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Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

cw 13 no I am old!

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Posted by captain arizona on 08/14/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

Are you high ?

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Posted by CW13 on 08/14/2018 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Lost me 2 paragraphs in with the over exaggerated descriptive writing.

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Posted by Rufus on 08/14/2018 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Raw Power

Yogi Berra said, "the place is so popular, nobody goes there any more."

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Posted by Debbie V Altana on 08/14/2018 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: LeBron Meets LeCon

And as long as we've embarked upon electing totally unqualified celebrities for president, I'd take Lebron over LeTchump any day. Just sayin'.

27 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by skinnyman on 08/14/2018 at 10:51 AM

Re: “A Review of David Garcia's Book, "School Choice"

Interesting. Guess the fact that "a war is being waged against public education," which is the way that some activists frame it, justifies sniffing out and persecuting heretics unwilling to characterize what is happening in K-12 education in terms of simple villain-and-hero dramas. That is what seems to have happened with the review of David Garcia's as yet unreleased monograph in Blog for Arizona, and it is not in any way a deviation from Standard Operating Procedure for the tribe, or at least large and influential local portions of it.

As for Farley's previous behavior vis-a-vis TUSD, it is hard to read the real relationships between the gubernatorial candidates and the entrenched problems that need clean-up in our largest-local-standing embarrassment-to-the-party-that-Supports-Public-Schools. No Dem candidate has been able to speak clearly and publicly on the real issues, or fail to show public obeisance when called upon to do so, now or in the past, for fear of blow back. But the fact that Foster endorsed Garcia, the foregrounding of the importance of credentialing for educators in Farley's public position statements on education, and the fact that it was Garcia, not Farley, who worked for GrahamKeegan seem to indicate that Farley is a step or two further from the HTSanchez-LisaGrahamKeegan school of thinking on how to solve problems in public districts.

It may well be the case that all of the Dems are so compromised that they leave no good alternative to R governance. If so, the responsibility belongs not only to the bad-guy millionaires and billionaires of the charter movement, but also to the character of the "Support Public Schools" Party in this region and its history of failures in governance and advocacy.

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Posted by Need to hear more on HOW to achieve good public management. on 08/14/2018 at 10:13 AM

Re: “I Have To Admit, I Don't Understand the Popularity Of Virtual Schools

Gilbert residents are taking one last stab at saving their public schools.

This could be a cure for the fraud we call TUSD. Give it back to the parents and the citizens of the community and stop using it for personal political gain.

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Posted by Hank John on 08/14/2018 at 9:28 AM

Re: “I Have To Admit, I Don't Understand the Popularity Of Virtual Schools

A virtual school would not have worked for me when I attended H.S., because my main interests were basketball and girls. I attend class because it was required, not because I was particularly interested in the subject matter, and in most courses, the teacher was of little consequence, except to keep order in the classroom. Of course in those days there was no virtual school, because there were no computers. The printing press had been invented so we did have books. Wowee.

Posted by DennyG on 08/14/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “A Review of David Garcia's Book, "School Choice"

As far as I know, Huicochea is currently Stephenson's boss, and is an editor at the Star. I too was sorry to see her leave, even if there were times when I thought she missed the point. But by the time HT came along, she was right on the (continual) stories of lying, corruption and dealing that he was involved in "happenstance"? would have it, was soon out of the public eye. (Interestingly, in the context of this piece, Steve Farley was very much in the public eye during that time, speaking at Board meetings, always staunchly in favor of HTs work in that area)

To the earlier commenter, Mr. Mitchell--if you have worked in the school choice arena and studied it at all then you have read lots of books like the one Dr. Garcia has written. By that I don't mean he is a poor writer, I mean that so-called objective academic pieces like this book (which I have also read), particularly on this subject, are not hard to find. Of course the problem is that the issue itself is not objective, and has many shady funders and work behind the scenes by millionaires and billionaires that completely tips the playing field. If you leave that stuff out, as Dr. Garcia does, in the interest of being "apolitical" and "objective" then a false equivalency is created that is indeed troubling. But thats standard fare for academia, and in no way constitutes an action plan or even an obvious endorsement of one side or the other. Its just the typical analysis of settlers and Indians, or cops and the unarmed people they kill, or Israelis and Palestinians as all having equal amounts of fire power and therefore being involved in a "war" instead of in an invasion of one side by the other, or a massacre, or some other less "neutral" word than war. At least thats how the book reads to this public education activist.The original blog on Blog for Arizona was a hit piece, pure and simple. If you can find a blueprint in it, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 08/14/2018 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Claytoon of the Day: LeBron Meets LeCon

Spot on

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Posted by Brad Louis on 08/14/2018 at 6:03 AM

Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

I don't know if my comment took so I will just say I am new here so a lot of self censorship as you clearly wanted a vote early good government comment. I just wanted to tell what I say when the democratic establishment calls and also if any anti-establishment democrat running. To give them encouragement. (they will need it here in az!)

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Posted by captain arizona on 08/14/2018 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

Clearly you want people to vote early, that good government stuff. I just wanted to tell what I say when establishment democrats (they used to be the clinton wing of the party until nov. 8 2016) call me and I get to tell them what I think. I am new here so a lot of self censorship. I have been fighting the republican fascist police state of arizona for 50 years. (every since I got my draft notice!) I from time to time.have gotten a few licks in

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Posted by captain arizona on 08/14/2018 at 12:27 AM

Re: “Forced Submission

So Madonna and other public figures can talk about bombing the White House, and killing the president....crickets chirruping in the background, yet one of the little people curses one of the sacred federal buildings and employees and goes to prison.

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Posted by chronicrelavism on 08/13/2018 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Stealth Campaign

Oops! Guy Keenan 1, did you forget that Taylor is supposed to be a"Typical Republican?" You forgot to maintain the facade. :)

Posted by Richard Price on 08/13/2018 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Stealth Campaign

Maybe instead of going to the Pima County Republican Party's webpage which is notoriously irrelevant and unmaintained, or the opponent, for information on a candidate, you should do some research such as go to the candidates webpage. Why, here it is now:
You would see that he does indeed have an applicable college degree as well as other jurisprudence training even at the age of twenty-one. You would find a photo that clearly does not portray his father, as well as, an absolutely clear statement that he is Keith Bee II (not his dad.)

As for Mr. Taylor and his new found zeal for being a Republican, here is my response (and no, I am not a relative):
Anymore, our court systems are Of the lawyers, by the lawyers and for the lawyers! Most of the judges in the court system are appointed by lawyers and reviewed by lawyers.

The Justice of the Peace office is different. It is the common persons opportunity to choose their own people of character to sit in judgement over them to decide what is right or wrong and what is fair. That is why the requirements do not include expensive schooling or long court careers. It is more about character than credentials to us little people. Yes, vote for a young man who has spent his twenty-one years growing up in a hardworking family under the teaching of his father who has been an outstanding Justice of the Peace. Why is that a bad thing to a criminal defense attorney?

Stand up for real people instead of high priced attorneys. Read Douglass own description of what he has been doing, taken from the webpage listed here:
I focus and specialize in representing clients in primarily misdemeanor and felony DUIs, felony and misdemeanor Domestic Violence cases, drug cases, theft, shoplifting, burglary, and robbery, assault and aggravated assault, criminal driving on suspended license, minor in possession of alcohol, white collar crimes, fraud, fraudulent schemes and artifices, disorderly conduct, prohibited possessor and other gun offenses, dangerous crimes against children (DCAC) cases (e.g., child abuse, child neglect, sexual misconduct, etc.), homicide (1st and 2nd degree murder, negligent homicide), kidnapping, sex offenses, prostitution, trespass, criminal damage, arson, theft of means of transportation (auto theft), forgery, credit card fraud, false statements, false reporting and perjury, organized crime and terrorism, computer tampering, money laundering, postal offenses, alien smuggling, illegal re-entry, drug smuggling, bribery, interference with judicial proceedings (violations of protective orders and injunctions), witness tampering, animal offenses (animal cruelty, animal neglect, no food/water cases, etc.), harassment and stalking, explosives and illegal weapons, concealed carry cases, gambling, excessive medical marijuana growth, sale, transfer, possession and sales of marijuana, meth, heroin, other narcotics, cocaine, drug paraphernalia cases, obscenity, contributing to dependency/delinquency of a minor, to name just a handful of the types of cases that I am competent, skilled and experienced at handling.

Now ask yourself, if this is what he has been doing and making a lot of money at, why is he wanting to take a big drop in pay to take on a job that doesn't even require his law degree from a Washington state college? I have had enough of Doug Taylor's campaign of insults and diminutive terminology. If Mr. Taylor has character to run on for a judge position, then let's see some of it instead of constantly demeaning someone that he doesn't think of as being as important as a human being as himself. Run on your own merit Mr. Taylor instead of playing the bully.

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Posted by Richard Price on 08/13/2018 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Should TUSD Educate Children at the Detention Facility in Tucson?

Seems simple... just ask if it is in our best interest to have educated people around us. Yes or no. Save your rants about how for the board meetings. Or start a charter school and get rich yourself.

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Posted by Cascabel on 08/13/2018 at 7:51 PM

Re: “8 Things You Should Know About The Primary Election

Also, I couldnt vote until I was 23 because I wasnt a naturalized citizen. The libertarian angle is getting old, guys. - JP Martin

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Posted by JP Martin on 08/13/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “RIP Sean Collins, aka DJ Sean T

Sean T and I worked at Circuit, I got him his first light man job at the Cat house - He progressed rapidly on the turn tables and found his calling at club congress - We all miss him!

Sean T and Doc Holiday

Posted by Wyatt Earp on 08/13/2018 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

Hey Cap'n, nice jab. Well done.

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Posted by David Safier on 08/13/2018 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Tired Of Those Annoying Political Phone Calls And Fliers?

I have a nice conversation when they call. I would say what I said but I don't want david safier accusing me of hijacking the tread again.

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Posted by captain arizona on 08/13/2018 at 4:23 PM

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