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Re: “Grass Attack

Sorry, we already have our plans made to attend the Dillinger event. They should have scheduled the buffelgrass thing on another day.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

You guys make it sound like it's the end of the world. This has been procedure for 80 years in AZ.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Social safety nets are flowing from the Obama campaign machine. How many more handouts are necessary to destroy the middle class?

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Posted by Rat T on 01/22/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Elections with only a 37% turnout have consequences. Ours is to live in Republican Governor Hell for another 4 yrs.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 01/22/2015 at 5:25 AM

Re: “The Never-Ending Scrutiny

Never ending scrutiny of never ending law breakers.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/20/2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “The Never-Ending Scrutiny

TXjesse: Your abject ignorance of history and xenophobia are palpable. And truly sad to behold. The history that was taught in TUSD Mexican American Studies classes and is now taught in Ethnic Studies classes IS American history, from a Hispanic perspective. And the Texas revolution was fought by Anglos who entered Texas (both legally and illegally) AND Tejanos who lived in Texas long before the Anglos arrived. If you knew about Arizona history, you would know that several members of the Esparza family - some of who were at the Alamo (look up Gregorio Esparza, Goober) when it fell - relocated from San Antonio to Tucson in the 1850s and remained closely tied to William S. Oury, Tucson rancher, Pima County sheriff and community leader, who was ALSO at the Alamo during the siege and who was ordered out of the Alamo as a courier to seek help on Feb. 29, 1836. Perhaps you should read REAL history, not the sanitized bullshit mythology that impedes a real understanding of what went on in the southwest. If you did, you would be aware that Hispanics, who welcomed Anglos and fought with them against the Mexican central government, were treated as second class citizens by those Anglos after Texas became independent, You would learn how Hispanics were subjected to segregation and treated with contempt for many years after Texas achieved statehood. You would learn how a WWII Hispanic Medal of Honor winner was refused service in a Texas restaurant because he was a "Mexican" and how a Hispanic soldier killed in the Philippines during WWII was denied a funeral in Texas after the war because he wasn't white. And your pathetic ignorance of our neighbors to the south is just as obvious. If you think that Americans don't flood Mexico, you have never been to Rocky Point during spring break. Nor have you seen the thousands of gringos vacationing at Rocky Point, Cholla Bay, Guaymas and San Carlos. Nor have you seen the American expatriate colonies in cities all over Mexico. It is also obvious that you have not grown past referring to Americans of Hispanic descent as "Mexicans." All in all, your comments consign you to the less than illustrious pantheon of ignorant-ass Gooberdom.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 01/18/2015 at 8:59 AM

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