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Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 55

Anyone who thought Ducey was going to do something else for education -- or that he would be "moveable" on this issue through the pressure of interest groups and the public pronouncements of female clergywomen social justice advocates, stay-at-home mom education funding advocates, etc. -- should be sitting in the corner wearing a dunce cap, David, not filling space in a local paper and wasting the public's time with "Next Step Watch: Day 1, Day 5, Day 32, Day 36, Day 55.

Lest we forget:

When HT Sanchez was pushing Prop 123, he promised that the money TUSD received if the Proposition passed would be used to give teachers raises, and helped mobilize teachers, TEA, AEA, his media friends including Safier, etc., ad nauseam to beg the public to vote for the Proposition. Sanchez's actions, however -- giving only 30% of the 123 money, once it was received by TUSD, to teacher raises -- made it abundantly clear, he never had any intention of using the bulk of the money filched from the land trust to significantly raise the salaries of full time, permanent, professional teachers, in a district which is bleeding permanent, professionally qualified teachers at alarming rates and replacing them with impermanent, insufficiently professionally credentialed subs.

On the topic of subs, was any of the 123 money used to restore some of the damage done to their pay scale and benefits after their services were outsourced under the Sanchez administration? No. I suggest you watch the subs commenting in the Call to the Audience at last night's TUSD Board meeting, David. Then sit tight and watch your friends in the Board majority voting to approve a budget which has no improvements to their pay scales and (recently removed) benefits. The video of the meeting is not up yet, but once it is posted you can find it here:
http://www.tusd1.org/contents/govboard/gbvideo_archive.html

In general I suggest you turn your binoculars -- and your condescension and sarcasm -- on subjects a little closer to home, David. There are several people in Southern Arizona who merit just as much mockery as you dish out to Ducey, but month after month goes by and you never give them what they deserve.

23 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Hit some targets closer to home, David. on 07/13/2016 at 3:48 PM
Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/13/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “California Looks Into K12 Inc. The Result: a $168.5 Million Settlement (or $2.5 Million, Depending on Who's Counting)

There once was a Troll from Tucson
Commenting in the dark with no clothes on
Like a bird on a wire not seeking to inspire
Just looking for something to poop on

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 07/13/2016 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

OMG, the comments, Readers can make comments about drug companies, chemical companies, the coal mining industries. All do evil activity against this earth and the people. Should they be barred to? But these are the companies controlling American and the world, they control the politicians. We citizens actually do not have a real voice for change. Politicians just use us to get elected.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by voicemadeknown on 07/13/2016 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

This is the face of paranoid schizophrenia.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by truttman on 07/13/2016 at 7:57 AM

Re: “California Looks Into K12 Inc. The Result: a $168.5 Million Settlement (or $2.5 Million, Depending on Who's Counting)

No. That sounds like something the NEA or public school hacks would do. What made you ask?

5 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Larry McNeil on 07/13/2016 at 5:33 AM

Re: “California Looks Into K12 Inc. The Result: a $168.5 Million Settlement (or $2.5 Million, Depending on Who's Counting)

Do you think K12 Inc. is one of those companies that would hire a social media company that hires individual contractors to monitor online postings and websites to make positive remarks repudiating anything negative posted about the company?

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by sgsmith on 07/13/2016 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, your comments are slanted, but far less than usual. However, if you want a better example of digging in of heels and demonizing by both sides, take the abortion issue.

Both sides fear the camel's nose under the edge of the tent, so will not give an inch, when in reality, both sides want the same thing, and that is fewer unwanted children, and, despite what the right maintains, fewer abortions. However, no one from either side dares step forward, for fear of the purity police on both sides.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 07/12/2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut, and be thought an idiot, than to open it and remove all doubt.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by lc69hunter on 07/12/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “California Looks Into K12 Inc. The Result: a $168.5 Million Settlement (or $2.5 Million, Depending on Who's Counting)

I work for K12 as a contractor. I can say I have only seen full commitment and dedication to the real and true value online education offers. In my view K12 as a whole and the folks I worked with do their best to produce a product which enhances choice, success and moves education forward.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Dylan on 07/12/2016 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Danehy

In other words, "Okay, it's impossible to find a positive comment from What, Again...even though he's my hubby!?"

Did I actually hit the nail right on the head?

If so:

AZ/DC! : 2
Most Ignorant Couple Ever : -2

Thanks for playing!

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/12/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Derby Needs a Home

Pretty girl

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Posted by AZ/DC on 07/12/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Danehy

Some people just try to be impossible. My spouse would rather I not waste time here because of all the ignorance. That may be right.

Have a nice day.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mary T on 07/12/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Media Watch

Is that some strange variation of Pig Latin where you are actually referencing Elliott Pitts?

Whether it's a variation of Pig Latin or not, it's still strange.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/12/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Danehy

Hey Mary T:

Are you What, Again's significant other? OR are you actually What, Again posing as a "caring" female.

Find a POSITIVE comment from Wrong, Again anywhere, post a link, prove me wrong and show me up. Good luck with that because he, such as yourself, has not even established an account on this site. Until then, quit typing and go away! As What, Again should have done long ago.

I choose not to approach What, Again as an adult because he has NEVER acted like one himself; I'm truly convinced that he is or he has the mentality of a lonely 14 year old.

Fight fire with fire is my motto. What's your motto? Fight logic with bullshit. It seems appropriate after reading your comment. You should know what you're up against before you start typing ignorant horseshit.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/12/2016 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Serving Substance

Agree, but all dining keeps money and jobs in the Old Pueblo. Great food. Eat out more often.

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Posted by Susan Hirsh on 07/12/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Backers of Higher Minimum Wage File Petitions To Ask Voters To Boost Wages

Facts? The Bureau of Labor Statistics for Santa Fe reported June 9,

In March private employers spend $2.44 per hour worked for employee health benefits

At $10 per hour that is more than 20% of earnings going for healthcare (after 3 years of the affordable care act). Another 20% for Federal, State, and SS, medicare withholding. So at $15 an hour you would bring home about $7.50 so that you can rent or buy housing. Then pay property taxes, license fees on cars and city sales tax.

It looks to me like 65-75% of your pay is really not yours. It must satisfy the governments appetite.

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Posted by Tony Silva on 07/12/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

Sorry AZ/DC! But there are no enemies per your description. Your posts appear very negative and directed at people certain opinions you may oppose. Grownups call it a discussion. Debate if you will. But enemies, no. It would help a whole lot if we would try to understand each other rather than trashing them.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mary T on 07/12/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Best Local Author

Need to have a best local photographer section!

Posted by Madison on 07/12/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Danehy

4 days ago Cat Woman posted one of her moronic comments about me. Once again I put him in his place. Instead of coming back at me, he vanishes. Too easy. Way too easy !!

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 07/12/2016 at 8:52 AM

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