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Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Anyone that mailed in their ballot 10/12 missed the opportunity to watch the rest of the drama.
I wonder how many would change their vote on 11/8?
I did!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Juan Valdez on 11/01/2016 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Perhaps next election, you could manage to publish your endorsements sooner? Mail-in ballots were sent 10/12.

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Posted by jjmarks on 10/28/2016 at 4:55 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

You must not have attended the League of Women Voters and Metropolitan Education Commission debate between Dustin Williams and Margaret Burkholder. It was the clearest demonstration of the superior qualifications of one candidate (Burkholder) over another (Williams) that I have seen in a live debate in recent memory, and served as an excellent example of why live debates are still critically important to help voters make informed choices. I usually vote Democratic, sometimes Green, but Burkholder, Napier, and Bob Burns for AZ Corporation Commission were my three R choices in 2016.

You got it right with Bob Burns and Napier, but really missed the mark on Burkholder. Who cares what she did in the aftermath of the City Council election? She is the best candidate for the office for which she is currently running. After the debate between Burkholder and Williams, I compared notes with several die-hard D voters who had attended: all were persuaded that a vote for Williams would be a vote for weak leadership.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Burkholder is the better candidate for Pima Co. School Sup. on 10/27/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Prop 205. TV ads are misleading, especially the vet (I'm also a vet) calling the need for Prop 205 to help his medical condition. I empathize, but there is already medical marijuana - which I think is great. 205 will not change his situation with respect to medical needs -- since his medical needs permit marijuana. The VA is a federal organization and, at present, VA employees cannot prescribe marijuana for any reason.

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by tucdan on 10/27/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I voted for Heinz but mostly out of party loyalty. McSally has done a good job-as you point out. She has voted for some awful GOP bills, like defunding Planned Parenthood, but this is required by the GOP party leadership if she wants to get any backing for her legislative priorites-like the A-10 and supporting the military bases in her district. That's just the reality of how the system works. At least she never mentions social issues and doesn't participate in the culture wars.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 10/27/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

UA Law professor Engel is Kirsten, not Kristen but by any name she is one of the best equipped candidates to come along in years.
I like your rationale for endorsing Chris Ackerley but disagree with your decision. He's a Republican, will mostly vote with Republicans, is unlikely to be a force in their caucus and sending him back to the House makes it that much more difficult for Democrats to whittle away at the Republican majority. Southern Arizona Republicans in the Legislature are doubly negative because they can't or won't stop their caucus from interfering with local home rule of our city, towns and county. Please vote for Daniel Hernandez if you're an LD 2 voter. Loved your two lines on Andrea Dalessandro!!!

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by franklymydears on 10/27/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Two lost presidential races have left John McCain bitter and full of hate. He went from chairing the Committee for Indian Affairs to selling them out in Oak Flats, not only voting with his fellow republican, Jeff Flake, to sell off this land to a foreign company for mining, overriding the sovereign rights of the Indian Nation, but attaching the bill to a bill on defense spending so other legislators wouldn't dare vote against it and appear unamerican. He caps his campaign this year with bragging about killing the Affordable Care Act. He seems to think it's okay to deny health care to millions of poor and uninsurable citizens. He has lost his way. It's time for him to go. https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaSteele4Co…

20 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by soundcloud on 10/27/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I agree wholeheartedly with your endorsement of Andrea Dalessandro. She has been out there in the community working hard for Southern Arizonans for many years.

However, in your endorsement for the CD 1 House seat, you failed to mention that long time Tucsonan, Ray Parrish, is running as a Green Party candidate against Babeu and O'Halleran. Are you even aware that Ray is running for this office? Did you spend any time looking into what he stands for?

I've always looked to the Tucson Weekly for news coverage that is outside the purview of the mainstream media. However, I'm disappointed by this article which neglects to even mention candidates who aren't part of the establishment duopoly. It's your paper, and you have the right to endorse whomever you want, but to not even mention the other candidates does a disservice to Tucsonans and voters throughout Arizona's vast Congressional District 1. In this crazy election year featuring the two least popular major party presidential candidates in U.S. history, people are clamoring for other options up and down the ballot.

The mainstream media's unfair coverage of this election has caused millions of people, especially young people, to turn to social media for our news. While I never considered the Tucson Weekly to be mainstream media, this article certainly aligns with the biased coverage we are getting bombarded with daily. I have known and admired Ray Parrish for several years, but I learned of his candidacy through social media and was elated to see that he is running with the Green Party. Disclaimer: I am not registered with the Green Party but will be changing my registration before the next election cycle thanks to candidates like Jill Stein and Ray Parrish who demonstrate that the Green Party puts People, the Planet, and Peace over Profit.

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Posted by Concerned Voter on 10/27/2016 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Aah! I love the smell of troll in the morning.

At 4:36 am no less.

John Smith does more trolling before 9 am than most people do all day.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

More aligned with your values? What the neck might those be? No borders, no jobs, less freedoms, and no children? Those aren't values, those are are destructive character flaws. Get some professional help.

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Posted by John Smith on 10/27/2016 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Posted by Kathy Thomas on 10/21/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Looking Back, Looking Forward

I THOUGHT THE PHYSICIANS SAY NO CURE FOR HIV/AIDS?, I AM TELLING YOU TODAY THAT DR GADAGODO CURE HIV/AIDS
WITH HIS HERBAL MEDICINE AND ONCE YOU GET CURED YOU ARE FOREVER CURED IT IS NEVER REVERSIBLE.
MY NAME IS KATHY THOMAS FROM THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA,I AM USING THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE LIFE
BY SHARING MY TESTIMONY THAT THERE IS A CURE FOR HIV/AIDS BECAUSE I AM A LIVING TESTIMONY,I SUFFERED and he send to me a herbal medicine and ask me to drink and bath with the herbal medicine for one month but to my greatest surprises, i went for a medical test after two weeks and my status was negative till today i cant keep sharing this testimony please brothers and sisters there is a cure to
HIV/AIDS
, KIDNEY FAILURE
*Arthritis
*Diabetes
STROKE
HEPATITIS
GONORRHEA
EPILEPSY.
HIRE BLOOD PRESSURES
Liver disorder
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Posted by Kathy Thomas on 10/21/2016 at 9:00 AM

Re: “A Haunted Past

Anyway, I have over 20 flyers in my mailbox, all against Baboo, So, I have to ask, why is so much money going into this race? On election day I count all the flyers for all the candidates. I vote FOR the candidate with the most negative flyers.

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Posted by Gandalf the Fed Up on 10/17/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “A Haunted Past

Ba boo is my guy. Anyone who attempts to have his lover deported to Mexico during a lover's spat is just the kind of wacko we need. Keep AZ wacky say I.

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Posted by gandalf the wacko on 10/17/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Truth Through Fiction

Of course this IS Tucson,

the Hispanic neighbors on the other side of the fence have been flying a TRUMP flag.

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Posted by Robert on 10/06/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Truth Through Fiction

Ah I thought it was going to be about truth, not a just pro-illegal-immigration piece.

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Posted by bslap on 10/06/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Truth Through Fiction

The semi-annual Tucson Brush and Bulky event a couple of weeks ago used to clear out the hotel.

When the workers stopped and read that bottom of the top bunk bed, there was some debate about whether they should keep it.

As for the carpet shoes, black water bottles, and backpacks, etc. going to put them on a table outside the Hotel Arizona with a sign "For Sale - Coyote Starter Kit" as soon as I find a proper translation and appropriate font. - lol

Good luck with the opening everyone from Team Devin.

Posted by Robert on 10/06/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Remembering Wendy

She was always flawless. Everything about her. Always. How awful such a storm was tearing her apart from the inside. My heart goes out to all her many friends and loved ones.

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 10/01/2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Remembering Wendy

I wish to say so many things, but I don't know what to say. Well, I do, yet it is too much - this comment box will not allow for all of it. You are amazing Wendy! We (society) failed you, and I am still trying to determine the big picture lesson with all of this, yet in the 'minutia' - I miss and adore you.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Aliaa Abdel-Gawad on 09/29/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Final Sweat

Yeah, it was a typo. "Sold" is correct.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by tazag on 09/24/2016 at 6:22 PM

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