William Gandy 
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Re: “Mi Nidito

The most overrated Mexican restaurant in town. Living on its publicity from Clinton's visit decades ago. Long waits, poor service, commercial grade food. One reviewer says "authentic Tucson style Mexican food." What a joke. Well, it's Tucson style if you like Circle K style food. There is nothing remotely authentic Mexican about the stuff Mi Nidito serves, unless you are addicted to orange cheese and shredded lettuce on top of everything.

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Posted by William Gandy on 06/24/2017 at 11:32 PM

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Re: “Jazz Hands, Everyone!

While it's great that so many jazzers are coming to town, this is not a jazz festival. I have been to a number of real jazz festivals and they feature concentrated appearances in multiple venues at the same time, so that you can walk from one place to another and hear different groups playing. All this is is concentrated booking of acts over a period of days.

I am glad this is happening, but please don't call it a festival. It's not.

Posted by William Gandy on 01/03/2020 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

What a waste of time and manpower. Detectives? The librarian needs to grow up, but then so do the perps. The library is an inappropriate place for the conduct, but calling the cops is silly overkill. She could have just said "please take your activity elsewhere" and let it go. Cops don't need to be involved, and then detectives? I am sure the detective is rolling his or her eyes.

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Posted by William Gandy on 01/03/2020 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

If it's true that paramedics refused to treat the man, this is appalling. It is obvious from the description that the man had taken something that was causing him altered mental status. This man belonged in the hospital, not the jail. Excited delirium can kill. It can also be treated.

I hope there is more to this story than reported. If not, then there needs to be some serious retraining at both the police department and the EMS service.

This sort of incident breeds lawsuits. If the risk managers don't catch this, something even worse is wrong.

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Posted by William Gandy on 12/06/2019 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Trump Lynching

Political cartoons are meant to grab the reader by the emotional throat and shake him. This one does a good job of that. I grew up in completely segregated Texas. I was born in 1938 and the Democrats had been in power for a long time. In 1931 there had been a lynching in my home town. Although I obviously knew people who were involved with it, it was never mentioned in the white community. Never. There are children graduating high school today who have never hear about lynchings. While rude, the cartoon is well within the boundaries of free speech.

Now the political parties have swung in opposite directions. The Republicans are now the prime purveyors of hate, racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and stupidity. Not all Republicans, just the Trumpistas.

They are powerful, irrational, self deceivers, who can't wait to lick Trump's shoe soles. They are zealots for negative things that are going to pull down our Republic if they continue in power.

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Posted by William Gandy on 10/24/2019 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

It's a miniature sociology course! Keep it. It is interesting to read and informative.

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Posted by William Gandy on 06/27/2019 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

This guy probably should have been checked out by EMS. Maybe he was falling asleep because his blood sugar was too low. Or maybe he was septic and in shock. Not being there hampers one's ability to evaluate, and maybe EMS was called, but if I was a prudent and reasonable cop, I would want this guy evaluated by medical before I released him to go with an acquaintance of unknown knowledge and understanding of medical things. I say this as a paramedic for 38 years.

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Posted by William Gandy on 05/16/2019 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Why even call the Sheriff? PCSO will do nothing about a theft like this. I am amazed that they even came out. The responding deputy's report will be the end of it. No detective will track down the phone owner and find and interview him; no further investigation will be done. Why?

Because the PCSO doesn't have the manpower to devote to low level crimes like this. And why do they not have the manpower to do this? Because we, the people, deny them the funds they need.

We want protection, but we don't want to pay for it.

Ask the Sheriff how many detectives are assigned to the theft detail. And ask him what their priorities are. Of course, you won't get an answer because the Sheriff does not respond to questions like this, and if he did he would attempt to hide the reality that his department does not investigate thefts of property. Better to simply call your insurance agent.

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Posted by William Gandy on 03/01/2018 at 11:39 PM

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