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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Forty days left and John McCain can’t seem to do anything Right (pun intended). His people at Reform Institute in Alexandria Virginia are spending his millions like water on a fake primary candidate who just can’t stop stealing and on poorly produced Television ads that are so clumsily written they make us all laugh about their pathetically arrogant soon-to-be-fired boss.
McCain ads claim former Arizona State Senator, Kelli Ward has voted on Federal funding Bills in company with Bernie Sanders and Raul Grijalva (a US Senator and a US Congressman).
McCain ads also claim veterans are angry as Hell at State Legislator, Kelli Ward because she voted against some Federal Armed Service Funding Bills.

How stupid does McCain think we are? We know Bernie and Raul vote in Washington. We know Kelli Ward voted in Phoenix. We know Veterans like us aren’t dumb enough to confuse Phoenix, Arizona with Washington DC. McCain apparently thinks Vets are stupid and Arizona Republicans are stupid.
So the old fool has people in Virginia who admit throwing his money away buying prime time TV spots to insult the intelligence of his Arizona Voters.
Funny or pathetic? Forty Days…

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Posted by William Heuisler on 07/21/2016 at 9:49 AM

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Rat nearly won my approval. Then I read his second sentence.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/21/2016 at 8:45 AM

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Please retire McCain. McSally has earned re-election.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/21/2016 at 7:23 AM

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Hillary for prison!

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Posted by Debbi L on 07/20/2016 at 10:04 PM

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Lock her up!

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Posted by juan on 07/20/2016 at 6:44 PM

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Cyrus Matthews announced today that Hillary is so old that she just doesn't understand emails.

You idiots!

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Posted by Rat T on 07/16/2016 at 10:07 PM

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Oh, and Trump is going to curb the failure?

I'm not saying Hillary is a good choice, but to call her a liar and think that Trump isn't as much of one or worse just shows that you're fooling yourself. This country will miss the days of The Decider if Trump actually gets elected.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/15/2016 at 7:51 AM

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Hillary is a liar. She can't handle the case on the world any better than Obama. I will take Trump over more failure.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 10:22 PM

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McSally needs more time to measure Trump's character? This is a man who makes headlines every day of the week and they add up to exposing his character for anyone to see, to measure, to judge. But Martha hasn't yet figured him out or more likely hasn't figured out where she needs to stand to come out ahead. Every day she takes makes it that much easier to measure her character, and it doesn't measure up.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/14/2016 at 10:01 PM

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Nonsense about "republican-leaning." These are the same geniuses who never saw Bernie or Trump on the horizon. What evidence do they have for leaning? It's all based on OUT OF STATE money, which fuels BOTH Sally McSilly and Dr. Ketchup. But we are going to fool all of you geniuses . . . once again

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Posted by The Duke on 07/14/2016 at 10:49 AM

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"Party" should be such a bogus, irrelevant term these days. Both parties created the mess they are in.
Even though Bernie just endorsed someone who is the antithesis of all he and his supporters profess to be and believe in, the Democratic Party is in not much better shape than the Republican Party. With the extreme disgust of Hillary, and the unknown quantity and loose cannon who is Trump, I see Jill Stein of the Green Party, and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party throwing this whole election into disarray, and in the best of worlds, keeping neither major candidate from getting 270 electoral votes, and throwing it into the House of Representatives.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 07/14/2016 at 8:14 AM

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Ask Steve Christy what Jim Click expects from him.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 6:25 AM

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In re Trump and free speech. Ronko has it right, even inconprehensible gibberish is protected. At times Trump makes Palin sound smart.

Clinton is a crook and Trump is a clown. We are doomed.

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Posted by Gandalf the hopeless on 07/08/2016 at 3:16 PM

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While I endorse and respect the first amendment rights of free speech, even and especially yours Rat T, that right has little to do with (other than informing me) the freedom I exercise with my right, responsibility, privilege and freedom to vote. Happily anyone can say what they want given our first amendment privileges. In fact, I am very pleased that the presumptive Republican candidate for president does not hold back. His free speech exposes him on a regular basis for the charlatan he truly is.

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Posted by ronko on 07/07/2016 at 12:25 PM

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" How ANYONE could endorse a loudmouth who insults a genuine war hero seems treasonous to me." ronko

That is referred to as a 1st Amendment Right.

But then I suppose that you want Hillary Clinton tried for treason because what she did was much more threatening to national and international security. Right?

Let the trial begin.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/07/2016 at 10:26 AM

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Many AZ Republicans believe McCain is a “war hero”. The hard truth is much less. Disabled American Veterans give Sen. McCain a 20% rating; Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America give McCain a “D” grade for veterans’ issues.
Why? Because our Republican Arizona Senator, John McCain, has voted:
Against body armor for troops.… 5/26/08)
Against providing Automatic Cost-of-Living Adjustments to Veterans. (S. 869, Vote 259, 11/20/91)
Against more funding Department of Veterans Affairs. (H.R. 2099, Vote 470,9/27/95)
Against a $13 Billion Increase in Funding for Veterans Programs. (S.C.R. 57, Vote 115, 5/16/96)
Against $44.3 Billion for Veterans Programs. (H.R. 2684, Vote 328, 10/15/99)
Against $47 Billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs. (H.R. 4635, Vote 272, 10/12/00)
Against $51 Billion in Veterans Funding. (H.R. 2620, Vote 334, 11/8/01; Vote 269, 8/2/01)
Against $122.7 Billion for Department of Veterans Affairs. (H.R. 2861, Vote 449, 11/12/03)
Against $500 million mental health and rehabilitation services for veterans diagnosed with mental illness, PTSD or substance abuse. (S. 2020, S.Amdt. 2634, Vote 343, 11/17/05)
Against providing an assured funding stream for veterans’ health care, annual changes in veterans’ population and inflation. (S.Amdt. 3141 to S.C.R. 83, Vote 63, 3/16/06)
Against $430 million for vet outpatient care (S.Amdt. 3642 to H.R. 4939, Vote 98, 4/26/06)
McCain Supported Outsourcing VA Jobs (S.Amdt. 2673 to H.R. 2642, Vote 315, 9/6/07)
McCain Opposed the 21st Century GI Bill (, 5/26/08)…

McCain would not accept an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.”…

But the most important truth: “War Hero” McCain sided with John Kerry on the Armed Services Committee to block or kill POW-MIA search-and-rescue bills like the “Truth Bill” (HR1147) in 1992 and the Missing Service Personnel Act (relaying intel information on MIAs to their families) in 1996.
Why would McCain hinder any legislation searching for and reporting MIA-POWs in Southeast Asia?
Why would John McCain break faith with his long-lost brothers-in-arms?
Semper Fidelis? Hell no!
Remember, all our POWs were not freed as he promised when John McCain left Hanoi in 1973.………

And we were told POW McCain refused early release until all POWS were free – more deception.
In May, 1967 (five months before McCain was captured) Medal of Honor winner, Captain James B. Stockdale, senior POW, ordered all POWs to refuse the “Fink Release Program”. So McCain didn’t refuse! His commanding Officer had already refused! (Stockdale’s Book: “In love & War”, p. 254) All the above is public record. Look everything up; read the references. And after you verify McCain’s treachery make it a point to share the truth about John McCain’s fidelity with other voters.
Bill Heuisler, Marine Veteran

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Posted by William Heuisler on 07/07/2016 at 10:18 AM

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Like many I recall a time when I had respect for Senator McCain in spite of,more often than not, disagreeing with him. This was before he endorsed President G. W. Bush's campaign to invade Iraq. This was also well before Sarah Palin entered the national scene. Consistently and systematically Senator McCain has devolved as a Congressman who commands respect from either side of the aisle Too bad. Too bad for his legacy, and too bad for the American public. We could certainly use independent leaders wit backbones in DC. This is good evidence of the need for term limits. Senator McCain has outlasted his relevance and effectiveness as a representative of this state, and of our country.
The last straw very sadly is for Senator McCain to suck up to Donald Trump, after Trump insulted his military service record. Love McCain or hate him, he has earned a nations respect for serving our country. How ANYONE could endorse a loudmouth who insults a genuine war hero seems treasonous to me.

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Posted by ronko on 07/07/2016 at 9:23 AM

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Posted by David W on 07/05/2016 at 10:33 AM

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I have to get a message to Russian dictator Putin.....anyone know HR Clinton's email address?

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Posted by Gandalf the Wiseass on 07/05/2016 at 9:12 AM

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Private emails for public business. I know I have heard this before. Somewhere. Now where was it?

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Posted by Rat T on 06/30/2016 at 8:57 PM

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