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Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

What gives the Governor and Legislature the right to use my tax dollars to sue the Federal Government? Even if I agreed with their emotional outbursts, these frivolous lawsuits are pointless.

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Posted by Mark Murphy on 12/16/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

My goodness - aren't we all crabby this morning?

Nice to know, though, that the 4 comments above do not represent a majority point of view in this wonderful nation where the protection of minorities remains supreme.

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Posted by Margo on 12/16/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

Legislation like this just just proves that the Republicans are no better than the Democrats, both being all about control of other people's lives. I am glad the Court keeps slapping them down.

A pox on both your houses.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 12/16/2014 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

This traitorous POS will support illegal homosexuals and then sends millions of tax $ to the Taliban for medical supplies so that they can heal up and get back out on the battlefield to kill our soldiers. Grijalva is as bad or worse than the Muslim lover in the Wh.
when it comes to selling our our country! When the SHTF, he needs to have a "come to Jesus type meeting" with some of our patriots! Not even his Mex. cartel paid for security will be able to stop that from happening!!

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Posted by Rick Jason on 12/16/2014 at 6:14 AM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

Remember when medication meant "administration of remedies"? Sadly it now means- drugs that murder babies.

medication [med″ĭ-ka´shun]
1. administration of remedies.

Remedies
Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.

1wayGesus

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Posted by John Hohn on 12/16/2014 at 5:26 AM

Re: “It’s About Respect

I'm sorry to hear about this, but honestly, when I moved back to Tucson and was shocked to find that the Mosque was utterly surrounded by these brand-new undergraduate apartment monstrosities, I had to chuckle at the inevitability of such a clash. The zoning department sure does have a poor sense of humor. Then again, the dress code of undergraduates offends most decent people within a three-mile radius around campus anyway!

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Posted by Repave the potholes on 12/15/2014 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

I really WISH this "mexican" would just GO back to Mexico.. because he's for ANYONE but US. .and Yeah.. Im an American of Mexican Descent... and so TIRED of "El Jeffe Grijalva" and his horrible representation of Americans. But, let an illegal, or a thug, or a "gay person" show up and MAN he's on his knees..

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Posted by GuiseppeKnows on 12/15/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

Yay! Moms to be don't have to be inconvenienced by a procedure to kill their babies! Woot woot! FORWARD!

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Posted by Carlos Danger on 12/15/2014 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

If he cared about his constituants half as much as he does about ILLEGALS, we'd all be better off.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/15/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “The Best Bar in Tucson, According to Bartenders, Is…

It's tricky to identify "bests" in categories as broad as this one, because bars tend to excel in situation-specific ways. The bar at the Arizona Inn is magnificent, but it's not where I want to go for a beer after work. There are some seriously good times to be had at Che's, but it might not be the right place to meet up with Aunt Sandy. Bars are purposeful destinations, and all but the saddest attract tend to specialize in something beyond the basic purpose of drinking.

Some bars specialize in many things. The Hotel Congress hums in such resonance with the spirit of Tucson, it's easy to overlook what a great job they've painstakingly come to do over the past 30 years of offering something for everyone. By this rationale, I can't think of a better bar. But there are even a few things Congress doesn't do especially well. (Being quiet is one; being cheap is another.)

Same goes, really, for Bartenders. Some have great personalities. Some approach the art of drink-making with the discipline and affection of old-world craftsmen. (Or women.) And some are just wicked fast. A bartender with all these traits and more is a wondrous thing, and I've met a few. But some of the most fun bartenders—like some of the most fun bars—are quirksome and flawed. Art imitating life, as it were. No one goes to The Buffet seeking excellence in anything.

In this modern age of clickbait and listicles, the online proliferation of best-this and best-that is understandable and forgivable. But the real truth is that Tucson doesn't have a best bar, or a best bartender. It has lots of them, depending on what you're in the mood for. I could go for a glass of Bud, a shot of Jameson's and a jukebox right now. Maybe a little Social D. That still gives me plenty to chose from.

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Posted by That guy, over there on 12/15/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Isabella’s Ice Cream Opens Its First Location at Rincon Market

Congratulations!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/15/2014 at 4:36 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

Republicans don't really want to stop abortions. It's the only reason they get votes from their one-issue voters.

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Posted by Lynn on 12/15/2014 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Best Bar in Tucson, According to Bartenders, Is…

Interesting.

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Posted by rconnelly on 12/15/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Grijalva: Protect Undocumented LGBT Minors in U.S. Custody

Does he have a history of this same fear in the juvenile justice system for American youth?

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Posted by Rat T on 12/15/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

One day an Executive Order will stop all of this.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/15/2014 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Sneak Peek: "Zona Politics" Talks with Mayor Rothschild About Bus Fares, Future of Broadway & More

Let's get Jonathan Gruber. He knows Americans and what they need.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/15/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “That $4.4 Million TUSD Raise . . . What Does That Amount To Per Tucson Adult?

Mr Safier,

Why do you continue to ignore the administrative bloat in TUSD? If TUSD brought its per pupil admin costs in line with peer districts, this would save $225 per pupil or about $10.8 million, enough to give its 2700 teachers a $4000 raise.

What say you?

C Weiss

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Posted by cweiss on 12/15/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “A Breakdown And Explanation Of The TUSD Pay Raises

Worker shortage is the only way to solve this dilemna. Quit and walk out. That way they will be forced to reorganize and reprioritize their wasteful ways.

Two years tops and problem will be fixed. Or will it?

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Posted by Rat T on 12/15/2014 at 11:52 AM

Re: “U.S. Supreme Court Blocks AZ Abortion Law

Even a blind pig...

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Posted by John on 12/15/2014 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Charter School Funding, District School Funding

Great article about salaries.

Charter schools are public schools that operate with a great deal of autonomy, free from many of the regulations of traditional public schools. One difference is that teachers in charter schools generally have less job security - by design. They have no tenure, work under year-to-year contracts and risk dismissal if they fail to contribute to student achievement as judged by the school. In return, however, they usually have more teaching flexibility, less paperwork and participate more fully in decision making. If Arizona's charter school experience is typical, they also often earn more than their public school counterparts.

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba285

How can tax dollars be dark money? Or is this just your "hands up don't shoot" attempt to appeal to a certain group?

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Posted by Rat T on 12/15/2014 at 11:08 AM

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