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Re: “Sign the petition, call your congressional reps, to impeach Donald Trump

@TruB Oh, rest assured, I am aware that GOPers are just a nasty as Dem officials. But here the Dems are asking to impeach the POTUS for doing things that they do as well.

Neither party does what it was originally intended to do. The GOP has swung too far to the right, the Dems have swung to far to the left, and neither is willing to work together for the good of the people. Washington DC has turned into one big cesspool.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Sign the petition, call your congressional reps, to impeach Donald Trump

That is hysterical Mike Randall. Maybe GOPers should take personal responsibility.
Politicians on both sides are screwing Americans but you go ahead and believe that the right wing isn't part of the problem. How about you spend more time equally applying where the guilt sits. It is really humorous that with the Actions of Roy Moore you want to only believe that dems are at fault.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TruB on 11/16/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office asks for crime footage

I would like to ask the Sheriff's Office to start making video available to us of the shady deals that go on behind closed doors on their 5th floor and elsewhere.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “El Paso County jail is home to people too poor to pay fines or make bail

This is terrible!!!

People should retaliate against the Sheriff's Office by not breaking the law and thus depriving the jail of any inmates. That'd teach them a lesson!!!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Sign the petition, call your congressional reps, to impeach Donald Trump

"... the terrible, amoral example he sets for the children of this nation, his numerous allegations of sexual assault and..."

Oh, that's an impeachable offense? Hmmm.... Let's see what else is going on in the news today:

"...says Democratic Rep. Paul Rosenthal of Denver inappropriately touched him and tried to kiss him at a 2012 fundraiser..."

"Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock of Adams County has denied claims by a fellow lawmaker, Rep. Faith Winter, that he sexually harassed her at a party in 2016."

"A woman accused Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006 while she was on a USO Tour overseas."

Maybe the Dems should spend less time trying to go after Trump and more time cleaning their own filthy house!!!

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Posted by Mike Randall on 11/16/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Reader: Progressives want to steal America as we know it

There is NO protection for firearms themselves. There IS protection for the INDIVIDUAL right to keep and bear arms.
But Jasmine would be correct were she to point out that there is no protection in the Second Amendment for the manufacture of SEMI-AUTOMATIC weapons, or the importation of such, or the transfer of SEMI-AUTOMATIC weaponry.
It would be no violation of Second Amendment rights if we were to BAN the manufacture, importation, and the transferring of ownership of ALL automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

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Posted by asawatcher on 11/16/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I think these bike friendly changes need to thought out better - our roads are already hazardous and driving is often a dangerous activity on streets seriously over crowded and drivers who have zero patience for anyone in their path vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.

Where are the studies from the motorized point of view? Overnight people who parked on the street have their parking taken away and drivers are forced into traffic delays and congestion all so empty bike lanes can be kept available at all times.

Perhaps it would be in the public safety interest to consider adjusting sidewalks to allow for the bicycle traffic? Maybe we just dig up all the parkways trees and grass and turn them into bike paths - it makes about as much sense as what is being done to high traffic roadways for the sake of an alternative method of transportation.

And one might also question why if cars are suppose to be abandoned there is not a more aggressive attempt at improving public transportation options in this community?

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Posted by rms on 11/16/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Reader: Prayers and concealed guns won't change a thing

Mikeb45 lists the liberal, Democrats that were mass killers, so I just took one name at random:
I had forgotten the name of the shooter at Virginia Tech, so I decided to check out Seung-Hui Chos political affiliations.
Hmmm, seems Seung-Hui Cho was a Korean national, NOT even a US citizen. It is quite doubtful, then, that he was ever registered to vote, much less as a Democrat in Virginia, which doesnt even record party affiliation on voter registrations; yet, Mikeb45 makes the claim that he was a registered Democrat.
Im wondering how many more on Mikeb45's list of evil mass killers were in no way motivated by partisan considerations or would pass muster as a Liberal or a Socialist or a left-winger, much less a Democrat.
For example:
Nidal Hasan, Ft Hood Shooter was NOT a registered Democrat.
James Holmes was neither a registered Democrat nor any of the other attributes Mikeb45 claims of him.
And I dont think Harris and Klebold celebrated Hitler's birthday the way they did because their parents were "progressive leftists".
Mass shooters are alienated individuals, not individuals who felt they were a part of a political organization, much less a political ideology that generally opposes unregulated access to the unlimited proliferation of weaponry which enabled their actions.

Posted by asawatcher on 11/16/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

You prove your theory. What would be their motive? If they arent required to be notarized, why would they have fraudulently notarized them? Unless they were instructed to do so. Please explain.

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Posted by Skeet on 11/16/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

Poudre Valley coal-generated, SO2-scrubbed electricity: $22 per mWatt hr. Solar power, including massive subsidies: $100 per MWatt-hr.

Increasing electric rates nearly five fold is a great way to put financial stress on Colorado Springs ratepayers as well as chase the last remnants of manufacturing out of Colorado Springs. Add to the increased cost of production, calls from the mayor and the Gazette to increase the surplus rate (formally known as payment in lieu of tax or PILT) by at least 60%.

Utilities customers already pay an extra amount for each KWatt-hr they use to create a fake surplus in Utilities revenues that gets converted into a blank check for the City government. Continuing calls to provide a backdoor tax increase by upping the fake surplus above the new pothole tax and stormwater tax already put in place will continue to put stress on citizen budgets, especially those on fixed incomes

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Joel C. Miller on 11/16/2017 at 7:21 AM

Re: “The Purple Toad fails to live up to its promise, despite cool mascot

Is it me or does it seem as though Mr. Schniper had already made up his mind about the place before even stepping foot in the door? He clearly has been disappointed by the Cow and is unable to be objective knowing this place is owned by the same people. The Purple Toad is by far the nicest place to eat in Falcon- the service is always excellent and the decor is both upscale and comfortable at the same time. What kind of a person slams a locally owned business for hanging up the American flag for crying out loud? This is Falcon, not L.A. or NYC and the place fits right into our neighborhood perfectly.

Ive eaten there a dozen times and everything Ive ordered has been fantastic. They actually do have a chef working in the kitchen who came from Patty Jewitt / Garden of the Gods Gourmet and was a contestant on Hells Kitchen. The reviewers opinion of just 3 out of the 40+ menu items is not a fair representation of the place as a whole...and Im sorry but Im pretty sure that most people prefer cocktails that taste smooth not being able to taste the alcohol doesnt mean there is a problem- it means the ingredients in the recipe are well-balanced. This is restaurant 101 stuff here... but I would certainly hope that the food writer at the Independent would know that already.

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Posted by Jenna Hilb on 11/16/2017 at 1:04 AM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Yes, prove otherwise.

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Holmes, youre avoiding the real issue. Do you really think those 2 employees took it upon themselves to illegally notarize hundreds of affidavits?

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Posted by Skeet on 11/15/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Sheriff Bill Elder calls Indy story "crap"

You do it tough guy! Oh yeah, you're a coward!

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Sheriff Elder lashes out at Indy reporter

Again, no evidence! Please provide more than just worthless opinions! And arguing over affidavits that didn't require a notary in the first place is a waste of time!! :)

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Posted by Holmes on 11/15/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

You're right about the city not planning. But the rate increases have come from trying to make this old power plant meet air quality regulations. It would actually be cheaper to shut it down.

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Posted by Nicole Rosa on 11/15/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Drake Power Plant meetings slated to talk about sidelining

Look for rate or tax increases because there's "NO PLAN" to cover the cost of an earlier DRAKE shutdown. This city never seems to plan for the future other than more "TAX/FEE INCREASES" to cover developer agenda.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by RM Lady Liberty on 11/15/2017 at 6:16 PM

Re: “The politics of the “terrorist” label

The fact that you call all Americans racists is repugnant, hateful and WRONG.

You are what you claim everyone else to be, a hateful racist.

Dave :-)

Posted by William David Beadles on 11/15/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Reader: Progressives want to steal America as we know it

"Nothing in the bill of Rights or the Constitution call out any rights to possess ammunition for firearms. " - Jasmine

Oh great, another m0r0n trolling that !d!ot!c thought process.

WRONG!!! Ammo is needed to have a functioning firearm and is afforded the same protections as firearms themselves.

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Posted by Odin on 11/15/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Spring's downtown bicycle infrastructure progresses despite growing pains

I also work on Weber Street, and while I can confirm that there are still a few issues, they have been improving significantly as individuals have been getting used to the new configuration. I am extremely supportive of the work being undertaken by the City, Downtown Partnership, and associated groups to continue to look to the future and build an infrastructure that works for everybody.

While the roll-out of the Weber Street reconfiguration had some bumps, I appreciate the willingness to learn lessons from these imperfect roll-outs, and will look forward to continued connectivity for employees, customers, tourists, and residents.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Zearfoss on 11/15/2017 at 4:01 PM

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