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Re: “The Weekly List: 22 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

The link for the "Vintage Bicycle Ride" isn't very useful. It takes you to the GABA (Greater Arizona Bicycle Association") website, which has nothing whatsoever about the vintage bicycle rides...

I think you could do a little better...

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Posted by JCC on 05/11/2018 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Here Today, Gone Tamale?

Add this to all the hi-rise construction slated for 4th Avenue, and it becomes obvious that Tucson is headed in the wrong direction. More construction of off-campus "Dorms" for the affluent University of Arizona out-of-stater students will ruin the 4th Avenue area.

The widening of Broadway seems especially ridiculous. Take that money and complete the alignment of the parkway to I-10 instead!

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Posted by JCC on 05/03/2018 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Taste Over Trend

Coming to Tucson for "that Old West experience" is about as dead as it's possible to get. With the exception of "Old Tucson", "Pinnacle Peak" and "Tanque Verde Guest Ranch", there isn't much left of the "Old West" hereabouts. The days of Western "Dude Ranches" is largely over, and Western "Stomp Bars" are pretty largely gone.

El Paso is still a city that embraces its "Old West" heritage, with several noteworthy manufacturers of Western goods (El Paso Saddlery, Tony Lama, Luccese, Justin Boots, Caboots, etc.). There are also a number of Western music bars in El Paso.

Tucson has become much less a "Western" town and much more a trendy, metropolitan area with an emphasis on retirement villas galore in the surrounding areas.

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Posted by JCC on 03/16/2018 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Danehy

@CW13 - I wasn't drafted, but I did serve in the Army from 1963-1967. Luckily, I never served in Vietnam because I had a choice of duty stations after my first overseas assignment in Turkey. I spent the last two years of my military duty in Japan.

If I hadn't joined in 1963 I would probably have been drafted, and unlike Cadet Bone Spurs, I wouldn't have been able to get multiple deferments, including a note from my doctor. I would probably have been right on my way to Vietnam after Basic Training and Advanced Infantry School.

I have another friend, who was drafted, and he arrived in Vietnam just in time for the Tet Offensive. Today, he has PTSD and partial disability for exposure to Agent Orange. And, I can assure you he considers Trump to be a draft dodger!

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Posted by JCC on 03/03/2018 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Kids Nowadays. They're Awful(ly Wonderful)!

@Roger P - You've got to be kidding. The N.R.A. long ago abandoned their former major activities of teaching gun safety and promoting firearms for sporting use. They've become an advocacy group for extreme interpretations of the 2nd Amendment rights and supporting the firearms industry, from whom they receive substantial contributions. And, of course, the N.R.A. also is a major campaign contributor to politicians who toady to their line on no gun laws.

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Posted by JCC on 02/23/2018 at 9:30 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 23 Things To Do In Tucson This Week

What, exactly, is the point of telling us about "Free UA Museum Entry" on the campus of the University of Arizona that occurred on Thursday, February 22, from Noon to 8:00pm, when your email is dated February 23, 4:36am?

My access to a time machine is pretty limited, do you have one that is available for subscribers?

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Posted by JCC on 02/23/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Pima County Public Library is Now Letting You Watch Movies Online

Great! Thanks Pima Library, I just added the Kanopy streaming channel on my Roku device. What a nice public service!

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Posted by JCC on 02/12/2018 at 1:43 PM

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