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Re: “My Response To The Post By The Head Of BASIS Tucson

It is difficult to give extra attention to top students who complete their work early in class. These kids are the future success of our country. Having them assist the slow kids in class (yes, this goes on), especially with non-academic items adversely affects their progress.

We bend too much for the "disadvantaged"

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Posted by Busybody on 02/09/2017 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Copied from another source. Feel free to repost everywhere:
"Calls are what all the congresspeople pay attention to. Every day, their staff and the Rep./Senator get a report of the 3 most-called-about topics for that day at each of their offices (in DC and local offices), and exactly how many people said what about each of those topics.

They're also sorted by zip code and area code. And this is IMPORTANT: Republican callers generally outnumber Democrat callers 4-1, and when it's a particular issue that single-issue-voters pay attention to (like gun control, or planned parenthood funding), it's often closer to 11-1, and that has pushed Republican congressfolks on the fence to vote with the other Republicans. In the last 8 years, Republicans have called, and Democrats have not."
Emails and online petitions are usually ignored, because interest groups have automated the process with pre-filled comments that one only has to add one's name to and click submit. Your elected representatives are not going to pay attention to communication that they know only took 30 seconds of your time.

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Posted by Starcommand on 02/09/2017 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Town Halls, where constituents get to ask questions face to face of their congressperson, are a time honored tradition. But McSally, like her Republican colleagues, does not feel any responsibility to respect the rules and honor Democratic traditions. She and her colleagues have created new rules where the president can cite false information to the country day after day. Trump is a textbook fascist in that he attacks the credibility of the media and the courts. McSally is complicit. and must be unseated in 2018 to protect our Democracy

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Posted by Tzin on 02/08/2017 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

BTW, Tucson Weekly should really require commenters identify themselves. Would make for a much more polite environment. Those who comment anonymously are cowards who lack conviction.

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Posted by MBryan on 02/08/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

McSally is a coward if she won't face criticism. Giving the excuse that those who don't support her might show up and make themselves heard is a lame excuse for a representative to refuse to engage their constituents except in the most controlled of circumstances (tele-halls are completely controlled and pre-screened). More importantly, it shows her basic contempt for viewpoints other than her own or those who support her. She should listen to those who oppose her, they might just have something valid to say that will change her mind. Sad.

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Posted by MBryan on 02/08/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “In the Flesh: Flight Thirteen (Formerly The Jagg) at Che's Lounge

Congratulations nephew keep up the good work. I love you your tia patty

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Posted by patp on 02/08/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

And you would claim that those two words ("delusion" and "fantasy") don't describe your views about the superiority of public district schools as deliverers of "education," "Frances Perkins"?

I suppose it depends on what you mean by "education." Some of us mean the development of excellence in reading, thinking, writing and using the scientific method -- things that currently cannot happen for most students in most classrooms in a mammoth, mis-managed and chronically troubled public district like TUSD.

You -- and McSally and David Safier and all participants in the debate about what public institutions should be and how elected officials should manage them -- must try to tell the truth and formulate public policy on the basis of facts. Policy formed on a basis of lies, wishful thinking, and utopian fantasies cannot meet the needs of the real people in our communities.

We are all bicker-weary and fantasy-weary. Meanwhile, real people suffer as policy serves the needs of politicians and not of the people who work for a living in this sad, rapidly deteriorating region, state, and nation.

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Posted by Get Real. on 02/08/2017 at 9:52 PM

Re: “The Skinny

"Get a life."

What a come back - what eloquence, what complex thought processes. This is no doubt why you waste your time coming back to the same blog posts day after day driving up the "likes" on PCDP BS and inflating dislikes on every post that makes you feel hostile because it has valid facts / ideas in it. Unlike those whose comments you "dislike," you have nothing of substance to say.


You can blow as much smoke as you like -- I've seen a wide range of PCDP bottom feeding behaviors at this point and not much surprises me -- but try not to forget that you've been caught red-handed magically loading multiple dislikes onto comments within minutes of their posting: clumsy, and depressingly inept.

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Posted by You know what they say about people who live in glass houses... on 02/08/2017 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Two words will forever describe The Trump junta and their supporters and history will use them, "delusion" and "fantasy".

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Posted by Frances Perkins on 02/08/2017 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Have you ever considered the thought that she is not afraid to stand in front of you? Maybe her assumption is that she knows what you want. She hears it every day. But the majority do not.

Both sides could be making assumptions. Send her an email or a letter. It is better for everybody.

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Posted by Frank on 02/08/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Boy, are you mixed up.

Answering your own statements as if you're someone else and manipulating the like/dislike count by 7 each time you use your devices.

Get a life.

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Posted by Using 7 devices may get you the likes that you don't deserve :o) on 02/08/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Good point, @Chris Wiegand, but if we don't feed them, they're gonna be stuck eating those sandwiches What, Again likes.

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Posted by Peabo on 02/08/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Very disheartening to hear McSally will not meet with her constituents in a town hall setting. Her made-up reasons for not meeting with the people in her district is a total copout. This supposed fighter pilot and woman who sued the Air Force to change the ruling of what she had to wear when off base in Saudi Arabia, is now afraid to speak with people who may not agree with her decisions and votes. This is part of the job. If she can't handle this and feels she is sacrificing too much, then she should resign. I've been asking questions through her office for two years now and have yet to get an answer. Yesterday I was told by her district director, that all the answers I needed could be found on-line. I want to know if she supports Trump, his policies, and his nominations for cabinet appts. I want to know what it means to secure the border and how she feels we should go about that and I want to know if she agrees that we can cut our defense budget in half and still cover everything we need, since then we won't be wasting the taxpayers money. Can I find the answers to those questions on-line?
Bob Dorson

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Posted by Bob Dorson on 02/08/2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Maybe a phone-in is better for many reasons. Did ANY of you consider that? Not all of us have cars. I can't afford a sitter to go have my say. If you love our planet, why NOT keep cars turned off. No drive or bus=no car emisions. McSally area is large with people all over and not eveyone gets to go. Why not have everyone with issues call in? Why aren't we working smarter?

I see a LOT of bullying going on. Not so much civil discourse. Shame on BOTH sides. Nasty is just nasty. Rude is just Rude. And whining will always be whining. So sick of spin and posturing on tv and radio. Make things better. Volunteer at a shelter. Help a child to read. Walk pups at PACC. Picking fights for the sake of drama is so tired. I hope we outgrow this my team your team bigotry. It's no who we were meant to be and is far below our potential.

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Posted by Bicker-weary on 02/08/2017 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Don't feed the trolls, guys! It only keeps them coming back!

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Posted by Chris Wiegand on 02/08/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Am I getting under your skin, tough guy?

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Posted by Peabo on 02/08/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

What an angry bunch.

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Posted by Concerned Mom on 02/08/2017 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

You're as classy as your president, What, Again. And as brave as McSally.

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Posted by Peabo on 02/08/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Peabo the Pissant. Has a nice ring to it. Enjoy your Trump excrement sandwich each and every day.

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Posted by What, Again on 02/08/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Rep. Martha McSally, Former Rep. Ron Barber, and Courage

Yes, Concerned Mom, if that's what you really are. McSally represents the 2nd Congressional District of Arizona. All of it, not just who she picks and chooses. If she was anything like the tough fighter she pretends to be, then she wouldn't be so scared of hearing views that don't mirror her own. As it is, she's just another chip off the old coward-in-chief.

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Posted by Peabo on 02/08/2017 at 3:37 PM

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