Member since Jan 22, 2011

click to enlarge photo_on_9_14_15_at_8_34_pm_2_jpg-magnum.jpg



  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “Letter Degrade

One does not need to "beware" of their political positions that they may be the ruination of their career decades from now if they maintain a strong, positive ethical standard that subscribes to our country's basic civil rights. In our current climate these issues are red hot. We are a diverse culture like it or not. It's not going away. Highly regarded research universities require that their faculty, particularly faculty on the tenure track maintain an exemplary standard of ethics in and out of the classroom and bring prestige to the institution.
One would also think that an anesthesiologist, well schooled in the medical sciences would have a more sophisticated view on the humanity he serves.

65 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 09/12/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Romero Wins Tucson's Mayoral Primary, Advances to General Election

My instincts are to trust very, very few who vie for any political power. Wannabes are easily bought. I don't trust Regina Romero yet. She will need to work for my trust. She earned a chance at it. I got cynical about politics way before trump. Remember Nixon? Politics naturally lends itself toward corruption, lobbies, insiders, the rich getting richer, wholesale lying, etc. Yet government does often do good work. We need good government/representation. Defining government is like defining a rattle snake. Rattle snakes do more good than harm and they act on instincts. Government should act on intellect, ethics and the good of the people it serves developing instinctive, positive service for all people, all Americans.

56 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 08/28/2019 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Romero Wins Tucson's Mayoral Primary, Advances to General Election

I attended the mayoral debate prior to our ballots being mailed and found the process frustrating. As a starter, the moderator began with a hypothetical question. Other questions were so broad that the answers hardly distinguished one candidate from the other. Ultimately the candidate I voted for did not win, but I feel it is time to have a woman, and particularly a Hispanic woman in the mayors office. White men have had their chance for more than 200 years at every political position throughout the history of this country. While this may sound racist and gender insensitive, It is time white men (I am a white man over 65) step aside and hone our listening skills. Perhaps we could learn. Perhaps we could continue to contribute, but on a different level or playing field. It is time for our best friends, wives, partners, daughters, mothers to have their chance. It is also time for our neighbors, black, white, red, brown and yellow. Read the headlines in any newspaper, liberal or conservative, and know that politically, white men are responsible for much of the content you will be reading. Give Regina Romero a chance. Don't like it? Get off your back side and vote.

66 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 08/28/2019 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Sky Lantern Festival

Fireworks and burning lanterns in the desert. I don't care how they are designed to biodegrade or stay aloft until the fuel runs out.

Buffel Grass

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ronko on 08/06/2019 at 3:41 PM

Re: “A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

The BP agent sounds like a decent man trapped in a job that has turned into something he did not sign up for. But the culture of the BP is that they operate with impunity. They are instructed NOT to speak publicly unless it is scripted, or they fear loosing their jobs. This is not the root of our immigration problem by any means, but it is not a positive working culture for a nation whose foundation is based on the freedom of speech. Apparently only Trump gets to exercise free speech without consequences. In a working environment that lack of freedom and the overwhelming chaotic non response to the reality of this global situation creates a dismal and unhealthy level of employee morale which cannot be good for the agents or the migrants. We not only don't care about our neighbors seeking a better life, but we don't care about the BP agents attempting to negotiate their way through this shit storm. My country tis of thee sweet land of liberty.....What a load of crap.

27 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 07/17/2019 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Living below the margins does not necessarily equal stupidity or ignorance, just as living in poverty also does not earn the hatred and cultural bias/demonization that keeps this part of our culture marginalized. So many of the people you write about have intelligence beyond street smarts, and a sensitivity toward humanity that seems to be in the state of atrophy in our general "I've got mine" culture. The characters in this essay are our brothers and sisters, just like us all at one time were some couples sweet little baby girl and boy.

32 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 07/04/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Good one.
Our culture often prides itself on personal, creative, individuality and identity...until the person next to us is different. Margie Bakker walks the walk of independent thinking, individuality, creative resourcefulness, intelligence and most importantly, universal love for all. Is she interested in running for president?

81 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ronko on 06/20/2019 at 1:42 PM

All Comments »

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

© 2019 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation