I learned as a child from a person who swore constantly that swearing uncontrollably was the sign of a weak vocabulary. Sixty years later I still find that to be true. I still believe important thoughts can be conveyed with better language than obscenities.
Joe, I checked out your links to "Home is where the Holmans are" and Amy's blog page and the photos of the devil's food cake cupcake are identical. Wow, more wacky thievery from these two!
AZ/DC: ",,,,,,,Mammey thinks it is not well mannered to use cursing in these posts, but it is perfectly acceptable to tell someone (me) to go commit suicide. I smell a hypocritical rat......."
AZ/DC, why would you attack me on this issue, rather than the quack doctors prescribing Prozac, and other suicide causing agents dispensed like candy to an unsuspecting public? The suicide problem's out of control and you've no interest in working on it? Shame dude.
ANSWER: If one has no argument of value, zilch, nada, none, then one attacks, personally, the opposition. I see you not as the opposition, just someone too lazy to develop their own argument on the issues at hand. Go back to school dude, you apparently need some academic training. Join the debate club and learn the rules of a rational argument.
I like using the sweet, musical Spanish "mierda" more than the harsher English "shit."
I also like the sound of "pendejo."
When the UN starts feeding themselves bugs while they're in NYC I'll consider it.
Her health care plan? Her plan was to watch poor people die. The only reason she's trying to expand Medicaid now is that the Feds are picking up the tab.
I have been swearing, sometimes uncontrollably for the last 55 years or so. I am 60. There are times when public swearing bothers me like when I am at the zoo with my grand kids and people let the F-Bombs drop. Once when my cute little innocent daughter was about 3 or 4 she politely asked that someone "pass the goddamn catsup please". My wife shot me a dirty look that would have shattered plate glass. I hadn't said a thing (for a change). I like the RANGE and TUCSON WEEKLY for it's information and general politics, but sometimes when difficult topics are discussed (especially gun control etc) it seems to undermine strong and intelligent logic when F-Bombs or other swear words are used. When intellect and logic or truth are used to make a cogent point, swear words, vulgarities or name calling compromise the argument with unneeded emotion. Logic and truth are difficult to argue against, but one can always yell louder, or think of a more clever way to tell someone to fuck off. My wife never heard her father utter the F-word. I heard him say it only 3 times in his entire life, and each time it blew my mind. I had the utmost respect for him. He was the last of the culture of true gentlemen. How often and under what circumstances one uses powerful language has a lot to do with that words potency. Sometimes I dream nostalgically for a time when public decorum and gentlemanliness were characteristics of integrity and civility, but those days are past us, and I probably would not fit in that culture too well.
Melvin says, "We're not going to roll over and play dead."
But apparently he if OK with too many poor without healthcare rolling over and being dead.
Wouldn't it be terrific if one of those big Wizard of Oz tornadoes took Saddlebrooke and spun it over to Iowa where it belongs.
I am a well educated fucking broad who can hang with the fucking boys one moment and have tea with the Queen of England the next. I am damn proud of who I am and don't give a shit what anyone else thinks of me.
They were hacked at some point. Look at the captions of their facebook photos on their page. The descriptions were written by hackers. "STOLEN PHOTOS, dog poop, and vomit" is one description.
Look at it and you will see what I mean.
Al Melvin, wrong for Arizona, wrong for the Earth.
This can be profoundly true. To me, the first task is to choose an aesthetic: what kind of plants make you feel really good when you work with them? In all seasons, try to work partly in the shade (at least have a nearby shady spot to rest in). And in summer, go slow and be sure to drink lots of electrolyted liquid. Doing this kind of work and watching the results as you go is literally a life-saver for ome of us.
See their tumblr page and more stolen pictures. For example, the devil's food cake cupcake on their tumblr page and the original here: http://homeiswheretheholmansare.blogspot.com/2010/10/devils-food-cupcakes-with-chocolate.html
As an escapee from Portland, I would Tucson is not "Portland without the rain".
Tucson is Portland without the rain and without the self righteous know-it-alls.
If this indeed happens it will be a long-awaited miracle.
Even though Tucson is kind of the "liberal "bastion for the state of Arizona, it is getting harder and harder to live here. For years, much of the retirement and resort business came from North-easterners that regarded Arizona a "hip" place. That is rapidly changing, the people in that corridor are more and more starting to regards Arizona as kind of a "Alabama with Cactus" kind of place where "Yahoo's Rule" . Our lawmakers and the "pro-gun", anti-abortion" and "anit-imigration" forces in Maricopa County that dominate our state government, along with our "national embarrassment" governor, are scaring away the businesses and talent that could help Arizona grow in a positive way.
I'm very sorry to see this kind of conflict at Wingspan. Zami and Casey have been instrumental to keeping Wingspan afloat. Carol is excited about leading Wingspan and making it stronger. She brings leadership that Wingspan hasn't had for awhile. We must hope that fences can be mended and that Wingspan will go on to be stronger.
To jbuchman - you should have lived in Phoenix. Tucson is an oasis compared to that place. Tucson has been a wonderful community for LGBT people compared to the rest of the Southwest. You can't beat the West Coast, but you landed in a good place if you came this far away from the coast. Count your blessings. You had some here.
How about Flip Flop Flake? There is a nice alliteration. And it might be constructive if it helps to get him out of the office he barely won in the last election. More guns for everyone and more money wasted for useless border security are the politics of fear. And you know how Mexicans are laughing at our fear of them.
I disagree that they have reached the end of the road. They are just beginning their journey and while it is not without possible pitfalls and problems, having a college education is a definite plus with regard to jobs and life in general.
Congratulations to all. May your life be filled with wonder and joy.
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