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Re: “Ed Sec Betsy DeVos on School Choice, College Costs

Ive asked myself why I keep commenting here. Ive been doing it for four years. It does get kind of tedious because David, clever and eloquent as he often is, tends to keep recycling the same themes.

I suppose I keep doing it because I really, REALLY would like to hear a good counter argument to the points I make, one that I might actually find convincing. Somehow you are a long winded fuck doesnt do it. And you are mentally ill doesnt do it either. Go back to ADI bitch certainly doesnt do it.

Guess Ill have to keep commenting in the hopes that one of these days, months, years, I might read something here that will persuade me there is such a thing as EFFECTIVE citizen advocacy in Southern Arizona and the public district system can actually be made to work here as well as it did in the blue state where I grew up.

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Posted by Still waiting to hear a persuasive argument... on 12/07/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Danehy

Allen,
I've stolen nothing, from anyone.
By working stiff, I mean white working stiffs, black working stiffs, any working stiff that is not part of the corporate 1% wealthy that are often paying less income tax dollars than the rest of us. The rest of us whites, and other 99 percenters. Corporations in this country are generally made up of whites. There are exceptions, but show me. It's not about skin color at all. It's about the power to earn a buck, and keep a good percentage of that dollar. Baby president has made it so corporations regardless of their dominant color, are going to pay less in taxes than working stiffs, regardless of their color.
What about the Republican rant over the previous 8 years of the deficit? You don't hear any Republican ranting about the deficit that this tax "plan" will bring. I don't believe the Republicans are the only cocksuckers in the lobby's pockets, the Democrats are equally repugnant.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Danehy

I knew it. Sooner or later it is about skin color. How sad that you steal from hard working successful non whites the ability to take personal credits for their accomplishments.

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Posted by Allen N on 12/07/2017 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

Yes, Mr Gandy, politics has become viral, a bacteria, a cancer on our culture. Yet there is a need for some type of governance. We must look out for the underdog. Regulations are necessary for clean air and water, and other basic needs like homeland security, and something as basic as garbage pick up. What ever happened to the notion of term limits? Why do we let the lobby's influence dominate? Why do corporations get what they want when a working stiff, works harder if he/she has a job, for less? And his/her taxes are about to increase, while their salaries or hourly wages will not increase.
....A new system has to be investigated. This country is becoming a resort for the 1%, white elite.
I am dreaming, I know, but it's time to clean the slate, and start over so that the other 99% can get theirs.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “XOXO...

I am super excited about the rocket boosters youll be adding to the Weeklys music coverage. You could write the phone book (the what?) and Id read it!!

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Posted by Linda Ray 64 on 12/07/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Danehy

Yes, Mr Gandy, politics has become viral, a bacteria, a cancer on our culture. Yet there is a need for some type of governance. We must look out for the underdog. Regulations are necessary for clean air and water, and other basic needs like homeland security, and something as basic as garbage pick up. What ever happened to the notion of term limits? Why do we let the lobby's influence dominate? Why do corporations get what they want when a working stiff, works harder if he/she has a job, for less? And his/her taxes are about to increase, while their salaries or hourly wages will not increase.
....A new system has to be investigated. This country is becoming a resort for the 1%, white elite.
I am dreaming, I know, but it's time to clean the slate, and start over so that the other 99% can get theirs.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Student Housing Shakedown

I remember the dumps I lived in in college, the roach-ridden, floor sagging, stinking houses built in the 1920 that were rented to students for exorbitant prices. The plumbing was horrible, the kitchens worse, the bathrooms a place you didn't want to ever go.

This was in Texas, but the slum lords were the same quality. I would have given anything to have been able to live in housing like Goodman is building. And "destroying neighborhoods?" Give me a break. These are not neighborhoods of old friends and neighbors. They are slums for students.

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Posted by William Gandy on 12/07/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Danehy

Politics is a virus that attacks everyone who engages in it. It attacks the patient's integrity, ethics, and morality genes and destroys them, replacing them with an insatiable hunger for money and power. Its reservoirs are House and Senate chambers, Governors' offices, Regulatory agency Administrators' offices, and so forth. After infection, which can happen even before the politician takes the oath of office, there is a short period of incubation during which the patient expresses what will be the last expressions of integrity, humanity, and reason every to exit his or her mouth.

After the disease is in full progress, signs and symptoms appear such as serial lying, truth-bending, an insatiable lust for money and those who have it and want to control politics, complete loss of conscience, abandonment of common sense, the inability to feel empathy for those with less money than their donors, and myriad other signs and symptoms.

The only cure is removal from office.

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Posted by William Gandy on 12/07/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Ed Sec Betsy DeVos on School Choice, College Costs

That's amusing.

You are calling me a troll?

So, now I am the person who attacks Mr. Safier anytime he posts something?

Trolling is as trolling does.

Learn what a troll is, what they do and what they're all about... before you leave enough commentary to cover the article posted and then some.

Go back to ADI bitch. They love people like you.

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Posted by Reply to the real troll on 12/07/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Student Housing Shakedown

"Former state lawmaker Demion Clinco, now serving as executive director of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, said that the developers are not from Tucson and their project would take income away from locals who rent to students. His comments were met with emphatic applause."

This is hilarious. Why exactly should students have to subsidize slum lords who are happy to leave there asbestos filled, swamp cooled blight in a perpetual state of neglect? Maybe this will force them to lower prices or improve there homes.

Sorry, but this is the kind of development that we need. Its in a high density, walk-able area close to UA. Tucson is a city of million people not a glorified retirement community and its time we start acting like it.

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Posted by magro on 12/07/2017 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Danehy

Are you serious ??

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Posted by CW13 on 12/07/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “It's Going to Be an Education Election in Arizona

I wish that what you wrote about was education. But let's be honest. You write about money. Money and hatred of those in power that control the money. Money is not the major problem in the public schools. Why not find out what the problem is and write about that? Lord knows we have spent literally tons of money, and it has gotten worse.

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Posted by Let's Be Honest on 12/07/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

Franken should not have resigned. He was a champion for women's rights. The women that complained were probably paid by Trump to say it. And so what if a couple got their feelings hurt. We let Bill Clinton get away with it because the economy was doing so good, and our party agreed. And now the conservative democrats have turned against him. Stay strong Mr Franken, We can make you an Ambassador to Saudi Arabia once we dump Trump. Or maybe even Libya.

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Posted by Lifelong Democrat on 12/07/2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

See Motor Vehicle, Post Office, Obummercare.

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Posted by CW13 on 12/07/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Danehy

Flake liked to have it both ways. In words and print, see his NY Times Opinion piece about his father's passing and the gentleman the family hired as a ranch hand, who eventually became part of the family. Touching story...Most likely this was an undocumented person. Flake almost seemed like he cared for the ranch hand. He seemed fair, intelligent, and sane in these current political times. But simply look at his voting record. He sides with our baby president over 90 percent of the time. Good riddance.
Also, although I am more liberal than most, good riddance to Al Franken. He screwed up...just like our baby president. Both need to be replaced by new blood who act on ethics, morals, and truth. Clean house and senate of liars, and greedy corporate !*#*suckers, whose only interest is lining their pockets with money. I don't even want to discuss Roy Moore, the pediphille who has the cojones to invoke the bible as rationale for his sins!

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Danehy

Nicely done, another liberal rant sprinkled with name calling. YAWN, again

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 12/07/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

Love it !!

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Posted by CW13 on 12/07/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

Booooooo

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Posted by george.gonzalez.3367174 on 12/07/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Danehy

Al Franken just resigned and helped MAGA. Trump is letting these guys drain their own swamp creatures. How great is this?

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/07/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

In case you hadn't noticed:

Just about 3/4 of government services and entitlements are failing, miserably, and can not continue to be abused, defrauded and mismanaged. It will come to an ugly end if we don't face it.

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/07/2017 at 10:03 AM

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