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Re: “The Big Spank!

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Posted by DDLife on 11/21/2014 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Worth the Wait

I have always loved Vivace, and Danny Scordato is a Tucson treasure, who has endured many location changes. I wish him all best successes at the newest location!

And now the negative: this ridiculous reservation policy has got to go...If you fall for this 4:30 pm or 9:30 pm policy, & then show up for an expensive dinner, while most people are still at work, or taking a nice afternoon nap, and then you see that almost nobody else is seated...or you show up at 9:30 pm, to an empty house, you begin to realize that this policy is a rude, unnecessary way to get you to pay up for an undesirable dining time...

Here is the way to beat the offensive policy: show up as a walk-in, with no reservation. If there is an open table, you might just score. It all depends on the host/hostess. The former manager, whose first name starts with an "E" was an obnoxious gatekeeper, who clearly tried to make you feel inferior if your reservation was not made many, many weeks ago. Even then, he was just a phony snob.

The food and wines at Vivace are stellar Italian, and I highly suggest that you try it out, but beware, getting a table is a ridiculous mind game of useless negotiation. It truly needs to end right now!!

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Posted by The Desert Pup on 11/20/2014 at 10:09 PM

Re: “What Happened to Tucson Artist Moises Orozco on All Souls Procession Day?

"Thank God Obama was smart enough to force him to buy insurance..."

Rat T is confused about how Romneycare works...

Posted by McLovin on 11/20/2014 at 9:50 PM

Re: “What Happened to Tucson Artist Moises Orozco on All Souls Procession Day?

Sally McBarber, there's no need to be passive-agressive and mean. We all would go an extra mile for the ones we truly love.

Posted by Diana Sokolova on 11/20/2014 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

Hi Jerry! I am from Warwick originally, my twin brother lives in n. Providence! We showed Ginny Newport on our roadtrip, took her to Anthony's! Check out our Facebook page for pics from that trip! A look at home.

I promise you this food will bring home to you. Brian

Thanks for commenting!

Posted by Brian Metzger on 11/20/2014 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Grijalva Lands Post of Ranking Member on House Natural Resources Committee

Raul is a man of the people a protectorate of the freedoms of the people. The question in my mind is what people? Could it be the direction of transportation keeping the 80,000lb limit imposed on trucks on I-19, while helping a road built from Hermosillo to San Luis that will handle 120,000lb while maintaining that I-19 stays @80,000 or lose federal funds for roads essentially stopping truck from coming through Nogales and the Mariposa port of entry?

Or could it be the NAFTA sponsored Maquiladoras where is was agreed in international treaties that all packing and refuse products would come back to the US. This stopped and Raul's families are now the leading refuse and recycled material concerns in Sonora? This while shipping back all unusable material to go into our landfills?

Just want to discuss the rail yards which are closing in Tucson and the rapid expansion of them in Yuma county? yes this is a man of the FEW people while telling others that he is the salvation. I so wish he would go back to the Edmund Petus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he stood for HMMM Civil Rights. Where Caesar Chavez who was from San Luis fought for workers rights not Hispanic elitism. The man is a disgrace to Arizona and the voters that put him there.

Posted by Amazing the Arizona ignorant voter on 11/20/2014 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Arizona Is The 5th Worst State To Be Poor, Tax-Wise

Rat, did the kids bully you in school?

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Posted by njyd on 11/20/2014 at 8:11 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"371 voters cast ballots at the wrong polling place"

How does someone cast a ballot at the wrong polling place? Don't poll workers verify that each voter is at the correct polling place before giving them a ballot?

"318 voters were not properly registered to vote"

What does "not properly registered" even mean? If you're registered you get a ballot, if you're not, you don't. Right? How does someone "not properly registered" even get a ballot?

Now that Barber appears done, I wonder if he regrets his vote for the farm bill that cut $8.7 billion from food stamps. The republic party filled my mailbox with giant postcards of scruffy children attacking Barber for that vote. Anyone who pays attention knows it's laughable to think the republic party is pro food stamps. But the low-info types probably took that message away from those mailers. And it was easy to verify that Barber did cast that vote. This race should send a message to every Blue Dog Dem out there - you will get attacked by the other side when you vote with them.

Anyway, good luck to you, Botox McSally. It looks like you won one for the Kochs.

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Posted by Kash Minbar on 11/20/2014 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Grijalva Lands Post of Ranking Member on House Natural Resources Committee

Thank god racists in America exist in only pockets, nationally GOP electorate registers 32% +/- that by no math spin is a majority! They win some state elections by hook and crook, but unless they regain control of Lincolns party from the Dixiecrat segregationists they adopted in the 1960's whom now call themselves tea partiers they will remain regional party power and eventually fade into a divided party as they did post FDR with a barely meaningful amount of power!

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Posted by Ralph Hill on 11/20/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Opinion

Rick and Rat T, well said gents. As I type this I'm listening to Barry Obummer wipe his ass with the Constitution. How sad.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/20/2014 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Media Watch

This may be your best column ever. Like most others I have always wondered how these "ratings" are determined. Will we learn which stations you endorsed next week?

Posted by MrUltimate on 11/20/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Noise Fight

The F-16 is called "The Lawn Dart" in Air Force circles because of it's high accident rate. Mostly attributed to it's single engine design which allows no chance of recovery in a major, catastrophic engine failure.

Luke AFB in Litchfield AZ, is an active-duty unit flying F-16s. They have lost 18 aircraft over the years.

The F-35's Pratt & Whitney engine has already suffered a catastrophic failure resulting in the loss of an F-35. Luckily, it didn't involve any casualties. But that could be a different story over a populated approach or departure zone.

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Posted by Jerry Barker on 11/20/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “How Ann Kirkpatrick Won Big on Election Day

Hola, Sr. Hakeson.

But I'm not sure I fully understand the points you made in your post.

As for accounting?

Well, as you wrote - "at the very least force full disclosure of every penny and dark dime spent in campaigns."

Which will never happen, as we both know.

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Posted by Magarv on 11/20/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Noise Fight

@ Jerry Barker: "Remember what happened last time single-engine fighters, like the F-35, were stationed at D-M".

1) The F-16, currently flying out of TIA, is also a single-engine fighter.
2) The tragedy that you cite occurred in 1978. Thirty. Six. Years. Ago.

Apologies for pointing out these *facts*. Then again, I don't get all of my information on the topic from the professional NIMBYs at

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Posted by Bless Your Heart on 11/20/2014 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

"Or better yet for a sneak peak at the direct Jackson is going, make reservations for the next supper club at Poppy Kitchen on November 18, where much of the menu will preview Jackson's fare."

Um, this event was 2 days ago.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 11/20/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Guest Commentary

Sounds like reduced regulation is the paid back for fossil fuel funded politics. Lets consider the next generation in our thinking NOT our portfolio.

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Posted by Bob Worc on 11/20/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Arizona Is The 5th Worst State To Be Poor, Tax-Wise

They don't need to raise taxes...just close TUSD.

It sounds like you want a tax cut. Have the County start with property taxes so that homes can become "keepable." Our ratio of rate/service is pitiful.

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Posted by Rat T on 11/20/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Grijalva Lands Post of Ranking Member on House Natural Resources Committee

Hoop-d-do. Raul will save us from those pesky Republican demons while serving in the minority on the Natural Resources committee. Those who dare to violate our lands and environment will be boycotted by society. Raul loves them boycotts.

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Posted by Hi Desert on 11/20/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Grijalva Lands Post of Ranking Member on House Natural Resources Committee

What about the trash dumped by illegals on everybody's land Raul? You have denied them equal enforcement of laws.

Do Native Americans trust him? I thought they had their own country.

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Posted by Rat T on 11/20/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Recount

If Barber had been fair to the citizens of Tucson and not backhandedly snuck through the resolution abdicating the future of Tucson's elected leaders to Davis Monthan's any and all future missions, I could and would have delivered him 300 votes. I talked with him a week before that city council meeting and "emergency measure" and he knew that was coming up. i told him my concerns about the jets and he nodded smilingly without advising me that I could have an opportunity to address the issues at his pre-arranged city council meeting the then upcoming week. he didn't. it was sneaky and a spit in the face of civilians and the well being of Tucson. So, i voted for him as the lesser of two evils but I could, seriously, have brought him 300 votes if he had been a candidate of integrity. So now, he'll just have to go get a regular job like the rest of us. no more big congressional perks, lifetime pension, lobbyist wining and dining, --- and hopefully live under the new - soon to be delivered to Tucson training roar of Iraqi F16s -- "sounds of freedom." just like the rest of us little breathing bleeding civilian people who don't stand a chance against the War=Jobs Machine God.

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Posted by desmondandmolly on 11/20/2014 at 11:34 AM

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