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Re: “District Tavern to Close, Though It Isn’t Clear What Will Take the Longstanding Bar's Place

District Tavern? Darn, it was fun, took some good pictures inside, but let's make sure here. Wasn't the ancestor 7 BLACK CATS? Music was also good but something went wrong-perhaps anger? anyway this is what it looked like after it closed.

Posted by johnfalky on 01/22/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Danehy

Operative words (yet again), " It's the three Democrats—Bronson, Valadez, and Richard Elias—who generally feel his wrath."
Heck, Democrats are supposed to stand *for* the People, against the usual detached, self-serving careerists who enact policies that favor a rarified, elitist minority at the expense of everyone else.
Obviously, Hernandez has zero expectations of the two he does not bother with. He and they know where they stand. The other three need to be reminded they have crossed the line, at least from Hernandez's weltanschauung. That said, I suspect that were the latter to vote consistently as Hernandez desires them to, they would not get re-elected.
They owe their votes to a broader constituency, not the local gadfly. But he serves his function, too. We all need the occasional Jiminy Cricket...
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 01/22/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Skinny

• HB 2071 would allow candidates for public office to request that their home addresses would not be considered a public record.

If politicians are exempt, all citizens should be exempt as well. We were supposed to all be the same, under the law.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The High Chaparral Cast Is Reuniting at Casino del Sol

That is neat ! Thanks.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/22/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Tucson should organize a cash mob for Mexico In season!

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Posted by crichmond76 on 01/22/2015 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

Oh yeah, Depp, didn't recognize him without that dead chicken on his head.

Posted by frank McLaury on 01/22/2015 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Skinny

Funny, McSally reminds me of another politician that made promises to get elected, got elected, then carried them out. Ticked a lot of people off. Turns out the other pol was a hero. Reagan.

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Posted by frank McLaury on 01/22/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas: Arizona's Poor Education Isn't News To Me

She is absolutely right. When I was in grade school we learned of Jonas Salk and Booker T and the MGs from the same instructor. It helped cohese the thinking that all Americans make some sort of contribution to what the call the melting pot in America.

But all that was long before these hyphenated Americans and split loyalties.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Danehy

" It's the three Democrats—Bronson, Valadez, and Richard Elias—who generally feel his wrath."

Well---and I say this as an old guy, who still drives in the fast lane and doesn't have a lawn---at least he has his priorities straight.

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Posted by Wes S. on 01/22/2015 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

I have been there twice when I'm in the area. The food is outstanding and fresh too. I had a fresh cucumber lemonade that was to die for. The first comment is correct, there location is poor. If they were more central, close to the U of A, in the Northwest, along the Campbell corridor or even in the East they would be so busy it would be hard for them to keep up. They are that good. Chopstix is busy because the Hispanic market absolutely devours Chinese food.
As a business owner in Tucson for 20 yrs, who supports local I wish them the best. If they have to go to a food truck they will do very well.

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Posted by Mr. Foodie on 01/22/2015 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Rustic, But Proper

Noisy venue. Unable to have a pleasant, across-the-table conversation at this place.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/22/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Every time I hear a republican politician uses the old who Obama care took 716 billion dollars away from Meidcare" talking point can write them off "just another Tea Party - Koch Brothers funded". fraud That is the biggest lie that was ever told. The ACA took money away from Medicare Advantage which is giant Insurance company cash cow that puts hundreds of billions of dollars into the insurance companies pockets and lets them deny any care they want. Kind of like the govenment student loan program is a giant rip off, where the banks and government overly profit on the backs of students and young families just starting out in life. Any one turing 65 who signs up for a Medicare Advantage Plan (which is being phased out by the ACA) is a uninformed fool. It may sound good deal because it comes at little or no cost, but you lose the option to enroll in a Medigap plan after one year without being rated (which means you stuck in a plan where you are at the mercy of insurance companies for the rest of your life.

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Posted by Allan Hammerel on 01/22/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

"Looking for new cheaper entertainment options? Tom suggests you consider Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting."

And for you NASCAR fans, this kind of entertainment guarantees you a better chance of witnessing a crash and burn than your average stock car race ever could.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Grass Attack

Sorry, we already have our plans made to attend the Dillinger event. They should have scheduled the buffelgrass thing on another day.

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Ed Note

I could not care less about these staff writer introductions. Please do not take offense, I am referring to the introductions, not the writers themselves.
What concerns me is the fact that a column which has been part of this paper for over 20 years seems to have been shoved aside. There has been no explanation given publicly or even privately (yes, I have sent several e-mails Mari, and you only responded to one with an indefinite answer) and that is a pretty inconsiderate move considering the amount of time the column has been gracing this publication.
I am, of course, referring to News of the Weird. I believe the only column that has been around longer belongs to Mr. Danehy; Red Meat may have been in TW before then also, it's been so long that I can't quite recall.
The only reason I started reading TW on a regular basis was because of News of the Weird; there have been several times over the years it was the only thing in the issue I bothered to read. I know, I know; I understand that I can access it online. I can also access the sad and snarky excuse for a column called Ask a Mexican! there also; not to mention the not near as interesting as it once was column titled Savage Love. Get rid of those stinkers and let NOTW stay!
If TW really feels compelled to oust News of the Weird, they should give the devotees such as myself an explanation; not just toss it like a used snot rag. A column that has entertained so many for so long over the years deserves at least that. DC

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Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “To Pot or Not

Put down the dope and do something constructive with your life.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

You guys make it sound like it's the end of the world. This has been procedure for 80 years in AZ.

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Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Media Watch

I stopped listening to KQTH when Bill White took over. When Andrew Lee was PD, my radio stayed on for hours at a time. The only time that I listen to KQTH now is from 9 p.m.-Midnight, weekdays. So sad that Jerry Doyle, Neal Boortz, et al are off the air. Such good comedy....gone.
Tucson doesn't really have a good radio station now. Top 40 gets too boring listening to a never ending loop of the same old songs. When I want music, I listen to where I have discovered artists that I never heard of. I just can't understand why their songs are not played on any stations.
What kind of label would one give to a station that wasn't defined by a format/style, i.e. hip hop, rock, latin, CW, etc.? Just play an assortment of good stuff, from any genre. Novel

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Posted by April Hunter on 01/22/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Then you get issues of Tucson Weekly when the Media Watch column is LAST week's column. Same thing this morning (1/22/15). No new radio, TV, newspaper, yard sale signs, NOTHING.

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Posted by n7iqv on 01/22/2015 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

There are two issues one of which the commenters have not yet picked up on. Whyinhell was there a $5 million dollar balance in the fund? Don't we have post-9/11 vets that need some of those funds? How 'bout the Wounded Warrior project that my wife and I contribute to - they seem to need money. Why is this sitting unused while an advisory board ponders? The point is that letting money sit in a fund like a red flag where the gov and legislature can sweep it is just asking for it,

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 01/22/2015 at 8:19 AM

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