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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Gargulinski

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I find someone complaining about cigarette smoke, while standing next to a roadway, filled with vehicles pumping out carcinogens at a rate that can be measured in tons per hour, to be somewhat less than credible. Life is messy, and there is no such thing as a risk-free existence. Get over it, or don't. First world problems. Jeez.

Posted by Michael Allen Powers on 12/20/2013 at 1:45 PM

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I smoke on dem shits daily!

Posted by BURNIE MAK on 06/07/2013 at 2:35 PM

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... should a guy who ended up with a severed arm in his Jeep through no fault of his own ...

I submit had "Sam" been in the right frame of mind (thus, not drunk like the others and/or so-called "normal") he would not have "freaked out" and driven away, thrown the severed arm away and lied to police.

I submit that "Sam" was similarly intoxicated as the two others ... because usually those are the ones who cowardly flee an accident lest they be charged with intoxication as well ... just sayin'.

There are so many holes in this one particular account of this well-documented story that an obscenely drunk person driving in a Jeep could have driven through them and not hit an edge. Why was this even published? Are there any editors at the Weakly who read these things before they are published???

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Posted by nunaurbiz on 05/16/2013 at 10:55 PM

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Anyone who can throw a human arm in a dumpster is scum, period, point blank, jdsmith. He isnt the only one who has committed a crime and had to endure the consequences (myself included). Thats life. The disheartening part of it all is that he STILL doesn't take any responsibility for his own actions, showing he still hasnt learned his lesson. Probably because of the teeny slap on the wrist he received.

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/16/2013 at 3:17 PM

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Sam got to a safe location away from the incident where he was assulted by Mr. Choke and threatened with his life by Mr. V and called police as soon as possible. What Sam called in was wrong and a crime. Its called false police report. Prove that Sam knew a mans arm was severed at the time off the incident. If Sam would have in fact not been human and had not been affected to react to seeing an arm, maybe he would have waited for police instead of "Freaking Out".

So if that was the case, who would be at fault? Would Mr. Choke come under more fire as he did in the civil lawsuit of being responsible? Would Mr V have been disgraced as a drunk who faced an uncertain fate on his military record for such stunt devil acts? Mr Choke is free and clear, Mr V was given a medical discharge with benefits for a drunken act of his own doing. No one told Mr. V to jump on the side of a moving vehicle.

I think what the article is trying to portrait is that when does a consequence ever end? The answer is never. Even after sentencing and beyond the sentence itself. Some say, "till justice is served..". Well as citizens we entrust upon the judicial system to determine that, but understand the sentence isn't the only punishment a criminal receives. This idea of "just desserts" is arbitrary, as it goes on to hunt the lives of criminals to the point where the criminal can become the victim as well. Even in crimes less severe or committed as a juvenile.

I think Sam has paid for this mistake and will continue to pay for the actions of not only his, but of all three involved in this case. Rightfully so?

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Posted by jdsmith on 05/16/2013 at 1:43 PM

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This "Sam" kid is a fucking moron, and Gargulinski, you didnt help matters either. Putting someone in a headlock is both morally and legally nothing, in comparison to taking someones arm you just hacked off while drunk driving and tossing it in a dumpster to avoid trouble for yourself, in a pathetic cover up attempt.


You are right about one thing being about money.. They didnt find you civilly at fault, cause more likely than not, you were driving (drunk no less) without insurance.


As far as the criminal side of things, I think you got off far too easy. 30 fucking days in county and some probation? "Ahhh boo-hoo my life is ruined" your punk ass shoulda had to do some real time on a four yard.


That non-sense at the end of having money and a lawyer in the family is absolutely fucking ridiculous and completely irresponsible.
Guess what, I have a lawyer in my family and some money, and when I fucked up at 19, I had to suck it up, own up to my shit and do some time, WITHOUT crying like a little bitch.
I suppose you think your buddy who put you in a head lock deserves to be arrested? PUH-LEASE dude. You probably think he deserves more than 30 days too, huh?

Try mustering up an ounce of manhood "Sammy" and take responsibility for own actions, you despicable coward. And, Gargulinski, you should have seen through this weak idiot and not show any compassion for the scumbag.

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 05/16/2013 at 1:27 PM

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This was an unforunate event, that is a fact. But seriously, this guy could have stopped to help, called 911, or a million things other than running and dumping the guys arm in a dumpster. No matter who started the whole thing, he should have stayed and helped. No excuse for that, he deserves the blame he got, I think he got off lucky.

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Posted by bkrdr on 05/16/2013 at 9:01 AM

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Did the writer bother to read any of the official records in this case? Cos this story doesn't seem to match. Oh, I guess everybody was lying.

What about "Sam" calling 911, not to report the crash, but to lie and say his Jeep was stolen? Did she ask about that? Did she ask about why he sped up and slowed down and sped up when the victim was chasing the Jeep? Did she ask why all official records say it was the victim and "Sam" who were arguing and what they were arguing about?

Taking the word of the person who feels so very wronged in this case is ... wrong. As is blaming everyone else for one's wrongful actions. I have no stake in this case, but it clearly sounds as if the writer has a personal stake in rewriting the criminal history of a stupid person who wants to blame everyone but himself. Karma's a bitch, ain't it?

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Posted by nunaurbiz on 05/16/2013 at 2:56 AM

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Wow. What powerful insights.

Posted by nunaurbiz on 03/21/2013 at 1:39 PM

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Jesus! Finally. Amen to that.

Posted by gdelirium454 on 02/06/2013 at 12:12 AM

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Good column.

Posted by G. DiNardo on 01/17/2013 at 10:47 AM

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All those comments about asking people politely "Scarred" isn't evident in your posting so I'm pretty sure it doesn't exist in your real life either. If your doctors were honest with you and your family members were also or if you ever read a tiny bit about cigarettes you would know that it isn't cigarettes that cause heart disease or any other thing which you and your family seems predisposed to get. There has never been a single reputable peer reviewed study showing a causal link between cigarettes and cancer in human beings.
Any idiot should recognize that heart disease is not caused by cigarettes. It's from eating yourselves to death with high fat processed foods, junk and probably not enough exercise as well as a genetic predisposition but hey, that is your prerogative.
Funny how you managed to ignored the posters comment {Jay} that they weren't even a smoker anymore too. I guess it's true that ignorance truly is bliss!
C.B.

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Posted by cigarbabe on 01/02/2013 at 4:33 AM

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The users of ecigs have taken control of their lives. they are no longer inhaling/exhaling smoke into the atmosphere. instead they are inhaling/exhaling water vapour what 100% of everyone else is doing. There are so many ignorant and arrogant people who dont want or dont care to understand and just want to go along in their blinkered little lives.
Ecigs are harmless!!

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Posted by Sandi on 12/19/2012 at 8:09 AM

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The most baffling thing about this article is at the end, when she suggests that cocaine and heroin are not being dealt with adequately. This is ridiculous and logically faulty.

Alcohol is illegal to even possess if you are under 21. Cocaine and heroin are very tightly controlled. Don't believe me? Try to buy some, and see what happens if a county employee, like maybe a sheriff, catches you with it.

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Posted by not Gargulinski's biggest fan on 12/10/2012 at 8:34 PM

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None of the present day prohibitions are about anything but assuaging the low self esteem issues of those who put them in place. It is about a bunch of mentally ill losers whose self esteem is so low that they feel they have NO control over ANYTHING in their own lives. So the answer for them to feel good about their low life little selves is to stick their nose into the lives of the people where they no business and FORCING their sick minded control onto those people. You have to understand America, these control freaks are very sick people. And until we start treating them like sick little people that they truly are they will only climb further and further up onto our backs.

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Posted by Spencer Lee Marshall on 12/07/2012 at 10:43 AM

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I never said smokers can't smoke, just that they take frequent breaks that other WORKERS don't get. If I goofed off all the times that my co-workers were out taking smoke breaks, I'd be fired.

When it comes to my tax dollars, I'd rather have county employees doing their jobs all day, not standing outside smoking cigarettes.

And as for Ms. Gargulinski, who's being self-righteous? Look in the mirror lately?

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Posted by nunaurbiz on 12/05/2012 at 4:46 PM

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Hey, JayJay, I'm happy for you that you're a genetic freak. Really, I am. I mean, invulnerability, how cool is that? Can you leap over tall buildings, too? Guess my family just doesn't have genes like yours. All of my grandparents and both of my parents-- all smokers-- died of either cancer or heart disease, and none of them lived past 72. Our tough luck, I guess.

As for the rest of you twitchy black-lunged nutbars, most of you sound a bit panicky, like your backs are to a wall; guess you can see which way the social trends are going, huh? Yup, there's more of us clean-air types than there are of you, and our numbers are growing daily. But hey, you've got me all wrong. I *want* you hardcases to smoke, as much as humanly possible. The more you smoke, the sooner you're likely to die, and the world will be rid of a few more smokers. And in any case, I'm just enough a libertarian to believe that people who are determined to kill themselves should damn well be allowed to. That's kinda what freedom's all about, isn't it? I just object when you try to take me with you. You light up around me or my family in an enclosed space, I'll ask you, politely, to put it out. Once. After that, I won't be as polite.

Enjoy your tumours, folks. Take it from me, there's nothing like a good snort of chemo to brighten your day.

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Posted by Scarred on 12/04/2012 at 10:50 PM

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I am a user of electronic cigarettes, and haven't had a real cig in months. I have lived my life on the one side, the side where I was persecuted for my habit of smoking. Now, being on the other side of the street, I simply refuse to be a sanctimonious ex-smoker. Yes, smoking stinks, and it is harmful. However, I believe cancer occurs in those with a genetic predisposition to cancer, not in just the general population. Here is why I think this. I come from a long line of chain smoking southerners, and not in a day of my young life was I not exposed to 8-12 hours of second hand smoke. Not one of my family in living memory had cancer. Not one. I know many other families just like mine was. And I remember a few families where more than one person ended up with cancer, regardless of smoking status. All the adults smoked, the kids grew up and smoked, etc.... No cancer in living memory. Most of my family lived to over eighty years old. Now, a couple of my family members did develop COPD, and emphysema, and it was the reason I put the darn things down in the first place. But I will NOT treat someone who smokes like a second class citizen. I will save that for sanctimonious assholes who like to dictate the actions of others. Nuff Said.

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Posted by Jay Jay McCampbell on 12/04/2012 at 6:38 AM

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Blowing smoke in your face huh? Nonsmokers whining about nothing. How about the next time a nonsmoker or hell, anyone talks to me with halitosis I throttle them for offending me with their wrank ass breath. Cry me a river about the breaks too. Take a non smoke break and if you're boss says anything then bring up all the breaks the smokers are taking. That's what happened at my work and smokers now only get 2 breaks and their lunch. So shut up with all your self induced crap. I'm certain you have an addiction of some sort. If somebody is holding you down and blowing smoke in your face, please post it on YouTube because I'd love to see that.

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Posted by Ryen on 12/04/2012 at 4:59 AM

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Yawn-- more nicotine junkies whining on about how their right to keep on killing themselves in public is being infringed. It's as tiresome as ever. Tell you what, tobacco hounds-- you lobby to let me engage in target practice with my .45 anywhere in public that I please, and I'll back your right to blow smoke in my face. If that sounds like an extreme bargaining position, consider this-- as a cancer survivor, I interpret the lighting up of a cigarette in my presence as a hostile, threatening act, comparable to pointing a gun. I can tell you folks from experience that chemotherapy and radiation are a lot less pleasurable than sucking smoke, but of course quite a few of you are going to find that out for yourselves. In fact, I'll make you an even better offer. Next time you feel the urge to to open a deck of ciggies, give me a call instead. I'll drop over with the firearm of your choice, and you can shoot yourself in the head. As suicide methods go, it would be a lot less prolonged and painful than the one you've chosen.

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Posted by Scarred on 12/03/2012 at 10:22 AM

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