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Re: “Talking Freedom of the Press with Journalists Maureen Dowd, Joe Conason and Evan Thomas

I would say the average age 62 those pasty white gov employee retiree. Don't seem like a market force of literary power there. Better luck next year more area so the toddlers and arm banded masked protester can get in.

5 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by What is a Majority on 03/13/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Talking Freedom of the Press with Journalists Maureen Dowd, Joe Conason and Evan Thomas

Whoohooo! What a great hatefest!

7 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/13/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

That is ridiculous Mr Bean. Density of population puts extreme strains on utilities such as electrical power grids, water and sewer supply lines and roads. Coal fired plants are the result of trying to continue to increase production as need expands.

How and why did you jump from that discussion to race? My post refers to people. Any and all people.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Donna Callahan on 03/13/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Donna,

Densely populated urban areas use less resources per person than suburbs or rural areas, sorry.

Migrant labor is needed in this country as long as we want to continue having access to affordable produce and meat. Immigrants, no matter what their status, commit crimes at lower rates than the rest of the population. Illegal immigrants put more money into the system through taxes then they take out in services. THESE ARE ALL FACTS and many of them were discovered by the State of Texas under Republican leadership when they were trying to prove that illegal immigration was harmful, turns out they proved the opposite! Hahahah

I can understand why people are opposed to immigration. Fear seems to permeate through societies whenever they are faced with new cultures and languages. Sometimes that fear turns into hate. I think most opponents of immigrants in this country are fearful, not hateful. But the hateful ones sure get to drive the narrative and the fearful ones follow....

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/13/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

The commenters are missing something here. It's a very good photo: evocative, well composed, just the right tonal range for the subject matter. You can find a similar scene in cities anywhere in the country, but it's tough to make it work as a photo. Brian nailed it accurately and esthetically.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Safier on 03/13/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Liberal environmental organizations have always promoted the fact that concentrations of population are extremely harmful to local resources.

When will they speak up?

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Donna Callahan on 03/13/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

When our grandchildren live in a country with a population is 1 billion people in a few decades (as predicted by U.S. census under current high immigration scenario) I'm sure they will thank these friendly mayors.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 03/13/2017 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Rocky the Mayors goal was not to catch him, it was to cuddle him and feel the pain of not having his own personal vehicle.

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Dave N on 03/13/2017 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

But hey, there is a "surplus" for all employee's. Despite police Chief screaming for help as he cannot protect the general public, due to poor fleeted vehicles with broken, non operational lights, cannot keep up with chasing criminals before the cars break down..... Very beautiful town. Terrible irresponsible management of it.

But, hey, we are a "sanctuary city", something must be sacrificed not to enforce law against the "illegal immigrant". So, let it be the productive 78 yr old lady demonstrators, who, sacrifice beating by TPD, when, aggressively pointing fingers at them. Yep, says a lot of this beautiful lovely, "sanctuary".

3 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Rocky29 on 03/13/2017 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Mayor of Tucson, on the 17th of February, wouldnt give "race" for identification in car jacking of his city vehicle. As former LE, how does that help describe suspect?

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rocky29 on 03/13/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

And that was just the last 3 days.

7 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/12/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Advice on Welcoming Immigrants, From SXSW

Legal immigrants are wonderful.

Illegal aliens are parasites, and worse for citizens of the United States of America.

Except for liberals that exploit them to line their pockets and build their power base.

7 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/12/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

Hillary rally?

4 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by haha on 03/12/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Streets of This Town: Kick Back

The American dream, Hope, for Tucson liberals. Isn't it beautiful!

3 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/11/2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “You Can’t Make History Alone

"My favorite thing to remember is singing Mexican ballads with my mom. These were songs about the Mexican Revolution."

"Sanctuary is a very key thing right now."

So sad that as a U.S. (United States of America) Poet Laurette you don't advocate for America, the United States of America, not Mexico.

Damn good thing Barack Hussein Obama was triumphantly denounced by the citizens of the United States of America.

1 like, 26 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/11/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “So Long Sánchez

What we've heard from those doing public records requests is that there were BOTH bonuses awarded AND salaries increased without proper approval / disclosure, and it happened throughout Sanchez's tenure. It appears that it was a consistent practice: it wasn't a case of a mistake at the beginning which he chose to learn from so he could subsequently improve his administrative practice.

The work of explaining what has happened here needs to stop taking place in the comment streams. Constituents who are concerned should watch videos of Board meetings of the past three and 1/2 years, read the coverage of Sanchez's record provided in the Arizona Daily Star, and review the Latino plaintiffs' advocate's periodic reports. If those who have made a reasonable effort to review these readily accessible materials cannot see plainly that there were serious and recurring problems with the way Sanchez administered this public institution, the only conclusion to draw is that those people don't understand basic professional standards for public institution administration.

But in Arizona that is not at all surprising. Not only the population at large, but state level leaders have shown repeatedly and in a number of different ways that they don't understand public institution protocols with their framing of legislation to allow blocks to financial transparency in charter institutions using public funds and their belief that in this "war" they are fighting it is fine for people like Yarbrough to disregard conflict of interest and, after participating in getting tax credit legislation passed, to set themselves up as salaried employees of STOs dispensing public funds to private institutions. Phoenix privatizers loved Sanchez, and this is why: where public district schools should properly provide a contrast to untransparent charters and privates applying public funds, Sanchez began bringing a desperate, starved and malfunctioning public school district down to the level of the charters and privates, with his inability to understand and apply proper bidding and hiring practices, his courting of donations from the business community, his dispensing of his own personal donations to schools in the system he administered, his application of federal Title 1 dollars in ways that did not achieve the effects intended by "war on poverty" policy / funding, his outsourcing of subs, his disrespect for desegregation judges and plaintiffs, etc., ad nauseam. The list is long and extremely distasteful to those who have experience with standards maintained in properly run public school districts in other states. Perhaps, now that Sanchez is available, he can be hired to run an STO or charter network. He'd fit right in there, but he does NOT belong at the helm of a public school district serving a primarily low-SES, high minority population of more than 40,000. The administrative decisions he made did not benefit the vulnerable students in the district or the teachers struggling to serve them under increasingly difficult conditions. Those who've followed informed commentary about implementation of the USP and changes in the use of desegregation funds for the past 3 and 1/2 years (including drastically escalating legal costs which sucked money out of poverty-stricken schools and applied it in unnecessary litigation) know it.

Perhaps, Mr. Huppenthal, you would consider showing us some mercy and no longer inserting your opinions about the administration of public education institutions into these comment streams? You showed by your promotion of exit from the public district system while you were state superintendent of PUBLIC education that you don't believe in the public district system and don't support it. These days Southern Arizona's few supporters of what public schools have been and are in other parts of the U.S. are struggling enough in their efforts to combat locally-sourced BS. We really don't need more BS imported and dropped into these comment streams by Phoenix privatizers.

17 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Learn proper standards for public institutions. on 03/11/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “So Long Sánchez

A bonus is not a pay increase and it is literally a lie to say that it is unless the bonus structure was not in place the previous year.

Prop 301 explicitly allows and encourages a bonus structure - tying pay to performance. Without that system, you simply can't improve public education performance.

A healthy compensation structure has significant pay tied to results.

You are arguing that because Sanchez was doing competent policy, it was right to fire him.

1 like, 26 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 03/11/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

UPDATE: According to the Arizona Dept of Ed statistics TUSD has about 2663 certified classroom teachers.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/11/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “TUSD Still Needs a New Boss

Hey Hupp,

Nobody is talking about faculty attrition rates, we are talking about TEACHER attrition rates. TUSD only has 2500-3000 teachers. Redo your calculations please. Beep Boop Bop Beep....

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 03/11/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

When Bush fails, blame all else.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by 31WC on 03/11/2017 at 8:52 AM

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