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Re: “Flake Takes a Turn To the Right

It's Flake's choice to be just another faceless tool of the rich on the lockstepping GOP Death Panel. But he could become something of a heroic rogue merely by jumping ship on the health bill - you know, doing the humane thing for millions of Americans. People are suckers for Republicans who even rarely do the decent thing. There are still people who think McCain is a rebel. And all he had to do was some unexpectedly decent comment, or even more rarely -a decent vote - every few years.

26 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Dan Sorenson on 07/15/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Political Punch

Really?

7 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 07/15/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “A River Ran Through It

We need to make sure we get this natural source of water flowing through Tucson again! It was never anyone right to dam it the way they did or dry it. Now 2017 I'm sure we can restore it. We need to act fast. They Building more and more in the "Flood Areas" as an more valid excuse as to why they cant restore it. People in power know people are going to start fighting for these types of things now! A guy in California is sueing now and he states that the river is mostly dry due to general electric company taking control of most of the rivers up NW that ran down to the SW i thought that was the main reason why it had dried. Please any info on how we can start something to regain this river would be nice

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Daniel S on 07/15/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Breaking the Bank

Crypto Gaming over Renewable energy is better than your local bank

Posted by Mcnasty Steinworth on 07/15/2017 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Koch Bros. and ALEC Shout From the Rooftops: "Stop Rooftop Solar!"

The problem is that the solar power is all released when the utilities do not need it. The power should be stored on batteries and released during Peak Demand periods.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pete Rau on 07/15/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Best Auto Repair

I have been going to Bucks Automotive for 20 years. I think Michael and Nathan are very informative and very helpful with all my questions. I have never had any problems at this shop. I highly recommend Bucks Auto to anybody. Also you to Buck. You are the best.

Posted by jeff wood on 07/14/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Hillary Clinton has no integrity as we are about to find out.

https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a/Russian-American-lobbyist-says-he-was-in-Trump-son's-meeting

3 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by The Future of Cattle on 07/14/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Great question Mr President. What are these states hiding?

4 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Susan Henshaw on 07/14/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Flake Takes a Turn To the Right

The 'right turn' is nothing new. All year long Flake's messages have been reminding people of his extremely high ratings from such radical right organizations as the NRA. How's this make you think of him?



Sen. Flake's lifetime scores with some of the country's leading government watchdog organizations:

NRA A+
National Taxpayers' Union A
National Right to Life 99%
Americans for Prosperity 98%
Club for Growth 97%
Citizens vs Government Waste 97%
FreedomWorks 95%
American Conservative Union 94%

29 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by franklymydears on 07/14/2017 at 4:05 PM
Posted by sgsmith on 07/14/2017 at 3:02 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

The founding fathers were a lot smarter than either of us. We are a republic for a reason. Their distrust of an all powerful federal government made sense then and today. Donald Trump can't understand that because he obviously has not read or understood the Constitution and is convinced he is the smartest guy on Earth.

He is not even in the right hand side of the bell curve measuring intelligence. He is somewhere in the shallows on the left side. I will stay with our founders and the Constitution. Thank you.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/14/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Why am I opposed to amassing all voter information in one database secured by the US government? Because that same government has had a dismal track record of maintaining the integrity of the massive databases it has responsibility for protecting. Because the Trump administration is incompetent and focused on revenge and retaliation. Because I would not trust an administration headed by Hillary Clinton any more than I would the current administration. Because the Republicans seek to deny voting rights to their perceived enemies while Democrats have used the IRS against their perceived enemies. Because I believe our electoral process is resides with the states not the federal government. We are a republic, remember, and the founders were a hell of a lot smarter than me, or you.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/14/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Rick,

Arizona already sells access to its voter registration database for $500, which includes party preference, although not the last four digits of one's SSN. Withholding SSNs from the U.S. federal government, the entity that issues them, seems odd. And why would you be opposed to secure storage of the information?

The liberal resistance to Kobach's project seems very fishy. You people insist, without evidence, that non-citizen voting doesn't happen, yet you all support obstructing an investigation that would prove or disprove that claim.

It's almost as if something's being hidden, intentionally.

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Posted by Nathan K on 07/14/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Flake Takes a Turn To the Right

Flake and McCain an embarrassment to Arizona.

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Posted by Wally Jakubin on 07/14/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr on Rainer Ptacek's 'A Stone’s Throw Away'

Amen. Never equaled, never replaced.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 07/14/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Flake Takes a Turn To the Right

I think Flake would benefit from promoting a single payer system, he could improve his ratings with his constituents and possibly retain his senate seat in 2018, but the Koch brothers would not approve, that $$$$ would no longer exist for him. The choice is public approval or $$$?

21 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Wendy Goodman on 07/14/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Political Punch

The President's hectoring the Press is treasonous, undermining people's trust in all our principles.

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Posted by John Mackey on 07/14/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Nathan

I am opposed to this administration having access to all voter information from all states including social security identifiers and party affiliation and storing it securely in an unidentified location (Kobach's big oops). I would be similarly opposed to a Democratic administration following the same path.

And no, you can't assume I am opposed to DOJ lawsuits under the Voting Rights Act. That is a legitimate area of concern as the Republicans continue to struggle to deny voting rights to their presumed enemies.

This nonsense from Trump-Pence-Kobach is a lame defense of the ridiculous claim that 3 million illegals voted against Trump in '16. Only the dumbest of the dumb is buying into that lie and defending Trump's latest brain fart. That train will never leave the station. Money better spent on the latest border wall, you know, the transparent one with solar panels that will pay for itself.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/14/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Flake Takes a Turn To the Right

It is especially disappointing to see our Senators from Arizona lacking courage in speaking out against the BCRA. Both the senate bill and its corresponding house version will undercut the Medicaid expansion. Arizonans know first-hand what happened when Jan Brewer slashed our budgets and kicked a ton of people off of Medicaid - there was a surge of patients who lost access to their outpatient doctors and crowded our emergency departments. These patients not only had their chronic diseases spin out of control because the loss of their insurance meant loss of medications and doctor visits - but they were subject to hospital admissions that were in many cases preventable.

When Governor Brewer accepted the Medicaid expansion we got over 100,000 Arizonans insured the first year. Our own state's history demonstrates why this experiment should NOT be repeated at the national level. Not only would we see a surge in patients losing their insurance, but we'd have a glut of them showing up again to our emergency departments when their chronic diseases again spun out of control. However, if we dismantle ACA at the federal level, there's no higher level of government to bail AZ out (or any of the other states for that matter).

We already know the GOP plan doesn't work because we've lived it in Arizona. Changes to strengthen ACA are needed, but we neither need to return to the pre-2009 crisis that precipitated ACA. We need to learn from our own history, and use it to teach the rest of the nation as well.

45 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Larry DeLuca on 07/14/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “There's Election Integrity, and Then There's Election Integrity

Then why do we look to the government to "repair" our healthcare? Get them out of the market and let market forces dictate costs.

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Posted by WRD on 07/14/2017 at 12:17 PM

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