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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

"...his very profitable flirtation with the for-profit education sector, especially at a time when its questionable practices were being exposed in the U.S., doesn't speak well for his character."

You think?

Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/25/2016 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

They have destroyed the party of the people. 6 months ago I thought the Republics party was all washed up. Tonight I realize that it's actually the Democratic party that is washed up, along with the lying mainstream media.

What a sad day in America. Hillary has put trumped Nixon in Watergate by cheating within her own party.

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Posted by Hillary is a liar. on 07/25/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Take 10 Minutes to Enjoy Jon Stewart's Visit to the Late Show

Whaat? Nothing from the trolls? It must be hard to defend Lumpy, or Ailes for that matter. Or about anything that is heard on their feaux news show. But we can still trust Jon to call them out for their distortions. And I expect him to go after the Dems with the same fervor.

Posted by Cascabel on 07/25/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Interesting. I suppose on the day that Bernie Sanders is making a speech at the Democratic National Convention telling us to vote for Hillary Clinton, it's safe to admit the Laureate connection "doesn't....bolster [your] confidence in Ms. Clinton."

Interesting, too, that just before the convention started we finally got the back story behind the obvious undermining the party machine had been doing of the Sanders campaign. Now Wasserman-Schultz will resign -- now that the primary campaign is over and she achieved, through the medium of the DNC, what everyone in that Democratic but un-democratic cabal wanted her to achieve.

So are you voting for Jill Stein, David? Had enough of your party's hypocrisies, local and national? I didn't get that impression listening to you spin for Sanchez on the Buckmaster show last week. So don't try to give us the impression that you have something resembling a conscience helping you make decisions about what to think and what to that saying something negative about Clinton won't make a damn bit of difference in whether or not she gets the nomination, or whether or not people feel forced to vote for a Wall-Street bought and purchased candidate to prevent Trump from getting into the Oval Office.

What great things the Democratic party is doing for us, right? I've seen few things sadder in recent decades than watching them project the Sanders "They've all come to look for America" campaign ad before he spoke at the convention -- then watching the media cut to Bill Clinton's face after Sanders told us to vote for Hillary.

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Posted by Trying to convince us that you have a conscience? on 07/25/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

That is ridiculous. Hillary has earned this win because of all of her public service the last 50 years. We shouldn't even have to count the votes. The republicans made up all those e-mail lies to try to harm her.

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Posted by Meg P on 07/25/2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

At this point Jim, they are both failing.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/25/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Martha McSally Is Not Endorsing Donald Trump, So You Can Stop Asking About It

The last 24 hours have proven it's more dangerous to be linked to HRC and the Democratic party. Can't anybody teach them how to secure their lying, cheating system rigging emails?

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/25/2016 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Another Look at TUSD Salary Hikes and Prop 123

Everyone who wants to know about a TRULY important and telling story in TUSD needs to click on this link:

Please note that one part of the story refers to a letter sent to HT Sanchez by Tucson's chief of police. In any other town, this sort of correspondence between the superintendent of the city's largest school district and its key law enforcement official would be front page news. The Weekly has ignored it so far, as has the Star. Why?

Virtually every story in this blog about TUSD reads like it could have been ghosted by their PR flacks. Here's a real story for Safier and anyone else at The Weekly to get into and surface some more facts. It has implications for the operation of TUSD, the upcoming Board election and, most crucial of all, the safety of students and staff in every school, not just the school featured in the story.

When will the journalists at The Weekly and the other media outlets in this town start to do some real work and report on stories that TRULY matter?

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Posted by A Real Story For Safier on 07/24/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

Arizona has one of the highest prison rates because we are one of the most uneducated states. Too many kids are not graduating from high school, or not learning a trade after school. Who's responsible? The state, or the parents?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/23/2016 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

That is when it all started. Mr. Barnes helped to create some great friendships.

Posted by smithappens on 07/23/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

Mr. Barnes had no idea what he started when he sat us next to each other in that Lineweaver Elementary class. Unfortunately too many of those comics were Richie Rich/Casper.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Scott Smith on 07/23/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Told You So: Gawker Names Arizona Worst State

Although I don't agree with every thing he said, I love a person who pulls no punches and speaks his mind.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/23/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Told You So: Gawker Names Arizona Worst State

Fuck all of Arizona in its little self absorbed ass. I have watched people in this state be the rudest and meanest dumb pieces of shit on Earth. Come down here and try to drive with these mongrels and asswipes...btw to you losers who go on about how much you love this state you probably do not live in the bigger cities, you probably have nice homes away from shit you would not survive interacting with. Yuppies meth heads and assholes are all you offer. I have been trapped here for 22 years and this place is shit. You who live here for the most part are also shit. Think about how "nice" you all are and then kindly fuck yourselves.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by aZsucksbigd on 07/23/2016 at 3:30 AM

Re: “15 Cool, Free Tucson Things You've Forgotten About

Thank you for posting our yoga events.

Posted by Elektra Tek House Artist on 07/22/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

Privatization of everything is the long term goal of the Republicans. Then we can contend with monsterous corporations (as we are doing right now) running our country. How easy is it to condem public education as non-functioning with funding cut to the bone. Education is no different then insurance. When they (charter schools) can pick which students to include, their earnings improve, as does their scores. This is no different then excluding the sick with "existing conditions" from insurance. There are plenty of very effective education models that are time tested in other countries. The gap will only grow wider with the need for technology in every child's hands. Inner city schools will not be handing out iPads.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Katie Reff on 07/22/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Saturday Sun Link Shindig: Free Rides, Concert and Activities

Hey Wrong, Again:

I got a one way ticket for you to ride a choo choo train to nowhere.

Be a real man, not the little boy you come across as, and take me up on my offer. Wherever the train takes you, stay there. Don't come back, do those of us with common sense a favour.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/22/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Saturday Sun Link Shindig: Free Rides, Concert and Activities

How many have paid to ride the $200,000,000 choo choo train to nowhere?

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Posted by What, Again on 07/22/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

I sort of like the idea of studying the Bible, as long as the book of Leviticus is emphasized.

Republicans use Leviticus to justify their condemnation of same-sex relationships while ignoring that Leviticus also says that if a woman commits adultery, she (never the man, of course!) shall be stoned, and if a son sasses his parents, he should also be stoned.

As for their using Leviticus to condemn same-sex relationships, they keep erroneously citing the word "abomination," which simply means, in the ancient Hebrew, not a custom.

But try telling that to a political party that's apparently still dominated by homophobes.

Quite a few who've been recently caught with their pants down.

13 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Steve on 07/22/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “The Republican Party's Education Platform

If Republicans had their way, the only subject taught would be abstinence and the bible.

they would be taught in caves.

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Posted by Bob Regan on 07/22/2016 at 6:17 AM

Re: “American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

In an election where the combined trustworthiness and approval ratings for the two major party nominees does not reach 75%, and where a plurality of voters expresses a desire for some other, any other, candidates, coverage of the Green and Libertarian candidates has been virtually non-existent. (The NYT has published two articles on the Libertarian candidates and one on the Green's). In all likelihood, neither of the smaller party's candidates will reach the magic 15% in averaged polling to appear on the national televised debates. (Is that 15% in the Constitution?)

Someone needs to tell me how either candidate and party can reach higher ratings to qualify for the debates when the media refuses to provide coverage of their candidates. But please avoid circular reasoning and reductios ad absurdum.

Trump and Sanders are correct, the system IS rigged. But both entered into marriages of convenience to run for election as a Republican and a Democrat and either or both would likely be in the presidential debates had they made the decision to run independent of the major parties. Muzzling the Green and Libertarian party's candidates and supporters is thinly disguised voter suppression. It should be illegal.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/22/2016 at 12:24 AM

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