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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Danehy

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When I bother to read Hoffman I seldom find anything with which I agree but I think I understand why the Star publishes his columns. Local conservative writers are perhaps few and far between and Hoffman may well be among the more articulate. And if you have read the countless comments in the letters pages, you'll recall that lots of local folks beg for the alternative views of conservatives in the Star's op ed pages. And last time I looked there was no local ordinance, state or national law, constitutional provision or divine command that anyone actually read Hoffman's columns if they prefer not to.

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Posted by franklymydears on 08/16/2018 at 11:13 PM

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JCC, you make a great point about newspapers and are certainly welcome to keep paying ADS via a subscription. I won't ever again, because Hoffman represents a highly objectionable viewpoint that is grossly mistaken and does serious damage to our society. Giving him space in my home town's daily paper is an abhorrent editorial policy that I will NOT help pay for. He can write his crap on s**t house walls, not in any paper I will subscribe to.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 10:02 PM

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Yes, you did, Hoffman. You wrote that desert bighorn sheep survived fine around open pit copper mines.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 9:57 PM

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Mr. Small has me confused with someone else. I never wrote about bighorn sheep and mine tailings.

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Posted by jonathan.l.hoffman on 08/16/2018 at 7:58 PM

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I once knew Jonathan Hoffman pretty well when we were both working at the IBM plant in Tucson. He took the "buyout" when IBM offered that to many of their employees in 1988. I always got along well with Jonathan and thought he was a good guy.

Obviously, in the years that have passed since that time, Jonathan has become something of a local champion for conservative politics in Arizona. Unlike one of the previous commenters, I still have my subscription for the Arizona Daily Star. Under the auspices of the Editorial Page Editor, Sarah Gassen, the ADS has added some conservatives to their roster of weekly opinion page columnists including Jonathan Hoffman.

I virtually never agree with Jonathan's columns, but if he provides some different perspectives for readers of the Arizona Daily Star I'm not adverse to his inclusion. In the final analysis the press is not, as Trump often has stated, "The Enemy of the People", it is an institution that truly merits its description as the "Fourth Estate". Democracy will truly whither and die if it passes here in this country.

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Posted by JCC on 08/16/2018 at 6:44 PM

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I was a little more interested to understand, just what is a white website? It reads like some kind of a racist comment. You must be oblivious to the movement of blacks and hispanics to support Trump. His popularity is growing amongst minorities.

He has a real problem with white socialists. The ones that hate our economic system and would prefer we all get the same pay for everything. Mention that one to your doctor, just before surgery.

It was nice knowing you.

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Posted by Viladimir P on 08/16/2018 at 3:32 PM

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Erin was the only reason we could bear to watch 9 and now shes gone.
Tom should google Villegas.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/16/2018 at 3:09 PM

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What does Jonathan do for a living? That fact is conveniently left off his column bio.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/16/2018 at 3:06 PM

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I'm seriously interested in learning what positions characterize 'progressive democrats'

What are the requirements, and who are the leaders/spokespersons of this political group??

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Posted by laddderflappy on 08/16/2018 at 11:40 AM

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Could it be that as bad as the Red Star is, they believe in the 1st Amendment? Unlike you.

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Posted by Hug The Dirt Next Trees Are Saved (and burning) on 08/16/2018 at 8:55 AM

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Tom Danehy's column is 100% correct about Jonathan Hoffman. I used to subscribe to the Arizona Daily Star. When I realized that the Star mistakenly publishes Hoffman's blathering right wing screeds, I cancelled my subscription and will never renew, as long as Hoffman's crap appears in the Star's pages. Years ago, before the Star lost their standards by including Hoffman's junk, I crossed swords with Hoffman over his idiotic opinion that desert bighorn sheep do well around open pit copper mines. He wrote that sheep were seen on mine tailings, so the giant chasms that go deeper than the water table must be okay and should not be limited by concern for the survival of desert bighorn sheep. Jonathan Hoffman is an idiot, just like Mr. Danehy's column clearly points out.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/16/2018 at 5:57 AM

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"If you can read this, thank a teacher." -- Anonymous Teacher

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Posted by sgsmith on 08/16/2018 at 2:53 AM

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In my opinion, "Martha McSellout" has always been given more credit than she deserved. When she took "brave stances and actions that advanced the cause of women," while in the military, every single one of those actions DIRECTLY benefitted her and only benefitted other women as a by-product. Once she became a Congresswoman, how many "brave stances and actions that advanced the cause of women" has she taken?

McSally now slathers after Trump, because she sees a tremendous future political opportunity for herself by doing it. She does NOT represent the majority of her constituents. Just take a look at the names of the people she appointed to her transition team when she was elected or at who her major donors and 'advisors' were/are and you'll get a good idea who she REALLY represents. She will continue to kiss up to Trump while pandering to developers, corporations, and top earners at the expense of the middle class.

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Posted by Concious1 on 08/09/2018 at 9:11 AM

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My earlier comment was about Martha McSellout but my concern is that ALL Republicans are of the same mind as Mcsellout and Trump. The Trump TAX GIVEAWAY was the first step.Republicans have an ally in Trump because he is ready to sign into law any program that the Republicans conceive. By bankrupting the Federal Government Trump and the Republicans hope to destroy all social programs under government control Get ready for your Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to fail. Republicans have been looking for a way to do this for decades and they have finally found someone without an ounce of conscience and would gladly subject our mothers, fathers, and babies to starvation and untimely death. I have never in all my years see a man with absolutely NO compassion but we have it now in Donald Trump. The only problem is I have never lived anywhere but the United States and there's no safe haven to run to. Are the voters of this nation so devoid of intelligence that they would vote against their own interest and that of their children and continue to elect Republicans who have repeatedly given all of their support to the wealthy while giving lip service to the middle class and the poor.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 08/05/2018 at 2:07 PM

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Psychology is actually quite useful in explaining "pup parent" behavior. Maternal behavior towards dogs can be helpful but usually it gets out of hand and the molly coddling, baby talking, and over feeding is harmful to the dog. It starts to see itself as a human and not as a dog which leads it to bad behaviors like being vicious to other dogs and snapping and growling when it feels that it is being ignored. It was only a few years ago that the Oxford dictionary added the term "fur baby". It is a nasty trend that should be discouraged.

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Posted by Kentop on 08/03/2018 at 1:46 PM

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Martha McSally is a sellout to her gender, her military career & to her country. Why? Shes not concerned about tRumps character.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 08/02/2018 at 12:48 PM

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The Martha McSellout sycophancy is my pet peeve. She is supporting Trump who wants to build "The Wall". Everybody will refer to it as "Trump's Wall". Price quotes are in the low BILLIONS but it will cost 20 BILLION. My question is how the government can find money for trans-continental walls, two new Presidential Jets, and 30% pay raises for the military while Health Care, Social Security and Education get pushed to the back of the room like ugly step-children. If you are receiving Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security, and you vote for Martha McSally, I hope you remember this warning when they cut your benefits and health care to the bone and you worry constantly how you are going to survive.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 08/02/2018 at 11:51 AM

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Spot on. Can't believe you were willing to take on dog nation.

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Posted by Robert Fleck on 08/02/2018 at 11:03 AM

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Nobody is anybody's "Dog Parent!" That is got to be one of the stupidest term that's been nade up. It's an insult to dogs. They have a pack mentality; not a parent child one. Birthday parties, clothes it's just delusional. Did you not get the baby doll for Christmas that you wanted, and now you are substituting your dog?

Dogs are companions. You take care of their basic needs, attention, food water shelter health.

Lot's of dogs want to do things. K9 police dogs, bomb drug sniffing dogs, Real service dogs, seeing eye dogs. Compassion dogs. They have lots of talents. Don't sell them short by babying them.

Fuuny thing is , I've seen some of those "dog-parents" turn tbem into horrible tempered snappy
Little "Dog Children" tbank goodness they aren't real parents after all!

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Posted by DAZ on 08/02/2018 at 10:41 AM

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My son's dog is my granddaughter. Don't let it bother you. Many animal owners are better parents than mothers & fathers of actual biological babies.

I'll still vote for her over the others, but completely agree with you on McSally's "Trump cozying". Sad.

Has there EVER been a local news station that didn't hire Ted Baxter wannabes? Even former "Educational Television" KUAZ has reporters who admit they grew up ignorant & will therefore continue to misinform their audience. I was at least pleased to see KVOA's Stephanie Weaver work on improving her pronunciation. Any attempt like that is unique in local TV news.

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Posted by MMP on 08/02/2018 at 7:06 AM

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