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Re: “Tucson Salvage

Probably hanging out at the crib CW, and I literally mean the crib.

I was an infant 48 years ago.

Posted by AZ/DC on 08/17/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

I love your column. Great writing!

Posted by Kathleen DeBoer on 08/17/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

It's good you're not paying the interns:
"some peperoni and mozzarella cheese"
"$400 dollars"

Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/17/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Most of the Republicans are ball-less, refusing to say the name TRUMP in their repudiations. Chicken $h!t$.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/17/2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

Durham's hit pieces against Chew are a turn-off. No one in our central neighborhood has his campaign signs up. (They're only stuck on street corners with the others'.)
He's desperate.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/17/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

AZ/DC 48 years ago I was at Woodstock. Where were you?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 08/17/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Out on Top

Big OX is one of the many inspirations to me and Tucson's Hip Hop community. It's been great to work with and become his friend out side of hip hop / rap stuff. His journey is far from over. Peace and blessings to you Marcus. Also Big ups to the Tucson Weekly for showing respect to a great artist, and father.

- Pike Romero

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Posted by Pike Romero on 08/17/2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

The prune juice worked out well, Joel. I'm not full of shit like you !!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 08/17/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

An EXCELLENT example of "Identity Politics" group think, dividing Americans and pitting then against each other on the basis of race or ethnicity.

Can YOU recognize the INHERENT RACISM of such ideology? I can!

Can you reconcile this ideology with Dr. King's admonition to judge each other "on the content of our character and not on the color of our skin?: I can't!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Roy Warden 1 on 08/17/2017 at 7:03 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Good column. On the mark on all points. That radio guy Harris has never asked Miller a tough question; he gives her a free commercial every time she's on his moronic show.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mike5487 on 08/17/2017 at 6:19 AM

Re: “The Skinny

The saddest part is that despite how its been demonstrated that this kind of intolerance hurts people, that alone wont drive people away from it. White nationalists will continue to think we are only a "white country" and we will be doomed to have another james fields or dylann roof commit a racist attack.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 08/17/2017 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

"but all welfare cheats and meth heads are liberals."

If you grew up in a rural small poor conservative town with a drug problem such as i did, youd know you couldnt be more wrong.

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Posted by Palisades on 08/17/2017 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr Weighs in on Old FM Staple 'Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo' and Johnny and Edgar Winter

My two musical regrets: Both Johnny and Dan Hicks played shows at the Rialto. Never saw either play live and wanted to but life intruded and missed both shows. Several months later they each (respectively) passed. Rats! (Still have my "Johnny Winter And" LP!)

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Posted by Wise-Guy on 08/17/2017 at 5:17 AM

Re: “Danehy

And here is the bi weekly (again, thank god it's bi weekly now) Trump bash, Yawn. Hey Danehy, not all liberals are welfare cheats and meth heads, but all welfare cheats and meth heads are liberals. I am rubber you are glue.

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 08/17/2017 at 4:55 AM

Re: “TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2017

The answer is "all of the above". Tucson has fewer people and fewer jobs than it had ten years ago. Thus, the competition is over a static pie. Might even be a shrinking pie. About ten years ago, the National Research Center did a survey of Tucson and only 7% of parents rated their neighborhood an excellent place to raise a child. Not likely that they are attracting parents to the community.

The next step ought to be to graph a ratio of the Mesa school district, the largest in the state to TUSD who used to be the second largest in the state. It now appears that TUSD might be falling to the 4th largest district.

When this apocalypse started, TUSD was spending almost twice as much per year per student as Mesa. They probably are still spending at least 20 percent more per student.

The Mesa School district is parent and student focused. They measure the degree of excellence perceived by their parents and integrate that measure into their performance pay system. That degree of Mesa excellence has increased from 44% in 1996 to over 65% most recently.

Mesa has enormously more charter schools around them than TUSD, yet they have held their attendance much more successfully.

TUSD is still below 40% excellence. That means that 60% of TUSD parents are actively looking at alternatives. Its almost a guarantee that TUSD will shrink another 700 students next year.

Think of what would happen to TUSD if charter schools could easily open in Tucson.

So much for the theory that money can improve outcomes.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by on 08/16/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Considering what "Obummer" inherited from Baby Bush, he actually did pretty well with the economy.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 08/16/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

CW13, so how did that fist full of sleeping pills and all that prune juice work out for you?

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JoelFriday on 08/16/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

More wisdom from Peabrain.

1 like, 11 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 08/16/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

What's the matter, CW13? Somebody knock the Bannon out of your mouth?

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 08/16/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

48 dislikes. Not bad. Not one of you 48 liberal morons could give 1 argument that the economy would better if we were still suffering under Obummer. Too funny. Too funny.

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Posted by CW13 on 08/16/2017 at 9:25 AM

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