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Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Barr Chokes Justice

How about this: Barr intervened to stop the Justice Department's federal prosecution of the NYPD officer who applied the chokehold to kill Eric Garner. Hence the very appropriate Claytoon.

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Posted by Charles Bloomer on 07/19/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Barr Chokes Justice

Seeing as how I get the on-line edition of the Post , I can't believe I missed that. I stand corrected.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/19/2019 at 7:18 AM

Re: “Hard Lessons

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Posted by Arva Firjatullah on 07/19/2019 at 7:05 AM
Posted by Jim McGurn on 07/19/2019 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Another good look at the "others" we try so hard not to see.

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Posted by Lingo Head on 07/19/2019 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Losers. Yes. If you notice a running theme, their troubles start when their own fucked up families can't care for them anymore. Love them, sometimes. Care for them, no. And the cycle continues. So a challenge for you all. If you'd like to rid the world of all the adult losers who we all despise, mock and judge, just take a moment to not shit on the kids in our society. No matter how gross and mean they seem to you. Don't shit on them. Help them out the next you're voting for funding for mental health care, school services, food banks, Planned Parenthood, drug programs or just not being a shit in general. Don't do it for them. Do it for yourself so you won't have to even think of all those losers anymore.
"Disaster Porn"

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Posted by Cherri on 07/18/2019 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I appreciate careful and critical examination of the intention behind art and journalism, but, Human Bean, I do not agree with your deductions in this case.

Are you really comparing the life stories of disenfranchised persons to abandoned houses and judging their experiences to be unilateral disasters?
Is presenting a humans positive assets alongside their more obvious flaws really fetishizing them?

And if a column like Tucson Salvage cannot or should not in your mind profile such individuals, then who will? Is it better (perhaps more convenient?) they remain transparent, out of the publics conscience, sight and mind?

As to the author using first person, I understand it to be his way of leveling the playing field, hopefully sidestepping pity or accidentally evoking the dreaded other.

I welcome and anticipate your thoughtful response.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 07/18/2019 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Danehy

If the tribe paid for it with federal funding, you and I paid for it. So that some scum politician could get donations.

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Posted by Yutahey Warrior on 07/18/2019 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

This is starting to feel like disaster porn. It's one thing to shine a light on the darker recesses within our city and local culture, but it's another entirely different thing to fetishize it. Just like photographers who make a living documenting the destroyed lives of people after hurricanes or abandoned buildings in Detroit, one has to ask; at what point is the attempt to shine the light on the unseen overcome by the photographer or writers need to gain personal notoriety? Brian's continual injection of himself into these stories reveals a narcissistic edge to his motivation. At first I wanted these stories to be something meaningful but now I just think it's Brian is hitching his success to the misery of others.

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/18/2019 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Barr Chokes Justice

Allow me to answer my own question. If you listen to the fake news media, Barr is in Trump's back pocket. That's enough for Bozos like Clay Jones to accuse him of something he had nothing to do with.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/18/2019 at 4:29 PM

Re: “XOXO

This show is on Tuesday, July 23 (not Wednesday, July 24 as listed). My bad. [Outer Spaces is the indie rock project of Baltimore songwriter Cara Beth Satalino. Their latest, Gazing Globe, was written during a tumultuous period where Satalino grappled with anxiety and self-doubt. And like a gazing globefor centuries believed to ward off evil and bring good luckalthough it may never provide a clear mirror image. If you gaze into its murky reflection long enough you might glimpse at your true self. With Radiator Hospital, Jess Matsen and Rough Draft. At Wooden Tooth Records]

Posted by Xavier Omar Otero on 07/18/2019 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

I don't know why you glorify these losers. Who do you think you are? Hunter Thompson? Jack Kerouac? These are LOSERS. Society's flotsam and jetsam that has existed since the beginning of time. They have never contributed anything to society except to give Hemingway wanna-bees like you something edgy to write about. And these losers always seem to be able to come up with the money to get tattoos. I have never understood that. Maybe you can explain it.

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Posted by Joe Arpaio on 07/18/2019 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Hard Lessons

Let's not blame it all on corporate/capitalist greed. Remember the Health Care deductibles you spoke of? They were caused by the ACA and the government's inability to halt out of control spending.

Wait until you see what they do to Medicare to get you to swallow that pill. Better pick up another job in the summer.

The ACA was authored by those over paid government officials you identified. And they conspired to bankrupt our corporate health care system. They are pretty good at it.

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Posted by Mucho Mas Denero Por Almuerzo on 07/18/2019 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Barr Chokes Justice

What did Barr have to do with N.Y.P.D incident that happened 5 years ago?

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Posted by CW13 on 07/18/2019 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Hard Lessons

Excellent article. However, what is extremely crucial to explore is how teachers don't live in a vacuum; although we feel like we do because the responsibilities of a compassionate teacher-like our summer monsoon thunderstorm winds-are just so overwhelming. As working class people-who happen to be among the most highly educated of all professionals-we must also contend with the health care crisis. I know firsthand that the so-called "pay raise" from the Red for Ed movement has been totally erased by my having to pay escalating health care insurance "deductibles." These "health insurance co-payments" have actually set me back in terms of annual salary! So the AZ state government along with their collaborating, self-serving local school administrators (whom often "make" from 80, 90, to 100 K+ a year) have effectively employed "smoke and mirror" tactics to take money from my left pocket, and tout how much they are putting into my back pocket, all the while taking even more from my right pocket! It's a classic "shakedown"; a game of give and take, with most politicians and their corporate puppet-masters, and Pontius Pilate "there's nothing I can do about it-it is government policy" administrators taking, and all the rest of us giving. The most profound tragedy is that poor hungry children in Arizona are compelled to eat the rotten fruit of our cynical, corrupt and criminal political and economic system. It is a slithering, embracing old vine-of-a system that is smothering and choking the life out of our public schools. It is an evil and reactionary killer-weed; the seed of which is a culture that rewards glorified selfishness and corporate/capitalist greed.

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Posted by Ray Siqueiros on 07/18/2019 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Kirkpatrick: Time To Impeach Trump

go2ski# Try not approaching this group here with facts, they prefer fantasy. Dems have begun to in fight and will lose to Trump next November. And I am enjoying the economic rejuvenation as are many others.

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Posted by Will Apolo on 07/18/2019 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Kirkpatrick: Time To Impeach Trump

Oops - can we say 'face plant' Ann? Just gave a reasonable Democrate a good reason to primary you next year, and also gave you who-ever-it-ends-up-being Republican opponent arrows for his/her quiver to use against you. Your district is not as liberal / leftist as you might like.

BTW, "Trump is a twitter....", yes, Clinton testified under oath, and he also LIED under oath. Just sayin'.

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Posted by go2ski on 07/18/2019 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

This is by far my favorite Salvage ever. It feels like Smith is challenging himself to go deeper and farther towards uncovering the heartbeat of this town with each passing week. Reading this is like hanging out with Steinbeck's blessed paisanos in Tortilla Flat. Bravo. I hope there are many more slices of life that follow de las calles. Smith has found his calling and now we all get to share in his rich, open-hearted vision.

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Posted by Magdelena37 on 07/18/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Apollo Anniversary

I have been binge-watching the HBO Series "From the Earth to the Moon" this weekend trying to recapture some of the excitement I felt growing up during the so-called Space Race.

I vaguely recall going outside to watch the night sky in my grandfathers backyard in Colorado after the Soviets launched Sputnik and listened to the tinge a fear in the adults voices as I strained to see one tiny speck among all those lights in the sky.

I remember my parents let me stay home from school in Phoenix when Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into the fringes of space. After that I was hooked.

I became what we now call a "fanboy" about the space program before we even knew what fanboys are. I built countless models of the spacecraft from Mercury, to Gemini and Apollo. I even built a large-scale model of the Soviet's first space capsule and was young enough and naive enough about the ways of the world to include Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin as my hero too.

When America's landing on the moon occurred, I was once again at one of my grandfathers homes glued to the old black and white television watching the grainy image from the moon like everyone else around the world. My parents were used to my obsession with the space program by then, but my grandparents wondered "if the boy was all right."

After the first and second moon landings, I recall how American lost interest in the program only to have it frighteningly come back during the Apollo 13 mission. I suddenly found myself the center of attention in my classroom at school and even brought my spacecraft models to show my classmates and teacher what was going on with the damaged Command Module and Lunar Module that served as a lifeboat for the imperiled crew.

Today, as we see what is going on around the world -- the political upheavals, the humanitarian crises, the endangered environment and a host of other man-made problems -- I cannot help missing those days when a bright future lay ahead and promised to bring new wonders for the entire world to share.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/18/2019 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Danehy

I worked for Fairchild in the mid-70s. Of course, all we heard was the company line.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 07/18/2019 at 5:51 AM

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