Daniel, your web master has found a way to circumvent Ad Block to demon seed your pop ups but instead of the actual ad showing, just the shell comes up. Equally anoying without any of the ad benefit. You said you'd work on this.
The Feder guy comes and the Toros go away. Then he made the Sidewinders go. Then he goes to New Orleans and some kind of team there went away, then he comes back to Tucson and the Padres go away.
Perhaps he should be assigned to a pot hole crew.
Kino Stadium hasn't charged for parking in about five years.
You managed to insult me twice in one column. I'm a life memberof the N.R.A., so I'm an idiot. I'm also a former stoner who's been to more Dead concerts than I can count. Thus, I'm an idiot. Allow me to throw a wrench into the works by presenting a few of those nasty facts. Last week in Conn. they passed a whole slew of new gun control laws. Sadly, had these laws been in place last Dec. the tragic shooting would have occured all the same. But, those people feel better and after all, isn't that all that matters? Symbolism over substance, the Left's mantra.
Good to know Cunningham will "handle" a problem drunk. If he would just modify that hairstyle of his it would go a long way to demonstrating his own recovery.
This is framed as the classic pistol held to the head of a kitten to signify how awful things will go for the innocents.
The real issue is the ridiculously Stagnant & Still City and County parks bureaucrats. Grey, Payon, whoever runs the failed stadium, Tom Moulton, the Pima Sports Authority- which we have neither of-are just a short list of bloated do-nothings that make 100-200k plus car, benefits, and pension.
That's a lot of Miss Aimees and a lot of pot holes.
Why; if pools are closed, golf courses closed, Pima County Attractions closed or subsidised, significantly fewer employees to supervise, would these blokes merit this kind of pay? How would that work in the free market for them?
Give it back. To Aimee.
I think the progressive pack is chasing the wrong suspect. This is a mental health issue...not a gun issue. In the 1970's/1980's mental health institutions were closed down because the experts felt that the mentally ill could be cured with drugs. Before that period mass murders were relatively rare. After that they are more common ( I'm talking about all-at-once murders like Newtown not sequential murders like in Chicago) . Gun ownership levels were higher before the 1970's mainly because hunting was more widespread. It is pretty clear that , in some cases, the drugs for the mentally ill strategy doesn't work. All of the notable mass murder incedents like Columbine, VaTech, Newtown, Tucson, Denver, etc involved people who were on, or recently got off, psychotropic drugs. If we are going to fix this problem, let's at least focus on the real issue.
Portland + baseball = rainout
How did the Beavers last as long there as they did?
Meanwhile, as always, I will watch any kind of baseball (I even loved the semi-pro version of the Toros) at our in-town ballpark, and no baseball at all at the lonely pay-to-park outpost on Ajo.
I sincerely believe that if you lined up a group of kindergartners on the Capitol steps and then gunned them down on national TV, the reaction of some members of Congress would be, "Damn, now I have to use the side entrance so I don't get blood on my shoes."
It's enought to gag a maggot, that, unfortunately, that is a likely scenario. Hardly ever, does one find a modicum of sorrow from most of them about all the violent gun deaths that occur regularly.
"According to FBI statistics, in 2011 in the United States, 8,583 people were murdered with guns." This statistic made me think a bit about this topic differently than my usual anti gun, anti NRA rant. According to a variety of websites, but specifically this one from Wikkipedia, there were less US military ( total 8519) casualties in Afghanistan (2001-present) and Iraq (2003-present) combined than those above mentioned gun deaths at home. Granted many of those deaths occurred with bombs, roadside devices, suicide attacks etc. It is as though our country is engaged in a civil war. Like it or not, guns make these deaths easier. Just the other day, I read an account where a man with a knife, or box cutter stabbed/slashed 14 or so students on a small Texas campus. As of this date, I do not believe anyone died because of the attack.
Freedom is wonderful. I can recall the first time I rode a bike, and felt that wonderful feeling of freedom that I still enjoy daily 55 years later. Yet, to sound like a 5th grade teacher lecturing a social studies class, freedom comes with responsibility. The NRA and gun enthusiasts need to step up and act responsibly since we cannot prejudge or predict who is violently insane. The fact that there may not even be a congressional vote regarding legislation is insulting to the survivors of all senseless attacks. Their loved ones died in vain. The attacks are senseless, not hateful. Senseless because of mentally handicapped violence. It's too bad that the senselessness doesn't stop there.
On a separate note, Tom, you don't need to stoop to locker room language/phrasiology to make a point well supported by facts. It's not professional, and it undermines your argument. I am no prude, I love language with all it's vulgarity and eloquence. However, when it is in the form of the written word in print, it has the tendency to compromise your otherwise good logic.
What happened to this week's edition?
Mass shootings are extremely traumatic and make super news stories but around 30 people are killed in mass shootings per year in the U.S. Meanwhile, 32,000 per year are killed in car accidents. Which issue merits more attention?
The deaths caused by global warming due to carbon emitted in production newspaper articles and TV shows about the mass shootings (and the gun control proposals that follow) will probably exceed the number of actual deaths from the shootings themselves.
Would it be ok if she were a younger hippie chick???
Thanks. I know tons of kids, including my own, that went to Movers & Shakers.
Not even a relevant question. Knee-jerk reactions to bad events generally make for bad law, and unintended consequences.
When was the last time congress passed any law with teeth? They are all watered down compromises. You can be certain that any issue of any importance whatsoever will be gridlocked until the weakest form of the law is passed a day late and a dollar short. A law on background checks, when it finally does pass, will be so weak and ineffectual and it will have zero impact on the amount of gun deaths in America. The real solution, to ban and confiscate all guns, will not happen until lawlessness gets so completely out of hand that a fascist dictator gains control of the government (with the help and approbation of the people) and unilaterally takes action to bring the lawlessness under control. It will take a Hitler-like charismatic dictator to accomplish it. Give it another hundred years or so. We will see if the cure is worse than the disease. But we are definitely headed in that direction. When people see a weak and powerless government, they vote for dictators who promise to get things done. This is the road we are traveling down every time congress fails to get the job done.
Yea, let's just ban everything. That should take care of the problem.
Ms. Nielsen has a unique way of expressing herself. The "problem" with the letter is that it's not about a particular topic but an exercise in free association.
And she's an older hippie chick.
Amazing story about two young men with the ambition and courage to follow their idea. Back then rock and roll was really a teenage phenomenon and it was amazing what kids could do. Guys who should have been sitting in Algebra were touring the country. Whole top 40 radio stations were practically run by kids under 25. And a couple kids from Tucson had their own record label. I have to see this film.
Dear Teach Her,
Gabacho is a derogatory term roughly equivalent to "stupid white woman," sort of the opposite of "stupid brown beanie"
You've been insulted by a racist turd, just in case you didn't know.
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