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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

Re: “The Skinny

Why does Ally hate chickens?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/26/2017 at 10:49 AM

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In what rational world does an employee -- the county administrator -- get to trash his employer -- a member of the Board of Supervisors -- not only with impunity, but with the active support of a supposedly free press? I was a union rep for 21 years and don't know what kind of defense I could possibly have made for such blatant and arrogant insubordination.

For the record -- the road bonds went down to defeat in part because Huckelberry put the Sonoran Corridor in it -- $30 million to plan a road that 1) provides a free access highway to Don Diamond's planned Swan Southlands development, and 2) hooks up with Huckelberry's hoped-for Interstate 11 through the Avra Valley, destroying a peaceful way of life for thousands of people.

But, in the mad mad mad world of Pima County, the will of the voters counts for nought and the Sonoran Corridor goes forward Huckelberry-de-buck. No matter that county policy, BOS Resolution 2007-343, prohibits such an "auxiliary interstate."

I'm not in Ally Miller's district, and I don't agree with a lot of her politics, but I'm glad she is there to call the CA on his bullshit, and on yours.

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Posted by AVL on 10/26/2017 at 7:25 AM

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You didn't prove any points. All you proved is that you still and always will come across as being stupid. How sad.

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Posted by CW13 needs to pull his head from out of his a$$ on 10/25/2017 at 8:17 AM

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I would like to thank the 5 idiots who hit dislike for proving my point.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/24/2017 at 7:36 AM

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If you could argue with it you'd be all over it. All you know how to do is call people who don't agree with you moronic names. How sad.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/23/2017 at 11:12 AM

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Oh, anybody could argue with that bs, but why bother? That stuff comes across as you do. Stupid.

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Posted by CW13 needs to pull his head from out of his a$$ on 10/23/2017 at 8:49 AM

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Excellent, Marty. See what happens when you hit the Left with facts. They dislike it because they can't argue with you.

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Posted by CW13 on 10/23/2017 at 8:22 AM

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In all truthfulness if you searched your heart of hearts can you actually say that the Republicans in congress have ever done anything for "the people". On the other had the Democrats (LIBERALS) (Progressives)fought to stop child labor, helped to establish the hours of the work day and the work week, demanded a minimum wage, started Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as well as many more benefits to the population of this country. Everything I have mentioned has become targets for the Republicans to try to eliminate when they are elected to public office. Republicans run on a ticket of hate , destroy, and fake promises that never materialize. They are too insensitive to the needs of the citizen, too cheap to help the common man , and too intent on being re-elected to do anything constructive. The current administration in Washington is the epitome of the best that the Republicans will ever offer. Once they have dismantled our Affordable Health Care Act, weakened Medicare and Medicaid to the point of collapse, given their revered 2% of the population the MILLIONS and BILLIONS that they rightfully deserve, then you will see them go after Social Security. They chose their leader well because he is as similar to Satan as you will ever find in another human here on earth and his compassion for other beings other than his progeny could be measured with a nano-meter. For all of you dim-witted nit-wits who continue to vote for the Republican scourge you can thank yourself when the minimum wage is what you will work for, health care is whatever you can afford to pay , retirement is when you fall over dead at your work station regardless of your age, and "the pursuit of happiness" has been removed from the Constitution.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 10/22/2017 at 8:08 AM

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Dearest Commenters, this is what redistricting does. We need two representatives for two different sets of voters (rural and urban), not one split in half. It's time to be fair to voters, instead of to the parties responsible for this.

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Posted by on 10/21/2017 at 1:42 PM

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McSally or Kirkpatrick? Would you like a shit sandwich or a shit sandwich with extra mayo? Decisions...

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Posted by Kash Minbar on 10/19/2017 at 6:09 PM

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Political races are so much easier now.

Used to, we had to pay attention to the candidates and the party platforms and a myriad of other factors in making our decisions.

Now, it is all boiled down to who can raise the most money, which is appropriate since nothing -- absolutely nothing -- matters anymore, not the candidates, not the issues, not ethics, not the future, just the money.

Too bad there is not the same level of outrage over what our so-called representative government has become as there is about the latest news out of Hollywood; After all, they both concern someone with wealth and power f-ing over anyone they want with impunity.

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Posted by sgsmith on 10/19/2017 at 3:34 PM

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McSally's main vulnerability is that she is an open borders Republican. Otherwise, Ann is a good campaigner but will be considered an outsider. As for the rest, none of the liberals above have much of a chance in that district with the same old "free stuff" campaign.

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Posted by bslap on 10/19/2017 at 1:58 PM

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McSally is nothing more than a Repubtard Trumpuppet who would support an ax wielding psychotic killer as long as that cretin kept the Repubicunt dogma to suppress the poor, Black, and brown voters, eleminate or cripple universal health care, and eventually push Social Security to control by the states where it could be dismantled leaving the elderly penniless, starving, and broken in their supposed "Golden Years". If McSally and the Republicans maintain control of every part of the government I demand that they pass a bill for assisted suicide so that we, who have hearts and souls and want to see our fellow man succeed , have an option not to continue in this farcical government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 10/19/2017 at 7:11 AM

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McSally a "moderate Republican?" That's a joke. She's voted in lock step with POTUS-T 93% of the time. Her prior stand on health care & now on Trump's tax plan prove she's no moderate.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 10/19/2017 at 6:43 AM

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To call Mary Matiella an accountant for the Federal Government does her a huge disservice. If you go to her Wikipedia page you will see that the person you call a Federal Government Accountant oversaw a $4 billion annual budget for the National Forest Service as our NFS Chief Financial Officer. She then was the Assistant Secretary of the Army and retired from that position with the civilian equivalent of a 4 star general. A Tucsonan from the age of 6 weeks I think you need to give credit where credit is due.
Meet Mary and you will see she is the one we need to represent CD2

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Posted by Jane Evans on 10/17/2017 at 9:04 PM

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I do want to see McSally move back to wherever she came from, but really, is McSally Lite the best we can do?

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Posted by Cascabel on 10/13/2017 at 12:25 PM

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EMILY's list is so off base. Kirkpatrick is not running to represent 'Arizona'; she lost that race to McCain last year. She is running the represent CD2 which includes most of Tucson and other parts of Southern Arizona. She moved here to run for this seat because she thinks it is something she can win, she did not move here because she cares about Tucson or the interests of our diverse region. She is a carpetbagger coming to Tucson with Washington D.C. PAC money and outside national interests and ambitions... sounds a lot like McSally. Let's give the other candidates, including Matiella a fair shake Tucson! They deserve to be heard and considered, even if they are being ignored by the party and D.C. money.

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Posted by HumanBean on 10/12/2017 at 9:20 AM

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Making it easier for the BP hiring meant dropping the lie detector test, if I recall correctly... letting those who couldn't pass some psych checks get in easier... much needed since we had already started scraping the bottom of the barrel under Clinton. The article could well have started off with the last two paragraphs... recapping some of the batshit laws she tried to get passed...

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Posted by Cascabel on 10/07/2017 at 6:02 PM

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I was struck by the comment that she performed better than expected during her first term. Were their expectations low because she was a woman? But better than whomever? Not currently impressed by her general performance over all in the interests of the non-military middle class community in her district. What exactly has she done to make our lives better?

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Posted by gcb1 on 10/05/2017 at 5:03 PM

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When it comes to doing awful things to her constituents, Martha is A number 1.

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Posted by Tweek on 10/05/2017 at 4:34 PM

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