OldCrank 
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Re: “Stir Coffee and Cocktails

Cool, hip coffee shop that's a wonderful alternative to you know who.

Coffee is great. My pecan pie was right out of the oven, warm, sweet and gooey.

Order at counter, take your selection to a table. Outside seating too. Not pricey.

Yard sale coffee cups and flatware, funky old metal lawn chairs from the 1940s, in a renovated gas station ... recycling and re-purposing at its best.

Girl at the counter was friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Free Wi-Fi and parking.

In the Old North End Neighborhood (ONEN), in the BON Shopping Center, at corner of Jackson and Wahsatch, a few blocks from Penrose Hospital just off N. Nevada Ave.

Closes at 3PM most days. I'll be going back.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/08/2014 at 2:02 PM

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Re: “Stepping aside: Routon moves to retirement role

Thank you Ralph for a great run. I've enjoyed the Indy since moving to the city 12 years ago. I'll miss you and Rich Tosches but Pam and Adrian will do a great job going forward, as they have all along.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/19/2017 at 11:35 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: http://tinyurl.com/ych3tay7

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

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 09/21/2017 at 6:22 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.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
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).

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 09/20/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

Yesterday, 11 July 2017, KRDO TV-13 did a piece that UCCS now plans it's own baseball fields on N. Nevada, across the street from University Village shopping area. Here's a chance for the city and developers to partner with UCCS to build something together to serve all interests. Can they pull together for the greater good?

Pooling of funds between UCCS, the City, and the Developers could result in a single setting that is superior in amenities to separate small-time efforts which must compete for limited local entertainment dollars. Is there any synergy to be had in these matters. Is half a City of Champions better than none? ( I say "local" dollars since I-25 will be bottlenecked for another 10 years for 20 miles north of Baptist Rd to Castle Rock. )

http://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/…

This UCCS effort is not to be confused with the "Scott Hall Field of Dreams" tentative for about 60 acres up at the old defunct "Colorado Crossing" development that has been renamed "Victory Ridge" by its new owner in Denver.
https://www.coloradosprings.gov/sites/defa…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 07/12/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Terry Maketa trial begins

Terry: Orange is the new black. It'll look good on ya.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/29/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Springs firefighters look to petition a collective bargaining measure

People must understand that the Koch Bros are the main financiers of the GOP. Charles and David Koch have a burning hatred of all unions, especially unions of government employees. Collective bargaining of public employee unions is about the one thing they hate the most. Recall how they backed Scott Walker for Governor in WISC who later changed WISC law to end collective bargaining by WISC public employees.

It was the Kochs who financed Mayor Steve Botch who promptly paid them back by firing city auto mechanics and contracting out that work to a British firm (Serco) that employs city councilor Andy Pico.

You can bet Mayor Struthers and GOP in this town will fight to the death against collective bargaining by public employees; they have to earn their blood money from the Kochs.

When Mayor Botch did the deed on our auto mechanics I warned you that our fire and police unions would get screwed over too. Well, here it comes...

If our residents expect a safe and well functioning city then we have to pay for it, and that means slightly higher taxes and killing the deadly TABOR laws.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 06/29/2017 at 4:01 PM

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