Hi Mayor & Council,
Mary deCamp wrote the following in response to a program on KVOI, am 1030, the “Wake Up! Tucson” show with Joe Higgins & Chris DiSimone, airing 6-8 am, M-F.
KVOI is “the VOIce of Tucson” according to their self-promotional spots. http://wakeuptucson.net/
Below is a copy of what I sent to the Mayor and each Council member
re the “resolution” attached below:
I am beginning to wonder if I still live in the United States of
America! I just read a resolution which states it was adopted by the
Mayor and the City Council, who supposedly represent me…. and all
the other citizens of Tucson.
If this document (which appears to have the signature of the City
Manager on it) is actually correct in stating that it has been
adopted by the Mayor and Council on Feb. 20, 2013….. then clearly,
the Mayor and Council have no concept of what “representation of
Tucson citizens” means, nor what constitutes an “emergency”!
Without any approval, discussion, or even knowledge of its existence
by Tucson’s voters, this document gives the Air Force unconditional
approval to use its own discretion (which historically has proven to
be entirely lacking) to go ahead with their dangerous plans for Tucson.
This resolution will allow DM to increase by at least two-fold or
more, the number of overflights of the very densely populated midtown
Tucson, and allow round-the-clock overflights, and the introduction
of whatever aircraft they wish, in whatever numbers they wish….
including the hearing-damaging accident-waiting-to-happen-
The use of the term “emergency” is particularly despicable! In this
case, it is not even stated what constitutes the so-called
“emergency”, but is obviously being used to get around the fact that
it was passed in great haste and secrecy, so as not to alert citizens
of how they are being shafted!
I am appalled and very angry! How dare you sell us out so completely,
so dishonestly, and without the knowledge of the majority of the
I expect a reply to this, an explanation, and a retraction of this
By Lee Stanfield
We don’t need sequestration or any form of austerity…. we just need to trim the Pentagon fat cats’ salaries and war toy budget! But what these Pentagon fat cats will do with the mandated spending cuts, is pass it down to our troops (who deserve raises instead of cuts) while continuing to reap their own unwarranted, bloated salaries and spend our money on unnecessary, and outdated war toys (like the F-35) which are inappropriate and ineffective throwbacks in today’s world of disseminated terrorism.
By Lee Stanfield
The only true “compromise” involved in the suggestion that the
working class, the elderly, disabled, and poor, should give anything
more toward paying down the US deficit, is the obvious compromised
integrity and conscience of anyone making such a suggestion!
To call it “compromise” to force individuals & families to choose
which basic necessities to give up in order to keep those at the top
from not reaping quite as much profit on the interest of their
invested millions & even billions, betrays the total absence of any
compassion or even logic.
Who, with any conscience, can compare food, medication, health care,
& house payments on one’s only home, with the purchase of yet another
diamond ring, 2nd or 3rd automobile, or private jet?!
So why is no major politician or celebrity…. even those supposedly
on the political left…. making this point? No one is out in the
street raising a ruckus or leading marches against it?
Why is our President even contemplating such a disgustingly elitist,
ruthless idea, as the “chained CPI”, which would seriously decrease
future Social Security payments for senior citizens already having
great difficulty just making ends meet now? He should be out in
front, fanning the flames of outrage in the majority of Americans who
still have a conscience!
Yes, most Americans DO still have a conscience. They just need
someone to stand up and make it impossible for them to keep their
heads in the sand…. someone who will get in their face and make it
impossible for them to keep their denial in place!
Why is no one doing this?
Please take action on this. Send this to everyone you know, and to
every politician! Let our elected officials know that enough is
enough, and if they want to stay in office, they will not allow any
further exploitation of those at the bottom!
By Mary de Camp
Subject: Another voice
The average income of a top-400 earner grew by 650% between 1992 and 2007 to a whopping $344 million. Over that time, the average salary didn’t even double. But the average capital gains haul increased by 1,200%. So how do the richest get richer? Not from their wages. From their investments. Looks like the same ol’shit from last year butt even better for the wealthy. So suck-it-up all complicitors aka Amurikans and please keep voting for those Dems & Repubs cause one day they‘ll see the error of their ways of ever considering your interests at all. Got Fascism on Steroids? Yet we still willingly sing their anthem, pray to their god, work under their feudal slave-wage system and submit ourselves to AND protect their illeagal system. Hell what’s not for them not to like, yet they still bitch cause YOU ain’t working hard enough and THAT’S what wrong with Amurika.
We need fundamental change in the “way we approach solutions” in solving old way thinking problems we’ve created hence we need to hand over the microphones & helm to the “mindful nerdy young” and step back out of their way. What’s to fear? That they cripple and/or destroy the current paradigm allowing “natural systems” to take shape. Now there’s a hellish future for ya. <sigh>
“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” -Paulo Freire