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Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

A person with any "pride" would show up for work and defend her indefensible position. She should be docked a days pay.

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Posted by Michael Foltz on 08/22/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Or attend this protest this evening:

What: Tucsonans Against Racism Protest and Rally
Who: All Bodies Rise Yoga is hosting
Where: 130 W Congress St 85701
When: Tuesday August 22 at 5:30 pm 8:00 pm
How: The protest will take place on the public sidewalk in front of the office of Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, who reacted to the sickening events in Charlottesville by proclaiming "I am WHITE-and proud of it! No apologies necessary."

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/22/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Correction on the electoral analysis: REPUBLICAN voters in northwest Tucson--the ones who elected and then re-elected Ally Miller despite her unhinged antics and toxic politics--are LAME.

When will Republicans take responsibility for their party's predominant role in perpetuating racism, bigotry and discrimination? For 50 years the GOP has been blowing the racist dog whistle. Is it any surprise that a racist scumbag like Tchump now leads them? Not at all--those Nazis in Charlottesville are his base, and he knows it, which is why he plays to them like Nero fiddling for Rome.

Instead, we get apologists like Ally Miller and Nathan K, who never passes up a chance to weigh in on the side of white supremacy.

Tell you what, Nathan--I'm a white man, and here's one interest of mine that I guarantee you don't share. I want to destroy white supremacy, as soon as possible and by any means necessary, before it kills tens of millions of people again like it did in the past century.

All good people need to show up to the Board of Supes meeting on Sept. 5 and hold Ms. Miller and her apologists accountable, and keep showing up until she summons the courage (if she has any) to face the music.

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Posted by skinnyman on 08/22/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

"...came off as arrogant, smug, and entitled." "If you don't want to vote for Felicia, then vote for Tom."

Posted by Peabo on 08/22/2017 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

You talk in coded language. Why don't you step up to the plate and tell us what exactly are the "common interests" we white people share? You know, because we're all the same...

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Posted by Peabo on 08/22/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Paul Durham for City Council

Yes, Peabo, we judge candidates by how well they represent us. At a candidate forum, people showed their approval for Felicia Chew's position by applauding. They did not show approval for the positions of Tom or Paul. How is that "personality politics"? I think it's just plain politics.

If you don't want to vote for Felicia, then vote for Tom. Paul is the worst of the three, and the Weekly completely messed up here, like when they endorsed all the bonds that the people ended up defeating.

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Posted by blaze_mason on 08/22/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Serena, you are not entitled to define or deconstruct a white person's identity. You don't get to tell someone, "you're not entitled to white identity", any more than you are entitled to tell a trans woman that she's not actually a woman, or a light skinned black person that they are not really black.

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Posted by Nathan K on 08/22/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

If you don't like Ally Miller you can get rid of her thru the election process. It doesn't do a bit of good just verbally trashing a person who has no empathy for other human beings or even a hint that there is a soul in that callous hollow facade. Miller will probably get re-elected because the voters in Pima county are LAME.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 08/22/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

"It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize"
We DO need to apologize, for our own transgressions and our own racism and we need to be instrumental in dismantling institutional racism.
Honestly, once this country truly apologizes and makes amends for the racism that has gone down things will change.
But until then Ally, you are perpetuating the problem.
Put your big girl panties on, get some skin and take a look at your own s***.

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Posted by Patt Riese on 08/22/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

She didn't say she was proud to be Irish. She didn't say she was proud to be Danish, or Swedish, or even German. She said "white." "White Pride" is solely associated with white supremacy and has nothing to do with pride in heritage. And don't fire back at me about tribal pride, because it isn't like slave ships kept family tree charts for posterity.

Ally Miller, you screwed up. If you can't show up to work, even if it means you have to acknowledge where you went wrong and eat your well deserved helping of crow before getting back down to business, it is time to resign.

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Posted by Serena Simi on 08/22/2017 at 12:42 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Anyone who wants to stop white,black,brown or yellow protesters is missing the point. All protesters are free to do so with the proper permit. And the "unite the right" March was constitutional protected people. Wake up before we all lose these rights.

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Posted by nonamemaddax on 08/21/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “The Skinny

She has a right to say what she wants. It's amazing how many people throw the racist word around. Is it racist to be free of feelings of " white guilt"? Do I have to apologize for being of European decent? You people are so narrow minded. The hate talk that is on here is just as appalling as a white nationalist march. Grow up hater.

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Posted by nonamemaddax on 08/21/2017 at 8:31 PM

Re: “HOCO Fest 2017 Countdown: Mexican Institute of Sound

be there or...yr loss

Posted by Carl Hanni on 08/21/2017 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

If she's waiting for the furor to die down, she'll be waiting for a LONG time.

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Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 08/21/2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “San Antonio's Pre-K Program

bslap, I don't think you get IT, grades k-12 are all a taxpayer-funded "Youth-Sitting Service"; the age of the students attending school is not really the issue. A primary reason for public schools, and schools in general, is to provide a safe, secure place for our youth to be. Can you image what our society would be like if there were thousands of children (5 to 18) just hanging out around the house, the streets, parks, etc? Chaos. And yes, schools are also set up for learning.

Back to preschool education, baby sitting, the needs of our society have changed drastically during the past 80 years, as the result of the pill and equal opportunity for women, and technological advances, e.g.,dishwashers, frozen food, etc. Public schools reflect the needs of society. Society has changed and so will schools, and like or not, taxpayer supported preschool education will become part of change and our society will be better for IT.

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Posted by DennyG on 08/21/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Ally continues to be the poster child for crappy public service. When is she NOT making an embarrassement of herself and her constituents with her self serving, entitled, privileged hissy fits and lies?

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Posted by Teala Smith on 08/21/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

Signed, Ally's mom.

Coward. If she doesn't want to do the job she should quit.

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Posted by Combat Guido on 08/21/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

There is nothing wrong with white people adopting a positive view of their collective racial identity and working together to advance their common interests. We are now living in the age of identity politics for everyone.

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Posted by Nathan K on 08/21/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Ally Miller Chickens Out: Under Fire for 'White Pride' Comments, Supervisor Skips Today's Board Meeting

White pride? Sounds more like white flight.

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Posted by Peabo on 08/21/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “San Antonio's Pre-K Program

bslap I protest. Some people do like public education and TUSD and spend their/our lives trying to improve it. In any case Strong Start is not even about TUSD, its about preschoolers. I suppose if you were raised without using any public services as a youngster then you can be a bitter and selfish oldster now. But my guess is that that was not the case. We all pretty much used services, like roads, telephones (at that time) and other items that were heavily subisidized by taxpayers.To be so selfish about paying forward what someone paid forward for you is just downright egotistical and shortsighted. This is what societies do for one another.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 08/21/2017 at 8:21 AM

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