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Re: “The Skinny

Barber talks tough on immigration, but he votes with Grijalva every time.
I hate the idea of a nimrod Republican getting that seat, but will any one defend American workers?
Not McSally. She's with the cheap-labor industry side of the Republican party. But she at least might not vote with Grijalva every time.

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Posted by bslap on 08/21/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Judgment Day

"If you liked $3.50 a gallon gas and you want all the illegals kicked out, you're gonna love $7 a gallon gas, because I can guarantee you that if you go to a drilling rig anywhere in the oil fields and you'll be lucky to find a guy who speaks Engish,"

That's because they're in Saudi Arabia. What a moron. You want American workers, you pay American wages. Otherwise, adios to your cheap-labor business model.

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Posted by bslap on 08/21/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Media Watch

KNST is still broadcasting? My tuner has been on KVOI for some of the few stations with local programming AND local owners, and a clue about local politics, too.

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Posted by n7iqv on 08/21/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Liora K. & Militant Baker 'Expose' Beauty You Won't Find in Advertising (NSFW)

This is by far the worst "piece of coverage" this project has received. And it was covered 81 times in over 30 countries.

Tucson needs to get it's act together.

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Posted by Jes on 08/21/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The Skinny

She sure cleans up well. Have you noticed the better hairstyle and a makeover? A much more "softer" look.

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Posted by Fraser on 08/21/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Pay to Play

Keep this kind of reporting going...
Great Job!

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Posted by Ken on 08/21/2014 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Ed Shorts: TUSD Edition

Thanks for the knowledgeable discussion of the legal issues around the deseg plan. Very complicated and confusing for us non-legal minds. Most journalists, and bloggers like me, aren't very helpful on these issues.

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Posted by David Safier on 08/21/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Media Watch

This is much like the ADS trying to sell online subscriptions. Free, it was a stretch. pay for it? Buh bye!

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Posted by Rat T on 08/21/2014 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Arizona's Economic/Education Divide

Matthew! A blast from the past! Hope to hear more from you.

Posted by David Safier on 08/21/2014 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Arizona's Economic/Education Divide

Economic achievement gaps are well established. The question is how do we develop a strategy to close them. Half of Arizona's school grading formula is driven by academic growth. The gains of the students scoring in the bottom 25% of last year's test are double weighted.

What David's maps actually show is that TUSD has a lot of room for improvement in driving academic achievement gains and overall academic proficiency.

Posted by Matthew Ladner on 08/21/2014 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Media Watch

Or you can just listen to KCDX out of Florence (
Or KTBX, its similarly-formatted sibling out of Tubac at 98.1 (hearable in most of Tucson).

Posted by on 08/20/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “First Look at Paul Rudd as Marvel's 'Ant Man'

Ant Man typically got around by flying on a winged ant. The one truly awesome adventure I remember seeing for Ant-Man, back in the day, was when he went inside the Vision (an android member of the Avengers who could control his density) to figure out what was wrong with him when he malfunctioned, and none of the standard methods of diagnosing the problem worked. It was quite psychedelic. Otherwise, I was more interested in Henry Pym when he was doing his "Giant Man" and "Yellow Jacket" identities.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/20/2014 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Linda Ronstadt Not a Fan of Downtown These Days

As a U of A grad I appreciated Ms Ronstadt's comments. Once I left the university enclave, I realized there really wasn't much to the Old Pueblo and reluctantly left to go further west.
Miss my friends and the Tucson "that was" back in the late 60's, early 70's.
A great era. Sad to read that Tucson remains trapped in a theocratic time-bubble. Allow me to quote A.E. van Vogt, an old sci-fi favorite, "The greater the danger, the more mindlessly people sink themselves into their religion...Religion, you see, is not in its roots adoration of a god or goddess. Religion is fear. Religion is the spark that issues forth when the thought of death or danger strikes the individual. It's personal. It grows out of darkness and uncertainty." That says it all for me.
By the way, I, too, miss the Dusty Chaps, the Green Dolphin and the original Gentle Bens...
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 08/20/2014 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Listen to Lenguas Largas' New Album 'Come On In' Right Now

very super awesome! so much bedroom dancin'!
they also got great press here:

Posted by Tucson Sugar Skulls on 08/20/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Ed Shorts: TUSD Edition

gcbl, you bring up an interesting point: "The Special Master has asked for his own legal advisor since TUSD in his view has been legalistic and contentious about carrying out its responsibilities. This would be a 3rd set of attorney fees and really ticked off the Brammer/TUSD team. Those of us who have been around for a long time know that TUSD has a history of ignoring internal or quasi-independent advice and going its own direction no matter what."

This is an issue that the candidates for TUSD Governing Board should address at the upcoming St. Mark's forum.

The issue is how the federal government goes about overriding the will of Arizona voters and governmental entities. We should all care about this. The original finding of a segregated school district gives the federal court the authority to override the governing board. But the question is how does the federal court wield that authority?

Our state statutes give the governing board authority and obligations over the education of our kids and we elect those who serve on the governing board. It is a grave matter when a federal court takes away statutory authority from our elected government. It's not about the substance of each disagreement between the parties, but rather how the court goes about overriding the governing board.

In this case, whenever the special master, who is not a lawyer or a judge, but a desegregation expert, disagrees with TUSD and wants to override TUSD's plan, the judge in the case has said that he will not allow TUSD to present its position and supporting evidence in a hearing before he decides whether to endorse the special master's position. TUSD has appealed this decision to the 9th Circuit.

Governing board members have an obligation to defend the office to which we have elected them. TUSD is not taking a "contentious" position here. Every board member should support the right to have a hearing and decision by the federal court before the court decides to override the authority given to them by voters and the State.

What do the candidates think about this?

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Posted by Jana Happel on 08/20/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Loft Cinema Celebrates Robin Williams' Legacy, Proceeds to Benefit COPE

I have updated the post. Jumanji will screen on Aug. 30.

Posted by Henry Barajas on 08/20/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Loft Cinema Celebrates Robin Williams' Legacy, Proceeds to Benefit COPE

Tickets will be on sale by the weekend and you can buy them online at

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Posted by theloftcinema on 08/20/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Pierce Brosnan and Jimmy Fallon Play 'GoldenEye 007' on 'The Tonight Show'

Get rid of Jimmy Fallon,and bring back Jay Leno!!!!!!

Posted by North Of The River on 08/20/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Ed Shorts: TUSD Edition

"It looks like TUSD is making a concerted effort to get positive news out about the district, and it appears to be working."

Is that because Cara Rene left?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/20/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Loft Cinema Celebrates Robin Williams' Legacy, Proceeds to Benefit COPE

Nevermind. It says in the article Jumanji is playing the 23rd, but the Loft has it listed as the 30th.

Posted by Sarah on 08/20/2014 at 2:21 PM

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