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Great article, Mike!!!! It needs to get wide distribution!!!!!!!
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For me, the most inflammatory statement was made - more than one time - by Sharon Angle that if we don't get what we want at the ballot box, we should resort to our second amendment rights. That, from someone who wanted to be elected to the Senate of the United States is not only inflammatory it is disgusting!!!!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2011 on Strong editorial in the Star at Blog For Arizona
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Do me a favor and stop referring to those Republicans who continue to oppose repeal of DADT as moderates. They are not!!!!!!!!!
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Cheri, I think he has only 7 houses . I give a lot of credit to his daughter, Meghan, who has been on TV a number of times supporting repeal of DADT and making an excellent account of herself!
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Meghan McCain is a sheer delight to listen to! She is outspoken without being obnoxious and presents herself as self-confident and knowledgeable and willing to stand up for her beliefs. I have to think her mom did one hell of a job raising that daughter - I know how proud I would be if she were my daughter. What the McCain women have proven is that they have convictions and are not afraid to stand up and be counted!!! Good on them!!!!!
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What we are seeing is a lot of frightened people who can't accept that a Black man is President. That just isn't their idea of how things are 'posed to be. I've said this before and I'll say it again - the battle is against minorities, including Blacks, and against women. There are a lot of people in this country who are threatened by a Black person who achieves - achieves just about anything above the place of a shuffling "yassuh" stereotype. And there are a lot of people who believe women should submit to men - intellectually and otherwise. For these people, their sense of well being is threatened. Unless until wiser, respected heads step forward and say "Now, children,let's not do this anymore" we're in for worse than a woman having her head stomped at a rally - and bystanders who don't stop what is going on and shriek out in horror!!!!!!!!
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Arizona voters should get smart and understand certain basic facts: 1. Corporations which make money by being in Arizona should pay taxes for the benefits they receive. 2 A progressive income tax is the most fair tax and such a plan should be developed and implemented as a first order of business. A progressive tax is one where people who earn more pay more and people who earn less pay less. 3. Sales taxes are the most regressive taxes of all because the burden falls on those who make so little that they have to spend all they earn. Really pretty basic stuff - hardly rocket science.
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I regularly get mail addressed to Francine Shacter and begining with "Dear fellow Republican". I chuckle because if that's the shape their records are in, it's gonna be "no contest". Sharon Angle considers me her pal - an that's only the beginning. Thursday evening, I had a robo call from John McCain which I couldn't hang up on, no matter how hard I tried! My phone was hijacked for better than three minutes. If I had needed to call 911 (and at 82, that is not unlikely), I would have died first! Friday morning, I called his Tucson office which gave me the number of his Phoenix Campaign office and a nice woman answered - it was a wrong number but she told me she gets lots of calls for John McCain's campaign office. Back to the Tucson office and I get yet another number - this is a "wrong number" - back to the Tucson office and they give me yet another number - and I get an answering machine, leave a courteous message and guess what? No one ever returned my call! McCain, on the robo call was pretty close to incoherent - I saved the recording, if anyone would like to hear it.
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I just want to say "Right on!" to the above 2 comments!!!!
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sorry - I should have previewed, but I was just so angry - the "his" are, of course, Huppenthal!!!! We don't need the likes of him in any office, certainly NOT in an office that is responsible for education!!!!!!!
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I did not support Penny Kotterman - I'm a Jason Williams enthusiast - but I have to tell you,no matter what he does with his hands, his brain and his mouth are much worse!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In 2006, I ran for Congress in CD 8. I was the first to declare so I always reminded the others they were running against me. When Kolbe stepped down, Gabrielle entered the race and ultimately was the winner. I supported her then and I support her now. I remember the Star interviews as a very pleasant experience. There were six of us so they took us in two groups of three. Their questions were very relevant, well worded and the interviewers did everything to make us feel comfortable. Tell Frank that Francine said there is nothing to worry about - no one is interested in "I gotcha" - anyhow, that was how my experience went.
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Three Soonorans has about as much credibility as Glenn Beck on Faux news! I followed the blog during the primary. I also followed some of their comments in a DKOS blog written by what appeared to me to be a pretty naive political innocent. They strongly supported Randy Parraz. I have no problem with that. What I do object to was the bullying tone of comments made by Parraazz supporters at the clearly innocent folk commenting on one blog. They also contended that they had taken a poll and Parraz was in the lead toward the end of the primary. We all know how the primary ended. In my opinion, when you run for office, in a primary, you support the winner. With friends like these, Parraz doesn't need any enemies! The Democratic party needs each and every Democrat to support Democratic candidates. After reading the Three Sonorans blogs, I had a really dim opinion of Parraz - until I heard him speak. He's a nice, intelligent person who is poorly served by his "friends" - as I said, with friends like the bunch at Three Sonorans, Parraz doesn't need any enemies.
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I so much appreciate your analysis of the true wonder that is Elizabeth Warren!!!!! We are so fortunate to have her in government at just the moment she is most needed! And Obama saw and recognized the contribution she will be able to make most especially for working people!!!!!!!! There is a list on Wikipedia of many of her articles and I would urge those who want to understand and know more to access the list and read the articles!!!!!!!
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The only good Republicanis the one who looks around and says to her/himself: "These are Republicans? Sheesh!!!! I'd rather vote for Democrats!!!"
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I like your columns because they are well written, carefully researched. This statement sums it up very well: "McCain lost a presidential election; he's not in the GOP leadership; he's not especially influential with anyone; he's not playing an active role in shaping any legislation; his re-election appears secure; and he doesn't appear to have any expertise in any area of public policy. The Sunday shows seem to book him out of habit. It remains farcical." WHY they book him, I don't know - THAT they book him is beyond ridiculous!!! You might have added that he not only lost but he lost big time!!! Voters made themselves quite clear - talk shows didn't get the message! In the popular vote, Obama received 52.9% and McCain 45.7%- not even close! As for his re-election to the Senate? Time will tell.
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Good job talking about two of the candidates. What is missing from this article that I thought was a disaster in technicolor was the role of the moderator! Sheesh!!!!!!!!!! For reasons I cannot explain, I was expecting if not Bill Buckmaster who did such a wonderful job with the primary Senate candidate debate, certainly someone who knew what the function of a moderator is! My dear, departed mother would have loved this debate - in her words: What people do to themselves even their worst enemies would never do to them!
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Good article on polls and polling. Anyone who thinks that a candidate in CD 8 committed to ending Social Security running against a candidate committed to protecting Social Security, , could be in a "dead heat" is living in la-la land!
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No, David, she's got a head. Problem is there is nothing in it! the noise you hear is a pebble in an empty tin can! Shudder!
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2010 on The Headless Governor at Blog For Arizona
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Painful? More like a nightmare in technicolor! Ughhh! Sure glad she isn't my candidate!
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2010 on Governor Cringeworthy at Blog For Arizona
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She suffers from "messianic delusions"? she suffers from more than that! She is incoherent, incorrect and just plain unpleasant. Not to mention, not knowledgeable! and she appears to be corrupt, if one believes the Rachel Maddow presentation taken from local Phoenix sources about her involvement with staff which is part and parcel of the private prison system. She couldn't answer one question and fell back on a snarky question to Goddard "What's your plan?" Well, if she had listened to him, the bones of his plan are apparent: return Arizona to the ranks of living states, quit lying about disembodied heads found in the desert and cutting off drug cartels from their money and therefore their power. Sounds like a plan to me! For me, the most objectionable part of the "debate" was the incredible ineptitude of the "moderator" who simply failed to moderate. I had expected Bill Buckmaster, who did such a masterful job with the Democratic Senate contenders, that I was ill prepared for this poor soul who had no clue what his role was. For my money, Terry Goddard should be elected. He has the intelligence, the resolve, the experience in AZ government and the vision of what Arizona needs. I am proud to support him!
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Hooray for Rachel - in investigative journalist! Facts! Data!! and about as compelling as anything I have read!
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"You know that photo they use at the end of McCain's TV ads, the one where he looks so noble and resolute staring off into the distance? That old man is our great uncle who fought in World War II, all dressed up in his old uniform, standing at attention during a Veterans' Day parade. You love the old guy. You respect his service. You think he was probably a hell of a man in his day. But he's no longer capable of running things. You certainly don't ask him for serious advice. In fact, you're trying to decide when is the right time to take away his car keys." Bill, I'm old, too, probably older than you and I think that McCain showed during the presidential campaign serious mental deficit. I have taken an oath to "give back the car keys" before anyone has to ask. Glassman exudes energy - that's a good thing - and his emphasis on jobs during the KUAT debate was right where I thought/think the issue should be focused because people without jobs to earn enough to care for their families get very panicked. Panicked people don't function well - it's called fight or flight!
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Kudos to Kolbe!!! and welcome to the fold!!! I know I speak for many when I say we honor what you are doing and applaud you for standing up for what you believe in. I have a special interest in Andre - come to find out, he and my nephew were in a high school youth group together!
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We need John Dougherty!!!! He waged an excellent and principled campaign in the Senate primary. Now, we need John to do what he does best - investigative journalism - to smoke out the facts of the Accidental Governor and her aides who are up to here (I'm pointing waaaaay above my head) in the private prison scandal. John, we need you!!!!!!!!!! Save your state from a fate worse than Jan Brewer as governor!!!!
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