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Re: “Danehy

I guess the people who hit dislike did so because they dislike being wrong. I love it !!

Posted by CW13 on 06/27/2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Noise Annoys

WOW just so sad for anyone to take their own life,its not that most people haven't had this thought sometime in life its the acting on it that SUX. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, I can say from my own experience that life does get better as long as you work towards that goal. Yeah, yeah I know first hand how bad emotional pain is, but getting out of myself and trying to be helpful in someway to other human beings will take a person a long way in removing pain and anguish.The person that dies pain may be over but now a new group of people are in pain due to such a selfish act chosen by the person that commits suicide.Reach out to someone you are only alone if you make it that way.... keep trying and never give up and you will reap the benefits of a good life by doing the work necessary. Even at its longest, life is a very short finite time that passes by much to quickly. RIP

Posted by Michael Ronga on 06/27/2017 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Vintage Vinyl

Ellington in Tucson... oddly I ran across two other Tucson references almost at random; a mention in Behind the Shades Revisited of Dylan owning property here some time in the '70s (is that where Sir Paul got the idea from?) and Elvis Costello mentions hanging around Tucson for a while in his wonderful Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink.

Posted by firsttimecaller on 06/26/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Danehy

It was just a matter of time. Looks like we are getting to the bottom of this fraud.

Three CNN employees have handed in their resignation over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday.

Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN.

In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the storys publication, a network spokesperson said in a statement Monday.

Apologies appropriate.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Allen P on 06/26/2017 at 4:17 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Grandma Suzy....... Only a Reactionary Ultra Conservative Republican, with no understanding that the very nature of our Democracy creates a Complementry/Interactive, Mutual Dependent Social System with the Requirement to provide Assistance to others when Assistance is Necessary.

If we call ourselves Civilized, Health Care should be provided to ALL citizens at NO cost. Insurance Companies and the Healthcare Industry should NOT profit from the necessity of a Citizen, particularly Children, the Poor, and Elderly, to seek Medical Assistance; Price Controls must be in Place.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 06/26/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Trend Zone

You shouldn't eat a sushi burrito.

Posted by Joey on 06/26/2017 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Danehy

You may be on to something as I just found this.

What is going on?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ralph Englert on 06/26/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “'Repeal and Replace' Cuts Schools' Medicaid Funding

Single payer system now is valuable. I don't recall ever using a public school for healthcost concerns.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Grandma Suzy on 06/26/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Directions Not Included

The Silver Lady? Or do you mean the Silver Room? Where is the Silver Lady, if that is correct?

Posted by HumanBean on 06/26/2017 at 10:18 AM
Posted by William Sedlmayr on 06/26/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Danehy

17 different intelligence agencies testified that there was no vote changed in the election, and now we are reading that democratic operatives may have fabricated much of the story. I am waiting for evidence.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by AZ Truth on 06/26/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Home is a Tenacious Heart

Such a warm fuzzy picture of homelessness and poverty. I'm sorry. I guess I was hoping to live in a different world.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Hoping on 06/25/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Danehy

I'm willing to bet that pro tRump commentators would not be affected by a tax increase on the top 10% of Americans. However, when the GOP get finished with you, you won't be able to afford any type of insurance & forget about any future help with Medicaid.

You are always so defensive of "illegals" taking your jobs. From what I've read, crops are dying in the fields because white Americans don't want those jobs. They don't want to clean toilets. What jobs did they take away from you?
I think what you really don't want is a country that looks different from you. You want benefits but, don't want to lend a hand to anyone else. Let me get mine & screw the rest of you.
Wake up. Read something. Climate change is not a hoax and is actually an opportunity for more jobs, not a jobs killer.

This Pres. Is the most irresponsible person in ourpresidential history on many different levels. It frightens me that people continue to support someone that 17 different intelligence agencies reported that Russia helped to get elected. Instead of railing against your fellow Americans maybe you should join them in fighting against a foreign power that set it sights on interfering in our democracy as well as pitting our citizens against each other.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AZDEM on 06/25/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Trend Zone

You shouldn't swim right after you eat.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 06/25/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To jhuppent:

Many of us have observed that "too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency" directly, through seeing the quality of programs offered in publicly funded schools and observing and participating in governance meetings.

Yes, make the per pupil funding portable and allow it to be applied in private institutions. But no, do not strip away all regulatory oversight, all teacher credentialing standards, and anything resembling reasonable per pupil funding levels. The privates need those things to function properly as much as the publics do, as much as any institution or industry does:

(And I will note again that your position on testing is inconsistent. You can't have your testing cake and eat it too. Those of us who've seen administrators manipulating programs in their schools to game the system and produce misleading testing results know that those stats mean nothing without knowing the details of how they were achieved, and that means meaningful REGULATORY OVERSIGHT that provides observation and evaluation of the actual quality of the programming in the schools that produced those test results.)

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Observing from the ground level: the AZ system is a mess. on 06/25/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

To "Raising kids"

Don't believe what you read about education in Arizona. A few stats for you:

In 1992, juveniles in Arizona committed 70 murders. In 2012, the latest date for FBI stats, juveniles committed only 7 murders despite a tripling of our at-risk population.

The juvenile detention population has vaporized over that same time period.

In 2015, Arizona African Americans placed first in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, defeating Blacks in all 49 other states in math. Hispanics placed 11th and whites placed 6th. We didn't do badly in reading either placing 14th, 7th and 29th.

The most scientific measure of the quality of our schools is the combined math and reading gains from 2011 4th grade to 2015 8th grade. Arizona was number one in the nation.

The nonsense you read in the general media about web sites like wallet hub are just that - nonsense from people who don't know what they are talking about.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by on 06/25/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Song of the Day: 'Tucson Kills'

It's beautiful.

Posted by Robert Shipp on 06/24/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

There is a real "market based solution" to the teacher shortage. The one party dictatorship in Phoenix famously touts "market based solutions"about everything else including an idiotic for profit mental health administrator. (Mentally ill and substance abusers famously respond to synergistic efficiencies). If teachers in Arizona districts were offered $70,000 to start plus full benefits how many candidates would you have? Voila, problem solved.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 06/24/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “How's the New 'Anyone Can Teach in Arizona' Law Working Out So Far?

I have no idea what the merits of the above-referenced case may be, but it's certainly true that too many Arizonans are allergic to professionalism, proper process, and transparency. It is still "the Wild West" here, and like the lawless, chaotic frontier environment from which it evolved, it is a dangerous and damaging place to try to raise and educate children.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Raising kids in the WILD WEST is not recommended. on 06/24/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Battle for the Bud

I am a CPA who has given multiple seminars on the marijuana industry, including the accounting and taxation thereof.

In late April, I laid out the legislation needed to fix this problem, even the wording needed to exempt state legal businesses from the provisions of IRC 280(e), and also from the purview of other Federal Agencies such as ATF, etc. But, leaving those provisions in place as tools against the cartels and other major players. I asked Congresswoman McSally to forward to the proper committees.

Congresswoman McSally's office has not responded. I have also sent her correspondence concerning the Civil Forfeiture issue. Again, no response.

What frustrates me the most about this is that I have been a diehard supporter of hers, both financially and otherwise, since her first run for Congress.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by lc69hunter on 06/24/2017 at 9:51 AM

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