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Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

Billy is such an amazing artist and poet! Tucson is so lucky to have him. Thank you, Billy, for all that you create.

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Posted by justafan on 09/16/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Shitty - "Two bit town speed trap"-style parking tickets around TCC

Gritty - Tucson drivers speeding up at pedestrians in parking lots

Dimwitty - Hispanics flying TRUMP flags on their homes

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Posted by hank on 09/16/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Come on now this whole thing is really my fault. I just get a kick out of dragging all the liberals out on a full moon and bitch slapping them a little. See you next month.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/16/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

I prefer "Keep Tucson Gritty!" myself. Never have seen the point in being shitty.

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Posted by mmh on 09/16/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Eight Days a Week

Re: "There will never be another musical act like them."

I fully agree but need to add a qualifier: The Beatles were phenomenal but it was a combination of their talent and an era of time that makes it something unlikely to ever be reproduced.

I haven't seen the film yet, but I look quite forward to it.

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Posted by A concerned citizen on 09/16/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

His next song will be 'Tucson smells'

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Posted by Alexander Roman DeRoeck on 09/16/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

I presume "Our teacher shortages began in earnest with the 2008 economic recession" could not refer to Tucson Unified School District, which has seriously and regularly had that problem since the 20th century.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 09/16/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Wow, people get testy when Nintz shows them up.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/16/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

I love Tucson for a number of reasons but I have also experienced my own fair share or trials and tribulations. Notably, I am lonely as fuck! Most of the really good people I grew up with booked town and never looked back, and many of the other 'natives' I know have fallen into drug/alcohol abuse and are not what I want to associate with.

There is a negative stigma with being a local and there always has been. Even as a kid, the children who's parents dragged them to Tucson wore their hometowns as a badge of honor, with a side of better-than-thou. I have lost track of the number of times people react with what seems like revulsion at finding out that I am a local and how many people seem to lose interest in perusing friendships at that point. Maybe it is surprise or pity but it has made it really difficult to make new friends with people who are not from here because they tend to not want to associate with locals. I get it, I don't want to associate with the locals either!

Should I just start lying and tell people I am from Colorado? People don't think I am a local until I tell them, so I can probably get away with it... What do you think? How many of you transplants have local friends?

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Posted by HumanBean on 09/16/2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Hey Nintzel, Could I interest you in a valium? Or maybe you should just smoke a bowl and calm down.
Maybe it's time to attend another "civility in discourse" meeting. Have you been playing hooky Jim?
That Ally Miller election result along with the latest Prez polling seems to really have your nerves on edge.
So after writing five times to the commentary section you have suddenly discovered that you are
wasting your valuable time? ..........Priceless and pompous at the same time/ Yep, you need to save your strength for the masses who tune into watch you on AZ Public Tele.
Love the way you pulled a TD and went anecdotal with charming stories of childcare.
Tom would always go long winded about his fabulous teacher wife and honor student kids whenever any one dared to question public education results. Nice deflection tactic, but totally off topic.
I don't doubt that your mom was nearly a saint and that you " hit the lotto" so to speak with your choice of teachers/ caregivers. None of whom I insulted by hassling you about the Trump child care entitlement proposal. The "BS media" and "phony" were taken from your last sentence.
" Indoctrination" and "institutionalized" are pointed at the heavy overreach of Government departments and you damn well knew that I wasn't criticizing individual workers. Think IRS, Justice Dept., Dept. of Education, and the EPA Jim. Many of your favorites I'm sure.

My point is that the Trump entitlement is still an entitlement. You should be ecstatic. The debate has been framed just the way you want it, much to the chagrin of many conservatives. Oh my, a tax credit
instead of a deduction, unacceptable. More earned income tax credit shenanigans, nothing new.
It seems that new jobs should be the first step when considering the numbers of men out of work and not looking for work. Don't have to worry about the kiddies until you have to leave the house.
As for "ideological one track", don't throw any stones Jim. I've watched the way you do the " party hack" thing on your TV show. You are kind of a George Stephanopolus "wanna be" in our Old Pueblo.
By the way, your fake righteous indignation isn't fooling anyone either. Seems to be more of an anger management issue with you. How long has your party been running education?
I am taking being called " deplorable" by a Hillary supporter as a badge of honor. Playing the race card
on Rat T was right out of the Dem playbook too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. AZ/DC You really are a waste of time. Bringing back "Teabaggers" again eh?
Talk about no originality. People who disagree with you should shut up and go away I take it.
Why don't you find yourself a little "safe zone" with the other "snow flakes" and cover your little ears.
Maybe you can send Nintz a private love letter via snail mail next time. It would be a lot less humiliating than going down on him ( metaphorically speaking of course) in plain public view.
And a blessed day to you also.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 09/16/2016 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

There are two types of people in this world: Tucsonans....and everyone else. If you understand what Keep Tucson Shitty means, you will fall in love with the Old Pueblo. If you're a miserable asshole who bitches about streetcars, potholes, spanish speakers, and the heat. you will hate this place. Oh yeah...we have the best Mexican food in the world.

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Posted by austincounts on 09/16/2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

There are lots of people from here. That's the main problem I have with the attitudes of all those people from frozen-over states. They think Tucson and it's people didn't exist until they got here.

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Posted by Lupe Rodarte on 09/16/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Thank you Adiba we are glad to have you back. As for the grumpy old men on the thread - you are fooling nobody we get it, your life stinks.

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Posted by Happy chick on 09/16/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Oh noes! Not ... THE RULES! I'm in big trouble now.

I did break my own rule today: Do not feed the trolls. Always a mistake.

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Posted by Nintz on 09/16/2016 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

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Posted by If you won't enforce your own rules.... on 09/16/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

I don't recall calling you racist. I just observed that you were critical of teachers having children singing about a black president but were not critical of students singing about a white one. And that you have an ongoing tendency to be critical of people whose skin is darker than yours. It's almost like you're accusing me of using some kind of dog-whistle code talk.

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Posted by Nintz on 09/16/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Last year ran into newly relocated from San Diego.

Knew her by sight back there in retail industry.

She had worked with a neighbor, too. So that helped as reference.

First things we discussed was the cheapness of housing,

Second was all the poverty and misery and that perspective was from a mid-town point of view.

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Posted by hank on 09/16/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Wow Nintz what an asinine assumption. Because I want our immigration laws enforced you find it necessary to call me a racist. That is so typical of how the left has eliminated dialogue with name calling and "deplorable" type comments. The media is assisting the politicians.

If the ideology produced definitive results, you wouldn't be so defensive. I understand.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/16/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

More like a black hole.

With a year of recent experience, agree with the negatives.

So funny, Raytheon was selling Tucson because the closeness to San Diego. Travel time turned into liars poker, those who couldn't wait to get away, gave the fastest time.

Wonder if that was in Caterpillar's pitch, too.

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Posted by hank on 09/16/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Hebra Dolt:

My, aren't you original. It wouldn't shock me if you, Ratt and Vinnie all shared the same brain cell. You could all be the same person, seeing as none of you have the oysters to actually post your nonsense under an account name.

I'll never understand the mentality of people who do nothing but come to this site and insult the "evil liberals" and their "diabolical plans" to bring education and employment to a a fairer level. Why don't you and your ilk stick to commenting on your teabagger websites? That way you can pat each other on the back without all the "libtards" blocking your misguided love against what is actually correct.

I understand that what you just read is a lot to take in. Don't strain too hard to figure it out; you have to save some of that low brain power so that your lungs have something which tells them to breathe.

Sincerely, DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/16/2016 at 2:10 PM

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