- Your Voice
After reading Mr. Steele’s opinion letter in the November 30th edition of the Explorer, I came away with several thoughts. I perceive that Mr. Steele is a very mean spirited, spiteful, vindict… Comments (0)
This election year is so disappointing on so many levels. We have two New York liberals with the worst favorability ratings and the highest unfavorable ratings of any prior presidential candidates in my lifetime.
As an Oro Valley taxpayer you may be owed over $14,000!
I’ll be going to the polls on Election Day.
Recently I attended two public forums which featured Ralph Atchue and Corin Hammond, candidates for Senator and Representative in Legislative District 11. Also present were incumbents Steve Smith, Mark Finchem and Vince Leach.
I read with great interest the letter from Emerge Board President Krista Pacion. I have always been a supporter of the Emerge program but must have been misinformed. I thought this was a program to help abused individuals (whether women or men) and this is where their emphasis is. It appears that encouraging women to run for political office is another avenue of support. Fine, but then she goes on to mention that Emerge supports Democratic women who wish to run. Why just Democratic women? Don’t all women have a right to representation by individuals that support their opinions? Or is it just those who are Democratic? I am one of those evil conservative people who give money to charities I believe in. I don’t give money to political causes and since Emerge seems to be such an organization, they’re off the list. And as a side note: The terms Democratic and Democrat are not interchangeable. A Democrat is a s! ocialist in sheeps clothing at best. Democratic is more of a general term stating what our country used to be.
The decision to run for public office can seem like a daunting one. That’s especially true for women, who are starkly underrepresented in offices in Arizona and face unique challenges as female candidates. However, for every reason to not run for office, there are ten reasons why women from Arizona should.
I am voting for Democrat Corin Hammond for Arizona House, legislative district 11. Corin will place a high priority on Arizona’s public education. Our public schools are the among the lowest in our country,
So after taking a deep breath and holding it, the latest edition of the Explorer was on my driveway.
Well, it sure didn’t take long for Don Cox (charter member of the so-called civility crowd) to submit a self-congratulatory letter to the Explorer gloating that the Oro Valley Town Council incumbents lost the election. His letter was filled with civil words and phrases to include “vilify, liars, bitching” and “clean out their desks and leave.” He claimed that the results revealed that, “there can be no argument about where the people stand.”
Though mortality remains alive and well, fewer U.S. residents own life insurance policies nowadays.
When the Town of Oro Valley purchased the El Conquistador Country Club and its golf and tennis facilities, we all felt the storm of mixed emotions that naturally results whenever people are faced with change and transition. But when a change occurs, we have two choices: 1. Deny and resist, or 2. Be a productive part of the prospect for improvement.
I recently learned I am no longer a patriotic veteran, but rather have been relegated to the “Basket of Deplorables.” I am irredeemable, un-American, racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and Islamophobia.
Don Cox, with all your blustering, you must be exhausted... Take a deep breath and hold it for 20 minutes.
I absolutely can’t buy your call for “Kumbaya” time now that the primary election has been completed. How convenient. You along with your Ally Miller hater, Jim Nintzel’s attempt on an almost weekly basis to promote and accommodate the bought, paid for sham candidate for Dist. #1 BOS failed miserably.
Much has been written on these Explorer Opinion pages in the past 6-8 weeks about the Oro Valley Town Council election. I have written expressing my support for the three challengers while giving the readers reasons to not support the incumbents. Other have taken to this medium to vilify me, call the challengers liars and make an attempt to justify the berating one of the finest police departments in this state and country.
It is after long thought and deliberation that we will no longer be producing the Oro Valley Holiday Parade.
I wish to point out Patrick King’s politically incorrect reference to a single-parent family as a “broken home”. That generalization is unfair and insulting. Thankfully, that term quit being used by most people in the ’70s and ’80s.
I yelled into my mailbox today and heard a deafening echo. For the first time in months, this newspaper hasn’t received a letter to the editor explaining why the Oro Town Council incumbents in this last election are either civic government gods or members making a mockery of government process.