Tag Archive | "Sean Paige"

City Council, Fellini, and Spinal Tap

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


“It’s like a Fellini movie!” said a delighted caller yesterday evening. I knew what he was talking about  – like me, he was taking a break from the Olympics to watch our intrepid city council members, as they wrestled feebly with issues so bizarre, so unseemly and so surreal that they seemed not just Fellini-esque, […]

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We’re number one! Sort of …

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Let’s see – if residents of Boulder are the happiest folks in America, and residents of Colorado Springs are just a little less cheerful, coming in 37th, what does that mean? I’ll tell you: Absolutely nothing. These made-up “best place” rankings, which local boosters often point to with such pride, are utter fabrications, invented to […]

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Colorado Springs: Battlefield of liberals, conservatives

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


There’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned left/right bloodbath, especially when it involves our own fair city. Lefty commentator David Sirota started the ball rolling with a bitingly snarky column in the Post, which also ran in the Gazette, characterizing Colorado Springs as “a shining example of what happens to a community when conservatives’ anti-tax […]

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A PR opportunity for the USOC

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Even my pals, The Coffee Shop Geezers, occasionally come up with worthwhile insights, despite their advanced age(s) and incipient senile dementia. So it was yesterday, when one of ‘em offered these sour thoughts on the USOC. “The USOC is loathed in this community, just loathed,” said Mr. X. “They’ve never really been involved in the […]

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009


City Council’s decision to appoint former Gazette editorial page editor Sean Paige to fill the vacant District 3 seat has aroused controversy, to put it mildly. Paige applied for the position as a joke, found that he had some support, became serious and won the race. Paige’s sudden ascendancy has not been greeted with universal […]

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Welcome to council, sucker!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


There’s something inherently distasteful about a common governmental process that allows elected officials to appoint other should-be elected officials. Consider Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter’s out-of-the-blue appointment of Michael Bennet to the Senate seat vacated by Ken Salazar’s resignation or New York Gov. Basil Paterson’s (who only ascended to that office after Eliot Spitzer’s dalliance with […]

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Freedom’s just another word…

Monday, August 31, 2009

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 For nothin’ left to lose. Yesterday afternoon, at 3:29 PM, the Wall Street Journal reported that Freedom Communications, the parent company of the Colorado Springs Gazette, would file for bankruptcy this week. How did I know the precise time that the WSJ reported the story?  Because the Google alert, sent within microseconds of the WSJ […]

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