Thank you for this Pat, it beggars belief that a public servant such as he is can be such a blatant hypocrite and not be called out on it more widely. Ridiculous too that there should be any support for these repeals of sensible laws.
"only a paycheck away" is right for many people. Sweeping these unfortunates under the carpet is no solution. My wife and I tried to help a couple of people recently when the male of the couple was carrying his unconscious partner across the road back to where they were living rough. We asked if we could take them somewhere as the woman obviously needed medical attention, but he said there was nowhere they could go. When I later reached out to several shelters and welfare concerns to ask what could be done in such cases, I received not a single reply. When a supposed civilized society cannot even look after the unfortunates at the bottom of the pile, we are no longer civilized. There are many wonderful people who give their all to help these people, let's help them instead of pretending this problem does not exist.
I first came here about 30 years ago for work and spent 3 weeks in town. I remember thinking to myself "I could live in this place", but as a Brit living in Britland, it did not seem a realistic proposition.
Fast forward 20 years and circumstances had dictated a move here. I was bewitched from the very start. Yes there are plenty of thorns, and a lot of sand, but so very much life in this desert! The harsh conditions have conspired to create a wealth of unique, urgent and thoroughly beautiful flora and fauna. There is nowhere quite like it that I have ever visited on this Earth, and I have been to a great deal of it.
I don't know how anyone who has smelled the mesquite after a desert monsoon could ever wish to leave this place :)
Worst and most infantile 'professional' review I have ever read. This told me little or nothing constructive about the play, only that the 'reviewer', (I use the term loosely), did not like it, but gives no reason for his views. Methinks there may be more than just a bad burrito in the mix.
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