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Re: “The Skinny

If the best Democrats have to offer is Sinema, theyre not gonna win. I'm one of those independents that need to be swayed, and if I want a Republican, I'll vote for a Republican. For example, just this week, on January 11, Sinema voted FOR the bill to reauthorize the mass surveillance state, giving the president sweeping powers of warrant-less invasions of Americans privacy. She and all the other Democrats and Republicans who voted for this travesty (I'm looking at you, McSally) need to be defeated if they run for reelection, and I certainly dont want Sinema rewarded by being given the nomination for the Senate.

If Democrats want my vote, they better come up with a clear alternative to the Arpaio/Ward/McSally option. I want someone who actually represents me and my loved ones, not someone whose only interest is enriching themselves and their cronies and taking away more of my rights and freedoms.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 01/14/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

Yes, Peabo, we judge candidates by how well they represent us. At a candidate forum, people showed their approval for Felicia Chew's position by applauding. They did not show approval for the positions of Tom or Paul. How is that "personality politics"? I think it's just plain politics.

If you don't want to vote for Felicia, then vote for Tom. Paul is the worst of the three, and the Weekly completely messed up here, like when they endorsed all the bonds that the people ended up defeating.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 08/22/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

No way. I saw all three candidates at an open forum, and Paul came off as arrogant, smug, and entitled, he thinks he's better than the rest of us. He didn't at all understand the issues that concern working families.

Felicia Chew made some excellent points, she understands what needs to be done, and she received sustained applause from the audience (no one clapped at all for the two men). I even saw one woman go up to her after the meeting was over and make a donation on the spot!

For the Weekly to criticize Chew for supporting a tiny tax increase to support the zoo or early childhood education is completely ridiculous. You know that all 3 Democrats will support those things, so the difference between them comes down to their sincere concern for the people of this city.

Paul is clearly scared about people voting for Felicia Chew, because he's sending out attack mailers against her (but not against Tom). And here's the Weekly repeating the unfounded attack. People who voted for Jill Stein are NOT responsible for Trump being elected. If every single one of us had voted for Clinton, she still would have lost in Arizona.

I don't want a council member who just toes the Democratic party line and does whatever the party wants, no matter what. I want an independent thinker who cares about people, and that's why I urge everyone to vote for Felicia Chew for Ward 3.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 08/18/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Triple Play

Rick and Juan:
The law is that if you are a registered independent, you have the right to participate in any party's primary simply by requesting the ballot of that party. The city of Tucson's primary-election pamphlet (which came in the mail the other day) says:

"If you are registered as Independent, as No Party Preference, or as a member of a political party other than Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, or Green Party, you may vote in the Primary election [by requesting the ballot for that party]. . . . By voting for one of these parties, it WILL NOT change your political party status. . . . You may only vote in ONE party's Primary Election."

I'm amazed that people don't know this, but I hope this helps other independents.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 08/11/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Danehy

*standing up and applauding Rick Spanier's post*

When I consider "what forces propel two presidents who could not be more different in style and demeanor from pursuing the same destructive objectives" -- all I come up with is "follow the money."

Who is being enriched? Who is being impoverished? Mainstream Democrats are bought and paid for by big corporations and untraceable campaign donations (dark money). Mainstream Republicans are bought and paid for by big corporations and untraceable campaign donations (dark money).

The whole system is corrupt, and us regular folks are suffering in so many ways.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/26/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Danehy

I didn't say there was no proof. I said Trump hadn't been convicted yet and that if he denies something, he's probably lying.

I gave you links to lawsuits and to numerous statements from women who don't know each other --including one of Trump's wives -- who all say the same thing about him. He assaults adult women and teenagers, sexually touches them without consent, and rapes violently. He is utterly untrustworthy and apparently has little sense of morality. He even has expressed sexual interest in his own daughter. I wouldn't choose to be alone with him, and I'd never let any woman or girl I cared about be put in a position where she's vulnerable to him.

As for the list of women you provided -- from the little I know, I believe them too. We should be able to hold more than one thought at a time. It is very possible that both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton do not respect women or marriage vows. But deflecting criticism about Trump by saying "other people do it too" is not helpful. If we want to have any credibility beyond partisan bs, we have to acknowledge when "their" side does it -- and when "our" side does it too.

(btw, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, so neither of these sides is "my" side.)

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Danehy

CW13 -- If you really want to know "how is Trump a sex offender?" you can read some of these articles. Do I need to supply you with the definitions of "sexual assault," "rape," and "nonconsensual groping"?

http://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-tr…

http://people.com/politics/every-sexual-as…

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/featu…

http://time.com/4572925/megyn-kelly-donald…

You will probably argue that he hasn't been convicted (yet), and you will probably quote his denials. But since Trump lies almost every time he opens his mouth, and since there is no proof that any of these women lie, I believe the women. Would you trust him with your daughter?

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 12:47 PM

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