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Re: “The Skinny

New emails released by WikiLeaks in connection with its dump of John Podesta’s email server indicate that Qatar, an Islamist state in the Persian gulf, gave former President Bill Clinton a check for $1 million for his birthday.

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How cozy is that? Speak Up America!

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Posted by Rat T on 10/13/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Trump talked about it and they want to hang him. Bill Clinton did it and the media gives him a pass. Just saying. I just heard Mrs. Obama talking about she doesn't associate like men who talk like that. I guess she went to bed early when her husband had rappers entertain at the White House.

6 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/13/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Danehy

"People who want viable third-party candidates should come up with viable third parties."

Otherwise we are voting for the most deceptive Clinton yet? That makes no sense.

The country was in trouble any way? What a campaign theme.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 10/13/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Danehy

Agreed that the Green Party has failed to become a viable force in electoral politics at the national level, although it has succeeded in some smaller jurisdictions around the country. However, your flippant dismissal of Jill Stein's arrest warrant bears closer inspection.

She was arrested at Standing Rock, in solidarity with hundreds of tribal nations that have gathered to resist the domination of the fossil fuel industry and the damage that its stupid, dangerous, and fundamentally unnecessary pipeline would do to their water, health, cultural integrity, sacred ground, and ancestral graves.

If more politicians had the kind of spine Jill Stein has--you know, integrity, utilitarian values, commitment to principle, courage to stand up to corporations rather than kowtowing to them, all the things Billary Clinton lacks--then we would not be in the mess we are in.

You don't have to vote for Ms. Stein, but you could at least show her the respect she has earned.

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Posted by skinnyman on 10/13/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Food and Survival

Being a fair and "complete story" journalist, I'm sure you will include in your series the many abuses and downright criminal uses of SNAP. Just a few are: selling the SNAP card for about 50 cents on the dollar giving the buyer the pin, as ID is rarely checked. Buying high cost and brand name items with SNAP (a lot of times the card holder will cover the front of the card with masking tape so as others in the grocery line won't see the card logo), and the worst abuse being an unscrupulous shop owner scanning a legal nutritious item such as donuts but substituting booze/cigarettes etc. These are just a few abuses, but I'm sure more will be covered in the fair and balanced continuation of this story. Ya

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 10/13/2016 at 10:27 AM

Re: “The Skinny

No, that is reality. Sure HRC is far from being the ideal candidate, but when she's up against the Chump, it's like comparing his rotten apple to her orange.

If you actually read all of what I typed instead of what displeased you, maybe, just maybe, you would understand for a change.

I wasn't posting to list HRC's solutions. I was pointing out that Chump's solutions, as everything else about him, are nonsense. Lift your head up off the desk, wipe the drool off your chin and pay attention in class. If you start now, you might possibly pass this course with a D minus.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Skinny

No. That's your reality. But don't fool yourself. You failed to list Hillary's solutions.

So has she.

Here are some of them.

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Posted by Debbi L on 10/13/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Creative Community

There must be some growth. You mentioned that Tucson was the 5th poorest city in every other comment you've posted up until recently. Whether you like it or not, that's growth. You should just move away if you don't feel the growth is happening quickly enough. I understand that the North Pole is hiring; Santa is looking for elves with negative attitude. That would be the perfect job for you. You can package the coal that is distributed to those crabby little children that remind you of yourself. Merry Christmas Scrooge!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Dear Abby with a bandolier?

Is this humor or erotica? Different culture I guess.

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Posted by Tammy Parsone on 10/13/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Danehy

So true! You may be fooling college kids, but not the hardworking American taxpayers that have to support all her nonsense. No more years of Obama.

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 10/13/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “My Picks for the TUSD School Board: Cam Juarez, Kristel Foster, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

Kristel Foster is not able to stand up to the current superintendent, who may "know what he's up against," but is not "good" in any meaningful sense of the term. Sanchez "has some experience," but it is not the right kind. His experience is with lying to the public and manipulating and mis-managing a troubled public institution, exploiting it for his own benefit and the benefit of his fat-cat cronies in central administration.

Look at two of the main "achievements" Ms. Foster advertises to the public: Strategic Plan fulfillment and the award the district won from the College Board. The Strategic Plan has NOT been fulfilled: the Board knew the reports of 100% fulfillment in 2015 were false and they went ahead and accepted the report of 100% fulfillment and granted the Superintendent a 100% bonus on that basis. In 2016 they again accepted reports of 100% fulfillment in one of the areas, finance, where they had had every opportunity to know 100% fulfillment could not have been possible. Foster voted for both instances of granting a bonus based on false reports in one of the many typical 3-2 block votes this Board has cast during the past 3 and 1/2 years. As for the College Board award, it was achieved by mercilessly exploiting the gifted kids enrolled at UHS and overloading a curriculum that already had too many corporate-produced courses and tests in it with yet more rigid AP requirements and fewer opportunities for flexibility, writing, research, and fine arts.

So-called "supporters of public education" who deal in lies and misrepresentations of what is actually going on in our schools all need to go, from the Board to the CEO to the political operatives who justify and excuse their ongoing malfeasance.

As for Stegeman, he has his own agenda and when he was part of the board majority rather than the minority he proved no more able to act in support of fiscal responsibility or of the common good of all enrolled students and teachers than any of the current majority. The district dropped off of the edge of an easily predictable $17 million fiscal cliff in 2013 for which no proper advance planning or effective damage control was done while Stegeman was preoccupied with advancing the good of factions within the district with particular agendas, like the anti-MAS group and the UHS-separate site crowd. It is stunning the degree to which some people -- even so-called progressives -- seem to have forgotten this and seem to be ready to contemplate casting votes that will have the effect of putting the district back in his hands.

A vote for any of the incumbents is a vote that will produce more dysfunction and more mismanagement.

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Posted by Base votes on what has ACTUALLY gone on. on 10/13/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Sounds like a shitty neighborhood.

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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 10/13/2016 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Carmona Takes The Gloves Off

Come on bslap. Hillary and Bill have taken millions from Saudi and Qatar while they also funded ISIS. Would you really do that to our country?

I stand with our military. Not against them.

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Posted by Rat T on 10/13/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Danehy

Mr Danehy, I read this column and found myself asking, what has happened to our country? Twenty years ago the Democratic party was defending Bill Clinton from charges of WH sex, which he lied about, even under oath. But the party faithful said, "that was his personal life, and it is in his past." What has changed sir? What has changed is the hatred that now dominates political reaction.

The media has stopped reporting and become either a cheerleader or an enabler to turn the opposition into a villian. Do you remember journalism school at all? What are you doing?

You have taken the bait that the HRC team has thrown out there and run with it. Rather than talk about real, serious issues that confront our country, you want to talk about sex and cast aspersions on someones character. Why didn't you do the same to Bill Clinton? It is blatant hypocrisy. Is Hillary only a worthy candidate because she is female? That is very dangerous.

Had you paid attention to the real issues you would know why Hillary Clinton set up a private server in her basement. She did not want Americans to know what she was doing.

1. She works with a group that is planning to overthrow the Catholic Church. Remember that Separation Clause you always like to defend?

2. She has a plan for a borderless country where anybody can come and go as they please. READ THE EMAILS. She encourages the increase in minimum wage while she floods the country with immigrants. This will not work any better than the Affordable Care Act.

3. She despises average Americans, and then adds "needy latinos" and blacks that do not successfully integrate.

4. She has made the world increasingly dangerous. Hundreds of women and children are being slaughtered in Allepo, and she can only think about a cut and run strategy of relocating them all to the US because of her inability to deal with Bashar al-Assad.

5. The email server was used to hide activities from the public. She supports Obama's plan of doing everything by executive order, in effect, giving us a dictatorship. Did you take Civics in high school?

While Podesta and the Clinton Foundation people continue to claim the Russians have hacked them, they have not denied one email. Not even the one calling Gov Richardson of NM a *&$!.

Why is that?

You sir, need to take a good long look in the mirror. See any truth?

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Posted by Manora T on 10/13/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Dispensary Distribution

lets look at 205 we can do whatever we want. Since it is a state special amendment to the state constitution.

let's ask the legislature to step and recognize changes in the state statutes let add them as a subcategory with special address and concerns, to this new found department

What cant have your cake an eat it too. They should not have special state protections with out following state commerce. So they are a special and deserve special legislation let's give it to them

They can't incorporate, Strictly sole proprietors. No special protections such as trusts, holding entities and out of state ownership.
All properties holdings and license will be under Arizona law. Since it is federally illegal Arizona will not recognize any entity or person that are not full time residence of Arizona.
All license and property holders must be citizens of the US. Full disclosure of all principal parties of those not more than 25% can be out of state residence or non US citizen.
One person cannot own more than one dispensary and can not be sold to another dispensary agent or parties must be sold on random lottery.

I mean really these guys are not in it for the care and help. It is pure greed at this point. They have allowed ambiguous terms like
"NOT WITH STANDING" to allow Ducey's Administrator to decide what in Arizona prevails.
I say vote no on 205 allowing for distribution does not allow for a whole rewrite of right to the constitution that only changes enforcement and administrative powers. while increasing the criminal and civil penalties.

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 10/13/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “My Picks for the TUSD School Board: Cam Juarez, Kristel Foster, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

I am for keeping K Foster and adding R Sedgwick and Putnam Hidalgo. All three have teaching backgrounds which I think is most important in sorting things out from where they are now, especially with educational climate. Adding new people should help and I hope the current board gets behind them. I think replacing one voting block with another is a mistake since their views are potentially less bipartisan. As Safire said, we have a good superintendent who knows what he is up against and has some experience - now we need to add to board expertise.

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Posted by MaryE2 on 10/13/2016 at 8:13 AM

Re: “McCain Dumps Trump Ahead of Tonight's TV Debate

The fact is, they are both filthy liars.

But one of them has been accused of several sexual assaults on children and he also must love the taste of his shoe because he just can't seem to keep it out of his mouth.

Sorry, but the scuzzball you want elected is already admitting defeat.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 8:09 AM

Re: “My Picks for the TUSD School Board: Cam Juarez, Kristel Foster, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo

Thanks again Wrong, Again for polluting the comment section with your lack of sense.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Danehy

It's so easy for the intelligent to simply call Wrong, Again a racist.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 7:55 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Debbie L:

Hillary supporters haven't tolerated near as much deception as Chump supporters have.

Believe what I say, because I support neither. I'm looking at this whole thing from a neutral point of view. I have no bias.

By the way, what are Chump's solutions? If you're talking about the wall he will never build, the political experience he doesn't have and the narcissistic, egotistical, misogynist & tyrannical way he approaches everything...well, then both of you lose.

Reality stings, doesn't it?

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 7:52 AM

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