I'd be happy to 'give' southern Arizona back to Mexico, but we do live in a democratic republic, so I suggest we put it to a vote. And I'm willing to let ONLY the Mexicans in southern Arizona vote. Specifically ONLY those who are here illegally! Sure, they'd return it.
Actually it was the early HohoKam who were here first. (Not counting Mastadon Hunters who were here REALLY early). The Hohokam fell and/or moved away. The local Tohono O'Dham were related to them (or moved in as they were moving out). They farmed here. The Apaches moved into the area but not in the Tucson Basin. The Apaches took the Sky Islands in southern Arizona and N. Mexico. The Spanish came in next. (Invaded) The Apaches fought like hell and actually caused the Spanish to build the Tucson Presidio. The Tohono O'Dham fought the Spanish off about 1751. Spanish came back.
We arrived. (invaded and bought) and then fought the Apaches hard until 1886.
And no they dont teach history in the TUSD.
You " stole " So. Az. from us??? I was sitting in a Jury Room lst year and overhead some Hispanics talk about this Baja Arizona stuff. One said to the other, " we're finally going to get it back without firing a shot." I couldn't believe it. In the 20th Century!! Don't they teach History in Tucson Schools? ( THAT was a stupid thing to say) Anybody?? Gadsden Purchase? What was bought and sold, when, for how much? Little history lesson, folks. As a former school teacher, in Jr. High, I actually had a young man tell me he was Mexican and then say he was born in a hospital in Tucson. I told him that made him an American. He said I was lying. LYING!! Next day, he came in and apologized, his mother said I was right. these days, I guess I should be glad he didn't shoot me.
Looks like the gutless bitch has a few partners.
Truth... Kryptonite to liberals.
As they say in geometry, Q.E.D.
I've been doing this for 3 years now. Time and time again I urged these fine libs to hit dislike under my comments. The more the merrier. Shows me I'm getting to them. But I always did something to earn them. Like calling Tom " Pulitzer Tommy" or refering to their president as Obummer. All I did here is state a fact. No rudeness or name calling. Yet this gutless bitch hit dislike without having the balls to explain why. Like I said the truth must have pissed him ( her ) off. We should compare pointy hats some day !!
This is the Tucson Weekly! I am surprised you only got one "dislike"! lol It's the haven of the Open Borders Progressive Liberal Creative Class. They think allowing millions of illegals in here is a good thing.
Stay strong CW13
Would the person who disliked what I said at least have the stones to explain what was so bad about it. Or is it just the truth that pisses you off.
Since '1013'(That Ruined East Valley Tribune)took over Tucson Weekly,there is less 'Opinion/Currents' links on the website.
People "North of The River' can't get the paper version of your paper.
Suppose I've had it up to here with this country and wanted to relocate elsewhere. I'd have to scratch Mexico off my list. Why? Because I don't speak Spanish. You cannot take up residentcy there unless you speak Spanish. Look it up, it's a fact. If it's o.k. for Mexico to have that policy, why can't we? Just curious.
I don't want anything from you. I have no problem with Mexican culture. I just don;t want to live as a minority just because we didn't protect the border. I like America. if I wanted to live in Mexico I would move there. But thats OK they are moving here.
And I dont hire a maid either.
Fraser...I have no groundskeeper. I made a blue collar wage much of my working life and live frugally, as close to the earth as I can manage. I keep my own grounds, coffee and otherwise. I hire no maid or gardener, I cannot afford it. I simply attempt to show respect to all people even those I with which I disagree, of which there are many. In my interactions with Mexican culture, I have been treated very well, and I attempt to respond in kind. Make no assumptions about me and I will endeavor to do the same. Although with your vitriol and hyperbole you make that a challenging task. You spread manure and expect no response, or an ass kissing? Not from me.
Oh Ronko I feel so much netter now that you have cleared that up. I feel so good for you. I loved your historical examples. The Conquistadores conquered the Aztec Empire with 350 soldiers and about 50,000 local tribes who didn't like the Aztecs. It was an invasion.
The Apaches fought off the Spanish as well as the Americans--that was an invasion. (Of course the Apaches walked into Arizona and took the areas nobody wanted). The Aztecs should have fought harder. They had a disadvantage in the level of weapons and their leader Montezuma was a weak leader. His generals told him to wipe out the Spanish at the shores of Vera Cruz. He thought they were Gods. Or that he could bribe them with gold. bad decisions.
This is the United States. The language is English. I feel happy that you can order a meal in Spanish or talk to your groundskeeper in his language.
So tiresomely typical Tom, being a white male, you were born on second base and love to crow about how you hit a double to get there. Why can't these filthy foreigners just hit a double like I did.
Tom, you must be so proud to have fans such as Fraser! When are you getting fitted for your pointy hat with the cute tea bags hanging from the brim?
I took 2 years of HS Spanish and regrettably was a poor student. After traveling to Mexico many times, speaking baby Spanish and not conjugating verbs properly, I found generally the people of Mexico to welcome me into their homes, lives and wonderful country. I make it sound easy. Oh, I was stupid, and once got my pocket pinched in a subway in DF during rush hour ...but again, generally my window on Mexicans is quite sunny, understanding so much complexity we share with a border currently and historically. Recall history and thanks to the conquistadores, Spanish was spoken in this desert prior to English. Let's not even open the discussion to the many Indian tongues not currently on our computers. So this is where we part company. If I pick up a little more Spanish late in my life and can communicate in a more sophisticated and adult if not worldly way, I feel my life is enriched. If one speaks Spanish, one can communicate with 1/2 the world. Understanding each other may inspire genuine progress. I for one respectively lean in that direction and you area welcome to lean in yours. Muchos gracias por el cumplido!
Well said Ronko:
But by 2045 the voice on the computer will not say "press 1 to speak Polish".
Here I am, a day late, so bring on the hate. I think Danehy and his supporters overlook many of the nuances that make life both wonderful and complex. My typical reminder at this point is that unless we are Native Americans, we are all decedents of immigrants, legal or "illegal". My grandmother and her sister came here from Poland at the turn of the last century as penniless teenagers. Not much education, no English language. They left their parents behind, and had few prospects in this "new" country. They both went on to own successful small businesses, pay taxes raise families, go to church, and contribute to their neighborhoods. Those businesses and neighborhoods were spotless. Not even a cigarette but on the curb. The neighborhood they lived in had a Polish community, church, businesses, and the Catholic school my mother attended spoke Polish. My mom's first language was Polish, but she was articulate in both Polish and English. My grandmother a bit less so, but spoke both quite well. Her sister, my great aunt, had trouble learning and speaking English. She was shy, embarrassed about her broken English so she retreated to a quiet lifestyle unless she was with a lot of Polish speakers. She was depressed her entire life about this fact of life. She missed Poland, but could not go back, life was better for her here. She remained a good person, but she never progressed with English like her sister did. Nevertheless she functioned quite well in our culture at that time.
It seems that so many want very simple black and white solutions to very complex problems.
When I travel to New York City, Los Angeles, or South Tucson, I love hearing different languages, eating food from other cultures, absorbing music and art from foreign and exotic places. I love meeting new people from different places and learning about their culture and traditions. Back in the '60s when German and Japanese cars started to infiltrate our economy, my dad hated seeing those cars on the road due to his involvement with WW2. But as time passed so did his hatred of those two cultures. In fact he was a champion for buying used beat up VW Beetles and fixing them up. On a vacation he even befriended a Japanese tourist and became life long pen pals with him. Their lives were enriched by their relationship as well as their family's lives. Once enemies became loyal friends perhaps because they shared so much in common.
Maybe it's skipped a generation or two, but unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth, someone in your family line may share (or have shared) quite a lot in common with the immigrants who are entering this country currently. Have none of you ever heard of the phrase "walk a mile in my shoes"? Especially in this desert, in June.
I am wondering how many dispensaries Brad Poole has been and how objective h can be working for one. I see several Dispensaries marketing their( HMMM) pain relief with student discounts, game day specials, happy hour specials, consolation gifts, for the more pain you have and the you medicate.
If Marijuana becomes legal it must follow all the other market driven products, it cant be exclusive to AZ. We cant throw out all the intrastate and interstate commerce laws for
for just dispensaries. We need to open up mail order farmers markets all over the counter and limit the sale like alcohol or tobacco.
Now we have exclusive allowance for medical use and that needs to be expanded and studied. We don't need marijuana to be exclusive because of tax collection.
The Progressive Liberal mindset who thinks taking drugs is a cool thing has to bear some of the blame for the Central Americans who are fleeing the Cartel violence. You can't have it both ways. For the other Progressive Liberals who want Open Borders. You as naive as you are stupid. Hope you enjoy the new and improved USA which will be filled with illiterate Central Americans and Mexican illegal aliens.
If you think we will remain a first rate power and economic power then bend over and grab your ankles. By 2045 or so guess what language will be the majority. Hope you like Telemundo or Univision. The next time the USA or the West will face a major threat. (i.e historically Japanese Imperialism, Nazi Germany, Russian Communist forces, Islamic Terrorists or whatever comes our way in the future)...try calling Paco or Jose and the world they (and you) will have created. We will be just another third world cesspool.
Good luck with that.
Anything you do inside your own car or on your own property should be your own business.
Unfortunately we're far far away from this :(
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