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Re: “Agreed: Bach broke it

Each of these candidates bring pros and cons to their run for mayor. With the exception of Ms. Makepeace and Mr. Miller, the other two candidates are career politicians. Mr. Suthers sided with a corporation over a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic who used pot for pain management. Ms. Lathen was one of the commissioners who tried to extend term limits through deceptive language asking voters if they wanted to "restrict" terms to three years over the two year terms. We need people in office who are for people over corporations and who don't twist language to suit their purposes. However, of the four, Mr. Miller is the ONLY candidate that believes a stadium is not the role of government and that any such stadium or event center must go to a vote of the people. Proponents of the stadium have noted that no general fund expenditures will be spent on CFC, and that it will come from TIF paid by tourists. However, the recent 2015 budget, just approved by council and crafted by Bach, shows a salary for a CFC manager in the range of 67,000 to $93,000. Currently, Ms. Neumann is being paid for CFC at approx. $8000 a month but no one has acknowledged where those funds are coming from. All that to say, good luck to them all and may the best person claim the mayor's seat.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Vikki Haas Walton on 11/26/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Caspian Cafe, Illegal Pete's, Stir

Banoffi Pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and toffee from boiled condensed milk (or dulce de leche), either on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee or both.

Its name is a portmanteau constructed from the words "banana" and "toffee".

Posted by Lalahartma on 11/26/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Your chance to bicker, I mean, legislate

"And an informed citizenry is what our City Leaders want, is it not?" Curious, are we doing a little tongue in cheek here? You crack me up!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/26/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Joel Miller is running for mayor

Miller is disappointing. He refused to uphold the people's will regarding retail sale of cannabis, why should we trust him?

5 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 11/26/2014 at 12:48 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Your chance to bicker, I mean, legislate

A more accurate word than "bicker" would be "debate". For debate to take place at council meetings just before voting is too late in the decision process. And it may be inappropriate, especially since the major concern of the press is whether there was unanimity - impossible, undesirable, and dangerous - among the council members and the mayor, or not. Discussion of the issues should be debated formally before an audience prior to council meetings. Debates would help produce an informed citizenry, as well as an informed council. And an informed citizenry is what our City Leaders want, is it not?

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by curious on 11/26/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Clinic 5280 expands, state to review cannabis experiments, and more

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0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff Eastman on 11/26/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Agreed: Bach broke it

John Suthers is the sitting US Attorney for the District of Colorado. He is well educated and has authored six books. We would be lucky to have him as Mayor, over the flim-flam of contestants that are nothing more than an extention of the current problem.

3 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Liz Anderson on 11/26/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Fearing clogs in the pipeline

SDS was built for all the reasons that Forte stated but the real reason was to develop and build out the Banning Lewis Ranch.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Solar Sam on 11/26/2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Chipping away

Should the Mayor find a sufficient number of council votes to refer his funding measure to the April ballot - do you support or oppose the measure? To address long-term city and county capital improvement, infrastructure and pension-retirement funding needs, would you support or oppose a 'regional funding committee' of accountants, economists, municipal finance experts to do a deep review of all needs - then present to the public, in a non-political environment, those funding mechanisms that might gain public support?…

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 11/26/2014 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Agreed: Bach broke it

Do you support the current Mayor's SCIP-Bond extension proposal as a partial funding source for capital improvement and stormwater needs - and which of the announced candidates would you prefer to see as the next Mayor of Colorado Springs? Which of the announced candidates do you feel should not be Mayor?

A two minute 'Quick Poll' - thank you!…

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Staci6 on 11/26/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “La'au's Taco Shop is back for more of the same


1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Shawn Saunders on 11/26/2014 at 1:13 AM

Re: “GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more

Mr. K, you've boxed yourself into a rhetorical corner...yet again. Interesting...and telling...that while I've chosen to provide factual, numerically-based links to support my assertions, the sole defense of yours are unsubstantiated opinions.

Assuming that words trump numbers in a dialogue/debate such as this? Now that's propaganda, and it's totally failed you in this circumstance.

5 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Faltz on 11/25/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “At noon, Colorado College students to protest Michael Brown killing


Everybody says there is a RACE problem called Diversity. Everybody says Diversity will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve Diversity by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this problem of Diversity is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this problem called “Diversity” and this Diversity would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about Diversity. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a whitesupremacisthaterwhowantstosendblacksbacktoafrica.

Anti-racists say they are Champions of Diversity. What these anti-whites DEMAND is white genocide.

Diversity is a code word for whitegenocide
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white

4 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by Daniel Genseric on 11/25/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Let’s go snowshoeing!

One thing to add about snowshoeing: while it takes more effort to hike in snowshoes than on dirt, you will spend 60% less energy snowshoeing a trail than trying to hike it in conventional boots during the winter. Such an energy saver!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Anjuli K. Perez on 11/25/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Joel Miller is running for mayor

Contact your council member asking them to appoint William P. Murray III to replace councilman Miller! Mr. Murray is an honorable man who has the passion needed for ALL members of this community!

19 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Gary Casimir on 11/25/2014 at 7:25 AM

Re: “GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more

It is a great shame Odin himself has not clarified his position. His last statement was, "I did not blame Clinton for any crash in '08."

Jeff Faltz, you explain, "he [Clinton] didn't entirely cause the crash..." but he had enough of a hand in it to exonerate Bush junior of squandering "the wealth and good will banked by Clinton." This is pretty much what I said to begin with, Odin was "blaming former President Clinton for the crash of 2008"--just not entirely! Do I need to point out Odin has already clearly denied that is what he meant.

So, Dave H, I am not the alone in making "piss poor assumptions," but at least I do not presume to speak for Odin. You, on the other hand, maintain, "He simply stated a fact." In other words, it was a non sequitur and had absolutely nothing to do with the topic under discussion or the comment he cited just before writing it.

Personally, I took a look at the comment I made and he cited. I had assumed the comment was directed at the idea of Bush squandering America's wealth. It now appears to me that what he intended was to debunk the idea that Clinton had created any wealth to speak of to begin with. But that is another assumption. So rather than address it and risk being wrong twice in a row, I decided to ask Odin himself, "Exactly what were you trying to prove by your comment on Clinton?"

Dave H thinks you meant nothing at all, Odin.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/24/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “GOP's post-election challenges, what's wrong with the Indy, and more

"Mr. K, here are the facts you've requested..."

You are laboring under a misapprehension, Mr. Faltz. I never requested any facts. I merely pointed out that your comments were entirely free of any, which needed to be pointed out after you claimed to have the facts on your side.

"Mr. K, yours are merely opinions..."

Duh... I am not embarrassed because I thought it was obvious. I never claimed they were not opinions. Nevertheless, my opinions are based on my analysis of the facts, most likely the very same facts that you analyzed before arriving at your own opinion. But you had the temerity to declare your comments are not "merely opinions" but clearly established facts in their own right. That is why I labeled you a propagandist.

Now, let's examine these "facts" that, in your mind, prove I am the "true" propagandist. Did I ever contend that President Obama had a high approval rating? Did I ever contend that a majority of Americans think President Obama is leading us in the right direction? Even I do not believe that! Did I ever contend that a majority of Americans endorse the Affordable Care Act?

Finally, these so-called "facts" of yours not facts at all. They are are merely opinions. That is why they are called "opinion polls!"

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/24/2014 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Joel Miller is running for mayor

This IS a surprise! The city council is too larded with let-govt-do-it boneheads for Miller's talents. He offers a clear choice between the tax-and-spend-but-don't allow-the-taxpayers-to-vote Lathen and other candidates. Miller can revitalize COS by opening the decision process to the citizens and other non-elites, rather than continue the failing business-as-usual method of giving City Leaders and developers free rein to use OUR tax dollars on THEIR development projects whose primary, if not sole, purpose is to enrich themselves. Miller's fiscal responsibility to the citizens has been proven. And a city that is fiscally sound, rather than one that is sinking in debt to build a stadium, is what attracts businesses and jobs. That Miller is running for mayor is very good news indeed.

27 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by curious on 11/24/2014 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Meal of fortune

Great Burger of the Day with rosemary mushrooms and killer bacon. Done perfectly, delivered quickly and the restaurant was filled with kids laughing. What's not to love?

Posted by lexy yum yum on 11/24/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “An interesting twist in the GMO debate

"I am not a scientist no, but I am an advocate of science", said a commenter above. Joel Salatin has a chapter in "Folks, This Ain't Normal" titled "Scientific Mythology" that makes it clear that science and scientists are not objective, but are biased. In this chapter Salatin writes, "The world of transgenic manipulation is full of intrigue, secrecy, backroom deals, and evil intent. ... these mega-outfits, with evil agendas, wining and dining our elected officials, revolving in and out of regulatory agencies, receiving accolades for their United Way contributions, and parking their recruitment trailers on college campuses to snatch the best and brightest of our young people to become their next storm troopers." Salatin is talking about Monsanto and its brethren. The consumer trusts the govt to protect us. The consumer needs to wise up.

Posted by curious on 11/24/2014 at 2:07 PM

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