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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Currents Feature

Re: “So Long Sánchez

This is embarrassing for Tucson, and bad news (again) for Tucson kids.

I wish voters would dig in next time there is a school board election. Look at actual data - short and long term - and take a look at how other cities have turned school districts around. [Hint: Not this way.]

Voters who think that they're not impacted by this just because they don't have a kid in school should think again. Dogma-driven decisions and nasty local political in-fighting isn't the way to run anything. It doesn't inspire confidence in potential investors, the current business community, or parents who might want to move to the area.

Grandstanding and puffery isn't leadership.

69 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Parent X on 03/09/2017 at 6:22 AM

Re: “So Long Sánchez

Oh look, it's the same article that was originally posted in the Range on March 6 under this title, "Removing TUSD Superintendent Prioritized Over Finding Replacement."

The community's comments on this piece of "reporting" can be found in the comment stream here:

Here's one of the comments on that article, from community advocate and Board watcher Betts Putnam-Hidalgo:
" leave out the one thing that should instantly disqualify Sanchez for the job, and should immediately undermine every single one of his very well-known political supporters. He lies. He lied about 301 money, he lied about bonuses and pay packages, he lied about 123 money--IF you actually knew what was going on in the District AND you listened to what he said, you could see the lies, and they were plentiful."

42 likes, 69 dislikes
Posted by Link to comment stream on this re-posted article on 03/09/2017 at 5:04 AM

Re: “Political Acts

In Wrong Again's world silly = stupid.

Heck, everything he posts = stupid.

Stupid is as stupid does.

The stupidity never stops when Wrong, Again is posting.

Disappear you fool.

Intelligent people will appreciate it.

44 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 03/03/2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Political Acts

Sara - thanks for the lineup for all the fun.

How about activities for kids? Oops, how silly of me.

4 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/02/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Political Acts

We have a really amazing lineup with over 80 performers! Comedy, dancing, singing, mariachi, circus acts, Taiko drumming... It'll be a show that is all Tucson talent and lots of fun. :)

56 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Sara Micromatis on 03/02/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Political Acts

Is it your small and barely used heart?

Oh, sorry. I should have figured it wasn't your small blackened heart when you described it as beautiful and perfect.

There's no way you could actually have a heart that is beautiful and perfect...because your heart has always been infected by evil.

You stinky POS you.

55 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC! on 03/02/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Political Acts

Don't forget to buy your raffle ticket.

Grand prize- one beautifully small and perfect heart - barely used.

7 likes, 47 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/02/2017 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Modern Slavery

Okay, tough question. I remember seeing ads in the back pages of the Weekly that advertised adult services which did not always seem 100% legal--this was about 10-15 years ago. You know, "hot college girls" type stuff. Does TW have some sort of check-and-balance system or vetting policy to make sure that traffickers are not advertising with them?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/28/2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Modern Slavery

some things you wish you didn't know.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FauxMulder on 02/24/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Modern Slavery

This is what Tucson liberals are facilitating.

"Six out of every 10 women illegally immigrating into the U.S. are estimated to be victims of sexual violence, and many are reportedly taking birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

Read more:
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"

8 likes, 57 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 02/24/2017 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Larger Than Life

Just last fall needing an answer to a question regarding a political candidate, I said, "Let's call Martin. He will know or he will find out." And an hour after asking him, I had the accurate answer from Martin. Throughout my 40 years in local politics Martin was a mainstay; a decent gentleman, and a solid support for his wife, family, and friends. We will not soon see his like again. RIP Martin.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gcb1 on 02/23/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Larger Than Life

Martin was a blessing to his family, his community, his party and his country. Long and fondly will he be remembered.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by franklymydears on 02/23/2017 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Modern Slavery

How did "Salvery" -- in the headline, of all things -- ever get past an editor?

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Firsttimecaller on 02/23/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Modern Slavery

Tucson and Pima County Open Border Policy, or "aiding and abetting, enticing or encouraging, or otherwise encouraging the illegal entry of impoverished Mexican citizens for economic and political exploitation", which the Tucson Weekly SUPPORTS, has contributed HUGELY to this despicable enterprise for more than three decades.

Why doesn't THIS article discuss THAT?

10 likes, 63 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 02/23/2017 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Give Me Your Huddled Masses

PEW Poll: Upwards of 287 million ISIS supporters in just 11 countries including 1/3 of Syria Refugees…

Survey of Muslims, a majority (51%) agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to shariah. More than half (51%) of U.S. Muslims polled also believe either that they should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah. Only 39% of those polled said that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.…

The judges need a refresher course in the LAW:
8 U.S. Code 1182 - Inadmissible aliens

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any
class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the
interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such
period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or
any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the
entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

It is IMMORAL to foist all of the Huddled Masses onto the 40% of the US workers left who generate more revenue than they consume in programs and services.

1 like, 38 dislikes
Posted by Postimpressionist on 02/19/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Give Me Your Huddled Masses

I'm with George Washington when he said about Muslims:
"Would to heaven we had a navy to reform those enemies to mankind or crush them into non existence"
1/16 of the Federal budget went to Islamic Muslim as blackmail to refrain from attacking US ships.

And we NEVER took "Wretched Refuse" in this country. It's when we started taking them that we experienced the down fall:
The English colony of Massachusetts enacted the earliest American public charge (WELFARE) laws in 1645. The arrival in the colonies of undesirables spurred other colonies to enact similar laws. Many colonies protected themselves against public charges through such measures as mandatory reporting of ship passengers, immigrant screening and exclusion upon arrival of designated "undesirables," and requiring bonds for potential public charges.

Massachusetts in 1700 kept out the infirm and disabled who had no security against becoming public charges (Welfare People). The law required ship captains to post bonds for "lame, impotent, or infirm" passengers who were "incapable of maintaining themselves." The bond requirement sought to prevent the new arrival from becoming reliant on public relief. Without a bond from the captain, the vessel had to return the person to his home country.
Under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual seeking admission to the United States is inadmissible if the individual, "at the time of application for admission, is likely at ANY time to become a public charge (Welfare Recipient)."

1 like, 38 dislikes
Posted by Postimpressionist on 02/19/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Cultivating Community

I noticed that David Safier, after a load of criticism, just scrubbed all of his suck-up comments from Kristel Foster's FB page. Though Joan Safier is still on there channeling Donald Trump, calling the new board member Rachael Sedgwick a "bitch."


This guy is your education columnist? Come on, Tucson Weekly. Now, of all times. Have some integrity.

2 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Education Guardian on 02/17/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Rural Resistance

A more relevant question would be, why not ask these people about the environmental impact, trash and trail cutting caused by illegal immigration. How about some perspectives on the Cumero fire, which burned over 2,000 acres just over the hills from Arivaca last year?

6 likes, 56 dislikes
Posted by Nathan K on 02/17/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Cultivating Community

Abortion is a sensitive subject..between a woman and her doctor.

NOT busybodies such as you.

33 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Concerned Mom is not concerned with actual people. on 02/16/2017 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Rural Resistance

And Kreuntz lived near Douglas. Almost 200 miles away.

37 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Charles Smith on 02/16/2017 at 8:04 AM

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