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Re: “How Tucsonans Read a Weather Forecast in July

Nope. Unless it's a 50% chance or higher, I have no hope.

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Posted by Lisa Arrington on 07/23/2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty

I am a liberal, but I say good riddance to bad behavior. It 's Bill's bar and if he does not want tank tops (allowed during street fairs) that is his choice. Bill is a good liberal too, but he does not want, and should not have to put up with immature behavior. Maybe the problem is they were drinking to liberally and couldn't control their mouths.

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Posted by Thom Melendez on 07/23/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, C-Dub....if only President Obama DID have a great economic plan; one that would provide you with a JOB that would keep you busy most days and off this site!! IF ONLY!!!

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Posted by saleslady2010 on 07/23/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Evolution of eegee's

Just discovered the Egees at Tempe Market Place. YEA!!!! Any plans for more locations in the East and West Valley?

Posted by Lin Piest on 07/23/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

David, I am at a loss to understand what you find in Sanchez's actions that gives you hope he will grow into the job. As others have already commented, Sanchez is being paid more than enough to have already "done his growing" on someone's else's dime. Apart from that, he has been a knee-jerk supporter of following the Grijalva status quo....the status quo that has literally driven thousands of middle class families out of TUSD and into other districts and charter schools.

I have seen nothing so far to lead me to believe there is anything worth giving him any more chances. He has blown it by hiring so many of his old buds from Ector, Texas to high paying administrative positions in TUSD, (one of whom may already be on the way out for issues related to claims of sexual harassment.) He has blown it by lying to the Governing Board and the public about his connection to Ms. Gomez. He has blown it by continuing by advocating for the magnet programs that cost a ton of money to run, have not improved student achievement, and have made the district even more segregated.

Would you be ready to cut him loose if school opens in August and, once again, TUSD has lost more students? That would constitute proof to reasonable people that he has failed to restore public confidence in TUSD.

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Posted by Marty on 07/23/2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “CD2: Barber Debuts New TV Ad

Dear Ron,
We don't want no more Border Patrol... or any more A-10s or F-35s. Go back to helping people who need it.
Your Constituent.

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Posted by Quaking on 07/23/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Video of Tucson Streetcar Ride Down 4th Ave Underpass

keep tucson shitty

Posted by tucsonweekly on 07/23/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Charter School Messaging For Dummies

You don't understand that many parents just don't want their kids going to TUSD. Can you give a few reasons why??

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Posted by Fraser on 07/23/2014 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

Fraser - I was referring to the Grijalva / Ekstrom dynasty.

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Posted by Carlos Danger on 07/23/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The Border Crisis in 8 Simple Steps

Patriot I - I'll bet YOUR knee-jerk response was to NOT read the article.

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Posted by ChetDude on 07/23/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Border Crisis in 8 Simple Steps

There is a Drug War because idiots in this country insist on taking drugs. When they do Cartels exist and people get killed in those countries. Why have there been a hundred thousand dead in Mexico.
The Progressive Liberal mindset thinks it's OK to take drugs. It's their right. Sure.The crime and problems it causes in this country is huge. The USA is the largest market for this crap.
I don't think there would be the outrage about immigration if the people streaming in here were computer engineers who speak English or skilled factory workers who want to become US citizens. Or how about people who don't create crime and don''t go on government assistance. That would be refreshing.
It's also about the Hispanic-ization of the USA. Are we a better place for having millions of illegal aliens here. NO. By 2050 we will no be the same nation. Good luck with being a first class nation at that point.

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Posted by Fraser on 07/23/2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Border Crisis in 8 Simple Steps

So Mike, the National Security State made us safer?
And we shouldn't question because gov't knows what's best for us?
Or people who like sausage shouldn't see how it's made?
Or we can't discuss it because it never really happened?

If the CIA was a baseball team, what is their batting average?

Show me just one instance of US covert action having a long-term good in the world

P.S. with the exception of the Cuban missile crisis, the Cold war was a sham perpetrated by both sides, better to have the population fearful vs. questioning.

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Posted by NJYD on 07/23/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Is The Rock Going to Play Shazam?

I hate that in this ret-conned omniverse Captain Marvel is called Shazam! Shazam was the ancient Egyptian wizard who gave Billy Batson his powers in the old subway tunnel.

Oh well, stupid of DC to let the trademark lapse and kinda evil of Stan the Man to swoop it up and keep it. Captain Marvel and the Marvel family were my favorite comics back in the day. Captain Mar-Vel is just about the lamest character in the Marvel universe.

I could see Johnson as Shazam. I hope they get Jackie Earl Hailey to play Dr. Savanna

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Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 07/23/2014 at 10:41 AM

Re: “The Border Crisis in 8 Simple Steps

Here is another blog from the Huffington Post trying to appear to be a well thought out article about the involvement of the United States in Central America. Mrs. Herreras regurgitates this bias article as it should be believed our current illegal alien problem mostly our fault.

1954: US Overthrows Arbenz
The author tries to blame this solely on corporate interests, but the fact of the matter if because Arbenz was a self per-claimed Communist and this during the Cold War where the world witnessed Stalinism, with its missiles pointed at western Europe, with its slave nations behind Churchill's "Iron Curtain" (remember the tanks rolling into Hungary and Czeckoslovakia?; with its constantly parading tanks, guns, and missiles (while USA parades at the time featured marching bands and pretty girls in convertibles); Maoists massacring and raping Maryknoll nuns--well, you get the picture. Communism was doing a lot more damage to post WW2 world than US did with its interventions.

The USSR and USA were in a heated Cold War to influence third world countries. The biggest threat was if the USSR was able to get allies in the Western Hemisphere. The dangers of this became a reality during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were with in hours of destroying the world because Cuban allowed nuclear missiles to be 90 miles away from Florida. So, when Arbenz starting seeing red, we acted.

-U.S. Fuels Civil Wars
Again, FMNL was allied with Fidel Castro and were Communists. FMNL was one of many factions that were fighting in El Salvador. If you actually read the history of this country from 1930 to 1992. The US has a pretty small part in the overall instability of the country.

-The U.S. Launches The Drug War As Cities Are Hollowed Out/ The Drug War And Mass Incarceration Leads To A Rise Of Gang Violence

People can debate which drugs should be legal and which should stay illegal. However, the fact of the matter is if you know the drug is illegal, it is YOUR fault for getting arrested for it. Our immigration and drug policy did not create MS-13. MS-13 was created because Central Americans were being attacked by Mexican and African American gangs in LA. I agree going to prison often makes you a better criminal. However, what made these gangs become the organizations they are now is the economic conditions in our inner cities, lack of parental control, the US demand of illegal drugs.

-With Some Stability Restored, The U.S. Sends A Wave Of Gang Members Back To Central America

Yes, this was basically our fault. However, what should we do with illegal alien gang members? Let them walk around our cities, our neighborhoods, and our streets? I think most sensible people, even on the pro-amnesty side, would agree gang members should not be allowed to stay in our country.

- The U.S. Escalates The Drug War
The reason Mexican DTOs got more powerful was because we cut off sea routes for harder drugs coming from Columbia. Columbia DTOs now use (through the Mexican DTOs) land routes to come into the country.

The bigger issue is if we secured the border and stopped enough drugs from coming over the border (which if we decriminalized or made legal marijuana it would help focus on harder drugs), these cartels would lose influence in these countries.

- 2009: Another Coup
The Huffington Post does not even mention WHY the Honduran military took over power. President Manuel Zelaya wanted to change their constitution and proposed a ballot referendum to vote on it. The Surpreme Court ruled it illegal. Zelaya ignored that order and with the backing of Venezuela, tried to get illegal ballots to be used during the election. The military finally stepped in and arrested the President for violating the Supreme Court and basically not following the Constitution. This had NOTHING to do with the US. We did not back Zelaya because he was acting more like a dictator than a President. We took the side of Honduran Constitution.

The US does have some fault in this mess, but the idea to blame the US for everything wrong in this world is getting old. This is not a issue that can be solved by learning "8 simple reasons why we created this crisis."

Although, the fact is children were NOT coming over in droves in 2011. We had only a few thousand children illegally cross into the US. Now we are on our way to 90,000 for this year alone. So, what happened in 2012 that would fuel over 90,000 children to cross into the US? On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that his administration would stop deporting young illegal aliens who match certain criteria previously proposed under the DREAM ACT.

Well, maybe this crisis can be summed up by one simple fact...

Posted by Mike on 07/23/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

The Sups are in and out because of all the low rent, gab and gossip bad actors they have to work with. School Board, Administrators, Principles, teachers - the whole lot. Who could blame them?

I would include parents but they are mostly absent. Until their kid fails.

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Posted by Yes Bob on 07/23/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

Exaxtly, TUSD should not be a superintendent training ground at the salary he's getting. Another point: Sanchez jon history appears to have a two year cycle, hardly enough for sold experience but indicative of the professional job hopper. Add the that the road to a Doctorate leaves like time for real world experience, and the end result is a professional student thrust into a high administrative position. When the glad hand and charm start to ware thin and the public starts to go sour, my bet is that Sanchez already has his eye on the next stop on his job intinary. My contact with Sanchez convinces me he is more talk and charmer than substance, and TUSD will go the same way it has been unless the public gets ride of the incompetent and political Board of Governors.

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Posted by Ciro on 07/23/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Border Crisis in 8 Simple Steps

Why is it so hard to admit the National Security State has been involved in covert actions around the world to subvert democracy, suppress opposition, propping up dictators, etc.

Why is this so hard to own up to? True, its never been officially admitted, in fact its completely denied from CIA, et. al..

Is it because Mom and Dad, the pastor, the teacher, and the scoutmaster all assured us that the US was about promoting freedom and democracy globally?

They weren't lying, they were telling the truth as they knew it, we know better now, its time to dismantle the security state.

Let's just say it: the hillbillies in Langley DIDN'T make us safer, they made the mess we have today. We are old enough now to know the truth now, let's stop living in the past

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Posted by NJYD on 07/23/2014 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Tacos by Daylight

Mylo, good post.

I never meant my posts to be negative towards the people or the food at Taco Urbano. I hope they succeed and prosper in this city. I am glad there are people in this city that support local restaurants over corporate own chains.

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Posted by Mike on 07/23/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative

TUSD should not be a superintendent training ground.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 07/23/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Danehy

Don't you stooges get it? Will you ever get it? I spell it out for you that I love dislikes and two more idiots do just that. I also want to thank all you Obummerites for explaining to us all his economic plans. Sad.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/23/2014 at 8:31 AM

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