Does anybody believe the Feds can manage public lands?
Just take a look at your healthcare, Social Security, the VA, the AG, the IRS, the BATF, the Secretary of State,....seriously?
This has become a fetish with many County Boards of Supervisors. It is hard to tell if they are naive, in the pocket of the extractive industries, genuinely believe this is some kind of economic development strategy, or all of the above. It is clear this fetish is pushed by the resource extraction industries, big coal, big uranium, copper mines, and tree cutters. When it is pointed out to these groups, yes you Kelli Ward, that the State of Arizona has millions of acres of Trust land they cannot manage, because the Legislature will not give them resources to manage them, the statement is ignored and they fall back on dogma, without data of course. Federal lands also mean National Parks, Indian Reservations and Defense Bombing Ranges, but these don't count usually, just BLM and Forest Service. Of course in this hypocrisy, existing Federal subsidies to these industries cannot be taken away. There are also Federally socialized fish in the Colorado River, non native trout hatchery Federal subsidies that we can't lose, for the few rich trout fishermen. I guess that Federal overreach is OK.
Does anyone actually believe Arizona would be more responsible for managing public lands than the Feds? I'm sure the corporations pushing for this know the correct answer to that.
What about the "Lake" at Euclid and 2nd Street? It's been there since Spring? If we pride ourselves on conservation, I'm wondering after several formal complaints, the lake still grows. I wish I had thought to vote it "Best Lake in Tucson."
Thank you Steve! I will be sending a donation to Project Mariposa to show my support since they have been stepping up to the plate and doing what I refer to as "The work of Jesus" (AKA helping the poor and down trodden) in regards to the immigrant/refugee situation in Tucson.
Hey Ralph Hill:
Maybe the Republicans like Phoenix because that's where the jobs are. Or better yet that's where THEY create jobs. People like you keep bitching about the 2%. I have worked for the 2%. Have you. Because of their ambition, drive etc they have created the jobs that I have held. They treated me pretty good. So who do you work for?
The Progressive Liberal mentality has made it so our young people can't get a decent job here. To make matters worse idiots like Steve K and the Hispanic lobby here make it so the wages are low. You can't have an "Immigrant Welcoming Community" and wealth at the same time. Any city that has 40% or more Hispanic population will not prosper. And will have a lot of crime. Prove me wrong. Just read the papers tonight and see who does the crime.
All the Progressives in central Tucson want to do is seel each other tie dyed T-shirts and beads at 4th Ave, drink at bars in Downtown Tucson and debate who has the best Sonoran Hot Dogs. Good luck with that and getting a good job.
So you find one person that commits a fraudulent act and you paint the whole party with the same brush?
Ever heard of "cattle futures?"
Careful now. You bias is showing.
Is this how rich republicans become rich? I found this story so amusing! It has political bend to it to boot!
98% of Americans are in one of three major categories, paper rich with mortgage, debts up their proverbial necks, lose that job and in two weeks they are in dire straights, next is middle class whom are often in same category, then the working poor who often rent some do have mortgages one can find folks in all categories living in one of them upside down mortgages, doubt the lenders care which party one belongs to miss them payments whether it be upside down or right side up, they want their money! I truly find folks amusing who think they are in the 2% category when they are there only in their fantasies!
Facts are facts democrats dominate in Southern Arizona especially Tucson, republicans in Northern Arizona especially phoenix! What parts of Tucson have the greatest numbers of republicans is pretty insignificant, its like the myth that all republicans are rich and all democrats are poor, if this myth were true it does not explain the Kennedy's, Pelosi, Kerry etc., this list is long the 2% truly are divided fairly equally, the 98% who are two pay checks away from homelessness are divided into both major parties, with some in the independent category! One can find a rich republican and a poor one, I was once in Kingman a seriously heavy republican county, in front of me was a auto about 20+ years old, smoking black smoke, looked like days to go till the junk yard, on bumper was vote for McCain, I was riding in a new vehicle with no political stickers to identify me as a democrat! I think some folks live in delusions of grandeur!
Hey Ralph Hill:
The Conservatives/Republicans do live in the Tucson area. Vail, Foothills, Oro Valley etc. Just not in the central Tucson area. Check the political maps first.
Now we do have another notable citizen well known enough no one has to even mention his name, the infamous "burner of Mexican flags" whose greatest achievement is assaulting a 15 year old boy for daring to video tape his 8 person posse! The lone lady in that posse disguised herself to go to her gal pals murder trial for killing a Hispanic man and his 9 year old daughter, her pal is on death row now the rogue female minute man leader, Forde! We do have some real characters, Phoenix has theirs to, the late Neo-Nazi JT Ready who has pals in this area to, he used to hob knob with his buddy booted state senate president Russell Pearce at cookouts, Pearce even baptized him into the Mormon cult, sadly he killed himself, 4 others one a infant! Then there is the minute man founder in jail now for child molestation, guess we just seem to attract some strange characters to Arizona for some odd reason, Timothy McVeigh of Oklahoma city bombing fame had his bunker up in Mohave county, where one of Forde's pals fled when he got wounded in that tragic situation, birds of feather tend to flock together, and so do folks with similar mind sets!;-)
Phoenix has their Sheriff Arpaio a devotee of the Marquis De Sade! Tucson has a right wing radio station which hosts a has been from Michigan whose most infamous act was running a drowned dog hoax and has migrated to Tucson to sell right wing cure all that ails you snake oil via the radio waves!;-)
Acorn? Is that like them mysterious WMD's? Or the fake pimp from Breitbart.com? I think the right wing is so amusing either they are rhinos or cannibal tea partiers, either way one is dining and one is dinner!:-)
Perhaps you could google ACORN?
Republicans are a minority in Tucson that is why they control little to nothing but are full of hot air and fake bravado!:-) They do control Phoenix, which has their racist mirror image of Alabama's Sheriff Bull Conner's aka Sheriff Joe
Arpaio, and are paying untold millions in lost civil judgments for him to run their city, county! Guess the angry right wingers could migrate to Phoenix if they are so unhappy in southern Arizona! The consolation I repeat is Arizona has no majority electorate in republicans, they win by deception, fraud, and voter apathy, but this does change since we have in past had democrat rule in Governors office and Attorney generals office, they live in delusions of grandeur and the sun does not shine on one dogs tail all the time it has to shine on some other dogs tail some of the time!
Don't feel bad Ralph Hill. The Progressive Liberals own central Tucson. The Conservatives/Right Wing don't want to live there. You can have it. The Right Wing would not want to "infiltrate" that area.
Now as bad as things seem in Arizona, one consolation exists, is the right wing white supremacists have tried to infiltrate Tucson, Southern Arizona and turn it into a GOP/Tea Party conversion with little to no success, their mouth pieces on one trivial little known radio station has fizzled election after election, the thing about the political system in America is nationally 32% register Republican, in Arizona its about 34%, a majority is 50.1%, thank god these lunatics have no real majority and have to cheat and commit fraud to win elections, deceive etc., then the old corny saying of you can fool some of the people all the time but not all the people all the time applies!
Sadly Arizona has become a magnet for social misfits/racists from all over the USA, we had the minute men formation, one of their illustrious leaders is now in jail awaiting trial on child molestation, the Neo-Nazi commander who hob knobbed at cook outs with booted state senate president and Mormon elder who baptized him into his congregation, who committed murder/suicide killing a infant as one of his victims! The two rogue minute men on death row Forde/Bush for murdering a Hispanic man and his 9 year old daughter, allegedly to finance their minute man operations! Here in Tucson we have our infamous Mexican flag burner who assaults 15 year old boys for the crime of video taping his 8 person posse protest! These are just the ones who are so famous I do not have to even mention their names they are known by their actions, we have those who comment on line who expose their inner demons of racism, we have those who use the media outlets such as one particular radio station famous for a fellow who often denigrates non-whites, he is a transplant from his former residence in Michigan where he was famous for a drowned dog hoax, which cost him that job, then there is the fellow who works on same radio station who denigrates his fellow blacks as lazy, shiftless, etc., I often joke he is a white person trapped in a non-white persons body dreaming if only he denigrates his fellows enough he will magically wake up white, kind-ve like the old Pinoccio fairy tale of the puppet wanting to be human! The good thing is these social misfits hurt themselves much worse than those they hate, since eternity is a long time to pay for ones darkness in their souls!
So you think that letting in hundreds of thousands of Central Americans is a great thing on top of the millions of other illegal aliens who come across the border to add to the other millions who have come here and settled here. I feel sorry for the other immigrants who have come here legally and have done their paperwork and waited patiently. I also feel sorry for the Border Patrol staff who are being betrayed by the Obama Administration and have become nothing more than babysitters and wiping the asses of these illegals. I also feel sorry for America who will become a third world cesspool filled with peons. If you think these Central Americans are anything more than uneducated, under-skilled breeders then you are naive. I wish they were Indian computer engineers or Korean steel workers. But you seem to revel in the fact they will make the USA a Hispanic-ized third world third rate country. Your world view is flawed. It will destroy this country if it hasn't already.
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