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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

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I've learned a lot during the last few years from reading the comment streams on Safier's blog and on selected other pieces in the Weekly. I appreciate those who take the time to explain their reasoning and how they look at things, especially when I disagree with them politically. It helps me understand the diversity of opinions in local politics and what beliefs (and sometimes fears) certain policy preferences are based on.

The commenter above seems to comment frequently and has a very distinct style, but I've never been able to get a clear view of what he or she believes, beyond that the appropriate way to respond to anyone who questions any point of liberal orthodoxy is to use insults and assertions not backed up by any valid arguments or evidence. One trope is, while insulting another commenter, to assert that the commenter being insulted lacks love and / or compassion. The hypocrisy doesn't seem to register.

Interesting. Puts a new, ironic spin in the term "liberal," doesn't it? As does the Weekly's pervasive failure to delete comments that involve insults and name-calling, in direct violation of their own clearly stated "Comments Policy." Kind of like when TUSD reps say the district puts the wellbeing of the kids and teachers first. It doesn't take a whole lot of observation to recognize the betrayals and inconsistencies.

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Posted by Hypocrisy should end, too, but, sadly, it won't. on 04/26/2017 at 9:33 AM

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The commentary above lacks true human love.

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Posted by Unfair discrimination started with the comment right above mine. on 04/26/2017 at 7:30 AM

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Thanks for encouraging us to talk to our kids' teachers, Ms. Herrerras. My kid's teachers teach in a Catholic school, so I'll be able to tell them the budget cuts and frozen salaries and worries about losing enrollment to charters they've experienced during the last several years may be over, now that the state has further scaled back its economic discrimination against schools affiliated with one of the religions this country's Constitution guarantees its citizens the right to exercise. Hallelujah.

(The Catholic school teachers I know make less than public school teachers, even in Arizona, where public school teacher salaries are shockingly low. They have been willing to make an economic sacrifice to teach in an environment where the community is focused on values they believe in. They know that their sacrifice helps the schools keep tuition affordable for families, and they care about the wellbeing of the community as a whole and the families of their students, many of whom are living on very tight budgets. The students graduating from the Catholic schools I know are better prepared academically and in terms of civic values / volunteerism than the kids graduating from the public schools with which I have direct experience. I am able to make a direct, 1:1 comparison, having taught in Arizona public schools and in Arizona Catholic schools and having been a parent in both systems as well.)

Why shouldn't the state pony up and support the hard work of teachers in Catholic schools, who prepare students well for lives of service in the professions and in the broader community? Without vouchers, the state saves over $5K per year for every student enrolled in a Catholic school. That money belongs in the pockets of the parents paying tuition and the teachers working sacrificially at unacceptably low salaries. Not in the pockets of corporations which receive tax breaks as the real cost of educating the next generation is falsely suppressed when the government refuses to pay for education taking place in certain contexts.

We hear a lot about "discrimination" in the U.S. Strange that some of us still can't recognize a genuine case of it when we see it.

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Posted by Unfair discrimination should end now. on 04/25/2017 at 8:28 PM

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At least there's one golden highlight: If I move within the TUSD area, I'll be able to use this voucher program.

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Posted by Not a Rancho Snob on 04/21/2017 at 4:33 PM

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Do you children ever quit whining? It's not how much money we give education, it's how poorly education spends it. Nothing will change until TUSD does. Thank God for that.

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Posted by TUSD needs to rid itself of on 04/21/2017 at 3:31 PM

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If you don't know ... what I do is always ask first if I am interviewing someone who is transgender or genderqueer. I always ask what pronouns "they" prefer. "They" is great, but if someone tells me specifically what "they" prefer, that's what I go with.

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Posted by Aztlán Mari on 04/13/2017 at 1:26 PM

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Yo Mari, I sure hope they specifically asked you to refer to them as "s/he" because that's kindof a slur in trans circles...

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Posted by If you don't know, be respectful and use "they". on 04/13/2017 at 9:48 AM

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Hey, Postimpressionist:

See above.

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Posted by Concerned Shrink on 04/12/2017 at 9:48 AM

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Now we have violent Democrats demonstrating against Trump - trying to shut HIM up!.
"Protests against Donald Trump's win turn violent"
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/anti…

"Anti-Trump protests, some violent, erupt for 3rd night nationwide"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation…

Anti-Trump protests turn violent in Oakland, while Cher and Madonna ...
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../The-backlash-begin…...

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Posted by Postimpressionist on 04/12/2017 at 8:29 AM

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Ja, now we may perhaps begin:

Rx - 15 mg. Lisinopril for high blood pressure. 1x in morning
10 mg. Xanax for anxiety. 2x morning and evening
Charmin toilet tissue for anal retentiveness. extra large as needed

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Posted by Concerned Shrink on 04/09/2017 at 3:46 AM

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Us?

Do you have a turd in your pocket or do you have dissociative identity disorder?

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Posted by Tucson Weekly reader, no turd or DID here on 04/09/2017 at 2:43 AM

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You must have us confused with someone who gives a shit.

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Posted by Tucson Weekly readers on 04/09/2017 at 1:39 AM

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Wrong, Again:

You're the fool. You've proven it time and time again.

And you're wrong, as usual. I have no beef with CW, in fact, I think he makes some good points on certain issues. He also has a personality outside of being a conservative blowhard, something you could never manage.

As for thinking I'm posting as several different people that like to gang up on CW...you need to realise that most people who post here, unlike yourself, have a life outside of this space. I don't have the time, energy or interest to use 10 different names to gang up on anyone...even your sorry ass.

I've tolerated your accusations against me ganging up on you by using different usernames, because you're a simpleton who wouldn't understand the truth if it fell on you from 20,000 feet. But I will not tolerate it if you decide to include another party in your maliciousness towards me. That's just the lowest of the low, even for a slimy basement dwelling troll such as yourself.

If you were aiming for an all-time low by posting these rants, you did well. The beauty of it is that everyone, including CW, can see through your feeble attempts.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/08/2017 at 4:12 PM

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Cw13- you are a fool for your support of ac/dc and wrong.

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Posted by What, Again on 04/08/2017 at 2:27 PM

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Excellent retort Mr. 13, Sir, most cunning and inspiring, especially with your strategically placed double question mark. Mr. Wink is definitely down for the count in the Arena of Ideas and you may now proudly take your leave.

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Posted by All hail CW13! on 04/08/2017 at 1:54 PM

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Obviously you're not from Brooklyn. Good thing. You'd be eaten up and spit out in a New York minute. Let me ask you something before I take my leave, did your mother have any kids that lived??

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Posted by CW13 on 04/08/2017 at 1:20 PM

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Grammar, grammar pumpkin. It's HE and I.

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Posted by Wink, wink on 04/08/2017 at 12:20 PM

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I have to be honest here. I doubt very highly that AC/DC is the culprit here. Him and I decided to call a truce some time ago. It had what to do with Ginger Baker, Jimi Hendrix and George Carlin. We still don't agree on anything, we just don't attack each other over it.

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Posted by CW13 on 04/08/2017 at 10:05 AM

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That's a mighty big and mighty WRONG assumption there Wrong, Again.

In other words, par for your normal course. You even found a way to include your love for diapers. How quaint.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 04/07/2017 at 8:25 PM

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"Am I dealing with 6 different idiots or 1 idiot using 6 different names? "

1 - ac/dc carrying a load in his diaper again.

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Posted by What, Again on 04/07/2017 at 4:47 PM

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