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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

No Hate Zone established

Bill O’Reilly has the “no spin zone.” I got the “no hate zone.”

[Picture me wagging my finger in a motherly fashion.]

I am hereby warning hate-mongers and bullies that I will no longer tolerate name-calling and grade-school bullying in my comments’ section. What brought me to this decision was the numerous posts by two individuals who have repeatedly attacked one individual– calling him a liar, a bastard, a racist, a scum sucker, etc.– you get the idea.

I don’t care if you agree with my viewpoints or not. (In fact, some of your posts are so absurd that you brighten my day with laughter– seriously, thanks!) I grew up arguing politics with my union-organizer Dad and my FDR-devotee Grandparents. Politics, activism, and political discourse are family sports for the Irish. With our political opinions, we’re like a dog with a bone, so it you have an opinion to discuss or wrangle over– bring it on.

My point is not suppression of thought but suppression of hate. So, be forewarned, if your post consists solely of name-calling and/or put-downs with no facts or intelligent discourse to back up the accusations, I will delete it.

5 comments on “No Hate Zone established

  1. Wiseguy64
    October 26, 2010

    I hate that.

  2. tiponeill
    October 26, 2010

    Personally I prefer that such post not be censored since they seem to illustrate the teabagger mentality better than when they self-censor.
    I do understand your position, though.

  3. fraser007
    October 26, 2010

    Does that include the left wing posters who call people names?

    • Pamela
      October 26, 2010

      Yes. I am try to eliminate the unsubstantiated name-calling. If you call someone a liar or traitor and have evidence– OK.

  4. andrew farley
    October 26, 2010

    Is “Teabagger” one of them?

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This entry was posted on October 26, 2010 by in 2010 elections, Arizona, Raul Grijalva and tagged , , , .

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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