You seem to have missed the point of the Tea Party. Their purpose is not to win elections; it's to make the increasingly conservative and corporatist Democrats look liberal by comparison. The Tea Party will have won a major victory if Clinton gets the 2016 nomination.
David Tennant might be the most popular, but Tom Baker (Doctor #4) was the best.
Gonzo, I'll bet you don't even get invited to parties unless it's a bunch of socialist losers passing the bong and bashing Bush.
It's a good policy for anyone wanting to stay safe, secure and not worry about a SWAT raid to stay off of CraigsList. Are you a plant for the po-po Mr. Smith? Why are you trying to get our patients in trouble by having them go on Craigslist to make a purchase of cannabis? Please be responsible since you are well read in the community and I don't always agree with you and your love of the dispensaries over the patients having the power but it is what it is. Mr. Humble is not going to be the AZDHS Director for much longer (a little birdie told me this) so hopefully the next Director won't be ignorant, hostile to the patients and educated about the plant.
Way to stay on subject, nam6870vet. I bet you're a blast at parties.
Looking with rational eyes, as you suggest we do in your comment, involves paying attention to research and law rather than anecdotal stories.
Young people who experience abuse by a person in a position of authority most often have to struggle for years to recover. This is why laws are in place to protect minors (ages 0-17). I would suggest talking to people who have had the experience, or reading literature that addresses the issue before assuming that you can understand it based on the story from your high school.
Also, many people with age differentials choose to get married as adults. Adult is the key word.
My how times change. Many, many years ago a teacher at the high school I attended began dating a senior. Just after graduation they married and have been happily married for nearly 35 years (if my math is right). He was 22 and she was 18.
Just for comparison my husband is 10 years my senior although we didn't meet until I was in my 30's and he in his 40's.
Sometimes, our "outrage" pales when looked at with rational eyes.
Infuriate? Me? No way, Cuz. His column is right up there with a good Marx Bros. movie. Signed up yet, Tommy ?
You must have gone to school at TUSD, because you obviously do not know of what you speak.
I wonder why someone with such obvious lack of intellect would believe he angers the Tea Party folks. They try and try to enlighten Tom, but he refuses to understand the issues of excessive taxation, government control, intrusion and expansion into our daily lives. Apparently, Tom has never read the Constitution or he doesn't believe it applies to modern times. I can only wonder how he ever was allowed to write for any paper with such a closed mind.
As a nation, we have consistently failed to live up to the ideals set forth for us in the beginning. Mostly because of people who now call themselves tea partiers, though they've had many different names over the years. We have made progress in spite of them, and will continue to do so. They will fail for the same reason they have always failed. The inability to adapt to change. Unfortunately, they won't go the way of the dinosaurs. They're more like locusts. In a generation or so, a whole new generation of barely literate, heavily armed, seditious idiots will be back to subject our descendants to another round of batshit crazy.
Actually, "Ay Pepito" is a Mexican variant of a far older Scottish ballad called "I Was a Gay Spark in My Time", which tells the same story but through a far different cultural lens. Curious parties can seek out a version by the late, great Hamish Imlach if they'd like a chuckle and the challenge of translating things through a Scottish brogue.
For all the people who keep bleating about a two-party system, I respond that it'd be nice if we had one. The only difference between the Ds and the Rs is that they both pay lip service to their various constituencies while whoring themselves out for corporate campaign funds from the same sources. Imbeciles like Danehy keep stirring the pot with an utterly false left/right dichotomy, content to let their supposedly beloved country be sold down the river as long as the salesman has a letter behind their name that they approve of. And equally stupid readers lap up their confirmation biases, secure in the illusion that they live in a free society. No one is less free than a slave who insists their chains don't exist.
Cruz touched me
This is one of my favorite stories in a long time. Thank you!
Dear Gustavo, In response to the snarky commentary above and on the subject of language...I enjoy your column, being called guera by my Mexican supervisor, being called m'ija and taught the Spanish equivalent of objects by my Mexican co-workers and being good naturedly included in conversations with people who flow between English and Spanish with beautiful fluidity. Students pay big bucks to take language classes here at the University but this old white lady is getting it and more for free. Cogitate on that "Anglo Reader" and brush up on your own English grammar, punctuation and composition if you're so dead
proud of it.
Teatotler Tommy will tell anyone who'll listen that he's never had a drink in his life. And with great rightousness I might add. He's probably abstains from booze because it costs alot more than water. I can see him sitting on the ground in front of an abandoned store on 4th holding court with a bunch of local losers. Ironic, Tommy a TEAtotler.
Dear Mex: two comments on this weeks letters and YOUR answers. 1 hardly ever read your column. Today I did and now I recall why. If you want to pick up Anglo readers like me, it strikes me you should speak in clear English decipherable to us. I have no idea what Gabacho means, etc. Therefore you have not communicated. Ditto, "Pocha." (??) 2. Parks in the city is in my opine a lame excuse here in Tucson b'cuz of Reid, usually filled with every ethnicity living here, including yours from Christmas to St. Swivins Day. Lastly, in Denver with a high Hispanic population, there exists "green zones" (aka PARKS) what seem to be every ten blocks for most of the last century, occasioned by every one, from the famous author of Broadway plays to nudists....so there. Rethink your think, bud.
Bob: If you want to continue this discussion, feel free to stop by the office sometime.
Don't worry about Tommy. He will be sitting at a bar on 4th Ave, telling the Progressives, dopers, students all about his glory days as a Girls BB coach and how he sent his kids to a charter school.
Tucson Weekly |
3280 E. Hemisphere Loop, Suite 180, Tucson AZ 85706 |
(520) 294-1200 |
Powered by Foundation