I am ashamed that I have not heard or learnd of any of these affiliations about Betts and am happy for the comments found here. I was just about to fill out my ballot but have now put it aside and also ask Betts for full disclosure with regard to the above listed affiliations and endorsements. It needs to happen sooner than later because without a response, I simply will not vote for her. Hate begets hate and if she has not learned this critical lesson in her role as an activist at her age, there really is no hope for her. I will NOT vote for Juarez or Foster. The District has declined more than can be told under HT Sanchez and his iron fist. Foster and Juarez have empowered the HT fist. Mari, they have wasted four years, which amounts to an entire high school experience. For my granddaughter who began Kndg. during Sanchez' first year, it has meant her most formative educational years. Our family has purchased pencils, paper, Kleenex, crayons, and donated in many other ways in order to compensate for what the District has failed to supply to her school. We have all read how much money is being funneled to less important places, including Sanchez bank account. I am disappointed with you Mari. Giving these incompetents another chance is irresponsible. Your initial MAS connection to them has tainted your perception and you have believed their shallow commitments as they have expressed to you that they have learned lessons. This is not on the job training. Both are unethical. Both are liars.
Is that true Betts?
Thanks for that info, MJ.
While Betts has done many good things, she has also:
1. Publically endorsed a campaign with Holocaust-denier [ADL] Norman Finkelstein.
2. Participated in an event using the IPMN "Steadfast Hope" curriculum. Dexter Van Zile from Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) reported extensively on the "Steadfast Hope Curriculum" as full of lies, and supportive of terror. The JCPA (nationwide umbrella organization for bi-partisan Jewish Community Relations Councils) condemned the IPMN as antisemitic. The JCPA's Ethan Felson conducted a training in Tucson showing the IPMN to regularly invoke racist, antisemitic, tropes.
3. Publically expressed solidarity with John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, authors who allege that the US government is controlled by pro-Israel lobbyists.
4. Picketed The Jewish Festival at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, demonizing Jews and Israel and frightening preschool children. (I was the staff photographer who took photos of her picketing.)
5. Self-identified as a member of Women In Black, an organization that is viewed by many as crossing the line between being anti-occupation and demonizing Israel and holding Israel disproportionately responsible for the conflict.
George S that begs the question, can Hillary be more disappointing than Barack Obama?
How truly disappointing da coach.
Why not settle the Russian controversy? Podesta could turn his computer and all emails over to Congress, or even Comey's FBI. Let's see if the Russians actually changed or forged them. I would bet they are verbatim. The DNC tried to lie their way out of it last night.
Try lying to the IRS on YOUR taxes.
I also watched Hillary last night and I lost even more respect for her. Either way we are going to be greatly troubled with the outcome.
Do we deserve this?
Let's not be naïve. Politics is, by its very nature, corrupt. It always has been and always will be. The most effective President will be the one who can best game the system.
Hillary must have been born under a lucky star. Handed the opportunity to run against the single most preposterous Republican candidate in our history, it looks as if she might scrape through to victory on the reality behind the reality star, Trump is Mencken's imbecile and a deviant to boot.
Watching the final debate last night I watched Clinton repeatedly freeze when questioned or attacked on her dismal performance as Secretary of State and on the family profiteering under the auspices of the Bonnie and Clyde Global Initiative. And no, I haven't forgotten about the "damn emails." With every new leak I realize exactly how corrupt she and her gang truly are but I guess that's what the meaning of "quid pro quo" is (sort of like what the meaning of "is" is).
It has nothing to do with the fact that HRC is a woman. It has to do with the fact that she is a better (although not the greatest) choice than an egotistical, xenophobic, racist, misogynist, accused child raping hothead.
It's already a fact though. Chump's gonna lose. Stock up on the Blue Bunny and facial tissue, because you and all the other Chump lovers are gonna need it.
Crying shame. (Not really.)
Said like a true confusionist. Hillary has dedicated her life to public service? She has dedicated her life to her bank account from cattle futures to the Clinton Foundation. She consistently lies and cheats. Without repurcussion.
But hey, she's a woman. Maybe next time we can raise our standards but for now we will drag the bottom of the barrel. If she wins can she avoid prosecution for four years? Hard to say.
"...closed tow years ago."
"...for continue to heal when Wingspan closed it's door..."
Methinks the editor needs a copy editor.
Don't try to figure those like/dislike things. I have seen great comments disliked, and deplorable cursing liked. I think it's the prevalent drug culture in Tucson.
Agree. 2 dislikes = sour grapes?
Mr. Smith is a treasure. Congratulations us.
mm no, youre still wrong. that site says there were 79 unarmed black people shot and killed last year
"There's a cue and it can become an exercise of patience..." I think you mean "there's a *queue*," no?
xanthippe: we allowed him to actually take a full-on vacation. He returns this week.
Where is "The Skinny"? Nothing new from Jim in 3 weeks? WTF?
Very nice note this week.
Bringing back News of the Weird should be top priority over anything else. Savage and ¡Mexican! could disappear for good and it wouldn't mean jack.
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