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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Feature

Re: “Hell Yes!

Why do I feel like the timing of this is to otherwise fund a wasteful City government that's willing to lose federal funding because (and I don't care what you call it) Tucson is a sanctuary city. That judge's ruling is not going to stand and anyone with half a brain knows that.

11 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by RobbingPaulToPayPeter on 04/27/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

If you vote yes to give those stooges more money you're nuts.

18 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 04/27/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

The "need" for a sales tax increase is due directly to the failure of the Mayor and Council to focus more on the basics, and less on the special interest programs.
How much did the Stone Avenue and Campbell Avenue tree planter project cost, vs simply resurfacing the existing roadway? What need was there to disrupt left turn traffic on those streets?
How many police cars are approaching 200.000 miles, and why was the money not directed to vehicle replacement programs, while the City "leaders" are tossing money to keep empty oversized buses on the streets?
Do you like the way the City spends money where not necessary, while not keeping Fire trucks on the streets? Go ahead and approve this list of shenanigans. If this makes no sense to maintain the status quo, then
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 101.

35 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 04/27/2017 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Why is this not a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax? As the article points out, the 2012 Bond Election Moneys were properly spent.
The problem that I have with the Sales Tax is that from the Beginning of the Year (January 1, 2017) All Sales Tax Collections are now processed through the Arizona Department of Revenue in Phoenix. And we know how much Phoenix and the State want to take the Tucson and Pima County funds to be used in other parts of the State. (Where are all of our HURF Funds?)
Even the Chamber says the City has been spending the Bond Funds properly.

This election should be a Bond Election rather than a Sales Tax Election.

35 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Charles Smith on 04/27/2017 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Well, the ultimate reason we have lousy roads is a car culture that is incredibly wasteful and virtually impossible to maintain.
To show how ingrained this culture is, we have the spectacle of the local progressive paper trumpeting the "vital" need to spend 100's of millions more on it. And what are we buying? Cars and trucks for police and fire as well as the roads themselves.
All this in order to cross increasingly long miles of sprawl which looks like everywhere else: mostly covered with asphalt for cars to drive and park.

31 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 04/27/2017 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Hell Yes!

Vote NO on tax increase. We never get what they promise. Don't be fooled again. This City needs change of leadership.

24 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by David on 04/27/2017 at 5:26 AM

Re: “The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

TransMAN, when I interview anyone who identifies as transgender or genderqueer, I ask them how they want me to do the pronouns. I used the pronouns TC said s/he is comfortable with.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Aztlán Mari on 04/17/2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “The Irish Orphan Abduction

Thank you for this. Our world has changed little yet some for the better.

Posted by F Ed Knutson on 04/15/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

To Mari Herreras ... s/he? WTF is that? I hate when reporters don't understand our pronouns. I guess TC didn't mind, but damn. Sure hope that crap doesn't start another misinformed, ignorant trend in this country. You call me a s/he, and you'd be met with my baseball bat instead of an interview! LOL

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Posted by TransMAN on 04/15/2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “The Joy, the Suffering, the Poetry

TC, thank you for sharing your story and your poetry. This particular version of your life resonates with me, as I too enjoy writing, I too am a gender outlaw, and I too live with severe, chronic pain; mine the result of a spinal cord injury. I see youth in your courage and wish you the best in all your endeavors. I will not recover. I write as an ongoing form of treatment for both my spirit and my broken pieces and writing prose- poetry is the dogma of my religion. Although I've published a few small bits here and there, and I've enjoyed working with youth and adults in drug/alcohol treatment to support others to find the beautiful music of their own voices, my work has reached limited audiences. It's wonderful to see you getting out into the wild world running with kite high so that many people enjoy your gifts and benifit from your wisdom. Blessings to you.
With great respect,
Patrick Skater

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Patrick Skater on 04/13/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

I'm beginning to think that we had a lucky escape, getting out of Robles alive. lol

Posted by Tony Gavin on 03/31/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “The Saga of Three Points

I grew up there (live in NYC now). It really is the hugest pile of shit ever. Seriously.

Posted by jinnifer on 03/31/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

The internet gives everyone a channel. This station is a waste of money!

4 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Glen Tiney on 03/31/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Wow. Real hope! Good luck!

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bog Mann on 03/31/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

It would maybe be ok if there was a way to weed out the crackpots like Neutopia and the 666 guy. Otherwise it's a waste of money to give crackpots a toy.

4 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Mary Beth Kraus on 03/30/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

To all who are complaining (ahem...Mr. Again), if you are part of the community, you are FREE TO START YOUR OWN SHOW! This is not an exclusive thing. This group of people started this and made it happen. There's nothing keeping you from participating and adding your own point of view. Sitting on the sidelines and complaining does absolutely nothing.
Meetings are Tuesday at 6 pm. See you there?

34 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Joel Foster on 03/30/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Very disappointed with the management of our Public Access channels. (Public library could manage it better!) Nothing like doing a live TV show! 666isMONEY!

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Raquel Baranow on 03/30/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

It's 2017. Why are you writing about a cable access tv channel? Who watches scheduled tv anymore?

4 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by John Vox on 03/30/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

What verbosity and self promotion! This article was a waste of space. Space that could have been used for an interesting story. SMFH.....

6 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Icecld on 03/30/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “It’s ShowTime!

Mr. Again, no matter how much you wish for it, the 1950s aren't coming back.

40 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mike Escalante on 03/30/2017 at 7:21 AM

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