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Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

I always find interesting reading in tabloids. They are the freedom fighters of the controlled left wing media.

How else would we learn the truth about why FBI Director James Comey did not prosecute Hillary?

http://www.blacklistednews.com/FBI_Director_James_Comey%3A_Received_millions_from_Clinton_Foundation,_on_their_Corporate_Partner_Board,_brother_works_for_law_firm_that_does_Clinton_Foundation_taxes/54322/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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Posted by Republicans Against McCain RAM on 09/27/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

Jefferson Carter (I think) was commenting on the futility of political poetry as a device for social change. Poets may have strong feelings, but generally, writing poems as part of one's faculty responsibilities or to secure a grant or attract devotees of the same or other gender -- what many if not most contemporary poets do -- are unlikely to effect revolutions. Though they may be coincident, it's likely more was going on societally than going on on the poet's page.

Posted by Jake on 09/27/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Let's not forget that you're a frightened, ignorant troll, What, Again. And a racist.

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Posted by Peabo on 09/27/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

More public opinion requires a public with opinions -- and in Tucson, hopefully, not the old saws that have been bandied about for the last 10 or 20 or 40 years. What about our future? What about collective challenges and personal triumphs? What about cosmic revelations? Michael's right to want more, but the Weekly editor can only work with what's available. Perhaps a Weekly-run storefront news cafe might generate more grist for the mill. But even that would require a public, at least of news and coffee consumers. Are enough of us out there? One hopes!

Posted by Jake on 09/27/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Letter to the Editor

A contrarian climate-change prognostication that's gaining credibility -- check out the dry-as-a-prune West Coast sometime! -- is that Southern AZ may soon be gaining desert-oasis status, a permanent solution to the challenge of scarce water.

As El Niño becomes a permanent fixture off San Diego, superheated Pacific Ocean water vapors are rising higher in the atmosphere each year, creating the near certainty of regular rainfalls here as rain clouds more frequently clear the San Diego mountains, eventually doing so all the time. Combined with the increasing frequency of tropical storms and even hurricanes in the Gulf of Baja California, this phenomenon may result in monsoons that really are monsoon and on the ground, rivers that really are rivers. (Phoenix will not be so lucky: it will only get hotter and hotter.)

Whether or not the entire scenario comes true, it is a known fact that radical changes in the weather induced by climate-change happen rapidly, in fairly recent history as quickly as in two to three years. Keep your life vests handy!

Posted by Jake on 09/27/2016 at 9:55 AM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

I notice you posted no link to back up your opinion. It sounds like you want to punish success, by calling it "fair shake" and "fair living wage." Have you ignored the addage that life is not fair, and sometimes you have to make your own opportunities? Why did the middle class disappear? Oh yeah, politicians shipped their jobs out of the country, and then took donations to their charitable foundations didn't they?

It still looks like the harm is done by government, no matter where you stand.

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Posted by What is this town thinking? on 09/27/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Anything BUT a tabloid.

None of those types of articles truly matter though. There is NO proof that raising the minimum wage to a fair living wage is not going to shut down most businesses. There is proof of the disappearance of the middle-class though, and if you know anything, they are the people who help contribute more than anyone else to help those in need.

Those who already have it REALLY want to hold on to it. They help nothing but themselves, yet they run the majority of the businesses. This is the main reason why the minimum wage needs to be raised to at least the proposed $12/hour by 2020. It's time to give the lower wage earners more of a fair shake.

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Posted by Read 'em and think, townee on 09/27/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Such a waste. They could have done some real good with that $200K.

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Posted by MaryE2 on 09/27/2016 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Get Your Pride On

Poppers: This is primarily a "Gay Drug" used to enhance Sexual Organism. It's use is dangerous and should be discouraged by the LGBT!!!

http://lgbt.foundation/news-articles/get-informed-poppers/

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 09/27/2016 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

The Clinton Foundation is all dark money. Right David?

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Posted by Alexander S on 09/27/2016 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Let's not forget that this is the guy that called Trump supporters, in mass, as racists.

Bigot

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Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Liberals - Choice to kill American babies - good

Choice to educate your children - bad

What do they both have in common? Liberals stuffing their pockets with taxpayer cash.

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Posted by What, Again on 09/27/2016 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Editors Note

"...closed tow years ago."
"...for continue to heal when Wingspan closed it's door..."
Methinks the editor needs a copy editor.

Posted by Starcommand on 09/27/2016 at 1:39 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

It’s a shame that all this money “surrounding” education never seems to actually get to the teachers and students who need it, which really makes it clear where the real priorities are and why politicians are making “Education” an issue.

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Posted by sgsmith on 09/27/2016 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries

Still waiting for your coverage of the two $5K donations given to Foster and Juarez by the exec at ESI, the company to which these two TUSD Board members voted to grant a $21 million contract to continue to manage the district's outsourced subs. And the fact that they didn't record the second name on the check in their campaign records or return the donations until their dirty laundry was aired in the media.

In this context, what is your point in this blog piece? It can't be that the bad guy "privatizers" are using their money to try to influence legislators to wrongly chisel their way in to the market that should remain entirely controlled by clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent public school districts like TUSD. Because clearly the way TUSD is being managed by its current governing board majority it's not a clean-hands, white-hat, 100% transparent type of operation.

Or is your point that two $5K quid-pro-quo donations are very small potatoes compared to the kinds of sums that the EVIL PRIVATIZERS throw around?

Sorry, not buying it. Quid-pro-quo is quid-pro-quo. We don't need it, large or small, in the operation of our schools: public district, charter, or publicly subsidized private.

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Posted by Still waiting for even-handed coverage of QUID-PRO-QUO on 09/26/2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “CM Punk and the UFC: Dishonorable and Disrespectful

Did you just listen to Pat The NES Punk's podcast to get your material for this article?

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Posted by Joe Gvora on 09/26/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association

Congratulation Jim! Even though I frequently disagree with you, I have always had a high regard for your professional abilities. As the Aussies say "good on ya!"

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Posted by Bisbee boy on 09/26/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “McCain and Kirkpatrick Split on AZ Min Wage Prop

Would you be able to accept the Oregon Business Report?

http://oregonbusinessreport.com

Or must it be a hard left journalistic venue for you?

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Posted by What is this town thinking on 09/26/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

While it did put me ahead of my peers at my new school, I don't think it would have benefitted me at all in the long run to be in such a rigorous school. People at that school are also not nearly as friendly as the people at the school I now go to.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

Ex Basis-student here. I left right before Junior year, right when everyone warned me about how important it is. Yes, they do weed you out. If you don't have a certain GPA, they will tell you to graduate early. My college counselor told me this to me face: "We recommend that you graduate next year, because senior year wouldn't be useful to you." In case you don't know, half of senior year is a research project that looks great on college applications. I wasn't some kid getting Fs and Ds and Cs. I got Bs and As and a few Cs here and there. They told me this at the end of 10th grade, and expected me to graduate in 11th. Mind you, no one prepared me for this. I wasn't warned ahead of time so that I could take my SATs or prepare an art portfolio. They wouldn't care if I was left in the dirt once I graduated.
The teachers admit that they are afraid of the parents and would rather not communicate with them. On top of that, there is a load of work that the students are put through. I wasn't doing well in my history class in 10th, and the teacher barely helped me.
In summary, don't go to this school unless you want to be pushed out or stressed to the point of no return.

Posted by ct on 09/26/2016 at 6:54 PM

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