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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

"...came off as arrogant, smug, and entitled." "If you don't want to vote for Felicia, then vote for Tom."

Posted by Peabo on 08/22/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

Yes, Peabo, we judge candidates by how well they represent us. At a candidate forum, people showed their approval for Felicia Chew's position by applauding. They did not show approval for the positions of Tom or Paul. How is that "personality politics"? I think it's just plain politics.

If you don't want to vote for Felicia, then vote for Tom. Paul is the worst of the three, and the Weekly completely messed up here, like when they endorsed all the bonds that the people ended up defeating.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 08/22/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

"...and she received sustained applause from the audience (no one clapped at all for the two men)."
Is this how we judge candidates now? Now wonder we have a reality star stinking up the White House.
The fact that Felicia didn't see fit to vote in local elections until two years ago holds a lot more significance than any personality politics. And it's a deal-breaker to boot.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 08/19/2017 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

No way. I saw all three candidates at an open forum, and Paul came off as arrogant, smug, and entitled, he thinks he's better than the rest of us. He didn't at all understand the issues that concern working families.

Felicia Chew made some excellent points, she understands what needs to be done, and she received sustained applause from the audience (no one clapped at all for the two men). I even saw one woman go up to her after the meeting was over and make a donation on the spot!

For the Weekly to criticize Chew for supporting a tiny tax increase to support the zoo or early childhood education is completely ridiculous. You know that all 3 Democrats will support those things, so the difference between them comes down to their sincere concern for the people of this city.

Paul is clearly scared about people voting for Felicia Chew, because he's sending out attack mailers against her (but not against Tom). And here's the Weekly repeating the unfounded attack. People who voted for Jill Stein are NOT responsible for Trump being elected. If every single one of us had voted for Clinton, she still would have lost in Arizona.

I don't want a council member who just toes the Democratic party line and does whatever the party wants, no matter what. I want an independent thinker who cares about people, and that's why I urge everyone to vote for Felicia Chew for Ward 3.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 08/18/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Hasty Tasting

Question: purchases at Fry's may include e-coupons or member discounts when done in person. Would using a delivery service have these discounts [or, for that matter Senior Discounts the 1st Wednesday of the month] or would it be full price for all items?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan Baldwin on 08/17/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

What a heroic photo! What a huge amount of free publicity for heroic McSally! What a total crock! This isn't reporting, its dictation, or copy and paste from press releases. It's as if McSally has no past history on this issue at all, as if she awoke one day and said, out of the goodness of her heart, "Let's fix this and be bipartisan." The unchallenged assertion that McSally is "leading" this effort is typical of the press release style of the piece. Honestly, we expect more from the Weekly.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Monica Bauer on 08/13/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

This is just another horrible story. This is some love fest for this woman who voted to just strip us of everything... She has no intentions of doing anything except towing the party line. Shame on the author for spreading this

14 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Galen Adams on 08/10/2017 at 11:01 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

It would be hard to overstate the naivete exemplified in this piece, or the lack of any attempt at investigative journalism. Rep. McSally has been a big part of the problem, not of the solution, with her gung-ho cheerleading for passage of the cruel and wildly unpopular AHCA. I expect better from the Weekly.

14 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Steve Diamond on 08/10/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

Rookie reporter's work. #sad

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/10/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

The Weekly needs to do some investigation before printing stuff like this. I assume that Ms McSally declined to make a comment for this piece? Was she even asked? Did she blow off the request? She ducks and hides and refuses to meet her constituents in open forum, choosing instead to air her positions in $75/plate pay to play events. Why isn't the Weekly holding her to account for her voting record, instead of parroting back her press releases? She has a slick PR crew and a lively (and misleading) Facebook presence these days, showing her to be quite the swell gal and quite moderate, but keep your eyes on her voting record. I challenge the Weekly to step up and report on the facts.

24 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by G.T. Warren on 08/10/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

How about the famous McSally quote about "Let's get this F$%king thing done." And her refusal to hold a Town Hall to discuss healthcare - so Dem. Rep. Gallego held one in her stead.

Both she & Flake have SUDDENLY realized that their optics regarding healthcare needed to change - and they are talking the talk. After voting with Trump & the GOP 100% in the past.

The article makes me question if YOU are part of the scam to get the voters to believe the truly unbelievable rhetoric coming from our GOP members of Congress

25 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Gayla on 08/10/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

Representative McSally was one of the last signatories into the newly formed "problem solvers caucus". She's been making the media rounds in the last week singing political kumbaya, but in those appearances, the problems she seems intent on "solving" include scaling back the the coverage requirements for small businesses from 50 employees to 500, and messing with tax credits for medical equipment. Those don't sound like market-stabilizing ideas to me. Arizonans will not be fooled. She's on record. She voted to take healthcare away from 24 million people.

I expect a more thorough quality of journalism here, and agree with Dennis's sentiments. I'm disappointed with this piece. We cannot take our elected officials at their word. If we could, we wouldn't need the Weekly.

28 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Ryan Kelly on 08/10/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

What an incredibly naive piece of reporting. Did the writer forget that just a couple of months ago McSally voted to kill the ACA and replace it with something that would take away health care from millions of Americans? Copying and pasting a congressional press release is not journalism, it's propaganda. At a minimum, the writer needed to ask McSally some basic questions, including why the change of heart and if McSally would vote for repeal/replace if it came up again. This story flunks journalism 101.

33 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Newman on 08/10/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “A Needed Prescription

" he was faced with two options: remain in a job he wished to leave, or live without insurance"
Yeah, sometimes we have to make sacrifices rather than have others make them for us.

8 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 08/10/2017 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Fighting Abuse

Emerge is one of the most hateful organizations out there. Not only do they deny the existence of the majority of male victims of domestic violence but when a male victim is referred to their services they treat him as though he is a perpetrator.

There is nothing like seeking help from a place like Emerge as a victim and still in pain from your injuries, and being treated as though you are perpetrator. The representative from emerge outright lies because Centers for Disease Control studies prove that men are a large percentage of victims. Women are actually more likely to initiate domestic violence and more likely to use a weapon. Yet they make up only 3% of domestic violence convictions.

The author clearly has a large store of hatred towards male victims that she would deny the existence of most of them. The fact that she is either too dishonest or too incompetent to report factually on this subject when the facts are so easily obtained shows that she should not have a job with Tucson Weekly. I guess if you have the correct politics Tucson Weekly is perfectly willing to ignore a lot of flaws in your character and ability.

Posted by Owen Thomas on 08/03/2017 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Summer Catch

Appreciate the player insight and perspective. Well written article-definitely makes one want to "go out to the ballpark"!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mama Sammy on 07/27/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

@SonoranWinds,

That was my point but I guess I did not make it clear enough :-) It would be great if these orgs and businesses gave more than tax deductible donations and actually pony'd up to provided job training AND jobs. Maybe they are and it was missed in this coverage.

Posted by HumanBean on 07/26/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

@HumanBean
Or maybe HSL Properties, the COT, Pima County, Cox, Wal-Mart, etc. should HIRE these people for permanent jobs.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/25/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

To start the program Eliza and the other donations to fund in the following years plus the Tucson Change Movement. Which had been previously reported. Like I said bashing from the left and the right.

23 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dan Huff Is Missed on 07/21/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

I read it Dan.

"The program initiated with $25,000 each from the City of Tucson and Pima County"

There was a day when that was called government funding.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Eliza D on 07/21/2017 at 11:06 AM

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