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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

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Meanwhile, as the "erudite" commenters and the editor argue the finer points of personal insults and the new White House administration initiates its witch hunt for those "un-American" leakers, Russia has fielded a new ground-launched, nuclear-capable cruise missile in Europe and is actively patrolling the waters outside of our ballistic missile submarine bases on the west coast, even as North Korea is testing ballistic missiles and China is creating man-made islands to serve as aircraft carriers in the south pacific.

Americans need to get their collective heads out of their collective asses and realize that there are bigger things going on in the world right now. Am I pissed at the current administration -- damn right, but the other party didn't do us any favors either. Frankly, it doesn't matter.

The corporations have gutted this nations manufacturing abilities and both political parties have created a nation full of whiners who would rather protest in the streets and kill one another than take notice that the old Cold War never really went away -- just like racism in America -- and that the fat soft America we see today is ripe for the taking.

We have a pro-Russian sitting in the oval office, almost one-third of our Navy's aircraft are out of service because of spare part issues brought about by political infighting and the average draft-age American couldn't pass a military physical fitness test to save his/her Big Mac Whopper-eating ass.

I spent more than 20 years defending this nation against "all enemies foreign and domestic" and right now I see more enemies inside the borders of this nation from both major political parties, corporations and special interests destroying us from the inside out.

You want to make America great again -- read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution for yourself and not through the filters of some political hack. Take a trip to Washington D.C this summer and walked the silent hills of Arlington Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War memorial and the countless monuments to World War II.

Do whatever it takes to clear this self-loathing, racist-based, media-feed crap from your mind and soul and start working to make AMERICANS great again.

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/16/2017 at 10:47 AM

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George w. Bush suffered the monkey memes and drawings long before Obama, as have many other presidents throughout history. This is not to diminish the racial conflations surrounding such imagery, but in politics, comparing a leader to a monkey is not usually a racial or ethnic attack...

Do you really believe the orangutan trump memes or political cartoons are too far off? Oh wait, they already exist! And all it took was a quick googling....


Our country is sliding down a precipitously dangerous path and you are focused on name calling and attacking a mans looks? This is what people do when they either can't address the real issues or the real issues don't exist. It is clear that the real issues DO exist, so the problem must be with you.

Fix your shit Mari and stop feeding the trolls!

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Posted by HumanBean on 02/16/2017 at 9:51 AM

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Mari, it seems like you derive your strength from weak men. Name calling is no virtue, but it does seem to have over taken your personality. Rather than continue to post negativity, can you tell us what it is that you do support? And please don't say social justice. That is a worn out phrase.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 02/16/2017 at 9:39 AM

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Mari. 3 weeks ago you accused President Trump of being a racist. I called you on it and asked you what you based it on. Still no answer. Well?

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Posted by CW13 on 02/16/2017 at 9:22 AM

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What, Again sounds offended.

I guess it's because he's a teabagger.

(And a snowflake!)

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Posted by Rat What T, Again on 02/16/2017 at 8:48 AM

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@Rat T

I'm pretty darn sure that you called "Obammie" a monkey when you were having gin and tonics with close friends and relatives.

Drop the hate and quit reflecting it to make it look like others are practicing it.

Someone who is so "privileged" to be making a nice paycheck should be happy to pay taxes. It's part of being an American! Unless of course, they're a selfish whining prick.

By the way, what the hell does tge mean?

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Posted by What, T on 02/16/2017 at 7:45 AM

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At the dinner table;

Son: Mom, what did you write about today?

Mom: I called our President names and likened American citizens that believe the government should abide by the U.S. Constitution to homosexuals that put their partners scrotum in their mouth.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/16/2017 at 6:18 AM

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Shut up you two idiots

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Posted by Rat, Again on 02/16/2017 at 6:14 AM

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And would you call him a monkey if he were not white? How did tge trolls take over so called journalism? Drop tge hatred, it doesn't suit you. You have more in common with Rev Wright than you do with Mother Teresa.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/16/2017 at 5:33 AM

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"Teabagger" is yet another shining example of "civil discourse" by left wingers in America. The etymology of the word "teabagging" involves a slang term originating in American homosexual subculture (ref-NSFW) involving a specific (typically humiliating based on context) sexual activity between two homosexual males.Jun 18, 2013"

You must be so proud of your literary skills.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/16/2017 at 5:26 AM

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Congresswoman Giffords was shot and others were killed by an angry democratic supporter. The world has changed so the rules must be changed accordingly. Too many are attempting to get their way through violence.

Angry blacks were convinced that killing police officers was a way to "get even" for what they were told was happening, when in fact it wasn't even true. I have had to ignore most of the mainstream media as their lies have become evident that they do have an agenda.

This behavior has made it necessary to communicate with our representatives by phone, mail or email.

I wish many of you hadn't acted in such a selfish and childish way.

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Posted by Donna P, Phoenix on 02/15/2017 at 9:33 AM

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I too recall going to an event at Saguaro HS many years ago. It was packed. It was hard on the folks on stage, but they could take it. I would go again. Rep. McSally is in my voting district She should go too. I get her newsletter, but it is not enough. Any upcoming event should be advertised well and in advance.

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Posted by Sun Riser on 02/15/2017 at 6:37 AM

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You think what I wrote this week annoys you? Be sure to tune in next week.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/12/2017 at 12:30 PM

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Mari. You still haven't explained your Trump is a racist comment. Well?

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Posted by CW13 on 02/11/2017 at 10:46 AM

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Good thought. The recording provides for identifying those that make death threats by caller ID. I guess you could say people are behaving better on the phone than they do in person.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/09/2017 at 10:16 AM

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Unless they allow their voice mailboxes to fill up and slow roll recording messages and freeing up slots for more callers.
Don't tell me there's not technology out there to accommodate an unlimited number of calls ... in the cloud.
And I'm sure the elected officials can find disciples/volunteers to listen to the recorded messages.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/09/2017 at 9:36 AM

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Copied from another source. Feel free to repost everywhere:
"Calls are what all the congresspeople pay attention to. Every day, their staff and the Rep./Senator get a report of the 3 most-called-about topics for that day at each of their offices (in DC and local offices), and exactly how many people said what about each of those topics.

They're also sorted by zip code and area code. And this is IMPORTANT: Republican callers generally outnumber Democrat callers 4-1, and when it's a particular issue that single-issue-voters pay attention to (like gun control, or planned parenthood funding), it's often closer to 11-1, and that has pushed Republican congressfolks on the fence to vote with the other Republicans. In the last 8 years, Republicans have called, and Democrats have not."
Emails and online petitions are usually ignored, because interest groups have automated the process with pre-filled comments that one only has to add one's name to and click submit. Your elected representatives are not going to pay attention to communication that they know only took 30 seconds of your time.

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Posted by Starcommand on 02/09/2017 at 1:28 AM

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Mari accused Trump of being a racist. I'm still waiting for her to tell us what proof she has of that. I'm not holding my breath. More to follow.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/03/2017 at 5:54 PM

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Did Obama fund Palestinian terrorists with part of the $9.2B given to the UN?

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Posted by Rat T on 02/03/2017 at 3:01 PM

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France didn't give us the statue to promote open borders/immigration nor did Emma Lazarus's words come with it. Aztlan Mari will consider anyone racists for not accepting that Tucson should be Mexico again.

When will you assimilate Mari, when will you accept and embrace being an American?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/03/2017 at 2:06 AM

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