As for "dull visuals," has Mr. Grimm ever been to Cornwall? What I have seen on TV and for myself on the west coast of Scotland suggests that the landscape there is pretty stark and rugged--perhaps not full of color, but certainly not dull.
I am admittedly no film buff, but I think this one deserves better than "dull" and "not very exciting."
We support and endorse Arizona Corporation Commission candidates who care about the environment and are willing to support the promotion of clean, renewable energy policies once they are in office. The league also supports a stronger Environmental Portfolio Standard (EPS), which is the percentage of electricity required to be generated from renewable resources, including solar. The current commissioners are, in fact, revisiting Arizona's EPS with an eye for increasing the existing EPS requirement of 1.1 percent up to 15 percent by 2025. We view this as a very positive development. We were also pleased to support an energy-efficient-appliance measure at the Legislature this year, which was signed into law. Promoting a positive energy future for the state that focuses on clean, renewable resources and energy conservation is a commitment we take seriously, and we put that commitment into action every day through our efforts.
Deputy director, Arizona League of Conservation Voters
Tom, stick to the big ideas; you're great at it. Leave the easy and misguided for less-capable thinkers to attack. Better yet, help those individuals to band together and form their own league. Tom, you'd be a great coach and mentor ...
He presents absolutely no valid argument as to why unmarried couples shouldn't be entitled to the same benefits. Are they less-productive than married couples? No evidence is presented. In fact, the opposite is a distinct possibility, since they are less likely to be distracted from work by parental obligations. Do they pay fewer taxes?
Unmarried couples are entitled to the same benefits as married couples. To offer them anything less is discrimination based solely on what amounts to a simple technicality: that they didn't fill out a marriage license application and pay $50.
So what is the solution? The right wants to build sniper towers and barbed wire fences on the borders, and the left wants to set up free hotels in the pathway of the immigrants. The corporations definitely should be held accountable by our government. It is kind of weird how everyone is complaining that all of our jobs are going to Mexico and China, then thousands of immigrants from Mexico and China come to work here. Are Americans really all fat and lazy? Maybe if these companies did not thrive on this cheap labor, "this problem" could be helped. Why is the Mexican government never to blame? All the articles I read say nothing about their part in this.
It looks to me that companies and governments stand to gain way too much from the cheap labor. That's why nobody really gives a damn. The crappy part of the deal is I have insurance, and I still end up paying a large percentage of my health care costs. Capitalism at its finest.
To illuminate the "controversial" aspect of her tenure, Reel expressed others' viewpoints that Jami had used the TPF to promote her own career, burned out her volunteers by her "steely single-mindedness" and "irked" them by drawing a salary for five years as executive director. As a volunteer for TPS, I never felt overburdened, but rather invigorated by her example. She took it upon herself to withstand the grant-writing process, and earned important funding for the TPF from a Rockefeller philanthropist. Because of this, the Tucson community had five more years of her hard work directing, planning, coordinating and booking all the poetic talent.
Controversial people are often controversial because they change the status quo in some way. The TPF now has semiannual components, greater financial stability, and with the umbrella organization "OLE" off the ground, a brighter outlook. Jami added many positive aspects to the culture and well-being of Tucson. Was she "controversial?" Perhaps. Is she "classy?" Definitely--and so many will miss her.