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Re: “Danehy

Hey cw 13...Brave soul! Don't sign your name and publish a picture of yourself.
Mouth off about folks likes and dislikes without comment. Who cares? Meaningless clicks, it's not the Gallup Poll!
I'll still read your comments and judge accordingly. Today's measure, dislike. Sign your name.

14 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by hakeson on 01/16/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Darkness Visible

What a joke Mr Goddard. Let's talk George Soros.

11 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/16/2015 at 6:18 AM

Re: “History of Goldwater Institute's Very Bad Civics Survey

Subterfuge. Pure subterfuge.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by AJ Flick on 01/15/2015 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Arizona's Most Iconic Restaurant Is a Tucson Institution

If you're NW, try Ole' at Orange Grove and La Cholla.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wes S. on 01/15/2015 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Arizona's Most Iconic Restaurant Is a Tucson Institution

Getting in on this late. I have some roots in this town, my mom came here (alone) as a 16-year-old in 1929. My parents met an married here in the 30s but my dad's wanderlust had them in San Diego when I was born, a few weeks before the outbreak of WWII. So they were stuck there until the end of the war, after which they returned to Tucson. (There's a good chance I was conceived here, so I consider myself a native.) Furthermore, I grew up on the southside, so I also consider myself a good judge of Mexican food.

That said, I've usually avoided El Charo, but a few times I've returned, often at the request of other people. The last time (and I do mean the LAST time) my late wife found ourselves downtown on a day when everything else was closed. So in desperation we stopped into El Charo.

As usual, it was a disaster. My wife's enchiladas came out cold. After an interminable wait for the waiter to stop grabassing one of the waitresses and come back to our table, we sent them back. So while I continued to eat, she waited. Then they came out again and once again they were cold. The third time they were delivered, they were hot, but by this time I was finished with my meal. So now she ate and I watched.

When the check came, I couldn't wait to get out there so I took it up to desk. The guy asked me, "How was everything, Sir?" I replied, "You don't want to know." He said, "Of course I want to know."

So I proceeded to unload on him. He listened to me then asked, "You from out of town, Sir?" I can only conclude that he felt that if I was he wasn't going to see me again, what did it matter. My thought is, why does it matter?

I replied, "No, I'm a Tucson native. I come here once every ten years or so to see if it's improved. It hasn't!" He wordlessly opened the drawer and handed me my money back.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wes S. on 01/15/2015 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Quick Bites

Heather Hoch must have visited a different Street Taco and Beer from the one I went to on opening day. Could be because the one I went to is actually ON Congress and is not north of Church. It's difficult to be north of Church, since it runs north and south, but why let facts get in the way of a good fairy tale.

And a fairy tale she tells. I had what are normally my favorite, the carne asada tacos, and they were seriously wanting. Not horrible, but not good either. The dollop of meat, rather than being hot off a grill, was apparently prepared way ahead of time and dished up out of a pan on a not so warm warming table. Hence my tacos were a falling apart, soupy mess of lukewarm meat.

My fiance, had one carnitas taco and one fish taco. The piece of fish was tiny and featured more breading than fish. The carnitas, like everything else, was cold and incrusted in congealed grease. She couldn't eat it.

The chips are self-serve and in a word, horrible. The worst corn chips you got out of a bag at the supermarket are better than these. It's as if they were cooked a week ago, perhaps someplace else, and put under a light bulb since then. Rather than being the color of say---a corn chip---they were a medium brown. The taste and texture was consistent with the foregoing.

There is a plethora of salsas available. We availed ourselves of two, a pico de gallo and a smooth green labeled, "hot". It was only moderately so. The pico de gallo was lacking any heat whatsoever. What is was not lacking was salt. It and the green salsa were way too salty; perhaps an attempt to engender an increased thirst for beer.

We suspect that beer sales are the rational for this place. If so, they're going to have to lower their prices. I guess they have a good selection, although I stopped looking when I saw my favorite, Dragoon IPA. But as much as I love it, $5.50 is too much to have me partaking of it at Street Taco, even if they solve their shaky service (I gave them a pass on this, attributing it to opening day jitters) and improve the food.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wes S. on 01/15/2015 at 10:30 PM

Re: “How a Gin Rickey Can Help Save Your Diet

Almost, but not quite, a gimlet with soda. I love gimlets which of course are made with Rose's Lime Juice. Make a gimlet and pour it in a tumbler over ice and fill it with seltzer for a great summer drink.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by donkiyoti on 01/15/2015 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Danehy

13 dislikes and not one of you with the balls to say why. I was put on this planet to annoy the left and not one of you has figured out that the more dislikes I get better I feel. Gives a whole new meaning to shooting fish in a barrel.

5 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 01/15/2015 at 9:12 PM

Re: “History of Goldwater Institute's Very Bad Civics Survey

The swift action in Arizona comes as states around the country take up similar measures. Arizona's law requires high school students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the civics portion of the test new citizens must pass.

Read more:

60% needed to pass it? That's darn near an F.

Cry me a river.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/15/2015 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Wild Horses

I totally agree with the above opinion. We live on Mars Rd. & everytime we pass by this place, it makes me sick. The horses stalls have not been cleaned for quite a long time & we've never seen anyone taking the time to take the animals, dogs & horses, for a walk. They are fed & given water but that's about all the care that the Brunos give them. Other neighbors have told us that they have reported them to the ASCPA, Humane Society & even the television company KGUN 9 but nothing was ever resolved. What does it take to get these people investigated & shut down. Surely there must be someone that has some control over these situations if the animal abuse organizations can't or won't do anything. They, Brunos, will not adopt out the animals either. Is that because they make money for every animal they take in? Maybe they won't adopt them out because their reputation has gotten around & no more animals are coming to them. I wish I had the land & money to take the animals in but all I can do is add this comment. Hopefully a lot of people will see this & more will add their voices.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Colleen Quintana on 01/15/2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “A Delicate Balance

Best Asian good in the state.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bob Buy on 01/15/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “House Republicans Tie Homeland Security Funding To Undoing Obama Exec Action on Immigration

Let's just say; "Maybe, just maybe the Republicans got there heads out of there asses and grew some balls and are going to do what we the people put them in office to do and get reed of the illegals, the criminals that have been breaking our laws for years." Then there wouldn't be any Congress left!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Quaking on 01/15/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “How a Gin Rickey Can Help Save Your Diet

This article makes me want to make a rickey, light up a Swisher and put Squirrel Nut Zippers on repeat. So I shall.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 01/15/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “TUSD Should Wait for Court Ruling Before Making Changes to Its Ethnic Studies Programs

The 9th Circuit oral arguments were on C-Span. Seems the judges were skeptical of the motives behind the law. First amendment chilling and vague language in the law make it impossible to administer. It's like a law that says "don't do bad stuff,". As the enforcers interpret the stuff.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 01/15/2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “History of Goldwater Institute's Very Bad Civics Survey

I think it's a GREAT idea to require students to pass a test that 96% will fail, in order to graduate. That will assure the graduates have an adequate education. All three of them.

Didn't we do this with the AIMS test a few years back?

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by W Corvi on 01/15/2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Media Watch

I love it. Thanks John.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/15/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “History of Goldwater Institute's Very Bad Civics Survey

Here is his quote:

"It's something that studies show that 96% of our kids can't pass,"

I learned at a young age that study meant one, and studies meant multiples.....Am I wrong?

Bury the hatchet in someone else's back.

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/15/2015 at 4:04 PM

Re: “History of Goldwater Institute's Very Bad Civics Survey

Voodoo journalism?

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/15/2015 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Media Watch

SonoranWinds - John does columns on print media and then gets the ' oh radio and TV don't count? comments. Jeez.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim H on 01/15/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “House Republicans Tie Homeland Security Funding To Undoing Obama Exec Action on Immigration

McSilly has no idea of what she has gotten herself into.......It's way over her head.
She will be bragging about accomplishment that others have already done.
It's a sad day in hell when you have the states government steeling money from the school system and complaining they must pay it back with interest.
Much less having the GOP complain about our President, I hope he chops the head off that stinking snake.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Old man. on 01/15/2015 at 3:28 PM

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