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Re: “Arizona is Changing the Drugs Used in Executions

I wonder if these witnesses would have also been traumatized watching a murderer kill his victims by strangling them, chopping them up or repeatedly rapping them. We forget about the victim and play the blame game and make the murders out to be the good guys.

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Posted by Clifford Breidenfeld on 12/24/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

While the basic article deals with Arpaio's latest legal antic, the comments have segued into the perennial argument about illegal immigrants and what to do or should be done. The fact is that there are "officially" 11 million in the US, approximately 3% of our population. We are simply not going to deport all 11 million. So we have to find a way to assimilate these folks, sorting out the evil-doers from the contributors. This must start with a comprehensive overhaul of our immigration system. That's our Congress and, other than start fights with the other party and trying to discredit the President, they don't seem to be able to get anything done. So we, the people, have to continue to put up with the endless debates, many homeless and helpless immigrants, trash in our deserts, cut fences and all the rest of it.
We need to continue to press our Congressional Representatives to put on their big person pants and deal with it.

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 12/24/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

What has not been reported in this article about Arpaio's latest money wasting publicity stunt is that his attorney is none other than Larry Klayman, a DC attorney that has been involved in numerous lawsuits against sitting presidents, including Clinton, Bush and now Obama. Reportedly, the judges that hear his cases apparently patiently listen sometimes with bemused attention and then he loses. He does it for publicity which, of course, puts him in good company with Sheriff Joe.
All this is is nonsense, makes for good press and keeps pundits and reporters employed.

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Posted by Michael S. Ellegood on 12/24/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Arizona is Changing the Drugs Used in Executions

Actually, it worked because Wood died during the execution.

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Posted by Seriously? on 12/24/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Brink Media's Streetcar Film Is Super Delightful

This is Farleys folley. He cant wait to get you rocket scientists to vote for another one. LOL PS Dan when the folley is full it is still empty of brain matter.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 12/24/2014 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Gay, Bisexual Men May Be Able to Start Donating Blood; ACLU Still Isn't Happy

Guiessepedontknow, get your self a med alert that you want at-risk blood when you need it.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 12/24/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “2014: Voter Turnout "Signaled a New Stage of Disintegration"

The police officers who harass and sometimes shoot black citizens in places like Ferguson are neither friends nor neighbors of the people they are oppressing. The vast majority of Ferguson's police force is white (more than 90 percent), and they no doubt live where the white people live. When they go into the neighborhoods where the 70 percent portion of the populace who are black live, they're armored like soldiers and inculcated with the mentality of an occupying army. When they see young black men "jaywalking", they don't see a friend or a neighbor, they see an enemy, because that's what they're trained and socialized to see.

Attacking the institutional racism and brutality of the Ferguson police force, or the many others like it, is not a sweeping attack on all police officers. Indeed, police officers who have not lost sight of their true mission--to protect and serve--understand that and would be very happy to see the institutional racism and brutality of police forces like that of Ferguson banished forever, because as long as it persists, it not only hurts the public image of police in general, it puts them at greater risk when interacting with a populace that has understandably lost faith and trust in the institution.

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Posted by skinnyman on 12/24/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Danehy

You'll be relieved to know I can't as I don't have any. However, I do have a wife that I love. Maybe I'll tell her a story that will lead to some game playing. Good idea. Thanks. I'd like you to meet the young lady who once again lives next door to me. She had to move back in with her parents after her boss cut back her hours so he could get around Obummercare. It was that or close hs doors alltogether. But what do I know?

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Posted by CW13 on 12/24/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Gay, Bisexual Men May Be Able to Start Donating Blood; ACLU Still Isn't Happy

ACLU is a communist organization that should be banned from the US.

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Posted by AZson52 on 12/24/2014 at 8:58 AM

Re: “DREAMers Can Start Getting Licenses Today

This is a great opportunity to get these young and future Americans licensed and insured. It will also open up a number of new travel and economic opportunities for them as well. Good luck Dreamers!

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Posted by HumanBean on 12/24/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Gay, Bisexual Men May Be Able to Start Donating Blood; ACLU Still Isn't Happy

From the CDC website:

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the United States population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young gay and bisexual men (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among all persons aged 13 to 24, and 30% of new infections among all gay and bisexual men. At the end of 2011, an estimated 500,022 (57%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States were gay and bisexual men, or gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs.

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Posted by HumanBean on 12/24/2014 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

Why would someone in their 80s want to keep working at such a high profile, stress filled job? This guy thinks he is better, smarter, and more moral than any other citizen of our state: living the "legacy" into the grave is the way of the egomaniac. He should give someone else the opportunity to serve, hopefully without the partisan grandstanding.

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Posted by ay te wacho on 12/24/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Gay, Bisexual Men May Be Able to Start Donating Blood; ACLU Still Isn't Happy

do they ask "straight" people if theyve "slept around"?? I get it that its a MEDICAL thing - but, its the self-admitted behavior NOT the persons sexual orientation..RIGHT?

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Posted by GuiseppeKnows on 12/24/2014 at 3:43 AM

Re: “DREAMers Can Start Getting Licenses Today

They don't hand licenses out without passing a written test or a driving test.

Since they offer insurance at more places than they offer licenses, i'm guessing the clogged lines were the internet tubes and phone lines (15 minutes can save you $).

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Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 12/24/2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “DREAMers Can Start Getting Licenses Today

Just curious. Do they have to pass a drivers test ? Or is this some sort of benefit for illegals like WIC, Obama phones, rent assistance , Food Stamps etc ? It isn't clear from the article.

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Posted by Bill Sinnott on 12/23/2014 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

Rick Jason. the rancher who was killed was ROB Krenz. Your errors go way beyond the correct name of a murdered rancher, though.

Your vitriol and hatred are both symbolic and symptomatic of the divisions in this country that I spoke of previously. Stop looking at "libtards" and Mexicans as the cause of your troubles. The people you are being manipulated into hating are actually at the same playing level as you. It is the people who are teaching you this garbage that are the true danger to all of us. Look behind the Fox news logo to where the both the "information" is coming from and where the $$$ is flowing to.

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Posted by Kali Turner on 12/23/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

I am out in the desert between Nogales and Arivaca once a week at least. I walk the trails, pick up t debris, and have a good sense of what transpires out there. I do it in the chill of the winter, as well as when it's 105 degrees. I watch the washes fill with water in monsoon. I understand the law, and although I may disagree with it, I understand it and obey it. I haul trash bags of migrant and hunters debris out. There are lots of Bud light large cans of beer out there. Any romance of this situation is quickly dissolved especially on a June or July afternoon. I tend to hike about 3-6 miles a day with water and whatever I can haul out. I don't agree with our laws, but I do abide by them. I understand the drug situation, and do not take or use drugs. But that situation would not exist if our culture didn't lust and hunger for these things, not to mention pay good money for them. How 'bout you? Ever smoke a joint? Ever? If the answer is yes, then you are part of the problem. Many mules face gunpoint to carry drugs over. But drugs will find their way over through tunnels, catapult (read the New York Times story about the cartels catapulting bales of weed over the wall). I'm simply saying crossing ain't easy even if getting over the wall is. EVERYONE wants an easy fix for an extremely complex problem. There is historic, archeological, and anthropological evidence that people have crossed what is now a border for centuries. The wall isn't working or stopping it. A militarized border patrol with the most advanced technology isn't stopping it. There are over 40,000 to 60,000 Border Patrol agents, fully armed working a 2000 mile border. The war on drugs would be laughable if it were not so tragic and lethal for so many on all sides of the issue and the border. Drugs are killing our culture, our future. Sadly if one faces this issue truthfully, it's not just a Mexican problem. You can buy heroin at less expensive costs than a large cappuccino. The toughest sheriff in America isn't getting it done either. He's simply a tax burden to his constituents and exploitive of an easy target.
I respect your ability to write an opinion on this topic especially when you avoid personal and erroneous vindictive. I simply must disagree. I am no angel of mercy. I love this land and country. My take on being liberal is literal. Look it up...it means being generous. If I make a mistake, I hope to make a mistake on the side of being generous, but not stupid or ignorant of issues. Maybe I'll make that mistake someday on I-19 when you or one of your kids has car trouble, and offer you a ride into town. Would that be a mistake?

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Posted by ronko on 12/23/2014 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

Yo Ronko, by your own words do you condemn yourself and your ignorance of what the border situation is really like. You try to divert the jist of the convo making yourself just another "Joe Average" accidentally making a mistake when in fact, we are talking about, in the majority of cases, an INTENTIONAL violation of a nation"s laws. Not just one, but as a rulle, several as each of these illegals normally violate several laws when crossing our borders. The illegal crossing is only one of many, as a rule, as they usually have forged papers provided by the cartels that bring them over. Many illegals will mule over drugs in order to pay for their passage. Some times even working for the cartels here in the U.S. in order to pay for their crossing. In the process, they will trespass on private lands where some will resort to theft/burglary of farms, ranches, homes, etc. Do I even need to talk about the more serious crimes like the murder of rancher Ralph Krenz in Az., or the husband and wife that were ski jetting in Tx. on the border, etc. Sometimes they cut down rancher's fences, destroy their water tanks in effort to get a drink, litter our country sides, start forest fires, intentionally and unintentionally, etc., etc., etc. So Ronko do yourself a favor, and not try to act like some angel of mercy, trying to play to all those who would feel so bad for the plight of the illegal, when in fact, you know nothing of the reality!

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Posted by Rick Jason on 12/23/2014 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Arpaio Has Until Today to Explain Why His Lawsuit Against Obama Should Get the Green Light

Rick and Simple Math,
You've never broken a law? Cheated even a wee bit on your taxes, rolled through a stop sign? People who live in glass houses may consider where they throw stones. I was once stranded in Mexico City and a perfect stranger who had much less than I, helped me out. Every been stranded on a dark highway and a samaritan helped you with your car pre cell phone days. My ancestors immigrated without a penny. Pulled themselves up to be good citizens and tax payers. Therefore my soft spot for the underdog. It has nothing to do with hitting a bong, or my boyfriends schlong. For your information, I'm happily married for 40 years to the same woman, and heterosexual. Why must you bring what could be an intelligent conversation to such a base level? I can only deduce that you are not only racist but homophobic also. Get with it, it's soon to be 2015. Your biases left over from antiquity are obsolete, and and are useless in a progressive society.
I said nothing about the law enforcement doing or not doing their job. Most migrants know the dangers they face. If life was a picnic at home for them, they wouldn't risk it all. Would you send your daughter out into the desert? Litigation costs tax payers money, that's all I am saying. Joe Arpiao has lost his fair share of law suits during his tenure as the nation's toughest sheriff. Case closed.

Thanks to Kall for such a level headed comment.

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Posted by ronko on 12/23/2014 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Ron and the recount

Yo' Justin C, can it be true that there might just be a cure for the disease of Liberalism???

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Posted by Rick Jason on 12/23/2014 at 5:14 PM

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