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Re: “The Skinny

However, there is a difference between registering as a Republican and actually voting for the Republican candidate. It's not like they give you a ballot with only the Republican candidates. Same goes for those Republicans that have changed their affiliation to the Democratic party-just because they change doesn't mean they'll actually vote a Democratic slate.

These reports are more about making people feel better about themselves than any realistic/provable argument about candidate support.

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Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 10/13/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Food and Survival

Abuse rates of SNAP have been studied and are below 5%. But go ahead and starve granny cause there are some coke heads out there getting a free ride. That's totally American...

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Posted by desertrat on 10/13/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Hey Gonzo!:

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 10/13/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Debbie L, I don't know if this is where you saw the PA story but I got it from CBS. You can post links for these guys all day long and they will find a way to deny the facts.

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Posted by Rat T on 10/13/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Skinny


The Clinton Foundation’s largest single charitable grant to an organization not founded by the Clinton Foundation or managed by one of its board members was a $700,000 check to the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, a non-profit founded by actor Sean Penn. That organization reportedly spent more than $126,000 on first-class flights for the actor. Other charitable grants from the Clinton Foundation included $200,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation and $37,500 for the Sesame Workshop in New York City.

The Clinton Foundation spent more on rent and office supplies than it did on program delivery. And when it gave grants, it gave them to other non-profits run by Clinton cronies...

But it's understandable. Most people believe if their favorite media didn't report on it, it didn't happen. It is money from a terrorist supporting country. Ever heard of the Patriot Act or Homeland Security?

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Posted by Rat T on 10/13/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The Skinny

RatT: Good for Qatar! Giving, as it did, to one of the top-rated, most ethical foundations in the world!

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Posted by Qatardonation on 10/13/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “The Skinny

DebbieL? Do you have a link that shows that "PA had 100,000 Democrats switch to Republican Party?"

If that's true, it surely doesn't show in today's's projection of Hillary taking Pennsylvania by 89.5 to Trump's 10.5. And the national election by 87.3 to 12.7.


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Posted by Skepical on 10/13/2016 at 1:21 PM

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.

Read more:

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.

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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!

14 likes, 4 dislikes
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

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