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Re: “Majority of Arizonans Think U.S. is "On the Road to Ruin"

Arizona is on the road to ruin. Other states, like Massachusetts, California, Colorado and New York, are doing fine.

Posted by Richard Grayson on 01/09/2014 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Tom Goes to the Chair: GTFO, 'Girls'

I'm over 60, and I think the show is great. But then instead of spending most of the year in sucky Arizona -- I come here only to run for President with the help of Tucson Weekly every four years and to run for Congress every two years -- I live in Brooklyn, where people have IQs and fashion sense a zillion times superior to anyone in a shithole like Arizona.

You don't understand: "Girls" is happy that people like you hate the show. If someone like you or most people in Arizona liked it, THEN it would be crappy.
Everyone in NYC hates Arizona and what it stands for.

In fact, the producers of "Girls" has asked HBO not to run the show on any cable providers in Phoenix and Tucson and instead run reruns of "Road Rules."

(Full disclosure: I am related to someone connected with the show and I write for Thought Catalog.)

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 01/11/2013 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Danehy

And the only people I've ever advocated deporting are Republicans!:…

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 11/21/2012 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Danehy

People seem unable to understand irony. I was quoting those crazy people to illustrate just how racist, xenophobic and deluded they are. Those comments I was quoting were so over-the-top, I assumed that everyone realized that I was exposing them to show the utter bankrupt morals of the people who make up the Arizona Republican Party. Um, I got the Tucson Weekly's endorsement for President in the Green Party presidential preference primary last February and ran as the Americans Elect Party candidate in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District.

Only in checking back now, a week later, do I see people whom I agree with didn't recognize my motives. Evidently I need to stop being so ironic, but I live in Brooklyn and was born here and it's very hard.

You can view my campaign website here:

Or just google me, for god's sake. But if you're too lazy, here's an excerpt from what one Washington political website called my "absurdist" campaign:

In order to be able to vote for Richard Grayson for Representative to Congress from Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, you must:

(a) have completed the reading of at least *five* of the following books:

(1) The Price of Inequality by Joseph E. Stiglitz;
(2) It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American
Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics
of Extremism by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J.
(3) Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made
the Rich Richer - and Turned Its Back on the Middle
Class by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson;
(4) End This Depression Now! bv Paul Krugman;
(5) Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington
Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street
by Neil Barofksy;
(6) The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality
Crisis and What We Can Do About It by Timothy
(7) Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress - and
a Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig;
(8) The Betrayal of the American Dream by Donald L.
Bartlett and James B. Steele;
(9) Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political
Corruption, and the Hijacking of America by
Charles H. Ferguson;
(10) Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics by
Bell Hooks;
(11) Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
by Charles Murray;
(12) The Myth of American Exceptionalism by Godfrey
(13) The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change
in the Obama Era by Michael Grunwald;
(14) State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final
Showdown Over the American Dream by Jeff Biggers;
(15) Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least
Sustainable City by Andrew Ross;
(16) What's the Matter with White People:
Why We Long for a Golden Age that Never
Was by Joan Walsh;
(17) The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper
and Health Care Doesn't by William J. Baumol;
(18) Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent
War by Andrew Bacevich;
(19) Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street
from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself by
Sheila Baer;
(20) Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power,
Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and
James Robinson; and

(b) receive in advance the written permission of Richard Grayson, who can be reached at richard.grayson (at)

Arizona voters who disregard these requirements and vote for Richard Grayson will be considered presumptuous and merit our utter contempt.


I received the votes of the 1% in my race for Congress. Apparently, I'm not doing any better among the people who read Tucson Weekly online.

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 11/21/2012 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Danehy

". Good morning, Mr.Grayson. Thank you for your entertaining and passionate posts.

But may I suggest reading the book of Matthew, Chapter 25?

Maybe after a few moments of respectful reflection, you could come back to tell us whether Jesus would have voted Republican.


I am not now and have never been a Christian.

But I do know that Jesus would not have voted Republican ever.

He had no photo ID!

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 11/15/2012 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Danehy

Just from today at Sonoran Alliance, new outreach to Latino voters I happily repeat on "The Voice of Arizona Republicans"

CD 9 says:
November 14, 2012 at 7:51 am
This is so much Bull S__T. In other words give the criminals amnesty. We Republicans have tried for years to get School choice passed, that you can get a better quality education. God, God has always been first in our lives, but the hispanics having Illigitimate kid aftetr Illigitimate kid sure does not have God frist in their lives. And please tell me is God first when you criminals break the Law? Or is family first when you sneak across the border and drag a child with you? Is education first when you refuse to assimilate, want to be taught in Spanish, learn a bastardized form of Mexican history to form your own interpitation of what happened when America Bought the land you sold to us, and was generous enought to pay you twice?

You are a bunch of ungrateful interlopers, who have voted illegally to allow a Communist/Marxist in office, you fools it is going to be exactly like the third world Country you came from. Too ignorant to change your way of life in your country.

Carola Romero says:
November 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm
I am an American, first and foremost, with both my parents being born in Mexico. All of my family, whom are all of Mexican decent, are against granting any form of citizenship to illegal immigrants. I am not for destroying families which is not what enforcing immigration laws is about. The ones who have chosen to destroy their families are those who came here illegally knowing that the possibility of deportation or imprisonment was very high. Yes, I understand many came to better their lives but yet, they chose to break the law. No other country grants amnesty to illegals why should we? We have our own citizens and legally residents to worry about, provide them with jobs and opportunities to succeed. We have hundreds of thousands of people who obeyed our laws and did things the right way. My uncle is one for example. He was here on a work visa and when it expired, although it hurt him very much to have to leave this country which he loves, he chose to obey the law and return to Mexico. Republicans can grant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants, we will still not get their vote. They have the mentality of entitlements, of dependency. They come here now for the free handouts. Yes, the majority of Mexicans are social conservative but that wont matter to them. If they bishops and priests could not convince half of Catholics to vote pro-life, what makes us think ganting amnesty will gain us those hispanic votes?

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 11/15/2012 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

And this:
Sgt. Flapjaw says: November 9, 2012 at 9:29 am Well I thought that just maybe all these progressives on here had dyed by rotting from within, guess not. Hispanics who are here illegally or on the dole, Catholics, youth, women who can’t have as much sex as they want because we won’t buy them rubbers, or provide abortions, kiddies who are affraid to loose Big Bird, Athiests who may see a religious symbol somewhere, teachers who care more about propagadization than education, LDS who care about filling the coffers than their god, Progressives who hate so much that they would ruin the country to feel good about themselves, On and on. All special interst groups, all political, all of the time. All of them looking for a free ride or power in some form or another.

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Posted by Richard Grayson on 11/15/2012 at 4:34 AM

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