Sponsored by

Comments on

Grijalva: Bring 'dark money' donors into the light

Money has taken over our political process. Big corporations and high-rolling political schemers tell us everything is still mom and apple pie, and there's nothing to worry about. There's no reason we have to accept the choices the very wealthy few in this country are making for the rest of us. (with video)... Read more»

have your say   

3 comments on this story

1
1768 comments
Jun 27, 2012, 12:01 pm
-0 +0

Hey Raul, you want transparency, why don’t YOU put up or shut up? Why don’t YOU start being transparent?

Tells us why you can some of your fluff boys pull up Ruth McClung campaign signs.

Explain to all of us how someone who calls for an economic boycott of his own state gets re-elected to Congress.

Explain your true feelings about illegal immigration. Explain your true feelings about border security. Tell us whether or not you recognize the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Come out and give us a straight answer as to whether or not you think this region rightfully belongs to Mexico. I’d love to hear you talk about that.

Does the following look like someone who is interested in transparency?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgWlW-jr7s

This guy’s hypocrisy knows no limits.

2
88 comments
Jun 29, 2012, 11:02 am
-0 +0

Brett, what is it about brown people that you don’t like?  The food? Music? Religion? Heritage on this land for longer than your ancestors?  Are you harboring some kind of deep down redirected angst against European oppressors of your own ancestors? (Romany, Irish, Basque?)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the descendents of MesoAmericans helping their culture survive the systematic genocide of manifest destiny.  It doesn’t mean that you personally want them all wiped off the map, or even that a group of people like you want that.  It simply means that the institutions of our (US) past and current political climate aren’t conducive to accepting that other cultures have the right to exist, despite what the base of the Statue of Liberty says.  And that statue doesn’t apply to many of these people.  They were annexed as a result of two immigrant governments’ agreements.  Just living their lives, growing squash and corn and along comes someone to mark a line saying this is Mexico and that over there is the US.  If you are Apache, we will kill you.  Have a nice day.

There is nothing wrong with brown people choosing who they want to represent them in the political fracas that affects them.  You have that right.  Why shouldn’t they?  If you don’t like U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, vote against him.  If he wins, and it chaps your butt, move to a different district.  Otherwise, contact his office and tell him how you want to be represented.  He may not do that, because he may have several thousand more people who contact his office and counter your desires. If you don’t get a hearing, I’ll come stand next to you to demand you be heard.  And I disagree with about 90% of the stuff you print.

3
1768 comments
Jun 29, 2012, 11:56 am
-0 +0

Brett

Can’t correctly spell a name when it’s right in front of you. Almost lost me…

what is it about brown people that you don’t like?

...and now you totally lost me. I understand that liberalism 101 teaches to baselessly label someone a racist in the absence of a valid argument, but that doesn’t mean I have to be baited by it.

Sorry, we missed your input...

You must be logged in or register to comment

Click to enlarge

401K2012/Flickr

Categories

news, politics & government, business, local, arizona, opinion, guest opinion, nation/world, breaking
Sponsored by

Top Commenters

  • Bret Linden: 1766
  • Dylan Smith: 540
  • Cactus Dave: 339
  • buddhaboy: 316
  • Roberto De Vido: 270
  • Brittanicus: 176
  • Quietwoman2: 172
  • EllieMae: 151
  • TucsonGirl: 116
  • janamg: 88
Sponsored by

Yes!

I want to help TucsonSentinel.com offer a real news alternative!

We're committed to making quality news accessible; we'll never set up a paywall or charge for our site. But we rely on your support to bring you independent news without the spin. Use our convenient PayPal/credit card donation form below or contact us at donate@tucsonsentinel.com today.

Subscribe and stretch your donation over time:

$10/mo. Printer's Devil
$15/mo. Cub Reporter
$20/mo. Stringer
$40/mo. Correspondent
$50/mo. Senior Correspondent
Enter your own monthly amount (number only)

Or give a secure one-time gift with PayPal or your credit card:

$5,000 Newshound
$2,500 Copy desk chief
$1,000 Trusted source
$500 Correspondent
$250 Stringer
$100 Cub reporter
$50 Printer's Devil
$25 Informed Source
$10 Dear Reader
Enter your own amount (below)

TucsonSentinel.com is an Arizona nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by FCIR.org, a 501c3 charity. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

User Guidelines

Please be respectful and relevant. Thought-provoking. Or at least funny.

We want comments to advance the discussion and we need your help. Debate, disagree, yell (digitally) or laugh, but do it with respect.

We won't censor your comments if we don't agree with you; we want viewpoints from across the political spectrum. We're dedicated to sparking an open, active discussion. We believe people with differing opinions can spark debate and effect change.

Comments are open to registered users of TucsonSentinel.com.

Keep in mind:

  • A conversation involves sharing and respect. Support your viewpoint with facts, not attacks.
  • Ask questions. Search out answers.
  • Remember that being part of a community requires tolerance for differing views.
  • We can't ensure that all comments are based in truth. The only comments we endorse are those we write ourselves.

TucsonSentinel.com does not allow:

  • Hate speech. Blatantly racist, sexist or homophobic slurs or calls for violence against a particular type of person, etc. will be removed.
  • Obscenity & excessive cursing. Sometimes a well-placed curse word - if you're creative enough to get it past our auto-censor - can express your point in just the right way. But we say '%*$& no' to cursing for cursing's sake. And lose the explicit sexually-descriptive language. It doesn't contribute to the debate and there are plenty of other places on the Internet to find it.
  • Flaming. During a heated discussion, unkind words may be spoken. We can live with a certain amount of rudeness in the name of provocative conversation, but a pattern of personal attacks (name-calling, mocking, or baiting) is not acceptable nor are threatening or harassing comments. Show some respect, please.
  • Explicit political endorsements. As a nonprofit we can't allow electioneering. Analysis and explanation of political issues and candidates are encouraged, but specific calls to vote for or against a measure or politician should be done elsewhere.
  • Spam. Solicitation of products or services isn't allowed; contact us about advertising, we'd love to talk to you. Links to off-topic sites may be deleted.
  • Copyright or IP infringement. Lengthy quotes and violations of 'Fair Use' aren't allowed. Anything you post should be your own work.
  • Overposting. Don't bore people and waste electrons with identical comments on multiple stories or repetitive comments that don't advance a conversation.
  • Trolling, sockpuppetry, and other abusive behavior. Please don't feed the trolls and don't pretend to be someone you're not.
  • Gossip. Don't bring up others who can't defend themselves. We don't give out personal information; you shouldn't either.

Comments that violate these guidelines may be removed. We reserve the right to make up the rules as we go along.

Flagging

Commentors are solely responsible for the opinions they express and the accuracy of the information they provide. Users who violate these standards may lose their privileges on TucsonSentinel.com.

Sentinel editors can't read every comment. Trolls, spammers and other troublemakers can slide under the bridge. We rely on you to help maintain a healthy conversation - more than likely, you're reading these comments before the editors.

What if you see something inappropriate? Use the 'Flag' button to send it to a moderation queue. Help us out and tell us why you're reporting it; please don't report someone just because you disagree with them. Boy who cried wolf and all that. We'll take appropriate action on violations.

We will not edit comments to alter their meaning or censor comments because of political content.

We will not remove comments solely because they are heartless, cruel, coarse, foolish or just plain wrong. Your disapproval can maintain a decent signal to noise ratio. Ultimately, however, self-policing is the best method.

Bottom line, don't be a jerk.

Sign up for TucsonSentinel.com email newsletters!

find us on facebook
Sponsored by
Sponsored by
Sponsored by