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Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Please call John Suthers by his correct label, "Mayor Anschutz". It's vastly more accurate. Shame on you INDY!

Posted by John Spengler on 03/20/2019 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

@Sandra Knauf, several people have tried to like your comment many times. For some reason, it's the only comment we cannot like. @just mark, vote Suthers out....he panders to special interests and has done almost zero to raise the tax base of this city. He hands out money to developers to build a minimum wage meccas and taxes the people for potholes we already pay taxes to repair. Branson is where he's taking this town. Check out Dr. John Pitchfod. No one can buy that guy.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/20/2019 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Mayor John Suthers: Strong COS Prosecutor' CO State Attorney General' 1st Term Strong COS Mayor'
Now " The Pillsbury Dough Boy ? "
During the last week I have the opportunity to read papers, watch video posts, Facebook live feeds and read every article as well as every editorial feedback related to " Restore our Roads + A SaferCC." I also just finished watching the candidate forum from Saturday, March 3rd: I was interested in seeing how far Mayor John Suthers had drifted from his moral compass since a speaking engagement he had done in July 2009 for our hp(Hewlett/Packard-once a test and measurement company) Legacy Alumni Club while he was our CO State Attorney General. While speaking we could tell he was a man of strong moral conviction. He also promoted a book he had recently finished: "No Higher Calling, No Greater Responsibility: A Prosecutor Makes His Case" (Fulcrum Publishing, 2008). In fact, he was such a proud man of strong convictions several of our club members did purchase his book. I am convinced the man speaking at the recent forum is not the man who came to our club almost 10 years ago. Perhaps he had to shape shift himself to be all things to all people. He is not the person who was our COS Prosecutor at the local level , where he tried cases ranging from drunken driving to first degree murder and from shoplifting to securities fraud. We as members of our club were proud to support him in his bid for our Strong Mayor and eventually in his runoff election with Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace in a runoff election by a 68% to 32% margin. Perhaps in politics that is what happens to people when they have to walk both sides of the fence. One thing I am certain of: If Mayor John Suthers does not get his "mojo" back, we , the city of Colorado Springs will suffer the same fate as Washington DC. The facts presented & supporting " Restore our Roads & A SaferCC " have been dissected and documented to the nth degree of mi-'nu-'ti-'ae. WE AS CITIZENS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, HELPED GET YOU ELECTED. WE CAN ALSO HELP DEFEAT YOU IN YOUR RE-ELECTION BID! Time to pull up your pants, tighten your suspenders and make some Big-Boy decisions! Respectfully Submitted, 'Just Mark' 65+ resident since 1960, hp Employee for 31 years ~ Currently retired , Avid Bike. Rider since 1972

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Posted by Just Mark on 03/19/2019 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Click below to view voting record of council members on recent major issues.…

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/18/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

Firefighters were brilliant in framing Issue #1 around safety, but it is not about safety; it is about money. To allow firefighters a seat at the table when allocating tax dollars is like the fox watching the hen house. It would be in their own self interest to always be pushing for more and more (just like the military-industrial complex does).

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Posted by Herbie on 03/18/2019 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

You should be ashamed of yourselves endorsing Suthers and not even giving a mention to Dennis Spiker, the youngest and most progressive of those running for city council. This paper has been going downhill for years and now your 50/50 split on ideologies has shown that you are pure neoliberal CRAP.

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Posted by Sandra Knauf on 03/17/2019 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

"And, even though The Washington Post declared Colorado on Williams' watch had the nation's most secure voting system, we still find it squishy that in that role he turned over Colorado voting records to Trump's ludicrous voter-fraud commission. Did he hand over any documentation that wasn't straightforward public record? Admittedly, no. But does the issue remain that he handed it over? Yup."


What a bunch of baloney. Voter data is available from the Secretary of State to ANYONE. As it should be.

This is such a crock of spin... If he hadn't turned it over, the same people would be losing their minds saying he was covering something up.

Stop with the blatant Trump hating, so foolish.

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Posted by Stephen VanDyke on 03/14/2019 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

Interesting perspective from a former Colorado Springs Fire Chief:…

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/14/2019 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1


Current Mayor seems to have misplaced his 'salt shaker' and is showing SERIOUS CONCERN that Issue 1 will pass judging by the number of meetings he has called with his power groups.

Think his concern is valid. Measure looks as if it will pass by a slim margin around 53% YES to 47% NO.

Maybe even higher.

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/14/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

NO on Issue #1 and YES on a candidate who listens to his employers (We The People), who pay elected officials to do a job that benefits the best interests of ALL and who listens to the concerns of his employees in regards to the resources needed to effectively do their job. As for pay, that should always be based on individual merit, not collective bargaining, especially with employees who also work for We The People (taxpayers). Upon vetting the candidates who could be contacted, that candidate would be Dr. John Pitchford I highly encourage all within the electorate to go to his Website and to his public appearances to find out firsthand, without spin from anyone in the media, how he stands on the issues. That's what real vetting is all about, not through the lens of the media, who, in the main, see themselves as the window of reality and the only ones capable of making decisions regarding candidates and issues, and viewing the First Amendment as being intended for the exclusive domain of the press, which seems counter to many in the media whose mantra is equality and inclusiveness. As for polls, take it all with a grain of salt, just vote by whatever principles you might have that are best represented by any given candidate, and ditto on any issues.

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Posted by SStuka88 on 03/14/2019 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

"There is a history of strong leaders making first bids, boning up on the issues and coming back not just to participate, but to excel."

Since 1975 - - who, pray tell?

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/14/2019 at 1:46 AM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

"Any monkey can give away millions in tax incentives to their buddy developers"

Which - - - Ms. Dana - - is why we call our economic presentations "Banana Meetings"

Too much monkey business! Too little new business.

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/13/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

Yes on 1a and no to Suthers/Strand/Williams. Suthers created 1a. He and Strand gave historic parkland to the Broadmoor and took on massive liabilities in the Incline that Manitou didn't want for good reason. Biggest heist in Colorado Springs' history. He taxes for potholes rather than cutting spending and having the general fund pay for roads which has been the case for 120 years. He taxed for stormwater and ended up in a massive lawsuit. He administratively closes lanes for bikes , he administratively is allowing the Broadmoor to expand their convention center into the size of the Pepsi center in a residential neighborhood. Under his reign, Google added $131 million campus in Boulder, Apple added 300 jobs there and Facebook built 23,000 square foot office space in Denver. We got zero of these coveted tech jobs. Instead, he and Strand are building a minimum wage mecca so those software engineers can man ferris wheels and cash registers at visitor centers. Branson not Boulder is where this leadership is taking us. Go look up the property values and media salaries in those two cities....Boulder is the blueprint. Protected parks, controlled and selective growth and government that represents the people. Any monkey can give away millions in tax incentives to their buddy developers -- vote them out. Check out Pitchford... .....there's our ticket to get out of this trainwreck.

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Posted by Dana Duggan on 03/13/2019 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Most voters favor firefighters’ collective bargaining Issue 1

The entire opposition is being driven by the 65 and older crowd,

Does anybody know the percentage of 'Old Folks' who do a 911 call for a fall, a heart-attack or stroke whose life depends on a fast emergency response? And rolling apparatus that can reach them with qualified people inside?

Would it be a safer community if there were a YES vote on #1 and a NO vote on Suthers?

First responders know CPR - how many slick politicians with smooth-talking waterboys are certified?

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Posted by R Wehner on 03/13/2019 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Indy's 2019 city election endorsements

Small note: the picture of Bill Murray is mislabeled as "Mayor John Suthers"

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Posted by Matt 2 on 03/13/2019 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Former County Democratic Party leader forms new club to keep politicking

Hey Liz,

Count me in! Email coming your way shortly. Thanks for the info since Bernie STILL refuses to join the party and insists on primaries against Democrats as opposed to fighting off Trump's Tea Party. ODD, init?

Posted by karinkdf82 on 03/13/2019 at 12:07 AM

Re: “'Red-flag' gun bill passes house

It bypasses due process. Essentially, it will let one individual to bypass your 5th amendment right to decide it is it good or bad for you to let you exercise your second admendment. Lets do that with your other right and see if you like it? Exactly the reason for the 2nd to protect against the government. If you agree with with this you are all sheep!

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Posted by MG Park on 03/07/2019 at 11:10 PM

Re: “'Red-flag' gun bill passes house

how can anyone oppose removing guns from dangerous violent people

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Posted by happyfew on 03/07/2019 at 2:10 PM

Re: “'Red-flag' gun bill passes house

Sad day for Calirado.

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Posted by Odin on 03/07/2019 at 1:25 PM

Re: “'Red-flag' gun bill passes house


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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/07/2019 at 10:37 AM

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