another example of the people that represent us NOT representing us and not even knowing the "heart" of the city.
Good column, Mr. Danehy. Very well written and spot on.
When Amphi chose Vicki Ballantine as their supe, the board created a citizens committee to review and score applications. The ten finalists were scored down to three finalists and then those finalists attended community forums and answered questions. Those meetings were well attended, considering how small Amphi is compared to TUSD.
Dr. Sanchez may be a fine man, but sending just one candidate to the community was the wrong thing to do. It eliminated the community input and potential support necessary for a candidate to be successful. I will always wonder, why the board didn't allow other applicants to be vetted by the stakeholders.
It looks like the fix is in. How could they have only one finalist? This kind of thing will be happening all over the country in Schumer's amnesty bill goes through.
"He's up for re-election next year. Let's those of us who don't aspire to be Tom Horne do something about that, shall we?"
A vote for ANYBODY else would definitely be a better option.
Sal Baldenegro articulates well the important historical perspective of why the fight to save over 100 acres of public green space is so important. The Mayor put the sale of El Rio on the agenda on Monday for the council to vote on Tuesday, hoping to rush this deal through before the public knew what was happening, but the Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association and concerned citizens like Sal, the golfers, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and about a dozen other neighborhood association residents rose up and killed this bad deal. We must make sure that our public land is taken off the auction block for good. Now the question is: what is the city trying to hide by refusing to release public documents?
Easily one of the worst reviews to date. Reviewer contradicts himself within 3 sentence range on regular basis. What a trash!
I suggest people ignore this punk and see the movie. It's really great, emotionally moving and visually appealing. Easily, THE BEST Superman movie to date.
(This is to all the Reviewers you thought Man of Steel was a bad movie, those at Rotten Tomatoes in particular)
Don't you get it?
The problem isn't with Superman. The problem is with humans (especially humans like you)! You need to give a Superman something to protect. You need to give him some decency, some nobility, some good worth protecting, worth watching over for. This is a real World Superman. He's been bullied as a kid all this life. He's been bullied as an adult. He had to watch his own father DIE because his father was convinced the world wasn't ready for him. This isn't the 20th-Century rose-tinted Americana world where Superman was born a slave to protect the American Dream as if this was Gospel, this is a 21st-Century where Superman is skeptical, is doubtful and is unsure of humans and it but only natural.
Don't you get it? Superman ISN'T YOUR SERVANT! YOUR ON-COMMAND LAPDOG SUPERHERO YOU CALL ON TO PROTECT YOU ANYTIME YOU'VE MESSED UP! First you need to make yourselves worthy of being protected.
"They will race behind you. They will stumble, they will fall. But in the end, they will learn to follow you."
Time for you to learn, you reviewers. LEARN. Superman isn't the hero that the World deserves. Its the hero that the World NEEDS.
Be warned. Superman isn't an American superhero anymore, not in this film. He's a Krpytonian one, a Man of Steel. This isn't Liberty, Justice the American Way anymore.
People need to get over the fact this isn't a donner film. It's a reinterpretation. And it is supposed to be darker. Why? how would an alien fit into the culture of this planet? he is realized as someone who would be very isolated, and afraid not only of the world, but his own powers. Superman isn't a comedian, he is no Iron Man. There is existential crisis in his character. People say "oh it's too serious, too dark" Whatever. Get with the reality of how this character might inhabit this world if he did exist in it. Superhero films are supposed to be entertaining, but that doesn't mean they all need to be semi-comedy. Watch iron man for that. Some superhero films dig deeper for a meaning we can maybe relate too..if we weren't so afraid of that meaning.
This is the biggest film of the year. So no doubt it has the biggest bullseye on it's head. And a man in tights is easy to hate on. It's just that stigma. Superman in America's eyes is supposed to be perfect. Now because this Superman isn't, it seems people cry foul. Noone is perfect, not even critics.
Let me think about this. Medicaid expansion in AZ will increase employment in the medical fields. The hospitals in AZ will be paid thru Medicaid for more of their low income patients. Following our current laws, the hospitals must treat all patients, whether they can pay or not. More low income residents will be able to receive preventive medical care. Voting in the Medicaid expansion will mean AZ receives $8B total from the federal government, covering AZ's additional Medicaid costs.
Sounds like it's a good idea to vote for medicaid expansion. In fact, I don't see why any logical person would vote against it.
It's official: this guy's in the Bizarro world.
"The result gives us a dull Superman who whines about his parents a lot." "Whining about his parents," is a reverse-hipster way of saying experiencing emotional turmoil. See, the people who claim to be Superman fans but aren't seem to think Superman's supposed to be this carefree guy where nothing bad happens to him. It's especially hilarious because he keeps talking about Superman Returns and how much better it was.
"Man of Steel has some impressive fireworks but it severely lacks soul. It's a Superman Transformers movie." This is completely untrue, but then he just belittled the heart & soul of the movie by dismissing it as "whining." I think we really know who has no "soul."
"Problem is, he's duller than an ax after 10,000 rounds with a really big, hard boulder." No, he's actually got a certain humility to him which is exactly what Superman should have. No, the DULL one was Mr Routh. Just watch his attempt at handling the monologue at the end of SR.
"For instance, whenever Superman flies, he flies like a supersonic jet. The camera is often very far away, and he's just a little speck zipping around. When we see him up close, he's bouncing around so much we can't really enjoy the visual of a man flying. It's like watching a really bad Top Gun movie." Wow, I didn't know Top Gun had sequels. In any case, this is all subjective, I just don't think there's anything Snyder could have possibly done to avoid this kind of criticism.
"This is another origin story, and with Nolan in the mix it's an often somber one. The thing with Superman is that he's supposed to be selfless. His primary concern is saving people's clumsy asses, not who his parents really are. Sure, he cares to a certain extent, but not to the extent that it derails his primary mission of protecting humanity. That's my take on the character."
Well, the last guy did a pretty good job of tearing this one apart, but let's see if I can.
1) A somber tone (admittedly, a more fair assessment than the overused "dark") doesn't have anything to do with whether or not he tries to save people.
2) Superman IS supposed to "selfless" in that he's incredibly altruistic, not that he doesn't have any concerns about his family. Now, the comics have been rebooted and reimagined several times, but basically, in the late '50s-early '80s, Superman had a veritable obsession with learning more about Krypton. This was done away with for a while in the 1986 reboot also titled Man of Steel, but it later crept back in. And why not? It's interesting.
I'm also not sure how it derails his attempts to protect people. I mean, to be critical, the film did fail to show us how he knows about the Fortress.
3) AT-LEAST he didn't consult the hologram of his dead mother to ask whether or not it was okay for him to have a girlfriend and give up his powers without a moment's thought when she said he couldn't like in the galactically overrated Superman II!!!
"As Lois Lane, Amy Adams doesn't really factor. The script calls for her to be rather humorless and dull in her own right." Um, no it doesn't. In fact, many of the more charming moments in the film are because of her, including the "well here, it's an S," line, or her exchange with Chris Meloni (though she's more the straight man there). The film isn't exactly packed with comedy, but it has more light humor than people give it credit for. It's just that it has the normal amount of humor you'd expect to hear, instead of the standup routine that is Tony Stark.
I think I get where this guy's going, though. A lot of people were unfair to Superman III, and now that it's been remade as Iron Man 2, it's done a lot better. Seriously, though: most of this guy's criticisms just don't match what was on the screen and that's constant with the film.
It's like they think Superman's supposed to be a comedic character devoid of any gravity and in thinking that, they're almost as bad as the haters who bash the character while praising any guy whose father-figure was gunned down as a work of Shakespeare.
Ed, ya shoulda been there.
I was disappointed by the small turnout for HT Sanchez's forum. The audience was comprised mostly of TUSD teachers - but it was on short notice. Good to see the governing board was there, as was Sylvia Campoy who represents the Montoya plaintiff in the deseg case. There's a few other people I can think of that should have been there.
And of course, Sanchez presented himself well.
Applause was understandably polite - we've all gotten sick on this ride before.
Mari, you've probably gotten nauseous a few time over the years of covering this - what did you think of him?
I have concerns, but I'm proud to say I'm still hopeful.
Seems like a huge waste of money to widen Grant rd. Why not
make Grant one way Eastbound and make Speedway one way
Westbount and save a few million dollars.
Point is well taken about medical -v- "medical" (wink-wink) usage, but regarding "If you think millions of people can inhale carcinogens daily through their entire adult lives, all of them somehow miraculously avoiding cancer and none of them dying because of it, I feel sorry for you.":
While the jury is apparently still out on whether smoking cannabis is less bad, as bad, or more bad than smoking tobacco (some articles are here -- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/13/is-pot-good-for-lungs-new-marijuana-study-adds-to-health-effects-debate.print.html --) that question only addresses the delivery method and not the cannabis itself, per se. (Tangerines are generally considered healthy, but drying and smoking them is probably not.)
Although it could be argued that cannabis PLUS OTHER STUFF (e.g., alcohol, driving, contamination with molds/other toxins, "Hey, watch this!" and other misadventure, &c) may have taken some lives, the oft-cited statistic that cannabis -- solely and by its own self -- never killed anyone is probably true.
Which spot at St. Phillips is Bodega occupying?
Alrighty then, thanks for letting us know, Editor. (I am the "Someone" who left the comment about the letters to the editor, BTW.)
And since Starnet is curtailing anonymous comments, it will be interesting to see what happens here.
The non-NRP Ari Shapiro. LOL
"The thing with Superman is that he's supposed to be selfless. His primary concern is saving people's clumsy asses, not who his parents really are. Sure, he cares to a certain extent, but not to the extent that it derails his primary mission of protecting humanity. That's my take on the character."
In Superman I, he spun the WHOLE WORLD around and back in time just because Lois died. Not a perfect move. In Superman II he gave up all his powers for love... not a perfect move. In Superman Returns he LEFT Earth for YEARS...that self-interested prig! And those 3 movies are far better than the trash of III and IV.
you know that Superman may not be his perfect self yet because it is an origin story tho right? So many reviewers whine about his lack of humanity in the movie, but then are criticizing his need to know his own family and history, and the path he takes to get there? Superman is not a perfect gdm character. Do you want the super-good god robot Superman, or the one that learns and has faults and STILL ends up doing good things. doing the right things.
I haven't seen it yet, so who knows if all in all you are correct in its deserving of 2 out of 5 stars. I guess I'll grow my own opinion tomorrow night.
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Superman, being a child of the 80s. I just don't understand the "reasoning" behind many of the negative reviews, because many of them still have many good things to say about it. I'm hoping it lives up to my my fav comic movies:
The Dark Knight
and yeh... the Hobbit made over $1B worldwide, and 85% of RT community loved it. What a big failure that was.
Huummmm! I have to wonder "where" his teenage son got his Racist attitude and vocabulary from? I'm sure he didn't get any of it from his father.
"I don't have any pot leaf shirts. I don't have pot bumper stickers on my car."
It's always been my belief that a person who does exhibit these items in public also might as well wear shirts or have bumper stickers that read: "Hey law enforcement or anyone who likes to contact law enforcement, please harass my dumbass for not being smart enough to keep incognito about an item that is still considered very taboo by a lot of everyday people."
I know this was wordy, at least it gets my point across.
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