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Colorados’s Libertarian tax evader crusader, Doug Bruce, heads off for jail

Denver American Civil Liberties Union lawyer failed to keep Libertarian tax cheat and slum lord, Doug Bruce, from deservedly heading into jail for 6 months for his tax evasion. Doug Bruce is the Libertarian big time ideologue now famous for authoring the TABOR Amendment legislation, which has helped demolish the quality of public education in this state among the many other negative consequences of this backward looking and reactionary bill.

So perhaps Doug Bruce will be now better able to campaign among fellow inmates for Libertarian Republican Ron Paul 2012 from his new home in the prison cell? And be sure to keep that toilet clean, Doug! It’s good manners, Prison Dude.

Thinking about Doug a bit more, a citizen should be able to see that electing fellow Libertarian Ron Paul president would be about as negative a thing a country could ever do. It would be like putting Doug Bruce into the governor’s seat instead of putting him in prison cell where he definitely does belong. Got to pay some taxes, Libertarians, because we need government but we need a better one than we got, or that you reactionaries would ever help arrange us to get.

Sorry, Bruce, but a government has the right to raise funds in order to implement social programs even if you Libertarians have trouble seeing it due to your excessive love of Big Business interests. Pay your taxes and stop whining, Bruce.

Doug Bruce files fake state tax return, gets busted.

one of the inconsistencies was on his Federal Tax he posted more money given to “charities” than he took in income. Even counting the RepubliCan’t and TeaTard definition of “charity” to include buying guns for the MinuteMurder Militias, organizing Astroturf Roots Parties, and then taking it all off their income tax thereby forcing HONEST people to subsidize their political pleasures…
Glenn Beck, for instance, “donating” at taxpayer expense a painting that looked like he rented a chimp to do it, for AT LEAST $3400 off his own taxes and a matching $3400 off the taxes of one of his Demented Disciples, for the U.S.O. to provide services which he and his Fellow ChickenHawks advocated cutting from the military budget while creating the need for those services by advocating Wars of corporate conquest based purely on LIES.
This is the same type of ripoff that Mr Bruce pulled.
Jackoffs get paid by the Taxpayers to make themselves look good, so they can call themselves “Tax Heroes” and get really stupid people to support them with more money.
Beck and O’Reilly and Limbaugh and the rest of the Korporate Klown Kartel at Fox get paid to promote the wars. They make 100% of their income promoting the For Profit Police State and Corporate Wars.
Now, here’s one I found “interest”ing. $17000 dollars from interest on a loan scam.
When I worked construction (labor) I usually received minimum wage, which the Republicans made sure stayed at 3.35 an hour for 12 long years.
After that I was so badly disabled I didn’t make even that. Right To Work Laws, another of Mr Bruce’s favorite tax-deductible “charities”.
But in my best year I got about 15,000 dollars and that was working my ass off, ten and twelve hour days and weekends. Something Mr Bruce nor any of his TeaBag confederates would never deign to do, set their carefully manicured Corporate Hands to actual WORK.
And the cheap slumlord son-of-a-goat-and-a-whore took a tax-free bonus of that much plus another couple of grand. And claims he “works for the common man”. LIAR.

Fundamentalists might heed a Catholic, or not

But some will be swayed by people who only speak English, and that not much goodly, (bad joke and I’d have to go to a seance and ask Shakespeare if it’s actually grammatically correct, which leads to==>>) but will insist that Shakespearean/Jacobite English mistranslates “Thou Shalt Not Kill” when the original Hebrew grammar translates as “Thou Shalt Not MURDER”, that killing human beings on ones own initiative is Very Bad, Wicked, Naughty and (rightfully at that) considered “murder” and a crime, sin and a flaw in the basic working of the Human Soul.
Whereas doing it at the command of the King (basically because somebody else told you to do it and you’re too weak-minded to question his authority to demand such actions) is actually ordained by God as being righteous.
Thus somebody who also doesn’t speak any language other than English, and that poorly, like the fire-non-fighters from Tennessee recently made “Conservative” icons, can also insist that since the Shakespeare/King James English translated Ancient Hebrew badly, BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE WHO SPEAKS NEITHER jACOBITE ENGLISH NOR ANCIENT HEBREW TOLD HIM SO AND HE’S TOO WEAK MINDED TO QUESTION THAT PERSONS INTERPRETATION OF TWO LANGUAGES WHICH THAT PERSON DOES NOT SPEAK, WRITE OR ACTUALLY READ…

permits him to commit Arson-by-default by refusing to extinguish a potentially fatal home fire even though he had the equipment, training and a job which gives him the actual duty to extinguish potentially fatal home fires.

Also support executions and wars as being valid because Other People with government jobs said so.

Treachery on the Springs City Council!

COLORADO SPRINGS- I have to admit dropping my guard on the TABOR issue yesterday after 5 out of 4 council members pledged on Monday to vote in favor of putting reform on the November ballot. Private citizens who testified before the council went home satisfied that the city had heeded their words. No such luck. On Tuesday when the official vote was taken, two of the members changed their vote to NO. Council woman Jan Martin and Mayor Lionel Rivera decided to reverse what they’d told the public they’d do.

I was most surprised to see Mayor Rivera presiding with his usual pomp. Alive and well. From local editorials I got the distinct impression the disgraced mayor was no longer even showing his face. Apparently being caught serving moneyed interests, does not shame our local bureaucrats. They’re in the pocket of developers, they know it and we know it. Putting it in print doesn’t inform anyone I guess.

Weiss TABOR reform has votes to pass!

larry small john weissCOLORADO SPRINGS- I attended a COS city council meeting today, lured by the prospect that Vice Mayor Larry Small was going to call the CS Independent publisher a liar to his face.
 
I’m always excited at the prospect of differences of opinion reaching a level of incivility. Do we care about these issues? Or is it all about liking each other, regardless who’s oppressing whom? We gentlemen debaters, after all, are never those affected by the injustices in question.

To the city’s credit, Small made it a point at the very start of the meeting to make a public apology. He and John Weiss shook hands and that was that. What’s more, he cast his vote with Weiss’s proposal, a deciding vote, to put repeal of the city’s TABOR restrictions on the next ballot.

Small is not saying he’s for it, simply considering that it might be germane to consult the voters. Where it stands, the city council members declared their intentions on how they will vote tomorrow, and 5-4, they intend to back the proposal.

Without any name calling.

That said, some pyrotechnics can very easily be a bore. For example, there were grunts from the peanut gallery at this meeting, in particular from ex-editorial page tyrant Sean Paige. The silver-locked loudmouth, now shilling for Local Liberty Action, sat in the back and harrumphed as Weiss gave his reasons for reforming TABOR. Although Paige is no longer with the Gazette, I’ve seen him gesticulating at local Teaparty rallies. Like his Norquesque mentors, the editorial bully is set on strangling the baby in the bathwater.

How satisfying then to see Paige grovel before city council to urge them “not to throw [his TABOR] baby out with the bath water.”

Paige spoke as if “TABOR proponents” need to be consulted in any ongoing discussions about reforming it. Just because those idiots got the law passed, and doomed municipalities to impoverished services, who is to say their voice should have a grandfather clause? Here’s a chance for city council to hear the cries of outrage from Colorado Springs residents who want the damn thing repealed. They want their public services back.

TABOR was an initiative which asserted that a citizen couldn’t trust their representatives with tax dollars. What does it mean to have councilmen say they “believe in TABOR.” They know they shouldn’t be trusted? Did they run for election on that slogan?

Here’s a chance for the city pols to grab the reins. What else are they supposed to be deciding at their jobs?

And they took it, with four dissenting opinions. First, Bernie Herpin, who doesn’t see any reason to rush to address TABOR’s ratchet lunacy.

Another no vote comes from Jerry Heimlicher. The meeting’s highlight was Councilman Jerry Heimlicher’s kiss-fest with Sean Paige. Let Westside voters who rejected Democrat Dave Gardner as an alternative, note what Heimlicher can be very obstinate when he’s decided he’d rather give in to the Teabaggers.

Two more NOs came from Glen and Purvis. Purvis took the chance to compare proponent Richard Skorman’s voice to the sound of a belt sander. He explained how Skorman had interrupted his weekend of fixing his deck.

Tom Gallagher was the councilman who brought the issue for his colleagues to decide. He spoke about how incredulous it was that he was siding with Weiss on an issue, and hesitated greatly to defy his conservative friends. “I live on their side of the playing field.” But he lead the support. With Hente, Small, Martin and Rivera joining him.

Did I say Rivera? Yes.

We all looked at each other in surprise, but there it was, Mayor Lionel Rivera saying he thought it was a capital idea to give the citizens of the city the last word on whether to reform TABOR.

Scott Hente made the day’s most noteworthy remark. He thanked the assembled crowd for having upheld a civil discourse. He was impressed that it was unlike the many town hall meetings he’s been seeing on the news. I took this to be acknowledgment that he recognized the sawdust floor populism emanating from Sean Paige’s back corner.