@Serena Simi: "his supporters may be good people but I don't know any good people who support Trump". This statement makes no sense. But I forgive you because I do realize that Liberalism is a mental disorder. I believe you'd show up at a Trump rally again and scream because that's what the Left is good at: causing chaos and making noise!
@Suzanne Longo: Thank you! He WAS a Trump supporter and an airman at DM. However, according to the Left, you can't be Black and be a Trump supporter at the same time. In fact, according to the Left, Black people are not supposed to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time without their help. They are the real racists!
@T.K. Morgan: What makes YOU think he CAN'T effect that kind of change? I'm from NY and I've seen what Donald Trump can accomplish. Donald Trump doesn't need to be president to have power. He's a billionaire for Christssakes! He could just as soon do nothing and sit back and continue to "benefit from the status quo". He's running for president for one reason--he loves his country and so do I. He's angry and disgusted at the direction this country is going in and so am I. I've learned throughout the years that people who are lying to you and don't give a damn tend to tell you what you WANT to hear. People who are telling the truth and care will tell you what you NEED to hear. I've read a couple of his books and his position papers and Trump is saying things that should have been said a long time ago and talking about doing things that should have been done a long time ago! Americans have been getting the short end of the stick from BOTH sides of the aisle for too long. After 8 years of a George Soros-backed Marxist who hates this country, its time for a change we call REALLY believe in. Political correctness is killing us and it has nothing to do with respect. It has to do with stripping us of our freedoms and our pride. The far left has divided us up into groups and pitted us against each other in order to destroy us from within. To hell with "diversity"--American unity is better. To hell with "tolerance"--mutual respect works better! It's time to take the hyphen out of "American" because its caused us nothing but problems. The Left has called Donald Trump (any anyone else who disagrees with them) all kinds of names but that's just what the Left does. The only thing necessary to be called a racist, sexist, xenophobe, etc., etc., etc., is to disagree with the accepted mindset of the "Progressive Empire". I tune that stuff out.
@Impulsenine: Inflicting themselves on the public at large, forcing their ideas down everyone else's throat, using guerrilla war tactics to shut down political rallies and anyone else who crosses them, name-calling, slandering, destroying the lives of anyone who disagree with them, keeping this country in a state of perpetual racial chaos--no, I'm glad I don't do that either. I leave that up to the "party of tolerance".
They love me !! They really love me !!
David W - Healthcare is not "destroyed." At least not by the ACA. But don;t let reality get in the way of your nonsensical rant.
Sorry, I was off my meds again. As usual, when that happens, I type stupid shit that makes no sense and doesn't pertain to the subject being discussed.
I can't believe I actually typed "Make Arizona Mexico Again". What was I thinking? I'm such a tool!
Mama really needs to take my computer away and force me out of the basement to get a job.
The New and (not really) Improved What, Again
Vote no on this odious legislation that steals from the future to pay for sins of the past. Of the most concern , and the least talked about, is the effort to create a pool of money that will then be accessible for charter schools. (See voucher legislation that was introduced with great fanfare and then quickly shut down publicly because it revealed the scope of the attack on public education and interfered with the media rollout of 123. That legislation SB 1279 is still alive.) Prop 123 is the vehicle for destroying public education. through shifting funding from the general fund to the trust fund and allowing charters to access the education funds.
Then why don't we convert our money to pesos?
The next step - "Make Arizona Mexico Again"
I remember a time when they used to threaten police and fire services to extort money from the people, but I guess that works best for more local governments. If you want to coerce money from tax payers on the state level you have to threaten the future of their children. Nevertheless, no matter how much perfume they put on this steaming pile of manure, Proposition 123 still stinks, and as far as trusting Governor Ducey, to paraphrase the old joke: You know how to tell Ducey is lying, his mouth is moving.
VOTE NO - PROP 123 on May 17th at the POLLS or via EARLY BALLOT. Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Stanley Feldman stated in his Special to the Arizona Daily Star op ed: "Prop. 123 may well violate the congressional act that enabled Arizona to become a state and that created the trust." The State Treasurer along with former State Treasurers (except Ducey) oppose Prop 123 so that assets of the State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund are protected for the long term. Legal challenges are SIGNIFICANT, so in essence, by passing PROP 123, Arizona voters will be trading one lawsuit for another with zero money going to K-12 schools. DeWit has offered to share with the courts--due to the historic influx of a State Budget Surplus-- an alternate settlement on May 18th after voters deem PROP 123 null and void. The League of Women Voters is opposing PROP 123. http://lwvaz.org/wp-content/uploads/NR-No-…
I always enjoy these tiny reminders that, in comparison to the other large metro area in the state, we have some pretty humane police and sheriff's deputies here. Maricopa law enforcement probably would have just tossed the guy into a 10 person cell with 50 others, without a thought.
The Kochs may support Hillary. Should she keep taking their money?
My line in the sand has been drawn - NO on 123. It is time to take a stand and begin to elect those who actually support the voters who live in AZ, not the likes of the Koch brothers and the current governor.
I began my career in education in 1972 and retired in 2007. I have never voted no on any bond issue or bill about education in my life. My vote - after looking at Prop 123 and what it actually entails (basically a scam from the Koch machine and our Governor),that will empty the state trust lands and ensure that Arizona remains in 48th place in education funding for at least the next 10 years and do nothing to change the state of education for our schools - will be NO on 123.
Alexander S, I was thinking aloud more about after the general election, but you have made a more specific point: lines really have been drawn sharply by Trump exercising his First Amendment Rights. Politico reported back on 12-10-15 that "Trump is energizing hate groups" as part of his "rhetoric about minority groups." California seems an unfortunate but logical backlash. I am relieved that the GOP Convention this July is in North Ohio instead of (anywhere in or near) Arizona.
If school districts have released budgets saying what they will do with the Prop 123 money, that's their mistake. Whether Prop 123 passes or does not pass, they will not get what they need: SUSTAINABLE, SUFFICIENT funding streams FROM THE RIGHT SOURCES.
Vote NO on 123 and let the OUTRAGE at our public school systems' ongoing distress accomplish the right things: not capitulating, but booting these malfeasant politicians and their transparent self-serving blackmail scams out of office.
Watching our "Democrat" sell-outs like DuVal -- actually appearing together with Ducey to promote this CRAP -- just makes clear that more back-room deals like the deal that produced 123 were struck, and that DuVal & the other weaklings and sell-outs cannot be trusted and should not be supported at any point in the future.
Why not drop deseg order and use the money that is currently being wasted on social tinkering and exhaust emissions that contribute to global warming from school buses running all over town?
The key question is.....can the three years buy us enough time to get rid of the republicans and pray that a sane legislature will come in to fund education in the fourth year? We take Ducey at his word thats why we're not thinking past 3 years. We can't even think past tomorrow so screwed up the priorities of this state are.
School budgets have already penned in the revenue increases:
School districts have made it clear that funding teacher salaries is the priority if Prop 123 passes on May 17. To date, more than 25 school districts have released budgets hinging on the passage of Proposition 123 — if Proposition 123 does not pass, these teachers will see no pay increases for the foreseeable future.
I voted YES and encourage Arizonans to join with tomorrows leaders, to secure education funding today.
Ah but there is an answer to that and you see, once again you have brought this on yourselves.
We begged and pleaded for support to keep Obama and the left from destroying our healthcare, and you did nothing. You stood by and let them take it away from hard working middle class families. They lied and deceived the public with a scam that couldn't possibly work. But they pinned the expenses on the taxpayers.
You created a slash and burn mentality as your tear America apart. Public education will be the next victim.
Now it's our turn.
Waive the white flag when you've had enough.
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