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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Border Love

Most Americans are very ignorant when it comes to immigration's history. All of us have unique reasons for coming to the United States. Perhaps and ironically, in my case, I was forced out of Mexico by the Americans who took over our water rights.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Maria Guerrero on 04/07/2016 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Day at the Track

Nice advertising for the track. I guess the cruelty involved with horse racing and the horses who die on the track aren't worth mentioning, huh? I'm actually curious, is this piece supposed to be serious journalism? http://horseracingwrongs.com/2016/03/09/rillitos-dead-2015/

21 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Kim Flaherty on 04/07/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Day at the Track

so coool

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rhth on 04/07/2016 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Day at the Track

Well said, Katie. I used to work for those idiots. They can't get anything right.

10 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 04/07/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Day at the Track

I am so tired of the County Administrator and his cronies! WE THE PEOPLE, do not want your soccer project. Eat it, and move on!

28 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Katie Reff on 04/07/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Day at the Track

Put the soccer fields in Oro Valley and build the track into the attraction it could be...it's wonderful and unique...soccer is fine, but not uniquely Tucson!

30 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Deercats on 04/07/2016 at 3:19 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

This is very scary, hopefully with the upcoming presidential election, we will see higher turn out of youth voters who might be able to elect people to stand for their rights.

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Posted by Jish on 03/30/2016 at 5:18 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

AT least any Democrat would be better than what the GOP has to offer. Look how they destroy America under the GOP leadership of G. Bush. Talk about that, naw, the GOP prefers to cover up anything they do, but will hold heading for years, wasting tens of millions against the democrats. BTW Chaffetz is the terrorist of the GOP, a worthless lawmakers, that lies. Did you watch him at the Flint, MI water hearings? His only agenda was to trash the EPA, the department that tries to keep America from the pollution that the GOP creates. Have we ever added up the billions the GOP wastes annually on committee hearings and do the hearings every produce any results. NAH,

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Posted by OMGitsme on 03/29/2016 at 7:01 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

But the AZ Republicans refuse to even address the plastic bag issue, bottles and can returns. They prefer spending tens of millions in cleaning up trash annually, that actually could be spend on education of the kids. Just stop at a mountain turnout sometime and look over the side of the mountain. Several feet of trashed cans and bottles. This is what AZ represents, supported by the voters.
Why not have can and bottle return, what is the real reason GOP? Are the lobbyist paying you too much pocket money?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OMGitsme on 03/29/2016 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Radical Predictions

How much space does each American need? An average dwelling is about 1000 square feet. Each residence needs about 6.3 square miles of area for yard, garage, driveway and an equal share of the highway system. How much for reservoirs, mines, waste repositories, schools, graveyards, shopping malls, airports, generating plants, pads for oil and gas wells, wind turbines, solar farms, watershed, power lines, manufacturing plants, railroads, and on and on.
People won't willingly just spread themselves out evenly. Death Valley is only a hundred and fifty miles or so from LA. How many live in LA vs. Death Valley? How much for farmland so that we can waste 40 percent of the output?

Posted by Kimo Warner on 03/27/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Enjoy the next 4 or 8 years of Hillary with a Dem. Senate, Heidi. Illegally had a server? Well, you know you are lying there. There was NO law before 2014 dictating anything to do with her emails. At least she wasn't hacked by the Chinese like the rest of government was. The real question is if she was so guilty of all these lies, the repugs would have already tried to get it into a court. Any court. They haven't because it is obvious she did nothing wrong. Benghazi? 4 dead in Ohio LIBYA! How many marines died after Raygun put them in their concrete graves in Lebanon? 256 young men that's how many. Did the Dems hold senate hearings and go on and on wasting our taxpayer money on hearings that proved she did nothing wrong. Lastly, it was the repugs that tried to cut 387 million dollars for embassy and consulate security. 2011. The Dems got some of it back in the budget. But, they cut that year and every year since. Watch the slimy, greasy haired Chaffetz on why they cut the security budget! Enjoy the next 8 years of Hillary

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jim Spillane on 03/21/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Hey Gonzo, it's OK, it's not the first time someone asked a white man for reparations, and it won't be the last.

"Old Pueblo Veteran, you keep confessing to have purchased food stamps illegally, here in the forum. Have you yet confessed your crimes to the State? Have you paid a criminal penalty or restitution?
If not, then your hypocrisy seems to know no bounds."

You know what the most ironic portion of my transaction was? I had to speak Spanish to negotiate the deal. I was denied admission into the SNAP program as my non taxable GI BILL benefits and School Loans were used against my application as income, even during the summer period when I was not enrolled.

If you took the time to actually read my previous comment, it was a less than glowing endorsement of the bill, and of the author's journalistic chops.

Statute of Limitations. I'm sure if you were to find the some of the willing participants in my transactions you would probably have to travel to Sonora for a state witness, and they would have to admit to crimes themselves.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 03/21/2016 at 4:45 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

The Senate president is sitting on a bill that would partially restore the KidsCare program .. using federal money. If the feds' money dries up, the program would end. But 30K-40K Arizona kids would have health coverage in the meantime.

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 03/18/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

The darker the money, the more corrupt the politician. It is an immutable fact that when the lights go dim, someone gets richer somewhere - in some place that is purposefully out of sight, out of the reach of moral scrutiny, and done confidently without a shred of conscience.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 03/18/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

You guys are incredibly biased. Most if not all of these laws are good things.

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Posted by CA resident on 03/18/2016 at 7:15 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

SB 1487 is now the law: The perfect hypocrisy. By prohibiting local control by the people, they can now eliminate any protections or regulations that we want for our communities. Minimum wage, local sourcing of government bids, restrictions on firearms carried by students in our schools, plastic bag bans, voting rights---there is no limit to their overreach and brutal control of our affairs. If they pass any law at the state level, we must rescind our local statutes. One friend called them "The Arizona Taliban": if they pass a religious discrimination bill, as they tried to do recently, all political subdivisions ( read towns, cities and countys) must enforce it. King George Ducey cannot tolerate voters electing representatives that will express the free will of the people. Well, we threw the kings out of America a long time ago---let's throw them out again this fall.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Paul Stapleton-Smith on 03/17/2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Issuing new SNAP ID cards will cost the state $6 million the first year and $4 million each year afterward. (as reported in the AZ Republic). So our state leaders have no qualm on spending that money for fraud that does not exist anywhere near that level. But our state leaders won't expand healthcare coverage for 30,000 kids of working poor families. KidsCare is fully funded by the federal government. There is a provision in the bill that would roll back this agreement should the federal government stop funding it 100%. Why provide a service at no cost to the state for our most vulnerable citizens when we can spend several million for a virtually non-existent problem?

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sandy Eliscu Kravetz on 03/17/2016 at 10:03 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Old Pueblo Veteran, you keep confessing to have purchased food stamps illegally, here in the forum. Have you yet confessed your crimes to the State? Have you paid a criminal penalty or restitution?
If not, then your hypocrisy seems to know no bounds.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 03/17/2016 at 7:51 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Sorry OPV but there are some so in love with government confiscation that they don't want to be seen as taking someone elses earnings. They also refer to it as social justice for some unknown reason.

6 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 03/17/2016 at 3:12 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

10. The Humiliate the Poor Act.

A picture on a SNAP card is humiliating? This is actually a good law. These are bought and sold on the "black market" all the time. I know, because when I was poor I used to buy them.

But, since I actually looked up the Bill: 7. "Requires each EBT card issued by DES to have the recipient’s color photograph and name on the card, unless the recipient declines to have the photograph included."

That is some pretty poor reporting.

I see many things I like about this bill, but, there are some aspects that do seem overly bureaucratic and borderline data-mining affecting privacy rights involving 3rd party vendors and potential vendor abuse with this data collection.

Here's the link for those who care about facts, not feelings or made up "news"
http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/52leg/2r/summary/h.hb2596_02-15-16_approp.doc.htm&Session_ID=115

10 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 03/17/2016 at 3:04 PM

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