Mr. Smith you continue to be the prohibitionists' best friend with your usage of their slang for cannabis -- pot and weed (and even marijuana). You are neck and neck with the major asswipe on this subject Howie Fischer of Arizona Capitol Times and stop being a flak for the dispensary industry. Call it cannabis or Mary Jane or the trees or the herb but "Pot" is the favorite word of the media when they are too goddamn lazy to use more than a 3 letter word. You have been the MMJ critic for an entire year and yet oddly you fail to cover the basic story in Tucson which is the police in direct contradiction of the intent of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and their reign of terror in using undercover cops and informants at the AZDHS to arrest, harass and generally try and crib death the MMJ program. Get your stoner arse out of your "pot haze" and start doing some real journalistic writing or else let someone else have your job.
Did the writer of this crap even grow up here in Tucson? Has he even lived here for more than a few weeks? Who in Tucson "pooh-poohs" those who attend Salpointe? As a lifelong Tucsonan, I can say that I do not know of anyone who would ever say that they look down on those who went to Salpointe. Salpointe grads are proud of their school are and are influential people in this city. No one would ever argue that point. Where is the writer getting the false impression that everyone in Tucson hates people affiliated with Salpointe? Perhaps he needs to check his facts.
Additionally, Salpointe is within the Amphitheater school district boundaries. Yet another fact that he got wrong. Doesn't matter. TUSD is run well. It is people like this writer who perpetuate the negative propaganda against the district that will never allow the public to truly see the positives that are happening within its schools.
I live in california. And this is very comfortable state when it comes to the weather. But not so comfortable when it comes to laws, traffic and taxation. I think legalization would be a very good investment for this state. The pros obviously would out way the cons in so many different aspects. History has proven that to us and other countries. but theres still money hungry media, religious beliefs pharmaceutical companies, federal government agencies and state government agencies that still claim it's demoralizing, sinful and harmful. Or are they just afraid of change?. Hemp, cannabis and medical cannabis is a plant given to mankind by mother nature to use as a tool for life. No matter how hard us humans try to contradict that. Will always find a way to use cannabis. So lets legalize, regulate and tax everyone that sees this.
So um, have you picked a winner yet?
I don't hate it. I love it. Makes me proud to be a right-winger. Besides, it was Tommy who decided to shut me out after we found a middle ground. Ask him why. Maybe he'll tell you. He ignores me. Why should you care what I read ? Do us all a favor and M.Y.O.B.
idea behind IRS doing this would implicate our spending money
CW13: What the hell are you talking about?
Follow-up question: Is there a better use of your time than reading a column every week that you hate?
This is hard to believe. With all the libs that read the Geekly, only 5 signed up for the Pulitzer Tommy fan club. Sounds like Obummer's crew set up the website !!
From my own personal experiences on Tucson roads, elderly, demented (diagnosed and not), drivers are far more dangerous and numerous than impaired and teen drivers combined.
With that being said, Dan, you are an inspiration for us chubby guys. However, I am keeping my fat ass on the couch.
In 2006, Kolbe was unopposed until Latas announced. It wasn't until after Kolbe decided not to run that Grijalva recruited Giffords.
Just one of those circumstances where everything got screwed up on the upload. I'll fix it.
Classic ?? I know you're kidding. Pulitzer Tommy sucked then as he sucks today. He was an irrelevant stooge in 1999. The only thing that's changed is today he's a bigger stooge and even less irrelevant. Classic? Give me a break. I assume you had to dig into Tommy's archives because he's taking a little time off. Now, that's CLASSIC. The useless bum is on vacation 365 days a year. Maybe while he's off he'll start work on his next column. A 2 part blockbuster on girls basketball with a few jabs at the Tea Party thrown in. Maybe he'll find a little space to remind us that his kids went to charter school. What a sad, sad person.
P.S. Signed up yet, Tommy ?
And a human being died.
Seems like legalization would get both Republican and Democrat support. Republicans can cash in on the growth ( I'm sure the cigarette companies are raring to go) and the Democrats would enjoy the product. Then we could drop the medicinal fig leaf.
We all know legalize is Best
Thank you for your writings.
Fourteen years after it's initial publication, this story is STILL right on the mark, Tom.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, but while on the way to or from wherever your holiday is celebrated, PULL YOUR HEAD OUT and pay attention to the roadway and everyone else using it.
I'm a little confused. This story has Tom Prezelski's name at the top and Tom Danehy's byline. So who wrote it and if it was Tom P, why not just give him the byline.
As to the content, I'm disappointed that little effort seems to have been expended in trying to discover why Barber has cast the votes that have served little positive purpose, unless of course in giving him bipartisan credibility for his ongoing effort to work with the House majority. On the issue of progressive candidacies, should we not remember that old CD8 was and current CD2 is moderate to conservative territory in which moderate [by today's standards] Republican Jim Kolbe won handily for 22 years and moderate Democrat Gabrielle Giffords won three times and has been succeeded by another moderate Democrat. As I've been telling friends for years, Raul Grijalva couldn't win this district.
I'm not sure how Jeff Latas got dragged into this essay, but in 2006 he was a non-factor and a bore as a candidate, with his impenetrable power point presentation and total lack of charisma. Latas hope Jeff will not again attempt to run.
All in all, sort of strange little essay.
stop the lies,,,legalize !!!
Thanks to Irene Messina and Tucson Weekly for having the only factual/objective article among Tucson media this week about Derek Humphry, Final Exit Network and physician aid-in-dying.
Laughter through our tears.
Nice take-down. Thank you Mr. Danehey!
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