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Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

The public's apathy has a lot to do with it. People seem to have forgotten what "democracy" means and who is ultimately responsible when public institutions are allowed to go off the rails. Our founders and policy makers during the past 200+ years who understood what our founders were trying to achieve built mechanisms into our institutions that allow for the citizenry to solve leadership problems and get rid of people who abuse their power. But the effective use of these mechanisms depends on people paying attention to what's going on, engaging in advocacy and public commentary when needed, and campaigning in support of the vote being used the way it should be used, instead of in blind support of political machines.

Why is TUSD what it is? Because the district has constituents who are too busy scrambling to make ends meet, apathetic because their education never offered them real opportunities to be anything else, and / or afraid to speak up and say the emperor has no clothes. TUSD is also what it is because of people like David Safier, a clever and obedient servant of the local machine. He likes the phrase "caveat emptor" ("buyer beware") and that is exactly the attitude that readers should take to the sort propaganda he purveys: it serves mainly to spin, excuse, mislead and conceal rather than to reveal what voters need to know to use their votes wisely.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform on 07/28/2016 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

^^^
See the comment above? I knew it.

Maybe I should buy that Powerball ticket.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Today: Pigs Meet Trough

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/us/polit…®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

As Democratic candidates run, sweating in the Philadelphia heat, to the now unleashed money handlers, all rhetoric concerning campaign reform is tossed like confetti. It is a convention after all.

"I hope the DNC rethinks their strategy." Strong words there.

Right. Guess what Mari, the DNC has now been vindicated, the fix is in and no amount of malfeasance on its part will be criticized by the party. As long as the preferred, pre-selected candidate wins. The economy is rigged, the presidential campaign is rigged, so yes, it only makes sense to vote for Hillary Clinton.

In Bizarro World.

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2016 at 8:40 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

Ratt:

Why do you bother?

Everyone with an ounce of common sense has already figured out that the facts which you reference are false and that you don't know what you're talking about.

Go away...pleeeeze!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:38 AM
Posted by Bullwinkle J. on 07/28/2016 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel Unearths Treasure Trove of Ally Miller's Emails That Demonstrate She's a Big Fat Liar

Shocking Mr. Nintzel, just shocking!

What's next, is someone going to expose The Donald as a narcissistic know nothing that resides in fantasy land?

I can feel my sense of security crumbling around me.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

How many rapists and killers of Americans has he 'comforted'?

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 07/28/2016 at 8:19 AM

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

Where oh where is the coverage of the outright scammer Trump University, still being investigated for fraud? USAID goes around the world doing well by doing good, but sometimes they don't do good and in this era I question even the reason for their existence. Much like the CIA, they are money eaters and I would like to see their balance sheet, good things versus stupid things . USAID may be under the umbrella of the State Department, but it has nothing to do with embassies across the world.

Posted by soundcloud on 07/28/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Wednesday at the DNC

Julie Heston:

Why should anyone else pay attention to facts when you aren't?

That seems hypocritical to me.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

Gonzo Sorcrachi:

I'm about as sure of that as I am sure I will be the next Powerball winner.

It looks as if you have already received a couple of responses, get ready for many more which will probably be less dignified and less polite.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Oh, silly me.

Don't bother to contact emergency services, that's a socialist thing.

Let's hope you can make it to the hospital on your own and let's hope that you have a very ample bank account.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 7:55 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

Could it be that majority politicians' hate for all things public, including public education as demonstrated by excessive control and lack of funding, has anything to do with it?

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 07/28/2016 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Julie Heston:

Are you having a problem with your keyboard or are you having a stroke?

I hope that you or a loved one has contacted emergency services if it's not the keyboard.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Two dislikes...seriously?

Zappa haters suck!

Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Doctor’s Orders

Nothing new. Move along.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Dave Nelson on 07/28/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Mari, after reading your voting strategy I came to the conclusion that it is the definition of insanity. You may not fear Muslims, but after thousands have been murdered by radicals, our NATO members like France and Germany may be looking to deport Syrian refugees.

Now the Democrats appear anti police.

Canada wouldn't have you.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Dave Nelson on 07/28/2016 at 7:21 AM
Posted by Rocky on 07/28/2016 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

As to Bslap's comment up above I will add.

The coyote agents of slave and child sexual exploitation appreciate Joel's efforts as well.

Maybe the Weekly or Joel should spend a little time over in Federal Court to watch the coyote criminal trials; rape, murder, abandonment, etc. Illegal Aliens forced to "mule in" 40 lb packs of Heroin:

http://hookedaz.cronkitenewsonline.com/

The industry of illegal Aliens FEEDS the law enforcement/criminal justice/prison industrial complex, provides necessary caseload for the lawyers, prosecutors, judges, prison guards, border agents, etc.

Joel is an enabler.

Present your readers the LARGER picture before you elevate Joel to Hero Status.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 07/28/2016 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel Unearths Treasure Trove of Ally Miller's Emails That Demonstrate She's a Big Fat Liar

I can see the killary defense coming into play here.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Azpaul on 07/28/2016 at 6:47 AM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel Unearths Treasure Trove of Ally Miller's Emails That Demonstrate She's a Big Fat Liar

This article proves nothing, just another way the media is campaigning against the tax payers of Pima County. The media in Pima County is working together to oust the only Supervisor that looks out for the tax payer. https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2016/0…

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Posted by Jay Janicek on 07/28/2016 at 6:33 AM

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