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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

Re: “Editors Note

A free press needs to do its job. The problem is very few media outlets have the capability to do the reporting that is necessary to keep clowns honest. There are ten million stories a day and almost no one doing them, especially positive stories. There are hundreds of successes, and teachers busting their butts everyday in TUSD and all you hear is TUSD has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. There are hundreds of truly monstrous bills in the cesspool called the Arizona legislature, and you hear about almost none of them. We need a strong free press, that is what I heard constantly at the book festival and it's true.

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 03/21/2017 at 8:47 PM

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You didn't say anything about using the same name. You accused someone of being anonymous, which makes you a hypocrite.

Also, you're not messaging back and forth with me in Danehy land. I've only posted here under the username you'll see below. I didn't post under the name "C orn W hole 13" here or anywhere else.

It's not just one person who keeps changing their username to respond to your trolling. You need to realize that you actually have a fan club full of people out there who are willing to challenge you in the arena of ideas.

I could stop responding to you for good and you're still going to get responses from the others. You should be proud that you've attracted an audience.

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Posted by CW13 needs to quit being a hypocrite on 03/17/2017 at 6:36 PM

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No,but I stick with the same name. Have for years. Like I said over in Danehy land, I'm done with you. I love how you know all about President Trump's taxes. The Weekly's answer to Rachel Maddow. Another loser. Bye.

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Posted by CW13 on 03/17/2017 at 1:16 PM

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You accuse people of being Ms. Anonymous?

So, that would make you a hypocritical jackass, unless the name on your birth certificate reads "CW13".

OR if you legally changed your name to CW13.

I'd bet all the tax money that Trump has paid beyond 2005 that neither of the above sentences are true.

So, if you're willing to lose about $3, bet me on that challenge.

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Posted by CW13 needs to quit being a hypocrite on 03/17/2017 at 7:47 AM

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We have hard-copy subscriptions to 2 newspapers, digital subscriptions to another 3 and donate to the aforementioned independent local news outlet. And we patronize many of the Weekly's subscribers. And thank them for doing so.
It's the patriotic thing to do. And an homage to my old man who owned an 8-page weekly in my rural rustbelt red-state hometown.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 03/16/2017 at 12:36 PM

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Ms. Anonymous strikes again. Notice she has not one instance or fact to back her claim. She's really great at name calling though.

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Posted by CW13 on 03/16/2017 at 10:26 AM

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Yes that same racist asshole Donald Trump. What more facts do you need than everything he has ever said about "the blacks" or "the Mexicans"? Oh that's right, this is not a serious objection. Just comment trolling! D'oh! I fell into your trap yet again!

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Posted by C orn W hole 13 on 03/16/2017 at 10:05 AM

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Are you talking about the same Trump who you said was a racist but couldn't back with any facts?

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Posted by CW13 on 03/16/2017 at 7:53 AM

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I admired Judy Burns for years. I collected signatures for her, because she was the best TUSD Board member I had ever seen. I believe Judy Burns would have been happy to serve on a Board with Rachel Sedgwick. Rachel is picking up where Judy Burns, unfortunately for us and her family, left off. Rachel is doing her homework and asking questions. She is challenging the status quo, big time!

Go Rachel!

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Posted by Lillian Fox on 03/09/2017 at 9:46 PM

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I just read the recent articles related to TUSD and the board meetings. I also read the comments.

What stands out in the comment section:
--A lot of adult names (Rachel/Adelita/Judy/Kristle, etc.), with vitriol about perceived who-did-what-to-who
--Partisan commentary

Missing from the commentary: Constructive, thoughtful conversation about the 48,000+ kids in Tucson who attend TUSD schools. The families. The teachers. The volunteers. The principals. There's a lot of really good people in these groups working hard right now to do right by kids and improve the schools. All these groups, of course, really pay the price each time the school board is used as a partisan [and obviously personal] grudge-match.

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Posted by Political Punching Bags on 03/09/2017 at 8:54 PM

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Why are TUSD stories by Danyelle Khmara multiplying like rabbits, many of them re-postings of the same information?

Is someone hoping that they'll wear the commenters out and eventually people will stop doing, in the comment streams, the job Khmara and other TW bloggers and reporters have a hard time doing in the main post: providing reasonably complete and balanced information on TUSD?

Ms. Herreras: TUSD is a complicated subject. You shouldn't take young bloggers and throw them in at the deep end of the pool. Perhaps David Safier is taking one of his periodic "personal breaks" from trying to propagandize about the district. He won't be missed. But if you're trying to fill in the gaps, do please try to find someone who didn't just start watching Board meetings last month and who has no on-the-ground experience in the schools with which they can compare the BS various factions dish out as "information."

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Posted by Weak media coverage is part of the problem. on 03/09/2017 at 8:10 PM

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Once again, the Tucson Weekly is spreading Grijalvista talking points instead of doing actual journalism. If you actually took the time to look into the facts, instead of believing the lies and excuses of the Grijalva Political Machine; you might actually learn something!

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Posted by McKenna Barrio Hollywood on 03/09/2017 at 10:39 AM

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Can you believe? I have more to add. The bottom line is that Hicks and Stegeman were indeed awful around MAS. And Foster and Grijalva were indeed horrible around desegregation and any sort of supervision of a Superintendent that was gaining raises every time he turned around. So what, exactly, is the problem with having a swing vote on there to neutralize the worst of the leadership abuses we have seen? If Foster and Grijalva were not running such a HUGE amount of interference, we would all be more easily able to see the number of unanimous votes that have been taken, and we would all more easily be able to see possibilities for both "sides" to win a little, lose a little. After a period in which only one side won ALL OF THE TIME that should make many people breathe a little more easily.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 03/09/2017 at 9:21 AM

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You know, I too cannot stand What's Up usual comments. But I do have to thank him or her for re-posting…
for a good giggle. This is great leadership, right? Its worth a morning guffaw to see the Superintendent "not recall" that he had actually met Ms. Grijalva's mother in law, and then asked her if she would like to become part of the TUSD family, and finally discounted the person ahead of her in line according to ALL the reviewers because of not having long term certification. Sanchez himself was required to have certification, one would assume IN Arizona, but never did. One wonders if exposing this lie, i.e. actually DOING HER JOB is one reason why Huicochea doesn't cover TUSD anymore, and if, given the Boe-inspired media contract, one reason why the Arizona Daily Star hardly covers it either?!

I remember those days too, Mari. I remember them well. The difference between us though is that I never tuned out after giving a chance to the new Board that disposed of Pedicone. I gave them a chance, and I gave Sanchez a chance. If you look through the archives, you will even find pro-Sanchez quotes under my name. But I pretty quickly saw through the smoke and mirrors because I was in the schools and on the ground and not being beholden to any machine or political operatives, the Board disfunction, the over centralization,the mandates and the lies were overwhelming, as students lost funding and importance, and administrators multiplied like mushrooms. Did others stay in touch and keep up? Not so much. The political machine that is so vocal now? Many not at all!

And frankly, since you ask, I think Judy Burns would be very very happy about Rachael Sedgwick's performance on the dais. Don't forget how hard teachers, unions and administrators disliked Judy before she got on the Board. Don't forget that they kept her from her seat for three elections, and she only won on the fourth because no one else ran for the spot. They learned their lesson then, right? The elections now are a sea of people, about half of whom seem to be sent to run with no intention of doing anything but keeping others from winning. Since Judy died while in office, she has been lionized by the very machine that impeded her initial attempts to get on the Board. She was a fearless advocate for students from all over the district, and could be quite irritating with her incredibly specific questions ...She encouraged me to run, and I think (everyone will correct me if I am wrong!) she even suggested or encouraged that Mark Stegeman run. So lets not 'tokenize' her just because she's no longer around to set the record straight.

When, in the last meeting, Rachael questioned an item that was in the consent agenda that was so poorly written that it didn't even make clear what was to be voted on, that was a pure Judy Burns moment. Having done her homework, unlike the rest of the Board members, she started asking questions and sure enough the administrators who had reflexively put a completely untransparent item on the consent agenda were instructed to bring it back when it makes sense. If I am not wrong, that first instruction was from Adelita, desperately trying to save some semblance of focus, order and procedure after Kristle turned the questioning into yet another attack on Rachael. Was the poorly written item malicious lack of transparency or just sheer incompetence? I think Judy would have been quite proud that it was uncovered in either case.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 03/09/2017 at 8:57 AM

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The "king" (notice the purposely used lower case k) of Tucson bigots is calling out bigots.

The lowly troll that uses "I'm rubber, you're glue" as his calling card will be noticed by those who have brains.

You're done W, A.

You were actually done years ago, but you just don't understand reality.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 03/09/2017 at 7:44 AM

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...and she never mentions Adelita. I wonder why? Tucson children deserve better than TUSD.

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Posted by Thomas Allen on 03/09/2017 at 6:28 AM

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Tucson schools superintendent to local taxpayers: youre a bunch of bigots

Read more:

New details emerge in Grijalva kin hiring

TUSD Whistleblowers expose HT Sanchez and his perpetual lies

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Posted by What, Again on 03/09/2017 at 4:58 AM

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"McSally, remember when you were a lion?"

Of course, she's a politician, not to mention a Re-puke-lie-kin, which are the worst of the lying politicians.

All she has to do is recall nothing more than 5 seconds into the past and she will remember when she were a lyin'.

Unless, of course, she has the brain functions of a goldfish.

Revelation! Now that I see what I've said, maybe she's weren't a lyin'.

Maybe she's just a sad little goldfish.

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Posted by CWhaTRat,Again13 on 03/06/2017 at 6:29 AM

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"P.S. Thanks, Zippy"

You're welcome, nitwit.

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Posted by zippy w pinhead on 02/24/2017 at 12:03 PM

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He wasn't complimenting you

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Posted by Sick of Stupidity on 02/21/2017 at 10:47 AM

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