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Comment Archives: stories: Currents: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “NSFW Video of the Day: Topless Florida Woman Destroys a McDonald's

The manager should be fired for allowing her to cause that much damage. But he was a little short. And probably afraid af a naked women. What a wimp. Well at least she didnt have a weapon! lol

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by Fraser on 04/08/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Fox Anchor Names UConn's Basketball Team the "NAACP National Champs"

No that's not a Freudian slip at all

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by C.J. Hamm on 04/08/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “NSFW Video of the Day: Topless Florida Woman Destroys a McDonald's

$7.93/hr Doesn't usually hire the most sensitive and educated staff.

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dirk Irngus on 04/08/2014 at 1:22 PM

Re: “NSFW Video of the Day: Topless Florida Woman Destroys a McDonald's

Disgusting ,hearing the employees laugh at the state if her mental health

10 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by L Yvonne Grace on 04/08/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Louisiana Congressman Caught Smooching With Staffer

Just like Ted Kennedy? Hello Mary Jo Kopekne. At least this guy didnt kill his staffer.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Fraser on 04/08/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Witness Dan Gibson Perform (Improv) Stand up at Plush Tonight

Well maybe next time you attempt comedy, we can get a bigger heads up so you have the proper amount of hecklers.

Way to stay dedicated BTW

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 04/08/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Thar's Gold In Them Thar "Education Reform" Coffers: Walton Family Edition

Involvement. Arizona doesn't have to be number one but number fifty-one after the District of Columbia in public funding for education, is that correct? Can that be, with all the talk of boosting the economy by attracting development and jobs? Employers want not only for themselves and employees forced to move to keep their jobs equal educational opportunities as they leave behind in other states.
We all grew into pride and attachment with our local schools. Drama, band and sports fired us up and came to identified us over a number of years. Too many of us left it all when we moved to Arizona. The many reasons we moved here are keeping us busy and out of touch with our local schools.
The lack of involvement and attachment to our schools means the basis for interest in the school system has become simply economic. Teachers naturally it is bottom-line their economic well being for themselves and their families. Administrators their ladder to enhanced career opportunities. Private schools, public alternative charter schools and
other for profit schools bottom-line their return on investment.
What about involvement of all of the rest, who came from other areas and have never stepped into one of our neighborhood public schools? A special good neighbor pass to a sports event, free admission to a music or drama presentation especially for them. If the sports club members went door to door in their neighbor giving something away not just to sell candy or magazines wouldn't that create goodwill and surprise folks?
Ok, dumb ideas. People aren't interested in seeing other people's kids perform.
Then it's their bottom-line, their economic interest!
The value of their home is directly related to the education system in their communities.
The better academic performance and yes, reputation of your local school the more value to your property. Given a choice, a home located in a better school district will sell faster and at a higher price than otherwise.
Want support for your district schools, involve everyone. The old saying, 'money talks', can be the answer for public support and interest in our education system. Put it on the line, a well maintained and viable public school system enhances property values. Want top dollar for your home? Get involved in your local district school.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by hakeson on 04/08/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Witness Dan Gibson Perform (Improv) Stand up at Plush Tonight

Postponed...I had to work on the issue LIKE A SUCKER.

Posted by Dan Gibson on 04/08/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Witness Dan Gibson Perform (Improv) Stand up at Plush Tonight

How did that go, and is there video>?

Posted by BURNIE MAK on 04/08/2014 at 8:13 AM

Re: “White Lies Cancels Show at Rialto

So when they said they were going to play Tucson it was a "white lie"? oh the irony

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 04/08/2014 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Remembering William F. “Bill” Greer

Which hand was William Greer's dominate hand?

Posted by Davar on 04/08/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Thar's Gold In Them Thar "Education Reform" Coffers: Walton Family Edition

Somehow, though, particularly to the "ed reform" crowd where individualism ("choice") and self-interest are paramount, these virtues are not available to teachers--who are supposed to be standardized drones, clerks, really, who simply implement the curriculum and standards of others (who are mostly not from the teaching profession themselves). Pointing out anomalies to teacher/union bashing like the post about teachers unions just confuses the (ostensibly "data driven") reformers with the facts!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 04/08/2014 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Welcome to The Range, David Safier

Great to see educational comment by someone who spent years in the classroom. Too many politicians and media types have no idea what challenges and frustrations teachers face every day. Welcome ,Dave.

Posted by Len lendvoy on 04/07/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “White Lies Cancels Show at Rialto

"Due to circumstances"? Golly, that's specific.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DRW on 04/07/2014 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Target's Employee Training Video: Big Bad Unions Hate Us!

Mr. Fletcher,

About the Bisbee Deportation, you are woefully misinformed. May I suggest a visit to the small, but fine museum in Bisbee to educate yourself a bit. As for the other part, you may be correct. Who knows.

No matter, as to this day I continue to work fully 50 - 60 hours per week as a consultant for the extractive industries - oil- gas - potash - copper - coal and all of the other things that we as a society need, something I have done now for more than 60 consecutive years. Clearly, I have sold my soul to the Devil, but it pays well and I have been in the top 3% of US wage earners for at least 30 of those years.

However the real joy of this job is seeing the development and opportunity this work brings to some of the poorest, most remote places on the globe and the quantum leap the quality of life makes when oil fields or mines are developed. It was mining that took me from a poor, shoeless Mexican kid to where I am and I do all I can to make this same dream come true for others World-wide.

Posted by Bisbee boy on 04/07/2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Thar's Gold In Them Thar "Education Reform" Coffers: Walton Family Edition

ElleEsse notes, "btw, the teacher unions do very little for Arizona public education teachers, anyway."

I can't argue with this statement. However, if unions are so ineffective then why do you and others scapegoat them as the cause of the poor performance of Arizona students?

Here's a little test for you. Rank the states by how well their students perform...however you want to measure their performance...and compare it with a ranking of the states according to the power of their teacher unions. You will find that the states in the top half of the student performance ranking are mostly the same states that have powerful teacher unions. And the states in the bottom half based on student performance by and large have the weakest teacher unions. That is not an accident. Teachers try to find the best jobs for themselves. The states that offer the best salaries, the best benefits, and the best working conditions are...not surprisingly...the states with the strong teacher unions. By and large, the states with the best teachers are the states with the highest student performance. It is one of the many applications of the most basic rules of capitalism...the law of supply and demand.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marty on 04/07/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Thar's Gold In Them Thar "Education Reform" Coffers: Walton Family Edition

ElleEsse asks, "Why would Walmart cut their own throats by supporting the educational status quo?"

Are you kidding? The Waltons love the status quo. They profit from it big-time. They love the decline of the middle class because it means more people forced to either work or shop in WalMarts. The Waltons donate all those hundreds of millions of dollars to destroy public education because quality public schools have been the great American equalizer. The vast majority of Americans who came from poor backgrounds to graduate from college and join the middle class did so through public schools. The more people who attain middle class status the worse it is for WalMart.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Marty on 04/07/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Are Speech Patterns Becoming More, Like, Nuanced?

Anyone that wants to know where we are headed as a society, need only to watch the movie "Idiocracy"

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by not sure on 04/07/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Thar's Gold In Them Thar "Education Reform" Coffers: Walton Family Edition

That's because Republican contributors are afraid to let people know where their money really goes, so they donate giant chunks of cash to Super PACs in order to remain anonymous. Yes, it's legal (thanks for nothing, SCOTUS), but it shows extreme cowardice.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ldonyo on 04/07/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Arizona Ranks Poorly Educational and Economic Outcomes for Youth

Kavanagh is part of the problem but do not forget Sen Yee, the head of the education committee. Another report was released recently that listed our per pupil expenditures as the lowest in the nation.

Posted by Dave Wk on 04/07/2014 at 11:46 AM

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