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Re: “Editor's Note

I'm disgusted that the a-hole in the White House was not IMPEACHED the first time he crossed that boundary that he signed on first Executive Order that excerpted the Constitution. He, Hillary, Harry and Nancy all be long behind bars. (PS: He is not nor has he been MY president!)

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Posted by Proud American on 10/27/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Danehy

Phil owned a building on Broadway and kept an office there. In the 1980s, my husband worked for a company that rented the rest of the building. Phil and my husband hit it off, maybe because they were both from Chicago, and used to regularly to go lunch together.

It was really cool to visit with Phil in his office and see all his gold and platinum records on the wall. We never thought we would run into such Chicago music history in Tucson!

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Posted by KLM on 10/27/2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Editor's Note


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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 10/27/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Beneal. If I had the time I could spend all day ripping what you wrote to shreds. Try reading a history book before you make a total idiot out of yourself.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Republican conservative extremist groups such as the Tea-Party ,skin-heads, KKK, the Senate and the House of Representatives did not spring up overnight. It's the same boiling pot that started with the Civil War and has been erupting with destructive tangents from that time.They are the tip of the iceberg that would in a heartbeat DESTROY DEMOCRACY because of their frivolous, insignificant , petty mental machinations. Republican conservatives live by an Ideology which never changes easily. Democrat Liberal Progressives live by a Philosophy which changes and adapts to new situations and stimuli.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 10/27/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “The Skinny

One point of contention: Pima County residents have not voted for and/or endorsed many millions of dollars in the current county debt. Non-voter authorized bonds called COPS, or Certificates of Participation, are approved by the Board of Supervisors without any input from the taxpayers.

One may support or oppose debt financing, be appalled or apathetic about a billion dollar plus debt, but the fact is that much of the bond debt has never been approved by Pima County residents.

Just sayin'...

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Posted by Bog Mann on 10/27/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'The Rovin' Kind' (with Tucson reference) by David Ruffin

This is dope... As great as Ruffin is, he's still underrated... He could sing its smoothly, he could shout, he could take you to church, he could hit the notes, he had power, and that thing that you can't quite quantify thing that ALL the greats have -- the ability to HIT your SOUL! There will never be another...

Posted by Music Fan on 10/27/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I voted for Heinz but mostly out of party loyalty. McSally has done a good job-as you point out. She has voted for some awful GOP bills, like defunding Planned Parenthood, but this is required by the GOP party leadership if she wants to get any backing for her legislative priorites-like the A-10 and supporting the military bases in her district. That's just the reality of how the system works. At least she never mentions social issues and doesn't participate in the culture wars.

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Posted by retrorv on 10/27/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

UA Law professor Engel is Kirsten, not Kristen but by any name she is one of the best equipped candidates to come along in years.
I like your rationale for endorsing Chris Ackerley but disagree with your decision. He's a Republican, will mostly vote with Republicans, is unlikely to be a force in their caucus and sending him back to the House makes it that much more difficult for Democrats to whittle away at the Republican majority. Southern Arizona Republicans in the Legislature are doubly negative because they can't or won't stop their caucus from interfering with local home rule of our city, towns and county. Please vote for Daniel Hernandez if you're an LD 2 voter. Loved your two lines on Andrea Dalessandro!!!

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Posted by franklymydears on 10/27/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Danehy

You playing tennis!!?? I'd pay to see that!

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Fact Checks!

Get a clue it is not IF, Marijuana should be legalized

The opposition is HOW, it should be legalized 205 is not it

Washington tax rate is 15% paid by distributor + license fees to producers and processors and testers 10%. So if 100 paid by the retailer to sell the product he applies another additional sales tax of WA state average 11% all added up this equated to the product point of sale being 47%

With tax rates like this the DMLC will have a self fulfilling prophecy of it's value>>> to fight the very demon it supplies a vicious cycle.

We have been riding this tumultuous cycle of enforcement, protect the children, diatribe of false protection. Only to embrace it as value with prop 205

Cartel will soon go to all oils and edibles counterfeit packaging. Thanks to the dispensaries shatter smokable are for just getting high little medical value, almost all of the edible could be easily replaced with an oil. I really hate paying 45% tax on infused hot sauce or hippy dippy infused drink.

This whole proposal was written by dispensaries that have known for years that the Medical aspects of the operation was open to medical scrutiny and would not pass the tests.

So Dispensaries have opted to throw the medical aspects aside to supplying the addicted diminished capacity boon party recreational people while isolating market availability with heavy police enforcement.

This has heavy handed Governmental administrative panacea was written all over it. This is christmas a board of three really the other 4 members are just there to represent the people but dont have a vote LMFAO.

What a travesty has been done on the voter initiatives with this prop 205 this is really no different than saving payday loans.
With their charlatan slick marketing on how we helped so many families in that time of emergency need for monies.

One is to think if payday loans gave so much of what they collected to schools the 35% added interest would be helpful to the children.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/27/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Don't count your chickens before they hatch. I'm just curious how does disagreeing with a presidents policies make me a racist? Just asking.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/27/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Fact Checks!

The first time I saw a 'No On Prop 205' ad I was amazed at the out and out lying in it. It doesn't take much to debunk everything in it. 5 minutes on google should be plenty. But then, this is USA 2016 and many will buy it lock stock and barrel. Sad.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 10/27/2016 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Criminal cops cigarettes, cons convenience clerk.

Posted by sgsmith on 10/27/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Editor's Note


You really should check into the origins of the slur tea-baggers before you bandy it around like a clever name to call people who do not think like you. Personally, I have nothing in common with members of the TEA Party, but I served for more than 20 years to defend their and your right to free speech. Nevertheless, whether you like it or not we are all Americans who will have to live together after this election. At the end of the American Civil War the commander of Union force, Ulysses S. Grant, admonished celebrations of the defeat of Confederate soldiers reminding his armies that the former rebels were still Americans.

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/27/2016 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Two lost presidential races have left John McCain bitter and full of hate. He went from chairing the Committee for Indian Affairs to selling them out in Oak Flats, not only voting with his fellow republican, Jeff Flake, to sell off this land to a foreign company for mining, overriding the sovereign rights of the Indian Nation, but attaching the bill to a bill on defense spending so other legislators wouldn't dare vote against it and appear unamerican. He caps his campaign this year with bragging about killing the Affordable Care Act. He seems to think it's okay to deny health care to millions of poor and uninsurable citizens. He has lost his way. It's time for him to go.…

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Posted by soundcloud on 10/27/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Fact Checks!

I accept ADRP as an ally in the trenches of deceit and crony capitalism. This proposed "Department of Marijuana and Controls" is the devil incarnate.

There is so much to be written into the proposal no one has the slightest clue of whats to come of this. Price fixing self investigative, self disciplined, self overseen, Allowed to tax and lien personal assets acting as a government within itself. Peace Officer credentials and powers as well as court.

Whenever I hear of people around me talking about this I know I am looking at one of the stupidest people in Tucson complete and utter ignorance of the world around them

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 10/27/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

A 37-year-old man living in his mom's trailer - you could've stopped right there.

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/27/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

I agree wholeheartedly with your endorsement of Andrea Dalessandro. She has been out there in the community working hard for Southern Arizonans for many years.

However, in your endorsement for the CD 1 House seat, you failed to mention that long time Tucsonan, Ray Parrish, is running as a Green Party candidate against Babeu and O'Halleran. Are you even aware that Ray is running for this office? Did you spend any time looking into what he stands for?

I've always looked to the Tucson Weekly for news coverage that is outside the purview of the mainstream media. However, I'm disappointed by this article which neglects to even mention candidates who aren't part of the establishment duopoly. It's your paper, and you have the right to endorse whomever you want, but to not even mention the other candidates does a disservice to Tucsonans and voters throughout Arizona's vast Congressional District 1. In this crazy election year featuring the two least popular major party presidential candidates in U.S. history, people are clamoring for other options up and down the ballot.

The mainstream media's unfair coverage of this election has caused millions of people, especially young people, to turn to social media for our news. While I never considered the Tucson Weekly to be mainstream media, this article certainly aligns with the biased coverage we are getting bombarded with daily. I have known and admired Ray Parrish for several years, but I learned of his candidacy through social media and was elated to see that he is running with the Green Party. Disclaimer: I am not registered with the Green Party but will be changing my registration before the next election cycle thanks to candidates like Jill Stein and Ray Parrish who demonstrate that the Green Party puts People, the Planet, and Peace over Profit.

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Posted by Concerned Voter on 10/27/2016 at 8:03 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Wrong, Again is the 6th least intelligent troll on the internet and DAMN proud of it!

I feel fortunate not to know where the top 5 are leaving their stains. Wrong, Again is bad enough.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 7:39 AM

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