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Re: “Dry River Company

Didn't expect to write a review but I did not want the above post to be the last, since he was mistaken about it being closed.

My wife and I enjoy a pizza and beer most Friday's before going into the adjacent movie theatre. The service, pizza and beer are always very good. Pizza is delicious, with much of the ingredients made on site. The glasses are chilled (as they should always be) and the draft choices should serve everyone's taste (although I can never get enough dark lager choices anywhere). The service is fast, perfect and always very personal. I would give a shout-out to the server by name, but I don't like doing that if I have not asked the individual first. She always remembers us, and what we like, even though we are never there more than once a week for one beer and a pizza.

Posted by JohnR on 01/23/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Acadia Ranch Museum and Oracle Historical Society

The Oracle area, 35 miles north of downtown Tucson, has a very rich southwestern history, including mining, tuberculosis sanitarium, late 19th century African-American entrepreneurs, Buffalo Bill Cody, early Hollywood film setting, possibly the earliest dude ranch, spectacular location and weather, and currently a great place to retire and the home to Biosphere 2. Checkout the OHS site here: the OHS Facebook page here:… the Biosphere 2 here: and El Rancho Robles here:

Posted by Kent Thornell on 01/20/2017 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Extreme Trail Challenge


Posted by Tucson Equestrian Center on 01/19/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Mabel's on 4th

Fantastic gem of a store that just makes you smile!

Posted by shannita on 01/19/2017 at 1:31 PM
Posted by What, Again on 01/24/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Dear Mr. President

(Yawn). This is old news. The weekly is out of date, relying on keeping old articles that are tiring to read up far too long on its net site. Time for a new editor. There's a lot going on in Tucson, more than just a sample done once a week. Let's fix this soon before the weekly become a historical artifact, the Tucson New Times...

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Posted by Reality Check on 01/24/2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Health Appeal

Certainly, for many Arizonans, the ACA has been a godsend. But what about those others, whose premiums went through the roof or who lost access to their doctors. Mr. Nintzel wrote an incomplete article and glossed over the very negative aspects of the ACA and how it works in Arizona, including the incredible deductibles that many are forced to take to pull the premium within their grasp. The Editor of the Weekly should have done her job and not let this partial information package go to print. The fact is while the ACA was a start, it is seriously defective and whenever the defects are called out, too many of us deflect the arguments by stating that it helped poorer people. The real solution for all Americans is a viable single-payer system.

Posted by Reality Check on 01/24/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “More Thoughts on Harper Lee's Two Versions of Racism in America

Thanks for adding more ideas as your third opinion of Go Set a Watchman. We can all learn by reconsidering early reviews of the novel by Harper Lee. Somehow the adult Scout gives me a more realistic view of the times she portrayed in small town Alabama. Her lawyer father Atticus defended the down trodden and fulfilled his fatherly obligations as the young woman came home from New York City with different ideas. Typical disagreements between generations portrayed very realistically in Harper Lee's first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird, Martha F. Barkley in Charleston, SC

Posted by Martha f. Barkley on 01/24/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Working the Refs, and the Fans (Or, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?")

Shooting fish in a barrel again, David?

It's sad that with so much social-justice oriented reporting needing to be done in Pima County, you can't find a better use for your time than writing redundant Trump-focused pieces like this -- as if every liberal media affiliate in the country from high to low, mass market to micro market, legit newspaper to dirty little blog were not piling on with the same kind of easy, obvious disparagement.

Do you expect commenters to congratulate you for your "exceptional" insights into Trump's character? Sorry to disappoint.

Meanwhile, a lot of legitimate causes that could use advocacy go unreported on.

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Posted by Wow, what a scoop!!! (Sarcasm) on 01/24/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch Begins in Earnest

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main representations of the New Left. The organization developed and expanded rapidly in the mid-1960s before dissolving at its last convention in 1969.

Just imagine if these folks aged and became university professors. Could it be that they would train future students to overthrow the established government?

In the academic year 19621963, the President was Tom Hayden...

Why that was Jane Fonda's husband. Can you imagine that? Hanoi Jane, referred to as a traitor by Americans.

Is there a plot by academia that just can't seem to get off the ground?

Wait until Trump has the economy moving and he has some time to expose what has been going on. This is going to get interesting.

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Posted by DC/AC Current Is Shocking on 01/24/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Working the Refs, and the Fans (Or, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?")

Let's not kid ourselves. The media surrendered it's rightful place after eight years of defending Obama and Clinton's actions.

Let them stomp their feet and whine, but if they choose to not behave they will be escorted off the property. But make no mistake about the fact that they have contributed to their own demise. And we warned you consistently about the media bias, which you denied.

I don't know if Trump is actually a Republican but he is teaching politicians how to treat the media. Fight fire with fire.

Skyping will allow all media to play on a level playing field. Something politicians always promised but never delivered. (Much like everything else)

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Posted by The Media Has Left The Room on 01/24/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Working the Refs, and the Fans (Or, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?")

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861

"........This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it....."

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 01/24/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch Begins in Earnest

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it....." Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 01/24/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Trump's Election Has Been Very Good For K12 Inc.

Public ed wouldn't be so broken if the public in large districts like TUSD had not completely given up on holding governance and administration ACCOUNTABLE.

Your first job as a parent is to ensure that your own child's best interests are well served. If there is a critical mass of other parents in the school system you are using who have the same concerns, the school system in question may have a chance of being responsible. In healthy, high functioning school districts, concerns that motivate and unite parent advocacy have included:
1) that funds are properly applied to benefit the education of students
2) that qualified and responsible educators are employed and retained
3) that administrators are held to account for using their authority to serve students and support teachers, not to enrich themselves or benefit their cronies or the business associates / political donors of the governing board members who hired them.

The problems with TUSD that prevent constructive, successful parent advocacy from forming, or, when it tries to form, prevent it from being sustained, are legion. The people who propose to solve our problems in Southern Arizona by dumping more money into this corrupt, malfunctioning district are irresponsible, dishonest, and self-interested.

They know that while "choice" exists, districts like Vail, Foothills, Tanque Verde, Flowing Wells will do just fine because they are well managed enough that there will actually be reasons for constituents to continue utilizing them. When it comes to TUSD, which "educates" tens of thousands of students in this region -- a significant proportion of all students in public schools in Pima County -- choice must be stopped by any external-authority-derived, coercive method available because there is, for most constituents not utilizing a few exceptional (and well-connected) schools in TUSD like Sam Hughes, Fruchthendler, Sabino, UHS, there is no valid reason to choose this district over other districts or over the various private and charter alternatives. If dissatisfied families using malfunctioning schools cannot be stopped from exiting, their departure will bleed too much money out of the PCDP political machine.

Look at all the rabid anti-choice / "anti-privatization" activists: their connections to the PCDP machine are all obvious and strong. David Safier has made a little cottage-blog industry for himself out of characterizing charter and private operators as for-profit scam artists (some are irresponsible, others are not, but you never hear about the responsible ones from Safier) and attacking the opponents of the politicians who benefit from the TUSD machine. The reason? A valid perception of the superiority of services TUSD offers? No. It has nothing to do with the validity of what happens in TUSD or the invalidity of what supposedly happens in the sectors that compete with TUSD and everything to do with supporting politicians who benefit from TUSD and their filthy quid-pro-quo dealings with hiring and the awarding of contracts.

Readers would have to be stupid indeed not to see through the scam, but Safier still now and then manages to dredge up a few die-hards who drink the PCDP Kool-aid -- including several PCDP Precinct Committee-people regulars -- into making lame comments thanking him for his "research" and advocacy.

What a crock.

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Posted by How about some real journalism for a change? on 01/24/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Health Appeal

That would be so totally unfair to all the snowflakes that have self produced since the last election.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 01/24/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

You may be wrong about this guy being a Hillary supporter that was paid by George Soros.

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Posted by Art Chapman on 01/24/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Health Appeal

Wow, people may need to actually provide for themselves.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

Also I personally think Bill Clinton was a good president and Trump will likely be a terrible one. But it's hypocritical to protest Trump for being a mysogynist and idolize Bill Clinton. Both have active libidos and didn't always color inside the lines if you know what I mean.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Tucson Marches for Equality

This wasn't a "women's march". It was a "liberal women's march". The organizers specifically excluded any women who are pro-life. Not that it's bad, but I think that should be clear.

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Posted by bslap on 01/24/2017 at 10:50 AM

Re: “American Babylon: The Women's March on Washington and a Trump Inauguration Protest

Even the Tea Party proved that wrong.

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Posted by The Left Will Now Hide Behind Women. on 01/24/2017 at 10:19 AM

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