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Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

" destroy Planned Parenthood, " ???

Really Mr Nintzel? Really? Who gave you that bit of misinformation, a fake news channel?

How can you destroy a non profit that receives tens of millions from individual donors that receive tax breaks for donating?

Please do at least as much research as me, or what's the point? Even the Episcopal health Foundation is funding abortions.

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Posted by Debbie T on 02/23/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Barely budding

There were several reasons why Prop 205 failed. The biggest detractor for me was the semi-monopoly it gave the current medical dispensaries and growers.

The Safer Arizona initiative goes too far in the other direction. Arizona voters will not go for a free-for-all, and they shouldn't.

Posted by lc69hunter on 02/23/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr on Rolling His First Kid Joint to Grand Funk, and 'We're An American Band!'

Was there a "We're an American Band" sticker on my notebook in high school? Yes, there was...right next to the obligatory STP and Bud-Man stickers.

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Posted by Fish on 02/23/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

McSally refused to arrange a debate with Matt Heinz before the 2016 election and today is holding a town hall in Sahuarita which is a strongly Republican area. I appreciate "Tucson Weeley" for directing us to coverage of her event on and McSally Take a Stand on their Facebook page. I will watch both. I am a senior citizen dependent on taking a bus from the eastside of Tucson. Than you, "Tucson Weekly."

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Posted by John W. Duckwall on 02/23/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

I think Ms. Chubon is being disingenuous here. Speaking with a member of Pantsuit Nation Tucson, I was told the intent of the "McSally Take a Stand" movement is to "force her to take a stand against Donald Trump." Somehow that doesn't square with the stated intent in this article of trying to "suss out McSally's stance on issues."

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Posted by Nonny on 02/23/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

There are two types of politicians today -- and Im not talking about Republicans and Democrats.

There are those who are keeping their heads low and their asses covered hoping to ride out the next four years, and there are those who are grabbing for all the power they can get while the getting is good.

Either way you look at it, neither type is looking to do anything for anyone but themselves. Of course, what do you expect, the not-so-new paradigm in politics is you can say anything you want to get elected and then do what you damn well please once the office is yours. People need to stop listening to politicians and pay attention to what they have done in the past and who they have served.

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809 -1865)

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/23/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

She needs to do her job! She works for everyone in CD2, not just the republicans.

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Posted by Dorene Gillman Campbell on 02/23/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

She. Can't. Hide. Forever

None of them can.

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Posted by Lavender on 02/23/2017 at 2:26 PM
Posted by Tzin on 02/23/2017 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

McSally's puppet masters won't let her take a stand. She's your typical Republican snowflake.

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Posted by Fishfry on 02/23/2017 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

Brave enough to fly an A-10 but too scared to face her constituents? SAD!

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Posted by Peabo on 02/23/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Barely budding

Thanks Nick Meyers;
I have been watching this is going to be interesting. With the legislature and HB2404 might get one part of the attempt to change the rule by making more stringent rules by paid signature gathers. Register & classes and no out of state 501(c)3 able to hire or contribute. GOODBYE MPP

So lets look at Safer and Dave David Stephen Wisniewski. I can see a of lot of holes in the boat. The one take not mentioned Dave and his crew of grassroots volunteers of signatures and the ability to amend the initiative along the way give Safer AZ viability. Really Safer is the ONLY consumer advocate marijuana users have that is now making any impact.

It will need to be amended to a grievance process with Kathy Inman and amend to palatable to both it now has the need to become symbiotic relationship.

It is either this or the legislature not wanting the possibility of a voter mandated initiative on legalization. This session push the rules see what passes, is action that will be taken next year. Then before the legalization effort gains steam on a midterm election turnout.. The legislature definitely does not want a rouge government department "DEPARTMENT OF MARIJUANA LICENSE AND CONTROLS"

The legislature might legalize small amounts and set it up like CO or WA. with the 3 plant rule no special license can buy clones. If this happens both are outside looking at what might have been.

Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/23/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “TUSD Suspense Continues

One of the interesting things to observe here is that die-hard privatizer and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has repeatedly expressed his support for Sanchez in the comment streams. Below are a couple of links to pieces where this occurs. Huppenthal's comments are near the bottom of the streams:

Elsewhere Huppenthal expresses opinions that are less puzzling: "The district school with the classical classroom is a dead end for students from poverty and students of color. Yet, you [David Safier] insist that everything is ok and keep writing testaments about the greatness of district education."

What can it mean that a die-hard privatizer, the former State Superintendent of PUBLIC Instruction who saw fit to use his office to make robo calls to residents letting them know that if they were willing to abandon the public district system, there were public funds available for them to apply in private schools, wants Sanchez to remain Superintendent of TUSD?

Perhaps Huppenthal understands that the longer Sanchez remains in his post, the further conditions will deteriorate in the district, and the larger the "market share" of privates and charters will become.

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Posted by Why does privatizer Huppenthal support Sanchez? on 02/23/2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Death in the Arizona Borderlands

We could start-up a GMO project at the UofA to make a coyote-hyena hybrids and turn them loose in open border areas. Native cultures on both sides of the border seem to like these scavengers which usually eat whatever they kill which should benefit the environment. Plus it would be a lot cheaper than constructing a border wall.

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Posted by SteveC on 02/23/2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “No Ordinary Pie

Sounds good, but can they accommodate my gluten-free wife?

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Posted by Karl on 02/23/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Tucson Hip-Hop Fest is more than dope flow and strident rhymes

It's great to see Native American kids having an outlet to express themselves.

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Posted by bslap on 02/23/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Did the TUSD Board Come To Bury Sanchez Or To Praise Him? (Answer: C, None Of the Above)

TUSD - mob rule. What an unprofessional board. This is not how you handle business with your superintendent.

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Posted by bslap on 02/23/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Pinche pochos con el nopal todavia en la frente trying to correct you on what to call people here that are undocumented? De alla vienen pendejos. The gente are undocumented immigrants NOT illegals -- NO PERSON IS ILLEGAL pocho pendejo.

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Posted by Icecld on 02/23/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr on Rolling His First Kid Joint to Grand Funk, and 'We're An American Band!'

Billy - Great article, btw. I have a connection to Grand Funk Railroad and "American Band" I think you might enjoy. In 1990 or so, my band was on a bill with the Dead Milkman in Oakland. Backstage, as the opening band was playing, I got into a conversation with Joe Genaro of the Milkmen. We found common ground making fun of - and admitting admiration for - these early arena cock rockers. At one point he said, "hey, I have something for you". He proceeded to hand me a folded piece of paper. The scrap had a phone number and the name "Connie". He went on to say that this was "sweet, sweet Connie's" phone number, the she was still um, active. "When you get to Little Rock, make sure you call her, she'd like you", he said. As a young musician and deep music fan, the surreal image of this grand dame of groupies bookending her career with Grand Funk and the Dead Milkmen was intoxicating. And that I now held this key to club, was like being bestowed the most sacred talisman. I never called the number- never really thinking I rocked appropriately to earn it, I guess - but I do of course still possess that scrap of paper. -slutes

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Posted by David Slutes on 02/23/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Did the TUSD Board Come To Bury Sanchez Or To Praise Him? (Answer: C, None Of the Above)

Oh I missed this article when I commented on the OTHER unbiased reporting of TUSD affairs (NOT) that came through on my news feed. I saw you there David, and wondered if you too had to take a shower after the meeting because of all the slime that was being spewed from the dias and the audience commenters. Guess not. The comments above have pretty clearly indicated why people wouldn't show up but there is more. The attempt to get people to speak out in favor of Sanchez' leaving took place considerably AFTER the district phone calls to administrators and teachers to attend and support Sanchez, the changing of the SCPC meeting to make sure to pack the place with parents (although most SCPC people are not parents anymore) and the FB event that invited people for 4:30 (none came) demonstration and, yes, featured a nauseating picture of HT Sanchez as if he were Barack Obama and stood for HOPE. Well, he doesn't stand for HOPE for teachers, counselors or nurses, all of whom lost important benefits when their new contracts were released, nor for minority/majority students that should have been benefitting from the magnet school monies, nor for blue collar staff that received a whopping 1% raise (adding up to pennies on the dollar while administrators' 1% raise added up to thousands).....He also doesn't look like HOPE for any Board member who wants to know how many families have been thrown off of TUSD grounds with a police order to not return (a question not answered) or even one who wants a staff member to schedule a doodle poll (at LEAST 5 minutes of work for a highly paid assistant to pull off) of Board members to plan a Budget study session (which, incidentally, it is really hard to understand why the old Board majority is so opposed to!) While those of us who did stand up for taking Sanchez down from his pinnacle of un-acountable caudillismo are often berated, we do still represent almost 200,000 votes within TUSD just a few months ago calling for that very thing. That is a total I do not see you cite, David.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 02/23/2017 at 8:39 AM

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