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Re: “Farewell, Franzi

I will miss my beloved friend, Thad passion we shared, the west, Arizona, its history, guns and people with a backbone, our hrandbabies and daughters!!! He became one person that emergent himself in my culture, the cattle culture and Tucson! He understood the true meaning of friend!

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Posted by Joe Dreyfuss on 06/17/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The Skinny

What a joy it was to grow up with Mike as my older brother! While Mike and brother Fred were close in age, I came along later in '43 and was nurtured and stood up for by my hero, Mike, who played baseball with me by rounding the bases on his knees to "make it fair". I watched him play football at Pomfret and tried valiently but unsuccessfully to live up the school legend that was Mike Hard.
We both owe the entirety of our life credo to our father Fred Hard, Sr.. As upstanding and hard-working a man ever was, Dad was a legend in the sailing world as much as the most respected of Wall St. traders. His nickname among fellow Exchange members and friends was "Honest".
Nary a day goes by that I don't find myself asking him subconsciously if I'm using the right tool, making the right business decision, tying the right knot, or cobbling together a mechanical device.
His sense of humor was unique, to say the least; one day while heading home in a fog from Fire Island he remarked, "Oh..I know where we are now...I recognize that wave".
Happy Father's Day, "Honest"

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Posted by Dave Hard on 06/17/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Obon To Offer Sushi, Ramen, Steam Buns and Craft Cocktails Starting Thursday (MENU)

Too bad you weren't part of the $1000 bet...that probably never happened anyways.

Posted by AZ/DC on 06/17/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Beautiful! Stay lost in your chaos. I'm leaving the chatterbox less lonely Monday night. Drunk on displays of domestic tenderness.

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Posted by Christina Shoemaker on 06/17/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Brian's writing always transports me right into the setting he's narrating! It's a beautiful thing to experience as a reader!

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Posted by Jeff on 06/17/2017 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Border Patrol Agents Bust Migrants Seeking Medical Aid at No More Deaths Desert Camp

It sounds like the ultimate goal is to provide medical assistance to those in need so they can continue on and break our laws. What do they do when an entrant is near death, fly them to a Tucson hospital? The liability exposure is phenomenal.BP saves lives and gets no credit.

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Posted by David on 06/17/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Border Patrol Agents Bust Migrants Seeking Medical Aid at No More Deaths Desert Camp

"According to NMD, the group has had an unsigned written agreement with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol since 2013, with the federal agency pledging to not to interfere with the humanitarian camp that provides life-saving medical treatment to many migrants every year."

I find it hard to believe that anyone in authority at the Border Patrol would enter into any agreement -- signed/unsigned or verbal -- that is contrary to the rules, regulations and laws governing the agency's operations.

As for providing humanitarian aid, which is more humane: Providing an empty hope that those making this deadly journey will somehow reach their destination unscathed, or saving lives and returning people who have freely chosen to violate the law and borders of the United States.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/17/2017 at 1:25 AM

Re: “The Skinny

I remember Mike Hard from my years working at VNB! As my sister, Maryann Adams,and I have said: Mike is an all around good guy! He was fair, kind and always shared his work ethics of being the best person you can be. I'm proud to have worked with him.

Happy Father's Day
Debbie Bahrychuk

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Posted by Deb1az on 06/16/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Border Patrol Agents Bust Migrants Seeking Medical Aid at No More Deaths Desert Camp

Once they receive aid, how are they processed? If they allow them to travel on to the north illegally they should be held responsible for their death. This is insanity.

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Posted by I love legals on 06/16/2017 at 4:53 PM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Not true. And many anti illegal entrants are not anti immigrant. The problem with your reasoning is that for some reason you have compiled all of each side into one convenient group. There are still legal immigrant (hopefuls) waiting patiently in line to be allowed entrance, while those you seem to want to help jump the line, sneak under the fence and claim citizenship because "they got here."

We have a system in place, you have just been convinced to ignore it.

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Posted by I love legals on 06/16/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Wondering if these people who are so anti-immigrant are willing to go out into the fields and harvest
the many crops that these hard working labors do? Or wash dishes, mop floors?? These [so called]
illegal immigrants are essential to our economy. the only reason they are
[illegal] is because our federal government has become deadlocked and unable to improve our immigration policies.

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Posted by native daughter on 06/16/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Wow what an awesome story makes you want to go and hang out at the bar and get to know everybody and make it one of your own personal drinking destinations at least you'll feel safe with the bartender Isabelle hahaha

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Posted by Guy on 06/16/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

What is the daily star?

Sorry, that was for Emil.

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Posted by An Angel gets His Wings on 06/16/2017 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Obon To Offer Sushi, Ramen, Steam Buns and Craft Cocktails Starting Thursday (MENU)

feels good knowing that Obon is still open :)

Posted by Sab on 06/16/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Trial Over TUSD's Mexican American Studies to Begin in Tucson June 26

Interesting. Re-reading Safier's piece, I note that he writes, "A lawsuit was filed" in response to the State Department of Ed ruling / TUSD Board decision, and after the judge's ruling did not get the result the filers of the suit wanted, Safier writes, "The lawyers working on the suit appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court..."

101 level composition courses warn about the "hide the agent" feature of the passive voice. ("A lawsuit was filed"... BY WHOM?) Also suspect: failures to specify name / affiliation of parties in a case: "The lawyers working on the suit": who would they be?

When attorneys are involved, always find out who they are and, more importantly, who is paying them.

Perhaps Safier will do some research to provide the background for his next blog piece: what is the "wealthy foundation" behind the case; who provided and / or provides its funding; who makes decisions about how its funds are allocated; why was this case selected as a funding target?

But don't hold your breath on that. Safier's "follow the money" instincts seem to taper off into nothingness when it comes to who is funding initiatives originating on his side of the political fence. Cf. the 2016 TUSD Board elections and his MIA coverage of the well-documented, serious matter of the ESI marketing exec donations VS. copious crap-quality speculative coverage of the supposed motives of donors to TUSD Kids First, e.g.:
https://m.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/10/10/more-on-the-financial-backers-of-tusd-kids-first

Whatever the case, Safier is right about one thing: this trial will be worth watching. How do our local and state level institutions function and what is the quality of oversight and decision-making in the "education" system some families in Southern Arizona must use?

We already know the answer, but why not accumulate more evidence? Great material for a book-length treatment. The genre would be farce.

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Posted by Caveat emptor. on 06/16/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

Interesting to see not a word about his passing in the daily star....they must have heard what Fanzi said about them over the years lol...

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Posted by danehick sux on 06/16/2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “The Weekly List: 16 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next Week

Hellyeah!

Hell no!

Listen to Pantera if you want to hear Vinnie Paul in a worthy band.

Hellyeah isn't worthy.

RIP Dime!

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Posted by Pantera, even Damageplan, is more worth your time on 06/16/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Trial Over TUSD's Mexican American Studies to Begin in Tucson June 26

Response to review the curriculum

Your comment was world class. I don't know that it would necessarily be an ethnic studies but it lays out an approach to studying economics based on solid principles and an historical perspective.

My African American advisory group took a similar approach to creating an ethnic studies class for teachers. The course traced African American involvement in the southwest from the early 1800's forward covering the history of successful African Americans all the way through 20th century.

They and my staff not only created it, they taught it. It was something they were extremely proud of.

That work product of curriculum, lesson plans and organized classrooms never existed for TUSD MAS. It was a haphazard mess. If you wanted to create revolutionaries, they weren't doing a very good job of it. Essentially, these students were victims of a political ideology spun out of control and they were being milked for money, a lot of money.

Even this trial is an example of the money to be made in this business. A wealthy foundation gives a New York law firm $5 million dollars to beat a dead horse in pursuing this case ($5 million gets your very good lawyers, by far the most organized deposition I've ever given). There is a management book about this situation, "What to do when your horse dies."

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/16/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Of course, bslap is a know-nothing repetitive troll.

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Posted by anti-bslap on 06/16/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “No Thanks, Trump

Of course, Southern Arizona has always stood in full support of illegal immigration.

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Posted by bslap on 06/16/2017 at 7:08 AM

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