Ride Sun Link free on July 22, on 3rd Anniversary Rhythm Ride

Jimmy Carr & the Awkward Moments on previous rhythm ride on Sun Link

“KXCI, Sun Link and Main Gate Square – University Boulevard present “The Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments” in celebration of the third anniversary of Tucson Modern Streetcar.

On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6 p.m. passengers can board the Sun Link streetcar at the Mercado station on Avenida Del Convento for a musical journey through downtown Tucson, complete with a live concert onboard the air conditioned streetcar. Once the streetcar arrives at Main Gate Square the musicians will disembark and make their way over to Geronimo Plaza where the musical fun with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments continues on stage. The concert streetcar will make regular stops and passengers will be able to get on and off. Tucson Electric Powerand HealthOn Broadway have sponsored Free Rides all day long on the streetcar in celebration, so no ticket is required, but space will be limited. The Geronimo Plaza concert starts at 7pm and is also free of charge, bring the family down and help Tucson celebrate the streetcar. More information at KXCI.org, MainGateSquare.com or Sunlinkstreetcar.com.

WHO: Main Gate Square, Sun Link and 91.3FM KXCI

WHAT: “Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments”
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd *Streetcar leaves the station at 6pm *Geronimo Plaza Concert Starts at 7pm
WHERE: Mercado Streetcar Station, just west of Congress on Avenida Del Convento and Main Gate Square in the Geronimo Plaza at 814 E. University Blvd.
WHY: Bringing the community together to celebrate the third anniversary of the streetcar
COST: NONE- TEP and HealthOn Broadway have sponsored FREE RIDES all day long on the streetcar, concert is open to the public.”

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‘Trumpcare’ failure, and more to follow

Well resisters, last night two unlikely Tea-Publicans, Mike Lee (UT) and Jerry Moran (KS), announced their opposition to evil GOP bastard Mitch McConnell’s abominable Senate bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare” with  a mean-spirited “Trumpcare.” Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect:

Two more Republican senators declared on Monday night that they would oppose the Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, killing, for now, a seven-year-old promise to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

The announcement by the senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas, left their leaders at least two votes short of the number needed to begin debate on their bill to dismantle the health law. Two other Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine, had already said they would not support a procedural step to begin debate.

With four solid votes against the bill, Republican leaders now have two options.

They can try to rewrite it in a way that can secure 50 Republican votes, a seeming impossibility at this point, given the complaints by the defecting senators. Or they can work with Democrats on a narrower measure to fix the flaws in the Affordable Care Act that both parties acknowledge.

WRONG! Tea-Publicans will do what they always do: retaliate out of spite and vindictiveness, and continue to sabotage “Obamacare”:

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, conceded Monday night that “the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.” He outlined plans to vote now on a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with it taking effect later. That has almost no chance to pass, however, since it could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoil.

A “clean” repeal effort was rejected in January for a “repeal and replace” plan because Tea-Publicans did not have the votes for a clean repeal then; it is far less likely they have the votes now. (Of course, our Rep. Martha McSally is at the ready to lead the GOP over the insanity cliff with her battle cry of “Let’s get this fucking thing done!“)

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Underwater Adventure Party kickoff for Loft Kids Fest on July 21

Free Admission!

UNDERWATER ADVENTURE KICK-OFF PARTY AT TRAIL DUST TOWN

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21 AT 5:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

“To celebrate the kick-off of the Loft Kids Fest, Trail Dust Town will have free festivities, live music, games and more on Friday, July 21 starting at 5:30pm! This year’s kick-off party theme is Underwater Adventure, so get ready for a wet-n-wild good time with splashy activities (Inner tube ring toss!  Pool Floatie Racing!), fishy fun, live music, giveaways and more!  Meet the beautiful and “fin-tastic” Mermaid Odette, live in person! In addition to several free activities you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase an optional Trail Dust Town attractions wristband!

This event will be held at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road.
*Please Note: There will be no film screenings at Trail Dust Town during this event.

Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest program sponsors: Presidio SchoolsUA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research CenterBookmans Entertainment ExchangeTrail Dust Town Rusing Lopez & LizardiBroadway in Tucson and Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program!

Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest community partners: Whole Foods, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona & Changemaker Highschool!”

More info on this kickoff party: https://loftcinema.org/film/underwater-adventure-kick-off-party-at-trail-dust-town/

The Loft Kids Fest Film line up:

Sat 07/22 – Cinderella (2015)
Sun 07/23 – Kubo and the Two Strings
Mon 07/24 – Disney Nature: Oceans
Tue 07/25 – Akeelah and the Bee
Wed 07/26 – Bee Movie
Thu 07/27 – The Sandlot
Fri 07/28 – Looney Tunes on the Big Screen
Sat 07/29 – Ponyo
Sun 07/30 – Ice Age

 

 

 

Sen. John McCain forces delay of vote on Senate ‘Trumpcare’ bill

So Arizona’s angry old man, Senator John McCain, is an expected “yeah” vote then? McCain’s Surgery Will Delay Senate Votes on Health Care Bill. Even though McCain is Concerned Over Medicaid Cuts In Draft Of Senate Health Care Bill? (Read his Statement).

The CBO won’t have Monday score for Senate healthcare bill, and there will not be a vote this week.

Here’s what we already know: How the Republican health-care bill could raise premiums for 177 million Americans:

A leading business coalition has warned that employers could pick up the tab if millions of people lose their coverage under the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

David Lansky, president and chief executive of the Pacific Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization whose members include Boeing, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Intel, Walmart and the Walt Disney Company, told The Washington Post that the Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act could push the costs of providing health care to uninsured people onto employers and their workers.

“There are a couple of specific reasons continuing to support an effective Medicaid program and an individual market is important, and one of those is its importance to business,” Lansky said.

Approximately 177 million Americans receive insurance through employers. Until now those plans have been largely left out of the debate over the future of the Senate health bill, which would make long-term cuts to Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, and reshape the individual market where people buy their own coverage.

But if the bill is passed and more people are uninsured, or public sector programs facing federal funding cuts decrease their reimbursements, Lansky said hospitals will simply shift those costs onto commercially insured patients — namely employers and employees.

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The NRA’s False Choice

Cross-posted from RestoreReason.com

I’ve been taking a bit of a break from writing, but this article written by Marine officers (there are no former Marines) is just too “on target” (please pardon the pun) not to share. I have nothing to add other than I agree entirely, especially with these two sentences:

“Indeed, true patriotism is not partisan, and the love of country and exercise of Constitutional rights is not the purview of any one group.”

“We renounce the false choice presented by the NRA that Americans need to pick a team between the First and Second Amendments.” Continue reading

Political Calendar: Week of July 16, 2017

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Political Calendar for the Week of July 16, 2017:

Monday, July 17, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speaker is David Schapira, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.Next Week: Charlie Verdin on “Holding Your Seat in a Swing District – How McSally is failing her constituents.”
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