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Re: “The Skinny

EMILY's list is so off base. Kirkpatrick is not running to represent 'Arizona'; she lost that race to McCain last year. She is running the represent CD2 which includes most of Tucson and other parts of Southern Arizona. She moved here to run for this seat because she thinks it is something she can win, she did not move here because she cares about Tucson or the interests of our diverse region. She is a carpetbagger coming to Tucson with Washington D.C. PAC money and outside national interests and ambitions... sounds a lot like McSally. Let's give the other candidates, including Matiella a fair shake Tucson! They deserve to be heard and considered, even if they are being ignored by the party and D.C. money.

19 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by HumanBean on 10/12/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

The City of Tucson has many priorities for taking care of it's citizens and infrastructure, as set forth in the City CHarter. The education of preschoolers is NOT one of those priorities. Education, funding of those programs, and program management falls under the State of Arizona and the school districts. If you want to change programs, add programs, or fund programs, the City is not where your efforts should be directed.

There is another part of early childhood education that is not addressed by Prop 204, and costs far less than $50 million each year. PARENTS: get involved with your kids' lives. Read with your kids, talk with your children, share the values that are important to you.

Don't abdicate your responsibility or leave it to political appointees to raise your kids. Do your job as parents. And, as part of those duties, VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 204.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by n7iqv on 10/12/2017 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

A warning to anyone who wants to present an opposing view to Tommy. ( That's right, I said Tommy) Don't bother. It will fall on deaf ears and you'll be called an idiot by Peabrain and the rest of Tommy's Legion of Liberal losers. You'll even be insulted in Spanish by Peabrain's "friend" Miss Francis. Save your breath.

5 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/12/2017 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Ah yes. The Koch brothers. The current bogeyman of the left.

16 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 10/12/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Payson Party

Ha!!!

Karma...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lc69hunter on 10/12/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Danehy

Let's stipulate, as attorney's do, that we have the means and the laws to end all newsworthy gun massacres tomorrow. No more do we sit entranced as the shootings play out, the killer dead or taken into custody, motives examined, blame assessed, photo spreads of the victims and tales of heroism and lives cut short published, police chiefs daily press conferences and, of course, the thoughts and prayers of officials extended to families of the victims. Great, problem solved.

Unless you are concerned about the other 99% of gun related deaths that go virtually unreported every day of every year. If it bleeds, they say, it leads. But the blood has to be in rivers, not trickles. Danehy jumps belatedly on the bandwagon adding nothing new to the discussion. "Well yeah, they (more gun laws) would. I can think of any number of low-key, common-sense laws that would have cut the Las Vegas death toll by 80 or 90 percent." Great Tom, but how about looking at the forest instead of that one Redwood? One neighborhood in Chicago (Austin) has had more shooting deaths year to date (69) than the toll in Las Vegas. Chew that over. One neighborhood in one US city.

My point should be clear. Mass murders and media circuses aside, we have a problem that will not be resolved in any of our lifetimes. There are roughly the same number of guns in this country as there are people living within its borders. The genie is out of the bottle. No legislation is going to put it back in.

12 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Rick Spanier on 10/12/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

Waaay back when, there was a Federal program called Head Start. Sounds similar to the one being proposed. It was designed by Democrats ( preferred party of the education establishment), well funded, and had loads of teachers and educrats to do the teaching and watch those doing the teaching. As I recall ,it ran for a while and was evaluated . Evaluation showed that the kids had a benefit for a while but by 3rd grade ( second grade ?) the participants tested no better than non participants. Parents were a bigger influence on the kids, for better or worse. I'm sure that someone will remember better than me. But if this is anywhere near accurate sounds like a " been there , done that".

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by bsinn on 10/12/2017 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

You forgot to mention that the Koch brother's father was an avid racist and devout follower of the John Birch Society of which he was a founding member. If the Koch's do anything that seems beneficial to you on the face of it you can bet your azz that they are stealing something from you out the back door. Look at the way the Koch's stole from the Native American oil reserves on the reservation. They told their drivers to lie about the amount of oil that was taken from the ground and under report it. Consequently the Koch's stole MILLIONS of DOLLARS from Native Americans. When one of the brothers was asked why he did it since he was already a BILLIONAIRE he just replied,"Because I can!!" That in essence is the way that most wealthy people treat those who are not. Don't trust them regardless of the velvety smooth chocolate lies that hiss between their poison fangs.

27 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Beneal Good on 10/12/2017 at 6:20 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Libertarians obsess about potential tyranny from government and ignore the tyranny and coercion that citizens face every day from increasingly powerful corporations and other private interests. It is an intellectually narrow and incomplete view. Wise public policy is focused on serving the public good; libertarian dogma purposefully ignores this.

36 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Tom Rhodes on 10/12/2017 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Try telling the truth of why the father Koch became onvolved? He went to Russia in the 1930s to build refineries, befriended many communists and then became witness to the purges. His friends taken away in the middle of the night to be shot in the back of the head.

Russian archives show documents detailing plans to kill tens of thousands in these purges with Salins notes in the margins, "not dnough."

The Russian "handker" assigned to Koch detailed their plans to infiltrate America and do the same thing here. In the United States intellectual elites thought it ever so chic to be Stalin's "fellow travelers" all the way into the 70s. Now they are just open and blatant about it.

12 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 10/12/2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Ask a Mexican!

NOT for the FIRST time, but..... I agree with everything "El Mexicano" said about Senor Flores!

Now, for the important stuff: When making chile and beans I use pinto, black and red beans and six large jalapenos, cut into pieces, with ALL the seeds in with the beans and chile pieces.

Alejandro tortillas seem to be the best "supermarket" tortillas I can find.

Any preguntas?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KitWarden on 10/12/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Rugrat Referendum

Well Steve are you suggesting that the state fix our potholes, because you can't seem to figure it out?

7 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Jonathon K on 10/12/2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Afraid to tell me where?

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/11/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Hey, tiger. I left a little something for you on another comment thread. xoxo

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Peabo on 10/11/2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Gabby Giffords on Las Vegas Mass Shooting: "This Must Stop"

Obviously a typo. That still doesn't answer my question. That's O.K. Peabrain, his "friend" Miss Francis and dozens and dozens of other anonymous dislikers couldn't either. How sad.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/11/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Nothing again but insults. We know why. No solutions.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/11/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

bsinn, Where do you think the money comes from for Charter Schools.? Typical Republican, too stupid to comprehend that the Tax Payer who owns property is indirectly paying for Charter Schools. But then maybe you are just one of tRump's Russian Commie Hackers trying to thrown fuel on the fire. If you ignorant conservatives would get your heads out of Faux Snooze's azz maybe you would realize that you know very little information about a lot of situations and problems.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Beneal Good on 10/11/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Many programs opt to forego traditional advertising, and instead provide incentives to everyday people who help spread the word about excellent programs.

This marketing strategy is a more efficient way of money use, especially for those on a limited budget -- instead of spending millions on a Superbowl ad -- incentives based advertising reaches the audience that is more likely to use the services.

P.S. Public School Districts use portions of their budget (from state funds) to pay for Individuals who promote their School District -- they are called Media Relations Specialists (or something similar).

Public School Districts also lock themselves into contracts with vendors that result in $5 reams of paper, rather than paying $1 from a non-approved vendor during Back-to-School Sales.

Finally, Public School Districts *do* have the option of expelling students, and choosing who they accept -- for example, students must take admission tests for entering TUSD's University High.

Yes, we should be mindful about losing services for the poorest of the poor due to lack of proper funding; we should also be mindful that we should be reviewing spending practices to assure they the best. We should not be afraid of trying new marketing strategies that benefit stakeholders.

Incentive spending is not the problem. Let us identify the real problem, and find real solutions:

Let us educate our children, and teach them about attitude, creativity, vision, and courage. This will improve young minds.

#OurTucson #OurChildren #OurFuture #InvestInOurFuture

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by FeliciaChew19 on 10/11/2017 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Some Charter Schools Pay Students To Enroll, Or Get Their Friends To Enroll

Since Charters don't have the benefit of the monopoly power of tax payer supported public schools, I guess they have to try harder. As any marketer knows, getting trial is not hard, but it doesn't pay out if triers don't become loyalists. So the real question is do they get better grades than they deserve to get them to stay ?

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by bsinn on 10/11/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Film On Poisoned U.S. Soldiers Coming To Loft

I agree with skinnyman. I wish a celebrity would take a knee and bring awareness to the criminal negligence our own Dept of Defense gets away with all the time.

People are more outraged at football players using their right to peacefully protest social injustice that is happening in America. They claim disrespect for veterans which is ridiculous since our veterans have fought for our rights to peacefully protest. These same people enraged about kneeling don't say a word about the blatant DISRESPECT the Dept of Defense and the VA show their soldiers EVERY DAY!!!

Using burn pits and lying about it is criminal. Someone needs to be charged with needlessly killing thousands and thousands of our men and women in uniform. That won't happen though. Too much money going into the pockets of too many of our politicians.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan Weber Zeier on 10/11/2017 at 5:19 AM

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