Purpose and direction

November 17, 2017

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy


Putting the squeeze on local governments

November 16, 2017

It seems that congress is considering eliminating the personal income tax deductions for state and local taxes.

That would cause citizen involvement to lower local taxes.

Maybe that is a good idea.

We deserve better

Brutus


Veterans day 2017

November 11, 2017

We offer our thanks to our veterans.

Freedom unfortunately is not free.

Brutus


A school district facing reality

November 3, 2017

School districts in New Mexico are having to do some belt tightening.

This slide came from a presentation that the Las Cruces public school superintendent made:

Bullet point three caught our attention.

We deserve better

Brutus


No lefties on Stanton

November 1, 2017

That almost sounds like a joke.

We need to point out that city council haD an item on its Tuesday, October 31, 2017 agenda that would “include converting the existing center-turning lane to a dedicated transit lane and where feasible limiting left-turns thereby reducing the number of conflict points”.

It probably makes sense that they should keep automobiles from turning in front of the street cars.

It would have been nice if they had informed the public before the project was authorized.

Whether you support the street car project or not, this is yet another example of how our local government people take things from us one step at a time.

We deserve better

Brutus


A lover of liberty

October 28, 2017

This quote has been attributed to Beethoven:

“To help wherever one can, love liberty above all things; never deny the truth, even at the foot of the throne.”

We deserve better

Brutus


Unfortunate

October 9, 2017

The Washington Post wrote this about the wife of our former president and had it on their web site the other day:

At the Pennsylvania Conference for Women Tuesday, Obama said many Americans do not trust the party to represent their interests because they don’t see themselves reflected in its leadership. She described the demographics of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during the State of the Union speech in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives:

On one side of the room, it’s literally gray and white. Literally, that’s the color palette on one side of the room. On the other side of the room, there are yellows and blues and whites and greens. Physically, there’s a difference in color, in the tone. Because one side: all men, all white. On the other side: some women, some people of color. And whenever I was sitting, I would always have a guest in that booth, and I was always the most embarrassed at the beginning when people would see that, because I’d say that, is it just me, am I looking at how governance works?

Embarrassed?

We deserve better

Brutus


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