I'm surprised that you would run a perfectly legible and intelligible piece with the heading "we don't know what this is about but we are running it anyway"--it just seems so disrespectful! I thought that letters to the editor were OUR chance, as readers, to express ourselves and to opine, not yours. You have the whole newspaper to get your point of view across. If you are going to be so frankly rude about someone's letter, simply don't print it. But printing it and then ridiculing the person who wrote it (especially when its not rocket science to figure out what its about-) seems really unnecessary. All of that aside, I take it as a perfectly reasonable story about someone crashing back to Earth, with all of the human idiots contained thereon, after happily composing "lets make it better" letters in her head. Full disclosure: I know this woman, brilliant, creative and open-minded, and I am a dog owner who likes her dogs off leash. So I think I truly DO know what this letter is about. Notwithstanding, I make it a point to be respectful of others' preferences when it comes to my dogs. AND I agree that when it comes to the meek inheriting the earth, I won't be in that number. An apology from you would be nice, but some interest and a desire to understand what is written would be even nicer.
And I'm going to cut this flame war off before it gets going any further. Goodnight, everybody!
Heroes don't exist in a city without villains.
The urban myth-making in the original letter and the above comments never rises above your garden variety faceless internet slander. As such they do not warrant response, but it should be pointed out that these allegations were all sourced from friends of friends of friends and, even better, "police". I think that about says it all.
Dude, I'm not an idiot. I am a hip hop fan. YOU PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED A WOMAN. I know what it means. You're just making everything a lot worse for yourself now. Stop it and 'fess up. You got called on your bullshit.
See if you guys were "hip-hop fans" maybe you wouldn't be confused see "hitting girls" is slang terminology for "having sexual intercourse with girls," consentual of course, like "Yeah I hit that girl." haha man almost guys almost.
Well said, Ms. Gilmer. I don't know the man or his music, but anyone who can discuss his past in this way isn't deserving of much respect, particularly after mentioning his attorney keeping him out of jail, which says a lot about his character. I'm not a hip hop fan either, but someone who uses slander and speaks about condoning violence of any sort isn't the type of person I think should be on the cover of our city's own magazine.
I heard about it too because I used to work at congress and the whole staff was upset that night. Everyone knows you got kicked out of that place dude. I cant believe you hit girls and then say you have no regrets. I was really surprised to see you on the cover because of the fact Ive never heard your music, Ive only heard of the messed up stuff youve done, so I refuse to listen to assholes. Dont try to call everyone liars when its clear youre the only liar in this situation.
Haha ok you're insanely delusional
EVERYONE has heard about you hitting girls and asking about raping them at Hotel Congress last year and then I SAW YOU MAKE your friend hit a security guy before they kicked you out. Glad someone the community actually respects can call you out on your bullshit. A ton of us saw you do it, so don't act like you suddenly forget your a violent egomaniac.
Not only were witnesses present during this account, I first heard about it from police officers, not hearsay. I'm sorry being held accountable seems to be so difficult for you, but assaulting women and using the r-word to them makes YOU the bully. Calling them "fucked-up people" just hurts your case even more. You need to be honest about your past AND answerable for your wrongdoings. Simply forgetting the atrocious things you've done, as appears the current case, is not an option.
Was this really the best lie you pulled from the blind raffle out the alleged slanders hat?
Man hopefully next time you mean to discredit me with fake ass bullshit it's a little more ambitious like "Mr. Camacho set fire to a school bus filled with nuns holding newborn babies" or at least make it like six women instead of just two.
My criminal record is public for anyone to see & your allegations aren't on it friendo.
Jan Brewer line was kinda funny tho, I mean, I guess since Hitler was in the bathroom or too busy to make your analogy.
The dislike(s) above prove(s) that, even in this day and age, being thuggish is in vogue. Lord help us all.
I couldn't have put it in words better myself.
As a runner I have been bitten on numerous occasions by "sweet dogs". I carried mace for years and have used it on both the dog and owner. This has happened in Mich, Cali, AZ, NY, NM and OH. Each and every incident ended with police responding because the dog walker thought I was at fault, and each and every time the police sided with me and twice issued citations to the dog owner. People who do not follow the rules of common decency with their dogs don't deserve them.
Trolls are a lot nastier than the comments you have featured. The comments ring true. Their entitled to their opinion. Reading Chow I wonder how any one or two people can eat that amount of food. The meals they describe eating could feed a herd of giraffes.
TXJesse: So, you don't actually read Chow, right? Because what you're saying is just false.
Just wanted to resolve that bit of misinformation in case you want to have an actual conversation about our food coverage.
All of the above comments you call trollish are true. Dining out in Tucson is dreary.
You want people to lie?
Tucson Weekly is getting trollish in my opinion and is becoming less and less interesting.
So drool over the advertisers who sell tacos, and assorted unhealthy, greasy Mexican food, hamburgers and hot dogs, canned Asian food, and mystery meat barbeque. That is about all you have to write about in Chow.
Tucson is a wasteland for dining, but if you just want to chow down and pork up, there are plenty of greasy spoons and joints around.
Yes, I agree with you for removing the movie times from your pages... it was only a minor public service to your readers and who needs those pesky little things in our lives that make life easier... it's just not the corporate way... and you are a corporation after all, right... As far as the editors reasoning that everyone has a data plan on their smart phone, or you can go on the internet...perhaps on your side of town. I must start carrying my laptop with me rather than the Tucson Weekly whenever I'm traveling around town and try to find a hot-spot that I can link up to... actually I tried that last night and after 15 minutes of trying to get connected I said screw it. I know, I know... it's just the movie times, no big deal, right?
I don't care about the movie times because I have a smart phone and a computer, but not everybody does.
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