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Re: “Medical MJ

let's hope that Obama....before he leaves office...will ditch that draconian dirtbag that runs DEA

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Posted by Greg Hale on 06/13/2014 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Hey, why not solve our city's problems by selling off our public parks like El Rio? The inner city doesn't need green space, even when using reclaimed water and even if golf pays for itself, if you live in the empty head of Rothchild and his Roth children.

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Posted by Bog Mann on 06/13/2014 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Serraglio

Good point skinnyman. Exactly, you have to be stone cold stupid to be hit by a train.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 06/13/2014 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Serraglio

AZ Paul, there's one thing upon which we agree--you can't fix stupid. Thanks for proving my point.

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Posted by skinnyman on 06/13/2014 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Ask A Mexican!

Hey Tdh, a few skanky white women might slum around with wetbacks but we don't want those ones anyway. The hot green-eyed beauties stick to us sweet blue eyed sons of vikings and we treat them right.
Too bad those mexi women all turn fat and ugly after age 16 or we'd take them all. I'm sure they're sick of you insecure wannabe-macho vato boys. Maybe that's why you're so worried about stuff, eh?

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Posted by bslap on 06/12/2014 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Harry, recharge was promoted by the non democrats as the solution for CAP water in the 80s. Please don't give some Johnny Come Lately credit for a real thought.

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Posted by Rat T on 06/12/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

There is 91 cubic miles of water under the Galiuro mountains. I never saw thew CAP as anything more than a government jobs program, while they keep most other employers out.

Any way you slice it, it's anti progress no growth. Watch where Tesla winds up.

By the way, we should tell them we have Central American kids here now that will work for pennies.

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Posted by Allen Milseth on 06/12/2014 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

I am impressed by Mayor Rothschild's championing of the Southwest Water Technology Cluster (SWTC). This is forward thinking, something not always evident in City of Tucson's planning. Perhaps we will hear more about similar plans from the mayor concerning taking ownership of solar energy related initiatives. It is refreshing to hear substance from the mayor of Tucson; a first in my 22 years in town.

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Posted by Harry Red Dog on 06/12/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Ldonyo:
I will give you one. This City has a lot of major problems. And our Mayor wants to give us a pep talk about using water. The other problem we have is that the core of the Tucson Basin is filled with Progressive Democrats (excuse me Creative Class Liberals) who think we are doing well.
Having a hard time finding a decent job? Wonder why our kids can't find a good job? Wonder why your car is being rattled to nuts and bolts because of potholes but we are an Immigrant Welcoming Community? Ever wonder why nobody wants to go to TUSD?
Hope I made you irritated today.

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Posted by Fraser on 06/12/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Tucson Water supplies that big tank on La Canada near LaCima school (out of the city limits) to fill multiple huge tanker trucks which---on every day of the work week--- dump 1,000s of cubic feet of clean drinking water out onto the road widening project. This has been going on for years. They say it's for soil compaction and dust control. Fine---then use reclaimed water. This one project wipes out all the "water saving initiatives" that City of Tucson feably tries to implement. And this is just one of the several construction projects that currently wastes Tucson's dwindling supply of drinking water on massive scale. Call for an audit Mr. Mayor...of just this project alone (which is outside of Tucson)....and you'll see measurably where at least one of the waste holes is. Plug the holes in the system before attempting token conservation.

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Posted by Greg Hale on 06/12/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

It would be nice if Tucson Water could find other ways to raise revenues besides sticking it to their customers for not using as much. Here's a novel approach, find ways to cut costs instead of raising rates.

Couldn't find a relevant topic to post your rant under, Fraser?

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Posted by Ldonyo on 06/12/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Medical MJ

This, and any other issue with banning or restricting legal access and use, spring from the comically erroneous DEA Drug Schedule. Marijuana should be at the bottom of that list, not the top. The legal authority exists for the schedule to be changed with the stroke of a pen, but the political will to do that is still lacking. It means officially recognizing that marijuana prohibition is based on a lie.

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Posted by Bradson on 06/12/2014 at 4:07 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Nice thoughts about water. How about not wasting $230,000,000 on Rio Nuevo and how about fixing the roads. But that;s OK we are a "Immigrant Welcoming Community". And you wonder why we never get any good jobs brought here.

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Posted by Fraser on 06/11/2014 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

It is difficult to really understand all of the arguments on public vs private land ownership/control. On the one hand, it is easy to see the attitude of people living in or near the original colonies. There is a reason the area is called New England beyond the obvious historical reference. The whole area is still stuck in the European concept of loyalty to crown and the established order, allowing for some practical, merchant liberties. We southerners were often the Scotch-Irish who didn't and still don't like giving up freedoms to strangers. And the people who willingly settled in the deserts of AZ just wanted to get away from the rest of us.

These are the ones who carved a living out of land that the people in Washington decided was useless. Now, the descendants of these pioneers must submit to a law that was designed, not to give land to the people, but to give federal government control to the land.

On the other hand, private owners have (like the banks, the businesses and the Bars) proven to be too often blood-sucking opportunist wielding their wealth as both their sword and their sanctifying agent for its use.

Personally, I can't wait till God gets back to sort it all out.

Lakes

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Posted by Ross on 06/10/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “California Dreaming

Legalize it and eliminate the smuggling. Law enforcement opposes it because they reap huge profits using our outrageously unconstitutional RICO laws.

Posted by bslap on 06/10/2014 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Serraglio

I also have one question, is it the trains fault that hit that pedestrian the other day at Ruthrauff Rd. or should it have swerved to miss him? Like I said you cannot fix stupid.

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Posted by AZPaul on 06/10/2014 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Serraglio

My question is how often do cars drive up on the sidewalk and hit some one? Hardly ever, so with that in mind it must be the suicidal people jay walking that cause all these problems. I cannot count the many of times I see people standing in the turn lane trying to cross the street with pedestrian light a 100 yards up the road. So my take is on all this is, all the street lights all this whining and all the pedestrian lights in the world cannot fix stupid and as for making more bike lanes, other then the U of A area, which most of the money has been wasted on them, why should we pay for something that will only be used by 3 or 4 cyclists a day 6 months out of the year?

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Posted by AZPaul on 06/10/2014 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Serraglio

I was riding my bike east on pima street when I hear screeching breaks and gravel flying behind me. Apparently a guy in a truck almost hit me. It was broad daylight and I had on my flashing red light on the back of my bike. There was no bike lane, but I was traveling on the right side of the road as close to the side of the road as possible. I stopped, turned around to look and the guy who came close to mowing me down started cussing at ME! I had done absolutely nothing wrong. But he considered the whole incident to be my fault. Go figure!

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Posted by jlm713 on 06/09/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

Guillermo: The I-20 runs through Tucson? Who knew?

Posted by BURNIE MAK on 06/09/2014 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

People can't really be complaining about not having movie times, can they? Like this isn't really happening in real life is it? What year is it right now? If I don;t know what time The Music Man is playing at the ol' drive in picture show, how will I know when to put down my malt and leave the hop, daddy-o?

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 06/09/2014 at 1:27 PM

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