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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Skinny

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"Elise Collins Shields":

Might I suggest that you attend some TUSD Board meetings and contemplate how shockingly underqualified, unprofessional, and low performing the two "chicks" who have been running the show in TUSD for the last four years are?

FYI, the appropriate forum for determining whether an elected official is qualified to be in charge of budgetary decisions is the Board room, not the bar. The quality of these women's decisions about the application of public funds for four years has been unbelievably low.

Looking for decisions to criticize? Try awarding an underqualified, malfeasant liar the highest administrative compensation in the state of Arizona. Or paying him a thousand dollars a day not to take 40 vacation days every year. Or allowing him to hoard money in district bank accounts that should be paid out in teacher bonuses while he gives $10K annual bonuses to overpaid central administrators in his "cabinet."

Wake up and pay attention to what's actually going on in local public governance, not what's going on in Nintzel's bottom-feeding bar gossip worthless column.

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Posted by Get a clue, bird-brain. on 01/06/2017 at 9:33 PM

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Might I suggest that anyone who does not check potential outgoing funds without checking the price is not qualified to be an elected official in charge of budgetary decisions.

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Posted by Elise Collins Shields on 01/06/2017 at 6:30 PM

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St. Mark's United Methodist Church is part of the food packing on Sunday, too.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 01/06/2017 at 9:51 AM

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So she's "perfectly happy to let it go?" So she thinks she was in the right to act like an ass hat? Hmmmm . . . glad she's not in charge of MY kid's school.

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Posted by The Duke on 01/06/2017 at 8:43 AM

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Judging a newly elected official based on one journalist's account of one (fairly minor) incident after interviewing one bartender does not make sense. Rachael has already shown in many ways that she cares much about students and parents. Let us wait and see how she performs on the board. I think this year in TUSD will be different in a way that most people will like.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 01/05/2017 at 11:33 PM

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My question is did the business state up front that it was only a 6oz beer?

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Posted by Azpaul on 01/05/2017 at 8:20 PM

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When I first met the owner, he was incredibly kind to me and I have herd he is like that with everybody. Not a bit of entitlement in him. Rachael Sedgwick looks like a entitled drunk.

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Posted by Amber 1 on 01/05/2017 at 6:08 PM

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Ms. Steele:

Sedgwick's point in the call to the audience at that meeting was that public officials like Kristel Foster should not be blocking some citizens and not others from online discussions relating to the public business of the district. It was a valid point. If you're incapable of understanding these issues, perhaps you should not be commenting about public officials and how they conduct themselves and making recommendations about how they should "measure their worth"?

It remains to be seen how Sedgwick will conduct herself in office, but based on Foster and Grijalva's conduct in office for the past four years, I'd say Sedgwick has the potential to be worth 10 Adelita Grijalvas and a good 30 or 40 Kristel Fosters.

It's interesting the way Nintzel fans are all quick to pile on negative commentary based on very slim evidence of misbehavior. As far as I can tell, Sedgwick's worst faults to date have been:
1) breaking up a disastrous 3 person Board majority that was running a public district serving 40-something thousand students into the ground.
2) calling a spade a spade -- i.e. noting that some of Grijalva and Sanchez's recent conduct has been ignorant of TUSD policy and proper public institution process.

Not faults, in my book, though the language used in the latter instance was perhaps insufficiently tactful. As for this gossip about a bar incident -- not worth discussing, and certainly not worth drawing any conclusions from -- except perhaps that Foster and Grijalva and their allies are up to their usual standards of behavior, which are depressingly low, even for this hick town.

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Posted by Raise your standards a bit, Tucson. on 01/05/2017 at 6:04 PM

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At the school board meeting just after her election was won, she spent her call to the audience time getting on already seated school board members for not accepting her friend request. She was concerned she had been blocked and didn't appreciate that. Now this? Honey, your facebook friends list shouldn't be how you measure your worth.

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Posted by Andrea M Steele on 01/05/2017 at 5:19 PM

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The dispute doesn't tell you much. But her subsequent misbehavior tells you everything you need to know.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 01/05/2017 at 4:15 PM

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Is this true Mr Nintzel? Is this a fake news story that Hillary warned us about?

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Posted by Not a native but darn close on 01/05/2017 at 3:26 PM

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I've met Ms. Sedgwick on many occasions, this story doesn't match her personality at all. Even if she did protest in this manner it would not change my opinion that Ms. Sedgwick will do well for TUSD. I also know the Tucson Weekly well, they are nothing but a dirty rag, a very pore excuses for journalism.
TW is owned by the Grijalvas, they control it, so it is of no surprise that they would try to smear Ms. Sedgwick in this manner. I too was a victim of the Weekly, they wrote a nasty story about me and released personal information retrieved from TUSD without investigating. Well Tucson Weekly I now have the evidence that what you retrieved from TUSD was completely false, written by a man that committed criminal fraud , of which TUSD covered up. Want to do a real story , do that one and leave Ms. Sedgwick alone, or maybe we should both sue you slander.

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Posted by Brian Sauber on 01/05/2017 at 2:53 PM

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Amazing that not a single commenter questions whether this story about Sedgwick should have been reported at all by Nintzel, or whether one source who states, "She got very irate and started screaming, 'I just got elected to the school board. Do you know who I am?'" was in fact accurately reporting the incident. Were there other people in the bar? Were any of them consulted by Nintzel?

Ever hear anything in journalism school, Nintzel (if you ever attended) about the inadvisability of consulting only one source or constructing stories based on templates like "He (bartender) said" / "She (elected official) said"?

The PCDP's affiliates attempts to discredit and undermine Sedgwick begin. What a great town Tucson is. There will be more good times in store for kids in TUSD schools, no doubt, with Foster and Grijalva's mean girl network already hard at work doing their nasty business.

TW: Nintzel on local politics, Safier on education. What a crock of crap.

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Posted by Is this a gossip column? It reads like one. on 01/05/2017 at 2:24 PM

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Kenneth Groves - why in the world would they be paying retail for what you assert is a quarter keg, not a half barrel?

15cents a glass. And if they are pouring everything else at 12oz it should be clearly denoted that it was a puny 6oz for this ripoff.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/05/2017 at 12:06 PM

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This entire matter speaks more about her privileged attitude than that of the bar, it's staff, or the price of anything.
How is she going to view parents at a Board meeting? Instead of seeing them as her employers, I have no doubt she will look upon them as unelected problems she will need to deal with.
Leadership in action?

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Posted by JohnR on 01/05/2017 at 11:49 AM

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Just what TUSD needs...another egomaniac, imbecile board member.

It can only get worse from here on out....

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 01/05/2017 at 10:25 AM

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Looking up the price of the beer in question I found that it sells for $308.85 to the public for a quarter keg, not a half keg. Makes the $12 pour worth $1900 minus any spillage as you never get the whole number of pours. Not too far from normal markup on a keg.

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Posted by Kenneth Groves on 01/05/2017 at 10:25 AM

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This woman has the IQ of a carrot. Give her a Bud Light, which sounds like it's more up her ally.

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Posted by Joseph Spenner on 01/05/2017 at 9:39 AM

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TUSD deserves her. Thanks a bunch voters. Do you ever get it right?

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Posted by TUSD should be ashamed on 01/05/2017 at 9:21 AM

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$4000 in pours for a $265 keg.

$12 for a 6 oz beer is robbery and if not plainly disclosed would and should draw ire.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/05/2017 at 8:53 AM

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