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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Really? Your shitty link leads only to a post where Jimmy Kimmel shows footage of children who think they are being hornswaggled out of their Hallowe'en candy. This post, besides anything posted by What, Again, has to be the lamest thing on the Tucson Weekly site. You should run and hide, for your efforts are of the weakest.

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Posted by What is this Clown thinking? on 11/06/2016 at 4:45 AM

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This is what the democrats have done to residents of Pima County:

It is time to replace them.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 11/04/2016 at 4:45 PM

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I'm a Dem in Sahuarita, but I have voted against Bronson ever since she helped put the kabosh on the Green Valley Fire District's annexation attempt of northern Sahuarita in '11. Since then, I have voted for whoever her GOP opponent may have been and this year I'm doing the same. It's the only Republican vote I make, but Bronson simply doesn't represent me. It's not always about the big picture; it's sometimes about whether a particular office holder really has her constituents' interests at heart.

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Posted by Sahuarita Voter on 11/03/2016 at 12:54 PM

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Never argue with the guy that owns the paper.

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Posted by Rat T on 11/03/2016 at 8:58 AM

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Fact check for Mr Nintzel:

Franzi's show was on KVOI (for YEARS) every Saturday, not Sunday, afternoon.

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Posted by n7iqv on 11/03/2016 at 8:04 AM

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Hey Ratt:

Of course you have nothing to add.

You never do.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/03/2016 at 7:40 AM

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Wrong, Again (as usual) :

No, Nintzel has demonstrated his intelligence and knowledge to the point that it escapes you.

The total ignorance of common sense by Wrong, Again and the people who agree with him is astounding.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/03/2016 at 7:38 AM

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A Kim DeMarco win would probably make Huckleberry's head explode and finally force him out. A good thing.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 11/03/2016 at 7:13 AM

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Thank you AVL. I have nothing to add.

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Posted by Rat T on 11/03/2016 at 6:25 AM

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Don Diamond doesn't do something for nothing, "legendary" or not. The New York Times quoted him on his many campaign contributions saying, "I want my money back, for Christ's sake. Do you know how many cocktail parties I have to go to?" Perhaps his big-money support for Bronson is because the Sonoran Corridor, rejected by voters in last year's bond election, is still being pushed hard by Bronson and Huckelberry.

That road, instead of a simple east-west line connecting I-10 and I-19, drops south to give a free access highway to...why, Don Diamond for his planned 3000-acre Swan Southlands development. Then it swings west to connect with I-19 and connects with Huckelberry's proposed I-11 route that would destroy the Avra Valley.

That information, by the way, has been carried by the Arizona Daily Independent and also by the Weekly's sister paper Desert Times. But if you're looking for " innuendo, plagiarism, fabrication, gossip and general bullshit" Nintzel's column is a good starting place.

DeMarco, to her credit, opposes I-11 through the Avra Valley and prefers using the existing I-10.

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Posted by AVL on 11/03/2016 at 6:21 AM

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So according to Nintzel if you bought a home for $200,000 and it's now only worth $150,000, don't worry, be happy. All those sucking at the teats of Pima County government did just fine because you paid the same amount of taxes.

The total ignorance of finance by Nintzel and liberals like him is astounding.

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Posted by What, Again on 11/03/2016 at 6:02 AM

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Ally Miller has used countless employees to find information to destroy and "damage the county brand". She only posts videos of the meetings if it benefits her and hurt she the others. She has been using her office for yeArs to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

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Posted by Greg Adams on 11/01/2016 at 10:04 PM

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"Page is hidden until you say go,"...Mr Evans?

Could you explain that to all of us?

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Posted by Ralph Englert on 10/31/2016 at 12:09 PM

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Well, Mr. Nintzel, speaking of "waste of time and money" and "harassment,"howsabout the County Administrator assigning staff to shadow and record -- some might say stalk -- an elected Supervisor? Check out the ADI story, October 31:…

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Posted by AVL on 10/31/2016 at 10:54 AM

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The board of Supervisors has not "largely kept property taxes stable" as Jim Nintzel claims. Propety taxes have been stable because the voters rejected 816 million dollars in bond dept last year. Because the voters rejected the bonds, home values have increased and property taxes have remained stable. Had the bonds passed, it would most likely have caused property values to be stagnant or decrease in value as our property taxes would have increased to pay for the bonds. Thanks to all the voters who voted against the bonds and all the voters that will be voting for change with electing Ally Miller, Kim DeMarco and Steve Christy. And a big thanks to the above post by AVL showing that our tax dollars are being wasted by the Pima County elites and their minions!

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Posted by Jay Janicek on 10/28/2016 at 4:36 PM

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Sometimes fishing expeditions catch a fish, like this email exchange between Pima County Communications Director Mark Evans and County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. Seems like both are violating the law by politicking on taxpayer-paid time, not to mention the insubordination of plotting against their employer:

On Dec 5, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Mark B. Evans (Communications) wrote:

I shelved the fact check on the St. Demetrios property until that's ready to go.
I added new fact checks today. Page is hidden until you say go.
I've held off posting replies on Miller's Facebook page until this page was ready to go. Want to hit

her with both at same time since it's sure to cause a reaction. (BTW, I told McNamara what we're up to and he thinks it's a story. So does Nintzel. I haven't said anything to Dan Shearer because he's sure to react negatively to it. Prepare for a backlash on talk radio and inquiries from ADI about how much this is costing).…

Let me know if you want me to change anything in the fact check explanations. ME

Mark B. Evans
Public Communications Manager
Pima County

From: Chuck Huckelberry
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:46 PM To: Mark Evans

Subject:Re: fact check page ready

For more go to the Arizona Daily Independent:…

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Posted by AVL on 10/28/2016 at 1:58 PM

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Bog Mann, your information is incorrect.
Pima County's outstanding debt is:
COPs: $168 million (not voter approved)
General Obligation: $345 million (voter approved)
HURF revenue: $110 million (voter approved)
Sewer Revenue: $568 million (voter approved)…

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Posted by MarkB.Evans on 10/27/2016 at 8:55 PM

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I was the first person Ally hired and I've known her for about 20 years. I've also been a friend, coworker (Honeywell) and employee of her husband, who's a great person, at Raytheon (twice). Based on my history with her, I can attest to Mr. Nintzel's reporting on this subject. It shouldn't matter if you're a liberal, moderate or conservative - a person with these behaviors should not be in public office. Decisions are made based on their perceptions rather than facts and they don't interact well with people who disagree with them to resolve issues. Most people would not want these characteristics in a public official or leader.

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Posted by MB on 10/27/2016 at 3:41 PM

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One point of contention: Pima County residents have not voted for and/or endorsed many millions of dollars in the current county debt. Non-voter authorized bonds called COPS, or Certificates of Participation, are approved by the Board of Supervisors without any input from the taxpayers.

One may support or oppose debt financing, be appalled or apathetic about a billion dollar plus debt, but the fact is that much of the bond debt has never been approved by Pima County residents.

Just sayin'...

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Posted by Bog Mann on 10/27/2016 at 9:56 AM

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Wrong, Again is the 6th least intelligent troll on the internet and DAMN proud of it!

I feel fortunate not to know where the top 5 are leaving their stains. Wrong, Again is bad enough.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 7:39 AM

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