We can all agree that “dust ordinance” is a silly name; that aside, don’t believe the hype. This ordinance isn’t “overly restrictive” or “punitive.” Protecting Las Crucens’ health and property is exactly the type of thing the city council should be working on.
I appreciate the meaningful ways that the Occupy movement has moved the national conversation in a direction that can now include not only retrenchment and austerity but also basic fairness and opportunity for everyone. But they need our help.
When I was one of the last people my best childhood friend told he was gay, I thought about all the times I’d said something or someone was gay (or more offensive versions of the word). I was heartbroken that I’d been a stumbling block during his journey toward being the man he wanted to be. I wanted to have been better than that.
I have little patience for conspiracy theories because they play on our anxieties and make it more difficult for us to solve the big problems we face.
A recent e-mail distributed by the Las Cruces TEA Party raised the call to “Save Our City,” as though Las Cruces teeters on the brink of moral and financial collapse. My personal experience directly contradicts this.