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Re: “Bad Apple?

Mighty Matilda, You are living in a bubble of illusion. It's not 40 years of liberal policies. Who has been in charge for the past 10 years? All conservative GOP. And Trump's popularity? November will tell. I think he will get schlonged.

Posted by BrianS on 04/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

Let World View use their own fund to build their facility in Tucson. The Pima County tax payers should not be asked to fund this risky project.

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Posted by Chris Horquilla on 04/28/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I live in the County, and so the widening project does not affect me directly. BUT... I think the money could be better spent repairing the City's STREETS, rather than adding many miles of NEW street that will also not be maintained.

The last time I traversed Broadway over the route to be expanded at 'rush hour', traffic moved smoothly, impeded only by traffic signals, which could be better sequenced. But it was NOT slowed to a stop because there was no place to go.

This whole project should be re-thought, and postponed until needed.

Posted by Bill Randal on 04/28/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Danehy

In a book I read years ago, the attitude of the British - particularly the English - was summarized by the following intro to a joke told by an English comedian:

"It seems there was an Irish brain surgeon [pause for laughter]..."

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 04/28/2016 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

If Hillary wins she will announce a new public holiday called Vince Foster/Benghazi victims/Whitewater/Rose Law Firm missing documents/Sandy Burglar Documents in his socks/Cattle Futures/Fraudulent Email Server Day.

Who is voting for her?

I should have looked here first:

The Top 22

http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/here-they-are-hillarys-22-biggest-scandals-ever/

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Posted by Hillaryisafraudandunoit on 04/28/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

Just glad they are Israeli and not Iranian. Not much else we can hope for...right now.

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Posted by Tony V on 04/28/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

I lean left, but I HATE Hillary so much, you never know...

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Posted by Logical Thinker on 04/28/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “World View Lands $15 Million in Venture Capital Investment

So basically World View’s Stratollite is a poor man’s intelligence surveillance satellite, which in the wrong hands could provide strategic and tactical data regarding air, sea and land force deployments, or if necessary, track and report the position of military or law enforcement agencies engaged in counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism or human trafficking efforts. “…we’re excited to be part of it.” Deepak Kamra, General Partner at Canaan Partners (Founded in 1987, the firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, USA; Westport, Connecticut, USA; New York, New York, USA; Gurgaon, Haryana, India; and Herzliya, Israel.)

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/28/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Douchey. Arizona's latest douchebag politician.

Please vote no on this scam. Dramatically eroding the state trust does not aid education funding in the long term, despite any short term gains that might be perceived or even realized. In the long term, it simply makes education funding even more tenuous and vulnerable than it is now.

Vote no on Douchey's evasive scam.

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Posted by skinnyman on 04/28/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “ALEC Gives Arizona an 'Economic Outlook' Magic Pony Award

John, who is that " hard charging businessman who disrespects Reagan the way Hoover disrespected Coolidge"? Is that, by chance, a Trump reference, or are you referring to someone else?

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Posted by David Safier on 04/28/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

I agree with you 100% David, great analysis!! Those in opposition are planting their flag and refusing to take what we can get now. Those voting yes recognize that we can still take the money and THEN kick the public education haters out of office!

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Posted by RealPatriot on 04/28/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Translating Prop 123 Ducey-Speak: "It's a First Step"

Blaze Mason: it's usually more effective to work from the "cause" end of things, rather than from the "effect" end.

Thus, if you'd like to get David Safier to rethink his position on Prop 123, perhaps you should work on changing the position of TUSD's Sanchez-Grijalva-Foster-Juarez and their "don't-stand-up-for-principles-but-take-the-money-on-any-terms-it-is-offered" allies in TEA and AEA and in other public districts. In the vast majority of cases, Safier will follow TUSD governance / admin and union leadership's policy positions, even when it makes him queasy to do so.

A large part of our problem in Southern Arizona is that we currently have people running our largest local school district and our teachers union who either don't understand the principles that should be guiding responsible public education systems, or, when push comes to shove in their dialogues with state-level leadership, they capitulate and collaborate -- with refusing to demand full settlement of the Cave Creek law suit with money coming for the correct sources, with agreeing that it's appropriate to phase down TUSD deseg funds after Unitary Status is achieved in the district, with suggesting that we should solve our teacher shortage problems by reducing teacher credentialing requirements, etc., etc., ad nauseam.

It's a little difficult for constituents in Southern Arizona to get pressure applied in the right places, backing the right agenda, when the major collective agents who should be using their bargaining power to get the right things done sell out to the enemy.

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Posted by Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform on 04/28/2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

Pass Kates Law! Now!

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Posted by 4Kate Steinley on 04/28/2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

There you go again, What Again. Facts. Facts. Facts. They're like Russian algrbra to the Left.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/28/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Bad Apple?

The irony in this whole issue is that it has been created by the left and their destruction of public education. There wouldn't be charter schools if publics hadn't moved so far left. There would have been funding if there hadn't been such a terrible waste of tax dollars for more then 40 years.

Accept the fact that you own this. Fixing it is going to take concessions. Which ones will you make?

As long as we are talking, the left also owns responsibility for creating Trump. He would not have been this popular if you hadn't overwhelmed the country with your liberal, open borders, welfare sucking, do nothing segment of the population.

Every time you guys try to make something worse, you succeed. Try to tone it down and rejoin the mainstream of society. You have made them angry.

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Posted by Mighty Matilda on 04/28/2016 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Raison Déjeuner: Café Santa Rosa

@ Frenchy - it depends where you're speaking French. In Quebec, dejeuner is breakfast. And since Quebec is the only French-speaking place that borders the US, it makes sense to adopt its vocabulary.

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Posted by Joe T on 04/28/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Bad Apple?

All of us would like to think that Proposition 123 is the best deal possible for Arizona’s school children present and future, and for their teachers. However, as Representative Bruce Wheeler has come to realize, the proposed settlement of the lawsuit for the refusal of legislature and governor to fully fund our schools in accord with the requirements of the state’s Constitution is a sham. It is a doozy of a deal that would condemn public education in our state to perpetual penuriousness. With governor Ducey and the legislative majority determined to cut taxes every year, how long will it be until the present 42% of the budget devoted to education becomes 50%, a no-no under Proposition 123? Thank you, Representative Wheeler, for continuing to study the issues after deciding to support Prop 123, and for sharing your change of mind with the people you truly represent. Any others having second thoughts? Speak up now before it’s too late.

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Posted by franklymydears on 04/28/2016 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

I do not drink alcohol and never have, but I love Boondocks!

I have gone to lots of great live music concerts there over the years, and their kitchen is wonderful!

I especially enjoy their California chicken sandwich, which has a seasoned grilled chicken breast with Swiss cheese, bacon and guacamole, with potato chips or you can pay a bit more for fries.

And they let me get that sandwich for breakfast, when I am on my way to my dentist on that side of town!

I am meeting a bunch of friends there for lunch shortly, for a celebration.

I was shocked when it was reviewed so inaccurately.

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Posted by CarolWittels on 04/28/2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Bad Apple?

Face it people — Arizona has become another plaything for those pulling strings behind the scenes to turn America into a cash cow for the well-connected one percent. Eliminating anything that could slow down the rush to a fully-realized plutocracy is the focus, and that focus includes creating an uneducated electorate that can be manipulated to ensure the façade of democracy remains so as to not scare off the rest of the world from doing business with America. The sooner they can take away your education and your vote the sooner the United States can become another state-run sweatshop for the global economy.

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/28/2016 at 7:59 AM

Re: “See Amy Goodman in Tucson This Thursday and Help Out KXCI Community Radio

HEADLINE IS SCREWED UP---ITS THIS THURSDAY!!!!!

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 04/28/2016 at 7:56 AM

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