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Re: “17th Street Market Returns in July

Such great news! Kudos to Tom Kusian! Can't wait to check it out and hear some live music there on our next visit to Tucson.

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Posted by CRLady2016 on 06/29/2020 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Another Private Jet Company Owned by a Trump Donor Got a Bailout — This One for $20 Million

We need to get money out of politics regardless of which side of the aisle or which party's president benefits from it. What have we become? We need a government that is OF, BY, and FOR the people...all people, not just the rich and powerful!

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Posted by CRLady2016 on 05/19/2020 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Hotel Congress' David Slutes: "Yep, We Miss You Dearly"

Great article, David. I was especially saddened by the cancellation of the Tucson Folk Festival for the first time in over 30 years, but I've been enjoying some online concerts that favorite Tucson musicians have been performing through zoom and FB live. It's quite a special treat to enjoy Tucson's music scene from Costa Rica. How can we find more information about your virtual Club Congress?

Thanks for all you do to keep Tucson music scene going and making sure the musicians are gainfully employed. Keep up the good work!

Bonnie Vining

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Posted by CRLady2016 on 04/22/2020 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Hard Ballin' For Biden

With just over a week to go until Arizona's 2020 Democratic Primary is in the history books, there are still three candidates in the race. The mainstream media would like us to believe that our only choices are two white male septuagenarians who, if elected, would become octogenarians early in their first term.. Both of them bring strong resumes, but one of them recently had a heart attack and is being labelled as a socialist or sometimes even a communist. The other is showing serious signs of cognitive decline, and even in his more cognitive years frequently supported cuts to Social Security and Medicare and struggled with telling the truth.

But there is a third choice that the DNC and their cohorts in the mainstream media don't want you to know about because she took a principled stand and stepped down as Vice chair of the DNC four years ago, and that angered some powerful DNC operatives. Tulsi Gabbard is a young, intelligent, honest, principled, vibrant, and articulate woman of color who has served in the Army National Guard for almost 17 years, including two active duty tours in the Middle East. She is also serving her fourth term in Congress where she has worked on the Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees and she currently serves on the Financial Services and Armed Services Committees and the House Intelligence Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. She holds the highest level security clearance, Top Secret with Special Access which means that any and all interactions with foreign actors are thoroughly and continuously investigated.

Most people don't pay much attention to foreign policy, but we should! On January 14, Tulsi Gabbard hosted a roundtable discussion with former Congressman/ Presidential Candidate, Dennis Kucinich and award-winning foreign correspondent and author Stephen Kinzer. Stephen Kinzer stated the following:

“All those programs that many of the progressive candidates want, realistically speaking, are never gonna get through Congress. They’re not going to materialize. You’ll get some things, but Congress is gonna block 90% of the good social programs that any progressive leader is gonna try to impose, BUT in foreign policy, a president can REALLY make a change and can REALLY reorient this country ... Foreign policy IS the place where a president can make a dramatic difference in a way that no president will ever be able to do in the next four years in domestic policy ... If we really want to change this country, there is one way it can be done simply by electing a new president. And that means changing completely the way America faces the rest of the world. And that would be one of the most profound changes that we could possibly make to bring us back to being the country that we once dreamed that we wanted to be.”

The entire video is available on YouTube, and it is quite interesting.

Tulsi Gabbard is the one presidential candidate who has made foreign policy the cornerstone of her campaign. She is firmly committed to diplomacy. She is passionate about ending our costly, deadly, and unnecessary wars and reallocating those funds and human resources to provide healthcare, education, and infrastructure for people at home. In my humble opinion, we do need to improve those services, and Tulsi's approach makes a lot more sense than simply "taxing the rich".

Tulsi Gabbard is absolutely the best-qualified candidate to serve as commander in chief. No other candidate has the foreign policy expertise, the strength of her convictions, and the diplomatic skills needed to repair our broken international relationships and regain respect for the United States on the world stage.

While Tulsi emphasizes the need for a more diplomatic foreign policy to stop the endless wars, she also has a rock solid domestic policy platform as well. You can find her views on all of the issues at You can also find hundreds of hours of interviews and town halls on her YouTube channel. I encourage you to get to know her so you're aware of all of your choices.

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Posted by CRLady2016 on 03/08/2020 at 6:43 PM

Re: “High Hopes

Leading up to the Arizona primary, there are currently three candidates still running. Two of them were covered by your article, but Tulsi Gabbard was overlooked. The following information is an excerpt from her website

The failed war on drugs is an attack on our values of freedom and fairness as Americans. In recent years, many states have taken initiative by legalizing marijuana, reforming drug laws and sentencing guidelines, and winding down the “War on Drugs.” Now it’s time for the federal government to do the same.


"The fact that marijuana's still a Schedule I drug is unacceptable in the harm that it is causing to the people of our country and to taxpayers as well. The impact this has on individuals, potentially leading to criminal records that impact them, their families, their ability to get a job, housing, financial aid for college--the impacts of this are great. That's not to speak of the impact on states, small businesses and banks in those states that have legalized some level of marijuana."

“There's no question that this overall war on drugs has not only been a failure, it has created and exacerbated a number of other problems that continue to afflict people in this country.”

“I believe firmly in every person's freedom to make their own choices, and that people should not be thrown in jail and incarcerated or made into criminals for choosing to smoke marijuana whether it be for medicinal and non-medicinal purposes.”


H.R.1588 — Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019 to limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marijuana, and for other purposes.

H.R.1456 — Marijuana Justice Act of 2019 to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marijuana, and for other purposes.

H.R.712 — VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a clinical trial of the effects of cannabis on certain health outcomes of adults with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes.

This is just one of many issues addressed on her issues page. If you are not passionate about either of the other Democratic choices, I encourage you to visit

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Posted by CRLady2016 on 03/08/2020 at 5:24 PM

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