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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch

Re: “Katy Perry: Back At It Again With The Tucson Reference

Katy is a proud communist - a great icon for promoting Tucson. Let's commission a statute to be next to Pancho Villa in Veinte de Augosto Park!

Oh, wait, that's closed.

Occupy Tucson!!!!

Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Katy Perry: Back At It Again With The Tucson Reference

You sound desperate, Deb. Is it because your candidate just got beat like an orange rug?

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 09/27/2016 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Katy Perry: Back At It Again With The Tucson Reference

Katie, mark your calendar. They had to move the election to November 9th because of global warming and oxygen reduction. Wear whatever you want, just be there by 11.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Debra L on 09/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Exposure!!

What is the town clown thinking is definitely a fat cat! Padding political pockets while simultaneously acting as if it is the gubment's fault BOTH WAYS. It's one way or the other. The gubment is simply the middle man. Anyone with COMMON SENSE knows that. But, in case you're like the town clown, please allow me to explain:

The gubment takes money from the fat cats and bends to their will. If the real people, the sensible percentage of the 99%, disagree with the fat cat bullshit enough, the gubment will work (slowly) to make things correct.

Making things closer to fair, although not totally fair, would be making that $12 per hour wage happen. I understand that you already have an automobile and home collection. I'm truly sorry that the 1000 foot yacht will have to wait for another week because of equality.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Please go to another town and be a clown on 09/27/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

I always find interesting reading in tabloids. They are the freedom fighters of the controlled left wing media.

How else would we learn the truth about why FBI Director James Comey did not prosecute Hillary?

http://www.blacklistednews.com/FBI_Director_James_Comey%3A_Received_millions_from_Clinton_Foundation,_on_their_Corporate_Partner_Board,_brother_works_for_law_firm_that_does_Clinton_Foundation_taxes/54322/0/38/38/Y/M.html

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Republicans Against McCain RAM on 09/27/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Let's not forget that you're a frightened, ignorant troll, What, Again. And a racist.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 09/27/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

I notice you posted no link to back up your opinion. It sounds like you want to punish success, by calling it "fair shake" and "fair living wage." Have you ignored the addage that life is not fair, and sometimes you have to make your own opportunities? Why did the middle class disappear? Oh yeah, politicians shipped their jobs out of the country, and then took donations to their charitable foundations didn't they?

It still looks like the harm is done by government, no matter where you stand.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by What is this town thinking? on 09/27/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Anything BUT a tabloid.

None of those types of articles truly matter though. There is NO proof that raising the minimum wage to a fair living wage is not going to shut down most businesses. There is proof of the disappearance of the middle-class though, and if you know anything, they are the people who help contribute more than anyone else to help those in need.

Those who already have it REALLY want to hold on to it. They help nothing but themselves, yet they run the majority of the businesses. This is the main reason why the minimum wage needs to be raised to at least the proposed $12/hour by 2020. It's time to give the lower wage earners more of a fair shake.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Read 'em and think, townee on 09/27/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Such a waste. They could have done some real good with that $200K.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by MaryE2 on 09/27/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

The Clinton Foundation is all dark money. Right David?

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Alexander S on 09/27/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Let's not forget that this is the guy that called Trump supporters, in mass, as racists.

Bigot

2 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Liberals - Choice to kill American babies - good

Choice to educate your children - bad

What do they both have in common? Liberals stuffing their pockets with taxpayer cash.

4 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

It’s a shame that all this money “surrounding” education never seems to actually get to the teachers and students who need it, which really makes it clear where the real priorities are and why politicians are making “Education” an issue.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 09/27/2016 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Still waiting for your coverage of the two $5K donations given to Foster and Juarez by the exec at ESI, the company to which these two TUSD Board members voted to grant a $21 million contract to continue to manage the district's outsourced subs. And the fact that they didn't record the second name on the check in their campaign records or return the donations until their dirty laundry was aired in the media.

In this context, what is your point in this blog piece? It can't be that the bad guy "privatizers" are using their money to try to influence legislators to wrongly chisel their way in to the market that should remain entirely controlled by clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent public school districts like TUSD. Because clearly the way TUSD is being managed by its current governing board majority it's not a clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent type of operation.

Or is your point that two $5K quid-pro-quo donations are very small potatoes compared to the kinds of sums that the EVIL PRIVATIZERS throw around?

Sorry, not buying it. Quid-pro-quo is quid-pro-quo. We don't need it, large or small, in the operation of our schools: public district, charter, or publicly subsidized private.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Still waiting for even-handed coverage of QUID-PRO-QUO on 09/26/2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Did you just listen to Pat The NES Punk's podcast to get your material for this article?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Gvora on 09/26/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Congratulation Jim! Even though I frequently disagree with you, I have always had a high regard for your professional abilities. As the Aussies say "good on ya!"

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bisbee boy on 09/26/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Would you be able to accept the Oregon Business Report?

http://oregonbusinessreport.com

Or must it be a hard left journalistic venue for you?

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by What is this town thinking on 09/26/2016 at 9:59 PM

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

While it did put me ahead of my peers at my new school, I don't think it would have benefitted me at all in the long run to be in such a rigorous school. People at that school are also not nearly as friendly as the people at the school I now go to.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:56 PM

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

Ex Basis-student here. I left right before Junior year, right when everyone warned me about how important it is. Yes, they do weed you out. If you don't have a certain GPA, they will tell you to graduate early. My college counselor told me this to me face: "We recommend that you graduate next year, because senior year wouldn't be useful to you." In case you don't know, half of senior year is a research project that looks great on college applications. I wasn't some kid getting Fs and Ds and Cs. I got Bs and As and a few Cs here and there. They told me this at the end of 10th grade, and expected me to graduate in 11th. Mind you, no one prepared me for this. I wasn't warned ahead of time so that I could take my SATs or prepare an art portfolio. They wouldn't care if I was left in the dirt once I graduated.
The teachers admit that they are afraid of the parents and would rather not communicate with them. On top of that, there is a load of work that the students are put through. I wasn't doing well in my history class in 10th, and the teacher barely helped me.
In summary, don't go to this school unless you want to be pushed out or stressed to the point of no return.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:54 PM

Re: “ART's 'Epic' Fail

In my opinion, the HUMANITIES get too short of shrift these days, so when they are part of life in a school, it is a GOOD THING.......

Posted by larschneb on 09/26/2016 at 6:30 PM

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