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Re: “An Incomplete Look at the Koch Brothers' Influence in Arizona

Your use of the word "indoctrination" speaks volumes about the kind of person you are.

but taxes are always supposed to go down, not up, in the Koch's world

An ignorant statement that is false.

The Koch brothers oppose legislation like tax extenders, corporate subsidies, tax incentives corporations receive, and other corporate friendly legislation, even though that opposition is detrimental to their own businesses.

They are men of principle, not the bottom line.

Your article has done nothing more than show you have no nuance in your understanding of the Koch brothers, their philosophy, or work. All you have done is show you are a partisan hack who is more interested in creating a one sided liberal bogeyman caricature than the truth.

For anyone who is interested in a balanced short course on what the Koch Brothers really believe, Freakanomics Radio (hardly a conservative program) gives them a fair shake.

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/why-hate-k…

http://freakonomics.com/podcast/why-hate-k…

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Posted by tctw on 12/15/2017 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Danehy

As per Wayne Olsons post on knives:

Here is the direct link to the FBIs Uniform Crime Report on homicides in the U.S..

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/…

Murders by rifles and shotguns 521
Murders by knives or cutting instruments 1,544
Murders by clubs and hammers 421
Murders by hands, fists, feet 624
Average annual deaths by drowning in a swimming pool - 677 (Children under the age of 15 account for 335)

Total Murders by firearms 9,616
Deaths caused by Drunk Drivers 10,265

These statistics beg the question of why aren't those people, who are all wee-weed up about the Las Vegas shooter, trying to get knives, hammers and clubs, swimming pools, and alcohol banned?

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Posted by tctw on 10/14/2017 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Danehy

Just more uniformed anti-gun zealotry along the lines of Hillary Clintons statements about the mythical silencer.

They're not good for hunting. Patently false. Semi-automatic weapons can and do make great hunting rifles unless you would like to explain why they dont.

And, when using military-grade ammo, able to shoot the limbs off a fleeing concertgoer. That is about as ignorant a statement as you can get. Military ammunition is designed to cause the least amount of damage to a body as possible. The Hague Convention of 1899 prohibits the use of projectiles that will increase injuries and suffering of combatants. As a result, military projectiles have full metal jackets. They resist fragmentation/deformation, do not transfer all of the energy from the projectile to the target, and often pass completely though a body only leaving a wound channel. They do not blow arms and legs off of bodies. It does the serve the purpose of misinforming people and scaring them about firearms.

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Posted by tctw on 10/13/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

Mary Magdalene wrote: "So you're advocating the kidnapping and beating of a fourteen year old girl..."

You really believe that he is advocating those things?

Don't read Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" because the top of your head will pop off.

You've lost your satire funnybone. You can find it over at www.merriam-webster.com

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Posted by tctw on 04/14/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote:

On the way back home, I had to do something at the UA, so I got off on Speedway. Some guy was barreling down the frontage road, talking on the phone. He blew right through the "Yield" sign and almost crashed into the back of me as I got into the lane to turn right onto Speedway. He pulled up next to me, rolled down his window and screamed, "What the hell's wrong with you?! You coulda hit me."I said, "First of all, I was ahead of you. I had the right of way and you're supposed to yield." "I did yield." I asked, "What do you think yield means?" In his angry explanation, he used his hands a lot, causing him to drop his phone and prompting me to say, "No, that's merge." "They're the same thing!," he bellowed. I was going to ask him what charter school he had graduated from (obviously cum laude), but the light turned green and I drove off.

It is interesting how Toms anecdotes always follow the same pattern. The "Hero Tom has an encounter with a dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. The dullard/moron/right conservative makes a stereotypical dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative statement. The "Hero Tom" always has the perfect retort to shame the dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. At which point the "Hero Tom" drives off/leaves or dullard/moron/right conservative flees in shame/embarrassment allowing the "Hero Tom" to bask in his glory.

It is also interesting how many encounters Tom has in his cars with other motorists. How many other people have had as many Tom-type" interactions with other motorists while driving their cars?

Weird how Tom always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Do you ever notice the guys that do that, the Blairs, the Glasses, the Kellys, they always just start with something small. A little quote that they clean up. Then its a whole anecdote. Then pretty soon they are saying some amazing s##t. They are the lucky ones who just happen to be standing on the right street corner in Tel Aviv when the pizza joint blows up and the human head rolls down the street with the eyes still blinking

Gus Haynes talking about Tom Danehy

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Danehy

Jerry Barker wrote: "I remember you used the "yield and merge" story a couple of years ago.......

What are you trying to say? Are you implying that Tom might actually fabricate a personal anecdote? Say it isn't so.

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote: you will instantly be accosted by a female traffic cop who looks like she used to play linebacker for the Jets. That happened to me one time in New York, so I instantly endeared myself to the officer by asking, "Didn't you used to work at the malt shop on What's Happening?"

1. Does anyone really believe Tom said that to a law enforcement officer?
2. Toms use of the reference to the TV show Whats Happening is a passive-aggressive form of letting us know the race of the LEO, He already has a documented history of racist rhetoric.
3. Toms description of the female LEO is nasty and cruel.
4. Why is the Tucson Weekly allowing a columnist to stereotype women and minorities in such profane ways? If they allow Tom to stay after this column, they no longer have any standing in criticizing others for misogyny and racism. All one has to say in response is "yes, but you have Tom Danehy as a columnist."

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

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