I had to check to be sure that a "quill" pen is made from a feather. In widespread use at the time of the appearance of the ballpoint pen was the fountain pen. The fountain pen uses a metal "nib" at the tip to guide the ink to the paper.
Your article gives Lori McMann a bully pulpit. I was disgusted by her coarse behavior last night. She is, to put it civilly, not a reliable informant. This woman makes bank proliferating guns in our society. To make it worse, she provides a venue where criminals who are prohibited from owning them can shop for guns at their leisure, knowing they will not have a background check. She is a purveyor of death and mayhem, in my humble opinion and I hope she never sets foot in our city again. Hers is blood money. Let's be rid of it.
This is yellow journalism at its worst. This is a non-story, a character assassination; a voyeuristic journey in to the private lives of public people. Shame on the Tucson Weekly for printing this drivel and shame on those who delight in the tragedy of others.
Colin Zimmerman and the proponents of Prop 200 are putting all their chips on a nebulous economic rebound sometime over the next 10 years. However, prudent municipal planning calls for budget planning based upon short term projections. The City Manager's office projects a revenue shortfall next year of between $45-68Million. Zimmerman and his "pie in the sky" projections have no solid economic figures to support their contentions. Retired Law Enforcement Planner Don Ijams asserted in the AZ Daily Star (http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/fromcomments/3…) that Prop 200 is bad public policy and he cites both the FBI and the International Association of Police Chiefs to support his assertions. No new cuts to City Services! No new taxes! No on Prop 200.
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