Narrow Search

Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Last 7 Days

Re: “Congress: Heinz Up Over Steele in CD2 Dems, Babeu Up Over Field in CD1 GOP Primary

Anti Trump wave? Keep it up and you won't be allowed to attend his victory party on election night. Hillary support is evaporating as her honesty, judgement and character become a bigger issue. She does not have any more economic sense than Obama.Emails continue to dog her and Uma and Anthony have drug her down. To say nothing of Bill wanting to give 10,000 Syrian Muslims free homes in Detroit.

Trump just secured Michigan.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by David W on 08/31/2016 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Galbadon, Hernandez in LD2; Friese, Powers-Hannley in LD9; Mach, Engel in LD10

LD9 has been infiltrated. It has always been a bastion of sanity for Pima County, whether we sent Republicans or Democrats to Phoenix. How did Pamela Powers Hannley manage to get over 30% of the vote in this District? Have we gone totally insane?

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 08/31/2016 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Miller, Christy Winning Pima County Board Races

What a shame. Closen was the better candidate. The job is too mundane for Steve. He will become bored quickly.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ralphie on 08/31/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “McCain vs. Kirkpatrick: It's On Like Donkey Kong!

This Labor Day candidates will be working what’s left of the unions to mine votes. Unions? The folks who built the now-shrunk middle class, who were responsible for redistributing wealth from the few to the many, union or not. However flawed, unions gave working people a way to counter the raw greed of crony capitalism.

Both major candidates have an anti-union history. The Clintons cost American workers nearly a million jobs with NAFTA and refused to level the playing field when they could. Trump is openly anti-union and three-quarters of the Trump brand products are made in China, Bangladesh, etc!

The only pro-union presidential candidate is Dr. Jill Stein and the Green Party who, along with the Libertarian candidate, are not even allowed into the presidential debates. Their Green New Deal would put Americans back to work in good jobs that might help save the planet. Hillary and The Donald don’t want Jill in the debates – because they would come out looking like the bankrupts they are. Let Jill in!

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by AVL on 08/31/2016 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Oh, That Ally: Miller Bans Corrupt Media From Her Election-Night Fest

What the heck is wrong with that 6 percent?

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Break the shackles of dependency on 08/30/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion: National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Informative writing , I was enlightened by the insight - Does anyone know if my assistant could possibly acquire a fillable SSA-3373-BK version to complete ?

Posted by candy barto on 08/30/2016 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Oh, That Ally: Miller Bans Corrupt Media From Her Election-Night Fest

"Corrupt Media" is a term of art to describing journalist from the other side, or in the case of some more recent movements, any side. (Six per cent of Americans trust what they see in the news.)

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Fred Pearson on 08/30/2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Oh, That Ally: Miller Bans Corrupt Media From Her Election-Night Fest

We all know the media is corrupt, that's not news.

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Jim Kelly on 08/30/2016 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Oh, That Ally: Miller Bans Corrupt Media From Her Election-Night Fest

I see that The Weekly has banned its editor from proofreading the headline. What is "Corrupt Meda"?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by potmeetskettle on 08/30/2016 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Oh, That Ally: Miller Bans Corrupt Media From Her Election-Night Fest

Why would the corrupt media try to attend a victory party when they worked to destroy her?

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Susan Hirsh on 08/30/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2

Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform

Its not just the Special Masters report that suggests more regulation can't heal TUSD. Look at the nationwide data for struggling schools. These are schools that have a great deal of oversite by state Departments of Education. Result: after five years of oversite, 75% of all these schools are worse.

Regulation is a dead end. I did a thirty year policy and literature review to enlighten my self as to what we could do better in Arizona. It was an intellectual desert waste land.

School choice is the only policy tool left and the evidence is that it is working in Arizona. Not just working but working spectacularly.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 08/30/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up!

MaYBE McSally would serve us better being a pilot and not a politician. But I know the money/pension is good. So many prefer the politician stepping stone. McSally has not been honest with her time in Congress, fails to tell the people her full voting background. And with John McCain, he tells in an ad how he wants to create more jobs. John, just retire at age 80 and give a young politician a chance at the Senate. You have served you state and nation for many decades, it time to retired with many pensions you draw upon. Donald Trump seems to be drawing many Republican Politicians to him in AZ. It doesn't surprise me. It as state full of radical and extreme conservatives, that voters must reject to survive.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by votesmartamerica on 08/30/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “The Skinny

From my reading seat this is a long, sad list of strange, thought disordered behaviors. Anyone county supervisor who, with serious intent, demands "round-the-clock patrols" from county employees is abusing the office. And anyone who, with serious intent, calls 911 and says that "my life is in danger" unless they remove internet content is more than a little unbalanced mentally.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Thinking_Allowed on 08/30/2016 at 5:32 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The fake 911 call doesn't surprise me. Sorry, but this is kind of a thing in Tucson. I witnessed a fair amount of 911 abuse by people who just wanted the cops to come in and break up a nonviolent verbal dispute, or intimidate someone who disagreed with them, or resolve a customer service débâcle. There are a lot of people in the Old Pueblo who don't get that 911 is supposed to be reserved for life-threatening emergencies. I haven't seen this as much on the East Coast.

Also, you'd think that there would be a fair number of people who would cheer on Miller's war on Raytheon, considering how politically divided the city can be. I remember how vigorously the Tucson chapter of Food Not Bombs campaigned against the company ten years ago or so. I'm surprised the Weekly chose not to look into this part of the issue.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/30/2016 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Legalization Props

I'm not surprised that teen marijuana use in Colorado has stagnated or declined since legalization took place. For many teenagers, doing something that is wholeheartedly approved of by the law and/or your parents can be boring as hell.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 08/30/2016 at 1:24 AM

Re: “The New York Times is Telling the Story of How Tucson Became an 'Unlikely Food Star'

The article was about the UNESCO designation. The UNESCO designation has to with with the big picture of 4,000 years of food cultivation, the present relationships among producers and dining, food security and the work of the Community Food Bank. That's why Severson, who is far from being a mediocre writer came here. It was a good piece and because of it Food and Wine had an article on their website. This all brings attention to Tucson's culinary scene,

Posted by Rita Connelly on 08/29/2016 at 3:40 PM
Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/29/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up!

Four weeks ago Steele published an op ed in the Star on the economic opportunities that exist in the Arizona-Sonora border area, showing an understanding of the issues involved that so far surpasses the simplistic phraseology of the incumbent as to be embarrassing to Colonel McSally. But recent reports of a shortage of fighter pilots in our military may point to the next step on McSally's career ladder.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by franklymydears on 08/29/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “DREAMers Hope a Maricopa Judge's In-State Tuition Ruling Rubs Off On the Arizona Board of Regents

My business partners were requiring a form a few weeks ago and were told about a great service with lots of fillable forms . If people want it too , here's http://goo.gl/XXBQJY

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Remedios Atkins on 08/28/2016 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Zona Politics: Your Primary Election Round-Up!

In reading the transcript of Zona Politics and previous comments, I'm surprised at the little attention given to Matt Heinz, who would make a fine predictable Congressman but I doubt if he would beat McSally. Victoria Steele will not be so predictable, is and will be more independent and has shown herself to be courageous beyond the ordinary. From the beginning of her campaign, Victoria has insisted it isn't about money, it's about commitment and passion, about a true concern for the common good, all of which she has displayed throughout her public and private life. Victoria Steele can win back the seat in which the Udall brothers, Jim Kolbe, Gabby Giffords and briefly Ron Barber served the people of southeastern Arizona so well over the past half century. With Victoria as her fall opponent, Colonel McSally's daily e-mail whining for 'more money, please' will perhaps nudge the local economy upward but will not buy her another term in the House.

14 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by franklymydears on 08/28/2016 at 4:56 PM

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation