He's awesome. The most qualified candidate since Carolyn Warner.
Very clever CJ Hamm...
I, too, was sick of the Rosemont Copper propaganda thrown on baseball fans everytime I attended a game. It made me sick to sit through virtual commercials by the game announcer about the virtues of the company and how copper improves our lives. I live south of Tucson in an area that is going to be impacted by the mine. I am against it. I want to go to a ball game to relax and have some fun, not to be subjected to propaganda by a company trying to get into the good graces of the Tucson community in order to pit it against those of us who are going to be directly impacted by this horrible mine.
I don't know how much money the Padres got from Rosemont to be sponsors of the team but I'm sure there would have been other civic minded organizations or companies willing to pitch in and be worthy sponsors (was the Chill Zone really necessary??) of this team which we all knew was headed east, anyway.
Maybe better owners, with a more civic-minded attitude will be found to bring a team from another organization to the Old Pueblo. It would be a shame for baseball to be absent from this city. I don't care if it's Class AA. A baseball game is always fun.
HR 2305 has to be stopped in it's tracks right now. Signing a petition, regardless of your political party means only that the law will not go into effect until it can be placed on the ballot in 2014 for the citizens to decide its fate. You heard some of the arguments in the video (yes, you have to watch it). Regardless of which way you felt the arguments fell, this needs more time for discussion and reflection on both sides of the issue.
Please find a petition to sign, perhaps at your local library or Party headquarters and let's give the citizens of the state the chance to decide what they want to do with these election law changes.
The only reason the legislature can get away with these alterations in the laws is because the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the US Supreme Court and changes to our election laws had to be reviewed by the Justice Department under that Act. Would these have passed muster??
I guess if we think this bill is bad, which it is, expect even worse from the House. There will still be militarization of the border but probably not even a path to citizenship. Most likely permanent residency after fines, taxes, English, etc.
I want immigration reform, but not this bill. I think McCain and Flake sold us out, just to get something, anything without regard to what this would do to our state. To the rest of the country, or at least the non-border states, this sounds fantastic. But frankly, I don't want to live 40 miles from a war zone.
The Republicans want to win over Hispanic voters because of the huge losses they suffered in 2012. I hope the Hispanic communities see through this desperate attempt to placate them.
"Securing" the border is a myth. It can't be done the way the right wing of the Republican party expects it to be done - stop every living creature from passing a line drawn in the sand (or hopping over or digging under a fence - regardless of the height or depth). The Senate bill calls for militarizing the border with Mexico. Have we declared war with one our most vital trade partners??? The only way to "secure" the border is to place an officer patroling about every twenty-five yards along it. Frankly, I'm not willing to pay that price.
By the way, did anyone notice that in the same Senate bill that two BP checkpoints in Vermont were removed because residents had to pass through them regularly because they were on the only roads going into and out of their communities? They were an "inconvenience." Maybe someone should talk to anyone who lives or tries to earn a living in Tubac. Making tourists pass through a BP checkpoint doesn't exactly encourage them to return and spend their money in their community in the future.
Wow! Somehow the estimated 400 jobs that Rosemont has "projected" has turned into 2000+ direct and indirect jobs! If this is one of the facts written here, then one has to question the worthiness of the entire commentary.
Who is this writer? TW should identify it's guest commentators by their group affiliation, if one exists. I'm sure in this case one does.
Get out of the city limits and ask people who live near the Santa Rita Mountains how they feel about the prospect of their ground water being poisoned. Their beloved mountains being destroyed, not just on the east side, but on the west, facing Green Valley as they have hinted.
Talk to the environmentalists, and just the people who care about the environment (you know, the people you despise) about having endangered species, which live only in that ecosystem, extinguished.
Talk to the people who DO have jobs already in the area, in the tourism field, who will lose them. The same people who are seeking to develop this copper mine developed one in Italy under a different company name. They left the area in shambles. Like a hit and run accident. The community hemorrhaging.
I want to thank the Tucson City Council for not bending to the will of a big money Canadian corporation and standing up for the little guys down here who are fighting the good fight to save our water, our air, our ecosystems, our roads, our property values, our economy (we depend on tourism and snowbirds) and our mountains.
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