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Re: “Talking Freedom of the Press with Journalists Maureen Dowd, Joe Conason and Evan Thomas

Whoohooo! What, Again dickfest!

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Posted by Real Christians are embarrassed that W.A. identifies with them. on 03/17/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Danehy

"Suck?" And earlier, "ball breaker?" Why, CW honey, what are you trying to tell us? What a naughty, naughty boy it must be to be you.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Wink, wink on 03/17/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Editors Note

You accuse people of being Ms. Anonymous?

So, that would make you a hypocritical jackass, unless the name on your birth certificate reads "CW13".

OR if you legally changed your name to CW13.

I'd bet all the tax money that Trump has paid beyond 2005 that neither of the above sentences are true.

So, if you're willing to lose about $3, bet me on that challenge.

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by CW13 needs to quit being a hypocrite on 03/17/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Danehy

At least you're beginning to wise up. I notice you have no challenge to any points I made. It must suck to be you.

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Posted by CW13 on 03/17/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Nobody wants to hear about your little Jimmie W.A.

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Posted by What, Again is failing at being a Christian & a good commenter. on 03/17/2017 at 7:20 AM

Re: “The Skinny

This will never pass as long as the most hardlined republicans are religiously opposed to any kind of 'socialized medicine' and are convinced beyond any doubt in their mind that the best solution is complete privitization and giving the health care industry as much laissez faire freedom as possible

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Posted by Palisades on 03/17/2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Grijalva's as much of a racist as King, just swings the other way.
There's nothing wrong with reducing immigration - this is our country, for native Americans, blacks, whites, Latinx, Asian, etc. this is where we will raise our children and grandchildren so we should leave them a country to live in that is not overpopulated. And not all supporters of reducing immigration are racists.

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Posted by bslap on 03/17/2017 at 6:29 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Smoke It If You Got It.

Trek on urban hiker.

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Posted by Richard Gray on 03/17/2017 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Danehy

Brilliantly and cogently argued, Mr. 13 Sir. Once again you've demonstrated that in the Arena of Ideas you have no equal.

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by All hail CW13! on 03/17/2017 at 4:41 AM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

Odds are that the crime was committed by a liberal for the explicit purpose of generating stories like this blaming Trump. There are a whole series of crimes like this. Please follow up with a column apologizing to Trump when the truth comes out.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 03/17/2017 at 3:19 AM

Re: “Laughing Stock: Frank Powers' Life in the Funnies

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Posted by Frank Powers on 03/16/2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

Ehud -

I don't think Betts is happy with Palestinian leadership or the oppression of women, gays, or other minorities in the Palestinian Authority areas in Gaza or the West Bank. I think these are concerns, but that she may view and end to the post '67 occupation as a panacea, or that the Occupation may overshadow those concerns.

My concern is that she seems to have aligned herself with groups that have legitimized a number of things I disagree with. These groups legitimize a host of things, from blanket economic sanctions which punish Jews and Non-Jews, including Muslims and Christians through well-intended but faulty BDS efforts, to the idea that terrorist violence against civilians is a legitimate tool of resistance.

I think she and I both hope and long for peace, but by different means, and I fear that she does not fully realize the fears that we as Jews have of annihilation. At least her support of certain organizations seems to indicate an indifference toward Jewish continuity in the pursuit of peace.

I hope that as we Jews hear and listen to the complaints of our Palestinian, Muslim, Arab, brothers and sisters, we will be sensitive as well to their hopes and fears.

Until then, For Zion's sake, I cannot be silent; If I forget Jerusalem, may I lose my capacity for other good speech and good deeds.

Marty

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Posted by MJ on 03/16/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Fund to Help Islamic Center is Real Deal

Thanks for the vote of confidence on this issue, Betts. I know we are very different, and both quirky.

I remain steadfast in my belief that a Jewish national homeland in our ancestral homeland with self-determination is essential to our survival. I think where we disagree is on how Jews should treat our Palestinian brothers and sisters, how we view the conflict, and how we acheive peace. We both share the notion that many acts from Israeli Jews are deplorable, illegal and immoral. I question whether you view similar acts from Palestinian Muslims as deplorable, illegal or immoral, or if you see them as legitimate tools of resistance to the Post 1967 Occupation.

I don't think I contacted your campaign directly, but I did alert media and voters that Betts had participated in protests that I thought were over the line - picketing a Jewish Community Center and scaring pre-school kids, and you aligned with or supportive of groups which dismissed the deaths of Jews in terror attacks. One group you partnered with was described as minimizing the Nazi Holocaust. Serious stuff. But we can disagree, and I think we both assume the other has positive intentions. At least I assume your intentions are positive, loving, and hopeful of peace.

I hope that my affection for the Muslim community shows you that I share those intentions, despite our differences.

I've said before that I think you'd make a great school board member, except for the fact that I would be afraid that middle east politics might get in the way vis a vis curriculum, and that disqualifies you from serving.

I don't believe I denigrated anyone, but if you'd like to send me comments that people found offensive, I'd be happy to review them. I struggle with reacting instead of responding. I work on that. Especially when people tell lies about me, as your supporters did in some posts. (e.g. that I think Israel can do no wrong.)
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I am thrilled that Betts and I have found agreement on this issue and hope that we can work together in the future. G-d willing/B'ezrat Hashem/InshAllah, we can participate in a Muslim-Jewish/ Jewish-Muslim PeaceWalk event.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MJ on 03/16/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally has said repeatedly she would want any new health care bill to have the "same outcome" as the ACA; it doesn't do that. She says she wants veterans to have the care they deserve; this bill would throw hundreds of thousands of vets off their coverage (cutting off their access to crucial mental health care). It should be OBVIOUS to her that she can't support this bill, based on her stated principles. So why is she dithering?

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Teresa Zimmerman on 03/16/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Thank you Jim Nintzel for making us aware of McSally's shameful silence on this. CD2 is not a homogenous district, and that's the beauty of it. If McSally doesn't appreciate that, and won't defend it, then she and CD2 are a total mismatch.

39 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Teresa Zimmerman on 03/16/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Know Your Product: Miss Olivia

Fantastic performer who reels in a crowd with her voice. Definitely a person to keep in mind when going out on the town for live music. Have listened to her a few times around town. Che's, Saint Charles Tavern and Second Saturday's downtown.

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Posted by Ren Garlmsi on 03/16/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

Raul Grijalva, the militant man of MEChA, calling someone else a bigot and racist? Now that's some FAKE NEWS. Thanks for sharing, Little Jimmie, you can go back to recess now.

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Posted by What, Again on 03/16/2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Morning's At Seven

MORNINGS AT SEVEN

There is certainly a lot of competition for your entertainment dollar in Tucson on the weekend. However, one new entrant in this crowded field certainly deserves your attention and that is Mornings At Seven at The Community Playhouse.

It used to be said that in almost any endeavor amateur was something to be avoided in favor of professional. But then we remember what the quadrennial Olympics is all about, where professionals are barred, and the drama of performance is all given over to those who do what they do not because they are paid to, but because they love what they are doing and do it very well. In fact, as we all know, they are often the very best in the world. And so it is with amateur theater sometimes, another name for which is community theater.

Certainly the new Community Players production of Paul Osbornes Pulitzer Prize-winning play Mornings at Seven fits into this category. It is world class fun and the performances are second to none.

Let me first say that this play was written in the 1940s and while there are a few noticeable anachronisms, like one of the characters decrying the invention of the telephone, most of the subject matter is highly relevant to today, and if you are tired of superficial shows about nothing or gratuitous violence, entirely welcome. How is that? Well, the play, which is a strange, delightful mix of profundity and light-heartedness, deals primarily with difficult, universal questions of family relations and human destiny which are not confined to any one particular era. Probably they are timeless and could just as easily have been written about in ancient Greece times as well as in modern ones. Often they were.

The action takes place, and a fast-paced action it is, in a backyard, which is an inexplicably underutilized and thoroughly under-appreciated venue for theatrical drama given the amount of things that actually take place there in real life. Actually, it takes place in two adjoining backyards which belong to two sisters who are both married and living in a Midwestern town where traditional values of honesty, fairplay, hardwork, and parsimony hold forth, where rose trellises are grown, proper bathrooms are maintained, meals are served on time, there is just one afternoon train out of town, and where people feel it necessary to apologize for getting up anytime after seven in the morning. It starts when Homer brings his girlfriend Myrtle home to meet his mother (yes, the play has its fair share of almost exotic-sounding Midwestern names, too). Unfortunately his father Carl is having an identity crisis at the time and goes off before he can properly meet Myrtle and becomes a missing person, thereby provoking a family crisis. It turns out Carl has been recently obsessed with a metaphysical moment in his life called The Fork, somewhere in his past where he worries he left the path he should have been on in life and took a wrong turn. This is the proverbial fork in the road that we are all familiar with and the existential question of what choice to make when we are confronted with one challenges us all (stay with a secure, but mediocre, job or try to find an uncertain new one, etc.). But is it fate or our own choice which determines where we end up in life? One of the other characters in the play feels that she, too, has made a bad choice and as a result of what she comes to discover in the play decides that all the intervening years that happened until she makes a change were wasted and just might not have been worth living at all. Through her discovery, and others, this play drives home the message that life is not a dress rehearsal and that we had better pay close attention to the choices we are given and make the right ones because they can either give our lives meaning or take it away, depending on what path we choose.

The plot takes many twists and turns and is full of surprises. The scenery and lighting are good, the staging leaves nothing to be desired, and the characters are believable, due in no small part to excellent type casting. To top it all off the Community Playhouse is a wonderfully intimate venue with plenty of opportunity to see every last detail of the evocative expressions on the actors faces and to hear their rich voices with all their subtle and suggestive intonations clearly. This is a lovely little gem. There are only six performances left though, and seating is limited so be sure to make your reservations early. You wouldnt want to be turned away at the door and miss this one! It is playing now through March 26. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and there is a matinee on Sunday at 2 pm. The Community Playhouse is located at 1881 North Oracle Road, just above Speedway. Their telephone number is 887-6239. (The Playhouse is a 501(c)3 organization but does charge a small admission of $12.)

Mornings at Seven
Written by Paul Osbourne
Directed by Vincent Flynn

Cast
Arronetta Arry Gibbs............Joanne Anderson
Cora Swanson............Sydney Flynn
Theodore Thor Swanson...........Scott Berg
Ida Bolton...................Bobbi Whitsun
Carl Bolton.............David Youngerman
Homer Bolton................Craig Ludwiczak
Myrtle Brown......................Jennifer Muskat
Esther Esty Crampton..............Elin Brown
David Crampton.....................Dan Reichel

Crew
Stage Manager...................Paul Brunelle
Stage Manager...................Barb Tobiasson
Lights, Sound......................Paul Brunelle
Set Design...........................Scott Berg
Set Design and Construction........Scott Berg, Bobbi Whitsun, Eric Everts
Social Media Coordinator........Mary Anne Fout
Show Poster.........................Sydney Flynn
Program................................Scott Berg

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Posted by Phillip Ozdemir on 03/16/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Southern AZ Pols React to Rep. Steve King's Celebration of Whiteness

McSally not commenting AGAIN...why am I not surprised? Has she ever gotten out in front of an issue? Don't we want LEADERS? Even if her opinion might be unpopular, she should still have one.

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Posted by Indivisible on 03/16/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “The Skinny

McSally is, once again, not commenting? Doesn't she ever get sick of being so wishy-washy?

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Posted by Indivisible on 03/16/2017 at 1:55 PM

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