Open line Saturday

January 18, 2020

It’s Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better

Brutus


Gasoline prices

January 15, 2020

I went through Alamogordo, New Mexico last weekend and paid $2.02 for unleaded gasoline.

When I returned to El Paso that same day unleaded gasoline was selling at $2.56 a gallon at the local convenience stores.

The state of New Mexico charges 17 cents per gallon in gasoline taxes while Texas charges 20 cents per gallon.

Can any of the readers explain why gas in Alamogordo was so much cheaper?

We deserve better

Brutus


Danger at night

January 13, 2020

This came in from Helen Marshall:

I am increasingly reluctant to drive at night, and one reason is the growing number of bicycle riders, joggers and walkers who are out after dark in all-black gear, no lights on their bikes or helmets, not even a white sock or scarf.  Do they think that because they can see my car I can see them?  Last night someone in all black clothing ran across Mesa, not far from the Brentwood intersection where he or she would have been able to cross with a traffic signal.  If I had hit that person it presumably would not be my fault…I was traveling under the speed limit…but I’d have nightmares about it for the rest of my life.
If you are one of these invisible persons, or know someone who is, PLEASE tell them to carry something bright, put a light on their bicycle, SOMETHING!
Maybe the bicycle riders groups could discuss this….
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We deserve better
Brutus

Open line Saturday

January 11, 2020

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better

Brutus


Truth to power

January 8, 2020

There has been considerable discussion on the blog lately about commenters posting anonymously.

I wonder how knowing the commenter’s identity would change the discussion.

The Washington Post published this back in 2018:

… anonymous publication has been an essential feature of American democracy since its beginning. It has long allowed vulnerable voices to participate in public politics and speak truth to power. Indeed, anonymous debate was at the center of the revolutionary politics that led to American independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which enshrined the press freedoms that continue to protect anonymous speech today.

We deserve better

Brutus


Open line Saturday

January 4, 2020

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better

Brutus


On the other hand

January 3, 2020

What person or organization do you believe did the most to harm us here in El Paso this last year?

As always please keep the conversation civil.

We should be able to disagree without being vulgar or resorting to personal attacks.

We deserve better

Brutus


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