TT 
Member since Jan 4, 2010


Stats

Friends

  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “Danehy

I would respectfully add that not only is Tom a 40-percent-of-the-time GENIOUS, but that he is, in equal part, a GENIUS as well.

Posted by TT on 12/16/2011 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Danehy

Quoting Tom: "Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik—A second. As in, "I move that we honor Speedway Boulevard as Tucson's greatest street named Speedway," after which somebody else on the council says, "Second."

Not that I care to see a Republican Tucson City Council, now or ever, but gee whiz, GOP; you've had two close misses in the past two elections and a HUGE blown opportunity in this one. (What do you think you could have done with those 25,000 protest votes that Green Party candidate Beryl Baker got in the Ward 1 race against Regina Romero?)"

Well, I have high hopes for our new mayor, but gee wiz Steve K has been the only person on this council in recent memory who has even a jot of common sense. (You want to compliment him, Tom, but you just cannot bring yourself to do that outright. Come on, give in, come out of the liberal closet, dude!) What has the city's longstanding Democratic majority, including RINO Bob Walkup, wrought in the last umpteen years? A quarter billion $ in Rio Nuevo expenses for a metal gargoyle, a new underpass and a few restaurants? Get out of town Danehy! And hey, is it pronounced DAN-neh-hee or da-NEH-hee? When I read a bad Tom column, I think "another silly, stream-of-half-consciousness DAN-a-hee screed" (macho menos 60 percent of the time). When TD makes sense (in snarky or well-reasoned voice) I whisper to myself: "da-NEH-hee is on his game, special, a joy to behold, a Tucson treasure, a GENIOUS even!" So, in this time of christma-hanu-kwanza-kah it is my 40 percent hope that Tom will find something in this paragraph that will bring Winter Solstice joy to him and his significant others.

Posted by TT on 12/16/2011 at 1:37 AM

Re: “Danehy

The terms welfare and Welfare State have more specific meanings than the dreamy ones Byron mentions. And I agree that in modern, complex societies there is a need – both ethical and practical -- for certain forms of government-directed welfare. But had we had a strong Welfare State in the past 30 years we would be more like Greece – paying outsized salaries and benefits to workers and the unemployed with money borrowed from other countries or from producers of capital and hard working people (as opposed to our own productivity) – eventually finding that the Welfare State is unsustainable. When the money train stops arriving, teachers and cops start burning down the Agora, kinda like what we’ve seen lately in Wisconsin. The simple fact is that the government cannot create decent jobs, at least not without fleecing the populace to do so, and that can’t go on forever without a Grecian-like meltdown. I don’t think the breakdown of the family in the black community is about race per se, but about a negative trend that owes its existence to racial politics, the welfare state, and a sleazy popular culture. Welfare State proponents like Byron are well intentioned, but they often refuse to look history honestly. They need to get out more in the intellectual sense and read people whom they’ve been told are evil or sellouts – Thomas Sowell, for example.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TT on 12/05/2011 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Danehy

FYI, for what it's worth:
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a liberal Democratic senator, intellectual and adviser to the LBJ Administration, noted in a policy report in the mid-60s that the increasing fatherless rate in the black community (which at the time was relatively low) would have dire consequences. He was soon vilified by the media and university elites, who claimed he was "blaming the victim". The report was quashed and the Welfare State bloomed, as we now know, to the detriment of the black community. I'm sure the Moynihan report was referenced in the book Danehy is reviewing.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by TT on 12/01/2011 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

Kentop,
Please re-read the article, slowly.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TT on 12/01/2011 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Freedom's Ring

Regina,
My comment, as well as the Weekly story it was a response to, are not about the evil Bush administration, but rather about double standards and hypocrisy in higher education and the media. But since you brought up the issue of foreign policy -- and I take it you mean the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- how does the current administration's effin foreign policy differ from that of its predecessor?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by TT on 08/13/2011 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Freedom's Ring

Aww . . .the Koch Brothers are coming, the Koch Brothers are coming! The funding of this center isn't any more "mysterious" than other similar units at the UA. Concerns aren't raised in local media when certain UA projects are funded by left-leaning entities such as the Kellogg Foundation or by the Every Voice in Action Foundation.

And, as always, no concerns are raised from within academe, especially the Social Sciences and Humanities, when it is pointed out that there is virtually no diversity when it comes to the political views of the faculty (and no, the fact that there are mostly liberals and those further to the left is not the type of diversity I'm talking about). Some readers might remember that several years ago the American Historical Association officially condemned the Iraq war, as if all history scholars were of like mind, and as if such an association needed to have an effin foreign policy. One should always consider the source when reading this kind of nonsense (that way, you will realize it's nonsense). The author of this piece gets two profs. of a certain political persuasion to criticize the Right Wing Infiltration of the UA and, viola, it's a serious story. To put it charitably, this is crap journalism, but that's what you get when it's produced by political hacks.

BTW: the K brothers have donated money to PBS, the Smithsonian and other places that are not remotely conservative, and some of which are generally perceived to be liberal. This piece is but a tiny part of the ongoing liberal elite narrative that starts in NYC and DC. The big time libs of the New Yorker, NY Times, WaPo, etc., strart calling conservatives terrorists, slime the Koch brothers (but never George Soros) and soon enough small town dweebs like Vanderpool, and David Fitzimmons follow suit. Very predictable and pathetic.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by TT on 08/12/2011 at 5:50 PM

All Comments »

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.
 

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation