I am writing this to say how disappointed I am when I see people making negative unsubstantiated comments about our new governor. Gov. Ducey just took office and the negative comments I have been reading by some have absolutely no basis in fact. I strongly believe that if there ever was a time to unite as Arizonans it is now. We need to end these divisive insinuations and focus on getting our state’s economy strong and the rest of our state programs in the black.
The attitude of the general public towards our service members has changed for the better since those days of Vietnam but, in many respects since then, it’s been lip service from those who are responsible for public policies and investment in our veterans and their families. As an institution, the VA has failed many of us largely, both as a result of inattention on the part of those elected officials who were supposed to be watching out for our best interest, but also because the managers of that system first lied to themselves and then to the gatekeepers.
Local Little Leagues in Mesa and Apache Junction have started registration for the 2015 spring season of Little League Baseball and Softball. Individual registrations are being held throughout January.
As Gov. Jan Brewer leaves office, she leaves a financially unstable budget facing a large deficient, that will include deep financial cuts to education, road and transportation construction for good jobs, and a dismal outlook to bring more companies into our state.
I am writing about David Rich’s letter: “Most deadly weapon is our fork” (Jan. 6, EVT). Meat is not what is causing our obesity and diabetes epidemic, but rather carbohydrates — especially processed carbohydrates.
I find it ironic that the Los Angeles Police Department is extolled as a national model of “race relations” in our liberal news and TV media. That is certainly not how LA’s majority population regard their police force. They have seen the LAPD abrogate their police cruiser motto of “To Protect and Serve” time and time again since the race riots from the 1960s to today. Local TV coverage on the ground and from helicopters during these riots show a motto of “run, don’t walk” away from any confrontation with these rioters, looters and arsonists. The orders to observe but not confront had come down from LA’s liberal mayors and police chiefs to the rank-and-file. Consequently, Los Angeles doesn’t have a law enforcement department, it has an “acquiescence” department. To the vast majority of American citizens, they don’t want their law enforcement department to win accolades for what laws they are not enforcing or over-looking for reasons of “political correctness.” They look to their police men and women for adhering to the oath of law enforcement that they took when their badges were pinned on.