I believe those who were at the forefront of ACCESS Tucson had a dream that every last man, woman and child would be heard - no matter how absurd, dangerous or just plain crazy. Having said that, there has also been some excellent programming on the Channel that has really served this community. No reason that should not continue. But come on people - there also needs to be some standards, some way of bridging the gap between crappy free speech productions that only your Aunt Martha will watch because it's her favorite nephew spewing junk - and quality programming that serves the community. Why can't ACCESS Tucson also care about the number of people watching? The more people watch - the more voices are heard. The Executive Director of ACCESS Tucson and the Board seem to think that they are the ONLY ONES who seek to protect free speech and that they can do it better than anyone else. The proof is in the consistent product, which most in this community do not watch. I believe it may be time for a new and fresh approach to saving this valuable community asset.
You sound more ignorant than the Governor. Of Course Arizona HAS the money to invest in Education. In the past 8 years, the Republican led state legislature has GIVEN away billions of dollars in corporate tax cuts. Did you know that 2 out of 3 Arizona corporations pay NO state income tax?! Yet those companies enjoy our roads and police/fire protection, our court systems and our schools. All the things that are paid for by income taxes. Im just sick of it. Instead of pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into prisons - the inept Republican led state legislature needs to change draconian sentencing guidelines so that we have fewer prisoners serving time for minor offenses. AND finally - no human being is "ILLEGAL" - they may be undocumented, but we will do better as a society if we educate not discriminate!
For your enjoyment - Political Parody at its best. Must watch all of the two minutes to feel the joy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3poX4kurM…
These kids are amazing. The future is in good hands with these smart and involved young people. If you are frustrated and want to work off some of that negative energy - join www.ArizonaStandsUp.com for a March & Rally this Saturday go to www.ArizonaSTandsUp.com for more information meet at Tucson High parking lot on Saturday 3/14 at 9:30am. We will march from there to the University of Arizona to the east side of Old Main for a Rally. Bring water and hats - and SIGNS!
Are you MAD as Hell and you're NOT going to take it any longer? (at the Republican led State Legislature and their resent cuts to Public Education) -
Work off some of that frustration and make your voice heard -
Join www.ArizonaStandsUP.com for the "MARCH for EDUCATION", Saturday March 14 at 9:30 am. Park at Tucson High's Parking lot. We will March in mass to the University of Arizona's Festival of Books. Rally on the east side of Old Main around 10:30. We love and support the Festival of Books and will not disrupt the event. We have worked things out with the University. Please - do something - join www.ArizonaStandsUP.com for the MARCH for EDUCATION.
Oh - and one other thing. Cowards live under the veil of anonymity. I have notices those who express the most vial comments always seem to have silly names like "What,Again" or "Rat" - I am proud of my carefully thought out and research comments - that's why I am proud to identify myself.
Feels pretty good not to live in the shadows.
I was at the protest yesterday in Phoenix. I am not a teacher, not a parent with children in school. I am a business owner. I am also a retired journalist, an Independent and a 4th generation Arizonan. After researching this state budget and figuring out the Governor's carefully crafted shell game - I walked away totally speechless. This budget is bad! And the ripple effect will impact all of Arizona for decades if it is not voted down. The Governor has said "We all have to live within our means" - well then, Mr. Ducey, how about ending these lavish corporate tax breaks that have not delivered the high paying jobs promised. The words that comes to mind to describe the Governor - "DARK MONEY" and "RECALL"
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