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Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

The charter school movement is a Trojan Horse, the goal of which is to weaken the political power of teachers' unions. That is the main reason why it has attracted right-wing support. Conservatives only care about "school choice" when it involves their own children.

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Posted by Starcommand on 09/23/2016 at 12:43 AM

Re: “Quick Bites: Brunch-Hounds Rejoice!

Gee, I wonder how popular they'd be without the cocktails. The quote in the last sentence is the most dispiriting sentiment I've read all week.

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Posted by Starcommand on 09/23/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

Not all charters are for-profit. Some non-profit charter schools are doing a good job and have grass roots supports from parents and the communities surrounding them.

Stop the smear job, David. Your approach is, as always, too broad-brush to be meaningful or properly informative; it is ideologically driven partisan hackery.

How's TUSD doing serving the African American community?

What did we just hear about the last round of AZ Merit scores?
http://tucson.com/thisistucson/schools/two-thirds-of-tucson-students-fail-azmerit-for-second-year/article_a6dd106a-7c38-11e6-8aea-c796abf7c27d.html

Why do people want "choice"?

It's because districts like the one where your sadly underperforming friends control the governing board are not delivering high quality services to their students, David.

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Posted by Try for ACCURACY, for once. on 09/22/2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

We’re they sure that was dog food? I’ve seen “Fried Green Tomatoes” and the last thing you want to do it piss off a little old lady.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/22/2016 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

One-stop-shopping: He thought he’d get wasted with a hot date, instead be got incarcerated with a court date.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/22/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Sounds like a pretty good 'splain to me!

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Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 09/22/2016 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

That Green Valley Grin comes from living good again!

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 09/22/2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Letter With 160 Signers Opposes NAACP's Proposed Moratorium on Charter Schools

How much longer are we as a nation going to allow, and even support, this idea that turning over public institutions to private business interests is good for the country. We have privatized schools, privatized hospitals, privatized prisons, privatized probation services with no end in sight and the only thing we have learned is they do not save money, they turn vulnerable people into revenue streams and they further the growing idea that nothing works in America anymore, which in turn has fueled the idea that somehow a businessman is going to save America.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/22/2016 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Donor Trouble

Keep the laws as they are. Legalize MJ and you take away a very lucrative side business that I, and many Arizonans enjoy!
I move about 1 pound a week to friends and co-workers. No unknown buyers. Very safe.
I only deal in high quality home grown and hydro, no mexican dirt weed!
I take in about $600 profit of unreported income per week!
Why would anyone buy mexican dirt weed when they can get high quality herb for a few dollars more?

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Posted by Juan Valdez on 09/22/2016 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Pride 2016

Great article but a few mistakes need to be corrected: EON not ION youth program. Also, proofreading must be a lost art...at least get the names correct.

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Posted by Anonymous on 09/22/2016 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I used to admire Senator McCain, both for his service and for his willingness to stand apart from party for the good of the nation. That McCain died during his presidential campaign. Now, he's a sad, pathetic shadow of himself and we need to retire him to Sun City.

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Posted by BuffCrone on 09/22/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

Negative arguments regarding desalinization are abundant. Costly, energy inefficient, high carbon foot print contributing to greenhouse gas effect, negative environmental impact resulting from excessive brine. Conservation is easier, cheaper and can be accomplished at corporate, institutional, and individual levels.

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Posted by ronko on 09/22/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Final Sweat

A typo? Perhaps "sold"?

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Posted by ronko on 09/22/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Someone is no longer a maverick - if he ever was. He's become a blithering embarrassment.

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Posted by Da Coach on 09/22/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Skinny

What the hell does that mean? It's a poster. It's an image. If he saw a picture of it, he saw it.

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Posted by seven on 09/22/2016 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Querido Gustavo,

I take exception, in part, to your response to Mandilón in Manhattan. This part, "But, like El Norte, Mexican culture keeps coarsening, making pinche more acceptable than ever." This is an answer from a Mexican Mexican.

Mandilón, excuse me, "pussy-whipped pocho" asks if pinche is a "bad" word among Mexican-americans. You reply that "#fucktrump" is acceptable from 5 yr olds and up. Then you add that you would never in front of "Mámi". Good boy! Then comes the "But"...

Mexican Americans, estado-unidenses, are, for the most part, pochos. But we fear the "chancla" like everybody else. So, it seems to me, that slang use is a matter of respect. PW pussy wants to know if we use it liberally or not.

Allow me to make comparison between language use and seasoning food. Some people cannot stomach spicy food. So, don't serve them spicy food, unless you don't like them. But we, Mexican-americans like it hot and spicy. And we anticipate the continued popularity of all things mexican. "Taco trucks on every corner..." Then why hold back on the "spicy"language? Americans want more hot and spicy. Let them season to taste.

Mexicans in the "states" are a mixture of cultures. But are "we" coarsening the the culture? En serío? Seriously! The newer arrivals find everything wrong with everybody, pinche gueros, pinche pochos, and yes, pinche putos.

!No seas gúey! Give your readers the entire menu of spanish expression.

I enjoy your advice column. I work in customer service and get similar questions from my customers and non-Spanish speaking friends.

Inigo Montoya

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Posted by Inigo Montoya on 09/22/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “The Skinny

"I never saw it". -- flipping liar. What a slimy politician McCain has become.

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Posted by bslap on 09/22/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Great story, thanks. It's a tough issue with no real solutions. Unfortunately we humans are problematic and there will always be some who can't seem to fit in anywhere. My kids always give them their money.

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Posted by bslap on 09/22/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Donor Trouble

Prop 205 passes will be be #1 in incarceration we can make the top of the list in failed schools beating out all other states we will be 50th.
Yea Arizona needs to lead the pack in a new way to market marijuana the reason it will get better more enforceable less people in the market and a administrative court we own under civil laws no constitutional right's considered.

Only a moron educated in Arizona could vote for this.

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 09/22/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

Has the writer looked at a map of Israel?

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Posted by bslap on 09/22/2016 at 9:06 AM

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