Albe Johnson 
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A member of the community since 1977 where I worked in high tech industries, taught kenpo karate and am now a poet and song writer in the Manitou Springs area.

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Re: “Hear Here

A great place, fantastic view, great entertainment, and fantastic people doing wonderful performance poetry.

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Posted by Albe Johnson on 03/27/2012 at 9:08 AM

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Re: “What we've lost, what we could gain with the new Banning Lewis Ranch Agreement

I have always thought that adding Banning Lewis to Colorado Springs is not a good idea. We are really getting too big to properly manage as it is and adding this only makes the problem worse. One only needs to look at the disparity between the north and south half of the city to see that bigger does not always make for better. As it stands now, I would like to see areas of the Springs broken off to incorporate on their own as suburban cities and Banning Lewis would be a good place to start.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Albe Johnson on 02/02/2018 at 8:56 AM

Re: “A case for why churches shouldn’t be taxed

If churches want to get into politics they, like many other not for profit organizations, should loose their tax free status. The constitution talks about a clear division of church and state and so in my mind churches who stray into the political arena have crossed a line.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Albe Johnson on 12/31/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Springs fleet contractor, Serco, sues the city — again

We always hear that privatised services save money but it has been my observation that the opposite is often true. The profit motive always ends up tipping the scales. However in this case, I know that companies need to know that this city rarely jumps into something like this with both feet. So be careful how much blood you put into future business with them.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Albe Johnson on 07/28/2017 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Divisions in El Paso County Democratic Party revealed in defections and drama

If the last election told us anything it's that what we have been doing doesn't work as well as we thought. So we can keep doing the same thing and continue to lose or we can step outside the box and try something new. I'm up for something new and I believe that new blood never hurts as long as they also listen to experience.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Albe Johnson on 07/13/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Reader: I'm fed up with the hate being spewed at the symbols of our history

I find it interesting that many people from the south call the civil war the war of northern aggression. Who attacked who at Fort Sumter? If you guessed the North you need to go back to school. As far as old monuments are concerned, if the powers that be decide that getting rid of old symbols of rebellion will help calm people's obsessions with that rebellion I say melt them all down. Their is not one civil war statue that is worth someone's life. The war is over, get over it.

14 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Albe Johnson on 06/01/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Reader: Mr. Lamborn, this downright cruel and unjust

Well said! It seems to me that I remember a day after Waldo Canyon burned when Barak Obama took the time to come to see the damage and offer help. He has done nothing but be everything we want a president to be and in return from you all we get is partisan rhetoric and mean spirited comments that neither elevate discussion nor help in any fashion to bring us together as a nation. You are a pathetic excuse for a representative. I can't wait to see you out of Congress.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Albe Johnson on 05/11/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Reader: The Academy Chapel is a beloved national monument, you crazies

The church is a building that has become a symbol for the Air Force Academy kind of like the empire state building is a symbol for New York City. I personally would hate to see anything happen to it not because it's a church but because I always thought of it as being interesting. As far as the Garden of the Gods is concerned, I would hate to see anything happen to it as well. To be honest these discussions regarding what is meaningful from a religious stand point are pointless and only add to the void that exists between us. I would like to think that we all could find something more productive to do with our time then to argue about such trivial issues.

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Posted by Albe Johnson on 04/21/2017 at 8:58 PM

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