Did you do away with "Ask A Mexican?" Please let me know so I can determine weather I keep receiving your publication.
Why didn't we take the opportunity to negotiate a different location? We don't discriminate based on religious beliefs, or did you just do that?
The overwhelming opposition to the Grand Canyon University scam that was attempted to be perpetrated against westside residents (and in reality, all taxpayers of Tucson) has nothing to do with their religious nature (although many objected to their anti-gay policies) or any concern over competion with the UA (that's a new one) or, for that matter, Supervisor Ray Carroll. The fight was about the plan to give-away of over 100 acres of publicaly owned, inner city recreational green space to a private development and the insuing violations of the right to public documents on the scam.
This fight, by the way, is far from over and is still being fought in court, although nobody knows this because of the media blackout that has been imposed on the issue by this newspaper and others. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to respond!
Grand Canyon U was blocked because Ray Carroll's daddy whom he owes everything to, Raul Grijalva, said no way to white christians entering Grijalva territory. Browns only, whiteys not welcome.
Did you block Grand Canyon U because of its religious connections, or because of it's competition to UA revenues? Lofty platitudes there.
Well said Mari. Unfortunately, based on the comments, there are some who will never rise above the platitudes you caution against. The only jobs that Supervisor Carroll may have been a part of preventing are the ones that would have come at the expense of our air, water, and recreation areas with the destruction of the sacred Santa Rita mountains. And I hope, on the other side, that some of the partisan Democrats who tried to beat Ray up over the years will someday truly understand his value. As someone who worked for Ray for many years I am certainly biased, but I can assure you no one worked harder at the job than he did. Happy Trails man.
"All I know is that Mr Carroll raised his family here, and I can't imagine that he ever wanted to leave the county worse off for his children and their children. "
That's funny. We never hear that explanation when Republicans are accused of wanting dirty air and dirty water.
There are many obligations and motivations that cause elected officials to abuse tax payers. One is simple misguidance.
Sorry, What Again, perhaps you missed the global commodities crash.
The well-paying jobs you're bemoaning the loss of yore, would be the layoffs of today - and the odds are very good that those folks would have taken on debt in the interim.
Arizona has a rich history of mining, in the right place at the right time.
Can't speak to your rant about Pima County being the lender of first resort for the balloon folks because the public wasn't privy to the details.
All I know is that Mr Carroll raised his family here, and I can't imagine that he ever wanted to leave the county worse off for his children and their children.
High time we all strive to be good stewards, and pass this place on in better shape than we found it.
What is being missed are the thousands of good and high paying jobs that Ray Carroll said no to. All those families that don't have the opportunity to earn a good living, have a career, provide for their children. And all the related businesses that would benefit from the increased commerce with "new" money, money that doesn't originate from the government.
But he's all in favor of giving 15 MILLION of your tax dollars to Mark Giffords, I mean Kelly.
5th poorest metro area in the country and Ray Carroll is damn proud of it.
Is it just me? Or has the Weekly turned into the Weakly? No Savage Love, Ask a Mexican, other articles skipping issues. Are the new owners siphoning off cash? What is going on?
TRUMP 2016. No exceptions, no substitutions.
some of us still read with dead trees as the medium. newspapers, books.
Long-form journalism is out? If done right, I'd argue it shouldn't be.
Is this just because of the overstimulated ADD generation or the dumbing down of America?
Americans have little time to read in depth articles. On line papers have turned the media into reactionaries to their readers rather than reporting breaking news. I don't see how it could change back as long as we have electricity.
Just like at the first 5 or so articles on the Star site. Pure fluff garbage. News of the weird. Is that what our town needs?
Is "Ask A Mexican" out? Please respond
Are you not running "Ask A Mexican" any more?
That's exactly why I'm here.
Wow Gonzo, I actually like you right now. :)
I think that "Rock and Roll Suicide" should be broadcast over every radio station at least once in a while. Bowie's lasting message is in there. "You're not alone!"
None of us, no matter how conservative or liberal or whatever label we ascribe to, is alone. The weirdest of the weird and the straightest of the straight all have at least a dozen other someones out there. It's up to each of us to find our others, but we're not alone.
Oh, and "You're wonderful"
So turn on and be wonderful
'Cause you're wonderful.
No matter who you are.
Why wasn't that the expense of the railroad rather than spending our tax dollars to protect ourselves from train parts?
You are right about dumping Ray Carroll.
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