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Stefanie Beninato

I appreciate the background that you gave about Mimi Stewart and Daniel Ivey-Soto and their political rivalries. It has been mentioned before but they were on the same committee where the sponsors of the bill agreed not to include state employees under the Sick Leave Act, but Mimi didn't make any such promise. However, her ignoring of this condition and introducing it on the floor shows that she is hardly a victim. She had to know that this introduction would raise Ivey-Soto's hackles. I also worked for Mimi when she chaired the Health and Human Services Committee and not to discount her personal history, which I was not privy to, but the word "victim" was not one that I would ever have associated with Mimi.

Jerry Appel

In Texas the saying is, "It all depends on whose ox is being gored." As a voting citizen in today's world, it is all to easy to see the pervasive hypocrisy that is legion in our political discourse. The question is, "Why aren't citizens taking the time to do this research?" Plug a few terms into any search engine, read a variety of sources that aren't quoting the same source, and reach your own conclusions. Thanks for speaking truth to power.

Mike Johnson

Thank you Milan, very well stated and spot on truthful about this woman. People need to wake up about what woke is doing to our politics and politicians.....not to mention dumbing down the entire country by distracting us from the important things.

Khal Spencer

In the cult of victimology, being a "victim" interestingly gives someone more power and authority and suppresses opposition. Mimi's obvious efforts are to shut down anyone in political opposiation. In Stewart's case, I find it hilarious for this Senator to claim to be a victim while holding one of the most powerful seats in the Senate.

As far as her attacks on that Republican and now crying foul? What is that old expression? What goes around comes around. And angrily telling you to shut down your investigation, Milan? Sounds like she wants to emulate U.S. Senator Elizabeth "how dare you heckle me" Warren.

At times, I wonder if the Dems and GOP are in a mutual race to the bottom.

Russell Scanlon

Jeez—Has everyone in the State lege been guilty of DUI? Obviously this is a non-partisan problem.

I’m OK with folks partying but how about some personal responsibility? Or at the very least, get a designated driver.

Khal Spencer

"I'm running for office in New Mexico and bartender, I approve the next round"

Mike Johnson

[thumbup] "And if I can get my high school student expert from Sweden, we can lecture you about global warming......[lol]

Russell Scanlon

I haven’t met an oilman yet who can shoot straight about global warming.

Richard Reinders

Or an environmentalist the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Mike Johnson

What you mean Mr. Scanlon is agree with you about all aspects of it. Don't confuse scientific data and interpretation of same with political policy agreement. You deal in politics, people like myself deal in scientific facts and data.

Russell Scanlon

Well that’s a bit presumptuous on many levels but to each his own. I would understand the fear for someone whose livelihood depends on the business of fossil fuel extraction. I understand that any significant change from a fossil fuel economy will be traumatic and unlikely to be complete. I DON’T agree that there is a worldwide conspiracy of environmental scientists who have somehow managed to concoct a plan to subvert the world economy and force us into a socialist state. No one seriously believes that mankind’s activities have had no effect on the climate (not even to mention pollution). The argument is about having the wisdom and the will to deal with it.

Richard Reinders

That is todays politics hang your hat on victimhood, and lie as much as needed to win. We watched Andrea Romero use the same tactics as Stewart to win against Carl Trujillo, the ugly mailers were total fabrications and disgusting , they probably used the same campaign manager Holguin.

Mike Johnson

[thumbup] Spot on, but of course these kind of women will tell you sisterhood is powerful, whether they lie and steal and are corrupt or not.......

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