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Re: “El Paso County Commissioners vote unanimously for district remapping

Plain and simple the apportionment of PCT 172 (Patty Jewett) and PCT 179 (Shooks Run) into District 5 where Monument & Palmer Lake's PCT's into District 3 is a political (affiliation) veiled ploy. It seeks to divide and divest a well established community voices of the downtown and west side/Manitou older neighborhood's voices and is in violation with CO Constitutional provisions that communities are to be held together, all for the sake of attempting to maintain 100% Republican majorities in the County. No other reason. Yes some have put up a lame argument that this is a low cost, low effort way of balancing growth of the north end of the county but that also divests District 4 as well. The Republican locals fear those voices challenging their absolute majorities in the County. The whole plan must be thrown away, the public must have ample input and time and a fair apportionment must be conducted devoid of self-serving partisan considerations. If not the communities should rise up and find a way to challenge the County Board in court and let us see how cheap their veiled designs come to pass.

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Posted by RWN on 06/05/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Your caucus location may have changed

Now Hutchens has found that indeed the County did not notify anyone, 62,000 voters…

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Posted by RWN on 02/03/2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Publisher defends Gazette's marijuana opinion dump

Steever is employing typical authoritarian 'motivated reasoning' as in we are motivated to reason our way and everyone is wrong. this is classic muckracking and yellow journalism, how about connect the dots even more, how about ask if Anshultz who are heavily investing in CO Springs like the Broadmoor and World Arena have a dog in the hunt, like how many guests are requesting whether they can use rec cannabis in their rooms, and where can they go, ask the concierge

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Posted by RWN on 03/27/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “'Why I don't vote,' Herpin's progress, labeling GMOs, and more

Anymom, thanks for reading and taking seriously my thoughts, now ask yourself honestly, how is the President personally disrespectful and denigrating to his political opposition outside of not aligning with your seemingly circular psychology, get, read a little outside your comfort zone, like "The Republican Brain; The Science of Why They Deny Science---and Reality". That was the point, now I see that Beauprez is remains in character I spotted at UCCS:… and here:…

Watch out for your predictions as well as CO is naturally getting very tight, my bet is that all historical prediction models are obsolete with the all mail in ballot, makes it easier for those the RW consider undeserving to vote as rightful citizens, thanks again for the opportunity to reply to such well thought out replies.

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Posted by RWN on 10/25/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Marijuana 'incidents' on the rise at Manitou Springs High School

Change in the prevailing "regime truth" is hard for many. Working in schools there is actually less focus or interest on cannabis and carving out reports of juvenile banter or references is not credible. But of course KKTV is about generating eyeballs for their advertisers and that is about controversy, and of course this appears two weeks before a vote is no mistake or coincidence, esp when there is nothing but conjecture, innuendo, rumor and unsubstantiated data...that is the American Way. BTW watched KKTV news anchor try to shade and create controversy at the Gov debate, confronted the anchor afterward and he said he was simply doing his job, i asked and what job is that, accuracy and credibility or something else, he glared, not happy with the local MSM on TV here.

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Posted by RWN on 10/24/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “UPDATE: AFA honor code: "So help me God"

Anthropologists are now beginning top peel back this American Evangelical-Political Movement and are identifying it as "exclusiveness" of those who believe they are being "excluded" from the greater society evolving away from a homogeneous, white European-Centric heritage and the fear the future and lost status. The term of word "God" has been turned to be a code word for this exclusiveness.

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Posted by RWN on 10/22/2013 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Our Senate conundrums

On the Democratic side I pondered the question in the fall of 2009. I have met both candidates, Bennet and Romanoff personally and in small company of Democratic and independent citizens. My standard bar was Russ Feingold whom I knew and helped get elected a number of times. Feingold is fiercely progressive, steadfastly independent and a staunch representative for his state. I came to the realization that in many ways how and why Feingold continues to get elected is as much a component to his performance as the person himself. Feingold never had much money, could only rely upon generating grassroots support and has rejected corporate interests and yet he has secured a "safe seat" for the Democratic Party. Furthermore he bested a highly funded Democratic insider in the state's primary and also a rich Republican Congressman in the general election in 1992.

Therefore I through my support for Romanoff who ironically connected with Feingold in so many ways. Then a fellow Democratic activist who originally was uncommitted during the caucus stated that he couldn't see much difference regarding either candidate's progressive political nature. When I pointed three "actions" and not words regarding Bennet's record, (A) voting with the GOP against Durbin's "Cramdown Amendment" regarding mortgage reform, (B) Bennet's changing stance on healthcare reform to where he sought a public option amendment but then failed to offer the amendment at the time of the vote, and (C) Bennet's vote with the GOP regarding Brown's Amendment limiting the size of Big Banks (too big to fail), all measures that Romanoff is front and center in stating he would have voted differently. My friend was not responsive but now is backing Bennet hoping the appointed incumbent will support progressive agendas.

Actions speak louder than words.

Posted by RWN on 06/15/2010 at 4:07 PM

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