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Re: “Danehy: Push Back the Start of High School Sports

Denial is a hard thing to overcome, especially when it is self-denial.

The world has changed. It will never -- ever -- be the same again.

The sooner everyone gets past this undeniable truth, the sooner we can move forward in meaningful ways without clinging to nonproductive efforts and fantasies that try to turn the clock back and recapture "the good old days".

More importantly, the sooner we acknowledge that the past is past, the sooner we can stop putting ourselves and others at risk trying to fulfill futile and deadly desires to make this globally devastating disease to simply disappear -- "like a miracle."

https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/danehy…

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/31/2020 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Healthy Skepticism

First Posted 05/04/2017

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare”

Upon hearing that the vote just passed, I only have one thing to say -- LET'S VOTE THESE FUCKING PEOPLE OUT!

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/23/2020 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Danehy

I sent this letter to Ward 3 City Council member Paul Durham on December 13, 2018 regarding the Pancho Villa statue.

I received a nice rubber-stamp reply email from a staff member and that was it.

Perhaps now is the time.

Greetings,

Regarding the issue with the Pancho Villa statue downtown, I have a suggestion that might be a solution for all parties involved.

If I may suggest that the Pancho Villa statue be gifted and donated to the Columbus Historical Society Museum in Columbus, New Mexico, where it could be displayed in a more historical setting that is more relevant than Tucson.

As for a replacement, may I also suggest that a statue based on the one featured on the Ofelia Zepeda website listed below be commissioned and placed in the park to recognize an accomplished Native American, who even now continues to contribute to the betterment of her people and to the City of Tucson from her position at the University of Arizona.

It is high time and long overdue that we celebrate the contributions of Native Americans in our diverse societies and culture.

http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/zep…

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/09/2020 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Arizona elections officials defend mail-in voting after Trump’s criticism

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this president's focus on doing whatever it takes to get re-elected -- including spreading lies about mail-in ballots.

Never mind a global pandemic in which America is leading -- and not in a good way -- or a pending worldwide and domestic economic disaster that is looming on the horizon, or the fact that American troops and allies in Afghanistan are being assassinated for bounties paid by Russian intelligence operatives. Re-election is all that matters.

From now until the election, anything and everything this president does will be geared to securing re-election, and if he is not re-elected -- "THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED!" will be his rallying cry, as he takes refuge behind the Resolute Desk, props up his M-60 machine gun on sandbags filled with Russian Rubles and dares anyone to enter and "MEET MY LITTLE HANDS!"

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/29/2020 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Ducey: Bars, Theaters, Gyms, Water Parks Must Close; Start of School Year Delayed to Aug. 17

Karen...

I'm sorry, every time I start to write a response, I can't get past your name.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/29/2020 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Politifact Says Sen. Martha McSally Is Lying Again About Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Apparently, we have entered a new realm of American politics where they don't even try to hide the lies.

No more trying to have deniable plausibility, misunderstandings, misquotes or being taken out of context. They just lie and continue to lie as if the lie has a magical power over reality, facts and records.

What's a voter to do?

Simple, follow the money. Whether it is given by PACs, political parties, corporations or special interest groups, the key to any politician's behavior is to ignore what they say and follow the money to determine the underlying motivations.

I realize this is a cynical view of modern politics, but to do otherwise is to imagine that politicians' actions are motivated by moral, ethical and altruistic behaviors that better belong to narratives that begin with "Once upon a time" and end with "and they lived happily ever after."

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/26/2020 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Gov. Ducey: Arizonans would be safer staying home

Don't know much about history,

Don't know much biology

Don't know much about a science book,

Don't know much about the graft I took

But I do know what Trump really wants,

And if I don't do what he really wants,

The next governor won't be me*

*With apologies to Sam Cooke, Lou Adler and Herb Albert

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/26/2020 at 8:26 PM

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