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Re: “Gabby Giffords: Today's Congressional Shooting 'Is an Attack on All Who Serve and on All Who Participate in our Democracy'

Here's the only thing you really need to know about this shooter: HE WAS AN ANGRY, VIOLENT WHITE MAN WITH GUNS.

And that places him in the most common demographic of mass shooter and the most common demographic of terrorist in this country. Angry, violent white men with guns pick all sorts of things to inflame and target their rage. Sure, this guy supported Bernie, but most of them are drawn to Tchump (because he speaks their language and purposely exploits their rage), but this really is not an issue of left or right. It's an issue of angry, violent white men with guns. This guy had a history of violence and irresponsible gun use, yet he was still armed to the teeth. THAT is the problem--not political parties or uncivil rhetoric or TV shows or anything else but that.

Any questions??

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Posted by skinnyman on 06/15/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

In poll after poll, people resoundingly oppose the border wall, and those numbers are even higher in border states like Arizona, and even higher in border communities like Tucson, Nogales, El Paso, et al.

It's called data, and it exists irrespective of left, right or in between. People oppose the border wall because they know that it does not work, it is hugely expensive, and it does a lot of damage.

Moreover, even right wing security experts and Republican congressmen have stated very clearly that a border wall is "the most expensive and least effective way of securing the border", so if that's all you care about (which seems to be the case for a lot of paranoid old white guys), then you are the one who is delusional if you think the wall will do anything to address the problem.

If you like walls so much, why don't you move to communist Berlin? (Oh wait--they tore that one down...never mind...)

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Posted by skinnyman on 06/08/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Southern Arizona Stands Against Proposed Border Wall

To all the fools who have already built walls around their own brains:

1. Don't you think that pissing away 70 billion dollars (or whatever it will really cost when all is said and done) on a stupid, useless wall would preclude money being spent to fix our crumbling infrastructure, including your precious potholes that you are so obsessed with??? Talk about spending other people's money!

2. Why is it OK for the City Council to piss away millions of taxpayer dollars handing out huge tax breaks to giant corporations, but when they want to take a moral stand on where our money is spent, y'all get your diapers in a bunch?? Your hypocrisy is breathtaking.

3. There is nothing punitive about this resolution. The contractor can choose to work on the border wall, or choose to seek a contract with the city. Nobody's punishing them--they merely have a choice to make, just like anybody else.

4. The resolution doesn't affect the amount of City of Tucson spending in any way, merely where money is invested and which contractors receive money. The city always has some discretion in these matters, regardless of the resolution. The resolution merely establishes guidance in this particular area.

5. Steve K was indeed present at the meeting, but he had to leave before the vote was taken. However, he indicated very clearly at the meeting and at the press conference prior to it that he was in favor of the resolution. Regardless, a 6-0 vote is by definition unanimous, and the support for the resolution in the audience was nearly unanimous as well. When someone spoke against the resolution, there was exactly ONE person in the room who clapped. Each time one of the many civic leaders who spoke in favor of the resolution concluded their comments, the room erupted into applause. In this sense, in passing the resolution, the council has done exactly what it was elected to do--represent the people of Tucson.

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Posted by skinnyman on 06/08/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: War Machine

A sane movie about an insane situation must appear insane.

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Posted by skinnyman on 06/02/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

Well, that's just plain fucking McSilly.

Betraying your constituents has consequences. They're called "elections".

See you in 2018--on the cutting room floor.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/04/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Dear DAZ,

The United States military and intelligence leviathan has destroyed more of this earth in the past 60 years than all other nations and actors combined. Your apparent moral exceptionalism is profoundly ignorant, not to mention offensive.

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Posted by skinnyman on 03/30/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Hemp is Hot

HEMP FOR VICTORY!!!

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Posted by skinnyman on 03/10/2017 at 9:43 AM

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