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Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Someguy...I am only up for that if you are footing the whole bill. Of course I already help to support the 50 million+ (or one out of six in this country) folks already on the plan you suggested.

1 like, 19 dislikes
Posted by Allyn Hill on 07/17/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “That's What She Said

There's a word for that. Extortion.

Posted by Tony Salaiz on 07/17/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Allyn Hill - it almost sounds like you support some sort of large, institutional program in this country to help feed needy kids. Like a large, nationwide body that could issue some kind of food voucher to help families in need, and their kids, and help subsidize food at schools, healthy food even, to ensure those kids get to eat lunch. SOCIALIST! SOCIALIST!

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by someguy on 07/17/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

Rick, thanks for that reminder ...

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Aztlán Mari on 07/17/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Mari, I guess you continue to carry the water for the Liberal agenda. When will you figure out all this will come to an abrupt end when the "other people's" money runs out? Oh, I know, you, like our great president, think money is just created by turning on the printing press. Oh, and while I am at it...what about all the starving children in this country who really are citizens? When do they get taken care of. As usual, your heart if way larger than your brain.

5 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Allyn Hill on 07/17/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

I wonder how the the folks in Jordan and Turkey react to the millions of Syrians who have run to the border to get away from the Syrian civil war?

Most Americans have no idea what hell is like.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gandalf the White on 07/17/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Danehy

The only thing missing from this column was an old school rim shot after every bullet. If you know anything about Columbia and it's history of land grabs, you would not bat an eye at the 50th anniversary of FARC. It's simply the same as it ever was (water flowing underground).

Tom is not better than Gwyneth, only different.

Billboard's pop chart was relevant in the 20th century, but not in this century. Kinda like book reviews used to be relevant, when buying a book and reading it was the only way people experienced books.

Add the obligatory rim shot after every sentence.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kentop on 07/17/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Ah, guns and racial slurs. A tried and true staple. What really pisses me off is that the faction of people who show up to protest the presence of these kids make it their goal to run off any Republican who dares to support any kind of immigration reform. This is so bad for the country, and so short-sighted. Even as a liberal Democrat, I'm aware that my side doesn't have all the ideas and all the answers, so it would be nice if the other party was able to offer something constructive, not just 'send 'em home, build a fence!" it's not your goddamn backyard, and militarization of the border and destructive fence building are non-starters.

Great photography though.

28 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by someguy on 07/17/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

Um, is it just me or does it seem like this was written using the MicroSoft Windows Phone's "Voice to Text" function? I'm curious now to get the paper addition and find all the same typos. Reminds me of the time I contacted CNN about the rampant simple errors in stories. The response I got was that they get stories off the "wire" and just run them. I suggested they run stories through some kind of MicroSoft Word grammar/spellcheck before posting.

Other than that this was a fascinating read. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 07/17/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Danehy

No, its Republicans.

Only someone who has been duped out of expecting services in return for taxes could be convinced otherwise. But once you've crossed that rubicon, all manner of foolish self delusion is possible.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 07/17/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

Reminds me of 2006 - we were living in Oracle when the Glow festival held annually at the Triangle L Ranch was invaded by Pinal County Sheriff's deputies. Eight deputies raided what they thought was a rave or worse and stampeded the peaceful arts festival frightening the families gathered there including kids and elderly residents. Not quite a police riot but an ugly incident that with a different crowd might have erupted into violence.

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/5406071…

The difference was the Sheriff at that time acknowledged the deputies' terrible judgement and apologized for their behavior. This time the sheriff orchestrated the near mayhem and insists he did nothing wrong in leaking the news of an invasion of disease ridden aliens to his friend, a rabble rousing xenophobe, and his dozens of followers.

If you are curious about the people of Oracle drive up and attend this year's Glow festival in September. Not quite Woodstock - but a far cry from Murietta.

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/17/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Another Lens at the Oracle Protest/Counter Protest

Well, you can't fix stupid...but you can ensure they're well armed and uneducated.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 07/17/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Babeu "Dialing For Dollars" Off The Oracle Incident He Created

We'll put mr. Hahn. Ignorance spawns hate and fear. And what is criminal, is the hypocrisy of the "Christ-like" xenophobes of the republicant sect.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Hupp & Neanderthal on 07/17/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

Hey, Rangers. This was originally written by Mo Goldman. He's the mastermind behind this op-ed. The author field didn't updated like it should have. Sorry for the confusion.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Henry Barajas on 07/17/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Nine on The Line

All I can say is "I'm hungry from reading this"

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Annette Pena on 07/17/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Reefer Research Madness

Career Researcher, although its not clear what a "career researcher" is or does, at least not to me; I suspect a quick check of your IP address will show this spin-doctoring came from the senate or the University

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NJYD on 07/17/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

Yup, facts have a liberal bias. These xenophobic clowns are all about the rule of law- except when they're not. To them, the rule of law only counts when it conveniently gives them a chance to wallow in their hatred. Keep screaming at school children, wingnuts. Show the whole world what horrible people you really are...

20 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Pete Hahn on 07/17/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

To Marty's point, I wonder if those stopping buses of immigrant children would defend the first amendment rights and civil disobedience acts of pro-immigrant & human rights activists. Back in October of last year, activists stopped buses full of immigrants and have been charged with felonies. Those activists were protesting the fast food version of justice immigrants are provided at operation streamline hearings. Why is it that one shade of activist gets arrested and charged with felonies when another shade is not. Hell the protesters in Murrieta and Oracle are being supported, if not outright led, by local law enforcement. In Murrieta, it wasn't the protesters that were turning back buses full of immigrants, it was the local police. In Oracle, it was Paul Babeu who orchestrated and was ready to use his officers to post against a federal agency. why haven't those parties been held responsible? Why are those who stand for human rights get the heavy hand of the law? There definitely an inequity in the handling of all of this. Most importantly to the migrants who get pushed/pulled out of their places of origin and then again here which is where the push/pull factors originate from.

20 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Carlos on 07/17/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Danehy

We get it, Tom, your first instinct is to blame republicans. One sign of civilized mortals is their ability to suppress their first instincts. You should try it. For the past 6 years, incidentally, 'NO' has for the first time been the only positive choice. 'NO' has at least postponed the collapse, if only a bit.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by chuckj on 07/17/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Op-ed: What Part of Illegal Don't You Understand?

I hope you remember this recitation of statutes these protesters may have broken the next time people of an entirely different political persuasion attempt to block buses carrying people about to be deported for entering the country illegally.

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Marty on 07/17/2014 at 12:39 PM

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