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Re: “Spring Arts Preview 2015

You had me @ Godot

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Posted by chasbass.blogs on 01/22/2015 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Social safety nets are flowing from the Obama campaign machine. How many more handouts are necessary to destroy the middle class?

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Posted by Rat T on 01/22/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Priorities, Priorities

Elections with only a 37% turnout have consequences. Ours is to live in Republican Governor Hell for another 4 yrs.

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Posted by Pima Mujer on 01/22/2015 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Danehy

"many of the cronies of the now-deposed former superintendent are still ensconced in six-figure, do-nothing administrative jobs" Hmmm. is it possible that Tom would agree that Douceys plan to force 'administration costs' into the classroom just might be a good idea?

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Posted by chuckj on 01/22/2015 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

You are right Joe, and for supper they have Bud Lite and chicken wings with plenty of ranch dressing. That torta in the picture looks damn good!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 01/22/2015 at 4:49 AM

Re: “Education Bills in the Lege (Which May or May Not See the Light of Day)

Thanks for this synopsis though I am confident the Democrats are more politically capable of working with others than you seem to be. There are a lot of good bills here though I thought parents were already allowed to opt out of sex ed.
I think if the amount is raised to $500 it should be conditional. Soon after this law was first implemented it was almost suspended because so much tax money was being sent to the schools. Depending on the needs of the treasury a limit could be set each year below the maximum amount.
And not a single dollar should go to the classroom simply because there should be no taxpayer money used in the private school classrooms.
At this time, ethnic studies is one of those bills intended to polarize the lawmakers more than advance a program. This is one that COULD jeopardize any hope of progress on other, more important legislation.
And, really, David; how can you take someone to task for being as acerbic as you are in your basic posting?

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 01/22/2015 at 2:14 AM

Re: “Vets Removed from Arizona's "Budget Balanced on the Backs of" List

I agree with GuiseppeKnows, David because he is more right. First it was "three hots & a cot" and ending with a flag draped coffin for that "last foxhole". The Phoenix vet's cemetery is beautiful in it's typically military spartan look but these things still take money. Let the vet's take umbrage and, no matter what, don't hate this governor on the backs of the veterans.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 01/22/2015 at 1:53 AM

Re: “Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone?

The work load of teachers would become vastly smaller if they did not have to keep correcting spelling mistakes which pupils commit only because English spelling is often illogical. More importantly, far more pupils than now would leave school better educated if they did not have to spend so much time on memorising quirky spellings for at least 4,219 common words (listed on my EnglishSpellingProblems blog). Irregular spellings like 'blue, shoe, flew, through, to, you, two, too' waste precious learning time which pupils at the lower end of the ability range could do more of for all subjects.

Worse still, many irregular spellings overlap and spell more than one sound, like the letter o (on – only, once, other, won, woman, women, womb). This ensures that many pupils take a very long time to learn to read too, with 1 in 5 never managing to do so properly. And nobody can learn much without learning to read first. English spelling incurs many costs which most people fail to consider. It is in dire need of some tidying up.

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Posted by Masha Bell on 01/22/2015 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Mike, 90% of the people who walk into burger king have exactly $4.27 and a half smoked cigarette in their pocket.

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Posted by Joe Reaves on 01/21/2015 at 11:41 PM

Re: “There are Petitions Going Around Hoping to Strip Westboro Baptist Church of Tax Exempt Status

Are you willing to treat radical muslims the same? Then do it.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Kirsten is right, but please take the time to go try it. Keep them going and maybe we can move them.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 9:46 PM

Re: “New Bill Asks for Arizona Police Officers to Wear Body Cameras

Wait a minute...Ferguson is going to turn out to be a lie to incite rioting, perpetrated by Eric Holder and the liberal media.

The JD could find no wrong doing. They rioted over something that didn't happen.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

I love this restaurant, but it takes about an hour to get there from Oro Valley/Marana area, so I rarely go there. We don't have anything good like this in our area.

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Posted by Kirsten Lovette on 01/21/2015 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Get Free Tickets to See March Fourth Marching Band at Rialto Theatre

I've been trying to enter, but I can't find the banner in the app. Can you direct me to it?

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Posted by David Ragland on 01/21/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone?

"Ghoti" for fish has survived for a long time as an example of the quirks and idiocy of English spelling. Unfortunatly (sic) it is not a good analogy. No English word starts with sounding /f/. And the only word I can think of that ends in is Pacific island Kiribati, and there is sounds /s/.

I agree from experience that much time is wasted teaching spelling, a tool subject we ar besotted over, presumably because it givs us so much unnecessary trouble.

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Posted by Allan John Campbell on 01/21/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Dr. Word Asks: Ghoti Tacos, Anyone?

This could only come from somebody that lacks phonetical training. The words are spelled just fine.

Next they'll change math to make it "blonder."

Come on you malcontents!

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Great post Mike. I agree.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/21/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Mexico in Season Seeks Support to Stay Open with Kickstarter Campaign

Al Tam, actually if you get passed all the catch words it is really just a local fast casual restaurant. Their prices are comparable to a Chipotle and their portions are bigger. They also have a lot more options. That location is actually a pretty good one. Chopstix's is at the same strip mall and they been there for years. Burger King is across the street and if people just paid a few extra dollars they would get a far better meal. That stretch needed a good Mexican themed place to eat and it is unfortunate more people do not go there..

I do agree with all their emphasis on vegan, and healthy options, they would do much better in an area of Tucson that people would appreciate them.

I know I will be donating to their cause. I hope their restaurant does stay open or at least their do buy a food truck. I will follow their burro all over this town...

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Posted by Mike on 01/21/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Local Musicians Vie for a Tiny Desk Concert Spot via YouTube

"Carlos Arzate & [The Kind Souls]."

Also, Sun Bones.

You need a writer that knows Tucson music.

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Posted by Stephanie Wells on 01/21/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Downtown Kitchen's Happy Hour Benefits Ben's Bells on Jan. 22

Would love to make it but am boycotting foie gras serving restaurants because of the inhumane treatment of the ducks. Will be awaiting news of it not being on the menu.

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Posted by Judy Roads Pickrell on 01/21/2015 at 3:50 PM

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