Sound Off! (June 10)

Sound Off! (June 10)

There are 38 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 10, 2011, titled Sound Off! (June 10). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The county Democratic chair doesn't understand why Judge Schultz didn't come forward until Martinez was elected.

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“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#1 Jun 10, 2011
SoundOff wrote:
First they put some woman in jail for having weeds in her yard, now the codes people say that you can't have flags in front of your business. When is the government going to get off of our backs?
The government will get off our backs when one of two things happens. One, we say enough is enough and overthrow the government. Two, individuals behave responsibly giving the government no need to interfere. I don't see either of those happening on a large enough scale to make a difference.
leonardo

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jun 10, 2011
Rafting on the Rio this weekend and the city said all destruction on the levee would be completed and open for use for this event,cruised by yesterday still a FUBAR......
Spell It Out for Me

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Jun 10, 2011
"First they put some woman in jail for having weeds in her yard, now the codes people say that you can't have flags in front of your business. When is the government going to get off of our backs?"

We have a representative form of government, so the politicians represent you. If you don't like the laws, or the individuals who are making them, get involved and stop simply complaining about it. Run for office, find someone who better represents your way of thinking and support his/her run for office, attend City Council meetings and tell them what you think or, at least, write or email your representative. Democracy only works, when the people take it seriously.

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#4 Jun 10, 2011
leonardo wrote:
Rafting on the Rio this weekend and the city said all destruction on the levee would be completed and open for use for this event,cruised by yesterday still a FUBAR......
I take it you meant the construction would be completed, but seriously...how often does the city meet deadlines? ;-)

As for the Rafting on the Rio, people will show up in great numbers and all the spectators and participants will have a blast as usual.

To all the participants, be safe in the water & use your life vest...and everyone enjoy!

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#6 Jun 10, 2011
Sound Off Caller wrote:
First they put some woman in jail for having weeds in her yard, now the codes people say that you can't have flags in front of your business. When is the government going to get off of our backs?
You stand corrected: The woman was put in jail for failing to respond to previous court summons (plural) which stemmed from failure to maintain her yard and/or ensuring that a "maintenance company" was doing so.

Then you will stand corrected again: It isn't the "codes people" who say as you claim. Codes enforcement are hired & trained to uphold the municipal statutes/codes by enforcing them & ensuring that all violators will comply with the laws. The "codes people" didn't just decide on a whim what is to be addressed. There are existing city & county statutes, and some of them were put into place by the city council and/or county commission. Codes enforcement officers just get the bad rap, just as LCPD and DASO for enforcing the laws of the land.
OrvilleWyatt

Santa Fe, NM

#7 Jun 10, 2011
Caller:
"First they put some woman in jail for having weeds in her yard, now the codes people say that you can't have flags in front of your business. When is the government going to get off of our backs?"

Pretty soon after YOU stop choosing to vote for what you perceive as the lesser of two evils between two groups of synergistic parasites.

Caller:
"I'm into my sixth decade of life, and many of the unaffordable government programs in existence today weren't around years ago. And we did just fine"

No you didn't. You're memory's broke. People were dropping like flies from acid rain, whole species were dying simlutaneously, and there were roving packs of poisonous monkies EVERYWHERE before we had corn subsidies, red light cameras, troops in more than half of the world's countries, and ordaninces against business flying flags.
Wecc

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jun 10, 2011
"I would like to know why the Republicans keep saying that alternative energy sources such as wind, solar or thermal are not a viable solution for the U.S. It is working great for Germany and Denmark, just to name two. "
The population of the USA is 300 million+ think about it.

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#9 Jun 10, 2011
Sound Off Caller wrote:
I commend the Sun-News on the June 2 front-page pictures and article entitled "Playtime." Happiness and well-being are newsworthy, and never old fashioned. Thank you for accentuating the positive.
If you're speaking about the photo of Corbin Bryand with his mom, that was indeed an awesome photo. His exuberance was heart warming & very uplifting.

He reminded me of a very special almost 2 year old in my life, as he bears such an uncanny resemblance.

A picture truly is worth much more than a thousand words.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jun 10, 2011
Wecc wrote:
"I would like to know why the Republicans keep saying that alternative energy sources such as wind, solar or thermal are not a viable solution for the U.S. It is working great for Germany and Denmark, just to name two. "
The population of the USA is 300 million+ think about it.
Which means we have the opportunity to be 3.5 and 55 times as effective as Germany and Denmark. Just like McDonalds has a hell of a lot more opportunities to sell hamburgers than Whataburger.
OrvilleWyatt

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Jun 10, 2011
Wecc wrote:
"I would like to know why the Republicans keep saying that alternative energy sources such as wind, solar or thermal are not a viable solution for the U.S. It is working great for Germany and Denmark, just to name two. "
The population of the USA is 300 million+ think about it.
And the area is several fold that of the given examples.

How's the profit margain on those technologies in your Euro-rot examples? Everyone would be rushing to put up windmills even without the subsidies, right?

right?

Don't get me wrong - there's better ways to capture and store energy. The free market would provide them.

Those most in favor of the highly subsidized nonsensical alternative energy are the same dufi protesting the genetic technolgies that could lead to actual profitable, sustainable, cleaner forms of energy.

Both christian whackos and enviro-whackos scream about GMOs destroying the world (without any inkling of understanding about genetics) but are more than happy to sponsor an obesity epidemic in the name of corn ethanol subsidies and destroy landscapes with windmills that work a solid 5% of the time
Spell It Out for Me

Las Cruces, NM

#13 Jun 10, 2011
OrvilleWyatt wrote:
Caller:
"First they put some woman in jail for having weeds in her yard, now the codes people say that you can't have flags in front of your business. When is the government going to get off of our backs?"
Pretty soon after YOU stop choosing to vote for what you perceive as the lesser of two evils between two groups of synergistic parasites.
Caller:
"I'm into my sixth decade of life, and many of the unaffordable government programs in existence today weren't around years ago. And we did just fine"
No you didn't. You're memory's broke. People were dropping like flies from acid rain, whole species were dying simlutaneously, and there were roving packs of poisonous monkies EVERYWHERE before we had corn subsidies, red light cameras, troops in more than half of the world's countries, and ordaninces against business flying flags.
I seem to remember flying monkies, but it was a long time ago.
OrvilleWyatt

Santa Fe, NM

#14 Jun 10, 2011
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
Which means we have the opportunity to be 3.5 and 55 times as effective as Germany and Denmark. Just like McDonalds has a hell of a lot more opportunities to sell hamburgers than Whataburger.
Gawd - D sheep justifying their actions by the success of megacorporations ...

It's just as sweet of sugary delicious vidication as R warhawks preacing about bringing peace with Hellfire Missles and Daisy cutters

That Healthcare waiver for McDonalds is temporary, Right Roy?

HA! Nothing is more permanent than a temporary government measure.

Dude - your Nobel Peace Prize winner better hurry in Syria! The children are fleeing into Turkey before you can buy depleted uranium from campaing donors to shoot into their craniums, torsos, and drinking water.

I mean, c'mon, you CAN'T think that Libya and Yemen are enough to fulfill the democrat bloodlust (above and beyond that which W started, of course)
Damn Right

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Jun 10, 2011
Sarcastic Bombastic wrote:
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This comment which made it into the hard copy edition as well the online edition just confirms my statement about LCSN Editors & Topix Administrators hypocrisy in what was conveyed to me by a LCSN Topix administrator via email. He/she claimed that the LCSN forums have become more bickering and insults; yet, they are responsible for selecting what is posted in the hard copy & online editions.
Hypocrisy at it's finest LCSN. Read the letters to the editor forum from today, as I left you a message there too highlighting your mind boggling hypocrisy and inconsistency.
Jim Harbison was only pointing out that the true role of limited government was to tell us how to burn calories not how to consume them.

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jun 10, 2011
"Home prices have sunk to 2002 levels, effectively wiping out almost a decade's worth of home equity across the U.S. and imperiling the fragile economic recovery."

Maybe, just maybe all the excess and incompetence of Dubya's horrible performance is getting washed out of the system. I doubt it though. The RepbuliCONs are doing their damnest to stop Wall Street reform and the appointment of anyone who will watch out for the consumers.

Unfortunately the Cons were joined by Blue-Dog Dems in voting down the "Mortgage cram-down" 2 years ago that would have stopped many foreclosures and reduced the horrible impact they've had. Bingaman and Udall supported the efforts to protect the consumers.

Friday 6/10 "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is standing by his vow to block any candidate — specifically Elizabeth Warren — for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, his aide said yesterday. Addressing charges of sexism, McConnell’s spokesman said “It’s not sexist. It’s not Elizabeth Warren-specific. It’s any nominee.”" http://thinkprogress.org
DNA

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Jun 10, 2011
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
Which means we have the opportunity to be 3.5 and 55 times as effective as Germany and Denmark. Just like McDonalds has a hell of a lot more opportunities to sell hamburgers than Whataburger.
Whataplasitas
OrvilleWyatt

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Jun 10, 2011
Home prices are substantially below 2002 prices.

Adjust for inflation - and I mean actual value of those pieces of paper, not Big Brother's BS reported inflation number

"Big Brother has increase the chocolate ration to 30g ... "

(If you don't get that reference, you're illiterate to participate in either side of ANY discussions about government size or intrusion into your life, go read)

“Your DQCC Limit is Maxed!”

Since: Sep 08

In Utero (originally)

#20 Jun 10, 2011
Damn Right wrote:
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Jim Harbison was only pointing out that the true role of limited government was to tell us how to burn calories not how to consume them.
Believe me, I'm well aware of what Mr. Jim Harbison was stating regarding personal responsibility, accountability, and the consequences of our own choices in life. I was one of the commentators on that forum until it got off on a tangent, which was later derailed by someone pushing the "medical marijuana" issue.

For the sake of those not knowing what the initial Sound Off caller was complaining about & in fairness to Mr. Jim Habison, here is the link to his column's forum, as the article itself is no longer available. Noting though, the introductory paragraph remains in the forum's initial page.

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/las-cruces-...
Curious George

Las Cruces, NM

#21 Jun 10, 2011
Caller: I'm a long-term resident in Mesilla. Several of my trees and bushes died form the freeze, and I have a lot neighbors who get carried away with fireworks every year. I leave it to the Mesilla trustees to do the right thing and ban aerial fireworks to protect our health, safety and welfare.

Yes, we have a real problem and I hope Mesilla responds appropriately. Property owners who have not removed their dead trees and shrubbery should also understand they are contributing to the problem.
wassup

Silver City, NM

#22 Jun 10, 2011
Sound Off!: "Here it is June 6, D-Day, and the Sun-News seems to have forgotten about the anniversary of that horrific day."

Horrific? More like heroic! It led to the winning of the war in Europe.
down under

Las Cruces, NM

#23 Jun 10, 2011
As for the fireworks if you can not keep up with your yard dont buy homes that have landscapping Better yet clear it out and drop some gravel and you kill two birds with one shot. As for Mr Sixth decade you are very right life was much better back in the days when people worked and made very little yet were very happy then today when you work and slave and dont have nothing to show for.

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