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Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

The problem with Andy Pico is confirmation bias. Regardless of all the overwhelming evidence supporting the fact that global warming is happening, is caused by humans, and is the #1 environmental issue we're facing, he either ignores it or tries to rationalize it away because of pre-existing beliefs. It takes intelligence to believe based on evidence, and he is obviously not intelligent enough to be on City Council.

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Posted by Gustaf Fimmel on 09/22/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Is the Colorado River a person? A green group is asking for that designation.

@JScott, once the river has personhood, urinating on it would cause you to be designated a sex offender, you pervert, and require your lifetime registration!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 09/22/2017 at 10:51 AM

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

Such petty, petulant bullshit.
No wonder the Democratic Party has lost six straight mid-terms and has overseen a loss of 1,000 elected positions in the last ten years.
Many of these people seem more interested with hobnobbing in a social club than actually helping the average citizen. 10k a plate fundraisers with Clooney. Limo-liberals. Feathering social status...
Meanwhile the Democratic Party left the people, Liz. I for one am thrilled that Johnson has shown a willingness to create a party for ALL.

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Posted by Dave Olsen on 09/22/2017 at 9:59 AM

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

Remember that the Colorado GOP shows it's true colors also by continuing to have Gordon Kleinschmit as a member of it's executive committee.

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Posted by TruB on 09/22/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Is the Colorado River a person? A green group is asking for that designation.

After enough beer, I can pee a river. Does my urine have human rights?

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Posted by J Scott on 09/22/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Reader: You can't cherry pick the law

It is ironic indeed that the author cites the Bible against vagrancy. The Bible gives the poor the right to glean the leftovers from the commercial agricultural harvest. Not a privilege, but a right.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/22/2017 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Urban canyons gouge through Colorado Springs

"if we didn't have all of these canyons, and everything was flat,..." then all the world would be under water. Besides canyons, we have hills and mountains, formed mostly by volcanic activity, but I'm sure with a little effort and ingenuity it could all be bulldozed and pushed into the oceans to make everything flat.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/22/2017 at 3:13 AM

Re: “UPDATE: MRFF calls out chaplain who says not all religions need constitutional protection

Mike Randall observed, "If we are to allow the free practice of Christianity in the military, then other religions are welcome as well."

Please allow me to elaborate. This particular cabal in the military is not in the least interested in promoting or protecting "the free practice of Christianity" at all. They have their own unique sect that they have declared to be the "true" cult, and no one is a "true Christian," in their view, who adheres to any other Protestant variant of Christianity.

In other words, Christians themselves are in just as much danger of suffering religious oppression at the hands of so-called "chaplains" such as these, as anyone else.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 09/22/2017 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

".... the Nashville Statement is an ill-timed, unprovoked act of bigotry ..." I'm of the opinion that there are no coincidences at the national level of discussion thus I disagree with Mallory.

I strongly suspect something triggered this latest round of stupidity from fundie fantasyland and soon enough it will be made clear.

Perhaps it's to throw fundie support behind Roy Moore in the Alabama runoff election for the Senate seat vacated when Alabama's main bigot, Jeff Sessions, left the Senate to become U.S. Atty General. Story here:

I urge people to keep in mind that very few things like this very political statement ever happen in a vacuum.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/21/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Utilities Board agrees to add more solar after colorful public comment

"Board member Andy Pico denied that those storms were out of the ordinary and insisted that global warming isn't happening. "

I'll keep this in mind next election cycle.

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Posted by Bill W. on 09/21/2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

Couples are free to practice sex however they choose.

What religious freaks fail to get is that they are NOT the ones who decide what a natural act is. Nor does any "holy book" decide as all holy books are nothing but old myths, fables, lies, hate, bigotries, fantasies, wishful thinking, etc, all designed and used to control people who are willing to abdicate their right to think for themselves and turn it over to various sorts of fictional authority figures.

Think for yourself!!

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Posted by happyfew on 09/21/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Picture perfect

I have 3032.

Posted by Amanda Wallace-Cardwell on 09/21/2017 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Nashville statement sparks Christian controversy

Mallory: as a "recovering" evangelical and now, I guess, progressive Christian, I want to applaud your treatment of the recent sensitive events surrounding the Nashville statement. Key to truly understanding any issue, I believe, is the grasp of the core issue that divides the two (or sometimes multiple) sides.

You have done this eloquently and succinctly in your sentence, "At the heart of the controversy is the age-old tension between orthodoxy and what progressive Christians call prophetic voice. Is the Bible an inerrant document with a static interpretation or is it a rich text, valuable for reflection but unable to provide one-size-fits-all answers? Is the church forsaking its roots or adapting?" From this, you present a nuanced understanding of the good (if misdirected) intentions of that portion of the evangelical world.

I believe that the world would be a different place, and our differences much less destructive, if we each had the ability you have demonstrated to grasp, articulate, and respect the various core-values that are in tension with one another rather than vilify others based on false negative assumptions as to their motives.

Thank you for this well-written piece and for your heart behind it.

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Posted by Scott Campbell on 09/21/2017 at 11:33 AM

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

We absolutely have to get past the 2016 election, or we will lose 2018 and most of all, lose the gift that Donald Trump has given us of providing a true alternative to the GOP agenda of destroying our nation. That means setting aside personal feelings over how unfair it was that our preferred candidate for president lost. Acting on those kinds of feelings is a form of selfishness, where we put our emotional needs ahead of the needs of our country on issues like Equality for all races/creeds/enthnicities/sexual orientations, Healthcare, Endless War, ending unlimited campaign contributions, access to education for all, and many more issues that all Democrats fundamentally agree upon. We must focus on the needs of our country and all our fellow citizens, not on our own emotional self-gratification. My advice is to take a tennis racket and beat a pillow yelling "dammit! It's unfair! I hate the unfairness! I hate feeling cheated! I hate what's happened!" until you're exhausted. Then have a nice cup of tea and go meet someone you would have fought with and plan to win 2018 together!

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Posted by Eric Novikoff on 09/21/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Protected bike lanes take time to adjust to, as early grievances attest

It's like the city does this on purpose. The intentions are right, the prior education is NOT. Citizens feel like this is always a surprise. Here's some ideas; run some ads in the newspapers and promote the intentions on the news a few weeks before construction starts so that people are inundated with the info. Keep the lighted info signs UP for a few weeks to warn about new traffic lanes. The first few days/weeks of installment, have volunteers out there with cones to show where things are/what's happening. You can't just surprise people. There's also no education for cyclists...just look at the photo above. They think they are safer when in reality, they might be in more danger.

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Posted by Randi Hitchcock on 09/21/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “5 terms The Broadmoor agreed to in the city's study of selling Rosemont Reservoir

If water was a depreciating asset it might make sense. Water will do nothing but apprciate as the years go on.

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Posted by What's the Word? on 09/20/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Dueces Wild Brewery on the way, misspelling and all

Can't wait for your opening! As a community let's celebrate these guys & send them lots of business!!!

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Posted by Lynne Ricks on 09/20/2017 at 6:24 PM

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

There's plenty of work to do in this town to support Democratic candidates, the more help they get, the better. If you want to get involved, get on the mailing list. Send email to Meetings are held on the 2nd Mon of the month, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Navajo Hogan in the back patio room.

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Posted by prairie chix on 09/20/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Springs to make bid for Amazon second headquarters

The EDC and CSCC are smoking some of the fine local medicinals if they think Amazon is coming to a city that has been the laughing stock of the nation for a long time.

It would be nice if 50,000 progressive voters showed up to overtake the jackbooted christian right wing evango-fascist voters here. But there's no way Amazon will consider it; their employees won't locate to a regressive swamp.

The city's pitiful reputation was crafted by endless goofiness from our "christians," by consistent negative news of x-tian nonsense at USAFA, by decrepit infrastructure, by a joke of a government, and amounting to a poison pill to keep the city in perpetual amateur-hour status.

No one of Amazon's stature will locate here until TABOR is repealed and voters decide to man up and do the adult thing of funding their own local government for the sake of their own good.

Until then Colorado Springs has all the charm of a homeless guy limping around with a fully loaded adult diaper perfuming the air.

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/20/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “New GOP chairman in El Paso County has "a vision"

"New GOP chairman in El Paso County has "a vision""

Uh-oh. When the GOP has a "vision" you can bet it's BOHICA time (Bend Over Here It Comes Again).

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Posted by OldCrank on 09/20/2017 at 1:53 PM

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