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  • Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

    12/07/2014 8:57:08 PM PST · by Ken H · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 05, 2014 | Mariana Dale
    The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote this month on whether to refuse to hire smokers and put a major pinch on the pocketbooks of those who already work there. The two-part policy would take effect in July 2015. It prevents the county from hiring smokers and slaps a 30 percent health insurance surcharge on employees who do smoke or use other tobacco products. -snip- “It’s not an attempt to punish anybody,” said Human Resources Director Allyn Bulzomi. “It’s an attempt to encourage people to be healthy.”
  • Tucson police rescue kidnapped teen and arrest extortion suspects

    09/05/2014 11:26:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Tucson police this week rescued a 16-year-old boy they say had been beaten, blindfolded and bound after being kidnapped for ransom because his captors believed he came from a wealthy family. The boy’s family called police Tuesday evening reporting that their son was taken and that his suspected kidnappers were attempting to extort money from them. “For whatever reason the suspects believed that the family, that the father, had a good deal of money,” Tucson police spokesman Sergeant Pete Dugan said. Detectives worked overnight to track the boy down to a house in the city’s south side. They were conducting...
  • Tucson Police Release Body-Worn Cam Footage Of Sick, Coed-Attacking Cop [VIDEO]

    07/05/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Eric Owens
    The police department in Tucson, Ariz. has released raw video footage from the camera police officer Joel Mann was wearing when he brutally pummeled a female student who was walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona. The newly-released footage – and other, cell phone-taken video of the same incident from a different perspective – was taken on Saturday, March 29. Tucson police had deployed in full pseudo-military riot gear in case students and fans damaged any property after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller to the Wisconsin Badgers. (VIDEO: TYRANNY IN TUCSON:...
  • A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

    06/20/2014 7:39:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. But the fate of the venerated “Warthog” close-air-support jet remains far from certain, as the Senate still must act, and the issue will likely be hammered out in conference committee. The amendment’s bipartisan adoption was a victory for Rep. Ron Barber, a Tucson Democrat, and other A-10 supporters, who were chagrined when the House Appropriations Committee left A-10 funding out of...
  • VIDEO: Tucson Officials Excited To Help Illegal Immigrant

    06/13/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 29 replies
    KNST ^ | Jume 13, 2014 | KNST Tucson
    This is a news video that interviews the lefties of city council of Tucson welcoming the illegals into the city, changing zoning laws to accommodate them, putting them up in a former Ramada Hotel with banquet halls, workout rooms and a pool. In it you will see over-aged "minors" toting their kids and pretty brawny teenage "boys."
  • (Illegal) Immigrant Surge in McAllen Crowds Bus Station in Tucson (Obama amnesty surge)

    05/29/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star via The Brownsville Herald ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Perla Trevizo and Luis F. Carrasco
    The Department of Homeland Security dropped off some 140 immigrants — mostly women and children — at the Tucson Greyhound station this weekend, leaving them to find their own way to their destination cities across the country to report to immigration offices there. While such releases are not new, the number left here at the same time has put a strain on local border advocates and has customs and bus line officials working on a plan to accommodate the unexpected influx of travelers. ICE in Arizona is processing 400 people, mostly families coming from Central America and Mexico who were...
  • FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections

    05/28/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 | Aalia Shaheed
    The quest for a perfect body is putting women in Tucson, Ariz., in danger. The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Planned cuts could threaten Davis-Monthan's future

    05/04/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The Air Force’s plan to retire its entire fleet of A-10C “Warthogs” could make Davis-Monthan Air Force Base vulnerable to the next round of base closures. In its proposed budget, the Air Force would eliminate the close air support jet, including 55 active-duty A-10Cs at D-M, by fiscal year 2016 and 28 Air Force Reserve A-10Cs at D-M by fiscal 2019. In 2019, 21 F-16s would be moved to a Reserve unit at the base. The Pentagon also plans to cut its fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes — based solely at Davis-Monthan — roughly in half, to...
  • US Army Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels Has Died In Arizona

    04/14/2014 12:03:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Paul Szoldra
    The Army veteran who fought alongside rebels in Syria, only to be later accused of joining Al Qaeda-linked terrorists by the U.S., has died in Arizona of unknown causes, his family told ABC News. Eric Harroun, 32, succumbed to an "accidental overdose" according to his sister, but an official cause had not yet been released. The Phoenix-born man was first spotted in late 2012 by U.S. intelligence after he appeared in Youtube videos alongside Syrian fighters. In one such video, Harroun was the lone English speaker celebrating amongst rebels who had apparently downed a regime helicopter.
  • Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

    03/21/2014 12:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Srar ^ | David Wichner
    Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows. If Congress approves the cuts, D-M would see ongoing — though, in some cases, diminished — missions including electronic warfare and unmanned aircraft operations. Among the proposed changes: •Most significantly, the base would lose its entire fleet of 83 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs by the 2019 fiscal year. •It also would lose seven EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes by fiscal 2016. The base now operates 15 Compass...
  • New photos of bighorn lamb born north of Tucson released

    02/22/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | unknown
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department released new photos Friday of another lamb born in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. So far, three lambs have been spotted in the Catalinas, born to bighorns relocated there from Yuma. Game and Fish said this week that 12 of the 31 bighorns relocated have died, most being killed by mountain lions.
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • How @JAMyerson Blamed @SarahPalinUSA for Tucson

    02/09/2014 3:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    While the beatdown on Jesse Myerson’s communist advocacy will continue — compelled by the impersonal forces of history — we can take a brief detour to examine what he wrote after Jared Loughner’s deadly January 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. Beyond Blood Libel: A Refudiation of Sarah Palin’s Lone Gunman TheoryYou can read the whole thing, if you have a masochistic appetite for bad writing, but here’s a sample paragraph: "But even if it cannot be demonstrated that Loughner’s act grew out of the right-wing violence-glorifying culture, there remain critical pieces of context for understanding how culpability for violence...
  • Illegal immigrant using false name and IDs gains access to D-M

    12/31/2013 2:05:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    KVOA ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Faye DeHoff
    PINAL COUNTY - An illegal immigrant is arrested in Pinal County and it's discovered he had gained access to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. On Thursday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on Interstate 10 near milepost 180 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle identified himself, using an Arizona Identification Card, as 37-year old Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. The deputy did a routine license and warrant check. Villalobos returned with a "No License" status and a felony warrant for his arrest out of Texas. The warrant showed he...
  • Illegals march across classified military base 'I think the average American should be petrified'

    11/24/2013 8:24:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/24/13
    An investigative report from an Arizona television station reveals illegal aliens routinely are marching across a classified military base in order to enter the U.S., and the military’s perspective is that it’s not the Department of Defense’s responsibility to chase down invaders. The report comes from KVOA-TV in Tucson, which reported that the fort, which is the home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, is having hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illegal aliens come across its 73,000 acres. The site is located in the Huachuca Mountains only a few miles from the border...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • Arizona Immigration Protesters Block Court Proceedings

    10/12/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | BEN GITTLESON
    Immigration activists chained themselves to buses and blocked an entrance to a federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., today, halting immigration proceedings that could have resulted in deportations. Protesters forced two buses carrying detainees on their way to court for immigration cases to stop for over four hours beginning about 8 a.m., after they locked themselves to the vehicles five minutes from the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse. Another six protesters chained themselves to gates at a vehicle entrance at the court.
  • Shutdown will furlough more than 1,600 DM civilian workers

    10/01/2013 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will immediately furlough 1,604 civilian employees and scale back some base services as a result of the shutdown. The remaining 1,782 civilian workers and all military personnel will continue to perform their normal duties. The civilians won’t be paid until after the federal impasse is resolved. But all active-duty military will keep getting their paychecks on time, due to a last-minute bill signed late Monday by President Obama to ensure military pay continues during the shutdown. D-M gate hours won’t change. However, services that relied on furloughed employees will have to be changed to reflect a...
  • AZ:AG Horn rules Tucson Gun Ordinances are Preempted by State Law

    09/27/2013 5:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney General of Arizona, Tom Horne, was asked by Representative Brenda Barton if two ordinances dealing with firearms, were preempted by State Law. AG Horne quoted ARS: 13-3108(A): A. Except as provided in subsection G of this section, a political subdivision of this state shall not enact any ordinance, rule or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, acquisition, gift, devise, storage, licensing, registration, discharge or use of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components or related accessories in this state.  AG Horne replied that the two Tucson ordinances, 11080, which deals with officiers obtaining...
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Tucson set to enact firearms restrictions on May 29

    05/30/2013 11:05:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    AZCDL | 28 May, 2013 | NA
    Special thanks to Gun Owners of Arizona, for bringing this to our attention. The Tucson City Council is expected to enact two local firearms ordinances, in violation of State firearms preemption laws, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 29. The first ordinance will create a $100 fine if a person does not report the loss or theft of their firearm within 48 hours from the time it was stolen or the owner “should have known” it was stolen. Why go after the person who stole a firearm when they can punish the owner instead? The second ordinance is an attempt...
  • Poll: Former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky wants to give those in high crime

    03/31/2013 10:53:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 31 March, 2013 | NA
    Former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky wants to give those in high crime neighborhoods free shotguns. How do you feel about this? I'm in favor of handing out shotguns. I'm against this. Halfway down on the right.
  • Man convicted in 1970 Ariz. hotel fire that killed 29 expected to be released from prison

    03/31/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ap ^ | March 31, 2013
    A man who has spent more than four decades in prison for a Tucson hotel fire that killed 29 people, including some who jumped from windows to escape the searing heat, is expected to be released Tuesday as part of a deal with prosecutors. Louis Cuen Taylor of Tucson was convicted of murder as a teen but has maintained his innocence in the December 1970 fire at the Pioneer Hotel. The fire came during a Christmas party for employees of an aircraft company and left many guests trapped in their rooms. The building had no sprinkler system, exits were locked...
  • YouTube: VIDEO: MRCOLIONNOIR: The Universal Background Check Dog and Pony Show

    03/31/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 31 March, 2013
    A brilliant exposition of "universal background checks" by MRCOLIONNOIR worth watching if you have the bandwidth for YouTube. http://http://thegunwire.com/blog/youtube-video-mrcolionnoir-the-universal-background-check-dog-and-pony-show/">YouTube: VIDEO: MRCOLIONNOIR: The Universal Background Check Dog and Pony Show">
  • Free shotgun program divides Tucson residents

    03/31/2013 9:31:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    mohavedailynews.com ^ | 31 March, 2013 | AP
    TUCSON (AP) — A campaign promising free shotguns for people in Tucson’s most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made the city a symbol of gun violence in America. The nonprofit Armed Citizen Project is part of a national campaign to give shotguns to single women and homeowners in neighborhoods with high-crime rates. The effort comes amid a national debate on gun control after mass shootings in Arizona, Colorado and Connecticut.
  • 'Fast and Furious' report finds DHS missed warning signs, Napolitano in the dark

    03/24/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT · by haffast · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-23-2013 | William La Jeunesse
    The second of two reports examining who's to blame over the federal anti-gunrunning scheme known as Operation Fast and Furious exonerates top officials at the Department of Homeland Security, but paints a picture of ineptitude, ignorance and mismanagement at the DHS operations in Arizona. A report by the Homeland Security inspector general, obtained Friday by Fox News, concluded many in the agency's Arizona operation knew for a long time the U.S. helped criminals smuggle guns to Mexico in violation of policy, but did nothing to stop it. Further, the report said word of the gun-smuggling operation within DHS never traveled...
  • US Vet Fighting With Syrian Rebels Got Full Disability Pay, His Dad Says

    03/13/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/12/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Eric Harroun is an Arizona native who rioted with rebels in Cairo and fought in Syria for Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra. **SNIP** Harroun's descent into Islamic fanaticism seems to have begun sometime after his discharge from the military. With seemingly no way to pursue his lifelong dream of being a soldier, he fell in with two Iraqi brothers, Maadh and Hayder Ibrahim, who he met while attending Pima Community College in Tucson, and began to identify himself as a Muslim, according to people who know him.
  • Citizens Reports from Tucson Gun Show, March 2013

    03/05/2013 2:56:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Lines at Tucson Gun Show, by LennyJoe LennyJoe posted this report: Just wanted to pass on some views on what I seen this weekend at the Tucson gun show I went to on Saturday. First off, it was a good thing that we purchased tickets online. When we got there, about 1.5 hours before the show opened, there were 2 lines. The line we were in, tickets on hand, had about 150 people ahead of us. The second line, ticket purchasers grew as time went on and when they finally started selling tickets around 0800, I would estimate about...
  • Tucson Gun Turn in - First Hand Account

    01/09/2013 11:06:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The High Road ^ | 8 January, 2013 | VI-Shooter
    Today I attended the gun buyback held in Tucson, which was initiated by a Tucson City Councilman and held on the second anniversary of the shooting here in Tucson of former member of Congress, Gabrielle Giffords. The buyback was advertised as a “no questions asked” event and for every gun turned in the donor was to receive a $50 gift card from Safeway. The buyback, though purportedly a “private, non-governmental” event, was manned by the Tucson Police Department and took place in the parking lot of the mid-town police substation. It had been reported prior to the event that none...
  • AZ:Protest Against Superstitious "buy back" saves 30 Valuable firearms

    01/08/2013 12:45:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    "BuyBack" is an irrational propaganda term. The government never owned these firearms to begin with. These events are nothing but political theater designed to delegitimize armed citizens. Some sane citizens are pushing back against this superstitious destruction of valuable assets as a sacrafice to the gods of disarmament. From azstarnet About 200 guns were turned over in exchange for grocery store gift cards at this morning’s gun buyback event. The effort, led by Councilman Steve Kozachik, began at 9 a.m. this morning at the Tucson Police Department’s Patrick K. Hardesty Substation, 1100 S. Alvernon Way. Two hundred Safeway gift cards...
  • AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

    01/06/2013 12:36:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 8th, the City of Tucson is creating some political theater to delegitimize armed citizens. These events are described by the irrational term “buy back” when the government never owned the firearms in the first place. In Arizona, a courageous former state senator, Frank Antenorei, is turning the tables on the politically correct anti-freedom organizers. Instead of victimizing widows who often turn in valuable property for a pittance, he will be offering cash to those who want to get rid of their guns, but do not know how valuable they are. This is perfectly legal in Arizona, just as...
  • Pro-concealed carry club seeks recognition from ASUA(AZ)

    09/19/2012 9:51:34 AM PDT · by marktwain
    wildcat.arizona.edu ^ | 19 September, 2012 | YARA ASKAR
    Despite the struggles to find an adviser to support Students for Concealed Carry (a pro-concealed carry club) has not yet given up in pursuing the club’s recognition. The club has been trying to find an adviser since last spring in order to gain recognition from the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. In the past three weeks, more than 700 emails were sent out to faculty and staff, requesting an adviser. Greg Collins, a public management and policy senior and organizer of the unrecognized club, said he plans to continue emailing faculty and staff despite missing the deadline for...
  • Attorney general meets Tucson shooting survivors

    08/29/2012 3:17:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    pioneer press/ap ^ | 8-29-12 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON—More than a dozen survivors and family members from the 2011 shootings in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords have outlined for Attorney General Eric Holder their campaign to stem gun violence. In an hourlong meeting at the Justice Department, the attorney general agreed with the participants' request to present President Barack Obama with more than half a million signatures the survivors and family members helped gather. The Tucson group supports legislation to expand background checks to include firearm sales by unlicensed dealers at gun shows and to list all purchasers with criminal records in the national instant...
  • Who Shall Replace Sheriff Dupnik Of "Mecca of Hate" Tucson? (vanity)

    08/27/2012 7:17:45 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 2 replies
    Aug. 27, 2012 | lulu16
    Tis the night before the primary and all through the house, who to select to boot out this louse. The Republican websites were spread with issues to compare, in hopes that we pick a conservative bear... Now, Napier! now, Setzer! now, Holck! first name Vinson. On, Fredrick! On, Manning, I do like your vision...All had exclaimed, the border, our blight, but first work to beat the dems with all might.
  • Community Opprotunity [MIAP (Missing In America Project) Event, Tucson, AZ 20 APR 2012]

    08/23/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT · by SandRat
    MIAP is a nationwide project with the purpose of finding and identifying the cremated remains of American veterans that have been left in funeral homes and seeing that they are buried with honors as our nation promised it would do when these men and women signed up to serve in the armed forces. To that end, the MIAP Arizona organization will be conducting interment services for 19 veterans at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. We are looking to have some volunteers post flyers with businesses along the route from the Adair...
  • Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting

    08/07/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 7, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others. Loughner's plea spares him the death penalty and came soon after a federal judge found that months of forcibly medicating him to treat his schizophrenia had made the 23-year-old college dropout competent to understand the gravity of the charges and assist in his defense.
  • Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

    08/02/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 213 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Kim Bhasin
    Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, riled people up today when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube. Smith unsympathetically berates the worker in the video, which was initially titled ”Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups.” It has since been taken down (though other have uploaded it too). ”I’m a nice guy, by the way … totally heterosexual," he says to the worker. "Not a gay in me, I just can’t stand the hate.” Smith has now been fired from his job at Vante. Here's the...
  • Alleged UofAZ prof and medical supplier CFO Bullies Chik-fil-a clerk (video)

    08/02/2012 1:52:43 PM PDT · by Smogger · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/22/2012 | YouTube
    On Wednesday, one protestor recorded himself venting to a drive-through clerk at a Tucson Chick-fil-A. He was met with polite professionalism. He soon removed the video, which was re-uploaded by viewers. http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=Jg-jzlWcc0E
  • [VIDEO] Professor verbally abuses Chick-fil-A drive-through employee

    08/02/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 114 replies
    A college professor on Wednesday verbally abused a drive-through employee at a Chick-fil-A in Tucson, and then posted a video of the incident on YouTube.Adam Smith, an adjunct professor from the University of Arizona – Tucson, described himself in the video as “totally heterosexual” without “a gay in me” who believes that Chick-fil-A is “a horrible corporation with horrible values.”Smith proceeded to belittle the attendee asking how she managed to live with herself. “I don’t know how you live with yourself and work here,” Smith told the woman, identified as “Rachel” on her nametag. “This is a horrible corporation with...
  • Intolerant Lefty Harasses Chick-Fil-A Employee

    08/02/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT · by tom h · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 1, 2012 | Adam M Smith
    Watch this short video clip to watch a lefty in action.
  • Police: Enforcement of SB 1070 could spur a flurry of lawsuits

    06/18/2012 11:39:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jacques Billeaud The Associated Press
    Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseńor, Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard,and Pima County Sheriff Dupnick are affraid of problems if SCOTUS upholds SB 1070.
  • Early balloting gives slight edge to GOP

    05/30/2012 10:20:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Dan Shear | Wick News Service
    TUCSON — With Electon Day more than two weeks away, turnout already is 22 percent in the Special Election in Congressional District 8 and more than 33 percent in Cochise County. The number of votes cast already amounts to three-fourths of the total cast in the April 17 primary. Early ballots are being returned “at a record pace,” Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez reported May 25; 80,046 have been returned in the contest between Democrat Ron Barber, Republican Jesse Kelly and Green Party candidate Charles Manolakis, including 337 walk-in voters. That amounts to 43 percent of the 188,941 ballots...
  • 3 linked to Tucson man killed in SWAT raid arrested

    03/09/2012 4:50:46 AM PST · by willamedwardwallace · 248 replies · 5+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | 5-8-2012 | Veronica Cruz
    Three people connected to Jose Guerena, the man shot and killed during a SWAT raid in May 2011, were arrested on drug and money laundering charges Thursday morning.
  • DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting (Crazy moonbat barf alert!)

    01/11/2012 11:20:04 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 76 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2012 12:03pm | byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year -- and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as "the enemy," has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly. "We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords -- who is doing really well, by the way, -- [was shot]," Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
  • 'She makes me want to vomit': Former Marine( about) Gabbie Giffords

    01/10/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by woofie · 43 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10th January 2012 | Staff
    An elderly, former Marine who lost his wife of 54 years in the Tucson mass shootings expressed his anger at fellow victim and Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords. George Morris, 77, was shot in the leg and back in the attack just over a year ago as he tried to protect his wife from the gunman. Dorothy Morris, 76, was killed after the couple had gone to the Safeway supermarket to quiz Ms Giffords' political opinions. Mr Morris, who describes himself as 'ultra-conservative', even refused a visit from President Obama while he recovered in hospital following the shootings in Arizona. The couple...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:43:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people." The school district appealed Huppenthal's ruling, and testimony...
  • Illegals are trashing America’s border areas

    11/18/2011 7:28:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | November 18, 2011 | Ron Arnold
    “I have learned to live with trash,” said fifth-generation Arizona rancher Jim Chilton.He saw his once-beautiful ranch, just a few miles from the border with Mexico, is now dotted with clusters of crushed trees and cactus, whole hillsides have been turned into charred eyesores, years worth of his award-winning conservation projects obliterated — and the whole thing is littered with trash, tons and tons of trash. And some of the trash was dead bodies. Chilton had the misfortune of settling in the path of what would become a dangerous drug- and human-smuggling route on the U.S.-Mexican border, parallel with the...
  • D-M AFB lockdown ends with no gunman found on Tucson base

    09/16/2011 6:57:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    The lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base ended Friday afternoon with officials saying no gunman or weapon was found in a search of a building on the grounds. Col. John Cherrey made a statement to journalists gathered outside the base at 6 p.m. praising the effort to make sure people on base were safe and announcing the end of the lockdown. But he did not answer questions about the incident that spanned the entire day and tied up police, fire and other emergency responders for hours following reports that a man armed with a gun had holed up in on...
  • Breaking: Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB, school on lockdown

    09/16/2011 12:29:45 PM PDT · by PDMiller · 41 replies
    KPHO ^ | 9/16/11 | Steve Stout
    TUCSON, AZ (KPHO/AP) - Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has stepped up security and limited traffic in and out of the base in the midst of reported gunfire. A Davis-Monthan Air Force Base spokesperson could not confirm reports of gunfire or say if anyone has been shot. An elementary school on the base is on lockdown, but a spokeswoman would release few details other than no one was being allowed in or out of the base
  • Shots fired at Davis-Monthan AFB

    09/16/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 67 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN TV9 Tucson ^ | 9-16-2011 | Forrest Carr
    The KGUN9 News desk has received call from half a dozen people saying that David-Monthan AFB is on lockdown due to a possible shooter in the Civil Engineering building. KGUN9 News has not been able to reach anyone in authority to confirm those calls. One caller said she was inside the BX grocery store in the base when an announcement came over the PA stating that the store's doors would be locked due to reports of a shooter on base with an AK 47. Three callers stated that there were up to 2 shooters and that multiple shots had been...