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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.

15 likes, 4 dislikes
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


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

Re: “Letter to the Editor


I guess we must be reading two different articles, for in the version I read, nowhere does Jefferson Carter say that poets suck. In my version of the article, he criticizes political poetry and points out some timeworn cliches in the poems he presents.

You don't point out where you disagree with his evaluation of the examples he cites. Does that mean you agree with his critique?

A more effective defense of your position would have been to have presented some political poetry from one of the great poets you mentioned.

Great poets write great poetry, regardless of whether it is political or not.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Fred on 04/28/2016 at 7:43 AM

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

The economy didn't burst under Coolidge, it burst under Hoover. Hoover was a hard charging hugely successful businessman who was going to bring jobs back to America. He signed a big tax increase on imports and the resulting downturn led to the election of Roosevelt. Roosevelt increased Coolidge's 25% tax rate to 93% and boom - Great Depression. It didn't stop there, the National Recovery Act is now estimated to have reduced economic output by 25% with its stifling regulation of business output.

We now have another hard charging businessman who disrespects Reagan the way Hoover disrespected Coolidge. He also wants to start a trade war the way Hoover did. Think our economy can't get worse? It can get much worse. The GDP fell 50% in the great depression.

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Posted by on 04/28/2016 at 7:38 AM

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

David Safier: Please rethink your decision to vote for proposition 123. You're falling for the "it's the best we can do" line, and that's part of what's gotten us here in the first place. I read your columns; you should know better.

This prop is like eating your seed corn. You get a few meals today, but next year you will have nothing to plant. By amending the AZ constitution, Ducey and his heartless gang of Republicans are undercutting the fiscal stability of education in this state for years (generations?) to come.

It's a scam. Don't fall for it. NO on prop 123.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 04/28/2016 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

Andrew - you should be afraid - but not of Trump, but what Barack Hussein Obama is unleashing on the American public and what Hillary pledges to continue. Many Americans have been given a death or rape sentence. Talk about war on women!

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement released rather than deported 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants in 2015, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday."

"This included 208 convicted of murder and more than 900 convicted of sex crimes. The bulk of offenders, more than 12,000, were convicted on drunk driving charges, the Examiner reported, citing data from the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington think tank."

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Posted by What, Again on 04/28/2016 at 7:33 AM

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

First Step — Lie
Second Step — Deny
Now you’re doing the Ducey Two-Step

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Posted by sgsmith on 04/28/2016 at 7:30 AM

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

The $138 Billion is already adjusted for inflation.

In 1980, the top 1% had an adjusted gross income of $80,000 and paid 19% of all income taxes or $47 billion.

Adjusted for inflation, $80,000 in 1980 is $235,000 in 2007.

In 2007, returns with an agi of $235,000 or more paid 56% of all taxes or $468 billion.

That $468 billion was paid at an average tax rate much lower than the $47 billion- exactly as supply side theory predicted.

That isn't trickle down, that isn't gusher down, that is tsunami down.

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Posted by on 04/28/2016 at 7:22 AM

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

I think "first step" could be considered Orwellian double speak. Rather than a first step towards restoring funding for Arizona's public schools, I see it as a continuation of the many previous steps towards the ending of public education in Arizona.
There is a right way and a wrong way to fund public education in a manner that is both effective and sustainable. Doing things the wrong way is most always counterproductive. Prop 123 is the wrong way.

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Posted by Dave Gallagher on 04/28/2016 at 7:14 AM

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

One step forward (the lawsuit), two steps back (the "settlement" that is Prop 123). I wish all your hopeful thinking was correct, but I think it's just being naive. How can supporters of public education expect anything more from the state government when they are giving up the only real leverage they have? A better deal is possible, but this needs to be voted down and brought back to the courts.

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Posted by CJ on 04/28/2016 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

Gee -- I guess Brecht, Neruda, Sandburg, Homer, Dylan, etc. all suck. Here's one of my own political poems:

I went to a poetry reading recently,
university poets, mainstream.
One had promise; she said
she would read a 'political' poem,
but that she didn't want to offend anyone.
She said that two or three times, that
she didn't want to offend anyone.

An inoffensive political
at best a contradiction in terms. To
even speak of politics is to take a stand;
to take a stand must surely offend someone
who takes a different or opposite stand.
For example, a poem about peace
must offend those who favor war.

I recall poor Bertolt Brecht demanding
of the Third Reich, "Burn me! Burn me!"
He wrote political poems and believed that
if the Nazis didn't ban them, he had failed.
The poet read her political poem.
It offended no one.
Except me.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by AVL on 04/28/2016 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Can Hillary Beat Trump in AZ?

Trust me: This movie recommendation is related.

Anyone with Netflix Streaming must see "Look Who's Back," a witty, urbane, and amusing satire about the real Adolph Hitler returning to contemporary Germany and taking over once again.

Actually as I watched it, I kept thinking this movie is about Trump.

Scared me nearly silly.

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Posted by Andrew on 04/28/2016 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Raison Déjeuner: Café Santa Rosa

The title is misleading. If you're going to write about breakfast then it should be "petit dejeuner." Otherwise, you're referring to lunch.

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Posted by Frrenchie on 04/28/2016 at 5:58 AM

Re: “Raison Déjeuner: Café Santa Rosa

Incorrect title here. If you're writing about breakfast, then it should be "petit dejeuner." Otherwise, you're referring only to lunch

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Posted by Frenchy on 04/28/2016 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

"Join the kid and I..."

Hey, Managing editor - It's the kid and me.

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Posted by Grammar Maven on 04/28/2016 at 5:47 AM

Re: “Danehy

I can highly recommend a new biography on Meagher called, "The Immortal Irishman-The Irish Revolutionary who became an American Hero" by National Book Club Award winner Timothy Egan. Egan spoke about his book at the recent Festival of Books and I couldn't not buy it.

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 04/28/2016 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Buyer Beware When It Comes to Educational Studies, Statistics and Conclusions

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a 150,000 random sample of students run with an annual budget of $120 million. They report academic achievement for all states in the 8th and 4th grades.

John Huppenthal

Posted by on 04/27/2016 at 10:34 PM

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