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Re: “Danehy

I read the tweet and he said "never happen" to it reaching the US. Has it happened? Not sure what you thought he meant. It seems many Americans don't understand New Yorkers.

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Posted by Ahkeed Wahaid on 01/04/2018 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

David, you will still be screaming three years from now when Kim Jung Yung has been emasculated and rendered moot.

You believe 3 things that are just simply not true.

1) That economic growth and prosperity for the poor will collapse this year when in fact they are going to do better than any time during the last 8 years in the coming years. But, you are right about one thing, even though the poor do much better than in the last 8 years, the skilled rich will, by now growing their companies and creating jobs, do much better than all of us. Great, I don't begrudge them a bit, they work 24 hours a day.

2) That the temperature of the world's climate is going to increase every year for the next 8 years. Isn't going to happen unless NOAA keeps doctoring each year's records to be able to declare the next year's temperate an "all-time" record.

3) That education outcomes will go down over the next 8 years. Not going to happen. Watch NAEP, which went down under Obama, will now go up under Trump.

Keep screaming. But, we will be keeping score. Jobs report out tomorrow, first big post-tax-cut report.

12 likes, 57 dislikes
Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 01/04/2018 at 7:24 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

A Donnie Trump fan here, to express my concerns for David's mental health and well being. I hope his health care covers the cost of pathological obsession counseling.

10 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by Bisbee boy on 01/04/2018 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Danehy

Neither Obama nor Clinton said anything like that. If I'm wrong give me the cites. Bill Clinton actually got an agreement with NK, the Agreed Framework which lead to NK moving towards eliminating its nuclear infrastructure. There were violations but inspectors did arrive, and cooling tower was blown up, and fuel sealed. Bush II trashed it and the first nuke was exploded when he was in office. Trump said he'd never let NK have an ICBM. Remember? Here's his tweet if you forgot. http://bit.ly/2nhvH9b

48 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by retrorv on 01/04/2018 at 5:08 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

Keep it coming, David. I'm also a former teacher, considered quiet, patient, affable and thoroughly prissy about language in school in front of and by students. I'm astonished at our lack qualified leadership. WTF

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Posted by Shirley Willis on 01/04/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

This isn't the age of foul mouthed ignorance. Clean up your language. Others respected you.

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Posted by Mona S on 01/04/2018 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

The writer left the paper he wrote for and shut it down. If you search the TW archives you can find his article explaining it.

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Posted by retrorv on 01/04/2018 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

Deflecting to the irrelevant instead of defending trump himself. As usual

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Posted by Palisades on 01/04/2018 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The Age of "WTF?!"

You drop an awful lot of F-Bombs for a pencil neck geek.

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Posted by CW13 on 01/04/2018 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Rich Rod's Accuser Filed $7.5 Million Claim for Sexual Harassment and Emotional Distress

Many male UA sports/football fans (at least the ones that don't already hate DickRod) are now reflexively disbelieving the accuser in this matter. This, of course, is a big part of the overall problem, and only helps to create a culture in which sexual harassment is tolerated, or at the very least goes unpunished.

Let's be clear: Cases of false accusation of sexual harassment are very rare. This case shows why. This woman had everything to lose, including her own job, her daughter's job, her daughter's tuition break, her own reputation and career, etc. She had no faith in the institution to address the matter in any meaningful way, and for good reason. Most big universities are run like corporations now, and the bottom line is what matters most. Big-time university athletic programs are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and universities often do whatever it takes to protect their brand and that huge income stream, including hushing up or even covering up crimes and misbehavior by their athletes, coaches, etc. Internal investigations such as the one conducted by the UA into this matter are usually a joke, just exercises in damage control and coverup. No wonder the woman refused to cooperate.

So rather than pick an internal fight she had no hope of winning, this woman tried to extricate herself from the toxic situation while maintaining her employment at UA, and got nowhere and no support. So she eventually left the university. Apparently she then was emboldened by the dam breaking on sexual harassment lately and filed suit.

There are a couple of key things that must change going forward in order to solve this problem.

1. Men gotta stop acting like assholes!

2. When men inevitably do act like assholes, other men in positions of power must hold them accountable. It is not up to women to solve this problem, especially when it tends to be most rampant in situations where men wield a preponderance of power and women's recourse is quite limited (politics, big-time sports, corporations, Hollywood, etc.).

3. Re: this particular context, the culture of secrecy around big-time university athletics must end. It only serves to create an environment in which impunity is the order of the day, and it perpetuates all sorts of bad things, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. Alas, don't count on the mainstream media to help destroy that culture of secrecy. They're really just cheerleaders for the home team, and they long ago stopped doing anything that remotely resembles investigative journalism when it comes to UA sports coverage. They have no interest in breaking any story that would damage the university brand or the athletics gravy train, which pumps millions of dollars into their coffers as well.

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Posted by skinnyman on 01/04/2018 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Editor's Note

WHAT HAPPENED TO "ASK A MEXICAN?" Will it make a comeback onto Weekly?

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Posted by icecld51 on 01/04/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Richard Elias would have had zero chance of winning in evenly divided District 2. He's a Grijalva clone. Independents would not vote for him. His track record of voting against the public interests in Pima County would not sit well with CD2 voters.

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Posted by Keep dreaming Elias on 01/04/2018 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Rich Rod's Accuser Filed $7.5 Million Claim for Sexual Harassment and Emotional Distress

At what point does the investigation look back at AD Byrne? All of this was going on under his watch.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/04/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Danehy

Nonsense? I will give you nonsense.

1995 Bill Clinton said that providing North Korea with nuclear capabilities would create a better spirit of shared cooperation.

In 2011 Barack Obama said the same exact thing about Iran, and included $150B in cash on pallets.

Learn how to lose with a little more grace. Everyone else isn't crazy.

15 likes, 51 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 01/04/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Danehy

Boomers consistently and annoyingly overestimate the historic importance of the times in which they grew up.

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Posted by Nathan K on 01/04/2018 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

Danehick,

Using the term "liberal hating cracker" to describe Neil Gorsuch is not only racist, but also completely unfounded.

You are such a douchbag.

14 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by Danehick Sux on 01/04/2018 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Rich Rod Gets the Ax

Evil versus Good. It's all going to eventually come out. It could not have happened to a more "self righteous" University. So corrupt it is that, there will be more exposed eventually. Hang onto your butts!

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Posted by Rocky29 on 01/04/2018 at 6:04 AM

Re: “Rich Rod's Accuser Filed $7.5 Million Claim for Sexual Harassment and Emotional Distress

U of A is so corrupt. Good to see "what goes around, comes right back around". Good versus Evil. I hope all the other "evils" as well, go down. U of A thinks it is so "righteous".

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Posted by Rocky29 on 01/04/2018 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Danehy

I remember '68 all too well. As 2-3rd year student @ U of A College of Nursing (I ended up a 5 year student as I kept flunking that nasty chemistry class) I was trying to make decent grades & get my GPA up. Then the horrors started. MLK, Bobby Kennedy, Tet, the Democrats in Chicago.....a year of true horrors that lead to more. Our Constitution remained a bulwark against self-serving politicians & Nixon's eventual shenanigans that got him out of the office.
So, here we are again, 50 years later, & the American Public has forgotten how important it is to vote, to be informed, to not give in to overblown rhetoric as we now see all the promises (except for those to the Rep party donors) being revealed as out right lies, exaggerations, & u-turns for the "policies" of our POTUS. We still have to struggle through another case of obstruction of justice & God only knows what else. Yet I still have my faith that our basic goodness & decency, our strong sense of what's fair, what's right & what's wrong will get us through this ugly period of American history.

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Posted by tiredofpc on 01/04/2018 at 4:11 AM

Re: “Mexican American Studies: What's Next?

Hey Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, I very much appreciate your thoughtful comments, even though we do disagree, at least a bit. Unfortunately I haven't seen the results of Mr. Cabrera's study, but I am interested. I suspect that I'll be disappointed with the methodology and the interpretation of the findings. And do results answer the cost versus benefit question? For example, will a Mexican-American student from a lower socioeconomic background be able to get a better job and realize a better quality of life as the result of participating in the Mexican-American Ethnics Study Program than if he or she was not in MAP's.
I don't doubt that students today face a much different environment than I did, but I don't get the feeling that they are all that concerned about being represented in or by history. I sure wasn't. Yeah, my ancestors, and yours, were probably indirectly or directly responsible for the genocide of the indigenous people in North America, or those they didn't kill, were put on reservations, which to this day suck. However, I am not responsible for the actions of my ancestors, and there is no family record, going back to the late 18th century, that indicates any of them were directly responsible.
I see several issues in having a M-A Ethnics study. First, what constitutes a Mexican-Hispanic? Looking at the DNA, my granddaughter, who is 46% Great Britain, is also 13% Native American and 10% Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal), respectively. The DNA results for two of my Mexican-American acquaintances are follows: A1: 30% Native American, 15% Iberian Peninsula, and 5% North Africa; A2: 46% Native American, 22% Iberian Peninsula, 10% African. What do these three females have in common? They are friendly, attractive, have dark hair and dark eyes, speak Spanish and they are all U.S. citizens. But with that mixture, should the program focus be on the ethnicity of native Americans, and if so which tribe, or Iberian Peninsula, or even Northwestern Africa?
2nd issue: What time frame does the study cover? Last 20, 100, 500, 1000, 100000 years?
3rd issue: After the struggling for many years to achieve integration in U.S. schools, should we be introducing a program that is promoting division and segregation by ethnic group? No! At least, not unless there is a very strong reason to do so, and there isnt.
I believe that the folks promoting MAP have the best of intentions, but they are essentially attempting to solve a non-problem. And an unintended consequence is that they have alienated some jerks who have, or can have, a significant effect on the funding of Tucson schools. Back to cost versus benefit.

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Posted by DennyG on 01/03/2018 at 4:47 PM

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