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Re: “CataVinos Wine Shop and Tasting Room

Should be Best of Tucson consistent winner for all the special selections hand-picked for her customers. Learn a little about wines at the tastings or ask her questions when you shop - she has all the answers - really knows her wines! AND is super nice too! A pleasure to shop here and the quality of the selections is guaranteed to be a good place to get gift-wines without wondering if you did OK!

Posted by Connie Dent on 12/04/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Pima Community College, Downtown Campus, Amethyst/Community Room

Due to construction on Stone Ave., Drachman Street is the easiest way to enter the parking lot.

Posted by tallerskies on 11/16/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Margarita Bay

I have been a regular patron of Margarita Bay for almost 10 years. First and foremost, this is one of the best, if not the best location in Tucson to sign karaoke. Karaoke is available every evening, and each of the KJs (there are 3 spread across each week) knows what they are doing, and is very consistent in maintaining the "rotation" of singers, including judiciously mixing in new arrivals throughout the evening. If you have come to sing, you will get your chance. Depending on the night and the number of karaoke singers before you (and note that if you are a new arrival you do get inserted to the rotation immediately after the most immediately prior arrivals have had their first opportunity) you will get to sing as soon as is possible. Bar offers a wide variety of beverage from a good mix of draft and bottled bear, to other liquors and mixed drinks to a selection of better wines by the glass or bottle. Bartenders are expert at their craft, and without exception know how to maintain a crowd. With all of the above considered, consistently my favorite feature is the the wide mix and background of the crowd. Without exception, when you walk into the "Bay" you leave the outside world behind, and are there to enjoy an evening with a great collection of friends and acquaintences who are there for the same reason you are, to have a great evening, and for many to sing a song or two. I am a great fan of the Bay and expect to be for many years to come.

Posted by JLang on 11/24/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

My husband and I have been watching Kitchen Nightmares recently and I felt it was our responsibility to let the public know about this place.

He worked there for a few weeks a couple years ago. He quit because he said the place was filthy. He previously worked at Olive Garden for 3 years which has is immaculate I might add. He ended going back to Olive Garden.

When they were showing him around they went inside the walkin in cooler. On the floor was a a Sterilite bin. Inside this bin was their main sauce that they use. It was not covered at all, just sitting on the floor open to let stuff fly in it. They told him to step over so they could show him stuff. He lost balance while doing so (those things are pretty large) and his foot went in the sauce. He immediately apologized and they were like "Don't worry about it" and continued to use it. His nasty dirty shoe WENT IN THE SAUCE and they STILL USED IT!!!! EW. He also said the kitchen was disgusting. He actually took it upon himself and tried to clean it.

He and the other line cooks would smoke in the walk in cooler. The managers/owners did know about this because he said one time they walked in when they were smoking. The guy was like "Hurry up" He also said they would sometimes join.

Before I even met my husband and knew about this place, many of my friends had gotten food poisoning from this place as well.

I beg of you, please please do not go to this restaurant. I've never eaten there myself and now I never will.

Posted by Bonnie N Brett Bartleson on 12/01/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “For More About Betsy DeVos' Priorities, Follow the Money

"Some deep, deep pockets are funding the push to discredit and dismantle our traditional public education system..."

Yeah, Americans. We're going to root out the corrupters of our children, the ones that have profited from destroying our public education, YOU!

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Posted by What, Again on 12/05/2016 at 8:08 PM

Re: “For More About Betsy DeVos' Priorities, Follow the Money

And opponents of Ms DeVos fund abortion providers. Are you really advocating for children, or a political party and their donors?

Americans now know the difference.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 12/05/2016 at 7:55 PM

Re: “For More About Betsy DeVos' Priorities, Follow the Money

Let's be HONEST, David, shall we? (I know honesty and journalistic integrity are values you believe in deeply, as you've told us repeatedly since November 8.)

Districts like TUSD do not need the "education reform / privatization" camp to discredit them. Under the leadership of people like the Board members you have endorsed and the chief administrator you love to exucse, they discredit themselves. And you enable them and propagandize relentlessly for them.

Will you be doing a piece on all the manifold reasons HT Sanchez should be fired in January 2017, as soon as his Board majority rubber stampers, all three of whom you endorsed, loses its death grip on governance? No, probably not. Because you don't actually hate lies. When Democrats lie, or allow the mis-use of public funds, or improperly receive campaign donations from companies to which they've voted to award multi-million dollar contracts, or give a pass to outrageous compensation packages and bonuses in central admin while teachers get by on starvation wages, our outsource the management of substitute teachers, or look the other way as the district continues to fail to implement the desegregation order or picks fights with the desegregation authority or changes the law firm managing the desegregation case three times and the legal costs multiply like rabbits, you -- great defender of THE TEACHING PROFESSION and STUDENTS WHO ARE UNDERSERVED that you are, keep your mouth shut or come up with lame excuses or create, with great shows of smoke and fire, elaborate distractions to mislead the ignorant.

Haven't you figured it out yet that people like you are the YIN to Betsy De Vos's YANG? People like YOU, supposed staunch defenders of public district schools, allow them to go down in flames while you lie about what is actually happening in them and excuse politicians who mismanage them. It is David-Safier-style-propagandizing-and-enabling that creates the case studies these people look at when they propose that the only way to save the children in neighborhoods with schools like these is to give them an "out."

My child's TUSD school had rodents in it. Textbooks were chronically undersupplied. Ceiling tiles crumbled and fell on the desks while class was in session. The electrical system in one of the building repeatedly shorted out, triggering building evacuations more than once. Testing was mis-used, to benefit the district's stats and not the district's students. Financial processes were mismanaged, negatively affecting the functioning of staff and the delivery of supplies. Central admin lied about any number of things, repeatedly, shamelessly. And no, it was not just underfunding that caused all this. It was MISMANAGEMENT and POOR GOVERNANCE, from politicians and a malfeasant administrator you constantly excused and / or endorsed, for three long years.

So do what you like here, blogging away in your largely idle retirement from the teaching profession, but please don't pretend that your commentary has anything to do with STUDENT BENEFIT or SOCIAL JUSTICE. Your writing is in devoted pursuit of brown nosing your political network and forwarding their aims, which have nothing to do with making the lives of students in local public district schools better, or enabling the public district schools system to fulfill its promise as a democratically governed, responsive and transparent institution.

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Posted by As a defender of public district schools, Safier is worthless. on 12/05/2016 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Nine Questions: Sid The Kid

Lol EastOak cream rising to the you J

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Posted by Rita Chiricuzio on 12/05/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Cannabis and cancer

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Posted by Harrison Emily on 12/05/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Betsy DeVos Set To Join the Trump Cabinet's Billionaire Boys [and Girls] Club

Officials had cited the buildings owner for blight on Nov. 13 after neighbors complained of a ton of garbage piling up in the adjoining lot. They next day, city records show officials began an investigation of an alleged illegal interior building structure.
When inspectors returned on Nov. 17, they couldnt get in, Darin Ranelletti, Oaklands interim director of planning and building, said at a news conference. He didnt say why or explain whether they had tried later to return.

But City Council member Noel Gallo told the Bay Area News Group on Saturday that nobody had answered the door when inspectors visited the building, and they apparently had not tried again.

Family members waiting for word about loved ones were furious when Mayor Libby Schaaf told them that the city had tried to inspect the warehouse last month but couldnt get access.

What I dont understand is why werent they able to gain access, and if that was the case, why didnt they stay there until they could? said Dan Vega, an Oakley mechanic whose 22-year-old brother Alex Vega is still missing. They should have locked it up.-East Bay Times

Just wait. It will get much worse.

The building inspectors had the responsibility and the right to get inside and make sure that it was safe. Were they told not to ? Three more weeks they allowed it to compound because they couldn't get inside?

How long until it's linked to the Mayor? Who knows.

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 12/05/2016 at 4:14 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

It's obvious that you guys are not watching the linked video.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hillary Won The Pop Vote on 12/05/2016 at 4:09 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Watch it, you will understand.

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Posted by Hillary Won The Pop Vote on 12/05/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In The Next 10 Days

Elivis Presley

Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/05/2016 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Danehy


Posted by Sana Khan Sana on 12/05/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Nine Questions: Sid The Kid

Black Beatles biyach

Posted by Hank on 12/05/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Seriously! It's dead, stop milking it already. Good eye candy, but that was about it. See it on netflix.

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Posted by desertrat on 12/05/2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Journalist Christiane Amanpour Is Worried

Nobody has to gin up reasons not to like Trumputin - the traitor to America - Putin's pocket buddy, rapist, tax evader, narcissist, and business failure. But I see his tiny impotent supporters are here, crying and flinging their own poo, unable as always to provide valid sources or form cogent arguments about anything.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Never Red on 12/05/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Betsy DeVos Set To Join the Trump Cabinet's Billionaire Boys [and Girls] Club

Michael S Ellegood were you using the term "shill" as a noun or a verb?

an accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.

As a noun you would call her a swindler. Is there any room for a difference of opinion on education?

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Posted by Hawkeye on 12/05/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “A Democrat in Trumpland

Grijalva has my respect: he keeps things real. SB1070 was bad law - the boycott was unfortunate, but it spoke to the issue for workers. However, in "post fact" life, I suppose the commenters above have a point.

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Posted by MaryE2 on 12/05/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Pleasure Activist

Ally, I love your insights on our language and how it affects our sexuality. I'm a straight male, and I can tell you how much my sexuality has been inhibited by trying to conform to male dominant expectations. When I was in high school, "cunt sucker" was one of the worst things you could call a boy. Later in life, I would engage in cunt sucking (can I say that instead of the medical word?) only as "foreplay", to get her turned on so she would let me fuck her. Then I met a woman who insisted that I suck her cunt "all the way", then sent me home with nothing but sore balls and a wet face. At first I felt humiliated and abused, but her orgasms had me fascinated, and I kept coming back for more. There is nothing quite like the intimacy of feeling a woman's orgasm so close. It is not just "foreplay". It is the "main dish".

Posted by jman85 on 12/05/2016 at 9:18 AM

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