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Re: “Editor's Note

Thank you, Mari, for vocalizing what many of us are feeling as well. The hypocrisy is stunning. McSally is the NRA darling. Voters will remember in 2018.

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Posted by azlover on 01/13/2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Then we should expect to see you out there volunteering at a shelter! Do something for your community you butterball! #allpoliticianssuck

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Posted by Heather Robinson on 01/13/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

"To understand that decision, Grijalva said, people need to know that loyalty is important to him. It goes back to 1981, long before Glassman and most of Tucson's current politicos were on the scene, when he was arrested for driving under the influence, while he was still on the school board.

"When I endorsed Glassman, they said I turned my back on the Latinos, but those are choices that are ... based on history and loyalty and returning a favor," he said. "I don't forget the people who were there for me when no one else was. I don't forget the people who helped me resurrect my career after my DUI."

Mari Herreras June 28, 2012 Tucson Weekly

Thank you Mari.

Thought I would also look at wikipedia.

Ral Grijalva's father was a migrant worker from Mexico who entered the United States in 1945 through the Bracero Program and labored on southern Arizona ranches.[1] Grijalva was born in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1967. He is a 2004 inductee to the Sunnyside High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He attended the University of Arizona and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at the University, he was a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztln (MEChA) which, at that time, was a radical group identified with the separatist "Aztln" ideology. Grijalva also served as a leader of the Chicano Liberation Committee and other Chicano groups.
In addition, he was an Arizona leader of the Raza Unida Party. According to the standard history of the party by Dr. Armando Navarro, "Grijalva was so militant that he alienated some members of Tucson's Mexican-American community. After losing in his first bid for elective office, a 1972 run for a seat on the school board, he began to cultivate a less radical image.

Militant? Interesting.

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 01/13/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Lets ask with where the celebration is going to be for all of the repeal of antiquities act and us Attorneys. Raul and Hillary and the progressive got Trump elected turned the nation Red.



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Posted by CARPET BAGGERS on 01/13/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Hey Dumb Ass:

How can I be a "slavemaster wannabe" when I don't have your precious Orange Emperor's cash flow? Only guys like that can make your fantasy happen. Make sure to bury your nose and mouth in that orange pit that lies between them orange cheeks.

Also, don't bother to come up for air, you precious orange shortcake you.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/13/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

I am praying with a new supreme court appointment and the redistricting issue still resolved. The way is was left and the issue of how congressional boundaries were set up.

The redistricting committee asked the Justice Dept at that time what the parameters were on redistricting guidelines. As told the only consideration was minority representation. So what essentially the redistricting committee drew up lines by area square mile rather than population. Essentially the idea of one man one vote GONE!! but one area gets to control one area regardless of the economic and intrastate commerce. So the redistricting committee made sure that commerce and industry of all sorts now goes through the port in San Luis. And Yea Raul Family that still lives in Mexico has profited greatly from the shift.

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Posted by Carpet baggers on 01/13/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

U.S. Rep. Grijalva should be commended for his courage in denouncing Donald Trump who is Mentally Unstable, and Crook, and Unfit to Service as the President of the United States. More Democrates, as well as Republicans, should follow the example of Congressman Grijalva!! Hats off to the Congressman!!!!

Trump is complicit in the espionage carried out by the Russians, may even have collaborated with them, and, in the least should be charged with espionage!!!

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Posted by Francis Saitta on 01/13/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Hey slavemaster wannabe ac/dc - you, Raul the Pig and John McCain are the ones that said we have to have the Mexican people to perform the low wage jobs, your own personal slaves.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/13/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Thanks for the notice. I got gazpacho from the Mexican blog on this publication. he throws it around all the time. I thought it was a tomato based soup, kind of like salsa.

But let's clarify your comment:

It is time to oust Raul and replace him with someone outside of his incestuous camp. The Grijalva machine is not serving the community, inclusive of the Mexican community. He has not delivered much of anything to improve Tucson or to positively impact the working class of Tucson.

Doesn't that read like racism to you? It is hard to back away once name calling starts, but you were quicker to call names of those that oppose his politics, than you were of him, even after identifying him as having a racist agenda.

By the way, support in comment by David Duke does not change who you are. I am guessing he at least voted. As opposed to the non voters that Grijalva is trying to get some respect for.

Here are some quotes from Malcolm X after his epiphany of race in Mecca*.

I realized racism isnt just a black and white problem. Its brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.

In many parts of the African continent I saw white students helping black people. Something like this kills a lot of argument. I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that Im sorry for now. I was a zombie then like all [Black] Muslims I was hypnotized, pointed in a certain direction and told to march.

I am not a racist. In the past I permitted myself to be usedto make sweeping indictments of all white people, the entire white race and these generalizations have caused injuries to some whites who perhaps did not deserve to be hurt. Because of the spiritual enlightenment which I was blessed to receive as a result of my recent pilgrimage to the Holy city of Mecca, I no longer subscribe to sweeping indictments of any one race. I am now striving to live the life of a trueMuslim. I must repeat that I am not a racist nor do I subscribe to the tenants of racism. I can state in all sincerity that I wish nothing but freedom, justice and equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people.

*Mecca, in a desert valley in western Saudi Arabia, is Islams holiest city, as its the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself. Only Muslims are allowed in the city.

Al Sharpton emulates Malcolm X. Al Sharpton supported Obama.

See how that works?

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Posted by Dan Hyde on 01/13/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Hey Dumb Ass:

When your comment reads EXACTLY like this:

"And his 'constituents' in Mexico should welcome him back to his home country."

That means you believe he was born in Mexico.

Slave Master wannabe? Seriously? You are such a unintelligent jerk. Please, burn out already. I can't think of anything more useless than you. You sad pathetic snowflake, cupcake, pancake.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/13/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Slave Master wannabe AC/DC - I never said Raul the Pig was not born in the US. But his allegiance is 100% to Mexico where his family came from.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/13/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Here is the thing, "the Russians" and Dan H.- "Gazpacho" does have racial overtones. Criticize the policies if you like, with facts and not racist overtones. I mean facts; not opinions. And- FYI Ricky Ricardo should have no mention in any civil debate here. I am a progressive and have always stood strongly against communism. Currently, the Neo-Nazi movement has many, like Duke (a Trump lover) who are straight out of the R party. Hundreds of Neo-Nazis campaigned for Trump. This are facts. But, let's please stop this. My post, as a progressive, was about my fact-based reasons for not supporting Raul Grijalva. Even though we may not agree on why he should be ousted, why don't we for one split second celebrate the fact that we agree.

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Posted by Progressive does not mean communist! on 01/13/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 237—Talk Is Cheap Edition. Ducey's Funding-Lite, Destructive Education Proposals.

When I look back on my own K-12 education -- which was an excellent one delivered in a blue state that, unlike AZ for the last couple of decades, BOTH funded AND oversaw public education responsibly -- much of the content I learned, including physics, chemistry, trig and calc, was interesting but not needed in later life. It's needed for people on STEM tracks, and doesn't form a knowledge base the majority of our citizens will end up employing in their professions.

So no, there is no such thing as "base information on math and science" that forms a "base knowledge for every profession." There is a humanistic / liberal arts base knowledge of critical thinking, reading and writing, needed for constructive citizenship in a democracy, and then there's having the self-discipline and flexibility necessary to learn a new discipline or master a new content area when needed, which it's projected we'll need to be more able to do as the number of people able to make a living by staying in the same stable career throughout their working lives grows smaller, as most forecasters predict it will.

We don't live in anything resembling a "global society," whatever that may be. Even as our trade with other countries increases, local knowledge, local conditions, and local cultures persist. A teacher is someone who is fully educated themselves, knows how to assess the educational level of students and make intelligent decisions about how to help them progress in the content areas to the greatest extent possible during the time allocated for her to spend directing their learning. Much of her success in the endeavor will depend on her ability to engage their INTEREST, which has little to do with whether or not she is following the directives of a Common Core mandated from on high, and her ability to engage INTEREST can be destroyed by rigid mandates that certain topics or content be covered in a prescribed manner and in a certain time period and / or by the need to "teach to" standardized tests. If she is fully educated herself and understands child development and sound methods in the content areas, she does not need corporate / federal / state-level direction, and she certainly doesn't need "scripts" that mandate what she says to students, which some debased educational programs are actually introducing into classrooms at this point. All of these programs -- Common Core, standardized testing, scripted learning, etc., ad nauseam are associated with a massive and inappropriate condescension to and disrespect for K-12 educators, a distrust of their judgment, a notion that those who teach children are in some sense children themselves in need of direction from higher level authorities, and a desire to control them and the children under their care.

It's true that you won't get people who are fully educated and who understand child development and pedagogical methods without having the kind of professional standards the state of Arizona is now trying to abolish, and you won't maintain them in your classrooms without paying them a professional wage appropriate to the investment they've made in their own college and master's level education and to the ongoing requirements to maintain credentialing. But it's also true that you won't get them by turning a profession which had allowed creativity and individual discretion appropriate to fully educated professionals into a profession only fit for mindless automatons.

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Posted by Yes to credentialing standards, no to Common Core. on 01/13/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

It is amazing how many things are mistakenly labeled as racist, and then how racism is actually missed by those same people.

Inept? How many abandoned Obama because he was inept?

Does it set you off when somebody imitates Ricky Ricardo?

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Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 01/13/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

But Wrong, Again...No- YOU do NOT get it! was calling you a racist bigot.

That is the truth which is common knowledge for those who actually have common sense.

I understand that you don't understand this because common sense is the lost ark as far as you're concerned.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/13/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

No, YOU do not get it.

FU for calling people racist bigots.

'Progressives' offer no value. Their entire agenda is to undermine and not respect the Constitution of the United States of America. You're communists and won't even admit it. And now you have been totally repudiated at both the state and federal level.

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Posted by What, Again on 01/13/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

Wrong, usual.

Raul Grijalva was born in the USA.

Your racism blinds you from facts.

Dying slowly...although the pace is increasing with each nasty, racist and ill informed post.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/13/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

No, YOU do not get it.

The comments made earlier do have racial bias interjected into them. Just because there is one drunken, rotten apple among the elected progressives does not negate the value of the issues which we support. We, unlike most right (gotta be right all the time) wingers is that we can fess up and say that someone who is allegedly progressive is not serving the community. It will be sometime before most of the die in the wool "Trumpies" abandon him for being inept. He will do nothing for the lower and middle class of this nation. He will make it easier for the rich to get richer on the backs of the working class.

Raul always has a driver. One of his enablers.

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Posted by No- YOU do NOT get it! on 01/13/2017 at 1:58 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

" The millions who did not vote because they blame both parties deserve respect."-huh? You were elected by voters to represent the non voters and get them some respect? Respect is way over rated when it is doled out like accepting full responsibility for something. As in Janet Reno and the Branch Davidian deaths. It meant nothing.

Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that when the ACA is repealed that those poor people would no longer be productive members of society, because they lost their preventative care.

Nancy, they have a $10,000 deductible! That prevents them from going to the doctor. And the skyrocketing rates are keeping the REAL rate payers from eating.

Take you socialist progressive ideas back to the country where you saw them working successfully and join them.

The voters have spoken.

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Posted by Allen S on 01/13/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Grijalva Won't Be Attending the Trump Inauguration

So basically all the posters are correct? This is not about racism except by him and his progressive racist roots.

Apparently we don't "all get it." Progressives will allow anybody to advance their cause as long as theirs is also hidden in their amongst it.

Do you know if he is driving drunk?

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Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 01/13/2017 at 1:40 PM

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