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Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

I got through to a human on Friday but all the aide really wanted was my name and address presumably so I can be on their mailing list in the future. That's okay; when I get the propaganda in the future I will remember that I didn't believe her previous mailings about how much she fights for women.

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Posted by Andrea Ibanez on 03/25/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “We Look Smaller in Boston

HumanBean, I usually don't add comments, but I want to correct an assumption you seem to have made. Your comment implies that the Boston schools replaced the Mercatur maps with the Peters projection. If you read the pull-out quote from the article, it states, "Teachers put contrasting maps of the world side by side and let the students study them."

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Posted by David Safier on 03/25/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Is Arizona Wasting Taxpayer Money When Drug Testing Welfare Recipients?

U Does anyone know the number that did not apply for welfare because they may of smoked weed , knew they would be tested so they didn't apply at all so these kids that already was poor an wondered where they would get their next meal from went hungry another day because the parents was scared to be tested .. Try using this money your wasting on testing an use it on treatment if for one reason or another drugs have pulled these families down to a point where they need help , Then offer them real help a treatment program while they get public assistance, not hand them drugs type of treatment , a Cold turkey stop counseling support an some real treatment with assistance. Only then can you say you helped these people kicking people to the curb because they use drugs don't help know one an eventually ends up costing in medical bills , jail an probation programs ,,

Posted by momo.o on 03/25/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “No Healthcare Vote Today After All

That's not going to happen, just like a bunch of other things The Orange Ding-Dong promised.

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Posted by Orange Ding-Dong For Prison Now on 03/25/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Since we live within her district, I have sent a couple emails to Rep. McSally and it seems as though they have fallen off the side of a cold, distant cliff. Hard to reach.

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Posted by Constant Voter on 03/25/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Faces of Tucson

One of her eybrows has a burned out bulb ' is that the reason ?

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Posted by James McHugh on 03/24/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “A New Billy the Kid?

No Comment.. Just Photographs. Google: William 'Billy The Kid' McCarty (Facebook page) by -Larry Brown Jr. (aka} Blue Brown.

Posted by Larry Brown Jr. on 03/24/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

The dog caught the car. Now that they are in power, republicans have no idea what to do with healthcare.
Problem is, however, Obama Care does need major repair. Republicans and democrats need to find some affordable way forward. Won't see it soon. Sad.

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Posted by Gandalf on 03/24/2017 at 9:58 PM

Re: “No Healthcare Vote Today After All

I am so glad the healthcare bill will be revamped. Now can we get back to jailing Hillary.

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Posted by Hillary For Prison Now on 03/24/2017 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Ermanos Might Be a Beer and Wine Bar First, But You Should Definitely Eat There Too

Not that good, a bit dry: zip burger. Other foods, very expensive,hype is a good adjective to use.

Posted by realista1 on 03/24/2017 at 7:46 PM

Re: “E Komo Mai!

Mahalo!! Have to check this out!

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Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 03/24/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"


Actually, the state of Arizona has an independent commission to redraw Congressional boundaries.

I do think you are missing my point, though. McSally WON her district, but it is a decidedly diverse district and not one that in recent history has been deep red OR deep blue. If you use the recent election as a poll (and probably the most comprehensive one you will find), then the majority of her constituents do not support Donald Trump. I think it is pretty clear that we didn't vote for her so she could rubber stamp Donald Trump, else he would have won in this district.

Now, obviously things aren't so simple. But I do think that anyone looking into a reelection committee ought to take this into account. Is it fair? Is it right? It doesn't matter. The NUMBERS say that she leads a district that is skeptical AT BEST about Trump and his policies. And with Trump's national trendline pointing downward, I doubt the trend differs here in CD2.

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Posted by Indivisible on 03/24/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

But voters also didn't cross party lines to elect the time of them. I was referencing the fact that Grijalva represented voters that did not support Obama. But this is now being brought about by gerrymandering and redrawing of lines. Something the framers also could not have seen coming.

Gerrymandering - Wikipedia
In the process of setting electoral districts, gerrymandering is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.

So we are left with this. But it's a lot like those that say, Trump didn't win the popular vote so we should throw out the electoral college.

Those, are too desperate for an outcome. I trust the nation will survive.

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Posted by Patrick D on 03/24/2017 at 4:46 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Patrick D, except that in your analogy between Obama and Grijalva, voters didn't cross party lines to elect both of them. In civics classes, we are taught that the three branches of government are "co-equal," but there is a strong indication that the framers did not intend even THIS. The argument goes, that the framers actually mean the Legislative Branch to be the strongest of the three, with Executive then Judiciary after it.

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Posted by Indivisible on 03/24/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Like most Repunblican Representatives, McSally has know suffered all of the negatives of talking up a bogus healthcare bill with none of the benefits of passing it. What a dumb strategic move.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 03/24/2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “"Martha McSally Is Not Answering"

Are you familiar with the term, "you can not serve two masters?" Using your analogy, Grijalva should have kept a check on Obama. Does that make any sense to you? Civics lessons are not always reality.

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Posted by Patrick D on 03/24/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “No Healthcare Vote Today After All

I tend to look at it a little different Francis. Trump didn't draft it. Maybe he should have, but we would not have gotten to this precipice without him. So that means he is the catalyst.

I am for whatever it takes, because what we are doing is not sustainable. Only a fool would deny that.

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Posted by David W on 03/24/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “No Healthcare Vote Today After All

To the credit of moderate Republicans in Congress, they rejected Trump's "Health Care" proposal designed to enrich Insurance Companies at the expense of millions of low/moderate income Americans, the Elderly, and Veterans. Their message: they answer /are responsible to their constituents NOT Donald Trump!!

It can only be hoped that this will act as a catalyst for Democrats and Republicans to cooperate and essentially marginalize Donald Trump making his position Ceremonial at best!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/24/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “No Healthcare Vote Today After All

You may have fallen off of Medicaid, but here is a startling headline:

Medicaid Babies: NM 72%, Nev 64%, NY 51%, Calif 50%..

So now the taxpayer is left with the choice of paying to deliver and support it, or paying to abort it. Is our citizenry being rewarded for exterminating children? Yeah you betcha'. And who will the government try to blame? Us.

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Posted by David W on 03/24/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “We Look Smaller in Boston


You have a real opportunity to educate people with some of these posts but you seem to prefer copying from a source article and adding opinion instead of context. I know you used to be a teacher and I would think you are capable of adding more than your opinion to these sorts of things. Nuance and context really do matter and things like geography are important. This is a great platform for communication and I think you can do a better job!

Instead of telling people what to think, give them new information and context to try and help them think for themselves. Often it feels like you are doing only the bare minimum to collect your check and I know you are capable of more. I give you a C- for this blog post.

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Posted by HumanBean on 03/24/2017 at 3:01 PM

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