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Re: “Alex Trebek to Retire From 'Jeopardy!' in 2016

Matt Lauer will spell final jeopardy for Jeopardy!

Posted by End Of An Era on 05/26/2015 at 4:43 PM

Re: “5th Circuit Court of Appeals: Obama's 2014 Immigration Actions to Remain Blocked

Ha I experienced personally the people cutting into the front of the line when I was filing legally. This is an insult. Filing cost a lot of my hard earned money while these others don't have to pay a dime. One of the first rules is that you will not commit a crime or be deported. Well entering illegally is a crime no excuses. No one is held accountable. Ridiculous.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Legal and Civics Learned on 05/26/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Plans to Run for McCain's Senate Seat

http://www.prescottenews.com/news/current-news/item/24197-mexican-flag-flies-over-kirkpatrick-duval-float-in-eloy-parade

Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party had a few words to say, "Arizona voters already know Kirkpatrick has been doing a poor job representing her constituents while she continues to support Obama’s failed policies, but flying the Flag of Mexico alone with no sign of the Flag of the United States is offensive and hurtful not just to our veterans but to every American.”-Prescott News

She sounds a lot like a McCain replacement. "Hasta la vista America"

7 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by David W on 05/26/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Plans to Run for McCain's Senate Seat

My thoughts exactly.

4 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by David W on 05/26/2015 at 3:06 PM

Re: “5th Circuit Court of Appeals: Obama's 2014 Immigration Actions to Remain Blocked

What's the rush? Could it be the next election? Why step over all those waiting to enter legally by breaking the law?

11 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by David W on 05/26/2015 at 3:04 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Plans to Run for McCain's Senate Seat

Isn't she the one that was waving the Mexico flags while campaigning up around Eloy?

5 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by trainmanswife on 05/26/2015 at 3:03 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Plans to Run for McCain's Senate Seat

McCain's only legacy is a record number of appearances on Sunday 'News' shows. He hasn't bothered actually being a Senator for a couple of terms now. He's a slightly more photogenic version of Strom Thurmond.

20 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ldonyo on 05/26/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Structured Recess and Brain Breaks

Who cares if the kids are undeserved? Kids need PE, all of them. It's good for them. I don't care if they are on state assisted lunches or are a minority, physical activity in school is necessary and provides real, tangible benefits.

If we are going to take away the arts, music AND PE, let's just start building robots.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 05/26/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “A Different Perspective on the Diane Douglas/Board of Education Battles

David Safier: 2
Wendy Miller: 0

Oh Wendy, I was actually offering your real, sound advice. Instead, you threw a temper tantrum for all to see, and will forever be public record, even though this is an online forum.

Wendy, you are not winning any supporters here, and your public opinion meter has dropped considerably with every emotional, ranting post you have made.

David did not make those numbers up. I believe in facts, logic and proof. You will not appeal to me, a "followerd", emotionally.

But please, continue to defend your stance without any facts or links. I am sure Channel 5 will be proud.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 05/26/2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces Plans to Run for McCain's Senate Seat

She forgot to wear a cowboy hat and some more turquoise.

Imagine what McCain could do for Arizona is he wasn't so lazy? He has Seniority over everyone at this point. He could probably push through another military base, or have some more unnecessary bridges built.

Des he even care about his legacy as an Arizonan Senator at this point?

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 05/26/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The Interesting Story of Holsteiner Agricultural Charter School

This charter has absolutely zero scruples. From their website:

"Holsteiner Agricultural School is a 501(c)(3). Our school is always accepting of donations for our program of instruction. We keep a ‘Wish List’ that allows community members, teachers and parents to be aware of our most current needs. If you come across any of the items listed below please keep us in mind. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Holsteiner Agricultural School Wish List(updated 3/11)

Planter boxes (all sizes)
Ceramic planters/pots (all sizes)
Healthy indoor plants (small size)
Potting soil
Gardening hand tools
Gardening gloves (kids and adult sizes)
Student microscope(s)
Copy paper"

Looks like they should increase those Administrative fees.................................

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Independent on 05/26/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “The Dish Returns for a Special Dinner Event at RumRunner

"The Dish announced it's [sic] first in a series...": The Dish announces it is what?

Posted by RA on 05/26/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Za’atar: Desert to Desert

Yeah, I'm trying to understand what there is to dislike about ay of the above comments. Guessing it's a resident right-winger who dislikes Iranians and other "moozlims." I will have to try this out, although I kinda miss the old El Taco. (This should bring on a wave of dislike...)

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by donkiyoti on 05/26/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “A Different Perspective on the Diane Douglas/Board of Education Battles

Geez, Wendy, I gave you information from a 2013 and a 2008 income tax form filed by the school. If things have changed since 2013, please let us know by showing us the tax forms -- which, by the way, are public records. That's one of the stipulations for getting nonprofit status. And as for me and others who look at your salary: We're not "strangers." We're your funders.

And no, Wendy, you don't have any privacy when it comes to your salary. You're a public servant since your salary is paid for using taxpayer money. If the charter wants to go for-profit, then you can hide how much you and your parents make. It's wrong, because you're still being paid with taxpayer money, but it's legal.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Safier on 05/26/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Interesting Story of Holsteiner Agricultural Charter School

Thank you David. When I saw the amount of students and the money they receive,I was truly speechless. And yes, this is not fed's job to oversee but the state's job. However our state doesn't believe in interfering in schools for profit.... just public education. David is bringing it to the light and I thank you especially now that Ducey has promised not to raise taxes a bit for education even if voters voted for it. I would wonder if anyone would vote for it anyway because of the 1.2 billion the state took from education and it appears there aren't or weren't any consequences. No guarantee education would see it. Ducey even promised in his campaign to never pay it back. Yes I know he shuffled paper so it looks like he did pay what was due this year for the court but education did not see it because of the massive cuts. So why would voters trust any vote for education? What boggles my mind more is they elected someone who said that.

5 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 05/26/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “A Different Perspective on the Diane Douglas/Board of Education Battles

Wendy it is pretty obvious to me you have no facts or you would gladly present them to the public that pays you.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Guardians on 05/26/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “A Different Perspective on the Diane Douglas/Board of Education Battles

The ignorance on these posts is truly palpable. Yes, we have several students on IEPs and ILLP's and 504's. We are a public school. Our Special Education population exceeds the performance acheivement averages for students not in Special Education. We do not "skim off the top." I would actually agree that some schools do which is why the accusation about our accomplishments is insultive to me and to our whole faculty who work so hard together to acheive these results.

BTW: 2008 is NOT current numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Wendy Miller on 05/26/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “A Different Perspective on the Diane Douglas/Board of Education Battles

I challenge David Safier to produce the proof of these salaries he is claiming. Current proof. I am not going to do that work for him. Neither him nor Ann-Eve's statements here are supported by any proof of fact. Why should I have to disprove something he has not proved? And frankly why should I have to be discussing how much money I make with strangers. Strangers who also know very little about how many jobs we are doing to have one of the best schools in the state. I do think I am allowed some dignity and that my family is owed some respect for what we have accomplished and the work we do. I do not see David lifting anyone up or working with schools. Just pointing fingers without any paper behind him. So, YOU PROVE IT! I don't need to disprove it. I didn't print it. This is not "damage control." If I was ashamed or afraid of this slanderous attack, I would not be posting on the page under my name. I am contacting my attorney as I don't need to prove to any stangers what I do or do not make. However, David has been unable to prove his numbers and this is now having a potential impact on our ability to do business. David, take down these lies, support them with actual ctax records from the current year you claim to know or expect our attorney to reach out asap. All of these statements are lies including our backgrounds. Blind followerds: Don't you think Channel 5 did more HW than this blogger did to stand behind us and our numbers?

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Wendy Miller on 05/26/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “The Interesting Story of Holsteiner Agricultural Charter School

Okay, maybe I misunderstand "oversight" which, in my feeble mind is what Ms. Douglas is doing with her "cheater's" list. Please help me out, Jana because you obviously have a better grasp of the term than I do.
If you prefer a federal beauracracy, or ANY beauracracy for that matter which doles out public money with no concern for it's use then I'll continue to be the despised conservative I am. AND I will also vote in that direction until someone comes up with that "better mousetrap".
As for charters, I am in general opposition because they do more to make money than to teach students. That being said, there is a charter school running on D~M because TUSD refused to reopen THAT building several years ago.
There is plenty of blame to go around and the problem is NOT about how I personally feel about education but how my, and your moiney is spent on that education.

13 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 05/26/2015 at 11:02 AM

Re: “The Interesting Story of Holsteiner Agricultural Charter School

Her's some simple math - $120K annually for rent for 60 students, $118K annually for the principal's salary for 60 students. Those are both administrative costs. That means each student is contributing $4,000 of their state per pupil expenditure to administration. That's well over 50 percent of state funding going to administration. Great scoop by David Safier, this seems on its face to be either fraud or gross mismanagement.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Bill Scheel on 05/26/2015 at 10:42 AM

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