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Letters to the Editor - August 8, 2014
Submitted by West Valley View on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:00am
Vote, no excuse!
Mr. Fuss, in your last letter you stated: “We have all seen that our Supreme Court have problems agreeing how to interpret our Constitutional.”
I’m sure the West Valley View readers don’t need the Supreme Court for that.
We don’t need another outhouse lawyer in the mix either. The malcontent like “Mr. Fact Factor” Posner, “Mr. Progressive Obsessive” Azzarello, and “Mr. Thesaurus” Compton are entertainment enough. I stopped paying attention to them when it became personal. These boys can accelerate anyone’s constitutional, never mind being representative to our Constitution. Some of this is tongue in cheek but seriously, I encourage every eligible citizen to go and vote.........no excuse!
Oh, by the way, let the editor do his job and let him edit.
I have known Diane Landis who is running for a seat in LD13 for several years. I don’t know her well, but I do know her, having worked with her on a voter registration project. In fact I signed her LD 13 nomination petition because I believed that she was as conservative as I am. Recently, however, and because Goodyear’s not so conservative mayor endorsed Landis, I have done some research. Diane is an outstanding public servant. She would serve LD13 in a capable manner. Personally I like Diane.
The thing is that I believe Diane is a Conservative. Well sort of conservative anyway. I do not believe that she would be a consistent Conservative, however. She is no way near as conservative as Montenegro or Mitchell. You know the M&M boys.Her election to LD 13 could cancel Montenegro or Mitchell’s vote on important issues. It is a tough call, but I see no valid reason to replace either of the M&M boys with Landis. If Landis were to win I agonize that the Arizona state legislature would become a little less conservative, not more. I believe the late Ken Going would be voting M&M this time around.
With all due respect to a very talented human being, Diane Landis, I urge my fellow conservatives to make the smart choice on August 26 by voting for the M&M boys, Montenegro and Mitchell. I want true conservatives controlling the legislature. RINOS need not apply. For the record I am NOT referring to Landis when I use the RINO terminology. Make no mistake. Whichever two Republicans win the LD13 tussle will get my vote in the general for sure.
End food sales tax
This tax impacts all, but hurts the poor and seniors the most.
The twenty eight percent food inflations give the City of Goodyear a sales tax windfall.....reducing the sales tax by a quarter percent is no reduction in city sales tax revenues.......
Lets eliminate all sales taxes from basic foods and basic needs.
To insure that the process occurs.....let’s eliminate the sales tax on ALL foods stuffs and then have a process to re-establishing the sales tax on non-essential foods and non-essential basic items.......that way it will get done.
Virgil E. Warden
Garden Lakes liar
Joe Mosca wrote recently that I was a liar because I wrote to the WVV and didn’t identify myself as a Board member of GLHOA.
Joe is also a liar, he failed to mention he was running for the GLHOA Board and the Avondale City Council.
My previous letter was an attempt to be and not call Joe a liar about how he misrepresented facts about the water resource project.
Joe lied about the $2,000 special assessment, It was NEVER proposed. So many homeowners were upset by his lies (in the WVV and on our mailboxes) that they attended the monthly meeting in mass. The meeting had to be cancelled due to safety issues (overcrowding) and rescheduled.
Joe lied about the water being diseased and poisoned, this is the same water used to irrigate our local grade and high schools. No one would recommend drinking this untreated water.
Joe lied about the Golden Algae contamination in our lakes, the Board already had an experts report that cross contamination couldn’t be prevented because migratory water fowl.
Joe lied about the Board spending funds without the home ownership consent.
The CC&Rs spell this out very clearly that the Board does have this legal authority to do this for the community. It is also true that this project was voted down in 2008 and the reason was the proposed $500 special assessment.
Informed homeowners can go to the Wearevision.com for correct information about our community.
When it comes time to vote for City Council candidates please vote for ANYBODY but Joe Mosca unless you want a demonstrated LIAR on the City Counsel.
Where is America?
Once again, Is America sitting back watching ethnic & religious “cleansing,” as it did pre WWII? You bet, just as it did when Hitler’s craziness eventually resulted in a world-wide conflagration. Obama refuses to interrupt his fund raising campaigning and golfing to confront this current madness before it gets totally out of control. Because of his total failure and inaction regarding the Middle East, especially in Iraq, Christians are now being slaughtered by ISIS, an off-shoot of al-Qaeda, and forced to flee their homes with only the shirt on their backs, if they’re lucky. Also, we now witness Russia’s Putin using the same strategy of Hitler against Ukraine, and we play Chamberlain. Oh America, where ought thou?
It’s time for America to wake up and live up to it’s long tradition of aid to the persecuted. To paraphrase an old saying, “they came for them and we did nothing, now they come for us.” It’s time for the “baby boomer” pot-head peaceniks of the 60s and their current followers get their heads screwed on right and elect a leader that can and will deal with the well-being of all the people here at home and those in dire need abroad, and not play partisan politics as a way to lead and retain personal power.
As a retired military veteran, serving during the “cold war” and Viet Nam eras, this situation makes me sick and ashamed of our great nation so many have sacrificed to build.
Kudos to Avondale PD
Kudos to the Avondale Police Department for responding so quickly with several officers to our home on July 25th. My husband is ill and was confused that day thinking he was watching our 10 year old grandson Dillon. When he couldn’t find Dillon he called 911. Avondale responded and searched in and around our home for Dillon, within minutes they called a family member and found out Dillon was safe and sound with me, his grandmother. We are very appreciative of Officer Oder and his kindness and understanding toward my husband in his confused state. Officer Oder then followed through and called me to speak to Dillon asking him several questions making sure he was safe. A very BIG Thank You Avondale police officers and Officer Oder.
The President heads the Executive Branch which, absent Congressional or Judicial oversight or opposition, leaves him in the decision-making position. If the President is not acting within Constitutional limits, it is up to Congress to oppose and remedy it. That has not happened as evidenced by the gravity of the situation that exists today.
The Executive Branch covers all federal agencies, which includes Homeland Security and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). The President is the boss.
In 2013 36,007 (reportedly) convicted illegal alien criminals were released into society to continue their criminal behavior. These are illegal aliens already processed for removal awaiting final disposition to their cases. Among those violent crimes committed were murder, rape, kidnapping and a laundry list of assorted serious crimes. Not all were first time offenders and they represented a total of 88,000 convicted crimes. And, previously, another 68,000 criminal aliens, located in jails by ICE officers were reportedly released instead of being processed for deportation.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Lamar Smith (Texas), said that the present Administration “willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people,”
The purpose of the Constitution is the protection of the life and property of the citizens. It is the responsibility of the President and your elected officials to defend it. As a result of their failure to do so, not only in this matter but in many other vitally important areas, we now find ourselves in this downward slide toward a coming disaster.
From an operational viewpoint it is an internally generated policy and control situation. Forget the Constitution — it appears elected representatives may have done just that! This is evidenced by their actions or lack thereof.
Karl L. Nelson
Mitchell is a cheat and liar
After reading a couple letters in regard to Mitchell and his support, it has occurred to me that some people have short term memory, living under a rock for the past 2 years or might possibly be a relative !
One must recall before his last election Mitchell was judged in a court of law to be a cheat and one who might manipulate the facts for his own benefit — which he was tossed off the ballot. He was then however reinstated by appeal in regard to the manner in which writ was delivered.
No part of the Judge’s decision or the facts in this case were ever disputed or appealed for that matter.
So, realizing this, a vote for Mitchell is a vote for a cheat & liar, which even in this paper they have called him.
If we are to accomplish “Good” things for this state it helps to have honest & trustworthy people in the legislature. It would not be in Arizona’s best interest to vote for Mitchell.
Angela Cotera is the real deal
Angela Cotera wants to be Senator for all the right reasons. I first met her years ago when we were volunteering to help with Vacation Bible School. When I heard she was running for office, my first question was “Why?” I mean she’s a successful research Astrophysicist who is articulate, thoughtful, positive, happy and logical. She seems way over-qualified for the Arizona Legislature to me. Her answer was she could not just sit by and watch our public education system fail an entire generation of children. At first I thought she was just blowing smoke since like most of us it seems obvious to me most politicians seem motivated by personal gain. However, as I got to know Angela better and realized winning would not only mean a pay cut, but also have a negative impact on a career she loves, that’s when I had to admit she’s the real deal. Angela’s running because she truly wants to help our kids and our community. Angela is a throwback to a time when our elected officials were actually more interested in making life better for all Arizona kids, not just the wealthy few than scoring political points or advancing their political careers. I’m so glad she stepped up and is fighting to represent all of us in the Arizona Legislature.
To mall or not to mall
More often than not, I get a case of the giggles after reading the political ranting postings in your twice-weekly “letters to the editor”; but nothing compares to the knee slapper/belly laugh I experienced after reading your recent piece “Will Goodyear Get Its Mall?” (08/01/14). Let’s reexamine some of the presented data — if I can do so without laughing and snickering: The Estrella Falls Mall has been promised the kind residents of Goodyear for nearly TEN (10) years; the Goodyear City Manager expected to begin the review of construction docs Jan 14 — did not happen; the City of Goodyear has not seen any plans from the Developer; City of Goodyear does not know what the Developer’s mall will look like; plans have been put on “hold” multiple times; and lastly but most importantly, the Vice President of Development for Macerich (formerly known as Westcor), has not returned multiple calls. Gee, it certainly looks like construction is right on schedule. ..you think? With that, I say the citizens of Goodyear be polled to vote on ideas/suggestions to construct on the empty field, also known as, the future Estrella Falls Mall. You get my vote for a “Splish/Splash” Water Park, or even the world’s largest Minature Golf Course. On the other hand, I suppose we can wait until the looming December 2014, 2015, or 2016 deadline.
William J. Wright Jr.
Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.
The problem has become pervasive. Waste from chicken farms has rendered ocean off the East Coast unfit for fishing. Waste from Midwest cattle ranches carried by Mississippi River has created a permanent “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico larger than that of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill.
Animal agriculture dumps more pollution to our waterways than all other human activities combined. Principal pollutants are animal manure, fertilizers, as well as soil particles, organic debris, and pesticides from feed cropland. Manure and fertilizers promote growth of toxic algae that poison drinking water supplies. Organic matter feeds microorganisms that deplete oxygen and kill fish.
Effective regulations to limit dumping of animal waste into water supplies have been blocked by the meat industry.
Fortunately, every one of us has the power to stop this outrage three times a day by saying ‘no’ to polluting meat and dairy products. Our local supermarket offers ample alternatives. Entering “live vegan” in a search engine provides useful recipes and transition tips.
Just because you can do something does not mean you should. In this case I am talking about political robocalls. Even though politicians are allowed to make calls to telephones on the Do Not Call List, an exemption I do not understand, this is one of those things they should not do. Apparently, the cost of making robocalls has gotten so cheap that most of our politicians are now using them as a campaign tool. We now are getting so many of them that it has gotten to be very annoying.
I believe this has now gotten so out of control that something should be done about it. I am writing my congressman and our senators to urge them to change the law to eliminate the political exemption for calls to numbers on the Do Not Call List. Further, I have decided not to vote for any politician that uses robocalling. If you cannot muster enough volunteers to make in-person calls you do not deserve to be elected.
Please join me in writing our congressional representatives and refusing to vote for those who use robocalls.
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