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Re: “The Skinny

I strongly believe the city has been spending road funds appropriately, that they've done what they said, and I support them. This has been a good team...

I also strongly believe more sales tax isn't the answer. It's time our public servants started acting like citizens - my truck is 30 years old. I'm about to put it's 3rd new engine in it. When you're strapped for cash, you FIX things instead of acting like a $300k fire truck is as disposable as a dixie cup. Worried about reliability? Replace the whole engine next time instead of whatever breaks. I'm willing to bet a brand-new diesel engine is less than $20k. That's a factor of 10, and you essentially have a new truck...

NO 101

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Posted by desertrat on 05/11/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Got a Bachelor's Degree? There May Be a Public School Teaching Job Waiting For You.

Arizona Going to Hell in a Handbasket

You say that we can see from direct experience that Arizona is going to hell in a handbasket. Yet, we have school district that have rigorous systems for measuring parent's direct experience.

Those parents don't agree with you. It is quite likely that our ratings of school quality by parents are the highest in the nation. We have school districts triple the national average.

You say that Pima County MVD is not doing well. What, specifically was your experience there? How long did you wait? Were you able to complete your transaction in one visit? If not, did you get the info you needed to complete your transaction?

What we have is a lamentation orchestra. Instead of focusing on the true mission, developing the next generation, we have many people who work to create a culture of lamentation built around a false mission of maximizing pensions.

What is our mission? To develop our children or to maximize the pensions of exiting adults? All the commentary on this blog suggests that the true mission of the district system is to maximize pensions.

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Posted by on 05/11/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

It simply follows the rule of college journalism. They promote government expansion at any cost and don't do for yourself, wait until somebody does it for you. Add to that the global warming fraud still being run by old democrats, and you have a liberal wackadoo world.

Challenge your professors for evidence.

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Posted by Pete Sake on 05/11/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center

Easy to reach in NW Tucson. Helpful and friendly staff. Very accessible 1/4 mile nature trail and 1/2 mile birding trail. Good place to go for a birding neophyte. (Wrong phone number shown.)

Posted by J Robb Wilson on 05/11/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Your newspaper is dying because you are not interested in any opinion counter to Liberal, Left Wing.
Evidence? Recently you refused to print a carefully researched argument against Planned Parenthood.
We have known each other for decades and I wish you well, but you have created an intellectual desert that will not sustain itself. Pleasing the Left should not be your mission, but seems to be.

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Posted by William Heuisler on 05/11/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The Tucson Weekly could save the peanut gallery a lot of time and publish an automatic "I-love-______, -but-I-don't-want-to-pay-for-it-so-let-someone-fundraise-for-the-____________service-that-I-don't-realize-actually-impacts-my-individual-earnings-and-quality-of-life" comment at the end of every article that mentions taxes.

Also, thought I'd add the link to the City of Tucson Adopted Budget for 2017.
Police,'s all there:…

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Posted by Parent X on 05/11/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!


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Posted by BEVERLY on 05/11/2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Danehy

Please explain.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/11/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Amazing that the Democrats under President Obama tried to do something NOBLE and GOOD for the American people since we are the only western nation that doesn't offer Universal Health Care to ALL of it's citizens but because President Obama is BLACK the Republicans refused to allow him to do anything noteworthy while in office they denigrated the program as though Obama had thrown poison in the well water. Just as Social Security has issues that can be solved the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT had issues that could be solved but the Republicans, like Egyptians in ancient times want to erase any evidence that Barack Obama ever existed and anything that he signed into law that they can get rid of will be gotten rid of. My quandary is that when 65 MILLION people are receiving Social Security and 24 MILLION or more were covered under the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT why those people would ever allow a Republican to get elected much less have an opportunity to eliminate the programs that insure their ability to continue to live?

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Posted by Beneal Good on 05/11/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Good luck, Jim!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/11/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Um..."the disturbing changes that have come as the water level in Lake Powell has dropped during our most recent drought." ???

FLASH! There wasn't a Lake Powell until the construction of the dam. Dropping lake levels are more like Mother Nature trying to restore that part of northern AZ and southern UT to what had been there up until 50 or so years ago.

This sounds more like a "win" for the region, rather than a disaster.

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Posted by n7iqv on 05/11/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Danehy

Trump is definitely a sex offender. Even Bill Clinton has nothing on the Arrogant Orange Offender when it comes to this category. Read something besides your usual fake news and alternative facts and you may just learn something. Or, as usual, you will not learn a goddamned thing. Please try though.

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Posted by CW13 needs to learn a thing or two. on 05/11/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

In most European countries, as long as you can reach up and put your money on the bar without the assistance of a step stool, you can drink as much alcohol as you want.

Welcome to America Sven!

Posted by sgsmith on 05/11/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

And you're a moron.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/11/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Meanwhile, somewhere there are several children crying because someone took their Jolly Rancher candies, or is this story meant to be an anecdotal metaphor of every election in modern history?

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Posted by sgsmith on 05/11/2017 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Gauging the Ganja

Thanks , Nick
There are standards of testing to marijuana that are being adopted in the pacific states. Basically the whole PAC 12 is a MMJ legal but Utah. Heck legalize hemp make it a exportable raw and finished products, the Mormons will jump aboard.

As marijuana market is now there is some very good quality product @ reasonable prices. I can still get a 1/4 pound of Mexican shag weed for $250.00 thats around $2.00 a gram. By the time all the crap is removed say doubled $4.00 a gram old smelly dry and basically big bowl burn. Who know whats in it.

Then you have the dispensary stuff which is always good to a degree. Prepackaged helps maintain freshness and quality as well as maintain product. The place I go dont have a on the shelf inventory sitting long enough to become diminished in ways.

However the Vap & oil industry needs to be looked at a lot better. Taking a line from Cousin Vinny the law of physics cease to exist in my home. This is true I can go to one of 4 dispensaries now and get the buy one get one free 300mg that is not labeled on percentages the leaf extraction done with solvent is like inhaling kerosene nice.

But the real trick is I get what I am told is 90% pure THC with a little flavor in 300 milligram cartridges. I go to Washington and here to my dispensary and the 250 mg pure oils I get fill up both 300mg cartridges that are one in house grown product locally grown and produced. YES THIS IS TRUE IN MY HOME I CAN MORE THE DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID JUST BECAUSE IT IS IN MY HOME. I am blessed huh!

The AZDHS/MMj has oversight on testing for mold and pesticides and far as quality or percentages of cannabinols or types. I do believe that AZDHS/MMJ should have a lot better look at this vap pull in some standards on weights and measures of products.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 05/11/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “The Skinny

I refused to be shamed or intimidated into voting for more money to go to the state coffers in the hope that it is given back to the Tucson government to waste again.

How many times do we have to go through this charade with the City of Tucson? Again and again they cry about their desperate needs -- frequently trotting the police and fire departments out as the poster children -- and then use tax dollars on pet projects.

This time around, they even promised that no "new tax" money would go to support salaries or other administrative costs because that is exactly what they have done in the past.

Here's an idea that none of the people who are paid the "big bucks" to come up with "hard decisions" and "smart solutions" have thought of -- set up a crowd sourcing website for the police and fire departments' support AND a separate website for the so-called road repairs.

I would gladly contribute to equip both the police and fire departments, but this city has proven over and over that it cannot fix the roads in a way that does not require a steady revenue stream for half-assed chip seal and oil-based cosmetic coverings that only exasperate the problems.

Lastly, and this is for those who have proposed this new tax, do you seriously think that THIS state government is going to give you the money back? If so, you have not been paying attention.

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Posted by sgsmith on 05/11/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Danehy

Hilarious, Mr. 13 Sir! In addition to being the champion in the Arena of Ideas, you're quite the astute social commentator who skillfully weaves acerbic comedy with a trenchant and ironic tour de force.

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Posted by All hail CW13! on 05/11/2017 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Danehy

Sex Offender in Chief? I didn't realize McSally worked for Bill Clinton.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/11/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “The Skinny

'We're hardly surprised to see most of the organizations on that list have a problem with providing the cops and firefighters with decent equipment to protect public safety or to fix roads. Most of them would rather see the cops show up on buses and the firefighters arrive on bicycles than spend another dime on the roads'

Come on, this is as ignorant an accusation as calling someone who doesnt endorse the military industrial complex 'soft on terrorism'.

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Posted by Palisades on 05/11/2017 at 5:30 AM

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