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Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

From the AZ Republic article, it seems like cornering was the most harmless thing Babeu did at the school. Strip-searching *minors*, withholding food and forcing them to shower in groups makes cornering sound like small potatoes. Eerily reminiscent of those notorious teen bootcamps like Straight, Inc. and Buffalo Soldiers, the latter of which was even condemned by Joe Arpaio, believe it or not.

Babeu sounds like a schmuck, and when you factor in strip-searches and group showers, a pervy schmuck at that.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/22/2016 at 12:51 AM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

He did take a brick to the face, I think? And a baseball bat to the head.


People are sweet though, and pull punches. He's lucky, at that.

Posted by Serena Simi on 09/21/2016 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Don't try to figure those like/dislike things. I have seen great comments disliked, and deplorable cursing liked. I think it's the prevalent drug culture in Tucson.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Dope is for dopes on 09/21/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Agree. 2 dislikes = sour grapes?

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'All Pop, No Star' by The Slingbacks

Nice tune, but The Boy Who Wanted a Heroine would get my vote. Even if, or perhaps because it does, remind me of the Smiths...

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Firsttimecaller on 09/21/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

That jackass is lucky no one ever kicked him in the chest. Or somewhere further south....

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by skinnyman on 09/21/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Learn About Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

When you are at a job you are not "just there to work". You do not automatically abdicate your humanity or medical needs when you go to work.

People do have some rights in the workplace, plain and simple. Employers do NOT have absolute authority over their employees, plain and simple. Laws strike the balance between the two. If you can't understand that, maybe you should crawl back under your rock and think about it for a few years.....

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Posted by skinnyman on 09/21/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

Couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole. The paper said the paramedics treated her at the scene and released her so luckily it seems she's OK.

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Posted by Combat Guido on 09/21/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Learn About Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

This guy..lol Matt I love how your trying and emphasis on the trying. There is no Prima Facie standard. No means Zero. It must be hard for you to understand. FMLA and ADA have no legs to stand on as long as Marijuana is illegal federally. But of course your gonna say something stupid again. Why don't you tell us your employment and see what they tolerate.

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Posted by Blah blah blah on 09/21/2016 at 10:18 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

Babeu: And you falsely put out that these are special needs kids.
Reporter: They are special needs kids.
Babeu: They all had underlying mental health concerns.

WTF?

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

"Liberals made being a thug the new norm."

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!

Priceless!

Pass that information on to your child raping King Thug Trump.

14 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 09/21/2016 at 9:05 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

Why, Editorialismisnotjournalism, do you waste your time reading TW? And then commenting?

10 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by franklymydears on 09/21/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

What a creepy bunch you are.

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Posted by Peabo on 09/21/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Like Quality Sound? Don’t Buy Into Bluetooth.

This article is absolutely correct. I learned early on with my first iPod to choose Apple Lossless conversion, as the default conversion sounded awful. I needed more space to store my songs, but at least they were listenable. Now the tech companies are convincing people to use BT, with even worse sound degradation. I guess a lot of people have never listened to high fidelity audio, and don't know the difference.

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Posted by Augsburg on 09/21/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

"If your candidate won't agree to fund our public schools immediately with at least $1.7 billion in additional funding....tell them that you cannot vote for them. They have just told you that they side with the powerful and the greedy." -- Paul Stapleton-Smith

Sorry, Mr. Stapleton-Smith, your political party is not doing a good job keeping the people on the receiving end of those public education tax dollars from engaging in malfeasant and anti-progressive behaviors, including colluding with "the powerful and the greedy" on the outsourcing of subs and then receiving campaign contributions drawn from an account co-owned by a marketing executive at the company managing outsourced, underpaid labor , so I won't be using that question as a litmus test for candidates this fall.
http://tucson.com/news/local/education/tusd-school-board-campaign-contributions-raise-red-flags/article_a89773ad-ff91-569f-84bd-b9543e92f343.html
http://threesonorans.com/2016/09/16/kristel-fosters-pathetic-appeal-to-donors-i-really-needed-that-5k-pay-to-play-contribution-help-me-recover/

A better litmus test question for candidates would be, "What will you do in office to make sure public schools are BOTH well funded AND well managed, ensuring that progressive labor policies are implemented, central administrators are not ridiculously overpaid, funds are not wasted in unnecessary legal battles with the court overseeing implementation of the deseg order, constructive collaboration with the deseg authorities occur, and that funds granted are applied for the benefit of students?"

Take a look, in the Three Sonorans article linked above, at the list of Democratic party elected officials that have endorsed the two sadly tarnished, underperforming incumbent candidates for the TUSD school board who received donations from the sub-outsourcing company. Those endorsements undermine the credibility of the elected officials granting them -- and the credibility of the Pima County Democratic Party -- rather than adding credibility to the candidates endorsed.

So don't try to pretend your party has a burning passion to help "poor and working families." I'll believe that as soon as party operatives start lining up behind reforming TUSD, a public school district whose never-ending quid-pro-quo scandals and shocking mismanagement for the last three years has been and continues to be an embarrassment to the cause of public education.

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Posted by Report on Reasons for Voter Cynicism: Bipartisan Edition on 09/21/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

"TW has not yet received a copy of the campaign's flash drive but has requested from Team Babeu, so I have not reviewed what he offered."

Silly Nintzel. Do you really fancy the TW to be a real newspaper? You're not a journalist. You write editorials...for a free publication. People pick up the TW to read the restaurant reviews (or booze reviews, these days) and to see what events are going on in the community. Ask a Mexican! is less biased than you are.

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Posted by editorialismisnotjournalism on 09/21/2016 at 6:51 AM

Re: “CD1: Babeu Tries To Counter Accounts of Abuse at School He Once Oversaw

Cornering sounds just like what 98% of public schools did with troublemakers until Liberals made being a thug the new norm.

10 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Kyle Lyles on 09/21/2016 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

You must mean honest politicians like the Clintons and Obama. That there is funny.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bob L on 09/21/2016 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Media Watch

So video really HAS killed the radio star, as well as print journalism, and it will likely soon kill journalism itself. Now only Jim Nintzel's work distinguishes the Weekly from the lifestyle mags /rags that litter the Republican areas of town.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Starcommand on 09/21/2016 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

Is she okay? A hard kick to the sternum is nothing to sneeze at.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 09/20/2016 at 11:10 PM

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