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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Never Going Back to Tucson

A right to work state, can be a rough road. For a person with the wrong working skills, and low ambition.

The blue states, pay a janitor $30 an hour, and Benifits. In Tucson its $15 an hour and no benefits.

The warmer states , are harder for some.

Posted by Dave Andersen on 06/16/2019 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Never Going Back to Tucson

A great article, from a gifted writer. He could replace the word Tucson, with Fargo in my case. The coldest, windiest place to the hottest place. I love the desert, and Im an air conditioning repairman the same age as the writer, about 60-65 I guess. And Im still on hot roofs 42 years later.

But I love the desert , once it gets ahold of you, its owns you. The good , bad and ugly. A right to work state, hard for a lot of people to make it. Vs the blue union states , where a janitor makes $25 an hour. Give me the warm weather and its struggles any day.. I lived in Fargo North Dakota 20 years.

The writer could have replaced the word Tucson, with 1000 different towns in our country. By 1000 different men and women, who didnt have ambition, and purpose.

This is more about lack of ambition, and success and happiness. Then it is about Tucson.

I loved his article, I love his free spirit. But that free spirit comes with a price.

Posted by Dave Andersen on 06/16/2019 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Tariff Catastrophe

"Democrats have lied themselves into a corner."

No. The only ones which have lied themselves into a corner are the PO(TU)S and the pathetic sheep that actually believe that lying liar.

Your ears must be ringing Hard right now username Vote Them Out.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/12/2019 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Tariff Catastrophe

So now Mr Grijalva calls it a crisis? Democrats have lied themselves into a corner. It is all for votes as they destroy democracy.

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Posted by Vote Them Out on 06/10/2019 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Confessions of an eBay opium addict

I trained on a mountain top with the Zen monkey tribe.
We clean our bodies by eating sand and ants. When clean we get high by reflecting the moon light off our toe nails up our left nostrils.
We are healing and a fart is the devine

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Posted by Chen Woo on 06/09/2019 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Court Courage

it's nice to find the occasional Weekly story that focuses on something real rather than the usual political/social agendizing you are so attached to...

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Posted by laddderflappy on 06/08/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Yes! Nunchuks Are Legal Now!

You forgot to mention when these laws are effective, is it August 28th?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Raquel Baranow on 06/08/2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Tariff Catastrophe

Wow, the first people a supposedly liberal newspaper quote are an economist and the head of the Chamber of Commerce. Yes, unlimited immigration and cheap labor are what they want.
Of course they are going to say that it's not the right way. Of course they don't specify what the right way might be, including prosecuting many card-carrying members of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce for screwing U.S. workers by undercutting wages with cheap illegal workforces from the 3rd world.
Liberals used to look out for workers. Now they're siding with the Chamber of Commerce. How times have changed!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bslap on 06/07/2019 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Yes! Nunchuks Are Legal Now!

The AZ Legislature also passed the felony animal cruelty bill (HB2671) which was signed by Governor Ducey. The new law, sponsored by Rep Kavanagh, strengthens penalties and treatment options for severe animal abuse cases some ending in slow, painful deaths for animals.

By preventing egregious cases of animal abuse from being reduced to misdemeanors, abusers will no longer be able to kill or torture a family pet and end up with zero jail time and no court supervised probation or treatment. Because crimes against animals are often part of a larger pattern of domestic violence, the new law will help protect not only pets, but families and communities throughout Arizona. More info:…

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZnurse on 06/06/2019 at 8:34 AM

Re: “A Trip Down Peyote Way

Guess what? The NAC also charges hundreds of dollars for the exact same thing, but in a different setting - church membership & the peyote experience.

Posted by Kellen Woodley on 06/01/2019 at 3:01 AM

Re: “Love in the Age of Narcissism

This is an excellent story, bravo to Emily for a job well done. But the cover art you used to illustrate is simply horrible. What were you thinking? A smiling woman being groped by god knows what, with a ridiculous font that looks like it should be on a heavy metal album. For a story about abused women. It is offensive. Quite disappointed.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by abuse survivor on 05/31/2019 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Summer Survival 2019: Beat the Heat!

Gotta pick up a dead-tree edition this week!

Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/23/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Fill up and take advantage of summer food specials

Eat locally - please!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/23/2019 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Pathway's Problematic Preachings

Oh and BTW; myself and my family carry BIG GUNS now because of this program's insidious tactics and presence in our beloved city...

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Posted by Countess Capital Beware of the Owners on 04/28/2019 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Pathway's Problematic Preachings

Yes, this whole situation is truly creepy by normal societal standards; the program in St Louis was, partially, fed fresh meat (teenagers) by Anheuser B$%*H's bohemoth culture of encouraging early underage drinking; I'm a five o'clock drunk millionaire, life family partner and grateful member of the Coors family now and I LOVE IT... (Coors Corp has taken great care of my family)...wouldn't trade it for the world; I did early school in St Louis, because my parents were corporate executives for a brief period there, and all of my classmates warned me that this program "thing" was a "weird cult" that would eventually "try to harm my family;" and in an obfuscated manner the program did try to harm my family albeit subversively in order to avoid culpability; the program elites (counselors) used to confiscate the truly "elite" and "destined" members' personal property and effects in order to INDUCE gratitude to the cult's supreme leader through subversive tactics (removal of personal property and identity is a common characteristic of well documented cults especially, from California).
At one point in their history in St Louis, they had set up a "home-school" situation--basically school at one of their satellites--where they encouraged students and their families to remove the "clients" and/or drop out of their regular school situation; because they (the student/clients) were different and unique and would never succeed at regular school because of their addictions; the students were put on the standard US Military General Equivalency Diploma track--after which, I presume that their careers were matriculated internally within CROSSROADS program; the name of the St Louis program of that time. I get nauseous every time I reflect upon the brief interaction that I had with this program and it's practitioners because, I almost "really" screwed my life up.
I graduated high school, unconventionally (home-schooled and HiSET), and now hold two degrees from New Mexico State University in Masters of Science in Engineering, and Statistics (Mathematics) and a Bachelors in Economics and I am about to enter into my Doctoral Research program at another great ACCREDITED university; I did so well that I was accepted to some of the nations top tier elite schools (not that NMSU is not top tier--we are-- but these were the $100,000 year tuition private universities); I just hope that everyone who had to tolerate this strange arrangement got good and thorough therapy after they left or separated, permanently. KUDOS...CHEERS!!! :)

Posted by Countess Capital Beware of the Owners on 04/28/2019 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Breaking the Green Ceiling

Adriana Tysenn was recently arrested for DUI/Drugs here in Tucson. She is not in the same league as these other women.

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Posted by Safe and Kind Tucson on 03/28/2019 at 8:01 AM

Re: “The Foilies 2019

You missed the one closer to home -- the MOU-in-progress that will allow the Arizona Dept. of Transportation to self-monitor all environmental regulation required by the National Environmental Protection Act. It's call a "NEPA Assignment" and the comment period just closed -- with 29 opposed, 7 in favor and one "yes, but...." What this means specifically for Tucson and Pima County is that both an Avra Valley Interstate 11and it's companion Sonoran Corridor -- both in the final stages of Tier 1 Environmental Impact Studies, will have no federal supervision for the Tier 2 part, where 2000' corridors are narrowed down to 400' highways, with interchanges, etc. It's putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop, but with clean water, clean air, noise, wildlife, and safe communities on the firing line.

Not to mention enriching certain real estate speculators who are big-time political campaign contributors. The Sonoran Corridor will, as ADOT has set it out, give Don Diamond's planned 3200 acre Swan Southlands/Verano development a free access highway. At our expense.

I am kind of surprised that this was left out since information was sent to the Weakly's editor along with the rest of the local media who chose to ignore it -- the Pima County Establishment wants I-11 and the Sonoran Corridor, the better to -- as their Business Case argues -- attract US companies back from China to... Mexico, where wages are lower, and to encourage R&D in the US with manufacture and assembly in... Mexico. But the editor is probably too busy thinking up his next hit piece on Supervisor Miller and her staff to deal with this stuff. There was a time when the Weakly actually cared about our communities and our people -- maybe too much "green stuff"...?

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by AVL on 03/14/2019 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Unbroken Angel: Luis Alberto Urrea

TUSD removed seven book titles from classrooms, as part of its effort to show compliance with the state's directive to end the MAS courses. (Incidentally, the TUSD board never authorized the book removal and I personally disagreed with it, though I did vote to end the courses.) "The Devil's Highway" was not one of those titles.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 03/07/2019 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Unbroken Angel: Luis Alberto Urrea

Hey first poster "@bslap" - that's right I clicked on your empty photo to see other posts you've made, and discovered just how terrified you are that people from across the border might somehow infringe on your rights as a US citizen. My question for you is: exactly what did you do to gain your special status, as a citizen of this great country, other than having been born here? It was flat out luck. I also am just that lucky. One other thing - have you read the book? I have. It's amazing, inspiring and heartbreaking. I personally believe that it's a good thing for everyone in the USA to understand just how lucky we really are, and find it within us to wish the very best for everyone else as well. This is a land of immigrants. Unless you are black and your ancestors were brought here to be sold, or you're a Native of this land - keep in mind that you are also an immigrant. Do you know for sure that your ancestors arrived legally? What might they have done if that option was not available to them? Peace.

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Posted by Jonathan Ellis on 02/28/2019 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Unbroken Angel: Luis Alberto Urrea

I agree totally, Luis, that the wall is to keep us in. Mexico is beautiful, colorful, and full of wonderful people. Yes, there's corruption. Yes, there's poverty. On both sides of the wall. But lots of Americans are crossing the border to get to Mexico to retire and to enjoy the arts and culture, too. I hope that option stays open. So let's embrace the many collaborative efforts between Mexico and the USA that have been ongoing since 1864, in spite of the acquisition of 6 states to US territory and open the gates to the good things.

54 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ann Hostetler on 02/28/2019 at 12:24 PM

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