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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

George Soros and Media Matters should be next to support him as they continue their push towards communism.

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Posted by Anon Profit? on 03/13/2019 at 8:57 AM

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Try clicking the link I posted. Have a nice day.

Posted by Kash Minbar on 03/12/2019 at 11:21 PM

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And where did you hear that info from Kash? Hes never held public office. Has no track record, other than being a damned good astronaut..

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Posted by Shads John on 03/12/2019 at 10:12 PM

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Kelly is just another corporate Democrat, a Republican lite. He says he is not accepting corporate PAC money but he'll take a lobbyist's personal check. IMO, that is the definition of shady, bought politician. https://theintercept.com/2019/03/12/mark-k…

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Posted by Kash Minbar on 03/12/2019 at 10:16 AM

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Mark Kelly is a Republican disguised as a Democrat; Martha McSally is an Avowed "Trumpie". Neither can effectively represents the interests of Arizona Citizens and the US in the US Senate.

We Need a Social Democrat to Represent Arizona in the United States Senate!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 03/08/2019 at 5:39 AM

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If you can't make your point on any agenda, based upon logic, or common sense, then simply attack a man, or woman, based upon his, or her, gender, race, or political affiliation. Call them racist, or homophobic, Islamophobic, if you follow these guide lines to the tee, you'll always win the argument.

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Posted by Dave D on 02/21/2019 at 8:08 AM

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Yup, nut job Nancy...one of the few people keeping WAY bigger nut job Trump from doing completely nut job things. You have exposed your ignorance tenfold. Come back when you have a better rebutal.

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Posted by Devad on 02/18/2019 at 11:58 PM

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Devad, that would be nice but do you really think they only want "sensible" gun laws when nut job Nancy referred to a demorat president should use a national emergency to enforce gun control and do what they do best and ignore the constitution? Not to mention this rocket scientist already ignored an existing law by trying to give away a gun he just bought? The only relieving you are talking about is usually called going NO:2. So dont sweat we are taking care of your constitutional rights, even if you don't know what they are.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 02/18/2019 at 1:17 PM

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Thank you, Devad you sure taken a LOAD off my back .

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Posted by Dave D on 02/18/2019 at 9:31 AM

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Wasn't her home once raided, for suspicion of arms trafficking ? Her husband from Idaho likes to buy weapons.

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Posted by SCharles56 on 02/17/2019 at 4:24 PM

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No worries Dave D, nobody wants to take away all of your precious guns. They just want to pass some sensible laws to attempt to put a stop to mass murders with the semi automatic weapons which can be easily converted into automatic weapons. But, from reading your commentary in other places on this site, I understand that the word sensible has no place with your narrow points of view. Don't sweat it bud, you'll be okay as long as you don't go trigger happy on a building full of human targets. I hope you're somewhat relieved now.

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Posted by Devad on 02/16/2019 at 10:27 PM

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When guns are outlawed, only politicians, celebrities, the rich and famous, and criminals, will have guns !

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Posted by Dave D on 02/16/2019 at 5:13 PM

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So typical of the new radikal left. McSally may lose in the primary to a better candidate so this will be a spend fest!!

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Posted by Tommy T on 02/14/2019 at 9:34 AM

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This nut job bought an AR-15 from Diamond Back Shooting sports after his wife was shot. When caught he promptly claimed he was buying it to prove how easy it was to buy one, which yes, does not make any sense, then he proceeded to claim he was going to give it to TPD until, get this, we pointed out that was a straw purchase which anyone with any gun law knowledge knows that is a no no. So to save face Diamond back took the gun back which is unheard of for any gun shop. So the moral of this story, how can you campaign for more gun laws when you dont know what ones already exist?

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Posted by PaulAZ on 02/14/2019 at 7:12 AM

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Please send the royalty check to Democracy Now! But since you've opened the Weakly's comments so widely, here's my last ADI article, so readers can judge for themselves rather than just get innuendo and gossip:

Pima County Administrator (and Avra Valley I-11 champion) Charles Huckelberry has proposed to the Pima County Board of Supervisors that property taxes from the General Fund be used for priority road repairs in the next budget. He says that most repairs will not be in the cities, but in rural Pima County. Much of the proposed $53+ million would go to roads designated as recreational gateways for tourists.

Actual resident city-dwellers, according to news reports, are not happy with paying out for projects that do not directly benefit them. For working folks who live in double-wides out in the boonies because they couldnt afford the city, that might sound okay, but a review of the plans shows little to nothing for them either. Huckelberry states: No local roads within the area of Pima County would qualify unless identified as a recreational gateway. (Emphasis added.) Most of the proposed seals and overlays seem to be in more upscale East and North suburban areas.

1) No dirt roads will be on the list ever. I live in Picture Rocks, where most roads are dirt.

2) Most of Picture Rocks Road a main way to jobs, shopping, town, I-10, etc. gets a Do Nothing call. This is also the road many tourists take to visit Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson and other area attractions. That seems a flaw in Huckelberrys Help the Tourists argument. Anti-I-11 activists suspect retaliation for the local residents strong and vocal campaign to keep the Huckelberry Highway from destroying communities, jobs and wildlife. The County Administrator has long-championed an Avra Valley I-11 in opposition to a BOS resolution opposing it.

3.West Rudasill Road, from Sandario to Tula, is not on the list. Local residents have taken to filling in the gaping pot holes themselves.

4.Little Tula Road, between Picture Rocks and Rudasill Roads springs big potholes with every rain and is repaired almost monthly is not on the list either. Tula Road is a bit of a shortcut for those who live in the south part of our 10,000 person community heading for Picture Rocks Road, going over the hill to work and shop. But I forgot, this is a take from the taxpayers to help the tourists proposal.

See the memo and list (with his recommendations in the right-side column), at: http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/S….

According to the Stars Joe Ferguson in a February 5 story, Board of Supervisors Chair Richard Elias and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, with a large rural constituency, have questions and are not yet backing the plan. Bronson said she is feeling a lot of heat from her many rural constituents.

Supervisor Steve Christy, on the other hand, likes the Huckelberry plan. The position of Supervisor Ramon Valadez is not mentioned. District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller is not mentioned either, but she has offered an Alternate Budget for the present one that could redirect over $31 million in the current budget to road repairs. Her plan can be seen at: https://nebula.wsimg.com/4b4261204719c9e31….

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Posted by AVL on 02/09/2019 at 7:40 AM

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yeah yeah responsible journalism says the guy who contributes to the ADI. Good one. But what we really want is to see these words performed:


I really cant sing, aint got no voice

Cant play guitar, arthritis took that choice

But I got lots to say & I wanna be heard

So Im hip-hop rappin putting out the word



And the word today is Picture Rocks

This place we live rocks me down to my socks

If I was wearin any thatd be the case

Im just hoping I dont fall flat on my face



Gonna rap here now about the place that I live

On my acre-and-a quarter - now stay attentive

Got a double-wide trailer with saguaros & trees

Like a little oasis & we even got bees



Its a place where every evening the coyots howl

Stirring up the dogs they sure can yowl

Got Harris hawks, doves, & a cardinal bright red

Comes up & sings when he wants to be fed



Great horned owls, rattlesnakes too

Leave them alone, they wont bother you

Got king snakes, coachwhips, big one called bull,

Roadrunners chasin lizards til their bellies get full



Wildflowers in the spring if theres been any rain

Then the cactus blossoms that give you purple pain

They say jumping cholla cant really make that leap

If youve been stabbed you know thats just bleep



Baby quail scooting round like fuzzy golf balls

That curved-bill thrashers got a pretty mating call

Woodpecker banging on my dish to claim his land

I dont mind sharing -- we can both make a stand



Lightning, rain & wind we call monsoons

Wash our desert clean without no brooms

Red sunsets, killer heat, & nights full of stars

Living out in nature dreaming bout the jaguars



Living in nature we learn something every day

About the way things work in some mysterious way

But its not just desert tortoises & big old toads

That keep us living down these dusty old roads



Got a community center & a swimming pool

Got Hummin n Strummin & thats real cool

PRCCI helps out folks needing food

People help each other here & thats real good



We got miniature horses & pot-bellied pigs

Got the Wagon Wheel if you need to take a swig

Got 4H kids, Scouts, couple of good schools

Got Citizens for Picture Rocks, & even some fools



Got some stores, but its sure not like a mall

Except the hardware store, though, they got it all

A new Family Dollar in the neighborhood

The Horseshoe is back & the food is good!



Sunset Nurserys got plants & trees

Tucson Hay & Feed provides bird seed

Two gas stations keep our wheels on the ground

Fire Department keeps us safe & sound



Deputies working a Directed Patrol

Bad guys running, hiding down a hole

And some politicians want to use us for a dump

With a freeway full of trucks no way, chump!



I sure like living on the west side of the hill

Our Sonoran Desert is peaceful & civil

Cause Picture Rocks rocks, talkin bout my home

Help me out here, & dont throw no stone



Picture Rocks rocks, yeah, Picture Rocks rocks, yeah,

Cmon now, join me & shout it out loud

Picture Rocks rocks, yeah, Picture Rocks rocks, yeah,

Say it, think it, feel it, shout it out proud:



PICTURE ROCKS ROCKS.. YEAH!

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Posted by AVL LOL on 02/08/2019 at 8:48 PM

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Gosh -- I had forgotten about that Desert Times article, and I hope your readers go to it and read what I said about responsible community journalism. And I left out David Rupkalvis in my count of editors, but I don't think he ever did the Weakly. As far as performing a rap, sorry, but age (81) and infirmity (incurable cancer, chemo-for-life, and heart disease) have put some limits on me -- and aren't you glad, whoever you are.

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Posted by AVL on 02/08/2019 at 5:23 PM

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Hey Albert, can we get you to record your Picture Rocks Rap and post it to YouTube?

No worries if not, I can do it. It's just... so ALIVE, it really needs to be recorded, ya know?

https://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/article_58d145ec-97ac-11e5-af22-1381054bd561.html

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Posted by AVL LOL on 02/08/2019 at 2:22 PM

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Dear She'sGottaGo -- I apologize. I didn't mean to confuse you with the facts. Have a nice day.

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Posted by AVL on 02/08/2019 at 9:18 AM

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Shoo, back to the ADI with you, AVL.
And take the other flying monkeys with you.

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Posted by She’sGottaGo on 02/07/2019 at 8:39 PM

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