What, did you write this column five minutes before deadline? How about FEWER topics, giving each more in-depth analysis? Put down the scatter-gun and focus. I know, everybody's an editor...
I thought after the shooting of Rep. Giffords all allusions to guns and violence as a part of political debate was verboten. Oh, that’s right, verboten for conservatives, but ok for rabid foaming at the mouth liberals.
“Congress celebrated two days later by barring the public from visiting millions of acres of our national parklands and confronting taxpayers with yellow crime scene tape…”
You need to go back to revisit 4th grade civics class. Congress is not involved in the administration of public lands. That would be fall under the purview of the Department of the Interior in the executive branch whose final authority and responsibility rests with the President of the United States.
I am guessing by using that term you are trying to place responsibility for the sequestration on The Tea Party. Nothing be further from the truth.
From Bob Woodward:
"... the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew (White House Office of Management Director Jack Lew) and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government." (parenthesis added)
"Obama personally approved of the plan for Lew and Nabors to propose the sequester to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
The Republicans did the bidding of their President and went along with his proposal. Isn’t that what you want them to do?
Is your misrepresentation of the truth on purpose or because you are a low information writer.
Oh for Christ sake, Humble et al up at the AZDHS do not give a flying fuck about the patients but only pleasing their masters -- the dispensaries being run by the #1 worst run dispensary in the state -- Arizona Organix. I'm not sure where you are shopping Mr. Smith but several dispensaries in town are selling kief, hash oil for your eCig vape and tinctures, salves, drinks and all other manner of preparation that are all narcotic if you follow the criminal state law which of course MMJ patients are exempt from. No more patients are being arrested since the Paula Huff debacle and of course you have no interest in covering the real story about what is going on in our fair city where our overweight and overpaid Police Chief is being played like a cheap fiddle by the Pima County Narcotics Alliance.
The best part is U of A has a CHAMPIONSHIP in one of the two major college sports.
arpaio state community college..nothing. shit on a sun devil, for jesus.
The OHIO politicians just reversed pollutions and environmental laws, saying they were losing business and profits. They said it good for business, but they don't believe in clean energy, says it a job loser.
Other big Arizona Cities would have built a new arena by now. Check out Phoenix, Temple, Scottsdale, Mesa, they continue to built and update sports arenas, even for the rich National League Sports teams. It a loss to the cities, but the politicians don't care. It the Tax payers money, its all freebees from the people
Right Jonathan, because the President is obligated to say yes when given bills that defund a legally passed act under threat of shutting the whole thing down. The tea partiers have wanted the shut down to happen - 'cause guvmint 'bad'.
People north of the 'River",like me in Tempe have been reading your rag since last century(mid '90's) cause there is alot of info and opinions.
I wish the T.W. would cross the river"Gila" and buy up Phoenix New Times,cause that weekly has long gone to Hell with only one article/opinion each week.
The House originates spending bills. It's in Article V, I believe, of the U.S. constitution. They offered the president a bill that funded the entire government except for the ACA. The president said no. They sent up other bills. The president said no. He would not even talk to the House. Therefore, THE PRESIDENT SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. I'm not suggesting that you apply your vulgar epithet to the president, but I think it may be appropriate to call him "El Presidente" from now on.
The Weekly is a must read for anyone who loves Tucson but can't always be there.
Great location...for Downtown Tucson. Guess that's where all the cancer patients live and the people with chronic pain who are working with their doctors. Yea sure.
Tucson has a place to host a national. Its Sports Park BMX. Its is a new track that has plenty of parking and room for vendors. Plus it now has go karts and will soon have mini golf as well. Its one of the nicest bmx facilities in the country. Plus its open year round and they have flexibility in there schedule to run it a different time of year. Check it out at Xtreme Fun Spot at Sports Park on Facebook.
A do not care the least what every tom, dick and harry thinks. If obamanation a non-citizen can run for president, Cruz should.
The author almost got it right...and then moved on to 'global warming'. Which will take eons from now to prove or disprove.
Stick with tackling garden variety pollution like we started to do in the 1970's. What we do to our lakes, rivers, sewer systems, landfills, and other animal species is obscene.
However there may not be any grant money in it and you'll have to move from your fat-ass seat.
From what I understand, the admission to such an event was like $10 per day. But it was more about the hundreds, nay thousands of people who would come in from out of town to participate in this event. That's a huge economic impact that's now going to go somewhere else.
I am the "Ian" spoken of in this article. Between fits of laughter at Mr. Danehy's descriptions of myself, I noticed with gratitude the author's efforts to humanize us "gun nuts". In a day and age where firearm owners are often valued somewhere just above the average mosquito, I (and other) firearm owners much appreciate any recognition that we are, in fact, normal people with hobbies that just aren't in everyone's taste. Once I spoke with Mr. Danehy about his discomfort with guns, and I understood and respected his position. Not everyone has to share my enjoyment of recreational shooting, and I will never force my opinion on someone. All I and most gun owners ask is that people not say to us that we can't enjoy our hobbies anymore. Great article, I hope those unfamiliar with shooting sports gained some insight into a wonderfully enjoyable sport! And Tom, next time I'm in town, you're more than welcome to join me at the range.
This is the only source of genuine news about Tucson, unless you want to find what the Kardashian sisters did this week. Thanks. As for Danehy, I don't always agree with him, but I do always learn something from him. But, then, his job is NOT to write something I agree with, but to make me think and learn.
One of the many issues with Tucson I noticed in my 13+ years living there was they love sports, but do not want to spend any money going to the events. The common person cannot afford the unrealistic prices and the businesspeople in the old pueblo do not want to pay a living wage, especially when the under table wage to illegals is so easy to get away with.
Tom, I am as shocked as I was watching the film clip of Gabby popping targets. There are plenty of liberals at the range I hang out at and they are strong Second Amendment supporters, surprising as it may seem.
Re: the methane fantasy, please see:
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