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There are plenty of eligible poster boys of the "latter category" awaiting deportation as you read this, but Jesus Ramon Gonzales was just an opportunity for Portillo to put in his two centavos in on the subject. I didn't feel that it was an article glorifying Gonzales. It was a warts and all article about illegal immigration, factually reported. Portillo is a good enough writer that if he did want to turn Gonzales into a hero, he would have left out or glossed over all those bad bits. Instead, you state that "by Portillo's own account...", he enumerates definitely unsympathetic facts about Gonzales. And yet you accuse Portillo of trying to gloss over the facts to make Gonzales a sympathetic character. You can't have it both ways, Tom.
Let me guess, the reason the AIA is using a system that actually hurts smaller, more rural teams is because there is money involved. Revenue from more popular teams who actually are better than the Podunk high gene pool makes more sense to the AIA than a more socialist everybody gets to play in the game philosophy. I hate to make this about capitalism but, money driving sports tends to monopolize it, making the best teams in the biggest markets perennial winners and smaller "markets" suffer. I wouldn't blame the system, though. I blame the money.
William Hartnell (the first doctor) was the best doctor. I watched the show in the beginning as a 9 year old and returned to the states, and went through Dr. Who withdrawal. Nobody across the pond knew anything about english TV in the sixties. I went back to England in the 70's. Tom Baker was the doctor and I was appalled. The doctor had regenerated into Ronald McDonald (Jelly baby, anyone? They're delicious!). Both the BBC and I completely abandoned Dr. Who until the best writer in television today, Russell T. Davies, resurrected the doctor with a brilliant set of scripts featuring a real actor, Christopher Ecclestone, as the doctor. I love the new series, but my heart belongs to the original white haired floppy hatted cape wearing grumpy doctor.
fraser007 is right. Tea party members don't care about anybody's opinions but their own. They don't care about anybody but themselves, and they don't care about America. It's all about what they can hoard for themselves, screw anybody else. They can't even hang together enough to form their own political group. They have to attach themselves lamprey-like to the republican greed heads. Pitiful, really. Like cockroaches, they will now scatter back into the dark corners of the republican party, avoiding exposure to the light of reason, and keep infesting that party until once again, they will skitter into the open to brazenly feed on republican leftovers.
Remember your catechism, consorting with the devil is a mortal sin according to your church. Say two hail Marys, one our father, and father O'Malley is waiting for you in the vestibule. Halloween gets one entry in the hitchhikers guide. The guide says it's "mostly harmless". Teenagers tend to ruin it for everybody, though. Tucsonans are lucky in that we get to celebrate twice. Once for Halloween and once for Dia De Los Muertos. Hopefully, in a few generations, it will meld into one incomprehensible week long party complete with processions and mardi gras style traveling costume balls.
What, did you write this column five minutes before deadline? How about FEWER topics, giving each more in-depth analysis? Put down the scatter-gun and focus. I know, everybody's an editor...
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