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Comment Archives: stories: Currents: Feature

Re: “Shifty Proposal

After writing my comments above I read in today's NYTime Nicholas Kristof's Porsches, Potholes and Patriots, which I heartily recommend, principally because he agrees with my critique of the 'no old taxes' gang. file://localhost/Users/frankbergen/Desktop…

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/03/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “The Six Pack

A six pack of crazed theocratic reproduction police, with a dose of immigrant paranoia thrown in. And make sure no brown people vote!

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Posted by Tucson Tommy on 07/03/2014 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Shifty Proposal

Paul Krugman recently wrote an article about this.
Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable experiment. It sharply cut income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue. Sam Brownback, the governor, proposed the the legislation -- in percentage terms, the largest tax cut in one year any state has ever enacted -- in close consultation with Arthur Laffer. And Brownbeck predicted that the cuts would jumpstart an economic boom.
"Look out, Texas," he proclaimed!
But Kansas isn't booming -- in fact, its economy is lagging behind neighboring states and America as a whole. Meanwhile, the state's budget has plunged deep into deficit, provoking a Moody's downgrade of its debt.
Full article can be accessed from NYTimes.

The blueprint for this bill is from ALEC, which has supported a series of economic studies purporting to show that tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy will promote rapid economic growth. lol

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gary McCormick on 07/03/2014 at 7:46 PM

Re: “The Six Pack

Sounds like you hate them all doug. Extremists come in all faiths, colors, and dogmas.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/03/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “The Six Pack

all jesus freaks extremists..dont vote for any of them...very hateful people........ no more jesus freaks in office......

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Posted by doug_baker777 on 07/03/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The Six Pack

One thing I'm almost certain of, they all oppose marriage equality for Arizona.

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Posted by Edge Harvey on 07/03/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Jeff Smith 1946-2013

I can tell you with near certainty that no one ever dumped any ballots in a local election—because it was much easier to just add more for the right candidates.-Emil Franzi

There is is folks...the vote fraud I have suspected since the 60s. So Tucsonan's are really only stupid if they accept the results.

Posted by Rat T on 07/03/2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Shifty Proposal

Doug Ducey may truly believe he wants to be governor of all the people but his ideas on taxation make me think he favors those who can afford to indulge in ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery over those who get theirs at the supermarket. Both he and Ken Bennett appear to really prefer to stick it to the working stiff and give a very big tax break to the high rollers. Anyone who favors an increase in sales tax while cutting or eliminating income taxes lacks the basic fiscal acumen to be a serious candidate to lead a state government. And all folks who would vote for one of these charlatans and at the same time complain about the potholes they encounter on their way to and from their underpaid jobs might say a prayer of thanks to the governor and mostly Democratic legislators who have expanded access to AHCCCS, which includes mental health coverage.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/03/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Shifty Proposal

Great article, Jim!

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Posted by MBryan on 07/03/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “The Murder of Dr. David Stidham

why is a doc driving a 12 year old car? he had all his priorities wrong. if you make the money, live like a God. he lived like a security guard making minimum wage. wtf.

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Posted by Bron Bron Nut Hugger on 06/30/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Case of Liberty Cove

Coming back to this story after the reports from the commission meeting on the desal plant at Libertad.This huge project is pretty interesting.The write of this story has a history of being paid by Mexican political figures to put their best explanations in print( Beltrones' term ended that year, he had to rebuild his career.
One of his moves was to hire Keith Rosenblum, a former Arizona Daily
Star reporter, to write an analysis and critique of the Times story,
one of several Times stories on Mexico that won a Pulitzer Prize in
1997. The book, titled "No Accuser, No Crime, but You're Guilty,"
came out in 2001.)
I just want the author to say if he was or was not paid by another entity to write this story.I cannot understand why he would not want to clear this up?

Posted by Jerry Kelly on 06/25/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “La Vida Bonita

David was the lead artist and he brought friends from Raices Taller such as Ceci Garcia and Ruben Urrea Moreno to complete the Casa Linda community mural in Menlo Park. It's behind the County Housing building at Congress and Linda Ave. When he was working on this mural he lived in Menlo Park with his mother on Grande. Viva Tineo!

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Posted by mmh on 06/19/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “La Vida Bonita

Bravo, a solid profile on a Tucson tesoro!

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Posted by Kevin M Pawlak on 06/19/2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “La Vida Bonita

Quite a guy.

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Posted by bslap on 06/19/2014 at 5:44 AM

Re: “City of Dust

Oh please, Tucson's "metal" scene is about as cool as its Italian restaurant scene! All any of these incestuous bands (featuring all of the all-star cool kids of 85701!) do is strive their best to sound like Black Sabbath, Pantera, or a hybrid of the two. I would rather watch paint rust on a car for 24 hours than watch these amateur post-MySpace "metalheads" play for five minutes!

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Posted by Antisi on 06/18/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “City of Dust

I detest writers who know nothing about metal, then read about metal history at starbucks over a carmel macchiato. Then proceed to write a light hearted romp through metal history 101 using all these big words. Where I appreciate the exposure you gave these awesome local bands, your disjointed attempt at underground coolness was completely dialed in. Fail.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Taylor Hardy on 06/13/2014 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Tucson Tagging

One thing we CAN do is make a citizens arrest, it ain't gonna be pretty either. You will be detained by any means necessary. I'll have hidden cameras up within the next week. My turn now you POS

Posted by Bill Wyko on 06/12/2014 at 1:29 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

Just to be clear, Wenona Baldenegro ran in the 2012 CD1 primary, against Kirkpatrick, and lost. She gained 20,000 votes, however, which is an impressive number.

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Posted by Tucson Native on 06/05/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

Disgusting comments from Jim Nintzel, regarding "undependable" Native American voters. Pretty clueless stuff, given that Kirkpatrick, herself, credited Native American voters for her slim victory over Jonathan Paton, in 2012. Many of those Native American voters were greatly inspired by Navajo candidate Wenona Baldenegro's 2012 primary election run, where she gained 20,000 votes (only 4,000 less than Raul Grijalva's CD3-winning total of 24,000).

It sounds as though Nintzel is pre-emptively making excuses for a Kirkpatrick loss, by blaming "undependable" Native American voters. Why are Native Americans "undependable", Jim? Is it because they're lazy brown people? Or are they "undependable" because of reasons like Kirkpatrick's recent vow to fight against the EPA's efforts to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants? It's no surprise that Native Americans might have strong opinions on this, given that they are the ones who are being poisoned by mercury and arsenic emissions from these coal-burning power plants.

At the end of the day, it's clueless, self-appointed "experts" like Nintzel who contribute to minority disengagement from the political process.

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Posted by Tucson Native on 06/05/2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “And They're Off!

The things THAT are guaranteed. Massive amounts of money spent. The most and worst in history. Untold inane, lying ads from nebulous organizations, such as People for Responsible Apple Pie Baking, who will claim that Candidate "A" conspired with Islamic Blue Helicopter Nazis and Obama (of course!), to take our guns away, force our children into the Taliban, burn down every Christian church, use contrails to steal our hidden gold, and force us to use streetcars, and live in high rises, while drinking latte in godless coffeehouses. The Koch Brothers will only be God fearing philanthropists, who are trying to save our democracy, by creating 123 dummy organizations to funnel money to "educate and inform" people of the truth. Hang on, you will be so sick of political ads, and signs on every vacant lot, by November, every voter's eyes will be glazed over.

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Posted by Tucson Tommy on 06/05/2014 at 1:03 PM

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