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


15 brave community activists had the GUTS to enter Armory Park to confront 15,000 rabid "pro-raza" open border zealots, declare their support for "the wall" and American sovereignty, and burn 2 Mexican flags in spite of wide-spread republican, democrat and community support for decades old "Open Border Policy" to wit:

"To aid and abet, entice and invite and to otherwise encourage the illegal entry of impoverished Mexican citizens for economic and political exploitation."

And yet these 15 have received no support or acknowledgement from the community for having the courage to stand up in 2006 when it really mattered!!

Trump didn't define and create the issue which elected him, We few here in Arizona did!…

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Posted by KitWarden on 11/20/2017 at 10:49 AM

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

"The hotel and fast food industries have ridden the gravy train for years with this strategy and made a *lot* of money."

One of the leaders in this practice is Mr. Trump himself. He brings in all manner of immigrants, bypassing the proper rules of the system. The reason being that he can pay them low wages, giving himself bigger profits. How convenient.

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Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 11/20/2017 at 9:56 AM

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

I am struck by the irony of Breitbart News having the courage to pursue the federal government gun running program, and then when the family of a BP agent killed in the line of duty, awards said newsman, the leftist apologists attack him personally. And the cherry on top is that it all happens on the day when two more BP agents are shot (1 dead) by illegal entrants at the border.

It would be more accurate to charge you as accomplices to murder. I just used a little bit of your own logic.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 11/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

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

The Brian Terry Foundation smeared themselves, and Brian Terry's name, when they invited this racist P.O.S. to our community.

But in some ways, it makes perfect sense. Multiple independent investigations have shown the U.S. Border Patrol to be a profoundly racist institution. It pervades the agency, from the policy decisions at the highest level right down to the individual actions of far too many of the agents on the ground. The ingrained culture is to demonize Mexican immigrants and treat them as the enemy.

From the question of which immigrant demographic to persecute right down to the brown teenager that gets shot in the back as he's running away, this agency brings shame upon the U.S. and threatens our core constitutional values of liberty for all. Considering that, Steve Bannon--a.k.a. Joseph Goebbels--is the perfect spokesperson.

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Posted by skinnyman on 11/20/2017 at 9:36 AM

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

Glad Trump was elected because he will enforce immigration laws! Enforcing U.S Immigration laws and deporting Illegal Aliens is not racist ! The U.S lets in 1 Million immigrants a year! Instead of Mexicans and the Open border group calling people racist because they come to he U.S Illegally steal SSN and IDs (both Felonies) cost the U.S $135 Billion a year , overcrowd schools and hospital they should try respecting U.S laws and stop breaking into they U.S 73% of Illegal Alien households use 1 or more forms of welfare

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Posted by ub2bad2 on 11/20/2017 at 8:28 AM

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...

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Posted by Cascabel on 11/20/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

The writer is remarkably gifted. It is one of the most compelling pieces I have ever read. Pure poetry and at the same time introducing us to a fascinating human being whom our hearts go out to. I am drawn to Arthur even though I dont live in Arizona and I have never seen nor heard of him. Thank you for enlarging my knowledge of the human condition. It is a lovely piece.

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Posted by Bernadine Schockmel on 11/20/2017 at 7:24 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.

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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.

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Posted by sgsmith on 11/20/2017 at 3:40 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Thank you for taking the time to try and get to know him. He used to live near Pantano and Golflinks off of Mark Street. He stood there every day and my husband and I would be talking and say hey! There's Marcus!!! (That is the name we gave him) We questioned his situation but didn't want to intrude. One day we did not see him and then the next and for a few days we didn't we knew that either something happened to him and we prayed he was ok or he moved. A few weeks ago I was driving past Rincon and was sooo happy to see "Marcus". We always saw him as being kind, maybe slow, maybe like Lenny from of Mice and Men. But kind. Again, thank you for taking the time to talk to him.

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Posted by Susan Martinez-Nagele on 11/19/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Ive seen him many times and have always wondered about him. Thank you for this great article.

Posted by Samantha Joy Braiterman on 11/19/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I pass him a number of times each week, usually standing near the Quick mart in our neighborhood. Always I wave and smile, just to show a friendly face. I talked to the Quick mart employees once about him, worried the first time I saw him a few days in a row standing in the heat of summer. They said he's always quiet, didn't like it when people got too close to him, and that he lived nearby in a good place. People set water bottles near him, too; it seems he's known all around. Thank you for his story.

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Posted by Nora Brown Haile on 11/19/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

What a great piece. I've often seen this guy and wondered about his story, and it's admirable someone took the time to find out and share. We need more writing like this in the world!

Posted by Matt Mann on 11/19/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Your writing is beautiful and your reporting is important. You are helping to build community. Thank you.

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Posted by Moxie Cosmos on 11/19/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

There is honor in the strangest of places. Thanks for a story that brings awareness to the other side of Tucson.

Posted by memaw on 11/19/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I see him alot and wondered about him, now i know thank you

Posted by Kathy Siegrist on 11/19/2017 at 4:16 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

What a beautiful story. My mother is Ruth Dempsey and shes dedicated so much of herself to her residence and to read this puts better perspective in her purpose . The amount of love she shares is beyond me. Arthur sounds like an amazing man, his views on the world is touching and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

Posted by MicheleDempsey on 11/18/2017 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Wish there was a fund-raising page for him for some grocery and things.

Posted by Allison Fletcher on 11/18/2017 at 7:42 PM

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.


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?


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.

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Posted by on 11/18/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I pass him every day too. Glad to hear that he is alright and taken care of. I have waved and made eye contact with him. What a wonderful soul. Thank you for telling us his story.

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Posted by Natalie Nannette Broadhead on 11/18/2017 at 3:09 PM

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