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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

Re: “Desert Angel

See the comment above? I knew it.

Maybe I should buy that Powerball ticket.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Today: Pigs Meet Trough…®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

As Democratic candidates run, sweating in the Philadelphia heat, to the now unleashed money handlers, all rhetoric concerning campaign reform is tossed like confetti. It is a convention after all.

"I hope the DNC rethinks their strategy." Strong words there.

Right. Guess what Mari, the DNC has now been vindicated, the fix is in and no amount of malfeasance on its part will be criticized by the party. As long as the preferred, pre-selected candidate wins. The economy is rigged, the presidential campaign is rigged, so yes, it only makes sense to vote for Hillary Clinton.

In Bizarro World.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 07/28/2016 at 8:40 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016


Why do you bother?

Everyone with an ounce of common sense has already figured out that the facts which you reference are false and that you don't know what you're talking about.

Go away...pleeeeze!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:38 AM
Posted by Bullwinkle J. on 07/28/2016 at 8:25 AM

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

Shocking Mr. Nintzel, just shocking!

What's next, is someone going to expose The Donald as a narcissistic know nothing that resides in fantasy land?

I can feel my sense of security crumbling around me.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

How many rapists and killers of Americans has he 'comforted'?

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Posted by What, Again on 07/28/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Bill (and Hillary) Clinton's For-Profit College Problem

Where oh where is the coverage of the outright scammer Trump University, still being investigated for fraud? USAID goes around the world doing well by doing good, but sometimes they don't do good and in this era I question even the reason for their existence. Much like the CIA, they are money eaters and I would like to see their balance sheet, good things versus stupid things . USAID may be under the umbrella of the State Department, but it has nothing to do with embassies across the world.

Posted by soundcloud on 07/28/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Wednesday at the DNC

Julie Heston:

Why should anyone else pay attention to facts when you aren't?

That seems hypocritical to me.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Desert Angel

Gonzo Sorcrachi:

I'm about as sure of that as I am sure I will be the next Powerball winner.

It looks as if you have already received a couple of responses, get ready for many more which will probably be less dignified and less polite.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/28/2016 at 8:05 AM

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