In the LD 10 House race local small business owner and twice unsuccessful candidate Todd Clodfelter has a web site that features some great pictures and a whole lot of words that fall short of offering much in the way of substantive ideas for improving the education and economy of our state. He's a nice guy who is unlikely to champion southern Arizona, Pima County and its municipalities against his party's leadership. We'll hear him tell us that the voices of Democrats aren't heard in Phoenix and a sure way to keep it that way would be to send more southern Arizona Republicans up there, where they'll only be heard saying 'aye' to the proposals of their leadership. Southern Arizona needs Gabaldon and Hernandez, Friese and Hanley, Mach and Engel in the House.
Wonderful article but I would like to make a correction! The Pima County Assessor race is heating up. The current incumbent, while winning the Primary race against his opponent, will now face Independent Candidate Suzanne Droubie in the General election. Suzanne Droubie is running on a platform of transparency, conservative spending, and customer service. Check her out, don't count her out!
Beautiful piece. Felt like I had truly met your mother. Sounds like a beautiful spirit and strong curious questing woman. So sorry for your loss and what a blessing to have loved and been loved so fully and deeply.
Condolences, Jim. She left you lovely memories.
Thanks for sharing this story. My mom had a hemorrhagic stroke at 86. She was active, involed in politics, loving her kids and grandkids, until the day of the stroke. We were given the option of surgery, but mom had always told us she didn't want to live if she couldn't walk her little dog Mac. We knew her quality of life was very important to her. So we had to honor her wishes and let her go. So hard, but 13 years later, we still know it was the right decision. Blessing to you.
Thank you for sharing. I lost my mother almost seven years ago, so this struck a particular cord with me. Sorry for your loss and thank you for this touching story.
Thanks for sharing this tribute to your mother. I love the picture of her and having spent a lot of my childhood at the beach, know just how soothing listing to those waves can be.
This brought a tear to my eyes...thanks for sharing the lovely memories of your mom.
I didn't know your mom, but I know she raised a wonderful son. Crying with you, Jim.
Thank you for sharing your mom. She sounds pretty special.
It's not often you show this side of yourself and it really shows your talent as a writer. I'm sorry for your and everyone's loss at the passing of Mrs. Tilton. I remember she always believed in her kids and never stopped encouraging us to learn. She was an incredible woman and will be missed.
Your mother was awesome
From my reading seat this is a long, sad list of strange, thought disordered behaviors. Anyone county supervisor who, with serious intent, demands "round-the-clock patrols" from county employees is abusing the office. And anyone who, with serious intent, calls 911 and says that "my life is in danger" unless they remove internet content is more than a little unbalanced mentally.
The fake 911 call doesn't surprise me. Sorry, but this is kind of a thing in Tucson. I witnessed a fair amount of 911 abuse by people who just wanted the cops to come in and break up a nonviolent verbal dispute, or intimidate someone who disagreed with them, or resolve a customer service débâcle. There are a lot of people in the Old Pueblo who don't get that 911 is supposed to be reserved for life-threatening emergencies. I haven't seen this as much on the East Coast.
Also, you'd think that there would be a fair number of people who would cheer on Miller's war on Raytheon, considering how politically divided the city can be. I remember how vigorously the Tucson chapter of Food Not Bombs campaigned against the company ten years ago or so. I'm surprised the Weekly chose not to look into this part of the issue.
Pima Coutny Cartel, you may not be aware of just how right you are. Customs and Border Patrol just released a report that says they are storing the bodies of 850+ unidentified illegals that were recovered from border crossers. They are stored here in Tucson.
Our President and sanctuary governments gave these people encouragement to break our laws to get here. These victims lie frozen here waiting to be identified.
It looks like never Roger. The media is morally bankrupt and now we must move on without them.
Susan Hirsh, it is called Bleach Bit, and yes Hillary used it on her private server. If FBI Director Comey had any guts he would refer for investigation and prosecution. The fact that she incorporated it into her plan to hide government business on a private server is INTENT. Americans have no idea how deceptive this woman and her husband are. In less than 3 years they have amassed $150M dollars in personal savings. (That can be traced) makes you wonder why they used Swiss accounts in the 90s doesn't it?
How is that economy working for you?
When does the story get released about the Democrats illegally handing out our tax dollars to their favorite "charities," such as Planned Parenthood? Or, the Democrats funding a Private Business with our tax dollars? Or, the misuse of HURF Funds which has left our roads in dispair. It is sad that the Media isn't elected by the people, but rather it is bought and paid for by those who manipulate our elections.
Did she use bleaching to erase her emails? Hillary did.
So they should have said 35?
Well it sure beats watching reruns of Ice Road Truckers... You can't make this s..t up!
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