When the streets get fixed and brought up to date, then maybe it will be time to worry about who is lying on the sidewalks. Most people really don't care what happens downtown because they are there less than once a year. The streets, on the other hand, are all over the place and used every day.
Very well paid (by taxpayers) lawyers just happen to miss that nuance of the law. If the State Constitution is to be disregarded, they might as well set aside the US Constitution and the City Charter as well.
It is unfortunate, but government must be babysat constantly.
Pam Zubeck quoted press releases without checking to see if the complaint in them was factual. It is extremely easy to check and see if someone like Dr.Gordon "Chaps" Klingenschmidt said something on his TV show. The recordings, as well as the transcribed text, are searchable on Google. I just did it.
Fact: "Chaps" was grossly misquoted. He didn't say that at all, and he is owed a public apology. In fact, here is a link to him addressing this false claim from a couple of weeks ago, and he rolls the tape of what was actually said: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EQNl-uQtPA
Of course I know the people who initiated these lies against "Chaps" will never apologize. They would never do that, because they have an agenda and go out of their way to twist the truth repeatedly to push their agenda. They are liars. Pam Zubeck lied by passing the initial lie found in the two press releases she quoted without checking her facts. Dave Montez of the One Colorado organization lied about "Chaps" and what he said. Progress Colorado lied about "Chaps" as well. And then, these lying idiots call for Dr. "Chaps" Klingenschmidt to resign.
Agree with Liberty that this is govt overreach. However, this is a problem created by the generous hearted citizens of COS. Downtown is experiencing the consequences of providing too many services and freebies to street people, who, during the idle hours between when the Marion House serves lunch and the Springs Rescue Mission open their doors, loiter on the streets with their hunger signs, waiting for the "there but for the grace of God" populace to hand them a dollar.
There is a plan in the works to provide a day center for the street people to keep them out of the library, parks, and especially out of the doorways of businesses on Tejon. What will be the consequence of building a day center? More street people will be attracted to downtown COS to partake of the services and freebies. As annoying as the street people are to downtown businesses and tourists, there is one segment of the community that is benefitting by their presence. Street people are an economic growth engine for the nonprofits who provide the services and freebies.
OldCrank. Thank you for that. His description of a megachurch is spot on. "High-energy palaces with Hollywood sound and lighting and video systems and big-screen projection TVs so the throngs could get a better glimpse of the guy in the $4,000 suit telling them how to think." Awesome.
This is a case for which it's hard to disagree with the ACLU.
"It is an absurd government overreach to make it a crime worthy of a $2500 fine and six months in jail to sit, kneel, or lie down in a public place."
George tirebiter, I'd love to see your dank Tennessee strains! Oh wait, you're all talk
Emily Walker I care more about my dog because it is a dog park. Although I haven't heard of any such nonsense of trying to ban children from the dog park I do think that parents who are not careful will end up with small children knocked on their keisters. Not because dogs are being aggressive but because they are running in a pack.
A yellow ribbon on a dog is to signify please do not pet and used usually when a dog is ON a leash. A dog park is great place to teach your kid proper dog etiquette. It is my time to not have to worry about children because I am not at a play ground.
Asawatcher, Larimore's letter proved ignorance and bigotry beyond the shadow of a doubt. You can get all pissy about it if you want, but there it is. And I don't really gives a rat's @$$ what YOU want.
The primary thing that bothers me the most about this activity is the criminal waste of the most precious natural resource of all...water.
Larimores letter made me chuckle but Jeffs made me bust out laughing. Its like my grandkids with the nu huh ya huh back and forth when they disagree. Priceless! But nice try Jeff.
What does Duncan Bremer's brother have to do with anything? He is his own man with his own ideas and history. This article is SO Slanted it's ridiculous to be objective.
Yet again, Larimore's myopic detatchment has manifested itself, so a gentle reality-check is therefore, sadly required, but the truth is so simple and so obvious, it won't take long to establish; longtooth, delete! and ASA--great faux monikers, gang, LOL!--please take note:
You're probably a "regressive" if:
• You think an arbitrary increase in the minimum-wage, without it being accompanied by any tangible incease in the education or productivity of the recipient(s) is beneficial to the individuals involved and/or their employers.
• You think that law-enfocement specifically targets innocent minorties, then criticize and disparage them, because MSNBC and such enlightened luminaries as Rev. Al told you to.
• You believe in a fabricated, fictitional, ridiculous "war on Women."
• You think Bill Clinton or Barack Obama served in the military, and that there is a governmental conspiracy involving the 9/11 attacks.
• You think President Obama deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, even though he allowed tortuous activities at Guantanamo, approved drone strikes leading to the deaths of hundred of civilians, backed away from a transisent "red line" with Assad and negotiated a wispy, laughable arms reduction agreement with Iran, that will lead to their eventual nuclear capability.
If you don't fit into any of the categories above, congratulations, as you're still capale of accepting fact and haven't become utterly subservient to a flawed ideology and those that perpetuate it to further their own agenda of social engineering to the detriment of the populace.
To the rest of you, best of luck as we transition back to a common-sensical mind-set that the mid-term elections heralded.
So you didn't read the article genius. It says these funds are not from tax dollars. It comes from things like MWR. Reading is so hard.
I calculate that Slide the City, a private, for profit company, netted over $100,000 from their one day event here when you add up the revenue from ticket sales and what they paid out. Since they got free labor through Upadowna, they did not have to pay wages (which would have been an actual benefit to the community). They used public infrastructure, inconvenienced thousands of locals and tourists, and what they paid to the park and city to close the road off and dog park was basically chump change. I think they used COS and all the other cities they are in this summer to rake in a lot of profits...... and this is not to mention that there is no licensing or safety inspections, much less monitoring of the water quality during the day...... The whole thing is about making a fast buck, not about water conservation or giving to charity. I give them credit for excellent marketing, however!
Pam and the Indy will not be happy until Colorado Springs experiences the same kind of anti-police violence as Ferguson, Baltimore & St Louis. Should it happen, they and their advertisers should be held accountable by the community at large.
Rev Carter- Searching for a sermon topic for Sunday? Check out the video on the page linked here: http://bit.ly/1PF4p3V
I'd love to contribute a few bucks towards Harley parts for this lady.
Agree with Liberty's comment above. The very best thing for the city and county in the long term would be to have completely prohibited any and all future development of the BLR area except for recreational use.
But instead, one way or another, we're just going to get more sprawl that will be a net drain on the city's finances 20-30 years after initial construction.
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