I'd RENT the cell company space in my yard. In fact, that is exactly what was planned for one of the disallowed towers: Pay a church to use a small piece of land, with ALL the proceeds from the rent going to fund programs for the less fortunate. Sounded like a win-win to me. If the tower messes the view of the mountains, get up and walk a few feet. The mountains will still be there, AND you might get better reception, to boot.
What makes less sense CW13 is that you read a column written by someone you despise. Why waste your time reading and commenting if you can't stand him?
When I was in high school, the Young Republicans were there because their parents had told them to be there. Mostly we debated that Republicans were better than Democrats (and it was pretty one-sided). Whatever 'better' means in this context. When I got to College, and learned to think for myself, I became an Independent.
As for the coyness, wittiness, or funniness of Danehy, I read him because I learn something every week. His job is not to write something I agree with (he never clears his piece with me), but to make me think. Sometimes I agree with him, sometimes I don't, but I always learn something. Some of the comments above tell me that some of his readers waste their time.
They can put the cell tower next to my house. We'd appreciate the extra bandwidth.
Well, there you have it folks. Another total waste of ink and paper from that world famous, award winning journalist Pulitzer Tommy. I don't know which makes less sense. The inane crap this idiot writes or the fact that someone actually pays him to do it. Bizarre.
So, let's put the cell tower next to your house!!
Way to go Tom. Some youngsters care about politics as much as you but are rooting for the crips instead of the bloods so you feel the need to attack them and show them how clever you are. Perfect example of the difference between intelligence and wisdom.
In my distant youth I was a long haired antiwar protesting teenager which put me closer to being a demo than a repubo. Now that the demos (under Alfred E Obama) have usurped the repubos politics it's confusing for the repubos because they've lost their identity and confusing for me now that the demos are the ones firing drone missiles into homes halfway around the world. I'd feel a little better if this country responded to the genocide in Syria by deciding it was time to stop our own genocide.
In the meantime go ahead and pick on the kids - it's better than killing them I suppose.
You say, "They're T-e-e-n-a-g-e R-e-p-u-b-l-i-c-a-n-s. That's grotesque, in and of itself. And yes, I would find it bizarre (albeit somewhat less so) if there were a group of High School Libertarians or Teenage Democrats."
Bizzare and grotesque because we actually have teenagers who care about issues more important than Robin Thicke's suspected tune-lifting? And I can bet they haven't heard about Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, either.
As you probably know, we have an uncomfortable number of young people who earn an epithet usually reserved for adults: Low Information Voter. These people will be at the polls sooner than we think. Pray tell, which would you rather have pulling the lever: the kid who knows what we're about to do in Syria (or not), or the one still twittering about Miley Cyrus' latest anatomically incorrect display?
Did you stop to think about how political involvement in high school -- no matter whether it's Republican, Democrat or Libertarian -- is a mark of good citizenship? So you don't agree with their political leanings. Fine. Good. But trying to lump them in with political radicals without even knowing the facts -- or simply not caring about the facts to take a cheap shot -- smacks of another, more undesirable high school activity: bullying. Or cyberbullying, if you're reading this online.
My discouragement heightens when I read, "You'd better get used to it, because if you insist on remaining Republican, you're going to invite all sorts of dookie to be dumped on you in the coming decades. It's almost all in fun and it's 100 percent American, so relax."
In other words, take it and smile, because hatin' is what we do here in America. Sadly, I can't dispute that. Never have so many people in seats of power and influence derived such pleasure from ridiculing, degrading, insulting, demeaning, threatening, and dehumanizing their political opponents.
And we wonder why it's so hard to get quality people to run for office here in the U.S.A.
Your Humble Servant,
" Pulitzer Tommy's" column would almost be amusing if it wasn't so pathetic. In a way you have to feel sorry for him. A grown man and this is what he does to make a living. Rather sad, really. Face it Tommy, you're a loser. With a capital l.
"although I'd first have to make sure that they have green eyes"
"hich my late friend, Dave Sitton, had participated. Dave and I had grown up about 12 miles (and a couple years) apart in the San Fernando Valley. But while I attended Ghetto Tech,"
"I know Lori Oien,"
(For the uninitiated, von Mises believed that all poor people should be rounded up and killed, with their bodies chopped up into little pieces and used in cattle feed. That position has since been discredited because we now know that the use of animal byproducts in such feed can lead to bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Meanwhile, while Hayek also believed that the poor should be rounded up and killed, he felt the bodies could be put to more constructive use, like in the formation of speed bumps and such.) - "I know so much"
"Yes, I still subscribe to—and read—magazines."
"my Italian-American mother" - "I'm cool, I'm Italian"
More self serving braggadocios nonsense from our buddy Tom. I'll give him this, despite my acrimony for him, I read his stuff every week.
You should stick with your boasting about your Girl's Basketball glory days or your rants about Charter Schools. To take on a couple of kids in high school who have beliefs and convictions is pretty rank. You don't know those kids or how they feel about issues.
AGAIN Tom you missed the point, your eulogy to Dave Sitton went in the wrong direction. If you would have just stuck to the kind words that Dave Sitton deserved, it wouldn't have needed a second week to defend it.
You have the "bully pulpit" and you certainly take advantage of it. I'm not really sure whether you were trying to be coy, witty or funny, unfortunately you missed the mark.
You are not the only one who reads magazines. While today's crop seems to be mostly entertainment related, there was once a time when magazines told you how to build and repair things.
I recently picked up a huge box of electronics magazines from the 50's and they brought back great memories of how most of the articles were teaching us how to think logically. Things like if you do this, then this action should occur, etc.
Even the "Popular" magazines of the time had articles on car repair and even a couple of kids who were electronics whiz kids, sort of like the "geeks" of today I suppose.
Hey, remember when the word "geek" referred to someone strange as in a circus character?
It was those magazines that started me on a career in electronics, then IT, and finally teaching. All jobs that require critical thinking and attention to detail. And I suppose to some extent, you can call me a computer geek. My wife does when she needs something fixed!
I wonder if the current generation will look back in 30 years on that "killer app" with the same fondness many of us hold for the printed page?
Regarding Elmore Leonard: he was a gifted and prolific author of westerns as well as crime novels. Hombre, Valdez is Coming, 3:10 to Yuma were some of his best. His westerns, which often dealt with race and other social issues, were set primarily in southeastern Arizona. Peace to his ashes.
I was a teen republican ban in 1972. I was recruited by one of my teachers. She got me involved in working on a political campaign...some doofus named Dusenberry was running for state senate. I worked my ass off, he got elected. I left the country in military uniform. When I got back, I was told that he had to resign in disgrace because he was caught naked in a motel room between Tucson and Phoenix. His story was that he picked up a couple of hitch hikers and decided to stop and "freshen up". While he was in the shower, they took his clothes, wallet and car. I'm a democrat now.
As to hiring with or without experience, many employers would hire those with none or little experience so they can pay them less. Only the smart and employers who want instant result would hire an experience person and pay them the minimum wage they can.
I am a life long Democrat and also Hispanic. I also agree that Danehy went way too far in his remarks about the Sabino High School group. I think he owes them an apology. Danehy I just lost a lot of respect for you.
"Dave Sitton, a Tucsonan revered by nearly everyone in Tucson irrespective of political philosophies or party affiliation,"
Oh please! Sitton was on the margins of Tucson society.
"taking cheap shots at Republicans,"
Almost impossible because of birthers and creationists.,
" the Sabino Teenage Republicans"
Didn't Churchill say that a young conservative has no heart?
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