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Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

fast food workers are one app away from being obsolete. Sure, keep asking for 15 bucks an hour to push buttons with pictures on them and flip a burger. You will be replaced by technology soon.

12 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by ro on 04/16/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Danehy

Normally, as a non-aligned voter, I would take exception to Danehy's attack on the right wing Republican legislators. They are an easy target, sitting ducks for progressive columnists (while similar outrage at the shenanigans of the "Baja" democrats in Tucson and Pima County ever surfaces in Tom's columns). But today, with the trolls rampaging and licking their drooling chops, it is impossible not to agree with him.

My question is where are the fighting men and women of the minority party, or more pointedly, who are they and what actions are they taking to stand up and take action? While definitely not quislings, they do seem to be hiding in the shadows, reluctant to fight or create much of a ruckus. Rope a dope may have worked for Ali, but he had skills, strength and stamina. Were the Democrats elected to vigorously oppose the worst legislation or simply register a vote against the most blatant excesses and retire to their chambers muttering beneath their breath?

Arizona is in trouble and needs a constant, vigorous and organized loyal opposition. The minority party and its leadership in the legislature is neither energized or cohesive. They appear timid, as guilty in their acquiescence as their opponents are in their mad rush to cripple the state.

15 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 04/16/2015 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Nine Questions

Where are the new 9 Questions?

Posted by Jerry Barker on 04/16/2015 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Media Watch

I had the pleasure of working with Forrest at KGUN. His passion and energy for news was without compare. If anyone can beat the "C" word....he can!!!! Good Luck & God Bless, Ray Depa

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ray Depa on 04/16/2015 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Santa Barbara Ice Cream!!!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PVK on 04/16/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Forget the fancy, overpriced stuff. You just can't beat Dairy Queen.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by raythewatchman on 04/16/2015 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Danehy

I hope we are learning that we must vote. So many Democrats did not and why this is a pattern for midterm elections I don't know. I also know that many people who call themselves Republican do not like what is happening at all. So I hope they too pay closer attention to what the people running say. I did hear Ducey say on multiple occasions that he would not pay back the 1.2 billion owed to education that was voted in by the people. I asked my Republican friends why they are surprised when he made these drastic cuts to education. They really didn't hear him say that in fact they heard him say something to the effect that he would support education. I didn't hear that however I was so amazed that Ducey had the audacity to say he would not pay back what the legislators took that I may have been temporarily deaf. I wish there was a way we could prosecute but with paper shuffling, it looks like some was paid back but with the cuts, education is actually in the negative quite a bit. So all I can say is I hope the people pay really close attention and also that we can at least get Ducey out by impeachment or recall. He is a crook as far as I am concerned as well as other legislators. Democrats I hope you all vote.... every single one in every election... both state and national. We need your votes.

19 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 04/16/2015 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

"Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage? "

Since your group chose to focus on the fast food industry, the answer to your question is yes.

You call it unfair. I call it justified.

I obtained a technical education and gained 20-plus years experience before I made it to a $23/hour wage.

Why do you want it so easy? Get an education. Get the work experience, which a fast food job does provide, abeit not as technical as an avionics technician, then apply yourself.

What is it with the youth today that wants everything handed to them on a sterling silver platter with little to no work?

20 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Just Another Az PC on 04/16/2015 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Sounds like a great program. There is no academic skill more critical than the ability to read.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bslap on 04/16/2015 at 6:17 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

No contest at all: The Screamery. Probably the best in the state by a mile (or anywhere for that matter)
All hand-made in-house from the best cream and milk. Forget industrial dairy cream, the Screamery's comes from grass-fed cows so it tastes better and it's good for you.
They have their own pasteurizer so they can use fresh ingredients (like fresh mint leaves).
If you haven't tried it you are missing out. Yes, they have bourbon bacon ice cream.
Blows chains like Cold Stone away.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bslap on 04/16/2015 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Free Nicoll: Bond Fundraiser Begins for Transgender Woman in All-Male Immigration Detention Center

She applied for asylum means she is abused and her life is in danger. She needs help and it is real.

Posted by Guardians on 04/16/2015 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas is Establishing a Committee to Review & Kill Unnecessary Regulations in Arizona's Education Code

You don't understand how 1,000 pages of regulations might create "unnecessary administrative expense?"

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 04/16/2015 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

I have to go with CSC also. Great selection.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by David w on 04/16/2015 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

I have to go with CSC also. Great selection.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by David w on 04/16/2015 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Diane Douglas is Establishing a Committee to Review & Kill Unnecessary Regulations in Arizona's Education Code

I don't know what unnecessary 'administration expenses' she is talking about. THe only ones that Ducey says are in the category are transportation, speech, counseling. All necessary and some are federally mandated.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 04/16/2015 at 5:40 AM

Re: “No Surrender

Everyone who's against her research should have their names plastered everywhere. They seem comfortable hiding in anonymity.
Put a face on the bastards and keep it public.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Parent on 04/16/2015 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Calexico

Great article Linda. I'm inclined to agree with Schumacher - Bullets & Rocks is one of the best things Burns has ever written. I'm so glad that this new album is so good. The last few have felt a bit bland to me but this one's an absolute doozy.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by jh55 on 04/16/2015 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Danehy

Is it possible, Tom, that you could recognize a couple of truths:
First, state legislators honestly believe that what they are doing is best for the state.
(That would make your snippy sarcasms more difficult to write, though - easier to do it as you do.)
Second, that state legislators ask for campaign support from interests they genuinely believe in, and support their beliefs in their votes, not because they got a little campaign money.
(Would any Republican expect campaign support from the Teacher's Union or Planned Parenthood powers-that-control-the-purse strings or Tucson Weekly?)

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by chuckj on 04/16/2015 at 5:00 AM

Re: “Danehy

A fine description of the ruling party. How about writing about the valiant efforts of the minority party to stop all this stupid nonsense? By the way the "ruling party" is Republican - for people who don't really know what is going on up there.

19 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Quito on 04/16/2015 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Tucson Bike Share Program Getting Closer to Launching

Tesla should have built here. Poor leadership lost another one. We will have to bite the bullet and match incentives or we all work at Walmart.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rat t on 04/15/2015 at 9:01 PM

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