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Re: “Danehy

Good luck. Many in the media will have to find an honest profession. Maybe the legal field next? LOL.

Over 4M claimed they decided not to vote for Trump as the media convinced them he could not possibly win. Rigged? You betcha. Electoral College worked perfectly as the founders did not want a few over populated states to rule the country.

Any other talk is just sour grapes. Democrats tried to exploit sexism to get Hillary elected. Obamanomics was on trial and it wasnt acceptable.

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Posted by What a turkey on 11/24/2016 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

This is such a worthless column. Please stop embarrassing our people.

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Posted by Brown and down on 11/24/2016 at 4:37 AM

Re: “The Skinny

This whole story is anti taxpayer. The city wants to increase sales tax while the county has to increase property taxes because none of them can manage money. And Miller is the nutcase?

Did you just claim that the ACA was unnaffordable? Well welcome to the party. Doctors had to be cotoff from Medicare money to fund ACA so seniors are left holding an unfullfilled promise oncecagain. I know, lets raise the age of eligibilty and hope that more die off before they qualify. It worked for SS. Not.

Once again we need leaders, not liars.

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Posted by Stop Government Waste on 11/24/2016 at 4:32 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Kid One: "What the f...?"

Kid Two: "What's the matter?"

Kid One: "That guy gave me a bag full of pills."

Kid Two: "That's nothing. Last year when he ran out of candy he gave me colored condoms."

Kid One: "What did you do?"

Kid Two: "I traded them with some high school kid for a bag full of pills."

Kid One: "Cool."

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Posted by sgsmith on 11/24/2016 at 1:44 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

From the article: "The housemate had allegedly heard the doorbell ring, but when he went to look through the peephole, it was covered up and he couldn't see bell-ringer -- so, frightened, he hid in a closet."

Dude; trade your housemate in for a good watch dog, seriously.

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Posted by sgsmith on 11/24/2016 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

There is no cost to participate in the deepest level of the All Souls Procession..Yes true--if you are a $500 donor($1000 for local businesses)--OR a Volunteer--there is a space for you. The VIP area is very small in comparison--as well it also feeds the volunteers that make it happen.
There are many hundreds of feet of front row seating and areas with as good a view as any

Posted by Paul Weir on 11/23/2016 at 7:21 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

I'm probably late to this discussion based on comments above, but Paul, the old white democrats are losing their party to folks that promote diversity.

http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 11/23/2016 at 7:16 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Already somebody is pissed because I handed Paul his lunch.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/23/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Yo Paul, haven't you learned yet not to tangle assholes with me. You know you're gonna lose. Like when you told me I was over reacting when I said how many thousands of people could die if terrorists targeted the N.Y.C. subway system. I spent 14 years riding the subway. Turns out you've never even been in N.Y.C. You never had the balls to come back me. If you can't run with the big dogs, stay off the porch.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/23/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Trump calls for unity, Safier and POS-Smith call for hate. Says it all.

The Latest: Trump Calls for Unity in Thanksgiving Address
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/latest-trump-picks-sc-gov-haley-ambassador-43737829

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Posted by What, Again on 11/23/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Yeah Paul. WTH?

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Posted by Fonda Wanda on 11/23/2016 at 4:30 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

POS - Smith

I'm the son of a WWII vet. My father in the lead B-29 fire bombing runs over Japan, was in the sky when Baby Boy detonated. I know exactly what he would think of you.

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Posted by What, Again on 11/23/2016 at 4:17 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Thanks for the bulletin from the Democratic Party, but your commentary is redundant, Paul Stapleton-Smith, and a distraction from the real issues, which are economic, not racial.

Trump knows how to play to the preferences of an audience, but just as in his real estate businesses, just as in his "reality" shows, his real goal is to manipulate the system to make money and accumulate power. He got what he wanted out of playing his audiences during the campaign (the votes needed to give him the presidency), though he has very little in common with the majority of those who voted for him. He will not forward their agenda, he will forward the agenda of his economic class.

And that's the big news that is being missed while Democrats bitch and carp about Comey and identity politics: suppression of wages, reduction of entitlements, elimination of educational opportunities that used to exist, further reification of income inequality and rigid class divisions that dole out insecurity and impecunious circumstances to the many while preserving unimaginable privilege for the few. The "Democratic" party has not kept its eye on the ball, and while their attention has been diverted by transgender bathrooms and white supremacist conspiracy theories, the means to live a decent, secure life and educate their children have slipped from the grasp of many of those whose interests FDR and LBJ would have known how to protect.

Wake up.

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Posted by Identity politics are a distraction. Wake up. on 11/23/2016 at 4:08 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

Give me a break Paul. National security was the reason for my post. We are sleeping at the wheel on this stuff. Stop giving these racists air time. It's what they want.

How did you deduce any of that rant from my post? That is shameful.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 11/23/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

"CW13, What, Again and Dan Hyde are just the apologists and prevaricators and enablers that the KKK and the white supremacists have always depended upon to convince good people to ignore their calls to violence."

FU you POS.

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Posted by What, Again on 11/23/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

White supremacists spit in the face of our WW2 veterans and all true Americans. Trump is their new messiah, their new fuerher. CW13, What, Again and Dan Hyde are just the apologists and prevaricators and enablers that the KKK and the white supremacists have always depended upon to convince good people to ignore their calls to violence. Nice work, guys. Your parents must be so proud. You represent the most callous, cruel and ultimately unpatriotic behavior that my Republican family decried. Stand up like men and declare that you despise these white supremacists, or shut up and slink into the shadows where cowards hide. You shame the American principles and the values that real men and women fought and died for.

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Posted by Paul Stapleton-Smith on 11/23/2016 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Education Groups Call for 'A Physically and Emotionally Safe Learning Environment'

Safier can't do that, Aaron Johnson, because if he did his primary local, actual targets, as was indicated in the first comment in this stream, would have to be HT Sanchez and his cheerleader-in-chief, Kristel Foster.

Sanchez's botched administration of TUSD and Foster's collaboration with weak Board governance, failures to implement the USP, and negligent oversight of TUSD's central administration are probably the factors most responsible for the increased incidence of bullying in TUSD, but Safier-- who has written repeatedly to excuse these bad actors and / or has consistently ignored their lies and mismanagement -- can't touch these topics because of his political affiliations.

He is not, as I'm sure you recognize, actually concerned about bullying. His sole raison-d'etre since November 8 seems to be to jump eagerly on the increasingly lame bandwagons the attack-Trump-to-disguise-our-own-massive-mismanagement-of-the-2016-Presidential-primary-and-general-elections-Democrats are cobbling together. A convenient distraction from matters that actually affect the delivery of good education locally, where Safier's political allies have not been on the right side of just about any issue you could touch on -- bullying, implementing policies that keep adequately qualified professional teachers in the classroom, refraining from the mi-use of standardized testing, etc., ad nauseam.

Thanks for helping hold his feet to the fire.

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Posted by To be HONEST, he'd have to get a new set of friends... on 11/23/2016 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Education Groups Call for 'A Physically and Emotionally Safe Learning Environment'

Mr. Safier,
I do wonder where the members of these concerned organizations have been throughout the past several decades. This seems more a call for publicity, not for action--especially not for community organizing, not for local outreach nor training for families, individual kids or members of particular ethnic, class or gender groups. My trust is gone--long gone. Mr. Safier, please suggest and help organize local, actual effort.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 11/23/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/23/trump-devos-education/94344918/

Make America Smart Again!

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Posted by Concerned Mom on 11/23/2016 at 1:39 PM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Normalizing 'White Nationalism' Down to 'Nationalism'

How many times do I have to repeat myself? TRUMP WON !! Get over it. Pencil necked geek.

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Posted by CW13 on 11/23/2016 at 1:07 PM

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