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Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Yes, Tucson, AZ, which houses the University of Arizona, Raytheon, a number of NASA funded observatories, and an Air Force base, is clearly America's dumbest city.

33 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Drew Laskowski on 04/14/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Family guy makes fun of a lot of places, and are often wrong about what goes on there. It's meant to be a joke, and I am planning taking it as one.

19 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Raven on 04/14/2014 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

It's funny! Only Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce types are allowed to be so humorless as to get offended by this. And even they should lighten up most of the time.

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Al Tam on 04/14/2014 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Most people dont like to see their environs mocked... but you have to admit the Old Pueblo has stood out (for embarrassing reasons) for quite a while nationally. Whether politics, education, immigration, drunken riots, traffic, and for many outsiders lack of adequate mass transit & freeway system... There's a lot to like about Tucson, but also a lot of not-so great things(like most any city our size)

27 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by 115down on 04/14/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

He must be confused with Phoenix....

47 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Kristina Lorraine on 04/14/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

I love how the very last sentence is incomplete. Irony abound!

19 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Edward Arriola on 04/14/2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Yeah, stupid writers we don't have a Philharmonic, we have a Women's Symphony, it's down the street from the Mexican Consulate, and the Police Station.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Stephanie Smith on 04/14/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Seth MacFarlane and His Peculiar Distaste For Tucson

Strange in that he has a tie to the U of A School of Music through Keith Pawlak and the Nelson Riddle collection. Maybe it's a dry love. Ah well, who cares.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sillynilly on 04/14/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Ed Shorts: "Opt Out Of Standardized Testing" Edition

Thank you, David, for covering this! As a highly-qualified, veteran teacher here in Tucson, I think opting your child(ren) out is an excellent response to the corporate-driven madness that is standardized testing. Here's a link to a sample opt-out letter (plus legal references and a Spanish version), which parents can cut, paste and edit (from "AIMS" to "PARCC", etc.) to fit their situation: http://www.fairtest.org/arizona-aims-or-st…

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cathy Sproul on 04/14/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Plush Sold and Renamed Flycatcher

good news, hope it has a major remodel... the last remodel was horrible...

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tucsonjohn on 04/14/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Today: "Borderland" Screening and Q&A with Al Jazeera America Producer

Watched it on Al Jazeera Sunday night and it was well done, and I think it may sway some of the open border activists to understand why we should keep people from crossing.

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Posted by Logical Thinker on 04/14/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Plush Sold and Renamed Flycatcher

Thrilled Justin is taking over if Maebelle can't do it. Congrats Justin! (by flycatcher?, oh I'll get used to it.)

Posted by Marcia Ring on 04/14/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Today: "Borderland" Screening and Q&A with Al Jazeera America Producer

This is a great documentary. Truly unbiased.

As are all of what Al Jazeera does.

Unlike what the NY Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the AZ Republic do.

Worth watching, IMHO.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by riorican on 04/14/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “AZ Illustrated Politics: State Budget, City Budget, Saving the A-10 & More

@ Bob Regan. I never imagined teachers to be Republicans. What is the basis of your comment?

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 04/14/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Singer-Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dead at 69

Jesse Winchester answered the call of his conscience. Nobody said, or implied that he was a Vietnam Veteran. He made a difficult choice. His refusal to take part in that most ill-conceived of America's wars (before G.W. Bush gave us Afghanistan and Iraq) probably saved lives. Leave it to one of the legion of Tucson's yahoos to spit on his grave.

Question: What if they gave another uneccessary imperial war of naked aggression and nobody came? Answer: Millions of lives might be saved from an early, untimely end.

Rest in peace, Jesse. You will be remembered as a gentle poet and a warrior for peace.
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2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Frank on 04/14/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “For the Love of Tumamoc

So what is the formation of the hill and is it rock or a mixture of rock and soil?

Posted by Sam Smith on 04/14/2014 at 8:01 AM

Re: “AZ Illustrated Politics: State Budget, City Budget, Saving the A-10 & More

The biggest losers, as always are the children because Republicans lack the will and the ability to protect and educate them.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Regan on 04/14/2014 at 7:57 AM

Re: “I Could Tell You What's On The Common Core Test, But Then I'd Have To Kill You

Any multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank test is virtually useless. We need citizens who can think.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 04/14/2014 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Today: "Borderland" Screening and Q&A with Al Jazeera America Producer

Thank goodness we have Al Jazeera to inform us ignorant Americans.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 04/14/2014 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Tumamoc Hill: A User's Guide

Hi Linda, l would not expect them to do nothing more then wag fingers nothing else. But do it in the right direction. If it's a city owned land it should be treated like a city owned land not as tax payer funds used to protect U of Research property.

Posted by azpaul on 04/14/2014 at 6:58 AM

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