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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Messina

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How can I get a hold of this society I'm really interested in joining get back to me

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Posted by Chris Reyes on 11/15/2011 at 6:47 PM

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Thank You Tucson Weekly/Irene. We personally have benefited greatly once upon a time through Community Radio. A solid friend & gentlemen Tim was a DJ at Tucson Community Radio who knew Latin music like nobody's buisness (The good Irish man was wheel chair bound) and merely mentioned where he would be every Saturday. In a time where weight, cosmetics and exterior play into the 'Lizzard Eye' attraction syndrome talented people w/good taste will bring radio alive in many ways including Theatre.

Posted by chasbass.blogs on 10/20/2011 at 4:49 AM

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Thanks for another enlightening article about how community can return to our life. This is hopeful. Exciting to read.

Posted by KathyH on 10/20/2011 at 2:58 AM

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You missed one! There are at least three Uncle Bob's in Tucson. The third (and arguably more pertinent than the TV Uncle Bob) is Uncle Bob's VW on Glenn and Stone. His shop is certainly an institution in this city. He's been there for as long as I've been a VW owner (15 years at last count).

Posted by Zack Jarrett on 09/26/2011 at 3:07 PM

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It's www.unclebobspopcorn.com.


Posted by imessina on 09/23/2011 at 11:10 AM

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No complimentary website link?

Posted by seville99 on 09/22/2011 at 5:08 AM

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Timmothy: Our articles stay online indefinitely for your enjoyment.

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 09/08/2011 at 9:05 AM

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how long ya gonna run this piece. Been up for 6 weeks now

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Posted by Timmothy on 09/08/2011 at 6:51 AM

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How sweet it is! Glad it is working out for both of you. Adoption is a tricky issue at first and it sounds like you have become friends. Bravo

Posted by KathyH on 08/25/2011 at 4:20 AM

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Standard fare for froo science - if we pray and it rains, see it worked. If we pray and it doesn't rain, then the problem is we need MORE prayer - not that it just doesn't work.

They used to think that setting off dynamite would make it rain. (they were also setting off dynamite quite often, in the mines) Correlation does not imply causation - I notice that whenever the pavement is wet, it rains. So, I guess wet pavement CAUSES rain?

Posted by W Corvi on 07/28/2011 at 11:46 AM

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Be sure veryone hums in the same key!!

Posted by jackhoke on 07/28/2011 at 6:53 AM

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Bingo Ms. Messina. Avatar touches on this as many other authors. Thank you & Tucson Weekly for spreading the light...

Posted by chasbass.blogs on 07/28/2011 at 5:52 AM

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If you hate AZ vote with your feet and leave..........just leave. It's not hard and we can drop unemployment and government dole by having all the idiots run for greener grass. Ok so maybe it's not hard to find greener grass mine is looking pretty dingy as I don't water it enought :)

Posted by moyla75 on 07/16/2011 at 3:10 PM

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TXJesse already said it. We carry ourselves wherever we go.

Posted by GeorgeC on 07/05/2011 at 2:29 PM

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This "suckie" attitude says more about the mind"less" state of the author than it does about the states mentioned. Happiness is an inside job.

Posted by native daughter on 06/30/2011 at 11:12 PM

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P.S. It is surprising how many people don't know the motto mentioned in the article, "Don't mess with Texas," is a very effective anti-litter campaign slogan. It means don't throw any mess on the ground. And we don't! Texas is clean.
Because of the widespread misunderstanding in other states of our motto, some Texans have added to the slogan, "Don't mess with Texas, but we reserve the right to mess with you."
As for coming here and messin' with us, if you don't litter you can come on over and give a try at messing with us. We like a good time and love to be entertained. This may be the good-timing party state of the nation.

Posted by TXJesse on 06/30/2011 at 3:36 PM

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Maybe Texas doesn't suck as much as some states. In Texas the Republicans have brought us to first in the nation in lack of health insurance. We are 49th in the nation in spending for public and higher education. Many students can't speak English and can't read or write in any language, nor can adults. And it is getting worse, rapidly!
I'd guess nearly half the people in Texas did not graduate from high school, so they can't think straight and they believe every lie a politician tells them. They vote Republican perhaps because Republicans are for the rich and somehow ignorant people think that means the Republicans will make them rich too. See if that happens!
Texas politicians and police are corrupt. But isn't that the American way?
And don't forget BP poisoned our Gulf Coast for generations to come. And this week the entire state was declared s a disaster area because drought has killed our crops and livestock.
Despite this, Texas has the University of Texas and other state universities where decent education is available if you can get in.
The business climate is the best in the nation. Houston thrives. Austin has intelligent, progressive citizens. There is room to roam, great scenery, and friendly people, most of them. Houston has opera and symphony to rival New York City. The arts thrive here, as does individuality. If I have to live in USA, Texas is my choice.
If we could get rid of the Republicans and the corrupt police, Texas could be the least sucking state in the nation.
But after a couple of years of Obama and the Dems, I am not sure there is much hope, not for Texas and not for any state.
And now our governor, Ricky "Good Hair" Perry, is prancing around in his high heels wanting to run for president. Another Texas cheerleader wanting to be president. If you like Bush you will love Perry. Neither man is fit to be president. But would anyone fit to be president want the job of lying to us and letting the rich steal the country?
So all in all, I think we should just say every state sucks, some just suck more than others. All the websites mentioned are correct. I wonder how life is in Canada?

Posted by TXJesse on 06/30/2011 at 3:22 PM

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I think what should be added here is that you suck too...

Posted by Oracle Jayne on 06/30/2011 at 12:37 PM

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Suggesting or proclaiming a day of prayer is ridiculous and an insult to anyone who has the intelligence to distinguish a canard from a canary. Besides, the god you are praying to likes to drown people.

Posted by dilberth on 05/16/2011 at 1:24 PM

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Now I will correct Chuck.

The First Amendment DOES NOT SAY "a religion," "a national religion," "one sect or society," or "any particular denomination of religion." It is religion generically that may not be established.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

About the word "thereof":

An overlooked aspect of the free exercise clause is that it looks back to the establishment clause for its definition of "religion". The establishment clause says that Congress may make no law respecting the establishment of religion, while the free exercise clause says that Congress cannot prohibit the free exercise "thereof". Logically, the word "thereof" must have the same content as the object to which it refers. Accordingly, what counts as religion for one clause MUST count as religion for the other. The free exercise clause makes no sense unless the word "religion" is read to encompass more than a church, denomination, or sect. As the free exercise clause pertains to religion generically, the word 'thereof', being placed where it is, clearly signifies that the establishment clause does likewise.

The National Day of Prayer is a constitutional violation in that the congress officially endorses religion generically (and so it does not matter if it's of just one religion, though promoting "Jesus" as they do is especially egregious). If federal judges weren't the cowards they are, and the court system wasn't politically fixed as it is to protect right-wing politicians who reap huge financial & voter rewards by pushing a pseudo-theocracy upon all of us, they would stop using "standing" as an easy way of avoiding these issues THEY KNOW are unconstitutional actions of government.

"Believing... that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Danbury Baptists, 1802. ME 16:281

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