"although I'd first have to make sure that they have green eyes"
"hich my late friend, Dave Sitton, had participated. Dave and I had grown up about 12 miles (and a couple years) apart in the San Fernando Valley. But while I attended Ghetto Tech,"
"I know Lori Oien,"
(For the uninitiated, von Mises believed that all poor people should be rounded up and killed, with their bodies chopped up into little pieces and used in cattle feed. That position has since been discredited because we now know that the use of animal byproducts in such feed can lead to bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Meanwhile, while Hayek also believed that the poor should be rounded up and killed, he felt the bodies could be put to more constructive use, like in the formation of speed bumps and such.) - "I know so much"
"Yes, I still subscribe to—and read—magazines."
"my Italian-American mother" - "I'm cool, I'm Italian"
More self serving braggadocios nonsense from our buddy Tom. I'll give him this, despite my acrimony for him, I read his stuff every week.
You should stick with your boasting about your Girl's Basketball glory days or your rants about Charter Schools. To take on a couple of kids in high school who have beliefs and convictions is pretty rank. You don't know those kids or how they feel about issues.
AGAIN Tom you missed the point, your eulogy to Dave Sitton went in the wrong direction. If you would have just stuck to the kind words that Dave Sitton deserved, it wouldn't have needed a second week to defend it.
You have the "bully pulpit" and you certainly take advantage of it. I'm not really sure whether you were trying to be coy, witty or funny, unfortunately you missed the mark.
You are not the only one who reads magazines. While today's crop seems to be mostly entertainment related, there was once a time when magazines told you how to build and repair things.
I recently picked up a huge box of electronics magazines from the 50's and they brought back great memories of how most of the articles were teaching us how to think logically. Things like if you do this, then this action should occur, etc.
Even the "Popular" magazines of the time had articles on car repair and even a couple of kids who were electronics whiz kids, sort of like the "geeks" of today I suppose.
Hey, remember when the word "geek" referred to someone strange as in a circus character?
It was those magazines that started me on a career in electronics, then IT, and finally teaching. All jobs that require critical thinking and attention to detail. And I suppose to some extent, you can call me a computer geek. My wife does when she needs something fixed!
I wonder if the current generation will look back in 30 years on that "killer app" with the same fondness many of us hold for the printed page?
Regarding Elmore Leonard: he was a gifted and prolific author of westerns as well as crime novels. Hombre, Valdez is Coming, 3:10 to Yuma were some of his best. His westerns, which often dealt with race and other social issues, were set primarily in southeastern Arizona. Peace to his ashes.
I was a teen republican ban in 1972. I was recruited by one of my teachers. She got me involved in working on a political campaign...some doofus named Dusenberry was running for state senate. I worked my ass off, he got elected. I left the country in military uniform. When I got back, I was told that he had to resign in disgrace because he was caught naked in a motel room between Tucson and Phoenix. His story was that he picked up a couple of hitch hikers and decided to stop and "freshen up". While he was in the shower, they took his clothes, wallet and car. I'm a democrat now.
As to hiring with or without experience, many employers would hire those with none or little experience so they can pay them less. Only the smart and employers who want instant result would hire an experience person and pay them the minimum wage they can.
I am a life long Democrat and also Hispanic. I also agree that Danehy went way too far in his remarks about the Sabino High School group. I think he owes them an apology. Danehy I just lost a lot of respect for you.
"Dave Sitton, a Tucsonan revered by nearly everyone in Tucson irrespective of political philosophies or party affiliation,"
Oh please! Sitton was on the margins of Tucson society.
"taking cheap shots at Republicans,"
Almost impossible because of birthers and creationists.,
" the Sabino Teenage Republicans"
Didn't Churchill say that a young conservative has no heart?
"Jesse Kelly, who is tall and white, got the nod from the plurality of the voters, who hoped that he could go to Washington and be tall and white for them."
Make that "tall, white & psychotic"
The moderators that night were radio shouters Emil Franzi and Jon Justice.
This alone makes the debate another rightwing farce.
Tom, were you a radio shouter as well when you co-hosted with Emil? I'm sorry you couldn't eulogize a great human being who was an asset to our community without trashing other people just because you have political disagreements.
You'd be sad too, if every day you looked in the mirror and saw what " Pulitzer Tommy" sees. A loser wanna-be journalist who's sole lot in life is writing a moronic column for a two bit paper that sucks so bad they have to give it away. To make matters worse if it wasn't for his business woman wife who has a real job he'd be sleeping under the freeway. It must really suck knowing that your wife brings home the bacon and your only contribution is stuffing your face with it.
Insulting and bullying high school kids, real classy! What are you 2? Sorry, didn't mean to insult 2 years olds, they have more manners. Well, at least you showed us who you are, which leads me to the conculsion...Eewww!
What an intolerant jerk.
Sad Tom...real sad.
Danehy's failure to eulogize Dave Sitton, a Tucsonan revered by nearly everyone in Tucson irrespective of political philosophies or party affiliation, without invoking politics is an embarrassment to writers and readers alike. His cheap shot at the Sabino High School Young Republicans is especially petty and uncalled for. Gee whiz, here I thought the left was supposed to be the party of love, inclusion, acceptance, tolerance, blah, blah, blah. Tom Danehy is a very sad and unhappy man.
Lori O hit the nail right on the head. Tommy " Pulitzer Tom" Danehy can't even eulogize a friend without taking cheap shots at Republicans, the Tea Party and the Right in general. The sad part is that in his feeble mind we're the haters. How sad. Let the dislikes begin !!
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