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Re: “Death in the Arizona Borderlands

Think about all the jobs on both sides of the border will be lost if the wall is built.

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Posted by 2ndThoughts on 02/17/2017 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Death in the Arizona Borderlands

Think of all the lives the Wall will save.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/17/2017 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, you couldn't have spent much time in L.A. to come away with the impression that you noted, because L.A. drivers are models of decorum compared to Tucson drivers, thanks largely to much higher car insurance premiums and lots of brake-checking scamsters eager to exploit the tort laws. Climate, altitude and geography certainly contribute to the current presence of both Tucson and Phoenix at the top of the list for "most aggressive drivers in the country." I suspect another culprit may be that SO MANY Tucsonans apparently insist on working an 8am-5pm schedule, which shouldn't be necessary (and which science has recently found NOT to be optimal). Either drivers enjoy the experience of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or employers are inflexible about working hours. Hey, there's a great subject for a journalistic investigation! The Weekly still does those, right?

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Posted by Starcommand on 02/17/2017 at 5:43 AM

Re: “TUSD Board Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday, Feb. 21. Only One Item on the Agenda

Looks like we have a new TUSD reporter at TW who does no better than Safier and Nintzel:
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/02/16/tusd-sideshow

What a surprise.

Here is a good comment that was posted on the above piece that is also relevant here:

"The quotes from Grijalva and Foster are revealing of what their agenda and attitude has been for the past four sad years of their misguided leadership: it doesn't matter what is actually happening in the district, what matters are what reports appear in the media. The district is going down in flames under the shockingly incompetent leadership of the sadly under-qualified administrator these women and their former sidekick Cam Juarez brought into town three and a half years ago through an improper, untransparent process (using the same search firm that had recently tried to sell Isquierdo to a Texas district AFTER Isquierdo went down in flames in Sunnyside: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/search-firm-that-botched-texas-schools-chief-hiring-now-looking/article_b1c0a248-fd05-5dea-ab92-643522a18a9c.html

But instead of facing the truth and directly addressing the problem they have created, the disastrous PR "strategy" the district's failed leadership has tried to employ is this: "If we tell the public the truth, then charter schools and private schools may win in this war we are fighting with them."

Heads up: the job of the district's "leaders" is to tell the public THE TRUTH. It is not to create misleading images of the district in news stories and to BLOCK every channel through which real information about this FAILING institution can reach the constituents who might make the disastrous decision of enrolling their children in under-performing schools. When the course of lies and misleading propaganda is chosen, the district's leadership themselves become the worst enemies of the public district system because in lying to the public about it, they turn it into something that is corrupt and indefensible.

Grijalva and Foster lost the battle to maintain their Board majority. They will lose the battle to keep their overpaid and disastrously underperforming Superintendent in place [now or a few weeks or months from now when he quits in response to actually having a Board that, unlike the previous irresponsible majority, oversees him responsibly]. Kristel Foster can alert her Facebook friends and get all the local sycophants to speak in a TUSD Board Meeting Call to the Audience, but fortunately for Tucson, the people who showed up on February 14 to deliver Valentines to the district's mismanager-in-chief are not the people now constituting the majority on this Board."

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Posted by The district needs, and will get, better leadership. on 02/16/2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “TUSD Sideshow

The quotes from Grijalva and Foster are revealing of what their agenda and attitude has been for the past four sad years of their misguided leadership: it doesn't matter what is actually happening in the district, what matters are what reports appear in the media. The district is going down in flames under the shockingly incompetent leadership of the sadly under-qualified administrator these women and their former sidekick Cam Juarez brought into town three and a half years ago through an improper, untransparent process (using the same search firm that had recently tried to sell Isquierdo to a Texas district AFTER Isquierdo went down in flames in Sunnyside: http://tucson.com/news/local/education/precollegiate/search-firm-that-botched-texas-schools-chief-hiring-now-looking/article_b1c0a248-fd05-5dea-ab92-643522a18a9c.html

But instead of facing the truth and directly addressing the problem they have created, the disastrous PR "strategy" the district's failed leadership has tried to employ is this: "If we tell the public the truth, then charter schools and private schools may win in this war we are fighting with them."

Heads up: the job of the district's "leaders" is to tell the public THE TRUTH. It is not to create misleading images of the district in news stories and to BLOCK every channel through which real information about this FAILING institution can reach the constituents who might make the disastrous decision of enrolling their children in under-performing schools. When the course of lies and misleading propaganda is chosen, the district's leadership themselves become the worst enemies of the public district system because in lying to the public about it, they turn it into something that is corrupt and indefensible.

Grijalva and Foster lost the battle to maintain their Board majority. They will lose the battle to keep their overpaid and disastrously underperforming Superintendent in place. Kristel Foster can alert her Facebook friends and get all the local sycophants to speak in a TUSD Board Meeting Call to the Audience, but fortunately for Tucson, the people who showed up on February 14 to deliver Valentines to the district's mismanager-in-chief are not the people now constituting the majority on this Board.

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Posted by The district needs, and will get, better leadership. on 02/16/2017 at 9:31 PM

Re: “TUSD Board Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday, Feb. 21. Only One Item on the Agenda

What's TUSD going to do when the gravy train of illegals and the millions of dollars that follow them runs dry?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/16/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

In New Mexico, drivers have to be told they can't see over a hill on highways!!! How smart can those drivers be? Scares the shit out of me to drive there!!!

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Posted by Icecld on 02/16/2017 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Danehy

Wow, kill the messenger, avoid the message. Not one person admits that Arizona is dim in handing you a driver's license test at age 16 or 17 and not again until you are 65, not just because it's dim but because it cuts off a source of income for the state while saving lives. Drivers have obviously long forgotten that you do not have the r/w making a left turn with the other driver is making a right turn on a green light. You do not have right to make a left turn up to a minute after the light has turned red. We pay poor wages and lay off law enforcement and choke educational funds so we can be "free" of radar cameras and shrug off resulting accidents. We put red light walkways in the middle of the block on busy section line streets because people are too lazy to walk to a legal crossing then wonder why traffic is so slow. Like the author, my work is such that I can avoid the worst hours but I've lived in countries all over the world and Tucson is average except for the dismal disrespect for traffic laws. In one Asian country the joke was that a driver pulled up beside you if you were walking and asked if you wanted a ride and the response was "No thanks, I'm in a hurry." I may tell that story again one day. It doesn't make me a criminal. It's my experience. You don't have to read it and you don't have to read Tom's article. If you do so just to tear him apart, try writing your own and wait for the reviews to give you an idea how unrelenting sour grapes appear to others.

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Posted by soundcloud on 02/16/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tommy had something to do at the U.of A. What? Use the restroom.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/16/2017 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Veteran Volunteers

I find it extremely fortunate to have an objectionable view being published in the WEEKLY. I am of the view that their underlying principles in this marijuana medical to recreational scheme. I have little doubt that so much monies from civil seizures went into MPPs a 501(c)(3) coffers to promote legalization. If this is the case and I believe it is, what is the level of perverse?

This study is a veteran based study on PTSD. While we know the horrors of war the disgusting reasoning we have been using lately.

It seem this study has a predetermined conclusion and this study. This in place to validate and eliminate veracity to any arbitrary objections.

It seems that there are 2 possible positive conclusions. That simply being a Vet does not automatically give considerations to PTSD. Combat experienced, not support logistics in rear areas cooks on LST's or mechanics in non theatre operations submariners and the like. I can imagine how hard it must be to find a combat experienced Vet, that is not on some kind of medication and has been for awhile. Or to find a combat experienced Vet that is not into illegal or abuse of legal drugs. As both of these would invalidate anything this study can provide.

1- Is to understand how cannabinoids in cannabis effect a huge variety of compulsive behaviors. If so how and in what ways and strain variety can target those behaviors possibilities. One must take into account, that during HW Bush presidency and his desert storm.
The medical impacts per 100,000 soldiers not deployed living at home base were 10x more encompassing than those deployed. 10x time more overdoses, 10x more domestic violence, 10x more DUI related. Only a very small percentage of the personal in the Department of Defence military are in the theatre of operations.

2- This study will only pertain to a small amount and be used mainly as tool limit and possible validate a strain that might be useful in treating combat related issues.

The name of the organization's MAPS funding these studies after looking them up they are mainly organizations that supply information use of MDMA. While the group does research on other psychotic drugs the target is not on freedom of use. To establish divisions of consumption enforcement and administration are a shifting variable that needs to be monitored and adjusted by social changes. While this group the founders from big Pharma "Novataris" is under contract with the FDA to study and administer MDMA for PTSD. conflict?

Will this group MAPS a 501(c)(3) nonprofit lobby in support or opposition for legalization. Using this data as conclusive evidence that marijuana has no medical effect, and compounds of MDMA with Certain stains be administered has shown possibilities.

Real bottom line we need to know ll how contribute complete o

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Posted by Carpet Baggers on 02/16/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote:

On the way back home, I had to do something at the UA, so I got off on Speedway. Some guy was barreling down the frontage road, talking on the phone. He blew right through the "Yield" sign and almost crashed into the back of me as I got into the lane to turn right onto Speedway. He pulled up next to me, rolled down his window and screamed, "What the hell's wrong with you?! You coulda hit me."I said, "First of all, I was ahead of you. I had the right of way and you're supposed to yield." "I did yield." I asked, "What do you think yield means?" In his angry explanation, he used his hands a lot, causing him to drop his phone and prompting me to say, "No, that's merge." "They're the same thing!," he bellowed. I was going to ask him what charter school he had graduated from (obviously cum laude), but the light turned green and I drove off.

It is interesting how Toms anecdotes always follow the same pattern. The "Hero Tom has an encounter with a dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. The dullard/moron/right conservative makes a stereotypical dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative statement. The "Hero Tom" always has the perfect retort to shame the dullard/moron/right-wing-conservative. At which point the "Hero Tom" drives off/leaves or dullard/moron/right conservative flees in shame/embarrassment allowing the "Hero Tom" to bask in his glory.

It is also interesting how many encounters Tom has in his cars with other motorists. How many other people have had as many Tom-type" interactions with other motorists while driving their cars?

Weird how Tom always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Do you ever notice the guys that do that, the Blairs, the Glasses, the Kellys, they always just start with something small. A little quote that they clean up. Then its a whole anecdote. Then pretty soon they are saying some amazing s##t. They are the lucky ones who just happen to be standing on the right street corner in Tel Aviv when the pizza joint blows up and the human head rolls down the street with the eyes still blinking

Gus Haynes talking about Tom Danehy

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “TUSD Sideshow

What were doing here is a side-show circus, Grijalva said. If Im a parent of a kindergartner or someone whos coming from a charter school and looking for a middle or high school for my child, why would I pick TUSD? Because all I see in the headlines is this drama.

They also see you conferencing with a known domestic terrorist, on the taxpayer dime.

No drama in you organizing your chain-in of students at a previous board meeting?

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Posted by What, Again on 02/16/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Danehy

Actually, Tommy has 2 children. His daughter has a degree from Cornel University. No small feat. I'm not sure of the facts about his son, but I recall that he also goes or went to a highly respected university. It's painfully obvious which parent they take after.
I love his comment about going to his crappy-ass job. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. People in glass houses and all that.

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Posted by CW13 on 02/16/2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Editors Note

At the dinner table;

Mom: Son, what did you write about today?

Son: I camped out on yet another TW article with Rat T because neither of us has a life, so we vomited up yet more of our offensive and idiotic comments while simultaneously whining and sniveling about being the real victims in any and every instance because we're losers with a chip on our shoulders who have nothing better to do with our lives than inflict our misery on anyone who makes the mistake of reading the same article we did.

Congratulations TW, you've let your comments section turn into the same cesspool as the ADS comments, thanks in large part to the very same sewer dwellers who infested them...

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Posted by zippy w pinhead on 02/16/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Danehy

Jerry Barker wrote: "I remember you used the "yield and merge" story a couple of years ago.......

What are you trying to say? Are you implying that Tom might actually fabricate a personal anecdote? Say it isn't so.

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Editors Note

ALL empires eventually become "fat, soft, and ripe for the taking". Only a fool, ignorant of history and drunk on his own hubris, would believe that ours will last forever.

Fear-mongering is counter-productive, whether it comes from the left, right, or middle. The world is not our enemy--but our nation is increasingly becoming an enemy of the world, as we cling desperately to our fading power.

Chump is a symptom, not the problem. By all means, call him names. It's an essential responsibility of citizenry--not to mention fun and satisfying--to say that the emperor has no clothes. But rescuing this nation's democracy goes way beyond attacking Chump.

When Chump is gone, as he soon will be, we must resume the tenuous task of negotiating our own decline. I would prefer the British way--we should aspire to do it politely, humanely, and with as little violence as possible, please.

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Posted by skinnyman on 02/16/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Danehy

I am embarrassed for him as a member of the community. The standards of journalism have eroded to cursing and name calling. If that was what I wanted I could watch Jerry Springer. Come on TW, clean up your act.

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Posted by Susan Henshaw on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom wrote: you will instantly be accosted by a female traffic cop who looks like she used to play linebacker for the Jets. That happened to me one time in New York, so I instantly endeared myself to the officer by asking, "Didn't you used to work at the malt shop on What's Happening?"

1. Does anyone really believe Tom said that to a law enforcement officer?
2. Toms use of the reference to the TV show Whats Happening is a passive-aggressive form of letting us know the race of the LEO, He already has a documented history of racist rhetoric.
3. Toms description of the female LEO is nasty and cruel.
4. Why is the Tucson Weekly allowing a columnist to stereotype women and minorities in such profane ways? If they allow Tom to stay after this column, they no longer have any standing in criticizing others for misogyny and racism. All one has to say in response is "yes, but you have Tom Danehy as a columnist."

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Posted by tctw on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

So who wrote that first letter, Rat T or What, Again?

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Posted by zippy w pinhead on 02/16/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Editors Note

Meanwhile, as the "erudite" commenters and the editor argue the finer points of personal insults and the new White House administration initiates its witch hunt for those "un-American" leakers, Russia has fielded a new ground-launched, nuclear-capable cruise missile in Europe and is actively patrolling the waters outside of our ballistic missile submarine bases on the west coast, even as North Korea is testing ballistic missiles and China is creating man-made islands to serve as aircraft carriers in the south pacific.

Americans need to get their collective heads out of their collective asses and realize that there are bigger things going on in the world right now. Am I pissed at the current administration -- damn right, but the other party didn't do us any favors either. Frankly, it doesn't matter.

The corporations have gutted this nations manufacturing abilities and both political parties have created a nation full of whiners who would rather protest in the streets and kill one another than take notice that the old Cold War never really went away -- just like racism in America -- and that the fat soft America we see today is ripe for the taking.

We have a pro-Russian sitting in the oval office, almost one-third of our Navy's aircraft are out of service because of spare part issues brought about by political infighting and the average draft-age American couldn't pass a military physical fitness test to save his/her Big Mac Whopper-eating ass.

I spent more than 20 years defending this nation against "all enemies foreign and domestic" and right now I see more enemies inside the borders of this nation from both major political parties, corporations and special interests destroying us from the inside out.

You want to make America great again -- read the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution for yourself and not through the filters of some political hack. Take a trip to Washington D.C this summer and walked the silent hills of Arlington Cemetery, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam War memorial and the countless monuments to World War II.

Do whatever it takes to clear this self-loathing, racist-based, media-feed crap from your mind and soul and start working to make AMERICANS great again.

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Posted by sgsmith on 02/16/2017 at 10:47 AM

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