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Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Dan, i think you missed the whole point of the article. I love tucson. JUST LIKE YOU. I'm fairly sure i don't need to have my head checked simply because i love it for different reasons. ....

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Posted by Adiba Segal on 09/17/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Thank you spelling

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Posted by Adiba Segal on 09/17/2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

"... actually had grocery stores, stop lights, and BUSSES."

I'm sure it had buses as well as kisses.

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Posted by Spelling Maven on 09/17/2016 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

You gotta new fan. Hey you are word-y and conversation-y and too often vote for abstractions over the tangible. First person is second-y. And we all need a little more sensory detail. But you got style! And your prose moves quickly. Remember go for the sentiment rather than the sentimentality. Great topics!

Posted by Juliana Rose on 09/17/2016 at 3:51 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Scary. Really scary. What is the issue? Critical thinking skills? Inbreeding? No thinking skills?

Posted by Juliana Rose on 09/17/2016 at 3:42 AM

Re: “Dust Devil

I know what that feels like, as does any animal lover.

One of mankind's greatest curses is the fact that we are doomed to outlive our most beloved nonhuman friends.

Best wishes to you, Julie.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/17/2016 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Tucson is a nice place. I think that people who hate this town, are unrealistic about the potentialls of this town. It's quiet, and has a lot of things that can be taken as slow. For instance, we have a light rail system that could cross the town but the politicians feel that this cannot be another Portland Oregon. A while ago when I was driving back from Phoenix to move back to Tucson, I took the long way back home through Oracle and on the way back here I heard Tohono O'oham Music and realized I was home. I cried. It was good to be back. And I knew that as a person moving back Tucson This place could be a great place like Portland Oregon. It is up to the rest of us who feel that this is a hellhole, to turn this into a great place. I do not understand why there are so many haters for this place that could be so great. The author of this article needs to have her head checked. The weather is great , And it cools down at night unlike Phoenix. It is up to us to make sure that this town is a great place. We don't need a baseball team to make us feel great. It does not take some stupid art project to make this place a center of culture. Tucson has been around since colonial times and has thrived despite the fact that there is nothing here, other than a nice place with great people and wonderful surroundings. We are at the taco truck or should I say the Sonora hotdog Capital of the world. This may not be Paris France where Hemingway was king, but this is the place where Edward Abbey would have like to have called home. Mexicans, native Americans, White people, African-Americans, and Asians call this place home. It's a great place, make it better. Let's bring jobs here and infrastructure like those found in Portland and Los Angeles, and enjoy The great diversity that exist in this "hell hole that the stupid author" feels exist .

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Posted by Dan on 09/16/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “It's No Mistake: WOOPS! Bakeshop

I've been there, it's awesome! Great service, yummy sweats, coffee and wifi what more do you need? Really

Posted by Joshsquash on 09/16/2016 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

Billy is one of a kind. He is an inspiration to a lot of people. This song told the story that he wanted to tell and did it well. ;) Tucson is an amazing city with wonderfully unpretentious people. Anyone who's spent quality time there knows...

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Posted by Alesia Garrido on 09/16/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

I saw him perform once and thought it was so beautiful,passionate and inspirational... I love his cd!!

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Posted by BlaireWaldorf on 09/16/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

Billy is such an amazing artist and poet! Tucson is so lucky to have him. Thank you, Billy, for all that you create.

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Posted by justafan on 09/16/2016 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

Shitty - "Two bit town speed trap"-style parking tickets around TCC

Gritty - Tucson drivers speeding up at pedestrians in parking lots

Dimwitty - Hispanics flying TRUMP flags on their homes

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Posted by hank on 09/16/2016 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Come on now this whole thing is really my fault. I just get a kick out of dragging all the liberals out on a full moon and bitch slapping them a little. See you next month.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/16/2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “Media Watch

have had your column bookmarked in my media folder, bummed to have to delete it.

wish you were back doing pre/post for football/basketball. just cannot listen to who luke is working with.

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Posted by Beardown on 09/16/2016 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

I prefer "Keep Tucson Gritty!" myself. Never have seen the point in being shitty.

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Posted by mmh on 09/16/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Eight Days a Week

Re: "There will never be another musical act like them."

I fully agree but need to add a qualifier: The Beatles were phenomenal but it was a combination of their talent and an era of time that makes it something unlikely to ever be reproduced.

I haven't seen the film yet, but I look quite forward to it.

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Posted by A concerned citizen on 09/16/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

His next song will be 'Tucson smells'

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Posted by Alexander Roman DeRoeck on 09/16/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Teacher Shortages: Things Are Bad All Over (Only More So In Arizona)

I presume "Our teacher shortages began in earnest with the 2008 economic recession" could not refer to Tucson Unified School District, which has seriously and regularly had that problem since the 20th century.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 09/16/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Trump's Childcare Plan Is As Phony as the Rest of His Proposals

Wow, people get testy when Nintz shows them up.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/16/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Is A Vacuum—And I'm Ok With That

I love Tucson for a number of reasons but I have also experienced my own fair share or trials and tribulations. Notably, I am lonely as fuck! Most of the really good people I grew up with booked town and never looked back, and many of the other 'natives' I know have fallen into drug/alcohol abuse and are not what I want to associate with.

There is a negative stigma with being a local and there always has been. Even as a kid, the children who's parents dragged them to Tucson wore their hometowns as a badge of honor, with a side of better-than-thou. I have lost track of the number of times people react with what seems like revulsion at finding out that I am a local and how many people seem to lose interest in perusing friendships at that point. Maybe it is surprise or pity but it has made it really difficult to make new friends with people who are not from here because they tend to not want to associate with locals. I get it, I don't want to associate with the locals either!

Should I just start lying and tell people I am from Colorado? People don't think I am a local until I tell them, so I can probably get away with it... What do you think? How many of you transplants have local friends?

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Posted by HumanBean on 09/16/2016 at 5:43 PM

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