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Re: “The Abbey's Burger Makes Its Jackson Tavern Debut

If they serve up homemade pickles like in the photo, I'll be there!

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/26/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

I'm a not all the way to the right republican, I think we would have been better off in the long run with Mr. Barber. The Col. is interested in only one person. Old Pueblo Independent's post above pretty much nails it.

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 02/26/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Homeland Security Moving Closer To Shutdown

Martha is apparently still waiting to be told how she plans to vote on this. This must be that leadership stuff she said she's good at.

Posted by Ldonyo on 02/26/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Parents of Slain Journalist James Foley Speak at the UA Tonight

Not to be missed.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 02/26/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

I am a taxpayer so it's beyond ignorant to say that there is anybody that doesn't have a stake in this. We all benefit from jobs as long as the educated stay here to earn the money.

A bigger problem may actually be the city and county voters that don't hold elected officials to any performance standard to seek and retain employment opportunities for their citizenry.

There are many viable reasons that citizens now detest their governments for what they DON'T accomplish. It's much different than what they promise.

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Posted by David W on 02/26/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

I have been hearing that since 1990 and yet it has only gotten worse. It's just plain lazy to blame others for the problems that government schools have created.

Maybe they should stick to telling people what to eat.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/26/2015 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Tucson Tandem Combines Viva La Local and Cyclovia Festivals in April

See http://www.bikefesttucson.com/events/2015-… for other bike events that weekend, and all April! Viva Tucson!

Posted by desertrat on 02/26/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

The ASU president makes more than $900,000 a year I believe, AND he still gets tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses for the great job he's doing.

Posted by maria_ines_t on 02/26/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

She got elected by side-stepping questions. Maybe it is a habit now.

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Posted by Cascabel on 02/26/2015 at 9:39 AM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

Education, and higher education in particular, is out of balance with an over emphasis on administrators which comes at the expense of the faculty. Faculty, by working on committees as a part of their job description, use to do much that now seems to require a full-time, expensive administrator. This can been clearly seen at both the U of A and PCC.

For the sake of students and their education, we need to find a way back into balance with strong faculties and only the necessary number of administrators.

It seems to me that higher education in Tucson has it backwards. With all the retired executives living in and near Tucson, why not hire part-time administrators as much as possible, and fewer part-time faculty? After all, the retired executives would not be hoping for full-time work as too many part-time faculty are.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 02/26/2015 at 8:17 AM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

Why has the Senate Vote count to advance the bill not been more publicized. There has been talk of the Democrats stopping it by preventing the 60 votes necessary to advance. But the Vote was actually something like 47-46. That means that not even all of the Republicans voted to advance the bill. It is not the Democrats in the Senate Stopping the Funding Bill. It is the bad language and the politics involved. They politics are so bad that even the Senate Republicans don't like it.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 02/26/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “From "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) to "Things Have Changed" (2000) and Beyond

Even more depressing is the interview itself. Sadly boring.

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Posted by ronko on 02/26/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “At TUSD Board Meeting, State Sen. Steve Farley Tells Michael Hicks How It Is: You Should Resign

The discontent of trolls is distraction. Complaining without (ever) applying an ounce of thinking toward solutions is way too easy. There are some people here who have a stake in the quality of our community, including schools, kids and future job opportunities. RW talking points only go so far, Rat Troll, and lead to dismantling public infrastructures and privatizing all forms of taxpayers supports.

In one form or another, TUSD will survive the likes of Huppenthals, Hornes, Hicks and knee-jerk little trolls, but it will require some serious, long-term thinking and planning - not stupid sound-bite comments or links to sites that hate government and pretty much all government employees, that want to fire teachers, defund pensions and, to the point of Sen. Farley, abandon kids and parents in public school wastelands.

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Posted by JL Curry on 02/26/2015 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Anti-Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

http://www.debate.org/opinions/does-planne…

Planned Parenthood also has many links that support this with actual data. However I decided to post an independent site because many people have so many false beliefs about Planned Parenthood and probably wouldn't read it anyway.

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Posted by Robin B. on 02/26/2015 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Anti-Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

Rat T you are woefully uninformed. When Democrats are in power and Planned Parenthood is fully funded, there are far far fewer abortions. Planned Parenthood's primary goal is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. President Obama cannot do it alone. By wanting Planned Parenthood not funded, you are creating more abortions because people get desperate.

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Posted by Robin B. on 02/26/2015 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Anti-Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

2% of what they do is abortion? 100% of their attempts end a life.

Bring back the death penalty. Chances are, they are far more deserving of it.

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Posted by Rat T on 02/26/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “McSally Sidesteps Questions About Clean Funding Bill for DHS While Shutdown Looms

I saw her on an AZPM interview. For every question asked, the words Obama "overreach" were in the answer. I think I heard her say "overreach" at least eight times. The Rs cleaned her up well; straightened and fashioned her hair and gave her all the RW talking points.
She has no original thinking.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 02/26/2015 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Anti-Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

I do not like Ducey but he did say something that I have thought for years. He told the churches to step forward and start helping with these 1000s of children who have been abused, neglected and need help. He said you are the ones who stand against birth control and abortion. Now step up and help. I find this spot on in so many ways. For me I never had to decide whether I was for or against abortion and birth control. It was decided for me as I watched the same people who are against them lobby, protest, and yell to close Planned Parenthood. 2% of what they do is abortion. The rest is primarily counseling on all the choices we have to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Yet these groups protest them. I see social services that help children from fostering to child protective services extremely underfunded and ignored. I see schools maligned and underfunded. Do I think Ducey's answer is the right one? No .... I think every person who truly loves children should decide whether they are ready to have them or not for they are a huge responsibility. THey can't have it both ways. Ducey at least pointed that out.

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Posted by Robin B. on 02/26/2015 at 5:07 AM

Re: “Sue Sisley's Medical Marijuana for PTSD Research Officially Rejected by 3 State Universities

This is about Vets who need help not about your stupid commits about punicatoin . Oh did I misspell that! Get a life. I really like your concern for the health of the Vets.

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Posted by Rick Sousley on 02/26/2015 at 4:16 AM

Re: “UA Undergrads Were Also Heard on National Adjunct Walkout Day: 'We Hold a Great Deal of Power'

How can a College Dean make $500,000? This is no worse than Corporate America where the CEO makes 50 times the low man on the totem pole.

The spreadsheet with all the U of Az employees salaries needs to be posted with every one of these articles. I will take it a step further and want to see ASU and NAU's spreadsheet posted too.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 02/26/2015 at 3:36 AM

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