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Re: “Danehy

What? No "CC and Company?" No "Revenge of the Nerds?" No "The Outlaw Josey Wales?"
Granted mostly forgettable, but still have to make your "filmed-in-Tucson" list...
And in your defense, not that you need it, but all columnists need to live _in_ weird days. Unlike reporters who serve up the facts and move on, a columnist's job is to take a very conventional news item and transform it into a controversial topic, to disturb the status quo, to turn the ordinary into polemic. I could quote Mick Jagger about those "who can't take a joke" but this remains, after all, a family paper. Write on, Tom!
Be well.

Posted by socrates2 on 11/21/2019 at 3:05 PM

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Forgot one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pray_for_the_Wildcats

Opie's dad Andy as a bad guy.

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Posted by Pray For The Wildcats on 11/21/2019 at 9:57 AM

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It really was an amazing list.

https://tucson.com/movies-filmed-in-tucson-arizona/article_6447cb0a-c9f0-11e5-a114-a3372fbd0445.html

What went wrong?

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Posted by Tony Gerson on 11/21/2019 at 9:53 AM

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The best line in this week's post is, "I had this weird thought the other day..."

Danehy in a nutshell!!!

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Posted by Tucsonbass on 11/21/2019 at 6:18 AM

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We are voting by mail because fewer than 30% vote and it saves the money bigtime by not having to rent space and people to "man" the precincts. That said, I do love going to the polls.

Posted by MaryE2 on 11/20/2019 at 1:53 PM

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We just watched a black NFL player pull the helmet off a white quarterback and beat him over the head with it. Yet nobody has said "hate crime." We have a variety of laws based upon the perpetrators race. How did that happen? Misguided guilt to assuage the past. Dr Rodney King said it best, Can we all just get along?

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Posted by Yusef Hassen on 11/16/2019 at 5:12 AM

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Lying Tom Wrote: "Let's be clear here: Transgender people deserve every protection under the law in the workplace, in housing, in education, in marriage, and in life. They deserve our respect, our patience and our understanding. But.."

Everything before the "but" in meaningless.

This is basically the same argument that white racists in the south used:

African Americans deserve every protection under the law in the workplace, in housing, in education, in marriage, and in life. They deserve our respect, our patience and our understanding. But, they shouldnt attend the same schools as Caucasians or eat in the same restaurants.

You want to show us how woke you are by saying they deserve protection under the law for everything but then in the same breath advocate denying their rights.

It is beautiful watching liberals like Lying Tom eat their own tail on this issue. The LGBTQ community destroyed Martina Navratilova, who was a trailblazing advocate for gay rights.

Rachel McKinnon is either a male or female. Pick one, biology or self-identification.

If it is self-identification then she and every other person who identifies as a woman should be allowed to play female sports, otherwise you have classified them as second class females. As for the kids in Connecticut, they are no different from Rachel McKinnon, they just havent had any surgery or hormone therapy, or does surgery and hormone therapy make one a woman?

If it is biology then she is a he and should treated as such.

Cant have it both ways.

Lying Tom wrote: "This came after I barred the playing of any music by woman-beater Chris Brown in the team bus."

You're a hero. Are you off of the Marvin Gaye train as well? He was an infamous wife and girlfriend beater.

Motown? Gone. Motown enabled a culture of domestic abuse among its performers.

I am guessing that you dont watch any professional or college football and basketball since almost every team has perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence on their rosters.

Just another hypocritical virtue signaler.

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Posted by tctw on 11/16/2019 at 12:17 AM

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If a transgender woman competes and wins an event; it is still a woman that wins the event.

I feel Tom's pain. But the evidence doesn't add up to the same conclusion he has.

As a liberal he might want to study the facts and science rather than taking one example and extrapolating from there.

Tom is a journalist with access to research that is beyond the average persons. He should take advantage of that.

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Posted by Buzzcook on 11/15/2019 at 10:29 AM

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Transgender is not a protected class so they have the same rights as any other individual. Being transgender does not change your DNA.

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Posted by Tucsonbass on 11/15/2019 at 5:58 AM

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I identify as a martian, and I cannot begin to tell you the discrimination and trampling of my civil rights that has happened. Why, not even the LBGQT community will not even create a special letter, or welcome us into the group, for those who feel the same as me, even though the number of us who identify as martian is roughly equal to half of the trans community, that is 0.05% rather that 0.1% of the population. There are no martian rights, protections, pride parades, nor even recognition of our founding member, Orson Welles. This will not stand! I was made this way.....I think.

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Posted by laddderflappy on 11/14/2019 at 9:24 PM

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It could be simple, instead of men's and women's athletic competitions, make them Y and X competitions based on a person's sex chromosome.

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Posted by dsimpson on 11/14/2019 at 2:02 PM

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Mr. Danehy, allow me to preface, I have four sisters. Needless to say, the three older than me, intelligent, resourceful, with oodles of social smarts became my primer in feminism. Hell, some decades back, in the face of ridicule I dated the intelligent, charming, and lovely (is it PC to use this adjective?) president of the campus NOW, a woman if ever there was one!
But I digress. I agree 100% with your assessment. Biology and the testosterone advantages a developing male body experiences should not be minimized. Transgender folks definitely carry evolution's gender-bias upper hand where muscular development and efficiency are concerned. To deny it is to deny the fundamentals of human physiology. That said, following in the tradition that acknowledges gender "differences" wherein we have created male/female binary divisions in athletics, nothing says we cannot as a culture open new categories that validate, acknowledge, and make room for cisgender and transgender participants respectively. Allow transgenders their category; co-extensively allow cisgenders theirs. Anything else would be disingenuous.
Be well.

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Posted by socrates2 on 11/14/2019 at 9:41 AM

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For once I agree with this paper it is not fair, except they are NOT women, they are men. You show me their birth certificate that says otherwise, I might agree. Women need to just step away and not compete when these suito women show up.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 11/14/2019 at 6:00 AM

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Oh my, I agree with Tom. Time to re-assess my viewpoint.
It's terribly sad that a tiny percentage of people have this particular mental illness that makes them uncomfortable with how they are made. It's also sad that society gender roles are so strict that it adds to their discomfort. But re-ordering our entire society and language and pretending that they are really a different sex is not the way to help them and the inconsistencies of this approach are starting to show.
We should be compassionate, kind, flexible, but also respectful of the truth when dealing with the condition of gender dysphasia. If someone thought they were a dog, you would be compassionate, kind, get them all the help they needed, but you wouldn't pretend they actually were one and feed them dogfood and lead them around on a leash.

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Posted by bslap on 11/14/2019 at 5:52 AM

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How the Hell did they drag it from Jersey to Arizona?

Posted by Doc Leesson on 11/11/2019 at 11:50 PM

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I hope that at some point you were able to see the Twelve Chairs. That was my intro to Mr. Brooks films, although I had a friend who grew up with him, knew him very well and genuinely and lovingly described him as insane. From birth. Once I saw the rest of his movies, the Twelve Chairs seemed, to me, prophetic. The oddball humor, the, of all things, subtlety. Of course, the borderline lunacy of the great but under-esteemed Irish actor Ron Moody helped push it all over the finish line.

Mel's best? Not IMHO but I never miss a rerun.

Thanks for the memories and the laughs, Tom and Mel.

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Posted by Doc Leesson on 11/11/2019 at 11:05 PM

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I hope that at some point you were able to see the Twelve Chairs. That was my intro to Mr. Brooks films, although I had a friend who grew up with him, knew him very well and genuinely and lovingly described him as insane. From birth. Once I saw the rest of his movies, the Twelve Chairs seemed, to me, prophetic. The oddball humor, the, of all things, subtlety. Of course, the borderline lunacy of the great but under-esteemed Irish actor Ron Moody helped push it all over the finish line.

Mel's best? Not IMHO but I never miss a rerun.

Thanks for the memories and the laughs, Tom and Mel.

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Posted by Doc Leesson on 11/11/2019 at 10:56 PM

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I always liked Bialystocks line.....I was the first producer to do summer stock....in winter..

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Posted by laddderflappy on 11/08/2019 at 9:43 PM

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I still sing "Springtime for Hitler" around the house. Shameful, I know.

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Posted by Da Coach on 11/07/2019 at 7:42 PM

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Your Mother-In-Law is an excellent judge of character ...

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 11/07/2019 at 11:09 AM

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