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Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

It was 2011 when the incident happened about which the IBEW guy has his nose out of joint? Come on folks, time to move on beyond, way past time. May I point out that Chuck Murphy is an important community leader, and a very generous man who has supported the El Paso County Democratic Party for years, enabling it to grow and do good things in this community? The "business side" of running a political party is as important as the organizing side. While I don't know the specifics of the squabble with the electrician's group, folks need to let this conflict go after 5 years, and work instead on their many commonalities. Mr. Murphy is a compassionate man who is important to the Democratic Party. We all care about getting the current occupant of the White House out as soon as possible, and we can't do it if old conflicts and divisiveness rule local Dems. We also can't do it if union members vote Republican......

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Posted by prairie chix on 07/26/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Transgender service in the military — what's happening now?

Here Are A Few Things That Cost More Than Health Care For Transgender Troops
In 2014, the Defense Department spent $41.6 million on Viagra.

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Posted by Dorian Beth Wenzel on 07/26/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Transgender service in the military — what's happening now?

Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'

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Posted by Dorian Beth Wenzel on 07/26/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Sosa’s Pupuseria is polished and perfected

@Scott: It's a food truck. We've updated the post with a link to the Facebook page. Thanks for pointing that out!

Posted by Craig Lemley on 07/26/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak Summit Complex still worthy of higher cost

It makes no difference how much is spent on the Summit House. A one year warranty for a $50M project? Hopefully someone will guesstimate $10M a year for maintenance cause it'll be needed. Who will pay for that?

Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/26/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Sosa’s Pupuseria is polished and perfected

where are they?

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Posted by scottwkeller1999 on 07/26/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

I am finding the responses to this column just petty.
Talking about printers and how people haven't been in the union themselves. Does this mean that people can't stand up for America? No it does not. There is a guy in the WH who avoided the draft and is now making decisions about who can't join the military.

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Posted by TruB on 07/26/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

Electra Johnson used Vistaprint not a union printer when she ran her campaign for county commissioner. How is that labor friendly?????? Curious people want to know.

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Posted by yellowdogdem on 07/26/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Mitch McConnell, Gardner to attend GOP fundraiser in Denver

So Gardner can 'meet and greet' his constituents if they pay him big bucks? Interesting. And what can I say about McConnell? Nothing good that's for sure! I hope the people that couldn't afford to attend this function realize that they are all about the money...not the people!

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Posted by Mary Ripley on 07/26/2017 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Local Democratic leadership tries to rekindle a fraught relationship with organized labor

I'd like to know how many real unions Electra Johnson has belonged to? How many picket lines has Electra Johnson walked? How many times has she been laid off from her job? What has been her ACTUAL, boots-on-the-ground experience fighting for union rights, not just stories?

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Posted by 20590outer on 07/26/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Girls Rock Denver opens doors for volunteers and campers alike

So cool! What rewarding and important work.

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Posted by Kelly Cummings Snyder on 07/26/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A new vision for downtown Springs in Olympic Museum area

What a wonderful visionary idea - a thicket of skyscrapers on the downtown side of I-25 obliterating the mountain views. Happy developers. Happy highrise dwellers. Not so happy taxpayers who will pay plenty to assist the developers build THEIR dream city.

Skyscrapers are an anathema to walkable, affordable, desirable to live and work in cities. Crowded bustling robust Denver needs skyscrapers - COS doesn't. However, on the remote chance that there IS a need for these uglies, then build them EAST of Wahsatch.

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Posted by curious on 07/26/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “A new vision for downtown Springs in Olympic Museum area

Well this is another scam by the developers to make themselves richer. It is laughable how they try to "sell" it by saying all the things they think the voting public wants to hear - no taxpayer funding, good for growth and so on.
Maybe they would be more believable if this community had done anything over the past 40 years to maintain and keep up with the existing infrastructure, jobs, community issues like public safety and education. Instead it is always looking for the "next best thing". Maybe why all the previous downtown development plans have failed. Does anyone ever stop to think if people wanted to live in Denver they would just move there? I would say they have figured out a way to get around the public voting on their project but special tax districts impact everyone who lives or visits this community just who else do you think is going to pay the higher prices to eat, work, shop or live in this "New" downtown? And what becomes of the existing downtown? Just let the weeds grow until that can be re-developed for profit.

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Posted by rms on 07/25/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

Insert "slaves" for every time the rev writes "gays." Rest.

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Posted by Sheila Anderson on 07/24/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

I remember the big assed ad in the Gazette a year or so ago, from some evangelical pentecostal minister, who got scared after a thousand plus local people signed their name to an even bigger ad that said the preacher wasn't reflecting the values of our town... and posted guards at the church doors...just in case militant gays showed up...
We are still experiencing public vitriol...even the GAzette editorial board tried to make Gaebler into a villian for attending the vigil for Orlando...its' still public vitriol...but now we have congressmen and ambassadors and governors and sheriffs who aren't afraid to stand up for us...

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Posted by carolyncathey on 07/24/2017 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs' 2C road measure takes some heat

i sat here for the last 25 yrs while the city argued over who was gonna pay for storm water and whatnot and now they are all kinds of worried about street repair and the fact that they can NEVER catch up on the work.......well maybe if they would have done it the right way instead of arguing over who's bill it was this wouldn't be a problem now would it? just a thought.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/24/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Dave Munger to retire from Council of Neighbors and Organizations

Supporting Dave's original bid for mayor was one of the first times I actually became interested in local government. His emphasis that strong neighborhoods make strong cities really resonated for me. I also loved that he reached out to young people to help with his social media efforts, but treated them as valuable players on his team with gifts and talents to bring to the community. Thank you, Dave for all of your hard work to make Colorado Springs a better place for all.

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 07/24/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

Jesus is into torture porn (per Jeffrey Clemens)? That's a new one. Are you projecting?

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Posted by thewindcriesmary on 07/24/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Yup ... it's us bad, old Bible-believing Christians...

My, my, my, Tom!! You do have a deep affection for loaded words, don't you? You know, those turns of the language that are intended to inflame the emotions of your desired audience? Words like "drama queen" and "over-exaggerated" and "religious boogeyman" and "claims" (you aren't familiar with the term "postulate"?) and "rant and rail" and "bad, old bibble believing christians" and "LGBTQ agenda" and "pushing progressive agenda (oh, my! so many agendas!! and all hers! not yours, of course) and 'supposed evangelical stronghold".... It's pretty clear that you have inflamed yourself, Tom! To what end? Do you feel strong now? Do you puff up with pride at your hateful letter? Do you think you have brought anyone over to your agenda? Do you feel superior, sinless, blameless? Did you put her in her place (the closet)? Are you fighting those feelings of attraction to guys inside yourself? It's okay, really. You were born whatever way your god intended. Just go with it.

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Posted by Paula George on 07/24/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Continue to fight for justice

You are full of yourself if you think you are facing obstacles that no one has faced before and that is coming from someone who thinks Glenn Perry is as disrespectful to millennials as you are being to others.

Posted by TruB on 07/24/2017 at 4:24 PM

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