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Re: “Un Gringo Chilango

Dan, this was a great piece, intuitive and witty. You truly captured succinctly the Mexican psyche.

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Posted by Clarissa Guajardo on 02/16/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Un Gringo Chilango

The Devil's Dictionary...Accordion, n.An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin.



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Posted by Bernie Phillips on 02/16/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, kill the messenger, avoid the message. Not one person admits that Arizona is dim in handing you a driver's license test at age 16 or 17 and not again until you are 65, not just because it's dim but because it cuts off a source of income for the state while saving lives. Drivers have obviously long forgotten that you do not have the r/w making a left turn with the other driver is making a right turn on a green light. You do not have right to make a left turn up to a minute after the light has turned red. We pay poor wages and lay off law enforcement and choke educational funds so we can be "free" of radar cameras and shrug off resulting accidents. We put red light walkways in the middle of the block on busy section line streets because people are too lazy to walk to a legal crossing then wonder why traffic is so slow. Like the author, my work is such that I can avoid the worst hours but I've lived in countries all over the world and Tucson is average except for the dismal disrespect for traffic laws. In one Asian country the joke was that a driver pulled up beside you if you were walking and asked if you wanted a ride and the response was "No thanks, I'm in a hurry." I may tell that story again one day. It doesn't make me a criminal. It's my experience. You don't have to read it and you don't have to read Tom's article. If you do so just to tear him apart, try writing your own and wait for the reviews to give you an idea how unrelenting sour grapes appear to others.

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Posted by soundcloud on 02/16/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tommy had something to do at the U.of A. What? Use the restroom.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/16/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Veteran Volunteers

I find it extremely fortunate to have an objectionable view being published in the WEEKLY. I am of the view that their underlying principles in this marijuana medical to recreational scheme. I have little doubt that so much monies from civil seizures went into MPPs a 501(c)(3) coffers to promote legalization. If this is the case and I believe it is, what is the level of perverse?

This study is a veteran based study on PTSD. While we know the horrors of war the disgusting reasoning we have been using lately.

It seem this study has a predetermined conclusion and this study. This in place to validate and eliminate veracity to any arbitrary objections.

It seems that there are 2 possible positive conclusions. That simply being a Vet does not automatically give considerations to PTSD. Combat experienced, not support logistics in rear areas cooks on LST's or mechanics in non theatre operations submariners and the like. I can imagine how hard it must be to find a combat experienced Vet, that is not on some kind of medication and has been for awhile. Or to find a combat experienced Vet that is not into illegal or abuse of legal drugs. As both of these would invalidate anything this study can provide.

1- Is to understand how cannabinoids in cannabis effect a huge variety of compulsive behaviors. If so how and in what ways and strain variety can target those behaviors possibilities. One must take into account, that during HW Bush presidency and his desert storm.
The medical impacts per 100,000 soldiers not deployed living at home base were 10x more encompassing than those deployed. 10x time more overdoses, 10x more domestic violence, 10x more DUI related. Only a very small percentage of the personal in the Department of Defence military are in the theatre of operations.

2- This study will only pertain to a small amount and be used mainly as tool limit and possible validate a strain that might be useful in treating combat related issues.

The name of the organization's MAPS funding these studies after looking them up they are mainly organizations that supply information use of MDMA. While the group does research on other psychotic drugs the target is not on freedom of use. To establish divisions of consumption enforcement and administration are a shifting variable that needs to be monitored and adjusted by social changes. While this group the founders from big Pharma "Novataris" is under contract with the FDA to study and administer MDMA for PTSD. conflict?

Will this group MAPS a 501(c)(3) nonprofit lobby in support or opposition for legalization. Using this data as conclusive evidence that marijuana has no medical effect, and compounds of MDMA with Certain stains be administered has shown possibilities.

Real bottom line we need to know ll how contribute complete o

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/16/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote:

On the way back home, I had to do something at the UA, so I got off on Speedway. Some guy was barreling down the frontage road, talking on the phone. He blew right through the "Yield" sign and almost crashed into the back of me as I got into the lane to turn right onto Speedway. He pulled up next to me, rolled down his window and screamed, "What the hell's wrong with you?! You coulda hit me."I said, "First of all, I was ahead of you. I had the right of way and you're supposed to yield." "I did yield." I asked, "What do you think yield means?" In his angry explanation, he used his hands a lot, causing him to drop his phone and prompting me to say, "No, that's merge." "They're the same thing!," he bellowed. I was going to ask him what charter school he had graduated from (obviously cum laude), but the light turned green and I drove off.

It is interesting how Toms anecdotes always follow the same pattern. The "Hero Tom has an encounter with a dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. The dullard/moron/right conservative makes a stereotypical dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative statement. The "Hero Tom" always has the perfect retort to shame the dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. At which point the "Hero Tom" drives off/leaves or dullard/moron/right conservative flees in shame/embarrassment allowing the "Hero Tom" to bask in his glory.

It is also interesting how many encounters Tom has in his cars with other motorists. How many other people have had as many Tom-type" interactions with other motorists while driving their cars?

Weird how Tom always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Do you ever notice the guys that do that, the Blairs, the Glasses, the Kellys, they always just start with something small. A little quote that they clean up. Then its a whole anecdote. Then pretty soon they are saying some amazing s##t. They are the lucky ones who just happen to be standing on the right street corner in Tel Aviv when the pizza joint blows up and the human head rolls down the street with the eyes still blinking

Gus Haynes talking about Tom Danehy

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “TUSD Sideshow

What were doing here is a side-show circus, Grijalva said. If Im a parent of a kindergartner or someone whos coming from a charter school and looking for a middle or high school for my child, why would I pick TUSD? Because all I see in the headlines is this drama.

They also see you conferencing with a known domestic terrorist, on the taxpayer dime.

No drama in you organizing your chain-in of students at a previous board meeting?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/16/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Un Gringo Chilango

Me gusta.

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Posted by Douglas Ledbury on 02/16/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Danehy

Actually, Tommy has 2 children. His daughter has a degree from Cornel University. No small feat. I'm not sure of the facts about his son, but I recall that he also goes or went to a highly respected university. It's painfully obvious which parent they take after.
I love his comment about going to his crappy-ass job. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. People in glass houses and all that.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/16/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Editors Note

At the dinner table;

Mom: Son, what did you write about today?

Son: I camped out on yet another TW article with Rat T because neither of us has a life, so we vomited up yet more of our offensive and idiotic comments while simultaneously whining and sniveling about being the real victims in any and every instance because we're losers with a chip on our shoulders who have nothing better to do with our lives than inflict our misery on anyone who makes the mistake of reading the same article we did.

Congratulations TW, you've let your comments section turn into the same cesspool as the ADS comments, thanks in large part to the very same sewer dwellers who infested them...

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Posted by zippy w pinhead on 02/16/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Danehy

Jerry Barker wrote: "I remember you used the "yield and merge" story a couple of years ago.......

What are you trying to say? Are you implying that Tom might actually fabricate a personal anecdote? Say it isn't so.

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Editors Note

ALL empires eventually become "fat, soft, and ripe for the taking". Only a fool, ignorant of history and drunk on his own hubris, would believe that ours will last forever.

Fear-mongering is counter-productive, whether it comes from the left, right, or middle. The world is not our enemy--but our nation is increasingly becoming an enemy of the world, as we cling desperately to our fading power.

Chump is a symptom, not the problem. By all means, call him names. It's an essential responsibility of citizenry--not to mention fun and satisfying--to say that the emperor has no clothes. But rescuing this nation's democracy goes way beyond attacking Chump.

When Chump is gone, as he soon will be, we must resume the tenuous task of negotiating our own decline. I would prefer the British way--we should aspire to do it politely, humanely, and with as little violence as possible, please.

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Posted by skinnyman on 02/16/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Danehy

I am embarrassed for him as a member of the community. The standards of journalism have eroded to cursing and name calling. If that was what I wanted I could watch Jerry Springer. Come on TW, clean up your act.

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Posted by Susan Henshaw on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote: you will instantly be accosted by a female traffic cop who looks like she used to play linebacker for the Jets. That happened to me one time in New York, so I instantly endeared myself to the officer by asking, "Didn't you used to work at the malt shop on What's Happening?"

1. Does anyone really believe Tom said that to a law enforcement officer?
2. Toms use of the reference to the TV show Whats Happening is a passive-aggressive form of letting us know the race of the LEO, He already has a documented history of racist rhetoric.
3. Toms description of the female LEO is nasty and cruel.
4. Why is the Tucson Weekly allowing a columnist to stereotype women and minorities in such profane ways? If they allow Tom to stay after this column, they no longer have any standing in criticizing others for misogyny and racism. All one has to say in response is "yes, but you have Tom Danehy as a columnist."

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

So who wrote that first letter, Rat T or What, Again?

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Posted by zippy w pinhead on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Editors Note

Meanwhile, as the "erudite" commenters and the editor argue the finer points of personal insults and the new White House administration initiates its witch hunt for those "un-American" leakers, Russia has fielded a new ground-launched, nuclear-capable cruise missile in Europe and is actively patrolling the waters outside of our ballistic missile submarine bases on the west coast, even as North Korea is testing ballistic missiles and China is creating man-made islands to serve as aircraft carriers in the south pacific.

Americans need to get their collective heads out of their collective asses and realize that there are bigger things going on in the world right now. Am I pissed at the current administration -- damn right, but the other party didn't do us any favors either. Frankly, it doesn't matter.

The corporations have gutted this nations manufacturing abilities and both political parties have created a nation full of whiners who would rather protest in the streets and kill one another than take notice that the old Cold War never really went away -- just like racism in America -- and that the fat soft America we see today is ripe for the taking.

We have a pro-Russian sitting in the oval office, almost one-third of our Navy's aircraft are out of service because of spare part issues brought about by political infighting and the average draft-age American couldn't pass a military physical fitness test to save his/her Big Mac Whopper-eating ass.

I spent more than 20 years defending this nation against "all enemies foreign and domestic" and right now I see more enemies inside the borders of this nation from both major political parties, corporations and special interests destroying us from the inside out.

You want to make America great again -- read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution for yourself and not through the filters of some political hack. Take a trip to Washington D.C this summer and walked the silent hills of Arlington Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War memorial and the countless monuments to World War II.

Do whatever it takes to clear this self-loathing, racist-based, media-feed crap from your mind and soul and start working to make AMERICANS great again.

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/16/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote:

"you're somebody's sorry-ass grandmother"
"accosted by a female traffic cop who looks like she used to play linebacker for the Jets"
"Didn't you used to work at the malt shop on What's Happening?"
"it's an A-hole Badge of Honor"
to get to their crappy-ass job"
"I saw the same giant rectum break multiple laws"
"so that the rectum would have to wait"

I am just wondering do you have children? The reason I ask is that as a father I would be embarrassed if my children saw me write a column like this one.

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “TUSD Superintendent Firing Update: Nothing To See Here, Folks (For Now).

Main point: 100% correct, Betts. Safier does need to get off his ass and attend the governance meetings in the district on which he presumes to issue his ludicrously poorly informed opinions. The fact that people as ignorant as he is of what actually happens in the district are allowed to lead public opinion (or the PCDP / DGT portion of it) is a large part of the reason why the only sane choice for parents who recognize what is going on here is to remove their children from the sinking ship.

Supporting detail: mainly correct, with the notable exception of the fact Stegeman was on the Board during the three years when the 301 funds were accumulating in the district's bank accounts and he, in spite of his much-vaunted economic expertise and mastery of the financial details of the district's operations, either did not recognize it was happening or did not choose to bring it to the public's attention and do anything about it. At the point you refer to, when the build-up of 301 funds had been recognized and brought to the public's attention by others, he stood to gain points in the eyes of well-connected and locally influential supporters who were taking an interest in the issue (e.g. those connected with TUSD Kids First) by moving the issue forward in a Board meeting and putting Grijalva and Foster on the spot about it in public. More political theater. There are no white hats in this drama, just shades of gray, some closer to villainous black and some further from it.

The main problem here is that the political party which, by-in-large, has run this district for the last several decades, does not at this point have decision makers in it who are standing up for the right things: paying attention to the details, utilizing proper process in public institutions, ensuring transparency. Decisions are made based on faulty information and lies; lies are believed because someone who has wheedled their way into the center of the network (like Kristel Foster) whispers in the ears of people who don't want to do the tedious work of fact-checking her fantasy-land representation of what is happening in the district, which bears little or no relation to REALITY.

If the largely Democratic electorate in the district had been looking to select candidates who were well informed about the district and committed to the ideals other branches of the Democratic Party have been committed to in the past -- equity in education, transparency in and competent management of public institutions -- they would have selected different leadership. But they keep re-electing their own dysfunction, and, with the new "leadership" team which includes two re-elected incumbents and one newcomer who is off to a very rough start, we are now seeing -- yet again -- the latest version of the sad results of that.

It's admirable in some ways that you are still at it, observing and providing commentary, but before you give more years of your life to this project, I suggest you ask yourself: Who is listening to you? What, given what you've seen for the past 12 years, do you honestly believe can be achieved to improve conditions in this rapidly deteriorating institution, where the local "leadership" network has proved time and time again that they prefer lies to the truth and self-interested schemers to competent Board members and administrators?

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Posted by Suporting Local Reform Means Abandoning TUSD on 02/16/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Un Gringo Chilango

Dan if anything you lead an interesting life and sound like an enlightened Mexican - American
(only in reverse). Interesting country and enjoy!

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Posted by Mike Flynn on 02/16/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Editors Note


George w. Bush suffered the monkey memes and drawings long before Obama, as have many other presidents throughout history. This is not to diminish the racial conflations surrounding such imagery, but in politics, comparing a leader to a monkey is not usually a racial or ethnic attack...

Do you really believe the orangutan trump memes or political cartoons are too far off? Oh wait, they already exist! And all it took was a quick googling....


Our country is sliding down a precipitously dangerous path and you are focused on name calling and attacking a mans looks? This is what people do when they either can't address the real issues or the real issues don't exist. It is clear that the real issues DO exist, so the problem must be with you.

Fix your shit Mari and stop feeding the trolls!

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Posted by HumanBean on 02/16/2017 at 9:51 AM

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