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

Re: “Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement

Thanks for the feedback.

"Be kind?" That's what you advise, while writing a comment like that? Interesting.

The advice of people like you -- people who want to suppress informed discussion of what is ACTUALLY going on in TUSD and who aggress, in the comment streams and elsewhere, against those who bother to take the time needed to share valid information -- should be disregarded. But your opinions and advice (and insults) are definitely useful in helping us understand what is going on locally: as was highlighted nicely in the comment stream on the piece linked below, a network of bullies is hard at work in Tucson, relentlessly and systematically using every means at their disposal to make sure their lies steer public opinion. Oh, and (as above) punching anyone who dares to disagree in the face.

http://m.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/02/22/did-the-tusd-board-come-to-bury-sanchez-or-to-praise-him-answer-c-none-of-the-above

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Posted by Interesting. But not good advice. on 03/24/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

It sure sounds as if they make it the right way. My mother (if she was still alive) might have given them a lot of business. She never passed up a Wienerbrd when we lived in Sweden 1962/1963. I doubt if she ever bought a so-called "Danish" from any American bakery.
(I keep trying to edit & this comment refuses to take my Swedish o with two dots over it between the r & d in Wienerbrod).

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Posted by MMP on 03/23/2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

Christ! Just go over there, order a Danish and pay what they ask you for.

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Posted by Danish maven on 03/23/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

Ok, so to update, several of these threats have been tied to a black liberal journalist, and the rest to a Jew living in Israel. When are we going to see a retraction of this piece? Shouldn't Mr. Safier apologize to Steve Bannon and Richard Spencer for suggesting that they were in some way responsible for any of this?

Might it also be time for a frank discussion about certain groups that profit, both in terms of power and money, from the perception that they are eternal victims, and the incentives that creates to engage in these sort of false flag hoaxes?

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Posted by Nathan K on 03/23/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

Prices?

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Posted by PickyPalate on 03/23/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Local Danish Bakery Serves Up Savory Desserts

The address is in the third paragraph. The sixth paragraph says that the guy starts baking at 4 AM. You can take an educated stab at the hours of this bakery.

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Posted by Danish maven on 03/23/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

And a room full of old white men are talking about repealing maternity coverage mandates. Last I heard every white man in that room in the White House had a mother needing maternity care, and you can bet every white man in that room has a spouse needing maternity coverage. Whatever they all have for maternity coverage, should be for every person in the United States.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 03/23/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Everyone knows the working class pays the largest percentage of sales tax. Ergo, it's the only tax Ducey can love, a mere annoyance to his demographic.

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Posted by desertrat on 03/23/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

It is all well and good to attack Republicans as dumb, as Beneal Good would have it. That is a very good indicator of how and why the Democratic Party has lost the executive branch, the legislative branch, soon the judicial branch, a majority of state governorships and state legislatures. Boy, are they ever stupid! By extension, it could be argued looking at the electoral map following the last election, that virtually the entire country is inhabited by dullards of voting age. I'm neither a Republican or a Democrat but this is the sort of commentary that makes it clear we are in deep water politically and locked in a cycle of blindness and tone deaf reaction.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 03/23/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

You can't educate Republicans. The comments on this and several other websites confirms that they are uneducated and want their kids to live down to that same standard. Everyone wonders why there aren't many Republicans in institutions of higher learning but I have always contended that their brains are functioning at full capacity most of the time and it isn't sufficient to get them much beyond a high school education. Putting a Republican in a college or university teaching position would be like putting a 2 cylinder engine in a NASCAR vehicle to run the Daytona 500. It's laughable!!

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Posted by Beneal Good on 03/23/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Can anyone provide a logical reason for the Republican general practice of taking funding away from the very things that will make this country richer and more competitive down the road? Their duplicity boggles the mind. On the one hand, they generally support fat cats and corporations in avoiding taxation; evidently failing to realize that fat cats and burgeoning corporate coffers couldn't exist in today's competitive technical world without the creative energy of - who? - highly educated graduates that required years of top notch and expensive education to learn how to squeeze every available cent out of the American money machine and into their offshore accounts.

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Posted by Jose Garcia on 03/23/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

Its amazing that Safier can so easily recognize a pile of steaming BS when it comes to our President and our Governor, but not our recently "resigned" Superintendent of TUSD schools, HT Sanchez. He is right that our Governor is no friend of education. Nonetheless, Sanchez called in a recent letter, for us all to congratulate Ducey on his desire to give all day kindergarten to ALL of our students--I guess despite Safier's misplaced support, Sanchez doesn't read his articles, like this one--http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archi… David makes it clear that ALL of our students are not represented in the governor's plan. In addition to misplaced support for Sanchez, I fear Safier's support for his so called "education community" is also misguided. His friends all supported and pushed through Proposition 123, promising that it would all be used for classrooms and teacher salaries (and then voted to put only a small percentage in that direction). Then they promised us that they'd be "watching those triggers" and making sure that there were steps 4,5 and 6. All I can say is that they must not have grandkids, not a one of them, because at the rate their support is taking us, there will BE no funding for public schools in the future, as the "principal" of the State Trust lands gets whittled away. With friends like these, as they say, who needs enemies?

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 03/23/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

McSally should know the reason there are problems with the ACA is that John Roberts let individual states refuse medicaid expansion, thereby devastating the insurance pool, and still the premiums were lower than before the ACA. They chipped away at it, including the insane decision that Hobby Lobby could refuse reproductive care in spite of the fact that they actually owned stock in those companies, and republicans spent upwards of $50 million trying to kill it instead of helping to fix it the way the democrats kept inviting them to do. She's quite the little leader, falling into line with the orange lemmings. Some leadership skills.

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Posted by soundcloud on 03/23/2017 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

I'm guessing there is a slim chance Republicare will make it through the house. I'm betting it will be shot down in the senate. If these scenarios play out, the Trump administration and the Republicans in congress will become victims of a possibly paralyzing self-inflicted wound. Repeal and Replace made for a great rallying call during the campaigns but now, like so much of Trump's sturm und drang, reality steps in and the hard work of governing becomes the order of the day over endless campaigning and ego-inflating rallies.

The newest volume of the great American Tragedy is the specter of the opposition's (what remains of the Democratic Party) whimpering on the sidelines still dazed by the thrashings they've received in the latest presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative elections. Political heroes seem to be emerging but from the ranks of the Republican congress increasingly disgusted by the new administration and its anti-American actions, cabinet appointments, executive orders, proposed budgets and hare-brained legislation. We are in the privileged position of watching the two members of the American duopoly implode. The Democrats and Republicans will survive in some form but will continue to be drained of membership and together represent a minority of voters. That's when the fun begins.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 03/23/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

"unwavering commitment to her constituents?" Hilarious.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 03/23/2017 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Is Antisemitism Rising to the Threat Level?

Jewish American teen living in Israel arrested for JCC bomb threats, including the ones called in to the Tucson JCC. Trump vindicated. This entire thing is a hoax. Oy Vey!

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.77908…

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Posted by Nathan K on 03/23/2017 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

Can't wait! Thanks to that POS Obama and his brainchild, my rate has increased 100% over the last 6 years.

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Posted by AmateurSleuth on 03/22/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “On the Theory and Practice of Bullshitting

He rarely shares his opinions regarding controversial topics, like the Muslum ban. I don't understand how the governor of a border state was able to remain silent on the topic. Called just about everyday and everyday he had not come up with an opinion? Seems like he's afraid of his shadow and is a definite yes man to Trump. Not impressed and disappointed with the people of Arizona for not demanding more.

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Posted by Wendy Goodman on 03/22/2017 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Arizona ACA Enrollment Down 3.3 Percent. Cost For People With Subsidies Down 13.3 Percent.

Medicare withholding is 1.45% of you income. Employers match the 1.45 for a total of 2.90. So if Rick prepaid it he earned 24 million dollars in his earning years and has now used up all his prepayments? You folks really don't understand the math.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 03/22/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Does This Mean We Can Call It McSallyCare Now?

She won't get my vote again, nor will any politician who supports this assinine ACT. They are betting on the ignorance of their constituents who won't take the time to see how wrong this is. The Republicans are no where close to having their ACT together to take care of the public. If we have to accept what they do then they should have to live by the same rules, now that's a joke.

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Posted by Cindy Holliday on 03/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

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