If you want to stop being confused by the opinions or actions of the people surrounding you Mr. Gibson, then you're gonna have to relocate to a different part of the universe. Hell, even that probably will not work. It's more than likely a universal epidemic.
I think Lucy Van Pelt said it best when she screamed "Stop the world, I want to get off!"
R.I.P. Charles Schultz.
I think the decision by Chris Bianco to locate a new Pizzeria Bianco restaurant in Tucson is great. Unfortunately, as others have commented, the mega-student housing buildings that are increasingly changing the view and the composition of the downtown area are troubling. Does Tucson really want the downtown to become a monoculture of college students and little else?
Tht's one of the benefits of getting your cannabis from the dispensary. They list the strains they have and the THC levels of each strain listed too.
It must be admitted that currently there IS too much parking downtown, but I believe the idea is that we are planning for a somewhat more glittering future, perhaps if the construction crews ever finish the streetcar tracks. When they ripped into Congress again, it became so surreal that now I expect them to always be there, surrounded by mostly-empty giant garages.
I had to laugh about the Keep Tucson Shitty contingent. I am partly guilty. I don't miss the Greyound station as our Welcome Mat, but I do miss the gentle entry to downtown, the view of Joe's murals on the Rialto. Suddenly, when approaching from the east, it's a multi-story assault, giving no view but a wall of what to us can only be called skyscrapers.
Of course I understand that we have to make parking while the sun shines, and while we have useful people in office who can actually get things done. (I love you, Mr. Rothschild.)
But yeah, I mourn a bit for the lost gentle view of the Hotel Congress, the murals, the mountains. Soon, though... maybe we'll be swank. And those garages will be full of cars. I'm personally stoked about Bianco coming in. Maybe this one we'll be able to get into without a two hour wait. I've given up at the one in Phoenix as often as I've gotten in.
Agree with them or not, I always enjoy your rants, Dan.
Don't change, and just remember, there are those, under the guise of internet anonymity, who will bitch and denigrate anything and everyone.
Cut the Christmas/Easter catholics some slack. You should be grateful for the company. You would be surprised how many of them have to work on Sundays. Take a hint from the Greek Orthodox church. For them, mass is 24/7 and people come and go in the middle of stuff all the time. As far as your papal wish list, don't expect miracles.
Tom ,Tom, Tom, lining up kindergarteners on the capitol step and gunning them down, really, reading your articles reminds me of the story of the guy who is hitting his own head with a hammer............ My mother couldn't believe you would write that during times such as these and wanted to see for herself, but of course I could hand her the paper because of all the scrotum squeezing analogies. Its not that I disagree with what you say its just, why so sophmoric, I guess you think you are funny.
I like to get a perspective on controversial issues by thinking about everything in reverse. In this case, what if the vote had gone against - and a few dissenters had contacted Horne, the legislature, and CAP? Would they have listened to the constituents who favored civil unions? Somehow I doubt it.
It's interesting that there is screaming for 'minority rights' in Bisbee over this.
Uh... There are mentally challenged people who shouldn't be on the streets. Unfortunately, they are because some credentialed people a few decades ago thought that psychotropic drugs would solve it all. They were wrong. These folks use guns, or whatever weapon is handy, to workout their problems. Both Laughner and Adam Lanza had fantasizes about driving a car at high speed into their victims. If guns weren't available, they could have found an alternative.
So it is about the killers.... Not their killing tactics. Get the killers off the street and there will be less killing . It worked before...no reason to think it won't work now.
It's pretty damn simple, as I see it. The gun fetishists clearly care more about their weapons than they do about human beings. Most gun owners aren't crazy, but there is a hard-core minority that worships weaponry above all else -- and has a stranglehold on the United States Congress. All of us have an opportunity to change this in 2014, if we would only do it.
The Mexicans ala Grihalva/Ecstrom ran that racket to get the board of supervisors to approve the location. Hispanics are not second class citizens, they are entitled to just as much community development as anywhere else blah blah blah.
They've done to Kino Stadium what they did to TUSD and they can have both. Vacant and non performing.
I've never understood the reasoning behind the location of Tucson Electric Park. I know the intention was economic development for the south side but what a waste of money.
It could have been developed in proximity to downtown imagine how happy all those restaurants would have been with a ballpark emptying of hundreds or thousands of hungry fans.
Or even more radical Udall Park? beautiful east side location lots of fine restaurants in the area upscale resorts close by....
@Yes Bob: The Toros were sold to a new owner, who changed the name to Sidewinders when the team became affiliated with the D'Backs. That new owner eventually went with his own GM, under whom the Sidewinders were sold to new owners who moved the team to Reno. Feder was then asked to run the new AAA team based on his history in this town, specifically when AAA baseball was at its highest interest (early- to mid-1990s).
Being from Bisbee, I am proud of the unanimous vote that our council took to support the rights of same sex couples. As one of our dear gay residents said at the meeting: "We are only asking for a sliver of what the rest of you take for granted." It is not nearly enough, but it is a start. The vote had very wide support in Bisbee, except for those who stood up and selectively quoted the Bible as 'proof' of their right to hold hateful, prejudiced views. Their views were in the minority. Fortunately, many of the Christians in Bisbee really are Christians and many stood up and supported the separation of church and state, as well as the rights of the LBGT community. As for me and my husband--we will be attending the civil union ceremonies of our friends and will continue to land on the side of "liberty and justice" for all. Tom Horne is a narrow minded bigot. His stance on this issue and on Mexican Studies in TUSD will be his legacy and he will be remembered much the same as we remember the George Wallaces and other facists that pepper our history in the land of the sorta free.
New to Tucson and one of first places visited was Bisbee. Loved it - namely, that it was different from rest of Arizona I'd seen so far. Had best time in Bisbee. It will be one of my "go back to places," now more than ever with their recognition of same-sex civil unions. Get with the program rest of you in Arizona that remain in your Victorian-Puritan closets.
They now represent manufacturers is a bogus argument. Of course this is an editorial opinion and you are entitled to say what you choose, facts be damned. You have the bully pulpit.
The NRA gets a fair amount of money from me every year, and I am not a manufacturer. I am the NRA and I vote.
They used to represent gun owners. Now they represent the manufacturers.
Tom, here's a fact for you: it appears you really know nothing about the NRA. They represent "gun owners" not the manufacturers. The manufacturers only advertise in their publications. Kinda like saying you are an owner of a strip club, since they advertise in your paper. Your nice little tirade was a bit short on facts and reality. I am tired of seeing the anti-gun herd parading the "poor victims" every chance they get. Try stopping the real nuts from getting the weapons in the first place. None of the new laws are directed in that direction only at law abiding citizens who prefer the right to protect themselves and/or to hunt. If you lived in the real world where law enforcement may show up within an hour or two of calling 911, you just might reconsider your position.
Daniel, your web master has found a way to circumvent Ad Block to demon seed your pop ups but instead of the actual ad showing, just the shell comes up. Equally anoying without any of the ad benefit. You said you'd work on this.
The Feder guy comes and the Toros go away. Then he made the Sidewinders go. Then he goes to New Orleans and some kind of team there went away, then he comes back to Tucson and the Padres go away.
Perhaps he should be assigned to a pot hole crew.
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