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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “Waiting for Superman

I am extremely disappointed with how The Weekly is consistently choosing to report on this with an obvious bias against the disillusioned former staff. The slant and interviews portray these folks as insidious conspirators, when in reality they were then AND REMAIN some of the most effective, invested, and well-respected members of the Tucson queer community. In an article from a few days ago they even quote a board member saying these people were "bad for WS;" this is not only a lie (they were essential and firing them is a large part of the reason why WS couldn't keep up with its grants), but it is also pretty ironic considering most of these folks got snatched up immediately into leadership positions by other social services agencies around town, including SAAF, because they recognized the value of these people in our community. So where are the other perspectives in this story? Reporting only the point of view of those in power is shameless bootlicking, not reliable reporting.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Tasha Y on 07/03/2014 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Budget Battle

Obama was fact checked on Obamacare and he turned out to be a filthy liar. Seniors scared out of Obamacare? They have Medicare already and free advantage plans.

Truth? You want to talk truth?

Posted by Rat T on 07/02/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Wellness Welcome

Congratulations to Joe and to CODAC for making the bold move and investing in the health of the LGBTQ community. LOL will be the first LGBTQ health clinic in this part of the country! Once again, Tucson proves itself to be the state's leader in equality. It can't open soon enough!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MorphingMichael on 06/26/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Cap'n Al Calls It Quits

Gosh, it seems like all of Cap'n Al's supporters in Tea Party land up in Oro Valley and Saddlebrooke could easily have banded together and given him $5.00 each! Maybe too many have made their annual trek back home for the summer!

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by JCC on 06/26/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Cap'n Al Calls It Quits

Just amazing how you can mock this man and then on the other hand sit quietly by and watch Obama break law after law and diminish America across the world...and say nothing.

But thanks for pointing out all the possible favors the blood sucking donors are buying from Mr Duval.

12 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 06/25/2014 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

I am positive that Ron Barber doesn't represent me. He just voted against the bipartisan bill designed to (minimally) limit some of the NSA surveillance on American citizens. According to one source (can't seem to embed a link here, but you can find it with a simple web search), 158 Democrats and 135 Republicans voted for this small restriction on warrantless searches -- a.k.a. invading our privacy -- but not Ron Barber (and not Sinema either, but I'm not in her district). Shame on him! I will vote for anyone who runs against him because until we get rid of him, the Democratic Party will not challenge him in the primary. I can't stand how he votes most of the time.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 06/20/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

sorry about the double post

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Posted by Fraser on 06/19/2014 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

Where is he on the dumping of thousands of illegal alien children in Arizona?

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Fraser on 06/19/2014 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

Where is he on the dumping of thousands of illegal alien children in Arizona? He seems to be silent on this!

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Fraser on 06/19/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

I agree, Jake. The Old Courthouse was pretty handsome. This place looks like something out of "Nineteen Eighty-Four."

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/19/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

Is Barber representing ME, or my neighbors?

Not so far.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 06/19/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Poll Dancing

His voting record needs to be observed. Does he represent me? Maybe or maybe not!

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Fred Vanley on 06/19/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Poll Dancing

Barber seems like a straight shooter and people respect that. He does a good job doing what he's supposed to do: represent his district.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 06/19/2014 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

Who needs another mausoleum in Tucson -- built at public expense, of course? This new building is identical to the telephone company's old, windowless central office buildings, full of cables and wiring but no human beings because no human beings would be caught dead working in such ugly, sterile conditions.

Tucson just can't get the architecture thing right. Buildings like the Old Courthouse create confidence in the public sector. Buildings like the new Courthouse undermine it. Our public officials always seem to choose the worst option costing the most.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jake on 06/17/2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

How ironic, this is where I got my marriage license in 2004 and in 2014 I file for divorce. What a memory, I married the most beautiful woman in Tucson. Change is the only thing that never changes..

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Norman Burke on 06/16/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

One thought comes to mind while looking at this building.

That thought is, "Blecch."

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/15/2014 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

"the project budget that wasn't covered by the sale of bonds was paid for by county general fund reserves and certificates of participation, a form of financing that doesn't require voter approval..." Which should be a serious problem when the county goes for voter approved bond: they have put us in major debt with the use of COPs -- debt created without any voter approval. The city does the same. Why should we vote for more debt when they spend million in non-voter approved bonds?

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bog Mann on 06/13/2014 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Immigration Central

The illegal immigrants think amnesty is imminent. Because that chump Obama creates the impression in order to pimp for votes.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Yes Bob on 06/10/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Immigration Central

The solution to political problems in Latin America is not for all of Latin America to move to the States.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 06/10/2014 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Semantic Spaces

D con cini sucks!

Posted by Dan Daley on 06/09/2014 at 2:51 PM

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