Don Branum 
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Re: “"Alt-right" darling Milo Yiannopoulos' possible speech at UCCS causes stir

On the contrary to Dr. Rose's sentiment, UCCS not only can but should refuse the UCCS College Republicans' request to invite Yiannopoulos to the campus. His actions on Twitter led to rape and death threats for several people, including Randi Lee Harper, Leslie Jones, and Jessica Valenti and her 5-year-old daughter. Turning Point USA runs a "professor watchlist" website that constitutes a threat to the safety of liberal and progressive instructors.

Yiannopoulos has a First Amendment right to express himself, but that right cannot come at the expense of the UCCS community's safety.

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Posted by Don Branum on 12/07/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Academy "partners" with religion, drawing criticism

The Academy's feeble response ignores Air Force Instruction 35-110, paragraph, which states, in part:

"Band support at events which are commercially sponsored, designed to increase business traffic, or associated with a particular religious or ideological movement … or would trivialize Air Force participation … is not authorized."

Anyone who's familiar with New Life Church would recognize that it is very much a "particular religious or ideological movement," and that this concert should never have been allowed.

But I guess we shouldn't be surprised when an institution that doesn't know its own operating budget turns around and violates its own regulations. Or maybe it's OK to violate your own regulations when you only do it 3.2 percent of the time?

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Posted by Phoenix Blue on 04/22/2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Hypnotism, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Buy Crap Anyway

How does a press release "sniffle"?

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 09/08/2011 at 10:33 AM

Re: “TSA agent threatens Advice Goddess over assault claim

Harley883 has clearly never been a victim of sexual violence -- that much is clear when she makes comments like "She ... really enjoyed it ..." and "this amy (sic) chick needs to get over it." Harley, I hope you never have to endure what Ms. Alkon had to endure, especially not by an agent of the government in the name of "security."

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 09/07/2011 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Mayor's schedule worth a closer look

Correction: "Montief" should be "Monteith."

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 09/01/2011 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Sheriff asking for the moon, and over 100 new employees

Has the sheriff's department explained why they need $11 million dollars? That's a lot of money by anyone's standards.

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 08/25/2011 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Protesters offer Lamborn 10 easy steps

Actually, CSaction, private property, in many circumstances, *does* trump the First Amendment. Try protesting in the parking lot of a WalMart or in front of a neighbor's house, and you *can* be arrested for trespassing.

Posted by Phoenix Blue on 08/12/2011 at 10:23 AM

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