Jimi Alexander

Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Facts needed about alternative power sources

Oh, please. Jon Kyl's water position is a red herring meant to excuse his strict adherence to the national party line against a climate and energy bill. How about the golf courses in Arizona that use millions of gallons of water for no reason other than entertainment? Why isn't he as vocal in his opposition to those?

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Oil is more than gasoline

Glad to hear you're on the same side as Haley Barbour, Joe Barton, and the rest of the southern GO(B)P. Next, you'll be telling us that oil is less toxic than toothpaste, yes? That seems to be the GO(B)P script.

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Arizona needs to abandon Canamex Highway project

I'm wondering if I should abstain from the water here in Payson. It seems to make people seriously messed-up in the head.

First of all, if there was a "great sucking sound of jobs going south" why would we be such a hotbed for immigration? If anything, NAFTA hurt Mexico's job market by allowing them to buy subsidized American corn at below market value, putting thousands of workers out of business and making the crop yellow gold here in the States. The result is that American farmers expanded their crop once demand overcame supply and, to this day, Mexicans come here (legally or otherwise) in droves to take jobs in agriculture that no one else will do and help these farmers who would otherwise be incapable of reaping hundreds of square miles of corn harvest.

CANAMEX is a road meant to be used for commerce between the three countries. It's no more a threat to American sovereignty than Nogales Highway. Besides, I thought you right-wing nutjobs were all about free markets and free people and all that jazz? At least, that's the excuse you use when you're busy shredding the concept of the social contract. What happened?

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Disappointed with Pine-Strawberry water district board

Wow. What is an "executive meeting" anyway? Sounds like a way to get whatever shady business they're doing kept out of the public eye, or an excuse to just get people to leave. Why are they able to do that over the course of a normal meeting?

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Drilling moratorium is poor policy

Struck down by a district court judge heavily invested in a company called Blackrock, which owns nearly 1,200,000,000 shares in BP. That judge should have recused himself from the case, and I hope the Justice Department aggressively appeals the decision and gets the moratorium restored because of it.

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on City employees should not be irreplaceable

What's this? Dan Varnes breaking away from conservative orthodoxy? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Open letter to Jon Kyl

So you mean to tell me that a $600 trillion derivatives market didn't fall apart because shady dealers on Wall Street were gambling with mortgages, but because the federal government was "over-regulating" them?

Then again, you're busy crushing on Terry Putnam, a man that's as psychotic and dangerously conspiratorial as they come, so what do I know?

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 5 months ago on Are Payson Schools' new athletic fees too high?

The fees are rather steep for our community, but I can't think of any other way to pay for the also steep costs of maintaining and outfitting a school athletics program in these tough times. Here's hoping this measure is temporary.

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Jimi Alexander 4 years, 6 months ago on Wake up, America

"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."

-Benjamin Franklin

As a so-called "bleeding heart," I can set moral compassion for migrants aside. My opposition to SB1070 is on the grounds of civil liberties meaning, primarily, that I should not be forced to carry my birth certificate in my car because a few reactionaries in our legislature and the Current Occupant of the Seat of Governor are scared that Pedro's coming to town with a dozen of his hombres.

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