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Re: “Springs Police consider reviving photo enforcement against red light runners

Hells to the yes! Bring them back! Then watch the ACLU and whiny snowflake libtards lose their minds!!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Holmes on 12/02/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

I'm confused as to why this article is implying that Dobson recently endorsed Roy Moore...

Dobson's endorsement was in August and the audio clip attached to this article is from September... before any of the accusations against Roy Moore occurred ( Furthermore, it was a TV ad, not radio as the article states.

Finally, Focus on the Family isn't a church, unless the author was just trying to be snarky?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KentonB on 12/02/2017 at 2:32 AM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Denver Realty Group is demanding Residents at Rosewood Apartments in Downtown Colorado Springs pays $1300.00 per month in this crime ridden part of town

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by radical 1 on 12/02/2017 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

Short cycling lights? Really? Haaaa!!

The underlying problem is that some people think they are better than others and deserve a privilidge to endanger lives by running lights.

Lets give them a reality check.

Fine them. Take their license away. Driving is a privilidge and we each owe the other the respect to be safe and cautious in our driving. In our attitude, in our lives.

For crying out loud....

Dave :-)

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by William David Beadles on 12/01/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Dobson sold his soul to the political devil long ago. The man is a perfect representation of pseudo-Christianity and frankly doesn't deserve the press you guys give him.

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Posted by Zen on 12/01/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Lifetime state parks pass for seniors

Just to balance... with a single visit to Rocky Mountain state park rising to $80, $175 (at least for Colorado) is a frocking giveaway. If you are in the old farts category I doubt that $175 is going to break your bank

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Posted by Mike Selway on 12/01/2017 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Reader: Red light cams don't address the underlying problem

" If the city wants to reduce red light violations and accidents then it should stop short-cycling the signal lights."

The city doesn't "short cycle" the lights. The author is just one of those people who thinks he knows more about city traffic engineering than the actual qualified and certified engineers. The fact is that red light running is damn near a religion in Colorado Springs and it has everything to do with the drivers, not the traffic lights. People here are always trying to "beat the red" when what they should be doing is slowing down and stopping. And it doesn't matter how long the yellow phase is, they just keep coming through. There is even several seconds between when the crossing or turning traffic gets the red and the green goes on, but people repeatedly will run the red even after the other traffic has gotten a green -- meaning they have had a red for several seconds.

Put the blame where it really lies -- crappy drivers.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “In-N-Out Burger announces Colorado Springs location; people freak out

Great, exactly what we need... another mediocre burger chain and another ho-hum California business that we were doing just fine without. If you want California businesses, move to California.

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Posted by Odin on 12/01/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

This is why I left the church.

Congrats theocrats -- when I grew up with you, you passed out little Bibles and hoped to get visitors. Now you're doing...this.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Judith Posch on 12/01/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

@Dunfy... Terry Maketa was in bed with a number of his employees. Bill Elder is in bed with the local political establishment. Looks like it's going to be hard to get rid of him.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

"In a release, Waller said his work on obtaining funding to expand Interstate 25 where it narrows between Monument and Castle Rock was one reason he was honored."

What a terrible reason. There are so many roads in unincorporated El Paso County that are in disrepair and need urgent safety upgrades, but the county has said they can't fix them due to insufficient funding. So what does Waller do when there is an opportunity to get funding for them? He tricks the voters into giving $15Million to the State to take care of an Interstate that is their responsibility, not the county's, and the needed county repairs don't get done.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Why would anyone, and especially the Indy, give one rat's a$$ what this arrogant homophobic turd thinks? Why would the Indy print this? I'm disappointed in you CSIndy, Dobson's opinion is worthless and not even worth your time to print the article.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 12/01/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Mark Waller tagged for statewide honor

Waller is a disgrace, he has a "circle around the wagon" mentality in protecting his corrupt sheriff buddy. Waller needs to recognize that he represents the PEOPLE of El Paso County, he has a duty to investigate the allegations of crimes and misconduct by the sheriff.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dunfy on 12/01/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Strawberry Fields' appraiser faces penalties for his work on the city's land exchange

What happened to the appraisals for the Jenkins land swaps? Did that story die? They seemed really smelly too!

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Posted by leloupe on 12/01/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

We have a huge problem happening with endorsements for scumbags like Roy Moore coming from 501(c)(3)s like Focus on the Family, and from church groups.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris C on 12/01/2017 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Reader: Let's talk about helping vs. enabling

Well, Peter, I have put in four-plus decades of providing aid to homeless and other people in need. During that time, I'd like to think we might have learned a few things. One of those is that handouts have unintended side effects. I've stated in many places that the concern is with a small minority of the homeless population.

The "Albuquerque plan"? It has not gotten rid of panhandlers in that city. It HAS however informed much of the populace there that the guy flying a sign very likely was offered a job THAT DAY and has turned it down in order to keep begging. It has had a slight positive impact on the scene. I believe we should run that experiment in our town as well. The "homeless establishment" sees no reason to even discuss this possibility. Viva la Status Quo - remember? There are LOTS of good ideas out there, I simply dislike seeing them go "SPLAT" against a brick wall and going no further.

Believe me, I am VERY well acquainted with the "it can happen to anybody" theme of homelessness. Nine years ago I enjoyed a comfortable income (with health care benefits) working as a nurse as I volunteered at several agencies in town. I did that lifestyle for many years. Got crippled on my employer's operating table (Penrose Hospital) and then FIRED by Penrose "because I could no longer do the work". Ended up in very poor health with no health insurance, could have lost the house. It really CAN "happen to anyone".

My main point is, that unless we as a community of providers (and funders) starting getting to know each and every recipient of this town's largesse, we will continue to have the "bum problem" as the Westside Pioneer editor terms it. It is NOT women with kids fleeing domestic violence, it is NOT folks coping with poor health and/or job loss, it is NOT someone who truly is "down on their luck". It is a real actively small number of folks who have opted out of trying to leave the streets. The Pioneer Editor makes it clear, he is only discussing the minority part of the homeless population who fit the "bum" catagory. Encouraging this is not good for these individuals and it is not good for our community in general.
Peter, if you had been attending the monthly homeless providers' meetings (CHAP), you would have been unable to avoid noticing the relentless replacement of volunteer driven services with paid people. It is unavoidable, the agency will take on a different atmosphere. "Sorry buddy, it's 5:08 PM. We close at five." That sort of thing. Ever been at the Soup Kitchen as they are approaching 1PM? The "Security Team" yells at you to leave so they can knock down the tables. The Kitchen didn't act that way in the all-volunteer days when Steve Handen ran it. I suppose I really shouldn't get upset at this process, it is kind of unavoidable, like growing old.
It sounds like we are on the same side, Peter. I simply like to approach things using both head and heart.....

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Posted by OneMoreVoter on 12/01/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

No one cares what FoF does or says. They lost the culture wars when Colorado Amendment 2 was struck down by SCOTUS.…

FoF has had to layoff hundreds since Amendment 2. Their small and shrinking base would vote for a pedophile over a democrat no matter what FoF says about it.

Bottom line...put a fork in FoF. Yup. They're done.

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Posted by Bill W. on 12/01/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “The mass eviction at Emerald Towers Apartments is just the tip of the iceberg

Even at Greccio, your gross monthly income has to be 3 TIMES the rent youre paying in order to qualify for their housing assistance. That means for that so-called affordable rent of $1,100/month, you need to be grossing $3,300/month. Even for a single person, if they found you a place for $700/month youd need to be making $2,100/month to be qualified. Impossible with the low-wage jobs here (average pay for an Executive/Administrative Assistant is $12-$13/hour. Thats if you have a college degree and some experience. If youre working as a 7-11 clerk, at minimum wage, forget it). Supposedly their waitlist is over a year long. What are people who fall under that limit supposed to do?

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Posted by MargRita Williams on 12/01/2017 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Let's talk about helping vs. enabling

Annoyed by Panhandlers?
Have fun with it!
Submit Your Panhandler Photos and Vote for Your Favorites!

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Posted by Pete Dixon on 12/01/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Dobson endorses Roy Moore for Senate

Focus on your own DAMN family, HYPOCRITES !!!!

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Posted by Jack Mudry on 12/01/2017 at 8:26 AM

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