You need to try Spaghetti Marco Polo (from the late great Julia Child). Google it for the recipe. Wonderful stuff.
Don't worry about Darlene and the leg. I went almost a week before someone believed I was really sick. Turned out I had Hepatitis A. I may have cried 'wolf' too many times. I was after all 12.
Olive Garden !!? C'mon, Tom. What kind of Italian are you? That's like your wife eating at Taco Bell.
When this City goes broke I hope you enjoy your bullshit holiday. Thanks Regina Romero.
Speaking of la lucha sigue, Santino Rivera's book titled "Ban This" is at this amazon.com site:
I think don Santino will be speaking at this weekend's Festival of Books.
Great column, Randy!
Danehick - the fact that you managed to stay employed writing this column is proof -- at least for you -- there is a God.
" judging by the litters of kids Mexican women produce, more men take up the invitation than not.."
Since you brought it up, I think that's more a lack of birth control.
I add this comment only as an outside observer. I'm sure Mr. Chavez has made some positive changes for the workers he represented. He did some good while on the earth and should be celebrated for it. I hope no political influences come from his work, past, present and future. the nature of his work stands on its own. Now for my contribution: for over three years I taught elementary school in Yuma comprising about 85% or more of Mexican children, most US, some carted daily from across the border. I loved that job. The kids called me a Spanish name, translated, " Grandpa." Altho not on the curriculum, occasionally, I would teach them about Chavez. NONE knew who he was. Not one in nearly four years recognized the man, his history, his contribution. One young man thought he was a boxer. When I explained fully who, what, when, where and how great he was, they were stunned that he was born in Yuma, right were they lived, and died in Tucson. That he rose to great heights in the world, moved mountains. It was important for them to shoot for the stars, that Chavez could do it, they could do. That their parents had not told them of Caesar, I did.
"And, yes, I eat at Olive Garden from time to time."
Proof of 0 italian blood
Hooray for Randy. Si, se puede!
I often put sardines or tuna in my sauce 'n pasta, regardless of what day of the week or time of year. If you mash the sardines up into a paste, it imparts a wonderful taste (depending on the sauce-it's not so good in alfredo). I prefer the sardines you can get a Costco, they are boneless and skinless. Tuna is pretty damn good in alfredo sauce.
Tom, your mention of Bobby Chacon brought to mind "Boom Boom Mancini" a oft overlooked tune from the late lamented Warren Zevon.
Nice column, Randy!
The life of Cesar Chavez is one that should be studied by all those who want to learn about affecting change and the pitfalls of hero worship. As someone who spent many, many hours on the picket line for the UFW, I know an appreciate the positive value that the movement had on many people. But after all the praise (and the free day off for city workers) is done, a few troubling questions remain that need to be addressed. Namely:
1. Why is there not a single farmworker anywhere currently working under a UFW contract, when at the height of the union they had thousands of members?
2. Why is the UFW now run by Chavez family members who substantially profit off of his image, but do virtually nothing to organize the workers in the field?
3. What role did the cult Synanaon have on Chavez when he joined it and made others in the union play the "game" -- a type of psychological torment that drove many away from the union.
4. Why do some of the unions founders who spent many years of their life in support of the UFW believe that Chavez destroyed democratic decision making within the organization?
5. Is Dolores Huerta still a member of the UFW? And how does she help unify people for a good cause when she came to Tucson and declared that all Republicans hate latinos? Is that something that Chavez would have ever said?
Finally, the move by councilmember Romero to push through the holiday at a time when the city is in massive debt and piggybacking this move on top of her disastrous attempt to sell off 114 acres of the green public space of El Rio Golf Course should be seen as nothing more than a diversion. "Squirrel !" as the talking dog would say.
Chavez needs to honored for his victories and studied for his faults. Giving city workers another paid holiday does absolutely nothing to help a single farmworker in the world. It is another feel good attempt to distract us.
Refreshing conversation...I enjoyed it.
I wish him well. In fact, I think his chances of being drafted are excellent. One of his former adversaries, Kemba Walker (who played point guard for my almamater's UConn Huskies) is about the same size; he's had a stellar season with the Charlotte Bobcats - averaging 18 points a game, 5.7 assists, and about 5 rebounds.
Providence plays aggressive basketball. When UConn was in the Big East, the Friars always gave the Huskies a hard time, unlike the Wildcats who have never managed to beat the Huskies. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)
Darlene will save us from SkyNet.
more proposed money grab from MMJ
So many in my opinion false and inaccurate definitions in the story that I believe Mr. Smith is talking smack at the bar.
1- The dispensaries in Tucson are FOR PROFIT don't for a minute believe they are not
2- The edible's are made in Health department standards not medical standards a lot of pieces put in PHX or Tucson.
3- Staff in ALL the dispensaries I have been with one exception where not medical knowledgeable.
4- Legalization is not for the medical user they will have to compete with simply the most THC strains.
5- The street Dealer is more honest than these dispensaries they have more to lose
6- I have seen the so called AZ tested meds and what a JOKE! most I see is a report of what the strain is capable of not what the WHOLE plant tested at. They take a sample and send it in, lets bring out the lab to the location and have them take the samples and quantify the results as done with every other Government testing requirement. I have sent in for$35.00 and had a sample test not even close to what was stated as top shelf.
7- Simply put if you are going to make a product under the term MEDICAL it has to follow all the medical guidelines of testing research distribution. Since the FEDS wont allow this it is up for grabs and this BS card situation is going to lead to another Kemper Marley Don Bolles in the future
Whatever happened to all of the people who have cancer or major diseases who need to get the weed? Looks like a LOT of people have the "pain" to be able to get the weed.
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