Greg has done a wonderful job of restoration of the statues. The Garden is a beautiful sanctuary and I am sure Felix Lucero would be honored to see it now.
Perhaps she should actually spend some time in Arizona and on the border in particular before she spouts off her opinions on immigration. (As I believe anyone, in Washington should be doing). Talk to someone other than the political talking heads and learn what people are really thinking about all of this--not always the same as what is being pushed and reported upon.
Obama does everything primarily for its political effect rather than its merits. Obamacare was passed as his "legacy" legislation in spite of the fact that a majority of voters did not want it and which is why the Dems lost the House in the next election in 2010. Even laws passed by a "dysfunctional" Congress are better than rule by one man, regardless of the fact that he may be President. One obviously wants to be a member of a dysfunctional Congress to help fix it.
It is funny how she answers the questions just like Obama, without answering them. And yet so many of you buy into his responses and will criticize McSally's.
Let me see if I have this right: When asked about the big picture, Colonel (Ret.) McSally's answers veer into particulars. When asked about such particular items as a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she answers that the immigration system as a whole needs to be addressed. And of course she disagrees with whatever President Obama has done and it has all been done in view of an election.
In a real world -- are we living in one? -- to say "I prefer that these things go through Congress, even though Congress is dysfunctional" seems like saying it's better that nothing be done rather than something positive be done in an irregular manner by someone with whom I'm bound to disagree.
And why would she want to become a member of a dysfunctional Congress anyway?
Still not ready for prime time.
How did saguaro print leggings not make the list? Come onnnnnn Tucsonnnnnn :)
I wouldn't trust anything the Salvation Army says or does, until they publicly take responsibliity for injuring and nearly killing a 6 yr old little boy. Besides I've heard that they love to stock pile items donated and their people pick over items before they get distributed. When they are willing to be open and truthful, perhaps more people will be open with their pocketbooks.
Most competent politicians keep up with the daily political views and bills, Guess she really is not concerned as we see most Republicans, as they just vote NAY each time. So they don't have to keep up or have any knowledge of bills
Her comments show us that Republicans and the Tea Party really don't understand how to be a law makers, They are not prepared for making decisions and key votes. Currently they vote NAY on everything. But voters continue to elect them to office. But these are voters that don't care or incompetent
If I were interviewing Ms. McSally for an executive position in my company, I would ask her questions that would help me to determine whether she had taken the time to get to know our company and marketplace. Great leadership/management candidates are the people who have done their research and have taken the time to understand our challenges & opportunities. Philosophy is nice, but it doesn't let me know that someone has the knowledge and skill set to lead the company.
As a private citizen with no interest in a political office, I know where to find legislation and have a short list of people I can contact if I need more information on policy or legislative information. I take the time to stay informed -- not just as a voter, but in case I need to advocate for my work, family, etc.. To imply that this process is too complicated to handle outside of an elected office is absurd. More disturbing still to hear a political candidate imply that they just don't have the time to inform themselves as a private citizen.
This article just cost Ms. McSally one vote.
I remember back last campaign she NEVER had a platform...this time is the same deal. Martha has one talking point, the A-10 which isn't even a major concern to over 3/4 of the voters in the district. I've watched since last campaign and have yet to see where McSally has DONE anything other than take hikes in the Catalinas with her dog and now we're supposed to vote for her simply because? Unless McSally makes a HUGE turn around I seriously cannot fathom why anyone would vote for her.
I am a mother to a young daughter and a member of an ELCA church. I was forwarded this article from a friend and am truly shocked. I have always been proud to be a member of the ELCA but am very disappointed in the leader of this church. This type of information--hiring a registered sex offender into a leadership position--needs to be shared with the entire congregation. It is up to them whether or not they remain a member of this church and whether or not they choose to interact with this individual. By hiding it the way the church did shows there was something wrong with the situation.
I am also shocked and incredibly disturbed at some of the comments made. Throwing out citations on recidivism (or his ability as a musician) is completely ignoring the feelings and experiences that these young women had as victims. Have some compassion! It may be that this man never rapes another child again... but that isn't the point. The point is that he DID do this and ruined the lives of many people.
I looked up the story and he was a teacher that molested at least two girls. One article I read said "he thought they were 16." That was his defense. It's sick. He used his power and authority to manipulate them and the entire community. Whatever the church decides to do, I as a parent would never let my daughter near this person and would question anyone that trusts him around young women.
If Martha wants to represent me and the district I live in she ought to make some time to find out what's going on in Washington. It's not like the bills that have been put forth are top secret and there certainly haven't been more than a dozen that represent actual legislation, especially from the House.
If she can't find time to do that now, without all of the distractions of DC, how will she ever have time if elected to office?
Interfaith Community Services, which runs its own food bank at 2820 W. Ina Road, began its holiday food bag distribution on Monday and it runs through next Wednesday. The bags have all the ingredients for needy families to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but ICS could still use donations of frozen hams and turkeys. They're going through 50-100 of them a day.
Fred; I saw some passing comments about Barber's voting record, but never with the kind of vitriol he exercise toward Republicans. I have met Jim while a student at U of A, he is a nice man but does not have an unbiased bone in his body. He lives and breathes the liberal agenda and anyone who dares disagree with him are subject to serious scorn. If he would try to understand the other view points rather than ridicule them, he may see there is some reason and logic to the sides. I try to do that and take great umbrage when I see a wrong.
I think they should tell the partyers to shut it down twice....
Two times of asking one to keep it down and the third time is the letter.
That is FAIR and would go UNCONTESTED. The way it is now it looks as though the red tag people are LAZY but..... They should also know that EVERYONE is becoming very CAMERA SAVVY and whenever the person/s does NOT ask at least ONCE for the party to shut down (Prior to giving the red sticker) they will be in BIOG TROUBLE and will be sharing the burden and taking their Department down with them!
Two-time losers have a pretty lousy track record here in southern Arizona: Jesse Kelly, Jonathan Paton, Ben Buehler-Garcia, Rick Grinnell. Refusing to take positions on legislation solidifies McSally's place on this list.
There's going to be a frybread sale in Old Pascua to help raise money for the Tucson Indian Center's Thanksgiving boxes on Saturday, 11/23/13 from 10am to noon at Pascua Center 785 W. Sahuaro. All money raised is going to the Tucson Indian Center.
to nam687Ovet: Perhaps you should spend more time reading what is published here. I have seen a number of articles here discussing Barber's penchant for trying to attract right wing voters in his area by supporting GOP/TeaParty nonsense.
I find it difficult to believe anyone who would state how they would vote for legislation they haven't read. Oh wait, isn't that what Pelosi told the Democrats when the ACA came up for a vote? The questions should be what do you believe in not what-ifs. I would imagine a great number of Democrats in the district would be upset over Barber's votes supporting the Republican stance on a wide range of topics that would normally rile the Democrats. Why isn't that being covered? Oh yeah, Nintzel only knows how to gripe about Republicans.
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