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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Guest Commentary

Re: “Guest Commentary

We miss you Bruce!

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Posted by bslap on 05/29/2014 at 6:10 AM

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So true Harry. So true. This is where the real deniers will do us irepperable harm.

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Posted by Rat T on 05/16/2014 at 9:20 AM

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I was listening to NPR yesterday and heard the former US ambassador to Russia kvetch about government snooping by Russian authorities including even his own cellphone being tapped and his conversations being reported in the news. I wonder if Angela Merkel was listening in.

"We have seen the enemy and he is us." (Pogo)

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Posted by Harry Red Dog on 05/16/2014 at 7:10 AM

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I think they got to you. The real question: who is watching the watchers?

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Posted by frank McLaury on 05/15/2014 at 4:15 PM

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Snowden is a traitor as are those who assisted him in releasing what he stole from our government.

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Posted by a on 05/15/2014 at 7:34 AM

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Thank you Walt, will always remember this.
Our Zeus passed away as you know and we still have his football here on display in the livingroom together with his ashes by a little altar memorial of him and with his picture when he was the cover boy in The Arizona Daily Star ; 10/04/07

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Posted by Louise Nilsson on 05/14/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Levine

Please make sure those that kindly follow and support you are not trouble makers as that will hurt repeat hires

Posted by VICSMIX on 04/21/2014 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Levine

Good advice. Facebook is absolutely the easiest way to get the word out, but with their penchant for constantly messing with the feeds, be careful not to put all your eggs in that one basket. Digital listings of events - here on TW, AZStarnet, Yelp, Zocalo - is easy and fairly painless once you learn the dates for deadlines. It gets somewhat more complicated for print, but all are free and have easy web interfaces for submissions.

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Posted by Kasiandra on 04/21/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Levine

Well said, I look forward to your venue and fan commentary...

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Posted by weezjammin on 04/21/2014 at 3:23 PM

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Defender, Yes Indians are US/State citizens with "Indian" ancestory residing on "stolen" federal land as you stated. They are also citizens of a government that has a treaty with the US Government. These treaties are the "Law of the land" and are still in effect. Does not the USA or you believe in the law of the land? Many of these treaties end with the saying "as long as the green grass grows and the rivers run" The last time I checked the green grass is still growing and the rivers are still running. You say the you are a defender of the US Constitution, did you know that this constitution was based largely on the Iroquois Confederacy. If you are a defender then defend it.

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Posted by AZndndude on 03/28/2014 at 2:26 PM

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"Indian tribes" as is commonly known are U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" who happen to be residing on federal land.....that's correct. We, the People own the land! "Indians" on "Reservations" are tenants. This whole myth about "Indian tribal sovereignty" is just that...a myth! Sadly, elected/appointed servants aided and abetted by news media continue to spew this drivel. Paul R. Jones Federal Indian Programs Consultant and Researcher.

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Posted by U.S. Constitution Defender on 03/27/2014 at 9:51 AM

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My goodness, that is by far the stupidest proposal I've ever read about, putting the tackyness of Las Vegas at one of the most beautiful spots on earth. I expected better from my Navajo neighbours (I'm part Hopi in addition to being Tohono O'odham), and I hope this project never sees it's cornerstone laid.

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Posted by Edge Harvey on 03/27/2014 at 8:47 AM

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If tourists are in that big a hurry to see these wonders they don't have time to enjoy much anyway. No reason to tear up the land and violate Sacred Ground for their arrogant 'by the way' attitude. People who lack capability to view these marvels are probably used to skipping many things so why should we desecrate this land for their whims. By time all this is torn up the beauty would be gone, anyway so let people be grateful they were fortunate to see what is already available and swoosh their ...uhh.....vehicles onward. bon voyage, y'all!

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Posted by Dusty on 03/26/2014 at 9:58 PM

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Desalinization plants. The Middle East has done it for 50 years.

Posted by Rat T on 03/24/2014 at 1:39 PM

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I was visiting my daughter in LA a few weeks ago, before the recent rains came. While walking her dog in her South Pasadena neighborhood, I marveled at all the lush green lawns, tropical plants, neighbors washing their driveways off with garden hoses, and washing their luxury cars. Excess irrigation water ran down the hills into the storm sewers. On the expressways there are notices on signs announcing the drought and recommending conserving water. On the recently irrigated driveways, the Sunday LA Times headlines almost 2 inches high read DROUGHT!. No one seems to notice. The air was thick, gray and acrid. I walked miles and miles over a weeks time, looked at many different neighborhoods, and witnessed only 2 xeriscaped yards. I saw no rain harvesting equipment or gray water being recycled. Similar to when you hike in the desert, work out, exercise, or work in a hot and arid environment, if you wait until you feel thirsty, it may just be too late.

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Posted by ronko on 03/06/2014 at 9:01 AM

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I am an Arizona native. Born in Phoenix, my parents had the good sense to escape to Tucson when I was 6. At 21 I couldn't wait to get out of town and moved to CA. After a month there, I longed for the open spaces of Tucson. It took me 6 years to get back to Tucson, but I finally made it home. The thing I love most about Tucson is its diversity. Theatre, check. Hiking, check. Clubbing, check. Sports, check. There is something for everyone here. That is our "selling" point. If you don't care for a particular activity, don't participate! But don't put it down, just like you would not expect others to negate your chosen activity. Co-Exist! Tolerate! Diversify and try something new. Help Tucson celebrate our multi-faceted culture and La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is a huge part of that. Excellent article Mr. Ortega, Tucson is blessed by your presence.

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Posted by Stormy on 02/20/2014 at 11:20 AM

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Almost 48 years in Tucson, after 10 years in Phoenix when my family moved there when I was a little kid. In Phoenix, there were hitching posts outside of the "rural" stores when we moved there in 1956. Phoenix became more "sophisticated" yet I felt warm and welcomed when I moved to Tucson in 1966. Yeah, we weren't so "sophisticated." What we were instead was real. We lived here, we loved it, we liked all of those around us, we thought that Tucson was the neatest thing since sliced bread, and that especially included Rodeo Week!
We welcomed the unwitting tourists driving through who were hijacked, lasooed, hog-tied and brought into our town for the Rodeo weekend, captives of our welcoming spirit. We've also welcomed minor league baseball, winter camp baseball, horse racing and now soccer. We've lost some of those to our sister city to the north, but we can still extend the welcome of Tucson to those who want to join us.
We are a town, a culture of inclusiveness, and it does not, nor should not be any kind of "either/or." There's room here for all, diversity, traditions, and newcomers. Pleae, Mr. Pederson, think about our inclusive Tucson, not an exclusive Tucson.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 02/20/2014 at 2:52 AM

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Hey Mayor R, Guess you need to call Mr. Sanchez head of TUSD and ask him about the inside deal on that contractor that was all over the Arizona Daily Star on Sunday. About the same level of Sunnyside School District bullshit.
We are nothing more than a crappy little Mexican village.

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Posted by Tom F. on 02/16/2014 at 10:12 PM

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I used to teach in Yuma, lots of exper at the front of the classroom. Loved it. Parents interfere too. Principals don't back their teachers, running scared - too much. School Boards should ONLY set policy and stay the hell out of the school rooms - period. School Unions - get lost and stay away from Board Members period. Isolate every group from everyone else. The kids and the teachers should be able to bond together and no one gets in the way - NO ONE. There, (I said it, and I'm glad)

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Posted by frank McLaury on 02/14/2014 at 5:38 PM

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Hey Mayor R. You can't have a city that's an "Immigrant Welcoming City" and have great schools at the same time. The answer to the first line on paragraph this..60% Hispanic students in TUSD and over 45% Hispanic population in Tucson. When your city is compared to Detroit you have a problem. By the way go fix some potholes then you can go and blabber about the bad schools here.

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Posted by Thomas F. on 02/14/2014 at 4:02 PM

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