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Re: “Ask a Mexican!

Thanks for your recommendation on Poblano Hot Sauce! I live just north of Tucson so will look for it. I buy Cholula because I don't want to spend my pesos on another brand only to find I hate it. If the restaurants had a wider variety of sauces I'd try them all to find my favorite.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 01/15/2015 at 8:36 AM

Re: “TUSD Should Wait for Court Ruling Before Making Changes to Its Ethnic Studies Programs

Safier is correct, this is the time to await a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals known for its progressive rulings in many important cases brought before it. That said, it is likely, probably certain, the de-clawed state legislators will pass a new "improved" law if the current law is overthrown on appeal. With one ongoing and related cottage industry in place for decades - the federal desegregation circus - TUSD could find itself in another costly and drawn out battle of the lawyers with no end in sight.

Safier is also correct in advising Sanchez et. al. to remain committed to changes in the CRC they see as necessary and productive to assuring its survival in the face of new challenges from the state. Maybe even expanding the scope and reach of the program as Douglas has suggested.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 01/15/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “TUSD Should Wait for Court Ruling Before Making Changes to Its Ethnic Studies Programs

1. Why do only the "dislikes" to a comment show? This has been bugging me for weeks now--thought you'd get it fixed, but no . . .

2. Just curious: Has "rat T" EVER had anything positive to add to his diatribes on everything?

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Posted by AZWoman on 01/15/2015 at 7:52 AM

Re: “TUSD Should Wait for Court Ruling Before Making Changes to Its Ethnic Studies Programs

Oh, Rat, you know Tom Horne would drive in the median because the lanes are for the "little people". The left doesn't make anything a phobia, Rat. The right is already terrified of anyone who isn't like them, so they've already got all the phobias they need.

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Posted by Ldonyo on 01/15/2015 at 7:16 AM

Re: “House Republicans Tie Homeland Security Funding To Undoing Obama Exec Action on Immigration

Nice try, Rat, but we both know that isn't the case.

The Repubs have been doing nothing for the last six years and seeing to it that no one else does anything, either. Despite their Herculean efforts at stonewalling and obstructing, something got done. This is unacceptable to them, so they are seeking to undo it. If they can do some additional damage in the process, that would make their masters even more pleased with them.

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Posted by Ldonyo on 01/15/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Danehy

What a pathetic, disgusting screed. A stinking sack of feces would not reek more than this filth. The party of "Dark Money" is the Democrat party. It's the party that funnels money from huge corporate foundations like the Ford Foundation, government employee unions, and dozens of others, into Regressive Marxo-fascist campaigns like Douchebag's, or Dungball's or what ever the Fascist-crat candidate for governor was. It's the so called "Liberals" who live in the gated communities and despise people who actually work for a living instead of skimming off the efforts of others. But, then, i would expect nothing less from this waste of time rag

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Posted by East Valley News Net on 01/15/2015 at 7:12 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Our new Governor comes to town and pledges "no new taxes", tax giveaways on schedule and we have a BILLION Dollar DEFICIT facing us. The old song and dance, taxes aren't the problem, spending is the problem. Governor Ducey promises not to raise taxes, he gives us the snake oil salesman's pitch, we need to "demand more fiscal responsibility from government".

I guess what he is saying is, the last ten or more years of right-wing Republican leadership in Phoenix with all the spending cuts has put us in a desperately bad fiscal position and the answer is more of the same.

When Governor Ducey talks about his BILLION Dollar DEFICIT, he is talking about the money that should have been spent over the years but was transferred to the folks that funded electing Republicans and could afford high-paid lobbyist to obtain special fixes for their clients. Nothing criminal about that except the smoke-screen of social issues, guns, personal and property rights covering up what is really going on in the budgeting process is the problem.

Governor Ducey blames empty classrooms and puts out that crap about school choice as the blame for our well documented underfunded, under performing state educational system.

All he needs to do is look at the slow destruction of local school districts by willful underfunding and the rulings of the Courts in declaring illegal withholding Arizona's Citizen's mandated revenue for public schools are the cause of part of the fiscal problem facing the state.

Given the record of the Phoenix power-brokers and Legislative leaders, his pledge to provide the details on his plans "are still be sorted out" , falls far short of anything like an honest answer. The truth is more of the same, while Governor Ducey is on his way back to the Capitol to hide and pretend he is focusing on growing the economy. He really continues playing games to fool the people of Arizona, in reality he has no answers. Freeze hiring, his big solution?

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Posted by hakeson on 01/15/2015 at 6:27 AM

Re: “Danehy

The public voted for him, although you may have not. Clearly they see something worth while, and you as a clearly positioned liberal you are for people, which means also for their choices. Instead of bashing this state elected official perhaps you could use your time to check out his website to see his stances on things and if you want to support that. Perhaps, also while your online, check out where governor Ducey launches a job applicant website for the AZ people. It is a sad day indeed when we can't stop focusing on an entrepreneur who became very wealthy through his own hard work, when we could be focusing on what he is trying to do for our State, which is in need if some help.

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Posted by Patricia Rotondi on 01/15/2015 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Danehy

Mr. Danehy, your column certainly uncovers more than just the top soil. You actually plowed right into the political scene with some pointed remarks. Thank you for mounting your soap box. Your description of the political power could not have been better.

Too bad we don't have a few articulate leaders with public platforms in the Democrat party to mount the needed opposition views. Since we lack even one statewide elected official, no legislative leader of the stature needed to attract attention statewide we suffer without a strong counter presentation to the programs of the Republican Governor and his political financial backers.

Democrats outnumbered on many fronts need to pull themselves together, hold a statewide conference adopt a state Democrat platform outlining their support for income equality, articulate economic fairness that supports hardworking Arizona families.

Put in writing the Democrats support for education, organized labor, environmental safeguards, uniform ability to pay taxation. It is presenting details on the Democrat's programs for creating opportunity and winning back voters who are full of fear as a result of economic conditions.

Some past Republican leaders have scapegoated and put on the doorstep of our Latino citizens and neighbors South of the border the results of their own mismanagement and special favor fixes for financial political support.

Just one example of the political fix is favoring the for profit charter schools over publicly elected school board district schools. It is well documented the slow legislative destruction of properly funding education at all levels. If that wasn't the case why is the Legislature under Court Order for the serious withholding of funds for public education that was approved by the voters?

Democrats rent a facility to hold a state convention, allow every registered Democrat to present their proof of voter registration and adopt a platform. Winning back positions of elected leadership starts with issues relevant to the hardworking folks of Arizona.

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Posted by hakeson on 01/15/2015 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Danehy

If Obama had represented all Americans, following your advice to Ducey, he may have succeeded at least in part. Further, " Anybody who, as part of their job, publicly swears to uphold the law and then turns around, when things get inconvenient, and proposes ignoring the law...that person belongs, at the very least, out of a job and, more probably, in a jail cell." applies far better to Barack than any other President in history. As to not having all the answers, could you please find a way to write your nonsense so that you quit presuming to have all the answers?

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Posted by chuckj on 01/15/2015 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Fewer Catalina Mountain Lions Being Killed by Hunters Since Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction, AZ Game & Fish Says

Tammy L.,

I did NOT say single species advocacy groups. I said single species advocacy group - singular. Specifically that is the Desert Bighorn Sheep Society. This group of shooters benefits from political favoritism and advocates the killing of mountain lions in a futile attempt to bolster bighorn sheep numbers.

Members of the AZ Game & Fish Commission are also members of the DBSS and have not recused themselves from voting to establish multiple bag limits for mountain lions.

The Catalina Bighorn Sheep Project was approved in spite of most of the mountain range being classified at poor or fair quality for bighorn sheep. The remaining three environmental groups on the Advisory Committee do good work in other areas, but are grossly co-opted and compromised out of recognition during their participation on the Advisory Committee.

As you may already know, the Sky Island Alliance board of directors voted to withdraw from the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Advisory Committee and are to be commended. You may also know that the Sierra Club opposes the project, along with Friends of Wild Animals and numerous individuals.

Your reaction to the participation of the three groups who remain on the Advisory Committee is to be expected, because the three mistakenly give the project a green wash, which sadly is deceiving.

Posted by Ricardo Small on 01/15/2015 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Viva Mujica!!!

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Posted by Bog Mann on 01/15/2015 at 4:17 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Scrooge McDucey is Fife Symington version 2.0. His speech featured NO new approach. Just a warmed over version of Project Slim.

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Posted by Steve M on 01/15/2015 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Forced Submission

Her personality & wishful statement does not make her a terrorist. Most postal window clerks I deal with are slow, incompetent, fat, lazy, & exhibit very low productivity & speed. Bottom line is that the sentencing based on Mary Elizabeth's statement was unjust. I'd be pissed at the system too.

Posted by Grant Gilmore on 01/15/2015 at 1:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: TUSD Students, Legal Team Kick Ass in 9th Circuit Hearing Challenging Law Banning Mexican American Studies

@what again sez "rarely mentioned by the media, was revealed in a study by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta, Georgia."

Yeah, let's trust a study from an "institute" with no web presence and no record of it actually having existed beyond one person in her pajamas listening to Hannity.…

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Posted by Alexandra on 01/15/2015 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Fewer Catalina Mountain Lions Being Killed by Hunters Since Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction, AZ Game & Fish Says

All that i know, is that both, Cougars, and bighorn sheep are some of my favorite meats to eat. Icelandic reindeer is the third of my favorite meats to eat. In Nevada, I have had the privilege to eat California, Desert/Nelson bighorn sheep and Mtn Lion/Cougar. I financially support the bighorn sheep associations. When doing that, I'm also supporting the Cats. I was taught to always" put back into the society, Community, Environment, etc . more than what you take out. Therefore I'm a life member of the WSF wild sheep foundation to support wildlife at the top of the mountain, A life member of the RMEF Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to support the grazers habitat from the top of the mountain in the summer to the valley in the winter, a life member of the MDF Mule Deer Foundation, to support the browsers type of habitat from the top to the bottom, and a diamond life member of Ducks Unlimited to support all wildlife in the winter when the mountain top is covered with too much snow, as well as the migration of wildlife and waterfowl in their migration. Thanks Dad for teaching me the most productive way to return to the wildlife more than what I take!

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Posted by John Larson on 01/14/2015 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Tough Luck Club to Host Fundraiser for Injured Scott & Co. Bartender

Come on. He may have disability, etc, but that still doesn't cover your paycheck 100%. Lighten up.

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Posted by LDSSS on 01/14/2015 at 9:41 PM

Re: “City Council's Review of Tucson Police Department's Enforcement of SB 1070 Gets Pulled, May Happen in February

"we have to ably by the law,"

Do you mean abide by the law?

What has happened to spelling, phonics, and proof reading?

This is pitiful.

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Posted by Rat T on 01/14/2015 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Tucson High's Chican@s Social Justice Club Wants Your Help

In the world of dumb ideas, this is close to the top. I am of Mexican descent and would prefer that these lost souls simply head south - on foot with a gallon jug of water.

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 01/14/2015 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Tucson High's Chican@s Social Justice Club Wants Your Help

Welcome to the new America, Folks. This is what happens when Socialists like Raul and daughter get into power. To say we're doomed is putting it mildly.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/14/2015 at 5:43 PM

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