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Re: “Editor's Note

stalecloud - perhaps before your time

Clinton Honored As 'First Black President' at Black Caucus Dinner

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/clinton-honored-first-black-president-black-caucus-dinner

Clinton told CNSNews.com he was honored to be considered America's "first black president."

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Posted by What, Again on 07/15/2016 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

"Bill Clinton already took the mantle of first black president."

What the @$&% does that even mean???

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Posted by stalecloud on 07/15/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Hillary is a liar. She can't handle the case on the world any better than Obama. I will take Trump over more failure.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally needs more time to measure Trump's character? This is a man who makes headlines every day of the week and they add up to exposing his character for anyone to see, to measure, to judge. But Martha hasn't yet figured him out or more likely hasn't figured out where she needs to stand to come out ahead. Every day she takes makes it that much easier to measure her character, and it doesn't measure up.

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Posted by franklymydears on 07/14/2016 at 10:01 PM

Re: “New Study Points Out Just How Poorly Pop Culture Portrays Characters With Disabilities

----It is also necessary to reduce stigma surrounding “invisible” disabilities.

If you want to help you will stop saying there is one.

Regardless of what anyone else might do, you will stop.

Harold A. Maio

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Posted by Harold Maio on 07/14/2016 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

Got it! Good bye.

Posted by hakeson on 07/14/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Two Tucson Women Hold Rally for Law Enforcement

Thank you ladies. We don't need you to report on the malcontents across the street shouting obscenities. They are part of the problem.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Two Tucson Women Hold Rally for Law Enforcement

I have long believed that the cities/departments that hire officers within 5 years of completing TPD training should have to reimburse TPD for a portion of the training costs.

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Posted by JP on 07/14/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

I believe the point "Another Anonymous Commenter" is trying to make, Hakeson, is the very well founded, reasonable, and civilly expressed point that the public needs fairly complete and honest information about local governance delivered through the media -- mainstream, alternative or via citizen commentary -- if they are to make well-founded, constructive decisions about how to vote in elections. That's the point of the democratic system, isn't it, to be able to vote leaders out when their records in office do not merit them being entrusted with additional terms in office? What do you do, then, when certain parties who control or influence local media coverage decide it falls within their purview to prevent certain facts -- say, for example, the gross administrative incompetence of a key figure employed by a public institution or a systematic, pervasive practice of lying to cover up problems and irregularities -- from reaching the public's attention? Those who know what is going on and believe they have a responsibility to communicate it find ways to get the information out, and sometimes that may involve anonymous commentary to protect those in vulnerable positions.

You choose to post under your name, I assume with good reason, and others choose not to, we can only assume also with good reason. If their commentary is civil and their information relevant, it is their business how they choose to communicate, not yours. If you don't believe information delivered anonymously is worth considering, discount it in your own mind and move on. In any case, it would be best to refrain from expressing your opinion by issuing peremptory, uncivil commands to other commenters. "Say it and sign it, or shut up!" How rude.

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Posted by Contra rudeness on 07/14/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Dust Devil

Magnificent wordsmithing, Mr. Mollenhour. Thank you.

Posted by Carl Stoeckel on 07/14/2016 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

More power to Citizens United, "Dark Money" in campaigns, secret agreements for holding people in foreign countries for the United States, on and on. I do understand the need to protect whistleblowers. There are ways around it if you really wanted to receive the information and relay it through a third party as received from "tipster" or "informant". I also understand "time is money" and so much is done on the cheap these days. I also realize there are "unstable" people living among us. How can I hide if you use my first name?

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Posted by hakeson on 07/14/2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

i had 12 plants growing under the current mmj card rules when dispensarys were not open yet,, police came to my house cause of a domestic dispute and made me pull my plants out,,, i filed a lawsuit and a judge sided with the police saying it was against federal law,,,, what kind of double standard b.s. is this after i paid the state $300 for a mmj card to allow me to do what i was doing ????

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Posted by jammerk65 on 07/14/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

it is way past time to legalize cannabis and stop this madness !!!

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Posted by jammerk65 on 07/14/2016 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Free Kyle Catlin

lets all have our thoughts and prayers for Kyle.

Come on people when are we going to get honest about Marijuana. It has been the vehicle used by so many to rally for support to protect the children. It has done little since the 1937 Harry Anslinger prohibition and legally and economically enhanced war. There has been absolutely no success to this war. We have rouge police, package lopped on felonies to push plea bargains. Judges taking payola to send offenders to prison, We have taken away personal & property rights to not be convicted of a crime for the expediency of the courts. We have people in different counties being prosecuted differently for simple possession.

This travesty has to stop and the CRLMA wants to continue this prohibition they just want to be the first to charge with an administrative fine then charge with a felony a double whammy.

What is needed to save the youth from ever lasting social traumas and stigmas associated by building marketing forced tax collecting administrative entities. Before we build this draconian monster repeal AZ Criminal statute 13-1405 save people like Kyle let his case be the example

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 07/14/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

Romero could open an ice water stand in July and be out of business by August.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/14/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

No, Harvey, you have not been grounded and sent to your room. You've just been asked not to impose your preferences ("Say it and sign it, or shut up!"), which many other readers do not share, on people who have good reason to maintain their anonymity when they comment.

As one of the anonymous commenters above noted, the mainstream media organizations in Tucson do not do a good job getting comprehensive, sound information about local governance to the public. The Arizona Daily Star, for example, sometimes does not report relevant information on TUSD, and there have even been instances within the last year of the Star deleting online comments that criticize TUSD leadership or that contain information not favorable to the district. In this context, alternative channels of information are much needed. Safier won't address many of the relevant topics directly in his blogs, probably because of his relationships within the Democratic Party, but some of those who comment in the streams on his pieces have been willing to do so. I hope they will continue; it would be an unfortunate loss if we could not keep hearing from them.

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Posted by Another Anonymous Commenter on 07/14/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

Grounded, and sent to my room.

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Posted by hakeson on 07/14/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Dear Pokemon Go Trainers: Stop Looking for Pikachu Long Enough to Appreciate Where You Are

I work at Reid Park. I've almost ran over a few of you suckers because you're staring really hard into your phone and not paying attention to what surrounds you.

Flat as Pickachu
When I come through
If you don't move
You will have the blues

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/14/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Soul Strip

Way to go, Adiba!

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Posted by Rita Connelly on 07/14/2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Obummer had no problem lighting up the White House in purple when Prince died. But, he refused to light it up in blue to honor 5 Police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Says a lot.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/14/2016 at 12:10 PM

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