O.K., Tom. You made me laugh. It was worth the price of admission.
W Corvi...please explain HOW we "EVER" got along in 2011 when the Federal Budget was $185 BILLION less than it is Today......
As long as people keep looking to governments to license their natural rights, they will lose them all. Therefore, it follows that governments are the biggest threats to our civil rights rather than their existing to protect them as was their original purpose; ignore the legislatures and their lackeys and destroy them if they act to oppress you. Anything less is complicity in and capitulation to their tyranny.
What they are doing is against the voters of Arizona, does that not count?
Don't worry, your tweets are always top notch! ;-)
chucki, let me 'splain something to you. The sequester is more like 8%. And yes, half from defense - 8% from defense, 8% from non-defense (with a few areas protected). Get it, now? I didn't think so.
But, there is good reason for ANYONE to not be on welfare these days - the cuts are only going to get worse. The only way to know you have a future is to be dependent on yourself. And that means yourself has to provide for you. What I read in the mayor's commentary is, "We have to get rid of the Pork. But not MY Pork!"
The Mexicans will get TUSD and Marana will get the sewer water. Win-win.
We have more than our fair share of hacks and phonies because Tucson and Pima County are easy blue marks. The mayor is on the right track if he continues to make an effort to reclaim the tax money.
Ironically, the additional money will only go further toward retaining the hacks.
Perhaps the UofA will become a ''teaching university". One where the cost benefit analysis of their tuition models out based on an appropriate return for the investment. "Free market statistics" like they say they have to use when showering sport coaches with money.
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.
Funny thing is mj is still illegal under federal law. It really doesn't matter what the voters want until they can find a way to legalize mj at the federal level, then the states can't do anything about it.
Wow. What powerful insights.
Yes. All the important stuff going on. The budget hasn't come up yet. Neither has the tax policy issue. The only one I like is the HCR1007 about the Cherrybell Post Office closing. So we're stuck talking about these inane bills Like the one banning me from using the empty men's room if the woman's room is occupied, even though they are identical. WTF? Who cares? I get a misdemeanor for that? Seriously. These people go too far. But they assign bills like texting while driving to three committees so it will die (I believe that was one of them) just to nick Steve Farley. It's an important issue.
The important issues get tripled in committee and the stupid crap makes it to the floor so that's what we hear and read about. So until the budget and tax proposal come out, get used to this drivel.
The mayor keeps tossing the 250-400 number around. Let's see. The sequester reduces budgets by 2 percent, but half of that is DOD, so only 1 percent is for the rest of the bureaucracy. If 250-400 represents 1 percent of the Section 8 occupants, that means we have between 25000 and 40000 people in Section 8 housing. WOW! Right or wrong, Mr. Mayor? If wrong, how many do we have in TOTO, and don't you really believe that 250-400 of the present users just might be phonying their status just a bit??????
Just like a journalist. All the important stuff going on and the only thing you can think about is where you are going to get your next hit. Maybe that is why somepeople think it should be outlawed.
Get high, have a blast, medicade and medicare will take care of you.
As opposed to the previous weeks, which were just trash ...
I really enjoyed this column. This week was a very good read!
Don't blame the legislators folks. Blame the ignorant and corrupt population of Arizona who elect these morons in election after election.
I've been reading the Tucson Weekly since the first issue, back in the 80s, back when I feared for the safety of the writers of The Skinny, because they were so fearless. Remember? Anyone?
What I really love in an alt-weekly are local stories and issues covered by crack journalists without censorship as to position, without a right-wing slant, without a corporate mindset. The quality of the TW took a rather noticeable editorial dive when Jimmy Boegle came in to run it, and it just seems like it's lost grit and focus. These days, I look to papers like the free, independent Chicago Weekly to stand in for what the rest of you guys used to pull off, and I just check the TW online to see the event listings, movie reviews, and maybe read a story here and there. It's been a long time since I've been stopped in my tracks by an issue of the Weekly, or an intro by the editor.
I'd love to see the kind of edge that the TW used to have come back, but now? I''m writing this instead of writing Circle K, because I stopped picking up the TW print edition a few years ago.
Tucson: It's just funny that your email address is associated with a bunch of events in Phoenix and your IP address seems to indicate you're from up north as well. Could be a coincidence. It's just odd. Thanks for the advice.
No not at all and i don't work for circle K ether. It just really upset me that a few days after talking with them, I see your article bashing them both because you cant and put your magazine in the circle k locations and yet act like your don't know why when a dozen people on this blog can tell you. I don't see you bashing any of the other publications in town. Tucson weekly has been around and will stay around. Why go out of your way and bash the new guy in town. you don't hear radio stations bashing each other like publications do. Its just sad that a editor has to stoop to that level. I just think that Tucson weekly could of dealt with it in a better way. Now you have completely burned your bridge with circle k.
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