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Letters to the Editor: September 14, 2016
Submitted by West Valley View on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 12:00am
Rudy Giuliani, M.D.
Dr. Rudy Giuliani appeared at one Trump’s rallies with a big knot on his head from falling in the shower and was critical of Mrs. Clinton’s health.
His own neurological health seems to be in question since he was mayor of New York when 911 happened in 2001 but he says it happened under Obama’s administration which did not begin until 2008.
Drive, darn it, drive
What is with all of these drivers lately just setting through Green Lights , and Stop Signs. Upon driving by them I can see the drivers have seized the moment to Text Somebody or Twitter, whatever the latest device.
I want these people ticketed. No I want their house confiscated and the drivers licenses evoked, and their first born taken away.
Use to be once in a blue moon you would see someone swerve over a line, now its a daily occurrence You got it they are talking on a Cell phone.
I own a Computer and a Cell Pone buried deep in the bottom of my purse , turned off. Its for Emergencies, and they are here.
I am going to dig that Cell Phone out and start calling these drivers in. After I have pulled over of course. Can’t turn into one of them.
Until the 1970’s, we were a manufacturing Nation. But, for many reasons, we didn’t keep up. We were told it would be OK because we were going to be a technology Nation and we were for a while. Then education was the answer and the MBA was the degree to get. Reality trumped theories and we were in the full-fledged service ecconomy supported by the bigger theories from PHDs. Of course, a service society can never servive because without the input of external revenue, the government costs will shrink a service-society pie. So credit filled in the gaps.
The housing bubble of 1996 was caused by loosening credit standards. The dot com bust of 2000 and the great recession of 2008 were all attempts to spur the ecconomy through betting credit on a better future. Student loans are a credit-based bet, but seemingly free money always drives costs, not values, up.
Free money worked for a while. But it added debt to those who did not know how to profit from it and made the rich, richer. The amount of debt this time around is staggering. Since, 2008, FED debt is $4 trillion, Federal debt increased by $9 trillion, student debt $2 trillion and consumer debt is $14 trillion, topping the 2008 record. Remember that $1 trillion is about $3,000 for every citizen. We are all carrying an average $100,000 of accumulated debt with compounding interest.
What happens next? Even if the next post-presidential-election bubble is historically small, a 2% drop causes the dreaded deflation that stops spending now because everything is cheaper tomorrow. That compounds the GDP drop, and the debt will keep climbing.
Just focus on being ready to help those around you.
Weise should be mayor
According to Avondale’s website,
“The seat of Mayor shows at this point to be up for runoff between candidates Kenneth Weise and Stephanie Karlin. A final ballot tally will be provided by Maricopa County Elections Department once all early ballots dropped off at City Hall and at the polls and provisional ballots are tabulated.”
KEN WEISE is leading with 49.38% of the vote while Stephanie Karlin has only 26.60% of the vote, and Frank Scott has only 23.64%.
To avoid a November runoff , a candidate must get more than 50 percent of the vote.
Ken Weise is just shy of 50%, whereas Stephanie Karlin is just a little over half way there and Scott is not even half way.
I think it is rediculous for Avondale voters to have to pay for another election in this case, if after the final tally Weise doesn’t make it over the 50% threshold.
If I were Karlin and Scott, and if I really cared about Avondale, I’d back out of the race and allow the clear winner, Ken Weise to prevail.
Buckeye patrolling in county
I am writing this letter to let you know of a change in Maricopa county and City of Buckeye court jurisdiction, which may affect your readers.
The unincorporated area, NW of the city limits of Buckeye, on Sun Valley Parkway has always had the ability of being patrolled by any official state approved police department.
The White Tanks court, in the past, was the only entity having jurisdiction over this unincorporated area, specifically pertaining to traffic violations. However, now this unincorporated area, is under joint jurisdiction, between the city of Buckeye and Maricopa County.
Buckeye city police are actively patrolling, this unincorporated area of Maricopa County, in particular, with regards to traffic violations.
By doing so, they are raising increased revenues, for the City of Buckeye, from county citizens outside the official city limits of Buckeye. Go figure, I bet even Sherriff Joe, would be proud.
Can’t change love of culture
What is all this hollering about Trump not understanding the Mexican culture! Of course he doesn’t know! My first wife was Mexican from Mexico. I was crazy about her. I didn’t know that she planned to give me back the engagement ring. I got in a carwreck and was in the Hospital. She and her parents came to the Hospital and the family that was acting as interpreters was there. I said let’s get married now! Her parents agreed, so did my parents. For years she would tell me I trapped her into the marriage.
She loved Mexico! I loved the U.S.A.! As time went on I did not understand that the true love was one sided. I kept trying to please her in anyway I could, it didn’t work. She divorced me after 12 years and three sons! Within a year we were remarried. But all the old problems were still there. After 9 years she divorced me again. Same thing she wanted someone who loved Mexican Culture. I didn’t!
End of story there are two different cultures and two different ways of looking at life. When a person loves their own culture you aren’t going to change them!
Bernard Oviatt Sr.
Shame on you… The recent behavior of two prominent sports figures during the playing of our National Anthem is nothing short of SHAMEFUL! Now even the thought of playing the National Anthem at the start of sporting events has come into question! Are you kidding me? Men and women had laid down blood, sweat and tears to make this country what it is today…FREE. Yes, there are all those rights afforded us by the Constitution but in balance... there are responsibilities that go with those rights. These sports figures, on male football player and one female soccer player have no problem having a nice home, expensive cars and a nice salary in this great country of ours yet they use the freedom it provides to protest against it? Go someplace else and protest. Maybe in China or some Eastern European country where you get a two room apartment, ride a bike to work and the state tells you what you will earn. That sounds about right for all those who complain about America and our way of life. It is not the best but… it sure is better than all the others. Why does everybody want to come here? You protesters make me sick with your defiant behavior yet you have not spent one day in the military or in the service of our country. GET OUT! I am sure you and your misguided cause will be accepted with open arms in some other country but be warned… there might be a knock on the door in the middle of the night and your family might not ever see you again because your defiant cause is not in agreement with the government there. Shame on you for accepting all our freedoms and then disrespecting our country!
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem because of the wrong doings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. Now, his coach Chip Kelly says it is “his right as a citizen” to exercise his 1st Amendment right. The NFL does not require its players to stand during the national anthem. President Barack Obama “the great divider” once again reminded us of Kaepernick’s right. Hey Barack, ask yourself is this really a presidential issue?
I must remind Americans that the national anthem has always been a special part of the pre-game ceremony, in most all sporting events. Chip Kelly also has the right as a coach not to call Kaepernick’s name to play by leaving him sitting on the bench. My issue is not what Kaepernick does or doesn’t do but the over attention by liberal media.
Watching the NFL up coming season show they high-lighted and reminded viewers of Kaepernick’s 1st Amendment right. They also reminded us of the new NFL rule that profanity is considered “detrimental to the league” ad will be addressed with fines and game suspensions denying players of their 1st Amendment rights. Since the NFL says one thing and then does another, call it is called open hypocrisy. I decided to exercise my 1st Amendment rights by calling up Direct TV’s Sunday NFL ticket and canceled my subscription in the name of Kaepernick.
Thomas M. Brosius
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