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Re: “State officials see first pay raise in nearly two decades

"...and to $153,332 for newly elected sheriffs."

Our newly re-elected corrupt Sheriff will be excited about that! More money for booze!

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Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 12/12/2018 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Josh Hosler named El Paso County GOP Party Chair

Here it is a year later. 14 months later and the family settle's.

Posted by TruB on 11/11/2018 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

John Foster posted the same message multiple times and then posted it as asdfasfsafsf - lmbo.

That Holmes posting hate is so dumb he doesn't realize that local papers provide voter guides. Holmes probably used the gazette's.

Sad - the whole Liston thing.

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Posted by TruB on 11/10/2018 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

I too, was shocked at the Indy Voter's Guide this year. Not a place to go to for a last minute eval of the candidates or issues, that's for sure. I have lost a lot of respect for the INDY on this one. My husband supports the INDY Give drive every year--I am thinking there may be a better use of his money, if some of the people they support in this Voter's Guide, are any indication.
Who did the research for this article? I would say some of your staffers are NOT Independent,
and you got it wrong on Amendment X--vote NO.
Do not go by this guide--do your own research!

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Posted by Momo on 11/05/2018 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Corn:

From your post:

"The reason why the left cannot propose a law which would solve the problem is it's not a gun control problem it's a societal problem -- of which guns are the symptom not the cause."

Red herring. We all know that there is no one solution to the problem. For you to require legislation that "solves" the problem is bogus. Legislation that mitigates the problem is incremental but valuable change.

Don't reply with the standard "what part of 'shall not infringe' do you not understand.' Gun rights are subject to regulation that doesn't amount to infringement. It's not just me that says so. SCOTUS says so:


"Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Courts opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).

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Posted by Bill W. on 11/04/2018 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Corn:

"The reason why the left cannot propose a law which would solve the problem is it's not a gun control problem it's a societal problem -- of which guns are the symptom not the cause."

That's a red herring. There is no one solution to the problem, and we all know it. "The left" is proposing to mitigate the problem, not eliminate it. Since you take the unreasonable position that mitigation is worthless, you are endorsing the status quo. Incremental change is still change; the status quo puts too many weapons in the hands of those who are unlikely to use them for sporting, hunting, or self defense.

Don't reply with a with a "what part of 'shall not infringe' do I not understand. There is NO unlimited Constitutional right to own guns. It's not just me that says so...it's SCOTUS:

"Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Courts opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms."

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).

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Posted by Bill W. on 11/04/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

"Why are Liberals so stupid?"

I will gladly tell you, Mr. Holmes, if you can tell me first, why do you ask such stupid questions?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 11/03/2018 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Not for long.

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Posted by Evolution on 11/03/2018 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

You people are kidding right? This article is a joke. El paso county is a major RED county you pyschopaths.

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Posted by rightsavage on 11/03/2018 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Definitely NO for 112!!!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/02/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

I love articles like this from the Indy. It informs me of how to vote. The complete opposite of what they recommend. Why are Liberals so stupid?

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Posted by Holmes on 11/02/2018 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Discriminatory hacks...it only took 30 seconds last time for this to disappear.

Thanks to the Indy for this compilation. Colorado is good in that it sends out a handy little State Ballot Information Booklet a month before the election, which many states and locales do not. So there is no reason why someone living in this state shouldn't have a clear understanding of the issues before election day unless they just don't care.

The candidates...?

Polis is a poor choice, but Libertarian and Republican candidates just don't cut it. The very fact that someone is a Libertarian tells me they have no notion of what it takes to run a modern society. Polis is a continuation of the wealthy white male power structure that has helped ruin this country. I refuse to cast a vote on this one.

Cami Bremer. Nope. I don't vote for pro-life Republicans associated with the Chamber (how awful), and who also happen to have a spouse too entrenched in El Paso County's conservative politics. Embattled Republicans candidates are now pushing their "reconciliation" message to everyone after years of running government as a business. No thanks.

Liston? Maybe the Indy should go with him and listen to his door-to-door stump speeches. Talking about how "Colorado Springs is changing..." read: less white and too Liberal. No thanks.

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Posted by asdfasfsafsf on 10/28/2018 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

How much longer before the Indy removes this comment? Hacks...

Thanks to the Indy for this compilation. Colorado is good in that it sends out a handy little State Ballot Information Booklet a month before the election, which many states and locales do not. So there is no reason why someone living in this state shouldn't have a clear understanding of the issues before election day unless they just don't care.

The candidates...?

Polis is a poor choice, but Libertarian and Republican candidates just don't cut it. The very fact that someone is a Libertarian tells me they have no notion of what it takes to run a modern society. Polis is a continuation of the wealthy white male power structure that has helped ruin this country. I refuse to cast a vote on this one.

Cami Bremer. Nope. I don't vote for pro-life Republicans associated with the Chamber (how awful), and who also happen to have a spouse too entrenched in El Paso County's conservative politics. Embattled Republicans candidates are now pushing their "reconciliation" message to everyone after years of running government as a business. No thanks.

Liston? Maybe the Indy should go with him and listen to his door-to-door stump speeches. Talking about how "Colorado Springs is changing..." read: less white and too Liberal. No thanks.

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Posted by John Foster on 10/28/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Thanks to the Indy for this compilation. Colorado is good in that it sends out a handy little State Ballot Information Booklet a month before the election, which many states and locales do not. So there is no reason why someone living in this state shouldn't have a clear understanding of the issues before election day unless they just don't care.

The candidates...?

Polis is a poor choice, and Libertarian and Republican candidates just don't cut it. The very fact that someone is a Libertarian tells me they have no notion of what it takes to run a modern society. Polis is a continuation of the wealthy white male power structure that has helped ruin this country. I refuse to cast a vote on this one.

Cami Bremer. Nope. I don't vote for pro-life Republicans associated with the Chamber (how awful), and who also happen to have a spouse too entrenched in El Paso County's conservative politics. Embattled Republicans candidates are now pushing their "reconciliation" message to everyone after years of running government as a business. No thanks.

Liston? Maybe the Indy should go with him and listen to his door-to-door stump speeches, where he talks about how "Colorado Springs is changing..." read: less white and too Liberal. No thanks.

Posted by John Foster on 10/28/2018 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Thanks...

Posted by John Foster on 10/28/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

>"Supports a nationalized system of background checks for firearms purchases, "
>
> Proving she is completely ignorant of current state and federal law, since we have had this for many years.
>
> "as well as a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons."
>
> Again, proving her ignorance.

That's the funny thing about the gun control debate. A liberal has never proposed legislation which either: 1. didn't already exist or 2. a law which would actually solve the problem.

The reason why the left cannot propose a law which would solve the problem is it's not a gun control problem it's a societal problem -- of which guns are the symptom not the cause. If a liberal did come up with a fix for gun violence, they would have to admit their social problems are a failure.

We know nobody on the left has the stones to demonstrate that kind of emotional intelligence.

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Posted by corn29 on 10/24/2018 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

"Supports a nationalized system of background checks for firearms purchases, "

Proving she is completely ignorant of current state and federal law, since we have had this for many years.

"as well as a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons."

Again, proving her ignorance.

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Posted by Dave H on 10/23/2018 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

> typical Indy endorsement garbage, way off common
> sense and reality as it is every election.

That's exactly why I come here. I ALWAYS read the Indy endorsements before voting... just to make sure, well most of the time, I vote OPPOSITE of their endorsements. About 10% of the time I am aligned with the Indy. But otherwise, I chose the opposite of their endorsements.

Especially for governor this year... the Indy lets bias get in the way of fact. Polis is charlatan who beats women. But because they don't like Trump, the Indy tells you to go with the misogynist anyway. It's shocking in this day and age of #MeToo and #TimesUp than an abuser is getting a free pass.

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Posted by corn29 on 10/20/2018 at 5:24 PM

Re: “The Indy’s 2018 election endorsement cheat sheet

Indy got it wrong on Sec of State. Vote Jena Griswold, she will continue and improve Colorados progressive election system, that was designed and approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature several years ago. This is why we have mail ballots, same day registration, and vote centers, thanks to Democratic leaders. Inactive voters are not automatically removed the way they were before the new law passed.
Griswolds Opponent, Wayne Williams, fought this bill every step of the way when he was the Clerk and Recorder in El Paso County. He wants to continue to pull the same deceptive voter suppression tactics that Republicans use everywhere to get their candidates in. Williams was one of the few Secs of State nationwide who agreed to send COs voter data to DC to be examined by Trumps sham voter commission which has since been disbanded. Close to 1,000 CO voters cancelled their registration rather than have their data turned over to that nut-case Kobach, now running for Gov. In Kansas.
Williams is a corrupt, career politician who should be ejected from public service ASAP! No more Republican dirty tricks. Cant imagine how the Indy got it so wrong.....
JENA GRISWOLD FOR SEC OF STATE!

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Posted by prairie chix on 10/20/2018 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Indy's 2018 midterm election endorsements

Wayne Williams failed to guarantee the security of voter information when he agreed to release voter data to Kobacks Interstate Crosscheck charade. Many of us had to remove our names from the voter list after Williams agreed to release the voter records.
Jena Griswold is the only choice for Colorado who will protect our election system from nefarious interference.
Shame on the Indy for endorsing Williams and not mentioning the collusion with Kobach.

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Posted by Bob Wiley on 10/16/2018 at 8:07 AM

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