Grijalva has my respect: he keeps things real. SB1070 was bad law - the boycott was unfortunate, but it spoke to the issue for workers. However, in "post fact" life, I suppose the commenters above have a point.
That's because he cares more about Mexico then the U.S.A.
Remember when he founded the "Boycott Az" movement and put his own people in the local hotel / tourist industry out of work. Shame.
I fail to see the "Hispanic" influence. Furthermore, why would it matter?
And he looks like a homeless bum.
Grijalva is not a Democrat, he's a Socialist.
So people who rage against government and regulations of all kinds including clean air and water want state government censors?
Grijalva is worried about the private sector getting too much power? Most of our problems today are his fault.
How can he miss Castro's funeral?
As a U of A alum who first arrived off an America West flight (or was it Southwest?) from Oakland in 1990, and been back a few times since I moved to Phoenix...not sure if I'll use this hotel either, unless I get a super sweet deal on Priceline. Can the Holiday Inn-Radisson owned by greedy HSL please reopen? Absolutely NOTHING wrong with that hotel. That was a cool hotel and an awesome value. Best room service breakfast ever. Friendly staff for the most part. Unacceptable that it is being left to rot because of basically a peeing contest between the city of Tucson and HSL. In general, I have mixed feelings about the gentrification/Austinization of downtown Tucson and the U of A. Happy to see amenities that frankly should have been there in the 90s (I was screaming for light rail in Tucson as a U of A student and people called me nuts, "Tucson's not ready for that," Tucson's not LA, Phoenix, or the Bay Area...) but at what price, now that I look back with nostalgia on a Tucson that's a long way past the rearview mirror?
Nice free advertisement.
For me, this is exciting. Sort of.
I'll never use the hotel. Its a nice, visual thing for me and for many others as well who arrived in Tucson in the early seventies. Back then Tucson was already afflicted with the aftereffects (whoops, that was a mistake). of the downtown demolition of entire barrios to make way for a bunker complex designed by graduates of the East Berlin School of unwanted architecture. We installed a fountain in front of the community center with no shade whatsoever and it gradually died, being maintained by people who have gradually killed off all fountains downtown because as we all know, we live in the desert and fountains are bad because homeless people used them for bathing. Those same people also let the doors rot off the Leo Rich Theater. Since then, we've finally made some fixes to the complex and did some major overhaul work to the whole thing but gues what? It still sits underused most of the time. Marketing skills are lacking.
And who wants to come to this area for a conference or a good international get-together? It's hard to sell downtown still, with a music hall that looks like something from somewhere else, a broken fountain in front and an entire housing complex fenced off with a canvas fence, a revenge plot by HSL properties who also owns the dead hotel on the corner, which I affectionately have named the pink flamingo.
Whatever is going on between the City and HSL properties certainly deserves attention. Conferences have been held by design groups and the demolition of La Placita village was recommended. It was a failed project, and I would bet that some parts of that complex were NEVER occupied since it was built. But I digress. Soon the bus stop will be replaced by new construction as well. There's a grocery store downtown. The Chicago store is being fixed up for new occupants. Progress. No more funky art galleries, no more pharaoh store, no more grill. Hopefully the magazine store will survive. And hopefully, the people who move into the new places will also have ideas, because now its starting to look boring to me.
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Looks like people ignored your blatant globalism open border nonsense. France is fine this time of year. Go for it.
"C'mon Trust Us?" Who are you kidding?
Look what happened the last time we trusted a progressive.
The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new donations from foreign governments.
Qatari officials pledged the money in 2011 to mark the 65th birthday of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton's husband, and sought to meet the former U.S. president in person the following year to present him the check, according to an email from a foundation official to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta. The email, among thousands hacked from Podesta's account, was published last month by WikiLeaks.
That's right Mr What Again. The only way they can win elections is to open the border.
And I guess it's only dark money when they declare dark money. This is a dark individual:
Google "betts putnam hidalgo jewish problem".
She doesn't like Israel, and picketed the Jewish Festival at a pre-school and community center to show her dislike.
Great ideas otherwise, but can't be trusted to represent Jewish students.
I'm glad to see the endorsements. However, it's about 2 weeks too late for a lot of people. The early ballots have been out for more than 2 weeks and most have been sent back in. I hope that TW, ADS & local news stations start doing their endorsements in mid-OCT next time.
"We learned about our messaging and we absolutely need to improve how we message this to the community," Foster said.
First thing TUSD board and staff need to learn is to communicate honestly, factually and in plain English. Foster's statement quoted above would seem to illustrate the reluctance of the incumbents to do just that. 'Messaging'????? 'How we message to the community'????? C'mon, Kristel. Is this the way you talk in the classroom? Message us no messages. Just the facts, ma'am!
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