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Rock Creek Free Press available in COS

The Rock Creek Free Press is available online, but if you want it in print, the DC monthly is available in Colorado Springs at the Bookman, 3163 W. Colorado. The September issue features a speech given by legendary Australian journalist … Continue reading

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Test results confirm Pattie is a Pepper

The doctor has declined to say whether depriving herself of her daily Dr Pepper supplement (corn syrup) has precipitated recent health difficulties.   After a doctor’s visit today, Pattie was urgently scooted to Penrose Hospital for more tests. She has … Continue reading

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Amy Goodman fliers for distribution

Help spread the word that journalist Amy Goodman will be making an appearance on Sunday 3pm. This is an opportunity to ask KRCC to give her show DEMOCRACY NOW a morning or afternoon drive time slot. Continue reading

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Letter to the PPJPC from a member

peter sprunger-froese writes: Comrades. . . Without belittling the positives of our parade experience, Saturday’s potluck discussion of it suggests to me we are in danger of overlooking important negatives. Irony beckons us to see at best a “mixed bag” … Continue reading

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Want a public psychological profile?

I’m not one to shy from self-expression online, but I draw the line at providing survey-question data, particularly psychological tests. They may plow up interesting stuff, but online, associating my IP and cookies, for harvesting by profile aggregators, I don’t … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day denoument chronicled

Council must prevent parade pandemonium John Weiss INDY editorial, Dec 6 Largest US Civil Disobedience Movement Underway AfterDowningStreet.org, Dec 6 Ousted protesters unsure of trying luck at St. Patty’s parade ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Dec 1 City attorney says prosecution is … Continue reading

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BookmoBille missed at Veterans prade

This note was sent to the Bookman after Veterans Day. Enclosed was a clipping about the death of the pilot of the Enola Gay, who would not be memorialized with a headstone for fear of attracting protesters. The sender expected … Continue reading

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Police foreknowledge on St Patricks Day

We used to joke around the fire at Camp Casey about whether we were being surveilled or infiltrated by agents or disruptors even, as has been done with historic regularity to opposition political groups and their organizers. Even to discuss … Continue reading

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Let me show you Bad Writing

Poor Richard writes that his bookstore will neither carry the Ted Haggard expose nor host a book signing by its author Mike Jones, sex worker to reluctant habitue, Ted Haggard. Skorman can do what he wishes, but to say the … Continue reading

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St Paddy’s green peace symbol t-shirts

Bright lime 100% cotton Beefy-Ts with white peace symbols printed on both front and back. Available in a lady’s cut too. Buy through Paypal for US$19.95 each postage paid. MEN’S Small LADIES Small Medium Medium Large Large X-Large X-Large 2X … Continue reading

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March for peace and the Irish Insurgents

Saturday, March 17 marks St Patrick’s Day, and also marks the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq. Join thousands++ worldwide who are protesting this weekend to call for an end to this endless war. March with the Bookman Bookmobile … Continue reading

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Mini Metro-Mite

One of my most cherished possessions, a 1963 International Harvester Metro-Mite, here disguised as a delivery step van the size of a children’s toy passing for a promotional piggy bank pretending to be for a kid.   I can’t find … Continue reading

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Come to a book burning!

The Bookman would like to announce, on the eve of its 15th Anniversary, a long overdue, grand attention-getting idea: A GET WITH THE PROGRAM- BOOK BURNING!   Let’s draw national attention and put Colorado Springs on the map for what … Continue reading

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Biting the hand

The other day I stopped by a weekly gathering of friends of mine, a local watering hole to which a number gather for happy hour. As I swung out of the car and strode toward the door, I thought about … Continue reading

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Bookman bookmobile gets some press

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Bookman flooded

Guess what’s new at Bookman today? The entire back room has two inches of red mud on the floor and seeping up the boxes! The rear quarter of the main room is soaked and red with red rock. All the … Continue reading

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Toons is discovered by Business Journal

Here’s a very nice article about the unique film collection at TOONS. Reprinted from The Colorado Springs Business Journal: ‘Oasis’ for the offbeat By BOZENA WELBORNE, Editorial Intern Most people, when they think of Toons — if they’ve heard of … Continue reading

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