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Re: “'Alt-right' agitator Milo Yiannopoulos named LGBTQ Nation's 'Person of the Year'

"Agitator?" Note to Milo: if this rag is using terms like that, then you're doing a fine job.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by John Howell on 01/09/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Zabel, Johnson in unlikely battle for El Paso County Democratic party chair

Did I really just read that a candidate doesn't know a "damn" thing about politics and thinks book groups are how to raise money for the party? Wow... The amount of work that needs to be done to activate the middle of the party is staggering. Dems lost the presidential race at least in part because the voice of the left fringe is so loud that us in the middle of the road are completely left out of the conversation. We need a party leader who has proven skills to lead and find common ground for us all to unite around -- someone who knows something about politics and does not wear her ignorance proudly on her sleeve...

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chris Senz on 01/09/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Will voters be allowed to decide on parks funding?

The survey results presented by Ms. Weigel list response by percent - can you post the metrics that show the actual number of respondents and the district breakout? Thank you.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Gentry on 01/09/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “By the hour

can I just pay and not have to do the CS? the case is 10 years old and I work full time

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gabriel Brice on 01/09/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Colorado Springs wind storm wreaks havoc

The area around our www.truenatureroofing.com office in southeast Colorado Springs has lots of damage from all this wind. Both sides of the fence in our yard blew over and several shingles from the roof are missing. This is one wild storm!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Aden Hochstetler on 01/09/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “CDOT accelerates I-25 project north of Monument

In case you don't want to look up induced demand, here's an easy explanation. Imagine you regularly wear L-sized pants, and you eat junk food every day and have a sedentary life. Eventually those L-sized pants won't fit you. What's the solution? XL-sized pants! Now you can eat more junk food and move less. Later on, those XL-sized pants won't fit you and you'll need XXL-sized pants. The real solution is not buying bigger pants, it is to eliminate the need for bigger pants. Returning back to the traffic issue, the real problem is that our cities are designed in a way that we need to use our cars for everything.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt 2 on 01/09/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “More angst over Drake scrubbers

Rivera? that long ago? thanks

Posted by apathetic on 01/09/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Will voters be allowed to decide on parks funding?

Perhaps we should redirect the current .1 percent TOPS sales tax from acquisition of property to maintenance of existing parks and open space.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Jim Bensberg on 01/09/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Homelessness vs. war, Donald Trump, working for peace, and more

Rocky...you are correct, however, Trump is more than just childish, Trump has some serious emotional issues.

I am not a psychologist, I would love to hear a non-partisan psychologist's thoughts on this, but I don't think one needs to be a psychologist to see this. You just have to have eye's, ear's and a mature brain with a mature thought process.

Trump for some reason has not matured emotionally beyond the emotional maturity of an adolescent.

This explains much, it explains why the republican debate degraded to a debate on who's wife is the hottest, or who has the larger penis.

It explains why he cannot take any criticism, why doesn't care whom it is he retaliates for criticizing him, war heroes, gold star parents, disabled individuals etc.

It explains his obsession with tweeting out his retaliation to others in an immature and disrespectful manner.

It explains when a journalist asks him why not just stop the silly war with Cruz on who's wife is hotter and going after the other's wife, his response was..."well, he started it, why do I have to stop?" Any one of us with an adolescent child knows that line very well.

We have elected to the most important seat in our government and in many way's the world a child.

In my 61 years of life, I have never seen this country in such a vulnerable way as we are now.

Our country, our democracy will not fall from bombs from Russia, China, or North Korea, if that becomes a reality, it will be Mutually Assured Destruction. We would all lose.

Our democracy will only fall if we crumble as a nation internally.

My friends, we are seeing that happen.

Our partisan polarity has become so intense, we can know longer think like adult Americans. We have become blind from our hatred for each other and to the vulnerability we are creating.

Fellow American's, unless we pull together as American's and not republicans, democrats, conservatives or progressives, we will split to a point where we can not be put back together and our nation and our democracy will fall.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lil Mick on 01/09/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Excitment over Coachella reminds the world of Anschutz’s ties to anti-LGBTQ organizations

Yeah, Anschutz one day was so anti-LBGTQ that he funded 200,000 (at least) to anti-LBGTQ groups. Then the next day, he decides he "unequivocally supports the rights of all people without regard to sexual orientation"? Wake up, people. Anschutz is a very smart business man. He will say whatever he has to say to line his pockets. But what he says and what he thinks, I'm fairly certain are two different things. He only stopped the outward hate when it was affecting him negatively. I'm sure he will still fund anti-LBGTQ groups through non-transparent corporations and will still do all he can to make sure they hit the non-transparent walls he has put up. He didn't get to be a billionaire by pleasing all the people all the time. He just knew who to please and when. As I said repeatedly about the Strawberry Fields trade, he WILL get Strawberry Fields. And it looks as though he has. Well, the Broadmoor has won the trade. But Anschutz/Broadmoor is potato/potata. The appeals are just a waste of time and money for those that don't have either. Anschutz can play the game as long as it takes.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by independentraghater on 01/08/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “CDOT accelerates I-25 project north of Monument

Induced Demand. Look it up.
Adding lanes doesn't solve congestion. Never has, never will. This will, like all other road building projects of the last 50 years, be an expensive, short-term solution that, in the end, exacerbates congestion, eats land that could be used more effectively, and saddles taxpayers with expensive maintenance bills for the next 25-50 years. It will do little to solve the mobility problem of COS-DEN.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by rt on 01/08/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Homelessness vs. war, Donald Trump, working for peace, and more

Hate to say it folks but its beginning to look like we all lost. Our new President is all hurt over the fact that our intelligence has proof our enemies helped him win. Aw there just trying to say I didnt legitimately win. When he should be saying I still won but lets not ever let this happen again. But wait he knows things. Right? Now we are supposed to pay for that wall he promised and expect Mexico to pay us back. Ill bet next we will here when they get there tax return they will pay us. Im going to drain the swamp but bring in the same ones that were ran out 15 years ago because they were crooks. Im going to deregulate the stock market but its not because I owe them billions. Damn people cant you all figure out we just elected the most childish man in this Country to lead us. With a shit load of childish promises. Why the hell do you think Russia was so happy he won? Biden said it correct "GROW UP" but I think it should have been aimed at the whole damn Country.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rocky Smith on 01/06/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “CDOT accelerates I-25 project north of Monument

Excellent news for those of us who aren't in defense and can't find good jobs in Colorado Springs! Bustang is useful, but can't get you everywhere in Denver. Colorado Springs was bound to become a bedroom community for Denver soon anyway, given the economic activity there is an order of magnitude greater. For every new restaurant, new office or apartment building in Colorado Springs, there are 10 in Denver.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by leloupe on 01/06/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Excitment over Coachella reminds the world of Anschutz’s ties to anti-LGBTQ organizations

Anschutz owns the Gazette, so he knows fake news when he sees it.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by atomicbird on 01/06/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Low-income workers just got a raise — which may or may not be a good thing

I'm confused, as per the article, "The law also boosted the base minimum wage for waiters who must make at least minimum wage when tips are factored in from $5.29 to $6.28 an hour."

But Kanatzar says "he already pays much of his staff more than the minimum, and while waiters are generally paid the minimum, when tips are factored in they're his "highest-paid employees."" So....it sounds like this shouldn't impact him at all if his waiters are already making $6.28 or more with tips.

"Since he now has to pay waiters more, Kanatzar says, he won't be able to boost the pay of his kitchen staff as much." - Why would he have to pay them more if they are his "highest-paid employees" already with tips.

Did I miss something here?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Laurie Vandenberg on 01/06/2017 at 8:54 AM
Posted by doonya on 01/06/2017 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne appeals ruling in Colorado Springs land swap case

With our country in decay by Billionaires buying favors from our Federal politicians it's disgusting to see our City Council and Mayor Suthers becoming whores to a billionaire! Hey Suthers....did he offer you a job ... you can tell us .... he already has US Senator Michael Bennet in his back pocket ! It's disgusting you have skirted the public process and input to do "The Bully of the Broadmoor" a favor. Dear City Council it us -we the citizens that have made this community what it is - NOT Anshutz. He is Johnny come lately on the Broadmoor also. You're so afraid of a little bad print press from this guy that you'll shaft the public. Shame on you REPRESENT US YOU COWARDS !! What's next ....gonna give him a reservoir with the same sheltering from public input.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 01/06/2017 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Colorado Springs closes land swap deal with Broadmoor, opponents threaten appeal

With our country in decay by Billionaires buying favors from our Federal politicians it's disgusting to see our City Council and Mayor Suthers becoming whores to a billionaire! Hey Suthers....did he offer you a job ... you can tell us .... he already has US Senator Michael Bennet in his back pocket ! It's disgusting you have skirted the public process and input to do "The Bully of the Broadmoor" a favor. Dear City Council it us -we the citizens that have made this community what it is - NOT Anshutz. He is Johnny come lately on the Broadmoor also. You're so afraid of a little bad print press from this guy that you'll shaft the public. Shame on you REPRESENT US YOU COWARDS !! What's next ....gonna give him a reservoir with the same sheltering from public input.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Laurenzi on 01/06/2017 at 2:15 AM

Re: “Save Cheyenne appeals ruling in Colorado Springs land swap case

city politics at its worst! A strong mayor that sold out to the highest bidder. A billionaire Anschutz taking your land for his pleasure, or his guests. You for sure you won't get to have the pleasure of enjoying strawberry fields an open space held by your city for over 100 years. Thanks to this mayor and his crappy old city council and parks department!!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by el jef'e on 01/05/2017 at 8:33 PM

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