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Re: “The Fed Tax Cut, AZ School Grades, Results-Based Funding, and a W.A.G.

To Beaneal Good: What are you doing to make the world a better place? Criticism is easy.

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Posted by Linda Lyon on 10/26/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Also that 70 percent statistic is a disturbingly inaccurate reading of the actual statistic. Its that 70 percent of african american children were born outside of marriage, that doesnt mean that the mothers were single at the time nor does it mean that 70 percent of all black children have a single mother.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/st…

16 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 10/26/2017 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Removing trump from office is an extremely bad idea for reasons that can be summed up in two words: president pence. Furthermore, its not going to work and only going to help him build up his "anti establishment" image to try to get him removed.

16 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Palisades on 10/26/2017 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Awww.... it's so sweet that our disgraced former State Schools Chief is confessing his crush on Sen. Flake. Come out of the closet John... you're so deep in the closet you could buy property in Narnia.

16 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Manny Luz-Cruz on 10/25/2017 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Truth be told he could not raise enough money and feared real conservatives would beat him. So instead he winds up on the political trash heap with John McCain, forever labeled as "one of the swamp rats."

There are some in both parties. Wait until Trump targets the demo "swamp" crats.

That is going to be fun. Can you say Dick Turbin?

12 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 10/25/2017 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

I'll say it again. You're right, I don't know shit. We've never met'

7 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 10/25/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Regarding Mary's presidential hypothesis, so Flake is positioning himself to be Evan McMullin with slightly greater national name recognition?

Yeah, good luck with that.

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Posted by Nathan K on 10/25/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

During McCain's run for president, he conducted a town hall in which a woman, pretending to be a conservative, said some horribly racist things and then professed her support for McCain.

Well, she was a liberal democrat, planted there to discredit McCain. That was how Obama operated. How many times was that one political thug, an actual thug, in the White House? 168?

Flake is pretending that a moral equivalence exists, that we aren't involved in a street fight.

Flake got his behind kicked for five years and he accepted the beating with style and grace.

On top of that, he never worked at the job. Spent his time playing basketball with Obama, spent 2 hours a day polishing his abdominals and another ten minutes a day combing his hair.

He should have done some work.

Flake wants us to accede to a new normal. One where we feel comfortable with 70% of African American children in single parent families, one with 1 out of four African American males experiencing imprisonment.

An education system with horrible outcomes for African Americans.

One where we just slide into Social Security bankruptcy with a 1.9% growth economy.

An economy where almost half our college graduates go to work for minimum wage, where over 10% promptly drop out of the workforce because they can't find a decent job.

In other words, a European economy.

We have a president now who is actually solving these problems and Flake is of no help at all.

Trump will be better positioned if the Democrats control the Senate. Then, the Democrats will have to negotiate, they won't be able to just say no.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 10/25/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Prop. 204: Planting Preschools in Daycare Deserts

Yes, TUSD has done such a great job with its existing preschools, created during the Sanchez administration. (Sarcasm.)

Part of the problem with this proposition is that if Safiers previous speculations about the probable results of its passage are correct some of the money will end up in the hands of that malfunctioning district as an aid to increasing its ever dwindling enrollment and as a way to continue feeding the networks associated with it by recruiting a new cohort of three and four year old students to under-serve. If any institution ever needed as much sunlight and disinfectant as can possibly be prescribed for it, TUSD is it. And, as mentioned in comments above and in the excellent Morlock opinion piece Safier links, the necessary transparency and quality control is entirely missing from Prop 204.

Vote no.

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Posted by Vote No on 10/25/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

No, please , don't say anymore. Intelligent people's ears are bleeding.

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Posted by 13 don't know shit on 10/25/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

With a brilliant comment from Peabrain and another speech from his " friend" Francis, need I say more?

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Posted by CW13 on 10/25/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

I seldom agree with Flake, but have never questioned his honesty. He got sick of lies and lack of moral fibre from the President just as many of us did long ago. Maybe Repub primary will now open up to some decent candidates.

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Posted by dougtucson on 10/25/2017 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Prop. 204: Planting Preschools in Daycare Deserts

Yes, the proposition "will be a national game changer" but not in the way you describe. This is first and foremost a VOUCHER PROGRAM FOR EDUCATION. Once it is in effect, then tax dollars can then be used for Grades K-8, because "children deserve the best education possible". Then Middle Schools, then High School.
While the proposition may portray high-minded ideals, it is a "Gateway Drug" to the demolition of Public Education.
If the Citizens of Tucson want Universal Pre-K, then they need to have the local Public School Boards actually address the issue rather than trying to do an 'end run' with this Proposition.

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Posted by Charles Smith on 10/25/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Introducing '1989 Miles of People & Change,' A Border Exploration with American Babylon

If we simply rolled out E-Verify nationwide, and enforced it with real consequences for businesses that failed to use it, the problem would be solved tomorrow - no wall needed.

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Posted by bslap on 10/25/2017 at 6:40 AM

Re: “Prop. 204: Planting Preschools in Daycare Deserts

More welfare and free stuff will certainly fix every problem known to man, just as it has in the past in places like the Soviet Union.

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Posted by bslap on 10/25/2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

If Republicans want a Senator that votes for higher immigration and more illegal immigration, and who publicly advocates for illegal immigration in the New York Times, they can just vote for a Democrat.

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Posted by bslap on 10/25/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Introducing '1989 Miles of People & Change,' A Border Exploration with American Babylon

This sounds very one-sided so far. Try to get some balance and then it may be useful.

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Posted by Kathleen DeBoer on 10/25/2017 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

Agree with Mary - probably making a run for President. As one of the 2 or3 liberal Republicans left in my shattered party I wish him well and hope that other leaders of character join him.

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Posted by Frank on 10/25/2017 at 5:09 AM

Re: “Results-Based Funding: The Transition From Test Scores To School Grades

And, in Tucson, they are considering whether to move a lower-grade bunch of students from Catalina so that the higher-grade University High can have its own campus. On a tour last week, the campus looked like it should for minority/immigrant children -with lots of vocational and other educational opportunities and in their neighborhood. Seems like it would be better to join U High and Catalina - a move that would be good for both worlds. Back in the late 60s, Catalina had more than 2K students and worked okay without split shifts. Why not make it Catalina-University and just do it?

Posted by MaryE2 on 10/24/2017 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Flake: "Mr. President, I Rise Today To Say, 'Enough'"

My take is that Flake is beginning a run for the presidency - memorable speech and a published book. I haven't seen him break from the straight Republican ticket on Senate votes.

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Posted by MaryE2 on 10/24/2017 at 11:22 PM

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