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Re: “As Approval Ratings Plunge, McSally Snaps at CNN Reporter

I like to prepare for the worst and hope for the best, but unless the Democratic Party gets their collective sh@t together, I fear four more years of a Trump administration, which brings me to why you should really check out Fox programing to see who's coming on and doing video interviews for potential positions in the current and future administration to include Martha, who may have her gun sights on a DHS or DoD position.

Regardless of what they say, Fox only has an audience of one that really matters and the parade of potential sycophants is never ending.

Meanwhile, China, Russia, North Korea and multiple non-state-sponsored terrorist organizations continue to plan our social, economic and military demise, as U.S. military personnel, equipment and funding is diverted to the Southern border propaganda art installation and vanity piece know as "The Wall" -- not to be confused with the Pink Floyd work of the same name, which was a cautionary musical story of what happens when a little boy is traumatized at a young age, finds a voice through popular music and attempts to foist a fascist vision on the masses while building a mental wall around his vulnerabilities and human emotions ...oh wait.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/17/2020 at 5:59 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"We need close air support to show up," McSally said. "I'm not just sitting here taking incoming and not having any A-10s show up, you know overhead, to help me out."

Sounds like Martha has popped smoke to mark her position, but she's blowing smoke when it comes to representing all the people of Arizona and not just Republicans.

As for the incoming she's experiencing, I suggest she advise the president to stop calling for fire on his own position by continuing to use the office of the presidency to line his pockets, carry out his personal brand of xenophobic race and political warfare, and lastly, to stop being a useful idiot to China and Russia.

When you find yourself in a hole the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/16/2020 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Town of Florence Blindsided by Ducey's Decision to Close Prison

I hope I'm wrong, but I see the old prison turned into a new privately-owned and operated holding facility for people rounded up by ICE before deportation -- with the appropriate kickbacks from both the private owner's and financial incentives to the state from the current federal government.

The new facility will probably have a nice politically-correct name or a corporate buzzword, but what ever you call it a concentration camp is still a concentration camp.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/16/2020 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Reasonable Radicals

As long as wars are started by people sitting comfortably in the rear issuing orders placing others in harm's way, this cavalier attitude will exist on all sides regardless of the patriotic, nationalist, religious, ideological, economic or other spin that is used to justify it.

Fortunately, for those who would play at war, there are many young men and women -- some full of hope and striving for a better future, and some full of unfocused hate and anger -- that will place their lives on the line enabling a very small minority to run, rule and ruin the world for the rest of humanity.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/08/2020 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Negative Reaction

Sheriff Napier,

May I be the first to thank you for your comment and candor regarding the use of Federal funds to further local law enforcement efforts.

Likewise, I appreciate the fiscal predicament not accepting the funds would present, but you must agree that in light of the policies coming out of Washington recently the use of such funds may make Pima County and your office more beholding than ever to the political whims and winds blowing across the Potomac.

Now is the time to stand firm against Federal government over reach into our community -- even when it is sweetened with cash.

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/02/2020 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Negative Reaction

And this is why Pima County voters are always so reluctant to vote yes on any funding increase for the county.

The sheriff already knew the Pima County Board was reluctant to accept the strings-attached money from the Federal Government, but he went ahead and budgeted to get the money anyway.

Now that the Federal Government has said no to the use for humanitarian aid -- a totally predictable response given the present administration's markedly inhumane treatment of immigrants -- the sheriff is looking for the board to OK accepting the money or face a "budget" shortfall.

Now, if the board wants to maintain its moral highground, they are going to have to take money from somewhere else, or raise it through taxes, fee increases, or other stealing-from-Paul-to-pay-Peter means.

Hold onto your wallets folks, the sheriff just wrote a check the county won't cash leaving Pima County residents holding the bag.

https://www.kgun9.com/border-watch/sheriff…

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Posted by sgsmith on 01/02/2020 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Operation Stonegarden Funding Denied for Humanitarian Aid Reimbursement Costs

"Was it foreseeable that the Trump administration would deny the use of these funds for that purpose?" -- Howard Duran

It was absolutely predictable as long as Stephen Miller is advising on immigration. By now, there is little doubt that Miller -- a white supremist, xenophobic, day-walking vampire -- is channeling the Nazis in his quest for a final solution to the issue of immigration.

Of course, you cannot let Sheriff Napier off the hook. Based on his experience working with the Federal Government, you know he knew those funds would never be used for humanitarian purposes, but he said what he had to say to get the politicians to OK accepting the money.

Seems to be the not-so-new paradigm for everyone today -- say what you need to then do what you want.

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Posted by sgsmith on 12/30/2019 at 10:27 AM

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