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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Goodbye Martha. Hope you like your new job. The senate and Trump will miss your face kissing his colon.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Beneal Good on 01/24/2020 at 7:58 AM

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It was so nice of Ms Martha to boost Mark Kelly’s donations.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 01/23/2020 at 6:29 PM

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Can anybody in the media ask the two candidates if they would support the President's proposal to lower tax bracket to 15% on income under 100k? Real estate would boom for millenials.

4 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by S Mann on 01/23/2020 at 6:05 AM

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"We need close air support to show up," McSally said. "I'm not just sitting here taking incoming and not having any A-10s show up, you know overhead, to help me out."

Sounds like Martha has popped smoke to mark her position, but she's blowing smoke when it comes to representing all the people of Arizona and not just Republicans.

As for the incoming she's experiencing, I suggest she advise the president to stop calling for fire on his own position by continuing to use the office of the presidency to line his pockets, carry out his personal brand of xenophobic race and political warfare, and lastly, to stop being a useful idiot to China and Russia.

When you find yourself in a hole the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

66 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 01/16/2020 at 3:13 PM

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Hope her "you're a liberal hack" comment to a national journalist in the halls of the Capitol helps her demise.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/16/2020 at 12:51 PM

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This piece suggests many questions that I hope the Tucson Weekly addresses in the weeks to come.
At this moment in American history (and American politics), any seat in the US Senate remains critical.
The fact that these two contenders amass so much cash post-Citizens United, tends to raise some pretty nasty red flags. Who are their generous _donors/sponsors_? Corporations, dark money 501's, or "bring-back-the-New-Deal" dems? Not all funding sources are created equal, ideologically speaking--as future favorable legislation _and_ tax-giveaways to those who need them least will likely ensue. Let's remove our Pollyanna-tinged eyewear (or brain-filters). The fact that one candidate runs behind the aegis of the GOP and the other under the Democrat umbrella remains next to meaningless in this day and age; I suspect many candidates target voters who stubbornly cling to and vote based on shallow, anachronistic labels. I have come to believe that a candidate's platform, proposed legislation, and ideas/views matter, that such matters trump party-line appeals.
Sometimes I wonder how many folks don't bother to register, and if registered don't bother to vote based on viewing the binary "choice," and just stay home--expecting the next election cycle. I don't have data on hand, but isn't it something like 40% of folks eligible to vote? Who just say "no" to both sides of the political aisle and self-disenfranchise? With some of the choices "our betters" provide us, why bother? These past 45 years with rare exceptions, I will note that third party candidates have provided better, healthier solutions for our republic. They just weren't able to raise corporate cash to get their message to voters who can make a difference.
One final question: why does the Tucson Weekly, an alternative paper, play the corporate media game and highlight these two candidates and their fund-raising? Surely, there must be more candidates in the running...
Be well.

52 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by socrates2 on 01/16/2020 at 11:00 AM

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Send your non-elected senator a short message on her website.
Subject: Trump
Body: Mark Kelly won't abandon his country.

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Posted by PCPriest on 01/16/2020 at 8:06 AM

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So far, the only negative (and in many cases totally false) advertising I have seen, is from the Democratic side.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 01/16/2020 at 7:48 AM

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Hopefully Mark will win and prevent the republican lemming from stealing your vote, SS and Medicare while giving the rich even more tax breaks they don't need while further trying to reduce workers pay. And yes, Mark will also be a big D-MAFB supporter.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 01/16/2020 at 6:31 AM

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Hopefully we can bring her across the finish line. Mark Kelly is, in my opinion, a 2nd Amendment
radical who would support legislation that would infringe. McSally has done a good job during her tenure and is a strong supporter of Davis-Monthen. She deserves to be elected.

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Posted by Tucsonbass on 01/16/2020 at 5:27 AM

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Don't let the screen door hit ya, Alley (spelled that way on purpose)

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 12/12/2019 at 1:04 PM

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Thank you for the road repairs Ms Miller. The democrats couldn't even do that.

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Posted by Happy Mom on 12/10/2019 at 6:00 AM

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Shoo, AVL.
Back to the ADI with you!

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Posted by She'sGottaGo on 12/09/2019 at 1:25 PM

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Wow -- 48 "dislikes" on my comment. Kind of highlights the difference between a free press and a kept press. While distracted by the bullying of Supervisor Miller by the Weakly's editor, no one is informed that the Pima County Board of Supervisors on December 3 -- a week ago -- approved the County Administrator's plan for state legislation -- a plan that certainly impacts Weakly readers.

The BOS, with Miller and Christie voting No, wants state legislation to increase our taxes (a 15 cent gas tax increase), penalize "green" drivers (an equivalent "road tax" for electric vehicle drivers), a sales tax increase to fund pensions for elected officials and public safety participants while at the same time reducing public safety retirement benefits by eliminating overtime from benefit calculations; reduce transparency by eliminating newspaper and mail notices required for government operations like bidding on contracts or selling surplus land; reducing services by eliminating county contributions to state juvenile corrections and long-term care programs.

Not to mention that Pima Coiunty's lobbyist, Michael Racy, is being paid $280,000 taxpayer dollars a year to get the plan implemented in Phoenix.

I read about it in the Arizona Daily Independent, another target of the editor's bullying. Not a word in the Weakly or any of the other Tucson Local Media papers managed by Chuck Huckelberry, I mean Jim Nintzel. You can read the resolution for yourselves at:…

And for the record: I vote Independent and am currently registered Democrat to vote for Elizabeth Warren in the primary. I've met Supervisor Miller twice, in brief conversations during BOS breaks. I write occasionally for the Independent because I value a free press. They've never censored me or refused an article, as was the case during the dozen years I wrote for Desert Times, and sometimes for the Weekly, prior to TLM's takeover. A recent Guest Commentary for the Weakly was refused by the editor. That's the difference between a free press and a kept press.

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Posted by AVL on 12/09/2019 at 9:00 AM

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Miller is an unapologetic racist. Her tenure on the board is a blight on this community. Good riddance.

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Posted by jeff_farrell on 12/06/2019 at 10:18 AM

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Ally Miller lives in Wolkenkuckkucksland - a bizarre place where up is down, night is day and reality is however she perceives it.

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Posted by Mike Anderson on 12/06/2019 at 7:45 AM

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Well, once again She'sGottaGo opts for name-calling rather than fact-finding. And to join the I-11 gang says a lot -- that he/she doesn't give a flying fart about wildlife, about poor rural communities, about drug smuggling, about more development equals less water, or about a corrupt crony politics in Pima County. And those who click on the Like button -- I guess you're camp followers too. Weakly readers used to be independent thinkers, just like the Weakly used to be a free press.

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Posted by AVL on 12/05/2019 at 6:34 PM

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Poor AVL, #LyingAlly’s flying monkey boy to the bitter end.
Hope he’s still here for the I-11 ribbon cutting...

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Posted by She’sGottaGo on 12/05/2019 at 12:23 PM

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Flush that turd!

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Posted by Peabo's Ghost on 12/05/2019 at 12:00 PM

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I agree AVL and respect your opinion. Ms Miller worked harder on our stinking roads than anybody there. I will miss her as everybody does not need to agree in lockstep, or you can see what we got with the Democrats in Congress. We must have some variety of thought. This paper could use some too.

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Posted by WT Jensen on 12/05/2019 at 9:43 AM

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