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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

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The Pecan farms are against the mine because of water use? That is almost laughable remembering the CAP debacle and the promise that we would not drink it because the farmers would use it for their crops.

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Posted by Julie T on 12/10/2015 at 2:34 PM

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Q: Does Arizona's senior senator have reason to worry next year?

A: Lord, let us pray that he does.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 12/10/2015 at 1:34 PM

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McCain is toast with Republicans; he doesn't realize it yet.
To make it worse, he has no shame about raising money among his past victims.
Worth many millions, he’s sending fundraising letters begging campaign contributions from elderly Arizona Republicans. Perhaps Senator McCain hopes we don’t remember he was the only Republican in the “Keating Five”. Maybe he hopes we’ve forgotten he conspired to help his friend, Charlie Keating avoid (and delay 2 years) a Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) fraud investigation into Keating’s Lincoln Savings & Loan while it was stealing the life savings from retired Arizonans.

Some Arizonans do remember how many retired people from Green Valley and Sun City in 1987 and 1988 were unsophisticated and easy marks for Keating, who made a point of talking about his DC Senator friends, McCain, DeConcini, Cranston, Riegle and Glenn while selling millions of dollars in unsecured junk bonds as though the bonds were FDIC “Government Insured”. We also remember the sorrow and hopelessness of elderly friends who discovered there was no Government Insurance on Keating’s bonds... and when they realized their life savings were gone. (3) (4)

Keating’s book, “Trust Me” explains in great detail how Charles Keating bought Senator John McCain. In the early 80s Keating donated $112,000 to McCain’s campaigns and hosted $1000-a-plate fund raisers for him. For years Keating flew McCain around in private jets and on vacations to Keating’s Cat Cay Bahama Island. In 1986 Keating arranged a $359,100 Fountain Square Mall “deal” for the McCains that produced a fat yearly income. In return for the money, travel and favors, John McCain delayed FHLBB regulators for years as Keating’s Lincoln Savings & Loan stole the Life savings of many of McCain’s trusting Sun City and Green Valley constituents. (1) (2) (3) (4)

McCain testified he was only helping another constituent, but it’s very revealing that this US Senator did not even file lawfully required Financial Disclosure Statements or attempt reimbursements for gifts and money from Keating until Keating was charged and arrested for Fraud. Of course, McCain did not disclose the $359,100 Fountain Square Mall “deal”. More importantly, the Government Resolution Trust Corporation somehow “overlooked” the Fountain Square mall during Court settlements after Charles Keating’s conviction. Most important, only a few of McCain’s Arizona Republican Constituents know the McCain Estate sold (the Keating) Fountain Square mall for 15 million dollars in 1998. (2)

The impossible dream is that the McCain family owes those (mostly deceased) couples from Green Valley and Sun City millions of dollars and a better ending. But can anyone explain the tasteless greed and colossal nerve as Senator John McCain now attempts to raise more money from more Arizonans? Please research this information and remind as many Arizona Republican Primary voters as you can.

William Heuisler, 520-403-2939 Tucson, Arizona


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Posted by William Heuisler on 12/10/2015 at 10:25 AM

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votesmartamerica The courts ruled. The law. Not your biased stupid opinion. If your soo called candidates and yourself are soooo confident of winning what are you afraid of when the rules are properly applied under the constitution of the united states. your candidates took that oath or was is all just a façade. We know the truth.

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Posted by Votesmartamerica is a joke on 12/09/2015 at 10:27 AM

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There are none so blind as those who will not see.

The female killer in San Bernadino was fully vetted, given a permanent green card, and then pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Our President holds out hope that this turns out to be workplace violence so he can promote more gun control laws.

CRIMINALS break laws.

The thinking of the POTUS is radical. And dangerous. They want to kill us and he appears to want to let them.

70,000 Syrians? Why not Pakistan?

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Posted by David W on 12/04/2015 at 9:46 AM

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The truth is he is NOT radical or extreme enough for the current GOP party. We can see the more the GOP Presidential candidates trash America, Obama, other candidates, and humans in general, the higher there poll rating goes. This is the generation of GOP terrorism in American.

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Posted by votesmartamerica on 12/04/2015 at 8:17 AM

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Why do the Republicans appeal only when they LOSE? They will use every avenue to win and hijack an election in AZ and across this nation. IN most states they have created voting district so they will always win. They is why we have a huge Republican House, Senate and State Governors. What is next for the Republicans other then saying voting is illegal. But they don't have to do that they have taken away our voting rights in many states. They are gearing up for hijacking the 2016 elections. Voters need to be aware, the GOP is the most radical every in our history. It will destroy America and our way of life.

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Posted by votesmartamerica on 12/04/2015 at 8:14 AM

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If it is a flawed system as you say, why did the City appeal it? Are they flawed also?

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Posted by David W on 12/03/2015 at 12:22 PM

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Tucson held an election this year. Interested parties filed to run last winter and gathered signatures to get on the ballot for a primary in late August for which they knew they were to run in their wards. None of the candidates, Republican or Democratic, were challenged in their primaries. They moved on to a citywide general election campaign in September and October. Running with the rules then in place, none of the Republicans ran a very effective campaign, possibly hindered by their inability to persuade potential donors to support them. All three lost, though two won in their wards. The decision rendered by a panel of the Ninth Circuit came down after the election had been held and that decision is only forward looking, not applicable to the November 3 election. It is also appealable and has been appealed by the city. Nothing in the court's decision or in the conduct of the recent election provides legal or rational basis for the suit brought by Ms. Burkholder and Mr. Lawton. They lost under a flawed system in which they chose to run. They ought to accept the decision of the voters and move on. The city ought to drop its appeal and give the voters a choice of all citywide or all ward-only elections of council members from now on. And if local Republicans are convinced they will fare better with ward-only elections, let them put their money, their mouths and all their energy into achieving that outcome rather than indulging is meritless litigation.

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Posted by franklymydears on 12/03/2015 at 10:21 AM

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Makes sense, you wouldn't allow voters in CA to elect a Gov in NY would you?

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Posted by Joey Eagan on 12/03/2015 at 1:32 AM

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Because he doesn't understand cattle futures like Hillary does.

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Posted by Rat t on 11/28/2015 at 7:51 PM

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Two years ago, a camera caught Sen. McCain video-poker gambling on an iPhone during a Senate hearing - on Syria of all places. Since then, all his "experienced" pronouncements on the Middle East just sound even more jaded and political. Just why, at his advanced and extremely wealthy age, does John McCain really want to hold this office?

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 11/28/2015 at 8:12 AM

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NO more cuckservatives. These fake Republicans are just the same as Democrats. They are all out for themselves and their hidden puppetmasters. Whether it's a Koch or a Soros, they are all elitist, selfish scum.

TRUMP 2016.
Let's hope we get an independent Senator here in Arizona too!

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Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 11/26/2015 at 1:49 PM

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Why did we elect McCain? He voted to fund Obamacare, to bail out Wall Street and for a $600 billion tax hike. His McCain-Kennedy and Gang of 8 legalized illegals. His Soros-funded McCain-Feingold silenced Pro-life and Tea Party groups - a Treasury audit found the IRS had targeted Patriot and Tea Party groups in the 2012 Presidential Election. Lois Lerner admitted her IRS targeted conservatives, but John McCain said the IRS was “not reining in political advocacy groups” enough. (5) (9) (10)
Dirty money and corrupt connections elected McCain. He came to Arizona (AZ) in 1981 to run for Congress - helped by AZ Republic Publisher Duke Tully and $553,000 dollars from United Liquors. United Liquors is AZ’s beer-liquor monopoly and employed McCain’s father-in-law, James Hensley. But United Liquors has been owned by Kemper Marley since 1940. Millionaire developer, owner of Transamerica Wire Service, Marley is a protégé of mob-connected Sam Bronfman. So McCain’s main money-connection was really Kemper Marley. Republic Publisher, Duke Tully, bragged he was a decorated pilot in Vietnam, but Tully was a Stolen Valor fraud. Ex-Pentagon lobbyist, McCain knew the truth and became Duke’s buddy. Duke became Meghan McCain’s Godfather. Tully ordered editorials endorsing newcomer McCain who won the 1982 Republican primary with fake newspaper endorsements and a half million dollars from mob-connected Kemper Marley. (1) (2) (3) (6) (7) (11)
Charles Keating stole $1.1 Billion from elderly Arizonans with a Lincoln Savings real estate fraud. He also gave $112,000 to Senator McCain so McCain would delay Federal Home Loan investigators. McCain also invested $359,000 in Keating’s Fountain Square Mall (sold in 1998 for 15 million). After the Keating Five scandal broke Keating was jailed. McCain was scolded for “poor judgment.” (1) (11)
Ironically, in 1987 McCain was the first Republican to accuse new Republican Governor Mecham of corruption. This lie gave our State House to Democrat Rose Mofford and then to another big McCain campaign donor, Fife Symington. Symington was convicted of seven felonies for defrauding lenders and filing false financial statements for his real estate businesses in the 1980s and early 90s. (4) (8)
Republican, Marine, cop and Investigator, my cop and reporter friends remind me how McCain’s biggest donor paid to kill a reporter. AZ Republic reporter Don Bolles’ dying words, “Mafia, Emprise, Adamson”, directly implicated race track (Emprise, Mafia) wire service activities of Kemper Marley. But no official investigated or interviewed Kemper Marley, the man who bought a reporter’s death, and paid a half million dollars to John McCain five years later. My fact-based book, "Casual Executions: assassinations in Arizona,” shows how justice was blinded when newspapers ignored murder, fraud, bribery and John McCain taking a mobbed-up millionaire's money. (1) (6) (7) (9) (10) (11)
William Heuisler, Tucson.











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Posted by William Heuisler on 11/26/2015 at 9:22 AM

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No he's not. Carson is sinking in the polls and Cruz is climbing...but not even a mention.

And I keep forgetting the narrative. Who is at war with us?

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Posted by Rat t on 11/26/2015 at 4:15 AM

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" pretty week..." You gotta be kidding Nntz.

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Posted by TWpre(Wick)er on 11/26/2015 at 1:10 AM

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Never forget that this city protects criminals. They violate federal laws every day.

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Posted by Rat t on 11/20/2015 at 6:36 AM

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Never forget that this city protects criminals. They violate federal laws every day.

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Posted by Rat t on 11/20/2015 at 6:36 AM

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Dear Tucson Weekly you are truly a fucking joke of an attempt at Journalism. How much does Chuck Huckleberry make???????? ($320,865 #2 in the United States as a County Executive) and why are you as a publication so pissed off the bonds didn't get passed. Is it because your network of good ol boys won't be getting all of the construction projects they thought, and land sales they expected to make money off the county from aaaaawwwwwwwww. Grow a pair and get some Journalistic integrity and make a difference report on real stories that effect everyday taxpayers in Pima County.

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Posted by Jeffrey Engelbert on 11/13/2015 at 1:07 PM

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Why is this even a thing? This is precisely why Tucsonans do NOT trust their officials. These clowns play games like middle schoolers instead of doing their jobs.

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Posted by Rabblerouser on 11/12/2015 at 1:48 PM

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