Tom Horne definitely sucks. He's one sleazy-ass politician. Still, his "attacks" on the Raza Studies program were warranted. I worked at Tucson High for many years and can assure you that the MAS teachers there were completely out of control (telling the students in their classes that certain colleagues they didn't like were "racists", kicking students out of their class and calling them racially provocative names if they questioned the teachers' extremist viewpoints, etc., etc.) The principal at the time fully supported their antics and the district administration ignored it. Therefore, Tom Horne, as State Superintendent, needed to get involved.
He's just part of the AZ Corruption Club. They stick together. How else can you explain Steve Yarbrough voting on legislation that enriches his pocketbook through his Student Tuition Organization (STO)?
Or an unknown STO, collecting 10% of Geico's eight million dollar donation to private school tuition?
Just like Kansas, Arizonans vote against their best interests every chance they get.
It's all crime. They've just figured out that crime doesn't pay on a small scale. It pays on a big one. A single mother on welfare has neither the will, nor the resources to game the system on the same scale as big business and the politicians they've bought. Eventually, when the crime gets big enough, it will begin to govern.
But the politicians continue to promote the crooks. It about power and money, and not solving issues in the state. Horne is one of the worst ever, but he continues to move from job to job and destroying everything he associates with.
I like Tom. I hear him on KVOI. He's reminiscent of my childhood wet nurse. Whispering sweet lullabies to sooth me into slumber. That creamy tone of voice much like room- temp butter and it's not long before.....
Sorry, short *nap*. Room-temp butter is full of bacteria and now my gut is rumbling.
He sucks, we suck.
People north of the 'River",like me in Tempe have been reading your rag since last century(mid '90's) cause there is alot of info and opinions.
I wish the T.W. would cross the river"Gila" and buy up Phoenix New Times,cause that weekly has long gone to Hell with only one article/opinion each week.
The Weekly is a must read for anyone who loves Tucson but can't always be there.
This is the only source of genuine news about Tucson, unless you want to find what the Kardashian sisters did this week. Thanks. As for Danehy, I don't always agree with him, but I do always learn something from him. But, then, his job is NOT to write something I agree with, but to make me think and learn.
As a snowbird wannabe from Alaska, I read it not only for the individual articles, but also for the over all "feel" of what's happening in Tucson. The tone of the paper seems to change as the mood changes in Tucson, so that gives me and idea of how things are going in general.
It is also the instrument I use to show people with wrinkled noses why I chose the Tucson area (I live in Arivaca). To wit, I rented an apartment up on 1st and River for a couple of months so I could *do* some of the stuff you write about without having to drive an hour home at night after a concert or dinner and drinks. It was a hoot and no DUI's.
My favorite? Tough to say, but I've always loved those scathing movie reviews. Thanks TW.
Regina: Absolutely. I'm doing something I don't particularly enjoy, practicing it for hours each week, for charity because I'm super self-centered. You got me!
It's all about you, right Dan?
More people need to ride their bikes in Tucson and the problem of death by bicycle would be eliminated.
Everybody needs to give us bicycle riders a little extra thought every single day of the year.
Take a look at the City Manager's budget presentation to the Mayor and Council from April of this year. Hint it's a PowerPoint you can find on this web page: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/budget and click on the April 14th PowerPoint link, which is actually a pdf file. Then read it or just cut to the chase and look at slides 47 to 53. These slides show that the city had $2.3 million surplus in unallocated funds at that time. The slides also show options to use that money and the city's bottom line. What the elected officials did as a) use the $2.3 million they had and about $9 million the city doesn't have to give employees a raise, b) cut pension contributions from 14% to 6.5% and c) made the numbers on slide 53 that show a $250 million cumulative operating fund deficit over the next 5 fiscal years even worse. In short the Mayor and Council came up to Tucson's Fiscal Cliff, looked over the edge and gleefully jumped. No wonder you can't endorse this cycle. It would be a sin to endorse a Republican but the incumbents are too incompetent and irresponsible for words. And there you have it. Don't believe this set of facts, check it out yourselves.
You mean you are not going to endorse the Progressive Liberal Road to failure candidates this time?
Aw, c'mon. Don't "rain" on Dan's charade.
Check it out: "reign" vs "rein".
According to the date in the upper right hand corner, I have fractured the time-space continuum and I am able to read items that have been uploaded to the interwebs a full week before they actually appear. My next stop is the Arizona Lottery website so I can claim the jackpots of ALL the state and national lotteries!
Imaginative is right.
It's a crying shame that The Weekly and Sentinel got scooped on the "subtember" story. Step your game up, Gibson and Smith!
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