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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Mailbag

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The Catholic church is the richest entity on the planet and they not only cannot but will not restore this iconic facility. Why should the government restore a privately held facility? That is not its role.

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Posted by nam6870vet on 08/23/2012 at 8:39 AM

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Linda, I agree with you on nearly everything you said. It would be absolutely wonderful if we could all give up our guns because we didn't need them. The Japanese have succeeded because their government takes care of their people. Our government does not. Our government has been bought by big money, and given the chance, big money will widen the gap between the haves and the have nots. The middle class is disappearing fast. I forget the exact saying that the tea partiers like to use, but it's something like - the tree of freedom needs to be watered with blood every once in a while, or something on that order. It's depressing to even think of that, and yet, it seems the middle class, without which, this country cannot function, has less and less and less. It seems that everything we have fought for, is being slowly taken away, piece by piece. At some point, the pot is going to boil over. When it does, I want my guns to protect myself and those I love. If the government ever decides they are going to confiscate my guns, they can have them after they kill me. I'd like to remind you that it was our militias that gradually became our army, and drove out the British. It was the British army, of which I spoke earlier, and it was our militias that began the process of driving them out. If we need to replace our corrupt government by force, we can do it again. One would hope we don't have to. I'd rather see us all practice the words of Jesus Christ, and take care of each other instead of ourselves.

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Posted by PVK on 08/09/2012 at 11:02 PM

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The question is irrelevant in our discussion of the Second Amendment. At the time of the writing of that amendment, our country had a very feeble military establishment, and it was necessary to have state militias to protect our freedom. That need has been thoroughly replaced by our fine, well-equipped military forces. World War II would have been impossible to conduct if we only had militias. More than protection from our government, we need protection from people who buy the incredibly deadly guns routinely available at gun shops, gun meets, and pawn shops. The only real alternative I see is to have those guns confiscated on the grounds of public safety. There is a graph showing worldwide figures per country on gun ownership per household versus intentional homicide by shooting. There is a one to one correlation between the two worldwide, with the United States being among the worst and Japan among the very best. 69 people are killed daily by firearms. That's just unacceptable. Read the dissenting opinion in District of Columbia versus Heller.

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Posted by Linda Winkelman on 08/09/2012 at 10:10 PM

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Pre-1776, please tell me how our army was protecting us from our government. C'mon, please tell me!!!

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Posted by PVK on 08/09/2012 at 9:08 AM

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Mr. Winkleman's comments are spot-on.

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Posted by RogerRabbit on 08/08/2012 at 10:55 PM

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Though I appreciate Ms. Cervantes taking the time to respond to my guest opinion piece, she doesn’t manage to answer the basic question I was asking in it. Namely, why is it that our library is next to last in the number of books it has per resident (of public libraries serving a comparably sized area), when it spends enough money on books to be in the middle of the pack? Especially when the library’s shelves are sitting half empty! No amount of trying to abstractly rationalize the library’s aggressive discard policy will explain to me why the library shouldn’t keep the many relevant and contemporary titles that it discards, even if they don't get checked out as often as the library administration has determined to be often enough.

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Posted by Greg Evans on 08/02/2012 at 11:47 AM

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Dear Political Editor:
I am looking forward to your discussion of the 5 primary candidates for Pima County Sheriff next month. I have no problem seeing that Mr. Napier is by far the most qualified and desirable of the group of men. Mr. Setzer and Mr. Manning both seem like one of the good ol' boys from the Old West. Frederick, as is the common joke is pretty well known as the "TERMINATED," (PCSO when he failed his probation). He was ordered back to the jail as the records clerk he previously was. Whatever happened to that? Now the guy is the classic disgruntled employee and wants to turn the tables and be the TERMINATOR. Too funny! Then we have Mr. Houck, former Marana officer. I think he's pretty good but Marana pales in size to the enormous responsibility which will be handed the next Sheriff of Pima County. My vote is for Dupnik, for one last term. But it'll be interesting to see what your paper has to say. If not Clarence, then definitely Napier.
I anxiously look forward to reading your comments and find out who you endorse.

Santana IV

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Posted by Santana IV on 07/30/2012 at 5:54 PM

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Note to Bill Cheney-when you can coherently and logically explain why it should be illegal to sell something that it's entirely legal to give away, then your argument will have a leg to stand on. Until then, keep your bluenosed idiocy to yourself. Sex work isn't illegitimate just because you say so either.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 07/19/2012 at 9:16 PM

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have you given any thought on a follow up story on Greasewood Park ? A few years back you had ran a story about in being a gay hang out for men looking for sex...You also reported that the Tucson Police department had been to Greasewood Park and knew first hand what was happening but, backed off due to pleas from Wingspan....We live in the area of the park and used to enjoy walking our dogs in the washes,a place for them to run off their leashes, but can no longer enjoy the park due to the activities that are happening there...Also, I can not believe that Wingspan are useing the park to promote public sex.I have nothing against homomsexuals,i have many gay friends,as well as a daughter who is lesbian.....We only want to be able to once more enjoy the park. Thank You.

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Posted by virginia on 07/16/2012 at 11:50 AM

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Your website search feature is an appalling joke. I typed cafe passe and no results. I was looking for the exact date and time of the Morrissey concert. I typed Morrissey on May 27 no #%@'ing result. This website is impossible because of that. If I'm looking for something to do great. But if I'm looking to confirm a date or to look something up you are {negative-great!} Fix IT nOw!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Mocktrial on 07/15/2012 at 3:25 PM

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Dear Editor:
Occasionally, for laughs, I watch FOX news. I often leave confused by the experience. In order to be a Republican a person would have to believe,
-Every aspect of Bill and Hillary Clintons' life is fair game for public discussion, but I have no right to ask why Mitt Romney hides money in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
-Global warming is junk science and creationism should be taught in schools.
-Giving tax breaks to wealthy people is going to help me out.
-Providing free healthcare to all Iraqis is good, while providing healthcare to all Americans is bad.
-Hawaii is part of Kenya.
-$250,000,000.00 Mitt Romney can relate to my problems.
-Having the House of Representatives destroy the American economy, in order to defeat Barack Obama, is patriotism.
-You can cut revenue and balance the budget.

When I have more time, I might be back with more. There is a lot more.

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Posted by BT on 07/11/2012 at 7:35 AM

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Dear Editor:

How about an investigative report on the recent local media blitz by Rosemont Copper? I will be turning off my TV and will boycott any other advertisers until the TV airwaves are cleared of these lying corporate thieves - not copper miners but speculators!

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Posted by Jill on 07/06/2012 at 7:04 PM

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Catchy words of goodbye to Kelly, but send him to us in Texas? NO THANKS. We have a mess of vile, stupid politicians here already. The more ignorant the politicians, the more the rural right wing crazies and Dallasites love them.
Don't encourage Kelly to move to Texas, please. Houston and Austin would kick him out if he shows up in these two more progressive cities.
The farther away Kelly goes, the better. I suggest Berzerkistan.

How would you like it if we theatened to send crazy Ricky Perry to you in AZ?

Y'all be sweet now, ya hear? Don't try to send us your trash. We got too much of our own.

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Posted by TXJesse on 06/28/2012 at 4:51 AM

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No one who spews the hatred that Jesse Kelly did is "godly." I guess if God had anything to do with this election He removed Kelly from the arena.

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Posted by rconnelly on 06/24/2012 at 10:29 AM

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Maria is being a comedian with her ironic comments. Apparently she is making sport of people who voted for jerky Jesse. But I agree with her, may god, or intelligent voters much more likely, continue to bless us and keep jerks such as Jesse out of our government.
Last I heard god doesn't vote.

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Posted by TXJesse on 06/22/2012 at 7:47 AM

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The 19th century Danish philosopher/theologian Soren Kirkegaard asked: "Are you a follower of Jesus or an admirer?" On today's local and national scenes it seems that those who come closest to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, caring for orphans, widows and all of the marginalized don't spend a lot of time ostentatiously praising Jesus. They follow him. Some of them wouldn't even claim to be followers, but they act as he urged his followers to act. I've seen them at work right around here, and I suspect you have, too.

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Posted by franklymydears on 06/21/2012 at 8:23 AM

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Why is it that we view the Taliban, who want to codify Sharia law, as terrorists BUT............

We view the American Taliban, who want to codify Biblical law as "Godly?"

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Posted by Bob Regan on 06/21/2012 at 7:47 AM

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A note to all the religious bigots out there - Don't just quote Jesus' words, PRACTICE them, ALL of them, not just the ones you like!

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Posted by PVK on 06/21/2012 at 7:23 AM

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If "Maria" is not satire, and Jesse Kelly has tens of thousands of disciples like her, then we should all be afraid of the coming end.

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Posted by Cascabel on 06/21/2012 at 3:37 AM

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This reader is also deeply concerned about the fact that tens of thousands of southern Arizonans actually voted FOR Jesse Kelly. We can only hope that the vast majority of them did so out of party loyalty and/or force of habit. And to characterize Mr. Kelly as some sort of heaven-sent messenger of change is, frankly, disturbing. What some folks consider "godly" makes me question the nature of religion, and chills me to the bone. I don't believe Jesus would think much of their criteria, either.

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Posted by RogerRabbit on 06/20/2012 at 11:46 PM

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