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Re: “Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate divides Republicans and Democrats on Senate vote

sorry religious freaks, there is nothing in the constitution that states anyone has to believe your fairy tale book. civil rights are guaranteed and cannot be denied. differing sexual orientations have more scientific basis than anything from your cult. discrimination is wrong, even against your wackiest sect's. the world is getting less religious every day... thank Zeus.

Posted by happyfew on 04/19/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Ah, the typical CS Indy clowns come out of the woodwork to bitch and moan about pay raises.

Pam, how about you you tell us about your pay over the last 15 years as well?

It would be interesting to see what percentage changes have taken place with your salary.

Gutless and spineless.. this is nothing but a platform for disgruntled employees to vent about their perceived mistreatment.

Weiss, let's hope you and your cronies don't get the Denver Post as I can't imagine the crap that will get published then.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Wantcheesetogowithyourwhine? on 04/19/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Better cops build stronger, diverse communities

I think any responsible parent of any color would be frightened by the message, "Help, I'm at the police station!" Instead of connecting people, social media seems to create hype. The reaction of my parents many years ago had I left such a message would have been more than conversation.

Look at the figures of blacks and Hispanics killed by officers, but look also at the figures of people of the same color shot by each other in their own neighborhoods. The problem is far more complex than law enforcement.

I hope the dialogues will be helpful.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Clara McKenna on 04/19/2018 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Down South Eats serves Memphis-influence barbecue from an unmistakable trailer

My comment is a bit biased, but genuine nonetheless! The food truck characterizes their personality and the food is unsurpassed. ~ mom

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Posted by Cris Bonser on 04/19/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Better cops build stronger, diverse communities

"relative to the portion of the population, Blacks are over-represented among all those killed by police under all circumstances.

Yeah, well guess what? Statistically, black people comprise approximately 12.7% of the US population. Yet according to the most recent FBI UCR statistics I could find at the moment (2012), black people committed 49.4% of all crimes in the "Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter" category. Let's take an even closer look. In that same year, there were 2,491 reported murders of black people. In those cases, only 189 of the suspects were white. Twenty were "other" race and "37" were unknown. The remaining 2,245 suspects were BLACK!!!

So, Blacks are also way over-represented among those committing murders and killing other Black people. Maybe, just maybe, the cops know this too, and are quite justified in being a bit cautious when dealing with Black people and handing confrontations a bit more decisively. If Black people really want a change in this country, they should follow Michael Jackson's advice and "look in the mirror."

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 04/19/2018 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Reader: Don't blame homelessness on weed

Yes, I am sure all those empty needles come from using the marijuana.

Meth is way cheaper than cannabis and this town is awash in it.
Start there.

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 04/19/2018 at 8:26 AM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Thank you Pam!!!

Note he was promoted to Sergeant 01/01/2015. Elder's first day in office. Elder walked in the door and fulfilled a campaign promise with a "field promotion." Huffor wasn't even on the list for promotion. Then there's Janet. He couldn't promote her, she wasn't even an employee. So he hired her. Where to put her? The Office has never had a "Chief of Staff." He created the position just for her. She was fondly referred to as the "Chief of Stuff" by other Command Staff, as they knew she wasn't really qualified for anything and nobody really knew what she was supposed to be in charge of.

Then a promotion for Billy to Lieutenant after only a year and a half as a Sergeant. Every other Lieutenant has had at least 10 years of experience as a Sergeant before being promoted. Guess Billy had certain "skills" to pleasure the Sheriff to get a promotion like that.

Excellent article Pam. This is the kind of stuff that the current and former employees of the Sheriff's Office are so disgusted about. Even the most experience, dedicated and hard working employee goes nowhere in the Office if you are not part of "the family" and haven't been a big political supporter of Elder, or his evil "mini me", Joe Briester.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Katy Lynn Davis on 04/19/2018 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Soon you'll be able to buy a 1:6 scale doll of John Lennon, if you're into that kinda thing

John Lennon would have been against such a thing; how much money does Sean and Yoko need?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kate Li on 04/19/2018 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Annual Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner finds a new home

If any one captured a quality picture of the Ice Sculptures at the event I would love o copy.

I created/carved them and had to get them set up in a hurry and work the event so did not get an acceptable picture of them .

Thank you,

Posted by Mark S. Painter on 04/18/2018 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate divides Republicans and Democrats on Senate vote

How and when did the Civil Rights Commission receive authority to invent people based on their sexual desires and label them "lbgtq" and say that if you disagree with them or hold firm to your religious beliefs that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, that you are a hateful bigot and you will lose your business? To falsely equate same sex marriage dissent to racism minimizes centuries of black slavery, Jim Crow laws, and civil rights struggles which is very insulting to Blacks and their ancestry.

The Civil Rights Commission has shown itself to be hostile toward religion and it needs a complete overhaul. The American people are not fooled by the sexual whims and false identity ideology of the liberal left . How homosexuals think and what they do certainly does not take precedence over religious liberty enshrined in the Constitution, not in the least bit. Christians must continue to vote Republican across the board, in every election to prevent lies from dominating legislation.

Posted by Faith Brown on 04/18/2018 at 9:54 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Hard worker ? Top Notch ? Good Deputy ? ( forget about being good leader)
By knowing them personally ,these INDIVIDUALS was famous as "the best slacker cry babies of decade" working for EPSO (asked for their attendance record log and how their actions with common sense during handling the critical incident )
Only who is dotard and ignorant would get con by these very talented artists and put them to carry out huge responsibility

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LIMA-CHARLIE on 04/18/2018 at 6:32 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

It is only $364.00 a month average monthly wage increase, each month - every month over the 14 year period - maybe just a real hard worker?

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Posted by R Wehner on 04/18/2018 at 4:37 PM

Re: “El Paso County Sheriff's lieutenant has been given six raises under Elder

Worth noting that Janet Huffor is a rising star in the local GOP as well, and managed Rodney Gehret's failed Commissioner campaign in 2016.

Looks like Good Ol Boy Bill Huffor is being groomed to be Elder's successor? Thanks for being the only worthy watchdog in town, Pam!

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by concernedcitizen80906 on 04/18/2018 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Hamilton Electors now eying Supreme Court case

What is really asinine is that what Baca, Nemanich, et al would have actually accomplished was to increase the electoral margin by which Trump won, exactly the opposite of what they wanted.

Here is how the vote actually went:

Trump = 304
Clinton = 227
Powell = 3
Spotted Eagle = 1
Kasich = 1
Paul = 1
Sanders = 1

Trump won by a margin of 77 votes.

If Baca, Nemanich, and the other two would have voted for Kasich as they wanted, here is what would have happened:

Trump = 304
Clinton = 223
Powell = 3
Spotted Eagle = 1
Kasich = 5
Paul = 1
Sanders = 1

Trump would have won by a margin of 81.

IOW, these guys are numbskulls who hatched a harebrained scheme to undermine the will of the people by voting against person A instead of for person B -- they are supposed to vote FOR the someone, not against someone else -- they KNEW they were going to violate state law going in -- and even had they been allowed to do what they wanted, their plan would have backfired. BRILLIANT! (sarcasm on) Exactly the kind of morons I want as MY electors! (sarcasm off).

These four boneheads should be ashamed to show their faces in public.

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Posted by Odin on 04/18/2018 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Hamilton Electors now eying Supreme Court case

Ideally, 7 of the 9 electoral votes would be based on the winner of each respective congressional district that they represent. The remaining 2 electoral votes would either be split proportionally or based on a vote by the state legislature. This is because electoral college votes are allocated on the number of representatives/congressional districts we have plus 2 for senate seats.

If done this way, Clinton would have received 4 of the 7, Trump would have received 3 of the 7, since Clinton carried 4 of the districts and Trump carried 3, and if the remaining 2 were assigned proportionally, Clinton and Trump would have split them. Therefore Clinton would have received 5 and Trump would have received 4 votes in total from Colorado.

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Posted by Dvalin on 04/18/2018 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Reader: Is the Cog being held for ransom?

I feel you on the Conspiracy thing.
One year ago I was on the COG and the lady with the minnie mouse voice told us that the COG had passed inspection from a guy brought in by the company who originally made the cars.

Posted by TruB on 04/18/2018 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Mike Angley secures primary ballot slot after alleged harassment of assembly delegates

I was at the assembly. I never saw any Elder backers tring to intimidate Angley backers (admittedly I couldn't and didn't see everything that was going on). I did encounter one lady that was extremely in your face about to NOT vote for Sheriff Elder. She was disruptive in meetings that had nothing to do the the Sheriff's race. It would be nice of the "INDEPENDENT" to actually be independent and report on both sides of this race.

Who is actually behind the Dirty Elder website??? is this Maketa and his cronies?

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by E1876 on 04/18/2018 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Mike Angley secures primary ballot slot after alleged harassment of assembly delegates

Don't vote for Angley either. Both candidates are business as usual.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by TruB on 04/18/2018 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Hamilton Electors now eying Supreme Court case

The US Constitution leaves how the electors are selected and who they vote for up to the states. It does not say anywhere that electors can vote how they please.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dave H on 04/18/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Chernushin's suicide doesn't stop bankruptcy action from moving forward

I was a client of his for an injury I sustained at work and had to constantly call him. Because of him my family and have suffered and are nearly homeless because of him... Can't say I feel bad for his suicide seeing how he stole money from everyone

Posted by Lost Soul on 04/18/2018 at 9:57 AM

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