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Re: “Trans-Pacific Partnership: Grijalva, Kirkpatrick Oppose, McSally Supports

So disappointed in Congressman McSally, this pact is a tool for the corporate elite to take advantage of our own citizens and working poor around the world only to benefit global elitist. Stop TPP at any cost, and get out of other trade deals like NAFTA asap.

Ray

http://raycparrishforstaterepresentative.b…

Posted by Renewable Ray on 07/26/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

You guys made a young kid from Jersey feel very welcome in his new town. Excelsior!

Posted by Nintz on 07/26/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Get Ready for Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention

Thank god for Netflix.

Posted by Gandalf the White on 07/26/2016 at 10:37 AM
Posted by Thinking_Allowed on 07/26/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Bill Clinton is and has been an opportunist, most certainly profiteering after he held the office of President. He can get all the money he wants from speaking fees as long as people want to pay him, but I do not like anyone who considers education funds as easy money. Bill's wife Hillary is and has been calculating, methodical and very patient in her own pursuit of this same high office. They have shared interests politically, but they are not the same person. She is not a vain and stupid sexual guy who from time to time considered adult females as perquisites. If Trump targets Hillary because of Bill, it is a false equivalence. But Trump probably will, because Donald Trump is and has been a nasty piece of work.

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Posted by Thinking_Aloud on 07/26/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “The Lowdown on Sonoran Brews

I am grateful to you for covering the Craft-beer festivals..........I can not make the first one, but your statement that more are in store (AND that you plan to cover THEM, TOO!) is excellent news! Thank you!

Posted by larschneb on 07/26/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

As far as lie cheating what happened to all the primary in 2008. Where the DNC threw out all of the votes in Florida, Michigan, Ohio. Giving out Obama the nomination. Look at the primaries of this election who voted and if they did what did it matter.

Debra Wasserman Schultz

These previous posts now tell me who todays Archie Bunkers are. Is this our system, mad because the Democrats have done a well terrible shit job in managing. Fixed elections hide administrative directions and point fingers. Finger pointing gives bad media a purpose and reason. And media always goes for the buck to slant corony capitalism to if you have a cause media have a support group. All make money for media who's brand of soap do you use is it green ?

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 07/26/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

Awkward, considering the Koch Brothers, to whom McSally owes so much, are now backing HRC. Expertise in lobbying for the Military Industrial Complex, to whom she also owes a lot? She has that. Does she represent me well? No.

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Posted by Cascabel on 07/26/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

The government has always contracted out for services. The private sector does most things more efficiently.
As long as the contracting is properly done and with proper oversight, I don't see any reason to damn it out of hand just because it's got that dirty "profit" word in it.
That said, for-profit education has been anything but well regulated and abuses are rampant.

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Posted by bslap on 07/26/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

Sorry Meg P, Hillary has earned nothing but well deserved disrespect.

She's BARELY a better choice than Chump.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/26/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

"Yes Clinton should not be involved in this stuff. But Trump University..."

Look Francis (and all Clinton apologists) this is a fifth grader's excuse for ignoring the truth ("I was wrong but Jimmy was worse"). Bill Clinton took $16,500,000 to "trek" to foreign countries supporting a for profit education scam taken down by Obama. That is more, for this single engagement, than most of us earn in 5-10 lifetimes of actual work. Start adding the hundreds of millions in speakers fees and we're talking real money, more than our families earn in the same time period.

There are none so blind that those who will not see.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/26/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “American Babylon: Vermin Supreme Speaks

"He wants to make sure everyone is happy and brushing their teeth regularly."

So...does that make him the opposite of a Cavity Creep?

BONUS!: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=clg6rrWbfd4

Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/26/2016 at 8:24 AM

Re: “American Babylon: The "Bernie Problem"

West-Hedges 2016!

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/26/2016 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Yes Clinton should not be involved in this stuff. But Trump University was obviously set up for the benefit of the students, yeah right. And the Arizona legislature continues to funnel money to on line school crooks, in the name of choice though. One company has billboards all over the state discussing the wonders of on line, for profit, schools.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 07/26/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

These are probably the smartest things McSally has said since she's been elected, minus the part where she said that she might vote for Chump.

P.S. to Larry McNeil: I'm sure there are plenty of conservative teabaggers that can teach even HRC and other Dems a thing or two about how to secure their "lying, cheating system rigging emails".

P.P.S. to sgsmith: I could not possibly agree more with your post. It's as if you're reading my mind.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/26/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

IBCWBCIFQAW

Of course, my "You think?' was directed at Captain Obvious's struggle to recognize that yes, the Clintons are deceitful, manipulative and hyper-venal. But I agree with you.

The only issue I'm struggling now is my write-in choice or for the first time since '68 sitting this one out. The struggle with the write-in began last night when my favorite senator, Al Franken did a stand up routine while expressing support for Clinton. I had planned on writing in the Franken-Stein ticket with Jill as my choice for VP.

With just over a hundred days until the election I expect to see more surprises: the August Surprise, the September Surprise, the October Surprise and the November Surprise that collectively take out Clinton and leave us with who?

A loathsome maniac taking the oath of office while pundits shake their heads and the Clintons parse the meaning of "landslide."

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/26/2016 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

The Clintons have gotten more passes on prosecution than any political figure in history, except maybe for Ted Kennedy. Why are they allowed to break our laws? She is the Democratic party and now they have tampered with federal elections. Bernie should have sued, but now he crawls in bed with them.

Come on voters, put and end to this nightmare.

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 07/26/2016 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

I would ask Rep McSally about the Pacific Trade Deals. In our geographic location it has impact. I would ask Rep McSally what she might with engineering standards and federal oversight on Nat'l Forest land use in the west. Thats is what we need in this next congress. That is what southern AZ needs is someone who knows what when to look for.

If Trump wins the Election Trump will have to assemble a cabinet and relations with the new congress. Trump will have to seek out the smartest most knowledgeable. For Southern Arizona Rep. McSally is in a good position to negotiate for her district.

Question is do you trust her ability to deal in that congress for southern AZ ? I do and feel good to have that voice in congress representing southern Arizona.

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 07/26/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Good Lord, Rick - how long has it been since anyone was under the impression that Bill Clinton might have a good character? I was teaching elementary school at the time of the Lewinsky debacle. I'll never forget having to figure out how to steer adolescents -- in a Catholic school run by an order of nuns, no less -- through discussions of "U.S. current events" during that period. We may not be able to expect politicians to be above reproach in their personal lives, but the narcissism and multiple layers of interwoven, serious errors in judgment revealed in that episode were appalling and unforgivable in someone whom the country had entrusted with its highest office. To many observers it seemed that the character issues were also reflected in a policy agenda too influenced by wealth interests that showed very little understanding of or commitment to the social justice concerns of the party of FDR and LBJ. And now this man and his tarnished wife, after their cronies used the DNC to undermine a primary opponent who was worth 100 Bill and Hillary Clintons, are on the fast track right back into the Oval Office, with a rival on the Republican side of the contest who many believe is capable of bringing on the apocalypse if he is elected.

Should progressives try to rally their base behind what the Clintons represent? They risk destroying their own reputations in doing it.

Sad days for our country.

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Posted by It's been clear what Bill Clinton is for quite a while. on 07/26/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

I would like to suggest that for-profit colleges would not be near the problem that they currently are if public community colleges and four year colleges and universities were fully funded and held accountable to do what they were intended to do.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 07/26/2016 at 6:43 AM

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