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Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

How about a band that has like.... had a hit in the last 45 years?
God, do you want to sell a ticket or what?

This is just as bad as the first Rio no-wayo employees (maybe) stealing all the computers the first time around. Your tax dollar at work.

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Posted by Gandalf Remembers on 09/09/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

My guess is that government has left us powerless to change anything. The confiscation and abuse of our tax dollars has become an every day occurrence.

Meanwhile the 99%ers have been convinced to persecute the 1% that are successful.

How crazy is that?

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Posted by Rat T on 09/09/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Actually could have convinced the Foo Fighters to come here for around the same amount. They did it in Richmond, VA. The ultra-conservative rantings of Mike Love and company are far from the Beach Boys origins and they're probably one of the worst bands touring today.

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Posted by Matt James on 09/09/2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

A note to Outvoted, whose remarks about Rep. Grijalva included this statement: " The Democrats (my political party) even redrew the districts lines so that he could get a part of Tucson. The very liberal University part of Tucson. So he could get more votes." I've just checked the 2000 Independent Redistricting Commission's map for what they designated as CD 7, and it extended to Country Club between Grant Road and Broadway, i.e, the UofA and immediate surroundings. And that Commission was considered by some to have favored Republicans. In the next, most recent cycle, Grijalva's district became CD 2 and it extends only to Park Avenue between Grant and Broadway. It was actually CD 2 that gained territory within "(t)he very liberal University part of Tucson." Facts are facts, and the maps are available. And if one looks at election returns, one can perhaps conclude that subtle changes to district lines are not likely to determine election results in Raul Grijalva's district.

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Posted by franklymydears on 09/09/2014 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Jesus christ the comments are the most depressing part. No one is raging at how this board keeps wasting our goddamn money, while tusd is one of the worst school districts in the nation

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Posted by masterojack on 09/09/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Why is everyone talking about the beach boys and not about how this board keeps wasting OUR money??

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Posted by masterojack on 09/09/2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Mike Love is a joke. This isn't the Beach Boys, it's a lame cover band. I will never see them again unless Brian Wilson is with them, and even then, the Mike Love cover songs (yes, they actually cover other bands' songs!) is a waste of time.

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Posted by ali on 09/09/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

I'm sure the free market will prevail.

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Posted by Central Tucson neighbor on 09/09/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

I'm sorry, too. It is sad to see so many people trying to hang on to those High School fantasies when life is so much richer now that we have been exposed to more.

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Posted by Cascabel on 09/09/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

Not everyone is a wacko or hater
What about my rights ?
I come from a family of legal immigrants. Who worked hard did not get anchor baby money, aid to dependent children, food stamps and section 8 housing. My family didn't just walk across a border. They had to cross an ocean.
But then my parents cared about us and not how much money they could make having another anchor baby. We learned English, went to school, got jobs and paid taxes.
They were not payed under the table, that is tax evasion. And now my tax dollars are supporting illegal families. Instead of legal worker who are trying to make ends meet. We just don't say the words, we live the life.
Do not give rewards to people who are breaking the law.

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Posted by outvoted on 09/09/2014 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

Wow. You can always count on immigration stories to bring out the wackos and haters. Nothing they say has anything to do with reality, but it sure is entertaining.

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Posted by skinnyman on 09/09/2014 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

I see on his profile that Rick Jason has no friends yet. Reading his comments, I don't wonder why.

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Posted by franklymydears on 09/09/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

The longer we wait to legalize 20,000,000 people and their 6,000,000 kids the more money we save from this budget:

WIC, ($7,000,000,000) SNAP ($80,000,000,000 a year), TANF ($31,000,000,000), Supplemental housing($24,000,000,000) and MEDICAID ($265,000,000,000), CHIP ($9,000,000,000)School Lunch Program ($11,600,000,000) total $795 BILLION this doesn't count 8 Cash Assistance programs 8 vocational training programs 3 utility assistance programs total 2 child care and development programs. ALL together are tax payer burdens.

Repeal Birthright Citizenship and we could save $982,800,000,000 in education alone!

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Posted by Claudia Splick Larson on 09/09/2014 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

I'm with Jim! the only people "Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used" are US citizens!

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Posted by Claudia Splick Larson on 09/09/2014 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

Grigalva is anti- American and should be dropped off in Mexico with no id and one bullet in his pocket. We would not see him for years.

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Posted by AZson52 on 09/09/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Sorry but these old white guys are more in tune with what Americas want to see.

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Posted by AZson52 on 09/09/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

Sorry but the beach boys are closer to American interests not Mexico. This is s America after all.

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Posted by AZson52 on 09/09/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Grijalva: Obama's Decision to Delay Exec Action on Immigration Leaves "Those Who Looked to Him for Hope Feeling Alone, Ignored and Used"

Maybe Obama's remembering he's president of the United States, not President of "Immigrantia". Or at least the tens of thousands of phone calls to his fellow Democrats forced him to look out for his real constituents for a change.

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Posted by bslap on 09/09/2014 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Rio Nuevo Board to Pay $100,000 for a Beach Boys Concert

You must be kidding.

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Posted by Rat T on 09/09/2014 at 6:34 AM

Re: “A Very Frightening Story From BASIS San Antonio

My daughter goes to BASIS SA. We've run the gamut with schools trying to find a good fit for her. We've done expensive private, public, homeschool, and now charter. She loved homeschooling, but this school absolutely fits my daughter to a 'T'. She loves it. Yes, it's a lot of work, but she thrives off of it. Does it cause melt-downs at times? Yes. But, she's also benefited from these stressful scenarios and learned how to use her time more efficiently to get things done and move on.
She still does sports and outside activities, though no 'time-consuming' ones like sports clubs. That's another type of extreme, IMO.
Is BASIS for everyone? No. Some know that going in, but still try. Others don't find that out till they give it a whirl. It's okay if it's not a good fit for a child. Move on and help your child find something that does work for them and the family. Choice, is what it's about.
The choice is wonderful to have. It IS needed. Not everyone can afford private, and the public schools are failing our kids and it's not 'because' of charter schools. Their decline has been happening. When my daughter tried public school she asked me after 3 weeks to pull her out because she was bored and didn't like how un-focused the other kids were. They are not being guided the way they need to be. Yet, they're not even being disciplined or held accountable in anyway, either. What are they really learning? At BASIS kids are very engaged. Teachers seem happier and more relaxed. It's been a great choice, for my family.
I'm not saying it's perfect. I've heard some of the stories/experiences of others. But, no school is perfect. Everyone has to find what works for them. You learn, you experience, and you keep moving forward till you have something that works for you.

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Posted by SA Mom on 09/09/2014 at 6:14 AM

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