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Re: “Danehy

someguy posted one of the funniest comments I may have ever read here.

You can scroll up to take a gander.

The only problem I have with someguy's post is that I fear that 98% of Americans will believe that Columbus, the Pilgrims, and Jesus Christ - Himself! - actually did land at Plymouth Rock.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by RioRican on 10/16/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Brink Media's Streetcar Film Is Super Delightful

What is Brink Media?

Posted by Bob Copp on 10/16/2014 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Nine on the Line

Dave is rocketing to the top quickly. His dishes are impressive & the plating always impressive. Can't wait to visit Ermanos and taste whatever he cooks up! Yum!

Posted by Flora Gamez Grateron on 10/16/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Tucson Tamale's Secret Ingredient

Would the tamales be different if he had dark hair and brown eyes. Good food knows no color...my aunts have red hair and blue eyes and their tamales taste the same as my Mom's who is dark.Best of luck at your new location, we first tasted them at the Carrillo School tamale festival...you have come a long way from that first tasting!

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Posted by Rock on 10/16/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “At Amazon, "Cheap" Comes at a Very Hefty Price

UPS was exactly like this in the 1980s. High pressure warehouse work is the norm, not an exception. And it predates online shopping.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 10/16/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Danehy

Nice column Tom. Kudos to your wife!

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 10/16/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

There are allegations that the supposed surplus was created by taking money from classrooms, from desegregation monies, and from Title I funds. I suppose that we may find out who is telling the truth about these matters when the Arizona Auditor General audits the books. I have heard from some TUSD teachers they are operating on a shoestring and have to provide supplies for their classes on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Sanchez hired no less than five new central administrators and administrative assistants for each of them. And then we have the Early Learning Center (daycare) debacle. Sanchez's child is able to attend this "center," but how many students did not get needed supplies in their classrooms to make that happen.

As readers found out yesterday TUSD has 180 unfilled positions advertised on its website. (Thank you Francis.) This is mid-October. What makes TUSD such a bad place to teach that so many positions are being advertised this late in the school year? I would assert that what is so awful about TUSD can be summed up with the statement that teaching and learning are not TUSD's priorities. That is why so many families have left TUSD and why so many teachers do not choose to work there. The large class sizes, the failure to properly supply classrooms, and the failure to create a collegial environment where divergent solutions to problems are welcomed are the prime issues TUSD must address if it wants to attract and keep great teachers. Daycare is not on that list. In the districts where I taught teachers were able to use pre-tax dollars to pay for daycare services which really helped in making quality daycare affordable.

It is strange that Sanchez would assert that this year's budget was one he inherited since he was the superintendent all of last year and was instrumental in developing this budget. Why then has he been spending money in areas that were not included in the budget he developed without going to the Governing Board for approval of these budget adjustments?

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Posted by Marty on 10/16/2014 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Halloween Beatz & Rhymes Showcase

I've had the pleasure of attending the events held by Homegrown Promotions 520 at Club 4th Ave. Homegrown Promotions 520 holds a professional and organized show. They allow the community a chance to support upcoming and artists and producers. They welcome anyone who wants to perform; no one is turned away. It is about the MUSIC. They provide the audience a diverse mixture of music. The best aspect of Homegrown Promotions 520 is they give back to the fans/community. They hold raffles at every event and give back the money earned to the fans/supporters. Overall, my experience with their events are positive. I look forward to attending future shows.

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Posted by Marie Heberling on 10/16/2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Harlow's Nursery

Do you sell Berlandieria lyrata?

Posted by Ken Coppola on 10/16/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Orr Asks Fellow Lawmakers to Get Creative with Marijuana

Nobody says anything about the opportunity cost of not legalizing marijuana. That is the savings in legal costs from fewer arrests, costs of prosecuting and prison expenses. Has to far exceed the taxation benefits.

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Posted by john on 10/16/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Do You Care About Doug Ducey's Mob Family Tree?

Seems racist, just because he is part italian he is mobbed up? This wouldnt fly if he was black and had a crip cousin.

With that said, this actually makes him much more interesting. Not in a garner of a vote sort of way, but still cooler.

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Posted by BURNIE MAK on 10/16/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

I was there as well, sitting in the 2nd row. A good position to see Soto's face. While taking her signals from HT, Soto was not effective at answering specific questions. I also question how a large deficit prediction from Mr. Awaad could turn into a 20M dollar surplus at the end of the 15-16 school year. And if they were in such a good position, why did they need to ask for 5M from the USP plaintiffs. I am also suspicious that the only person she spoke to about the budget prior to presenting to the board was the Superintendent. She also stated she didn't know how Mr. Awaad came up with his numbers. She's been there for 9 mos regardless of her proclaiming "I'm new" 9 mos is long enough to understand an accounting system. As with all that is TUSD, I am very cautious of the words that come from the dais. They must be robbing the Deseg monies, because they sure aren't rushing to comply the USP.

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Posted by TerryH on 10/16/2014 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

So each bookstore should have proof that the picture's subject gave permission when it's in a published book? Wouldn't the publisher have the permission? This is crazy!

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Posted by aliG8r on 10/16/2014 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

1. We actually had a pretty effective capitalistic system in this country until the primary problem it raises (profit seeking leads to monopoly) was handled first effectively by Teddy (Republican, Tom), and over the past century has been handled less effectively. Unions early decided to pursue profit for their members by creating monopolies that have not been challenged, unfortunately. Write a column about the challenge union monopolies create for regulation-forbidden business monopolies, and even worse, capitulated-to unions government activities try unsuccessfully to cope with.
2. Facts, such as comparing private salaries/benefits with union-driven adequate salaries and lavish benefits teachers receive. Identify, please, any business that gives an employee benefit called 'tenure' by whatever name you wish.

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Posted by chuckj on 10/16/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

Portland, our sister socialist metropolis has a school system that is just about as old as TUSD. From Wilshire to Grant HS, these old facilities have become launching pads for national athletics but little else. When's the last time you heard about Rhodes Scholars coming from NE Portland?

That was a poorly thought out question on my part. Bill Clinton was a Rhode Scholar, and we saw how well that worked. Honesty doesn't appear to be their hallmark either.

Good reporting=average speculation.

Keep up the work.

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Posted by Rat T on 10/16/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

You can't really blame our legislators, they are conditioned to take ALEC and other industry-written laws, just cut and paste "Arizona" on it; sign and vote it in.

Doubtful we actually elect folks who could write a law from scratch and here is the result

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Posted by NJYD on 10/16/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “McSally Says She Wants To Close "Stalker Gap," Giffords' Gun-Safety Group Takes Down Ad

I strongly suggest that the Barber campaign,emphasize the parallels between McSally and Jesse Kelly. Same extremist views,same mean spirited ideology,same trying to run on a military record. McSally's service is appreciated,but this district already rejected one NAZI,twice,why would we consider another just because she ids female. McSally is no more than Jesse Kelly in a skirt.

Posted by jake on 10/16/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Do You Care About Doug Ducey's Mob Family Tree?

I don't care about Doug Ducey at all. I didn't vote for him, either.

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Posted by Ldonyo on 10/16/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Antigone v. Horne

It's amazing the kind of garbage laws we get from the party of "personal responsibility"...

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Posted by ChetDude on 10/16/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Notes From The TUSD Board Meeting

Let's not get too excited until we hear back from the auditor general and establish a permanent independent auditor who reports to the board. The conflicting stories we are hearing about the district's financial situation only highlight the need for the independent auditor reporting to the board, a reform that has been advocated by the Star and by some of the board candidates, Putnam-Hidalgo and Campos-Fleenor among them.

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Posted by Think Strategically on 10/16/2014 at 11:23 AM

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