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Re: “Pocketbook Politics

What does Romero know about running a business?

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/14/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Civil Action

Calling for peace calm and patience is outrage in your world David? Pitiful.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Civil Action

So if no one sees the problem here I'll make a quick observation for you, first as a retired Veteran, we only had green, while society aligns themselves by race because they want segregation, not sure why but they do. My black friends do not all themselves African American, yet I have a few good friends that actually are, they joined the Army to gain citizenship, and trust me, the black people in America calling themselves African American that were borne here, you are not liked by most Africans, nor would you make it there because they are a hard working caring people. that said, we will never be a united people until we remove all the tags people have given themselves to gain some sort of special treatment, if you are here, and you claim this to be your country, you are American. Now for racial profiling everyone talks about like its a bad thing, its an important tool in survival and security, if I'm at an airport, I want the middle eastern man scrutinized, not the 87 year old woman in the walker, and right now today, I want the BLM and Black Panthers taken down as domestic terrorist organizations, which they are. And yeas, when a black organization preaches hate towards white, they have indeed proliferated racial profiling against the black communities, as I said, I have friends of color, and the BLM and black panthers have made their lives hell also because they are scrutinized more because of these two groups actions and threats against innocent Americans. So if you want to call yourself African American and you were borne here, you irrigate yourself and that's fine, but if you want to be treated without being profiled, get rid of the hate organizations, they are not good for anyone. I applaud the interactions between the community and the Police, I think its necessary, however, one protest that gets outta control, and I believe that all bets are off the table, so the African American communities should be aware of who is in their neighborhoods and kick out/call the police about anyone preaching hate and talking about rallies because it affects the entire community.

11 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rocketman on 07/14/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Civil Action

Nothing about the rush to judgment of the two people mentioned that were shot? When we find out the truth and that the shootings were justified will the race baiters, the "hate whitey" crowd stand to be counted as what they are, haters?

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 07/14/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Civil Action

With all due respect, Rat T, you are the one here expressing "Instant outrage." It appears to me that your instant outrage is fired off before reading this article - an article that I find expressive of hope and a desire to find understanding and virtually devoid of outrage - except for your comment.

9 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Dave Gallagher on 07/14/2016 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Civil Action

Instant outrage is a byproduct of instant gratification. Can anybody wait for real facts? The levels of ignorance is astounding

What happened to the presumption of innocence? For everybody. Cell phone camera convictions? Shame on us.

12 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Sign of the Times

Wait, the four neighborhood's worked with the developers to get the businesses at the Bridges built, bringing jobs and opportunity to the neighborhoods that had been long neglected. A process was followed under city rules, that allowed consideration of the movie sign, and was approved and was only for the one location. Two people who don't live in any of the four neighborhoods, or even remotely in the area, make allegations that the neighborhoods were bought off and special favors were granted when the rules and process were followed. So where is the story? Not in this article. In the article its states Design View Committee and Review Design Committee when there is one committee, the Design Review Committee. The rules on the city books were followed on this. The neighborhoods wanted the theater but the Tucson Weekly, trying to get any circulation, puts out yet another negative story towards the south side and tries to continue the stereotype and prejudice long and wrongly associated on the residents.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Roy Castro on 07/13/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Assessing the Assessor

Please - sounds like another Alan Lang! Property tax exemptions need to fit within the Arizona Revised Statutes for exemptions. The Assesor doesn't have the discretion to override them. If an organization th inks they should qualify they need to draft legislation and get it passed through the State legislature. These people are asking permission for the rest of us to pay higher taxes.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Linda Foley on 07/08/2016 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Sign of the Times

i dont have a problem with a big billboard. but i agree that rules are rules and need to be followed

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 07/08/2016 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Sign of the Times

Great, a 100 foot sign. Just what we need to block the views of the desert. If I had asked to build a drive-in movie theater and put up a bunch of 60 foot tall screens, the screaming from the nimbys and others would drown out any comment about increased revenue and taxes.

Movie theaters are rapidly becoming dinosaurs of the entertainment industry with people streaming movies and watching on their big screen TV's at home. Who can afford to spend $20 or more for one movie and a few snacks when we can watch the same thing at home for a couple of dollars?

Technology has nearly killed the print media and the movie theater is next on the endangered list. What will we use those huge empty buildings with their huge billboard signs for in twenty years?

Sorry guys, as a character from an old TV show would say, "This does not compute."

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by gcohn on 07/07/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Assessing the Assessor

Mr. Johnson's time within the Pima County Assessor's Office has shown a record of his abrasive, unproductive work habits. Mr. Johnson showed a complete inability to grasp the basic laws from the Arizona state legislature governing the property valuation process. His dealings with fellow employees both within and outside the Assessor's Office resulted in one of the highest number of complaints to Human Resources for any employee there in over a decade.

Mr. Johnson is not an individual suited for such a position or worthy of the support of the voting public.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TR on 07/04/2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Assessing the Assessor

My dealings with the assessor's office left a lot to be desired. I had to send a copy of my third letter to him with a cc: to my Supervisor. That got some action.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael H Gottesman on 07/02/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Assessing the Assessor

...the result of either not allocating stuffiest resources and personnel..." HUH? Sufficient?????

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by diane4art on 07/01/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Lost Treasure

Mr Guide if you're still around I'd like to speak with you. At Strychninewolf@gmail.com

Posted by Thomas Carter on 07/01/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Dead in the Desert

Where is this road? I heard about this on the news. If it can't be patrolled on a regular basis then we the public need to make a point to do this!! I can't believe that this is so well known and nothing had been done!!??

Posted by newt1120 on 06/29/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Unhealthy Status

"And, even though DACAmented working youth pay taxes, they still can't get insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace and are ineligible for AHCCCS, the state's version of Medicaid."

So we'll gladly accept their tax dollars but say 'screw you' to any kind of assistance that would allow for basic medical care? It's not about liberal versus conservative...it's about basic human decency. These are young individuals who didn't make the choice to be here but are trying to make the best of their circumstances and become productive, educated members of society. The hypocrisy is maddening...they are told to earn their way just like everyone else but are never given the infrastructure to do so.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tucsoncat08 on 06/28/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Birdie

If a local business wanted to do this, they would have had to file an environmental impact statement (spending thousands) wait for years of hearings and then be turned down. Or fined.

But not PC. Once again, are they above the law?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Debbie T on 06/24/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Unhealthy Status

I'm a liberal, but I still think people should require documentation to be here. As someone who travels a lot in Europe, I know you can't just sneak in and camp out anywhere without a form on documentation without being immediately deported beyond your visa.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by lib1 on 06/24/2016 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Unhealthy Status

What other country can you enter illegally and drain their resources? Why should it be allowed in this country? These people need to go home! I stopped trying to understand liberals a long time ago. Their thinking on these matters simply makes no logical sense. I guess it's true that liberalism is a mental disorder. Is there no medication available?

8 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by LiberalFree2016 on 06/23/2016 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Unhealthy Status

Meanwhile their deadbeat parents shun all responsibility for their very own children, replaced by liberals and other people's money. They came here to take and still give nothing. Taxpaying citizens will never hear a thank you.

8 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 06/23/2016 at 7:36 AM

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