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Re: “"Kiss Me, I'm the Descendant of Irish Immigrants!"

Is there a minute in the day when Safier is not full of hate? Is there any wrong, real or contrived, that Safier won't find Trump responsible?

8 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/17/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “"Kiss Me, I'm the Descendant of Irish Immigrants!"

I wear green to celebrate them not me. To refuse is simply racist.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Kiss My Blarney Barney on 03/17/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Smoke It If You Got It.

Nice photo!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Safier on 03/17/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Talking Freedom of the Press with Journalists Maureen Dowd, Joe Conason and Evan Thomas

Whoohooo! What, Again dickfest!

20 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Real Christians are embarrassed that W.A. identifies with them. on 03/17/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Nobody wants to hear about your little Jimmie W.A.

27 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by What, Again is failing at being a Christian & a good commenter. on 03/17/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Grijalva's as much of a racist as King, just swings the other way.
There's nothing wrong with reducing immigration - this is our country, for native Americans, blacks, whites, Latinx, Asian, etc. this is where we will raise our children and grandchildren so we should leave them a country to live in that is not overpopulated. And not all supporters of reducing immigration are racists.

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 03/17/2017 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Smoke It If You Got It.

Trek on urban hiker.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Richard Gray on 03/17/2017 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

Odds are that the crime was committed by a liberal for the explicit purpose of generating stories like this blaming Trump. There are a whole series of crimes like this. Please follow up with a column apologizing to Trump when the truth comes out.

1 like, 11 dislikes
Posted by on 03/17/2017 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Laughing Stock: Frank Powers' Life in the Funnies

Thanks for this great story Linda! You really wrote with an energy!!!! I love alliteration so much!

So if you're out there reading this., Hi... I'm Frank! and I'm doing my best. The emphasis of After Hours is the people in the community. I'm talking to a lot of Tucson people that are artists and makers, movers and shakers! I'm talking to industry workers, business owners, and bartenders.
Let's shine a spotlight on the people that make this town great!

-----Show some support to for all these Frank!Endeavors-----


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Posted by Frank Powers on 03/16/2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

Ehud -

I don't think Betts is happy with Palestinian leadership or the oppression of women, gays, or other minorities in the Palestinian Authority areas in Gaza or the West Bank. I think these are concerns, but that she may view and end to the post '67 occupation as a panacea, or that the Occupation may overshadow those concerns.

My concern is that she seems to have aligned herself with groups that have legitimized a number of things I disagree with. These groups legitimize a host of things, from blanket economic sanctions which punish Jews and Non-Jews, including Muslims and Christians through well-intended but faulty BDS efforts, to the idea that terrorist violence against civilians is a legitimate tool of resistance.

I think she and I both hope and long for peace, but by different means, and I fear that she does not fully realize the fears that we as Jews have of annihilation. At least her support of certain organizations seems to indicate an indifference toward Jewish continuity in the pursuit of peace.

I hope that as we Jews hear and listen to the complaints of our Palestinian, Muslim, Arab, brothers and sisters, we will be sensitive as well to their hopes and fears.

Until then, For Zion's sake, I cannot be silent; If I forget Jerusalem, may I lose my capacity for other good speech and good deeds.


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Posted by MJ on 03/16/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

Thanks for the vote of confidence on this issue, Betts. I know we are very different, and both quirky.

I remain steadfast in my belief that a Jewish national homeland in our ancestral homeland with self-determination is essential to our survival. I think where we disagree is on how Jews should treat our Palestinian brothers and sisters, how we view the conflict, and how we acheive peace. We both share the notion that many acts from Israeli Jews are deplorable, illegal and immoral. I question whether you view similar acts from Palestinian Muslims as deplorable, illegal or immoral, or if you see them as legitimate tools of resistance to the Post 1967 Occupation.

I don't think I contacted your campaign directly, but I did alert media and voters that Betts had participated in protests that I thought were over the line - picketing a Jewish Community Center and scaring pre-school kids, and you aligned with or supportive of groups which dismissed the deaths of Jews in terror attacks. One group you partnered with was described as minimizing the Nazi Holocaust. Serious stuff. But we can disagree, and I think we both assume the other has positive intentions. At least I assume your intentions are positive, loving, and hopeful of peace.

I hope that my affection for the Muslim community shows you that I share those intentions, despite our differences.

I've said before that I think you'd make a great school board member, except for the fact that I would be afraid that middle east politics might get in the way vis a vis curriculum, and that disqualifies you from serving.

I don't believe I denigrated anyone, but if you'd like to send me comments that people found offensive, I'd be happy to review them. I struggle with reacting instead of responding. I work on that. Especially when people tell lies about me, as your supporters did in some posts. (e.g. that I think Israel can do no wrong.)

I am thrilled that Betts and I have found agreement on this issue and hope that we can work together in the future. G-d willing/B'ezrat Hashem/InshAllah, we can participate in a Muslim-Jewish/ Jewish-Muslim PeaceWalk event.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MJ on 03/16/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Thank you Jim Nintzel for making us aware of McSally's shameful silence on this. CD2 is not a homogenous district, and that's the beauty of it. If McSally doesn't appreciate that, and won't defend it, then she and CD2 are a total mismatch.

44 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Teresa Zimmerman on 03/16/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Raul Grijalva, the militant man of MEChA, calling someone else a bigot and racist? Now that's some FAKE NEWS. Thanks for sharing, Little Jimmie, you can go back to recess now.

4 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/16/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

McSally not commenting AGAIN...why am I not surprised? Has she ever gotten out in front of an issue? Don't we want LEADERS? Even if her opinion might be unpopular, she should still have one.

46 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Indivisible on 03/16/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

"Pro-Palestinian" meaning you support the Palestinian terrorists taking all the humanitarian aid, money, supplies, and support, and building terror-tunnels to attack, kill, maim, and capture Israeli women, children, and men?

Perhaps that's not something to be so proud of. Perhaps if the Palestinians would embrace peace and a two-state (or one-state or three-state... really I don't care) solution to end the terrorism and the violence, then being pro-Palestinian would be the same as pro-Palestine, which is a more ideal ending.



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Posted by Ehud Gavron on 03/16/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “7 Ways to Have a Better Day

If I have extra, and I spot a serviceman or servicewoman in line at Frost, Albertson's or wherever, I like to pay their bill. The people who are in our service in the U.S. aren't exactly getting a good salary/wage. Thank them by picking up the check and pay it forward.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Diane Dubé on 03/16/2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Do You Know This Idiot?

Children, children--keep the slams under wraps. We don't want to be like Breitbart News, do we? You fight discrimination and hate and hate crimes in "a peaceful way, but you have to keep at it." More flies with honey, etc. Question authority's our right.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Diane Dubé on 03/16/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

Marty Johnston is quirky, to say the least. He harassed my campaign for school board member at length for anti-Semitism because of my pro-Palestinian activism, then denigrated those who rose to my defense. But I've got to hand this one to him--GREAT IDEA MARTY AND STEPHANIE--the best way to resist is to NOT be dragged down into the mud with the people who are demonizing both of these faiths. I will be donating, hope everyone who reads this will be too.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 03/16/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Do You Know This Idiot?

The only idiot part of your comment was all of it.

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Posted by AZIdiotPaul on 03/16/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Do You Know This Idiot?

The only idiot part is he did not wear a mask.

0 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by AZPaul on 03/16/2017 at 8:15 AM

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