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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.

7 likes, 26 dislikes
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!

19 likes, 8 dislikes
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 !!

7 likes, 27 dislikes
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?

7 likes, 27 dislikes
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.

8 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/07/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “The New, New Jim Crow

Betts, ASU used government money to accomplish this:

Arizona State University is undergoing a $10 million upgrade to its Memorial Union in Tempe. Other renovations include new pool tables, dining areas and better accessibility. (Photo by Michelle Minahen/Cronkite News)
The additions were part of a $10 million upgrade to the facilities. Other renovations included new pool tables, dining areas and better accessibility.

ASU is a very inclusive university, and so weve got a lot of faiths represented across the student body, Nevel said. Its important to recognize that and to be sensitive to that and appreciate their desires.
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$10 million to appreciate their desires? That makes me wonder if your whole agenda is anti faith and pro public schools. Did you oppose this action by ASU?

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Posted by Wayne Olson on 12/07/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

"...an Ayn Rand mentality that the government is, per se, evil ..."

Ayn Rand argues that government is good. Her philosophy of Objectivism champions a vigorous, focused, unwavering government. It's function clear: to protect the individual rights of life and property of each citizen, and to protect the nation from threats.

Her condemnation is reserved for 1) anarchism; 2) collectivism; 3) theocracy

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Posted by John Donohue on 12/07/2017 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Brilliant Disguise

That's all... Lol!

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Posted by Rick Fertal on 12/07/2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

If you had the marinara & loved it, I respect your experience but here is mine that I lifted from my Yelp review: Well, only 8 reviews & all 5 stars, so what can I say? I guess I'm from an alternate universe. First of all the pizza we had totally sucked, but since we only had the bianca, maybe the 2 others are really good. It'a about a 12" pizza for $13 & most of it is crust, so that's a deal killer right off. Unfortunately it gets worse. Prosciutto is FIVE DOLLARS extra & I'm not kidding, you get maybe 1/10th of an ounce. The other ingredients are fresh mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, olive oil, basil, & chiltepin. Whatever the cheese was it was tasteless. We need to come up w/a word that denotes something below bland to describe it. Didn't really notice the garlic & the chiltepin was sparse as it was just barely noticeable. People we were with ordered the focaccia. For $6 we got what we already had too much of, which is pizza dough. That's it. Bread for $6. Oh, & it had that tasteless cheese sprinkled on it. 4 of us & we didn't even finish it. We also got some roasted squash & everyone agreed that was pretty darn good. Had the flourless almond cake for dessert. I thought it was good but I don't go out to eat for dessert. My wife ordered it & she thought it was totally ordinary. Anyway the squash & cake bumped it up from1 star to 2.

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Posted by Jim Hostetler on 12/07/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “The New, New Jim Crow

Im not going to address everything youve referenced here, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, except to say that when a few token voices crying in the wilderness do the advocacy work with the district that needs to be done, it is easy for the powers that be to isolate and dismiss them. Advocacy work like the important work you do needs to be backed by the party at large. Has your party backed you as you call attention to problems in the district that need to be addressed? No. They have ignored you or opposed you or they have written checks to other, less worthy candidates as they sat on their asses and pontificated about the beauty of public education while they do none of the citizen advocacy tasks that keep local schools from descending into dysfunction. Much easier to do than attending Board meetings or demonstrating outside of 1010, which is often what really needs to be done.

I am sorry about the things you have written that try to lump every freedom of religion argument in with the worst of them. They are not all the same, and the tone deafness of your faction when it comes to hearing what people of faith have to say or understanding what their institutions have to contribute to the common good is unfortunate. It weakens the movement for economic justice in this country, as I have written elsewhere.

I wish you well but in my assessment, your reform-TUSD cause is a lost one. So, more broadly, is the district school monopoly on the use of public funds for education. Those of you who still favor it can get together in forums like this and reinforce one anothers ideas and anti-religious biases, but the monopoly has been broken and it wont be returning. And that is all for the best for the cause of JUSTICE, as far as Im concerned.

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Posted by Reply to BPH on 12/07/2017 at 6:40 AM

Re: “A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

Interesting article. How are we going to "make America great again" by slashing government? Who is going to fix our roads? In the 1950's with high taxes we built the greatest highway system in the world. Now the Chinese are taking that challenge, their New Silk Road, infrastructure upgrade, high speed trains. This is what makes an economy efficient, not tax cuts.


My political satire, entitled "Taking the Tea Party Republican Tax Pledge", is on YouTube. Here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfk6eVoUGPM

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Richard Sloat on 12/07/2017 at 6:38 AM

Re: “The Skinny

What the hell are you smoking?

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Posted by Tommy Chong on 12/07/2017 at 6:34 AM

Re: “Student Housing Shakedown

Wake up nimbys, this is what big money colleges are bringing. What did you expect?

16 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Allen N on 12/07/2017 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Student Housing Shakedown

Kozachik is right to question this issue and Durham, who ran on "progressive values" should watch his lead carefully and follow it. This developer is definitely one to stop. The poorly named Michael Goodman has already destroyed one neighborhood after another in his quest to make more and more mini-dorms...and more and more money for himself. Jefferson Park has had a nightmare of a time trying to stop his developments, with long-term residents being boxed in by the big ugly yellow things. If you've noticed that we have fewer and fewer historic homes, you probably can thank Mr. Goodman, who really has made a complete mockery of what "historic" even means. At some point, the city and the University need to sit down and come to a decision about how much is enough--should the whole of center city Tucson be turned over to the behemoth and its high priced housing, or should those of us who live in Tucson be allowed to have a historic city center to enjoy ourselves?

38 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 12/07/2017 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Sinister Scheduling

Unfortunately both forms were classified by people with no subject matter knowledge. The result is that it will remain too costly and too difficult to procure both forms. The Schedule 2 classification is well deserved for their feckless investment in in anti-marijuana propoganda. Let's hope their choices cost them many billions in lost revenue versus the OTC status the product actually deserves.

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Posted by Jimmy Zuma on 12/07/2017 at 4:56 AM

Re: “The New, New Jim Crow

"Tired of self congratulation...etc. etc. etc." some of us DO show up at TUSD Board meetings, and have been for a long time. I don't buy arguments that seek to undo the separation of church and state, and I never have. I don't think tax money in a country that constitutionally IS supposed to separate those things should go for religious instruction. Period. Not Catholic, not Muslim, not Protestant, not any of it. Such draining of tax monies is among the things that have caused the public schools to decline. Recall that I said SOME. Mismanagement at TUSD is PART of the story, and it happens to be the part that we can work on locally, so its important. But its not ALL of the story, no matter how articulate the argument against the district is. AND it doesn't hold for all public school districts. Your "stretching" of the concept of freedom of religion is befitting the owners of Hobby Lobby and the cake maker who swears that to make a cake for a same sex wedding doesn't allow him his freedom of religion (oh, or speech). I don't buy it there, and I won't buy it here. As happens with other rights held dear by the reigning powers in the country, the right to religion (which is really a misnomer, because the only one that counts is the right to Christianity, of course) is beginning to trample all over other rights. Here, you would have it trample over the rights to public education as they are having it trample over women's rights to make decisions about their/our bodies. Its not even a slippery slope, its a damned cliff.

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Posted by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo on 12/06/2017 at 10:35 PM

Re: “The New, New Jim Crow

The second link in the above post should be:

http://tucson.com/news/local/education/discipline-problems-at-secrist-trigger-special-tusd-task-force/article_2c7cfee0-2dec-5e6c-8298-743298b3abf2.html

15 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Correction to second link above on 12/06/2017 at 9:51 PM

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