It's just so much more fun to hit dislike. I log in to mulitple computers just to hit dislike as often as I can. It's like the old meme of repeatedly calling a wrong number and yelling "asshole". I'm just waiting for Facebook to get a dislike button. Then the real fun will begin.
Don't feel bad, Amigo. It's me, not you. I've been doing this for 2 years now and have become the token, much hated right winger. All some people have to do is see my picture and they click dislike without even reading what I wrote. You can't imagine some of the hatred sent my way. Last year a rather civil fellow, Allan Bartlett wrote about using his loaded penis on my mother. When I pointed out that it was impossible as she is no longer with us, I got 10 dislikes. Go figure. Last month Juan something wished me to get into an accident on my bike. I'll never give up on the Geekly because I annoy the Hell out of these stooges and love every minute of it. I'm up for a beer after the Holidays are over. I just hope this works out better than the last time I got friendly with a " foe". The person I speak of is the one and only Mr. Danehy. Alot of people who read this hate me because I rag on him. Even Gibson the editor recently put his 2 cents in. My first e-mail to Tom ended with me callng him an atomic asshole. I was wrong and down the road admitted it to him. Over the years we learned to accept each other for who we are. We rarely agreed, but learned to discuss our differences in a civil way. When a reader brought his weight into a discussion I went to bat for Tom and defended him. We actually became friends. A while back Tom said in his column that was still waiting for one example of a man with a gun preventing a crime. The monthly N.R.A. magazine has a column called the armed citizen which has just that. I sent some to Tom and he hasn't spoken to me since. All because I won an arguement with him he blew me off like I never existed. O.K. let's start the dislikes !!
I agree with your comments about Jim Monaco. I could spend a day listening to his wonderfully entertaining commentaries; in fact, I have.
As I try to rise above the strange dislikes...reaching across the aisle so to speak. WTF is up w/these readers. I always liked the Weekly for its generally liberal stance. Liberal defined by my Macbook means generous, open to a broad sense of ideas, etc. Here, two generally opposing views come together on a single idea, which is a rare commodity in our culture, and we get negative reviews for it. CW13...it ain't us this time. Perhaps it's time to read other weeklies, or papers. This one is getting difficult to take seriously.
Institutions like the New York Times and the New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal are institutions because they treat their subject matter with respect, whether one agrees with their stance or not. I like a paper that can be edgy, prosaic, conversational, or even hip. But in my opinion at times the Weekly tries to be too hip w/rants, vulgarities, etc and credibility begins to erode. CW13, my conservative friend/foe, let's grab an adult beverage sometime, and rise above the slag.
Flagstaff also has free parking downtown - not a lot of it, but what there is, is free. The city decided to put in meters last year, and MANY people said they just wouldn't go downtown any more. So, Tucson - wonder why no one is downtown?
You can divide up the 200(400) among different organizations. These donations also reduce your federal income as a charitable contribution.
I agree that Gustavo often takes a thoughtful and interesting question, one that dares display a naiveté about Mexican and Mexican-American culture, and dances around it with humorous derision and wordplay rather than dig deeper into the matter. Humor is part of his stock in trade, but it's still possible to address the question with humor and jocularity instead of ignoring it, or fearing like actually answering the question will ruin the column with too much dour gravitas.
I wish the man Happy Holidays and get a dislike. It ain't easy being me. Grasias, ronko.
Mountain View, California, has FREE parking throughout its downtown -- on-street and in garages just behind the street-facing retail buildings.
Question - can you take the tax credit for just one contribution per year, or if you make contributions to multiple organizations that serve the working poor, can you get multiple credits?
Egualamente, mi amigo.
Thank you, ronko. Happy Holidays to you.
Typically I disagree w/CW13's comments. Yet his first 6 sentences are on point. Mandela was one of the worlds great heroes and Danehy's comments today, much like the talking heads and politicians he aptly criticizes bring more attention to himself and his poor writing on the topic. Mandela's life speaks for itself and deserves to be celebrated, not pontificated. Mandela deserved better from this paper. Thanks a lot, Danehy for putting me in the position of me agreeing at least in part with my usual idealistic foe. CW13 who I tend to disagree with often speaks with good sense and respect even though I usually disagree. I do not dislike Rush and his conservative ilk for expressing their conservative ideals, it's the delivery that is annoying, arrogant and aggressive. In this column Danehy's delivery is dangerously close to those he despises.
Icecld: Just an oversight on the upload. I'll put it up later today.
I ask you to start by re-reading Pulitzer Tommy's opening paragraph. Decorum? Choose their words carefully? Blowhard. Super blowhard. Blind squirrel. Tea party crazies. Me thinks Tommy needs to practice what he preaches. I honestly thought that it being the Holiday season that both sides would pull back and chill for a few weeks. Guess I was wrong. There he is Mr. civil liberal, Lord of the Losers himself, Pulitzer Tommy throwing jabs, snide remarks and his usual dose of hateful, factless remarks. Talk about a phoney. I'd bet my bike that he'll be front and center at midnight mass on Christmas Eve, making sure that everyone sees him. I'd rather be homeless than be him. Well, I was going to be a good boy for a few weeks,but if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. As far as vice president Cheney goes, I'd rather be Dick than dickless.
P.S. Signed up yet, Tommy?
I'm sad to know that my child will only know of Mandela in a historical sense like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. Apartheid was as close to slavery as could be legislated in the 20th century. For Republicans in this era to not understand this shows how far they have come from the party of Lincoln. Lincoln killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and if the south would have one would have been called a terrorists.
If the Weekly needs a real Pot Editor, I'm offering.... Studied English at Rugby School in the UK, so I think I can handle the job! I also have the benefit of being an actual, legitimate MMJ patient!
So, Rep. Barber, when does the "Affordable" part of the ACA kick in, much less the quality? You would do well to work for a single payer plan similar to what every other industrialized nation has implemented to date, not force your constituents to pay exorbitant monthly fees for substandard care to corporate thugs.
I personally would say Bloom is a ripoff, as are most of the dispensaries. Smith obviously has no clue about genuine medical marijunana use. As someone with chronic pain from herniated discs and defective knees, I must use marijuana daily in order to have a normal quality of life. Some days, when the pain is especially intense, I can use up to an eighth. $55 an eighth is a ripoff, especially for Bloom's, poorly trimmed, loose buds.
No medicine is worth $55 an eighth. Some dispensaries, such as Purple Med, are starting to address this fact. They currently have J-27 and Dark Shadow for $35/eighth and Blackberry for $25/eighth. I won't pretend its top shelf, but its potent, tasty, well trimmed, dense bud.
People like Mr Smith are a detriment to the Medical Marijuana industry, as are all those who faked it to get a card. Recreational users are paying the prices that are allowing the dispensaries to gouge us legitimate patients, because when you are a recreational user, you don't care as much whether you pay $35 or $55 for something that will last you two weeks!
Why did you leave out "Ask A Mexican" AGAIN!!!????!!!????
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