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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

This story is total BS.

Where is the hardship? Where is the injustice? Why do these people think they deserve special treatment just because they want to get out of their house early????

For once I applaud the city of actually playing by the rules.

These people deserve no special consideration. They own a house, they should live in that house. And, when the time comes, the city will purchase that house at a fair market price when it is appropriate.

Case closed.

And here is the TW ... once again looking for an injustice and in particular, ANY perceived injustice against a minority.

Give it a rest, Jim.

11 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Danehick Sux on 02/12/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

We're supposed to feel sorry because the kids will be "robbed" of "a normal childhood" because their parents made a poor decision on buying that house in the first place?

8 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by AJ Flick on 02/12/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

Eventually the city will need to buy the house. (Or do they plan on siezing it under 'Eminant Domain?') Why don't they buy it NOW and raze it, as planned. One more item they will not have to deal with down the road. IMHO, Grant does not need widening, anyhow. Sync up the traffic signals so you don't have to stop for all of them, and fix the potholes, and Grant will work just fine. Might need to reverse the synced lights for travel in the opposite direction in the evening.

5 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Bill Randal on 02/12/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

What a total screw up job by the City. Grant Road likely won't be completed in the next 10 years.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/12/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

Remember this when the City comes courting your neighborhoods for annexation with the Tucson residents money in their bank account to pay for your freebies...(it will be shortlived at best) No free lunch folks.

They can not be trusted.

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/12/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Grant Road Rage, Redux

And the voters keep electing the same councils (or very nearly so) year after year after year.
How about electing some REAL candidates, with more than just their own neighborhoods in mind?

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 02/12/2015 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Role Model

Dear "Younggun,"
Perhaps Moraga may be able to help with your poor written communication skills. Don't give up hope; someday you will get a grasp of basic English usage.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PM on 02/08/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “The Waiting Game

There are about a billion people who would like to come to America. Please explain why this woman is more deserving than everyone else. Thanks.

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 02/06/2015 at 7:41 PM

Re: “The Waiting Game

Uh... if she is here legally, why is she hanging out at the church ? It is pretty simple. We set up rules for immigration. Play by the rules and you get in . Don't play by them, and you don't get in. Sneak in, you get sent back. This may come as a shock... but there are people who sneak in to just collect first world welfare benefits. Stuff like food stamps, WIC, Obama-phones, rent subsidies, free worthwhile education, free drivers license etc. And they get it all without paying any income taxes. I'm sure this lady wasn't guilty of this, but it makes sense for a government to be careful...

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Bill Sinnott on 02/05/2015 at 8:16 PM

Re: “The Waiting Game

Rosa Robles Loreto by all accounts is a loving mother and a hard worker. During the last six months her absence has undoubtedly caused both emotional and financial hardship to her family. The majority of this article is dedicated to just that. Emotionally this is a tragic story. However her character is not in question. The fact remains that she chose to live in Arizona illegally. When she decided to stay, she also made the choice to take on the risk of deportation.

While her case and many others have made national headlines it is hardly fair to compare them. Francisco Perez Cordova spent 3 months in sanctuary before an executive action allowed him to apply for citizenship. Had this not taken place he may have found himself in the same situation today. The day may come when she finds herself able to walk out of that church without fear of deportation but not until her children file for citizenship under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If her desire to become a citizen is truly what she wants then waiting to do it legally is a reasonable price to pay.

Many people enter the United States legally every year. But it takes time and money. Where is their voice? Hard working good people just like Rosa Robles Loreto who choose to follow the law in order to obtain citizenship. Even if the tax payer through the government were to attempt reimburse these new citizens the one thing they can never give them back is their time spent waiting.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Thedetails on 02/05/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “The Waiting Game

Well, if she is tired of waiting, just deport herself and get it over with. She might fell like an honest woman at that point, unlike obamanation the traitor.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by AZpaul on 02/05/2015 at 5:50 AM

Re: “The Never-Ending Scrutiny

While this topic may be lacking rational it certainly has an abundance of passion and understandably so. These first and second generation young American men and women are children of two worlds and in most cases through no choice of their own. They have been given a great opportunity at the expense of an uncertain identity. Split between two cultures they must find themselves. 

Sadly this journey of self discovery is not a smooth one. It is complicated by a difference in language, culture, values, and education. So as all students do they look for mentors. 

The professor, Corey Jones, appears to be a skilled mentor. Its a skill not all people have.  The ability to engage and teach young minds is invaluable.  However it is his quotes and lessons that are disturbing. "When you work in this state, it's predictable." This statement alone illustrates his bias. It is evident that his bias is taken to the classroom as well with, "Why was American slavery the most brutal in history?" There is nothing objective about this. Rather then addressing slavery in North America he has set the tone as America the worst instead of encouraging his students to draw their own conclusions. Perhaps Huppenthal is correct in saying the teacher is, "advocating ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals." Based on how Jones presents himself this statement seems accurate. If this is the impression Jones gives the public, what underlying messages is being presented to his students?

This article and the quotes from the teacher do nothing but further the distance between a relevant subject and public support.  Even the title of this article sets a defensive tone on the issue. "The Never-Ending Scrutiny" sends a message the story isn't about the benefits of the program but rather an emotional point of view thick with the assumption of racism. Multicultural classes are available all over the United States in every major college. If this is the only one being scrutinized perhaps it's time for the supporters and participants of this program to take a step back and do some self evaluation rather than crying discrimination.

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Posted by TheDetails on 02/01/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Rugrat Race

No no no. The Tobacco Tax was going to bail out the lottery which was going to fund public schools and fix the roads.

But all the lottery did was enrich gaming companies and Indian tribal leaders, while letting the BIA and federal funding fade away.

At our expense.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/30/2015 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Rugrat Race

The biggest fallacy behind the tobacco tax was that it was intended to discourage smoking. When they hang the funding of important programs on that tax, they reveal the hypocrisy.
I hate the politics in this state. There is just no common ground.

Oh well, it's nice to see Jim Nintzel's still shining a light.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 01/29/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

No surprises here.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thinking Allowed on 01/27/2015 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

I know, let's try doing the same thing that we've been doing for the last six years and see if it somehow manages to work this time! Never mind that we've already been told by the courts that we have to give money to the schools as defined by the formula in our State constitution, that private prisons actually cost more to operate than state-run prisons, and that charter schools have no restrictions on the kinds of nonsense they can waste when spending tax money. Everything is going to be just fine, really!

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ldonyo on 01/26/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Social Media for Justice

Every morning an innocent boy wakes up minus his mother. And every night Genna's family deserves legal justice. While every day the man who pulled the trigger's conviction was dropped? Accidental discharge of a firearm?

And what does this teach other kids? That some people get away with manslaughter and other's don't?

Posted by Annonymously Submitted on 01/26/2015 at 4:03 AM

Re: “Grass Attack

Sorry, we already have our plans made to attend the Dillinger event. They should have scheduled the buffelgrass thing on another day.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

You guys make it sound like it's the end of the world. This has been procedure for 80 years in AZ.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by David W on 01/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Social safety nets are flowing from the Obama campaign machine. How many more handouts are necessary to destroy the middle class?

9 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 01/22/2015 at 6:27 AM

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