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Agree with Arizona Willie on most everything. Often education involves exposing unknowing minds to things they have never seen and would never have the opportunity to be involved with.
I am glad I was exposed to sports and was told by a Wise Coach that I needed to find something else to be good at! I am glad I was told by a Wise Band Leader that I needed to read the music on the page instead of what I hear so I learned to play several instruments by ear! I am glad I was told by a Wise Auto Shop Instructor that you didn't have to turn wrenches for a living to make a living in the Auto Industry but you need to know the basics and apply them to what you're doing. A career in Parts and Management followed.
I believe that much of what I was exposed to I may have never used and did go down the drain but I'm sure that some of my classmatesand friends took away something they would use in their life path as they went on to be Doctors, Lawyers, Pilots and Millionaire Businessmen - and those are the ones I know about. We'll not dwell on the two brothers in Prison. Exposure to the arts, sports and other electives is not a waste of time and money as many in the legislature would have you believe.
Knowledge is power and a powerful, knowledgeable electorate is a threat to any elected officlal at the extreme ends of conservative and liberal politics (which is all we're offered up lately) as theirs is usually a belief system based on smoke & mirrors, deceit, lies and self interests that they hope the rest of us know nothing about.
Politicians are counting on the electorate not to have or take the time to understand anything. Read all you can, learn all you can to make an informed decision and demand that you be able to understand what you're voting on and who it benefits!
7 months ago
While I like much of what he has done and stood for, I didn't vote for him the past 2 elections largely because his machine is too dirty, too big and I'm tired of seeing his name above the organization he was elected to head. He appears about done as his many slimeball underlings have let him down. So, who's gonna replace him? I hope it's someone with Joe's authoritative demeanor coupled with a manageable ego, lack of lusting for the limelight and other good qualities Joe has lacked for decades. Dec 19, 2011
Hohokam, before the Riverview and other developments was out in the middle of nothing and Downtown Mesa still amounts to nothing of a draw. With the vast commercial developments now within minutes of Hohokam and being easily on the way to and from, I'd say your take on this is dated. Phoenix Muni may eventually be able to capitalize on the proximity of the Lightrail and it's accompanying development. However, I understand the Lightrail hasn't done much for ASU because most people don't like parking, then hopping a train, then getting to the stadium, so on and then reversing it all just to get home. I know I'd rather sit in a line in my own airconditioned car and that's saying nothing about the inability to tailgate. I hope Mesa gets it all done because I think they blew it when they let the Cardinals Stadium go to Glendale! All this and I don't support Professional Sports at all...Dec 4, 2011