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Re: “Claytoon of the Day: Operation Desert Stormy

No, he didn't bomb Iran because he felt that killing 150 innocent people was too high a price for Iran to pay for them shooting down a single un-manned drone. But, that would mean saying something positive about Trump and Lord knows you can't do that.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/24/2019 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Danehy

Sorry that the N.Y. Times,the Washington Times, the L.A. Times,U.S.A. Today, C.N.N., MSNBC,ABC,CBS,NBC, etal are trying to shove a pipe in there.
Talk about fantasies, you and your ilk were blinded by your white guilt and couldn't see Jesus Obama's faults.

Posted by CW13 on 06/24/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Danehy

This news showed up in a lot more places than The New Yorker, but I wouldn't expect you to try to educate yourself and have your fantasies of tRump being a decent human being crushed.

Sorry that Breitbart and Info Wars didn't report on it bud. They were too busy getting their noses comfortable in tRump's ass to bother.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/23/2019 at 11:55 PM

Re: “A Multi-Factored Look At TUSD's Enrollment Decline

"...TUSD...its too large..."


District size should be a huge asset. Apple, a trillion dollar corporation, is effective.

What's the difference? Four areas: Performance pay, budgeting systems, buildings, and leadership mechanics.

If TUSD teachers were Apple employees, they would be rewarded for the measured performance of the whole district and they would be rewarded for excellence as rated by customers.

If TUSD district headquarters employees were Apple employees, they would be able to talk to other people by simply turning their head while at their desk because they are in a room with many other people. In the course of a normal day, they would be in meetings with up to 50 other people and encounter many hundreds. By comparison, in that rabbit warren they call a TUSD headquarters, they are completely isolated by themselves and during the course of a normal day, they encounter very few people.

If TUSD principals were Apple employees, capital would be readily available with an acute sense of the accountability that goes along with it. At TUSD, capital is only available at the end of a bruising cage fight and comes with no accountability.

The beauty of size, you only need to measure 500 kids out of 46,000; 500 parents out of 92,000; or 500 teachers out of 2,500 to know exactly the blood pressure and health of Tucson Unified. That means that you can get information more frequently; as many as four times a year.

Done properly, TUSD could improve by 7 percentile points per year and be the best school district in the nation in seven years.

But, that would be a different cultural reality.

They say you can't run schools like a business. But, we do. We run them exactly the way that the worst managed businesses in America are run.

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Posted by on 06/23/2019 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

Yeah, I take everything written in the New Yorker as Gospel.
This just in, according to a U.S.A. Today poll, President Trump has a 49% favorable rating.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/23/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Long Arm of the Law

Very impressed with this piece would like to see more articles from this writer.

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Posted by Ann Cook on 06/23/2019 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Danehy

I could post one of these stories every day for the next 10 years because there are so many of them. But the tRump cultist puppets would still find some silly way to deny the facts that are thrown into their face.

A pathetic lot, those tRump cultist puppets are!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/23/2019 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

Ooh. Ooh ooh! Here's another one I forgot about.

tRump lovers, time to start making your excuses for this one. You guys would demand Obama's impeachment if he did this.…

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/23/2019 at 9:47 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Here's one vote for "Anyone But Regina"...

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 06/22/2019 at 9:34 PM

Re: “A Multi-Factored Look At TUSD's Enrollment Decline

Has anyone considered that the problem with this district is that it's too large? How about splitting the district up into smaller districts? It might be easier for the admin to manage if they weren't managing 50k kids!! Maybe part of the reason that Vail and Catalina Foothills are doing so well is because their districts are much, much smaller. Just a thought....

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Posted by Allie on 06/22/2019 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Danehy

I assume we aren't pals anymore, , which is fine with me. That type of hatred is rally not healthy. I thought only us right wingers were suppose to hate like that.
Tommy, I'm still waiting for some war stories. I'm starting to wonder if you were even in the service. You'd think so by the way you wrote about President Trump.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/22/2019 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Danehy

Hey Henry J! Your commentary kicks ass!

Here's one for the tRump cultists:

Their Orange Overlord is the nastiest orange log of shit and they embrace that. Ewww!

Back in 1996, tRump did this! I forgot all about it until recently. All I gotta say is that anyone who reads this and still has respect for the orange PO(TU)S is Really revealing their true colours. Peace!…

What a fuckin PO(TU)S!

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/21/2019 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Danehy

I heard he pulls wings off of flies too.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/21/2019 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Danehy

It is not only the racial and religious minorities that Trump hates. On page 52 of the June 2019 Atlantic Magazine, in an article entitled Trumps Bigotry, the construction manager of Trumps headquarters which opened in February 1983 in Trump Tower, Barbara Res, the construction manager, tells the heartwarming story of Trumps love of blind people. Inspecting the cab interiors of the elevators. Trump asked what the dots, were. It's braille. An upset Trump said get rid of it. I'm sorry; it's the law, N.Y. City's law, the architect replied. Trumps exact words were "No Blind people are going to live in this building". What a guy!! I guess his famous disability, those pesky heel spurs that kept him out of the service don't count for exclusion.

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Posted by Henry J. on 06/21/2019 at 8:25 PM

Re: “A Multi-Factored Look At TUSD's Enrollment Decline

One comment compares Tucson Unified with Chandler Unified. Chandler measures quality as rated by parents. Since 1998, that rating by parents has increased from 38% to a current 74%. A 19 year climb of about two painful points per year.

By comparison, the national annual measure done by Gallup collapsed from 36% in 2011 to 24% in 2016, a 47 year low. Phi Delta Kappa was so shocked it canceled its contract.

Where is TUSD? Last time I checked, their parent survey had them in the low 30s for the excellent rating.

Better than the national average but 20 years behind Chandler.

That means that over 60% of TUSD parents are open to a better offer.

It also means that TUSD will continue to be pealed like a ripe banana. Their bleeding isn't over.

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Posted by on 06/21/2019 at 6:13 PM

Re: “A Multi-Factored Look At TUSD's Enrollment Decline

Very insightful article. Im a board member and TUSD parent and we LOVE our schools. No district is perfect (my job takes me to many charters and ALL districts) but things are generally good and most definitely getting better!

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Posted by Leila on 06/21/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Danehy

Tommy, you've had a day plus. I figure you're about my age so that would make put you in the Nam era. So, tell me about your military career. Any Purple Hearts ? Maybe a Silver Star. Come on,tell us some war stories.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/21/2019 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Long Arm of the Law

This is a very well-written and well-researched piece on AZ government. Nice job, Kathleen.

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Posted by Beverly Maddalone on 06/21/2019 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Danehy

Sorry Mary Gomez Phony Sock tRump Puppet, Everything which I presented are Facts.

Get yo' head out of the small spaces!

P.S. - Get an account if you wanna be taken seriously. Until then, you are the sock puppet that you get treated like.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/21/2019 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Danehy

Learn to pronounce
a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Sorry DC but your first fact was full of opinions.

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Posted by Mary Gomez on 06/21/2019 at 1:21 PM

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