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Re: “Steve Bannon Beats the Drum Against Undocumented Immigrants in Tucson Appearance

Trying to dress up white nationalism by calling it a jobs program is the work of Bannon.... and people like him need to be called out for it. Bannon doesn't care about the families of dead BP agents, except that he can use that issue to further his case for discriminating against Mexicans. The Terry Foundation should acknowledge that...

56 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Cascabel on 11/20/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Steve Bannon Beats the Drum Against Undocumented Immigrants in Tucson Appearance

High immigration rates destroy the working class by keeping wages at rock bottom and stressing infrastructure. Voters are waking up to this fact and they don't want welfare, they want jobs.

Low wage industries have managed to keep people blind to this fact by a tried and true tactic of massive campaign contributions along with dividing the electorate. They have managed to paint anyone who suggests lowering immigration (legal or illegal) as a Nazi and somehow un-American. This has kept workers on the left from waking up to their own interests. Republican politicians can mostly be bought just with the campaign contributions. They throw their base a meaningless bone on illegal immigration enforcement once in a while while keeping immigration rates high. Trump exposed their duplicity and won the presidency by doing it.

The hotel and fast food industries have ridden the gravy train for years with this strategy and made a *lot* of money. We're on our way to half a billion people in our lifetimes unless Congress actually passes meaningful legislation slowing the flow.

13 likes, 47 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 11/20/2017 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Steve Bannon Beats the Drum Against Undocumented Immigrants in Tucson Appearance

"It's unfortunate when any group has to start putting labels on people -- 'white nationalist', 'Black Lives Matter'. We all matter", Ralph Terry said.

Yes, except they are not shooting white nationalists dead in the street for little more than being a white nationalist -- although Steve Bannon and his ilk would like nothing more than to pass this false equivalency off as the truth.

Trying to compare the deaths of black people at the hands of various law enforcement agencies to the "plight" of white nationalist is like comparing the stress of Nazi concentration camp guards to the prisoners of those very same camps.

53 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 11/20/2017 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

You originally said, Buffett "hasn't paid a penny on his $81 billion dollar fortune." Now you say he paid $1.85 million in 2015 and extrapolated his entire tax payments over 40 years, though how you can do that is a mystery to me, and you called the $74 million you say he paid "a rounding error." To recap, first he paid nothing, then he paid $74 million, which is the same as nothing. I have to say, your ability to admit you were wrong and say you weren't wrong astounds me.

David,,

You are joing right? Really, really joking? You find out that Warren Buffett hasn't paid one penny on the dollar, not even 1/10 of a penny on the dollar of his fortune while every year advocating for more taxes and small businesses that compete with his businesses and you defend him?

Pathetic.

Not one penny on the dollar. That's what he has paid. Can you do math? Can you multiply by 40 working years. Can you divide by 81,000,000,000, as in $81 billion dollars?

He is in the zero tax bracket advocating for more taxes on people paying:

28% federal + 12.4% Social Security + 2.9% Medicare + 5% state + 5% sales + 10% regulatory load

Pretty pathetic David.

5 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 11/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Amen, AZ/DC. Amen.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 11/18/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Dave, in your first paragraph your description of what you like about Facebook fits how I see and use Facebook. Then you go into a rant about Zuckerberg and attack his character because Facebook is in business to make a buck. That's capitalism and entrepreneurism, from which we, at least most of us humans, have greatly benefited. Facebook is less than perfect, but what would be perfect for you, would not necessarily be perfect for me. To totally personalize Facebook would require a very complex algorithm, probably not worth the cost to develop. I don't have problem with Facebook as it is, particularly since it's free and optional, i.e., not required viewing. And if one anticipates propaganda and misinformation, and deals with it accordingly, what's problem.

Regarding "Biggest waste of time on this planet is Facebook", no, vacuuming the carpet is the biggest waste of time; it just gets dirty again.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DennyG on 11/18/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Typical over-reaction by pro-abortion responders. Why don't you care more for your fellow women, why do you keep resisting any attempt to make it rare?

I am not against birth control, except when you want to use abortion, or the morning after pill, which in the case of abortion actually kills a human being oh, the majority of which are women, and then the case of the morning after pill which doesn't always prevent pregnancy but May kill an implanted unique human being in its mother's uterus.

I am not trying to control women. I'm trying to get them to reconsider their point of view on abortion and to control themselves. you claim to want abortion to be safe and rare? what are you actually doing to make that happen? most abortions are not necessary. They are convenience or imposed by force by parents or peer pressure. why won't you acknowledge that if you care about women? why won't you actively work to cut back on the number of abortions? if you have a right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, why don't the children you conceive have the same rights?

the founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist according to her own words. She believed that white races were Superior to others. the number one killer of black people is abortion. how many people have been killed in the womb who might have lived 2 come up with answers to our real problems? how many aborted children would have had a life such as the one you are currently enjoying?

3 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/18/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Actually, the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision explicitly says that if it could be proven that life begins at conception oh, then the right to abortion on demand would collapse, because the child would have a right to life. We knew in 1973 and we know now when life begins according to biology: life clearly begins at conception with a new set of chromosomes donated by both the father and mother. why do you choose not to believe this and to accept the implications of it. Currently abortion on demand shows that abortion is not rare, and the recent deaths at abortion clinics prove it is not safe for the mother. it is by definition not safe for The Unborn Child.

people are not animals. If you cannot care for a child or don't watch children then you shouldn't have unprotected sex. many women who have been raped have chosen to keep their children. there are men and women who are willing to adopt children who are unwanted by their biological parents. there is no reason for most abortions other than selfishness. If you have a health issue you can still get an abortion even if we don't have abortion on demand in all cases. the reasons that are held up to say that abortion is necessary on demand without exception are no longer valid if they ever were.

this is not just a religious issue, it should be a moral View and a legal for anyone who claims to care about women or men. Justice they were wrong in the Civil War when saying that black people weren't people they were property, the Supreme Court is wrong in its 1973 Roe versus decision. don't need Planned Parenthood unlimited abortion on demand for women to have Healthcare provided to them. There are plenty of others agencies that can use that money to expand their services to women without funding abortion. why are you not in favor of that?

2 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 11/18/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

I waste too much time too, even without a computer at home. The one enjoyable thing about facebook is contact with decades old friends from my childhood, & posts from cousins I rarely see.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by MMP on 11/17/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

Another drug-addict bites the dust. Been happening forever. Poppin' pills, drinking, and all that won't fix your problems.

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 11/17/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

i wanted to see him last night too. fucking sucks

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Posted by Palisades on 11/16/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Lil Peep Passes Away Before Show at The Rock

https://everipedia.org/wiki/mariah-bons/
This girl was allegedly involved in giving him the laced Xanax.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by travismo123 on 11/16/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Facebook-Free Friday

Facebook-Free everyday!

The BIGGEST waste of time on this planet is facebook. I have WAY better activities to waste time with. I don't have an account and I never will.

27 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 11/16/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Tucson Weekly and Arizona's Democrat Congressional Delegation still silent on sexual harassment and assault allegations against Democratic Senator Al Franken.

4 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 11/16/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Rainbow crosswalks are actually killing people.

http://www.kvoa.com/story/36854407/feds-sa…

7 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/15/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Stephen M Zumbo, your comments incriminate you as being a Republican right-wing conservative christian. I take offense at any person trying to manage and rule the lives of other individuals unless they are your parents and you are underage. Republicans want to take away all forms of birth control and the day after pills but you also want to take away the RIGHT GIVEN BY THE SUPREME COURT IN the CASE of ROWE VS WADE to an abortion. Get your mind and ideas off other peoples wants and needs and stop trying to dictate your religious principles on people who do not share your religious views.

45 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Beneal Good on 11/15/2017 at 3:20 PM

Re: “McSally Silent on Roy Moore Accusations

Stephen Zumbo, by the sounds of it, you don't talk to many women, period.

Feminist and right to choose folks DO want abortion rare and safe...they want to have ease of access to birth control, which you nutjobs do not want women to have, either.

Stop trying to control women. They do not owe you shit.

52 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by WomenHateStephenZumbo on 11/15/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

The Democrats are back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBUxNeXgC7…

6 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/15/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

Yeah, O.K.

6 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 11/15/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!'

You ran that petting zoo out in the parking lot. Only there were no animals.

36 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 11/15/2017 at 11:39 AM

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