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Re: “Cessna Needs a Home

LIKE them myself but she is a pit bull....Causes social issues at the least..

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Posted by Jerry Kelly on 05/16/2017 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The New Teacher Certification Rules: Is Everyone Else Wrong, or Am I?

Just wondering how this will impact school accreditation standings, especially at the high school level when students are filling out those college applications. Have not seen any discussion about the his at all.

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Posted by A on 05/16/2017 at 6:00 PM
Posted by Stop The Madness on 05/16/2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “If You Think the TUSD Board Election Was a Knock-down, Drag-out Fight, Take a Look at L.A.

Great report David. You should read it. Great job California!

Charter school have gone from acceptance to excellence, and now are outperforming their traditional public school counterparts, multiple recent school rankings revealed.

In addition, magnet schools, public schools with specialized instruction, such as a focus on math and science or the arts, comprised three of the four remaining spots in the top 10. In other words, nine of the top 10 schools were schools of choice.

Taken together, charters and magnet schools took up 60 percent of the top 100 schools, despite representing just 16 percent of the roughly 6,000 schools U.S. News deemed medal-winning. Schools were ranked based on factors such as graduation rates, performance on state assessments and student participation in and performance on Advanced Placement tests, U.S. News reported.

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Posted by Public Ed Is So Broken on 05/16/2017 at 12:24 PM

Re: “If You Think the TUSD Board Election Was a Knock-down, Drag-out Fight, Take a Look at L.A.

In order to control every generation of children before they become adults you must start when they are in the formative years and indoctrinate them into your scheme. Just as Hitler took control of the children of Germany and trained them to be good Aryans the pro-charter school advocates realize the power they will have over millions of American youth if they can just win enough seats on the education boards of this country's schools. Once that goal is achieved all the dominoes will easily fall into place and once again Public Money will go towards Private Profits! Most Americans are asleep at the wheel and are not mentally equipped to comprehend what the hell is going on. This country is basically screwed and you can thank the Republican conservative political machine which has been working overtime since the 1980's to convert our Democracy to an Oligarchy.

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Posted by Beneal Good on 05/16/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

Let it go Abbie. They just arrested one of the opposition for making death threats against Congressperson McSally. I think they call it social justice.

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Posted by John T on 05/16/2017 at 9:06 AM

Re: “If You Think the TUSD Board Election Was a Knock-down, Drag-out Fight, Take a Look at L.A.

Keep it up and Trump will win this too. People have moved from running on emotion to running on hate, and Americans are tired of it. Very tired.

15-20M dollars to make school policy? It must be an awful profitable business.

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Posted by Harold Thompson on 05/15/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Gauging the Ganja

Focus I can't agree more.
The question here is what is the product a flower, or a processed plant with additives refined oil ? Do you think as a consumer that since it is manufactured. That every bit of the finished product can be measured and tested as to strength and purity? Then that information is clearly printed 40%>60% so on.

I find it interesting that so many think the vap cartridge flavor is because of strain. It is the flavor added the unflavored might have trace but not discernible or be effective terpenes are added to the refined oil.

Posted by Carpet Baggers on 05/15/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

WASHINGTON, DCThe House of Representatives today unanimously passed U.S. Representative Martha McSallys legislation to prevent Members of Congress and their staff from being exempt from the State waiver provisions of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as amended.

Any law we pass that applies to our constituents must apply equally to Members of Congress as well. Anything short of that is hypocrisy. Congress must abide by the laws it passes and should be treated no differently than other hardworking Americans, said Rep. McSally. My measure eliminates double standards by preventing Members of Congress from exempting themselves from American Health Care Act.

Due to Senate procedural rules within the Budget Reconciliation process, the MacArthur Amendment to the American Health Care Act would exempt Members of Congress and their staff. Rep. McSallys legislation, H.R. 2192, is a standalone two-page bill that would repeal this exemption for Members of Congress should the American Health Care Act become law. The measure passed the House by a vote of 429-0.

If you skip the other two links, at least read this. It might help you:

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Posted by Abbie G on 05/15/2017 at 2:16 PM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

FYI Abbie G, to highlight how you are being played by McSally. Your last sentence displays a profound ignorance of what her amendment actually meant, which is ironic concerning your criticism of other peoples understanding of her actions.

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Posted by Hego on 05/15/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

A proper Editor's Note.
What a change from the "Dear Diary" entries.

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Posted by UofAzWildkitty on 05/14/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “The Skinny

I think the pressure of trying to run the failing Tucson Weekly is too much for Jimbo, this article is pretty unhinged.

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Posted by Chill out, Jimbo on 05/13/2017 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Rock Star

I think i found some, can i send you a pic?

Posted by Kimberly Lynch on 05/13/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

Unfreaking believable comments about the least important thing Danehy had to say... and yeah his point was made without the gratuitous reference to the orange haired buffoon as the sex offender in chief.

"I thought that there was a chance that she would stand up for her constituents, but when the House leaders decided that it was time to pass crap legislationany legislation, really--just so the heat would be shifted to the Senate, Martha McSally caved...."

McSally has the courage to fly a military fighter in harm' s way but lacks the fortitude to stand up to her colleagues and BLOTUS and vote for her constituents basic rights. She's a disgrace and will be a short-timer in the congress. She can look back to her vote in favor this piece of shit "legislation" while she's out job hunting in '18. Fooled me once...

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 05/13/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Danehy

I didn't say there was no proof. I said Trump hadn't been convicted yet and that if he denies something, he's probably lying.

I gave you links to lawsuits and to numerous statements from women who don't know each other --including one of Trump's wives -- who all say the same thing about him. He assaults adult women and teenagers, sexually touches them without consent, and rapes violently. He is utterly untrustworthy and apparently has little sense of morality. He even has expressed sexual interest in his own daughter. I wouldn't choose to be alone with him, and I'd never let any woman or girl I cared about be put in a position where she's vulnerable to him.

As for the list of women you provided -- from the little I know, I believe them too. We should be able to hold more than one thought at a time. It is very possible that both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton do not respect women or marriage vows. But deflecting criticism about Trump by saying "other people do it too" is not helpful. If we want to have any credibility beyond partisan bs, we have to acknowledge when "their" side does it -- and when "our" side does it too.

(btw, I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, so neither of these sides is "my" side.)

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Danehy

I have no children by choice ( I'll bet a lot of you are relieved to hear that !!) but yes I would. Thank you for taking the time to point out where you feel I'm in error. And without being a sarcastic idiot. You said there's no proof yet. but you believe those women. Fine, I believe these women.
Paula Jones
Kathleen Wiley
Juanita Broadrick
Carolyn Moffet
Christy Zercher
Eileen Wellstone
Sandra Allen James

I guess it works both ways. Does it mean Trump is innocent? Wasn't there. Don't know. Thanks again for disagreeing with me without all the insults.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/13/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Danehy

CW13 -- If you really want to know "how is Trump a sex offender?" you can read some of these articles. Do I need to supply you with the definitions of "sexual assault," "rape," and "nonconsensual groping"?…………

You will probably argue that he hasn't been convicted (yet), and you will probably quote his denials. But since Trump lies almost every time he opens his mouth, and since there is no proof that any of these women lie, I believe the women. Would you trust him with your daughter?

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Posted by blaze_mason on 05/13/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Got a Bachelor's Degree? There May Be a Public School Teaching Job Waiting For You.

You fail to distinguish between two distinct points of view:
1) Safier-style political-machine-feeding "all our problems will be solved if we just increase funding to public district schools and cut off funding to and support of alternative schools"
2) the repeatedly expressed opinion that funding should only be increased -- and charters and vouchers permitted -- with improved oversight mechanisms that ensure increased funding and increased choice will be managed in ways that benefit students and protect constituents from abuse

The results of parent satisfaction surveys, as has been pointed out before, are interesting, but most parents are not professional educators and their satisfaction with a school in no way guarantees that quality education is necessarily being delivered there.

What we have in Arizona education is not a lamentation orchestra -- what we have is a peculiarly toxic version of the Wild West on both sides of the political aisle. It is a bipartisan culture of self-serving irresponsibility that, on the one side, lazily and irrationally assumes the "invisible hand" will effectively accomplish what only careful, tedious, systematic quality-control oversight can actually accomplish, and, on the other side, sloppily begs more funding while resisting and disparaging any concern with how that funding is actually applied. Neither approach works to provide high quality publicly funded education.

The situation was correctly diagnosed above. The one effective remedy left to those who want to raise and educate children responsibly: leave the state of Arizona.

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Posted by No white hats, just bipartisan irresponsibility. on 05/13/2017 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Danehy

No thanks. My gumba Carmine from Canarsie can handle it.

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Posted by CW13 on 05/13/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Yo, CW!

What's up with dem nine stooges? Want me to whack em? Say the word.


Your friend Rocco

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Posted by Rocco from Red Hook on 05/13/2017 at 1:26 AM

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