It could be worse; he could be Mormon.
Very funny. Well said.
You really hit the nail on the head!
This Arizona monster, Attorney General Tom "The Scarecrow" Horne along with the rest of the bunch governing this state, need to get a clue. Governor Jan "The Wicked Witch of the West" Brewer who just won a political battle with the help of the same democrats that she had despised all along. Superintendent of Public Instruction John "The Wizzard of OZ" Huppenthal who is systematically destroying our public education system. Semi-retired ex-Senate President Russell "The Cowardly Lion" Pearce who won't accept the fact that the electorate is tired of him. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe "The Tinman" Arpaio who's running scared because he too may wind up in his own open air tents, wearing pink underwear and eating those delicious baloney sandwiches that he's been feeding the prisoners. Just another day in "The Land of OZ" folks. I wouldn't live anywhere else!
I voted for that stupid bill because I figured that if it helped someone and I didn't have to be any part of it, that it would be fine.
Then you promptly polluted the environment with the fucking green leaf symbol. You've turned entire city blocks into that coffee table you describe.
Lower back pain my ass, pothead.
It was an executive session item, so no public discussion could take place. It was placed before the deadline for agenda items by Rothschild. Fimbres and Kozachik voted no, it wasn't unanimous. If people paid attention, the mentioned negotiations, which means more likely an offer was made - which would be a term sheet. By whom is the question? When was it made? Who discussed this and when? I hope when the public records are revealed, it will show the fraud and waste involved, as well as the deception by those on the City Council who voted for this.
"...standing in front of a hospital making people sick"? Dude, how do you think that stuff up?
Oh for God's sake. Unless your standing in front of a person with their ID stuck out it's ALL ANONYMOUS. Changing your name from Anonymous to Camel Toe Joe does not shine any light on your identity.
As for Harris. He's stone cold stuck on himself so there's no point in trying to reach him. Around all that giggling, he's pretty angry. Sawed off shotgun, hand on the pump.
What exactly are Mayor Rothchild and Regina Romero hiding? We already know they have been dealing with this issue for one year. Romero admitted this much to the AZ Daily Star. Why the secrecy? Why not release these public records and let the voters, the taxpayers of Tucson decide if our elected officials are serving our interests of if they need to be removed from office? Very simple math here folks. We want to review the public records, that's all. What is the City Council hiding?
It should be concerning to all constituents within city limits that the Mayor and Council operated regarding this plan in a manner that usurps the tenets of democracy: it was driven by mostly one person (that we know of), it trampled on community input, it was false and misleading (some golf courses being preferred), it tried to pit groups against others (lip service to community cohesion), it patently continues to falsely state that GCU will bring many jobs to our sector (they bring in their own people), and no mention that there is an attempt at the State Legislature that GCU will get a tax-exempt status while slurping up all kinds of city services that we have to absorb. It is further insultive that the very site offered up for sacrifice is the very symbol of what makes Tucson the dynamic community that it is: a strong, proud collective of leaders who stand up for what is right, and that is what the Baldenegros are all about! It was extremely disrespectful of Romero and others to treat as expendable a community that is strongly Mexican American.
He's doing to Ms. Chenal what he did to Arizona public education.
Sal and his wonderful family have been around Tucson for a long time. They are well respected in our community and beyond. I can say the same for Raul and Regina; Jonathan wants to improve our city but was wrong in this case. @ Steve, you need to show a little bit of respect for your elders or weren't you taught that as a child? We all know that politicians are human and make mistakes, as we sometimes do our selves. Maybe we can find another location for the GCU campus that's acceptable to them. This shouldn't be a dead issue for the City of Tucson and as a "Progressive" lot we need to do not only what is right but also what needs to be done.
You can still comment anonymously-just create a fake name Facebook page. All you need is an email address and those are easy to come by. While most of the Republic's comments are not anonymous some are.
He should be/should have been impeached.
What does this have to do with Raul Grijalva? He's too busy getting drunk right now and so he's chosen not to be a part of this issue. We are asking for public records from the City of Tucson, as City residents and taxpayers. That is the issue here.
I thought that the El Rio for the People movement fought to create a community center. I did not know they also fought to maintain the golf course??? Let's face it, the author and his father will always hate Regina and anyone even closely associated with Raul Grijalva.
Why not release those records detailing the relationship between TREO and the City of Tucson?
Closed door, "self-appointed clique" decision-making style politics and politicians have got to go!
No mames, guey!
Yes, it is true boys and girls.... The police totally disregard the patient protection laws concerning medical marijuana and arrest you anyways. The money you spend for the doctor's prescription ($100-200) combined with the registration fee for Arizona Department of Health Services ($150) is all for nothing. Recently, the police without permission, probable cause nor search warrant entered into my friend's house and discovered a a small amount of marijuana and 5 small plants being cultivated. The amounts found and seized were well below the allowable limits of marijuana set forth in ARS.36-2801. Further, the police ignored ARS.36-2811 which are suppose to protect Medical Marijuana patients from exactly this type of abuse by authorities. Obviously, the police don't enforce, recognize, nor obey these laws because they don't like them because they prefer to loot and take whatever they please from a Medical Marijuana Patient's home without any culpability. If any other individual or group entered into a person's home without permission, and acted as the police did, they would be charged with everything from burglary, theft, robbery, breaking and entering, trespass, etc... but since it was the police it's okay to trash the patent's personal items and take whatever they wish (even though ARS. 36-2811 prohibits such action by police). The next or following day the police obtained a search warrant after already searching the house and arresting my friend the day earlier. I thought police were suppose to obtain a search warrant signed by a judge before searching and not the other way around? Please remember that this all began when a police officer arrived outside my friend's house to investigate something else completely which appears to have happened outside in front of his house on the street. My friend was not involved whatsoever, nor did he have any knowledge of what happened earlier outside on the street of his residence. My friend was only standing on the front porch of his residence curious as well to what had happened. The police officer asked my friend questions but my friend had been asleep in his bedroom located in the back of his house further away from the street. In fact, he told me he was awaken by the noises of whatever took place outside the front his home. According to my friend, by the time he got out of bed, went to the bathroom, and walked to the front of his house, the street appeared quiet until a few seconds later when the police arrived. My friend had absolutely no idea of about what had happened earlier in front of his residence, in which the officer was now investigating. The police officer asked if there was anyone else inside my friend's home and my friend responded "no, I live alone and there was no one else inside". However, to my friend's surprise the officer promptly marched up the stairs onto the porch, pushed my friend aside, then opened the front door of his house so to verify no one else was inside the residence. According to my friend, the police officer then entered into his house and said that he could smell marijuana odor inside the residence. The police officer swiftly handcuffed my friend (thereby arresting) by putting him into the back of his police car. My friend possesses a current Medical Marijuana Card with Authorized to Cultivate for that address and told the officer the MMJ card was in his wallet on the table inside his house and he would have no problem getting it for the officer. The officer said no he will find it and re-entered my friend's residence. My friend was helplessly handcuffed in the back of the police car. The police officer had already once pushed my friend aside to open the door and entered the house to look if others were inside, without requesting permission, so my friend believed the officer was looking for his MMJ card to verify my friend's story, so he believed that the officer would return momentarily to take off the handcuffs and release him after verifying his patient status. However, again to my friend's surprise, the officer returned only to tell my friend he was going to charged with possession and cultivation of marijuana. The officer said that he discovered 5 marijuana plants growing in 5 gallon buckets in the back of the room of the residence. My friend lives alone and normally keeps his plants locked away in a private room of personal residence when he receives visitors. My friend had less than one half of the amounts allowed patient's so to comply within accordance to Arizona Medical Marijuana laws. Yet, he was still arrested and charged possession and cultivation.... so folks don't think the Medical Marijuana card protects you... because it does not stop the police whatsoever from arresting and charging you with it anyways. The police will only do what they do best, "protect and serve" their own interests and can care less about you, your civil rights, nor any laws protecting patients against illegal arrests, search and seizures. Moreover, it apparent by their actions that the police believe that the law does not apply to them, and in most cases it appears they are correct. How many times have you heard of a police officer actually being held accountable for any illegal actions they may have committed while conducting an investigation? Police do whatever they want to do to the average person without fear of punishment because they are the enforcers of law, so therefore above being held accountable if they were to break them, because they are certainly not going arrest themselves if they did violate any laws. Think for a moment on how many times do you hear about the police arresting police for stealing money from a drug bust? I have never read in the paper or heard on the news even once of this happening. Have you? Yet, everyone has heard and\or knows someone who the police have taken money from, but before it got checked into evidence, it became a much smaller amount than was actually confiscated from a suspect. If your life depended on the following question, which would you honestly choose as your answer. There is a drug bust of a member of one of the drug cartels. The cartel member tells his boss that the police confiscated $1,500,000 and this was also verified by three other cartel members who assisted in counting the money. However, when the police checked the money confiscated at the drug bust into evidence there was only $1,152,000. Again, your life depends on the correct answer; honestly, who would you choose took the money? Or maybe, you believe that criminals are really bad accountants and don't know how much they have collected? Therefore, it should be no big surprise to hear that the police then more or less robbed my friend's house by taking unrelated items, such as TV's cameras, money, jewelry and his prescriptions issued 3 days earlier by a local hospital for his heart and blood pressure. I really wish that I could say that this isolated occasion by police and a rare abuse of police misconduct, unfortunately it is the norm and not the exception of what happens to our possessions if police enter into our homes. Nowadays, we have only the right to think we are protected with civil rights... but trust that it is nothing less than an illusion or a fairy tale. The checks and balances set forth in the scripting of the US Constitution no longer exists within the democratic system of today. The Bill of Rights is just that... an invoice of what it will cost you to keep or protect what is rightfully yours. The founding fathers of this country intended to protect individual rights against oppression and tyranny by the ruling body of government in power. The average american individual is powerless to protect themselves from being tyrannized by government agencies serving their own agendas and interests. Face it, unfortunately, "We the people" only receive justice if we are one of the few in power which can afford to buy it, or one those in power which decides on whom the laws, shall or shall not, be applied and enforced against. Taxpayers, please have no doubt about one thing; Regardless of how frivolous the case and how it may unjustly devastate a person's life, some government agencies will have no problem spending large amounts of your tax dollars to justify their paychecks. I wish to end this opinion by stating that there are many good police officers and government agencies out there which serve the public admirably. Please understand, I intend no disrespect towards them for the abuses of power committed by some of their colleagues that make them look bad. I applaud their efforts and believe they have a very difficult job in which they perform daily with integrity. I thank all of those deserving for their honorable service and dedication in maintaining public well being. Thank You for your Service!
Does Salomón think if you assert something passionately enough, you don't need to provide evidence?
Among the many claims being made here is this whopper: "Grand Canyon University, via TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc.), was a vehicle to destroy El Rio and its historical memory and the political activism it represents.
If this sinister speculation were really so, the situation would be a genuine scandal. And I don't doubt that Mr. Baldenegro really believes it. There are probably dozens of people on the west side that imagine similarly sinister forces behind the recent El Rio proposal. But if he's intent on persuading a crowd larger than his circle of friends, he's going to need to put some evidence behind his claims.
How does Salomón know "Romero got one person to attack El Rio golfers at a City Council meeting...?" Because he states this as a fact. He says "the real agenda" behind the GCU proposal "is to do to the westside what was done to the downtown barrios in the 1960s." If he's so confident about this theory, where are the facts to support it? (Lemme guess, the Big Bad City of Tucson is hiding them all?)
And who, anyway, appointed Salomón spokesman of the "West Side?" Last I checked, thousands of people live on the west side. Most of those who voted in the last election, voted for Mayor Rothschild and Council Member Romero. And most probably would be happy to again.
So this golf course must be maintained in perpetuity as a symbol of a political movement? Ludicrous
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