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Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2

Look at this thread. The tremendous stress and turmoil. Until you get to a minimum level of peace, you really can't pick up speed. We can all agree that teachers should be supported in their teaching function and that parents should feel engaged in the education of their child.

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Posted by on 07/29/2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

And to you as well.

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Posted by Peabo on 07/29/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “The Skinny

There was nothing illegal about Ally using private email and i have never said that there was, TWIAJ. But those private emails that discussed public business are public records and Ally has repeatedly denied that she did use private email while conducing public business. And by withholding those records, she is now under investigation by the Attorney General's Office because refusing to produce public records when you are asked for them is a crime.

Seriously, if you're going to call a publication a joke, it would help if you had some sense of what the story is about. Otherwise, you lose credibility because you clearly don't understand what you are talking about.

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Posted by Nintz on 07/29/2016 at 6:58 PM

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As good a reason as I've heard so far. Not good enough for me, but I have a little more faith in a liberal third party doing more if they get more (votes, exposure, funding, etc). You vote for Hillary and I'll keep pushing to turn red states green this cycle. I honestly don't think either effort will result in catastrophe so the battle for the left can be fought another day. Good luck out there.

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Posted by delsueno on 07/29/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2

Focus on improving education and all the trivia, "agendas" drops away. My observation in 30 years of elected office and having done over 200 pieces of legislation is that people would rather fight over the nickel than reach down and pick up the 95 cents.

TUSD needs to measure it relationship with parents and teachers and make that measure the driving focus of its culture.

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Posted by on 07/29/2016 at 6:45 PM

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I understand, elsueno. I just disagree. If third party candidates had more success shaping policy than siphoning votes I might feel differently. In my opinion, the Democratic party has needed to be pulled to the left for a long time. Bernie was (and I hope will continue to be) able to do so because he challenged from within. And, unfair or not, until third party candidates get their procedural ducks in a row and show they can organize on a national and professional scale, they will always be treated as fringe.
As for Trump, I think it's essential for the health of this country that the ignorance, the arrogance, the race-baiting, and the misogyny he represents be overwhelmingly repudiated in the popular vote. For that reason, a vote for Hilary, even if she loses the state, is absolutely valid.

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Posted by Peabo on 07/29/2016 at 6:03 PM

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My keyboard has multiple strokes. It is getting better.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/29/2016 at 5:17 PM

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Peabo, you still don't seem to understand that voting for Hillary Clinton in Arizona does nothing to help her win or stop a Trump presidency. That's not a straw man or a cliche, it's a reality. So if you're against Trump (which I'm certain we both are), your vote becomes an opportunity to lend support to a candidate who represents your values rather than participation in an effort to prevent the greater of two evils from taking office. For me, that person is Jill Stein and my vote for her is harmless to Hillary supporters' efforts.

Maybe seeing a true liberal receive a record number of votes this cycle will cause Democrats to adopt some of her stances. Maybe it won't. But voting for a candidate I dislike in a state she has no chance of winning seems ludicrous. If I lived in a blue or swing state, I'd have more soul searching to do. But I don't, so I don't. It's not my system, I just vote in it.

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Posted by delsueno on 07/29/2016 at 5:16 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Yaga Zuzi, Yaga Zuzi, Yaga Zuzi Zim!

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Posted by Peabo on 07/29/2016 at 4:37 PM

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"Liberals never lear." Clinton or Trump, Rat, I'm going fight to get you an education.

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Posted by Peabo on 07/29/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2

Pardon me for saying so, but as an Anglo parent who chose to enroll a student in a more ethnically diverse Catholic school rather than in one of the Anglo-majority TUSD schools, the term "white flight" bothers me. It seems to obscure the motive for leaving, which in every TUSD-withdrawal case I've been familiar with has NOT been seeking more racially homogeneous school communities. The motive has been to find well-managed schools that provide better educational services and better facilities.

And if TUSD admin is pandering to the 3S's and University, it's because their central administrative recruitment process seems somehow to select for a capacity to be governed by venality and self-interest. They will pander to wealth and connections wherever those characteristics concentrate themselves. They are not, in my experience, social justice warriors with a burning passion for serving the underserved, whatever form the underserved may come in -- minority and / or low income. They are stat-inflation, self-preservation, resume-building sorts. They will neglect a poor white kid just as much as a poor minority kid. Probably more so, because in the form of the desegregation authorities, they have people who are doing their best to make it harder for them to do the latter.

Thanks, by the way, Three Sonorans, for the heads up on Gallegos and the drop in the credit rating. Prompt and 100% more relevant than Safier, as usual.

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Posted by Let's get the motives for leaving right. on 07/29/2016 at 4:31 PM

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elsueno- thanks for the helping of condescension, but you're going to need something better than cliches and straw men to throw around if you want to make a convincing case. Despite your rather lazy accusations, I'm no fan of Monsanto or anything else on your laundry list. I'm just someone who thinks the practical way to shape and change policy is from within. You know, like how civil rights legislation and stuff like that was passed. The way we've been doing it for years.
Blaze Mason - K-12 education, gun control, debt-free college, affordable health care, campaign finance reform, and so on. Do I think she's going to roll up her sleeves and dive right in on all this? No. Do I think there are some hollow campaign year promises in there. Sure, I'm not a child. But, you see, that's where the fight is to me. The good fight that can actually make change happen.
I ask you about Jill Stein. What makes you think she would be effective if elected? I'm all ears.
And we'll have to agree to disagree on Nader. I won't hang everything on his shoulders, but he let his ego get in the way and the country paid the price.
I can't stop either one of you from your burn the house down logic, but if you're cynical enough to think there would be no difference between a Trump and a Clinton presidency, then you are only thinking of yourselves.

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Posted by Peabo on 07/29/2016 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Desert Angel

Then let's run some ads in Mexico and try to increase the flow of illegals. It sounds like Joel can handle it. Quick, before the build the Wall-Mart.

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Posted by John G on 07/29/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Desert Angel

All of us at Humane Borders are very proud of Joel. His compassion, persistence and moral compass reflects the best in American values and the teachings of all major faiths. He also loves the land and does hit best to protect the land and wildlife living on it. Also, fyi, Joel and all volunteers pick up trash and there are trash barrels at many of the stations. And, in fact, the Border Patrol has said publicly that Humane Borders' work results in a reduction in deaths and potential rescues.

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Posted by Dinah Bear on 07/29/2016 at 4:07 PM

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She has no economic plan except raising taxes. That has been tried so many times with the same result. A downward spiraling job market. Liberals never lear. They suck you in with "shovel ready" nonsense and they advance projects that we never would have wasted money on. Then up goes the debt. Obama has spent us $10T deeper in debt and the economy is dismal.

I know, you just need more money. Somebody elses.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/29/2016 at 4:06 PM

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Hillary, supports fracking? Which Hillary?

Last month, in advance of the New York primary, the Clinton campaign aired a television ad announcing her allegiance with so-called fracktivists fighting to stop fracking, which has been tied to a number of health and environmental problems.

Hillary Clinton Tried to Push Fracking on Other Nations When She Was Secretary of State, New Emails Reveal

Wouldn't it be considered treason, when we have to rely on Russian hackers to find out Hillary is lying to Americans?

Madame Secretary, stop lying and release ALL of your emails.

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Posted by Debra Holt on 07/29/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel Unearths Treasure Trove of Ally Miller's Emails That Demonstrate She's a Big Fat Liar

I like to call the pothole picture "Chipped Tooth Seal"

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Posted by swampheel on 07/29/2016 at 3:26 PM

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Peabo -- you are repeating false statements and misinformation, which isn't going to help your candidate.

First, says that the anti-vax statement about Stein is unproven, and she personally is not anti-vaccine. The Green Party does support alternative medicine (including legal cannabis) and is opposed to the medical industry. I agree, and so do millions of other Americans.

Second, Nader did NOT cost Gore the election. Leaving aside the issue of the Supreme Court decision that handed the election to Bush, more Dems voted for Bush than voted for Nader, so if you're going to look for a lesson there, it's that major parties should nominate candidates that their members and independents will vote for.

You say it will be an "honor" to vote for Clinton. If you're really trying to get her elected, how about if you share some of her policies that you like and respect? As I said in a previous post, Clinton supporters never do that. The only reason they seem to support her is because she's not the other guy. That's not good enough.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 07/29/2016 at 3:21 PM

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Right on, Peabo - vote for Clinton to show your support for Monsanto, fracking, Goldman Sachs, wars of regime change, trade agreements that strip our nation of its sovereignty, and a host of other issues/interests your candidate clearly doesn't pander too.

Tex, myself, and others here are addressing those who wrap themselves in the fear of a Trump presidency to justify voting for Hillary. If that's the editor's only reason for voting Clinton, living in a red state renders it nonsensical and we're pointing that out. I, for one, have no interest in debating the merits of supporting the standard bearer for neoliberalism/neoconservatism with members of her cult. Your vote is your voice - at least you're exercising it...

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Posted by delsueno on 07/29/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Skinny

bahaha as if playing private email is a comparison to Hilary. Where did Ally have to take a required annual training saying that she couldn't use a private email vs Hilary who was a federal employee and ALL have to take training. In the training it specifically states not to forward government mail of any kind to a private account. Nice try Tucson weekly.

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Posted by Tucson weekly is a joke on 07/29/2016 at 2:24 PM

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