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Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

David's right. He hasn't mentioned her name with recall petitions in weeks.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 06/30/2016 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Apparently These People Think It's a Good Idea to Bring Dolphins to Arizona for Entertainment Purposes

Not just unhealthy for the dolphins, but a really stupid idea where human safety is concerned. Dolphins are beautiful, but they are best observed from a distance; they're heavier than humans, stronger than humans, and can be pretty aggressive. They're not all squeaks and cuddles. Those signature bottlenose snouts? Yeah, they ram and kill large sharks with them. Instances where dolphins forced to swim with humans have gotten hacked off and seriously injured someone have been well-documented. Didn't the people who dreamed up this idea ever watch that "Return to La Grunta" episode of "King of the Hill"?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/30/2016 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Group Submits Initiative to Secretary of State's Office with More Than 250K Signatures

This proposition defines marijuana as all parts of the plant; leafs, stems, seed, flowers, etc.

It limits possession of Marijuana to 1 ounce.

You better hope those 6 plants it allows you to grow are small because the second the stems and leaves add up to more than 1 ounce you are breaking the law.

It was explicitly written this way because it's authors are going to directly benefit from retail sales and people growing at home is a threat to their profits.

I am not sure how to vote on this fucked up bill....

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 06/30/2016 at 8:32 PM
Posted by Deena R. Singer on 06/30/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “The Skinny

Well, Allrighty Then,..
Another Batschit Crazy Right Wingnut headed for the Toilet Bow Championships.
Good luck with your future as a Politician, Ms Miller.
You're done.
I hope you like Orange in your wardrobe.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Carmine-James Pitaniello on 06/30/2016 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

A note to On the left? Really? I'd be interested in seeing what you find misogynist in what I've written about Douglas since she was elected. I think you'll find I have been pleasantly surprised, as I said in this post, at how much I agree with what she has said and done. My surprise hasn't been because she's a woman but because of her right wing beliefs which I feared would be detrimental to Arizona education.

Likewise, you might check back to see what I've written about standardized testing. You can look, for example, at the week I devoted to writing about the opt out movement across the country. I've written a number of posts about problems with high stakes, standardized testing.

The Range has a reasonably robust search engine. Type in a few search terms along with my name and see what you find.

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by David Safier on 06/30/2016 at 7:17 PM
Posted by Palisades on 06/30/2016 at 6:55 PM

Re: “The Skinny

If they weren't all crooks, I might care.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jim Kelly on 06/30/2016 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas on Testing and the Classrooms First Initiative Council

Thanks for reporting on the meeting. It's good that Douglas continues to show signs that she understands what's going on in Phoenix, and good that you have at least temporarily stopped writing about her in ways that bring to mind the ongoing influence of misogyny in the way some of our supposedly "progressive" male commenters write and speak about women in politics.

I disagree, though, that you are on the political left -- seems to me that you are in the political pocket of elected officials who are about as authentically "left" as the porcine contingent in Animal Farm -- but you will no doubt continue to assert that you are on the left just as the officials you support continue to assert it, depending as they do on sizable enough portions of the electorate being ignorant enough of their voting records and actions in office to enable key figures to continue -- amazingly, disgustingly -- to get re-elected.

Ditto on your status as an anti-testing activist. Prove it through your record in influencing policy during the last three years. Your friends in office have been responsible for some very bad behavior in this department and you have -- what a surprise -- remained silent.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by On the left? Really? on 06/30/2016 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Not Your Mama's Safety Pin: How a Household Item Can Change a Life

Thanks so much, Blaze!

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Adiba Segal on 06/30/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Ed Superintendent Douglas Talking in Tucson Tuesday, Wednesday

How are they "saving lots of education money" when we are paying them with tax credits and other state money? They're not saving us anything and they're failing to educate and socialize children well.

Remove a few layers of administration from the public schools, pay teachers well enough to attract and retain more talented people, maybe even make school year-round (shown to very effective), provide up-to-date technology and materials to every school, and feed the children who come to school hungry (I think it's 25% here). Then, watch the students shine!
(fyi, I have no kids in schools here; I just think all kids, everyone's kids, should have a good education and enough to eat)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 06/30/2016 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

So sorry. Breast feeding. Thanks for the link Fond Des Blancs.

Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Not Your Mama's Safety Pin: How a Household Item Can Change a Life

I like this idea.

And I also like that this post has been up for 6 hours and none of the usual negative commenters have said anything. Lovely to just have a positive statement of support for community members and an affirmation of what Tucson can be: welcoming, loving, compassionate, celebrating diversity, caring for each other, and being safe for all. I'm putting a safety pin on my shirt right now.

Great beginning, Adiba.

25 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by blaze_mason on 06/30/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Local Media Pros Som and Krystin Lisaius Indicted on Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Nice rack. We'll have to take that into account.

Can someone explain how these alleged drugs were in the kids system allegedly put their by the kids parents?

The Range Rocks. The paper would never get this much response.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “MMJ Notes

The rich just get richer. Good work if you can get it. Read up on these rich bad asses that paid off whomever was necessary and stepped all over the competition with even more cash to get that dispensary permit so they could rake in tax free cash. So much for taxes toward "education".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Police Dispatch

IF, the Cop documented the intersection in that way, it's grounds for the ticket to be dismissed. No mention of alcohol but the kid did the right thing by saying nothing and I recommend you do the same. They only ask the question for self incrimination.

Always, and I mean always, roll down your windows the second you see those blue lights. They count on that big whiff when they approach and you wait to roll down the window causing the difference of pressure to blast them with "evidence" right up the nose. "No sir officer, I don't think you could mistake the smell of alcohol with my cologne so I won't be moving or answering any other questions without a lawyer present." *crickets*

Mari, can you please straighten out your possible oversights on this one and the "San" typo. Is there a difference between the print and electronic version?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 4:13 PM

Re: “From Service to Homeless

Problem1: everyone expects the Iraq/Afghan vets as being shell shocked in some manner mostly because of the small percentage who returned, found no suitable work or were too lazy too, and turned to substance abuse.

Problem 2: PTSD is an unprovable syndrome used to cop a marijuana "subscriptions'' casting suspicion on the syndrome.

Problem 3: employers think they will be under performers, volatile performers, a drag on their insurance costs, or bad actors from a bad war.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

I would put Steven Wright in a class just below Carlin but close.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 06/30/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Kinky Machine

Rex, remind me the name of your band. I have a photo of one of you in practice with Alice Cooper for that legendary gig. Even more so, ya'lls consumption of Fosters. Hooter's hosted backstage, you ran them out of iced and switched to room temp Fosters. Rob...Managing Director for AMC Theatres.

Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “"Raise Taxes on Corporations and the Wealthy." Hillary said It. Arizona Democrats, You Can Say It Too.

Hello again CW!

I couldn't just give up and not give you all the information you so righteously deserve. Here's the album/HBO special where that quote is from:…

Another bonus! The extended version of the YouTube link I posted above, which is the end of the Back in Town performance:…

I would've included all this in my last post, but I got impatient; then I decided that I had to at least figure it out for myself or I would become more bonkers than I already am. Now ya got enough Carlin to keep you busy for a long time. I'll leave you alone now. I promise. DC

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/30/2016 at 3:37 PM

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