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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

Re: “The Skinny

"...transforming the local economy away from a dependence on homebuilding and toward a future based on jobs related to trade, technology and biosciences."

Liberals don't know how to do that, especially the leftists in Tucson (many of whom are devoted Marxists). They have succeeded in No Growth, No Jobs and No Future.

6th poorest city in the country, and DAMN proud of it!

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Posted by What, Again on 10/27/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

Aah! I love the smell of troll in the morning.

At 4:36 am no less.

John Smith does more trolling before 9 am than most people do all day.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/27/2016 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Endorsements, Part 2

More aligned with your values? What the neck might those be? No borders, no jobs, less freedoms, and no children? Those aren't values, those are are destructive character flaws. Get some professional help.

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Posted by John Smith on 10/27/2016 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Which TUSD Board Candidates Favor Closing More Schools?

Off Ox -

I challenge you to look at my sources and tell me what part of Betts' "Jewish Problem" you think is crackpot.

She's stood with a dude who minimizes or denies the Holocaust, and picketed a Jewish Festival and attended events which deny Israel's right to exist.

Based on that, can she represent all students, including Jews and Christians?

You're not arguing with me, you're arguing with the AJL, Jewish Virtual Library and Alan Dershowitz.

After Trump disappears, there will still be racists, liars and fear-mongers like him - on both sides. Let's figure out how to discern some truth.

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Posted by MJ on 10/26/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Which TUSD Board Candidates Favor Closing More Schools?

Just when I needed my crackpot fix, MJ is back! Hallelujah! After Donald Trump disappears, we're gonna need you full-time, my friend.

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Posted by Off Ox on 10/26/2016 at 8:53 PM

Re: “For Buckmaster Show Listeners (and Others), My TUSD Board Picks, Once Again

Safier and Buckmaster on the radio speaking into the same microphone?

I feel sorry for the mic ... and the audience (or lack thereof).

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 10/26/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The Weekly List: 22 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days

If there were any rhyme or reason to this crazy universe, The Struts "Kiss This" would RULE THE AIRWAVES.

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 10/26/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

I was a strong supporter of Sharon Bronson for the dozen-plus years I have lived in Picture Rocks. I supported her because without her active support we probably would not have the pool, BMX/Skate Park, various grants, and other amenities that have enhanced our community. But that was then.

Now she has lined up with forces that see the Avra Valley as a dumping ground for their money-making schemes. Look at:
-Her support of County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and silence about his proposed Interstate 11 route through the Avra Valley that will hurt our communities, including the Tohono Oodham Nation, impede wildlife, and destroy ancient archaeological sites, while enriching millionaire real estate speculators like Wil Cardon and Don Diamond;
-Tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from fat cat developers and corporate PACs;
-Her continued vocal support for the Sonoran Corridor leg of I-11 despite its rejection by the voters in the bond election; whatever happened to respecting the will of the people?
-With transportation logistics essential to connection with Mexico she ignores the job losses that Interstate 11 planners of integrative manufacturing expect with R&D in the US and manufacture and assembly in Mexico where ADOT expects wages to be lower than China; with stealing good American shipping jobs from the West Coast to the expanding Port of Guaymas; to crippling tourism at Saguaro Park, Desert Museum, Kitt Peak, etc.; to destroying existing jobs that serve the I-10 corridor;
-Her support for doubling a regressive county sales tax on us and increasing the state gas tax while lavishing tens of millions in tax breaks and subsidies on crony corporations.

Twenty years is long enough; its time for a change.

Posted by AVL on 10/26/2016 at 4:56 PM

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