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Re: “Editor's Note

"The fact that Bernie made as good a showing as he did, and was willing to take the high road when the revelations came out, means the Democratic Party has to take his influence seriously." TDB

Really? The Democratic Party, and pointedly the DNC, have proven they are the black hole of the political universe. They will suck up all energy and continue on as nothing has really happened. Working against a party candidate? No problem? Thinly veiled anti-semitic/anti-atheist plots to derail the candidate? No problem.

Watching Sanders kowtow to the party, a party he had never been a member of til this election, was disgusting. He should have walked out with his supporters. These people who trusted him and worked their butts off in his campaign have every right to be turned off to politics ... and to sit this one out or vote their consciences.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party

Thanks Jim. Interesting video. Really ought to help America see just who she is.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/28/2016 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party

Sounds thrilling. Did he make a version for grown ups?

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Posted by Peabo on 07/28/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

I'm with you on this one, MH. My first election-& the last time I voted third party-was the 1980 Presidential. Of course, even if all third-party votes had gone to Carter, that bad actor who wound up in the White House for eight years would still have done so. All the same, I learned all about wasting my vote then (never mind how much better Carter looks in hindsight). & Who else remembers the Nader fiasco?

The fact that Bernie made as good a showing as he did, and was willing to take the high road when the revelations came out, means the Democratic Party has to take his influence seriously. Meanwhile, any vote not for Hillary will just get p!$$ed away, and make it that much more likely we'll get a textbook fascist for president (hopefully, checks-&-balances would keep him from some of the more egregious parts of his agenda, but not without a lot of damage & wasted energy).

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Posted by TDB on 07/28/2016 at 11:50 AM

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

There's a bigger story not being told for whatever reasons: The online Arizona Daily Independent, with a FOIA request, obtained a bunch of county emails that show County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Deputy John Bernal, planner (Dr.) John Moffatt, PCDOT Director Priscilla Cornelio, former State Transportation Board Chair Steve Christy, and others working closely with non-government private groups and individuals -- Tucson-Metro Chamber of Commerce, Sun Corridor Inc., Imagine Greater Tucson and Southern Arizona Leadership Conference, lawyer Si Schorr, lobbyist Michael Racy, and more -- to shape county policy contrary to express Board of Supervisors' policies. Check out the July 25 story at….

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Posted by AVL on 07/28/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

I wish that he will put out garbage cans as well. The trash left on the beautiful deserts is all over many counties. I am a raging Liberal, but I am not for illegal immigration. I still would rather have someone seeking a future then those that buy their way in to our country, like the Chinese and Green Valley Hospital.
The benefit to those that the polititions pander to exists, or better immigration policy would have been passed decades ago. Hence the first vote by the right to allow green cards for below minimum wage. Our jobs have been lost by those same politicians. Our tax dollars and jobs are overseas, hidden in our massive corporate pirate companies. Low wages are also an effect of massive manipulation of law, passed by those we vote for.
Greed is the topic here, and the dollars are floating up. Screaming about border crossers is foolish and shows a lack of understanding that our, "Representatives", do not work for America anymore. Corporations like Amazon and Walmart now allow pirated products to grace their shelves. I recently bought gloves the said, "Designed in America, Made in China. Disgusting!!! This is where our borders need the protection. How could we survive on artificially low wages without the laws passed that allow cheap Chinese products into our country, child credit tax breaks and welfare. Our very Representatives are not Patriots!

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Posted by Katie Reff on 07/28/2016 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party

Finally, a fair review of this film.

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Posted by macntucson on 07/28/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

It's very socialist. They're required to help you. Without ANY kind of socialism, you would be completely on your own.

I'm glad you've lived...and (hopefully) learned.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party

Check out dick morris video of hillary---must see

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Posted by jim on 07/28/2016 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

I don't begrudge your choice, Mari--each to her own voting strategy, in this grand democratic experiment, and so on--but please don't fool yourself. If Billary Clinton fails to win this election, it will have nothing whatsoever to do with Bernie Sanders or anyone voting Green. She will fail on her own merits, or lack thereof.

If she fails to defeat one of the most ignorant, absurd, untruthful, embarrassing, unqualified, and downright dangerous presidential candidates in history--unbelievable as it may seem, but it could very well happen--it would be because she has utterly squandered her credibility. For many years she has been nothing more than a garden-variety politician who happens to be married to a former president, tacking back and forth with the winds of change and changing her tune whenever it suited the moment. She has consistently and earnestly played to Republican themes while pretending to be a liberal, courted the wealthy and powerful while pretending to stand for the underprivileged, and betrayed her base and the principles of her supposedly liberal party in the process. That strategy was birthed by her husband and his DNC, to the ruin of the Democratic Party and progressive change, and she has embraced it enthusiastically.

People are totally fed up with it--so fed up that they're desperately grasping for a psychotic ignoramus just because he sounds different. If she cannot beat the psychotic ignoramus--and I mean soundly beat him, send him back to his Tower with his tiny tail between his legs--she does not deserve to be president. No amount of ill-conceived, third-party blaming can change that.


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Posted by skinnyman on 07/28/2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

Does he have a name and address? Are we talking the large Guyamas blue shrimp, or the ones like the picture? Is he open Saturdays?

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Posted by I Like Shrimp on 07/28/2016 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Clinton Campaign Failed To Act.

Sounds just like Benghazi. But this time it's just political careers that are dying. Thankfully.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/28/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Always enjoy sgsmith's posts - but maybe could you please use the enter key to break up your prose into paragraphs?

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 07/28/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

"Bernie Sanders is not going to be president. Neither are the two third-party candidates. I'm voting for Clinton."

Well then... that settles that!

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Posted by Gurnemanz on 07/28/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party

Great review. Where is it playing? bare knuckles is what is needed in this country now more than ever.

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Posted by Art Chapman on 07/28/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

And that is exactly what lazy voters and non voters want. Somebody that promises hope and change, so they can take that literally to mean they do not have to check back and see what you are doing to/for our children.

I took my kids out of TUSD and won't be back.

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Posted by Debra Holt on 07/28/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Thanks AZ/DC it is my keyboard. I now have a $10,000 deductible for my healthcare after Obama destroyed my old one. Have to live with a outdated keyboard and strokes as they happen.

What makes you think that for profit emergency rooms at for profit hospitals are a socialist thing?

You obviously don't understand socialism. I wonder if you really even care about me.

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Posted by Juli Heston on 07/28/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Editor's Note


Appropriate to call upon Shakespeare as this tragedy continues to unfold. Thanks

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Now that we’ve seen 24/7 coverage of both major party conventions and suffered through “the tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” foisted on us by the parties, candidates and media, perhaps it is high time that a grassroots effort were made to create a third party that actually represents the American people and not just the fringes of the political spectrum. For now, let’s call it the American Party. The platform of the American Party is formed by a commitment to a global-competitive level of free public education for all Americans with a focus on building character, ethics, leadership and imagination for the betterment of all people and not just those who pay to play and have privilege based on wealth, power and racial heritage; next, restoring and maintaining the Middle Class because nations with a healthy and vital middle class are stronger for everyone – by building a new and better infrastructure that is environmentally sound with a return of manufacturing in the United States and creation of well-paying skilled labor – the Middle Class will be the backbone of our nation; and lastly, by returning all levels of government to the basic reasons they were created in the first place – to maintain public services that allow for the safety, security and well-being of the populations they serve – not the out-sourcing, buck-passing, political pigs at the money trough filled by special interests and dark money brokers intent on wealth and power at the expense of all else that we have today. If we are ever going to take back our country, we had better do it soon because this election cycle has clearly demonstrated that there isn’t much time left before the only options are more-of-the-same and bat sha@t crazy – oh, wait….

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/28/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016

The public's apathy has a lot to do with it. People seem to have forgotten what "democracy" means and who is ultimately responsible when public institutions are allowed to go off the rails. Our founders and policy makers during the past 200+ years who understood what our founders were trying to achieve built mechanisms into our institutions that allow for the citizenry to solve leadership problems and get rid of people who abuse their power. But the effective use of these mechanisms depends on people paying attention to what's going on, engaging in advocacy and public commentary when needed, and campaigning in support of the vote being used the way it should be used, instead of in blind support of political machines.

Why is TUSD what it is? Because the district has constituents who are too busy scrambling to make ends meet, apathetic because their education never offered them real opportunities to be anything else, and / or afraid to speak up and say the emperor has no clothes. TUSD is also what it is because of people like David Safier, a clever and obedient servant of the local machine. He likes the phrase "caveat emptor" ("buyer beware") and that is exactly the attitude that readers should take to the sort propaganda he purveys: it serves mainly to spin, excuse, mislead and conceal rather than to reveal what voters need to know to use their votes wisely.

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Posted by Supporting Public Ed Means Supporting Local Reform on 07/28/2016 at 8:49 AM

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