I know my Armageddon reference got your secular society fears of all that is to come in the future. Doesn’t feel so good when the shoe is on the other foot so to speak, does it? And now that it’s your beliefs and lifestyle that is on trial in the public arena and being judged as bias and bigoted. LOL
What I’m saying, TT, that is if your faith is so strong that you believe these actions (can’t make a gay wedding cake/ rent a room to a queer couple/ have a gay marriage ceremony in your church or business hall) are necessary and needed to protect your faith, then stand up and stop being cowards and say so! It’s fine to stab a gay in the back with embarrassment and disappointment, but not okay to just post a sign on your church or business door to warn of this uncivilized behavior??? I have been in many Jewish bakeries in NY and not once did they say to me, “So sorry, Christian girl, you can’t eat our cookies because I don’t believe in your Jesus.”
Very original TT, since the Baptist have already been doing it for years with Disney Land's Gay Day events and such. Westboro protesting at war dead solders graves and Pat Robertson blaming gays for Katrina. Give me a break.
You were just preaching two weeks ago about how Focus on the Family effected this area badly after Amendment 2, and I'll add the devastating effects of the boycotts that followed and cost to our local economy of MILLIONS OF DOLLARS and still does to this day. But that was 20 years ago, and this is today.
If you are so set in your Faith that a baker can't make a cake for a gay wedding then please tell us and we won't use your businesses for our events, and that will be on your Freedom of Faith. I am only choosing not to spend my money were someone holds this type of belief system and many other agree.
Today is a new day, so get used to it- The Change is a Happenin'!
Hiring this mayor and enacting the strong mayor initiative was the stupidest thing the voters of this community could have ever done. We all continue to suffer under his thuggish and irresponsible dictatorship, replacing more qualified employees with friends and cronies. This is what you wanted Colorado Springs, now have fun dodging potholes.
And we can also boycott the places that do want gays to be able to infringe on our religious conscience by participating in a fraudulent faux marriage...that cake slices both ways sweet heart!
Culinarian and Corey: I am in touch with chef Matthews and do indeed base my journalism inside of factual reporting. Which is why you don't see me reporting on Matthews being booted from the Bourbon Brothers realm. I already conveyed this to Corey inside of a personal correspondence. If you have information that you would like to bring to light, feel free to contact me at the INDY.
Georgia, Mississippi Pull Bills Mirroring Arizona Anti-Gay Legislation- LMAO!!!
John Anderson was a disaster the last time he was sheriff and he'll be a disaster again. He ruled the SO by fear and intimidation, just like his evil lying minion Maketa, and he pulled a bunch of losers into the SO with him - the likes of: Ed Burch, Ivan Middlemiss, Stan Ross, John Tarbert, Larry Kasner - and then surrounded himself with more lying losers who could only suck their way to the top - Maketa, Melissa Hartman, Paula Presley, and others. He is obviously not the guy for El Paso County. He, like Maketa, is an egomaniac who over spent the SO budget and tried to cover it up by having his own deputies sign receipts. He is a narcissist and an ego maniac and he will bring nothing but discredit to an agency that is already staggering after the Maketa administration embarassed it this past month with the missing file BS. Do not be fooled again El Paso County! John Anderson is the slickest fox in the hen house.
Remember how during the Amendment 2 period here in Colorado when legislation was passed due to a need to protect Employers & Landlords from the queer folk here, the opposition put a “Celebrate Diversity” sign in the windows of supporter’s homes and businesses, so why don’t these “Religious Freedom” folks put a sign in your business window “We reserve the right to deny services to anyone according to our Faith” or to tattoo a cross on your forehead (instead of the mark of the beast 666) then we will know not to ask you for a date, to make a gay wedding cake, or anything that would disrupt your beliefs? Then we can chose to Boycott your business or your religious lifestyle without disturbing you!
Mark Whitener posted:
“…text messages Maketa sent to former undersheriff Goodall clearly indicates otherwise. Maketa tried to get Reid to accept a deal first and when Reid did not accept he called anderson who accepted. The text message was published in the Gazette.”
Can you please provide a verbatim quote/text from The Gazette to support your claim? While it may exist I've checked and can't seem to find anything. Thanks.
END TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? As a follower of Christ, I sure hope so! What I noticed is that my religious beliefs don't count to these folks, so no one religion should be above another person's religious beliefs. Keep it at home and not in governmental laws!
Now the republicans are recycling their old sh!t, what they could not find any new?
And the immortal words of the Mardi Gras anthem...
"Iko iko, iko iko unday
Jockomo feeno ah na nay
Jockomo feena nay."
Seriously CSIndy??? The departure (whether voluntary or not) of the covergirl of this story less than two weeks after Bourbon Brothers official opening would seem to merit at least a side dish mention. And while this is clearly a small town and small fish issue... please stop publishing V. Matthew exaggerations and partial truths as "fact checked truth". His primary product is his own story and people spend real money based on his "tales". From the young adults (and the military veterans who he directly markets to) who enroll in his culinary school based on his questionable credentials; to the investors in Palapas, to "culinarian" above who has clearly had first hand issues with Matthews claims, almost everyone in the local industry has long since called bullshit . Maybe now the Indy will too, but probably not. Everyday that Paragon Cooking School continues to advertise Victor's BS "credentials" as a reason to come to the school they commit a fraud and every time that the Indy republishes those claims they facilitate that fraud. Of course all of this is not presented as fact, and is just my opinion. Lastly I wonder how many disgruntled ex paragon students it would take claiming fraudulent misrepresentation before a class action was filed.
Thanks very mucyh for writing about what, in my opinion, is our wonderful grassroots system, the best chance the common person has for serving in elected public office.
I'm going to post a link to this from our Colorado Caucus News site, and perhaps that will bring readers here who will share an alternative point of view, your readers could go to our site to see articles from around the state that speak well of it. http://Facebook.com/ColoradoCaucusNews
There is a website with more information http://www.COCaucus.org, very rough, a labor of love from someone who has seen the system at it's best and who has high hopes the bright young people who will be going to their first or second caucus next Tuesday will learn the tricks necessary for it to become a megaphone, the last, best hope to fight back against the forces that would prefer we all just give them our proxy. Please share it with your friends who might be interested in taking a turn at the plate.
“Like a Japanese Kabuki dance this event is designed to create the appearance of conflict or of an uncertain outcome, when in fact the actors have worked together to determine the outcome beforehand”. Let us all hope this is not true. [World according to Murray]
“We acknowledge valid concerns regarding this Project; however our recommendation for approval is based solely on the statutory requirements in C.R.S. § 24-46-304(3)”. EDC Board: Dec 16th
1. What are the Project elements’ detailed funding plans?
2. What are the Projec t elements’ committed capital structure?
3. Where are the developmental pro-formas which demonstrate viability with RTA funding.
4. Where are the contractual commitments between the three Olympic-related Project elements and the USOC, CSOTC and the NGBs.
5. Why are there large differentials in the estimated amount of new visitors and the size of the net new state sales tax increments between Colorado Spring’s application and EPS?
6. By what authority did the mayor designate a Regional Tourism Zone?
7. By what authority can the mayor repurpose any tax revenues?
8. Where is the resolution authorizing the city to take RTA actions in behalf of this effort?
9. Where is the third party audit agreed to by both City and County?
10. Who authorizes the CSURA to bond an amount? What amount? Whose amount (State, County, City)?
11. Who authorizes the City TIF commitments?
12. Who guarantees the operating costs if the authority fails to break even?
13. How much is the USL-Pro Switchbacks planning to commit to the stadium? How about Sand Creek?
14. Is the CSURA funded to achieve the responsibilities inherent in this proposal?
15. Is it possible to have a TIF within a TIF? With the C4C RTZ you will have ‘overlapping’ areas of TIF requirements!
16. Can TIF funds be comingled? Or must they be allocated by percentage as directed by the EDC?
17. Will City and County funding have the same percentage limitations directed at the venues? Or will all funds be made available to the most needy?
18. Who and what commitments have been made by private donors?
19. Who will ‘own’ these venues?
20. Who determines the wage rates of these ‘non-profits’ who are running the venues?
I have 80 more questions. But no answers.
Summation: Yesterday I watched as Mr Cope ambushed the CSURA. Telling them they would be the financial venue by which all C4C monies and financial data would be funneled. It became clear early on that the CSURA is neither willing nor able to handle this process. The first question, “ What are our personal liabilities in this process”? Fifty questions later, Mr Cope said he would have to get back to them. These additional questions went unanswered. The blind leading the blind is no way to run a city!
substitute good with book in the last sentence.
Indeed I would go see this. Not saying he was amazing and all that but let me say that unlike his camera attention loving predecessor you don't see President Bush clamoring for the camera and attention. Instead he has other endeavors like this. Besides, the then Senator Obama penned a book, a talent that he does not possess, and he cannot complete a sentence without uttering ugghhh ...ummmm..uhhhh
Anderson has not started the race off very well as he has already lied to the public. He states no deal was offered or accepted in this article but the text messages Maketa sent to former undersheriff Goodall clearly indicates otherwise. Maketa tried to get Reid to accept a deal first and when Reid did not accept he called anderson who accepted. The text message was published in the Gazette. Kind of hard to dispute. If that is uncompromising integrity, this county is in big trouble. Something stinks in Maketa's camp. What type of leader is arrogant enough to come out publicly say "I make the rules but I don't have to follow them". I'm surprised anderson would accept his endorsement. Stop being sheep people and dig a little deeper then the five minutes you see Maketa on TV to say he has been a great sheriff. If anderson is accepting an endorsement from someone like Maketa, something is wrong. Don't judge a good by its cover.
Sheriff John W. Anderson has my vote. Sheriff Anderson is a true professional and he is the only person in the race who has the credentials, expertise, knowledge and the experience of being the El Paso County Sheriff. I have known every El Paso County Sheriff from Norman Short, Earl Sullivan, Marion Shipley, Harold Red Davis, Bernard Berry, John Anderson and Terry Maketa. Sheriff John Anderson has the distinct duty of being one of the best El Paso County Sheriff's. I totally support Sheriff John W. Anderson to be the next El Paso County Sheriff.
Hi folks, I have referred several clients to Fort Lyons. I have only heard good things back from them. Here is a email note I received from one of the people that was accepted into the program. The program at Fort Lyons is saving lives.
o.m.g. this place is amazing! may God bless your life for getting me here. in spite of myself t. too bad! I'm here now and i'm gonna make you proud girl. that I can promise. Tom looks amazing, feels amazing & is amazing! he also sends his very best. I gave Robert your message...to behave and do what he's told. his eyes twinkled and he laughed. I promise to write again soon.
your problem child
fort collins rescue mission lost yet another one ha-ha-n-"too darn bad".
John arrived yesterday. he told me the sat. morning breakfast is no longer. I'm soo sorry. it was a great thing girlfriend. I soo wish you could come down here. you would be such an amazing fit. the majority of the staff believe as you do.
"the governers baby" as you always knew is totally giving us our dignity back.
I wish I could talk to you. I had a dream I can only ramble @ ya. you always know how to pull "the what I mean out of the what ever it is I'm sayin". cool talent. best love, Me "
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