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Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

It's unethical (if not illegal) for the Mayor to use his position of power to affect the outcome of a ballot measure in this manner.
This is one of MANY reasons why I am running for Mayor of Colorado Springs... to stop the current trend of the Mayor feeling that it is HIS city and not OUR city!

-Juliette Parker
Candidate for Mayor of Colorado Springs,
www.Parker4CoS.com

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Juliette Parker on 02/17/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Reader: Shut Drake down as soon as possible

...And wait for the first calm, dreary sunless winter day (or night - good luck with the solar when it is 3AM); and light a candle (for heat - all 50 watts of it); and think upon Drake; long ago shut down by unknowing, uneducated, uninformed fools; all of whom will then be loudly wondering ...
Why did the cost of running the AC or heater just double when Drake was shut down?

The Yellow Vest protests in France? The working people that are bearing the brunt of excessive environmental actions and "progress"? Yes, that would be the majority of the OMG crowd when Drake is shut down. OMG; why is power so expensive? We just got the main power plant shut down; and OMG; now power is unaffordable! Oh noes!

Next we still all the windmills due to the birds being hit by the blades.
Then we stop the new solar fields due to the super-heating caused by the panels, and the destruction of natural habitat for the 1,000s of acres needed for the panels.
And tear down the hydraulic energy generating dams that harm the Salmon migration.

So. With no forms of energy available; because of the harm being done; most of humanity will slowly cease to exist; and
Uh.

Good luck powering the espresso machine with treadmill generated energy.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 02/17/2019 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Transgender man files discrimination charge against local company

Disgusting! Society needs to revert to '70s/'80s mentality. Force the freaks back in to the closet! This is not okay and it will never be acceptable!

1 like, 14 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 02/17/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Tim Watkins was shot to death in an area known for illegal activity

What would the sheriffs department do? It is the domain of United States Forest Service and National Forest land. USFS placed signs and "banned" target shooting which is not a law as they do not have that authority. They do have now their own para-military law enforcement people (they do not want to miss out on the fabulous goods and cash that citizens can easily be relieved of in the War on Drugs.) so send them. But it is not a law so they are not going to bother.
If you are in an area and shot at I advise to not go back there. Report it if you want but do you have a description of the shooter or the spent cartridge? No. Then why ask a deputy to go risk his life looking for the unknown person? A great idea is to not chastise strangers who have weapons and are alone in the woods with only you. Most places that people set up makeshift target ranges are generally slobs and slobs rarely exhibit good manners. Even if they are good folks I know many (such as myself) have grown weary of "do-gooders" banning this and that along with the commonplace vitriol such as one can read in this local rag! I would never dare harm someone but have had strangers try to scold me for some perceived behavior and wonder why they can be so certain that it is wise to do so to another stranger...It is too bad all around.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 02/16/2019 at 9:17 PM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

On the 92nd day of the year, an opportunity will exist to 'Single-Term Suthers'

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 02/16/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

Let's see .... the mayor is opposed to giving the firefighters a VOICE. And don't forget what Mr. Suthers said when the citizens of Colorado Springs OVERWHELMINGLY asked to vote on the Broadmoor Land Exchange. His words were simple enough ..... "I won't take anything to a vote if I don't have to." If you treasure your constitutionally-granted right to vote, I submit that John Suthers is not your man.
If you like being told what to do, and where to do it, and when and how to do it .... John Suthers is definitely your guy. Be my guest.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mur on 02/16/2019 at 7:27 AM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

It is interesting that all of the commercial businesses that receive tax payer dollars from mayor suthers, are joining him to oppose the fire department ballot initiative.

The mayor choosing to funnel tax revenue to private businesses rather than public safety. I wonder what sort of quid pro quo is going on there?

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ely Slade on 02/15/2019 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

It is interesting that all of the commercial businesses that receive tax payer dollars from mayor suthers, are joining him to oppose the fire department ballot initiative.

The mayor choosing to funnel tax revenue to private businesses rather than public safety. I wonder what sort of quid pro quo is going on there?

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ely Slade on 02/15/2019 at 8:54 PM

Re: “City election campaign roundup: endorsements, money

Colorado Springs Forward seems to have, since around 2010, been in search of some real reason to exist and have now devolved into being nothing more than the primary street pimp for Suthers and his fund raising instrument of choice.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 02/15/2019 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Why not let the rich pay more?

Sorry Jim Hightower,

Post WWII growth had more to do with our industrial capacity and its pivot from supplying the war effort to supplying the open market. It had very little to do with tax rates, which simply line the government coffers and don't really do a lot for stimulating the economy except through an always growing goverment putting out ever increasing contracts. The Reagan era tax cuts were intended as a way to starve the government into becoming leaner and more efficient.

Posted by Dave Hernandez on 02/15/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

Put a chicken from Ireland - one from Israel and one from Saudi Arabia all in the same cage. They get along. They don't have religion. Or Politics.

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Posted by R Wehner on 02/15/2019 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

How much of the hate in the world is caused by religion?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by R Wehner on 02/15/2019 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

I will admit their chicken is pretty good... but they'll never get one more red cent of my hard earned money.

anyone who promotes such hate should not be rewarded with anyone's business who has a conscience.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/15/2019 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Art on the Streets sculpture vandalized, Downtown Ventures searching for missing piece

I'm not surprised, with all of the homeless junkies and tweakers wandering around in that area. Crime is off the charts and yet we can't roust up the homeless because it violates their "rights". Meanwhile they continue to steal and trash our once beautiful city.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by James McNulty on 02/15/2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

What about them there folk what jest like sum chickens and don't pay attention to religious nutcases of any stripe?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by R Wehner on 02/15/2019 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

Gosh Happyfew, how tolerant of you. Maybe though, the people who eat at the Chik-fil-a just like a chicken sandwich and a clean restaurant? And aren't triggered by everyone whose world view and opinions don't exactly match theirs? Just a thought.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christian Anderson on 02/15/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Three photographic resolutions for the New Year

My resolution: print at least one picture a month. It's so easy now to only ever see your pictures on a screen, but I feel like seeing them in print has much more impact. Plus it will make me more prepared for when I want to show images at an exhibit.

Posted by Nathan Toner on 02/15/2019 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Chick-fil-A executive's planned speech at AFA draws criticism

only ignorant closed minded bigoted people would eat at a place run by an ignorant close minded bigot. only bigots or religious freaks would invite this bigot to speak at their institution.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/15/2019 at 8:30 AM

Re: “UCCS’s Nanna Meyer unpacks Grain School 2019; calls for support for area farms

I live in Pueblo but there is no farmshare program here. The organic produce goes to the Springs farmshare which makes it feel like a developing country here as in send the good stuff to the privileged.

Posted by Mercedes Heartwood on 02/14/2019 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Chamber and Mayor raise funds to fight firefighters’ collective bargaining initiative

Unfortunately, our IAFF Memorial is in Colo. Springs and we cant move it. So, we should spent our money in September 2019 Memorial, in Mantitu Springs and Old Colo. City and the surrounding communities, not in the Springs. Shame on the Colo. Springs Mayor!

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Paul M. Enhelder on 02/14/2019 at 8:09 PM

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