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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

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.

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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

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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.

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

Re: “A Needed Prescription

Rookie reporter's work. #sad

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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.

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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

21 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.

25 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.

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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.

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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"!

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Eliza D on 07/21/2017 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

It is interesting how an effort, which has been in existence for only six months it getting bashed by both left and right.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program's purpose is to give those who are homeless, the opportunity to get housing, medical help, job training through Sullivan Jackson and other programs that offer this. The point of the program is to connect those who are homeless and want assistance to these programs and services. The two people with the program, work with those taking part to see what services they need and direct them to those providers.

The article and report stated that 20 people are going through Sullivan Jackson for job training.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program is a first step.

The Tucson Homeless Work Program is not a government program, so it will need the support of businesses and the community, which will now have the Tucson Change Movement, with the parking meters and online website, tucsonchange.org, that people can make a contribution.

Cenpatico, El Rio Health, Assurance, Catholic Community Services and Old Pueblo Community Services, and St. Anthony's Presbyterian Church are covering their costs for this program. It is a collaboration.

Nobody is being taken advantage of. This gives an opportunity for those who are homeless to work, get some money in their pocket and get the help that they need, if they choose so.

This has been in the news prior to this article and yet these comments.

Getting the homeless housing and services is the point of this program. Too bad it has been missed by the commentors so far who allegedly read this article.

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Posted by Dan Huff Is Missed on 07/21/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

Does this program provide an opportunity to get job training that would eventually lead to a real job with one of the sponsoring businesses or entities? HSL Properties, the COT, Pima County, Cox, Wal-Mart, etc have an obligation to do more than this if they really want to have a positive impact on the homeless problem in our community. Without job training and a road map to get these people out of shelters this is just a band aid at best and enabling at worst. This might be a good first step but it's going to leaps and bounds for us to get out the mud, so what is the next step? Is there a plan?

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/21/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Flow Job

Chuck could have avoided this whole mess if he'd purchased the property when it was offered to the county for $11 million to add to the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan as open space before it was subsequently sold to Rosemont for $20 million. It would be interesting to see what the county has spent fighting this project since then...

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Posted by regrets? on 07/21/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Flow Job

Rosemont should be killed, it will drain all the water used by the growers in Green Valley area.

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Posted by PaulAZ on 07/21/2017 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Homeless Program Working

They also deserve full benefits and a pension plan. Wait a minute nobody was cleaning the streets before except volunteers that payed taxes.

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Posted by Nobody Does It Better on 07/20/2017 at 9:07 PM

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