It is so funny how this is the same column that constantly bashes the azds.
The Jesus Freak misspelled Atheists on his sign...
Lenny Mental is such a badass dude. Fuck yeah!
Wasn't be part of the original "gutterpunk" movement? He's a tucson legend!
Thank you, Lenny! A Tucson icon.
I have a new hero! Thanks Lenny!
.....go to their website www.theshadydell.com and check out the online reservations. The Shady Dell is closed for the Winter, but will reopen mid February. I'm so excited to see this article / post! ((((Love, Jen's Mom <3) ))))
Hey Kevin Johnson... Having worked with Samantha Ptashkin for nearly five years I can say she is unequivocally the best multi-media journalist in Tucson. She's the whole package: smart, good judgement, a great writer and (maybe) the best photographer in the market. IF you had half her brains, talent and class you wouldn't be posting such drivel. But then given your past posts and clear regressive political leanings it's clear television isn't a source of news for you but rather a source for masterbatory material.
"...Congressman Raul Grijalva was one of 32 Democrats who opposed the budget deal..."
Because he opposes everything positive.
Oye' very! It seems Lisa Frank has been a poison pen since day one...harkening all the way back to their location at Miracle Mile/Flowing Wells.
Funny. I never bought any of her products for the same reason.
Regina: If I didn't welcome "controversial" comments, this website would very different, I promise.
But, hey, if you don't enjoy the Weekly lately, I apologize. Feel free to email me with constructive criticism, if you'd like.
It's unfortunate that Dan Gibson is so defensive and nasty in his responses to readers. I miss reading The Weekly edited by someone who welcomed controversial articles and comments, and who was actually a journalist.
In the early 2000s I worked for a temp agency that sent me there. The Jezebel article really describes what I saw. I was assigned customer service calls for their ordering department. I found that the online site wasn't automatic ordering at all, just a façade, orders went via email to a single person's desk who then manually processed orders. Their inventory was completely wrong - they had no idea if they had items that the site showed they had or not. I found a manager and told them I had inventory experience working for the Navy with a huge number of product items and I volunteered to at least do zero bin checks for them. The person just looked at me and said no. My work day consisted of sitting on rock hard chairs and being called all manner of cuss words by unhappy kids on the telephone. It was insane. I lasted about two weeks until I called the temp agency and told them it was a mad house and to get me out of there.
Actually, Dan, you have never been particularly cordial to me. The only time I met you, you were not very inclusive in the conversation. If you will recall, I got up and spoke to the restaurant manager after a few minutes of being ignored. But your rudeness or politeness to me personally is neither here nor there; I'm just putting the truth on the record so you can't mislead about what happened. And ever since the Weekly got rid of its staff writers and turned them into poorly paid freelancers -- which occurred before your time -- I have never been a fan. I can't stand so called progressive publications that are hypocritical in their own labor practices. Nevertheless, Tim stuck with you and turned out terrific articles. So my comment wasn't personal to you but to the politics of The Weekly in general. And yes, I am a friend of Tim's. I don't know the details of what happened but I trust his integrity.
Edie/Karyn/Save/et al: As you might imagine, the situation is far more complicated than I'm able to discuss, and there's no particular winning scenario in trying to defend the decision, but I can assure you we didn't make the choice based on a cowardly or kneejerk reaction.
Always nice when people who were ostensibly cordial to your face say terrible things about you online, however. Charming.
Updating Jim's story, CD2 Congressional candidate Ed Martin has released a statement about how he would have voted on the House budget agreement. That statement can be seen at http://edmartinforus.com/news/index.asp?q=detail&nid=26.
Jack Kinnicutt, Communications Director
Ed Martin for Congress
Tim Vanderpool's Current column was one of the two reasons I read the Weekly. He wasn't afraid to cover and expose the nitty gritty of what's happening in Tucson. I don't see anyone else covering those topics since his absence. Personally, I want to thank him for educating the masses about the horrific "sport" call greyhound racing. He was doggedly reported about the many ills and injustices at Tucson Greyhound Park.
Also what happened to Dave Devine? I don't see him in Currents any more either?
Tim is a thorough, ethical journalist. Shame that The Weekly doesn't want a real journalist, one who rocks the boat. Our loss.
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