Mike White

Mike White 1 week, 1 day ago on Resale Store is main funding for humane society shelter

Disagree. The animals are often sad, to be expected. But when you visit with them, or especially if you take them on a walk, they are so happy they can't contain themselves, bouncing all around and eagerly checking everything out. I am very happy they aren't put down and plan on continuing to contribute to their success. I don't at all see my contribution as any kind of waste. Quite the contrary.


Mike White 1 week, 2 days ago on Police arrest man eating inside Home Depot

He would need to pass a substance abuse test and a background check, but maybe they could set up a special work-for-welfare category for such folks. But I suspect there would need to be a high supervisor-to-worker ratio.


Mike White 1 week, 4 days ago on Health care battle intense

I tried to find that group and Quinlan on the internet. Nothing on either other than this group is part of its parent national organization. That site made them sound like community organizers and lobbyist types whose mission it is, for whatever reason, to save ObamaCare. I suppose if someone were able to follow the money there would be more information.

I'm seeing a trend of Pete Aleshire pulling in wacky leftist articles from nebulous sources to advance his political beliefs.


Mike White 1 week, 5 days ago on Payson will protect night skies

Sounds like a good idea that would greatly benefit the community with minimal negative impact on anyone. Seeing at nights is what car headlights and flashlights are for. No need tor those intrusive street lights, overly bright business signs, spotlights that are left on, etc.


Mike White 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Commission slashes solar incentives

I put a solar system on my house about 4 years ago that was partially supported by rebates, but I have to admit when I think about it objectively it probably isn't fair for other APS customers to have to subsidize systems like mine.

With my marginal 9-10 year payback, it would otherwise have been at least 12-14 years without rebates, which is beyond the time most people would wait for a break-even. The payback calculations do include your still having to pay for the time you draw from the grid during non-sunny times, in addition to all the various fixed costs you get hit with each month. Learning that after about 14-15 years of usage the system's efficiency starts to noticeably drop makes such a long-term decision harder to make.

So this will likely kill the residential solar market. But maybe it is the most fair choice for all parties concerned.


Mike White 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Experts criticize Arizona elections

The last sentence of this piece credits the Republicans with trying to fix the gerrymandered district boundaries drawn up by the so-called independent committee that turned out to be not independent at all. I'd like to see the Democrats support that.

And I would be willing to bet that the vast majority of the political science professors involved in the study are liberal Democrats. Maybe even over 95%. You can make a study or a poll say whatever you want it to by the underlying assumptions, phrasing of questions, sampling strategy, and many other factors.


Mike White 2 weeks, 3 days ago on Heavy rains close creek crossings

We had a nice flow through the normally dry Goat Creek when the CP golf course released creek water trapped by their ponds. I suspect this water made it all the way through SV into Houston Creek and eventually into Roosevelt Lake. At times they released the water very quickly and it undoubtedly contributed to some flooded crossings in SV.