I fear for the future of not only this City, but our Federal Government as well with all the corruption, lies, and underhandedness. When did those things become values and virtues? What happened to Integrity? Is this what we're teaching our future generation? SAD!

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mbomcar on 03/31/2017 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Nor'wood negotiates to buy government land southwest of downtown

From today's front-page Gazette article: "We dont have to trade, said Councilman Bill Murray. We dont have to have that (Norwood) land. It should be put out to competitive bid. That property is going to be extremely valuable once the Olympic Museum is built. This is a sweetheart deal."

City Leaders are determined to "revitalize" downtown, and particularly the area SW of downtown in which Jenkins owns numerous properties. The vote on the land swap has been postponed until after the April 4 election, when it is likely - if money and propaganda can buy votes - that new faces that support the schemes of developers will be elected to the council.

The Gazette makes this deal appear to be complicated, what with the owner obligated to clean up the City's contaminated property. But it's really not so complicated. Jenkins sees the trade as being advantageous to HIM and that - not the Common Good - is the reason for the trade.

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Posted by curious on 03/31/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “State budget includes cuts to hospitals, transportation and education

I find it interesting that all the millions that are now being made due to legal sales of Marijuana and still they are cutting funding to education. Where is the money going. It is time for a reckoning and transparency in the funds for education where they are actually being spent!

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Posted by Julie Davis on 03/31/2017 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Introducing the new

the site looks fantastic, Great job Craig!!

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 03/31/2017 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs City Council urged to ban puppy-mill dogs from stores

FYI Elizabeth,
Puppy Mill is an official term set in a 1984 court case as being a large scale breeding facility where making money is the only concern. The well being of the mom's and dad's of those puppies is not considered.
Also, Humane Watch is an organization formed to discredit the Humane Society of the United States by spreading mistruths about them.

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Posted by Gary Daley on 03/30/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs city election: turnout, voter reminders, "an honest error"

That would be the Koch brothers' dark money group, citizens protecting our constitution - who are also heavily involved in citizens for self governance, which is busily passing legislation in over 30 states that will destroy the constitution. Which, for the record, includes such charmers as sean Hannity, glenn beck, rush Limbaugh, mike Huckabee and the queen of Alaska, who can see Russia from her front porch - sarah palin.

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Posted by Linda Firth on 03/30/2017 at 5:59 PM

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