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Re: “Marriage Equality Ruling: Candidates Speak Out

Now any two persons can marry, next step is three persons can marry. Its only right that all people can be happy.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 10/20/2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

The Gehalva mafia would never have to take bankruptcy because they all feed at the unlimited public trough." Not to mention the continuous money orders that her and her father, Raul, gets from down South of the Border! It has been said that the DEA has a lg. file on both and is checking into various license plates on vehicles parked near their homes with Sonoran registry.

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Posted by Rick Jason on 10/20/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Harlan, If you're going to resort to name calling you could at least try to spell the names correctly.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 10/20/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

The Gehalva mafia would never have to take bankruptcy because they all feed at the unlimited public trough.

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Posted by Harlan Thomas on 10/20/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

So I wonder why this rag, the Tuc. Wkly., doesn't do a write up on Adelita Grijalva's support/membership in La Raza, a violent threat making org.? When you threaten "violent revolution" to take back the SW U.S., they should be put on a Terrorist Watch list. Instead, just like what's happening with radical Muslims, they are being incorporated into our local and fed. govt.s. Now we have a POTUS who's Muslim as well as J. Brennan, Chief of Sec., And then there's several members in his cabinet that are not only Muslim but La Raza as well. It's no wonder our country is coming apart at the seams. The retarded liberals voted in traitors and sicko homosuctuals.

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Posted by Rick Jason on 10/20/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Personal attacks have no business here. Let's all remember how the left rallied around Bill Clinton, even making excuses that "what happened in his personal life had no business being discussed." The nation could have been blackmailed over it. We were lucky that Hillary was so power hungry that she continued to ignore him. Just another political narcissist.

The progressive left has proven what a two faced bitter bunch they can be when they want to get their way.

I am disappointed that the TW published this. Are there any journalistic standards anymore?

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Posted by Rat T on 10/20/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Marriage Equality Ruling: Candidates Speak Out

Why is it necessary for ANY politician to comment? Our president does his best work when he keeps his mouth shut.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 10/20/2014 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Mr. Safier, you claim to be a retired school teacher. Now those have become vulgarities as the result of your shameful truth telling. Of course I will allow you the chance to feed my words back to me when you post the same negative articles on the other candidates. Otherwise, your entire life of teaching has been a waste of the taxpayers money and the children who passed through your classrooms are an example of why this state lags the nation in student abilities.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 10/20/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Raul Alcaraz Ochoa on Mariposas Sin Fronteras in Advocate

So long as they get out of detention on the south side of the border, I'm all for it.

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Posted by bslap on 10/20/2014 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

This is new to me and, unlike others here, it is well worth noting before my vote. This article reports documented legal information duly recorded in proper departments, and therefore is not at all a sleazy, rumor-based piece of gossip or insult. "It is what it is," comes from Hicks himself. And speaking for myself as a single voter, I will never forget when Hicks got up on national TV and, despite his weak excuses afterwards, exhibited some of the stupidest behavior I have ever seen in an elected official - anywhere. He doesn't even have a sharp ax to grind.

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Posted by ay te wacho on 10/20/2014 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

He had $54,000 in credit card and personal loans. He bought a car on credit. This would indicate a person living far beyond their means.
This was seven years ago, not back when he was a young man. It' relevant and shows a lack of self-discipline. Also people who lack self-control with money are more subject to being bribed.

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Posted by bslap on 10/20/2014 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

Safier mentions that 11 schools were closed and the district made "other deep cuts" because of the $17 million deficit. I recall very clearly what our site went through in the wake of the budget cuts -- how parents, teachers, and staff struggled to patch our school's operations together through any means we could lay our hands on while our petitions to 1010 went unanswered day after day and week after week. The only possible excuse for what happened on our site was that the district was flat out of money. And during this period Sanchez beefed up central administration, gave generous bonuses to his team, and increased the district's reserve from $14 million to $20 million? What are we to think of this story? This is outrageous.

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Posted by Remember '13-'14 Site Funding Problems? on 10/20/2014 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Wow here we go again , I suppose none of you have ever misspoken about something in your life. Wow he had a bankruptcy, I know a lot of people with those, some bigger politicians then Hicks, the name Clinton comes to mind. Maybe he learned something from this bankruptcy that would benefit TUSD. I wouldn't discredit any of the people I know going through them , times have been hard for a long time now. Maybe you haven't had to go through one Mr. Safier, good for you, but don't criticize someone for it. Remember there are other board members , you make it out like Hicks will be the dictator of TUSD . This was a shameful attack that you never should have undertaken. It not only discredits you but the Tucson Weekly also. What skeletons are in your closet, or in Grihalvas, Or Sanchez'. You never took up my challenge to write my story about what TUSD administration , and Grijalva did to me .Trust me this story will shock you. Why don't you do that before the election, so people get another view of Grijalva and Sanchez. The so pretty one. Stop these vicious attacks , you can be a better person than that.

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Posted by Brian Sauber on 10/20/2014 at 4:03 AM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

I have watched this board for a very long time, I was a long time employee of TUSD, so I have seen how it functions , or rather how it doesn't. I have seen Dr. Stegeman vote , not for what he feels is right , but what is truly right for students and staff, even above administration. Remember if the board would have approved what Dr. Stegeman asked for, we would not have this budget issue today. The dysfunction did worsen after the 2012 election. I experienced that personally with Cam Juarez. Dr. Sanchez is arrogant , and should not hold this position. The mere fact that we have all these questions should be enough for him to resign. The attacks on Mike Hicks are unwarranted, this man truly cares about what he is doing, however he cant get much done when the majority shoots down everything he tries to do because of a personal vendetta, and trust me it is personal. Use a little empathy and you might understand Stegeman and Hicks better. It has to be difficult to make a proposal , cast a vote , or even make a comment that will be ignored , voted down , or outright attacked by the majority , and yet not many are questioning the majorities motives. Grijalva , Foster, and Juarez should be ashamed, for it is their political wrangling that has brought this board and TUSD to its knees . I do believe people have begun to see the real Adelita Grijalva (and it isn't pretty), but something still has to be done about Foster and Juarez, they have proven their worth is only has far as Grijalva can use them . Stegeman and Hicks have my support, as well as Fleenor, she has the knowledge and experience to prevent this from happening again . I wonder David , what will your support look like when this majority is run out of TUSD. The public has had it with them.

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Posted by Brian Sauber on 10/20/2014 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

I don't think a single personal bankruptcy should disqualify a person from holding some offices. But to run asking to have dominion over budgets while claiming to have the answer for serious economic issues when one has had a personal bankruptcy that took years to resolve is certainly cause for pause. Hicks' irresponsible personal spending is bad, but his gross exaggeration of his education is even worse because it's an outright lie rather than a sin of omission.

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Posted by Jukes on 10/20/2014 at 12:51 AM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Mo Udall often said the Politician's Prayer: Oh Lord, let my words be soft and tender for tomorrow I may eat them.

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Posted by gcb1 on 10/19/2014 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Marriage Equality Ruling: Candidates Speak Out

And Martha McSally? Again, as always, silent. Send her back to the Bone Yard

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/19/2014 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

The other side has made hay out of a $20 traffic fine not paid by Fred DuVal, It's all on the table in this new horrible word of politics.

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 10/19/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

TE: It is the "Editor's Note," pseudonymous pal.

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Posted by Dan Gibson on 10/19/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Michael Hicks’ Bankruptcy, And Why It Matters For A TUSD Board Member

Safier...you are a first rate GUTTER Journalist!!!

I do not support Michael Hicks because of his record as a Member of the TUSD Board...NOT....because of any Personal Financial problems he might have had in the past. You might do well to remember..."there but for the Grace of God go I"

The Tucson Weekly would do well to stop giving you a forum for your Garbage/Despicable Articles.

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 10/19/2014 at 2:29 PM

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