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Re: “Skinny

Funny, McSally reminds me of another politician that made promises to get elected, got elected, then carried them out. Ticked a lot of people off. Turns out the other pol was a hero. Reagan.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by frank McLaury on 01/22/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas: Arizona's Poor Education Isn't News To Me

She is absolutely right. When I was in grade school we learned of Jonas Salk and Booker T and the MGs from the same instructor. It helped cohese the thinking that all Americans make some sort of contribution to what the call the melting pot in America.

But all that was long before these hyphenated Americans and split loyalties.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Danehy

" It's the three Democrats—Bronson, Valadez, and Richard Elias—who generally feel his wrath."

Well---and I say this as an old guy, who still drives in the fast lane and doesn't have a lawn---at least he has his priorities straight.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Wes S. on 01/22/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

I have been there twice when I'm in the area. The food is outstanding and fresh too. I had a fresh cucumber lemonade that was to die for. The first comment is correct, there location is poor. If they were more central, close to the U of A, in the Northwest, along the Campbell corridor or even in the East they would be so busy it would be hard for them to keep up. They are that good. Chopstix is busy because the Hispanic market absolutely devours Chinese food.
As a business owner in Tucson for 20 yrs, who supports local I wish them the best. If they have to go to a food truck they will do very well.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. Foodie on 01/22/2015 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Rustic, But Proper

Noisy venue. Unable to have a pleasant, across-the-table conversation at this place.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/22/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Every time I hear a republican politician uses the old who Obama care took 716 billion dollars away from Meidcare" talking point can write them off "just another Tea Party - Koch Brothers funded". fraud That is the biggest lie that was ever told. The ACA took money away from Medicare Advantage which is giant Insurance company cash cow that puts hundreds of billions of dollars into the insurance companies pockets and lets them deny any care they want. Kind of like the govenment student loan program is a giant rip off, where the banks and government overly profit on the backs of students and young families just starting out in life. Any one turing 65 who signs up for a Medicare Advantage Plan (which is being phased out by the ACA) is a uninformed fool. It may sound good deal because it comes at little or no cost, but you lose the option to enroll in a Medigap plan after one year without being rated (which means you stuck in a plan where you are at the mercy of insurance companies for the rest of your life.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Allan Hammerel on 01/22/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

"Looking for new cheaper entertainment options? Tom suggests you consider Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting."

And for you NASCAR fans, this kind of entertainment guarantees you a better chance of witnessing a crash and burn than your average stock car race ever could.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Grass Attack

Sorry, we already have our plans made to attend the Dillinger event. They should have scheduled the buffelgrass thing on another day.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Ed Note

I could not care less about these staff writer introductions. Please do not take offense, I am referring to the introductions, not the writers themselves.
What concerns me is the fact that a column which has been part of this paper for over 20 years seems to have been shoved aside. There has been no explanation given publicly or even privately (yes, I have sent several e-mails Mari, and you only responded to one with an indefinite answer) and that is a pretty inconsiderate move considering the amount of time the column has been gracing this publication.
I am, of course, referring to News of the Weird. I believe the only column that has been around longer belongs to Mr. Danehy; Red Meat may have been in TW before then also, it's been so long that I can't quite recall.
The only reason I started reading TW on a regular basis was because of News of the Weird; there have been several times over the years it was the only thing in the issue I bothered to read. I know, I know; I understand that I can access it online. I can also access the sad and snarky excuse for a column called Ask a Mexican! there also; not to mention the not near as interesting as it once was column titled Savage Love. Get rid of those stinkers and let NOTW stay!
If TW really feels compelled to oust News of the Weird, they should give the devotees such as myself an explanation; not just toss it like a used snot rag. A column that has entertained so many for so long over the years deserves at least that. DC

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “To Pot or Not

Put down the dope and do something constructive with your life.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

You guys make it sound like it's the end of the world. This has been procedure for 80 years in AZ.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Media Watch

I stopped listening to KQTH when Bill White took over. When Andrew Lee was PD, my radio stayed on for hours at a time. The only time that I listen to KQTH now is from 9 p.m.-Midnight, weekdays. So sad that Jerry Doyle, Neal Boortz, et al are off the air. Such good comedy....gone.
Tucson doesn't really have a good radio station now. Top 40 gets too boring listening to a never ending loop of the same old songs. When I want music, I listen to where I have discovered artists that I never heard of. I just can't understand why their songs are not played on any stations.
What kind of label would one give to a station that wasn't defined by a format/style, i.e. hip hop, rock, latin, CW, etc.? Just play an assortment of good stuff, from any genre. Novel

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by April Hunter on 01/22/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Then you get issues of Tucson Weekly when the Media Watch column is LAST week's column. Same thing this morning (1/22/15). No new radio, TV, newspaper, yard sale signs, NOTHING.

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Posted by n7iqv on 01/22/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

There are two issues one of which the commenters have not yet picked up on. Whyinhell was there a $5 million dollar balance in the fund? Don't we have post-9/11 vets that need some of those funds? How 'bout the Wounded Warrior project that my wife and I contribute to - they seem to need money. Why is this sitting unused while an advisory board ponders? The point is that letting money sit in a fund like a red flag where the gov and legislature can sweep it is just asking for it,

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 01/22/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “To Pot or Not

Colorado expected a windfall from MJ taxes. They made money, yes, but not nearly what they expected. Why? They made the tax rate too high. When the taxes make the cost of the legal product too high, people will continue to use their old dealer.

Greed rarely pays, whether in government or the private sector.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 01/22/2015 at 8:12 AM

Re: “To Pot or Not

I for one am completely against this proposed legislation. I will not support his bill or any candidate that votes for it. This is not freedom from governmental abuse but the formula for more and more and more. $50.00 an ounce TAX just where is this going to be collected at point of sale. If the tax can be raised and lowered at will by the ADHS depending on no table no barometer of cost or value I don't no like the distribution of revenue 10% for education how about 30% for study overseen by a University with at least 10 years established in peer review. If any copy write or intellectual properties come out of this is will belong to the citizens of the State of Arizona.

I do not see one thing in this proposed legislation that helps the Medical patient. I do not see standards put on ADHS on testing at the POS (point of sale) for smoke edibles and very VERY stiff fines and a bond of assurance filed after if product on shelf does not matched labeled percentages and since it is a consumable every piece of product need and has to be tested for accuracy.

I have read this new proposed legislation and for the user it gives away all the right of employment and representation that the current amendment 203 that is protecting the user today. They to scare the user by saying they are going to protect the possessor of 2 LBS or less for not having a felony only a misdemeanor WTF. What about the Medical user went gone here huh.

Lets look in the next 2 years between CO & WA things that don't get mentioned here. like the huge amounts of product that is sitting on shelves in both the decline and not even close to projected revenue collection as expected. Yes these fancy web pages writers paid for by Publicity agencies (attorneys) contributions to NORMAL and so forth. These are sheep in wolves clothing.

if This legislation goes I would propose a amendment that all product for sale has to go to a state clearing house and all dispensaries will have to buy product from them for standards and continuity of product. Anyone can grow whenever and wherever they proposed as long as security and environment are set they then need to sell all product to a clearing house. This will guarantee strain quality strength contaminants. No the appearance for impropriety and graft and manipulation is to much we need to go to a state clearing house. And for that matter I will give no support to the dispensaries for this kind of back handed Stalinist legislation.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carpet Baggers on 01/22/2015 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Spring Arts Preview 2015

You had me @ Godot

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Posted by chasbass.blogs on 01/22/2015 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Social safety nets are flowing from the Obama campaign machine. How many more handouts are necessary to destroy the middle class?

5 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/22/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Rustic, But Proper

Sounds good

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Posted by chasbass.blogs on 01/22/2015 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Elections with only a 37% turnout have consequences. Ours is to live in Republican Governor Hell for another 4 yrs.

24 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Pima Mujer on 01/22/2015 at 5:25 AM

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