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Re: “Not Going Anywhere

The Tucson Weekly should read these comments and take note:

In 2006 This commentary on this kind of "border" story got 99% approval; now the results are almost reversed with an approximately 95% approval to 5% disapproval.

You'd THINK the Weekly just MIGHT want to do a "balanced" story illustrating BOTH sides of the issue; but of course they won't. They won't because it would expose the lie that all those who want to protect the border, are racists!

What about it Weekly?

Do you want to report news and real public opinion?

Or do you want to continue to spew outdated propaganda?

Don't you realize that Margo Cowan and Isabel Garcia have exposed our community, including illegal aliens, to incredible misery and hardship?

Don't you realize the "Raza Revolution" has lost?

11 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 01/12/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

William Heuisler would do well to read about Margaret Sanger from the words of Black women who are aware of her ties to eugenics AND who can tell the history of the Black community who worked closely with Sanger to advocate for birth control.…

Lumping Gosnell in with PP is unbelievably dumb.

I understand that some folks just have a difficult time with history. Facts are hard.

20 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by jjmarks on 01/12/2017 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Freshman Orientation

TW - this does not fit under "Cinema". Try your news & opinion section.

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Posted by jjmarks on 01/12/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Don of Bread

"...most customers embrace since they know where to permanently find him now." God forbid the author of the piece tell the readers where this permanent place is. Thanks to Firsttimecaller for completing the article.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jjmarks on 01/12/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

Stephen this mess has made it harder on families like yours that did enter legally. We can not reward law breakers as Mr Obama has done. If it takes a wall, it takes a wall. I don't really care who pays for it, but right now we are being over run.

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Posted by Tammy Parsone on 01/12/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

AZ DPS Officer saved this morning by an American citizen armed with a handgun.

The 2nd Amendment saves another life.

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Posted by Larry McNeil on 01/12/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Don of Bread

Barrio Bread, 18 S. Eastbourne Ave, in the Broadway Village shopping center.

There, TW, that wasn't so hard now was it?

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Firsttimecaller on 01/12/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

I am the son an great grandson of LEGAL immigrants to the United States. I am so sick of our leaders not enforcing our immigration laws, and people granting "sanctuary" for people who are here illegally. Stop aiding and abetting this, please. Make it easier for people to gain citizenship legally, make it quicker, if you think we can and should, but stop honoring people who are currently here illegally. Defend our citizens and our borders. Other countries do so routinely; we should, too. I'm not in favor of demonizing immigrants, otherwise I'd be a hypocrite. I just want our leaders to do their duties and not turn a blind eye to illegal immigration.

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Posted by Stephen M. Zumbo on 01/12/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Cash the Crops

Now all we need do is make industrial hemp legal to grow and manufacture with and we'll have a growth industry that will not only benefit the environment but create jobs and industry nationally.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by blissinfinite on 01/12/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

"It takes more than a national memorial. Much more."

The rescinding of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, that document that liberals, aka, 'progressives', in reality communists, have so much revulsion for.

There's a process for that. Go ahead - give it your best shot! Especially now that the liberal agenda has been totally repudiated and you have no federal or state political power whatsoever.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/12/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Ms. Herreras, instead of remembering innocent and heroic victims killed and wounded during Gabby's horrible shooting you decided to defend Planned Parenthood (PP). You obviously are unaware of the irony - and of PP's history and its long record, particularly against US Blacks. Research everything below.
Here is a brief synopsis:
The NAACP was founded by 21 white, socialist, atheist, Marxist Democrats and was the antithesis of Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.s community at that time, which was capitalist, Christian, very pro-life, and pro-America. So, these 21 white people began to put a message through to the black community that Democrats were good, liberalism was good, and they subscribed to the same philosophy Margaret Sanger believed of blacks at that time.

Margaret Sanger, The Function of Sterilization, The Birth Control Review, October 1926, 299. Sanger delivered the address before the Institute of Euthenics at Vassar College on August 5, 1926. Sangers address sounds eerily familiar to the 1999 controversial Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK) program. The program offered to pay drug-addicted women $200 cash if they underwent sterilization or had long-term chemical birth control (which may actually cause abortion in the very early stages of pregnancy) inserted into their bodies. The billboard ads were placed in inner cities.
BTW: Government "Aid to Dependent Children" (by Lyndon Johnson in 1965) has destroyed the American Black Family. Most comparisons of white and black families ignore the devastation when 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock. Read Moynihan for a complete examination of ADC, and see:

Planned Parenthood has been busily abetting ADC by aborting 40% of black babies in our inner cities for almost a century.
Baltimore Ravens player Ben Watson commented on Margaret Sangers Planned Parenthood's apparent Plan. "I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and [founder Margaret] Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and its kind of ironic that its working.
NFL Super Bowl champion Burgess Owens said, "Sanger looked at blacks as weeds.
If you wonder why urban, young, black women are allowing themselves to be victimized by Planned Parenthood, look at BET [Black Entertainment Television], which is owned by very wealthy white Democrats", Owens urged. Look at the 15 years of messaging that has been gotten through to our urban black communities: anti-white, anti-police, anti-family, and pro-abortion.
"Forty percent of black babies have been given to the altar of abortion", he observed. "In any other society, that would be considered genocide. Today, we put a nice name to it and, at the same time, have convinced our own mothers that their babies are no more than an inconvenience or a profit".

Eugenics was designed a century ago to rid society of the "unfit" to preserve the so-called Gene Pool. Planned Parenthood has emerged as Grand Patron of Eugenics in all its horror. Kermit Gosnell publicly and openly killed many thousands of black babies (born and unborn) over his thirty years in a North Philadelphia ghetto clinic that publicly catered to Black women, with very little Government oversight and no Medical inspection of the supposedly sanitary facility.…
Ms. Herreras, refute the above if you can, but please consider the real history of Planned Parenthood before you praise such a horror in the future and somehow connect it to a madman shooting innocent people.

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Posted by William Heuisler on 01/12/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Tucson Salvage is the only reason I still read the Weekly

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Posted by Jerry Barker on 01/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

No, Mark, you are not the authoritative arbiter and interpreter of THE REALITY of what has happened in TUSD, but it is interesting that you are reading this dialogue and that you chose to weigh in here with one of your characteristic "interventions."

However anyone chooses to frame what happened with Pedicone, what matters now is how you conduct yourself in office. And that, as I wrote above, will be closely observed.

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Posted by Reply to Stegeman on 01/12/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Three (Maybe Four) Energy Stories From the News

No amount of fossil-fuel industry propaganda can change the fact that global climate disruption is the greatest threat to both people and wildlife in the 21st century. That's no longer just a prediction--it's already happening.

And the whole point of the net metering saga is that rooftop solar is truly revolutionary, in the sense that it could render fossil fuels (and yes, problematic wind turbines, too) obsolete--but also in the sense that it threatens to break corporate control over centralized, monopolized systems of energy production and distribution, which is why the big utilities and fossil fuel companies are doing everything they can to retard the growth of rooftop solar, which includes launching a great big torpedo at fair-market-value net metering. Our incredibly corrupt Corporation Commission is merely marching in lockstep with their corporate benefactors on that one.

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Posted by skinnyman on 01/12/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

Concerning Pedicone's departure: He knew me well before he signed his contract extension in August 2012, and I did not change over the next few months. What changed, in the November 2012 election, was two seats on the board. That is the reality, however anyone chooses to frame it.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 01/12/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

Betts Putnam-Hidalgo:

It's possible that it's Huppenthal -- during the period that jhuppent has been posting there's been enough internal consistency among the posts and enough alignment between what is written under that name and Huppenthal known agenda to make it plausible -- but it's never safe to assume. Whether or not "jhuppent" is Huppenthal makes no difference in terms of whether there is a "point" in responding: the point in responding is to get ideas that need to be considered into a public forum -- not to influence the opinions of the specific commenter who posts under the screen name "jhuppent."

You disagree with the informed opinions cited in the above post about Stegeman's role in Pedicone's departure and feel that Stegeman has been maligned by the PCDP party establishment. It's certainly true that they have demonized him. Whether there is actually something problematic about the way he interacts with the district's administration is a separate question. With the changed majority and Stegeman now in the clerk's role, we'll have sufficient opportunity to observe how he chooses to conduct himself in a leadership role. Many of us will be watching closely, hoping to see constructive conduct.

In a district with a history like this there are many odd alliances that form out of desperation and lack of better alternatives. (Who would have thought we would see Kristel Foster nominating Michael Hicks to be president of the Board and speaking favorably of his character? And yet that is what happened in the last Board meeting, as I know you are aware.) It has seemed to me that the alliances between Stegeman and his former MAS opponents, including both you and Morales, would not be durable once Stegeman was again part of the majority because there is not enough overlap between the real goals and priorities of the two parties in question, once the common enemy of the previous majority is no longer in place to unite them.

Time will tell. It will certainly be interesting to observe what happens in district governance and district alliances in the coming months.

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Posted by Huppenthal, Stegeman, et al. on 01/12/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

That is simply one person's opinion. And we are all entitled to them. But the problems still exist. Finger pointing and hand wringing do nothing for the children in the middle of this political quagmire.

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Posted by A Thompson on 01/12/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Not Going Anywhere

Already it's starting. I love it.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/12/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

If jhuppent is pseudonym for John Huppenthahl, the infamous and discredited state official that had everything to do with dismantling the Mexican American Studies program and getting a ridiculous law on the books where legislators, not educators, have veto power over curriculum, there is no point in arguing one way or another. This is not a person who responds to reason in arguments. The posts above that DO argue against this person are full of valuable and accurate information but its REALLY hard to believe that Stegeman would be the nail in the coffin of Pedicone, who saw a compliant board quickly flip to one that was, at least during the campaign, completely opposed to his major contributions to TUSD--school closures and the before mentioned dismantling of the MAS program. A few years into the new Supe, though, and those same candidates were not only allowing school closures to proceed, but allowing their new hire to completely ignore the desegregation order, of which the MAS program was part. Replacing a demonization of the past Superintendent came a demonization of not only Stegeman's role during the MAS disaster, but of Stegeman himself. Now he is blamed for just about everything from school closures to the lead problem in Flints' water. Personally, I don't buy it: he did a terrible job on MAS, undeniably, but beyond that I see no reason to give him this much power or this central a role in our districts' problems. In the most recent re-election campaign, people who vociferously opposed Dr. P in their first campaign sidled up and made sure to distribute pictures on FB with both Dr. Pedicone (who all of a sudden became a highly respected educator who I "always hoped to work with") and the district lawyer of the time who issued the order to ban the MAS books. Both of them, incidentally, are darlings of the local democratic party, which doesn't really keep track of its darlings and their activities all that well, but certainly does keep getting them elected.

In any case, if jhuppent is in fact John Huppenthahl, it is a pleasure to see him using his real name as a pseudonym, instead of the numerous pseudonyms he used during the MAS days to pose as just another joe, instead of an elected official. If jhuppent is someone else, my apologies to you!

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 01/12/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

The main reason there are variations in Spanish throughout the Americas is because of the different regions in Spain the original immigrants were from. The Carribean and seaside areas were dominated by the Spanish navy while the army took over the inland areas. The sailors came primarily from Andalusia and the army came from Castile. I had a college friend who was Cuban (he had rowed himself to Florida in the mid-60s). I went with him to Tijuana and he had a fit about how bad the Spanish of the Mexicans there was.

The United States used to have huge regional differences, to the point that during the Civil War soldiers from New England could not understand those from Alabama and vice versa.

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Posted by Bob Juch on 01/12/2017 at 8:26 AM

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