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Re: “Get Free Tickets to See March Fourth Marching Band at Rialto Theatre

I've been trying to enter, but I can't find the banner in the app. Can you direct me to it?

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Posted by David Ragland on 01/21/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone?

"Ghoti" for fish has survived for a long time as an example of the quirks and idiocy of English spelling. Unfortunatly (sic) it is not a good analogy. No English word starts with sounding /f/. And the only word I can think of that ends in is Pacific island Kiribati, and there is sounds /s/.

I agree from experience that much time is wasted teaching spelling, a tool subject we ar besotted over, presumably because it givs us so much unnecessary trouble.

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Posted by Allan John Campbell on 01/21/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone?

This could only come from somebody that lacks phonetical training. The words are spelled just fine.

Next they'll change math to make it "blonder."

Come on you malcontents!

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Great post Mike. I agree.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Al Tam, actually if you get passed all the catch words it is really just a local fast casual restaurant. Their prices are comparable to a Chipotle and their portions are bigger. They also have a lot more options. That location is actually a pretty good one. Chopstix's is at the same strip mall and they been there for years. Burger King is across the street and if people just paid a few extra dollars they would get a far better meal. That stretch needed a good Mexican themed place to eat and it is unfortunate more people do not go there..

I do agree with all their emphasis on vegan, and healthy options, they would do much better in an area of Tucson that people would appreciate them.

I know I will be donating to their cause. I hope their restaurant does stay open or at least their do buy a food truck. I will follow their burro all over this town...

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike on 01/21/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Local Musicians Vie for a Tiny Desk Concert Spot via YouTube

"Carlos Arzate & [The Kind Souls]."

Also, Sun Bones.

You need a writer that knows Tucson music.

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Posted by Stephanie Wells on 01/21/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Downtown Kitchen's Happy Hour Benefits Ben's Bells on Jan. 22

Would love to make it but am boycotting foie gras serving restaurants because of the inhumane treatment of the ducks. Will be awaiting news of it not being on the menu.

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Posted by Judy Roads Pickrell on 01/21/2015 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The BBC has Popped Up in the Desert

Be sure they visit the Desert Museum to experience the tremendous ecological diversity that exists in the Sonoran Desert.

Posted by BrianS on 01/21/2015 at 3:46 PM

Re: “The BBC has Popped Up in the Desert

You can't beat Kitt Peak for astronomy, either. It's fairly local and world-class, west of us! Lot's of tours! And, we have incredible views on roads through our local mountains!
~Bob Shank, Tucson resident, Tucson Mountain Foothills

Posted by Bob Shank on 01/21/2015 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

It's completely unethical to take DONATIONS for a charitable purpose and then divert them to another use. The governor better stay backed-down on this one. I have never in my life heard a citizen complain about their tax dollars being used to maintain a veteran's cemetery so there was no need to make that a budget cut. Gov. Ducey needs to hang out with some real people instead of always hobnobbing with corporate executives and their lobbyists.

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Posted by Jukes on 01/21/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Fer chrissakes, vegan, glooten-free, free-range avocados, Fair-Tradeā„¢ crema, locavore nopalitos and all that shit isn't going to sell at Ajo and Palo Verde. She needs to relocate to within fixed-gear bike range of where all the dopey foodies of "New Tucson" live and do their Yelping and Urbanspooning. Her food might actually be really good but who buys that sort of thing down there? Did Juvy get gentrified while I wasn't looking?

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Posted by Al Tam on 01/21/2015 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

GuiseppeKnows, the funds that were going to be swept were from tax credit donations, and the donors were told the money was to be used to help 9/11 vets, not to maintain veterans cemeteries. I would say taking those funds would be balancing the budget on the backs of vets who can use the assistance, especially since the donors were told that was where their money would go.

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Posted by David Safier on 01/21/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

As a VET....sorry....but I dont see that as being balanced on OUR backs.. Its part of EVERYONES budget....and VETS are NOT a protected class....nor should they be. We did not serve for FREEBIES.. or ACCOLADES....

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Posted by GuiseppeKnows on 01/21/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “A Very Frightening Story From BASIS San Antonio

My Experience with public schools vs Basis is that, My son used to go to public school in Stone Oak area, He got bored and started reading the books in the class room, Then I decided to put him to Basis. Even though he is at higher grade. He enjoys the school. I know they will have home work everyday and log school hours. I guess its very important to have strong foundation for the carrier.

Thanks

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Posted by Scott on 01/21/2015 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel is Going to Photograph Every Mile of the Arizona-Mexico Border

I expect we will need to excuse them for taking some of the pictures from afar. I can't envision Tucson journalists hugging the border along the crest of the Tule Mountains, for example. And will the 197th mile be particularly interesting? How about the 196th?

Posted by Skeptic on 01/21/2015 at 10:02 AM
Posted by CW13 on 01/21/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

The first mis-step of many.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/21/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Education Bills in the Lege (Which May or May Not See the Light of Day)

Once again I will ask my same question: why do the "likes" not show up on these comments?

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Posted by kaycee on 01/21/2015 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Education Bills in the Lege (Which May or May Not See the Light of Day)

Would love to see HB 2476 pass. God knows teenagers could use sex ed. It'll never pass though. Esp with "I hate all education" Ducey sitting in the catbird seat.
Looking at most of the rest, other than JTED funding, they just make me think I'll be glad when the legislature is back home.

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Posted by bslap on 01/21/2015 at 7:31 AM

Re: “The BBC has Popped Up in the Desert

I agree MJS .That's a good start. Tucson has so many diverse cultures.. The food trucks alone offer a fantastic look into Tucson's diversity.
Tucson is also a town of relocated refugees from all over the world.
The music and art scene is second to none compared to many cities across the contry.
Keep it midtown and downtown.
This is the Tucson I know and love.

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Posted by Pammy Culhane on 01/21/2015 at 7:13 AM

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