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Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

How about the $300 Million that the State was Ordered to pay the Schools in Cave Creek Unified School District, et al. v. Doug Ducey, et al (cv-13-0039) It seems that the money was never paid to the schools and the following year, Governor Ducey introduced his Proposition to get more funding into the schools. But the $300Million was not included and seems to have been forgotten.

28 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Charles Smith on 01/08/2018 at 7:45 AM

Re: “The Beautiful People

I thought this was a great restaurant review, and it captures almost every single reason why I have zero interest in "dining" there;

Just for starters...$10+ craft cocktails, $13 burgers, no-choice valet parking, snooty, good-looking, minimum-wage college hostess chicks, imposing all sorts of excuses to get you to spend $25 bux at the bar before you are "granted" the privilege of a table, to spend at least $25 more. Add in tax, tips here & there, & it is a $50+ evening no matter how hard you try to keep it under that outrageous amount. And you're gonna hang out here weekly?

This is place NOT in San Francisco, and yet it pretends to be, with high prices, arrogant Millennials, using parents credit cards to pay for all of this hype, and all manner of ridiculous hipness, noise, & endless waiting, to make you feel as if you have finally arrived socially. Frankly, I find the entire Millennial scene a crashing bore, with meaningless loud conversation peppered with meaningless words, such as "like, awesome, hysterical, crazy" & so on...dumb as a door-knob. Cell phone-heaven!

If, and it is a big if, when our brutal endless summer hits town, let's just see how many hip Millennials, and wannabe older folks, show up here to drop $50-$75 on the latest overly colorful Fox restaurant circus scene. Seriously, "Beautiful People", Tucson is not San Francisco.

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Posted by The Desert Pup on 01/07/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Laughing Stock: Tucson Fringe, Top to Bottom

The Gay Uncle is the lovely and talented Jeffrey ROBERT. Please someone catch and correct this before it goes to press. Thanks!

Posted by Kevin Jackson on 01/07/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

So...If CW13 weren't so wimpy and had the ability to be a Superhero, would we call him Deflection Man? It seems appropriate, given his nature to always point out how Obummmer was the ultimate enemy of the U.S.A. Tell me, oh great Superpower, what exactly did Obummmer do in Iran that caused such a ruckus in your tiny mind? I'm sure the answer will be amusing because any answer you give usually is.

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Posted by CW13 and the rest of the 99% need to get the big picture on 01/07/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

And what Obama did in Iran is going to make the world safer ?

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Posted by CW13 on 01/07/2018 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Libertarians on Public ["Government"] Schools, From Milton Friedman to the Koch Brothers to UA and ASU: an Incomplete History

Read the Diego Rivera article in ADS today. It exposes the ignorance of TUSD decision. One day after article exposing TUSD blacklisting of 1400 employees. It has become a criminal organization.
Expect class action lawsuits to rob us again by these educratic perverts.

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Posted by Where the bodies are buried on 01/07/2018 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Danehy

"Nonsense? I will give you nonsense."

Never has anything truer been stated. I guess Wayne Olson does get the big picture sometimes.

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Posted by Wayne Olson and the rest of the 99% need to get the big picture on 01/07/2018 at 4:37 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

How pathetic. You're the little weasel that was threatening to quit reading at one point when the Weekly had the sense to drop AAM! but you couldn't even bother to notice when the dude behind it announced that it would be no more. I guess that you weren't paying all that much attention to it as you claimed. The only valid excuses you have at this point would be prison time or being in a coma.

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Posted by Ask a Mexican was always too biased and racist of a column on 01/07/2018 at 4:20 AM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

Crazy Al:

I don't think that you're an idiot, but the company you're keeping sure doesn't do you any favours. This article expresses concern about the Cheeto in Chief not having any decorum or class regarding a very serious issue. The American public has figured out that is just the way he rolls, but when it comes to things as serious as ICBMs, we need to demand that he act as a sensible person. No one, including the person above with the even more random and worthless comment than mine, has any clue what Kim Jong-un has at his disposal or how he is willing to use it. These are sensitive matters that require a sensitive approach, something our self-centered sad excuse for a president just doesn't have in him.

P.S. - Yes, you still got me on the fact that you had the opportunity to to see THE Guitar God in the flesh. I will not deny that I am envious. But your support of our classless, tantrum prone baby-man of a president is definitely nothing to envy.

Peace Brother, DC

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/06/2018 at 9:59 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

After calling everyone else an idiot, I did not find your solution to containing the madman in North Korea.

If you knew anything about US defense capabilities, you would not have made such a random and worthless comment.

Your time may be better spent reducing the world's mean temperature. Or at least focus your fears on that.

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Posted by Thank You AZ/DC! on 01/06/2018 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Best Day Trip

I love Mt. Lemmon.

Posted by Nate Woiwode on 01/06/2018 at 1:33 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

I suppose I'm included in the gang of idiots. Let me put it this way. This idiot saw Jimi at Woodstock and 4 months later saw the Band of Gypsys at the Filmore East on New years Eve. That's something you'll never do unless you figure out how to build a time machine !! Just sayin'.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/06/2018 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Danehy

Nathan, I believe we of the boomer generation have contributed greatly to the nation's well-being. First, with probably 100 million citizens over 35, we managed to produce Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the major party candidates for POTUS. What are the odds of another matchup like that ever again? Second, and with apologies to Lewis Black, our greatest legislative achievements have been centered on the legalization of marijuana. Which explains why we got nothing else of note done.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 01/06/2018 at 6:56 AM

Re: “How to Raise a Billion Dollars For Schools Without Raising Sales Taxes

Since I came to this state in 2005, it was apparent that, our prison system is in great need of "reform". However, with governor chosen puppets, such as Ryan, the states "go to budgets" would be harmed if such reform was to take place.
I have only read about it and advocated prison reform through letter writing the Governor (Napolitano/Brewer at the time) since 2005. (As an employee with the state, that letter got me a bullied meeting with the Director of Prisons, as, he did not like my letter, so he called me up to his office to "threaten me". (It backfired on him) Yet, we are still spending approximately 34k per year average for incarcerated individuals that, are non violent offenders, etc., who must serve 80% of their time prior to any "hint" of an early release. Add on any disciplinary sanctions, and, that inmate is in for 100'% of his/her sentence. Blah Blah Blah about this education stuff. My conclusion based upon fact; Arizona dont care about children. It's not a priority. Move on folks. Parents must involve themselves in the teaching of their children and not count on public schooling any longer.

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Posted by Rocky29 on 01/06/2018 at 3:15 AM

Re: “Doing Too Much?

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON Fire! GreenlaND is not in Canada! You were not born there. You are not LabradorIan leave alone Canadian. Lie all you want but leave my homeland out of your lies. Ya bloody yank.

Posted by Donny Silva on 01/05/2018 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Arizona Diamondbacks offer special Spring Training presale to Tucson residents

Yes, they used to do Spring Training in Tucson, at the fields at TEP. Sadly, attendance was too low and so they moved to Scottsdale.

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Posted by Robyn Renwick Zelickson on 01/05/2018 at 8:09 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

I'm glad that the usual gang of idiots (not including Shirley Willis) in this comment thread are enjoying everything that their Orange Overlord is doing for them.


What good is all of that going to do any of you if the boys comparing their missiles decide to take action instead of just being all talk?

Let me answer it for you, because I know that you'll refuse to get it unless your Tangerine Tyrant isn't calling it fake news.


It will do you no good at all. Nuclear fallout isn't good for anything.

So keep on believing that things are just going to keep getting better and that you have nothing to be concerned with, that is, until reality smacks you upside your ignorant head. When the area you call home becomes a wasteland, make sure to thank PO(TU)S Trump for that as well.

Because you are aware that all the record breaking happening in the stock market can't fix a nuclear winter, right?

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 01/05/2018 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

Here's the tweet: "North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!" If you think he's succeeded with his "won't happen" because a NK nuke hasn't exploded in California you're to deep into the Trump tank to be objective. Its obvious what he meant-that NK won't get an ICBM. They have.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/05/2018 at 4:51 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

Democrats hurling? Say it ain't so!…

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/05/2018 at 2:18 PM

Re: “The Great Doobie Debate

The only positives I see in this (hard to see any) are 1) It may force Congress to get off its collective ass and fix it (it is bi-partisan), and 2) Federal officials at the state level generally do not have the manpower or resources to do these things without state and local law enforcement assistance.

That can easily be accomplished by governors, city and county officials, and county Sheriffs just saying no.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 01/05/2018 at 1:47 PM

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