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Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

Ron Barber was a good middle of the road Democrat that worked for the whole District. McSally, like too many repubs, tries to pander to extremist teabagger types. I hope the closeness of the vote and the actual job will enable her to see and represent all of us.

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Posted by Kali Turner on 12/18/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Ron Barber: "It Has Been An Absolute Joy and Incredible Honor To Serve This Community"

Jim Nintzel makes the same mistakes most graduates of our dumbed-down schools produce. Look Jim, if you use a dollar sign in front of some numbers, you do NOT put the word "dollars" after the numbers. To do so is redundant If you do not use the dollar sign ($), then use the word. You don't use them both in the same sentence. Got it? Write it down and post it next to your computer screen. Otherwise, you will be demoted to being the Chief Administrative Leader Boss Jefe of the Department of Repetitious Redundancy Department.

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Posted by John Brown 1 on 12/18/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

I always see the anti American anti gun law idiots come out in all of these types, sorry Gabby, you did a good job, should have had some armed good guys around you at the time. If you mention here that other countries do better with their gun laws than ours, please move there and shut up. The issue is not and never has been gun laws, its the societal break down of this country, starting with the lack of discipline that now thrives in America and have turned God into a politically incorrect statement. OH, and you can't spank my child in school for disrespecting you, my foul mouthed 10 year old deserves your respect before he/she gives you theirs. But yes, lats take away guns, knives, pointed objects, nail files and all the other things you cannot take on an airline, perhaps that would help, help the criminals that is. If anyone here thinks anti gun laws will preclude criminals from using them, you are sadly mistaken and what I would call a victim in the waiting. The way you fix this is to expedite the justice system, no slack, if a person received a death sentence for a heinous crime (any murder) they get 72 hours to make their peace, no crazy pleas, no excuses, if you did it, you pay immediately. Additionally, no parole concessions for violent offenders, all of these repeat offenders consider our prisons (correctional facilities) their second or first home, back to their friends and have full medical, dental, educational benefits so they can get fixed up for their next release and crime spree. So take note anti gun lobbyist, if you wish to be unarmed and and an easy target that's your choice, I hope you get what you ask for, me on the other hand, I have spent 20 years defending this country across the globe to have the right to keep and bare arms and will never give that up, and unfortunately, its to protect myself, family and anyone else that I should be close enough to assist. Remember, the police are not your protectors, they respond to declare your death a homicide and report the facts.
A good story, http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2014/10/29/man-concealed-handgun-shoots-kills-robber-police-crime/18115091/
did this robber deserve to die? absolutely, what would the outcome have been otherwise? who knows but this is what a criminal should expect, if you commit a crime against someone, you should expect death as a possible outcome, bottom line, don't commit crimes and you may live happily.

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Posted by Jay Vanderford on 12/18/2014 at 8:23 AM

Re: “It’s About Respect

Nice work Koz. Evict the entitled little brats.

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Posted by bslap on 12/18/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Kade Mislinski Takes Over Saguaro Corners with Promises of a Donut Program

Can't wait for this change to one of our favorite places out east. It sounds like it will still be a go-to place for food and live music.

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Posted by Sam A on 12/18/2014 at 7:32 AM

Re: “A Post In Which I Say Something Good About Diane Douglas

If past performance and lack of vision in Superintendent Douglas's campaign is any clue just hope the Legislature doesn't do more harm while dismantling the district schools in Arizona while favoring for profit schools because we saw no evidence from her campaign any hope for a different track than we have seen in the past for public education.

Douglas showed no interest during the election of anything other than "common core" a nationwide measuring stick for public education. In this age of following the jobs has had one affect it is on the children who are transferred from one school to the next often finding no uniformity in curriculum from one school to the next.

Common Core if nothing else should aid in leveling the curriculum playing field for these up-rooted young folks. Something desperately needed in today's world.

The new Superintendent has an opportunity to soar into the future bypassing the opportunity of staffing the department with ideologues or lackeys for private educational or for profit school systems and enrolling Arizona educators experienced in our existing educational programs.

We need a state educational department dedicated to preparing our young citizens for future job markets, supporting not just K-12 but community college programs where they can obtain professional credentials and move into good paying jobs and career paths. A university system bringing additional opportunities for serious growth and development of talent right here in Arizona at reasonable tuitions.

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Posted by hakeson on 12/18/2014 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Danehy

Actually, I don't see anybody changing their minds on anything, especially the commenters. Yet you bunch gripe that Tom isn't open to new ideas. Talk about the kettle calling the pot pig-headed. Tom is actually a middle of the road guy. He makes sense to a much wider audience than you ever will. You guys are like Jehvoah's Witnesses. You keep pounding on Tom's door, knowing that your religion is the only true and right religion and that every government, business and church in the world is either downright controlled by Satan or is heavily influenced by "him". Ayn Rand made it abundantly clear that selfishness is the most important emotion. You guys (an informal term that includes women) rant like John Gault, never questioning your premises but always coming to the same conclusions. Tom recognizes, like the rest of us, that you cannot escape your own convoluted logic. I've read a lot of Ayn Rand's books. Have you read anything by Karl Marx? You don't have to drink the Kool Aid to learn something from him. Be open minded if you do. You might learn something.

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Posted by Kentop on 12/18/2014 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Ask the Mexican

You might want to add that under the dictatorship of Santa Ana, there was very little freedom and that those few who took on the entire Mex. Army, stood for that freedom that all in the area desired. But it was a handful of freedom loving Tejanos that put their lives on the line and, ultimately, won. Some were actual Mexicans. The struggle was about the love of freedom not racist ideology as what many would have us believe. And as far as the Tejanos adhering to the issue of slavery, you might want to look at Santa Ana's whole country, especially the elitists, that treated its populace as slaves.

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Posted by Rick Jason on 12/18/2014 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

Lots of new conservatives were voted into office by the oppression of the voters in November. It will be worst in 2016. I suspect most that vote will be Republicans. We just seen in the funding bill what there agenda is for the next 2 years. Destroy the middle class. Already Walmart and Koch brothers have declared a war of the workers, Keeping their wages as low as possible.
In order for the Republicans to win, voters at the community level are being targeted now. It starts with the councils, mayors and goes up to the state level.

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Posted by Sam Smith on 12/18/2014 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Local Heroes 2014

I would also nominate a TPD officer, a TFD firefighter, BP agent and all armed services branches. The garbageman, the meter reader and all the local teachers and business people that make this town what it is. Sorry if I left anybody out.

Merry Christmas and may God bless.

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Posted by rat t on 12/18/2014 at 6:46 AM

Re: “A Post In Which I Say Something Good About Diane Douglas

FP, whereas liberals just tell us to "bend over and take it", throwing our tax dollars to whatever entities that they deem as appropriate.

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Posted by Rick Jason on 12/18/2014 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

We had a representative who voted like a Republican, so why not have a Republican? And I agree with Dave. Congress is only on rental to the Republicans for the next two years.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 12/18/2014 at 5:28 AM

Re: “Kade Mislinski Takes Over Saguaro Corners with Promises of a Donut Program

It is a shame that this commercial use is within the buffer zone that protects the Saguaro National Park from such uses and intense human presence. Saguaro Corners is grandfathered, so it is legal. However, a proposed motel, restaurant and retail development that is eroneously portrayed as a bicycle "ranch with a bunk house" and that would be located next door to Saguaro Corners ... THAT proposal certainly must be denied a building permit by Pima County.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 12/18/2014 at 5:21 AM

Re: “A Post In Which I Say Something Good About Diane Douglas

Is there any idea what percentage of state money comes to Tucson and then TUSD?

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 12/17/2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

@Constitution Defender, yes when I first realized and confirmed that my safety was compromised I spent my rent money on a .38special bc all I had was an unreliable little pea shooter.

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Posted by Skhart on 12/17/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

RatT, illegals aren't allowed to vote ;-}

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 12/17/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

D~M will not really change when the A~10 retires because there is more to the base than A~10s. Snce the A~10 only performs roughly 20% of the Close air support it's time may have passed. Shame on Ron Barber for using OUR tax dollars to extend this airplane simply because WE are too selfish to accept the need to spend our defense dollars wisely.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 12/17/2014 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

Not only do we have representation in Washington, we have positive representation. Given that the HOR will have the highest number of seats held by the GOP since 1928 (86 years), AND the GOP will have control of the Senate next month, the message is pretty clear. The Obama agenda, peddled by Harry Reid (removed as majority leader by the voters), Nancy Pelosi (also removed) and Ron Barber (fired!), is not what the American voters want! As soon as southern Arizonans wise up, and fire Raul Grijalva ( boycott Arizona??) and Ann Kirkpatrick, we'll really be moving in a positive direction!

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Posted by MoJoDaddy on 12/17/2014 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Ammo prices are down. Stock up now.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 12/17/2014 at 8:15 PM
Posted by Joseph Thomlinson on 12/17/2014 at 8:10 PM

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