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Re: “Out of the Way

"This is not a safety issue," Elías says. "They just don't want to have people there, they don't want to interact with the homeless. As long as they are out of sight, they are out of mind. They are obviously very angry and have great fear, but we need to attack the problem, not scapegoat people."

Mr. Elias should define who "they" are (see above quote.) He is the one who sounds very angry and fearful. His accusations are incorrect and dishonest. This practice has been illegal in most of Elias' district for a long time and he's been fine with that. Perhaps he has a rational explanation as to why other Pima County citizens shouldn't enjoy the same safety measures as the folks he represents. Or perhaps Elias is the one who is scapegoating people. Regardless, his comments are self-serving, hypocritical, and do nothing to attack the problem.

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Posted by Canita on 05/31/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

"This is not a safety issue," Elías says. "They just don't want to have people there, they don't want to interact with the homeless. As long as they are out of sight, they are out of mind. They are obviously very angry and have great fear, but we need to attack the problem, not scapegoat people."

Mr. Elias should define who "they" are. Sounds to me that he is the one who is fearful. Are people allowed to stand in medians in most of Elias' district? NO! They are not because this practice has been illegal in most of his district for a long time. Elias is grandstanding -- folks should know that his comments are self-serving and hypocritical.

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Posted by Canita on 05/31/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Costly Care

The statistics are not easy to compare because of measurement differences but nationally about 28% of kids are living in true single parent households (this means no cohabiting partners). In Arizona that number is up to 36% and has been growing by about 1% every year over the last 5 years. True single parent homes have been growing in AZ at about twice the national rate over that time. Eeek!

Why do we have so many single parent homes?

This is the real question we have to answer....

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Posted by HumanBean on 05/31/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Hey, Confused Weisenheimer! As I have previously stated:

I did NOT call you cold for saying Fitz needed a comb. I stated that you come across as cold hearted due to previous posts involving disparaging remarks against liberals, democrats, immigrants who are trying to improve their family's lives, a certain male writer which you attempt to belittle by calling him a girl and anyone who has the common sense to point out your nonsense.
Also, I NEVER wished any of those things upon Wrong, Again. If you go back and read what I typed CAREFULLY you may actually see the light and realize that.

You REALLY have a problem with paying attention to detail. I'm not sure if it's because of a learning disability or if it's just to make your straw man rebuttals attempt to make sense.
You got served for a second time. If you don't want a third one to occur, then "get your facts straight".

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/31/2016 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

I believe you got that backwards, Sweetheart. You called me cold for saying that Fitz needs a comb. I then pointed out how you wished that What, Again either get hit by a bus or choke on a chicken bone. Get your facts straight.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/30/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Don't make me show you up again Clueless Witling.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/29/2016 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

The pot calling the kettle black.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/29/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Cleetaz:

It's not name calling, it's an obvious fact. The rant about the "evil liberals" is WAY off topic here. This is not, well at least it shouldn't be, a political issue. It is a human issue and LiberalFree is obviously missing several cards from the deck. This person could probably benefit from professional help and if not, I can't imagine the delusions could get any worse.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/28/2016 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

LiberalFree2016:

You're delusional.

Get professional help ASAP.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 05/28/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

LiberalFree2016, from your lips to my ears- I am also a Conservative- and as Ultra as you, before having to step out of my Left/Right thinking and stop to consider the bucket of worms that is my grandchild's life at present. I guess if you can call us loony, I could suggest to you the possibility of your being delusional, but I won't resort to name-calling. The simple facts are not Left and Right- the simple facts are the health and well-being of my grandchild (who, by the way, IS seeing a counselor on a regular basis to HELP her with this situation, and to teach her how to deal with the hurtful opinions of people like you). Consequently, I do understand your sentiments very well, however fascistic they may be. I envy you the tidy, childless world you must live in. The goal here is to face this head-on, not bury it under hurtful fear. I respect your opinion. Please respect mine.

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Posted by Cleetaz on 05/28/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Smoke Screen

This story reads like the inter agency government entities that allowed for 911 and then fought and argued over appropriate emergency operations at the WTC. Governmental employees attempt to maintain their control over certain activities and the public be fanned. Hurricane Katrina ring a bell?

They gave their lives and we are poorly served.

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Posted by Alexander S on 05/28/2016 at 6:01 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

This is complicated for individuals and challenging for institutions. If the goal is to prevent anyone from getting hurt or abused or bullied, then it is simpler. Basic safety and security are not the property of right or left, but there is room for decent discourse on all sides.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 05/28/2016 at 5:37 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Just because your moral compass is framed by conservative evangelical mindsets, doesn't mean your moral compass is encompassing the totality of reality. Expand your definition of compassion and kindness.
Also, what kid that age really wants thier parent to pick out thier clothing? Most I know dress themselves, and thier parents make sure the clothes are clean and whether appropriate.
Regardless of what many seem to desire, there still, technically, is a separation of church and state. So, please keep your modern bible translations out of politics, just like many deride sharia la, your born again motives are blatent.
No ism is destroying this place, hate is.

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Posted by tiredofclosedminds on 05/28/2016 at 5:22 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

How does a six year-old even KNOW she's transgender in the first place? It seems to me that this young boy needs some serious counseling and because his mother and grandmother are looney-lefty-anything-goes-if-it-feel-good-do-it-Liberals, this poor child is doomed. I'm 60-years old and I'm sick to death by what the Left is doing--to our country, our children, our future. Since Liberals have no sense of right and wrong, no moral compass and no sense of cause and effect, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is just fine an acceptable to them. This mindset is what caused a mother to dress her 6-year old boy in a dress and send him to school that way where he had to endure the inevitable bullying instead of getting the boy the counseling and therapy he needs if he's to ever grow into a normal, happy, mentally stable adult. But Liberals don't care about that. They don't care about the consequences of their actions because they believe that their actions, no matter how detrimental to themselves, their children, other people, our county and society as a whole may be, they will always need to feel morally superior to those who disagree with them and everyone who DARES disagree will be destroyed! In my opinion, a single unisex bathroom seems like a reasonable compromise for these kids if they're not going to get the kind of real help that they need. But, then again, when you're dealing with the mental disorder known as Liberalism, compromise is just another four-letter word. Liberal facists are incapable of compromise of any kind. Shouting people down and shouting people up is more the Liberal's style. There is NOTHING "liberating" about Liberalism. Liberalism is slavery! Progressive = Regressive, Tolerance = Intolerance, Diversity = divide and conquer, Right is wrong and wrong is right! Freedom of Speech =. "Only if you agree with us"
Frankly, I believe that the union-dominated public school system should go the way of the Dodo bird. Parents should demand school choice! The states that filed suit against this massive federal overreach, should seriously consider telling Obama what he can do with his federal funding and seek private financing and state funding for our schools. Vouchers for qualified home schoollers and distance learning should be part of this plan as well. P.S. As an afterthought, any parent who sends his or her six year old X son out dressed as a girl should be investigated! Something is not right here. It's time America woke up and realized that all roads to hell go left!

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Posted by LiberalFree2016 on 05/28/2016 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

You bring up an excellent point, Debbie T, one every parent of a transgender/gender dysphoric child asks themselves many times in the course of their child's young life- what if they are wrong? What if the child's feelings "change midstream", I think you mockingly put it. What then? The situation must be carefully weighed by many professionals through the years. That and living with the child and watching how their mind works, constantly analyzing to pick up the smallest of clues in order to discredit your child. But once you take that giant step to respond to the pain your child is in, accept this is what you as a parent must do, you begin a terrifying and excruciating journey with that child. Not for sissies, for sure. To listen to you all, I'd think it was easy and doting to give in to that. Not so! Aside from the confusion and pain of actually being born with this, they must face the world of people like you who speak without knowing about that pain. I can't blame you. I am Dena's (in the article) mom, and that child is my grandchild. I fear what life in this cynical world will do to the mind of that beautiful child, but I stand behind her 100%. Read. Temper your thoughts to allow a little kindness in those thoughts. It isn't easy, believe me, though I appreciate your comment, really.

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Posted by Cleetaz on 05/27/2016 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

https://havifrommojavi.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/the-state-of-the-transgender-union/ If you want the truth, read that. Breitbart has zero credibility....it's nothing but 'nother anti-LGBT rant site.

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Posted by Dee Omally on 05/27/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Great link Ken. What happens when their "feelings" change midstream, so to speak?

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Posted by Debbie T on 05/27/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme, by Paul McHugh

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15145/

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Posted by Ken on 05/27/2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Toilet Politics

Very warm, AZ/DC. Very warm !!

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Posted by CW13 on 05/27/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Toilet Politics

"You better not state your opinions if they don't match mine."

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/05/27/transgender-ignorant-bigot-lofgren/

Sorry folks but we have Constitutional Rights which you will not violate.

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Posted by Joellen Sampey on 05/27/2016 at 10:55 AM

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