Sorry to hear about Trevor, he’s a big part of this team, I hope they are ready to play on Saturday, UCLA is known far and wide for being chippy, the cats will need to bring their most physical game of the season to have any shot in this game.
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Here at The Data Port we continue to receive explanatory and, he hopes, exculpatory e-mails from “Fighting Ron.” One paragraph in his latest letter particularly caught my eye:
“I fought for commonsense solutions every day during this crisis and I am encouraged that tonight we finally came together to end this shutdown.”
Not sure what those solutions were, or how he fought for them, but we’ll let that pass.
What happened last night was not a “coming together” in the sense of a com...
There is perhaps a more active dis-satisfaction with Congressman Ron Barber’s voting record than is reported in the public press. Some of that is due to the congressman’s recent vote with his Republican colleagues to tie the funding of the government with a delay of penalties for those who do not enroll in an insurance plan.
The one year delay was viewed by Democratic loyalists as nothing more than part of the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act.(Good Lord! What if people really lik...
The media watchdog organization, Media Matters,has published a list of myths about “Obamacare” to which the media has fallen prey. It cites examples of these misrepresentations and follows with examples of sources that get it right.
At the end of this post you will find a link to the Media Matters web site. And the following list of myths. At that site each Myth is a link to the examples, myth and fact for each Myth. As always the Data Port welcomes comments, but there is a lot of materia...
We don’t usually read the Washington Examiner, but in this case it’s a source of innocent merriment. In a story about the Tea Party “sticking to its guns” lest its power be weakened, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind) let drop the following:
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) told The Washington Examiner. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.” (italics added)
Pretty much sums up the ...
Well, according to his most recent e-mail, Congressman Barber was thinking only of his constituents when he joined his Republican colleagues in voting for a one year delay in the mandate that everyone sign up for health insurance. (The linchpin of the Affordable Care Act.)
“Under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans will begin purchasing health insurance for the first time. Giving people an extra year to meet the requirements of the law before charging them penalties is the right t...
Now, while government is shutting down and vital services are no longer in place to distract us, we can give some thought to what the nation’s next moves should be.
Bill Maher, writing in the Huffington Post recently, did just that:
New Rule: Conservatives who love to brag about American exceptionalism must come here to California, and see it in person. And then they should be afraid — very afraid. Because while the rest of the country is beset by stories of right-wing takeovers i...
To come. Camp is long. Interview time can be short.
And Scroggins? What did he have to say for himself? Or is that a story still to come?
Karlene Keogh Parks is running as an independent for the Phoenix city council. She recently sent The Data Port a short note outlining her position on the nature and usefulness of labor associations.She gets it exactly right.
When politicians in right-to-work states attack “unions” it is important to know who exactly they’re talking about.
Firefighter Bradley Harper and Police Officer Daryl Raetz laid down their lives in service to the people of Phoenix last weekend and both w...
Everyone interested in the development of Downtown is excited about the possibility of a streetcar line that will lure restaurants and businesses to Downtown; also tourists, partying students, and folks from the Foothills.
The motto “build it and they will come” rings bell-like in every ear.
Now here’s a strange and wonderful thing…the lure is actually working. New restaurants and apartments are popping up all along the partially completed trolley tracks. Stude...
It turns out thatGovernor Brewer might be okay with that, according to a story in Friday’s Star. The expansion of Medicaid, which would add 300,000 people to the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System, is being held hostage by a small group of ‘right to life’ legislators.
“No funds for Planned Parenthood or we’ll sink Medicaid expansion.”
Planned Parenthood is a primary source of family and health services of all sorts to women (and men) who might otherwise go without. The result...
At least according to Arizona’s Republican legislators and Governor Jan Brewer.
It works this way: If you have guns you can no longer provide a loving home for and sell them to a cooperating law enforcement agency that agency must re-assign them to a good home. What cannot happen (Oh, the horror!) is that they be destroyed.
Nothing, if not consistent, this is the extension of the conservative position on another right to life issue.Will NRA legislators now introduce legislation to make it il...
Give’em Heaven, Jeff!!!
Copper company public relationsand our school colors is important. Facilities over the years grow and expand and even may change as per the baseball team. Maybe you would feel better if the baseball team wore copper helmets to “celebrate” our states copper history.
Guess the baseball team shouldve stayed at Sancet/Kindall sans an NCAA championship to comply with tradition.
The AD would not do this unless a check came in from the copper companies. So what would you have done if the cattle or citris industry wanted some cheap public relations. I am not some Birkenstock,pony tailed liberal that inhabits Sam Hughes Neighborhood. I am a right wing conservative who is not naive. Someone who can smell a payoff/public relations stunt from a mile away.
The AD Byrnes has done a fantastic here. probaby one of the best of all time.But his idea of having a “home gameR...
“STILL THE MOST AWESOME! Godzilla is pop culture’s grandest symbol of nuclear apocalypse!” – Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. (one night only)
Regular admission prices
Loft Theatre, 3233 E. Speedway
35mm Presentation / Plus vintage “bomb scare” short film before the feature
Part of CINEMA ATOMICO: THE COLD WAR GOES TO THE MOVIES, co-presented by The Loft Cinema and The Titan Missile Museum
Tucson is home to the world famous Titan II Mis...