Lawyer: You are confusing neighborhood associations with homeowner associations (HOAs). The former are chartered by the City of Tucson, and that includes The Cabrini Neighborhood Association, which was founded in 1999. Neighborhood associations do not have the power to tell you you can't replace your front door, and they generally operate by democratic process and do not charge dues.
Dan: My analogy was based on the assumption that people who bought tickets for the show paid for reserved seats. Those are tangible items one rents for the duration of a show. If that's not the case for this show, then I was misinformed. However, if the tickets do specify reserved seating, then this is a clear case of bait and switch.
So let's say you go to Best Buy and tell them you want to buy the Samsung TV that's on sale for $300. Then when you get home you notice that there's no remote. When you call, the Best Buy guy says, "Oh, the remote is an extra $75. That was in the fine print in our ad in the paper. If you don't want to pay extra for the remote you can just get up and change channels manually." Do you feel like you were screwed? Of course, I'm not implying that Best Buy would do this, but concert promoters seem to get away with just about anything these days and I just don't think people should take it sitting down.
Whatever you said doesn't negate the fact that Michael Roach has been claiming for years to be part of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism of which the Dalai Lama has been the spiritual leader and that he lied about being legally married to Ms. McNally, among other things. By refusing to shed his maroon and gold robes, letting his hair grow long, wearing jewelry, and not being celibate he was impersonating someone he was not. Whether or not someone claims to be a Buddhist monk or a police officer, that sort of thing is usually frowned upon, especially when people are persuaded to give money to and/or perform services for the impersonator.
Shouldn't that headline say "Dan Gibson Say Goodbye..."? I think the AP Stylebook says Internet celebrities take the plural form...(grin)
Joking aside, I have *really* enjoyed The Range under your direction. May the wind always be at your back, etc. ---Harrison Shaffer
I like to make fun of jargon as much as the next guy, but to me "vibrant" just means "alive" (Webster: "pulsating with life, vigor, or activity"), coming to us as it does etymologically from the same root as "viva" in Spanish. Now, as regards Imagine Greater Tucson, while I may think vibrant means a lively place to live and play, for the folks who are behind IGT it mainly refers to people buying lots of houses and cars and spending money in the shopping malls.
Isn't capitalism grand? The system now has us all spending time and energy discussing the variance in gasoline prices and gloating over how "low" they are in Arizona. When I moved back to Tucson in 2001, the price of gas when I crossed the Colorado River was $1.35. How many people you know have had their income go up by 2-1/2 to 3 times in the last ten years? There's never been more truth to the bumper sticker that says "If you're not outraged, you haven't been paying attention."
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