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Re: “Chris Beasley uses poetry to speak his truth

True.
Love you baby, mom

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ruthie Greene-Beasley on 10/04/2017 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Reader: Dr. Mr. Mayor, do your job

Look, I lived in new Zealand for a while.
I wanted to stay.
I didn't meet their requirements.
I had to go.

R Weiner hates law.
Jesus asked me to not call Bob a fool. Even though I think there is a procedure in place for legal immigration as we speak!
Stop demonizing any police for picking up gate crashers and tossing them back.

You fux know what happens when I go to Sweden and declare "I'm staying!"

Posted by SvenGoolie on 10/04/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

Your sentiments make me question Colorado's recreational cannabis laws. Labeling gun owners the way you do is evidence that you are high AF.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Gary Barr on 10/04/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Odyssey Gastropub announces plans for a second downtown spot

This is the second place, that I know of, that Bar Rescue has "improved" and has shut it's doors within 2 years of the show being done. One was in Maryland and now this one.

Posted by Sheila Maher on 10/04/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “City Council grants taxing authority to Nor'wood Development Group

So Nor'wood is given access to tax-free municipal bond financing rates to build a project that will, with 100% certainty, be demanding extra police, extra fire resources, put a further burden on the already failing stormwater system, and--as has already been revealed--demand the City parking enterprise to build a new parking structure costing tens of millions of dollars using fees charged to the public who have to park in downtown and Old Colorado City.

And like the Olympic Museum that was criminally and deceitfully touted as a "no cost to us" proposition yet has siphoned trail money and road money to the tune of over $10 million and counting to build the supporting infrastructure, it's also certain that Norwood will be back through their surrogates on City Staff to add costs to the taxpayer disguised as general fund expenditures through public works expenditures for adjacent infrastructure and a demand for additional public safety budget lines to support their profit center.

The massive extension of Utilities into the area will also be a cost passed on to citizens in the form of higher Utilities bills. These line extensions are some of the biggest elements listed for raising utility rates in the annual Utilties budget. Rate payers pay approximately 60% of the cost of these extensions. This percentage is far higher here where the development community influences Utilities decisions as well. Developers are responsible for paying a higher share in places served by private utilities because the private utility shareholders are less easily bilked.

So this is life in Colorado Springs. All this as we ask a residential utility customer living in an efficiency apartment to vote to approve the same $5 per month for a new stormwater tax that the owner of the apartment complex they live in will pay at their McMansion with acres of impervious surface.

And if "this is how we do development here for 40 years" is the best argument, perhaps citizens and City Council should take a look at what that model has done for our City in the last 40 years, particularly in the City's quality of roads and stormwater, parks condition and public safety response times. Not too great of a track record. But...they're back for more and they'll get it. There's a lot of money paid to political consultants to keep the gravy train going and unless you've got the money to compete with it...good luck. C'est la vie.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/04/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Springs man at the heart of federal lawsuit to upend the Electoral College

I'm with HIM! Twice now, Presidential candidates have lost the electoral college, but won the popular vote, and yet still did NOT become our President. If we really want to make EVERY vote count, it has to be using the Popular vote, the only votes that truly matter. With all the gerrymandering and redistricting that's been done, votes are being suppressed. This has gone on for too long, and must end.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by mbomcar on 10/04/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Spring's fleet vehicles of vehicles is wearing out, but a stormwater fee could help

Macao will paint that car for $500.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/04/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Spring's fleet vehicles of vehicles is wearing out, but a stormwater fee could help

But the City would rather use it as ad retiring for more taxes.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/04/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “A racist future for the Republican Party

Bullshit. Back up your tired "white supremacist" rhetoric. It is false and it's another leftist name calling tactic. Every time someone disagrees with anything in the left, they get the ridiculous label. This is why the everyday non-indoctrinated American revolted last November. It's sickening.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/04/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Reader: Peaceful protest are for peaceful people

Well said, Jan! Social change is about non-violence, peace, and talking..... not taking up arms like the other side has! Its about a different kind of future.....

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

If homeless people had homes, the unsympathetic commentator above would not see all the things he complains about...... pissing and pooping are just a part of life, and without a public toilet (or with locked toilets in our parks), people have to relive themselves somewhere.
Don't blame the homeless for the lack of housing -- blame our City Government (and County) for not stepping up to the plate. And the Urban Renewal Projects they have enabled downtown and on Nevada Ave., will only increase homelessness because they aren't building any affordable housing next to the cutesy shops, restaurants and luxury apartments.

16 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Springs man at the heart of federal lawsuit to upend the Electoral College

Isn't his five minutes of fame up yet? He was elected as a Democrat by his peers to represent them in the Electoral College, and he failed to do his duty. That's not heroic -- that's suppressing the votes of CO residents who depended on him to give voice to their votes for the Democratic candidate who won in our state. Instead he wanted to vote for a Republican? I'm with the SOS on this one...... and his suit is a big waste of money.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by prairie chix on 10/04/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “A racist future for the Republican Party

And this is why his supporters love him. He embodies their no-class, lack of morals, decency and decorum. He is them. A loud mouth, know-nothing bully who overcompensates for his lack of intellect with bravado and ugliness

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 10/04/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Police are ticketing far more homeless campers than they once did

Trash, lots of trash. Never see the transients cleaning the areas they live in.
No problem with how or where the transients are 'staying', but OMG; parts of our city are looking like overturned cans of garbage - add in the occasional five gallon bucket of feces and urine, discarded hefty bags full of unwanted clothes, food packaging, soda cups, etc... often times; within yards of a dumpster or trash can.

If the 'homeless' would be passing more time picking up and cleaning the areas they're staying at, might make for a bit less hostility towards them.

25 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 10/04/2017 at 5:24 AM

Re: “Colin Trusedell’s Sound Advice

you should have asked him if he actually owns a jazz album, Bill.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jonny Quest on 10/04/2017 at 3:16 AM

Re: “City grants Nor'Wood ability to impose $325 million in special taxes

So Nor'wood is given access to tax-free municipal bond financing rates to build a project that will, with 100% certainty, be demanding extra police, extra fire resources, put a further burden on the already failing stormwater system, and--as has already been revealed--demand the City parking enterprise to build a new parking structure costing tens of millions of dollars using fees charged to the public who have to park in downtown and Old Colorado City.

And like the Olympic Museum that was criminally and deceitfully touted as a "no cost to us" proposition yet has siphoned trail money and road money to the tune of over $10 million and counting to build the supporting infrastructure, it's also certain that Norwood will be back through their surrogates on City Staff to add costs to the taxpayer disguised as general fund expenditures through public works expenditures for adjacent infrastructure and a demand for additional public safety budget lines to support their profit center.

The massive extension of Utilities into the area will also be a cost passed on to citizens in the form of higher Utilities bills. These line extensions are some of the biggest elements listed for raising utility rates in the annual Utilties budget. Rate payers pay approximately 60% of the cost of these extensions. This percentage is far higher here where the development community influences Utilities decisions as well. Developers are responsible for paying a higher share in places served by private utilities because the private utility shareholders are less easily bilked.

So this is life in Colorado Springs. All this as we ask a residential utility customer living in an efficiency apartment to vote to approve the same $5 per month for a new stormwater tax that the owner of the apartment complex they live in will pay at their McMansion with acres of impervious surface.

And if "this is how we do development here for 40 years" is the best argument, perhaps citizens and City Council should take a look at what that model has done for our City in the last 40 years, particularly in the City's quality of roads and stormwater, parks condition and public safety response times. Not too great of a track record. But...they're back for more and they'll get it. There's a lot of money paid to political consultants to keep the gravy train going and unless you've got the money to compete with it...good luck. C'est la vie.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 10/03/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

LOL.... if you don't know a lot about firearms, find someone who does, have them look at the pictures with this article and tell you their opinion. You will find that their opinion, after they are done laughing, is that these jokers have bought themselves some cheap junk guns, don't know how to set them up properly, and would likely live a very short time in an actual gun battle.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs 2018 budget proposal: $16.3 million more

"Enactment of the fees would allow the city to use the $17 million a year now pledged to stormwater needs for other purposes..."

That is so typical of how Colorado Springs does things. Yep, we've got money in the budget for this project. But... we're gonna tell you that we don't, get you to pass a special tax to cover it, then use the money that we were going to use for it for something else. The ol' shell game once again.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Concealed carry permits in El Paso County double in five years

"Tom Mauser with Colorado Ceasefire, a nonprofit that promotes the prevention of gun violence, wonders if the training requirement for concealed carry is adequate..."

Well Tom, there are now over 46,000 citizens of El Paso County who have permits. Let's take a look at how many of them have been involved in unjustified shootings to see if it is adequate or not. And the answer is? Zero!!! Not one single CHP holder in El Paso County has been involved in an unjustified shooting. The media virtually never reports on that aspect of it, as it goes against their typical biased position against personal gun ownership and this stat just ruins all of their arguments.

Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Skorman proclamation recognizes Indigenous People's Day

Hey Can O Korn - How do you discover something when others already live there?
Vikings visited here way before Columbus. Then Europeans came here and brought their white government. This is how white was established as power. So in a way Columbus day is just another white power day.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 10/03/2017 at 12:49 PM

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