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Re: “Saffron Indian Bistro

I moved to SE Arizona in 2007 and immediately starting looking for a first-class Indian restaurant. I believe that I have eaten at at least 75% of the Indian restaurants in Tucson and the surrounding area.

Simply put, Saffron Indian Bistro is the best Indian restaurant I have eaten at in Tucson, bar none. Nothing else even comes close. The sauces are exquisite, the meats are cooked to perfection, the rice is perfect, and the selection is broad. I have eaten at Saffron on at least 20 different occasions and have never had a meal that was less than excellent. The service has ranged from very good to excellent.

The owner of the Indian grocers where I get my supplies for home told me it is the only Indian restaurant that he will take his wife to.

I've eaten in fine Indian restaurants in NYC, London and other major cities in the US and Europe. Saffron holds there own against them and is among the five best Indian restaurants I have ever eaten in.

Posted by BluesFan on 06/23/2009 at 9:44 PM

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Re: “Congressional Campaign Coffers

A vote for McSally is a vote for the Koch brothers.

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Posted by BluesFan on 07/28/2014 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Local and Likeable

I happen to like the food at 5 Points. It's not a Michelin 3 star restaurant nor does it pretend to be. Could the food realistically be better. Yes. Is it good now. Yes. I like the staff, the service, and the ambiance. I also like the shop where I can get foods and sauces you won't find at Fry's or Safeway. Bottom line, when I'm in that neck of the woods, 5 Points is where I head for lunch. It's a no-brainer for me.

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Posted by BluesFan on 05/14/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Here's Your "Tucson Sucks" Article of the Week

Doug MacEachern is an egg-sucking, neo-colonialist dupe.

Bite me.

PS I can't tell you how relieved I am that the wealthy people aren't responsible.

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Posted by BluesFan on 03/18/2014 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Jon Stewart on the "No Cake for Gays" Bill

The simple fact of the matter is that all Americans are guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Period.

SB 1062 offers everyone the right to discriminate against anyone and be protected from any consequences of their discrimination based on any amorphous claim that that person offended their religious sensibilities.

Let's clear up this Christian thing. I defy anyone to show me anywhere in the Gospels where Jesus said anything about gays and lesbians, let alone to discriminate against them. Sorry, it's not there. Actually, all I could find was that Jesus said to love thy neighbor as thyself. Now, in the Old Testament, there are some statements against homosexuality. That said, the Old Testament is the Torah, which is the Jewish bible. I haven't heard any of my Jewish brothers and sisters weighing in in favor of SB 1062. I don't think I'm likely to, either.

Your religious beliefs are just that - yours. You are entitled to them and they are protected by the Constitution. However, those rights do not grant you the right to impose them on anyone else.

The simple fact of the matter is that you can not legislate morality. Theocracy has been tried repeatedly throughout history and has failed repeatedly. Hey, if you don't like serving gays, move to Iran. They don't like it either.

Chris Cecil's post above is a clear example of bigotry at its most base level. I don't know where he goes to do business or eat at a restaurant, but in my 62+ years, I can't recall seeing any gays or lesbians exhibiting sexual lust in such places. I've certainly seen plenty of straight men groping and mauling straight women, though (let's leave sexism and misogyny for another day). But I guess that's okay because they're setting a proper sexual identity example. Actually, I think Mr. Cecil would be happier in Russia. Their view on gays and lesbians seems to match up pretty well with his.

If you want to discriminate against someone, no one is going to stop you. But do have the guts to stand up and defend what you did and why you did it, instead of hiding behind some nebulous claim of having your religious sensibilities offended.

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Posted by BluesFan on 02/24/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “We're Looking for a Food Blogger/Columnist, Sadly

Thank you, Adam, for all your great articles and tips. You're always the FIRST thing I read. I can't imagine how many cool restaurants and food trucks and foodie things you have turned me onto.


P.S. Is it true that you're taking over for Adam Richman on the Travel Channel?

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Posted by BluesFan on 10/05/2012 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Tucson's U.S. Postal Distribution Center Cited by OSHA

We all know that the USPS does not have the money for a fine that large.

Maybe OSHA could publicly draw and quarter the offender. Or is HHS in charge of drawing and quartering.

I have to lie down now, The thought of someone steeping out of their assigned duties to get the bigger job done makes me so faint I can't stand up.

[Hmmmn... do you think this supervisor might have realized that they didn't have the training and was extra careful because of it?]

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Posted by BluesFan on 09/26/2012 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Now Showing at Home

Dear Dr. Grimm

As usual you hit the nail on the head, this time with Dune. It is an abysmal movie and a great descecration of one of the great classics of science fiction.

For readers who want to see (parts of) the Dune Series in video, the DVDs to get are the SciFi (yeah, I know they changed the name by they rarely show real sci-fi anymore either) Channel's two mini-series Dune and the sequel, Children of Dune.

Info on Dune at: http://www.amazon.com/Herberts-Sci-Fi-Mini…

and Children of Dune at: http://www.amazon.com/Herberts-Sci-Fi-Mini…

The first is out of print and can be found cheaper on eBay (Korean re-issues). I found used copies at a number of places on Google's shopbot.

I have nothing to gain from any of the sellers. Just passing the info along for those interested and those who care.

These two sets are light years better that the Lynch version and probably as good as it gets, unless some producer wants to bankroll a Star Wars series (full - the whole 9) size and type production.

Posted by BluesFan on 05/13/2010 at 6:38 AM

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