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Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

CW13? You don't like Safier's comments and express it by calling him a name?

How juvenile of you.

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Posted by riorican on 11/22/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

But they are so scared. It appears they refuse to accept our role of limited government and look for a nanny state to attend to their needs.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 11/22/2016 at 6:34 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

Sore losers, whiners, Safier's peeps.

REVEALED: Number of Hamilton stars haven't voted in YEARS despite clash with vice president-elect Mike Pence over his political persuasions

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Posted by What, Again on 11/22/2016 at 6:29 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

Safier - do you realize you're defending, sympathizing with a blatant racist?

"4 every racist comment I get about Trayvon Im going 2 turn 1 white married suburban housewife & mother n2 a jump off The. Best."

'Hamilton' star Brandon Victor Dixon's tweets surprising given on-stage Pence letter reading?

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Posted by What, Again on 11/22/2016 at 3:35 AM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

I am a freshman at Basis Tucson North. Contrary to what has been written earlier, most of the time it is the student that decides to stay or leave the school. I was thrust into 5th grade here, dreadfully behind, but was able to catch up by the end of the semester. I seriously considered UHS for 9th grade, but ultimately decided to stay because of high school credits, the social atmosphere, and a smaller environment. The homework levels wildly fluctuate; sometimes (like today) I have about 10 minutes, and sometimes, it is over 5 hours. Both of those are very extreme. I would say 3 hrs of work is assigned on average, and 90 minutes of those 3 hrs is done in class. I do not get outstanding grades (lots of B's), but study 4x less than the 4.0 students. Although less than other schools, BASIS has many extracurricular activities, and each year I have to pick and choose my top 2 or 3.
I think it does not matter where you start; as long as you have that motivation and passion, you will succeed here.

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Posted by IIRRII on 11/21/2016 at 11:09 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

David Safier. Asshole of the year.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/21/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

Will Twitter be our new president's primary place for domestic policy? Limited audience actually.

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Posted by It's Over Finally on 11/21/2016 at 9:01 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

They owe him an apology and his daughter and niece, those tickets ain't cheap and he went there with family to enjoy the play!
I can see if it was just him alone how you might feel compelled to say something off stage in the hallway... But with family in tow, no way... Total lack of class on the part of the cast ... You would expect a higher caliber of entertainers for such expensive surroundings!

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Posted by Kommon Cents on 11/21/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Education In a Trump Presidency: Reading Tea Leaves

I think we all need to take a deep breath and give the man some time to get his feet on the ground. I now that one of the first things he wants to do is offer the media some constructive criticism and let them know how eager he is to work with the true professionals in the industry.

That's part of the reason that he met with them this morning, over coffee and donuts.

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Posted by Workin it on 11/21/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Update! Vince Neil to play Donald Trump's Induction. Of Course He is. True Bros in Arms.

"Duck voiced...." now that is what i heard too.He should be the support for Celine Deon in Vegas.Real camp for the Trump culture...

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Posted by William Sedlmayr on 11/21/2016 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Education In a Trump Presidency: Reading Tea Leaves

Ummm....the federal government can't "modify or eliminate" Common Core, because it didn't create it, and the ESSA clearly preserves standards development for the states. So Trump can say as much as he wants about it, but he can't really do much one way or the other. ESSA put USDOE out of the standards business as a matter of law.

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Posted by Scotchy Scotch Scotch on 11/21/2016 at 1:58 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

It really is pitiful what this man chooses to spend his time commenting on. There are real threats to the wellbeing of many of our citizens - declining access to decent educational opportunities, increasing efforts to blackmail large portions of our population into making themselves indentured servants in exchange for obtaining an education through taking on huge burdens of undismissable student loan debt, and he wants to devote this level of attention to a dialogue between Mike Pence and the cast of Hamilton.

What a crusader in the cause of social justice. On his watch 90 percent of the population could be consigned to the equivalent of a labor camp and he'd be pissing and moaning about whether there were transgender toilets available to the laborers.

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Posted by How about economic reality, not identity politics? on 11/21/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

David could you share with us what Trump threatened blacks with if he was elected President? I am talking black citizens, not organized black protest groups funded by George Soros. Use whatever links you can find. Audio is a real plus.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 11/21/2016 at 12:10 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: 'I Threatened and Insulted You, So You Owe Me an Apology.'

Google this Batman:

Obama criticizes...

Grow up. The nation has not changed. But it would appear that we have had an extended period of time when our laws have not been enforced. It will come back to you in time.

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Posted by Save The People on 11/21/2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “What Will We Tell the School Children?

Article 5

Imagine if all voters were required to have the same minimal understanding of US government that is required of all new citizens. How many could name event the three branches of government? Describe how a bill becomes a law? Most of us learned this in junior high school. The president elect seems a bit confused with both of these basic tenets so it might be expecting too much of the average citizen. "An informed citizenry?" Right.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 11/21/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Education In a Trump Presidency: Reading Tea Leaves

It would seem from what you write here, David, that you are concerned about racial justice and the plight of low-SES citizens who are underserved by our public district schools.

So where has your commentary been on TUSD's failures to implement its deseg order?

(You want to run down attempts to give families alternatives to enrolling their children in schools like TUSD's Utterback, but you have provided no commentary on the district's inability or unwillingness to use the desegregation funds allocated to it to fill positions like "Family Liaison" and "Dance Teacher" in a troubled "Fine Arts" magnet that can't achieve the diversity goals stipulated because it can't deliver on the promises made by its "magnet status (e.g. actually having Fine Arts faculty in place to educate students). And you endorsed a candidate for the Board of our largest local public school district who has been conspicuous and persistent in her efforts in office to disregard or disparage the people trying to hold the district accountable for doing what is necessary to implement plans made with community participation and Board approval that would, if followed, have some chance of integrating the schools and delivering better services to underserved populations.)

When will you and others who exhaust themselves arguing against charters and vouchers understand that arguments like those you perpetually make only have the potential for validity when the effort is being made to ensure that public district schools are not, in their on-the-ground, in-practice-as-well-as-in-theory reality, institutions that parents who pay attention to conditions in the schools and have their children's best interests at heart must choose to exit?

You can't (or shouldn't) say "On the policy level, we must allow no alternatives!" at the same time you refuse to do anything at all to advocate for improving conditions in a poorly managed public district that underserves tens of thousands of students and that, for good reason, thousands of constituents have chosen to leave during the past decade. (And in case you are inclined to reach for another of your knee-jerk, unthinking canned arguments that pay no attention whatsoever either to the REALITY of conditions in the schools or to the endemic behaviors in some poor urban districts' administrations, please note that asking for people who chronically mis-apply funds to receive more funding is in no way a solution to the problems students experience in districts like TUSD.)

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Posted by Your advocacy for improving public district schools is MIA. on 11/21/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Education In a Trump Presidency: Reading Tea Leaves

Speaking of failing schools did anybody see the interview with the TUSD parent who, after begging TUSD to discipline students to stop bullying her son, received a call from school security telling her she can never step foot on a TUSD campus or admin building again. Ever in her life. They have accused her of interfering in education.

Funny, that's what I have accused TUSD of.

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Posted by Concerned Mom on 11/21/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “What Will We Tell the School Children?

hahaha these kids don't know crap neither does majority of America. Why don't you teach them the REAL enemy. While everybody is worried about who's president they have totally forgot our government structure. Legislation runs this country. Congress having unlimited terms. Where congress get influenced by lobbyists by money, stocks and campaign funds. So our country is a giant faade. Congress makes choices based off of how much money they can make and not for what's best for America. EVERY congressional member is corrupt and it can be proven in public records.
You want real change? You need to study the constitution.
Article 5.
method of proposing Amendments can be done when two-thirds of all State
legislatures request that Congress convene a special Constitutional Convention
that will be made up of delegates that will propose Amendments. In both
cases, any proposed Amendments will then be sent on to the State
legislatures for ratification.
Means it can be ratified without congressional approval to impose term limits on congress at a state level.
Get that in your thick skulls. For the last 30 years they have ruined our country not the presidents.

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Posted by Article 5 of the Constitution on 11/21/2016 at 9:16 AM

Re: “What Will We Tell the School Children?

CW13 - Bslap must have been talking about Obama's war, the "right" war, the 'good war'. 7 years ago he announced the massive build up of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Dec. 1, 2009.

"President Obama announced his new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan in a speech Tuesday night, vowing to deploy 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan as quickly as possible and setting July 2011 as a date to begin pulling U.S. forces out of the country."

"This was the night when Barack Obama took full ownership of the war in Afghanistan," he (Bob Seifert) said.

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Posted by What, Again on 11/21/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “What Will We Tell the School Children?

Bslap. I think you have that backwards.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/21/2016 at 8:41 AM

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